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7 10, 2022

What To Expect | Receiving An Offer On Your House

2022-09-14T10:28:52-06:00October 7th, 2022|Categories: Sellers|

WHAT TO EXPECT | RECEIVING AN OFFER ON YOUR HOUSE All of your hard work is starting to pay off! Getting an offer on your house is a great feeling. Let’s review what that looks like and how you might have leverage during negotiations. HOW TO HANDLE LOW-BALL OFFERS Don’t take offense to lowball offers from buyers. Sometimes people are just looking for a steal. I will say though, it is very important to always counter. Always. The buyers may actually be interested in paying full price, or close [...]

5 10, 2022

What To Expect | When Your House Is On The Market

2022-09-14T10:27:06-06:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: Sellers|

WHAT TO EXPECT: WHEN YOUR HOUSE IS ON THE MARKET Yay! We are finally live and we got this far. This is where the real fun begins. Let’s discover what it’s like to have your house on the market, how to handle showings, and more! SHOWING REQUESTS Our team uses a system called ShowingTime to handle all showing requests. The system is awesome! When a buyer’s agent makes the request for a showing, you will be notified via text, email, or phone call for your approval. We typically set [...]

3 10, 2022

What To Expect | BEFORE Your House Is On The Market

2022-09-14T11:13:21-06:00October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Sellers|

WHAT TO EXPECT | BEFORE YOUR HOUSE IS ON THE MARKET Alright, so you have decided to sell your house and you may or may not know what to expect. In this video and article we will break everything down and fill you in on what you should know before listing your house for sale. PREPPING THE HOUSE If you haven’t already, check out the videos we did covering the entire prepping process for the interior and exterior of your home. But in a nutshell, you want to knock out any [...]

29 09, 2022

Credit Repair For Buying A Home | Your Credit Score Matters

2022-09-13T19:33:27-06:00September 29th, 2022|Categories: Buyers|

CREDIT REPAIR FOR BUYING A HOME | YOUR CREDIT SCORE MATTERS | MINIMUM CREDIT SCORE FOR HOME LOANS If you are considering purchasing a house in the near future, but you know you have terrible credit, you need to get a head start on this process now as it could take some time to repair. Don’t wait until the last minute. Start now. Let’s review why starting to re-build your credit now will pay off in the future. HOW COMMITTED ARE YOU? Before you start your credit repair journey, you [...]

27 09, 2022

15 Tips For Making Your Move EASY & Stress FREE!

2022-09-13T19:17:20-06:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Sellers|

15 TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR MOVE EASY & STRESS FREE! Moving is insanely stressful. There is so much going on and it can get overwhelming quick. Check out these 15 tips we came up with to help make the moving process a smooth transition! TIP #1 - START PACKING BEFORE YOU LIST After you sign the listing agreement with your agent, you should start the decluttering process right away to get ready for professional photography. The idea is to pack as much as you possibly can. Less = More! Think of [...]

23 09, 2022

Tips On Getting Your Pre-Approval For A Mortgage Loan

2022-09-13T10:21:51-06:00September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Buyers|

TIPS ON GETTING YOUR PRE-APPROVAL FOR A MORTGAGE LOAN WHAT IS A PRE-APPROVAL? A pre-approval is a document or letter from your mortgage lender stating how much house you are qualified for. On this letter, it will state your estimated interest rate, down payment, and type of loan. It’s imperative you obtain one prior to house shopping. The last thing you want to do is find the house of your dreams only to find out you can’t get approved for it. That’s a devastating feeling! SO HOW DO YOU [...]

21 09, 2022

Texas Sellers Disclosure | How To Avoid Getting Sued

2022-09-13T09:19:59-06:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Sellers|

TEXAS SELLERS DISCLOSURE | HOW TO AVOID GETTING SUED WHEN SELLING YOUR HOUSE IN HOUSTON When you sell your house in Texas you need to fill out a form called a Sellers Disclosure Notice. This document discloses everything a potential buyer needs to know about the property. Let’s dive in! WHAT IS A SELLERS DISCLOSURE FORM? The purpose of a sellers disclosure notice is to make it clear what features the subject property has and if they are in working condition or not. Also, this notice let’s a buyer know if [...]

19 09, 2022

Minimum Down Payment To Buy A House | Down Payment & Loan Types Explained

2022-09-13T07:46:18-06:00September 19th, 2022|Categories: Buyers|

HOW MUCH YOU NEED FOR A DOWN PAYMENT TO BUY A HOUSE | DOWN PAYMENT & LOAN TYPES EXPLAINED Before you commit to buying a house in the Houston area you need to first understand how much you will be required to have as a down payment. And this all depends on the loan type and a few other factors. Let’s dive in… MOST COMMON LOAN TYPES First, we are going to cover the traditional means of financing the purchase of a home. Some of the most common loans you will [...]

15 09, 2022

Selling Your House During The Holidays | Worth It?

2022-09-13T07:44:50-06:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: Sellers|

SELLING YOUR HOUSE DURING THE HOLIDAYS: CHALLENGING OR REWARDING? Timing the market is tough! Should you sell when everyone else is or should you sell during the “slow” winter months? In this video and article we will review what selling during the holiday season looks like and if it’s rewarding or not. Let’s dive in! CORRECT MINDSET Selling during the holiday season is more of a mindset issue than anything. Some people don’t want to go through the hassle of keeping their home show ready and deal with showings and inspections [...]

13 09, 2022

Houston Home Buyers Guide

2022-09-13T07:43:40-06:00September 13th, 2022|Categories: Buyers|

HOUSTON HOME BUYERS GUIDE We understand buying a house in Houston can seem overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time. Which is why we created a Houston Home Buyer's Guide to help you along the way. WHAT IS IT? This guide explains the home buying process from start to finish. Most home buyers are unaware of the process and how long it takes to buy a house in Houston or the hoops you have to jump through to get to closing. By creating this downloadable guide, our hope is to shine [...]

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