11 05, 2022

Prep Your House For Sale: Exterior | Home Selling Tips

2022-05-11T13:26:19-06:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Sellers|

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE: EXTERIOR You only have one shot to impress a potential buyer when it comes to curb appeal. The exterior of your house is the first thing they will notice when they pull up. They will either think you take care of your property or think the house has been neglected. Which would you prefer? What can you do to ensure buyers fall in love with your house immediately upon arrival? FRESH LANDSCAPING The first on this list is probably the most important one; fresh [...]

10 05, 2022

15 Home Renovations That Add Value To Your Home

2022-05-10T13:53:08-06:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Sellers|

15 HOME RENOVATIONS THAT ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME We have all watched those shows on HGTV that flip houses and remodel them. Some are practical and some are just made for Hollywood. Let’s review 15 renovations that can realistically add great value to your home. 1. KITCHEN Kitchens and bathrooms are the two biggest things that sell a house, so it’s no surprise that these two are at the top of the list. There are a couple of different ways that you can go about a kitchen remodel. A full gut or [...]

9 05, 2022

Buying A Fixer-Upper | The Fool Proof Way To Flipping Houses

2022-05-09T13:47:45-06:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Buyers|

BUYING A FIXER-UPPER | THE FOOL PROOF WAY TO FLIPPING HOUSES Buying a fixer-upper can be a fantastic opportunity to build wealth in real estate. Finding them in today’s market can be challenging, but definitely worth pursuing. Let’s take a deeper dive before you call yourself the next Chip & Joanna Gaines. FOR YOURSELF OR AN INVESTMENT? First, you need to ask yourself if this is going to be your primary residence or an investment property for a quick flip or rental. The reason being is that the numbers and [...]

5 05, 2022

The Lake Team | Houston’s #1 Real Estate Team

2022-05-05T12:35:22-06:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Buyers, Sellers|

THE LAKE TEAM: WHO ARE WE? GET TO KNOW US AS PEOPLE, NOT SALES PEOPLE. I’m not going to write how great and awesome we are; you can check out our client testimonials for that. We believe our work and customer service will support those claims. So I want to quickly explain who we are as people. My wife and I ultimately got into real estate in 2015 to provide a better life for our family with investment properties. I was working in the oilfield, offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, [...]

29 09, 2021

How To Get Your House Ready For Sale | Prepping The Interior

2021-09-29T14:46:22-06:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Sellers|

PRO TIPS FOR PREPPING THE INTERIOR OF YOUR HOME FOR SALE You only have one chance to impress potential buyers, make it count. But what should you do to ensure buyers fall in love with your home? In this video and article we will review everything you need to know! DEFERRED MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS Remember all those things you kept putting off? You know, the honey-do list that you would “get to in a minute”? Well, now it’s time for you to get to work. All those items need [...]

28 09, 2021

Home Warranty Companies | Real Or SCAM?! | Home Buyer Tips

2021-09-28T16:50:37-06:00September 28th, 2021|Categories: Buyers|

HOME WARRANTY COMPANIES | REAL OR SCAM?! Think of a home warranty like your cars warranty from a dealership. If something happens after you purchase a new car, you can get it repaired if the car is still under warranty. It’s the same way with a house. But is it worth it? Let’s find out! WHAT IS A HOME WARRANTY? A home warranty is a service contract that covers the expenses to replace or repair certain items and appliances within the home. Some examples of items covered can include [...]

28 09, 2021

10 Tips to Make Buyers Fall In LOVE With Your House

2021-09-28T16:24:59-06:00September 28th, 2021|Categories: Sellers|

10 TIPS TO MAKE BUYERS FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR HOUSE So you have decided to sell your house, which is great! But how do you ensure that buyers will fall in love with your house the moment they walk through the door or pull up in the driveway? Well, there are multiple tricks to the trade, so let’s begin! 1. MAKE AN ENTRANCE - FIRST IMPRESSIONS As you are aware, first impressions are everything. Every layout of a house is different, but you can do your best to decorate [...]

27 09, 2021

The REAL Costs Of Owning A Home | Truth No One Tells You

2021-09-27T12:36:06-06:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: Buyers|

THE REAL COSTS OF OWNING A HOME | THE TRUTH NO ONE TELLS YOU Do you know all of the costs associated with owning a house? Like every last expense other than your mortgage? Well in this video and article we are going to break down a real world example of every single expense you need to know. Let’s go! For this example, let’s lay down the basis of where our numbers are coming from. Purchase Price: $300,000 Down Payment: 5% = $15,000 Loan Amount: $385,000 Interest Rate: 3.25% [...]

27 09, 2021

How Long Does It Take To Sell Your House In Houston?

2021-09-27T11:47:34-06:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: Sellers|

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SELL YOUR HOUSE IN HOUSTON? If you have made the decision to sell your house, you may be wondering how long it takes. Real estate transactions have a ton of moving pieces that have to happen to get it to the closing table. So how long does it take from start to finish? Watch the video and read the article for a more in depth review. Let’s dive in! ESTABLISH YOUR TIMELINE First things first, you need to establish your own timeline and [...]

23 09, 2021

DOM | A Key Metric You Must Know BEFORE Selling Your House

2021-09-23T11:11:22-06:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Sellers|

DAYS ON MARKET - A KEY METRIC YOU MUST KNOW BEFORE SELLING YOUR HOUSE A key metric you should understand before putting your house on the market is days on market or DOM. Knowing this metric will help you understand how long it will take to sell your house and how to price it right according to your goals. WHAT IS DOM? Bread, cake, chips... they all get stale eventually. And when it comes to selling your house, the last thing you want is your listing becoming stale. There [...]

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