Let me preface this by saying, I am a pet lover. I have a dog and a cat. However, my dog likes to stick his nose up people’s behinds and my cat is prone to biting men unprovoked and running out any open exterior door like a psycho flash of lightning. My pets are great, but they have some eccentricities and not everyone loves them like I do, so I am sure to put them up when I have visitors. I always stress to my sellers the importance of “pet maintenance” during the time their home is offered for sale. Pets are not everyone’s cup of tea, some folks have pet hair allergies or are just not into them at all. That is their prerogative. However, what you do want them to be into is your home becoming theirs! So, make it easier for yourself (long-term, anyway) and do some preventative “pet maintenance” before each showing so you can sell your home quickly and for top dollar!
3 types of Low Ball Offers (and how to respond to them) 3 types of Low Ball Offers (and how to respond to them) So you got a “Low Ball” Offer on your house for sale…Unfortunately, “low ball offers” on homes are more common than… read more →
What do you think is the #1 thing that is prohibiting your home from selling? The answer may or may not surprise you….more than likely, it is the price of your home. There is no marketing budget on earth that can effectively market an overpriced… read more →
Water is an increasingly valuable commodity in Texas and is gaining prominence in real estate transactions. The ownership and use of water depends on location. Most surface water is owned by the state, while most underground water is privately owned and can be conveyed or reserved.
Palestine, Texas was established in 1846 and features over 1800 historic sites, including homes, businesses, churches, monuments, cemeteries and museums. We are very lucky to be surrounded by a rich historical heritage in Palestine! I get asked often by folks about historic districts and whether or not their home is in a historic district. However, even if your home is not within one of the registered districts, you can still apply your property to be a Palestine Designated Historic Landmark. (To qualify, property must be 50+ years old and “have a historical value due to association with important events, people, trends, or are representative of historic architectural style and/or building methods.”
I don’t do this often, but I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight one of my listings. The sellers have recently taken out the carpet to expose the hardwood floors, and the results are just amazing! The changes have brought new life into this… read more →
Today I wanted to talk a little bit about the “S” word…I know what word comes to mind for you…SECURITY DEPOSITS, right? Yeah…me too! 😉
Can paint be SEXY? I say, YES!
Palestine has the second highest number of Victorian and historic homes in Texas (Galveston wins 1st prize). With so many historic properties, I am lucky to get to see many of these spectacular treasures! Of course, I have an extreme obsession fondness for historic properties. One of… read more →