Current Topics – Texas REALTORS®
5 Skills Every Homeowner Should Know
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 05:04:16 +0000
Houses are complicated, and it takes time to learn how all the systems work. Here are five basic skills to get you started.  Unclog a Drain When the sink or shower stops draining, it’s not always necessary to call a plumber. Try a chemical drain cleaner or pick up a drain snake, which can be … Continued
Did You Know This About REALTORS®?
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 05:30:45 +0000
Texans aren’t afraid to blaze their own trails. But when it comes to buying, selling, and leasing real estate, a professional can help you get the most out of your transaction while saving you time and headaches. The vast majority of buyers and sellers hire a REALTOR®, and for good reason. REALTORS®—licensed real estate agents … Continued
Why Curb Appeal Matters More
Tue, 07 Jul 2020 05:16:56 +0000
With the challenges of the pandemic, curb appeal is more important than ever. Buyers may be limiting their in-person tours or otherwise placing more emphasis on what they can see from the outside.  Consider these steps to make the most out of your listings: Start With the Lawn A tidy lawn always looks appealing. Make sure … Continued
Have Questions About How the Pandemic Affects Your Lease?
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 05:26:06 +0000
Here are answers to several frequently asked questions regarding your lease and the COVID-19 pandemic. Do I Still Need to Pay Rent During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Yes. There have been no laws passed or decrees that freeze rental payments. You are still contractually obligated to make rent payments according to the terms of their lease. … Continued
REALTORS® Look Out for Your Interests
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 05:46:38 +0000
You know REALTORS® are trusted advisors to help you buy, sell, lease, and manage real estate. REALTORS® also advocate for laws and policies that protect your property rights, reduce hassles, and save you money. REALTORS® Work Together for You REALTORS®—that is, licensed real estate agents and brokers who join the REALTORS® association—may be competitors, but … Continued
Make Your Home Sparkle for Potential Buyers
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 05:26:46 +0000
Ensure your home makes the best possible first impression by giving it a thorough cleaning prior to having listing photos taken or visits from potential buyers. In addition to basic cleaning list items like decluttering and organizing storage areas, consider the following steps to make your home shine and convey to buyers how well the … Continued
Test Drive Your Next Home
Tue, 10 Mar 2020 05:05:06 +0000
You’ve toured the house. You like what you see. But what is it really like to live there? Practice Daily Life Some of the most important aspects of living in a home never show up during a walkthrough. How is traffic in the area? Ask your REALTOR® what a typical morning commute is like. Are … Continued
Texas Housing Markets Continue to Break Records
Tue, 03 Mar 2020 15:21:01 +0000
For the fifth consecutive year, the Texas housing market broke records in terms of the number of homes sold and median price. According to the 2019 Texas Real Estate Year in Review report, home sales across the state increased 4% in 2019, with 357,238 homes sold. This is a smaller increase than the 4.4% increase … Continued
Take Better Listing Photos
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:18:15 +0000
You don’t need to be a professional photographer to take great photos. A few simple steps can elevate your pictures. Tidy up. Start by making your home look its best. Clean up. Remove any clutter from the room you’re photographing. Organize the space neatly. Make it look inviting to guests. See the light. Sunshine can … Continued
Is That Estimated Home Value Worth Anything?
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 06:02:10 +0000
A simple internet search will tell you what a home is worth. Or will it? Just because a website shows you an estimate of a home’s value doesn’t mean that’s what you can buy or sell the house for. In fact, many home-valuation websites include disclaimers about how inaccurate their information may be. The internet … Continued