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Seller’s Market? Buyer’s Market? No – It’s Your Market

Houston Seller's Market

This is Part 3 of my series “Sell My House, Ryan!” To start at the beginning, click here. When I tell someone I’m a real estate agent, the first question I’m asked is if we are in a “seller’s market” or a “buyer’s market.” It’s an impossible question. Because if you’re serious about selling your home at the market price,…

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Are New Windows Worth the Expense?

new windows

Great Thought: Brand new windows to slash energy bills. But are they really worth it? If you’re getting ready to sell, probably not. Read on: Reality: A $15,000 vinyl window replacement project will return about 80% of your investment at resale, according to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of Realtors. And if they’re Energy Star-qualified, they can…

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July Home Prices Rise: MLS Report

Houston Homes July 2017

Real estate sales and prices continue to grow in Houston suggesting a vibrant market continuing to perform. Single-family home sales rose by 5% from July 2016 and YTD, single-family sales remain 6.8% ahead of 2016.     More importantly for sellers, the average single-family home price increased to $299,131. The average price is up from $225,000 just 5 years ago.…

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Featured Sold Properties

Riverside Terrace Houston

This is Part 4 of my series “Sell My House, Ryan!” To start at the beginning, click here. The clients associated with these homes were each a treat for me to work with. I’ve been very lucky to have exceptional clients. Click to view the photo and read about the home and client.       Next: Part 5: Case…

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I’ve Sold 100% of My Listings. Here’s How I’ve Done It

Beautiful Home Houston

This is Part 2 of my series “Sell My House, Ryan!” To start at the beginning, click here. When choosing a real estate agent, most people choose a friend rather than finding the best agent available. And that’s why their homes sit on the market and sell for less than the asking price. Most agents put all their effort into…

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Tell The Story of Your Home in 3 Steps

Houston Mansion

Every house on the market is different. But each has a story to tell and I want you to choose me to tell your story. Writing a narrative that works Your home is the star of the show. In reality, I’m just the narrator. I’m the storyteller. Let me help you show the world what your home has to offer.…

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Case Study: Getting a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

Houston Heights

This is Part 5 of my series “Sell My House, Ryan!” To start at the beginning, click here. Getting a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) could be the most important thing you do after you decide to buy a home. But it is also vital before you sell a home! My client Lisa was ready to sell her Houston Heights home…

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Sizzling June Home Sales: MLS Report

June 2017 was a truly historic month for home sales in the Houston market. Total houses sold and average sales price were the highest in the market’s history. A total of 8,414 single-family homes were sold in June compared to 7,771 a year earlier, according to the latest monthly report produced by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR). That represents…

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