You may also want to ask if they have experience in renovation....realtors who are also "investors" (NOT SPECULATORS) may also be able to assist you with design ideas when you go to "repair". Older homes take far more money to "repair" because of unknown factors behind old walls....old electrical that needs updating, plumbing that is too tired to go forward...roofs that may be sagging, etc....I wish I were in Dallas and I would ove to assit you in the "search" I can be most rewarding but can be (1) time consuming and (2) $$ draining. Watch the movie "THE MONEY PIT"...a funny satire (?) on what you might get when buying an older home. As an experienced professional renovator.....you best have a reall good sence of humor! It is not for everyone!
Sharon Trenary, Broker-Associate
GRI, LTG, CBR, e-Pro
BS Industrial Technology (School of Engineering)
Owner: On the Bay Properties, a residential renovation company