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Wed May 25, 2016
LystHouse answered:
There are SOME things you must do when selling your home so you don’t scare away potential buyers. This is where home-staging comes in.

Home-staging: preparing your house to appeal to buyers.

When preparing your home for show time, remember: A fresh coat of paint and a little bit of landscaping goes a long way. Avoid colors like animal print and hot pink. Black is also bad. Try neutral colors to inspire the buyer’s imagination.

Clean and put away all dirty dishes. Clean out that sink and take out the trash before any buyer walk through. Nobody wants to see that science experiment you’ve been keeping there.

Organize and hide the clu­­­­tter. To each their own, but an offsite storage container is a great place to store your do-it-yourself taxidermy or home-made doll collection that may turn off some buyers.

To sell your house fast, make sure to keep it immaculate. As word spreads like wildfire about your house on the market with, a potential buyer may request a walk through at any moment.

If you insist on giving the tour yourself, make sure to make yourself available to answer all questions but also give potential buyers some alone time to kick it around and discuss things amongst themselves while they explore. You want them to really imagine themselves living there.

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Tue Apr 19, 2016
Velina answered:
HomePartners is a good program. I am a Realtor in DFW and used them to get a home for a couple who's credit was not quite good enough to purchase yet. HomePartners bought the home and rents it to them for the next 1-3 years. When they are ready to buy they will have the first right. If they decide they don't want to then they have to move by the end of the 3rd year. ... more
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Mon Jan 12, 2015
gobrowns6468 answered:
If someone is buying a house while receiving food stamps/medical, will "They" want to know How someone afforded the house, even if the outgoing bills will Still be the same?
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Matt Trussell answered:
What are you looking for exactly? Price range? Location? Amenities? etc.

Check out my Buyers Guide on my website:

It will help you narrow down and think about what is most important. If a backyard is not important to you, then a property with a backyard might not be a problem for you. If you are looking for a fixer-upper then the other problems might not be a big deal either.

But, because you are mentioning these things as concerns I would say that this is probably not the property for you. I would be happy to do a search and preview some homes for you, and let you know which ones fit your specific criteria.

Give me a call or shoot me an email.


Matt Trussell
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Mon May 9, 2011
Dugan, while doing some in depth research for you about your area, I noticed your house is already on the market. I would recommend you speak to your Realtor, Jeff, and have him run comps, etc., and update you on your market area. Hopefully you have doen that already as that is key in preparing and pricing your home properly!! Good luck, Joe Jarusinsky, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Austin's #1 Real Estate Co. ... more
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Thu May 20, 2010
Betina Foreman answered:
Is your agent also the Listing agent, is his name on the for sale sign? If its his listing he represents the seller. While Dual Agency (one Realtor representing both the buyer and seller) is legal in Texas, I personally won't do it. The seller pays both Realtor's commissions, so there is no reason not to have someone on your side of this deal. My advice would be to have your own Realtor help you navigate this purchase. I wish you luck and I am available if you have further questions.
Best Regards,

Betina Foreman Realtor
Team Price/ Prospect Real Estate Solutions
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Mon Sep 1, 2008
Betina Foreman answered:
This is a great are that has seen solid appreciation in the last few years. Why buy a condo, when you can have a full sized hoe with a yard for the same money? This are has surged lately due to the new toll roads (short commute to downtown) and the multitude of new shopping centers in the area like the Domain. I think this area should continue to be a great place to live. ... more
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