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Lakewood : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jan 13, 2018
Rex Pettingill answered:
I do believe that most of these replies are from agents whose obvious best interest is self-preservation.
I buyer's agent IS NOT FREE. It costs the buyer THOUSANDS of dollars that is reflected in the higher selling price needed for the seller to get in order to cover the commissions. DUH! Sure, the agent would have received the full commission if that had been agreed upon between the seller and the Realtor. BUT, the agent would have LOST the sale if I were the potential buyer because he wanted to keep money he DID NOT EARN. In my case, I am buying a property that I have rented from the seller for two years, know in and out, know the market, etc., The seller did not even need to list the property, but chose to get an agent. I have saved the listing agent all of the trouble and work of marketing and showing the property. That should be worth at least 2-3%. ... more
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Tue Sep 13, 2016
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Sun Jan 24, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
It's better that you get that answer from your lender. You don't know the specific on the estimated mortgages on the listings.

I'd be happy to connect you with local lenders that I typically work with. Feel free to call me at 469-371-2899.


Susie Kay
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
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Mon Oct 5, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
The average price per sq foot is about $186. However, having said that, this does not mean that the property that you are selling or the property that you are trying to purchase is at this price point. Every home is different. I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to assist you in finding the market price of your property.

Susie Kay
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
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Wed Feb 25, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
You can check my website at

Take care!

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Home Stager
United Real Estate
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
You've hit upon an understanding that most only suspect.
Garmin has made it easy to show real estate in areas where the brave fear to venture.
However, being able to find the real estate is not where the skill lies.
There are two, some say more, benefits regarding working with a local expert.
Local knowledge: One, Garmin enabled agent, was unaware the commmunity pool had been REMOVED! That could become importat when the kids or grandkid are banished from the house for three hours. There are other significant issues that a local specialist will prove their value.
Second: Hip-pocket listings. You've detected the fragance of the coffee. You've awakened to the reality that homes are sold in ONE day, or sold BEFORE they appear in the MLS. How does that happen so consistantly?
Did you know a real estate professional markets the home to four levels of buyers before the MLS?
These are the agents preferred, "A-List" buyers, office buyers, franchise buyers, area buyer, regional buyers..then the MLS. By the time most buyes see a home, it been rejected by five preceding groups.
You really want to be in one of those groups.
Ask the local agent if they participate in the "First Look" option.
The "FIRST LOOK' network of agents are interested in serious buyers who are able and wiling to pay FAIR MARKET value. If you polute the progarm with a low-ball, you will find yourself relgated to the outer darkness chasing vapors of homes 'just' sold. If you reject the third home that meets your critiera, you will not see the fourth. First Look is for serious buyers only. Lookers and kickers and low-ballers are not compatible with this option.
Are you serius? Pick up the phone and CALL a local REALTOR.
Not serious? Use that contact link.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Fri Jan 14, 2011
Will Short answered:

As several have already mentioned, Brian Gream is a wonderful choice in the area of historically-sensitive remodels. He remodeled our 1923 bungalow in 2008 and did an amazing job. You can view the pictures of our house on his website at Ours is the "barn red" (as my wife likes to call it) bungalow.

Brian is very sensitive to your desires and has a keen eye and great judgment for what is and is not an effective (or historically accurate) remodeling choice. As Ken Lampton mentioned, ask Brian if he will tour you around his personal house. It's an amazing new build, which almost completely blurs the dividing line between remodel and new construction. Brian's email is and his phone number is 214.542.6214. If you request it, Brian will often take you on a tour of some of his projects, to allow you to both meet his clients and get a feel for his remodeling style.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call me.

Best Regards,

Will Short
Skylark Realtors
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Wed Jun 4, 2008
Amy Downs answered:
I agree with both of the answers previously listed below. Are you looking for property in that area? I am going to be listing over 1/3 of an acre tear down in the next week that backs to the creek. If you are interested in that area, please give me a call at 214.538.5215. ... more
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Thu Jan 17, 2008
Mark answered:
Hello Ann -

I have been looking in the Lakewood proper area for over 9 months and have seen literally hundreds of houses. If you are between the Mockingbird/Gaston/Abrams streets as boundaries ("Lakewood Proper") you will see a price more in the $180 - $220 a square foot. Not cheap as a home buyer but good for you as a seller. I had my real estate agent do some analysis last week and she stated lakewood overall enjoyed a sales price of $201.60. ... more
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