Posts by Missy Stagers

Why Sellers Should Hire Experienced Agents

 To get top dollar for your home, you need to work with an experienced agent. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Why should you hire an experienced agent to help you in this market? This is a common but important question that I’d like to address today. No matter if it’s on the buying or selling side, it takes a lot of experience to know how to navigate the current market. An experienced agent will have a good plan for introducing your home to the market.
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What’s Been Going on in Our San Antonio Market?

 Here’s the latest market news as we wrap up the first quarter of 2021. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report What’s been happening in our San Antonio real estate market over the last 30 days? We currently have 2,626 new listings on the market for a total of 4,518 active listings. Meanwhile, we have 2,560 pending listings. As of the recording of this video, we’ve seen a 15% increase over last year in the price per square foot for an average of $148. The average sales
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Surveys: What You Need to Know

 Here’s why property surveys are so important in real estate contracts. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Today’s topic is property surveys—what you need to know about them, and what the boundaries surrounding them and other annotations mean. In a home sale contract, there are three paragraphs dedicated to the survey that contain three choices buyers have regarding it. I’ll talk about each of these choices and what the survey represents. To start, a survey shows the boundaries of a property and any improvements that have
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A Year-to-Date Market Review for 2021

 What’s been going on in the 2021 real estate market so far? Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Last year, we experienced a highly competitive seller’s market with low inventory, and to date, that hasn’t changed. This is great news for sellers, but buyers will find this to be a tough market. We currently have 1.6 months of inventory, meaning that we’re desperately waiting for houses to come onto the market. Buyers are beside themselves trying to find a property for sale in some areas. Mind
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What You Need to Know About Earnest Money

 Here’s some advice on how to handle earnest money deposits. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report A lot of people don’t understand what earnest money is for, and more importantly, when there’s a dispute, how it is handled. Earnest money is “good faith money” that you put up into an escrow account on a home you want to buy. It’s a non-interest account that removes the home from the market and protects the seller if you default for any reason not defined in the contract. There
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Did 2020 Prime Us for a Stellar 2021?

 Here’s a look at how our fast-paced 2020 market wrapped up. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report We’ve been assembling a truly comprehensive and highly detailed market report to be made available to you on our website; we want to start this new year off right by making sure you—the buyers, sellers, and investors in our local market—are informed as possible. Today, in the meantime, I’ll be previewing that report by sharing some of the latest statistics, all of which bode well for the year ahead.
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Q: What Color Should You Paint Your Front Door?

 Here is some helpful information on what colors really make a front door shine! Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Right at your front door is probably where a buyer client stands the longest during their tour of your home because they’re waiting for the lockbox to be opened. It’s important to prime the buyer with a positive impression before they cross the threshold of your house, and having a clean, fresh front door is the way to do so. Faded paint will leave an unpleasant
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Happy New Year From M. Stagers Realty Partners

 In this New Year’s message, I invite you to focus on the positives of 2020. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report I want to take a moment to say happy new year and thank you for a wonderful 2020! Despite the pandemic, many excellent things happened this year here at M. Stagers Realty Partners. We had a record year for sales, and that’s mostly due to all of you, your business, and the referrals you sent us. We appreciate every one of you. I also invite
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Q: How Should You Repaint Your Home Before Listing?

 Here are several paint colors to consider before repainting your home. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report As a home seller, it’s very important to influence people visually. In a seller’s market like ours, what color(s) you choose to repaint your home is very important if you want to maximize your sale price. Paint colors create ambiance, and 99% of the time you want to choose a neutral color. By this, I mean cool tones such as lighter shades of blue, green, or violet, or warmer
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The Latest From Our Fall 2020 Housing Market

 Here’s a look at what’s been going on in our market this fall. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report In today’s market update, we’ll take a look at what has transpired in the market by comparing the stats from September 2019 to September 2020—the market stats for October of this year aren’t in yet, but this should give you an idea of where we are. Average price: $310,000, a 16% increase over 2019 Median price: $261,000, an 11% increase over 2019 Average price per square foot:
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