Posts by Missy Stagers

How We Helped Phyllis Sell Her Home For $40,000 Over Asking Price

   Here’s a testimony from a client we recently helped transition into a new home. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Moving houses is often tied to happy moments in life – moving cities to start a new career, a growing family, a new life chapter, or retirement. But sometimes moving is a result of something less happy – and, that’s okay when you work with the right partners to help make the transition smooth from start to finish. For Phyllis Whittington, the need to move
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The Latest Stats From Our Market

   These stats give you an idea of what’s happening in our market. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report What do the latest stats say about our San Antonio market? Before I get to that, a quick reminder: Market stats are always 30 days in arrears, meaning we don’t get them until the 15th of the following month at the earliest. This means the following stats are taken from last May. We had 4,148 new listings, 4,403 active listings, and 3,504 pending sales. Homes are spending
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Exploring the Seller’s Temporary Residential Lease

   What you need to know about the seller’s temporary residential lease. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Today’s topic is the seller’s temporary residential lease. How is this addendum handled in a home sale? I’ll discuss both the seller and buyer sides. In our current market, this form is being used a great deal. Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch it in its entirety, or use these timestamps to browse
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The Latest Stats From the San Antonio Market

   Here’s the latest news and statistics from the San Antonio market. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Today we’re bringing you the latest stats and news about what’s been happening in the San Antonio area real estate market. As we have been for some time now, we are truly in a hot seller’s market. For those who are thinking about buying a home, you need to write strong, aggressive offers for the homes you want. If you don’t, you’ll consistently end up on the losing
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New Contract Changes You Need to Be Aware of

  You should know these two important things about the new real estate contracts. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report As of April 1, we have updated real estate contracts in the state of Texas. Overall, the changes that have been made are really good. There are two in particular that you need to know: 1. Earnest money. Earnest money had always been paid as a separate check or wire to the title company and the option money was written out to the seller in a different
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The Latest From Our San Antonio Market

 Here’s what the latest stats say about our market. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Another month has gone by in 2021, spring is still here, and the latest real estate market statistics have been released from San Antonio and the surrounding areas. What do they say? For the metro area, year to date, the median home price sits at $282,865, we’ve had 35,810 closed sales (up 16.2% year over year), and there are 43,542 active listings (down 53% year over year). 53% is a big
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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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