Archives for San Antonio Real Estate

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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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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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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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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Q: Why Is Video Valuable in Real Estate?

 Here’s why we make Facebook Live home walking tours for our clients. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Why are Facebook Live and video necessary in real estate? First, let’s discuss video usage in 2020. Many people don’t know just how quickly video usage is growing. Watching videos and streaming on your phone or tablet is now extremely simple. Video is easy to absorb as a viewer; you just have to hit play.   “ Video is easy to absorb as a viewer; you just have
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Q: Which Cost-Effective Tips Will Boost Your Home’s Value?

 Here are eight cost-effective tips that will increase your home’s value. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Here are my top eight tips that are sure to boost your home’s value before you put it on the market:  1. Apply a fresh coat of paint. Paint is very cheap, and a new paint job will give you the most bang for your buck. No one likes dirty walls, so make sure you have fresh walls and fresh trim. 2. Caulk any areas that need it. Before
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Q: What Negotiation Tips Will Help You Win?

 Here’s how to strengthen your negotiation position in today’s market. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Here are seven great tips that can help you win out in negotiations as a buyer in a hot seller’s market: 1. Don’t nickel-and-dime the seller. Remove the items you can pay for, like the home warranty or boundary coverage on a survey.  2. Purchase the HOA documents. You can also purchase these to further ease the financial burden of the seller. 3. Bump up your earnest money. Typically it’s
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Q: Why Is the Seller’s Disclosure Notice So Important?

 Here’s what you need to know about the seller’s disclosure form. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report The seller’s disclosure notice is a very important real estate document, for sellers and buyers.  If you’re a seller, it’s important to take your time and fill this document out correctly. I abide by the philosophy that it’s better to over-disclose than under-disclose. If you have a question about whether or not you should disclose something, you’re better off disclosing it. Most buyers prefer that you tell them about
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