2012: a very strong Spring for home buying and selling


pursuing the american dreamWell, it’s been a great 2012 so far in real estate-land, everybody! In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we are seeing multiple offers on homes which are priced correctly and are in move-in condition. Many of my associates have commented that this has been the best Spring season here in 4+ years!

So, are you ready to take advantage of the great selection of homes out there and mortgage interest rates that are still hovering near the lowest levels in decades?  If so, PLEASE utilize the services of a Realtor to help with your search and acquisition.  Check out the value that a knowledgeable Realtor can provide for you:

1.) They can save you lots of time, money, and frustration.

2.) They know the housing market inside and out, and often know about properties which aren’t yet listed online / aren’t technically on the market.

3.) They can help you shop, negotiate and acquire ANY home, including new construction homes and ones which are for sale by owner.

4.) They have relationships with solid, proven, professional mortgage lending representatives with integrity. This is so very key in order for you to have a smooth experience from start to finish!

5.) Their familiarity with the local market allows them to negotiate strongly on your behalf so that you don’t pay too much for your next home. Even if you LOVE the property, I don’t think many of us want to find out after the fact that we paid too much for it! 🙂

Finally, what’s the best thing about working with a Realtor? All of this help normally doesn’t cost you anything. Generally speaking, the seller pays any commission to the Realtor.

Have an awesome day, everyone. Let me know what I can do to serve you or someone that you know…


Dusting-off the ol’ cobwebs…

Springtime in Texas brings warmer (sometimes even hot) temperatures, seasonal allergies, some scary weeds in my backyard, and best of all, GREAT weather to get back into an outdoor exercise routine.  Whether it’s a walk around the block, a 5K run, some bicycling or even some tennis or golf, hopefully all of you out there have developed at least a “like” for an activity that energizes you and helps maintain good cardio health.

For me, it’s cycling and running, or as my wife likes to sometimes call it, “jogging”.  Actually, although I’m WAY too young to remember the era, I think that might be a term from the 1970’s conjuring up images of way too-short running shorts, some striped tube socks, and maybe even a cropped t-shirt with a big Nike swoosh on the front.  😉

Personally, I’m looking forward to a couple of my favorite Springtime running/cycling events, so please check them out – I’d love to see you there:

First, on Saturday, April 14th at Ridgmar Mall in Fort Worth is Race for the Cure.  Of course this is a great cause and is a very well-organized fun event.  You can walk, run or even “jog”.

Then, in cycling-land my Springtime favorite is Germanfest in Muenster, TX.  The ride is on Saturday, April 28th and typically features some “nice” challenging hills, beautiful countryside {with cows), and a bunch of strong winds.  Afterward, you join the in-progress Germanfestival (is that a word?), which is great, great, great fun!  By the way, Germanfest also features a run / walk event for you non-cyclists out there.

So, get out there and enjoy one of the best months of the year to be outdoors in Texas – I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at one of these events!  Tap me for additional info – it’d be great to hear from you…