I love trivia… he’s useful information that helps understand some myths about Real Estate posted from NAR website on 2/26/15
Things are still growing in Seguin. Below is the article Seguin Economic Development posted today…. Enjoy!!!!
Thinking of Selling? Have your house Listed? Staging a home is recommended by Realtors often; some clients choose to and some don’t. Does it help? Here is an article posted by NAR on the Texas Association of Realtors on February 16, 2015…you decide…
Does Staging make a home sell for more?
01/29/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff
If you want to increase the price that buyers offer for your listing, staging the property might be the way to do it. According to NAR’s recently released 2015 Profile of Home Staging report, 32% of buyer agents surveyed said staging a home can increase the amount buyers are willing to offer by 1% to 5%. Sixteen percent said it could increase offer prices by 6% to 10%.
According to the report, the median dollar value to stage a home is $675, and 62% of seller agents offer the service to their sellers. If you want to give staging a shot, but do it on a budget, start with these five tips:
1.Try a theme for each room, like a reading nook or movie theater.
2.Remove personal items so buyers can picture themselves in the home.
3.Rework items a homeowner already has rather than making new purchases. This could be as simple as rearranging the furniture to highlight a room’s feature, or using old frames to display new artwork.
4.Paint the walls neutral colors.
5.Get a third party to suggest changes if you’re concerned about a seller having a negative reaction to your ideas.
Check out the link below to see if you qualify. Then give us a call. The market is active and moving out there!!!!!
Howdy! I get stopped quite a bit and asked how the economy in Seguin is looking and every time I go to answer; I have an addition to add to the growing opportunities come to this area…..
Shared from the Seguin Economic Development Page 1/28/15
Grocery store to provide new jobs, economic bonus for Seguin
(Seguin) — The construction of a new HEB store in Seguin is apparently more than just expanded products and more elbow room.
HEB General Manager Danny Crowson says the construction of the new store is in response to a growing customer base.
“I’ve been in this store for 14 years and felt like I knew just about every customer that came in here, but in the last six months, it’s been unbelievable to me. I go down on the sales floor on Saturdays and Sundays. I see new faces. I see younger people, a lot more younger folks are coming through the store than what they used to. When I came to this store 14 years ago, I believe our customer count was somewhere around 20,000 customers a week and now, we’re in excess of 30,000 customers a week (that) come through this store — 31,000 sometimes and as many as 32,000 customers in a week’s time come through this store. This town is growing and certainly things are changing,” said Crowson.
Crowson says the growing pains and changes in customers, however, aren’t only limited to Seguin. He says the local store attracts customers from all over.
“We have a lot of folks that travel 30-35-40 miles to shop in Seguin. Obviously, there’s other reasons to come to Seguin other than just groceries but we have a lot of customers in the Nixon, Stockdale area, Gonzales even though there is a new HEB there, there’s still lots of folks that come in here form Gonzales, Luling and San Marcos. We have a lot of folks that live right outside of San Marcos that come here and shop in this store and of course, it gets difficult to get around in New Braunfels during the summer time when all of the river people show up. There’s lots of folks that really live closer to New Braunfels, but don’t like the hassle and come into Seguin as well,” said Crowson.
Crowson says the new store, of course, will also mean\ the need for more employees at the store.
“One of the things that we will be doing is obviously — we’ve got about 249 — what we call partners — working at HEB today. We will be well in excess of 300 partners whenever the new store opens. So lots of new opportunities for jobs,” said Crowson.
A variety of positions are currently available. However, a large number of employees are expected to be hired during the summer. Those wishing to apply for a position are asked to submit their information to www.heb.com
Hello! Things are really moving out there. Contact us soon if you are thinking of Selling or Buying! We would love to help you out.
Poster from Texas Association of Realtor’s webpage:
01/02/2015 | Author: Jaime Lee
You’ll learn a lot about home inspections as a first-time homebuyer. Here are a few Inspection 101 questions that your Texas REALTOR® can answer when it’s time to look under the metaphorical hood of your first house.
Who pays for it?
As the buyer, you choose the inspector, pay him directly for the inspection, and the inspection report he generates is yours. If you don’t already have a home inspector in mind, ask your friends and family members for a referral, or your Texas REALTOR® may be able to recommend someone. Whoever you chose must be licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
What does an inspector do?
An inspector will conduct an “objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation,” according to the American Society of Home Inspectors. The inspector will go through the entire house and make note of any damage, need for repairs, or maintenance issues, and then give you a copy of the completed report based on his findings. It’s important to know that there could be defects a home inspector will not find and wouldn’t be expected to find if the defects are in areas with limited or no access.
When should I get an inspection?
Your Texas REALTOR® will discuss including a termination-option period in your contract to purchase the home. This is an amount of time during which you can conduct inspections, negotiate with the seller for repairs, and still have the option to terminate the contract.
Where should I be during the inspection?
You don’t have to be at the property during the inspection, but it’s in your best interest to be there. Your inspector may not mind if you accompany him and ask questions as he checks everything out, but be sure to ask first.
Why should I have this done?
Buying a home is probably the largest investment you will ever make, so you want to know as much as you can up front. A home inspector will point out items that need regular maintenance and identify any problems.
After your inspection is complete, talk with your Texas REALTOR® to determine if there are any issues you want to ask the seller to address before you move forward. A Texas REALTOR® has experience with the home-buying process and will make recommendations that are right for you.
Happy Friday!!! I am enjoying this wintery weather. It makes me appreciate the upbringing I had and enjoy our active spring days and the warmth of our summer.
Seguin is in the spotlight again. The Seguin Economic Development Board did an outstanding job showcasing our wonderful town!!!
Enjoy and stay warm!!!
Stay Warm out there. Things are hot in the Real Estate business!!! Been thinking of Selling or Buying. Contact us! We are moving a lot of inventory. It going fast!!!
Congrats to the Granzin Family on their Expansion. Stop in one of the two current locations when you have your next protein need.
Granzin’s Meat Market adding third location in the San Antonio area
Dec 31, 2014 – San Antonio Business Journal
Granzin’s Meat Market is “beefing up” operations by adding its third full-sized location in the “Gateway To The Eagle Ford Shale.”
The New Braunfels-based chain is building a full-sized meat market at 393 Airport Road in Pleasanton.
Founded in 1981, the family-owned business currently has its original meat market in New Braunfels and another location in Seguin.
Co-owner Gary Granzin spoke to us about the new development in Pleasanton. Granzin said his family originally set up a simple “deer processing” center off Airport Road as a service to hunters. But Pleasanton is experiencing tremendous growth in the retail and housing sectors thanks to the oil boom targeting the Eagle Ford Shale.
Granzin said strong business at the deer processing center and rapid population growth in Pleasanton prompted its decision to open a full-sized meat market there.
The Pleasanton meat market is being built on the same piece of land as the deer processing center and should be open as early as March 2015.
Below is a link that talks about a 100% Loan to Value Loan (LTV), Tax savings for short sales and Loan programs for first time home buyers!!!
Posted from The National Real Estate Post 12/6/15
Awesome New Programs!!
03/07/2014 | Author: Summer Mandell
First-time sellers beware: there are lots of myths out there about the right way to sell your home. While your Texas REALTOR® is your first line of defense against making these mistakes, here are three common selling myths busted:
Myth: I bought a house, so I know what it’s like to go through a real estate transaction. I’ll sell my home on my own and save money by not using a real estate agent.
Truth: Texas REALTORS® don’t work for free, but that’s because they provide valuable assistance through the home-selling process. Selling isn’t the same as buying, and a Texas REALTOR® can help you reduce your risk of making a costly selling mistake. Plus, they help clients with the ins and outs of property transactions every day and are plugged into your local housing market. If you DIY, that means you’ll have to spend time marketing your home adequately, be available to show the home yourself, and navigate your way through a tricky transaction alone.
Myth: If I price my home higher than market value, I’m leaving room for negotiations.
Truth: Buyers have no idea you’re employing this strategy and won’t understand why your price is too high. Many won’t even view your home, much less put in an offer. When your home is priced improperly, it’s more likely to sit on the market, making potential buyers think there’s something wrong it. When that happens, you’ll probably wind up with lower offers than if you had priced the home fairly at the start.
Myth: All I need to do is mow the lawn and hide my stuff in a closet and my home will be ready to show.
Truth: Is a mowed lawn and hidden clutter all it takes to attract you to a home? It won’t work for potential buyers of your property, either. Your Texas REALTOR® might go through your home with you and identify areas that could use some sprucing up to make your home more appealing. Or, he or she might recommend working with a home stager to make the best impression. Be open to those suggestions … your Texas REALTOR® knows what makes a property sell quickly for top dollar.
Shared from TAR Website