An inside look at the residential real estate market in Southeast Texas including: the hottest neighborhoods, proven home selling strategies, home buying and negotiating tactics, median prices by neighborhood, average days homes are on the market, and professional advice on how to get the best deal when buying or selling a home.

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April 2018

Choosing a Top Realtor in Beaumont, Texas. Diane McNelis

 

How do you choose a top Realtor?   There are a few simple things to check before you choose a real estate agent.

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  1.   How long has the Realtor been in the real estate business?  The longer the better.  The more contracts they have written and homes they have sold has added to their knowledge and experience.  Look for an agent who's been in the business at least five years and has sold over 100 homes.  I've been helping people buy and sell homes for about 18 years and have written hundreds of contracts. 
  2.  Is the Realtor a Relocation Certified Agent?  Relocation agents are chosen by their brokers because they are the top agents in their office.  Relocation agents take extra training and meet high customer satisfaction goals.  I've been a Relocation Agent for over 10 years.  I work with Cartus clients, Brookfield clients, Weichart clients and several others.
  3.  What do past clients say about the Realtor?  We live in a world of reviews.  If you agent can't show you good reviews from past clients you might need to look around for another agent.  

If you are thinking about selling a home in Southeast Texas and you are looking to talk to a top Realtor, please call me.  Text me if you prefer to text.  I'm always available to discuss real estate and the ways I can help you sell your home. 

Sincerely,

Diane

 

 

 

 

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Beaumont, Texas Home Prices Up 11.1% in 1st Q 2018

Home Sales in the 1st Quarter of 2018 

  • 225 Homes were sold.  4.3% less than the 1st Q of 2017
  • Median price was $149,950.  That's an 11.1% increase from the 1st Q of 2017.
  • Inventory is very low at only 2.2 months supply.   Balanced markets have about 6 months supply.

Beaumont Housing Report March

Takeaways for buyers: 

There is a lot of competition for the limited number of homes on the market.  You will want to know as soon as a new home hits the MLS.  Your Realtor can set up a listing notifier for you.  Be prepared to see a home in the first day or two its on the market if you want to have a chance at getting the home.  Be prepared to come in at your best offer and in some cases be ready for to compete in a multiple offer situation.

Takeaways for sellers:  

If you are considering selling your home this is a great time.  There are more buyers in the market for "move in ready" homes than there are homes available.  Its a sellers market.  What to find out what the value of your home is in this market, call me.  A professional market analysis is a service I provide.  No cost or obligation to list.   If you have real estate questions, I'm happy to help. 

Sincerely,

Diane

 

 

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Home Selling Hint: Curb Appeal is Important.

I recently listed a home in Wexford Park, in Vidor.  You could say the exterior was a little bland and lacking eye catching curb appeal.  But the seller called in some landscaping professionals and "ta da".  What a change a little landscaping makes.  

 1755 Galway is a three bedroom, 2 bath home.  For sale for $159,900.   If you would like more information on this home or want to schedule an appointment to see it, call me 409-504-9097. 

If you are thinking about selling a home in Southeast Texas and want a strategy to help it sell for top dollar in the least amount of time possible, call, text or email me.  I've been helping clients buy and sell homes in Southeast Texas for over a decade.  I'm a multi-million dollar producing agent and member of Coldwell Bankers Diamond Society for top sales performance.  I can help you sell your home. 

Sincerely,

Diane

 

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Median Home Price in Orange County, Texas, February 2018

Feb Housing Report Orange Co

It is safe to say home prices in all parts of Orange County, Texas are still being affected by Hurricane Harvey.  More than half of the homes that closed in the month of February were sold for less than $100,000. 

What this image doesn't show is the number of flooded and gutted homes that sold vs the number of move in ready homes that sold.  Here's some other Orange County Homes Sales Stats:

  • Home prices are down 21% from last February 
  • The number of homes that closed this February is also down 21% from last February
  • The number of homes for sale is also down 21%.  

For buyers its a hard time to find a "move in ready" home in Orangefield, Vidor, Little Cypress and Mauriceville.   Seven months since Hurricane Harvey flooded close to 80% of the homes people are still rebuilding.  That limits the availability of homes for sale.  We are just now seeing the first remodeled and repaired homes hitting the market.   

If you are planing to buy or sell a home in any Orange County neighbor, I'm happy to help.  

Sincerely,

Diane

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