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.

Selling Your Southeast Texas Home

If you are thinking about selling your home in Southeast Texas this spring call me.  Let me show you the marketing advantage I can provide with the power of Coldwell Banker Southern Homes.  

Better marketing = more buyers = better sales price.  

Relocating with the Cartus Relocation Network?  I'm certified with Cartus and a Cartus Marketing Specialist.  I can help you sell your home with your benefits.

Sincerely,

Diane

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Selling a Home in Southeast Texas.

If you are thinking about selling a home in Southeast Texas here's a few things to know about the local housing market.  For the Month of January 2019 the average sales price of a single family home in Southeast Texas was $167,514.  

Here's a few other key pieces of information anyone selling a home in Southeast Texas would benefit from.

Jan stats

 

Homes averaged 93 days on the market.  If you are planning to move this spring or summer you will want to list your home approximately three months before you want to be moving out.  

Want to know how long it took for homes in your neighborhood to sell?  Just comment below or contact me for that information.  

Sincerely,

Diane

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Fewer People Buy Homes in January in Southeast Texas

What is the best month to buy a home in Southeast Texas?  Apparently not January.  The fewest home closings of 2018 occurred in February.  Which means there were fewer homes that went pending, under contract in January.  But does that mean January and February are bad months to buy a home?  Not at all.  You have less buyer competition in January and February.  Once the spring home selling season gears up then you are competing with a lot more buyers.  If you are thinking of buying a home this spring you might want to change your plans and start looking now.  

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Sincerely,

Diane

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The First Steps: Buying a Home in Southeast Texas

I'm often asked what is the first step to take when buying a home.  Should I go look at homes first?  Should I get pre-approved for my loan first?  Great question!  There's no wrong answer but I think it is most helpful to talk to a lender and find out what a comfortable monthly payment for you will be.  No sense falling in love with a home that will make you house poor.   Watch this video for more tips. 

 

If you don't know any local lenders call me.  I work with lenders all the time and I'm happy to share.

Sincerely,

Diane

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Strategic Pricing to Sell Your Home in Beaumont, Texas

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If you are thinking of selling a home in Southeast Texas this year, let me show you how strategic pricing can help you attract multiple offers and sell your home. 

Click this link to learn more about the Coldwell Banker Southern Homes advantage.  Or just call me and schedule a free home market valuation.    

Sincerely,

Diane

 

 

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Selling a Home in Southeast Texas. Top Realtor Tips.

Hi.  If you are new to the blog, I'm Diane.  I've written blog posts about Southeast Texas Real Estate for a couple of years.  I'm an award winning REALTOR with Coldwell Banker Southern Homes.  One of my specialties is marketing homes for sale with the latest technology.  

I'm a real fan of the new interactive tours.  This one is done with a special camera.  Let me know what you think.  

 

If you are planing to buy or sell a home in Southeast Texas this year, call me.  Let me put the marketing power of Coldwell Banker Southern Homes and my fifteen years of real estate experience to work for you.  

Sincerely,

Diane

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Wexford Park Home For Sale, Vidor, Texas

Virtual tours have gone high tech.  Marketing a home online is the most important thing your Realtor can do to reach the maximum number of potential buyers.  Reaching the maximum number of potential buyers is how a home sells quickly and for the best price.  

It takes more than pretty pictures.  If your home only shows still photographs online you are missing a key piece of the puzzle.  What's your opinion do you think the new interactive tours are more likely to get a buyer interested in your home from their computer screen?  

If you are planning to sell your home in 2019 ask your Realtor if they will market your home with a interactive virtual tour.  If  you don't have a Realtor contact me and let me show you the other special marketing techniques that I can use to help you sell your home for top price in the right amount of time. 

Happy 2019!

Sincerely,

Diane 

 

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Average Home Sales Prices for Beaumont, Lumberton, Little Cypress Oct. 2018

What are homes selling for in Southeast Texas? 

Here's a look at the average sales price of homes in Beaumont, Lumberton and Little Cypress for single family homes that closed in the month of October. 

 

3 month area Oct

The homes sales in Little Cypress are averaging lower than Lumberton and Beaumont West 2 in part because there are still flooded and gutted home sales bringing down the average.  That said, Lumberton and Beaumont West 2  and 4 usually have the highest average home sales prices in the whole Southeast Texas housing market.  

Total Southeast Texas residential home sales in October numbered 290.  The overall average sales price was $173,291.  This overall average is also brought down by the flooded and gutted homes still in the market. 

If you want to know the average home sales price for your neighborhood comment below.  I'll be glad to share the information with you.  

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Diane

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