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.

Home Selling Strategies

Explore 4424 Hillbrook Estates in 3D

The latest and most high tech way to showcase a home for sale today.  The Matterport 3D images allow a buyer to experience a home space like never before.

I just listed this beyond fabulous home in Hillbrook Estates in Orange, Texas.  If you are looking for a five bedroom executive home with traditional grace and spectacular craftsmanship you need to see this home.  

If you are thinking about selling your home in Southeast Texas and want to talk to me about marketing your home please comment below or call me direct.  

Explore.  Enjoy.



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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. 




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"As Is" Value of Flooded Homes in Southeast Texas

As Is Value


For Example:  

Pre- flood Value –                $150,000
15% Stigma Discount –        $22,500*
After repair value –             $127,500
Repair Costs –                         $40,000
20% Investor Profit –            $25,500
“As Is” Value -                         $62,000
Now, the next factor to consider is how much inventory there will be of flood damaged homes.  If there are a lot of homes for investors to choose from, this will have a downward effect on the prices.  
These numbers are potential starting points for negotiation.  We are using our best guess since we don’t have any recent history to draw from.  Ultimately, the market will determine the sales prices.  
*This information was provided by Andy Hemmings, Sales Manager with Coldwell Banker Southern Homes.  I've put it in a chart and shared it with the readers of my blog.  
If you would like a post-flood market analysis to help determine the value of your home, please contact me for a no cost analysis.  
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5 Things to Know about Home Sales in Little Cypress CISD

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If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in the Little Cypress CISD, here's the top five things to know about home sales during the past three months. 

  1.  Home sellers of single family homes managed to get 97% of their asking price on average.  
  2.  76 days was the median number of days it took to a sell home.
  3. $169,351 was the average sales price of a home in Little Cypress this summer.
  4. 14 homes sold for less than $100,000 while 6 sold for over $250,000.
  5. The price per square foot ranged from $24.67 up to $124.29 with a median of $84.20

How do you know what the current market value of a home in Little Cypress is?  Call me.  As a local professional Realtor, I have access to all the sales.  Determining which home sales are the most similar to your home is critical in setting the right price.  




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How to Sell Your Home for the Best Price in Southeast Texas

It is the time of year people start thinking about selling their homes.  The next few months the number of homes on the market will increase until we get to the spring and summer home buying season.  

All sellers want to get the best price possible for their home.  So how do you do that?  Here's a home pricing tool I use in all of my marketing/listing presentations to sellers.

Take a look.

Pricing Your Home

Step 1:  Know the recent sales in your neighborhood.  

Step 2:  Determine the square feet of your home.  Heated and cooled.  Garages and patios don't count.

Step 3:  Find out the cost per square foot the other homes in your neighborhood sold for  (you might need my help for this)

Step 4:  Create this competitive pricing guide using the cost per square foot of comparable homes that have sold multiplied by the square feet of your home.  

Step 5:  Throw out the highest and lowest sales and price your home in the "green" middle area of the chart.  

Of course if you don't want to do the homework required to get the information that's where I can help.  Call me as soon as you are ready to learn your home's value.  This is a no cost service I offer home sellers to help determine what their home will sell for in the current market.  

If you are thinking about selling your home let me help you determine the best price.  Send me your address in the comments section or call me and I'll prepare the pricing analysis.  No obligation to list or sell.  You might be surprised at how much your home is worth!



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