BUYING AND SELLING

 

 

Buying

Before finding the right home to purchase, it’s important to consider both your current lifestyle as well as anticipating your future needs and wants. Since 2013 to present, the National Association of Realtors Annual Statistics Report finds Buyers across the nation reporting more difficulty in finding the right property as opposed to obtaining mortgage financing.

 

Pre-Approval
Whether you’re a first time home buyer or a seasoned investor, it’s important to know what your purchasing power is before you start looking. This is quick process done through a Mortgage Lender who will then issue a Pre-Approval Letter. This is a valuable instrument when making an offer on a home because it shows the Sellers that you are a serious Buyer and give heavy consideration to your offer. If you do not have a Mortgage Lender, out team will be happy to send you information on various companies.

 

Location Location Location
Once you have been pre-approved, the next step is to determine where you purchase and what amenities you want in your next home. 67% of buyer start their search online. This is a great starting point, but the most up-to-date information can be found directly in the MLS, which only Realtors have access to this network. A Realtor can assist you with invaluable information, such as mandatory HOA fees, neighborhood crime rates, and a complete analysis on the property’s history that may not be quickly found on a website. Las Colinas Realty Associates are entrenched in the community and can provide you with this information at no cost to you. Click here to see an example of a property analysis, including a Market Trends, Neighborhood Profile, and Community Report.

 

Negotiating the Deal
According to the most recent MLS statistics published by the National Association of Realtors, the market is experiencing a shortage in available homes with only a 4.4 month supply. A balanced market would show a 6 month supply of homes. This means there are more buyers than homes available, which equates to the commonly referred to term “Seller’s Market”. In order to protect your interests and ensure you get the home you want at the price you need, it’s essential to enlist the services of a professional Realtor skilled in the art of negotiation to serve as a dynamic advocate for your interests.

 

Annual Property Tax Assistance
Once you’ve purchased your home, your property taxes will be frozen for 2 years. However, after 2 years the Central Appraisal District will re-evaluate your home and look to increase your property tax liability. We offer free assistance in putting together a Professional Broker Opinion of Value and filling out the applicable dispute forms and exemption forms. Our full service Brokerage offers this free service to each and every client to give you peace of mind long after the transaction is closed.

 

 

Selling

The decision to sell your home can be an emotional experience.  Your home is more than just drywall and doors; it’s an extension of you and one of your largest investments.  The process of selling involves many intricacies, which is why the professionals at Las Colinas Realty Associates are here to serve your needs and walk you through the process to ensure a smooth and stress-free sale.

 

Pricing

Pricing your home is critical. As local experts, we will put together a Comparative Market Analysis using firsthand knowledge of recently sold homes, currently listed homes, and Market conditions. A key ingredient is ensuring that we have the right price for your home taking into account a variety of market conditions.  If your goal is to sell quickly or get the highest amount possible, it’s a vital first step that you have a Realtor working for you that has intimate knowledge of Las Colinas is a very specialized market

 

Presentation

Preparing your home to be marketed is an area many Realtors overlook, but this crucial step is one of many in our full service approach. We will do an initial consultation to discuss the cost and benefit of improvements you may be considering. Next, we schedule our Professional Home Stager to come assist in de-personalizing and de-cluttering your home. This is an important step so prospective buyers can imagine their belongings and pictures in your home. Our Professional Photographer is scheduled within a few days after staging. During the shoot, we use drone technology to capture aerial pictures as well as virtual video tours.  Click here to see examples.

 

Promotion

Once all of the pictures, virtual tours, descriptions, and required documents are collected, we have brochures professionally created and build a custom address website. Click here to see an example of a custom website.  To maximize exposure, we do more than just list your home in the MLS network; we proactively put your listing on all home sale sites, both local and national, to ensure we market to a wide reach of buyers.  Click here to see the exhaustive list of sites we use.  To create more marketing buzz, we host Open Houses, send all DFW Realtors a professionally designed email flyer, and mail out Just Listed postcards.  Click here to see examples of our marketing materials.

 

Process

The maze of objectively reviewing offers, negotiating the coveted “Win-Win” contract, and foreseeing & overcoming unexpected obstacles that can arise are  what makes the elite team at Las Colinas Realty Associates stand out from the crowd.  With multiple Brokers, over 60 years of combined local Real Estate experience, and a customer service driven mission, we can help you maximize market conditions and get the most for your home.  From initial consultation all the way through closing the deal, we have the latest technology and tools to ensure a smooth and stress-free process.

 

Privacy

In a world with seemingly no boundaries, we recognize the importance of confidentiality.  As Realtors, we are held to a higher standard of moral and ethical guidelines.  We take this seriously and use a variety of tools to ensure your information and privacy stay confidential. We look forward to earning your trust and your business.