Chipper Jones was one of the best

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As some of you may know, I am a baseball fan.  Chipper Jones was arguably one of the top three third basemen of all time and certainly one of the greatest switch hitters ever.  The played 18 years, all of them with the Atlanta Braves.  He was a first ballot Hall of Famer and for good reason.  His stats are …

6% listings can be harder to sell

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Let’s be real honest here, 99% of real estate deals come down to price.  Sure, a home has to be marketable & desirable, but in the end, most deals come down to what a seller is willing to take and what a buyer is willing to pay.  Anyone who disputes this is in denial. So think about it: if a …

We Offer 4 Flat Fee Options

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At Hill Country Flat Fee Realty, we are all about saving home owners a significant amount of money when selling a home. It’s not a secret that we feel there is no need to pay such high real estate commissions any longer, primarily due to the innovation and advances of various technologies, national real estate websites, etc.  Because of this, …

Beware of the trend of cash offers from Investors!

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Ok, so this post is not related to my previous post about the pros & cons of cash offers (see https://hillcountryflatfeerealty.com/the-pros-cons-of-a-cash-offer/).  This post will focus on the trend the real estate industry is seeing in all cash offers from various investor groups.  If you have paid attention to radio ads, billboards or social media, you have probably heard about companies …

The Pros & Cons of a Cash Offer

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I realize what you may be thinking…”Can there really be any cons associated with a cash offer?”  Of course, as a seller, cash offers sound great and often times they are.  The thought of not having to worry about your buyer qualifying for financing and in many cases, not worrying whether or not your house will appraise for the sales …

Spring (selling season) is around the corner!

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It’s amazing…every year I see a trend in real estate that I have concluded cannot be denied.  Although there are always exceptions to the rule, the real estate market usually slows down towards the end of the year, primarily due to the holidays (Thanksgiving & Christmas).  Although I have sold homes during November and December, generally speaking showing activity slows …

Sellers-Don’t chase the market!

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Let’s face it-we all want as much money for our house as possible when the decision to sell has been made, including me.  Many sellers think they can always start high and adjust their asking price accordingly, depending on interest/activity level from potential buyers.  Not a wrong way to think, but sellers need to be a little cautious here.  With …

Do Open Houses Work?

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Years ago, before the internet, open houses were an important part of marketing a home.  Allowing the general public to come on in and take a look at a house for sale generated some success for home sellers and listing agents.  Fast forward several years with all of the advances in technology, internet, IDX (Internet Data Exchange), virtual tours, high …