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 …

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 …

Choose an Option

We realize that home owners come in all sorts of different shape and sizes (meaning some owners have sold several homes in the past, while others may not have sold any, some may want to try to sell on their own, while many others may want/need the assistance of an experienced real estate professional). Simply put, the market has spoken …

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 …

Flat Fee’s are the future of real estate!

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Let’s be honest…with all of the real estate online portals, free flowing information (homes for sale, comps, values, photos, virtual tours, demographic data, school rankings, etc.) and advances in technology, the process for buying and selling houses has changed big time. Technology has streamlined the real estate industry so much that buyers are now doing their own searches online and …

Does the size of your Realtor’s office really matter?

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I have a question for anyone considering selling their home: What is more important to you: the size of your agent’s office or the sales price and bottom line equity back into your pocket at closing? In today’s tech-driven world w/ automation, primarily through the internet, does a seller really care that their agent offices in a big, sometimes, fancy/expensive …