I know not everyone is a fan of statistics, but sometimes statistics in a graph can paint a more convincing picture than anything I could say. When I list houses in Shreveport, one of the tools in my Comprehensive Marketing System is a comparative market analysis (CMA) of similar homes in your neighborhood that have … Continue reading How to Sell Your Home Fast!
Take a look at these photos and see if you can figure out what the ten things are that make your neighbors wish you would move. Are you guilty of any of these? If you had trouble, hover your mouse over the pictures to find the answers. And if your neighbors want you to move, … Continue reading 10 Reasons Your Neighbors Would Love to See a For Sale Sign in Your Yard
Because your home is one of the largest investments you probably have, selecting a qualified agent to list your home is imperative. Word of mouth is one way to find a real estate agent to work with, but also pay attention to any marketing materials you get in the mail. An agent who spends the time … Continue reading How to Find a Listing Agent
We've all struggled through the various stay-at-home mandates over the past few months. The Covid-19 news is never far from our minds. Our economy is taking a beating, and people are wondering if there will be a housing crisis like we went through in 2008. With the national unemployment rates at an all-time high, let … Continue reading Is It Time To Sell My House?
As I stated in an earlier post, getting pre-approved for a loan can go a long way in your negotiating power when buying a home. It puts you in a much stronger position than someone who hasn't yet talked to a lender, but thinks he can get the financing, no sweat. A seller will think … Continue reading Mortgage Application Checklist
Here is a short little primer on where to begin once you have decided it's time to buy a home. Loan Pre-Approval Go through the steps to get pre-approved for a loan. Since the housing market melt down, it's not enough to say that you can qualify for a loan. Getting pre-qualified was enough in days gone by, … Continue reading Home Buying 101
Today I have a guest writing for me. Marshall Graham, a local Shreveport Lender, has written an article that should help explain all the costs associated with a home loan. It's called a Good Faith Estimate, and it details the things the lender is charging you to give you the loan. Okay, this isn't light … Continue reading DeMystifying Your Good Faith Estimate