Open House Timeline: Countdown to a Successful Sale

[Article 2 of 6] NEW SERIES FOR SELLERS:  Helping Owners Get Ready To List Their House Open houses:  Not every REALTOR® holds open houses, and there are different reasons why.  When interviewing agents, ask about his/her marketing plan.  If an open house isn’t brought up, don’t hesitate to ask why.  Experts in your area will beContinue reading “Open House Timeline: Countdown to a Successful Sale”

5 Tips to Prepare Your Home For Sale

NEW SERIES FOR SELLERS:  Helping Owners Get Ready To List Their House [Article 1 of 6 – “5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale”] There are so many indicators flashing and pointing to the light at the end of the tunnel.  HOUSES ARE A HOT COMMODITY, AGAIN!  Two big indicators are Appraisals and Surveys.Continue reading “5 Tips to Prepare Your Home For Sale”

A House is Like a Box of Cereal

A FACEBOOK FRIEND BRINGS UP A GREAT “LISTING” QUESTION.  When preparing a house for sale:  “Extreme Makeover.  Is that the direction of today’s real estate market?” I enjoy interacting with customers, clients and friends on my Facebook page (Val-A-Homes.com on Facebook).  This week, I had a potential seller post a web page showing some beforeContinue reading “A House is Like a Box of Cereal”

THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY UPDATE

In case you haven’t heard, I’m running a Thanksgiving Giveaway titled, “Agent Val Gives Back-2012!”  It’s just my way of giving back to folks who follow my social sites and support my business efforts. Once upon a time, about three years ago, I closed my eyes and took a dive into Facebook.  I wanted toContinue reading “THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY UPDATE”

AGENT VAL GIVES BACK: 2012

11/20/2012 – GIVEAWAY STATUS UPDATE:  GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!  Congratulations to the winners and…  THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTRIES!  Giveaway Status Update – 11/19/2012:  Thanks to my business partner, Daylon Brady, Senior Loan Officer with Castle & Cooke Mortgage, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive $50.00 each to spend at “Thirty-One Gifts” by Laura Ramon Meza, Consultant! *** ***Continue reading “AGENT VAL GIVES BACK: 2012”

Spooktacular Events in San Antonio

Just in time for the Boo-tiful Halloween Weekend!  I’ve gathered some haunting events, freakish festivals and FREE Family-Friendly Events just for you. Free movies, free food, free festivals and more.  Grab your goblins and enjoy the weekend!  I’ll be home hiding from the ghosts, with my lights on ALL NIGHT LONG.  On November 1st, IContinue reading “Spooktacular Events in San Antonio”

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

During our first face-to-face meeting, my buyer looked me straight in the eye and stated, “Val, I watch those Home Shows, and the REALTOR® always shows a house above the buyer’s price range.”  Showing frustration, she asked, “Why do they do that?”  Noticing that her guard was slightly elevated, I explained (for one), that’s theContinue reading “YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR”

Superhero Parents

Superhero Parents and the beginning of a new school year… I enjoyed scrolling through Facebook today, the FIRST day of school for most.  I LOVED seeing all the kids photos with their big smiles and huge backpacks!  I know Moms and Dads have to balance work, chores, shopping, kid drop-off and kid pick-up all day,Continue reading “Superhero Parents”

FOURTH OF JULY IN SAN ANTONIO – 2012

If you’re still undecided on what to do for the Fourth of July, maybe I can help.  I teamed up with my wonderful niece Savanah, and after hours of picking and poking through web sites, we found some smokin’ hot things to do in and around town.  Along with our list of events, we’ve included linksContinue reading “FOURTH OF JULY IN SAN ANTONIO – 2012”

THE INTERVIEW – A true story

The other day, I received a call from Mr. Seller.  Mr. Seller was referred to me by an acquaintance.  Mr. Seller started the “phone interview” by saying he was looking to sell his house and he had ONE very important question for me.  Assuming his question was going to be about commission, I sat straight upContinue reading “THE INTERVIEW – A true story”