Three ways to ease your fears about making a move

With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they’re concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. This can be a real problem, but if you are seeking to sell—whether to upgrade or find a new neighborhood—there are a few waysContinue reading “Three ways to ease your fears about making a move”

Refinancing: The Right Move?

The federal reserve recently raised interest rates, and if you have an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), it may be a good time to consider refinancing your home. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to whether your should refinance, so here are a few of the main considerations. How long does your introductory rate last? Most ARMs haveContinue reading “Refinancing: The Right Move?”

Five apps for easy home decorating

The holidays are coming to an end. The fireworks will bring in the new year soon. Once the confetti settles, it’s time to get our homes back in order. If you’re thinking about a new and snazzy look for your home’s decor in 2016, you may enjoy the smartphone/mobile device apps listed below! Five appsContinue reading “Five apps for easy home decorating”

HVAC – DIY Preventive Maintenance

I’ve toured and sold miles, and miles, and miles of homes. Most contracts start with a home inspection, and on almost every home inspection, the HVAC System needs to be serviced.  And if you don’t know by now, the HVAC system (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), is one of the MOST EXPENSIVE items to replace inContinue reading “HVAC – DIY Preventive Maintenance”

IT’S A BIDDING WAR IN SAN ANTONIO!

I hadn’t even THOUGHT about selling my house, but after the month I’ve had, I’m thinking about it!  ~Agent Val The market started brewing at the beginning of the year, and it’s only getting HOTTER! Listings are flying off the shelves!  If you happen to have a house for sale and you’re not getting anyContinue reading “IT’S A BIDDING WAR IN SAN ANTONIO!”

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SWEEPSTAKES BY AGENT VAL

*******2013 POST****** *******2013 POST****** *******2013 POST****** WHO WILL BE THE ONE LUCKY WINNER? Here’s your chance to win $100* for your Back-to-School shopping!  The Facebook giveaway is just in time for the TAX FREE WEEKEND (August 9th-11th, 2013)! ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES~ OPTION #1:  Fill out the short entry form below.  YourContinue reading “BACK-TO-SCHOOL SWEEPSTAKES BY AGENT VAL”

PRACTICE WHAT I PREACH

I spend my days talking about houses and explaining about maintenance.  I teach homeowners how to take care of their home, but I don’t always practice what I preach.  I’m like my mechanic who fixes everyone’s car but his own. “Do what I say, not what I do!”  🙂 During “Spring Break 2013,” I’m staying busyContinue reading “PRACTICE WHAT I PREACH”

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”

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”