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”

Holiday Villages of Medina: FLEETWOOD HOME FOR SALE

BANK FORECLOSURE: Property details delivered to your cell phone.  Text “Agent114683” or “Property 456privateroad1507″ to 27126. If you or someone you know is interested in a $69,000 home in Bandera, TX (Medina County), give me a call A.S.A.P.!  I just listed a 5-year old home in the Holiday Villages of Medina.  It’a Fleetwood manufactured home withContinue reading “Holiday Villages of Medina: FLEETWOOD HOME FOR SALE”

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”

Time to Play

I know it’s over 100 degrees outside and the lawn furniture is melting, but it’s summer vacation and we need to play outside! Remember when we were kids?  We played until the street lights came on.  It didn’t matter what the temperature was like back then, we played all day to avoid chores!  (oops… didContinue reading “Time to Play”

The Mortgage Murder

“You did WHAT before closing day?!?” Here’s a list of things that can KILL YOUR MORTGAGE LOAN APPROVAL: 1)  Car shopping- “BIG NO-NO!” Once you have a mortgage pre-approval, it’s not a good idea to shop for a sports car. The credit check alone can “ding” your credit score.  Let’s say you need a 620 FICOContinue reading “The Mortgage Murder”

HOUSE-HUNTERS

HGTV is my MTV and “House-Hunters” is one of my favorite “music videos!” HGTV has been airing “House-Hunters” over and over and over again.  The scenarios with each couple are also repetitive.  On each episode, there are two people buying a home for the first time. They have THREE categories to seriously consider… 1. Price 2.Continue reading “HOUSE-HUNTERS”

Blogging for Breakfast

I’ve been going through articles this morning, trying to catch up on some local news. I’m getting side-tracked with my phone notifications from Facebook. *SQUIRREL*  Oh, Fiesta… you bring out the “happy” in people!  🙂 Fiesta makes me think of food… thoughts of food reminds me that I’m hungry.  I haven’t had breakfast yet, andContinue reading “Blogging for Breakfast”

HEY! RASPA GUY!

What a weekend I’m having so far!  Last night, I tried a new eatery (151 Bar & Grill), today I was out showing properties all afternoon and I ended the day with a sweet and sour “Mangonada” created by one of my best buddies, Steve Casas.  I took my client and her sister to meetContinue reading “HEY! RASPA GUY!”

Can You Trust a REALTOR®?

When a new client chooses to work with me, I am presented with a new challenge.  Whether they are friends, family or complete strangers, I have a goal to earn their total trust and loyalty.  I know I have a level of trust and loyalty with friends and family, but when they are first-time homeContinue reading “Can You Trust a REALTOR®?”