Posted on July 28, 2014
It’s a bit complicated, selling a home in Bastrop, TX. Although you can make a case for the feasibility of doing the whole thing yourself, there are enough areas of knowledge where experience, expertise, and even licensure are recommended that few would ever try it.
At the end of the day, selling a Bastrop, TX home is a true team undertaking. And you’re the one selling a home, so you’re Captain. In addition to interviewing and selecting the Bastrop real estate agent you will be working with, there are other professionals you should plan to engage as well. Here’s who and why:
It’s quite a good idea to have a professional inspection performed at your property before selling a home. In addition to any major issues that could affect your smartest listing price, you want to be made aware of any minor issues before buyers come across them. Sometimes small details that are easy to fix can upset timing and even derail a deal entirely.
As a seller, you shouldn’t try to value your property blindly. To do so runs the risk of over- or undervaluing it—and a smart listing price is a key element in the successful selling of a home. Your agent will give you key guidance on pricing. However, having a professional appraisal performed in advance can help support your price to potential buyers (especially if you are asking a high number that could be difficult to otherwise support). While the buyer’s bank will require their own appraisal, the money spent here in advance can help speed up the offer and/or negotiations.
The most difficult part of selling a home is finding and attracting a serious buyer. Fortunately, this is a burden your Bastrop real estate agent will shoulder for you. But before everyone has signed on the dotted line, it’s important to understand what the financial and tax implications will be once you’ve sold. If you have gains, you want to know how much—if any—tax burden it will trigger. If there is a loss, you’ll want to know how to turn that to your advantage. Either way, knowing the tax implications before you list may well affect the price you list at or will accept.
Thinking of buying or selling a home in Bastrop soon? Why not come by or give me a call? I’ll be here at the office, working hard for my clients all summer.
Posted on July 18, 2014
When you set about buying a house, you will have already taken as a given that this will be among the most expensive purchases you will ever make. It’s going to be your house on the line; you’ll want to make sure you have the top resources in your arsenal. Chief among them will be having a Realtor® in the Bastrop and Central Texas who understands your goals, respects your bottom line—and who sees the joint goal the way you do: recognizing the right properties when they become available, and helping to remove any and all obstacles to securing it.
But this summer, just how will you recognize the Realtor® in Bastrop, TX who fits the bill?
Who Do You Know?
The right Bastrop, TX Realtor knows every leading vendor in the business and can introduce you to as a valued client. Need an inspector or attorney? Maybe a floor guy to price out staining the hardwood? The right Realtor will know the key players at every step, and will be able to get the facts and inside scoop to help you sound out the right decisions. Often you’ll be presented with multiple options for each resource so you’ll be sure you have a vetted group of experts to choose from.
What am I Looking For?
The right Realtor in Bastrop, TX will interview you to pin down as closely as possible which of your goals are must-haves…and which want-to-haves. Before long, your Realtor will understand instinctively what matters to you, how that translates to the current listings; and even how it matches inventory that’s waiting in the wings. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you’re likely to find that the right Bastrop, TX Realtor will answer some of your questions even before you know what to ask!
How Can I Reach You?
If you’ve ever had trouble—real trouble—reaching an agent, you’ll appreciate that a great Realtor in Bastrop, TX has not only excellent communication skills, but back-up systems in place to be quickly available for questions, showings and negotiations. So make sure you ask all Realtor candidates how she or he plans to field last-minute or urgent requests.
The right Realtor in Bastrop, TX will always demonstrate having your best interests at heart—from the first home viewing to the day you close. If you’re interviewing Realtors in Bastrop, TX to help with either buying or selling a home, I’d love to show you what my team and I can accomplish for you this summer!
Posted on July 15, 2014
This summer, success in selling a home in Bastrop, TX will depend upon the same factors as always: location; quality; buyer appeal.
A home’s location—short of calling in the house movers—is pretty much what it is. The structural quality of workmanship and the level of maintenance that it’s received though the years can be gussied up where it shows (and should be!), but that, too, is largely a done deal.
Which leaves that other factor in selling a Bastrop home—the little things that reach out to appeal to buyers. The difference between receiving a swift offer and not can hinge on what makes your home more desirable than others in its price range.
A good example is with closet space. Any property with a closet organization system will carry great appeal to a large number of prospective buyers. Likewise, advanced technological touches can stick in buyers’ memories at the end of a long day of house tours. They don’t even have to be expensive or whole-house systems: a simple programmable thermostat that can be accessed on a smart phone can be an interesting selling point that sticks in the memory. It’s the kind of touch that isn’t a great deal of trouble to install—but it can provide the edge that makes selling your home that much easier.
More extensive tech-savvy features, like tricked-out media rooms or home offices wired to the hilt, are also very hot right now (especially for today’s younger homebuyers) and can provide the edge you’re looking for—if.
What’s the “if”?
If when you are readying your home for showings and open houses, you-
- •prep to emphasize each of these special features (like leaving that system-organized closet door open with the light on);
- •you make sure your agent is in the loop, ready to showcase key elements; and
- •stage to bring out less visible features—whether it’s printing up a list of newly-refurbished utilities or setting out a wine bottle and glasses with a note to “be sure to check out the killer wine cellar downstairs”
It’s also possible that some appealing features are ones that you take for granted; you’ve simply gotten used to them, yet they ought to be emphasized. Often those are details that your agent will be helpful in pointing out. Whatever is unique and desirable will make selling your home that much easier.
If you will be selling your own Bastrophome in this summer, I hope you will give me a call. There’s never an obligation, but if you wish, we can go over your property to uncover the marketing options that will make it a stand-out: the one with the edge!
Posted on July 12, 2014
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Are you looking for an affordable home on two acres with peaceful country living with fresh air that you just can’t find in city Bastrop or Austin? Well look no further. I have this great manufactured home located in Rockne, TX just down the street from the Rockne Grocery Store and Leon’s Country Store , one of Bastrop’s oldest gathering place where you can shoot pool, have a beer and listen to live country music on almost any weekend. Although the home has a Bastrop address is’s actually located out Hwy 20 in Rockne, TX.
This three bedroom two bath home was manufactured in 1998 has about 1,512 square feet of open living space, large kitchen, master bath and two other bedrooms located on the opposite side of the home is perfect for the first time home buyer. The beautiful two acres is 100% fenced and suitable for horses, limited live stock, gardening,other outdoor activities and many other possibilities. This Rockne home comes with a refrigerator, large storage building that can store all of of your outdoor lawn equipment, horse tack, gardening supplies and who knows you might even be able to park the Porsche inside. There is another 12X18 insulated building complete with air-conditioning that is negotiable for the serious buyer only and of course for the right price. Oh, I can’t forget about the 54″ 26 Hp ridding lawn mower that’s a work horse and will be needed to maintain this property is negotiable as well for make us an offer.
if you or anybody you know are interested in taking a closer look at this home please give me a call to schedule a time. What’s it going to hurt and who knows you might just fall in love with the home and Rockne and and I can have you and your family moving in before you can blink an eye. Please take a look at the VIRTUAL TOUR and give me a call.