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May 2018

Hot Market? Try 88 Days….

88 days is the average days on the market for homes in San Antonio as of today…..so why do we keep hearing about houses flying off the market?

Some do….but usually the ones that “fly off the market” are the more affordable homes…..AND homes that don’t need a lot of repairs.

So if you are considering putting your house on the market…..clean, clean, clean.  Pretend you are a homebuyer…..and take a good look around your house.  Open the front door with the key….if it’s hard to open, it immediately sends a message to the buyer to look for more items that might need to be repaired.

Todays buyer wants a house in MOVE IN condition….so if your house needs new carpet….install it now.  If your appliances are worn out, replace them now.  If you have walls that need paint….and the list goes on and on.  Every buyer I show homes to is looking for a house they don’t need to do work on…..because buyers don’t have time to do that work.  Unless your house is an incredible price…they will just pass on it and move to the next house.

The press says we don’t have a lot of homes on the market…. but the number of homes on the market is 7,767.  That’s right….seven thousand, seven hundred and sixty seven homes to compete with.

When you do have your house ready to sell…don’t make it hard for the Realtor to show it.  They might be showing ten homes in an afternoon to the same buyer….and if you make it too difficult, they will just pass and might not come back.

If you need help getting a list of what you need to do to get your house ready to sell  I’m happy to help.  (210) 273-6161

Memorial Day Fun Facts

 

 

Memorial Day originally began as a day to honor military personnel who died in the Civil War and was called Decoration Day.

It’s observed on the last Monday of May.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials.

It’s traditionally seen as the beginning of the summer season.

It’s typically an excellent occasion for backyard BBQ’s or a chance to travel.

If you have a flag it should be displayed at half-staff until noon…..and then raised to the top of the staff….in honor of the nation’s battle heroes.

Even if you have to work this weekend (like me) you can add a little red, white and blue around the house to make yourself feel like you’re enjoying the long weekend.

Don’t have a lot of money?  Add some festive napkins to get in the spirit of the holiday.  And don’t forget to say a little prayer for those brave men and women who gave their lives for us to be safe in the good old  USA!

 

Run Away to Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake

In just under an hour you can drive from either Austin or San Antonio and discover Canyon Lake.  It’s a great spot during daylight savings to leave the office early and jump in a boat or dip your toes into the water before the sun goes down.

Several spots offer boat rentals for as little as $107 with tax for an hour….which will allow you just enough time to rent a speed boat and enjoy a quick run across the entire lake while enjoying the sun and views of the pretty homes.

If you’re wanting to watch the sunset consider heading to Lucky’s on the north side of the lake.  Sit outside on the top level and enjoy some great grub and a cold  beverage.

Not a bad way to end a busy day!

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