Watauga TX Home For Sale 6473 Whitehurst

6473 Whitehurst Watauga TX

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3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 2-Car Garage | 1512 SF/Tax

Watauga TX Home For Sale – The bonus on this home is: HVAC system approx 4 years old. Roof replaced approx 6 months ago and an additional home office room with water hookups and cabinets. This home needs a little tlc to make it yours. Huge back yard and storage shed. See the possiblities and make it your own. 

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The Extra Mile

The personal quality necessary to achieve outstanding success in business is that you must be willing to go the extra mile.

The Extra Mile

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It’s the “Under Promise, Over Deliver” concept and “If you are always willing to do more than what you get paid for, the day will come when you will be paid for more than what you actually do.”

Robert Cialdini, in his book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, discusses what he calls the Law of Reciprocity. Basically it says that when you do something for someone else, there’s an unstated obligation for them to want to do something for you in return.

So when you go the extra mile for your customers or clients, you’ve just set the stage for that law to take effect. But it’s only on that “extra mile” that it works. When you give what might be considered “normal” service, or “adequate” service or even “good” service, you haven’t earned the right to expect that law to work for you.

In fact, even performing “knock-out” service often isn’t enough to gain you an advantage. We’ve all come to expect that from any number of businesses.

You’ve really got to do something special in order to gain an advantage in today’s highly competitive marketplace. Then, and only then, can you expect to create that nearly compelling desire in your customer to want to reciprocate. This simple truth says it all:

“There’s no traffic jam on the extra mile.”

Huge Savings Villas of Indian Creek Carrollton, Texas

DR Horton is blowing out their new luxury townhome inventory in the Villas of Indian Creek in Carrollton, Texas. 4104 Comanche Drive has all the bells and whistles and has been reduced to $174,990.

Home Sale at Villas of Indian Creek in Carrollton Texas

This two bedroom two and a half bath unit is 1,761 square feet with an oversized second bedroom and a private courtyard. Numerous upgrades include granite countertops with custom stone back splash, 42” custom maple cabinets, and stainless steel appliances in the gourmet kitchen. An energy efficient 14-seer A/C unit and security system are also included. The Villas of Indian Creek luxury townhomes include a two-car garage and a full service HOA for low-maintenance living.

Pricing is for contracts written in February and closing by March 31, 2011. Additional incentives are also available.

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New Home Rebate

Purchase a new home through us and we'll help you with your closing costs! We'll give you a credit of 1.5% of the price of the home at closing to use towards your closing costs.

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CB JENI Homes Are Bad…Really?

I was looking in my site logs for the past week and noted a hit on my website from Google using, “CB JENI Homes Are Bad” as keywords. Really?

CB JENI Homes in Plano

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Full disclosure…I am the exclusive listing broker for CB JENI Homes.

To date, CB JENI Homes purchased three subdivisions out of previous builder’s bankruptcies; Wyndsor Court in Richardson, The Enclaves at Willow Crest in Plano, and The Estates of Willow Crest in Plano.  They have taken incomplete subdivisions and brought them back to life. This has had a positive impact on the subdivisions and preserves property values for current homeowners.

I’ve been there since the beginning and the latest construction may be the best I’ve seen to date. Quality design and solid construction results in a superior product.

Worried about warranties? Don’t be. All homes and townhomes come with a one-year general warranty, two-year major systems warranty, and a ten-year structural warranty from a third-party insurer.

The meltdown that started in 2008 caused many builders to close their doors and file bankruptcy. As we move forward, new builders will come forward to fill the void. Completing previously abandoned subdivisions should be seen as a good thing for both the current homeowners and new home buyers.

Come out and take a look for yourself at the quality construction and attention to detail of CB JENI Homes and then decide for yourself.

Visit The Enclaves at Willow Crest site or The Estates of Willow Crest site for more information on CB JENI subdivisions in Plano, Texas.

New Home Rebate

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I Saw A Foreclosure Listing on RealtyTrac

I was out showing one of my Short Sale listings today. The showing went well, but the house did not really work for them. Before I could ask them if I could help them find something else, they asked me about a property they had seen on RealtyTrac.

Foreclosure For Sale

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RealtyTrac bills itself as a ”Foreclosure Real Estate Listings” site.  According to their website, “Save up to 50% off market value! RealtyTrac lets you search the most foreclosure properties in your neighborhood.” It’s a pay site after a free trial period.

In Texas, it appears RealtyTrac gets some of their data from the county records. The property they showed me was not listed, had not been foreclosed on, and the owners were still living in it. I suspect the lender filed for a substitute trustee (one of the recorded first steps in the trustee sales process) or actually posted it for a trustee sale.

Even if the property had been foreclosed on, it may not be available for purchase. The lender has to make sure the property is vacant and in some cases, wait for the redemption period to expire before they list it with a local REALTOR®. They asked about contacting the lender to purchase it directly from the lender. While I don’t have extensive REO experience, I have two big REO agents in my office and they tell me that it’s not possible to purchase a single property directly from the lender.

I explained this to them and I told them if they were truly looking for active foreclosure listings, the data was available in the MLS. I offered to set up a foreclosure search for them.

My advice to them was to work with the MLS data as it is likely the most accurate source of actual foreclosure real estate listings unless they wanted to try to purchase a property at a trustee sale.

Luxury Townhomes at Legacy Town Center PreSelling Fast

Luxury Townhomes at Legacy Town Center PreSelling Fast

Pre-opening prices are now available at the new Legacy Town Center near The Shops at Legacy in Plano, just east of the Dallas North Tollway.  15 units have already pre-sold!  This 115-unit DR Horton development features 6 two and three bedroom floor plans up to 2,100 square feet.    All homes include hardwood floors in the entry and living room.  The gourmet kitchens feature custom maple glaze cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances.  Even the fridge is included!

A unique option for buyers is a covered roof deck – perfect for entertaining or just taking in the sights and sounds of this urban lifestyle center.  The luxury 2 ½- story units offer media and game rooms on the top level which could also be converted to a fourth bedroom.

Legacy Town Center starts in the $220s and special pre-opening pricing is now available.  The model home will open mid-February and a Grand Pre-Opening for the community is set for February 24.  Within walking distance is The Shops at Legacy, an urban retail oasis with unique shopping and award-winning restaurants and lounges.

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Sorry, Buyers Do Not Want Your Home

If you are thinking of selling your home you might be pondering over what buyers want. That’s a good start, but maybe you should come at it from the other direction: buyers do not want to buy your home. Buyers do want to buy a house that will become their home. Think about these things to make your home into a house that a buyer will want.

What Home Buyers Do Not Want

Buyers do not want to do mental gymnastics to envision themselves living in a house. Don’t make people do too much work to understand the layout, rooms and property.

Buyers do not want a house that no one else wants. It’s human nature to want what others want. Price your home to sell and not to just sit.

Buyers do not want to pay for an over-priced house in an under-priced market, regardless of what you paid for it or need out of it.

Buyers do not want to see your stuff: cluttered kitchens, messy rooms, or your personal items in a bathroom are definite turnoffs.

Buyers do not want to smell your stuff: the litterbox, wet dog or morning bacon might be scents that you get used to, but other people won’t love them.

Buyers do not want to live with your stuff: your wallpaper, strong paint colors, brightly colored carpets, shelf paper from 1983 and 10 years of your kids’ trophies are definitely personal choices that a new owner may not care for.

Buyers do not want your projects: all those little repairs, clean-ups, fixes, smudges, cracks, rips, errors and mistakes…please take care of them before listing your house for sale. If you say to yourself “that’s a lot of work”, then so does a home buyer.

I see a lot of houses in St Charles, Geneva and Batavia so if you want me to come take a look at your house, give me a call. I can help you turn your home into a house that is perfect for the market…and a buyer.

Source: http://foxvalleyrealestate.net/2011/02/buyers-do-not-want-to-buy-your-home/