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Tuesday, September 04, 2018   /   by Marty Becker

Eight steps to selling your home

      Define your needs. Write down all the reasons for selling your home. Ask yourself, "Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?" For example, a growing family may prompt your need for a larger home, or a job opportunity in another city may necessitate a move. For your goals, write down if you'd like to sell your house within a certain time frame or make a particular profit margin. Work with your real estate agent to map out the best path to achieve your objectives and set a realistic time frame for the sale. 

Name your price. Your next objective should be to determine the best possible selling price for your house. Setting a fair asking price from the outset will generate the most activity from other real estate agents and buyers. You will need to take into account the condition of your home, what comparable homes in your neighborhood are selling for, and state of the overall market in your area. It's often difficult to remai ...

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Friday, August 24, 2018   /   by Marty Becker

Excellent Articlel from the Houston Chronicle - By Fernando Alfonso III Published 8:22 am CDT, Thursday, July 26, 2018

Harvey and Houston - We live on the West side of Houston and have for the past 34 years.   We also managed several other Hurricanes the past few years with out any challenges with the exception of not having electricity other than the portable generator in the garage.  We sat around the pool discussing the challenges but Harvey was different.
We really were not prepared.   Who would have thought that this storm would actually bring this much water to our area.   We stood in the garage and watched it rain for 3 entire days.  Needless to say, we were fortunate, but so many of our family and friends were not.  The article below addresses Houston and Harvey.  It is direct from the Houston Chronicle written by 
By Fernando Alfonso III
 Published 8:22 am CDT, Thursday, July 26, 2018.
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