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Santa Needs a Fireplace – Merry Pinterest! {Video}

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Santa can make a grand entrance in one of these outstanding fireplaces! merrypinterest.com. #merrypinterest

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Moving to Dallas? Look Here for Guidance

In the heart of Kessler and North Oak Cliff, the one-story, 3,300-square-foot home at 1744 Timbergrove Circle Iisted for $559,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The North Texas Chamber recently reported that 1,000 people relocate to our area every day—thanks to welcoming neighborhoods, recognized schools, economic opportunity and a great lifestyle.
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Ask the Expert: What’s the Most Common Question From Buyers? 

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Joan Eleazer

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A: In a market where homes are selling quickly and the inventory of homes for sale is still low, buyers have a lot of questions. Will I be competing with other offers? If it’s a really good property, do I need to make an offer over the list price to have the opportunity to get this home? Will there be other inventory coming on the market later in the spring? It’s all about being able to find a home now. c: 214.537.5923 | [email protected] | theeleazergroup.com

Amy Detwiler

Amy Detwiler
A: Buyers are definitely worried about paying over asking price to get a home. But the market conditions remain strong, and we are in an appreciating market. When you’re buying a home in a good neighborhood, your investment is perhaps a little more solid and could justify paying above the asking price. If you find the right house, it could be OK to invest a little more if you plan to stay there. It’s a longer-term, but firm, investment. c: 214.536.8680 | [email protected] | amydetwilerdallas.com

Wynne Moore

Wynne Moore
A: With properties selling so quickly, buyers are asking a lot of questions about home prices. They don’t want to overpay, and they want to know whether they’ll be able to get their money back when they sell. When I have a client interested in a house that I think is drastically overpriced, I tell them we can put in an offer below asking price, but they must be willing to lose it. It’s a difficult situation. c: 817.781.7060 | [email protected]| wynnemoore.com

Alex Trusler

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A: The biggest question from any buyer is: What do I offer for the property? Buyers are worried about what the market is doing in terms of home price increases, and they want to ensure they do not overpay for a home. At the same time, they don’t want to miss out on the right house because of the low inventory levels – and they worry they won’t be able to find another. c: 214.755.8180 | [email protected]| trusler-seale.com

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Expert Q&A: What is the No. 1 concern of sellers right now?

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Joan Eleazer

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A. My clients are most concerned about where they’re going to live if they sell their home. Considering the low inventory of homes for sale, many people don’t want to put their home on the market if they don’t already have a place lined up. And other concern, potential sellers like to wait out the market – to see if they can get an even better price. But, we live in a great market. It’s always a good time to sell. 214.537.5923 | eleazergroup.com

Amy Detwiler

Amy Detwiler

A: They want to know when to list so they can get the best return on their investment. The answer is that these winter months leading up to the traditionally busy spring market are the time to list your home. Historic statistics show that the supply of homes for sale spikes in the springtime. So listing then would multiply your competition for buyers. Right now, you can focus on relocation buyers – because anyone looking now is serious about buying. 214.536.8680 | amydetwilerdallas.com

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Expert Q&A – What’s your best advice for buyers and sellers approaching the spring market?

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Joan Eleazer

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A: This year’s spring market is starting earlier and moving faster than last year’s, which set records. For sellers, make sure you really do all of your due diligence in getting your home ready to sell – de-clutter, freshen up everything, and tidy the yard. Buyers should be prepared to make a decision at a minute’s notice – so have your financing ready to go. It’s a competitive market, and you’ll be up against multiple offers for many properties. c: 214.537.5923 | [email protected] | eleazergroup.com

Amy Detwiler

Amy Detwiler

A: The key to this year’s spring market – which started even earlier than last year’s – is speed. You need to be ready to make a decision on a home as soon as you find one you love. First, align yourself with a Realtor, because many homes are selling before they hit the market. Then, get a relationship in place with a mortgage lender, so you can act quickly when you find the right home. c: 214.536.8680 | [email protected] | amydetwilerdallas.com

Wynne Moore

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A: What is most important for sellers is to use an agent who knows the market, can give them accurate listing pricing, and will maximize the exposure for their home to get the best price. For a buyer, it is important to have an agent who is watching every day for new listings, will potentially have the inside track on listings before they hit the market, and is experienced enough to help them present the most attractive offer to a seller. c: 817.781.7060 | [email protected] |wynnemoore.com

Tom Hughes

Tom Hughes

A: As a buyer, have a good agent familiar with the neighborhood where you are looking. Get pre-qualified for a loan. Be ready and able to act quickly when a property that interests you becomes available. As a seller, hire an agent who knows the area well and is networked with other top agents. Get your house in tip-top shape. Know values in your immediate area. The 2014 spring market is upon us, and it seems we’re already ahead of 2013. c: 214.649.3323 | [email protected] | tomhughesdallas.com

Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with five offices in Dallas, Uptown, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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Seller’s Top 10 – Best Advice to Get the Best Price

An artfully applied coat of neutral paint shows a fresh face to potential buyers. The home at 3513 Princeton Avenue in Highland Park is listed for $3,795,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

In the spirit of “$5 will get you $10,” top real estate professionals share their advice on the 10 best ways to polish a home to inspire a profitable sale.
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New on the Market – Beautiful Homes in Preston Hollow, University Park {Video}

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6614 Northwood Road | Preston Hollow

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This Preston Hollow cottage offers a wonderful home in one of Dallas’s most desired neighborhoods. Walk in to an open living and dining area with ample sunlight pouring into the kitchen. The updated bathrooms and sunny bedrooms offer a relaxing respite. Listed for $525,000
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From Our Family To Yours {Watch the Video}

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This December, we’ve published another wonderful supplement in Papercity magazine, featuring countless stories of life-changing charities and organizations. This video billboards some of our agents’ favorite groups that are transforming our community and world into a better place for all of us. Enjoy this video “From Our Family to Yours” and read the corresponding section in December 2013 edition of Papercity!

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These Neighborhoods Are Hot, Hot, Hot!

One of Lakewood’s most charming Spanish eclectic homes, 7039 Lakeshore Drive was designed and built in 1936 by Clifford Hutsell. Listed by Susan Matusewicz for $874,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

All across Dallas-Fort Worth, new and once-new neighborhoods are gaining in popularity among homeowners looking for great values, walkability, green space and more. Expert agents from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty discuss which neighborhoods are hot right now.

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“All of the close-in neighborhoods have had resurgence. We even have homebuilders returning to the Park Cities and East Dallas to keep up with the demand. New luxury options, from single-family to townhomes, are drawing buyers to Uptown, Oak Lawn and Turtle Creek. And as areas such as Oak Cliff experience an exciting renaissance, more Dallas residents are going to look at close-in neighborhoods so they can be part of the action, too.” Continue reading These Neighborhoods Are Hot, Hot, Hot!

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Ask the Expert: Do You Need to Consider Re-pricing?

In a hot market where property prices have risen up to 14 percent in the past year, it can be frustrating when a home fails to capture the attention of a buyer. Expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty offer suggestions on when to consider re-pricing. Continue reading Ask the Expert: Do You Need to Consider Re-pricing?