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1717 Arts Plaza #2208 , Downtown, 75201, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-balcony

Proven Path to Getting Top Dollar on Your Home

Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, this luxury residence at 1717 Arts Plaza #2208 features and open floor plan with designer finishes, two bedrooms and an expansive terrace. Listed for $1,125,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It seems simple – homeowners pay to list the house on web sites, put a sign in their yard and get ready to show a lot of strangers their house. With so much demand today, surely the house would sell quickly.

Too often, the house sells, but for thousands of dollars less than it might have if a professional Realtor, knowing the neighborhood, had priced the house correctly. Or maybe worse, the house does not sell because it is priced too high. Without expert advice, the house could also show poorly.
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1744 Timbergrove Circle, Dallas, 75208, Kessler Park, Oak Cliff - Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth - exterior

A Perfect Season to Buy Your First Home in Oak Cliff

The neo-Mediterranean style at 1744 Timbergrove Circle in Kessler Park highlights tall ceilings and large windows, with a quaint backyard patio. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

For first-time homebuyers, this summer is like winning a trifecta. Interest rates remain at historic lows, home values in many neighborhoods are rising, and there is a growing number of high-quality homes on the market. Now is a perfect time to look to own your first home. These listings can get you started.
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Expert Q&A: How Do You Prepare for Appraisals in This Market?

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Becky Frey

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A: If I sell someone a house that I think is pushing the envelope on pricing, I tell them we might have an issue and ask if they can bring extra cash to the table to make the loan happen. When I price a home in this market, I don’t just look at what’s sold; I look at what’s listed. It’s a natural part of the spring market; prices keep ticking upward. You have to keep track of it. c 214.536.4727 | [email protected] | beckyfrey.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

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