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How to Turn Off Your Water Valve
How to Turn Off Your Water Valve
How to turn off your water valve. I have a few friends who had pipes burst and their homes flooded. When the heat starts to rise many may experi...
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Freeze Warning Checklist
Freeze Warning Checklist
Elsa may love it, but you could end up hating it if you don't protect your home from an extended freeze. Here are the top items to address when expect...
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Ah Am Zee In-SPEC-tor!
Ah Am Zee In-SPEC-tor!
In residential real estate, the best day of a seller’s life is quickly followed by one of the worst. You work hard to negotiate an acceptable ...
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How to Steal a $4M Property in Preston Hollow
How to Steal a $4M Property in Preston Hollow
Republished fro Dallas Morning News article - Feb 2020 Everything about the gated, two-story brick house says: Stay away. The chain blocking the ...
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The Optimism of the Real Estate Investor (Flipper)
The Optimism of the Real Estate Investor (Flipper)
I love the optimism of real estate investors (flippers).  I was honored to be selected to list this 3 bedroom charmer in central Plano. The prope...
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The Myth of
The Myth of "The Neighborhood Expert"
Torn from the pages of real world real estate:  5 months ago, prospect did not hire me because they wanted someone who was more of a "neighborhoo...
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Ooh, That Smell...
Ooh, That Smell...
Recently, I was interviewing with a seller to represent their home. In the main living room of the house, there was a large and rather ornate "Cat Tre...
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Predatory Buyers After the Tornado
Predatory Buyers After the Tornado
TORN FROM THE PAGES OF REAL WORLD REAL ESTATE:  (editor's note: this original story is from Dec 1, 2019. As of last week, seller still has not so...
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Beware The Flipper
Beware The Flipper
I am proud to have navigated my seller clients past a predator buyer last week. Here was the scenario...  Buyer made an offer that was all cash w...
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Torn from the Pages of Real World Real Estate - Get Your Price Right
Torn from the Pages of Real World Real Estate - Get Your Price Right
I like to share stories from my real world real estate experiences. Hopefully there can be a lesson shared that will save someone from going down simi...
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Performance of $3m+ Listings in North Dallas/Preston Hollow
Performance of $3m+ Listings in North Dallas/Preston Hollow
Even in a strong real estate market, the buyer pool for a $3M+ property is narrow, to say the least. Over the last two years, there have been 260...
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North Dallas/Preston Hollow Sales Over the Last 5 Years
North Dallas/Preston Hollow Sales Over the Last 5 Years
2020 has been an interesting year for residential real estate. While the world was shut down for 2+ months from March to June, the real estate market...
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When Real Estate and
When Real Estate and "Citizen Kane" Converge
I was looking at houses back in October with a client. She saw this wastepaper basket in a bedroom and remarked "I had this EXACT trash can in my b...
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