June 22, 2010

How Do I Sell My House FAST? (Step 5)

At last, we have reached the final step of the process! Let us begin by reviewing the previous steps. The First, and most important step, is to contact a Realtor. Simply doing this can save you the trouble of having to worry about the following four steps. If you insist on continuing alone, you must then CLEAN your house, PRICE your house, and STAGE your house properly to ensure it sells in the optimal amount […]
February 26, 2010

How Do I Sell My House FAST?? Step 3

In the competitive world of College Station home sales, it is imperative that you stay ahead of the competition. Today, I will cover step three to giving you a great edge: PRICING. Other than contacting a Realtor, this may be the most important step in the process. Pricing is affected by many factors. Just a few of them are how much houses in the area have sold for in the past, how much money you […]
February 24, 2010

How Do I Sell My House FAST? Step 2

This simple guide can help you stay on top of College Station home sales. Today, we will cover step two. Though often overlooked, this can be one of the most important steps to follow to ensure your house sells in a timely manner. It is simple and effective: CLEAN. It sounds simple enough, but you would be surprised how often houses listed for sale are unkept.     First of all, the house should be cleaned […]
February 11, 2010

Kathy Massey is a Success in College Station!

Susan,   My husband Chris and I have been extremely impressed with Kathy Massey, our Century 21 Beal Realtor. I first contacted Kathy back in the fall when my husband first heard about his transfer to Dallas. Kathy took the time to give us some good, solid information even though we were not ready to list the house at that time. We went back to Kathy and got our house listed February 1st. We got […]
October 12, 2009

Do Haunted Houses Really Exist In Bryan/College Station??

In my career as a Realtor, I have sold over 500 homes in the Bryan and College Station area. A few of these properties were homes that had a history; that is homes where previous owners had died on the property.   According to the law in Texas, if the house is considered a “Notorious House,” meaning the home is well known by the general public for what has happened on or in the premises, […]
November 24, 2008

Raylene Lewis is a Published Author!!!!

Raylene Lewis is a top agent at Century 21 Beal in College Station Texas. A few months ago she was contacted about publishing her “interesting real estate experiences” in a book. Below are the 2 stories (TRUE STORIES) they chose. Real estate is an interesting business. We deal with people at their bests and at their worsts! We see clean houses and houses no one should live in. We work with people who are understanding […]
September 5, 2008

What’s in a name?

I am a fan of history, especially the history of places.  The history of an area is something that is important to Realtors.  When I look at something as simple as a legal description for a property or as complex as a title commitment, I am reminded of the people that originally surveyed and owned the virgin wilderness and the hardships they endured to create a home, a livelihood, and a community out of the […]
August 13, 2008

Foreclosure Home for a $1.00?

From an article in the Detroit News, this house in Detroit, Michigan was recently listed for $1.00. That’s right. One American greenback. It sold for full price! The buyer plans to pay cash. Between sales commission and $1,000 bonus, buyer’s closing costs, back taxes and a past due water bill, the sale will cost the bank owner about $10,000. The empty, foreclosed home is now a shell of its former self. As a vacant home,
August 13, 2008

Staging for a Loan or Staging to Sell?

Real estate agents often suggest sellers use “Stagers” to assist with making the home for sale look more appealing to buyers so it will sell quicker and for the highest price. Staging is one of many things a real estate agent works with sellers on. This is a good, reasonable and honest thing to do to showcase a home in the best possible light. But, staging a home for an appraisal is a completely different […]