Is Selling Your Home Yourself Worth the Risk? NO!

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Deb&BruceAs a couple who has moved over a dozen and a half times in the last 4 decades, I understand the reasons why you may want to try to sell your home yourself.  We each have giftings that we are born with or through experience, good at.  Then there are the things we know nothing about. They are are things that each of us just want to be able to do ourselves, but we don’t know where to begin or how to finish it.  Would you design and build a home yourself?  Would you fix your car, lawn mower, computer, plumbing, electrical work yourself? Would you color and style your hair?  Would you cook a 10-course meal or cater an event yourself?  Alot of us love HG TV, all the real estate cable shows and Pinterest, but can each of us actually do the things we see on TV and Pinterest?  Watching it on TV seems easy enough, reading the recipe seems simple – but once we get started on a project, it just simply isn’t as easy as we thought.

Buying and selling a home is not easy and for the seller there are alot of emotions mixed in with it.  There are lots of rules, regulations, property owners and home owners bylaws and covenants and more.  How do you price it?  There is expertise to that.  What do you focus on to get the home presentable? What do you spend the money on to sell it?  Your home is your kingdom and may be your “Zen spot” but that doesn’t mean that a new buyer will like the purple walls, unique art, and stuffed wildlife everywhere.  How do you market the home within the state, other states, globally and in other languages?  How do you get the word out?  How do you handle the showings and do you think the buyer will be comfortable with you the owner dogging every step they take as they look around?  Will your feelings get in the way when prospects say that the tree your loved one planted when you married has got to go, that wall has to be blown out etc.  Do you have experience negotiating?  What do you do when someone wants to make an offer?  What paperwork will you use?  Where do you close?  The list is endless and there are a thousand details to take care of. There is an art to selling a home.  That is what Bruce and I, as experienced Realtors do for you.  We take care of that and all those important details.

Ohh, and guess what – statistics show that an agent assisted home sell will get you MORE money for your home than selling it yourself, using a discount brokerage, or one of those nameless iBuyer brokers who don’t tell you about all those assessment fees they are going to charge you. The 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers reported that FSBO’s typically sell for less than agent assisted homes. FSBO homes sold at a median price of $200,000 last year (same as year before). Agent assisted homes sold at a median price of $280,000. Do you really want to lose that kind of money? That is a significant amount of money the FSBO seller is losing even after the agent assisted commission is paid.

So if I haven’t convinced you to use an agent to sell the biggest investment that you may have, take a look at the article published recently in USA Today.   Here is another one published on the National Association of Realtors website.

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home or acreage home in East Texas.  And if Cedar Creek Lake isn’t the one for you, we have other East Texas Lakes to show you.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

The Schwanbecks would love a chance to Exceed Your Expectations!

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

What’s the Point of Mortgage Points?

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Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  And if Cedar Creek Lake isn’t the one for you, we have other East Texas Lakes to show you.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Questions to Ask Before a Home Inspection

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Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  And if Cedar Creek Lake isn’t the one for you, we have other East Texas Lakes to show you.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Ellis County Holiday Activities

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Bruce and I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season filled with good food, lots of Joy and Laughter, Blessings and Provision for the upcoming year.  If you live in  Ellis County, here is a list of some of the activities happening around the area.

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Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  And if Cedar Creek Lake isn’t the one for you, we have other East Texas Lakes to show you.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Dallas County Holiday Activities

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Bruce and I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season filled with good food, lots of Joy and Laughter, Blessings and Provision for the upcoming year.  If you live in Dallas County, here is a list of some of the activities happening around the area

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Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  And if Cedar Creek Lake isn’t the one for you, we have other East Texas Lakes to show you.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Kaufman County Holiday Activities

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Bruce and I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season filled with good food, lots of Joy and Laughter, Blessings and Provision for the upcoming year.  If you live in Kaufman County, here is a list of some of the activities happening around the area.

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Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  And if Cedar Creek Lake isn’t the one for you, we have other East Texas Lakes to show you.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Henderson County Holiday Events

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Bruce and I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season filled with good food, lots of Joy and Laughter, Blessings and Provision for the upcoming year.  If you live in Henderson County, here is a list of some of the activities happening around Athens and Cedar Creek Lake.

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Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  And if Cedar Creek Lake isn’t the one for you, we have other East Texas Lakes to show you.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

The Schwanbeck’s would Love to Exceed Your Expectations!

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Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  And if Cedar Creek Lake isn’t the one for you, we have other East Texas Lakes to show you.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

2 Master Suites – Large Yard – Pool – 45 Minutes from Dallas

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Country Club Living at Cedar Creek Lake. This home sits on a shaded half acre lot. The back yard has a magnificent deck that surrounds the tranquil pool and a beautifully landscaped yard. Spacious front porch is perfect for rocking and talking to friends and family. Walk inside and there are 2 master suites – 1 down and an oversize suite up with a deck and separate outdoor entrance. Gameroom and wet bar is also upstairs. The open floor plan has alot of windows to let in the natural light. The downstairs bedrooms are spacious. The laundry room is large enough to also add a second refrigerator and freezer. Cedar Creek Country Club has a boat launch, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, pool, club house and dining room open 6 days a week. Click here to view the listing.

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Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  And if Cedar Creek Lake isn’t the one for you, we have other East Texas Lakes to show you.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Water is Up. Interest Rates are Down. It’s time to look at Lake Homes.

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Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!  The market is HOT, HOT, HOT.  Whether you have a waterfront, offwater, residential, or acreage home – they are all selling well in the Henderson county area this year.

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |