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May 9, 2020

Have you seen this home yet?

Remodeled kitchen

Delightfully charming 3-bedroom home with great updates throughout. Including: fresh new paint inside and out, beautiful laminate flooring, new frame-less shower glass enclosure with modern wall tiles in master bathroom, updated hall bath, updated kitchen with granite counter-tops and beautiful back splash, new appliances, many new lighting fixtures and ceiling fans. Heat pump installed 2016. Roof replaced in 2015. Located centrally to shopping, entertainment, major highways and schools. Come check it out before its gone! See more pictures and get more information here.

5057 Crawford Dr.
The Colony, TX. 75056

$247,000

Posted in Real Estate News
April 12, 2020

Farmer's Markets in the area

(photo courtesy of Aaron Cloward)

Spring has sprung, and when the weather is nice, it's the perfect time to get outside. I don't know why, but when the weather starts warming up and I feel the sun on my skin, it makes me want to... EAT MY VEGETABLES! (What?!?) What better way is there to enjoy the spring weather AND get the freshest of vegetables than to visit one of the many farmers markets around us. Here is a list of some of our favorites: 

Melissa:

Lola's Local Market 

1771 Kever Main
Melissa, TX 75454

Temporarily closed. Please visit their Facebook page for updates:

https://www.facebook.com/lolaslocalmarket/

 

Dan's Fresh & Local

6573 N McDonald St.
Melissa, TX 75454

Hours: 
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Text 972-658-0977 for Free delivery. The elderly and high risk receive priority $25-35 minimum, depending on distance. More goodies in daily. Follow us on Facebook and get real time updates! Open for pick up and walking also:

https://www.facebook.com/dansfreshandlocal/

 

McKinney:

Historic Downtown McKinney Farmer's Market

315 S Chestnut St
Chestnut Square
McKinney, TX 75069

Hours are updated as events unfold. Please visit their Facebook page for the most recent information:
https://www.facebook.com/McKinneyfarmersmarket/

https://www.chestnutsquare.org/farmers-market-mckinney/

 

Local Yocal Farm to Market

213 N Tennessee St
McKinney, TX 75069

Hours: *Please check their website or Facebook page below for any updates.*
Mon: Closed
Tue: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

https://localyocalfarmtomarket.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/localyocalfarmtomarket/

NOW OFFERING LOCAL DELIVERY & CURBSIDE PICKUP

We understand the significant interruption that the Corona virus has created in our daily lives.  Additionally, we understand the limitations and shortages that are affecting our region.  In response, we feel the best way to support our local community in this challenging time is to temporarily offer local delivery and curbside pickup. Please call 469-952-3838 to learn more about this temporary offering.

 

Frisco:

Frisco Fresh Market

9215 John W Elliott
Frisco, TX 75034

Hours: *Please check their website or Facebook page below for any updates.*
Thu: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

friscofreshmarket.com   https://www.facebook.com/friscofreshmarket/

 

Plano:

Lucky Layla Farms

3721 N Jupiter Rd        320 Coit Rd
Plano, TX 75074          Plano, TX 75075

Hours: *Please check their website below for any updates.*
Mon: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: Closed

luckylayla.com

 

Georgia's Farmer's Market

916 E 15th St
Plano, TX 75074

Hours: *Please check their website below for any updates.*

Mon: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/georgiasfarmersmarketplano/

Posted in Community News
March 19, 2020

Your health and safety are our top priority!

 

In these unprecedented times, and in regard to the safety precautions recommended by the CDC regarding the Covid-19 virus, we want you to know that we care about you and your health; in fact, it's our top priority! We also understand that maintaining some sense of normalcy, and being able to continue with life's necessities is important as well. To that end, in addition to the procedures shown in the graphic above, here are some additional precautions we are taking to ensure your safety while remaining available to fulfill your real estate needs:

1. Instead of in person meetings, we are holding virtual meetings via Face Time, Google Hangouts, and Zoom. We're also available by phone or text at (806) 438-3215.

2. We ARE open and showing houses. If the property is occupied, we are calling ahead of time to ensure the property owner has time to properly sanitize all surfaces. While we realize that viewing a potential home is vital in the purchasing process. At this time, we are offering a one person, in person walk-through, with a live virtual tour via mobile phone for any additional persons in your party. This will help minimize unnecessary exposure for both you and the home owner.

3. The same procedure (described in #2) will be followed for our listings.

4. When showing properties, we will have hand sanitizer and wipes available to you. 

We look forward to serving you. For a safe, hassle-free real estate experience, look to the Worth Realty Team!

Posted in Community News
March 19, 2020

Blue Ridge, TX. Amenities Map


Blue Ridge is a great little town that's close enough to be part of the DFW metroplex, but far enough away that all that hustle and bustle just melt away when you get home. See what's in and around Blue Ridge here: 

Posted in Community News
March 17, 2020

Serious About Selling?

Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home
the Best on the Block

Serious About Selling-Worth Realty Team

 

 

We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity!

 

If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it apart from all the other listings competing for buyers in your area. That’s why we’ve outlined our proven, five-step plan for serious sellers.

 

Use these five tactics to help your listing get noticed, win over buyers, and net a higher sales price than your neighbors!

 

 

STEP 1: Stage Your Home to Show Its Full Potential

 

The average seller will do the minimum to prepare their home for market: clean and declutter, fix anything that’s broken, mow the lawn. And while those tasks are essential, today’s buyers want more than just a clean house and tidy yard. When they dream of buying a new home, they envision a designer house with modern finishes. Help them see your property’s full potential by staging it.

 

Home staging is one of the hottest trends in real estate—because it works! According to the Real Estate Staging Association, homes that are professionally staged spend 73% less time on the market.1

 

So what exactly is staging? In a broad sense, staging is the act of preparing your home for market. The goal is to highlight your home’s strengths, minimize any deficiencies, and help buyers envision themselves living in the space. When staging a home, you might rearrange the furniture to make a room feel larger or remove heavy curtains to make it appear brighter.

 

Some sellers choose to hire a professional home stager, who has specialized training and experience, to maximize the appeal of their home to the largest number of potential buyers. Others may opt to do it themselves, using guidance from their agent.

 

We can help you determine the appropriate budget and effort required to push your home ahead of the competition in your neighborhood. The good news is, an investment in staging pays off. A 2018 National Association of Realtors survey found that 85% of staged homes sold for 6-25% more than their unstaged neighbors homes.2

 

 

STEP 2: Draw Buyers in with High-Quality Listing Photos

 

You only have one chance to make a first impression with potential buyers. And many buyers will view photos of a listing before they decide whether or not to visit it in person. In fact, 87% of buyers find photos “very useful” in their home search.3 Poor-quality or amateur-looking listing photos could keep buyers from ever stepping through your door.

 

Since good photography plays such an important role in getting your property noticed, we only work with the top local professionals to photograph our listings. But we don’t just rely on their photography skills when it comes to showcasing your home.

 

We go the extra mile to ensure your listing photos showcase the true essence of your home. We’re always on-site during the photoshoot to help the photographer capture the best angles and lighting, and to let them know about unique or compelling selling features that they should photograph. The extra effort pays off in the end. In fact, listings with high-quality photography sell 32% faster than the competition … and often for more money!4

 

 

STEP 3: Price It Properly From the Start

 

Even in a strong real estate market, there are homes that will sit unsold for months on end. This can be the “kiss of death” in real estate, as buyers tend to imagine that there must be something wrong with the property, even if it’s not the case.

 

But why are those houses still on the market in the first place? It’s because they are often priced too high.

 

Every buyer has a budget. And most will be viewing listings within a particular price range. If your property is overpriced, it can’t properly compete with the other houses they’re viewing that are priced correctly. Which means it’ll sit on the market until you’re eventually forced to drop the price.

 

Alternatively, if you price your home aggressively, it can be among the nicest homes that buyers have seen within their budget. This can lead to emotionally-attached buyers, who are often willing to pay a premium or settle for fewer seller concessions. And in certain markets, it can lead to a multiple-offer situation or bidding war. The end result? More money in your pocket.

 

We can help you determine the ideal listing price for your home in the current market. Pricing it properly, in the beginning, is the best way to ensure a fast and profitable sale.

 

 

STEP 4: Put on a Good Show at Each Showing

Put on a good show at every showing-Worth Realty Team

 

Once buyers are interested enough to schedule a visit, it’s crucial that you put on a good show at each showing.

 

The first step is to make your home readily available—and often on short notice—for buyers to see it. A missed showing is a missed opportunity to sell your home. If you set too many restrictions on when it’s available to view, busy buyers will simply skip over your listing and move on to the next one.

 

Part of making your home available means keeping it relatively show-ready as long as it’s on the market. Most of us don’t live picture-perfect lives, and our homes reflect the day-to-day reality of our busy (and sometimes messy) families. But a little extra effort spent keeping your home clean, fresh-smelling, and ready for buyers will help it sell faster … which means you can get back to your regular routine as quickly as possible!

 

 

STEP 5: Use a Proven Promotion Plan

 

Most agents are still marketing their listings like they did 20 years ago  … put a sign in the yard, put the listing in the MLS, and pray that it sells. Yet, we know that 93% of buyers search for real estate listings online.3

 

That’s why we invest in the latest training and technology—to ensure your listing appears in the places where buyers are most likely to look. Our dual-level promotion strategy includes both pre-launch activities designed to seed the marketplace and post-listing activities to ensure your home stays top-of-mind with potential buyers.

 

By utilizing online and social marketing platforms to connect with consumers and offline channels to connect with local real estate agents, your property gets maximum exposure to prospective buyers.

 

 

LET’S GET MOVING

 

Are you thinking about listing your home? Get a head start on your competition! Contact us for a copy of our Home Seller’s Guide, which offers a complete guide to the home selling process. Or call us to schedule a free no-commitment consultation. We’d love to put together a custom plan to maximize the sales potential of your property!

 

 

Sources:

1.      Real Estate Staging Association - https://www.realestatestagingassociation.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=304550&module_id=164548

2.      Home Staging Resources -
https://www.homestagingresources.com/2018-home-staging-statistics/

3.      National Association of Realtors -
https://www.nar.realtor/sites/default/files/documents/2018-real-estate-in-a-digital-world-12-12-2018.pdf

RIS Media -
https://rismedia.com/2018/12/12/shocking-stats-importance-photography-real-estate/

Posted in Selling Your Home
March 17, 2020

Celina, TX. Amenities Map

Check out our Celina Amenities Map here:

 

Posted in Community News
March 15, 2020

Melissa, TX. Amenities Map

In Melissa Texas, the real estate market has been hot lately, so you might think you want to Sell Your Melissa TX Home by yourself. It's understandable that you would try and save paying commission to a real estate agent, yet that decision could hurt you in the long run.  Studies have shown that most homeowners who attempt to sell on their own end up netting less money. There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.:

 

Posted in Community News
March 13, 2020

McKinney, TX. Amenities Map

Our McKinney Amenities Map shows you all the different ways to learn, live, play, eat, and more in McKinney!

See our home maintenance blog. to see how to sell your house. and find handyman services that support the Anna/Melissa area.

 

Posted in Community News
March 11, 2020

Anna, TX. Amenities Map

As promised, here is another amenities map!  See what amenities are available in and around Anna with our custom amenities map. Find out how to sell your house. Take advantage of our home maintenance blog. and handyman services in McKinney, Anna, and Melissa.

Posted in Community News
March 9, 2020

NEW! Frisco, TX. Amenities Map

Frisco has MANY amenities and handyman services, making it a great place to live. We have created an amenities map of Frisco, showing Frisco ISD schools, grocery stores, places of worship, restaurants, fast food, movie theaters, coffee shops, lodging for our visitors, and more! Check it out here, and come back and check our home maintenance blog. often. We're adding new cities regularly like Anna, Melissa, and Mckinney.

 

Posted in Community News