Prosper had been a very small country community on Preston Road (SH 289) in Northern Texas around 6 mi (9.7 km) north of Frisco, however in recent times, in keeping with her name, it has blossomed into one of the premier housing markets in North Texas.
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It’s safe to say that buying or selling a home is probably the largest transaction most consumers will ever make. This process is not a simple one, and it can be filled with uncertainty, emotional ups and downs, and numerous challenges. Every real estate transaction, no matter how big or small, is a complicated process. An experienced real estate team can make a big difference in the ultimate outcome of your transaction. When you begin looking for a Realtor, it is important to remember that experience matters, and that using friends and acquaintances to help buy or sell a home may not be the best choice. Selecting a talented and knowledgeable agent is the key to how you will fare throughout the entire process.
The Frisco landscape is changing again! The long awaited Wade Park development with its tremendous potential for the Collin County Real Estate community took a big step forward as the first shovels of dirt were turned last year by the Wade family
Interested in selling or buying a home in Collin County in 2016? You should be. According to the chief economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, 2016 will be a great time to buy or sell a home in the area.
Curb appeal means the aesthetic charm of a home when first seen from the road according to the Urban Dictionary. Another definition says it’s the attractiveness of the exterior of a residential property. However you define curb appeal, we all want it. You don’t need to wait until your house goes on the market to cultivate this allure either. Start making your home’s exterior and landscape enticing before the time comes to sell it.
Do the Following
- Spiff Up the Front Door: A fresh coat of paint in red, green, blue or whatever color gives off the same vibe as your house’s interior says this home has personality. A swag or generic wreath also ups the ante and decreases the boring look many front doors portray. Polish any metal doorknobs, knockers or bells.
- Manicure the Front Yard: Trim hedges, bushes and any grass that has grown over the sidewalk or paths. Fill containers with bright, colorful, blooming flowers.
- Add Mulch: Dress up your flower beds with beauty bark or some other protective covering.
- Light the Way: Visitors and prospective buyers like to see where they are going. Choose solar lamps to show how much you care about the environment.
- Change Numbers: Install new house numbers big enough for first responders to see easily and attractive enough to make a good first impression.
- Upgrade the Driveway: Redo the concrete if the old is cracked and spread a new load of gravel for a refreshed look.
- Buy a New Mailbox: Throw out your old mail receptacle if it’s dented, chipped or doesn’t close properly. Get one that locks so your mail and that of the next homeowner stays secure.
- Install Art Outside: Add what fits best into your garden design like wind chimes, birdbaths, a water feature or sculptures. Be sure these pieces are weather-resistant.
Not everything you do automatically increases curb appeal so plan your strategy to avoid making big mistakes.
Don’t Do the Following
- Make the Entrance Puzzling: You don’t want visitors to have to guess which door is the front one. The entrance should be obvious, warm and inviting.
- Plant Annuals in Front: Instead use perennials that last to power up and beautify your landscape.
- Follow Weird Trends: Hardscaping the entire yard, using colored mulch and trimming hedges into shapes of ex-presidents all come to mind as being turnoffs to potential buyers.
- Veer Away From the Neighborhood Style: You don’t want to have the home people point to and say, “what was he thinking?” Instead your house should harmonize with those around it.
- Plant Close to Walkways or the House: Hedges hanging over paths or walkways look unkempt. Trees that seem small when sowed into the ground can grow very large with a root system that can disturb your foundation.
Are you over the age of 50 with a large equity base in your current residence? Are you considering selling the family home and downsizing to a comfortable retirement property?
Jane Handles All Your Listing Details
Did you know? Keller Williams Nominated Jane Clark as one of the Top 1000 Realtors in the United States ! She has had that honor every year since 2014!
Amanda Qualls is a buyer’s agent for the Jane Clark Realty Group. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors and the Collin County Association of Realtors. With a focus on communication and education, the transaction of your home purchase will be an easy one that you enjoy!.
I hope this finds you well and that your family is safe and healthy. As we have all learned, our normal has quickly changed. The routines we used to take for granted such as dining out, sending our children to school, weekend sporting events, hair cut appointments, has been altered not only in North Texas but around the world.
Jane Clark Realty Group is relying on the guidance of the CDC, Small Business Administration, Local Governments, City Officials as well as talking with other Real Estate industry experts and making decisions based on scientific evidence. The business continues while first and foremost keeping our employees and clients safe.
This trying experience is not a lesson of business disruption – but of leadership, humanity, and creativity. Here at Jane Clark Realty, we have implemented strategies to continue bringing our clients the same level of service we have always prided ourselves in providing. For example, we have moved from in-person meetings to virtual meetings when appropriate, we ensure our photographer is equipped and masks and gloves anytime a property is visited, we are also ensuring all agents showing our properties wear gloves and masks during showings, we have the capability to host virtual Open Houses, and all documents can be signed digitally.
Though the Real Estate market is changing, the market is still very much active with over 450 new listing just last week in Collin County. We are prepared to change and adjust right along with the market. Please know we continue to be here to help you and guide you through all of your real estate needs. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.
It's a question I get all the time? Where should I begin looking for my next home? What are those neighborhoods like and can I find something in my Price Range? We want the ambience of Prosper Texas but how do I start looking?