Amarillo, TX Real Estate News

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore Group806-340-7630http://myamarillohomes.com Selling Your House And Buying Another House Is Known As Hurry Up And Wait      #amarillorealestate We are expecting an offer on my client's house.  We may even have it today.   It is pretty normal to have a 30 day close.   In their price range, the average days on the market is 86.  Of course, that is an average which means that it could sell the first day or be a 6 months. When we listed their house that was a consideration as to when we might want to dip our toe in the water and start looking.   The challenge with that is, what if you find the perfect house and can't by it!  It is possible to put a contingency contract on the new house but that can get stressful and what if yours doesn't sell for 6 months.  I r...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
http://searchingfortalent.com       MISSING!!!!   Please Notify The Pamela Madore Group ASAP If You Have Seen This Person!   Last time seen…  This “Buyers Agent” is Super Talented!Things come very easy to him/her, catching on quickly, and able to find answers without assistance. He/she is never satisfied; always wanting more! His/her Sense of Humor is incredible; laughing at themselves, making others feel comfortable, and telling the best stories in the most opportune times! He/she is always Professional; dressing appropriately for the situation and always treating clients and peers in a professional manner. This person is very Worldly; recognizing other cultures, while attaining the desire to learn about and travel to other places. This person is very Learning Based.  He/she embraces t...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore Group806-340-7630http://pinkhouseteam.com A Conversation With An Amarillo  First Time Home Buyer I work with a lot of first time home buyers.  When you have been in the business as long as I have, you sometimes forget that if you have never bought a house before you don't know where to start. Many times I will get calls about a particular house.  Other times I get calls because someone googled, for instance, Amarillo Real Estate or First Time Home Buyer and found me.   This little video is a typical conversation I might have with a buyer.   One of the most important things that has to be done is to get pre-qualified to purchase.  Without that magic piece of paper in hand there isn't much point in looking at houses.  So that is step one.  I do have local le...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Pink House Team Keller Williams Team 806-340-7630 Slap Some Lipstick On  A Pig And It Is Still A Pig There are some houses that should just be torn down.  I believe that I have seen every one in Amarillo--or a good amount of them. As a recovering rehabber, I am able to spot a lipsticked pig.  There is a difference between a rehab job and a great rehab job.  The thing is you really have to have something to start with.  Good bones. You run into all sort of issues and problems.  It is pretty easy to cover them up rather than fix them.  A new coat of paint to mask the worst of problems.  How about some bright shiny white caulking to cover that mold around the tub. There aren't many houses around here with full basements.  It seems like years ago some builder decided to put fu...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore GroupKeller Williams Realty806-340-7630http://myamarillohomes.com How To Save Money By Selling Your Amarillo House On Your Own--Tips From A Realtor You might be one that wants to sell your house without a Realtor.  If that is you here are some information you will need.  Of course, I would like for you to decide to list your house with me so that I can find a buyer for you, but if that doesn't happen I want to be your Realtor when you buy your new house! There are four types of buyers. The first one is the "hurry up" buyer.  These are the buyers that are flying into town for the week-end and have to find a house.  They will only have 2 days. Or maybe it is a buyer that signed a contract last night to sell their house and they only have 30 days to find one,...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty 806-290-1920 http://myamarillohomes.comMutli-Level Marketing Plan For Amarillo Home Sellers In order to have a successful marketing plan it is essential to have a "downline".  If you have ever been involved with a Multi-Level Marketing company you know what I mean.  It seems like we all had at one time or another. Well, in order for you to get the most marketing done on your house it needs to be done in layers.  If you look at the chart below, the very top of the pyramid is your house and you will see right under that the Sign and MLS (Multiple Listing Service). We also have a text rider (for example: text Pink7 to 88000) on the top of our sign so that buyers can get immediate information. That is the first step in marketing your house.  For some Rea...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore  The Pamela Madore Group  Keller Williams Realty  806-29-1920  http://myamarillohomes.com   Pamela Madore of the Pamela Madore Group at Keller Williams Realty in Amarillo Texas has received the designation of Keller Williams Global Property Specialist. This designation gives her access to properties throughout the world and she has the unique ability to market local Amarillo properties to a Global Market.   "I am very excited about this new designation.  Sometimes in Amarillo we feel a little left out from the rest of the world.  Now we have an opportunity to become part of a Global Real Estate Market", says Madore.   Keller Williams Realty has a global presence already with offices in more than 17 countries.  Through their internal system, listings are available to more t...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty 806-340-7630 Back in the olden days in addition to having to walk a mile in the snow to get to school, we didn't do home inspections.  We did do termite reports and roof reports. We relied on appraisers to inspect the property and tell us about any repairs they see that need to be fixed. Termites In Amarillo Fast forward to the present, and  we are inspection happy. There are an amazing amount of inspections available.  Check these out. Residential Home Inspection Termite Inspection Structural Inspection Static Test Hydro Static Test Lead Based Paint Test Radon Inspection Mold Test Electrical Inspection Plumbing Inspection Chimney Inspection Roof Report Insurance Inspection That list is not exhaustive but I didn't want you to get bored or scared with...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreKeller Williams Realty806-340-7630 Did I ever tell you about the time someone jacked me on Craigslist? I regularly post on Craigslist  for a number of things.  I am always looking for people I can help buy or sell a house.  I am always looking for superstar talent for my business. So one Saturday morning about 9 I got a call from this lady that said "I'm calling about the free washer and drier".  OK.  I am thinking that she dialed the wrong number.  I definitely didn't not have a free washer and drier.  Less than 5 seconds after I explained to her that she had the wrong number, I got another call.  Same thing.  At this point I am sure that someone wrote the wrong phone number in the ad. It was non-stop phone calls for the next hour.  I let them all go to voice mail and went...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreSearching For TalentKeller Williams Realty806-340-7630 Kellie Pickler is one of my favorite singers.  She was on American Idol but didn't win.  It didn't matter. Someone in the industry saw talent and snatched her up. It doesn't matter which industry you are in someone somewhere spots talent and helps then move into their true potential.  The tricky part is recognizing true talent when you see it.   Here are some characteristics of talented people. Goals Commitment Purposefulness Mindset I can do it attitude Not afraid to fail Passion Practice Motivation   What about natural ability?  It is true that we all have natural abilities and tendencies.  The real superstars are the ones that figure out what they are good at and then put it to work for them,  It is also true that ev...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group Keller Williams Realty 806-290-1920 http://joinkw.iloveamarillo.com The Keller Williams Realty Difference. A company that you never want to leave. What is so special about Keller Williams Realty?  We are set apart by so many different things it is hard to know where to start. Keller Williams is the #1 real estate company in the North American.  We have offices in 13 countries and have plans for 26 more in the next 3 years. We just topped 100,000 agents worldwide. We must be doing something right. The foundation of it all is about who is important.  Keller Williams Realty firmly believes that the agents are the most important part of the entire company. We are called an agent-centric company. Let me tell you what I mean by that. In a traditional real...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore GroupKeller Williams Realty806-340-7630http://myamarillohomes.com So you want to be an Amarillo landlord. My husband and I have been landlords in Amarillo for a few years now.  We don't have a lot of rentals but just enough to keep us busy--and entertained. We used to be offended when someone moved out in the middle of the night but now we just take it in stride.  My husband and the eviction judge are on a first name basis. When your rentals are of, shall I say, the lower end you deal with some very interesting tenants. More than once we have received our rent in $1 bills. *wink*   Some of our tenants are awesome.  They pay on time and have been with us a long time.  They are the ones that apologize when they call because the plumbing is stopped up.  They ...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore GroupKeller Williams Realtyhttp://myamarillohomes.com806-290-1920 Nowadays when you are buying or selling a house, it is all about credit. Conversations start with "Hi.  What is your credit score?" You might not think this applies to you if you are selling your house.  There are two ways that this can affect you, however.  Number one is if you are going to buy another house you need to be aware of what your credit scores are to be sure you can buy another house.  Number two is that in finding a buyer for your house credit scores are critical.  Too bad to find a buyer that is willing to give you a full price offer with no contingencies and then have them be shy 5 points on their scores.   What is a credit score?  There are 3 credit bureaus (there are some o...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Amarillo Home Values What Is My Amarillo Home Worth Today Homes Close to Where You Work   Pink House Team Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty 806-340-7630 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 14-82612   Licensed In:TX Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 4822 Mammoth Amarillo, TX Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure       Buy Now This Four Bedroom House In Amarillo! $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS ( 2 full ) 1827 Square Feet Are you looking for a big 4 bedroom house?  Here it is.  This home is in a great location and on a corner lot.  The master has a soaking tub, large walk-in ...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreKeller Williams Realty806-340-7630 Real Estate.  Technology.  Baby Boomers.When I grew up a calculator consisted of fingers on a hand and a typewriter had a black and red ribbon with ink on in.  My grandmother clicked the receiver to get the operator's attention to plug the cords in the right spots so she could make a phone call.  A deed was handwritten and kept in the family Bible and a survey started with a rock in the east pasture.  Try Some of These: Mimeograph machine Selectric Overheads Eight track Instamatic Microfiche These are Baby Boomers' memories.  Kids now have I-pads when they are 3. There is a whole generation that doesn't even know there didn't used to be cell phones.     Real Estate is now a technology driven industry.  More than 90% of buyers start looking...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreKeller Williams Realty806-340-7630 Amarillo Real Estate.Year To Date Market Stats--Jan - May, 2014 As I was doing the market stats for year to date I paid close attention to which areas are more active than others.  Not surprisingly, the areas that have new construction are the most active. These sales statistics I got through the Multiple Listing Service and do not reflect any builder direct to owner sales. .Here are some stats: \As you can see, CityView is #1 in all categories.  Tradewinds and Hillside Terrace are back and forth on the statistics. What does that mean if you want to sell your house in any of these areas?  Each area has had lots of activity.  At the current rate, CityView is tracking to do 144 sales this year, Tradewinds at 127, and Hillside Terrace at 89. ...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreKeller Williams Realty806-340-7630http://myamarillohomes.com "Google Me, Pamela Madore" We are in the information age and moving quickly through it. Finding things in a moment is at a premium.  We live in a hurry up world. Have you every tried to "google" something and all you get is a bunch of irrelevant information?  Sometimes we don't know how to formulate the question for google to understand. Real estate has thousands of terms. .  If you google "real estate" you are going to get way  too  many things that have nothing to do with what you are really looking for. For instance, you may just want a simple list of real estate terms that might apply to you.  Or you might want to know what to do to get your home ready for sale.  You might want to know about owner financing. W...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore  Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty 806-340-7630   When you are getting ready to sell your Amarillo home there are a few things that you can do to get it ready. Here are five simple things that you can do.     Don't be faint of heart when putting your house on the market and your Realtor comes in and seems to be very critical of your house.  I try to be tactful but you have to know that I am only trying to get you the most money for your house.  Since I work with buyers all the time, I have a pretty idea of what you will need to do to make it appealing to them.   Email today for your personal critical review! pam@pinkhouseteam.com       Pamela Madore Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty 7304 SW 34th Amarillo, TX 79121 806-290-1920 http://myamarillohomes.com    
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadorePink House TeamKeller Williams Realty806-340-7630Text Pink6 to 88000 right now.   Did you do it?   When a buyer drives by any of our listings in Amarillo they will see a text rider and be able to text on the spot to see all of the information on the house.  It takes them directly to a mobile website with additional information and pictures. . There is also a place to fill out their information for me to contact them and ask if they have additional questions or would like to see the house. When you text Pink6, you will get a link to my personal app provided to all Keller Williams agents to help sellers attract buyers.  When you download this app you will be able to just touch "nearby homes" and it will take you directly to the houses that are for sale in your neighborhood.  ...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pink House TeamKeller Williams Realty806-340-7630 Selling Amarillo Homes Is Not For The Average Realtor Did you know that an average Realtor sells 12 houses a year? Most Realtors don't have a business mindset.  We are by nature entrepreneurs and like the freedom that gives us.  It also makes us average. An average Realtor usually has 1 to 2 buyers they work with a month.  They are always wondering where their next buyer will come from.  If they list your house here in Amarillo for sale, they have maybe 10-12 buyers to tell about it.     What you, a seller, need is someone that is way beyond the average.  This would be a Realtor that knows how to run a business.  My business is to sell your house.  It is going to make my job, and ultimately you meeting your goals, much easier if I have 5...
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