Kerrville, TX Real Estate News

By John & Irma Nelson, San Antonio Real Estate Agents - San Antonio Homes
(San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty)
If you are looking for Kerrville homes for sale between $400,000 and $500,000 than you are in the right place.   Below you will the current listings available in the Kerrville area that are listed between $400,000 and $500,000 that are in the SABOR MLS.   If you click below it will take you to our www.homes01.com website where you can search for other Kerrville homes and land for sale or rent.  If you have questions about any of the properties that you find in your search, please let us know and we will have one of our Kerrville Real Estate experts call you and follow up immediately. Our goal is to provide you exceptional real estate services and to become your number one Kerrville Real Estate agent.   Please let us know how we can help you with all your needs in the city of Kerrville.
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By John & Irma Nelson, San Antonio Real Estate Agents - San Antonio Homes
(San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty)
If you are looking for Kerrville homes for sale between $300,000 and $400,000 than you are in the right place.   Below you will the current listings available in the Kerrville area that are listed between $300,000 and $400,000 that are in the SABOR MLS.   If you click below it will take you to our www.homes01.com website where you can search for other Kerrville homes and land for sale or rent.  If you have questions about any of the properties that you find in your search, please let us know and we will have one of our Kerrville Real Estate experts call you and follow up immediately. Our goal is to provide you exceptional real estate services and to become your number one Kerrville Real Estate agent.   Please let us know how we can help you with all your needs in the city of Kerrville.
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By John & Irma Nelson, San Antonio Real Estate Agents - San Antonio Homes
(San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty)
If you are looking for Kerrville homes for sale between $200,000 and $300,000 than you are in the right place.   Below you will the current listings available in the Kerrville area that are listed between $200,000 and $300,000 that are in the SABOR MLS.   If you click below it will take you to our www.homes01.com website where you can search for other Kerrville homes and land for sale or rent.  If you have questions about any of the properties that you find in your search, please let us know and we will have one of our Kerrville Real Estate experts call you and follow up immediately. Our goal is to provide you exceptional real estate services and to become your number one Kerrville Real Estate agent.   Please let us know how we can help you with all your needs in the city of Kerrville.
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
There comes times in everyone's life when you are at a crossroads with decisions to make.  You know one path leads in one direction and the other path in the opposite direction.  Which path to take? Sometimes you can take one path and if it doesn't work out, you can switch to the other path.  But then, there are those times you must decide one or the other and you know there will be no turning back. Which path to choose?  Which way to go?  Decisions, decisions.                                                             Many brokers faced this dilemma a few years ago with the recession coming on. They could see it would be lean times for a while and with the uncertainty of better times for a long distance in the future.  Which way to go? Agents faced the same dilemma.  Many chose to lea...
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By John & Irma Nelson, San Antonio Real Estate Agents - San Antonio Homes
(San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty)
Are you looking for homes in Kerrville, Tx?   We have all the homes for sale in Kerrville under $200,000 just for you.   All you need to do is click on the link below and it will take you to our www.homes01.com website and bring up all the homes for sale in Kerrville under $200,000.If you want to adjust the search to find more homes for sale in Kerrville just use adjust the search criteria to match what you want and it will bring you more properties for sale in Kerrville that match your price and criteria. If you have questions on how to use the site, please drop me an email at getitsold@homes01.com or call me at 210-870-7340 and I will surely help you find your next property in Kerrville and Kerr County. Click on the picture below and it will lead you to all the homes for sale under $2...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
Last week I learned some valuable tips from an electrician I use quite often.  I wanted to share these tips as they may help save your home from burning.  Nick Ramos of Ramos Electric in Kerrville, Tx told me he always puts a smoke alarm in his attic and the attics of many of his customers.  After all, this is where many fires originate.  It only makes sense to put one there. He shared with me an incident where a vent-a-hood stack went through the attic and out the roof.  The stack had come apart and smoke  and grease from the stove was actually being spewed into the attic which could have caused a fire.  The smoke alarm went off alerting the homeowners and the house was saved from a fire. Isn't that a great idea?  Put a smoke alarm in the attic. Another idea is to make sure all areas a...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
I'm sure you have heard that you should "Think Before You Speak".  No doubt some adult told you that when you were young and hopefully, it stuck in your mind and became part of your actions.  Maybe you were not blessed with such great wisdom, however.  I find today there are many people who let their emotions control their mouths.   Is that you?       If so, it is costing you business.  I recently have had several examples come to my attention in my business.  Of course, I let this happen to myself from time to time.  We all do.  We all mess up.  I am thinking of an email one of my agents recently sent.  It was not bad just more negative than it should have been.  Always write on the positive side and you will do much better. About a month ago, I was discussing an issue with another bro...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
Are you stressed out?  Who isn't, these days? I have found the key to relieving stress is organization.  When I was younger, I noticed everytime I was stressed, I would get busy and start cleaning my house.  This just came natural for me.  It was something I did often! :) Thinking about my real estate office now though, I believe cleaning is very important.  Organizing your schedule, your desk, your files, your notes is all important.  What is it they say about a clean desk?  Don't believe it.  A clean, organized workspace will bring order to your life as well as peace.  You will save time when searching for the note you put down or the file you need.  Get organized and stay that way and you will reap big rewards from it. It will make you feel so good.  It is better than chocolate!  Tha...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
Does Spelling Count?  Oh, yes!!!! Don't you hate to see an advertisement with misspelled words?  I do.  Spelling and grammar are two important things I always look for in any advertisement.  I believe it is a direct reflection on an agent or their company.  I think most consumers feel the same way.  If they didn't, Jay Leno of The Tonight Show would not get so many laughs when words are misspelled. Blogging is the new way to advertise agents, companies and even listings.  Of course, I want my agents blogging but I want to make sure they consider spelling and grammar as important as I do also.  Since it directly affects the publics' image of our company. Taking a little more time to proof your work means giving a better impression.       It can also mean more business.           953 Main...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
Happy Mother's Day! It must be the best holiday of the year, right?  What better thing to celebrate than having the privelege of having and rearing children.  Motherhood.  A woman's privelege.                      I remember when I was growing up, making things for my Mom for Mother's Day at school.  How thrilled she was to get the little creations my mind and my paper and crayons could make.  Then, many years later, to receive the same kinds of gifts from my two boys.  I still have many of those put away.  Again, another generation, and more gifts from grandchildren.  Now, it won't be many years and I'll have great grandchildren.  The time does fly by.       Today the gifts are a lot more than paper creations but the love is still the same.     I can say the best thing I did in my whol...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
Ever hear of Judge Roy Bean and the "Law West of the Pecos"?   I've heard about him and the Jersey Lily all my life being from Texas but I had never visited the area and seen it for myself.  Recently, however, I was able to make the trip and I am so glad I did.  The area is quite beautiful with large cliffs and caves where the rivers have carved out their signature many years ago.  Of course, it is desert like but the awesome Pecos River is just that, awesome!  The bridge that goes across is quite high and you are about 20 miles from Langtry at that point.                                 Langtry is where Judge Roy Bean set up residence.  He was the "Law West of the Pecos".  Quite a character on the frontier.  The museum houses the saloon where he conducted business.  There is also the h...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
With the economy the way it is and last year being one of the worst in my real estate career, who would have thought we would see multiple offers on real estate this year and so early in the year as well? I have multiple offers on a property right now and this is the third, yes, I said THIRD one I've had this year already.  It is amazing!   Spring has sprung and everyone is now interested in finally buying a property.  This is so good.  Inventory levels have been high and right now we actually NEED listings!  So, if you are planning on selling, please give me a call.                             Prices are softer than they have been in a long time and buyers are realizing prices may be going up again soon.  So, now is the perfect time to buy.  Interest rates are low and a buyer can get a...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
Are you considering buying a home?  That is good.  Now is  a great time to buy.  Prices are softer and interest rates are lower than in previous years which will make your payments less for the same priced home you could have bought several years ago.  Or you might choose to buy a more expensive home, maybe one that is larger than you previously could have afforded since the payments will be less. Homes with special amenities like swimming pools, larger lots, workshops, RV barns, etc are now in the affordable range for many new homeowners with interest rates so much lower.  Take advantage of the times.  Buy now while you can. While you are shopping for a new home, remember not to listen to your friends.  Pick out the home that fits your needs best.  Choose a home that you and your famil...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
Yesterday I received a contract on a home I own.  It is a beautiful house with lots of amenities.  I have received 3 offers in the recent past for this home.  Every time before, the offers have been less than the asking price, one was even a low ball offer.  And everytime, the buyers have had things to say about the house that needed updating or they intended to remodel and wanted to save money to do the updating. This sort of negotiating does not work very well.  I had emotional ties to this house just like my sellers have with their houses.  It was a negative from the beginning with each of these contracts. Yesterday, however, was completely different.  The buyers actually loved my house!  They wanted it very much and were dreaming of living there.  The difference in their attitudes t...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
I tell FSBO's, For Sale by Owners, it is almost impossible to sell your own home.  There are too many things that most homeowners do not know about the process of selling their own home.  Even if a homeowner is knowledgeable about the process it is difficult at best.  Everyone needs someone to represent them and their interests, I think.  Having a third party makes it so much easier. Not having to deal with buyers and meeting them personally can make a deal much smoother.  Even the nicest buyers and the nicest sellers should not meet before closing in my opinion.  Now comes the question... SHOULD AN AGENT SELL THEIR OWN HOME? Of course, you want to sell your own home, save the commission.  Buying and selling property is what every agent wants to do.  But...is it wise?  I think agents ar...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
Is it possible to go through the holidays and not accumulate extra pounds and still enjoy all the goodies? Yes, the answer is Yes! When December rolled around, I asked myself that question.  I really did not think I could make it through but I tried one day at a time.  I limited my intake of cookies, candy, cakes, pies and even all the regular food.  I tasted everything I wanted.  Sometimes, I even took two bites like yesterday when I had two pieces of Baklava.  It's very high in calories but the bites were small and spaced hours apart. I have been weight reducing since summer.  I have dropped a lot of pounds but I still have more to go.  I just didn't want to have worked so hard and let the holidays ruin all that hard work.  So, I decided to let my portions be smaller and stay that way...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
2011 is over!  Let me repeat that.  2011 is over! For most people in the real estate business, 2011 was not that good.  To say, good riddance and welcome 2012 is a good thing.  2012 brings with it new hope, new ideas, new goals and a chance to start fresh. Do you have your business plan in order?  If not, take time this week and write a plan for yourself and your business.  Make goals and make a plan to reach those goals.  Simply working harder or longer is not the answer to increase your production.  Getting results is the answer.  It takes time to evaluate and re-evaluate your performance but it is worth the time.  If things did not go your way this year, look at what you did and how you did it.  Things must change but not just for the sake of changing.  Evaluation is the key.  Before...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
It's cold outside!  I don't want to get out of bed and go to work on a Saturday!  After all, it's almost Christmas and I have a million other things to do.  But that's what good REALTORS®do!   Saturday and Sunday can be your most prosperous days of the week.       Your clients work all week long and the only time they have to look at homes is on the weekend.  So, you must work on the weekend if you want to sell homes to most people.  Today, we have lots of agents who don't understand this concept and do not want to agree with it.  I see them sitting in the empty offices during the week waiting for the folks to come in.  They get disappointed.  They stop prospecting.  They get discouraged and say the "market is to blame".  Is it really?     Or is it the agents who don't want to provide s...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
Real estate sales are picking up!  Finally, the cooler weather and a little rain here in the beautiful Texas Hill Country has spurred folks to get out and start their search for their new home.  Our phones are ringing and prospective clients are walking through our doors.  The search is on! Buyers are coming to the Hill Country for peace and relaxation.  Many are retired but many are not.  Those that are still working want to invest in a property now and use it as a second home in an area that affords abundant opportunities for recreation.  When retirement time comes, they will be ready. Hunting season is almost here as well.  We've had buyers looking for that piece of land that they have dreamed of for a long time.  With interest rates low, now might be a good time for you to buy. If y...
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By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
Does your office have weekly sales meetings and weekly training meetings?  We do. I believe everyone should attend both and I encourage my agents not to miss the meetings.  First of all, how will they know all the changes that take place during the week with the listings and sales if they do not attend the sales meetings?  How will they further their knowledge of real estate if they do not continually learn and keep abreast of changes within the industry?  Our training sessions provide for this type of training. If I were wanting to sell my home, I would want to list with an agent that kept up to date with the changes in the office and in the MLS.  I would want an agent that cared enough about me and the business to keep informed of changes in the laws and continued to improve their ski...
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