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Facts, not fluff

Clear Lake Real Estate drifts back into strong mixed markets, but August continues to show a booming market to $600k. Simply, there aren’t enough homes on the market.   August is the first month where we show an overall “Extreme Seller’s Market” in Clear Lake.  Prices have risen so much that I’ve had to add more rows to my pricing charts found the “Market Trend” graphs.  We’re into a bidding situation on market ready homes.  If you need to sell your home, Call ME.   Right now is the perfect time to have your home on the market.   Be sure to visit my Market Trend page to learn much more about the state of the real estate market in Clear Lake. My crystal ball sees Clear Lake Real Estate continuing to increase in price and staying in a low inventory situation in 2014. Good news for sellers, but a very tough market to buy in.

An ermerging trend is all cash buyers, and they're dominating the market. Approxiamately 47% of all homes being bought in the Clear Lake Real Estate market are all cash offers. I believe most of this is due to baby boomer downsizing, and new residents moving in from out of state. You have to get creative to buy if you plan to have a mortgage. I can help you create an offer that sellers will consider. Call me for details.

The seller’s market of 2013 turns "Extreme" in August due to continued low inventory. The low inventory has caused home prices to steeply climb. Median price level has increased so much that I've had to add rows to my pricing charts. Buying has become bidding. If you're a buyer, I can help you get the house you want even in this extreme sellers market. Let me put my 20+ years experience in Clear Lake Real Estate to work for you. I use buying techniques that most agents don't even know about. Call me to find out how to win the bidding war. A great time to sell, but there's still time to buy your dream home.

Strong sellers markets may be a good thing if you're a seller, but with home prices higher, you may have to give it back as a buyer on your next home. My hope is that the inventory level will rise, even though I don't see anything in the marketplace to cause that to happen. Some new homes being built, but not enough to change the market. Strong markets in either direction are NOT a good thing. Let's hope that 2014 brings good things to us all. Buyers, sellers, and Realtors.

The only website that gives you the facts, and not sales fluff. Information you need to know if you're buying or selling a home in the Clear Lake Texas real estate market. Go to my "Market Report" and "Market Trend" links for the up to date real time market information.

If you've been reading my Market Report and Market Trend, this is no surprise to you. Prices went UP in 2012, climbed rapidly in 2013, and continue to rise in 2014. So fast I even had to reset my monthly price scale, three times. Low inventory has buyers scrambling to find and buy a home in a tight market. Homes are selling extremely well if they're in market condition and priced right. Market ready homes are selling in days, not weeks or months. If you're a buyer, the problem has become, good homes are hard to find.

Homes are selling, prices are rising. Now is the time to sell your home. It's not enough to list your home, you must market it to sell.   The homes that are selling quickly in this market are priced correctly, in "Market Ready" condition, and marketed by a professional, full time, Realtor.    Now, more than ever, you need my help to navigate this difficult and rapidly changing market.    Call me today.

Recently completed my Certified Negotiation Expert designation. More to help my buyers and sellers do the best when negotiating a contract. Information is key, and I'm always working to be a better Realtor. See my real estate education here.

Certified Negotiation Expert

SELLERS

Full Service Listing:

All of my listings have either sold or leased in 2008, 2009, and 2010.  Put my 20 years of experience to work for you.

Too many homeowners want to be the "Realtor" and try to direct the sale of their home. They usually hire someone who tells them what they WANT to hear, not what they NEED to hear. Sorry, but that's not me. As a seller you need to have the facts, not fluff. I'll start you off in the right direction with the best chance of actually selling your home, and not just listing it. 

Every day I talk to sellers who are “upside down” on their homes. They need to sell for various reasons that can’t be denied, but after a market analysis, they’re for the first time finding out what it really means to be in a fluid market with both extremes. Now isn’t the time to use a distant relative agent, or a friend of a friend, who’s going to give you a deal, but has little chance of actually selling your home. 

Call or email me today. I'll analyze your home, do some comparables, and give you the facts, not fluff. At least you'll know where you stand. Then we can both decide if we want to work with each other. I walk away from 2 out of 3 listing appointments. If you're not ready to accept the facts of the market, prepare your home for sale, and work with me to sell your home, then we can both not waste any more time. Remember, I'm going to tell you what you NEED to hear.

Expired or Terminated Listings
I specialize in selling homes others can’t.

Rather than typical marketing, I’ve developed an in-depth analysis of why homes that were on the market didn’t sell.    Sometimes I have to tell homeowners things that they don’t want to hear, but need to.    Every home I listed in 2010, 2009 & 2008, all difficult years, sold or leased.   No expired listings!    It’s not magic, it’s just my years of experience selling expired listings.    I know what it takes to sell your home.   If you want an honest evaluation of why your home didn’t sell, call or email me.   I can help.  

New Listings

Anyone can list your home.   I can SELL it!  Do you want to list, or sell?

Of course, it’s always better to start off right.   If you’re considering selling your home, let me start you off in the right direction.    My listings all sell/close or lease.    I’m selective about who I work with, and marketing your home will need to be done my way.    If you want to direct how your home is marketed, go somewhere else, and call me when it doesn’t work.

Flat Fee Service:

This service is limited to distress situations, and at my discretion in 2014 due to extreme sellers market upturn.

I hate to see so many caught up in the no win situation of owing the same, or less, than their home is worth in today's market.   Paying a full commission just isn't an option for many.   That's why I've created my Flat Fee Listing service.   While it may not be the best option, it can help if you're upside down and owe the same or more than your home is worth due to the market decline of 2011.    If a full service listing isn't possible for you, take a look at the Flat Fee Listing.   It may be just what you need.

BUYERS

Let me show you how win the bid, and conquer multiple offers.

Understanding the current market, and how it affects the price range of homes that are of interest to you, are more important than ever.    I can save you so much time wasted by making offers that have zero chance of being accepted, and looking at homes that really don't meet your criteria.    In this difficult market you need my help more than ever.

I’m a Certified Buyers Representative and Graduate of the Real Estate Institute in addition to being a Realtor.    I have many tools to find the perfect home for you.   When we find it, I’m a tough negotiator to get you the best price and terms.   There are many pitfalls to buying a home.   I know them all, do you?    I can save you countless hours and find the very best deal for you in the area you want.    I’ve worked all over Houston, but specialize in the Clear Lake area.    My service is free to buyers.   Why would you want to do it any other way?    Call or email me with your needs.

 

281-910-2001 or sold@debbierussell.com

This web site features homes and real estate for sale in Clear Lake City and the surrounding Houston Texas area. Debbie is a full time Texas Realtor® serving Clear Lake, Houston, League City, Kemah, Seabrook, South Shore Harbor, La Porte, Friendswood, Pearland and Webster. Full Houston MLS access is available to visitors who are looking for their next home in Clear Lake and the surrounding Houston area. Clear Lake Subdivision MLS search and homeowners association information can be found here. Clear Lake Real Estate and Homes for Sale is updated frequently and should be visited often. Many Clear Lake real estate area links can be found within this site to help visitors research their next home purchase in the Clear Lake City Texas area.

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