There's a saying in real estate your first offer is your best offer. It's not necessarily true.

We recently sold a home that was listed for $50,000 over the sold price of a home with an identical floor plan that sold a few months ago. Many buyers in our area are what we call the "Too Highs" meaning regardless of the price they will say it's "too high." It wasn't surprising we received 2 offers $25,000 below list price, both with an explanation that they were comparing our listing to the home that sold 6 months ago.

All Realtors have access to the same information. What makes a difference when you receive an offer (especially if the offer is low) is the knowledge and experience of your listing agent. It's easy for your listing agent…

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Carol attended one of our Home Selling Seminars and she had a problem much like many people. She wanted to move but needed to sell her current home to have the down payment and qualify for another mortgage.

A home that was perfect for Carol came on the market. The problem was the seller would not accept an offer contingent on the sale of her home because it wasn’t under contract. There wasn’t enough time to get Carol’s home on the market and under contract before another buyer would make an offer on Carol’s dream home.

The solution to Carol’s problem was a Kopa Insta-Offer. We made Carol an offer she accepted that allowed Carol to go under contract on her next home. An added bonus was because we can be flexible on a closing date and a lease back…

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When the owners of 15909 Dink Pearson Ln called us they were concerned about the price we could get for their home because there had been several recent sales nearby for much lower prices. Because home prices in our area can vary based on unique criteria of each home it is important when pricing your home you work with a Realtor who has experience selling homes here. Everyone has access to data but there is a huge difference between data and knowledge.

After reviewing the market and what our experience told us about the market the owners trusted our suggested list price. The owners also believed in our proven marketing system that exposes our listings to the maximum number of buyers. Our marketing system gives us the best chance to…

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At this time of this article Kopa Real Estate is representing 3 buyers under contract with homes that were not listed for sale in the MLS. As the inventory of great homes for sale has shrunk it is more and more important you find out about homes for sale before anyone else. The special homes sell fast and once they’re gone they are gone for good! 

Kopa Real Estate has 8 ways to find off market deals for our clients. Let’s talk about what our company does and let me know how we can help make your home search easier and more successful. Here are some of our tips and tricks.

  1.    Monthly Newspaper – We mail out over 10,000 real estate newspapers. Included in each issue is a list of clients we represent and their criteria for a home. Each…

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Property tax appraised values have been mailed out in Williamson County and we have already received a lot of questions about how to protest your property tax value.

I used to think the process to protest my property taxes was confusing. Then I figured out the tax office has a system and by following directions it has been much easier for me. Hopefully a few of these tips will help you.

Here are a few quick tips I will explain later in more detail.

  1. There is no advantage to being the first person in line to protest your taxes. In fact that makes you “fresh meat” and puts you at a disadvantage.
  2. If you ask the tax office will provide you with the list of properties they will be using in your hearing. Once you know the data they are using…

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