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Most of our friends and clients are pretty savvy and can sniff out when something sounds too good to be true. When a friend saw another Realtor’s advertisement guaranteeing multiple offers, he asked me how someone can do that and what’s the catch?

When you hear someone say they will get you multiple offers you probably imagine that means your home will sell for over asking price. What would you think if it really means you will get multiple low-ball offers below market value? I can’t tell what you would think, but when I explained what is really going to happen my friend felt like the advertising is misleading.

Guaranteeing multiple offers is pretty easy. In fact, any Realtor can guarantee you multiple offers.

Here’s how it works…

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In April, we saw the number of sales decline by 90 from last year. That’s about what we’d expect to see during a pandemic. With 123 homes pending as of 5/1 things should start looking better going forward. 123 homes pending with only 88 homes active means we still have a strong seller’s market. However, we are seeing homes that are not selling. Although we are optimistic, we have definitely entered a more professional market and who you hire to sell your home does matter. In April the lowest priced home was in Cedar Park Town Center and the highest priced home was a 5,451 SF home on 4 acres located between Vista Ridge and 183A.

As always, we're always ready to work for you and your family. Whenever you are ready to talk about your home

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When you hire a real estate agent to sell your home you have every right to expect the brokerage the agent works for has your best interests in mind at all times. How will you feel when you find out that might not be true? 

It’s basic Economics 101 that you will receive the best price for your home by advertising it with the widest net. You want to advertise your home to all the real estate agents in your area and as many buyers as possible who are in the market for a home like yours.

What if I told you we are hearing about more and more real estate brokerages that are trying to sell their listings by only advertising them to the agents that work for that specific office?

Why would they do that?

In some instances, it’s because a

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Should you buy or sell a home in today's market? Realtors sometimes have a bad habit of always saying it's a great time to buy or sell. The truth is it depends on your particular situation, the house you are buying or selling, the sub-market of the house and the buyer profile for the house.

As always if you have a question call/text Eric at 512-791-7473  or email eric@koparealestate.com.

 

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Everyone is asking me “How’s the real estate market?” Here’s what we are seeing.

Transactions are still happening. As of today, March 30th, in the Austin MLS on average over 100 homes are going under contract every day. Things are slowing down but people are still selling and people are still buying.

Here's what we are seeing with our business. Some of our sellers and buyers are telling me they are going to hold off for now and I’m supporting them in that decision while I continue to keep them aware of what’s happening.

Some of our clients need to sell now and some need to buy now, and we’re doing that with all the appropriate precautions.

All of this is day by day and in some cases hour by hour. Things may be different by the

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The next Bulk Collection in Avery Ranch begins on February 10. Check out the postcard to see what items can be picked up.

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“Kopa Real Estate did an amazing job of marketing my home in Avery Ranch. If you are thinking about buying or selling in Avery, don't spend anymore time looking--call Eric. Unlike some other realtors I've worked with in the past, they understand how to market a house. While other homes are still for sale that were put up before mine, mine sold in days with 5 offers. They know how to create demand. HIGHLY recommend Kopa Real Estate. ” - Paul

 

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I’m often asked, “Should I use a Realtor if I’m buying new construction from a builder”.  The answer is only if you want a solid home built that will great for resale value when it comes time for you to sell. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should have a Realtor help you when buying or building a new home.

Representation – The salesperson represents the builder and their interests, not yours. In most cases the builder’s salesperson does not hold a real estate license. That means they aren’t held to the same standards of treating consumers fairly you might expect. A Realtor will represent you and look out for your best interest.


You May Not Get What You Think You Are Getting
– When you walk into a model home it’s easy to fall in

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I’ve attended a couple interesting economic updates in the last few weeks and I wanted to share a few of the interesting and perhaps unexpected slides.

Can you believe the average household income for 20% of the people in our area is now almost $250,000, and that is from 2017? Many people talk about the rush of Californians to our area and how that is causing home prices to go up. This demonstrates it’s not just the number of people but also that many of those transplants have higher incomes than residents who have been living here for years.

Where we have seen this impact real estate is prices are being pushed up as our real estate is still affordable for someone earning this type of income.  In addition, more buyers are skipping the

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Home values are tricky at this time of the year. 2020 is going to be challenging to both buyers and sellers with a low number of homes for sale and prices going up. If you are planning to buy or sell a home in particular at this time of year you deserve to have an expert Broker helping you and here’s why.

If you are selling a home, you’re at risk of pricing your home too low. Particularly if you sell your home off market. Although our market is not as seasonal as you might expect for certain floor plans that may not sell very often there may be much more demand than supply that has built up a backlog of buyers over the winter. It is important to work with a Broker that won’t just price your home based on what sold almost a year ago. You

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Are you planning to sell a home with a solar system in the Austin area? Follow these tips to maximize the sales price for your home.

  1. Put Together A Package Of Information About Your Solar System

Think back to when you purchased your solar system. What information was important to you? Chances are the buyer of your home will want to know the same things.

When we are selling a home with a solar system we will put together a package of information including…

  • Original cost of the system
  • Age of the system
  • KW size and number of panels
  • Warranty
  • Current utility bills compared to before solar system
  • Is the system owned or leased

It is important to have this information in the document section of the MLS as

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