Unfortunately many of today’s consumers are receiving inaccurate information regarding cracks in stucco. As a result, the mere sight of a hairline crack causes great concern. It is the purpose of this article to define “normal” cracking as opposed to “excessive” cracking. Stucco, like all cementitious products is susceptible to cracking. However, conventional stucco is…

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Look At Your Home Through The Buyer’s Eyes You can’t possibly do everything to make your house like new before putting it on the market, short of gutting it, but there’s a minimum level that buyers will expect. What and how much you are willing to do has a direct effect on the overall success…

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Sell your home in the middle of fall? Before the holidays? Sometimes, it really pays to go against the crowd. You’re probably aware that spring is the season when most people around DFW put their homes on the market. Summer is the high season, and it’s when most homes get sold. YET, there are a few…

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Exceptional service paired with extraordinary results. The Sharon Ketko Group is a high profile luxury real estate group. At the helm is Sharon Ketko, one of DFW’s premier residential real estate professionals, with an established reputation for hard work, organization and exceptional client service. Nationally acclaimed for her marketing expertise and negotiation skills, Sharon brings strong communications and…

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  Shhhh Here’s A Secret: Chasing the Shiny Objects Won’t Sell a Home   After more than 20 years in real estate, I have seen it all. Every imaginable shiny ball to entice buyers and sellers to use particular agents to sell a home. This virtual piñata is loaded with goodies that promise a pot…

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Is there a strategy for selling a home? You bet there is! I call it showing with a purpose vs that all familiar casual “walk-through”. Have you ever experienced that fast talking agent that convinced you to list your home and then boom! he’s gone after the sign is put in the yard? The biggest…

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3 Good Reasons Why You Need a Realtor To Sell Your Home   The market here in DFW has been ablaze over the last year, but as anything hot, it cools in time. We are still in a vibrant market, but we are seeing prices and time on the market stabilize after our hot summer…

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Property Line Disputes from Hell When you moved into your new house, the neighbors were so friendly. You almost felt bad about putting up a fence, but you promised your dog he’d have plenty of room to frolick when you finally owned your own little piece of land. So you did, and now those same…

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  I’m going to let you in on a little “house-selling” secret.   In today’s info-saturated, sophisticated market, home sellers want to sell and get the biggest bang for their buck, but guess what? Buyer’s don’t necessarily care about what YOU want, they have their agenda and expect to get what THEY want! Now that…

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How to outsmart the competition when it comes to selling your home. For a while now the housing market has preferred Sellers, but according to the experts who predict what’s going on in our regional markets, that is changing. The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many…

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