Dallas Real Estate Blog

         I'm the type of Dallas Real Estate Agent and Dallas REALTOR® that tries my best to do it all.  I give you amazing Real Estate Services when buying and selling your home, keep you updated on all your Market Real Estate News, and I blog!  Yes, I said blog!  I spend countless hours searching the internet, news, and social media outlets to find some of the best information for you.  I also like to talk about what is going on in the Local Dallas Real Estate Market.  When dealing with home buyers and home sellers there is always a lot of first hand experience to talk about.  Every day is something new. 

        As a Top Dallas REALTOR® it's my job to keep everyone informed on everything that is going on in Dallas Real Estate!  Read some of my real estate blogs and contact me about any of your real estate needs.  Also, email me about any topics you would like for me to blog about.  I hope you find some good information that helps you on your real estate journey.  At Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Residential we can do it all!

Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles Review

Bravo!  And I'm not just talking about how good the show was.  The popular television channel, Bravo, has really capitalized on their Million Dollar Listing series and I'm hooked.  Last nights most recent episode was nothing short of entertaining.  As a real estate agent I like anything that has to do with home buyers or sellers.  

Last nights episode showed Josh Altman balancing the delicated act of having a successful real estate career and making sure to give his friends, girlfriend, and family enough quality time.  It was very touching watching him bond with his dad. 

The other two top players on the show, David and James, were caught in a very unique situation with an investor wanting to buy 3 properties for no more than 16 million and a quarter.  Origionally the investor wanted to buy all 3 for a max budget of 16 million, but they negotiated a little wiggle room.  It was cool to see them negotiate the deal and try to hit their target.  They were able to hit the mark with change to spare.  Well not exactly change, but more like the tune of $90,000 under budget.   I wish I had a client wanting to buy $16 million in investment properties...maybe next year.  

Over all a very good episode showing some fun situations that are similar to the everyday world of real estate.  Close, but way more entertaining!

Why Did I Became A Real Estate Agent?

I moved to Dallas 3 years ago with a dream in my heart.  I knew that my hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi was not going to be forever, but I always aspired to do something bigger.  Real estate in Dallas is just that.  The market here is huge and it's one of the most stable and fastest growing in the U.S.  So to be a part of it is amazing.  New families and large corporations are pouring in here daily to make the "Lone Star" their new home.  

I grew up with humble roots.  My dad worked his way from the bottom at his job as an electrical engineer only to have his own office and become chairman at Jarden Enterprise.  My mom was a bank teller and eventually became an assistant teacher at the private christian school that my brohthers and I attended for more than 11 years.  One thing they had in common was their values and their big hearts.  They adopted 5 children and I was the youngest.  There were 2 girls and 3 boys.  They not only adopted us, but were our foster parents too.  So there was a brief period of time when I didn't know my future.  I didn't know what family would adopt me and I bounced around when I was very young between families. 

Real estate is very personal to me.  I knew what it was like at a very young age not to have a home and to search for the perfect one.  My parent always taught me to give back, and I feel as a REALTOR I am able to give back and help people find a home of their own.  There is nothing more rewarding then handing someone keys to their home and telling them to go and enjoy their new life.  It really strikes a chord and brings me happiness.  I know exactly where I am in life and doing real estate in Dallas is where it's at.  

How Much Does A Real Estate Agent Cost?

Seeing dollar signs?  Well you shouldn't be.  In todays world we expect to pay for everything, but when buying a home, condo, apartment, or townhome its free.  Yes, free.  99% of Realtors including myself will not charge one cent.  Isn't that nice to hear?  There are some apartment locators and other services that charge a small fee, but at Rogers Healy and Associates we don't.  Now let me put my running shoes on and lets go run around town together and find you a place to live!

Now when dealing on the selling side you do pay a fee at the time of closing.  It is normally 6% of the purchase price and that gets divided among the selling and buyig agents.  The price of your house is positioned so that you don't really notice that 6%.  Sometimes only 3% is paid when dealing with a FOR SALE BY OWNER and that will go to the buyers agent.  I've taken a listing like that before and didn't charge the FSBO.  We do what we have to in this industry to impress the seller.  

So don't sweat the small stuff and try to take on the world plus all the added stress of buying or selling a home.  Let us take care of that for you!  

How Important Is Social Media?

Post!  Post!  Post!  Rogers Healy  practices what he preaches and he definetly believes in the power of social media!  At Rogers Healy and Associates we are surrounded by magazine articles, newspapers, getting pulled into a group picture for Instagram, or listening to him talk about branding ourselves on Facebook.  

As a real estate agent trying to stay relavent in this fast paced market of Dallas, we can learn from the best.  Rogers is ranked in the top 3 brokerages for 2015 and it's not from just sitting around twiddling his thumbs.  He is constanlty making his brand stronger and it is paying off.  Everyone at the office is blessed to work for someone who is so motivating and humble enough to teach us the tricks of the trade.  

So if your a real estate agent in Dallas, thinking about becoming a real estate agent, or getting back into the industry, then take a page from one of the top brokers in town and make a darn Facebook business page.  Slow and steady wins the race and getting your brand on Istagram, Facebook, Google, or something as simple as making a t-shirt with your business info on it can be the difference between closing a deal or not.