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A Good Agent Adds Value to the Sale

by Shirl Thornton
One of the skills of the successful is knowing when to skimp and when to follow the old adage “You get what you pay for.”  If you are trying to decide between KRAFT or the house brand at the grocery store, the small risk makes it worth the gamble to try the cheaper product. As the value of the product or service you are considering increases, more you have to lose in chosing to take the less expensive route.
How about when it comes to listing your home? Is it a smart gamble to save the commission that would go to your realtor by marketing your property as “For Sale By Owner?” In most cases, you will end up getting more out of the sale, even after paying the commission fee, by listing your home with a quality agent, and here are a few reasons why:
You may have had success by selling your car through the classifieds, but selling a home is much different.  The real estate market has shifted from print to the web, making it essential to have an aggressive on line marketing campaign. I utilize over twenty different web sites when I market a home, plus as a RE/MAX agent, I am able to give your home top notch local, state and national exposure.

I hire professional photographers with the equipment, experience and knowledge to take the photos that sell houses. To see what I mean, visit my Tour Factory Page, where you can view all the photographs of my currently listed homes.
It is not unusual for people to shop for things that they cannot afford. As an agent, I have already helped my clients determine what homes are in their price range and I only bring qualified buyers to your home. Plus, you will know who has come into your home, which will give you a feeling of security.
I have helped many people buy and sell their homes over the past thirty years. I will evaluate your home without the emotional attachment that might cloud your judgement. With the tools and expertise I possess, I will come up with an excellent asking price for your home.
Contact me today and let’s come up with a plan that will get your house from “listed” to “sold” quickly and at a price that will make you happy.



Cooking Up a Quick Home Sale Through A Kitchen Renovation

by Joy Jordan, Assistant to Shirl A. Thornton

Giving the outdated kitchen a facelift before putting your home on the market is a smart idea. But which improvements will give you the most bang for your buck? Is it time to pull out the sledge hammer and start tearing down walls? Maybe not. Click here to see some ideas from that might help you make choices when it is time to upgrade the kitchen.

Puppies and Guppies

by Joy Jordan, Assistant to Shirl A. Thornton

How exciting! You've touched up the paint and listed your home. Shirl ordered some great photos and your house looks fantastic on line, which will generate showings. But what about Fido and Felix? has made a short little video of tips for how to sell a home when pets are involved. Enjoy the article!

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Shirl A. Thornton
RE/MAX Horseshoe Bay Resort Sales Co.
7409 Hwy 2147
Horseshoe Bay TX 78657
Direct: (830)385-6200
Office: (830)598-8726
Fax: (830)598-1915