Tag Archives: Mls
Since our Monday Morning Millionaire is so fresh to the market, we didn’t even have interior photos to share earlier today. But now we do! And talk about a poster child home for perfection, 5543 Edlen (listed with Vicki White, Keller Williams Elite, but not yet in MLS) is it! I am loving those baby’s butt smooth as silk wall finishes, the curved ceilings, the limestone and wood floors, the huge master. And you know how much I love “Keeping Rooms”! Well, this one is a keeper! Coming up: the Master Bath!
I’m off to a meeting, but just read this fascinating article that bears a look/see.
Do you think we could ever live without an MLS? These Chicago folks say no way. But I think there could be changes… what do you think?
Eureka! The DBJ’s Candace Carlisle Has Discovered Something: Dallas Folks are Selling Multi Million Dollar Homes Outside of the MLS
I don’t know if you get the Dallas Business Journal or not, but as of late (like ever since I started this blog,) they have been tinkering with residential real estate. Tinkering I say because like most media outlets, the poor journalists have to cover about five different subject areas and mop the bathrooms after five, plus report, write and blog. So I understand how things run behind or not at all. But this truly gave me a chuckle.
Outside the Frame: Dallas Professional Real Estate Photographer Richard Sharum Says It Takes Talent to Shoot to Sell
(Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of our “Outside the Frame” series that offers the insights of Dallas’ leading real estate photographers on subjects that are both important and often controversial in the industry. Check out our first installment here.)
Today we have Richard Sharum, founder of one of the area’s most popular real estate photography firms, Shoot2Sell . To read Sharum’s perspective on how much editing is ethical for listing photos, jump. Continue reading
Are No Pictures Better Than Bad Pictures? Sometimes Conditions Are Less-Than-Stellar, But Should You Leave it Up to The Seller?
Our post earlier this week ignited quite the discussion on listing photography and what is appropriate for MLS. Of course, we love agents on CandysDirt.com, and our post was only a critique of the photos, not the listing agent. Still, a reader noted that:
A little background story here: Bob Martin called me last summer, said he was thinking of selling his house at 6322 Royal Crest. I popped over, we had wine, we toured. The home is great — Bob and his wife, Meaghan, have done a superb job of re-decorating the 1950′s ranch despite having a toddler in tow. Oh, child plus two rescue dogs. The home’s lines are classic LEAVE IT TO BEAVER but also cleanly now; the bedrooms look like they were just photographed for a Neiman’s catalogue. You know how I believe that homes have personalities and moods, and this is a home that just felt happy.
If you are a regular reader of this blog, which I hope you are, you know how hot our market is. I am afraid to postpone writing about a great property because it will be sold. I do not understand how you can write about homes now in print, especially magazine. It takes 30 days to publish a print book and in that time, a home could have flipped TWICE.
Well yes, it’s not even mid-April and it’s a mad house out there in the inner-loop real estate world. Sales of pre-owned single-family homes in March rose 22 percent from 2012. 7,483 properties sold. That’s the highest number of home sales since March, 2007.
I’ve told you all about Hip Pockets, right? Well, get used to hearing this term more and more if you are buying a house in Dallas. Our market is not just hot, it’s sizzling. Homes are selling even before they hit MLS. Not only is that a huge status symbol for your house, but it is tickling the brokers to death as they grab both sides of the deal AND skip over a whole lot of marketing costs.