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Under Contract in 5 Days!

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June is National Homeownership Month!

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Sold! Congratulations and God bless my Sellers!

#sohappy for my #friends and clients! Their fabulous remodel paid off #bigtime! Their #investment #property is #SOLD! I pray you enjoy this well deserved #break! God bless y’all! 🙏🏻❤️😘 #CallOnChristine #Realtorck4U #KWPlatinumHouston #katyrealestate #sold #investment #Jesus #grace #love #serve #give

Sold by CK – 16402 Grants Manor

So #excited for #myfriends and #myclients on selling their home to move to their #dreamhome! So #honored to serve them! Now is the perfect time to sell your home — list with me! #soldbyCK #CallOnChristine #Realtorck4U #Sellers #Sold #HoustonRealEstate #KWPlatinumHouston #ctx

For Sale in Hearthstone!

So excited! My newest listing is in Hearthstone! Home to Hearthstone Country Club, Hearthstone Garden Club and the Hearthstone Heatwaves! ❤ This beautiful home is on a Golf Course Lot, has been recently remodeled with a gorgeous White Kitchen and has stunning backyard views! Come to my Open House this Sunday 2-4pm at 7214 Halfpenny Road and check it out! #callonchristine #realtorck4u #7214Halfpenny #ForSale #GolfCourseLiving #Hearthstone #YourNewHome

https://www.har.com/7214-halfpenny-road/sale_36301772

Cute Condo in Spring Branch Coming Soon!

Super cute 1 Bedroom Condo in Spring Branch coming soon! #callonchristine #realtorck4u #onebedroomcondo #springbranchtx #kwplatinumhouston #comingsoon

Under Contract in 3 Weeks!

Congratulations to my Sellers at 5111 Tarnbrook Drive in Deerfield Village on their home going under Contract! They worked hard on making the home light, bright and neutral! Their updates showcased the great features of this beautiful home!

If you’re needing help selling your home or looking to buy a home or wanting to invest or lease in real estate, #CallOnChristine 832.755.2954! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

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Open House this Saturday, 5/18 from 2-4pm – 5111 Tarnbrook Drive

Come to my Open House at 5111 Tarnbrook on Saturday 5/18/2019 from 2-4pm! Light refreshments and a Door Prize Drawing for a Restaurant Gift Card will be given away!*

Christine Kalmbach would like to share this listing on HAR with you. Please follow the link to HAR. 5111 Tarnbrook Drive

#5111Tarnbrook #OpenHouse #CallOnChristine #RealtorCK4U #DoorPrizeDrawing #Stopby #ComeBuy #DeerfieldVillage  

*Must register in person to be eligible.

This Month in Real Estate – March 2019 Market Update

This Month in Real Estate
March 2019 Market Update
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Monthly VideoAccording to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing home sales experienced a third consecutive month of declines in January. While the supply of homes is rising, a growing share of those homes may still be out of reach for some buyers.
Interest Rates
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Interest RatesAccording to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rates decreased to 4.35 percent in January from 4.45 percent in December. This rate remains well below the historical average of 8.90 percent.
Home Sales
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Home Sales Graph
The National Association of REALTORS® reported home sales at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.94 million in January, down from 5.0 million in December, and 8.5 percent below the 5.4 million sales pace from a year ago.
Home Prices
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Home Price Graph
The median home price decreased to $247,500 in January, down 2.8 percent from December. The median home price has increased by approximately $6,700 in the past year alone.
Inventory
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Inventory Graph
There was a 3.9-month supply of housing inventory in January 2018, up 5.4 percent from December. The total number of available homes for sale has increased by 14.7 percent compared to January of last year.
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Brought to you by KW Research. For additional graphs and details, please see the This Month in Real Estate PowerPoint Report.The opinions expressed in This Month in Real Estate are intended to supplement opinions on real estate expressed by local and national media, local real estate agents and other expert sources. You should not treat any opinion expressed on This Month in Real Estate as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy, but only as an expression of opinion. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., does not guarantee and is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of information, and provides said information without warranties of any kind. All information presented herein is intended and should be used for educational purposes only. Nothing herein should be construed as investment advice. You should always conduct your own research and due diligence and obtain professional advice before making any investment decision. All investments involve some degree of risk. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information contained in This Month in Real Estate.
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Christine Kalmbach REALTOR

Keller Williams Realty Platinum

832-755-2954
281-856-0808

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christinekalmbach@kwrealty.com
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Copyright 2019 Keller Williams® Realty, Inc. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. Each office is independently owned and operated. 
Keller Williams Realty Platinum | 19708 Northwest Fwy Ste 2800 | Houston | TX | 77065-5628
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Six Myths about Selling Your Home

Selling a house can create all kinds of fears and concerns. Learn the difference between the myths and truths to alleviate some of those worries!


Myth #1: You should always price your home high and then negotiate down.

Truth: It is difficult to obtain a reasonable offer on an overpriced property.

If you list too high, you’ll miss out on buyers (as many as up to 60%) looking in the price range where your home should be. Offers may not even come in, because buyers who are interested in your home are scared off by the price and won’t even take the time to look at it or they have been researching homes online and see the price discrepancy and move on. By the time you correct the price and list your home at its fair market value, you will have lost that window of opportunity when your home draws the most attention from the public and real estate agents — the first 2-4 weeks it is on the market. The longer a house “sits on the market”, it is like the Kiss of Death, doomed to attract fewer and fewer buyers every day making it harder and harder to sell. To obtain proper market exposure, it is an absolute necessity to be competitive in price, terms, and condition with similar properties that are selling in the area as soon as you put it on the market. If you are serious about selling your home, price your property at market value and attract serious buyers. You will stand a much better chance of getting full-market value and your property will sell much more quickly.

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Myth #2: Minor repairs can wait until later. There are more important things to be done.

Truth: Minor repairs make your house more marketable, allowing you to maximize your return (or minimize loss) on the sale.

Most buyers are looking for homes that are turnkey or move in ready. They do not want to have to do a lot of work on a new home (at least “new” to them). If you have repairs that are obviously needed, a potential buyer will think of repairs with the 2/3rds rule. For example, if you have a hole in the wall that would cost $100 to repair in a day, a buyer will think it will take twice as long to repair and cost threes times as much. So your $100 hole of “deferred maintenance” becomes a two-day repair costing $300. A buyer will go through your home adding up all the “little things” that are wrong with it. If your home happens to attract a buyer who is willing to make repairs, they will begin asking for repair allowances that come out of your asking price. The amount of an allowance that you have to offer a buyer is usually more than what it would cost for you to make the repair (or hire someone to make the repair). Also, remember that the home inspections will point out every defect and safety issue which also will potentially cost you even more. Remember, buyers are comparing your home to other homes that are currently on the market. Your home should be maintained, safe and inviting so that everyone who looks at it can see themselves living there.

Myth #3: Once potential buyers see the inside of your home, curb appeal won’t matter.

Truth: Buyers probably won’t make it to the inside of the home if the outside of your home does not appeal to them.

Buyers and their agents often do drive-bys before deciding whether a home is worth their time to look inside. Usually, every dollar you spent on landscaping nets you a 100% return! So make sure your yard looks in top shape with trimmed bushes, some pretty flowers, a well-manicured lawn, and a welcoming entry. Your home’s exterior must make a good first impression so that buyers are compelled to stop and come inside!

Myth #4: Your home must be every buyer’s dream home.

Truth: If you get carried away with repairs and replacements to your home, you may end up over-improving the house.

There is a point where improving your home doesn’t pay off. The key is to consider what competing properties feature and look like. Improvements in the kitchen and bathrooms often yield excellent results! I will go through your home with you in detail and determine what it makes sense to repair and replace and what doesn’t. You also have the option to use my Stager to maximize your home to showroom condition! I’ll also show you competing properties so you’ll know what you’re up against!

Myth #5: When you receive an offer, you should make the buyer wait. This gives you a better negotiating position.

Truth: You should reply in a timely manner to an offer (and remain flexible)!

When a buyer makes an offer, at that moment in time, they are ready to buy your home. Moods can change and you don’t want to lose the sale because you have stalled in replying and you lose your only offer. Occasionally there are strategic reasons to delay for a short time — when receiving multiple offers for example. Let’s work hard to make this a win-win for you and your buyer and work together! I will walk you through every step of the process to help determine the best strategy for achieving your real estate goals!

Myth #6: You are better off selling your home on your own and saving money on the commission you would have paid to a real estate agent.

Truth: Statistically, many sellers who attempt to sell their homes on their own cannot complete the sale without the service of a professional real estate agent, or they inadvertently sell it for less than full market value.

Homeowners who succeed in selling their home by themselves (usually net 6-13% less) than if they had a real estate agent working for them. The National Association of Realtors surveys consumers every year, including homeowners who succeeded in selling their home without a real estate agent. Over 70% of these homeowners say that they would never do it again. You visit a doctor when you’re sick and take your car to a mechanic when it needs repairs. It makes sense to contact a real estate professional when you are preparing to sell your biggest asset!

Whether you are looking to buy, sell, invest or lease real estate, I can help you achieve your real estate goals, contact me today!

Christine Kalmbach, Professional Realtor® Keller Williams Platinum
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Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

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Four Questions to Decide If You Should Stay or Go
Do you find yourself dreaming about a new home? Or, maybe you think it could be time to move to a new neighborhood. Ask yourself these questions to figure out if it’s time to search for greener pastures.
1) How happy are you with your current home?
If you’re not feeling the love when you walk through the door, it may be time to start exploring available homes on the market.
2) Do you love your neighborhood and schools?
If a good neighborhood, strong schools and neighbors you enjoy are important to you, and you feel like your current home leaves a bit to be desired, give me a call.
3) Do you have too little or too much home?
If the size of your family has changed recently, you may be left with a home that’s too small or too large. Let’s find a home that’s just right.
4) Is it time to buy?
If you think it’s time to make a move, give me a call and we can find a home that hits all the right notes.
When you’re looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate, you need an agent who will be by your side every step of the way.
Call me today for a personalized consultation.
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Christine Kalmbach REALTOR

Keller Williams Realty Platinum

832-755-2954
281-856-0808

Click here to download my mobile app!
christinekalmbach@kwrealty.com
ChristineKalmbach.kwrealty.com
Copyright 2019 Keller Williams® Realty, Inc. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. Each office is independently owned and operated. 
Keller Williams Realty Platinum | 19708 Northwest Fwy Ste 2800 | Houston | TX | 77065-5628
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