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Why You Shouldn’t Let A Website Tell You Your Home’s Value

by Scott and Tammy Watson

Picture this... There's an inexperienced real estate agent in your town. He hasn't sold any homes yet. He wants to drum up some business. So, he climbs up onto your roof and paints what he estimates to be the value of your home. He feels like this could be a win-win: YOU get to know the value of your house, so he was helpful to you, without even having to meet with him... and HE gets to show you how that he knows his stuff. Hopefully you'll turn to him for help once you want to sell your home. But you're kind of ticked off, aren't you? First off, this guy painted on your roof. That's just vandalism. Beyond that, he wasn't even close to accurate! The value he painted up there is tens of thousands of dollars off.

He didn't even see inside your home

You notice he did the same thing to all the other houses in the area. He seems off on the value of all of them. It's still kind of intriguing, though, because you're like, "Hmm, I always felt like Bill's place was worth less than mine. Looks like I was right. But there's no way Gary's house is worth more than mine, that agent is craaaazy. Unless maybe Gary did some major remodeling inside..." But how would the agent know? He never even went inside your neighbor's house. Or your house. Or anyone else's house. He just eyeballed everyone's house from outside, and took a quick peek at some data available to the public. Then slapped his estimate up on your roof for everyone to see. His estimates are all over the place. Some high. Some low. Once in a while he seems to be somewhat in the ballpark.

His "value" affects your actual value

Beside the fact that this guy vandalized your roof, now you have people sizing up the value of your home based upon a number he came up with, without even seeing inside your home. It was careless and thoughtless. He lacked respect for your privacy, your equity, and ultimately your wealth. The value of your home can now be viewed by anyone, for whatever reason they feel. It would be even worse if you were in the middle of trying to sell your home, and now you have buyers pulling up, seeing your painted roof, and considering his estimate when (and if) they make an offer.

Can you imagine if a real estate agent actually did this?!

You'd probably want to report him to the police, his real estate broker, the real estate commission... and all of your friends, family and neighbors. You'd want everyone to know not to trust this guy, or give him any business.

Online valuation sites are basically doing this to you

You've probably seen or heard about websites where you can look up the value of your house (or anyone else's house) for free. It seems great because there's no need to even talk to a real estate agent. Just pop in the address, and voila, you get to see the value of the home. You might figure that it's super accurate, since they use fancy algorithms and stuff. However, these online real estate valuation sites are all basically painting a number on your roof, without ever having gone inside, and without ever having sold a house. And they're definitely not experts in your local market. Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do about it. They're using public data to come up with their estimates. They didn't steal anything. They didn't actually paint on your roof (they just hover a value over it digitally). They post disclaimers about their accuracy (or lack thereof), at least if you really, really look for them. Plus, who would you even report them to anyway?!

Start valuing real estate agents' values

The thing is, these sites exist because people tend to like them, and look at them. They wouldn't exist if people didn't continue to click on them. But people do. They certainly are convenient, and entertaining, even if they are not accurate. Many people just don't want to deal with real estate agents, until and unless they have to. But that's actually what you should be doing if you want an accurate value of your home. Great real estate agents take a lot of time and pride in estimating the value of a home. This is not something you can do remotely by simply reviewing public data and algorithms. In order to be accurate, even a local real estate agent needs to see inside of your home. So, instead of encouraging these online valuation sites to exist, by visiting their sites and clicking around... ...click on a local real estate agent's site, and invite him or her in to take a look at your house, and come up with an accurate value. Don't rely on an online valuation. And, whenever possible, spread the word about the inaccuracy of these online valuations because they can affect the perceived value of your home... and beyond. And they will exist as long as people continue to pay them any attention. Pay attention to real estate agents instead.

GroupWatson is a full-service team available to every customer, when they are ready to get their most important investment, their Home, on the market at the RIGHT PRICE!

Call 972-370-1775 today for more details of how we can help you sell or purchase your next home.

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4811 Holly Tree Drive

 

PROPERTY DETAILS
$584,900
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 13668304
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Partial Baths: 0
Sq ft: 3237
Lot Size: 0.230
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Seller Motivated-BRING ALL OFFERS! Seller is Offering $5000 Allowance for Updates. 1.5 Story w'Backyard Oasis. 4 Bdrms, 3 Baths, 2 Car Gar + Forml Dining & Huge Flex Room Perfect for 2nd Living or Game Rm. Travertine Flrs Greet you in the Bright Entry Way. Large Living Rm Features Over-sized See Thru Gas FP. Kitchen Flaunts Granite, Ample Storage, Desk Work Station & Butlers Pantry. Master Suite w'Seating Area & Fireplace. Updated Master Bath Displays New Seamless Shower, Marble & Great Walk-in Closet. Backyard w'Pool & Hot Tub! All New Pool Equipment that Works w'your Phone App! Recent Updates Include: Granite in Baths, Triple Crown Molding, Hand-Scraped Hardwood Flrs, Plantation Shutters & Upgraded Lighting.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville 75056

Phone: 214-682-7002
Fax: 214-522-5519
http://www.groupwatson.com/
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How You Can Help Fellow Texans Affected by Hurricane Harvey

by Scott and Tammy Watson

 

Hurricane Harvey made a first landfall Last Friday as a Category 4 storm, slamming Texas with brutal winds and severe flooding, leaving Houston underwater and millions of residents in need of aid. The relentless storm has dropped record-breaking rainfall and made a second landfall Wednesday in Louisiana. Here are some ways you can help.

Red Cross

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recommended that those who want to help victims should donate to the American Red Cross, which he called a “tremendous asset.” A number of other organizations at the national, state and local levels will provide vital assistance to residents in the coming days, weeks and months.

Local and national relief organizations

The Salvation ArmySave the ChildrenSouthern Baptist Disaster ReliefHeart to Heart and Samaritan’s Purse are all on the ground in devastated areas and seeking donations to continue their response efforts. Texas Diaper Bank is sending out disaster relief kits to those affected. Team Rubicon is an emergency response team made up of military veterans and first responders. Oath (which is the parent company of Yahoo News) offers matching funds for donations to the Red Cross and some other organizations.

Food banks

Feeding Texas is a statewide network of food banks, and Houston Press has compiled a list of food banks serving the area hardest hit by Harvey. That list includes Houston Food BankGalveston County Food BankFood Bank of Corpus Christi and San Antonio Food Bank, among others.

Pets

To help nonhuman Texas residents, animal welfare organizations will be focused on rescuing, sheltering and rehoming pets. The Humane Society and the SPCA of Texas and their affiliated shelters will need money, supplies, food and foster volunteers.

Blood

Blood donations can be made through the American Red Cross, and Carter BloodCareWe Are Blood and the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center are all Texas-based organizations sure to be seeking increased donations.

Other relief efforts

Airbnb has set up an Urgent Accommodations page, allowing evacuees to find a place to stay for free with the help of those able to offer their space at no charge.

A list of individual crowdfunding campaigns related to the hurricane can be found at GoFundMe’s Hurricane Harvey Relief pageGlobalGiving, another crowdfunding site, is aiming to raise $2 million for a relief fund.

Most of the above organizations have volunteer opportunities available as well.

All of us here at Group Watson feel that even the smallest gift can make a difference, so please contact any of these agencies to see how you can help. 

Call 972-370-1775 today for more details on ways you can help.

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4811 Holly Tree Drive

 

PROPERTY DETAILS
$584,900
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 13668304
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Partial Baths: 0
Sq ft: 3237
Lot Size: 0.230
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Seller Motivated-BRING ALL OFFERS! Seller is Offering $5000 Allowance for Updates. 1.5 Story w'Backyard Oasis. 4 Bdrms, 3 Baths, 2 Car Gar + Forml Dining & Huge Flex Room Perfect for 2nd Living or Game Rm. Travertine Flrs Greet you in the Bright Entry Way. Large Living Rm Features Over-sized See Thru Gas FP. Kitchen Flaunts Granite, Ample Storage, Desk Work Station & Butlers Pantry. Master Suite w'Seating Area & Fireplace. Updated Master Bath Displays New Seamless Shower, Marble & Great Walk-in Closet. Backyard w'Pool & Hot Tub! All New Pool Equipment that Works w'your Phone App! Recent Updates Include: Granite in Baths, Triple Crown Molding, Hand-Scraped Hardwood Flrs, Plantation Shutters & Upgraded Lighting.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville 75056

Phone: 214-682-7002
Fax: 214-522-5519
http://www.groupwatson.com/
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3 Ways Real Estate Agents Actually SAVE You Money During Your Home Sale

by Scott and Tammy Watson

One of the main gripes that people have with real estate agents is their commission. Many homeowners (mistakenly) think, “Why should I pay a real estate agent to do something I’m perfectly capable of doing myself?”

The reason people avoid working with agents is because they think it’s going to cost them money. But in reality, working with a qualified real estate agent is worth far more than what you’ll pay in commission. In fact, working with a real estate agent can actually make the process of selling your home less stressful, less time consuming, and less expensive.

Here are three ways real estate agents more than earn their commission — and can actually save you money — during your home sale:

1. They know the right people

As the old real estate saying goes, when it comes to selling your home, it takes a village. And if you don't have the right villagers in your corner, the process of selling your home can get expensive, fast.

During your home sale, there's all sorts of vendors you'll need to work with: contractors, landscapers, inspectors, tradesmen, professional stagers, movers... depending on your needs, the list can be lengthy.

Finding all of those vendors on your own will take a lot of time & and there's no way to ensure you're getting a good deal when you hire them. But when you work with an agent, they have professional contacts across the board and can recommend the right vendors at the right price.

Having access to your agent's network is a huge time and money saver during the sale of your home.

2. They know exactly how to price your home

Pricing your home is tricky business. If you don't price it high enough, you'll be kicking yourself when you get less than what you believe your home is worth. But price it too high and you won't get any offers, leaving your house on the market & possibly stigmatized as "having something wrong with it" & and costing you money in the process.

When you try to sell your home on your own, pricing your property can feel like a guessing game. But when you work with a qualified real estate agent, their deep market knowledge will help you price your home in a way that works for both you and potential buyers.

It's an agent's job to know what's going on in your market. They know how much homes are selling for, how long homes are sitting on the market, and exactly how you need to price your home if you want it to sell quickly and profitably. This information will significantly speed up the process of selling your home AND help you fetch a higher price & both of which put money right back into your pocket.

3. They give you your time back

Many sellers who try to manage their home sale on their own start the process thinking that it's going to require a minimal time investment. They think posting a few ads on home listing sites, hosting an open house or two, and signing a contract are all it takes to get a house sold.

But unfortunately, that's not the case.

Selling a home is a full-time job. That's why there's an entire industry built around it! Homeowners who go the sale-by-owner route in an attempt to save money often find their time, and lives, completely monopolized by the process.

And, as they say, time is money.

If you're spending all of your time trying to get your house sold, it's taking you away from your life — your family, your job, your hobbies. And there's no price tag for what that's worth.

Working with a real estate agent takes all that time burden off of you. Selling your home is their full-time job, and they can devote the time and attention necessary to get it done quickly. The amount of time and hassle this will save you is invaluable.

Not working with a real estate agent to save money on commission fees makes sense... in theory. But in practice, working with a real estate agent saves you immeasurable time, energy, and cash. Any good real estate agent will more than earn their commission & and then some & before the time comes to sign the closing papers.

GroupWatson is a full-service team available to every customer, when they are ready to get their most important investment, their Home, on the market.

Call 972-370-1775 today for more details of how we can help you sell or purchase your next home.

*GROUPWATSON'S FEATURED LISTING*

 

4811 Holly Tree Drive

 

PROPERTY DETAILS
$584,900
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 13668304
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Partial Baths: 0
Sq ft: 3237
Lot Size: 0.230
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Seller Motivated-BRING ALL OFFERS! Seller is Offering $5000 Allowance for Updates. 1.5 Story w'Backyard Oasis. 4 Bdrms, 3 Baths, 2 Car Gar + Forml Dining & Huge Flex Room Perfect for 2nd Living or Game Rm. Travertine Flrs Greet you in the Bright Entry Way. Large Living Rm Features Over-sized See Thru Gas FP. Kitchen Flaunts Granite, Ample Storage, Desk Work Station & Butlers Pantry. Master Suite w'Seating Area & Fireplace. Updated Master Bath Displays New Seamless Shower, Marble & Great Walk-in Closet. Backyard w'Pool & Hot Tub! All New Pool Equipment that Works w'your Phone App! Recent Updates Include: Granite in Baths, Triple Crown Molding, Hand-Scraped Hardwood Flrs, Plantation Shutters & Upgraded Lighting.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville 75056

Phone: 214-682-7002
Fax: 214-522-5519
http://www.groupwatson.com/
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One Glaring Real Estate Lesson We Can All Learn From The Solar Eclipse

by Scott and Tammy Watson

You've probably heard lots of people scurrying to find solar eclipse glasses. There's going to be quite a few people who simply can't get a pair in time for the eclipse. People waited too long to get them. Perhaps because they weren't entirely in tune with how rare, and how big of an event the eclipse is. But also because they underestimated the supply, availability, and accessibility of the glasses compared to the demand for them. Who'd have thought they'd be about as rare as the eclipse itself?

Don't wait 'til it's too late

Don't Wait 'Til It's Too Late

This is similar to something seen in real estate... When people hear there's a great house on the market, they often wait to go see it or make an offer...until it's too late to do anything about it. By the time they motivate, the house has been scooped up by another buyer, and often there were even more buyers who were trying to buy it, but lost out.

Houses aren't "a dime a dozen"

Houses Are Not "A Dime A Dozen"

The solar eclipse glasses were practically "a dime a dozen". They were all basically the same, inexpensive, and plenty to go around...yet still not enough for everyone who wanted a pair. Houses, on the other hand, are often one-of-a-kind... ...which makes it all the more likely that if you hesitate even the slightest bit, you're going to miss your opportunity.

But there's always another...

But There's Always Another...

Lots of people won't be able to look directly at the eclipse, since they don't have the glasses. They're going to miss the rare opportunity. There will be disappointment. But even though they're rare, another one will occur fairly soon in the U.S in about 7 years. Or, you can see one in a mere 2 years in other parts of the world. They're still rare, no matter how you cut it. But you can see an eclipse at other times if you're willing to travel. Same thing goes for houses... If you lose out on a house because you hesitated, it's disappointing, but it's not the only opportunity you'll have. In fact, you could probably find a similar house to the one you like pretty soon after losing the one you had your eye on...if you're willing to travel. But most people want to find the house of their dreams where they live, not somewhere else. So don't miss your opportunity when you see the perfect house, in the perfect location. Jump on it. Otherwise, you may be waiting a while for the next one to appear.

GroupWatson is a full-service team available to every customer, when they are ready to make an offer on the "perfect" home!  No waiting and no missing opportunities!  

Call 972-370-1775 today for more details of how we can help you sell or purchase your next home.

 

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3958 Harbor Drive

 

PROPERTY DETAILS
$299,990
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 13656676
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 2
Partial Baths: 0
Sq ft: 2562
Lot Size: 0.150
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Hard to Find 1.5 Story 'Plantation' Home Nestled in Sought after Stewart Peninsula is CLEAN, VACANT & READY for IMMEDIATE MOVE-IN! 4 Bdrms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Gar, Stacked Formals & GAMEROOM UP. Recent Updates Include:Fresh Paint, Updated Fixtures, Extensive Laminate Flrs, Double French Drs & Full Length Windows View Extended Patio w'Cool Decking & Both Baths have Been Remodeled. Kitchen offers Gas Cooktop, CORIAN Counters & Built-in Book Shelves. Lge Living Rm w'Vaulted Ceilings, Gas FP & Lots of Natural Light. Spacious Master w'Lge Walk-in Closet! Split Bdrms, Sep Laundry Rm & Fabulous Landscaping. $500 Allowance for New Counter Tops in Master, $2500 Allowance for New Carpet. Mosquito Misting System, $88 per Mo.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville 75056

Phone: 214-682-7002
Fax: 214-522-5519
http://www.groupwatson.com/
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4 Small Changes That Can Add Major Value To Your Home.

by Scott and Tammy Watson

When it comes to selling your home, obviously you want to do everything you can on your end to add value to your home and secure the highest offer. But while you might automatically assume that major added value comes from major renovations, sometimes it's the small things that add up ending the most value to your home. Here are four small, inexpensive changes that can add major value to your home and get you higher offers in process.

As always, contact a GroupWatson professional for additional renovations that add value to your home. Contact us at 972-370-1775 or email at info@groupwatson.com!

1. Spruce Up Your Exterior

While many homeowners focus their renovations and changes on the interior of their home, the exterior of your property is the first thing potential buyers will see. If you want to get off on the right foot and make a positive first impression, it's important that the exterior of your home is inviting and well-designed. You don't have to completely landscape your property in order to make a good first impression. A few minor changes to the exterior can really spruce things up and make the space feel more inviting for potential buyers. Put a fresh coat of paint on your front door. Line the walkway leading up to your entrance with inexpensive potted plants. If you have room, add a small chair or table to create a sitting area on the front porch. And always make sure your lawn is watered and mowed. Having a clean, inviting, and well-decorated exterior will have buyers falling in love with your property before they ever even walk through the front door.

2. Add A Fresh Coat Of Paint

One of the most inexpensive ways to add serious value to your home is by adding a fresh coat of paint, particularly if it's been awhile since your walls have been redone. Old, peeling, or out-of-date paint can make your home look like it's in rougher shape than it actually is. A fresh coat of paint will breathe new life into your rooms and frame them in the best light to potential buyers. When choosing paint colors, go for neutral colors like gray or beige; using bright or unique colors can be off-putting to some potential buyers. Neutral tones makes it easier for buyers to see themselves in the space. Just be sure to avoid white - the color can feel overly harsh and can make your home feel cold and impersonal (not exactly the feel you're going for when selling a home).

3. Update The Bathroom

If you have an older home, making a few minor updates to the bathroom - even if they're only cosmetic - can go a long way in adding value to your home. Things like outdated wallpaper, tile, or light fixtures can make your bathroom feel dated, a feeling which may carry over into the rest of your home and turn off potential buyers. Take stock of your bathroom and see what changes might help it feel more modern and up-to-date. Currently have wallpaper that looks like it belongs in the 80's? Ditch the wallpaper for a more modern print or a fresh coat of paint. Does your vanity feel ancient? Try replacing the hardware for a more sleek look. Renovating a bathroom can be pricey, but cosmetic changes are not - and will have a huge impact on the value of your home.

4. Hire A House Cleaning Service

When you're selling your home, it needs to be spotless. Dust bunnies under the couch, stains on the sink, or fingerprints on the wall can keep you from getting offers on your home - even though all of those situations are temporary and completely reversible. While you might be great at cleaning under normal circumstances, when you're selling your home, you should definitely consider hiring a professional cleaning service. Professionals are trained to cover every nook and cranny and ensure that your house is sparkling by the end of the service. And having a house that's expert-level clean can be a huge selling point to potential buyers. Look for a local cleaning service that has experience preparing homes to sell (this is called a "make-ready" cleaning) and book their services before your next open house. This minor investment can pay off big time when potential buyers are drafting up their offers. Before you sell your home, you want to do everything in your power to drive up the value and walk away with the highest offer possible. And these four changes are so small, inexpensive, and easy, there's no reason not to use them to your advantage!

 

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2709 Las Palmas Lane

 

PROPERTY DETAILS
$285,000
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 13608209
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 2
Partial Baths: 0
Sq ft: 2062
Lot Size: 0.200
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Outstanding Home with Backyard Oasis. 4 Bdrms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Gar + Game Room. Extensive Wood Floors Greet you in the Bright Entry Way & Lead Past the Formal Dining Area Highlighted with Unique Lighting & Bay Windows. Updates Include Fresh Interior Paint, New Roof & New Carpet. Large Living Rm Features Gas Start Fireplace with Mantle, Crown Molding & Skylight. The Kitchen has Freshly Painted Cabinets, Ample Storage, New Granite Counters, New Cooktop & Double Ovens. Master Suite Boasts Designer Glass Tile Counters, Double Closets & New French Doors to the Backyard. Salt Water Diving Pool, Attached Spa, Water Feature & Board on Board Fence. Seller is Offering a $5K Allowance for Pool Updates! Great Location!

CONTACT INFORMATION
Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville 75056

Phone: 214-682-7002
Fax: 214-522-5519
http://www.groupwatson.com/
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Eco Friendly Features For Your Home

by Scott and Tammy Watson

Whether you are already living in a green conscious home, or trying to move in that direction, the suggestions below will give you a better idea of how to "green up" your home!

Contact a GroupWatson Professional today for more information about making your home eco-friendly or, if you're thinking of selling or buying a home. Call 972-370-1775 or email us at info@groupwatson.com!

 

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3808 Shoal Creek Drive

 

PROPERTY DETAILS
$350,000
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 13635665
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 2
Partial Baths: 1
Sq ft: 2978
Lot Size: 0.163
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Enjoy Sunny Days on your Oversized Covered Front Porch! Home Offers 4 Bdrms, 2.5 Baths, 2 Car Gar + Game & Media Rms. Immaculate Home Features a 2 Story Entry, Stacked Formls w'Picture Frame Molding, Updated Light Fixtures & Hardware, New Carpet, Fresh Int & Ext Paint. Island Kitchen Boasts Skip Trowel Walls, 42 Inch Cabs, New Granite Counters, Tumbled Marble Backsplash, Tile Floors & is Open to the Living Room w'Gas Log Fireplace. Spacious 1st Flr Master has Crown Molding, Double Closets, Jetted Tub, Updated Shower & Oil Rubbed Bronze Fixtures. Flex Rm Perfect for Media or 5th Bdrm Down. Gameroom Up w'3 Oversized Bdrms & 20x14 Walk-Out Attic Storage. New HVAC in 2016. Walk to Lake & Golf Course. Won't Last!

CONTACT INFORMATION
Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville 75056

Phone: 214-682-7002
Fax: 214-522-5519
http://www.groupwatson.com/
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13 Houses That Look Oddly Similar To Game Of Thrones Characters

by Scott and Tammy Watson

With Game of Thrones being all the CRAZE right now, we thought we would introduce a little humor in tying together "Homes and Thrones"...

The internet is no stranger to humorous photos of inanimate objects that look like human faces, but in this case we’ve assembled specific faces in houses that look like actual characters from Game of Thrones! You got to see them for yourself!  Enjoy!

1. This house is what Ramsay Bolton looked like after Jon Snow got to him.

 

 

2. This is obviously where Samwell Tarly will hide during the coming winter.

 

 

3. This house shares Littlefinger’s emotionless eye squint and mustache.

       

 

4. Look! It’s Tormund Giantsbane’s frazzled hair and red beard… in house form.

 

 

5. Tyrion Lannister is the butt of many dwarf jokes. May as well add another to the list.

 

 

6. Catelyn Stark’s house sensed what happened at the red wedding before anyone else!

 

 

7. No other home in Westeros could fully represent the Night King's scary sharp teeth and nostrils like this one.

 

 

8. I can't tell who has more of a smug face, Jaime Lannister or this house.

 

 

9. No one understands Cersei Lannister’s frustration and disappointment in everything and everyone as much as this house does.

 

 

10. This sinister looking place is obviously where Melissandre plans all the sacrifices.

 

 

11. This one might be older than Sansa, but I doubt it’s been through more wear and tear.

 

 

12. This is probably where Jorah Mormont spent most of his time in exile. As the saying goes, misery loves company.

 

 

13. Looking at it, you’d think this house has been through more battles than The Hound!

 

 

 

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1081 Pike Road

 

PROPERTY DETAILS
$400,000
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 13636120
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Partial Baths: 1
Sq ft: 3130
Lot Size: 1
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Country Living at its Best! 4 Bdrm, 3.5 Bath, Game Rm can be Converted to a 5th Bdrm + a 6 Car Garage w'Electronic Lift to Access Floored Attic. Updates in 2017 Incl New Roof, Carpet, Refinished Kitchen Cabs, New Granite Counters & SS Appliances. High Ceilings & Lots of Crown Molding. Formal Dining Rm can also be a Study. Island Kitchen w'Dbl Ovens, Microwave & is Open to the Breakfast Nook. Large Living Rm has Wood Look Laminate, Gas Log FP & Surround Sound. Master Suite has Access to the Covered Back Patio, Dbl Vanities, Oversized Shower & Garden Tub. Septic Lines are Around Perimeter of Property to Allow for a Large Pool. Extended Parking Area. 2 H2O Heaters. Internet Controlled Smart Home Wiring & Security.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville 75056

Phone: 214-682-7002
Fax: 214-522-5519
http://www.groupwatson.com/
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2nd Quarter Local Market Statistics

by Scott and Tammy Watson

Here you will find 2nd Quarter NTREIS Statistics, showing market trends in your local area. This information is extremely valuable for those considering the sale of their home, purchasing a new home, or investing in real estate.

If you have any questions regarding the information below, a GroupWatson professional is available to assist you. You can reach us at 972.370.1775 or info@groupwatson.com.


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7205 Knight Drive

 

PROPERTY DETAILS
$225,000
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 13629099
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 2
Partial Baths: 0
Sq ft: 1711
Lot Size: 0.152
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Move-in Ready, Well Maintained & Priced to Sell Fast. Complete with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage + Flex Space Which Could be Used as an Office Area, Formal Dining or Den. June 2017 Updates Include Fresh Interior & Exterior Paint, Carpet, Granite Counters, Designer Tile Back Splash & Garbage Disposal. Refurbished Kitchen Cabinets, Newer Appliances, Commercial Grade Exhaust Fan & Fridge Stays! Living Room Features Vaulted Ceilings & an Impressive Wood Burning Fireplace with Mantle. Large Master Suite has an Oversized Walk In Shower & Generously Sized Closet. Good Sized Secondary Bedrooms. Newer 10 Foot Privacy Fence & a Great Open Patio. Won't Last!

CONTACT INFORMATION
Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville 75056

Phone: 214-682-7002
Fax: 214-522-5519
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Space-efficient work spaces are becoming all the rage these days. They’re great for maintaining privacy and uninterrupted workflow, and they can also be cozy and stylish, as well. Here are some examples of a growing trend of miniature studios (for offices and living structures), that are small enough to fit in someone’s back yard. We’re fond of calling them, shedquarters. Whether you need your own getaway space, an office, an art studio, or a full on extra home, there’s something for everyone out there!


Kanga Room: Based out of Austin, Texas, Kanga Room has backyard studios in three styles: modern, country cottage, and bungalow.

The basic package is an 8x8-foot shed that starts around $5,900 and you can add on a bathroom, kitchenette, and front porch for additional cost.

Modern Shed: This Seattle-based company was founded by husband and wife, Ryan Grey Smith and Ahna Holder.

They create flat-packed prefab structures. Basic 8x10 sheds start at $6,900.

Weehouse by Alchemy Architects: The Weehouse Studio was designed by Minnesota's Alchemy Architects.

They start at 435 square feet, and include a main room and bathroom. It can be used as either a home office, guest house, or even a main residence.

KitHaus: The KitHaus was designed by Tom Sandonato and Martin Wehmann.

It is a modular site-constructed prefab housing system. The K-Pod is the starting model and measures 117 square feet. They also have larger models.

Modern Spaces: “Forts for grown-ups!" Yep, that’s how they describe them.

These come in four pretty boxy styles. A fully installed shed with a foundation and finished exterior starts at $6,000. On-site installation is currently only available to California residents.

Loftcube: Werner Aisslinger designed these sheds to make the extra space on top of city skyscrapers more productive.

He was able to fit a kitchen and bathroom within these 400 square foot glass-walled studios.

Modern Cabana: The sheds from this San Francisco company start at 10x12 feet, but they have full studios with kitchens and baths.

The basic model is perfect for a backyard office, with its sliding door.

Metroshed: The MetroShed, by David Ballinger, is a prefab, flat-packed model that starts around $6,000.

This a simple design is made of a cedar wood beam post frame with aluminum-frame sliding doors, and comes in 9x13 feet or larger.

 

*GroupWatson's featured Listing*

2117 Surrey Lane

 

PROPERTY DETAILS
$575,000
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 13613704
Bedrooms: 5
Full Baths: 4
Partial Baths: 0
Sq ft: 4476
Lot Size: 0.307
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Gorgeous Huntington Hm Features 5 Bdrms, 4 Baths, Oversized 3 Car Gar + 2 Offices, an Elegant Forml Dining, Game & Media Rms. Dramatic Entry wWinding Staircase Opens to Both Ofcs 1 with a Wall of Built-ins & Coffered Ceilings. Extensive Hand Scraped Hardwood Flrs, Crown Molding, Rounded Corners & Skip Trowel Accents Throuout. Kitchen Features a Lg Furniture Style Island wGranite Cntrs, Stone BS, SS Appl's, Dbl Ovens & Butlers Pantry. Living Rm Boasts Flr to Ceiling Stone Gas Log FP. All Rms & Closets Oversized. Gamerm wWet Bar has Balcony Overlooking Huge Pool sized Yard & Lush Greenbelt. Cov'd Patio wGas Stub & 220 Outlet for Hottub. Media Rm Seating, Mounted Speakers & Pool Table Stay. $5500 Carpet Allowance.

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Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville 75056

Phone: 214-682-7002
Fax: 214-522-5519
http://www.groupwatson.com/
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Here’s What Real Estate And Independence Day Have In Common

by Scott and Tammy Watson

What's the first thing you think of when you think 4th of July? Probably fireworks, right? Or maybe barbeques, pool parties, or parades? The point is, the first thought for most people isn't about the nitty-gritty that we're actually celebrating — our independence as a nation. Deep down, we all know that's what it's all about, and we respect it! But, most of us enjoy our freedom watching fireworks, without giving all that much thought about everything our founding fathers did to get us here.  So it is in real estate... There's a lot of focus on the "fireworks" in real estate. The big, glorious, flashy, exciting moments. Like...

  • The moment your house first hits the market.
  • Seeing the pictures of your house all over the Internet.
  • Throngs of people walking through your first open house.
  • Receiving offers from buyers...maybe even multiple offers.
  • Going under contract.
  • Walking into "the" house, and falling in love with it.
  • Making an offer on the house you love, and having it accepted.
  • Closing on the sale or purchase of your home.

All of these are really exciting "firework" moments, but they're not the full story. There's a lot of stuff behind the scenes in order to get to those fun, celebratory moments. A lot of thought, knowledge, skill, and work... not necessarily fun, or "exciting" stuff.  

However, it's all extremely important! It's all necessary to get to those exciting "fireworks" moments. Not that the behind the scenes stuff should be something you think about. As a consumer, you should enjoy the glorious moments. Leave the nitty-gritty to your agent. Just know that there's more to it than the "fireworks" you want to see when you buy or sell a house.  The Agent you choose should be working hard, on your behalf, behind the scenes.  Handling all the moving parts with expertise, skill and professionalism!  

GroupWatson will always work in this capacity for you!  With an entire group of professionals making up the team, ranging from buyer's agents, listing specialists, a transaction coordinator, listing coordinator, and marketing manager, every aspect of the sale and purchase transaction is handled with expertise and precision.  We consistently meet the expectation of our clients, of a highly successful transaction, with every sale.  Call us at 214.682.7002 to speak with a Team Lead, today!

*GroupWatson's Featured Listing* 

 

1841 Cypress Lake Lane

 

PROPERTY DETAILS
$475,000
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 13613702
Bedrooms: 5
Full Baths: 3
Partial Baths: 2
Sq ft: 4114
Lot Size: 0.324
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Sophisticated 1.5 Story Home Offers 5 Bdrms, 3 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths, 3 Car Gar + Formal Dining, Game & Media Rms. Upgrades Incl Wrought Iron Dbl Doors, Ext Hand Scraped Wood Floors, Granite Ctrs in All Full Baths, Crown Moldings, Tankless H20 Heaters & Smart Thermostats. Living Rm Boasts a Floor to Ceiling Austin Stone FP w'Cedar Mantle. Kitchen has Farm Sink, Gas Cook Top, SS Appliances, Dbl Ovens, Exotic Granite Ctrs, Crisp White Cabs & Butlers Pantry. Master Suite w'Tray Ceilings, Framed Mirrors & Large Frameless Shower. Upstairs has Gamerm w'Dry Bar, Half Bath & Wired Media Rm. Extended Covered Patio Looks Out to Pool Sized Yard w' Strategically Placed Plantings to Insure Privacy-No Backyard Neighbors.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville 75056

Phone: 214-682-7002
Fax: 214-522-5519
http://www.groupwatson.com/
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Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville TX 75056
214-682-7002
972-370-1775
Fax: 214-522-5519