Alexander Chandler Realty Real Estate Blog

What Do I Do In The DFW Area?

So you’re new to the DFW area and it’s new all around. Wait you thought you were moving to either Fort Worth or Dallas? You didn’t know that there is more than 50 cities in the metroplex that you could possibly be placed in? Well, take a deep breath! We got your back on this one. With over 200 local bloggers about this metroplex we found the top links that will help you get to know your area a little bit more!

 

Looking for certain attractions that make you feel like a real local? Try this blog out! It is written by Michelle of the blog That Texas Couple and she goes over what city she feels like a local in, the places that she loves to eat at and what her favorite attractions are.

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In this first blog of the week, we are going to talk about some pretty crazy myths that YOU, a potential client, might believe. See how we enlighten the truth behind these myths.

 

  1.        Real Estate Agents Are Paid A Salary.

WRONG. Despite what the public thinks, most real estate agents actually own their own business even if they are sponsored by a broker. They are partners with the broker and that broker does not pay them a salary. It’s all commission!

 

That’s right, they get paid only by commission and manage to look professional, put on broker events and home buying events as well. They do this all for you!

 

And speaking of commission…

 

  1.        The Agent Keeps All of The Commission.

First of all, you

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The most recent addition to our Camp Bowie neighborhood is a lovely place that we share a building with called The Meat Board. We have been dying for it to open for the past two months and we are very impressed with the outcome.

 

When you first walk in, you are greeted by a very fresh, vibrant feel and by a genuine smile. You can order food after glancing at the menu when you first walk in or you can go right up to the counter and pick a signature steak to cook for you and your loved ones at home. Don’t know which steak you like? No worries, these gentlemen are here to help you decide which cut would be the perfect main course to your dinner. Oh, wait, you’re not wanting steak? That’s fine. You can have your choice of chicken or pork as

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This Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Alexander Chandler Realty is hosting a First Time Home Buyer Seminar. Are you not even sure where to begin when buying a home? How do you even put in a contract on a home? How much should you have saved up to put a down payment on a home? How do you get qualified?

 

All these questions going through your head and you don't even know where to start. Well, don't worry! ACR has your back with this seminar. Hosted by Service First Mortgage, this class will go over the home buying process from A-Z, How you need to get qualified, what your financing options are, preparing your for home ownership, your local market stats, explaining what an escrow is, the closing process and much more. 

 

Did we mention that

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In the past 20 years Texas has grown far greater than anyone had expected. Big-Name Companies from all over the United States and the rest of the world have made the massive move of building headquarters here in the DFW area. But can Texas sustain this massive influx of not just people moving her but also the companies that they work for? 

 

It's no secret about the reason that people are moving to DFW: the job market. In recent studies, the population is about 6.8 million and that is presumed to double over the next 5 years if the market continues to go at the pace that it is currently. With the influx of companies there is also an influx of the employees of said companies being relocated to the DFW Metroplex. Being the 7th largest metroplex in the

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First of all, there is only one con if you aren't a real estate agent yourself: YOU. DON'T. KNOW. WHAT. YOU'RE. DOING.

A lot of people nowadays can Youtube certain DIY projects from the safety of their bed without having to call a specialist but when it comes to selling your home? Or what about buying a home? If you aren't a realtor yourself or a lawyer then you probably have no clue where to start.

Did you know that using a realtor can actually save you money? There are a lot of systems out there that you most likely can't access without a realtor's insight. Did you also know that Texas is a non-disclosure state? Meaning that Zillow, Realtor.com and Trulia can't tell you what your home is worth accurately. 

Having a realtor by your side can

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  1.        Spotio

This app is used for marketing and it was developed by realtors for realtors. You can access property address and contacts to create beautiful Excel spreadsheets as well as convert anything to PDF.

 

  1.        RPR Mobile

This is a property search app which allows users to view market statistics, create your own branded reports and search for properties and more. This app is perfect for agents that are looking for distressed properties where the owners are unable to pay their mortgage and might want to cash out

 

  1.        Docusign

Of course, we all know what this one is for. If you want a fast and convenient way to send documents to your clients then getting this app is the best way to send documents to your

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The Sundance Square Christmas Tree Lighting

                It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We are so excited for the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Sundance Square festival. One of Fort Worth’s biggest events of the year, the feel of the atmosphere on Sundance Square is amazing. They have Christmas music playing and they also have a ton of vendors that you can buy food, Christmas decorations, and much more!

 

                We do recommend that you get there about an hour early because when we say it will be packed we aren’t kidding. But no worries. There are plenty of family/kid friendly things to do. If you have any questions about it then you can definitely check out all of the day’s festivities online or on their Facebook

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What You Need to Know Before Moving

 

                The most important piece of advice that we can give is start as early as possible! We don’t mean for you to start packing early. All we mean is for you to start even with a check list or buying boxes just to prepare. In this week’s blog we go over everything that you need to know from eight weeks away to the week you move.

 

8 Weeks Out

This is what we like to call the “Prep Stage”. If you are anything like an organizer then get ready for your socks to get rocked.

  1.        We recommend that you create a moving file for this. This moving file will store all of your receipts for movers, title information on your new home, etc.
  2.        Get estimates from movers! If you are having
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                Some of the DFW’s most prestigious homes are sat right on this street. It housed some of our local celebrities like H. Ross Perot who ran for an independent presidential campaign in 1992 against President Bush and presumptive Democratic Nominee Bill Clinton, Phil Romano who founded the restaurant chains of Fuddruckers and Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and Andrew Beal who founded Beal Bank and Beal Bank USA.

                This street puts the mansion in #MansionMonday with houses that have their own private lakes, basketball courts and even private waterparks. Today you will get to see the mansions that preoccupy that which is called Strait Lane.

 

  1.        10711 Strait Lane Dallas, TX 75229

 

 Zillow.com

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