Where Homes Sell the Fastest in San Antonio

Researching all home sales in the San Antonio MLS,  we found  that homes in 78238 sold the fastest over the last 12 months, with an average of 41 days on market. The average for all of San Antonio was 83 days. The slowest selling zip code was 78257. Want to learn about the trends occurring in your neighborhood? Give us a call.

Welcome to Clarity23 Real Estate Group

Clarity23 Real Estate Group, formerly Energized Real Estate, is a full-service real estate brokerage with a focus on helping the home buyer and/or seller increase their likelihood of success by capitalizing on the right data analytics and technology and a team of real estate professionals that understand both the emotional and analytical side of real estate. Want to see how it makes a difference? Give us a call. 210.892.3200

Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Listing Your Home in Stonewall Estates

Becky talks about costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home in Stonewall Estates.

Critical Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home in Dreamland Oaks

Alisa talks about what costly mistakes to avoid when listing your home in Dreamland Oaks.

Real Estate Update on Fair Oaks Through May 2017

Becky Surber gives an update on how the real estate market in Fair Oaks Ranch is performing in the first half of 2017.

Are Stainless Steel Appliances Still Popular?

Stainless steel appliances are still popular in San Antonio. In the last 12 months they were listed as a feature in 44.3% of the sold homes. Houses sold in 78257 promoted the feature the most at 62.2%. Zip code 78163 had the second highest at 58.5% of sold homes. See the chart of the top 30 zip codes in Bexar, Kendall and Comal Counties promoting “stainless steel” below. Give us a call if you’d like to see if it is being promoted in your neighborhood and price range.

Hollywood Park Neighborhood Update

With our patent pending data analytics program we delve down to the neighborhood level to improve our client’s home buying and selling experience. For example, looking at homes in Hollywood Park sold between September 16,2016-September 15, 2017, we see there was an average price reduction of 4.7% from the original list price. Homes in this area that were on the market, and had a price change from the original list price, received on average $6.28/ft. less than those homes without a price reduction. Market data shows that homes that have a price reduction are more likely to sit on the market longer and receive a lower sales price. The key to finding success when selling a home is to price it right the first time. With our data driven approach we are able to give our clients the knowledge and confidence to find success when buying or selling their home.

*Homes marketed in MLS in stated area during stated period. Although numbers are believed to be accurate at time of publication, please note that some transactions or data entry errors can skew results. Data, therefore, cannot be guaranteed. Addtionally, in some instances outliers were removed. Data analysis provided by RealTelligence®. Data source: San Antonio Board of Realtors.

What Features Are Being Promoted in Your Area?

Clients often ask us what features they should upgrade when preparing to list their home. Using our amazing data analytics tool we are able to educate them on what features are being promoted in their area. Below is an example of features being promoted in the 78230 zip code.* Tile floors are promoted the most in listings in this area (83%).  Tankless water heaters are promoted the least (<1%). Whether you’re interested in making cost effective improvemnts to your home, or buying a home, we believe you need the right information to ensure that you make a successful decision as a homebuyer or seller. Want to know what features are promoted in your area and are in the most demand? Give us a call!

 

 

*Sold homes listed in MLS in zip code 78230 from 2012 to 2016. Although numbers are believed to be accurate at time of publication, please note that some transactions or data entry errors can skew results. Data, therefore, cannot be guaranteed. Additionally, in some instances outliers were removed. Data source: San Antonio Board of Realtors © Copyright 2017 Energized Real Estate, LLC

“Recent Rehab” Trend in 78230

With the recent rehab shows on television, Alisa explains the trend in the 78230 zip code.

Fair Oaks Ranch Avg. Percent Negotiated Off List Price in 2017

In this video Becky Surber explains the average percent off the list price of homes in Fair Oaks Ranch.

Average Price Drop Analysis in 78230

In this video Alisa discusses the average price drop in 78230 and what this means to homebuyers and sellers in this area.

Where Homes Sell the Fastest in San Antonio

Researching all home sales in the San Antonio MLS,  we found  that homes in 78238 sold the fastest over the last 12 months, with an average of 41 days on market. The average for all of San Antonio was 83 days. The slowest selling zip code was 78257. Want to learn about the trends occurring in your neighborhood? Give us a call.

2017 Real Estate Update for Dreamland Oaks

In this video Alisa gives a real estate update on Dreamland Oaks for the first half of 2017.

2017 Real Estate Update for Stonewall Estates

In this video Becky Surber updates us on how the real estate marke is doing in Stonewall Estates in the first half of 2017.

Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home in Hollywood Park

In this Clarity23 video, Dan discribes what mistakes sellers should avoid when putting their home on the market.

Surprising Stats About Dreamland Oaks You Won’t Hear Anywhere Else- July 2017

In this video Alisa discusses real estate market developments in Dreamland Oaks over the past 5 years.

Surprising Facts About Hollywood Park You Won’t Hear Anywhere Else- July 2017

In this video Dan discusses real estate market developments in Hollywood Park over the past 5 years.

Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Listing Your Home in Stonewall Estates

Becky talks about costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home in Stonewall Estates.

Critical Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home in Dreamland Oaks

Alisa talks about what costly mistakes to avoid when listing your home in Dreamland Oaks.

Real Estate Update on Fair Oaks Through May 2017

Becky Surber gives an update on how the real estate market in Fair Oaks Ranch is performing in the first half of 2017.

AMAZING UPDATED HOME IN ALAMO HEIGHTS ISD- Under Contract

2805 SQ.FT.

4BED/3 FULL BATH

Like new throughout home – 2 Master bedrooms, updated electrical and plumbing, new roof March 2017, 2 AC units (1 recently added), open floor plan, 36″ stainless gas range, butler’s pantry, farmhouse sink, wood floors throughout, new carport and fence in back (being built), completely updated bathrooms, large closets and more.

Open Floor Plan Home Near Windcrest

7154 Azalea Sq. San Antonio, TX  78218

$207,000

4 Bed/3 Bath

2325 Sq.Ft.

Judson ISD.

Two story home with open floor plan and high ceilings. Kitchen has large island with plenty of counter space. Tile throughout downstairs and living area. Large master bedroom. Media room upstairs with additional bedroom and full bath. Spacious utility room downstairs. Elementary school and neighborhood park within walking distance. Only 3 years old!

Using the Word Fantastic in 78215

In this video Becky emphasizes what “fluff” word not to use when listing your home in the Fair Oaks area.

10 Tips for Spring Cleaning in San Antonio

Spring is in full swing! The San Antonio spring brings rain, warm days, chirping birds, those beautiful Texas blue bonnets, and… spring-cleaning.

It can be a daunting task, especially if you’re thinking about selling your house. You might take a look around your house and be completely overwhelmed – you don’t even know where to start.

Whether you’re preparing your home for the San Antonio real estate market, moving in to a new house in San Antonio or just wanting to get your house looking a little neater, we want to help you make the most out of it and keep the process as stress-free as possible.

These are 10 spring-cleaning and maintenance tips for San Antonio.

1. Work on one room at a time. Even if you have multiple people helping you, keep your cleaning and organizing limited to one room until you are completely finished with that room. This will make the process much less overwhelming.

2. Start in a corner and work your way around the room. This will also keep you from getting overwhelmed. There may be messes elsewhere in the room, but you will feel great once you’ve got one part of the room perfect.

3. Do yard work and other outdoor work early in the morning or late in the evening. If you’re not used to the San Antonio heat, you will be. Even in April our temperatures get into the 90s, so we suggest getting any outside work done during the cooler hours of the day.

4. Keep it simple. Don’t try to do everything in one day, especially if you have a large house. Work on one room per day, if that’s what it takes. Otherwise you’ll just be stressing yourself out.

5. Don’t be afraid to take a break when you need one. If you’re starting to get stressed out, overwhelmed or tired, take a break! Sit down for a few minutes, watch an episode of your favorite sitcom or go out and grab a nice, cool cup of frozen yogurt. Your house will still be there when you get back, and you’ll feel a lot better.

6. Don’t forget to clean those gutters! If your gutters are clogged, you’re house is at risk for flooding, and you definitely don’t want that.

7. Power wash. Dirt, mold and other stains can be an eyesore, not only to you, but also to potential homebuyers if you’re planning on selling your house in San Antonio. These sediments can also cause permanent damage to your house.

8. Make sure that lawn mower is working correctly. You may not need it yet, but with spring rain comes tall grass, and you don’t want to get to that point and not be able to turn on the mower.

9. Grab some boxes. As you’re going through things, sort them into three separate boxes. (1) Things that go in another room. (2) Things that are trash. (3) Things to give to Goodwill.

10. Dust. From ceiling to floor, wall to wall. It doesn’t take as long as you think, and it will keep you feeling much better during cedar fever and allergy season. Don’t forget about ceiling fans and A/C vents.

So there you have it, folks. Ten tips to get your San Antonio home clean and ready for homebuyers. Hope this makes your spring-cleaning a little easier.

Home Improvements that Don’t Break the Bank

One thing Energized Real Estate stresses to our home-selling clients is that their home needs to be market ready when it is listed. To do this we stress they don’t have to put thousands of dollars into home improvements. A few little changes made to a home’s appearance can make all the difference in the world to a homebuyer. For example:

#1 Paint your red wall. Many potential homebuyers have a hard time seeing past bold wall colors. Painting rooms with neutral wall color sets the homebuyers at ease.

#2 Caulk your bathtub. For under $30 you can make your bathroom look clean and well maintained by simply replacing the old caulking.

#3 Hire professional carpet cleaners. Hiring professional carpet cleaners can cost $200-$500, but the end result is well worth it. Not only will cleaning your carpets renew their appearance, it helps to make your home look fresh and well taken care of, as well.

#4 Let there be light! Make sure all of the light bulbs in each fixture are working correctly and are the same wattage. This helps to give balance to the room. This is also crucial for the online photos.

#5 Work on decluttering rooms. Straightening the closets, removing excessive items from kitchen countertops and minimizing items in your bookcases, helps to make a home look well maintained.

Our point is that with just a little time and a few dollars you can make your home market ready without “breaking the bank.” For other ideas on how to get your home market ready go to EnergizedSeller.com.

Don’t Use “Great” When Selling Your Home

In this video Dan explains the importance of using the right words when listing your home in MLS, and why the word “great” may not be the right choice when describing your home or neighborhood.

Importance of Pricing a For Sale Home Right in Boerne & San Antonio

Pricing a for sale home right the first time is crucial.

Use Your Words Wisely

In this home selling video Will Oliver discusses the effect of the word “great” when 78209 / Alamo Heights / Terrell Hills home sellers used it to describe their house for a sale in 2016.

If you are thinking of selling your home, don’t use this and many other fluff words. It may not mean you will get less for sure, but there is enough evidence to demonstrate that it’s not worth using.

Introducing Clairity23 Real Estate Group in San Antonio

Energized Real Estate in San Antonio is now Clarity23 Real Estate Group. In this video the founder, Dan Eason, discusses why the name change and what makes this real estate team different. If you are ready to buy, sell or improve your home then you should give Clarity23 a call and learn what makes how they can give you a competitive advantage.

Why the Name Clarity23 Real Estate Group

We recently made a name change in order to better describe what it is we do in real estate – provide clarity to home buyers and sellers. To do this, we capitalize on data and technology in order to provide our homebuyer and seller clients better knowledge, confidence and success. We hope you’ll learn more about how Clarity23 and its real estate agents provide a competitive advantage to its clients and give us a call.

Welcome to Clarity23 Real Estate Group

Clarity23 Real Estate Group, formerly Energized Real Estate, is a full-service real estate brokerage with a focus on helping the home buyer and/or seller increase their likelihood of success by capitalizing on the right data analytics and technology and a team of real estate professionals that understand both the emotional and analytical side of real estate. Want to see how it makes a difference? Give us a call. 210.892.3200

San Antonio Real Estate Update Feb 2017

Becky Surber takes a look back at the 2016 San Antonio real estate market.

Bullish On Hollywood Park Real Estate

As real estate data analysts and a licensed broker, we do a lot of analysis on neighborhoods throughout Texas and the San Antonio area. We consider Hollywood Park a great place to invest in a home because we believe its popularity and home prices are only going to increase. More specifically, here are just seven reasons we are bullish on the area:

1. Steady Increase in Prices – From 2007 to 2016 the price per square foot has steadily increased about 2.3% per year, with an overall increase of 21.6% during this time. (Please note these numbers consider 3 years of a downturn in the economy from 2007 to 2009.)

2. High Demand – From September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016 homes were on the market an average of 70 days and the price per square foot increased about 6.7%.* Additionally, there are currently only 12 homes available for sale (As of September 22, 2016). The average days on market for these homes, by the way, is 133, with 8 (67%) of them above the 70 days on market average. This is a good indication that the many of the current sellers are overpricing their home in an attempt to capitalize on the increase in demand.

3. Home Improvements – In the last two years 34.9% of the homes that were marketed were described as “remodeled” or “updated.”** During the previous two-year period only 23.5% of the homes were marketed the same way. And, since “remodeled”/“updated” homes averaged $11 more per foot, more and more buyers are going to feel comfortable buying a home in the area knowing they can get their money back on their personal updates.

4. High Cost of Alamo Heights – The median price of a sold home in Alamo Heights during the same 12-month period* was $495,000, compared to Hollywood Park at $320,000. If you want the charm of an older home with a great community feel on a lot almost twice the size, then Hollywood Park seems like a natural place to locate.

5. Traffic Delays North of 1604 – If you have traveled north of 1604 on I10 and Highway 281 you know how much the traffic is increasing every year. And, it is only going to get worse once 281 undergoes a $193 million, 4-mile construction project in 2017. As commuters sit in their cars on the highway in front of Hollywood Park recognizing they still have another 30+ minutes to get home, the tendency to want to move just inside the loop is only going to get stronger.

6. Country Feel in the City – Living in Hollywood Park really is like being in the country. With half acre+ lots, an abundance of mature trees, residents that know one another, and deer roaming freely, there are very few urban areas in the U.S. with similar characteristics and are located in the heart of the city like Hollywood Park.

7. Community Improvements – The Hollywood Park Economic Development Corporation and city officials have been very active over the last few years. They have been able to recruit new businesses, update the town’s branding, website and signage, and secure funding for a new $5.8 million pool/community center that will open in spring of 2017 that will rival any new subdivision north of San Antonio.

If you are considering buying a home in the near future, you really should give Hollywood Park a look. From a quality of life and long-term investment standpoint, we think you’ll be very pleased.

 

*Sold homes from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016

** Sold homes from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016

– Data source: San Antonio Board of Realtors MLS