Lake Ray Hubbard Life: 4 Must Do's When Selling Your Home in the Lake Ray Hubbard Dallas Area

4 Must Do's When Selling Your Home in the Lake Ray Hubbard Dallas Area



So you've decided to Sell your Lake Ray Hubbard Dallas area home & are at a loss at what your next step is. The 1st thing you need to do is Find yourself a Realtor. As a Realtor who specializes in the Lake Ray Hubbard area and Dallas Metroplex, I'm here to help you reach your Real Estate goals and sell your house for a good price & in a timley manner!  


The number one thing that makes me, Sam I Am, stand out over other Realtors, is my committment to offer some of the best PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAl SERVICE through EACH step of the home selling process. Whether that means helping you stage your home within your budget or meeting with independant contractors to get items fixed in the house, I am known to go Above & Beyond in helping my sellers. I understand that selling your home can be a very emotional & will enfringe on your personal time. As your Lake Ray Hubbard Dallas area Realtor, my goal is to make the selling process as stress free and profitable for you as possible.  


So now that you have a Realtor, and hopefully it's me, the 3 main things I stress in getting your Lake Ray Hubbard Dallas area Home Sold are to ... Stage your Home, Price your Home Right from the Beginning, and Marketing your Home. Below is more information on these:

Staging Your Home is basically getting your home in "showing and selling" condition. You never get a 2nd chance at a 1st impression, so it's important to take the time to get your house set to Impress Buyers. How your home looks will greatly impact how quickly your house sells & the price you get for it. As your Realtor, I can assist you in approaching your home from the buyer's standpoint and recommend changes/repairs/updates that should be done to make a good first impression. *Read more about the importance of Stagging

Pricing Your Home Right from the Beginning is essential for getting your house sold both quickly & for a higher price. If your home isn't priced correctly, your home might end up sitting on the market too long because it's overpriced ... which then leads potential buyers to think that something is wrong with it & inevetably offering a much lower price, which could very well be lower than what should have been your initial listing price. As your Realtor, I'll do an intense Comparative Market Analysis for your house. It is important to remember that the current Market, meaning prices that homes have sold for over the past 6 months, is what will be used to price your house & will also be used by your Lender's Appraiser. It is this objective analysis that will be used to determine the best Price Range for seling your Lake Ray Hubbard Dallas area home.  *Would you like to know what the current Market Value of your home is? Click here to have a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS sent to you

Marketing  your Home is the final step now that your home is ready ... it's time to put it on the market and announce to the world that it's FOR SALE! Marketing a home has changed a lot from 10 years ago, and even 5 years ago. As your Realtor, I continually update & evaluate how I market my clients homes to reach the highest possibility of potential and qualified buyers. Online marketing is a MUST, especially since over 85% of all home buyers start their looking Online, and this venue changes frequently as well as what is popular with the consumers. Along with the basics (taking quality pictures, inputting your house in the Multiple Listing Service, Sign in Yard with Flyers, and setting up buyer showings with the Centralized Showing Serivce & using a Supra Lockbox), I also do the following ... Create a Website & Domain Name for your House, Utilize major consumer marketing websites like Zillow, Trulia, &, Advertise continuously on my business & company Websites, Blogs, & Social Media sites like FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube & LinkedIn, and I also do Online Classifieds like CraigsList & RealBird. I also share a link to my marketing with my sellers so they can know how I'm marketing their home. No one knows a home like the owner and reading what I choose to tell about it might trigger something they think should be added AND they can also share that link with their Friends and Family.   


When you put your house on the market, the 1st 3 weeks are the busiest and that's why it's so important to Stage your HomePrice your Home Right from the Beginning, and Marketing your Home  so we can capatilize on this activity & get your Lake Ray Hubbard Dallas area home SOLD!   As your Lake Ray Hubbard & Dallas/Ft Worth Realtor, I work with my Sellers from Beginning to End making sure that we do all that we can to your Home  SOLDD+B For Sale Sign


So if you are considering listing your home around Lake Ray Hubbard or the Dallas Metroplex, please know that I will truly work hard for you and go above & beyond to achieve the common goal of finding a buyer for your home! Contact me to set up an appointment to discuss in more detail about selling your Lake Ray Hubbard / Dallas home. 

Samantha Smith

Sam I Am

REALTOR - d+b Real Estate

214-422-0729 Cell

972-852-9713 Fax 

Comment balloon 23 commentsSamantha Smith • August 13 2012 02:34PM


Thanks for a good blog full of helpful information about selling your home. You have a lot of expertise and it shows in your blog..


Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) almost 8 years ago

Yep! The big three staging, pricing and marketing will almost always lead to a closed deal. 

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 almost 8 years ago

Samantha, excellent advice and helpful to sellers not only n your market but pretty much all markets! Nice job!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Sam...Keep them coming, it's hard to sit down and write a blog...but always worth the feed back and client connections.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) almost 8 years ago

Sam, wonderful post!  

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) almost 8 years ago

Looking good indeed! I don't think we can ever tell people this information to much!


Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale ( |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) almost 8 years ago

I'd hire you Sam.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 8 years ago

Thanks everyone! 

@Russell & Thomas ~ I agree, these 4 Must Do's to Selling your home are not specific to the Lake Ray Hubbard Dallas area & we can never share this information with the public enough! 

@Steve ~ I'm getting back in the groove ... Summer took over :)

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate (214.422.0729 almost 8 years ago

Awesome post, Sam!  You're definitely back in the saddle with this Lake Ray Hubbard Dallas area buyer information!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 8 years ago

SAM:  This is some good Info for all,keep up the good job,and good luck with your business.E

Posted by Ed & Tracy Oliva, The Oliva Team Arizona Agents (West USA Realty - Arizona) almost 8 years ago
Sam, this is a very thorough Pre-listing presentation that you could email to prospective sellers in the Lake Ray Hubbard Dallas area. Sharon
Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) almost 8 years ago

Good morning Samantha - Great advice, not only for sellers in the Ray Hubbard Dallas area but for everywhere!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) almost 8 years ago

Sam, fantastic blog! Sellers from Lake Ray Hubbard would be very happy to have you working for them! Keep up the great work!

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) almost 8 years ago

And that is exactly how it's done instead of the "just get the listing" that is taught by some of the nations top real estate gurus.  I swear one of them ruined our town and now he actually lives here.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) almost 8 years ago

Sam I Am- Wow got featured.  Well deserved... Very good article about getting a home sold.  Best of luck to you in on getting your listing sold.  Take care girl and miss you.

Posted by Stephanie Stringer, Mortgage Loan Originator (First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764) almost 8 years ago

@ Debe & Ed ... THanks so much!

@ Sharon ... Great Idea ~ I just might need to take a look at the post in a more Power Point kinda way ;) 

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate (214.422.0729 almost 8 years ago

@ Eric ... Thanks so much sir! I enjoy what I do, and HELPING is at the root of it all :)


@ Chris & Dick ... YIKERS! Just getting the Listing is soooo NOT what I'm about! I like to build relationships with my clients :) I wonder if the "top re guru" was treated as just a listing or by an agent who genuinely cared about his purchase and him as a person/family??? 

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate (214.422.0729 almost 8 years ago

WHAT?!? My lil' post is now Featured :)) THANKS Ya'll!!!


@ Stephanie ... Thanks mamma! and on a Personal note Ms Stephanie ~ miss you too! Hope SA is treating you well & I enjoy seeing your pics on FB :)

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate (214.422.0729 almost 8 years ago

Hi Samantha -- nice to see that you included staging as one of the Must Do's and I was particularly happy to see that you mentioned Karen Otto of Home Star Staging as one of your favorite local stagers!  She is fantastic at marketing homes to appeal to the target buyer!!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) almost 8 years ago

Great post Samantha. Stage your Home, Price your Home Right from the Beginning, and Marketing your Home are the most important part of the process. Good job!

Posted by Mike Warren (Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

@ Maureen ~ Stagging is a must! I think it's at least worth the Consultation if nothing else ... gives the Sellers the prospective of a total outsider and how potential Buyers would see their Home in it's present state. Karen Otto is fabulous!


@ Mike ~ Thanks! 

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate (214.422.0729 almost 8 years ago

Great information Samantha!  I love the Lake Ray Hubbard area.  Since the Bush Tollway is complete now, that area can be a gateway for all sort of growth!

Congrats on being featured!  That's always so cool~

Posted by MeLisa Minter, Realtor, Bay Area Houston Real Estate Agent (Minter Real Estate Services) almost 8 years ago

@ MeLisa ~ Thanks! I agree, the Lake Ray Hubbard area is wonderful & now that the GB Tollway is complete, the area is getting more visability from people who work "in" Dallas proper or even towards Arlington / Irving.

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate (214.422.0729 almost 8 years ago

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