Gambling might be fun when you’re betting on the Super Bowl or hosting your weekly poker night with friends. But are you willing to gamble with the sale of your home? Well, when you choose to work with a a friend or family member that is out of your area, you may be risking your investment. Lower your risk by choosing the right REALTOR. At Castle Hills Real Estate, we are neighborhood experts with tons of experience and knowledge about the Castle Hills market.
Just how important is it to choose the right agent? Well, let’s look at some statistics from home sales in Castle Hills in 2022. Here are 3 sold listings that had some of the longest days on the market:
- House A in Castle Hills West: Sold for 90.9% of
original list price at 125 days on market.
Listing Agent A is from Richardson with no other Castle Hills listing or sale experience in last 5 years.
- House B in Castle Hills Northeast: Sold for
94.2% of original list price at 108 days on market.
Listing Agent B is from McKinney with House B as their only listing and sale in Castle Hills in 5 years.
- House C in Castle Hills North: Sold for 90% of
original list price at 76 days on market.
Listing Agent C is from Southlake with House C as their only listing and sale in Castle Hills in 5 years.
What do they have in common? All three were represented by an “out-of-area” agent with little to no Castle Hills sales experience. Not only did these listings have some of the longest days on the market in Castle Hills, they also all sold for under their original list price.
Our Castle Hills listings last year sold at 100% of list price with an average of 3 days on the market! It really does make a difference when you choose an agent who is familiar with the unique qualities of Castle Hills and how to price each section effectively.
Our Castle Hills community comes with many unique aspects that “out-of-area” agents or buyers might not know about that could end up costing you. One of those things is the Castle Hills School Foundation. There is a mandatory 0.5% fee due at every home sale to fund the Castle Hills School Foundation that benefits local schools and provides scholarships for resident students. This fee is typically a seller’s expense at closing. We had a client who had to pay this fee TWICE! They were represented by an out-of-area agent when they first purchased their Castle Hills home, who may not have been familiar with the School Foundation fee and they ended paying the 0.5% when they purchased. Unfortunately, when it came time for them to sell, they had to fork over the 0.5% AGAIN! Lack of knowledge about the HOA and its fees cost this family money from their bottom line.
Our name says everything – we are Castle Hills Real Estate. We are neighborhood experts; we list and sell in Castle Hills and keep our finger on the pulse of the neighborhood! Don’t gamble with your home sale – choose an expert to represent you!
If you’re looking to buy or sell in the Castle Hills or surrounding community, give us a call today at (214) 449-1022!