YOU GOT YOUR NEW BOERNE HOME, NOW WHAT?

Moving into a new Boerne area home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first.

Change the locks

Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can never be too careful. It’s worth the money to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that no one else has the keys to your home. Changing the locks can be a DIY project, or you can call in a locksmith that works in the Fair Oaks Ranch and Boerne area for a little extra money.

Steam clean the carpets

It’s good to get a fresh start with your floors before you start decorating. The previous owners may have had pets, young children, or just some plain old clumsiness. Take the time to steam clean the carpets so that your floors are free of stains and allergens. It’s pretty easy and affordable to rent a steam cleaner—the HEB in both Boerne and Leon Springs have them.

Call an exterminator

Prior to move-in, you probably haven’t spent enough time in the house to get a view of any pests that may be lurking. We all know the Hill Country has a few creepy crawlers.  Call an exterminator to take care of any mice, insects, and other critters that may be hiding in your home.  Several of my clients use Oak Hills in Boerne and I sure see ABC Services’ trucks everywhere in Fair Oaks Ranch.  (I’m not endorsing either of these.)

Clean out the kitchen

If the previous occupants wanted to skip on some of their cleaning duties when they moved out, the kitchen is where they probably cut corners. Wipe down the inside of cabinets, clean out the refrigerator, clean the oven, and clean in the nooks and crannies underneath the appliances.

If you are more interested in moving OUT of the home you are in, than into a new one, give me a call, I can  provide you with the expertise to sell for the most money in the shortest amount of time possible.  210-478-8555. Charley Wasson (Realtor w/ Laughy Hilger Group) or email me at charleywasson@gmail.com.

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How to sell a house. These tips may help shorten time on market in the Boerne area!

Many home sellers often overlook easy and relatively inexpensive fixes and upgrades that not only increase visual appeal, but may also add real value to a home’s selling price. While major remodeling is costly and may not address the needs and tastes of prospective buyers in Boerne or Fair Oaks Ranch, these repairs and maintenance suggestions have universal appeal and may help a home sell more quickly – and for a better price.

The kitchen and bathrooms must get a deep cleaning. Sellers should consider having a cleaning company that offers “move in / move out” cleaning services to do the job.

If kitchen cabinet exteriors are in bad shape, refacing may be an option. Far less expensive than new cabinetry, refacing can give old and worn cabinets new life and can visually update a kitchen. Even new paint can do wonders to spruce up that first impression.

Consider replacing kitchen or bathroom counters with a neutral colored laminate surface if the current material is badly worn or stained. This gives everything a fresh look and prevents potential buyers wanting to live in the Boerne area from focusing on an eyesore.

A stylish new kitchen faucet doesn’t have to cost a lot and can instantly update the look of the room. In the bathroom, new updated faucets and towel bars will have a similar effect.

Fresh paint on the walls and ceilings will do wonders for all rooms in the house. Stick to neutral tones so buyers aren’t distracted by colors that make a statement. They’ll be able to imagine themselves and their furniture in the space much more easily.

Take a look at the doorknobs and handle sets of the interior doors. If the hardware is dated, unmatched or otherwise doesn’t look its best, consider replacements. There are many attractive hardware styles available today that won’t break the bank.

If carpet is covering hardwood floors, consider having it removed to expose the hardwood flooring. Hardwood floors are desirable, so they should be shown off. If the carpet is going to stay, it should be thoroughly cleaned by a reputable company doing business in and around Boerne.

Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch homeowners should save major remodeling projects – and the significant budget required – for their new home, not the one they are about to sell. But implementing some of the steps above can increase the appeal to prospective Boerne area buyers without a huge investment in time or money.

If you still need more clarity on the topic, feel free to call me at 210-478-8555.  I’d be happy to come with no obligation to evaluate your home and see if there are areas to be improved upon before putting a “For Sale” sign in the yard.  I promise I won’t ask you to sign anything!  Charley Wasson Realtor, (Laughy Hilger Group)

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Leon Springs Two Creeks

I recently was sent the plan by the folks developing “The Heights” at Two Creeks in #Leon Springs. If you know someone interested in buying or selling a home in this beautiful development, with #Aue Elementary let me know how I can help! Charley Wasson Realtor (Laughy Hilger Group)

Heights of Two Creeks

 

 

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Customer Testimonials

“Charley Wasson did an amazing job on the sale of our home. He’s very personable and down to earth and easy to work with. He sold our house for more than expected and in good timing. He communicated well and responded to questions in a timely manner. I would recommend Charley Wasson to anyone looking to sell their home!”

Gallahad Mallery, Montoursville (Seller)about a month ago

“Charley was fantastic. He was able to determine our needs and our style and totally hit it out of the park. He was responsive and patient. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!”

Caitlin Welch (Buyer)about a month ago

“I couldn’t have asked for a better agent to help me find the perfect family home. His involvement and dedication was exceptional! If you are looking for a good realtor, Charley Wasson is the guy!! Thank you for everything!”

Angelica Torres (Buyer)2 months ago

“As I have said, with Charley you have the best. When we were back in Corpus he stayed on the job and in contact with us. He was always ready and willing to help. I see no area which could have been improved.

I can’t praise Charley enough with our search for a ‘home’ He listened to what our preferences were, and as he knew the area showed us good choices from the outset. We bought the second house visited after looking at many others. His knowledge of the local area was great. Too, inspecting the house he was jolly on the spot.”

G. Stephen Kelley Fair Oaks Ranch (Buyer)3 months ago

“I had met Charley about six months prior to listing my house when he showed me a rental property. He I wasn’t interested in the property but we had a nice conversation about my decision to list my home. Over a period of about six months he got in touch with me several times to touch base. So when I made the decision I called him and we met. The thing that that stuck out to me was that Charley was personable, polite, friendly, but most importantly, Charley clearly knew his stuff, did his homework, and what was most impressive, was Charley was an incredible listener. I felt that he understood but I hope to get out of the transaction and what my expectations were and my thinking about pricing. And he was just a fun person to work with he communicated regularly and honestly it was the easiest real estate transaction I’d ever experienced.

I was particularly impressed by the negotiation process. It didn’t feel stressful , it felt like a normal back-and-forth conversation without drama. Charley has a reassuring and easygoing manner about him and you can trust he’s taking care of business.”

L.M. Peterson, Boerne, TX. (Seller)5 months ago

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How to buy a home in Boerne Texas

Here are some questions to ask yourself as you are getting started in your Boerne home-hunt:

1. Am I prequalified to buy a home in Boerne TX?
If you are prequalified and want to buy in 78006, it will help speed up the process when you find the right home to buy. If not, I can tell you about the benefits of getting prequalified, like showing your family homes you can afford, clearing up any potential credit issues early on, etc.
2. How much do I know about the process of finding and buying a home in Boerne or Fair Oaks Ranch?
Some borrowers, particularly first-time homebuyers, are unfamiliar with the steps it takes to become a homeowner. To help avoid any confusion down the road, I can help borrowers have an understanding of the buying process, my role as an agent, the lender’s role and the current housing market.
3. Am I prepared to pay for closing costs, homeowners insurance, mortgage insurance and property taxes when you buy a house in Boerne Texas?
Many homebuyers are surprised to learn the true cost of becoming a homeowner in 78006. By telling you up front about the costs that you will be responsible for, you’ll know what to expect when it’s time to apply for a loan.

 

This is meant to be a guide to starting your search for homes for sale in Boerne Texas.  It would be my pleasure to discuss the steps more, and make this process an easy one for you.  Please give me a call so we can get started at 210-478-8555.  I’d love to meet you out for coffee to discuss your dream home, and how we can find it together!  Charley Wasson, Realtor

 

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First quarter San Antonio real estate report

The first quarter continued to be hot!  #homesforsaleinSATX with the latest report proving it!  What are you waiting for?  It’s time to jump into this market!  Call me today to get going.  210-478-8555. Texas Premier Realty

SATX from TAR

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Keep Boerne green, y’all!

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Licking my own envelopes!

About once a week I get something in my mailbox from one of the “big” realtors. Some sort of advertisement for their services on a glossy card that I know they spent a fortune to send out.  On one hand I hope to grow my business to the point some day where I can do that too. But in the meantime I really love the “organic” effort that I am putting into growing this real estate business. Licking each envelope and sticking each stamp myself. There sure is a big sense of accomplishment when somebody calls me about my services from one of these letters.   

 If you are looking for a realtor who will give you the one on one attention you are looking for; someone who does not hand you off to an assistant, please give me a call. My past clients will attest I am at your service!

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Boerne (BISD) middle school attendance zones (proposed).

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middle BISD zones

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Boerne (BISD) elementary attendance zones (proposed).

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elem BISD zones

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