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Frequently Asked Questions

Real Estate Questions
How do I buy a home? Where do I start?

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. So it makes sense to understand as much as possible about the process before you begin. Whether you are a first-time buyer or already a homeowner, in the following you can learn about the home buying process step-by-step.

Obtain Buyers Representation - Get a professional to represent your interests. Someone who is available to give you information and advice. Having the right realtor represent you in this purchase can make all the difference in buying your home. For example, the Buyer's Agent is someone knowledgeable who can guide you through the process of buying a home.Make sure you know whose interests a Realtor® represents. They are required by law to tell you. Please note that my services to you as your "Buyer's Agent" are FREE since the seller is paying my fees.

Pre-Qualification - Find out how much home you can afford by pre-qualifying for your home loan. That way you're ready to purchase the home you want as soon as you find it. We can help with the process by providing a Pre-Qualification form for you to complete. You'll receive the results the next business day.

Viewing Homes - Angelo Home Team can provide you with access to any home.Once you have an interest in a particular home, review some of the documentation available such as the Seller's Disclosure Notice which tells you what the owner believes is the condition of the home. Or the seller's disclosure about lead-based paint for homes built prior to 1978.Have your Realtor® ask the seller for any other reports available to share regarding the condition of the house.

Once you find the home we will do the rest!

How do I get my house SOLD?
  • The market determines value (Call 227-HOME for free market value)
  • Price your home competitively, based on:
    • the price of homes that have recently sold,
    • are currently for sale,
    • listings that have expired in your neighborhood.
  • Condition of your Home
  • Buyers base their decisions on the condition of the home as well as the price.
  • Take the time now to prepare your home to attract potential San Angelo real estate buyers.

Select a Knowledgeable, Experienced Realtor

The San Angelo, Midland and Odessa Realtor brings the market to you. The market brings your price.

The right Realtor is the one who knows the San Angelo, Midland and Odessa real estate markets and can get you the best price possible - not the one who promises you the highest price just to get you to list with them!

The majority of homes in San Angelo, Midland and Odessa are sold within the first 5 weeks! If a home is not sold within the first month to month and half, the price is probably too high.

The Benefits of Pricing Right

  1. Your San Angelo, Midland and Odessa homes sell faster
  2. Your home never loses there “marketability”
  3. There is less inconvenience to you
  4. Realtors will focus their energies on your property because it is more marketable
  5. You will attract more potential home buyers. A well priced home gets a better response from sign calls and advertising
  6. The closer the price is to market value, the higher the offers
  7. Well priced real estate in San Angelo generates the excitement that produces higher sale prices. You net MORE money both in terms of actual sale price and in less carrying costs.

The Factors that Influence Overpricing

  • Extensive renovations and hidden costs
  • Urgent need for money
  • Desire to purchase in a higher priced area
  • Original cost of home too high
  • Lack of San Angelo, Midland and Odessa real estate market information
  • Building in “bargaining room”
  • Perceived emotional value

Missing the Right Home Buyer

You may think that interested buyers “can always make an offer”, but if the home is overpriced, potential buyers looking in a lower price range will never see it. Those who can afford a home at your asking price will soon recognize that they can get better value elsewhere.

Remember, the wrong price attracts the wrong buyers. In fact, it may even help sell your neighbor's home.

The Results of Overpricing Real Estate

Many home sellers believe that if they price their house high initially, they can always lower it later. Often when a house is priced too high, it experiences little activity. Gradually the price comes down to market value, but by that time it has been for sale too long and home buyers are wary.

On occasion, the price is dropped below market value because the seller runs out of time. The property sells for less than it is worth.

The Importance of Early Activity

As soon as a home comes on the San Angelo market, there is a flurry of activity surrounding it. This is the crucial time when Realtors and potential home buyers sit up and take notice.

If the home is overpriced, it doesn’t take long for interested parties to lose interest. By the time the price drops, a majority of the buyers are lost.

For those of you considering selling your homes you should carefully consider pricing your home to market value. If it's priced right, there will be many interested home buyers and you should receive an offer within the first 2 months.

How do we market your home?

The first thing we do is put a sign in your yard and take great pictures of your home for the internet.  On Rodney/Leslee's listings, we pay for professional photos on most homes.  We then send it to Realtor.com, Craigslist, Zillow.com, etc. On most of our listings, we build websites for your home so that they can be shared on your personal Facebook, etc. as well as our office Facebook page.  We then send out just-listed and just-sold cards to your neighborhood.

How do we price your home?

The market determines value (Call 227-HOME for free market value). We price your home competitively, based on the price of homes that have recently sold, are currently for sale, listings that have expired in your neighborhood, and the condition of your home.

How much do you charge to sell a house?

We NEVER charge 6% to sell your home! We negotiate our rates! This is very important. It will save you thousands of dollars in certain situations.  Why would you pay more when we offer superior service and advertise as much or more than the other guys? Please call us to talk about what we can do for you.  It is not always about the name of the company that gets you results... it's the person!

Will my home be listed in the MLS?

Yes, we list our homes in the MLS.

Will other agents show my home?

It is against the Realtors Code of Ethics to not show any home based on what they may be paid in commission.  It is very common for companies to lower their commission nowadays. We split our commissions, never making more than the other agent.  We believe that if you do the right thing the money will come!  This is the motto of our company and why we have been successful in being able to save our clients money!

Galveston Questions
What's the population of Galveston, Texas?

Galveston has a population of approximately 50,000 residents. This size offers a close-knit community atmosphere while still providing access to urban amenities.

What's the cost of living in Galveston?

Galveston boasts a cost of living that's lower than the national average. Affordable housing options, reasonable utilities, and a range of cost-effective services contribute to the city's budget-friendly lifestyle.

What types of housing are available?

Galveston offers a diverse range of housing options, from historic homes and beachside cottages to modern condos with ocean views. Whether you're looking for a cozy retreat or a spacious family home, you'll find suitable properties here.

How's the education system in Galveston?

Galveston places a strong emphasis on education. The city is home to quality schools, and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) offers renowned educational and healthcare opportunities.

What can I do for recreation in Galveston?

Galveston offers a plethora of recreational activities. Enjoy beautiful beaches, fishing piers, parks, and water sports. Explore the historic Strand District, known for its shops, galleries, and dining options.

How's the healthcare system?

Galveston is home to UTMB, a distinguished academic health center known for its medical care and research. Residents benefit from quality healthcare options within the city.

Is Galveston prone to hurricanes?

Being a coastal city, Galveston can be affected by hurricanes. However, the city has implemented robust disaster preparedness measures to mitigate risks and ensure resident safety.

What's the weather like?

Galveston enjoys a subtropical climate with mild winters and warm summers. The Gulf of Mexico moderates temperatures, making the city a comfortable place to live year-round.

What's the sense of community like in Galveston?

Galveston's community is known for its welcoming and friendly nature. The city's size allows for close connections among residents, fostering a strong sense of belonging.

What cultural experiences can I find in Galveston?

Galveston has a rich cultural scene with numerous art galleries, museums, theaters, and annual festivals. The city's historic architecture adds to its unique and vibrant character.

Living on Galveston Island means embracing coastal beauty, a relaxed lifestyle, and a strong sense of community. If you're seeking a place that offers the charm of a small town with the convenience of modern amenities, Galveston is the perfect destination to call home.