Happy Valentine’s Day from Texas Associate Broker Debbie Murray at Allie Beth Allman & Associates!
Frisco ranked the safest city in the US by SmartAsset (2023 Edition) says Dallas Realtor Debbie Murray of Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Per the SmartAsset report, “Frisco ranks No. 1 for safety for the second year in a row. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Frisco has the fourth-lowest violent crime rate (95 crimes for every 100,000 residents) and the sixth-lowest property crime rate (901 for every 100,000 residents). Frisco and the surrounding area also averaged eight drug poisoning deaths per 100,000 residents in 2022, which ranked fourth-lowest across our study.”
To read the full article click here: https://smartasset.com/data-studies/safest-cities-in-america-2023
Frisco is home of The Star which are the Executive Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, and the PGA of America featuring two 18-hole world class golf courses. The city also has Toyota Stadium which is home to FC Dallas professional soccer club, and it is home to the Texas Roughriders Minor League Baseball team.
Luxury Realtor, Debbie Murray, says that, “Frisco offers an array of housing from guard gated communities to townhomes. Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Collin County are in Frisco and the Frisco ISD school zone.” Contact Debbie today at 214/558-1004 to purchase your next home in Frisco, TX or to sell one.
Dallas home security is a priority to Texas Associate Broker Debbie Murray of Allie Beth Altman and Associates. She advises her clients to repair all broken windows and locks per inspection reports, and to re-key all locks on the homes they purchase. Her locksmith company recommends adding an additional dead bolt be installed at the interior garage door, as this is sometimes the first point of entry for intruders. Smart doorbells and cameras are popular for homeowners due to their ease of monitoring through an app. And alarm companies provide their clients updated alarm systems, and exterior security signage for prominent yard display. Green Electronic Solutions states, “Most break-ins don’t happen during the night, and they certainly don’t happen only when nobody’s home – sometimes, they happen in broad daylight, even with occupants in the house.”
Never leave keys under a door mat or in a flower pot. Garage doors may be programmed to open with an exterior garage code, and Master Lock locks may be attached in the garage with a secondary key for emergencies. Check exterior landscape lighting quarterly to replace bulbs and to remove yard debris from the outdoor light fixtures.
Contact Debbie today at 214-558-1004 for vendor referrals to enhance your home’s security. She specializes in Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Turtle Creek, Oak Lawn, Uptown, Lakewood, Devonshire, Bluffview, North Dallas, Plano, and Frisco.
Dallas TX real estate transactions have fallen from last year per Debbie Murray of Allie Beth Allman & Associates at 214-558-1004. Local economist, Britt Fair of Fair Texas Title, shared compelling stats with the luxury boutique firm of Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Debbie says that selling your luxury home now could mean less competition when the spring market kicks in, which is usually after spring break.
Some sellers ask, “are buyers in the market place today?” The answer is yes. When the price of gasoline was high, people still bought gas. Eggs are $5 per dozen and we still buy eggs. And there are many reasons that people buy and sell homes, and most are not related to the economy. These people are moving out-of-state, or moving into town, they have gone through a life event such as a death or a divorce, or they are upsizing or downsizing to name a few.
Debbie says that if a home is listed now (late January 2023), that the transaction could theoretically be closed and funded before spring break begins and more homes come on the market, even if the buyer has a conventional loan. Even faster if the buyer purchases the home with cash. Some sellers want to take advantage of this lack of inventory, and Debbie is ready to help them get their Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Plano or Frisco homes SOLD. Contact her today for a market analysis, and to learn about her customized marketing plan for your luxury home.
Dallas Realtor And New Construction Advisor Debbie Murray at Allie Beth Allman & Associates recommends using a Realtor when purchasing new construction. Builders have their own sales contracts written by their own attorneys. Their contracts are not promulgated by the Texas Real Estate Commission, which are designed to not favor either the buyer or the seller. Debbie has years of experience working with local homebuilders, representatives, and builder contracts. “Having representation when negotiating upgrades, and desired floor plans and features is key. Understanding the construction of foundations is critical in North Texas”, says Debbie. She remembers selling a builder home twenty years ago when the garage door opener was not included in the list price of the home. Some builder contracts specify that the home does not have to appraise. And many builders consider the buyer walk-through the buyer’s opportunity to inspect the home. A true home inspection is conducted by a Texas Real Estate Commission licensed inspector, and not a builder representative and a buyer. Lastly, home builder warranties vary by builders. Understanding your future structural and mechanical warranties is crucial when purchasing a new construction home.
Hire Debbie to represent you when building or purchasing new construction in the Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, and surrounding north Dallas areas. Contact her today at 214-558-1004.
Dallas TX Global Referral Realtor Debbie Murray of Allie Beth Allman & Associates at 214-558-1004 is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. The Leading RE Network is the largest network of independent residential real estate brokers in the world, and it is a very exclusive group of brokers. This network operates in 70 countries worldwide, and there are over 500 companies in the network. Only 20% of the brokers who apply to Leading RE are accepted into the network. Luxury Portfolio is the luxury division of Leading RE which represents some of the finest properties in the world.
Leading RE network of brokers and Realtors have referral connections across the globe. If you are planning to purchase a home in Italy, France, or anywhere out of the country, Debbie can help you find a Leading RE professional to assist you in that country. “A warm referral is always desirable since a home purchase is usually an important investment, even if it is a second home. Many countries have special tax laws regarding foreigners purchasing real estate in the country, therefore, a knowledgeable Realtor in that country can save you time, money, and heartache. Having this global network resource is invaluable in our real estate business”, says Debbie.
Debbie has been practicing residential real estate for 23 years in the Dallas area. Her clientele include international clients, professional athletes, professionals, and more. She has sold luxury homes, condos, and townhomes from downtown Dallas north to Prosper, TX. If you need an out of Dallas, out of state, or out of the US residential real estate referral, contact Debbie today at 214-558-1004.
Dallas Realtor Debbie Murray recommends staging your home prior to listing it on the real estate market. Statistics show that “88% of staged houses sell at or above list price, and SELL on average in 10.3 days versus 84.6 for non-staged houses” ( per StagedHomes.com).
Home staging includes many activities such as yard cleanup and upgraded landscaping, home repairs inside and out, neutralizing color, decluttering, de-personalizing belongings, and furniture placement. “I have seen first hand home staging make a dramatic difference prior to listing”, says Debbie. “Once I sold an expired listing that had not been staged, and I noticed that the den furniture was misplaced in the original listing. It disrupted the flow into the master bedroom, and the den area furniture placement did not make sense. We moved the furniture around and created the flow in the space, and the home sold. Another time I recommended a luxury high rise condo owner stage their condo by renting furniture. The seller did, and the condo sold in four months, and this particular condo unit was competing with new construction condo units in the building”.
Debbie is an Accredited Staging Professional, and she has connections with home staging professionals who are ready to serve you. Staging takes time as it may involve painting, costly repairs, and moving furnishings into your home. Now is a great time to get your home ready for the spring real estate market so that professional photos may be taken, and your home is first on the market. If you don’t plan to sell your home, Debbie has resources for award-winning interior decorators as well.
Contact Debbie today at 214-558-1004 for more information on getting your Dallas luxury home sold. These before and after photos depict the striking difference that home staging made in this non-updated Preston Hollow home which sold for a great price.