Keller Williams Realty Becomes Largest Real Estate Franchise in North America! | Real Estate Careers at Keller Williams Realty

Such an exciting time to be moving over to Keller Williams. They offer so many tools geared to help every single agent succeed. Not coming straight to KW after receiving my license was a terrible decision. I am a year late, but better late than never! Now I am kicking myself into overdrive, looking to make up for the year I lost. If you want to buy or sell real estate in DFW CALL ME! I’ll give you the time, attention to detail, and market knowledge that you need when making such a huge decision as buying or a selling a home! This is the biggest transaction in millions of people lives, so I make sure I am on top of everything I need to be in order to make my clients feel safe, secure, and happy with whatever they decide to do.


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Buying a Home? If You Can, Buy Two

Buying a Home? If You Can, Buy Two.

I gotta say…I am going to have to agree with Mr. Paulson on this one…this is a guy that knows what he is talking about. And when combining his thoughts on the matter with what I have been witnessing with my very own eyes for the past 5 months…its a great time to get out there and buy! Interest rates have started to creep up a bit, but who cares!? THEY ARE STILL INSANELY LOW!! And even prices are starting to rise, but once again SO WHAT?! Prices have been either down or even for the last few years, so these early price increases are just that: early price increases…that means we are AT THE BOTTOM FOLKS! Anyone familiar with the old phrase: “Buy low, sell high” I’m pretty sure this is what they were talking about when saying those words! Even if you can’t buy two houses, you should really consider buying just ONE! Don’t come to me in a year ask me why you can’t buy a house for XX amount or with a super low interest rate…you had your chance…well you actually HAVE your chance, present tense, RIGHT NOW! THIS IS THE TIME TO BUY! And it’s honestly a pretty good time to sell too! A lot of people are taking my advice to buy, and this is leaving the market very short on inventory…so if you have been thinking you may want to sell, you may want to consider that a little more closely. I have a client who is not even listed on the market yet, but we have already had an INSANE amount of buzz about his house…the three comps on his street that sold in the last few months, they ALL sold for UNDER FOUR DAYS and ABOVE ASK!! If anyone out there wants to talk about the possibility of either buying or selling, or both..please CALL ME!! I will do everything I can to help you come up with the best game plan, you will get a killer price selling and still make out like a bandit on your new home because of interest rates. CALL ME or EMAIL ME (817) 808 3150

I look forward to hearing from you all!

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Great New Community = Willow Ridge in HASLET Northwest ISD | DFW Home Builders/New Construction Build Zone

Great New Community = Willow Ridge in HASLET Northwest ISD | DFW Home Builders/New Construction Build Zone.

if you want to get some information on a newer community, with great up and coming potential then go check this one out! Follow the link in the post to a pinterest page with all available inventory/spec homes in the neighborhood!

Check out my NEW Blog about the new construction market!


Now that I am going my separate way in real estate, and creating my own team in which I can CHOOSE what I want to focus on, I have decided to take my experience in the new construction world and put it to use as one of the main niches I plan on focusing on as a licensed Realtor in the State of Texas! I don’t think there are too many Realtor’s that focus on new construction/working with builder’s, even though about 10% of buyer’s go with new construction, and I am sure an even larger amount would really consider going with a brand new home.

I know I would probably like to purchase a new home if I had the choice between an old, lived-in, out-of-date home, and the brand new, state-of-the-art home, with all the newest styles and technologies. Just the great energy efficiency ( and the money it will save me over the years) on it own is enough to sell me on going with a new home. Then when you add in the fact that you get to choose the floor plan, and then pick out all the colors and finish out from the design center.

With preexisting homes, you have to tour dozens to find something that fits all of your needs, and has your favorite design aesthetics. Most of the time you have clients who purchase an older home, and the first thing they do is completely remodel it, or at the very least paint all the walls a different color. To me, if a buyer is going to be doing all of that regardless of what home they buy, why not save them the trouble and show them all the new construction options.

A great part of living in Texas is that we have land, A LOT OF LAND. In a lot of places in the country, and the world, there is not any space left, and you HAVE to buy something preexisting, so doing that and then remodeling makes sense. But if you can do everything you want from the start it will be much easier, it will cost less, and you don’t have to live in a construction zone! I know some people prefer the project of remodeling a home, and they want to buy an old home because of the location, these are two times when it’s perfectly okay to buy something and immediately turn it into a construction zone. Honestly though, the majority of buyers I talk to would prefer starting from scratch, getting the newest and the best technologies built-in to their homes, picking out the floor plan that fits their families needs best, and creating a home that fits their personal tastes/styles. I believe more people would purchase new if they knew about the communities, or if they knew about the builders.

The reason why more people do not go with new construction from a builder is simple: the majority of people purchasing homes use a buyers agent to assist with finding, and purchasing a home. Unfortunately, a large percentage of buyers agents will do whatever they can to avoid taking their buyer into a model home. The agents are afraid of losing their client during the builders sales pitch, they are scared they may go write a contract without them. Also, a lot of agents are control freaks, and they fill that going into a sales center and dealing with salesmen is going to cause them to lose control over their client. And I think the biggest, and final, reason as to why agents don’t bring their buyers to new communities to check out the local builder comes down to one thing: the agents ego, selfishness, and greed. When their client decides to build a new home, it takes at LEAST 6 months for that home to be built and closed, which means the agent gets paid at LEAST 6 months later than they would like to get paid. Unfortunately, there are a lot of agents out there who think this way, and they unfortunately give all the good, well-intentioned Realtors out there a bad rap.

The Realtors who ALWAYS put their clients first, those who put their clients needs above their own needs, these are the types of Realtors people should search for when starting the process. There are a lot of good Realtors out there who follow our code of ethics, those who take the fiduciary duty between themselves and their clients, very seriously. I consider myself one of those agents who takes their duty to the client extremely important, if I am not always doing what is in the best interest of my clients, then I can not expect repeat business and referrals.

For anyone out there who is interested in the new construction market, if you would like to check out all the newest communities, and builder trends, then I recommend keeping an eye on this new blog: ! Now that I am no longer locked into a position where I had no control over my career, I plan on putting a ton of effort into bringing the new construction market, and all the great builders in the metroplex, to as many buyer’s and future buyer’s as possible. I then want to bring all the buyer’s that I can, over to the builders, so that the new construction industry can maybe start getting its rightful share of the real estate business in the DFW area! Not enough agents (if any agents) have really made it their mission to serve the new construction niche like I have. Starting NOW, in August of 2013, I am going to represent all the builders of the metroplex as best I can, and I hope I can forge alliances with all the builders that will not only benefit them, but benefit all the buyer’s out there as well!

And remember, if you want any inside information about what is going on with all the local builders, and the new constuction market? You gotta check out this blog: !!! I hope to see everyone on the new blog!

Take Care!

Stephen Sandlin

Have you had trouble qualifying for a mortgage? I have GREAT new for you!

Have you been looking to purchase a new home recently, but you were unable to qualify for a mortgage? With the tighter regulations on mortgage loans these days, more and more people are falling into this category. A lot of times this is out of your control, and all you can do is sit and wait YEARS sometimes before you are able to qualify…and that just downright SUCKS! Well I have great news for anyone that has found themselves in this situation recently!! If you have recently been turned down for a mortgage, but you still are interested in purchasing your brand new dream home, please emai me at , or call me at 817 808 3159…I have an AMAZING new opportunity, just for you, that will be able to get the majority of you that have not qualified, into the home of your choice in 30 – 45 days!! You do NOT want to miss out on this opportunity!! Please reach out to me ASAP so that you can take advantage of this amazing opportunity before it goes away! 817 808 3159 – Call me, or email me @ and we can get looking at homes this weekend if you want! Even if you are not currently in the market, but know a friend or family member that is in this situation, please do them a favor and pass along my phone number, or better yet give me their information and let me reach out to them. They will never stop thanking you!

817 808 3159


1 in 3 buyers would bid above asking price | Inman News

1 in 3 buyers would bid above asking price | Inman News.

Anyone thinking about selling there house? I think I have a good reason for you to go ahead and get it on the market…I’ll give you a hint: read this article!


And for all you buyers out there: When you think I am telling you that in order to get a house you love that you will probably need to offer full ask or above to guarantee you will walk away as the proud new owner? READ THIS ARTICLE!


THIS JUST IN, BREAKING NEWS: Realtor’s don’t get paid to chauffer people around town looking at houses!!

anyone ever hear the saying that “buyers are liars“? Once again this has been proven to me…anyone out there that ever contacts a Realtor to go look at homes. Please don’t lie to them, and say you want to buy something, if you dont really intend to buy something. We dont get paid a salary, or an hourly wage. Believe it or not, but driving potential “homebuyers” around all day actually COSTS us money. So if you ever feel the need to do that, please put yourself in the agents shoes first, and ask your self what you would do if someone asked you to spend your Saturday afternoon working…for FREE. I bet you would say “HELL NO!!”

For some reason this industry gets a bad rap, and people have a negative opinion of Realtors. Especially with all the webpages like Zillow and Trulia, so many people feel like they can do everything on their own. However, many of these people always seem to then call up realtors, and ask them to send them properties, run CMA’s and find comps, and ask questions about this and that…Realtors will not have a problem helping you find a home and assisting you throughout the sales process, but people need to start realizing that we can’t work for free. Next time anyone that reads this decides to enlist a Realtor to help them find a home, please realize that there is A LOT of work that goes into this profession (contrary to popular belief) and if you don’t give the agent any assurance’s that they will be compensated for their time, you can’t expect them to come meet you at the last minute on a Saturday afternoon. If you decide you would like a Realtor to assist you with the buying process all you need to do is call a few up, interview them to see if they wold be a good fit to work with, and then sign a buyer’s rep agreement if they ask you to. Without this you are never going to get an agent to give you 100% so I would HIGHLY recommend doing this the next time you decide to buy a new home.