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Shaun Wesley and Heather White w/ Integrative Foundation Solutions

Shaun Wesley and Heather White w/ Integrative Foundation Solutions

FACEBOOK LIVE: Shaun Wesley and Heather White w/ Integrative Foundation Solutions

 

The Jenna Ryan Show
Schaun Wesley & Heather White
Integrated Financial Solution
March 12, 2016 – Talk Radio 1190 AM – 11-12pm

Last Sunday we had a terrific show, very informative, regarding FOUNDATION with Schaun Wesley & Heather White of Integrated Foundation Solutions and his beautiful girlfriend and my personal friend, Heather White. It was a great show, lots of fun. I’ve linked the show below so you you can watch it or listen to it right now from my blog:
Schaun Wesley – Integrated Foundation Solutions

The Jenna Ryan Show
“Your Best Friend in Real Estate”
Sundays from 11-12pm
Talk Radio 1190 AM
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The Jenna Ryan Show: Phil Crone, Dallas Home Builder’s Association

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FACEBOOK LIVE: Phil Crone, Dallas Home Builder’s Association

 

The Jenna Ryan Show
Introducing Phil Crone, Executive Director
Dallas Home Builder’s Assoc.
March 5, 2017 – Talk Radio 1190 AM – 11-12pm

Join us this Sunday, March 5, 2017 for The Jenna Ryan Show! Our special guest this week is Phil Crone, Executive Director of the Dallas Home Builder Association. We always have incredible, informative guests and this week is no exception. Phil Crone heads up the Dallas Home builders Association and we will be discussing local home builders, new laws, labor and issues that impact local home building.

We will also be joined by Barry Hensley with North Star Luxury Homes, a home builder who builds in the Frisco area. I’m so excited about the show and can’t wait to share all this great info with you!

The Jenna Ryan Show
“Your Best Friend in Real Estate”
Sundays from 11-12pm
Talk Radio 1190 AM
Download the iHeartMedia App
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Phil Crone Bio

Phil Crone, Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association: Phil Crone has been with the Dallas Builders Association since 2006 and has served as its Executive Officer since 2013. Previously he was the Association’s Director of Government Affairs. He manages one of the largest local home builders associations in the nation with more than 1,000 members. He has an undergraduate degree from Purdue University, a law degree from Southern Methodist University, and is a licensed Texas attorney. Outside of work, Phil plays a variety of recreational sports, and is an avid runner as well as a private pilot.

The Dallas Home Builder’s Association includes professionals involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing, wholesaling and distribution, and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction.

JC Johnson, residential real estate attorney

JC Johnson, residential real estate attorney

FACEBOOK LIVE: Residential Real Estate Attorney, JC Johnson

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This week’s show… Residential Real Estate Attorney, JC Johnson.

Join us tomorrow… Sunday from 11-12pm on Talk Radio 1190AM!!! We will be giving you incredibly informative content (as always) regarding the residential real estate transaction process. We will discuss the following types of info:

– Sales Contract
– Seller Disclosure
– Legal Protection

Call in and ask questions live during the show at 214-787-1190.

About JC Johnson

J C Johnson serves as outside counsel and litigation defense counsel for numerous companies in the real estate, insurance, trucking, transportation, retail, restaurant, food product manufacturing, industrial product manufacturing, agriculture and oil & gas industries. His representation spans matters concerning real estate, general liability defense litigation, nonsubscriber defense litigation, workers compensation defense, commercial contracts, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and employment. Mr. Johnson also serves the business community as a frequent speaker on the topics of litigation, risk management, and related legal topics. As one of the equity partners, Mr. Johnson engages in all phases of firm management and client services along with equity partner Bob Dorsett.

Call in and ask questions live during the show at 214-787-1190.

Tune in every Sunday from 11-12pm, and tell all your friends to listen and watch live on my personal Facebook Page at: http://facebook.com/jenna.ryan1 You can also watch the broadcast later on my Facebook page.

Tune in online on my Facebook, or tune in on your radio or download the app.

“Jenna Ryan Show”
Sundays – 11-12pm CST
Talk Radio 1190AM,
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or subscribe to my YouTube Channel

Looking forward to talking with all of you this weekend! Don’t forget to call in to get a free $25 gift certificate to Home Depot. Weeeeee! 214-787-1190 – (Number to call into the show)

And if you are looking to buy or sell real estate in Plano, Frisco or surrounding areas, hit me up! I am never too busy for you or your referrals. 🙂

Jana Uselton, home staging expert with Model My Home.

Jana Uselton, home staging expert with Model My Home.

HOME STAGING wJana Uselton Hsra #theJennaRyanShow call 214 787 1190 to ask your questions about Staging your Home to Sell

FACEBOOK LIVE: Jana Uselton, home staging expert with Model My Home.

Jenna Ryan Wins Top Listing Award 2016

Listings Dallas Listing AgentLook I won an award!!! Out of over 150 agents!!! Herman Holt was number one. Wow I feel so honored. Only 3.5 years in real estate. 🙂 I would not have been able to do this without my fabulous transaction coordinator, Robbie Dobbs. Thanks Robbie!!!

Jenna Ryan Show Lee Warren Home Inspector

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FACEBOOK LIVE: Home Inspections with @lee Warren

Pricing Your Home to Sell – Ivy Boland REMAX Dallas Suburbs & Appraiser, Darryl Morris

Ivy Boland REMAX Dallas Suburbs & Appraiser, Darryl MorrisWe were live on talk radio 1190 am, download the iheartmedia app if you’re not in the DFW area, or watch live on my Facebook page at Jenna.Ryan1 #thejennaryanshow I’m on with broker Ivy Boland today with Remax Dallas suburbs. And Darryl Morris real estate appraiser, both have been in business over 30 years How to price your home to sell… — with Ivy Boland and daryl morris.

Watch show on Facebook Live below…

Baby Boomers, Empty Nesters, Downsizing, Senior Living Real Estate

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Geni Manning, Brad Walters & Jenna Ryan

My Best Show Yet!!! I’m getting used to this!!! Watch the show at your convenience… Discussing Downsizing, Baby Boomers, Senior Living, Empty Nesters. Very informative. Take time to listen!!! Geni Manning, Realtor with Keller Williams and Brad Walters, Lender for American Southwest Mortgage. #thejennaryanshow

FACEBOOK LIVE: Baby Boomers, Empty Nesters, Downsizing

1190AM – SUNDAYS 11-12: Baby Boomers, Empty Nesters, Downsizing

Divorce and Real Estate in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, McKinney

The Jenna Ryan Show: Divorce & Real Estate with Attorney Kyle Basinger & Lender Angela Deaton
Talk Radio 1190 AM or download from your iHeartMedia App – Also watch online on my personal Facebook at
http://facebook.com/jenna.ryan1

Watch show on Facebook Live below…

Attorney Kyle Basinger, Realtor Jenna Ryan and Lender Angela Deaton with Prime Lending

Attorney Kyle Basinger, Realtor Jenna Ryan and Lender Angela Deaton with Prime Lending


What Makes a Home Updated?

People want to know, what makes a home “updated?” What updates are necessary for a home to be considered “updated” to market standards? An updated home is a home that has been improved to comply with today’s standards. Today’s home buyer (2016) expects an older home to have updates, or to be priced accordingly. Even in tough Seller-markets, a home must be updated in order to get top-asking price for your neighborhood. This article will describe the different things you will want to do to your older home in order to get top-dollar in the marketplace.

updated kitchenKITCHEN UPDATES

The kitchen is the most important room in the house, and therefore needs to be updated first. It should be light, bright, open, spacious and neutral. Here are other updates needed in order of importance.

  • Granite Countertops – This is a must in most neighborhoods. Granite countertops not only add to the value of your home, but help it sell much faster too. Choose a neutral color in beige or grey that matches with the rest of the homes color motif.
  • New Appliances – New appliances are paramount to an updated home. Anything that’s over 10 years old tends to look ancient and can date your home causing it to sell for less than top dollar. New appliances include: New ovens, microwaves, ranges, dishwashers and vents. Stainless steel is the preferred type of appliance, with black appliances coming in second. White appliances are completely out-of-style.
  • Plain Walls – People want plain walls. They want grey first, light beige second, white third. Anything on the walls, including a border or color can date your home. People like a clean look that will suit their own preferences. Grey, beige and white do the trick. Plain walls are preferred throughout the home.
  • New or Refurbished Cabinets – New cabinets in white are the preference of most buyers here in 2016. However, you don’t have to replace your cabinets. Buyers are just as happy with painted or refurbished cabinets, just as long as the cabinets are sturdy and in good condition. Oak, cherry are okay cabinet colors as well. Pine stained cabinets are now outdated.
  • Open Layout – Many of the older homes have kitchens that are enclosed and separate from the rest of the home. Nowadays people want open kitchens that are practically combined with the living areas. If your kitchen is enclosed, you may consider knocking down a wall to open it up. Remember: Openness trumps cabinet space.

INTERIOR UPDATES

interior updatesPeople are often more interested in the aesthetic updates to a home than they are to the mechanics of the home. Meaning, you can get away with an older A/C, but forget getting top dollar if you have old carpet. Here are some other must-haves for an updated home today.

  • Hardwood Floors – Hardwood floors are perhaps the most important aspect of the home, apart from granite countertops. People prefer hand-scraped dark colored floors, especially if the home is over $300K in the DFW area. Homes under $300K can get away with other types of hardwoods, as well as laminate flooring.
  • Laminate Flooring – If you choose to do laminate floors, I recommend using an upgraded version that looks most like hand-scraped hardwoods. The cheaper laminates look cheap, but still help the home sell much better and for more money than carpet.
  • Ceramic Tile – Very few homes have linoleum anymore. Ceramic tile in a neutral color is the preference for bathrooms and kitchens.
  • New Paint – Neutral color paint is a must with clean walls with no nail holes, smudge-markets, scuffed areas is preferred by home buyers today. Grey is #1 and beige is #2. Accent walls are not recommended because every person has different tastes. Keep things neutral.
  • Flat Ceilings – Get rid of popcorn ceilings. People despise popcorn ceilings, and the process of fixing them can be expensive, especially if your home has vaulted or cathedral ceilings. If your home still has popcorn ceilings, which are considered unsightly as well as a health hazard, then you will need to price it accordingly. The new home owner will want to get this done in the future.
  • New Fixtures – Gold fixtures are out, pewter or brushed metal fixtures are in. This includes door knobs, ceiling fans, etc… Gold trim anywhere says that your home is from the 90s and will decrease the value of your home when you go to sell.
  • New Windows – You can get away without having new windows, but if your windows are old and have broken seals, you might as well invest in new windows, or else the buyer will ask for them anyway. You need good windows to get top dollar.

 

bathroom updates

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BATHROOM UPDATES

Bathrooms are usually the last to be updated, but are still very important, especially those bathrooms on the ground floor. Bathroom updates needed include:

  • New tub and shower – An updated home includes an updated tub, shower and fixtures. People want a tiled shower with a tiled pan.
  • New Shower Door – Buyers prefer the frameless glass shower door and will pay more for a home that offers this.
  • Plain Walls – Again, plain walls win over wall paper.
  • New Mirrors – People want decorative mirrors with borders. Any color is fine.
  • New Cabinets – People like double sinks in the master with bureau type counters best, so long as the cabinets are fresh and clean looking.
  • Granite Countertops – Granite is preferred in the bathrooms with under mount sinks.

EXTERIOR UPDATES

Exterior updates are less required than interior updates, however, there are a few things you want to consider about the outside of your home for getting the best resell value.

  • Front Door in Good Condition – The front door does not have to be new, but needs to be in decent condition, ie: clean, new paint or stain.
  • Clean Landscaping – No need to go all out as landscaping is not what people care about, however, it is important to have trimmed bushes, mowed lawn, etc…
  • Gutters & Drainage – Gutters need to be free from damage so that the home looks well taken care of.
  • Fence Stained and in Good Condition – An old fence dates the home and should be updated, repaired or stained in order to garner top dollar at the closing table.

There you have it!!! A nice list of things to do to update your home. Of course, you can do it yourself, but it’s best to hire professionals for the most appealing finished look. If you have these updates done, your home should sell within days in the DFW market. Give me a call to discuss buying or selling a home today!

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