Posts made in November 2018

How to Choose the Best Neighborhood for Your Family

young family with children sitting outside of homeIf you’re searching for a new house, you probably have a lengthy checklist of all the things you want from your potential new home. One important thing to keep in mind when you are searching is that you are purchasing more than a house – you’re buying into a neighborhood. Here is a guide to selecting the perfect community for your family.

Ask Questions

Your real estate agent is here to help you find the perfect home. Ask them plenty of questions about each neighborhood so you can get a good idea of what you’re moving into. Here are some examples of questions to ask:

  • What schools are nearby?
  • Is it a quiet or busy area?
  • Are there parks?
  • Is it close to restaurants and shopping?
  • Is this a new development or an older neighborhood?
  • Is there a tight-knit community or does everyone keep to themselves?
  • Are there amenities within walking distance?

You know what is best for your family, so use your agent's answers to these questions to decide where you should move.

Check Crime Rates

Check the crime statistics for your potential new neighborhood. You can find this information easily online. It is also worth noting if there are community crime watch programs in place.

Drive Around

 The best way to get a feel for an area is to drive around in it. You will be able to get a feel for the neighborhood and decide if your family will fit in there or not.

When you are looking for a new home put your trust in a The Hometown Team, who has your family’s best interests in mind. Contact the Hometown Team today!

Tips to Attract Buyers to Your Open House

for sale sign in front of homeThe real estate market is competitive, and there are a lot of homes for sale in The Woodlands, TX, so how do you get buyers to look at your home? One the best ways you can attract attention to your home is with an open house. Here are a few ways to get the word out:

Social Media – One of the most effective ways to advertise these days is through social media, and real estate is no exception. It often costs less than other methods of advertising, so be sure to take full advantage of it. Your agent may already be taking advantage of social media to advertising their listings, so be sure to ask.

Print – Surprisingly, many people still read the real estate section in the local paper. Placing an ad here can get your listing in front of plenty of eyes, and some newspapers also have an online real estate page where you can advertise. You should also place flyers around your neighborhood, and on bulletin boards in local businesses if they will allow it.

Online – Your agent will likely add your listing and open house on websites like Zillow, Trulia, and

Working with the right agent can make a big difference when selling your home. Agents like Carol Knott at The Hometown Team know how to take advantage of the most effective advertising techniques. When you are looking to sell your home, contact The Hometown Team at 866-960-6819.