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Experience Matters
Posted by Rachel Shreffler on June 16, 2017 in  Why Coldwell Banker

Did Your Tax Appraised Value Change?

Posted by Rachel Shreffler on May 03, 2017 in  Tips and Tidbits
While some have seen the tax appraised value of their home go down, many have seen a significant increase.  If the new appraised value is unreasonably high, you may want to consider protesting.  If the appraised value of your home is comparable to the homes in your area, a protest will be hard to validate.  However, if you want to know what you can do to help lower your taxes, you'll find this website and video interesting and informative.  Texas Realtors® are working hard to prote... read more

Connie Stark, Realtors Joins Coldwell Banker

Posted by Rachel Shreffler on February 10, 2017 in  Why Coldwell Banker
Two of Amarillo’s Locally Owned & Oldest Real Estate Brokerages Combine The Brokers and Agents at Coldwell Banker First Equity, Realtors are pleased to announce that the Brokers and Agents at Connie Stark Realtors will be joining Coldwell Banker at their Town Square Office as of February 16th. This is a big moment for both companies and brings both companies full circle to the real beginning of the then First Equity, Realtors’ residential division.Connie Stark joined First Equity, Realtor... read more

Searching for a Home? Don't Be Bullied by a Login.

There's a Better Way
Posted by Rachel Shreffler on November 29, 2016 in  Why Coldwell Banker
The dreaded “login to see more” pop up is becoming more and more popular for websites in the real estate market. Potential homebuyers are often met with a login-wall before or shortly after accessing property information.   Requiring you to login can grant them your permission to contact you privately by email, telephone, or regular mail. Other sites are letting you log in via your social media accounts.  This provides marketers with even greater details including email, addresses, age, g... read more

Great Deal on a House for Rent on Craigslist . . . Or a Scam?

Posted by Rachel Shreffler on March 10, 2016 in  Tips and Tidbits
While searching on Craigslist, you see a fantastic deal on a home for rent in the neighborhood you always wanted to live in.  Not only is the lease price exceptionally low but they allow pets! After anxiously calling the number on the ad you are told that the home is still available.  All you have to do is wire the money as instructed in a follow up email.  But wait- what about seeing the home!  The “owner” tells you that she is away on a mission trip and unable to let you in. &... read more
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