East Texas Realty Group Blog

TWO shops on over a half acre! House ready!

Great water-view location to build your home with 2 fabulous metal shops on Lake LONE STAR! One shop is a 40 X 60 with 6″ slab, full insulation, built in air compressor, lift and is climate controlled! Has two 12 foot overhead doors and 1–14 foot overhead door! The second shop is 24 X 30…

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FABULOUS WATERFRONT LODGE ON LAKE LONE STAR

WATERFRONT LODGE STYLE beauty on Lake Lone Star with fabulous VIEWS and open water! This well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath features over 1800 SF, stone fireplace, granite counter tops and back-splash, tall ceilings, 8 X 32 covered back patio and much more! Master Bath retreat upstairs with jacuzzi tub, gorgeous views of the water…

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Local Business Spotlight: Ladyfingers Cakes and Catering

Our next local business spotlight features one of Gilmer’s sweetest businesses: Ladyfingers Cakes and Catering. Ladyfingers Cakes and Catering The small building is bare but inviting, due to the owner’s warm personality. Lisa Sneed invites me in and begins icing a cake as we visit. “What made you open up a catering office?” “I like…

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How Commission Works

Commission: Everybody Wants a Piece When you go to sell your house and see an agent’s expectation for a 6% commission, it might strike you as ridiculous. On a $300,000 house, 6% is $18,000 dollars! “This agent is ripping me off and getting rich!” you might fume. But that’s not the case, and the infographic…

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Local Business Spotlight: Gilmer Doghouse

The Gilmer Doghouse Randy Lynn, owner of the Gilmer Doghouse, is a middle-aged man of average build with glasses and a gentle air about him. I notice this as he shakes my hand and takes me to a place where we can visit. Walking past the dog pens, it’s what is absent that matters most:…

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Staging the Outside: 7 Strategies for Outdoor Staging

Staging the Outside If a car’s paint is faded, chipped, and peeling, what are the odds it’s nice inside? Slim. Would you trust a luxury clothes store with broken windows and a dirt parking lot? I don’t think so. While we should never judge people by their appearance, other things often prove a correlation between…

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Staging to Sell: 7 Point Plan for the Inside

As important as the cosmetics are when staging your home, the actual condition of the essentials can have a powerful influence on how much money you walk away with. Some problems can even prevent buyers from obtaining their loan if left unfixed. Let’s look at seven things to check for a better listing price and…

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Staging Your Home To Sell: Cosmetics

Cosmetics When it comes to selling your home, appearanceĀ matters. We humans think with our hearts and buy with our eyes, so perfecting the cosmetics of your home can drastically reduce the time it takes to sell and even help your bottom line. I know there’s rarely time for these changes during normal life, much less…

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Why You Should Hire a Realtor: Emotions

Hire a Realtor Because Emotions Happen Of all the reasons to hire a real estate agent, the emotional value they bring to the table may be most compelling. When I discovered my parents were selling my childhood home, I wilted inside. The tin barn had sheltered several hundred hay bales thrown by hand over seventeen…

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Why You Should Hire a Realtor: Marketing

The Do-It-Yourself mentality is a beautiful part of the American spirit. TV channels, youtube videos, and countless blogs exist to equip people for everything from home repair to carpentry and oil changes. But when it comes to selling your home, DIY is probably not the best option. Marketing is today’s reason in our series Why…

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