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Why Did You Buy Your House?

Pink House Team

When we list a house it is important for us to know why they bought the house.  Very often the new buyer will buy for the same reasons.  Our owners at this listing told us why they bought the house.




Why did you buy this house?
They told us that it was just the right size and on a dead-end street so that it would be safe for their children.  The house had a big back yard which was important to them. They were very excited when they bought it to discover that under the carpet was hardwood floors.  They have since refinished them and they are beautiful.  They really fell in love with the kitchen.  It is big and roomy and laid out very nicely.
What are some special things about the neighborhood?
They told us that is was a quiet street and that most of the homes were occupied by their owners. Also, there is a school a block away.
We asked them, "what else"?
"We fell in love with this house and sad to see it go but we need something bigger.  We hope the new …

Tips To Set You Apart From Other Sellers

Pink House Team

There are a few things that you can do to set yourself apart from other sellers.  I have found there is a pattern to the things that may hinder your sale and I wanted to share these two with you.




Hope This Helps!
Pamela Madore Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty 7304 SW 34th Amarillo, TX 79121 806*290*1920 http://pinkhouseteam.com

Geat Foreclosure!

Your dreams have come true, this three bedroom, two bathroom home sits on a large corner lot. If you still want more, you will love the deck in the back yard. Central heat and air. Call Today For Your Private Showing!!!



Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121
http://pinkhouseteam.com




Some Tips That Will Set You Apart From Other Sellers

Get a Home Inspection.
Most buyers will have a home inspection of your property.  Depending on what the inspector finds will determine whether or not your buyer will want to continue.

Usually the items are reasonably small but if you have a first-time home buyer most things will scare them.  Depending on the severity of the item, they may back out.

One solution is to get your own home inspection.  They usually run between $250-$300.
This way you will get ahead of the game.  You will have the opportunity to fix things before the buyer has their inspection.

Many buyers are also having a hydro-static test and there has been an increase in problems concerning it.  It would be a good idea to have this done, too.

Get A Home Warranty

Quite often a buyer will ask for you to provide a Home Warranty.  Most Warranty companies has a "seller's coverage".  Many companies offer this for free for the seller as long as the buyer's coverage is paid for at closing.  This will protect …
Pink House Team


Determining a price for your home in order to make it sell quickly is not an easy thing to do in today's market.  We are seeing houses selling faster and faster with more and more demand.  If you are thinking of selling let us help you price your homes.



Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty 7304 SW 34th Amarillo, TX 79121 http://pinkhouseteam.com

How Does Mortgage Financing Affect You

Pink House Team
Want to join a winning team?  We are currently interviewing for the following positions:  Executive Assistant:   The successful candidate will be detailed oriented but not a perfectionist.  A thorough knowledge of MS Office, specifically Xcel, is a must.  Other descriptors would be, resourceful, accurate, goal oriented team player, follows directions and looking for a long term opportunity. Real Estate Agent:  The is candidate will be self-motivated, learning based, and eager to succeed.  License is required and we will help you through the process. Please go to www.tonyrobbins.com and complete the behavioral profile.  Email that along with your resume and include a time that you could meet.
There have been so new changes in financing for a conventional loan.  In the past you were able to get a mortgage with 3% down payment.  Recently it was changed to 5% down.  The prediction is that this will increase the amount of people that will seek an FHA loan which requires only 3.…

Team Work Makes The Dream Work!

Greetings from the Pink House Team at Keller Williams Realty!

What Was The Favorite House That You Ever Lived In?

As a Realtor with the Pink House Team at Keller Williams Realty, I have the privilege of seeing many houses. There is a big variety of houses in Amarillo. Big ones and little ones. There are fancy houses and not so fancy.

The fact still remains that somebody, at some time, built the house. It is fun to think about who built it and why. We have historic houses in Amarillo that have a great history of people that came before us. Some of the houses are modest and I can imagine that the whole family and perhaps all of the neighbors, too, helped to build it.

There is a lot of new construction in Amarillo. Someday they will also have a history. So which house is or was your favorite house that you ever lived in? I have lived in 8 houses in my lifetime. I know which was one my favorite and I sure loved it. I wasn't the first person to live there and I was not the last.

Maybe your first favorite is yet to come. The average person/family moves about every 7 years. How are yo…

What A Great House In Country Club In Amarillo Texas!

Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty
One of the very best advertisements for a home that we have presented for sale, is the testimoony of the owner. This really great house is worth talking about. "We fell in love with this house and so sad to see it go but we need something bigger.  We hope our buyer will love it as much as we have.  We brought both of our kids home in this house."
                                                 Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty 7304 SW 34th Amarillo, TX 79121 http://pinkhouseteam.com 806*316*7993

HUD Foreclosure $36,000 Below Appraisal District Value

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty

Country living with this three bedroom and two full baths. What more could you want, how about wood burning fireplace in living area. Huge master bedroom, luxurious master bath w/garden tub & separate shower. Kitchen island. All electric. Nice deck & good storage building. 20x30 metal garage/shop. Easy access to Loop 335.  $60,000.  



Easy to see and east to bid on.  Call today!

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121
806*316*7993
http://pinkhouseteam.com

The Anatomy Of A Real Estate Transaction

Pamela Madore Pink House Team

When I was in college I got an A in anatomy.  I failed typing.  Guess which one I have used most since then? Anatomy is a fascinating subject.  The human body has at least 1 Krillion, if that is even a number, parts to it. A real estate transaction doesn't have that many parts but it certainly has a lot.  And each day it seems we are getting more and more parts/steps.

If I can take the liberty of using analogies, I would compare the human heart to you.  Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you are the one that gives the transaction life.  Without you there would be no transaction.
Let's say that the Real Estate Agent is the brains.  Certainly not because, speaking for myself, agents are brainy but rather because it is our job to not be emotionally involved (other than loving our clients!) but instead to deal with the facts. 
If there is a mortgage involved, I would compare the lender to lungs.  They are the ones that breathe life into the transac…

How To Sell Your House During The Holiday Season

Pamela Madore
Pink House Team

The Holiday Season is quickly approaching.  We begin with Halloween quickly followed by Thanksgiving and on the heels of that comes Christmas.  And don't forget New Years!

Let's start with Halloween.  If  you are someone that loves Halloween and decorates accordingly, here are a few tips.  Don't have goblins and skeletons in every corner.  A buyer looking at your house shouldn't be frightened to death.  If you use those cob web things by your front door be sure you put them high enough so if a 6'2" buyer comes to look at your house, he or she, isn't caught in a cob web.  It is especially bad if you have a big black fake spider in it, too.



 You might consider having an open house on Halloween night.  What better time then when kids and parents both come to your door? Be sure to take down your decorations immediately after Halloween.  Buyers will wonder why you still have your decorations up.  They might not ask too many questio…

How To Price To Sell And Still Make A Profit

Pamela Madore
Pink House Team



Here is an article to show you how to make that happen.........




We want to work for you!  The home selling process is becoming more and more complicated.  There are disclosures and inspections and time frames and so much more.  Let us show you how we can sell your house and do all of the work and you still make a profit.
Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty 7304 SW 34th Amarillo, TX 79121 806*290*1920 http://pinkhouseteam.com

Let Team Work Make Your Dream Work!

Pamela Madore Pink House Team
The real estate transaction is becoming more and more complex.  Every year, at least once, our contract has changes.  The mortgage part of the transaction eliminates many buyers from buying.  More and more people are beginning their search for houses online.  Sellers are looking online for comparable houses.  In other words, times are changing!
Because of all of the many changes, in order to keep up we decided that it would serve our buyers and sellers better if we became a team of specialists instead of generalists.  Each partner of the Pink House Team specializes in only one thing.

Mariah Mahaney is our Buyer’s Coordinator.  Her job is to have first point of contact with all of our buyers.  She will help with the mortgage qualification process.  She will help narrow down the type of house, the location, and any other important features that our buyers require.
Angela Sheffield is our Buyer’s Specialist.  That means that her only job is to serve our buy…

Houses For Sale In The River Road Area In Amarillo

Here are some houses that are for sale in the River Road area (79108).  You can go to the site and enter your own email!  Check it out now!!




Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty 7304 SW 34th Amarillo, TX 79121 http://pinkhouseteam.com 806*316*7993

Use Your VA Home Loan Benefits Today!

Served? Use your home loan benefits today. Let us help you get started. Even if you have no credit or not so good credit, we can help.







Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121
http://pinkhouseteam.com

What Is Going On In Your Neighborhood?

Wouldn't you like to know what is going on in your neighborhood? Or perhaps you would like to know what is going on in the neighborhood you are moving into. Follow this link for 79118. Put in your zip code and see!





Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121
http://pinkhouseteam.com
806*316*7993

HUD Foreclosure In City View Reduced Nearly $20,000

This house was originally priced at $195,000 and is now listed at $175,500!  You may bid on it at any time and bids are opened daily.  It is a very simple process.  Contact us today to see and then bid!!

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121
806*316*7993
http://pinkhouseteam.com

Houses For Sale In The Greenways in Amarillo Between $200 and $260,000

Here is a search in the Greenways.  Search your neighborhood!  It's easy and free.  This is the exact search Realtors have in the Multiple Listing Service









Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121
http://pinkhouseteam.com

Please Help Us By Taking The Time To Answer A One Question Survey

There is nothing we value more than your opinion and questions. I have created a survey through "Survey Monkey" for you. It only has one question and will only take a minute. I am going to compile the information and I will send it out to everyone that responds! Thank you in advance for your help!



http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8ZQK3QP

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121
http://pinkhouseteam.com



Christopher Columbus VS Alfred Bradt

Columbus Day, October 12, is being celebrated on October 13 this year.  It is more convenient for us to have a Holiday on a Monday.  If it is on a Sunday it really isn't like a Holiday anyway. I don't think that Christopher will complain. There are some other pretty exciting things that happened on October 12 throughout history.
For instance, October 12, 539 BC, Cyrus the great of Persia takes Babylon.  That was a pretty big event.  Pope John IV died on October 12, 642 AD.  Another pretty big event.  
Edward VI of England (1537), Jonathan Trumbell (American Politician-1710), William Hardee (American General--1815), Ding Ling (Chinese Author-1904), and Luciano Pavarotti (Opera Singer--1935) all share the October 12 birthdate.  That is very interesting.

This one seems pretty interesting.  In 1773, the first insane asylum opened for "persons of insane and disordered mind" in Virginia.  It was also called a lunatic asylum.  Now we call it a phychiatric institution.
I th…

Pamela Madore Completes The Broker Responsibility Course

Pamela Madore of the Pink House Team at Keller Williams Realty just completed the Broker Responsibility Course offered by the Texas Real Estate Commission. The Broker Responsibility Course is offered by the Texas Real Estate Commission and is a required course for license renewal for Brokers and Agents that supervise other agents. The class was held at the Amarillo Association of Realtors in Amarillo and was taught by Chip Staniswalis of Chicago Title. The Course is designed to add greater knowledge and in turn greater protection in helping clients through the increasing complicated Real Estate transaction. Within the next few months there will be many changes take place in the Real Estate industry and this Course is a gateway to the needed information. Madore says, "There are so many changes coming that include changes to the real estate contract and especially the Dodd-Frank Act that will be put into place in the next few Team Leader of the Pink House Team at Keller Williams R…

On The Go Free Mobile App

Go to the app store.  Download KW Mobile app and enter agent code KW6OLNJ1.

This app will let you search properties by drawing your own map and finding houses within your specified area.  It is interactive and "real time".

Do it today!



Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty 7304 SW 34th Amarillo, TX 79121 http://pinkhouseteam.com

Help! It Failed!!

Challenges are nothing more than opportunities.  Diana Kokoszka, President of MAPS Coaching at Keller Williams Realty International, is someone I respect and admire.  As she teaches us in BOLD, our mindset and how we view things will determine how we deal with challenges.

"Develop success from failures.  Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."  Dale Carnegie

If your mindset is that failure is an end, then it will be.  If your mindset is that the failure is an opportunity for growth, it will be.  Someone once helped me with the mindset of failure.  They helped me understand that I didn't fail, the project failed.  What a relief!  Something about the project failed.



John Maxwell wrote a whole book about failing.  It is called Failing Forward and just as the title implies, we have to keep our mindset in a place that keeps us going forward and not stopping or, worse yet, going backward.  In his book John say,

"Embrace adversity and…

2245 Houses Have Sold In Amarillo Since January 1. Was Yours One Of Them?

One of the most difficult things for you as a seller to know during the home selling process is to know how many people know your house is for sale.  

When you go to a football game you can look around and see how many people are in the stadium.  And then you add TV viewers, radio, and live internet and at that point you really don't know how many people are watching or listening to the game.  The number is nebulous and exponential.  

Our marketing is much the same.  You can look around and see how many other agents we have marketed your house to but behind the scenes we are marketing around the world.  We have an internal marketing system that markets to all 92,000 agents we have.  We are partners with more than 350 search engines.  And our proactive prospecting for your buyer sets us apart.

This is just part of our marketing plan.  Let us show you the rest.  I think you will like it.  Sound good?  Contact us today!





Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty 7304 SW 34th Amarillo, TX 79…

Are You Eligible For a VA Home Loan

Are you eligible for a VA home loan?  We specialize in helping Veterans go from start to finish in the home buying process.  For a free qualification, complete the registration on our website and we can get started!


Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty 7304 SW 34th Amarillo, TX 79121 http://pinkhouseteam.com

Free MLS Search In Amarillo Texas

Want to take your time and search houses for sale all over Amarillo?  Contact us for appointments to see.




Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty 7304 SW 34th Amarillo, TX 79121 http://freemlssearchinamarillotexas.com

New Listing Coming Soon in Sunset/Westlawn!

Very cute 2/1 with a detached 2 car garage.......details to follow.  Will be available next week.




Pink House Team Keller Williams Realty 7304 SW 34th Amarillo, TX 79121 http://pinkhouseteam.com

Free List Of Homes That Have Sold In Your Amarillo Neighborhood

If you are thinking of selling one of the most challenging things you will have to do is price your house right. Let me send you a list of houses that have sold in your neighborhood in the last 3 months.



Email from http://listwiththepinkhouseteam.com for your free list.

Pamela Madore
Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121
http://thepamelamadoregroup.com

Don't Let Financing Stop You From Buying A Home

Financing stopping you from owning your own home?  Let me see if I can help.  I specialize in owner financing properties and investor financing properties.  Complete the request and let's get started!!



Pamela Madore OWC Mortgage LLC 7304 SW 34th Amarillo, TX 79121 806*290*1920 Licensed Loan Originator and Licensed Real Estate Agent at Keller Williams Realty

You Can't Buy If You Don't Try

There are many ways to buy a house.  If you don't have cash, you can get an FHA loan or if you are a Veteran you can get a VA loan.  If your credit isn't as good as it once was, we can find you an investor financing or owner financing house.  You Can't Buy If You Don't Try!  So try today!


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Pamela Madore
Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121
http://pinkhouseteam.com