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Four Bedroom Home In South Amarillo -- 4822 Mammoth

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7630

Four Bedroom Home In South Amarillo


This Amarillo Home is waiting for you!  It has 3 bedrooms and an office, or 4 bedrooms and 2 baths.  The Home is located in a newer Southern part of Amarillo and is one of the largest Homes in the area of Southlawn South.  It has a corner lot on a quiet street.  It is only $147,000 and waiting for you! Address is 4822 Mammoth.  Text PINK3 to 88000 for more details. 





Don't delay!  Call today!

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


I Was Drunk The Day My Mother Got Out Of Prison

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7630

I Was Drunk The Day My Mother Got Out Of Prison

This really isn't true.  Someone wrote a blog with this in the title and I can't get it out of my head.

What in the world does that have to do with houses for sale in Amarillo?  Well, maybe mom was getting out of prison and needed a place to stay and just the thought of her living with him caused him to go on a bender.




Or maybe mom owned the great four bedroom house in Amarillo and he lived in the whole time she was in prison and now he had to move out and got drunk because he was having trouble finding a two bedroom house in Amarillo for the price he wanted to spend.

Maybe mom wanted to buy a new house but she couldn't qualify for a mortgage because she had no work history for the last 5-10 years and she wanted him to co-sign.

Mom had met some people on the inside that knew some people on the outside that were trying to sell their house FSBO and just the thought of having to nego…

PINK HOUSE TEAM AT KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET

PINK HOUSE TEAM AT KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET
Pamela Madore of the Pink House Team at Keller Williams Realty has accepted the award on behalf of the Pink House Team.  Keller Williams honors agents that have reached a minimum threshold in production. The awards banquet was held on the 30th floor of the Chase Building in downtown Amarillo.  
"It is an honor to be a part of all of the agents at our Market Center to receive an award." says Madore.  "We worked very hard in 2013 helping almost 50 families move either into or out of their house.  That is really the fun part."
Keller Williams Realty is the number one real estate company in Amarillo in both production and agents.  "Keller Williams has the greatest training on the planet to prepare us to build our businesses by helping others." continues Madore. "As a matter of fact, one of the teams at our office was number five in our region."
Many agents and teams at Keller Williams a…

Amazing Four Bedroom House In Amarillo

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7630

Take a look at the video and call for a showing!





Pamela Madore
Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121
806-290-1920
http://myamarillohomes.com




The 3 P's Of Real Estate And Why I Have More P's

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7630

The 3 P's Of Real Estate And Why I Have More P's

Do you know what they are?  The average agent using this technique when listing your home to sell. Here they are.  They PLACE a sign on the lawn.  They PUT it in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). And then they PRAY someone will sell it for them.  Don't get me wrong, I believe in the power of prayer.  He may, however, want to use the hands of a Realtor to help up.


Here at the PINK House Team we add a few more P's to make an impact on selling your house.

PURPOSEFUL -- We are not random at what we do.
PLAN  -- We have a system in place to find buyers.
PROSPECTING -- We actively search for buyers that want your house.
PHONE -- We call people we know and tell them about your house.
PUBLISH -- Your house will be seen everywhere on the web.
PYEMIC -- Found it on the scrabble website of words that begin with P.

OK.  So that last word I have no idea what it means.  It does PERHAPS  il…

Here Is The Whole Scoop On Credit Scores -- My Pet Peeves

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7630

Here Is The Whole Scoop On Credit Scoresand My Pet Peeves

Well, maybe not the whole scoop but at least a pretty good idea.  Before I talk to you about that, though, I want to tell you how it worked back in the olden days.

I was a loan processor in the early eighties and we didn't have credit scores like we do today.   What we had was a credit bureau which was a company that did credit reports for us.  Even though the scoring system had been around since the 50's it wasn't widely popular until the late eighties.

The credit report was much more personalized.  The credit bureau would call different places to get credit references on the buyer.  Often they had to ask for the information in writing.   Not all companies reported pay histories.  So most of the credit reports were put together by hand.  Sometimes it would take a week or 10 days to get a credit report.

Obviously then, if the credit bureau had to add things to the wr…

Four Bedroom House Listed In Southlawn South in Amarillo Texas

Pink House Team 
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7630

Four Bedroom House Listed In Southlawn South in Amarillo Texas

This four bedroom home located at 4822 Mammoth in Amarillo is located in the southern part of Amarillo in a subdivision called Southlawn South.  The home was a foreclosure and was purchased and redone by an investor.  This investor does a quality job and this house is set and ready to go.

Southlawn South currently has a listed price range of between $118,000 and $160,000.  There are a variety of size houses from as small as 1200 sq ft to as large as 2200 sq. ft. The house at 4822 Mammoth has 1827 sq. ft. and is one of the larger homes in Southlawn South.

This house has beautiful hardwood floors and granite in the kitchen. The owner recently installed a new sprinkler system front and back. The house is located on a corner lot.

Some houses in this area are located in a flood zone.  This house is not which makes it more affordable because the insurance is lower.

The owner is willin…

The Pink House Team at Keller Williams Realty Has A New Listing In Amarillo

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7630

A New Listing In Amarillo At 1017 Pecan St. In Hamlet 

The Pink House Team has listed the house at 1017 Pecan in Amarillo, TX.  This house has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths.  The house is listed for $72,000

Located on a corner lot this house has a giant backyard that is perfect for family fun.  The backyard is totally fenced with a wooden fence.  About 6 feet inside the wood fence is a chain link fence that encompassed the backyard.  This area is a great place for a dog run.

The neighborhood of Hamlet (79107) in located north of Amarillo and adjacent to I-27 North headed to Dumas Texas.  Currently there are only 4 other listings available in Hamlet.  Eight houses that were listed in the Multiple Listings Service in Amarillo has sold since January 1, 2014.  Four of those were foreclosures and in very poor repair.  .

The other four houses sold for an average of $58 a square foot and were on the market for 97 days. There are also a number of houses…

When You Sell Your House How Do You Know If Your Buyer Really Qualified?

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7630

Is Your Buyer Really Qualified?

My conversation with a seller that is listing their house with me went something like this:

Seller:  My house has been on the market for a year and hasn't sold.  We have had 3 offers and they all 3 fell apart.

Me:  Tell me more.

Seller:  The first buyer loved the house and had inspections done and everything was fine until very near closing and suddenly they didn't qualify for the mortgage.

Me:  (listening)

Seller:  The next one was almost exactly the same.  They got inspections and everything and then they couldn't get a mortgage.

Me:  Wow!

Seller:  The last one wanted to rent it for 6 months and then get a mortgage.  It was all set and then they decided to get a divorce. We are just having very bad luck.

Me:  Well, didn't the agent give you pre-qualification letters on the buyers?

Seller:  Not they didn't.  They kept promising them but we never got them.

What a disappointed seller!  As a Rea…

Pamela Madore Of The Pink House Team At Keller Williams Realty Recently Completed FSO

Pamela Madore Of The Pink House Team At Keller Williams Realty Recently Completed FSOFranchise Systems Orientation or FSO is part of Keller Williams training programs. It is specifically about the inner operations of the Franchise System.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



PRLog (Press Release) - Apr. 18, 2014 - AMARILLO, Texas -- Pamela Madore, along with 12 other ALC Members, Team Leader and Operating Principal of Keller WilliamsRealty in Amarillo, recently attended a two and a half day training at Keller Williams International in Austin, Texas. Keller Williams is a franchise system and each office (Market Center) is independently owned and operated.

The Agent Leadership 'Council or ALC, is a group of agents that are in the top 20% of production in each Market Center.  These Agents have leadership roles and are a core group designed to help grown the Market Center.  Keller Williams encourages the ALC to help make decisions on the day to day operations in each Market Center.

Each Market Center…

What Is My Amarillo Home Worth?

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7630

What Is My Amarillo Home Worth?

Home values in Amarillo have been on the rise.  In 1996 the average sales price for an Amarillo Home was $89,981.  Through 2013 that number is $164,129. I am not real good at that whole "adjust for inflation" thing but that is an 3.7% average annual increase in home values from 1996 to 2013.

That does not mean, however, that every house has a 3.7% increase every year. There are many factors that take a part in the value of your house.  That is why it is possible that your house is worth less than what you paid for it.  This is especially true if you purchased it in the last five years.

One of the biggest reasons for that can be attributed to new construction.  Where this is obvious is in places like City View, Hillside Terrace or Tradewinds.  As houses are continually being built, buyers will always compare an older home to what they can purchase a new home for.

There is one thing that I have…

Amarillo Market Conditions For March 2014

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7630

Amarillo Market Conditions for March 2014

The Amarillo Real Estate Market remains in an upward trend.  The first quarter of shows a market increase of 9% over the same time period of 2013 with a volume of $199,432,354.  Last year at this time the volume was $183,362,596.

The number of houses sold year-to-date are 621.  The Amarillo Association of Realtors keep the number of "sides" listing and selling.  That total number of 1242 which is what the $199 million dollar number above is calculated on.

The average sale price for the first quarter is $160,573 which is down from 2013 which average first quarter average sales price was $164,129.  Currently there are 1069 active residential listings.  That translates into 5.1 months of inventory.  Generally, under 6 months of inventory is defined as a seller's market.

A seller's market means that their are an abundance of buyers and less sellers. Currently houses priced $229,9…

Pamela Madore Has Been Awarded The All Star Agent Referral Network Real Estate Agent For Amarillo, Texas

Pamela Madore Has Been Awarded The All Star Agent Referral Network For Amarillo, Texas

Source: Pink House Team at Keller Williams Realty

Dated: Apr. 12, 2014

The All Star Agent Referral Group is a Nationwide Real Estate real estate referral group dedicated to
providing awarding winning service to clients across the United States.

AMARILLO, Texas -- Pamela Madore of the Pink House Team at Keller Williams Realty has been
awarded exclusive status of the All Star Referral Group originated by Lori Ballen of the Ballen Group in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pamela has many years experience in the Real Estate industry and this Group now allows her to use her experience by referring clients that may be moving from one location in the United States to another outside of the Greater Amarillo area. All of the agents within this group has a proven track record of excellent service.

"I am very honored to be chosen as the exclusive agent for Amarillo to help clients across the United States with selling …

A Home Often Has The Most Perceived Value The Day It Hits The Market

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7630

"A home often has the most perceived value the day it hits the market."  Gary Keller, Shift

Your home's value can be determined by buyers the first day it hits the market.  That is why there is a strategy for that first day.  You don't want a sign thrown up and it stuck in the Multiple Listing Service. You want a whole lot more.

Think of it as having a birthday party.  Before the big day you plan out of the details.  You decide who you want to come and what things they will need to make it a great party.  You decide what the decorations look like and how you want the cake to look.  You make sure you have enough candles and plates and hats and spoons.  You want the day to be perfect!


That is what you want the day you list with the Pink House Team.  And we can help you make that happen.  Here are some things we determine.


What type of buyer will buy your house?What will be their main priorities?How do we find those buyers?Ho…

Buyers Decide What Your Amarillo House Is Worth

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7360

"Buyers have a sense of what's fair value and what's not and they just won't show up if you are not in the ballpark."*   

Buyers will tell you what your Amarillo house is worth.  Unfortunately, it doesn't matter what you want.  Cruel hard truth.  Very annoying but true.

How does a buyer determine the price?  There are several things they take into consideration.


Comparable house pricesNumber of comparable houses available Condition and amount of repairsMost of the time buyers tend to stretch their budget to get a better house.  Sometimes, that is how they determine the value of your home.  
However they determine the price isn't always a happy number for you, the seller.  

Buyers don't care how much you paid for the house, how much you owe, how much you want to net, and basically any other thing that speaks to your motivation.  

As a Realtor, I know that no amount of arguing can convince a buyer to pay more t…

For Sale By Owner In Amarillo Texas

Pink House TeamKeller Williams Realty 806-340-7630 Did you know that 80% of For Sale By Owners ultimately turn to a Realtor
One of the things that I find most interesting about these statistics is that Realtors actually are able to get 19% more money for a house than a For Sale By Owner.  If the typical real estate commission is 6% that means that I can pay for myself and get you an extra 13%!
For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Statistics
FSBOs accounted for 9% of home sales in 2012. The typical FSBO home sold for $174,900 compared to $215,000 for agent-assisted home sales.FSBO methods used to market home:Yard sign: 48%Listing on Internet: 32%For-sale-by-owner websites: 20%Sites with real estate listings (e.g. Yahoo!, Google, etc.): 11%Social networking websites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.): 10%Video hosting websites (e.g. YouTube, etc.): 2%Friends, relatives, or neighbors: 30%Print newspaper advertisement: 14%Open house: 12%Direct mail (flyers, postcards, etc.): 2%Video: 1%For-sale-by-owner magaz…

You Get What You Pay For When Selling Your Amarillo Home

Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-340-7630

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR WHEN SELLING YOUR AMARILLO HOME

Have you ever had a toothache and you needed to have the tooth pulled?  What did you do?  Did you stop on the street corner and ask someone with a pair of pliers to yank it out?  Did you ask a friend to tie a string on it and slam the door? I doubt it.  

When you have a toothache and you need to have your tooth pulled, you want a dentist.  You want someone that knows what they are doing.  Do you think they are going to charge you more than the guy with the pliers or the friends with a string?  (The friend with the string might try to charge you the same amount.  What are friends for, after all.)  Of course.  They are a professional and that is what you need.

Hiring a Realtor is no different.  When you are ready to sell your home do you want a guy with some fliers or a friend with some bling?  I hope not!  

Here are some questions to ask to see if you should be paying minimum wage or w…