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Courtney Molina

The secret is out: Lakewood’s exemplary elementary schools, proximity to Downtown, and the allure of scenic White Rock Lake have rapidly made our neighborhood one of the most desirable in Dallas.

As a result, Lakewood real estate is white hot.

Local home listings are selling faster than ever due to a record low inventory of available homes. That means you’ll need to be prepared in order to make the best real estate decision for your family.

Luckily, Ebby Halliday Realtor Courtney Molina is here to help. Molina’s wealth of knowledge, coupled with her commitment to staying informed of ever-changing federal regulations affecting real estate, lends her fresh insight into Lakewood’s real estate market.

When listing your home, it may be tempting to work the first offer that you receive. Molina suggests waiting at least 48 hours before negotiating or accepting an offer.

“In a strong seller’s market, well-priced and well-located homes often receive multiple offers. Responding to an offer too quickly could possibly result in money being left on the table,” she cautions.

Molina, a former home finance professional, believes that waiting for the right deal is the key to a successful transaction.

If you’re looking to buy in Lakewood, it’s also important to learn how to make your bid desirable to sellers.

“Buyers are becoming more creative with their offers hoping to stand out. While cash is still king, well-financed offers, with quick close dates, and a large down payment from well qualified buyers, can be just as viable as all-cash offers,” Molina says.

Molina’s prior home loan experience helps her understand what lenders need in order to successfully execute a loan. It is that same experience that allows her to recognize and overcome potential obstacles before they interfere with the loan approval process.

In a fast moving market, those financing “hiccups” can quickly kill a deal.

Molina provides the professional market analysis and elemental familiarity with the Lakewood vicinity that will ensure a successful real estate transaction — moving you one step closer to the home of your dreams.

CourtneyMolina.ebby.com | 214.478.4660 | CourtneyMolina@ebby.com

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