Lease Now, Buy Later

House puzzled (2)Red Team Real Estate is hosting a free home buying workshop for first-time or second-chance homebuyers on Saturday, July 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday’s workshop will take place at 909 W. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 2, Fort Worth, TX 76104. Anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of the home buying process is encouraged to attend.

The no-obligation workshop features industry professionals, Michael Mayes, Owner/Agent, Red Team Real Estate and Paul Duane, Mortgage Loan Originator, MiMutual Mortgage.

“We’ve spoken with many people who want to purchase a home but think they are too far away from making that dream a reality. Our Lease Now, Buy Later workshop allows current renters to gather information and make a plan, so when they are ready to move forward they are confident candidates. After attending our workshop some attendees find they are closer to home ownership than they realized.” said Michael Mayes, Owner of Red Team Real Estate. “The idea of buying a home is intimidating, especially for first-time buyers or those who may have fallen on hard times in the past. We enjoy talking about the home buying process, providing this free workshop to the community is a win-win.”

Attendees have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the home buying process, including the true picture of renting vs buying, budgeting, savings tips, credit repair, securing mortgage financing, working with a Realtor, homeowners insurance, property taxes, closing cost expectations, and loan programs aimed to assist new and experienced home buyers.

Breakfast is provided for attendees by MiMutual Mortgage who will also be on hand to answer questions about available financing options including, FHA, Conventional, USDA, VA Loans, and more.

For more information, visit www.RedTeamRealEstate.com or register online. You may also call or email Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@RedTeamDFW.com or 817.921.3545 with any questions.

Downsizing Trend on the Rise in North Texas

A downsizing trend in North Texas as well as nationwide is taking hold when it comes to real estate.

A recent survey put together by Trulia.com shows home premiums on houses between 3,000 and 5,000 square feet steadily declined since 2012. Some buyers are choosing to avoid mass produced homes between 3, 000 and 5,000 square feet. Industry insiders are seeing a swing toward smaller more affordable homes with less overhead and cost than associated with a large oversized house.

Traditional families are leaning towards townhomes, condos, and smaller single family homes. Most of which are under 3000 square feet.

Tarrant County has a wealth of these wonderful smaller properties for sale especially in the Historic Fairmount District, Arlington Heights, Mistletoe Heights, and around the TCU / Westcliff neighborhoods. The ability to blend the craftsmanship of the old through original flooring and unique architectural features with conveniences of modern technology and upgraded appliances make these neighborhoods some of the most sought after places in Fort Worth. This is good news for sellers and buyers in our marketplace.

As a Historic Home Specialist and an expert in these neighborhoods, I am well equipped to show you the potential of their older homes as a great opportunity if you are in the market to downsize. From north to south, give me a call or shoot me an email and I’ll share my favorites!

Red Team News: The 7 Rules of Selecting a Property Manager sneak peek

Are you a current property owner who wants to ensure you’re getting the best return on your investment?

Red Team Real Estate is proud to announce that our very own Michael Mayes is publishing his first book, The 7 Guides When Selecting a Property Management Company. Set to debut in 2016, this book goes far beyond simply selecting a property manager. Inside you will find a wealth of information, tips and secrets that all current and would-be investors should know. Ready for more? Here’s a sneak peek of one of the topics Michael will cover:

Owners Technology

In today’s market it only makes sense to have technology working for you. Any Property Management Company worth their weight in salt will be giving your properties the leverage they deserve by using technological tools that will nourish a successful investment.

Show me the money!
Collecting rent shouldn’t be a hassle. If you’re still going door-to-door, or only accepting cash and check payments, you’re doing too much work. Every Property Manager needs to invest in technology that will allow tenants to pay in whatever manner is convenient for them. And remember, the rent you receive must be reported on your taxes, and the right software will keep detailed records of all payments. This includes monthly owner statements, cash flow reports and other information that owners need to confirm your “Rental Business” is working.

Welcome to the Inter-Web…
One of the latest and most effective tools for potential tenants and property managers to showcase their properties is online and through social media outlets. 87% of electronic device sales will be tablets and smartphones…which means property owners (or their managers) will need to accommodate this new generation of prospects and applicants with mobile online leasing tools. Investing in mobile online leasing tools allows potential tenants to do the whole application process online and saves you a heap of a paper mess!

There are only 168 hours in a week and your Property Manager should be working smart and using them wisely! Owning real estate is a business and should be treated as such. Just because someone agrees to collect the renter’s check, does not ensure they are looking out for you best interest…

The 7 Guides When Selecting a Property Management Company, coming soon in 2016!

Winning. Clients.

Red Team Real Estate and Property Management
Red Team Real Estate and Property Management was started in 2012 to focus on being the provider of quality service that has never been seen before in property management. Our approach is to serve our owners by providing professional, knowledgeable service with maximum value.