We’re Seeing Red in 2019!

We’re Seeing Red in 2019!

We’re Seeing Red in 2019!

Move over, “Orange is the New Black” … red is officially the new green for The Lippincott Team! This month, we announced our biggest change yet: we’ve officially moved from Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene to our new broker, Keller Williams Platinum! We are so grateful for the time we spent with Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene and will continue holding the great people there in the highest regard, but we are so excited for our future with Keller Williams Platinum! We look forward to taking all of our amazing families, friends, and clients on this new journey with us.

Keller Williams Platinum in Northwest Houston serves as the real estate broker for more than 242 real estate agents in the greater Houston area, and is focused on agent development and growth through extensive training and classes. Our team has evaluated the benefits that this transition will bring to The Lippincott Team extensively, and we are thrilled to begin taking advantage of the team building system within the Keller Williams model!

As always, we will continue to serve the Cypress community and surrounding areas with the love, support and care that you’ve come to expect from our team. This community is our community, and we’re excited to pour our new resources into the neighborhoods we live in. Thank you so much for your continued well wishes and support! If you’re interested in listing with The Lippincott Team – Keller Williams Platinum this spring, don’t hesitate to call us at 713-494-1818. We look forward to working with you!

Living the Dream: The Lippincott Team and American Dream TV

Living the Dream: The Lippincott Team and American Dream TV

You’ve probably seen some expertly produced clips being shared on our social media pages recently. Maybe you’re wondering exactly who The American Dream is, what they’re about and how The Lippincott Team got involved with The American Dream. Read on… we’re answering those questions and more in this blog!

The American Dream TV is a nationally aired television show currently streaming on Amazon, Roku, Apple TV, and YouTube. There are over 30 million users on those platforms on a daily basis, and The American Dream TV show itself nets between 8-10 million views per month on those platforms!

Out of 40,000+ licensed REALTORs in the greater Houston area, The American Dream chose The Lippincott Team to fill one of ten available slots, specifically representing the Cypress area. We were eager to take advantage of this opportunity and graciously became a Power Player representing the greater Houston area for The American Dream. This opportunity not only provides our agency exposure, but more importantly, it provides exposure for our listings too!

The partnership between American Dream TV and The Lippincott Team provides our agency a couple of really unique opportunities that no other agency in Cypress can provide. Through American Dream, we have the ability to showcase the amazing people, communities, and events in Houston on a national scale, like our most recent clip filmed at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. For our clients, this partnership provides gained exposure and faster sales and closings for our listings. Can you imagine seeing YOUR home listed on a television show that airs nationally? When you list your home with The Lippincott Team, that can be your reality!

We are eager to grow our networking model through this new partnership and look forward to great things to come in 2019 with The American Dream. If you’d like more information about listing with us, call our office at 713-494-1818 today!

Selling Your Home During the Holidays

Selling Your Home During the Holidays

Are you trying to decide whether you should list your home now or wait until the new year? We get it — the need to sell your home doesn’t stop when the hustle and bustle of the holiday season picks up. In fact, selling during the holiday season can actually offer some unique benefits that sellers during the more active listing seasons won’t get to take advantage of.

For instance, your home will have less competition during the holiday season. Your home will be more prominent to buyers looking to buy during this time, so your house could potentially sell quicker than in spring or summer, when the competition in real estate is at its peak. Plus, buyers during this time are usually serious buyers with the intent to purchase soon; they tend to have a specific reason for house hunting now, like relocation or making a purchase by year’s end for tax purposes.

Plus, what better way to show your home than during a festive season? Take advantage of subtle, warm lighting and tasteful holiday decorations to make your home look inviting. Buyers will be able to imagine themselves cozying up at your home during the holidays, and consequently, could become more attached to your property.

Ultimately, selling your home during the holidays is no different than selling any other time with a solid plan and an experienced real estate agent. With the Lippincott Team listing your property you’ll benefit from experience, expert advice, and sound guidance required for selling in today’s market in the Northwest Houston area. If you’d like to know more information about who we are and how we can help you sell your home this holiday season, give us a call today at 832-392-8818. We look forward to working with you!

Increase Your Home Value in 5 Easy Steps!

Increase Your Home Value in 5 Easy Steps!

If you’ve recently made the decision to put your home on the market, you’re probably becoming familiar with the ups and downs that come along with it. Selling a house can feel like a daunting task to homeowners! We know you’ve got a lot to do, but it’s important not to let your home value be an afterthought. There are many ways to add value to your home – some are costly, while others are relatively inexpensive. In fact, some are little things you can do today! To increase your home value in a pinch, add these 5 steps to your to-do list right now!

  1. Exterior and Interior Paint
    A fresh coat of paint does wonders for your home’s appearance. It’s like giving your house a facelift! Inside, it’s best to use neutral colors. It helps to lighten the room and makes potential buyers more likely to picture themselves in your home. Of course, exterior paint is costlier, but plays a major role for your home’s curb appeal. If your exterior is desperate for a paint job, consider budgeting for it before you list.
  2. Routine Housework
    This is the simplest way to help improve your home value. Make sure your plumbing, insulation, electric, and roof are in good condition. Keep ducts and vents clean, too! Don’t forget to deep clean your home… it will be easier to maintain throughout the selling process.
  3. Lighting
    Are your fixtures old and dated? Updating them is an easy way to modernize your space and improve the lighting in your home. We also love outdoor lighting fixtures – wall, patio, and floodlights can give your exterior a refined new look in the evening.
  4. Curb Appeal Matters
    It’s the first thing a potential buyer sees… are they looking at a well-maintained lawn with a pretty landscape, or trash cans on the driveway with overgrown planters? Make sure your home looks welcoming and attractive – while it seems obvious, it’s important to buyers.
  5. Appliance Upgrades
    If you’ve got dated or mismatched kitchen appliances, consider upgrading them to a more modern, cohesive look. A kitchen boasting appliances that complement the countertops and décor will pull everything together and make a big difference in the buyer’s mind – and your resale value.

If you’d like more information about listing your home in Cypress and the Northwest Houston area, Contact The Lippincott Team to learn more. We’re eager to help you! 832-392-8818.

Prepare Your Home to Sell This Fall

Prepare Your Home to Sell This Fall

School is back in session, the days are getting a tad bit shorter, and the weeks until Fall Equinox are dwindling away… Can you believe summer is nearing its end? Believe it or not, the end of summer can be “crunch time” for a lot of buyers! They’re ready to close and get moving into their new home, and you need to be prepared. The Lippincott Team is here to help you do just that!

In all likelihood, there will be fewer potential buyers than in spring. However, the buyers in market now are motivated to close, so it’s important to make sure your home is priced right for the market. Also, the end of summer also signals to most people that the holidays are coming! Take advantage of the ambiance of fall by tastefully decorating for cozy weather, but don’t overdo it… leave the inflatable yard decorations in storage and hang your elegant autumn inspired wreath, instead.

The end of summer is also the perfect time to clean and freshen up the outside of your home. Power washing your driveway and sidewalks and spiffing up your windows will make your home sparkle against a beautiful fall backdrop. Curb appeal is always important, and first impressions can turn away a potential buyer. Take your marketing photos now, before the cold weather begins to make your leaves fall and your grass turn brown. Buyers will see the best version of your home and its landscaping this way! Also, a well-lit exterior catches the eye as the sun begins to set earlier. Nothing refreshes the look of your home in the evening like new landscape lighting fixtures!

If you’re selling your home this fall, The Lippincott Team would love to help you. Our well-informed team of Realtors know exactly what it takes to sell your home in Cypress this fall. Call today for a free home valuation and we’ll get started! 832-392-8818

How to Prepare your Home for Selling

How to Prepare your Home for Selling

Are you ready to put your house on the market, but you’re not sure where to start? Listing your home can feel overwhelming, but we’ve got a few tips to allow you to feel more relaxed about showing your home. Let The Lippincott Team help you prepare for showing – and selling – your home!

1. Tidy Up
Nobody wants to view a dirty house! Thoroughly clean your home from top to bottom before your showing. Adding a home-y touch like fresh baked cookies or a lighting a mild scented candle are great ideas, too!

2. Neutral Works Best
In the weeks before your showing, consider painting your walls a neutral color and simplifying your home decor. Remove personalized items, like family pictures on the fridge or mantle. You want your buyers to be able to easily picture themselves in your house.

3. Highlight Focal Points
While we do want to neutralize large spaces, splashes of color are beneficial for drawing attention to areas of the home you’d like to highlight. A bowl of lemons on your marble counter tops or a leafy wreath above your gorgeous fireplace will draw the eye to these features in your home. Also, take advantage of natural lighting. Draw back the curtains and open the blinds to open up your home.

4. Curb Appeal Matters
Don’t make the mistake of focusing all of your updating efforts indoors! Your buyers look at the outside before they step foot in your home, so be sure to trim your shrubs, mow the grass, and keep the walkway clear. An inviting exterior will welcome potential buyers to your home.

Are you in the market to sell your home in Northwest Houston? Don’t hesitate – contact The Lippincott Team today! We’ve got buyers lined up and we’re anxious to help you get started. Give us a call today! 832-392-8818