In the early 2000's when the market changed from a Seller's to Buyer's market, the National Association of Realtors published a report claiming EIGHTY-SEVEN % of all transaction were viewed to be unsatisfactory. Subsequent industry reports indicate the overwhelming cause was ~ the selection of family, friend, Church/Sunday School/Small Group members or other sphere of influences ~ to represent them in their real estate transactions. This problem would cease if prospective real estate buyers & sellers would be as selective as they would choosing other licensed professional such as Lawyer, CPA, Doctors & Dentists. Your acquaintance or friendship with a licensed real estate agent does not correlate to a satisfactory real estate transaction. Many friendship are strained to the breaking point from this reality and within a family ~ it's often worse.
I have written numerous articles published in the D/FW area Fort Worth Star Telegram's Mansfield News-Mirror to help his community understand the questions to ask & expect from ALL real estate agents & Realtors vying to represent YOUR best interests. You can read these articles in the Designation & Certification tab on my Home Page.
My business in the D/FW area averaged 41 Days On Market for residential sales, 89 Days on Market for REO/Foreclosures sale and an unparalleled 152 Days on Market for Short Sales. From my start in real estate in 2003 through 2009 this was the toughest real estate market since the Great Depression. Though focused on the listing side, my closings for the 6 years were equally divided between sellers & buyers with a unique program that benefited all parties. I've also worked with investors who purchased in bulk at deeply discounted prices; served those in default on their home loans to stay in their homes by negotiating with the Loss Mitigation department with major bank - Fannie Mae & large lenders; and sold REO foreclosure assets.
Many experienced in real estate living in Bell & Williamson Counties - are simply looking for a Realtor that has a proven real estate business and a heart of a servant. I am perfect for you! You may be a first time home buyer, first time to sell your home, about to list your house for sale to move-up to a Luxury property on a secluded golf course or downsizing with an empty nest ~ we are the experts with proven systems in place. For those moving to Bell or Williamson Counties with new dream or buying for relocation reasons - I partners with top producing agents across the United States to help you sell your contingency real estate property or home.
Maybe you are upside down on your home’s mortgage to have been receiving collection calls or worse,..default & foreclosure notices - Billy is certified by the lending industry and the National Association of Realtors in Loss Mitigation (negotiating on your behalf with the lender and/or to the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) that has securitized the loan, i.e., Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac) and is season profession in Short Sale transactions. If your desire is to start an Investment portfolio with foreclosure or distressed properties or continuing to build your investment real estate portfolio,..Billy has worked with part-time and serious investors that include listed REO properties and real estate REO pool offerings from banks, lenders and GSEs.
Even if you simply want to know what your house’s value at no obligation to you, I can provide a very concise estimate of value. I hold certification by TheFiveStar conference (http://thefivestar.com/fsc/)of lenders, government agencies, banks and GSEs. Additionally, I was an Analyst (Appraiser II) for Fannie Mae for three years - in their 90 member Valuation Department (only one NOT a licensed Appraiser), Credit Division establishing values for Deed-in-Lieu, HAMP's Loss Mitigation options, Bid Instructions for Foreclosure proceedings (both judicial & non-judicial), Short Sales and assets owned in Fannie Mae’s REO portfolio and was an Asset Manager handling the Bank of America REO portfolio with CoreLogic. I have a background in mortgage origination with BBVA Compass here in Bell County and would challenge any Realtor in the US to compare levels of experience and proven successes.
Real estate is not just a career,..it’s my passion!
Referrals are the life blood of my real estate business in Bell, Coryell, McLennan & Williamson Counties.