Las Vegas Real Estate News

Oct. 31, 2017

Take Time to Enjoy All That Las Vegas Offers

Have you been to SPEEDVEGAS? If not, you need to check it out soon.


The next time you have an afternoon off, I recommend you do what I did recently and head over to SPEEDVEGAS.


Free from the confines of speed limits and traffic, SPEEDVEGAS is located just 10 minutes south of the strip. You can come out here and test drive a number of exotic sports cars—Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, you name it.



You can fulfill your NASCAR dreams.



To learn more about SPEEDVEGAS, you can visit their website here. In the meantime, check out some of the fun we had on the racetrack in the video above. Did we mention it’s family friendly?


If you have any real estate needs or questions, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Oct. 5, 2017

How Kindness Can Help Us and Our City Move Forward


Today I’d like to remind you all to be kind and patient with one another in the wake of our city’s recent tragedy. Spread as much patience and kindness as you can.


Today I want to take a moment to remind you of an important message: Be kind to one another.


In the wake of the recent tragedy in our city, I think it’s best that we all move forward knowing that we all have been impacted in one way or another.


I’d like to remind you to keep this in mind as you go about your life. You never know who has been affected and how.


For example, a server named Cynthia who I see each week when I join my peers for a meeting was actually present as the event unfolded. We were humbled by her story and impressed by her resilience.


Despite her traumatic experience, Cynthia showed up at work today as usual. The strength required to do what she’s done is admirable, and is something we all need to be mindful of as we interact with one another.




    We all need to do what we can to cherish and assist our city and its residents.



You can never know what someone is going through, so spread as much patience and kindness as you can. Let’s have a little bit of caring for our community. We all need to do what we can to cherish and assist our city and its residents.


As always, feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Sept. 22, 2017

It’s Time for the 3rd Annual Sip, Sail, and Savor



We are excited to announce the return of ourSip, Sail, and Savor event for Henderson High School leadership.


It’s that time of year again. We are excited to announce the return of ourSip, Sail, and Savor event for Henderson High School leadership. This is a great fundraising event with plenty of food, drinks, and fun. With the money we raise, we take about 30 teens from Henderson High School up to Mt. Charleston to work on developing leadership skills.



     The entire program is free to the attendees due to great people like you.



The entire program is free to the attendees due to great people like you who come out to fundraisers like this one we are going to be hosting. In addition to all the great individual contributions we’ve received, we would also like to thank our Sailsponsor, Levi’s, our Savor(food) partner Muffler Shop, and our firstSipsponsor, Cody Tyson of Supreme Lending. If you’ve been to the event before, you know you’re in for a good night!  As a bonus, there are a few restaurants in the village that offered to give discounts! One-5 Restaurant is offering 15% off any dinner or appetizer, Sonrisa Restaurant is offering 10% off any meal, and Proof Tavern is offering a “buy-one, get-one-free!”


The fundraiser is going to take place on October 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Here is a link to register.


If you have any questions for us, don't’ hesitate to reach out. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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Sept. 8, 2017

Harvey’s Impact on the Las Vegas Market


If you don’t know whether or not you should sell your home now, think about your area and what type of home you want to buy next.


First off, allow me to send my best wishes to all affected down in Houston by Hurricane Harvey. Certainly, we don’t like to see that kind of thing, but I do enjoy seeing on social media all the people across the country rallying to give help.


So how does a hurricane affect the local real estate market? What does it mean to you as far as values go?


Here’s what we do know: a lot of contractors are going to be heading down to the affected area to do FEMA relief work. They don’t have the necessary labor force down in Houston to be able to do the work that’s required.



This could have a direct impact on our housing valuest’s not always the right time for you to be

a home seller.



So what that means is that they’re going to be drawing from other parts of the country to get labor to come down there.


This could have a direct impact on our housing values. It will certainly be a concern for our local home builders as far as whether or not they have enough people on hand to be able to build the homes that are in demand.


Now, if you’re a buyer, we still have really low-interest rates, and this could be the ideal time for you to look to buy. If you’re a seller wondering whether or not now is the right time, we definitely want to talk to you!


In either case, reach out to our office so we can talk about the best strategies for you so that you’re in the position to put yourself ahead, regardless of the outcome. We look forward to helping you.


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Aug. 7, 2017

Should You Sell Your Home Now or Wait?


If you don’t know whether or not you should sell your home now, think about your area and what type of home you want to buy next.


Are you hesitant to sell your home right now because you don’t have a replacement property lined up and you don’t know where you’ll go next?


It’s not always the right time for you to be a home seller. There are times when it makes sense and times when it doesn’t. You have to understand what’s important to you about the move before detailing a specific plan, but there are strategies you can put in place if you need to sell now to ensure you can find a replacement property once your home does sell.



It’s not always the right time for you to be

a home seller.



Over the last two months, we’ve helped 26 buyers get into a new home. Even though the market is super hot and there is a lack of inventory, we’re helping our clients get their contracts accepted for the homes they want.


Your decision to sell should be influenced by two factors: your area and what type of home you want to buy next. If you’re buying in areas that are super hot, we might encourage you to wait. However, we might also formulate a strategy to make it happen for you.


In either case, we’d love the opportunity to talk to you. If you have any questions or are thinking about putting your home on the market, feel free to reach out to us by phone or email. We’d be glad to help.

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July 10, 2017

Purchasing a Home in a Hot Seller’s Market


Homebuyers may be frustrated in this hot seller’s market. Check out my top seven tips to help you succeed in the market today.


How can you succeed as a buyer in today’s hot real estate market?


Over the past 60 days, our boutique firm has helped 26 buyers successfully purchase a home. What does that mean?


Ultimately, it means we are doing a few things right for our clients.


If you’ve been struggling to find a home in this seller’s market, pay attention to our top seven tips for succeeding in today’s market:


1. Have everything ready to go. If you are getting a loan, don’t just get prequalified—get pre-approved. If you are a cash buyer, make sure that you have a valid proof of funds on hand and ready to go.


2. Be available and ready to look at homes at a moment’s notice. When a home hits the market, you have to be ready to pounce. In this market, if you wait a week, the home will be gone.  


3. Make fast decisions. You can’t look at a home today and think about it before you make an offer. While you’re thinking about a home, three or four other people are looking at it. If you like a home, you need to make a home. If you’re iffy about a home, be prepared to make a decision and live with it either way.



   You don’t have time to think about it—make decisions quickly.



4. Make a clean and flexible offer. Don’t add in a bunch of hurdles for the seller. Be flexible. Look at the things you can give or take. Maybe the closing date is not important to you. If that’s the case, let the seller determine the closing date. That will make your offer more attractive.


5. Work with a good real estate professional. This goes without saying, but I thought I’d mention it anyway. You need an agent who knows the market, knows the inventory, and knows how to find what you’re looking for. Your agent should also have a good reputation and strong relationships with the other agents in the market.


6. Be crystal clear on your priorities. Why are you buying this home? What are you looking for? Stick to two or three important factors; otherwise, it’s easy to lose your way.


7. Find an agent who’s willing to work hard, and be ready to work hard yourself. This is not a market where you can lay back and take it easy. Roll up your sleeves and get in there. In today’s market, everyone has to hustle.


If you have any questions about buying a home or would like to learn more about how my team can help you succeed in this market, just give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!

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June 8, 2017

Never Hire an Agent Who’s Too...


Hiring an agent who’s too nice or agreeable can harm your home sale. Here’s how.


Sometimes we see homeowners hire an agent because they agree with the over-inflated price they want for their home. This sounds good up front, but if you’re selling your home, it can ultimately work against you.


Most buyers won’t even bother looking at a property that’s overpriced. This means you’ll miss the most important exposure time frame of the home, which is the first couple of weeks it’s listed. After that, you’ll likely have to reduce your price.



  Hiring an agent who’s too agreeable can work against you.



This will make buyers suspicious why your home didn’t sell in its first month on the market. At that point, these buyers—along with their agents—will assume you’re desperate and they can lowball you to get a better deal.


The best thing you can do for yourself is hire a true professional that will tell you the reality of the market so you can get top dollar for your home.


If you have any questions or you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in our market, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to help you.

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May 18, 2017

So You Want to Buy a Home. What's Next?

You want to buy a home—now what? We have a homebuyer assistance program to take you through the whole process from A to Z.

So you want to buy a home—what now?

Whether this is your first home, second home, or 10th home, buying one is a major life step. Unfortunately, the home buying process tends to be a roller coaster for most.


At DG Realty, we have a homebuyers assistance program that will take you from acquisition to Zillow, and everything in between.




We are here to guide you through the home buying process.




We want to demystify the process so that you can get the right home for the right price in the right area. We want to make sure that your home will fit your life for a long time so that you don’t have to turn around and go through the whole process again in another year.


We are here to help you make the best choice possible. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!

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April 20, 2017

Should You List With a Neighborhood Expert?

Hiring a neighborhood expert to sell your home may seem appealing, but it comes with its fair share of drawbacks as well.

If you want to hire a true neighborhood expert when selling a home, you may run into some challenges.

On the surface, it seems like it makes sense to hire someone who is really focused on one area. However, the challenge comes when they market your property—they’re marketing to people who already know that your home exists. They won’t bring any new buyers to the equation.



You want an agent who can bring buyers from everywhere.



You want to hire an agent who uses good, aggressive marketing and can also bring you buyers from other areas. You want to find buyers that might not even know that your neighborhood exists or are moving from across the country.


When you have all those potential buyers and that kind of demand, it becomes like an auction. When lots of people are interested in a home, the price goes up, just like in an auction.

If you have any questions about selling your house or how to attract as many buyers as possible to drive the price up, give me a call or send me an email. I’d be glad to help!

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March 16, 2017

3 Reasons a Home Doesn’t Sell

If you put your home on the market and it didn’t sell, there are three main reasons why.  


Why doesn’t a home get sold? There are many different factors involved, but it really boils down to three main reasons:


1. The condition of the property. By this I mean how the home is displayed, how it shows overall, and how it’s maintained.


2. The price of the property. If you talk to most real estate agents, they’re going to hammer you on price, but that’s not always the reason it doesn’t sell. Most of the time, it’s because of the third reason…


3. The marketing being done to the property. Most agents will brag to you about their ability to put your home all over the Internet, but have you been on the Internet lately? It’s a pretty crowded place. The challenge is getting your property to stand out in that crowd—not only to the buyers who are already looking for a home like yours, but also to the ones who aren’t sure what they’re looking for. That’s where we help our clients stand out.


If you look at the first two reasons, that seemingly puts the responsibility of a failed home sale squarely on you. That’s what most agents will tell you, anyway. In reality, it’s the marketing. In today’s market, most properties sell within 30 days or less. If yours didn’t, we need to talk.


If you have any questions or are thinking about putting your home on the market, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m here to help.

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