Guest post by Gerard Mcdaniel
My dad has been SO helpful in finding this house. I have to admit, when I started this process I thought I knew everything there was to know about real estate but being a few months in I now know just how naï¿¯ve I was. My dad’s actually been an agent for about 20 years so I should have trusted him from the get go. I wasted a lot of time going back and forth with the bank and looking at properties I didn’t really need to see and now that I’m finally moved in I’m thankful for dad’s experience. Once I actually told him what I was looking for he found it for me in a matter of days…that’s what my other real estate agent just couldn’t do for some reason.
Anyway, now that I’m all moved in I get to think about the fun stuff like paint colors and Electric Companies in Dallas and whether or not the backyard is big enough for me to get a dog. I have to say, I’m not the type to get a lot out of spending each and every Saturday traipsing around this city looking at condo after condo. My dad is, though, and when I was growing up I can remember many weekends spent going to open houses. I think that’s why when I got older and dad wanted me to go into real estate I gave him a resounding NO – that’s why I’m a teacher! Speaking of which, the market is really great right now in Texas if you’re looking to buy, even for someone on a teacher’s salary.
Feel free to write in the comments about your area of town and I can help you if you’re looking in Dallas! I wish I knew then what I know now but you know, at the end of the day I came out of this whole process with a place I love and I guess that’s all that really matters. There’s nothing better than coming home from a long day at school and really feeling “home!”.
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