The Biedenharn Brief

Spring Brings New Excitement to the Fort Worth Area

April 17th, 2017

Spring conjures up many feelings. It’s a time of renewal and possibility. Everyone begins to stir out of the sleepiness of winter. This, of course, depends on where you live. If you live in the northeast U.S. you’re definitely coming out of a period of snow, cold, and grayness. You would have fared a bit better if you were living somewhere warmer like, say, Texas.

 

It’s no wonder so many people from the northeastern states are making their way down to Texas. And the Dallas-Forth Worth area is one of the most popular destinations for people who are relocating. What is it that’s making Fort Worth homes so in demand? Well, we could point to the great economy, the strong employment rate, good wages, low cost of living, healthy housing market, business-friendly government policies, and high performing school districts to say nothing of our universities.

 

We could point to all those amazing things, but let’s talk about your day to day life living in Fort Worth. All those monetary things are nice, but it’s what you get to experience with your family and friends that makes you cherish where you live. With spring in full swing, it’s time to spotlight some of the things going on in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that will interest curious visitors and residents alike. Fort Worth has been growing at a rapid pace for years now and the culture and entertainment scenes are only expanding with each development.

 

Let’s take a look at some of the events taking place in Dallas-Fort Worth this spring and why you’ll want to call the area home after experiencing them.

 

Art season is here

 

April is a big month for art in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It seems like every weekend there is something going on for both you and your family to enjoy. If you don’t mind driving a little bit you can probably hit all of them if you so desire. Here are just some of the events taking place around Fort Worth that will give you the opportunity to take in some breathtaking art work.

 

Frisco Square puts on a yearly family-friendly festival called Arts in the Square during the first weekend of the month. Over 100 local artists get the opportunity to show some of their work while you’ll also be able to see live performers and music acts. There’s a lot to take in so you might not be able to do it all in one day.

 

The Deep Ellum Arts Festival in Dallas fills up large portions of upcoming downtown Dallas with a roster of acts that needs to be seen to be believed. Over the course of three days, you can see 200 artists and 150 different bands across six stages. For an all encompassing entertainment experience, this is the place to be.

 

In Fort Worth proper, you’ll see the Main Street Arts Festival. Also in a downtown area, here is where you’ll really see what Fort Worth has to offer in its creative scene. Not only do you get over 200 international artists and live music, but you’ll also get to enjoy some pretty amazing food.

 

NASCAR

 

If you enjoy racing, the Fort Worth area is home to some major NASCAR events. The Texas Motor Speedway  is the premier racing venue in north Texas. NASCAR is kicking off its year with some big races in April. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series brings everyone’s favorite drivers to town looking to break speed records. Beyond NASCAR, there are many smaller racing companies putting on events, along with some exciting offroad action. And if you get tired at the races, there’s plenty of good eating and some golf to be played in the nearby areas.

 

Stop and smell the flowers

 

If you’re not so much interested in events, and prefer to take in the natural beauty of the area with your family, there’s plenty to see. At this time of year, Texas bluebonnets and about thirty other wildflowers begin to bloom along highways and in the fields. Because we live in the tech age, apps and other online services have sprung up allowing you to track where others have found these beautiful flowers blooming. It’s a great way to have fun and engage the community by making your own contributions to these projects. It’s also a great opportunity for some family photography.

 

Conclusion

 

Finding the right home in Fort Worth may feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. You need to partner with the real estate team that knows the area and has the successful track record to help you find the home of your dreams. Contact us today. The Biedenharn team is here to help you with all of your real estate needs. Take some of the stress out of your home search.

Preparing to Sell a Home in Forth Worth

March 13th, 2017

It’s no secret that Texas is home to some of the most desirable cities to live in. Individuals and families are traveling from all over the United States in order to relocate and call Texas home. Last year alone twice as many people moved to Texas than moved to California. Fort Worth homes in particular are quite popular. Fort Worth is the sixteenth largest city in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing.

 

If you already live in Fort Worth, you know how great the city is. You’ve also probably noticed a lot of changes happening in the area in recent years between the population growth, revitalizing of downtown Fort Worth, and the real estate development boom. You might be thinking it’s time to sell your home and move to an up and coming neighborhood. Maybe you’ve decided it’s time to move your family into a larger home in the Fort Worth area. Whatever your reason, you could be looking to sell your home.

 

Clearly, living in such an in demand city means competition will be on the higher side. That means if you’re looking to sell a home in Fort Worth, you’ll want to do everything you can to set your home apart from similar ones in your neighborhood. Now, a major remodeling project might not exactly be on your agenda, but there are some basic tried and true tips to follow when preparing to sell your home. Certainly, a real estate professional can lend some expertise in this area. In the meantime, however, you’ll probably want to get the ball rolling.

 

Here are some tips to follow for getting your Forth Worth home ready for sale.

 

Clean and then clean some more

 

Everyone will tell you this is the most important thing to do if you’re preparing to sell your home. Dust, wipe down, reduce clutter, make sure the windows are clean. These should all make up the first thing on your list of priorities. Nothing can hurt you more than the perception that you have a dirty house. First impressions are everything.

 

Careful what you cook when showing

 

While this isn’t early days stuff unless you’re a smoker who indulges indoors, smells can be a turnoff for some potential buyers. On the day of a showing, it’s best to not fry up some bacon in the morning or prepare a big seafood dinner. These smells tend to linger far beyond when you would think. Even if your nose gets used to it throughout the day, if someone new enters the house they will smell it right away. This ties into point one about perception and a clean home.

 

Be aware of lighting

 

A home’s lighting is important and not just because stumbling around in the dark is impractical. A well lighted room is both inviting and appears larger than a poorly lit one. If you’re getting ready to show, make sure your windows are open to let in a much natural light as possible. In rooms without a lot of natural light that appear dim, invest in floor lamps to illuminate them a bit more.

 

Stay on top of landscaping

 

It’s no secret that yards are a big deal. While you want to give extra special attention to the condition of your front lawn if you have one, don’t skimp on the backyard either. Make sure your landscaping is pristine once you’re ready to show. The property that surrounds your home is just as important as what’s on the inside. You’ve no doubt heard of the phrase “curb appeal” when it comes to real estate. It’s a real thing. Without curb appeal, some buyers may not even step foot in your home.

 

Do some renovations or repairs

 

As stated earlier, a major remodeling may not be in the cards for you. While it’s known that buyers love things like all new kitchens, that may not be in your budget. That doesn’t mean you can’t do some minor fixes like replacing the fixtures and faucets. Older furniture that has seen better days can be covered with a throw, blanket, or slipcover.

 

Make sure each room looks lived in

 

Do you have a spare room where you kind of just store things that won’t fit elsewhere? You may want to rethink that when it’s time to show your house. Make it look like an office, work room, guest room, or something else creative to show the room’s potential.

 

Conclusion

 

Are you ready to start the process of selling your home in the Fort Worth area? You want every advantage you can get, so it’s important to partner with a team of real estate agents that know and have been working in the area for many years. Contact the Biedenharn Team today and we’ll help you through the whole process of selling your home with professionalism and a personal touch.