Homes for Sale in Westover Hills from Fort Worth Texas Real Estate.

aledo (1)Many homes in Westover Hills are listed for sale by national franchise real estate brokerages, however several successful boutique companies also operate in the area – selling homes more quickly and resulting in higher net proceeds for the seller. Large franchised real estate brokers with lots of overhead sometimes refer to  boutique brokerages as “discount brokerages” which implies a reduced level of service. In fact, a local independent broker provides superior marketing, individualized service and professional expertise at a lower cost… While the national chain brokers utilize expensive display advertising to attract more SELLERS, Tim D. Young focuses advertising efforts on finding BUYERS for your home. The savings and improved results are passed on to you in a lower total commission and a more timely sale.

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Tim & Donna Young

Tim D. Young sells homes in Westover Hills for 4.75% total commission.

As a successful agent in many of Fort Worth’s most favored residential communities I am sometimes asked what the advantages may be to listing your home with a local boutique brokerage like Fort Worth Texas Real Estate instead of one of the national franchise companies. First, I tell people that it’s mostly all about the agent and not so much about the company, HOWEVER:

National franchised real estate companies are in the business of attracting listings not buyers

Too often our industry puts Big National Neighborhood Specialists, Inc.out a somewhat disingenuous message to consumers that we are in the business of “selling homes.” While not to underemphasize the importance of the selling process, most successful agents spend more of their time, energy and budget searching for homes to list than they do looking for buyers for their listings. National franchised brokerages help agents get more listings, not sell more homes. Working for a national franchise brand helps an agent to get listings because the brand’s entire business purpose is to influence consumers to believe the brand has a unique advantage over other franchised firms or independents in any given neighborhood. That’s why big real estate companies spend the lion’s share of their advertising budgets to attract listings, not to attract buyers. Because sellers pay the commissions this expense is passed on to them, but it is NOT a necessary selling expense.

But what about For Sale ads in Luxury magazines? Don’t they matter?luxury magazine ads for real estate

Interestingly it’s those pages and pages of listings which are published at great expense in the area’s luxury magazines that are aimed directly at potential sellers and NOT at potential buyers. Think about the lead-time required to get your home in a luxury magazine. Most good agents will have already sold the home by the time the magazine is even distributed.  What’s more, 97% of home buyers now find their home online, not in the pages of a magazine like they might have in 1980. So why should you pay a higher commission to pay for this ineffective service?

Where your commission money goes…

When you pay a big national franchised brokerage firm 6% to sell your home they typically offer half of it to the agent who brings the buyer. Of the remaining 3% the brokerage generally takes between 36% and 55% to pay for overhead, administrative staff, office expenses, corporate profit and marketing. Nearly 100% of that marketing goes to seek more listings not to sell current listings. The remaining commission gcommission handoffoes to your agent who must pay for actual selling expenses like signs, lockboxes, internet listing enhancements,
direct mail, etc. What’s left over, usually less than 1% represents the agent’s income before other expenses and taxes. When agents become really good they often become less satisfied with this arrangement and leave to either open or work in an independent boutique brokerage. These brokerages allow an agent to concentrate on listing a smaller quantity of homes, offer more individual service and achieve greater results for their client – earning greater income for themselves in the process. Independent agents are typically the best and therefore the most highly compensated agents in the market. At the same time, these agents produce better results for their clients at a lower price.

What kind of company do you want to list your home with?

LogoColor-smallAgain, it is ultimately about the skills and qualifications of the agent and not the company that they work for, whether that company is franchised OR independent. Successful independent agents usually began their careers with a national franchise brokerage because these brokerages do provide listings in many cases and often have the training resources that a new agent needs. When they leave the big firm to open their own they must decide whether they will operate like a smaller version of the industry giants, spending one third to one half of the commission proceeds to support overhead and generate more listings or if they will cut those costs out of the mix and either retain them as profit or return them to the client in the form of lower commissions and fees.

At Fort Worth Texas Real Estate we provide the highest level of expertise, commitment and diligence to produce expected results for our clients, but we don’t charge our clients for anything that does not actually benefit them. Our clients can sell their homes with higher net proceeds and our agents earn more from each and every transaction than the typical agent in our market. That’s how we attract the very best and most capable independent-spirited agents in Fort Worth. Our agents are free to set their own commissions and they do so based upon their own individual criteria. Sometimes a 6% commission is appropriate and sometimes they may agree to list a home for less, in either case you will find that as our client you will achieve superior results from your representation by a Fort Worth Texas Real Estate agent.

Although there are clear distinctions between good agents and inferior ones regarding their sales techniques, the majority of active successful agents do pretty much the same things to sell homes, and most of these things are very simple and often very automated. They don’t require much time to accomplish.

  • stunning professional online photographs
  • professional staging
  • compelling and fresh content for the MLS, Social Media and direct mail
  • premium placement in Internet search portals
  • effective social media marketing to both prospective buyers and their agents
  • tools in place to facilitate showings and collection of feedback from buyers.

Beyond the basic sales tools a great agent will have expertise in your neighborhood, a proven track record of successful sales, excellent proven negotiation skills and availability to meet with you or any prospective buyer on short notice. As a lifelong resident of west Fort Worth and an expert in all of the westside neighborhoods I am currently able to offer my services to Westover Hills residents at a very competitive rate of 4.75% with guaranteed results. Tim D. Young, cell: 817-360-8392

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52 Westover Terrace Westover Hills, TX 76107

3 Beds
6 Baths
7,782 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 13760904
Property Type Res-single Family
Exquisite estate featuring gorgeous living spaces with large windows streaming lots of natural light, as well as views of lush landscaping and the pool. Stunning limestone floors in kitchen and entryways as well as distressed hardwood in living, dining, study and 2 bedrooms. All Viking appliances with commercial grade oven and refrigerator and freezer. Full basement with walk-in climate controlled wine storage, half bath, and three washers and three dryers. Media room on top floor with projector and screen. Gorgeous marble in master bath with steam shower.

2208 Canterbury Drive Westover Hills, TX 76107

4 Beds
6 Baths
4,768 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 13748701
Property Type Res-single Family
1 story Westover Hills home offers amenities few homes can acclaim & is suitable for every lifestyle. Lots of natural light , 9 and 10 foot ceilings in many rooms; breathtaking views. Dining room, library and playroom overlook separate courtyards; main living area looks out to pool. Mahogany front doors; Library has a fireplace with beautiful stone Chesney mantel, oak floors, floor to ceiling bookcases. Split bedroom with the playroom located next to the 3 bedrooms. Tw0 bedrooms share a Jack n Jill bathroom while the other has an en-suite bath. Master bedroom has separate his n her baths in Venetian plaster and marble shower. Private office-sitting room off master;3 car garage with plenty of additional parking.

5853 Merrymount Road Westover Hills, TX 76107

7 Beds
5.5 Baths
7,261 SqFt
Status Active Contingent
MLS # 13750362
Property Type Res-single Family
Stunning Westover Hills home with 2290 sq ft addition designed by Archie Crow. Kitchen features marble countertops, top-of-the-line appliances. Large covered patio, beautiful pool, spa and fountains. Outdoor kitchen with fireplace and living area. Perfect for entertaining! Downstairs master suite with office, walk-in shower, air Jacuzzi tub, heated quartz floor and overlooks the beautiful pool. Sound System, plantation shutters, hardwoods throughout downstairs, sprinkler system, 3-car garage, abundant storage, simulated slate roof, full pool bath.

2204 Indian Creek Drive Westover Hills, TX 76107

$974,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Westover Hills Add, Westover Hills
Open House
3 Beds
3 Baths
3,914 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 13730758
Property Type Res-single Family
The curb appeal of this traditional Westover Hills home is enhanced with beautiful mature trees. Design features include beamed ceilings, beautiful moldings and fixtures, and marble and hardwood floors. Filled with natural light and outdoor views, this spacious floor plan provides wonderful circulation throughout multiple living areas. Highlights include a large master suite with separate sitting area, spacious bath with his and her vanities and closets, a jetted tub, and a large walk-in shower. Large kitchen offers a full array of appliances. Separate utility room and abundant storage throughout. Large backyard with ample room for recreation and relaxation.

1408 Shady Oaks Lane Westover Hills, TX 76107

4 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,426 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 13668851
Property Type Res-single Family
Classic Westover Hills traditional 4 bedroom home. Situated on a beautiful lot with mature oak trees. Master down with large bath that has been completely remodeled. Beautiful large living areas, library, game room with media room, plus separate living and dining rooms. Large bedroom and bath up. Pool and cabana with bath.

6000 Merrymount Road Westover Hills, TX 76107

4 Beds
3 Baths
4,294 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 13652842
Property Type Res-single Family
Ideal opportunity to remodel this mid-century modern one-owner home or build the home of your dreams in Westover. All living areas are on the first floor with high ceilings, terrazzo floors, very open floor plan. Great corner location! Home also has a basement with storage and a garage. Plenty of room for yard and pool. Large master suite, two other bedrooms with bath.

2108 Fountain Square Drive Fort Worth, TX 76107

3 Beds
3.5 Baths
4,015 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 13645152
Property Type Res-single Family
Love living in the treetops? Beautiful private home located in the gated Highland Park area. Excellent home for entertaining with magnificent views across the forest from almost every room. Three spacious living areas with three and a half marble and stone baths. Beautiful entrance as you walk across the bridge to the front door with incredible lighting inside. Elevator with two huge storage rooms. Very private on one of the best lots in this gated community.

6208 Indian Creek Drive Westover Hills, TX 76107

5 Beds
5.5 Baths
6,815 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 13602524
Property Type Res-single Family
Extraordinary Westover Hills Contemporary Modern estate. Masterfully redesigned & expanded by the architects at Schwarz Hanson in 2000. Situated on the 8th hole of Shady Oaks Golf Course. Skylights in the expansive living room allow for floods of natural light. Gorgeous wall of glass looks out to the garden & courtyard from the dining room. Kitchen features Brazilian cherry wood cabinets, granite, prep sink, & commercial grade appliances. Handmade rice paper wall in the media room. 2nd floor master suite with stunning golf course views. Great home for entertaining with its open floor plan & stunning architectural details throughout. Elevator equipped

2108 Hidden Creek Road Westover Hills, TX 76107

3 Beds
5 Baths
6,525 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 13545191
Property Type Res-single Family
This gorgeous, one-of-a-kind property is located in prestigious Westover Hills. It sits on a beautifully landscaped .734 acre private cul-de-sac. Styled after a hunting lodge in Munich, many amenities are imported from Europe to include chandeliers, fireplace mantels, etc. Features include soaring ceilings, 16-26 ft., flooring consists of limestone, Versailles patterned hardwoods, cork and tile, blue Bahia granite countertops, white marble backsplashes and birds eye maple cabinets. See Property Description Addendum in media.