What is Dallas/Ft Worth real estate all about?
The Metroplex (as we call it) is a very diverse area with lots of cool neighborhoods and things to do. Pretty much anyone can find an area that suits their living and recreational needs unless you require an ocean or mountains. 😉 From downtown condos to suburban single-family homes to country acreage, you can find it all here! And if good schools are important (aren’t they always) we have that covered too! You can find 4A, 5A and 6A districts plus private and charter schools. If you’d like I can provide school rating information too! In addition to a robust highway & tollway system, we also have public trains and buses to get you where you need to go.
What about home prices?
In general, our home prices are still very affordable. In recent years, we saw pretty quick growth in home prices due to an inventory shortage and so many people looking to call the area home. While that growth has leveled out some, our market is still strong, just more “normal”.
Where should I look for a home?
I’d base that decision on what you like to do, where you will be working, preferred school districts, budget, and style of home – those are the big five factors why people decide where to look.
Why should I consider using Karen Wydra as my listing or buyer’s agent?
So I’ve been in the real estate business for over 19 years and have spent the last 11 years working under the Ebby Halliday brand. If you don’t know much about Ebby Halliday, we have been in business for 75 years and have 35 offices around the Metroplex. Ebby Halliday (yes she was a real person) started the brokerage on her own and it has grown to become the #1 brokerage in Texas and #12 in the nation with the highest market share of all brokerages who currently service the Metroplex.
I have listed homes and represented buyers on all types of properties – condos, townhomes, single-family homes, acreage property – whether new existing or new construction. And let’s not forget corporate relocation! And referrals across the country!
In my office of almost 100 agents, I am typically one of the top producers. I’m pretty proud of that because we have some top-notch agents in the 190 Richardson office.
What I love about my career in real estate is while the buying and selling part are pretty much the same, the clients and circumstances in each transaction are most certainly not the same. Each transaction is unique because of the properties and people involved so there’s never a dull moment! And I service all areas of the Metroplex!
Continuing education is also a priority for me. I take as many classes as my schedule allows and certainly more than the state requires for license renewal. Always keep learning and sharpening your skills to better serve your clients.
About me personally - I am married with one child who plays high school baseball with the goal of playing in college, so when I’m not working with clients, I’m likely at a baseball field somewhere. Or maybe wrangling my rescue dogs. Or volunteering for PTA or through the service organization I helped bring to Texas, boy’s team charity.