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Being well informed on the process of buying and selling a property in your market could save you thousands of dollars and a lot of time.

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28
Aug
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23
Sep
Getting Pre-Approved!
Robert J. Ott
September 23, 2020

Have you heard!!! Pre-approval is the very first step you must take to buy a house in San Antonio! Why is it so important? When you’re looking for a house on the MLS, the temptation to fall in love with a house that's outside your budget is very real.

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18
Sep
Why Your Real Estate Agent Matters!
Robert J. Ott
September 18, 2020

When selling your home, it is important for your real estate agent to understand digital marketing. If you want the most reach for your home listing to get it sold quick and for the most amount of money, then find an agent that understands the internet and how to market it on video.

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11
Sep
Door Knocking Expired Homes
Robert J. Ott
September 11, 2020

When a homeowner contracts with an agent to sell a home in San Antonio, the listing agreement has a set expiration date. When the home listing expires when this expiration date has passed without the property being sold, every agent gets notified about the expired home. On the latest Three Piece Thursday, I discuss my experience door knocking expired homes and the five things that could be the reason why their homes wont sell.

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28
Aug
The Complete Home Buying Process
Robert J. Ott
August 28, 2020

If you are a first time home buyer, or it's been a while since you have bought a home, this is the video for you to watch. We go step by step through the complete home buying process. Buying a home is actually a pretty simple process when you are prepared for what is about to happen.

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26
Aug
Seller's returning to the market!
Robert J. Ott
August 26, 2020

Sellers are returning to the housing market. The past 5, 6, 7 months have been tough for buyers. The number of homes for sale has been far below the demand. We’re starting to see more sellers slowly come back into the market. WHY NOW? Sellers have more confidence after our worlds being rocked this Spring. The market (buyers) have proven that the pandemic didn’t affect home sales.

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20
Aug
How Technology has Changed Real Estate!
Robert J. Ott
August 20, 2020

Technology has really changed the way a real estate transaction occurs. On the latest episode of Three Piece Thursday, we discuss the technology used in a real estate transaction, as well as the importance of social media marketing and the technology the top agents use to sell your home.

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13
Aug
Low Inventory
Robert J. Ott
August 13, 2020

Frustrated with the lack of inventory or losing out on homes due to multiple offers? A lot of home buyers feel this way in 2020. That's why when you watch this video and try this simple tip when house hunting, your chances of finding your dream home go way up.

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9
Aug
House Hunting Fun!
Robert J. Ott
August 9, 2020

If you’ve watched HGTV, and I know you have, I am sure that you know exactly what to expect when house hunting: You are only going to have to look at 3 homes. Your price range will afford you everything you are looking for. The negotiation process is fast and fun. We can always talk the seller into taking less. Every house you see is going to be turn key ready. WRONG!

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6
Aug
Kallison Ranch
Robert J. Ott
August 6, 2020

Looking for quality neighborhoods in San Antonio? Come join me in exploring the neighborhood of Kallison Ranch. This wonderful community is know for it's balance of tranquility and convenience. With easy access to Loop 1604 and highway 211, residents are a short commute from local shopping, dining and entertainment.

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2
Aug
Buyer Client Review
Robert J. Ott
August 2, 2020

Buyer Review - Robert is professional, intelligent, diligent, and empathetic. As a real estate professional he was willing to go the extra mile and toured over 7 different homes (rain or shine) with us as well as put in 3 different offers because we had a timeline that we needed to meet for buying our home.

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28
Jul
We are Auctioneers
Robert J. Ott
July 28, 2020

We are Auctioneers! Huh? You mean you’re a real estate agent, right? One may think. But in today’s housing market, we think more like an auctioneer when we sell your home. You see, inventory is so tight right now. Some agents may cut back on their marketing efforts, relying only on the state of the current market to sell the home they’re representing.

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24
Jul
Building Downtown San Antonio!
Robert J. Ott
July 24, 2020

One of the top builders in San Antonio is a good friend of mine. He is transforming downtown by building brand new, unique town homes, with an incredible views of the city. His attention to detail from smart energy-efficient town homes is very evident as you walk on to the engineered hardwood floor, and look up to the tall 10-12 ft. ceiling throughout.

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23
Jul
SOLD...That 4 letter word
Robert J. Ott
July 23, 2020

Ever wanted to hold one of these SOLD signs? Let me tell you there are so many feels that come with holding these 4 letters. For you, sellers: It’s a victory. It’s the moment you let your shoulders down. It’s taking that next step into your new chapter. It’s the bottom line you walk away with. It’s the months of hard work.

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21
Jul
Eyes on your Property!
Robert J. Ott
July 21, 2020

A yard sign won’t cut it. We’ve got marketing down. It’s how we get the most eyes on your property. Did you know that we’ve got years of multi-media marketing training under our belts? We aren’t just slapping your home on the internet and hoping that it sells. Nope.

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20
Jul
Offer Accepted - Great Location
Robert J. Ott
July 20, 2020

𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗘𝗥 𝗔𝗖𝗖𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗘𝗗! This one was a lot of fun! For 13 years I worked as a school administrator and I got to know so many wonderful students over the years. One of those students named Victoria, all grown up now, has a family member looking to buy a home. Well, Victoria contacted my niece, my niece contacted me, then I contacted my current buyer.

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18
Jul
New Build vs Pre-Owned - San Antonio
Robert J. Ott
July 18, 2020

Should I buy a new home or a used home? It's a question confronting all home buyers. Is a newly built home right for you or a pre-owned home? We are discussing the pros of both types of homes, so that you can decided what style is right for you.

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17
Jul
Choosing the Best Lender
Robert J. Ott
July 17, 2020

It takes a village. Something you hear a lot when you’re raising kids, right? What about raising a business? In some ways, it’s way more difficult! You need a team around you that will provide the excellent service that you want for your clients.Our Lender. Our village.

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16
Jul
New Home Buyers
Robert J. Ott
July 16, 2020

Congratulations to our(new) friends for purchasing their new home! From contacting us early on from a lender referral, we obtained financing, submitted the offer, it got accepted, we negotiated the inspection and did our final walk through yesterday. They are now professional’s when it comes to buying a home.

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15
Jul
Professional Listing Photos
Robert J. Ott
July 15, 2020

Why is my home not selling? Your photos aren’t wowing potential buyers. Have you hired out professional photos or are you relying on realtor Robert’s mediocre photos from an android? If your home doesn’t look its best online it will not sell (for the price it deserves) Potential buyers will “tour” your home online before they ever step inside.

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14
Jul
July Market Stats
Robert J. Ott
July 14, 2020

The market slowed down a bit after the 4th of July weekend. Interest rates are still at an all time low and quality homes are flying off the market. I anticipate the housing market for July to be as red hot as our current San Antonio weather. ☀️🔥

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13
Jul
Real Talk about Real Estate
Robert J. Ott
July 13, 2020

The process of buying or selling a home can be a stressful and overwhelming at times. The traditional real estate process doesn’t work for the modern day lifestyle. You’re busy. It’s hard to spend time on something you don’t understand or are not confident in. You don’t know what the lingo these realtors are speaking (truth), there’s too many unknowns involved.

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11
Jul
Easy to get started!
Robert J. Ott
July 11, 2020

Buying a home is much easier then most people think. Today I went house hunting with a young lady, who decided she was tired of throwing money away living in an apartment. She picked up the phone and asked me how to get started. Within minutes, we were looking for homes online and within hours we were viewing homes in person.

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9
Jul
Kitchen Trend in 2020
Robert J. Ott
July 9, 2020

While there are lots of new, inspiring Kitchen trends in 2020, you can bet that white kitchens will never go out of style. A kitchen is the heart of the home, and when it comes to crafting a timeless design scheme, you can never go wrong with an all-white palette.

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7
Jul
How to prepare to buy a home!
Robert J. Ott
July 7, 2020

Have you been searching for homes online lately? If you are thinking of buying in the next 3 to 6 months and are not sure what to do. This is a common issue that first time buyers experience. While the home buying process is easy, here are three helpful tips to prepare you to buy a home. Stick to them and you will be able to buy your dream home in no time.

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27
May
Negotiation tips in Real Estate
Robert J. Ott
May 27, 2020

In Real Estate as in life, you don’t’ get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate. Learning and truly understanding how to negotiate will go along way on helping you get the best deal for your clients. Chris Ross, a former FBI negotiator, lays out a blue print on how to properly negotiate a deal. If you can apply the tips below in your real estate strategy, you can make a huge impact for your client.

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29
Apr
Kitchen Lighting
Robert J. Ott
April 29, 2020

Lighting is one of the most important design aspects of your kitchen, as the color and brightness of lights completely transform a room.

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27
Mar
February Housing Market
March 27, 2020

Looking back at the San Antonio Housing Numbers for February 2020. Even with the Corona Virus affecting businesses, the San Antonio Housing Market is still doing really well. Three Piece Real Estate has a number of safety protocols in place in order to ensure complete safety for their clients.

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20
Mar
How to Wow your Buyers!
Robert J. Ott
March 20, 2020

Are you looking to Wow your potential home buyers? Listed below are a few things that buyers nowadays are looking for when purchasing a home. With these simple adjustments, this could be just the thing that wows your next buyer.

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12
Mar
New Home Builders - Willis Ranch
Robert J. Ott
March 12, 2020

Three Piece Real Estate visited the new home community of Willis Ranch and this new home builder did not disappoint. With unique lot sizes located in a gated community in the foothills of the hill country, every buyer in San Antonio should check this community out. This video highlights one of the many model homes to choose from. Hope you Enjoy!

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4
Mar
How to handle low ball offers
Robert J. Ott
March 4, 2020

Selling a home can be challenging at times and one of the most challenging things can be handling low ball offers. Low-ball offers can be extremely frustrating when you have done your homework and know what your home is worth. It’s important to remember that it takes several rounds of negotiations between a buyer and seller to make a transaction work. If handled properly, a low-ball offer can turn into a good offer that you can be happy with.

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28
Feb
San Antonio Housing Market
Robert J. Ott
February 28, 2020

Looking for the San Antonio Housing Statistics for 2020? With a 16% increase in home sales in San Antonio, there has never been a better time to both buy or sell your home in San Antonio. All market statistics come from the San Antonio board of Realtors monthly housing statistics.

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24
Feb
Referral Rewards Program
Robert J. Ott
February 24, 2020

Whether your a first time home buyer, looking to sell your home, or know of anyone looking to buy or sell, the referral rewards program is right for you. With dozens of gift cards to choose from, Three Piece Real Estate wants to reward you with every referral. You will get a $25 dollar gift card of your choice for just sending someone my way who is interested in buying or selling their home. Even if it doesn't work out. Check out the video for more details.

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16
Feb
The 8 Best Ways to Save Money in 2020
Robert J. Ott
February 16, 2020

Are you looking to save more money for a down payment on a home without getting a second job? If you have trouble saving money, read this article and try the 8 best ways to save money in 2020 that you might not have thought about.

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9
Feb
San Pedro Hills
Robert J. Ott
February 9, 2020

San Antonio Real Estate has a neighborhood to look out for and that is San Pedro Hills. San Pedro Hills is a beautiful community in the San Antonio area just off of hwy 281. San Pedro Hills is next to Hollywood park just minutes away from the San Antonio international airport. If you are looking for a home in San Antonio, you will want to stop by San Pedro Hills.

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3
Feb
Why is my Home not Selling?
Robert J. Ott
February 3, 2020

Having your home on the market for longer then you planned and not knowing why or if it will sell, can be a frustrating ordeal. Especially when you’re ready to get started in a new home. Having experienced this before, I thought I would share the most common reasons why your home isn’t selling.

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9
Dec
Increase the value of your home!
Robert J. Ott
December 9, 2019

Thinking about making home improvements? Which improvements can give you the best return on investment? Which are the most desired by potential buyers and what is the market looking for? Here are some key home improvements that will provide value to your home and give you the highest return of investment.

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10
Nov
Tips to moving with Pets
Robert J. Ott
November 10, 2019

When moving into a new home or apartment it can be a stressful time and pets are usually overlooked during a move. Since we love our four-legged family members enough to dress them, walk them, feed them, and hopefully bath them, here are some helpful tips when moving them into a new home.

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28
Oct
Shavano Park - Bexar with me
Robert J. Ott
October 28, 2019

On this episode of Bexar with me, we are highlighting the neighborhood of Shavano Park. It is located on the north central side of San Antonio, only 15 minutes away from the airport. We take a driving tour through the neighborhood, to get the feel of it, telling stories and highlighting key facts along the way. Enjoy!

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28
Oct
Marketing your Home to Sell
Robert J. Ott
October 28, 2019

The key to make any successful transaction in the market when it comes to business and sales, is price and exposure. Selling your home is no different. Pricing it right and getting in front of those ready to buy is the key to success. How do you do it? Well the best place to begin is to understand how to market your home.

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24
Oct
Monthly Market Minute - Sept. 2019
Robert J. Ott
October 24, 2019

Interested in the San Antonio housing Market! Watch our Monthly Market Minute for up to date market statistics for September 2019. Join us each month as i will keep you up to date on how the market is doing.

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16
Oct
5 mistakes to avoid when pricing your home
Robert J. Ott
October 16, 2019

Some of the more common reasons your house won’t sell is either because of the market exposure or your listing price. Pricing your home can be one of the trickiest parts of the home-selling experience. Here are the 5 common mistakes to avoid when pricing your home.

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13
Oct
The Walker Ranch Park Review
Robert J. Ott
October 13, 2019

If you are looking for a fun, safe, clean park in San Antonio for your kids or grand kids, look no further than the Walker Ranch Park. This park gets my personal rating of 5 stars. It has a well-built playground that has two different sections for children 2-5 years old and 6-12 years old.

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11
Oct
9 tips to remember on moving day!
Robert J. Ott
October 11, 2019

If you have never moved into a new home or a new apartment, it can be both an exciting time and overwhelming time. With so much going on sometimes the small things tend to get overlooked. Here are the 9 tips to remember to make your moving day go more smoothly.

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10
Oct
The 5 Common First time Home Buyer Mistakes
Robert J. Ott
October 10, 2019

On this episode of Bexar with me, we are covering the 5 most common first time home buyer mistakes. If you are a first time home buyer or your in the process of buying a home your not going to want to miss this.

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9
Oct
The 7 Cons of Going For Sale by Owner!
Robert J. Ott
October 9, 2019

Having a firsthand experience being a FSBO, I thought I would share my struggles of trying to sell a house without a real estate agent. I found out that the cons really outweighed the pros on selling my house on my own.

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