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Put Experience on your side of the Closing Table

It’s safe to say that buying or selling a home is probably the largest transaction most consumers will ever make. This process is not a simple one, and it can be filled with uncertainty, emotional ups and downs, and numerous challenges. Every real estate transaction, no matter how big or small, is a complicated process. An experienced real estate team can make a big difference in the ultimate outcome of your transaction. When you begin looking for a Realtor, it is important to remember that experience matters, and that using friends and acquaintances to help buy or sell a home may not be the best choice. Selecting a talented and knowledgeable agent is the key to how you will fare throughout the entire process.

Advantages of a Using a Realtor - Security

It is hard to imagine a more secure and personal space than the space within your home. You live your day to day life with the expectation that the space is both secure and extremely private. But what happens when you want to sell your home?

Do's and Don'ts of adding Curb Appeal

Curb appeal means the aesthetic charm of a home when first seen from the road according to the Urban Dictionary. Another definition says it’s the attractiveness of the exterior of a residential property. However you define curb appeal, we all want it. You don’t need to wait until your house goes on the market to cultivate this allure either. Start making your home’s exterior and landscape enticing before the time comes to sell it.

Curb Appeal

Do the Following

  1. Spiff Up the Front Door: A fresh coat of paint in red, green, blue or whatever color gives off the same vibe as your house’s interior says this home has personality. A swag or generic wreath also ups the ante and decreases the boring look many front doors portray. Polish any metal doorknobs, knockers or bells.
  2. Manicure the Front Yard: Trim hedges, bushes and any grass that has grown over the sidewalk or paths. Fill containers with bright, colorful, blooming flowers.
  3. Add Mulch: Dress up your flower beds with beauty bark or some other protective covering.
  4. Light the Way: Visitors and prospective buyers like to see where they are going. Choose solar lamps to show how much you care about the environment.
  5. Change Numbers: Install new house numbers big enough for first responders to see easily and attractive enough to make a good first impression.
  6. Upgrade the Driveway: Redo the concrete if the old is cracked and spread a new load of gravel for a refreshed look.
  7. Buy a New Mailbox: Throw out your old mail receptacle if it’s dented, chipped or doesn’t close properly. Get one that locks so your mail and that of the next homeowner stays secure.
  8. Install Art Outside: Add what fits best into your garden design like wind chimes, birdbaths, a water feature or sculptures. Be sure these pieces are weather-resistant.

Not everything you do automatically increases curb appeal so plan your strategy to avoid making big mistakes.

Don’t Do the Following

  1. Make the Entrance Puzzling: You don’t want visitors to have to guess which door is the front one. The entrance should be obvious, warm and inviting.
  2. Plant Annuals in Front: Instead use perennials that last to power up and beautify your landscape.
  3. Follow Weird Trends: Hardscaping the entire yard, using colored mulch and trimming hedges into shapes of ex-presidents all come to mind as being turnoffs to potential buyers.
  4. Veer Away From the Neighborhood Style: You don’t want to have the home people point to and say, “what was he thinking?” Instead your house should harmonize with those around it.
  5. Plant Close to Walkways or the House: Hedges hanging over paths or walkways look unkempt. Trees that seem small when sowed into the ground can grow very large with a root system that can disturb your foundation.

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Did you know? Keller Williams Nominated Jane Clark as one of the Top 1000 Realtors in the United States ! She has had that honor every year since 2014!

Legacy West, Plano's Hottest Development Project, Nearing Completion

We've been keeping our eyess on Plano's Heritage West and are delighted to share with you that this very exciting development is nearing completion. Not just will Heritage West change the North Texas sky line permanently (it will be house to the highest buildings in Collin County upon completion), yet there are numerous high-end restaurants, shops, and also company headquarters coming to the location, which is bound to draw focus.

Open Letter to our Clients, Friends and Partners


I hope this finds you well and that your family is safe and healthy. As we have all learned, our normal has quickly changed. The routines we used to take for granted such as dining out, sending our children to school, weekend sporting events, hair cut appointments, has been altered not only in North Texas but around the world. 

Jane Clark Realty Group is relying on the guidance of the CDC, Small Business Administration, Local Governments, City Officials as well as talking with other Real Estate industry experts and making decisions based on scientific evidence. The business continues while first and foremost keeping our employees and clients safe.

This trying experience is not a lesson of business disruption – but of leadership, humanity, and creativity. Here at Jane Clark Realty, we have implemented strategies to continue bringing our clients the same level of service we have always prided ourselves in providing. For example, we have moved from in-person meetings to virtual meetings when appropriate, we ensure our photographer is equipped and masks and gloves anytime a property is visited, we are also ensuring all agents showing our properties wear gloves and masks during showings, we have the capability to host virtual Open Houses, and all documents can be signed digitally.

Though the Real Estate market is changing, the market is still very much active with over 450 new listing just last week in Collin County. We are prepared to change and adjust right along with the market. Please know we continue to be here to help you and guide you through all of your real estate needs. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.

You can also stay up-to-date on the local Real Estate market by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

Warmest Regards,

Jane Clark

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Understanding Buyer Agent Certification

Buying a home may be the largest and most complex financial transaction you ever undertake. If you’re ready to buy a home, wouldn’t you prefer to work with the most qualified real estate professional you can find? An Accredited Buyer’s Representative stands out in the crowd. If your REALTOR® holds the ABR® designation, you can trust that they have the extra edge when it comes to KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE.

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    Here at the jane clark realty group we are committed to excellence and professionalism in everything we do. From our initial walk through and Graphics presentation of your home to final closing of your sale, We strive for the best outcome for our Clients.
    Jane Clark
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    Awsome Service

    Jane was absolutely amazing! She was there every step of the way and she saved us from making some major errors. WE would recommend her to family and friends
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    Best of the Best

    We loved working with the Jane Clark team. Jane had us well prepared when went to market. She was always there for us and steered us through a number of tight spots. The home sold in days with multiple offers and an all cash buyer. Thanks Jane!
    The Gordons
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    Very Knowledgable

    You were Knowledgable and meticulous to a fault. Every "i" was dotted, every "t" was crossed and your team was amazing when it came down to a repair amendment that had to be done. We could not have done it without you
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    Best North Texas Realtor

    Jane Clark is a driving force in Texas Real Estate. She is hard working, energetic and one of the nicest people I know. She really lives up to her reputation as the best North Texas Realtor The Grobes
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    Very Knowledgable

    Thank You Jane, You and your team were amazing. You were so helpful and so patient and you were always available. We got the price we wanted and the closing was flawless.
    The Baumli's
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    Fantastic Negotiator

    Close friend recommended Jane and We loved her as soon as we met her. The sale process was a breeze and she got us an all cash offer at exactly the terms we needed. Fantastic negotiator!
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    Thank You Jane

    Organized Professional and Knowledgable. We had a stream of prospects the day we listed with her. We accepted a great offer before the week was out. Thank You Jane!
    Mark Patton
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    You take the time..

    You take the time to learn about your clients and then tailor your real estate abilities to their needs all the time making friends for life. Kay Cessna
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    She sold our home when no one else could

    Jane was fantastic. She sold our house when no one else could. She was always there when we needed her and her advice was always spot on. She found us a great new home that better met our needs. Howard Berg The World's Fastest Reader
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