Karen Sherrill

Karen Sherrill

Simien Properties


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what is the mandatory course for a new sales agent?

I am not sure exactly what yo are asking so I have provided a link to the TREC site on requirements to become an agent. If this does not answer your questions, it should be able to direct you where you need to search.Posted 1 week ago

my client has a contract in the option period and after inspection the home needs a roof.

I am hoping you received an answer before now from your broker or other agents at your office. If the home needs a new roof, or any repairs, you would address it using the contract amendment and negotiate with the seller.. While it may be too late now, more...Posted 1 week ago

I just had my buyer purchase a new construction home that paid a 4% commission along with a BTSA of $3000 dollars.

First of all congratulations on 4% and a BTSA! The best way to approach it is to speak directly with the builder sales agent. Since most contracts are written on their forms, it is sometimes buried in the pages. You can innocently ask"per the MLS there more...Posted 5 days ago

How do agents work to overcome buyer not wanting to obtain a pre-approval letter prior to showing them houses?

I not only require a buyer to have pre-approval, but I also make sure they sign a buyers representation agreement. This way you are somewhat confident that not only do you have an approved buyer, but a buyer that is committed to finding a home. A detailed more...Posted 2 weeks ago

what's the required down payment for a first time buyer? How would be the best way to buy a first home? Fanny Mae (sp?

Patty - what a good mom to help gather information! As the other answers recommend - speaking with a lender is a great first step. OR connecting with a Realtor who works with first-time homebuyers and has experience in the area they are looking. A more...Posted 3 weeks ago

What is the difference in taxes between Pearland vs Manvel?

Tax rates differ from the area of town as well as subdivision to subdivision. I am not aware of a list - though you might check with a title company to see if they have one. On the MLS you can find tax rates for comparison depending on the subdivision more...Posted 3 weeks ago

Conditional Approval; how long until closing?

For the most accurate answer I would ask your lender or your Realtor. Each lender's inner workings are different and not knowing the specifics of your particular transaction it would be hard to estimate. For instance I have a client who has a conditional more...Posted 1 month ago

Favorite subdivisions/areas to live near NASA Johnson Space Center.

The answer would depend on what a client is wanting to make it their favorite (i.e. proximity, age of home, size, lot size, price point, location near water or schools etc). I live and work in the Clear Lake area and have helped many clients who work more...Posted 1 month ago

Should home owner be marketing home for sale?

Marketing your home is the responsibility of your Realtor. You of course can supplement it by sharing any Facebook posts or any online marketing your agent has with friends to increase exposure. A homeowner is also an intricate part in listening to and more...Posted 1 month ago

Hi! What advise can you give newcomers to the Houston area?

MelaniennI would say give me a call! I'm a native San Diegan who relocated with my family in 2005. Understanding what it is to move from California (and more specifically) San Diego to Houston is a bit of a culture shock I would be happy to discuss. more...Posted 1 month ago

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