Spring Cleaning: 5 Ways To Invest In Your Home

As we welcome springtime in the Mid South, we celebrate the return of warmer temperatures, longer days, and the exciting festivals and fun activities. As we emerge from our winter hibernations, we notice some problem areas in and around our homes. From dust that has collected to messy closets filled with winter clothes, our homes need to spring forward, too! In addition to re-setting our clocks and adjusting to the time change, there may be other beneficial, proactive changes. Especially if... Read More
Posted by David Tester at Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Market Snapshot: Your Tool for Home Buying & Selling in the Mid South

In a market as fast-paced and ever-changing as real estate, there can be a lot of questions about the buying and selling process. Questions we receive most frequently are: When should I buy/sell? What is the average selling price for homes similar to mine? What can I expect to spend on my next home, based on my preferred location and style? Where is the best area to invest? Do properties in my area sell above or below asking price? How long are properties in my area on the market?... Read More
Posted by David Tester at Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 0 comments

5 Quick Projects To Increase Your Home's Value

As homeowners, we are all interested in finding ways to keep our home updated, fresh, and looking its best. Whether you just moved in or you know you will move in the future, staying ahead of issues in your home can benefit you down the road when it comes time to sell. If you are looking to sell your home soon, the idea of investing in home improvements can seem daunting, but doing so is well worth your time, energy, and money. To maximize the sale price and minimize the time on the market,... Read More
Posted by David Tester at Monday, February 6, 2017 | 0 comments

New Year, New Location: Relocation Realtors

With a new year comes many new changes. For some, the new year marks a period of growth, opportunity, and adventure, which comes with the need to relocate. Whether for business, family, or a personal dream, relocation can be a tricky process to navigate. If you have worked with one of our Realtors before, you know the value in having an agent who knows you, your budget, your wishlist, and is well connected to get you the right home. But what if you are moving well outside of the Midsouth... Read More
Posted by David Tester at Monday, January 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Home For The Holidays: Buying & Selling During The Holiday Season

One of the great myths about buying or selling a home is that it cannot be done during the holiday season. “People are too busy” or “no one wants to move during the holidays” are typical, yet incorrect, excuses. Often, we find that if someone is buying or selling during the holidays, they are highly motivated and willing to make the transaction happen. As a buyer or seller, this can mean good things for you in a few ways. If you are considering selling or buying a... Read More
Posted by David Tester at Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 0 comments

5 Easy Ways To Choose A Realtor

Whether you are looking to buy or to sell a home, the first person with whom to discuss the entire process is someone who has the knowledge, skills, and experience to close the deal for you. That’s right: your real estate agent. Whether you are buying or selling a home for the first time, or are a repeat buyer or seller, or if you are new to the Mid-South housing market, you need someone who can manage the many moving parts of real estate transactions. An experienced licensed Realtor... Read More
Posted by David Tester at Monday, November 7, 2016 | 0 comments

Setting The Stage: Making An Impact Through Home Staging

On our last blog , we shared some of our favorite tips for selling your home in the Memphis area. The blog discusses the importance of curb appeal, which is typically the first impression someone has of your home – seeing it from the outside. While curb appeal entices a potential buyer, what truly makes the sale is the home’s interior. Once a shopper is in your home, it is important that they can see themselves staying and making a home within your walls. A trend that has... Read More
Posted by David Tester at Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 0 comments

The Ultimate Checklist For Selling Your Home

As we discussed in our last blog , there is quite a bit to learn when buying your first home in the Memphis area. In the same way, there are also rules to follow when the time comes to sell your home. With your Marx-Bensdorf, REALTOR by your side, you will be guided through the entire selling process. Your real estate agent can help you identify areas that need work, can put you in contact with services to improve your house (and, therefore, its resale value), and will help you market it... Read More
Posted by David Tester at Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 0 comments

5-Step Guide To Buying Your First Home In Memphis

Congratulations! You have decided to make an important investment in your future and our city. As a first-time home buyer in the Memphis area, you are likely experiencing a lot of feelings: excitement, anxiety, confusion, frustration, and maybe a little impatience. All of these emotions are completely valid – this is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make! At Marx-Bensdorf, REALTORS, it is our privilege and passion to help you find the home of your dreams. Especially... Read More
Posted by David Tester at Monday, August 15, 2016 | 0 comments

Giving Back To Our Community

  With every home that is purchased in our area, an investment is made in this wonderful community we are lucky to call home. At Marx-Bensdorf, REALTORS, we consider it a privilege to help buyers find the home of their dreams and make memories that last a lifetime; it is also a privilege to help owners sell when the time comes. Still, to make Memphis the best home it can be for our clients, we believe that we all have to do our part to give back.   In a city as vibrant... Read More
Posted by David Tester at Thursday, July 14, 2016 | 0 comments

A Local’s Guide To Summer In Memphis

Summer is heating up in Memphis – and in more ways than one! As the temperatures rise, so do the number of things to see, do, eat, and enjoy in our hometown. Whether in the community or in your backyard, nowhere does summertime better than Memphis. If you are planning a move to Memphis, are new to the area, or have lived here your whole life, you are sure to be surprised by the number of things happening in Memphis. Revitalized areas have spurred creativity and growth for our... Read More
Posted by David Tester at Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 0 comments

Welcome to Our Memphis Real Estate Blog

  Welcome to the new Marx-Bensdorf, Realtors blog! We’re glad you’re here, and we hope you will continue to stop by as we write about trends in our industry and give expert advice as real estate professionals. Whether you’re buying or selling a house right now, planning to move to the area, or just want to keep up with trends in the Greater Memphis area, we think you’ll find our posts useful and interesting. On the blog, we plan to profile up-and-coming areas... Read More
Posted by David Tester at Monday, May 23, 2016 | 0 comments