Spring cleaning tips for your home.

Spring as they say, has sprung. We here at The Allen Group want you to capitalize on your need to spring clean. Here are some handy tips for inside and outside of your biggest investment.   Clean all light fixtures, and replace burnt-out bulbs with energy-saving CFL bulbs Restore the luster of your door by Read More

Tornado Preparedness

Springtime in Oklahoma means two things, Red Bud allergies and tornados. The Allen Group wants you to have all the info you need to be prepared for any tornado activity!   In a house with no basement, a dorm, or an apartment: Avoid windows. Go to the lowest floor, small center room (like a bathroom Read More

How to be a Smart Seller

real estate buyer using computer

A new year, a new market! If you’re thinking about selling your home this year, consider these useful tips on how to get the most positive exposure on your listing as well as preventing deal-breaking issues that may come up. First of all, let’s think about what kind of Buyers are looking at your listing Read More

Easy and Inexpensive Home Updates for Spring

Spring is Here!! Although home values have been increasing nationwide this year, the market in the Oklahoma City Metro is still generally in favor of Buyers. With the competition in inventory, it is so important that your home for sale is in an acceptable condition and is as “show ready” as possible to give you Read More

Earthquake!

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake shook Oklahoma County around 8:54pm last night, Sunday the 17th of February. Oklahoma City, Choctaw, & Midwest City residents claim to have felt the shake. Did you feel the earthquake last night?     From KOCO.com.

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Real Estate Market Predictions 2013 – The Allen Real Estate Group

The last year has illustrated a promising future for the real estate market nationwide as we continue to recover from the 2008 “Housing Bubble.” With mortgage rates reaching historical lows in the past year, the market was able to gain some new footing. What did we see in the Oklahoma City Real Estate Market 2012? Read More

“I Didn’t Know I Had Actual Cash Value on My Roof!” – Featuring Taylor Richardson

While shopping around for home insurance, it may be possible that one company is significantly less expensive than another. But at what cost? One way an agent can reduce your insurance cost is by giving you Actual Cash Value on your roof. Here’s what Taylor Richardson of Elite Insurance has to say about Actual Cash Read More

Staging, Selling, and Kids, Featuring Lisa Stitt

As the Spring market truly begins to hit the Oklahoma City Metro, staging becomes an important factor in the sale of your home. Staging your home for sale can make a dramatic difference, especially if a flooded market is drowning out your home. First impressions form long lasting opinions & feelings toward a home so Read More

Stage the House with Boughs of Holly! A Dozen Holiday Staging Do’s & Don’ts

While many home stagers (and Realtors!) recommend removing excess clutter from a home on the market, this doesn’t have to strip you of your Christmas spirit! If your home is for sale this holiday season, you may still decorate! However, you should keep it tasteful by following these helpful holiday home staging tips: Do’s Be Read More