Thursday, May 7, 2015

Now is the perfect time to sell Lakefront Property

One fantastic side-effect of the spring storms North Texas is experiencing is a rise in our beautiful lakes.  Rockwall County has seen its share of rainfall over the past several months, with more on the way; and lakes in and around the county are reaping the benefits, some reaching levels that haven’t been reached for as many as three years!  And if you own property near North Texas lakes, now is the ideal time to consider selling.

As of last week, Lake Ray Hubbard reached 79.8 percent capacity, up from 61 percent just three months ago, and the highest the lake has seen since 2013.  Lake Lavon has also reached its highest point since early 2013, with an incredible turnaround rising from 47.5 percent capacity to 88 percent!  Neighboring county lakes have also reached higher levels, Lake Tawakoni has risen more than five feet and Cooper Lake is up almost a full 10 feet!

With summer rapidly approaching, this boost in the lake levels means it is the perfect time to consider selling your lakefront property while the curb appeal is maximized.  Additionally, with the surge of demand for homes in the DFW Metroplex, we are definitely dealing in a seller’s market.
If you’re interested in selling your home, you will want to work with the best realtor.  The Jessica Hargis Group has helped a multitude of North Texas families sell their homes with maximum potential.  With over 115 homes and $23 million sold so far in 2015, you can be sure you will receive the best service and top-dollar for your property.  For more information about the professionals at The Jessica Hargis Group, visit or call (469) 351-9516 today!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Get to Know The Jessica Hargis Group – Living Magazine

The Jessica Hargis Group

Keller Williams Real Estate

Original Article featured in Living Magazine By Pamela Hammonds with Photography by Kendall Crosson

When your parents bought their home, they likely spent hours driving around neighborhoods in search of “For Sale” signs.  Today’s savvy home-buyers navigate the Internet and apps on their phone for the perfect home within their budget and location requirements.  So when it’s your home on the market, it just makes sense to work with a Realtor whose strategy includes optimizing every avenue for attracting buyers.

Jessica Hargis has quickly built a team within Keller Williams that not only utilizes the expected real estate websites, but also social media to gain maximum exposure.  She even has her own app!  “It’s not enough to list a home at the right price,” Jessica said.  “We ensure a home is ready to sell, post professional eye-catching photos, and market the home on 350 different websites.”  No wonder her sell-to-list price is currently an amazing 99.2 percent and her sales 2015 place her in the top one percent of all agents in North Texas!

Jessica’s clients appreciate her honesty and knowledge of hot to present the home to attract the most potential buyers.  She has an eye for staging and offers ideas and suggestions to maximize the appeal of the home.  With a list of referrals and contractors, she knows who to call for necessary updates and repairs to move your home into a market-ready position.  Jessica does utilize a staging company, when needed, for as little as one room to as much as an entire house.

Her team of 12 agents and three assistants closed 180 homes in the past 12 months.  When asked what she attributes their success to, she humbly said, “We work hard, love what we do, and have an honest, down-to-earth approach to selling homes.  We communicate with our clients and never make them feel as though any question is off-limits.”  Jessica is a whiz at mortgage financing, which helps clients understand their options during negotiations.

As a top producing agent with Keller Williams, Jessica meets regularly with fellow agents to discuss the market and review upcoming listings.  For her buyers, this translates to knowing what’s coming on the market before the signs go in the yards.

For sellers, homes get early attention from other agents who are looking for that perfect home for their client.  “We see a lot of transactions that take place before the house is even listed!”

“It’s easy for an agent to cut corners when houses are flying off the market,” Jessica said, “but we never compromise our marketing approach.  To do so would be an extreme disservice to the seller.  They deserve top dollar for their home, so we do everything we can to help them earn it.”

Clients can’t say enough about the level of service at The Jessica Hargis Group

“Jessica was very professional and used an experience photographer to capture and create the pictures for our web profile.  She sold our home the first day it was on the market as well as my parents’ home the day it was listed.  She was able to get top dollar for our homes!”

“We found working with Tommy McMahan a joy and felt he was there to help us during every step of the processes.  He emanates a sense of trustworthiness that made us feel very secure during what is a very involved process.  We were delighted when we sold our home for more than our asking price, and we thank Tommy for this hard work in making it all happen!”

“Helen Gomez with The Jessica Hargis Group was amazing!  She took charge and made us feel at ease throughout the entire process, and to top that off, she sold our house in less than 24 hours after listing it.  We have and will continue to recommend her to anyone and everyone looking to buy and/or sell a house without a question!”

Meet the Woman behind the Brand

Jessica Hargis decided to get her real estate license only six short years ago when she and her husband, John, were selling their own home.  Born and raised in the DFW Metroplex, Jessica obtained a business degree from Dallas Baptist University and worked in the transportation industry where she negotiated multimillion dollar contracts.  Now, as a real estate agent, she has discovered her niche and works alongside John, who coordinates the behind-the-scenes operations.  “I truly love helping people buy and sell homes,” she said.  “I can’t imagine a better career.”

If you’re ready to sell your home or purchase a new one, call The Jessica Hargis Group today at 214-870-7285 or visit