3524 Dorothy Lane North faces Monticello Park in quiet neighborhood. Photos: Trey Freeze Media

Location , location, location.  Probably one of the more overused phrases when it comes to real estate.

However annoying that phrase is, there is a lot of truth to it.

Think about it…

A vegan wouldn’t want to own a home next to a slaughter house.

A nudist wouldn’t want to live in the garment district.

A family with young children wouldn’t want to live where there is no yard.

The yard of a home is often one of the more important features when putting together the “must have” list before searching for the right place.  Countless times prospective buyers have rejected a home based solely on the yard or proximity to area to be outdoors.

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Behind house is 6-car garage, pool, spa, cabana and good country living

10500 Barbara Sue Court in Crowley, TX has a 4,300 ft. garage and workshop on the 1-acre property (photos:

“Car storage,” the buyer said.

“Excuse me?” I replied as I was trying to understand what’s important to them as they look at homes.

“I need a place to store my prized possessions — my cars,” he explained.

That’s when I realized that sometimes buyers have other items on their “Must Have” list than just the home.

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Love Colonial homes...simple and elegant

2439 Wabash Avenue built in 1927, a vintage Colonial home in University Park    (photos: Matrix Tours)

How do you sell a home?

I’m going to give you a few Bowtie Real Estate Sales Professional secrets … just don’t tell anyone else okay?

When I show a home to prospective buyers, I want them to visualize celebrating certain special events the home.  If I get them to do that — Boom! Sold!

Here are the events I always try and highlight:

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Nestled in Westover Hills

1912 Canterbury Drive is an eclectic mix of many styles and materials in Westover Hills (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Did you know that, tucked into scenic landscape of Fort Worth is the third wealthiest town in Texas? Take that Big D!

Westover Hills is a charming little town, less than one square mile, with approximately 250 homes nestled into Cowtown by Shady Oaks Country Club, only 11 minutes from the downtown area.

If you blink you’ll miss it.  So don’t blink!

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They sure don't make 'em like they used to

2234 Hurley in the Fairmount Addition of Fort Worth is a must-see home! (Photos: Shoot2Sell)

If historic homes could talk, what a story they would tell.

Never has that been truer than the home located at 2234 Hurley Ave. in the Fairmount neighborhood of Fort Worth.

For those of you not familiar with the Fairmount Southside National Historic District, it is a one square mile area that was platted in the late 1800s, located south of I-30 and near the majority of hospitals in Fort Worth, and of course the greatest local restaurant street in Cowtown — Magnolia Avenue.

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6701 Woodstock is an amazing home!

Hip and trendy meet midcentury modern in this fantastic home. (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Guess what classic architectural style for homes is hip and trendy these days?

If you guessed midcentury modern, then you are correct.

The Ridglea Hills neighborhood in Fort Worth is on of the best areas for midcentury modern homes, and there is a newly re-done home that’s a must see!

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Not everyone wants to live in the suburbs.  While the lure of larger homes and yards, newer schools and lower (somewhat) prices are attractive to many, plenty of homeowners still want to the convenience and lifestyle that in-town living brings.

Rivercrest Bluffs, the newest development of James R. Harris Partners in Fort Worth, is the perfect solution for those who love new construction but don’t want to live in the ‘burbs.

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Room to Roam in this Ranch

Ranch-style home in Fort Worth on 1/2 acre with wonderful trees (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

The ranch-style home found its heyday in the years between the 1940s and 1970s.

Back then developers and builders weren’t trying to squeeze as many homes on a property as possible to maximize earnings.

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