Ask a buyer’s agent

Local title officers answer questions about real estate trends and offer tips to homebuyers and sellers considering buying or selling a home in or around McKinney.



Shannon Patterson Shannon Patterson


Senior buyer’s agent
Jane Clark Realty Group



What are some things buyers can do to ensure they are able to purchase the home they want in a market as hot as McKinney’s?


One of the most important things I do for my clients is to make sure they have access to the most current information and are notified the moment a new property hits the market. When a new property goes active, buyers need to be available to view the house immediately. Houses that go on the market early in the week will most likely be gone by the time the weekend rolls around. It is vital for buyers to work with a Buyer’s Agent who is available to show them houses in the evening after work or on the weekend. Every minute counts in this market. Buyers should take the time to write down their must haves.  It is not uncommon for buyers to not pull the trigger on one of the first houses they see because they feel like they haven’t looked at enough houses. Knowing if a house fits their criteria will allow them to avoid buyers’ remorse over missing out on the house of their dream.

By Marthe Rennels
Marthe has reported on education, business, city and county news since 2010. She wrote for the McKinney Courier Gazette and later joined Community Impact Newspapers as McKinney Editor. Marthe covers transportation, development, city, county and education news in McKinney including McKinney ISD and Collin College.


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