Buyers & Sellers

Buying A Home

There are few things more potent than the feeling of home. Buying a new house is a thrilling event, whether it's your first house or your third. But it can also be a stressful one if you haven't done your homework. Fortunately for you, Coldwell Banker has the experience, the knowledge and the wisdom to help you find your dream house.


As a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award® as a “9 out of 10 Customer Recommended Real Estate Agency”, Coldwell Banker has been recognized as a real estate leader in customer experience and overall quality. The Women’s Choice Award identifies and promotes America’s most recommended brands.

Coldwell Banker can confidently guide you through the process and arm you with the information you need to be a shrewd, well-informed buyer. So take a moment to browse our home buying advice and discover why choosing the right agent is the surest path to getting the keys in your hand with the least amount of worry.


Shopping for a new home can be like a safari hunt. But to bag that trophy house you've been dreaming of,  you'll want to understand what it is you're looking for. Traditional or modern? How many bedrooms? Do you want a pool? How are the schools in the neighborhood? You'll face these and many other questions as a prospective homebuyer when you are house hunting for your perfect home.


Nobody can give you better advice and help you understand what fits your taste, your budget and your lifestyle better than Coldwell Banker. We're a house hunter's best friend. 9 out of 10 women trust Coldwell Banker as we carry the Women’s Choice Award seal of approval. Coldwell Banker is the real estate leader in customer experience and overall quality.

Let me help you find your coastal dreamhouse.


Call me today at 409-996-9126



Selling a Home

This one question captures the essence of what every seller faces when they are looking to put their home on the market.  Unfortunately, there is no exact science that goes into calculating a home’s value, but instead requires subjective evaluation, much like it does when selling a vehicle.


The first thing sellers typically do once they have decided to sell their house, is go online and search for information about their house, neighborhood and the market.  There is a lot of good information to find, but there is often inaccurate, outdated and incomplete real estate information online that can throw off someone who is looking to price their home.  The source of information is significant, which is why we recommend using our Sold Search and Market Snapshot tools, which utilize data pulled directly from the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). The very same data our experienced agents analyze everyday!


It’s important to also keep in mind that pricing your home based only on available online data can distort the true picture as it overlooks other essential variables such as a home’s condition and other special amenities that can make a big difference in its intrinsic value.


All this being said, reliable sources can assist in broadening your overall knowledge of real estate and what might be happening in your market. Bringing a licensed agent into the mix will connect you to a knowledgeable resource, well-versed in your community, who can help identify which information is reflective of the current market, resulting in a better value estimate based upon "real time" sales data.


Choosing to sell your home is a big deal, and as with any other major life decision, educating yourself is just as important as enlisting assistance from an experienced professional. Whether you are ready to select an agent or you would like more time researching on your own - the choice is yours.


Call me today at 409-996-9126

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Ways to contact Holly Wade:


Direct: 409-996-9126


Old Galveston Square

2217 Strand St, Suite 106

Galveston, TX 77550