Floor Coverings International Southlake is delighted to unveil the latest installment in our Real Estate Influencer Interview Series. Rhonda Hailey is a real estate guru and marketer serving the Greater Southlake Area. You can follow Rhonda on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I have lived in the NE Tarrant area since the early 70’s and raised three children here. I’ve had my local marketing company here since 2011. We focus on the new homeowner market, in Keller, Westlake, Southlake, Grapevine and Colleyville, connecting them with businesses we know and trust. Joe Jordan with Floor Coverings International Southlake is one of those.
Our service is a blend of
* Experiential & Relationship Marketing,
* Southern Charm & Neuroscience,
* Good old fashioned word of mouth,
* Enhanced by consistency, frequency & longevity,
* AND we provide Exclusivity.
We personally connect New Homeowners with Trusted Businesses and resources; and help our partners increase their annual business by 20-30%.
High Touch in a High Tech World
How would you describe the state of Southlake/DFW area real estate in 2017?
2017, home values are up, inventory is low. We have a lot of New Building going on, with variety attracting families of all sizes, executives and retirement living.
Cities continue to add amenities and make improvements, increasing the attraction. Our schools, family friendly communities and parks are all huge draws, combined with the access to the business growth happening around us.
What is one type of flooring desired by Southlake/DFW area homeowners/homebuyers?
We see a lot of hardwood and tile replacing carpet. Amazingly enough, many homeowners will replace even recently laid flooring, just to have the exact color or product they want. It is one of the first things new homeowners will spend on.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give a homeowner looking to sell?
Update & replace carpet with the current trend. But don’t overspend, new movers are likely to change it anyway.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give a homeowner looking to buy?
Stick to your budget and trust your realtor to help you find the perfect home for you. They will know about the hidden gems, that you just don’t get to see from main routes or often even hear about before they are gone. And there are MANY hidden gems.
As for floors, if you plan to stay in your home more than 5 years, choose material and colors to your taste and lifestyle vs. buying trends.
The hardest part of buying a home in our area is making up your mind. There are so many beautiful homes and wonderful neighborhoods to choose from. Working with Floor Coverings International Southlake will be the easy part.