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Rhythm Realty, a full-service residential brokerage, specializes in the housing needs of our clients throughout the DFW Metroplex and it's surrounding counties in North Texas. 

Our team of seasoned professionals are knowledgeable in today's technology and social media platforms, but recognize nothing is more important than building our reputation upon the cornerstone of human relationships. We believe a direct look in the eye and a firm handshake still mean something and we prove it everyday by rolling up our sleeves and working endlessly to make sure that your real estate needs are met. We know that it takes a team of real estate professionals working closely together to deliver the level of service we demand for our clients. We pledge our unwavering attention to detail to ensure every professional involved in your transaction is in step with you.

Whether you're preparing to buy or sell, we think the tools within our website will be beneficial to you. Buyers can explore area and neighborhood information about the North Texas cities that we serve along with a complimentary search page for homes that are listed in the DFW MLS®.  As a seller, you will find information, tips, and data to help you prepare for marketing your home so that it sells quickly and at the highest price the market will bear. Of course, our talented staff is always just a phone call or email away with personalized solutions sturctured around your personal housing goals.

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Rhythm Realty LLC

Texas Lic #569352

1333 W McDermott, Suite 200
Allen, Texas  75013

(972) 826-0003 Office (214) 556-1115 Fax

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  • Why you should consider selling a home you haven’t even bought

    You’ll consider several criteria when purchasing your first home, but have you thought about how easy it will be to sell later? Things like location, features, and nearby amenities—the same criteria you’ll consider—can affect a property’s resale value. You like it, but will they? If it’s your first home, you may only plan to stay in it for a few years. And while you may be willing to buy a house that, for example, is located on a busy street or close to railroad tracks, ask yourself, “Will future buyers feel the same way?” Keep the next buyers in mind Once the home is yours, think about how to improve or maintain the home to appeal to future buyers. This can include things like upgrading bathroom or kitchen fixtures, improving the landscaping, or using paint colors that have broad appeal. Ask an expert If you have questions about whether a property will be easy or hard to sell in the future, talk to a Texas REALTOR®. He or she can offer advice about purchasing a home you love that will also appeal to the most buyers when you’re ready to move.

    2017-01-13 20:00:00
  • Why not manage your own rental house? Three reasons

    Sure, you could handle all the tasks necessary to manage the rental property you own. Before you make that commitment, ask yourself the following: Do you know the laws pertaining to rental property? Do you know when you're required to change locks, what you can deduct from a security deposit, when you can access the property, and where smoke detectors are required? There are also fair housing laws to consider, rules concerning applications, and more. Will you be available when problems arise? Do you know what to do? What will you do when there's a plumbing problem or the AC doesn't come on? What if there's a burglary? What are your options if the tenant stops paying rent or leaves before the end of the lease? What happens if there's a death at the property? Here's something else to consider .... Do you know enough about the market to set the rent at the optimum amount? If you ask too much, you'll lose money waiting for a renter who will never materialize. Ask too little and you'll lose money month after month. You'll also want to keep up with the market so you know when to raise rents and what to ask the next time you have tenant turnover. Fortunately, you can hire a Texas REALTOR® to handle all of the above for you. Your REALTOR® can also collect rent, market your property, and a take care of other tasks that come with being a landlord. To find a Texas REALTOR® to manage your property, ask friends for a referral—or you can use the Find a Texas REALTOR® search on texasrealestate.com.  

    2017-01-06 14:56:00
  • Home-staging tips for a show-worthy home

    Staging your home is a great way to enhance the appeal of your property to buyers. Home-staging and lifestyle expert Tori Toth shares some tips for homesellers. Add natural touches Take a cue from the geography surrounding the home and use natural elements that reflect that area. You want to add plants and flowers to soften spaces and subliminally remind buyers that life grows here. Rearrange furniture Moving furniture to open traffic flow can make a room feel bigger, or arranging it to create a conversation area gives the space purpose.  Set the mood with lighting A house that's illuminated says, "Come on in." Open your blinds and curtains to let in natural light, and put the maximum allowable wattage in fixtures to boost illumination. Accessorize the entryway Add strategic pieces—a table lamp, artwork, mirror, decorative box—to create a statement when welcoming people into a home. Get more tips, including a free home-staging video series, at toritoth.com.

    2016-12-16 17:00:00
  • What to update before selling your house

    Should you replace your laminate counters with granite before selling or just repair the burn marks? What about your leaking gutters? There's the outdated wallpaper in the hall bathroom, exterior paint that's peeling, and a window that sticks, too. Deciding what to do about conditions like these can be difficult. On one hand, granite counters are expensive. On the other, laminate may turn off buyers who can choose from nearby homes with granite counters. Whether you'll get your money back on upgrades and repairs is one consideration. But some repairs and remodeling projects may make your home enticing to potential buyers. How do you know whether to tackle a pre-sale project or leave things as is? Talk with a REALTOR®. He or she can give you guidance on what pays off. A REALTOR® has a finger on the pulse of what buyers are looking for in your neighborhood, how much they are paying for certain types of amenities, and how much interest properties similar to yours are generating. You will be able to discuss how the options fit your time frame and price expectations. And that can save you from making a decision you'll later regret.

    2016-12-09 16:59:00
  • 4 signs the home you’re considering might need a foundation evaluation

    While kitchen countertops, flooring, and bathroom fixtures might be top of mind during your home tour, you should also consider the foundation. Foundation problems can be costly, and difficult to address. Here are four signs that could indicate foundation trouble: Cracks in a home’s walls—especially around doors, windows, or corners—can indicate foundation damage. Doors and windows that don’t properly align can indicate foundation damage that has become more severe. If there are indications that water is moving under or toward a home’s foundation, there may be ongoing damage occurring. A chimney separating from the home might be a problem with the chimney itself or could indicate foundation issues. Even if you don't see any of these signs on your tour, it's always wise to have a professional home inspection to identify potential problems with a property. Learn more about these tips at permapier.com.

    2016-12-02 20:00:00
  • Five reasons to include a home warranty with your home’s sale

    When you put your home on the market, you’ll clean and de-clutter, and you’ll probably stage it with newer furniture and on-trend décor. But have you considered including a home warranty? It’s not always at the top of every seller’s list, but it can be a huge benefit to you. Here’s why: It reassures your buyer A home warranty gives buyers comfort—if something goes wrong with the systems and appliances of the home, they’re protected. It gives you peace of mind Having your air conditioning break while your home is on the market is one of the many unpleasant scenarios that can happen. Many home warranty companies include sellers’ coverage when a home warranty is included as part of the sale. Sellers’ or listing coverage is usually free, and will help you repair or replace systems or appliances that break down while the home is on the market. Such coverage is less comprehensive than a regular plan, so check what’s covered and what isn’t. Your home may sell faster A study done by the Service Contract Industry Council in 2014 found that homes with a home warranty as part of the sale spent 11 fewer days on the market than homes without a home warranty. If you want to sell your home fast, a home warranty can help. Your home could bring a higher price That same study found that listings with a home warranty sold for $2,300 more on average than homes without a warranty. Getting more money for the sale of your home is excellent, but it’s even more alluring when you look at the return on investment. It provides a higher return on investment than many repairs Most home warranties cost less than $600. Even if your sales price increase by only half the $2,300 average seen by properties with home warranties, you’re still way ahead. Compare that to the return seen by sellers who replace their front doors, buy a new garage door, or make similar upgrades and you’ll see that a home warranty usually brings a good return on investment. What benefits have you seen from including a home warranty with the sale of a home? Whitney Bennett is the SEO specialist for Landmark Home Warranty, which provides affordable and comprehensive home warranties in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah.

    2016-11-18 19:09:00
  • What a pivotal moment in world history can teach us today

    In 1989, ten years after I studied Cold War policy and politics in East and West Europe while living in Germany, citizens on both sides of the Berlin Wall used hammers and small chisels to destroy this symbol of communist oppression that had stood for 28 long and heartbreaking years. I snapped this photo from my dorm room in 1979 using a Kodak Instamatic—a far cry from today's digital cameras. The wall didn’t just physically divide a city—it was a chasm of political philosophies, where personal freedoms like free elections, religious choice, and basic human rights were oppressed. The wall fell on November 9, 1989, and Germans still pause on this day each year to celebrate the democratic freedoms all of them now enjoy. This week, while Germany was honoring the anniversary of the Berlin Wall destruction, the United States of America was practicing democracy in another way—the American election. Candidates engaged in races at all levels of government across the country, from school boards and city councils to state houses. Then, in the early hours of November 9, winners were announced. Now that votes are tallied, we’re seeing people express their attitudes and opinions about the outcomes in uniquely American post-election celebrations and protests. After personally witnessing a city physically divided and then reunited, I have grown to believe this free expression of ideals is actually the cornerstone of democracy. Even though we may be divided by political perspectives, the world watched as defeated candidates conceded their races and newly-elected officeholders almost immediately shrugged off the slings and arrows of difficult campaigns and began to unite behind what is best for their constituencies.  This magnanimous transfer of power is the envy of the world. While our campaigns have become too negative, personal, expensive, and lengthy, the final analysis is something to celebrate. After her defeat in the race for the highest elected office in America, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explained this perspective best in a gracious concession speech. She told her supporters, “I count my blessings every single day that I am an American, and I still believe as deeply as I ever have that if we stand together and work together with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions, and love for this nation, our best days are still ahead of us. Because, you know, I believe we are stronger together, and we will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that.” If your candidate of choice didn’t win on November 8, use this opportunity to stay engaged in the political process. And join me in being thankful that the only dividing line we have to face is philosophical. Mark Lehman is vice president of Governmental Affairs for the Texas Association of REALTORS®.

    2016-11-11 18:30:00
  • 5 home security lessons learned from the big screen

    There were 153,054 burglaries in Texas last year, and according to the U.S. Department of Justice, most of them took place in broad daylight with the perpetrators entering a front or back door. While movies and TV shows might not always have the firmest grounding in reality, security lessons can be learned from the criminals depicted on screen. Reinforce doors and locks. The Discovery Channel’s "It Takes a Thief" follows two former burglars as they break into the homes of willing victims. They go through the process of a robbery while simultaneously teaching viewers what they can do to protect their homes from thieves. One lesson they often stress is to reinforce your doors with metal plates and install extra locks. This extra protection will encourage a potential thief to move on rather than take the extra time needed to break in. Install high-definition security cameras. In numerous episodes of the TV series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” the team’s audio-video analyst turns to surveillance footage for leads on the cases. Like this analyst, you'll get a high resolution image of someone who breaks into your house by installing a security system with 2K or 4K technologies. In addition to crisper images, there might be other improved features such as a better-quality digital zoom, night vision, wide-angle lenses, intelligent compression, and the capability to handle severe weather. Outsmart the bad guys. The holiday season is a lucrative time for crooks, who like to target empty homes while owners are on vacation. The movie “Home Alone” teaches several valuable lessons in home security in a fun way: Put your interior and exterior lighting on a schedule. Leave your TV on. You might just be on an all-day, all-night Netflix binge. Strengthen first-floor windows with locks, sensors, and double-pane glass. Get a motion detector. (Kevin uses a blowtorch in the movie.) Conceal and protect your valuables in a safe. Be informed of what’s happening in your area. Know your neighbors and rely on them to keep an eye on your home while you’re away. Don’t leave windows or doors unlocked. In the movie "Ocean’s Twelve," Danny Ocean’s accomplices attempt to heist the very first printed stock certificate from a well-protected mansion in Europe. To access the home, they sent a security system decoder on a cable through an open window. The lesson here is to always shut and lock your windows and doors when not home. Even if you are home, be sure you don’t leave them open in plain view. Burglars can live right in your neighborhood. Know your security measures. Everyone in the house should know how to work the security measures you have in place, including the kids. During a scene in the movie "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," a dinosaur is attempting to get through a door that can only be locked via the park's computer system. While the parents are holding the door shut, the daughter is able to activate the security system and lock the doors, thus keeping the dinosaur on the opposite side of the door. Look at your home through the eyes of a burglar, and take notice of areas where security may have been overlooked. Anne-Marie Pritchett is a freelance writer, storyteller and idea girl who has lived in six states and two countries.

    2016-11-04 19:00:00
  • 4 easy ways to update the kitchen before you sell

    Homebuyers can overlook many deficiencies in a property, but the kitchen isn’t usually a place they like to compromise. As such, it’s a great place to make small improvements before you sell. Here are four things you can do to make your kitchen a selling point. Freshen the paint and backsplash One of the easiest updates to your kitchen is to paint the walls and redo the backsplashes to fit today’s trends. Many homeowners are opting for neutral colors, such as gray or ivory, for walls and backsplashes. Not only do these colors provide a modern feel, they also provide a blank slate for prospective buyers. Put a new face on appliances Sure, buyers will love new appliances, but spending $10,000 on them won’t necessary add $10,000 to your sales price. Another option is to give your current kitchen appliances a facelift. New doors on the refrigerator and oven and panels for the dishwasher can make the kitchen pop without breaking the bank. Lighten up the room Lighting is extremely important for any kitchen. Simple overhead lighting is a thing of the past. Modern homebuyers are interested in unique, functional lighting that is cohesive with the overall aesthetic of the kitchen. Under-cabinet lights and glass pendants over islands are two of the top trends for modern kitchen lighting. Even installed battery-powered LED strips under cabinets can go a long way toward updating your kitchen’s look. Modernize the cabinets Kitchen cabinets are perhaps the most noticeable feature of your kitchen. They help establish the style and aesthetics of the whole room. Some cabinet companies have gone high-tech with digital visualizations of what different cabinet styles, designs, and colors would look like in your kitchen. If completely replacing your cabinets isn’t in the budget, a simple refurbishing of the current cabinets can add significant value to the kitchen and the overall appeal of any home. Kitchen updates like these give you great bang for your buck—and will catch potential buyers’ attention. Alexandra Bohigian is the marketing consultant for Cabinet Collection, an online supplier of cabinets. Contact her at alexandra.bohigian@enolalabs.com.

    2016-10-28 16:49:00
  • What else is on your ballot?

    In Lehman’s Terms It’s finally here. After a seemingly never-ending campaign season, it’s time to cast our votes. You may already know who you’re choosing for president … but do you know what else will be on your ballot? Going down the ballot There are several state-level races and the race for who will represent your district in the U.S. House of Representatives. (All of the 36 Texas seats are up for election.) And depending on where you live, you may be voting for your state representative or senator, or for local races, such as city council or school board. You may even have local propositions to vote “for” or “against” on your ballot. These are known as “down-ballot” races. While they don’t garner as much attention as the top of the ticket, they have the greatest impact on your daily life. The people in these state and local offices make decisions about the roads you drive, your children’s schools, and how properties are developed in your community. Are you getting the truth? That’s why it’s so important to educate yourself about the candidates and the issues. Don’t wait and just be surprised by what’s on your ballot. Contact your county elections office to request a sample ballot ahead of time to see what exactly you’ll be voting on, and then research your options. With so much misinformation floating around on social media, talk radio, email chains, and from sources that aren’t associated with candidates’ campaigns, voters have more responsibility now than ever to dig down and get the truth ourselves. You can also see what credible sources are saying about your options. Like many trade associations, the Texas Association of REALTORS® spends months vetting candidates before deciding who to support. Visit texasrealtorssupport.com to see the REALTOR®-supported candidates on your ballot and a list of all the candidates we’re supporting in the general election based on their dedication to protecting private-property rights. Give your ballot a second look Maybe your plan is to only vote for candidates in one political party—a practice called straight-ticket voting. Texas is actually one of only nine states that allow straight-ticket voting. It’s a convenient option for voters who want to support all of the candidates in one party. But it presents the possibility that you may not make a selection in some races because it doesn’t apply in nonpartisan races—like city council and school board—or ballot propositions. If you use straight-ticket voting, be sure to review these races, too.   The Texas secretary of state announced earlier this month that a record number of Texans—more than 15 million people—have registered to vote. Thankfully, early voting runs through November 4 … so we don’t all have to stand in line on November 8. See you at the polls. Mark Lehman is vice president of Governmental Affairs for the Texas Association of REALTORS®. 

    2016-10-25 19:00:00