5 Tips to Effective Negotiation

What most consumers don’t realize is there are three types of negotiators, aggressive, submissive and collaborative. When most people are asked what makes a good negotiator, they often think it is the “in your face confrontational” negotiator that will get you the best deal. In reality, the confrontational and submissive negotiators are often the worst one to use and contribute … Read More

Houston Realtors Top 4 Reasons for Appraisal Problems in Houston

As any Houston Realtor knows, getting a contract accepted is half the battle and a major hurdle to jump is the property appraisal. Appraisal problems in Houston are at an all time high due to our rapidly increasing market.  The property appraisal seems like a silly, expensive and unnecessary expense considering the real value is what the buyer and seller … Read More

Moving to Houston

Moving to Houston After reading the facts below, please visit our Houston Relocation page to see the amazing ways we can help make your move and buying a home simple and stress free. Are you thinking of moving to Houston, TX or the surrounding areas? The Urban Land Institute has ranked Houston as the 2nd hottest real estate market for … Read More

Are HAR.com, Zillow and Others Accurate When Buying a Home in Houston?

In the field of Real Estate, we are often presented with challenges while trying to offer as much information to our clients in order to help them make the most informed decision. Being a Houston Realtor for over 14 years, I have seen a pretty substantial transformation in terms of the exchange of housing information among all parties involved in … Read More

Top 5 Things Every Houston Flood Victim Should Know

With the recent flood and the wealth of information that has been shared, I want to combine my construction knowledge with that of some experts to help deliver a comprehensive strategy and safety advice for those in the process of restoring their home from the Houston flood. Below are my top 5 suggestions. I realize that this isn’t a short … Read More

2015 Houston Housing Market – A Houston Realtor Perspective

January is the recognized month of the year for all of the real estate gurus to publish their forecast for the Houston housing market in the year to come. After carefully reading a few forecasts, I noticed some were based on fact while some seem to come from a crystal ball. So in response, here is my forecast of the … Read More

Houston Realtor Advises Caution and Questions on Homes with Foundation Repair

Lets face it, there are two types of older homes, ones that have had foundation repair and ones that will need it. There are several reasons for foundation failure in Houston not limited to our gumbo soil, broken plumbing pipes, differential watering patterns and original construction defects. As a Houston Realtor, I am use to seeing what to me is … Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Buy a New Home in Houston

Many people struggle with deciding between buying a new home in Houston or one that has already been lived in (known as resale). As a Houston Realtor, I have helped many people facing the same choice. While most Realtors are only trained in resale, I have over 10 years experience in new home sales and construction. With this experience, I … Read More

Houston Realtor Paul Silverman Achieves Certified Home Marketing Specialist Designation

Amid national attention to the real estate market, real estate professional Paul Silverman of Martha Turner Properties acquired new skills to decrease market time and maximize selling prices. Eager to develop a new approach for timely, efficient home sales, Silverman completed the nationally renowned Certified Home Marketing Specialist Course created by Martha Webb. Addressing in-depth market analysis, strategic pricing and effective home staging, the Certified … Read More

Paul Silverman Earns NAR’s Military Relocation Professional Certification

Paul Silverman, Houston Realtor with  Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty  has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification.  The National Association of REALTORS® confers the MRP certification to REALTORS® who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits. When military … Read More

Buyer’s Video Series Introduction

Houston Realtor Paul Silverman offers many educational videos for buyers to help learn about buying a home in Houston and surrounding areas. In the Buyer’s Series Video Introduction he introduces you to this process

Sellers Series Video Intro

Selling your home can be a stressful process. In this video series, Houston Realtor Paul Silverman helps explain the steps to selling your home and what to expect.