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Diane McNelis
Southeast Texas Realtor
Born a Florida native, but I've been a SE Texan since 2007. I've been helping people buy and sell real estate for as I can remember- at least the past ten years.
Interests: When I'm not showing homes or helping sellers list their property, you'll find me in the great outdoors with my family, husband Sean, son Owen, our 6 horses, and 5 dogs. I'm an avid equestrian. I served on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Southeast Texas. You could say, finding homes for people and animals is my passion. We relocated to SETX from Florida several years ago. I can tell you the good, the bad, and everything in between about Southeast Texas. If you are moving here, or planing to buy or sell a home give me the opportunity to show you what a professional REALTOR can do for you.
Recent Activity
It is a strange real estate market we have in Southeast Texas this year. This is my tenth year selling homes in Southeast Texas, as a top agent and consistent multi-million dollar producer, I can honestly say this market is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
It is a weird housing market in Beaumont right now. Its the start of Spring and we are entering the season that is usually the busiest for home sales throughout the whole year but for the month of March: Home... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
While the housing market in the under $200,000 price range has a severe shortage of homes for sale, that's not the case in the Southeast Texas Luxury Home market. Here's another contestant for HGTV showcase homes. This one is located... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Every now and then a home gets listed in the MLS that just makes my jaw drop. I see a lot of homes, so it doesn't happen that often but 11175 Brooks Rd, Beaumont got listed this week. Wow! And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Calling all move up buyers this is the housing market you have been waiting for. Homes in the entry level price points that are move in ready are flying off the shelves. We are seeing homes go under contract in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
What is the difference between a Cartus Certified Agent and a non-certified agent? I've been a part of the Cartus Network of Certified Agents for quite a few years now. As a home buyer or seller in Southeast Texas, how... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Most days we are out listing and selling homes all across Southeast Texas but on April 12th join us for lunch as we collect shoes for Buckner. Find out more about Buckner Click Here And if you want to talk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
If you have a home you are thinking about selling and it will fall in the $100,000-$199,990 price range then this is the time to sell your home. The Beaumont, Texas housing market has a shortage of homes that are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
This is just one of the digital marketing tools I can create and use to help you sell your home. Not all Realtors have the same tools. This is a great new listing that went into the MLS yesterday. Today,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Just listed today. This custom country home is an jaw dropper. So lightly lived in you would think it is new. 3 bedrooms downstairs with a big bonus room and 1/2 bath upstairs. All on 1.24 acres. $229,000. Call me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
When it comes to listing and selling homes there are secrets that the top Realtors have learned through experience that other agents just don't know. Tops Realtors offer at least the following five services when selling a home: Maximum internet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Median home prices are up. Inventory (the number of homes for sale) is down. This is a sellers market and a great time to sell a home. Curious what your home is worth in this market? Get a professional opinion... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Simple Rule of 1% If you can buy a home and rent it for 1% of the purchase price per month it is a good rental purchase. For example, last year I had a client buy a home in a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Why do some houses sell faster than others? Some sellers know what they can do to help maximize their homes appeal. If you aren't sure. Here's a list from the National Association of Realtors. Before Putting Your Home up for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Do a Foundation Check: 5 Things to Watch For. Luckily, foundation issues can be fixed but it is a problem you want to know about before closing on a home. The best protection when buying a home is to hire... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
If you are thinking of selling your Southeast Texas Home you are in luck. Take a look at the data above. I got it from the The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M. They keep housing market data for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Fairfield is a neighborhood in the West End of Beaumont, TX. Last year 13 homes sold in this neighborhood. You can tell the popularity of this neighborhood as homes only took 58 days to sell, the median number of days... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
This is a snapshot of the past six months of home sale in Orange for homes priced from $150,000-$250,000. It is the most active of all the price ranges in Southeast Texas. Not on the chart Mauriceville had 5 sales.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Selling homes is a people business. Research done by the National Association of REALTORS shows most home sellers work with an agent they know. So one of my business goals is to be as proactive in my community and with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
According the SETX MLS there are currently 91 homes for sale that are listed as new construction, either complete or incomplete at this time. The neighborhoods with the greatest selection of new homes: Barrington Heights has 7 Colonial Estate in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
If you bought a home in Southeast Texas last year, now is the time to file for your homestead exemption. The exemption applies to a property that you own and occupy as your principal place of residence. It will lower... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Thinking about buying or selling a home in Barrington Heights this year? Then you will want to check out the home sales data for this very popular Westend neighborhood. Homes sold quickly in Barrington in 2016. The average home was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
In a the macro picture the chart above shows the number of single family homes that sold in SE Texas in 2016. It also shows the average and median price the homes sold for. 109 days was the average number... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk