John R. Berrier
April 2019

Spring Cleaning with an Eye Toward ROI
Spring cleaning. It’s an activity some people love, and the rest of us merely endure. But no matter which category you fall into, being purposeful about your actions can help you make smart decisions, especially if you’re looking to sell your home soon.
      Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity for home owners to de-clutter and organize their home, It is an especially important task for home owners who currently have their home listed or plan to list in the near future. Taking the time to spruce up the home can help increase value and make a good impression on potential buyers.
         Clean out your closets - 
Mortgage Rates
U.S. averages as of April 2019:

30 yr. fixed: 4.28%
15 yr. fixed: 3.71%
5/1 yr. adj: 3.84%

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What’s one thing everyone always wants more of: closet space! Buyers will open every door and look through every closet to assess whether or not their stuff will comfortably fit inside. Pack
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5 Overlooked Factors That Can Affect Your Home’s Insurance Rates
     Insurance rates—how are they even calculated? It can be complicated, but it all comes down to an algorithm that takes many variables into account. If keeping your rates as low possible is your number one concern, you need to know about these five factors that can affect your bottom line.
      1. The age and condition of your house. This is one of the most obvious factors and also one of the biggest. The age of your house and the wiring, pipes, roof, lumber, square footage, and even how many corners it has all play a role in the price of your insurance.
      It comes down to the risk associated with the house and the costs that come with repair or replacement. For example, if your home was built in 1920, it may

How to Keep For-Sale Properties Safe
     Congratulations, you’ve put your property on the market! That’s a huge step toward the next phase of your life, whether that’s buying a new house or just selling off a rental property.
      But for potential intruders, that for-sale sign means something else entirely. Burglars sometimes target for-sale properties because they know those properties might be empty or relatively unattended.
      How do you keep your property safe while it’s on the market? A few smart home security measures can help.
      1. Smart lights and floodlights Lights are your first defense against intruders. Burglars look for easy marks—properties where nobody’s around and it doesn’t look like anyone’s home. That’s why for-sale properties are targets attractive in the first place.
      A few well-placed smart lights will

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AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION: Dallas and Ft. Worth Residential and Relocation Specialist DESIGNATIONS/AFFILLIATIONS/
AWARDS: Awarded Top 1% Realtor status by D Magazine for 2005. Holder of the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, held by only two percent of all realtors nationally, Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), and Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR). Member, Dallas Board of Realtors, Austin Board of Realtors, Houston Board of Realtors, Palestine Board of Realtors. 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Hella Temple Shriner, supporting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and the Shriner’s Burn Hospital. With over 23 years of experience in real estate and relocation, John Berrier is known by his many satisfied customers for his professional representation as well as his personalized service for each client. John attributes his success to his team at Corporate Relocation, Inc. (CRI), who provide stellar, boutique service directly to his clients. Those services include: direct real estate listings, home finding, area orientation, temporary housing, leasing, mortgage brokering, house hold goods shipping, accounting gross-ups, amended sales, buyouts, policy making, record storage, and individual consulting. John Berrier and CRI take pride in providing a single point of contact for all services. John Berrier’s mantra is, “I treat each client as if they are directly responsible for the retention of 50 additional clients.”

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