Real Estate

Our Process

Link Karlen and Erica Stegner are highly experienced realtors who specialize in the luxury real estate market in North Texas.

With an in-depth understanding of the local market dynamics, these realtors possess the knowledge and expertise to guide clients through the process of buying or selling their dream homes. Their commitment to delivering exceptional service, paired with their extensive network and resources, ensures that clients receive the utmost care and attention throughout their real estate journey.

As expert realtors in luxury real estate, Link and Erica have a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the unique requirements and preferences of discerning buyers and sellers. Whether you are looking to purchase a prestigious property or sell your luxury home at the best possible price, they provide personalized guidance and strategic advice tailored to your specific needs. By leveraging their expertise, market insights, and negotiation skills, Link and Erica go above and beyond to ensure that their clients achieve their real estate goals with confidence and satisfaction.

Whether you are a seasoned investor or a first-time buyer, Link Karlen and Erica Stegner are the trusted realtors you need in the luxury real estate market of North Texas. Their commitment to excellence, extensive market knowledge, and dedication to client satisfaction make them the go-to experts for buying or selling your home. With Link and Erica by your side, you can navigate the complexities of the luxury real estate market with ease, knowing that you have a team of realors who are passionate about helping you achieve success in your real estate endeavors.

Purchasing Your Texas Retreat

Allow them to guide you through their meticulous process, designed to match your distinct preferences and fulfill your every aspiration.

We’ll begin by discussing your priorities and preferences for your luxury home. This helps us understand your requirements in terms of location, size, style, amenities, and any unique features you desire. Setting a realistic budget is crucial to align your expectations with the available options.

We will schedule private property tours for the homes that align with your preferences. Our goal is to make your property tours exclusive and comfortable, in line with the luxury market’s standards.

Rely on us to conduct a thorough market analysis to provide you with insights into pricing trends and property values in your desired area. This analysis will empower you to make an informed decision.

We will skillfully negotiate on your behalf, taking into account various factors including the purchase price, terms, contingencies, and other intricacies specific to luxury property transactions.

Count on us to guide you through the due diligence process. This involves inspections, title searches, and verifying property-specific details to ensure you’re fully aware of the property’s condition and any potential concerns.

We will assist in drafting a comprehensive purchase contract that outlines the terms of the agreement. Once both parties agree, we’ll guide you through the process of depositing earnest money into an escrow account, temporarily removing the property from the market.

If you’re securing financing, we’ll collaborate with your chosen lender to ensure a smooth mortgage process. This may also involve coordinating with the appraiser to determine the property’s value.

As the closing date approaches, we’ll liaise with various parties involved, such as the seller’s agent, title company, and possibly an attorney, to ensure all necessary paperwork is in order.

We’ll accompany you on the final walkthrough to verify the property’s condition and ensure any negotiated repairs have been completed to your satisfaction.

At the closing, we’ll guide you through the process of signing all necessary documents, including the deed and any loan-related paperwork. We’ll also assist in settling remaining financial obligations.

Ownership Transfer: After the closing, the property ownership will be officially transferred to you. We’ll hand over the keys and necessary documents, marking the culmination of the purchase process.

We want to be the first to congratulate you on the purchase of Your Texas Retreat!

Selling Your Home

Allow them to guide you through their meticulous process, designed to match your distinct preferences and fulfill your every aspiration.

Meet one, or both, of our experts for a personalized experience beginning with a preview of the property followed by an in-depth conversation to understand your goals. From there they collaborate with you about any recommended improvements, set expectations about the timeline, discuss the current market, answer any questions you may have then complete initial paperwork.

Our expert Realtors prepare a formal Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) providing you with a pricing report complete with careful adjustments tailored to your home based on recently sold houses in the area, active properties that buyers are currently shopping and the dynamic market shifts topped off with expert strategies and recommendations.

As you declutter and begin emotionally detaching from the property, our experts are at work scheduling trusted contractors to perform repairs, replacements or upgrades as agreed upon.

Once the work is complete, they then bring in their preferred stagers and photographers to begin the mastermind marketing and expose your house to the largest group of qualified buyers to maximize your profits! This includes, but is not limited to, presenting the facts and features on all major home websites, social media, email blasts, print marketing, personal local and international networks and intentional word-of-mouth.

The, “Coming Soon,” phase is optional, but is essentially the move trailer to your premier! It allows both Realtors and the public to view the photos, virtual tours and information online, while restricting their ability to view the home in person. It not only helps build anticipation, but it also provides an additional window to continue completing the perfection of the home (refinishing hardwoods, organizing closets, last minute repairs, etc) while alerting prospective buyers of their opportunity.

Congratulations, the big day has arrived! Realtors begin showing the property to buyers and our experts can also hold an Open House for any unrepresented buyers, or neighbors, to tour! If you have been thinking of getting away for an extended weekend, this is a great time! 

Common Questions we get as Realtors

North Texas Community FAQs

Contact Link or Erica. They will assist you through choosing a lot, a builder, and designing your dream home!

As many factors are involved in the process, and they are custom built to each client’s preferences, the estimated completion time from securing a lot is 9 – 24 months.

We are experts familiar with the area and builders, so we’ll help you make an informed decision when choosing a builder that aligns with your vision and requirements for your new home.

A variety of exclusive memberships are available to both real estate lot ownership and founding/equity members.

More details are on Avanzada’s website.

We have fantastic relationships with interior designers and suppliers. 

Residential and Commercial lenders are available for any price point. 

Yes, us! Reach out to Link or Erica today.

Standard, but with an additional MUD (municipal utility district) tax.  Avanzada will build a utility company for water and sewer. 

Shopping/retail, offices, healthcare (doctors and fitness centers), vet techs, beauty, coffee, eateries, fine dining, all with a custom concierge focus for it’s Avanzada members.

We can put together a tailored itinerary for your stay depending on a number of factors. 

Why Work with Link?

Link’s extensive experience in the luxury real estate market, combined with his lifelong love of golf, makes him a highly sought-after realtor for clients seeking to buy or sell homes in Avanzada. His knowledge of the real estate market and his ability to leverage industry insights to provide the best possible service to his clients has earned him a reputation as a trusted and knowledgeable advisor.

Link’s approach to real estate is client-centric, focusing on building lasting relationships with his clients to understand their needs and help them achieve their real estate goals. He takes pride in being responsive and accessible to his clients, ensuring that they receive timely and accurate information throughout the buying or selling process. If you’re looking for a home in Avanzada, Link’s expertise and commitment to providing exceptional service makes him an outstanding choice for your Avanzada purchase.

Link Karlen, Realtors

Why Work with Erica?

Erica Stegner is a seasoned realtor with over 8 years of experience in the industry. During this time, she has gained an extensive understanding of real estate, including the luxury market, and has successfully represented multiple clients in million-dollar deals. Erica’s commitment to cultivating a deep understanding of the industry sets her apart from her peers, and she has been recognized by established companies frequently recognized by Forbes as some of the most innovative leaders in the real estate market.

Erica’s approach to real estate is based on her passion for architecture, negotiations, and pricing. She is committed to providing her clients with the highest level of service, and she goes above and beyond to ensure that their needs are met. Erica’s attention to detail and her ability to leverage her industry insights to provide the best possible service to her clients has earned her a reputation as a trusted and knowledgeable advisor. She takes pride in staying up-to-date with the latest trends and market conditions to help her clients make informed decisions about their real estate investments. If you want to live in Avanzada, Erica’s expertise and commitment to providing exceptional service make her an outstanding choice for your real estate needs.

Erica Stegner, Realtors
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