About Sunnyvale ,Texas

Sunnyvale, Texas

Sunnyvale, Texas, is a part of the thriving Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, this small, upscale community in eastern Dallas County retains a personality and flavor all its own. The town is bordered by the peaceful waters of Lake Ray Hubbard and the sprawling, rural expanse of Kaufman County.  Sunnyvale is situated to truly benefit from the “best of both worlds.”  The Sunnyvale ISD provides the highest level of education for children from Kindergarten through 9th grade. Sunnyvale is a rural, sparsely populated, affluent town in Dallas County, Texas, United States. It is the easternmost city completely within Dallas County. The population was 7,835 at the 2020 census.

See What People Are Saying About DFWCityhomes

  • Lisa Smit
    Lisa Smit
    2022-06-04
    Google

    This is the 2nd time we've used DFW City Homes to sell our house, and we couldn't be happier. It's the same professional service as any other agency - but at a fraction of the cost. Tod was easy to work with, responsive and extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the real estate market. Highly recommend.

  • Luis Muniz
    Luis Muniz
    2022-06-04
    Google

    I highly recommend Tod and DFWCityhomes to help you sell your house. You save thousands of dollars in seller realtor fees while he takes care of everything. 4103 Balboa Court, Arlington, Texas 76016

  • Brett Benton
    Brett Benton
    2022-06-04
    Google

    Thank you Tod Franklin for the excellent service! We knew you were the right person to List our Home. You saved us so much money on fees, while still providing all the professional expertise and advice we needed through the successful transaction, way above asking. You are a life saver!

  • Chris Dancy
    Chris Dancy
    2022-05-04
    Google

  • Luis Arenas
    Luis Arenas
    2022-04-04
    Google

    Buying and finding a house at the top of the market was not an easy task. Anytime there was a house we wanted to see, Tod Franklin moved fast as houses were flying off the market. He was very knowledgeable, professional and personal. Tod explained everything in a way that was easy to understand from the making the offer, to working with the mortgage company and never pressure us to buy anything that we don't like or hesitate. Tod really cared about us and understood our needs. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home.

  • Denis B
    Denis B
    2022-04-04
    Google

    My wife and I highly recommend Tod Franklin and DFWCityhomes. The process is simply, fast and easy to understand. A couple of hours with Tod and the house was on the market. 2 days later and 8 offers the house was sold over asking price. In addition, we saved over $18,000 in realtor fees!! Give it a try - a more modern and efficient approach to selling your home.

  • Heather McClure
    Heather McClure
    2022-04-04
    Google

    Tod was great! From gorgeous pictures of our home to negotiation with buyer agents to advice throughout to closing, he was professional, efficient, and his price is more than fair. Really amazing! We closed on time and he definitely went above and beyond. Would highly recommend him to my dearest friends, and everyone!

  • Sombol Kazmi
    Sombol Kazmi
    2022-04-04
    Google

    We recently purchased our first home in Dallas. Buying a home for the first time, especially in this market was stressful to say the least but we were lucky enough to have Tod Franklin as our realtor. He is everything you would want in a realtor- professional, extremely knowledgeable and patient. We have learned so much in the short time we have known Tod and we are very grateful for the time and energy he spent on helping us find our home. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the Dallas area!

  • Third time my family has used Tod Franklin to sell houses in the DFW area. Excellent service! We will use again when the need arises.

  • Jay Jordan
    Jay Jordan
    2022-04-04
    Google

    We listed our house with Tod from DFWCityHomes. The process was simple and saved us to a lot of money. Tod was easy to work with and very knowledgable. He communicated regularly with us throughout the process. He did a good job of guiding us in pricing our house accordingly for the neighborhood and market.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Flat Fee MLS Listing?

In a Flat Fee MLS Listing arrangement, a seller contracts with a real estate broker to list their property on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for a flat fee instead of paying the traditional percentage-based commission to the listing agent. This allows the seller to save money on the listing side of the transaction while still getting the exposure and marketing benefits of the MLS.

When sold, the seller is responsible for paying the buyer’s agent commission, which is typically around 2-3% of the sale price. This type of arrangement can be beneficial for sellers who want to save money on the listing side of the transaction and have some experience in real estate transactions, but it is important to note that the seller may need to handle aspects of the selling process themselves.

What is a Buyer Rebate?

When buying a home, the seller pays a buyer agent commission. Our rebate is one-third of that commission paid back to you as an incentive to do business with us. You save a lot of money and can use your rebate for anything you want.

What is a Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?

An MLS is a centralized database used by real estate brokers and agents to share information about properties for sale, providing detailed information including the listing price, property features, location, and other important details, and increasing visibility for potential buyers.

The MLS is run by local or regional realtor associations, and offers full market exposure to buyers and sellers, with more than 800 associations across the USA. According to National Association of Realtors (NAR), MLS transactions accounted for about 92% of home sales in 2020. Overall, the MLS promotes transparency and efficiency, making it easier for buyers and sellers to connect and complete real estate transactions.

MLS listings are an essential tool for both buyers and sellers in the real estate market. Buyers can use the MLS to search for properties that meet their specific criteria, while sellers can use the MLS to get full exposure to the marketplace, offering their properties to a large audience of potential buyers. Overall, the MLS helps to promote transparency and efficiency and makes it easier for buyers and sellers to connect and complete real estate transactions.

What is a For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

FSBO is a real estate transaction where the seller chooses to sell their property without an agent. The seller assumes responsibilities such as pricing, marketing, negotiating offers, and managing the closing process. FSBO transactions are typically undertaken by sellers who want to save money on real estate commissions or have experience in the real estate industry.

However, FSBO transactions can be challenging as the seller may lack the experience and resources of an agent. It is important for sellers to weigh the pros and cons before deciding to go this route. Working with a reputable and experienced real estate agent or broker can provide valuable expertise and guidance throughout the selling process.

What is the difference between a Flat Fee MLS Listing and traditional Realtor® 6% listing service?

A Flat Fee MLS Listing is different from a traditional 6% listing in how the real estate agent is compensated. In a traditional listing, the seller pays a percentage-based commission of typically 5-6% of the sale price to the listing agent, who then splits that commission with the buyer’s agent. In contrast, a Flat Fee MLS Listing involves a flat fee paid by the seller to the agent for listing the property on the MLS, with the commission paid to the buyer’s agent usually specified separately. While the fee structure is the main difference, there are also differences in the services provided.

In a traditional listing, the listing agent handles most aspects of the selling process, while in a Flat Fee MLS Listing, the seller is responsible for some tasks. It is important to research providers and understand what services are included in the fee. Using a Flat Fee MLS Listing can avoid the conflict of interest in dual agency, where an agent represents both the buyer and the seller. Ultimately, the choice of listing service depends on the seller’s goals, preferences, and comfort level with the selling process.

What questions should I be asking brokers and agents?

What are the fees and commissions?
Do you help with pricing strategies?
How will you market my property?
How will you schedule appointments?
What is your track record?
How do you provide representation?
Who is the central point of contact for buyers and buyer agents?
Do you provide transaction and closing assistance?
How long will it take to get my listing in MLS?
How are documents completed and signed?
How do you communicate with me?
Who is the point of contact?
*Some features excluded in the Limited Flat Fee listing Service

What should I do to get my home ready to sale?

The way you sell a home and live in a home are different things. The foremost number one thing to do is, “declutter” counters, walls and rooms. I walk into showings all the time and the garage is stacked floor to ceiling with Tupperware crates of removed clutter. Clean and make attractive all rooms, furnishings, floors, walls and ceilings. Make sure the basic appliances and fixtures work and get rid of leaky faucets and frayed cords. Make the house smell great.

Should I make repairs to sell my home?

Making repairs leads to a better sales price and a faster sell. It’s not always an easy decision about what to do and how much to spend. Your market analysis and agent should assist you in making repair decisions.

How will I see where my home is shown on the Internet?

It is simple, in considering listing services, enter the property address and Google search some of their active listings. After your listing is live, Google search your property address. You will see all the major sites on the first page. 

We make sure to list your home on a wide range of websites, including Realtor.com®TruliaZillow, and various real estate firms. In addition, we also post your listing on social media platforms such as FacebookTwitterPinterest, and more.

What are the steps involved in selling my home?

Selling a home requires an accurate asking price and understanding of selling options. Homeowners can choose to sell on their own through a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) arrangement, but this can be complex and time-consuming. Many prefer working with an experienced real estate broker or agent, who can provide expertise, guidance, and support throughout the process.

Steps include determining the home’s value, establishing timeline and budget, choosing a listing service, preparing the home for sale, marketing the home, receiving and reviewing offers, negotiating the sale, completing the sale, and moving out. These steps can be complex, which is why many homeowners prefer to work with a brokerage such as DFWCityhomes. Click here to Submit a Request For a Proposal.

What is a REALTOR®?

REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.


Our Track Record

I’m excited to announce that after 18 years of providing dedicated service, our clients have collectively saved over $10,000,000 in commissions! Among these savings are over $1,100,000 for clients who found unrepresented buyers and were able to avoid any selling costs. On top of that, we’ve distributed more than $330,000 in incentive rebates to over 100 satisfied buyers. These remarkable achievements are a true testament to our commitment to providing high-quality, cost-effective real estate services to our clients.

Tod G. Franklin – Realtor®, Broker, Owner, and multi-million dollar producer at DFWCityhomes
Our MLS Association Partners
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ABOR MLS Austin Board of Realtors
CCAR Corpus Christi Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service MLS
SABOR MLS San Antonio Board of Realtors
GTAR Greater Tyler Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service MLS
Central Texas Multiple Listing Service MLS
Greater El Paso Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service MLS
Lubbock Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service MLS
Waco Association of REALTORS®

DFWCityhomes is an established and highly regarded Flat Fee MLS Listing Service company in Texas. We have been providing dedicated service for almost two decades delivering personalized service to each client. As the best Flat Fee MLS Listing Service in Texas, we offer affordable and excellent service, while our track record showcases our commitment to professionalism, integrity, and customer satisfaction.

Visit our MLS listing comparison chart and Flat Fee MLS Listing Services to see a detailed breakdown of the different plans and their features.

You can Contact Us or call (214)-207-0210 to speak with a Realtor® and find out how we can save you time and money.

DFWCityhomes is an established Flat Fee MLS listing Service and Full Service real estate company that represents buyers and sellers in Sunnyvale, Texas. Our clients receive a full service experience with Realtor® representation at a fraction of the cost. Our simplified process is hassle free, proven, and effective.

Interested in learning more? Click MLS Listing Services or Buyer Rebate Services to see how we may help you. Contact Us or Call (214)-207-0210 and we will explain to you how our Realtors® can save you time and money.