Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.

The supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). As an example, here is what happened to housing inventory at the beginning of 2018:

Putting your home on the market now, rather than waiting for increased competition in the spring, might make a lot of sense.

Bottom Line

Buyers in the market during the winter are truly motivated purchasers and they want to buy now. With limited inventory currently available in most markets, sellers are in a great position to negotiate.

Real Estate in Layman’s Terms

Real Estate is one of those industries which sometimes gets too difficult to understand! At Accent Realtors, we have a mission: educate and communicate to the general public about our industry, so that we all grow and learn. Here’s our first  article explaining some things in Layman’s terms!

1. CMA (also known as Comps or Comparables)

Acronym of “Comparative Market Analysis”. They are reports prepared by agents for buyers or sellers. The goal is to understand market trends about a certain neighborhood’s values. It helps the buyer determine if they are paying a fair price for the house that they are thinking about purchasing. It also helps the sellers to decide on the asking price of the property that they are going to list.

2. MLS

Acronym of Multiple Listing Service. Agent’s don’t use Trulia, Zillow or Realtor.com as their main working tools. What they use instead is the MLS, an advance central database that feeds all the other sites. Properties are directly listed in the MLS. There, an agent can see current and past listings information, tax records, property condition reports, use financial calculators or access to different forms and contracts needed for the transaction.

3. Real Estate Agents vs Real Estate Brokers

Both are licensed professionals qualified to provide real estate services, who have to pass licensing exams. But brokers have gone one step beyond in their education, and they can create their own real estate firm, hire other brokers and agents, or work for other brokers.  In contrast, agents who are not brokers, can only work under the supervision of a broker. They cannot start their own real estate company, hire other agents or work alone.

4. Pending

When an offer on a property has been accepted by the seller, but the actual closing hasn’t taken place, we say that a house is “pending”. For different reasons, a closing can be delayed or cancelled, due to last minute financing problems, breaches of contract, or repairs needed. That´s why a few sellers decide to still show their homes when they are pending.


For Sale By Owner. It’s pretty self-explanatory if the acronym is not used, isn’t it? Unfortunately many FSBO’s go in without experience and sell for less than what they could have if listed with a real estate agent.

Do you have a term you want us to explain?

Let us know and we will be glad to help you at info@accentrealtors.com. We would love to hear your suggestions and questions for our next “Real Estate in Layman’s Terms”. Let us know a topic you are interested in!

Christmas Activities in Tulsa

With kids getting off from school for Christmas break, adults taking time off from work, and friends and family coming to town, it’s the time of year when we get to celebrate the holidays with the ones we love! There are many things to do in Tulsa during the holiday season. From Utica Square to the Aquarium, there’s an abundance of fun waiting for you and your family.

Christmas Activities in Tulsa

Utica Square

Rhema Lights Extravaganza

The Nutcracker

The Oklahoma Aquarium

  • On the days leading up to Christmas (19th -24th) the Oklahoma Aquarium has an event called “Scuba Diving Santa Claus.” Every day at 3:30 is a chance to take a picture with Santa while he is under water! How cool would that be on a Christmas card?!
  • http://www.okaquarium.org/calendar/


Christmas brings family and friends together; it helps us appreciate the love in our lives we can often take for granted. May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home with many blessings.

Ways to Fill Your Summer Days

While the heat kicks up as we enter the month of July, confinement from the outdoors is not the way to spend your summer days. In fact you should be looking for new free activities for the whole family to enjoy.

From movies to stories to food, Tulsa has a lot to offer. Our community does a great job of providing a plethora of activities made for everyone. The following list of summer fun is FREE of admission. We hope you get the chance to try out one of these events!

  1. Movie in the Park at Guthrie Green – Every other Thursday in the month of July a new movie will be shown for free in the park. It is a free and family friendly event. For more information click the link below.


  1. Story Time at Barnes and Noble – Every Tuesday morning starting at 11 am. The book of choice varies every week. This event is for children and is free! For more information click the kink below.


  1. Warren Theatre Summer Kids Series – Every Tuesday and Thursday lasting until August 6th the Warren Theatre in Broken Arrow will have free tickets available to a movie of the theatres choosing for the first to arrive. Kids 13 and under will be given a free special kids combo! For more information about this event please click the link below!


  1. Food Truck Wednesdays at The Guthrie Green – Every Wednesday at the Guthrie Green there are an abundance of food trucks that serve delicious food along with the entertainment of live music! For more information click the link below.


Last Minute Christmas Gift List

When you don’t receive a Christmas list or you do receive a list, it just isn’t elaborate enough; everyone knows it can be a pain to try to pick something out for that certain loved one.  Well, this year we are going to try and make that a little bit easier for you.  We are going to provide a list of perfectly suitable gifts sorted by age and gender.  We hope that this will be a tremendous help!

We researched all of the top toys that were being purchased this holiday season and put together a great list for you to choose from.  These are gifts range in age from 2-18!

Ages 2-4

Girls: Fur real Friends, Toy medical bag play set, and stuff animals

Boys: Home Depot toy Tool Box Kit, Hot Wheels, and Thomas and Friends Trains

Both: Leapfrog Products, Mega Blocks, and a Mr. Potato Head

Ages 5-7

Girls: Barbie dolls, Disney Princess dress up, and American Girl Dolls

Boys: Nerf Guns, Lincoln Logs, and Hex bugs

Both:  Legos, a scooter, and an art kit

Ages 8-11

Girls: Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster, Disney Frozen princess “Elsa” Doll

Boys: Ultra Stomp Rocket, Perplexus-Epic, and Snap Circuit Jr.

Both: Headbandz board game, Boogie Board, and Kinetic Sand

Ages 12-14

Girls: Karaoke Machine, the Hunger Games Trilogy, and Hairchalk

Boys: Made by Dad, Ballista Kit, and Skateboard

Both: Klutz The Encyclopedia of Immaturity, Edible Chemistry Kit, Apples to Apples

Ages 15-18

Girls: Hair Wrap and Braid Kit, Diana Camera, and Infinity scarves

Boys: Amplifying Phone Case, Scratch Map Globe, and A Prank a Day memo pad

Both: Bluetooth Droplet Speaker, custom sneaker kit, and a portable emergency phone charger.

What would be a great gift for any age?  How about a new home? J Remember Accent Realtors when you decide to buy or sell in the Tulsa, OK area!

Well there you have it, a list of some of the top presents to buy those whose lists just weren’t good enough.  We hope this has been a great help for you and we wish a very merry holiday season!




By : Alaina Molinar

Serving Our City, Food Drives in Tulsa

This holiday season there is a lot we can do to help those in need in the Tulsa, OK area.  Among the different types of charities there are a number of food drives that need our help so they can provide food for the less fortunate.  There are so many different opportunities to give back to our community and giving the people who need our help most is one of the best ways to do so.  This season there is an abundance of business’s who are helping to make those in need a little less hungry.  Sprouts, The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, and many more are participating in some kind of way to make this happen.


Sprouts is giving us the opportunity to participate in their annual Grab ‘n Give holiday food drive.  This event allows us to shop around the store and donate bags of groceries for a 10% discount.  They then take the bags and give them to the local food bank.  This is just such a great way to give back.  You are already going to be at the store and all you have to do is pick up a few extra items to donate.  It’s that easy, but for more information, click the link: https://www.sprouts.com/community-involvement

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is a food bank that is always looking for support all year round, but during this holiday season would love any extra support they can get.  They provide over 335,000 extra meals to people who are hungry in Oklahoma each week.  Isn’t that amazing?! During this season, every dollar you donate, the company will match it with two dollars more! Also, The Food Bank is hosting a Turkey Day Run! So come on out and help The Food Bank fight hunger on Thanksgiving! For more information about donating or the Turkey Run, click the link: http://okfoodbank.org/

1 in 6 people in Oklahoma suffer from hunger.  During this Holiday Season it is important that we let our giving spirits known by doing what we can for people in need.  These are great opportunities to show your care for people, but there is so much more we can do!  There are over 20 places in the Tulsa area where you can find a place to donate food or other needed items.  There is so much we can do to make sure that those who are on the streets or are just in need of a good meal have all they need over the holidays.  It doesn’t take much to make people happy.  This quote by Mario Batali says a lot, “Unlike curing cancer or heart disease, we already know how to beat hunger: food.”

Needless to say, this holiday season, make sure you reach out and help those who are in need in our community.

By: Alaina Molinar

Trick or Treating Safety Tips

This Halloween it is important that everyone stays safe while they are out and about Trick or Treating.  We have researched some great safety tips and have come up with these as our Top 10:

1. Before going out for the night, make sure that you talk with your family about what kind of route you plan to take when walking around the neighborhood.  This will ensure a safe game plan when your out and about.

2. This is a must! Wear your most comfortable shoes! No one wants to be walking around for hours on end in high heels or sandals. Make sure you know what shoes fit you best and remember to wear them for your night of pain free fun!

3. Always make sure you have some sort of light with you. Whether it be a flashlight, or taping reflective tape to your child’s costume, make sure you have that source of light.

4.Make sure that your child’s costume fits them appropriately. Avoid wearing masks and keep the length of the costume short to avoid constantly tripping over it through out the night.

5. Always walk on the sidewalks whenever it is possible. If there is no sidewalk available then walk on the far edge of the road where you are facing traffic.

6. When you are making your crosses from street to street, always cross at the cross walk.

7.  Adult supervision is a must for all kids 12 and under.

8. Never enter a house for candy.

9. Walk in well let areas of your neighborhood. It’s a lot safer considering that cars will actually be able to see you.

10. Whenever you get home make sure you look over your children’s candy and make sure there is nothing already open or home made.

We hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!

Fun Halloween Events

Halloween is in less than a week and we could not be more excited! There are many great aspects that come along with this fabulous holiday and many have to do with celebrating and candy. This year we are going to give you a couple non-traditional activities you and your family can as well as one very traditional event that everybody loves! I know that a lot of people think of Halloween as a holiday for spooky creatures and haunted houses, but that’s not all we found when putting together a list of fun things to do. The three great events I think you and your family will really enjoy this Holiday season are HallowZOOeen at the Tulsa Zoo, HallowMarine at the Oklahoma Aquarium, and finally, old fashioned Trick or Treating right in your own neighborhood!


HallowZOOeen is a family friendly event that takes place at the Tulsa Zoo. This great event is a weeklong event that started Monday the 27th and ends Friday the 31st. The fun starts at 6:30 and ends at 8:30, with tickets that only cost $8. Come join the family fun with activities that include The Haunted Train and The Cross-eyed Carousel (Those are additional fees). All of these tickets are available to be purchased online. This Halloween activity is a great way to spend time with your family and feel comfortable in a safe location. For more information about HallowZOOeen click this link: www.tulsazoo.org/events/hallowzooeen/


HallowMarine is a wonderful Halloween event that takes place at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. This event also started on Monday the 27th and ends on Friday the 31st. The Aquarium will be closing at 6 from the general public and will open again at 6:30 for the Trick or Treaters. The Aquarium will close from all of the Halloween fun at 9pm. Tickets to enter the HallowMarine event very with age so make sure to check it out on the website. There will be great activities to participate in, including: Trick or Treating, a costume contest, a bounce house/slide, and much more. There is no doubt about it that this is going to be a spooktacular event. For more information about HallowMarine click this link: www.okaquarium.org/hallowmarine/

Trick or Treating

Trick or treating is among many of the Halloween traditions that originated quite some time ago. For children, now days, it’s the best part of this Holiday. The kids get to dress up in whatever they want, stay up late, and accumulate buckets and buckets of candy. Some might consider it to be the best time of the year!

By Alaina Molinar

Free Home Ownership Event

Come meet representatives from Scissor Tail Financial, AAA Insurance, Titan, and Accent Realtors at this FREE event!

  • What? This event is to aid YOU in buying a home. Learn from the experts how and when to buy and so much more!
  • Where? Marley’s Pizzeria: 6104 E 71st St
  • When? Tuesday, May 27th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Purchasing a home can be exciting! We will walk you step by step through the process of finding a home and securing the financing in a way that makes buying a home easy. There will also be free dinner and door prizes! Advanced registration is required.

  • RSVP: Call Dan @ 918-495-3773 or @ www.HomeOwnerEvents.com

Accent FREE Shredding Party!

You’re Invited!
Free Community Party! Tomorrow May 3rd 11-2:00

·                   Paper Shredding Truck

·                   Enter to win an iPad

·                   Bounce House

·                   Popcorn

·                   Soft drinks and Water

·                   Face Painting for the Kids

Bring up to 10 boxes of documents to shred by American Document Shredding. Please remove any clips and paperclips. Enter at event to win an iPad. Name will be drawn at 2:00. You do not need to be present to win. Lots of fun stuff for all ages! Tell your Friends!

Location: 4625 S. Harvard Ave. parking lot, Tulsa, OK 74135
Visit our website – www.accentrealtors.com