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Can't find the home you want in Richardson Heights? - 06/30/08 10:17 PM
Can't find the home you want in Richardson Heights? We have an extensive network in this area and know about many properties before they become officially available. Contact us and let us know what you are searching for and we will contact our network. Contact us www.teamrobbins.com or by phone - 214-563-4584 cell or by email - email@example.com
Are you searching for a home in Richardson Heights for less than 200K? - 06/30/08 10:11 PM
Are you searching for a home in Richardson Heights for less than 200K? Jay & I will have a property available at the end of July. We will post pictures and an exact price in the next couple of weeks. We are currently working on the property and getting it ready for its new owner. The house features 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 living areas, large kitchen, indoor laundry room and a 2 car garage. The home is on a pier and beam foundation with hardwood flooring. Contact us if you would like to be notified when the home is ready (0 comments)
Sprouts is Opening in Mid Summer in West Richardson - 06/29/08 12:26 PM
Sprouts is Opening in Mid Summer located in the shopping center on the South East corner of Coit and Campbell in Richardson, Texas. See Sprouts website http://sprouts.com/home.php I am excited about this new store in our neighborhood. The new store is offering a variety of organic and healthy food options with a farmer market style produce selection. When the store opens Jay & I will check it out and report back to you. Contact us for all of your real estate needs. Robbins Real Estate Group Mindy & Jay Robbins wwwTeamRobbins.com firstname.lastname@example.org 214-563-4584 (3 comments)
We have a NEW healthy grocery store option in Richardson, Texas Jay & I went shopping at the new Natural Grocer http://www.naturalgrocers.com/ at the corner of Coit & Campbell in Richardson last week. We found a clean organized store with great prices. The prices we saw were lower than the other well known organic food store. They carry all the brands you would expect from an organic food store. The staff was helpful and nice. Go check out the new store and help support this name company in our city. I look forward to my next shopping trip! Mindy Robbins, (0 comments)
SOLD! 711 S Weatherred Richardson, TX Robbins Real Estate Group - 06/26/08 05:32 PM
We just helped our Buyer purchase 711 S Weatherred! Here's what she said about working with us on her recent purchase; I first met Jay and Mindy in 2004. I had contacted them about one of their listings and they suggested meeting for coffee at a convenient Starbucks to get to know me and what I was looking for in a home. This was my first hint of their commitment to their clients. They were truly interested in finding the perfect home for me. This spring I decided to move back to my Richardson Heights roots - a 1950's pier and beam with hardwoods. So (0 comments)
Amigo's has good food for great prices. Their queso is the best. http://www.amigosrestaurantcomidacasera.com/ 940 East Beltline Road, Suite 142 Richardson, TX 75081 (972)235-0116 Sushi Sake has the best Sushi in Town and draws a crowd. It's worth the wait in line. http://sushi-sake.com/ 2150 N. Collins Blvd. Richardson, TX 75080 TEL: (972) 470-0722 Amore is a popular inexpensive Italian place they have the best rolls!http://www.cafeamoredfw.com/about.htm 600 N. Coit Rd. Suite #2050Richardson, TX 75080 (972)699.8322 Campisis is good for bring your own wine to dine in! They have best meatballs! http://www.campisis.com/ 7632 Campbell Rd, Ste 315, (2 comments)
Richardson Homes for sale, Call Robbins Real Estate for all of your real estate needs - 06/24/08 08:30 PM
I first met Jay and Mindy in 2004. I had contacted them about one of their listings and they suggested meeting for coffee at a convenient Starbucks to get to know me and what I was looking for in a home. This was my first hint of their commitment to their clients. They were truly interested in finding the perfect home for me. This spring I decided to move back to my Richardson Heights roots - a 1950's pier and beam with hardwoods. So I called the Richardson Heights experts - Team Robbins! This is one of the hottest markets in North Dallas and many (0 comments)
How to add photos and clip art to my blogs on AR? - 06/17/08 03:00 PM
How do I go about adding photos and clip art to my blogs on AR? Last week I was able to copy and paste an image and it would appear on my blog. I cannot get any images to post on my blogs this week. Is this a known problem that AR is working on? Or is user error? Please share how to post an image on a blog.
I WANT A PICTURE HERE!!! Thanks in advance... UPDATE!!! My pop blocker was on...thanks to all that help. Look for more photos from me. Mindy (12 comments)
JUNK TEXT MESSAGES OR SPAM TEXT MESSAGE? Read This... - 06/17/08 02:52 PM
Heard of JUNK TEXT MESSAGES or SPAM TEXT MESSAGES? Well I got my first yesterday. It's a very important message I will share you. From 248-885-48++ - "As seen on MTV, try it FREE our award winning European Health Products. Reply DIET back to the message for details." Intrested in this Diet plan? Let me know I'll give you the number to get in touch. Would you send this type of SPAM for text to sell a house?
Mindy and Jay Robbins Your Richardson, Texas listing and buyer's agent Robbins Real Estate Group - 06/16/08 10:18 PM
Mindy and Jay Robbins Your Richardson, Texas listing and buyer's agent Robbins Real Estate Group We list properties for sale in all areas of Richardson. Jay & I focus on selling houses in the great city of Richardson. Call on us. We can help get your house ready for the market with our many vendor referrals. We offer the most advanced marketing. We post on most real estate websites that feature real estate listings. We blog about our listings. We also have a nationwide network of Realtors. We exchange real estate property listings. Contact us today and we can discuss how (0 comments)
Ever had one of your listings hijacked by another agent? - 06/16/08 03:37 PM
Ever had one of your listings hijacked by another agent? We have had three of our listings hijacked once on Craigslist.com and the other earlier this month on Activerain.com. We also caught someone claiming one of our listings on Zillow.com I emailed the agent on Activerain yesterday and she has not responded. I informed the agent that she did not have our permission to market our listing as her own. Our professional photography also has copyrights. She is also displaying 840 other listings from our local MLS. Has this happened to you? Have you searched to see if your local competitors (9 comments)
I have been trying to post photos in the Dallas area on Localism.com since last night. I get this error http://localism.com/upload-photo?city_id=43296 message.
Seems there is trouble on the site. I have to log in 3 times before it granted my access. I like the site and want to participate. Any idea on how long it will take to repair the site?
What makes a good blogger and ActiveRainer? - 06/15/08 12:06 PM
I am new to ActiveRain. I want to learn to be a great blogger. I am just starting out...any advice or help???This is first post with NVU. I suppose I will go back and read the directions. I would like to be able to post interesting blogs with images and in html format. Which programs do you find that are the most user friendly. I am looking for an easy to use product. Maybe something like postlets for blogs. My listings look fabulous that I post on ActiveRain thanks to postlets. Any sugesstions? Please post the website of the product you like to (11 comments)
Would you like a dog park in Richardson? - 06/14/08 11:46 PM
Would you like to see a dog park in Richardson? I think it would be a nice neighborhood socializing spot. Dallas and Plano both have dog parks. We have plenty of parks to choose from and plenty of acreage at many of the city parks. Would you visit the dog park, if Richardson created one?
The mystery of the TOP 1% ranking in the nation for Realtors... - 06/13/08 10:55 AM
The mystery of the TOP 1% ranking in the nation for Realtors... Who does this analysis? Is it a company? Is it exclusive to ReMax agents? I have seen agents advertise that they rank top 1% or 2% in the nation. I would like to know how we rank among the nations Realtors. Where can I find the company, tool or place?
Best follow up contact lead system in real estate? - 06/13/08 10:21 AM
What is best follow up contact lead system in real estate? We used Top Producer for a while and did not like that product. We are currently using ACT! We are not getting everything we need from this program. Which system do you use? Please share some example of success. I am looking for a product that will track leads from emails, walk-ins, realtor.com and other web lead. I would love to see a system that has customized plans for follow up. For example we need one for keeping prospects warm for 3-36 months and one for our sphere. We have (7 comments)
Buyers with cash cant get a loan... - 06/12/08 12:58 PM
We've recently run into situations with buyers that I'd never have predicted 2 years ago: Buyers looking for houses in the Dallas area with over 30% cash to put down and good credit have been unable to get a loan. In one case, the buyer is self employed, and in the other, recently employed. These buyers reminded me of a conversation I had with a local banker recently. He told me that several years ago they had a thriving mortgage business for home buyers that didn't fit traditional guidelines for loans. They offered mortgages to buyers at higher rates and lower (6 comments)
Live closer to work and your other daily activities and you'll save money on gas. - 06/12/08 12:36 PM
If you were one of the many people that moved out to Little Elm, McKinney or Frisco with the dream of owning a new big house...its not too late to move back closer to downtown. There are affordable homes in Richardson within a 20 to 30 minute commute to downtown Dallas. Use the links below to view options in different price ranges. Trade your new construction for trees...we have lots of trees in West Richardson! Contact us today www.teamrobbins.com
We buy houses in Richardson Heights. - 06/11/08 10:01 PM
We buy houses in Richardson Heights. We are searching for houses to buy and renovate in Richardson Heights. We present fair offers based on the current market value of its current condition. We can take on properties that need minor or major repairs. We want to help you get the most money for your house in quick period of time. Contact us today! www.teamrobbins.com (0 comments)
Does the current real estate market compare to the market in the 80's? - 06/11/08 02:14 PM
Does the current real estate market compare to the market in the 80's? I am in my early 30's. I have heard about the home loan interest rates as high as 18% in the 80's. If you worked in the market back then, is the current market comparable? The current rates are not bad in my opinion but the requirements to get a loan are very strict. I don't think most buyers can come up with the down payments. I am a positive person with an optimistic outlook. What do you think?
Buyers are you confused about buying your next house? - 06/11/08 11:11 AM
The real estate process does not have to be a confusing one. Jay & I act as project managers and help you every step of the process. We can help you get in touch with the best loan officers that suit your needs. We only refer loan officers and other professional that have a proven success rate to help our clients. We have helped 31 buyers and sellers successfully close transactions this year (1/1/2008-6/10/2008). See what our clients say about their real estate experience working with us. Contact us today 214-563-4584
"The Robbins Group worked with me on my (0 comments)
A little bird told me that Richardson will soon be named one of the best places to live - 06/06/08 11:25 AM
I believe Richardson should be on the list. Jay & I have lived in Richardson since 2000. We purchased our first home in Richardson Heights. So far, we have purchased a total 4 houses in Richardson Heights (one in Richardson Heights Estate on the creek) and we will be closing on the 5th (this will be an investment property) in Richardson Heights next month. We have lived in 3 of the homes and improved each property more extensively as we move up. We really enjoy living and investing in Richardson Heights! If you're interested in Richardson or Richardson Heights real estate (0 comments)
Mindy & Jay Robbins are real estate agents that specialize in residential real estate in the north Texas area. We can help first time buyers, buyers, sellers, in the North Dallas, Richardson, Plano and surrounding areas. Homes for sale, House for sale, listing agent, buyers agent, Neighborhood Specialist, Mensa, Broker
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