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Watch out for CBS Evening News Tonight! - 07/23/07 04:07 PM
A Katie Couric exclusive on FSBO vs Realtor. I think we all know how that will turn out! CBS is trying anything to boost Katie Couric's ratings. The NAR has already contacted CBS, and they would not allow a member of the board to speak...opting for a local realtor. I hope it will not be the slant job I expect it to be...but we all need to watch and send e-mails to CBS if needed. Lets let them know...Katie is already third in the ratings...she does not need to lose any more viewers! (7 comments)
La Madeleine's to open in Katy! - 07/21/07 02:06 PM
La Madeleine's, the French countryside restaurant, is opening in Katy before the holiday season. It will be located in The Grand Shopping Center on Grand Parkway (99) and I-10. La Madeleine's is very popular at the Town and Country Mall and will be a welcome addition in Katy. The Grand also includes a free standing JC Penny, and will be joined in 2009 by a Dillard's and Macy's. A Barns and Noble Bookstore is also planned. This outdoor styled center will become the third area mall in Katy. (0 comments)
Closing Gift Idea - 07/21/07 01:08 PM
We have begun giving our clients florescent bulbs to replace the regular light bulbs to our clients who purchase a home with us. It usually costs us around $50 dollars and has been very well received. It can be a real win-win for the agents. You demonstrate to your client that you care about the environment and neighborhood you work in, while also showing the client that you are concerned with them personally and want to help them lower energy costs (one regular light bulb equals the same energy usage as about four to five florescent bulbs)! We feel that if (10 comments)
Using the internet to list homes. - 07/20/07 05:01 PM
My wife and I have a real estate team in the Katy Texas area. We sell quite a few homes every year off the internet (specifically our website) but have had little luck getting listings. We would love to expand our site to add elements that might attract sellers in the same way we are attracting buyers. Is anyone having good success using the internet to attract sellers...and if so what tools are they using...or what secrets can they part with to help us increase our success in this area. Are you getting listing hits off certain types of advertising or (1 comments)
Price Reduced on 1706 Oak Shade Dr in Greatwood Woodhaven - 07/20/07 04:55 PM
Greatwood Woodhaven, Greatwood - Announcing a price reduction on 1706 Oak Shade Dr, a 7,811 sq. ft., 5 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story. This home has a beautiful pool and spa, a separate cabana house with bathrooms and dressing room as well as an outdoor kitchen and full bar area. The media room is one of the finest in the area. You will love the peace of mind you will have with the safe room located in the pantry! You will also be right around the corner from your elementry school...and within shouting distance of a pocket park. The nearby golf course is available to (0 comments)
What is a MUD? - 07/14/07 03:30 PM
We receive quite a few questions about MUDs. We figured it was time to share some of our knowledge on the subject so that people who are considering a move to the Houston or Katy area will have a better understanding. A municipal Utility District (MUD) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas authorized by the Texas Water Code (TWC) to provide water, sewage, drainage, and other services within the MUD boundaries. The publicly elected Board of Directors manages and controls all of the affairs of the MUD subject to the continuing supervision of the Texas Water Commission. The board (0 comments)
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