realtors: Katy Fundraiser - 2nd Annual Katy Sunshine Fest to benefit The Sunshine Kids was a HIT! - 04/26/08 09:08 AM
The Katy office of Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors recently held their 2nd Annual Katy Sunshine Fest to benefit The Sunshine Kids on Thursday March 27, 2008. Over 600 Guests and our many local sponsors were astounded as they arrived at our office parking lot and were greeted by a 5,000 steel erected tent. This certainly set the tone for the evening and will be talked about for years to come.
The event kicked off with a 4:00 p.m. style show highlighting fashions and commentary from J. Barton Clothiers. Many of the models were agents from our office as well as from … (0 comments)

realtors: You, too can market your international listings through HAR - Houston Association of Realtors - 03/22/08 06:33 AM
HAR - Houston Association of Realtors has a great tool for Realtors throughout the US who wish to fully market their international listings.
We have a special section on our www.HAR.com web site devoted entirely to the practice of International Real Estate. This web page offers many items: hundreds of listings, consumer information, agent information, educational updates, consular information and more to help the consumer and real estate practitioner better understand the special components involved in a foreign property transaction.
HAR is recognized nationally for its user-friendly web site and high volume of visitors, and the International page is certainly leading the way not only on … (6 comments)

realtors: The Pitfalls of Flipping in the Houston Market Pt.1 - 03/22/08 02:30 AM
Having worked with many aspiring "flippers", I felt I should share the agent's view of the process.
First let me say, nothing is like is it on TV. The garden variety show on flipping only highlights the highs and rarely tells the lows of this venture.
As an agent, the first thing I would advise is to get your real estate license. Now, I am not a proponent of losing business by telling folks to get licensed and do it on their own, but for flipping purposes, this is truly a cost saving matter. You will need to spend a lot of … (0 comments)

realtors: How are Foreclosures Affecting Katy, TX? - 03/06/08 11:57 PM
Our Houston market, and Katy in particular, is very strong and looks to be great for 2008. While we do have certain areas that have a higher than normal foreclosure rate, you will usually see a direct connection between the rate of foreclosures and the problem of overbuilding in the same area.
I feel that inexperienced developers and builders are very much a party to the foreclosure mess as they have continued to over-build in certain areas and allowed (encouraged, I should say) unqualified buyers to purchase homes using loan vehicles (ARM's, Balloon Notes, etc.) that the buyers could not afford … (3 comments)

realtors: Starting from Scratch... A Beginner's Guide Part 1 - 02/29/08 02:41 PM
I have spent a lot of time helping my manager recruit new agents for our office, not for compensation but to help bring in great new agents and to strengthen our team. I always am questioned on the type of brokerage model that they should follow. I offer the following advice:
Do you view yourself as an Entrepreneur or an Employee? Do you know the difference? If not, then you must read the this following book, the E-Myth by Micheal E. Gerber (see link to Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/E-Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses-About/dp/0887307280/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1204345425&sr=8-1
This book follows the pathway from disgruntled employee with a skill to the pursuit of independence to almost certain failure due … (2 comments)

realtors: Texas Real Estate Update from the TAR Winter Meeting, Austin TX - 02/27/08 01:27 PM
We had a terrific TAR (Texas Assoc. of Realtors) Winter Meeting held this past weekend in Austin, TX. For those of you who have never attended the bi-annual TAR event (both the Winter Meeting and the Convention), this is a terrific event for learning more about your profession, our economic forecast and the networking opportunities are endless. Where else can you meet the most dynamic Realtors from other areas who may one day be a terrific source of incoming and outgoing referrals.
One highlights of the event was hearing Tim Irvine, Administrator with TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission) speak at the Education Forum, … (2 comments)

 
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