frisco: HomeBuyer Seminar in Plano-Frisco, TX - 05/31/08 10:32 AM
Please join us either June 4th or 11th Call for reservations 6:30pm to 8:30pm 469-429-0160 Leave name, number and DATE! Refreshments will be served. Click here to check outThe Frisco Real Estate Buying! See you there! … (1 comments)

frisco: What's going on this week at the Office? - 04/05/08 07:39 AM

Easy floor plan and Easy to show.  It's had it's face washed this weekend so if you have or are the gardener who wants to live in Frisco, just north of Main street, Don't let the roadwork stop you from seeing this one. GREAT yard. House is nice too! Camfield Frisco, TX 75034
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frisco: Jeff Crilley came to visit - 04/05/08 07:31 AM
When one of the TV guys shows up for an office meeting the agents come out in droves! Even top producing agents who may stop by for a bit of lunch while usually on the run to important appointments-sat down to listen to Jeff's comments and join in the giggles.
We had the pleasure of a visit from MR. Jeff Crilley of Channel 4 here in Dallas. He spoke to our office about "How to market using little to no money, on building a recognizable brand and getting attention from the press." That wasn't the real topic but it covers what we learned … (0 comments)

frisco: This time of year brings change - 02/12/08 01:02 AM
It's funny that this is a true statement when it comes to real estate as well. I was playing with adwords on Google and had so much fun finding out what words work at which time of the year. What a neat exercize!  So this time of year coming up-for your information, people are interested in learning more about "distressed properties", they may search for the term "HUD" homes and "Shorts" and in shortsale i suspect. Everyone is looking for a deal. Well so are we! So be wise use these words in your communications online! Let me know how it … (1 comments)

frisco: Frisco Texas, New Build area on Sale! - 02/03/08 06:13 AM

I need a new owner. I'm only 2 years old! Make me a home again?
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frisco: Frisco Texas, New Build area on Sale! - 02/03/08 06:12 AM

I need a new owner. I'm only 2 years old! Make me a home again?
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frisco: Just look at these numbers for Texas! - 01/24/08 06:22 AM
Of the top ten cities in the U.S two of the top ten are in Texas and both are seeing an INCREASE in home values! What are you saying when someone asks how is the market? I saw an articule yesterday where a long time broker in another southern state was crying the blues over the state of the state in his state. I hope that you are celebrating the state of our state for your customers so that they can take advantage of this incrediblly rare opportunity to grab a slice of the american pie dream of home ownership.  By the … (1 comments)

frisco: Shaddock Creek estates is just reduced! - 01/24/08 05:40 AM
UPDATE***UPDATE***UPDATE***UPDATE***UPDATE on 10906030   Now $50K under new builds in the area!
We are looking for highest and best offers on this property. I will be happy to get you in just give me a call or check in with CSS if you are a professional. This home is great for people who need an extra downstairs bedroom for their comfort. There are 3 upstairs.
 
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frisco: I just heard... - 01/13/08 11:53 AM
March 15, 2008 the downpayment assistance programs are going to end. So IF you are thinking about buying a home and think that you might have wanted to take advantage of this program, NOW is the time to be calling. Right now. It can take up to 30 days to close from contract to closing. I do know people...BUT,
The point is if you are in the market for a home this year and need down-payment assistance-let's talk now.
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frisco: Ok it's time to jumpstart those languishing listings - 01/02/08 01:09 AM
10906030 This one in Frisco isn't languishing, yet. I just want to get an offer and get on with it! It's cold outside and I'm checking on it and it's cold outside!
I don't like leaving listings on the market these days. or ever for that matter! So check it out $410,000 send me an offer and let's see where it goes, eh? Or give me a call and I'll help you see it and write it up!
 
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frisco: The Time in between times-a better time to buy. - 01/02/08 12:51 AM
Why buy a home in North TEXAS in January 2008?
There are a few good reasons to think about a purchase at this time of year:
1. The rates are the lowest we have seen in years and while they will probably      stay this low or even drop a tiny bit before the next election in November       they may begin to climb again after that time.2.  Historically before a National Election interest rates will go down and       after one they begin to rise. Just a point of interest.3.  The main reason people buy a home is to be able to take … (0 comments)

frisco: Some days are better than others! - 12/19/07 02:27 AM
Yesterday was a pretty good day all things considered. I took my daughter to school and came home to change out of my sweats and get ready for the workday. I printed out my assignments, kissed my husband and took off before 9 am. I like to get out the door before other people get on the road these days. I did get lost (My own fault!)even though I printed out my maps-for some reason, I decided to start from the end and that messed up my plans a bit- see how one little change can mess up your day? I wasn't sure how the … (0 comments)

frisco: 12 Reasons to by your first home during the holidays - 12/16/07 07:59 AM
1. There have never been more homes to choose from. The selection is fantastic. 2. Interest rates are at historic lows and are still coming down. 3. Lots of homes that you can buy, even for under $150,000 right now! 4. FHA Financing is better this year than next if your credit is a bit colorful.5. Lenders aren't as busy and can process loans faster. 6. Purchasing a home is the best long term investment most families ever make. 7. During the holidays there is less competition from other buyers. 8. Home ownership has tax advantages over renting, and those advantages … (0 comments)

frisco: REALTORS a moment please! - 12/05/07 09:18 AM
Should you be marketing any of your listings a bit differently?  Today when you take a listing do you ever have a slightly sinking feeling that says hmmm this one's going to be a tough one to sell? Have you ever wondered if the buyer that is THE buyer for a particular listing is really "local"? Perhaps not. So what do you do?
I started off on this track because I have been asked to help market a development in Mexico. Now I know that I am going to get replys from everyone with either a CIPS or IRES. That's OK those … (0 comments)

frisco: When all else fails-Trade it! - 11/29/07 03:21 AM
1031 when all else fails! Trade it!
As some of you know I am licensed in two states: Texas and Florida which works for us because we enjoy the Sunshine state and we have children and grands who live there. Which brings me to the point. My oldest daughter and mother to two of our grandchildren has had her home on the market for over a year in south FLorida. She is Mrs Clean (You can eat at my house but, probably not off the floor!) Her house-no problem! At any rate while they have had some traffic no, successful offers.  I'll … (1 comments)

frisco: No real estate resolutions yet? - 11/19/07 04:45 AM
I am adding to mine daily it seems:
I will schedule my Buyer seminars 3 at a time so that I can offer options when people tell me they can't make the first date. (No more excuses-when I can solve it!)
I am researching and plan to buy a video camera and will be adding longer "Live" looking updates to my website. It will probably be a Sony, unless something serious makes me change my mind-I have been using their digital cameras for over 5 years and love them.  Here's a well researched link for anyone else looking into this from a consumer reports … (3 comments)

frisco: Everybody is a buyer at some point! - 11/11/07 07:56 AM
What stage Buyer are you?
Renting because we just moved to town and want to get a feel for the place?Renting while we save some money?Just graduated and want to invest for the future?Getting married and thinking about what a home should be?Have a VAHaving a baby and will need more room? Trying to decide what's next?Need to clean up my credit before I buy?Need to save some money before I buy?Investor and shopping?Going through a divorce and need alternatives?Kids have moved and we have way too much space?Kids have moved, it's time to play we are ready for a second or … (0 comments)

frisco: Leads, Leads, Leads - 11/11/07 06:41 AM
I know as I write this post that more people, well REALTOR people, will look here than at most of the other posts that I have written even though other posts may be better written, (this one is completely personal)this topic is what got you here! So let's get some meat and potatos on the screen.
I took my daughter to the "special park" yesterday and found a new Seller. I am practicing Belly to bellycommunication. Now what really happened was this: We went to the park early about 9am on Saturday.This is my daughter's favorite park, it is across from a library, … (4 comments)

frisco: Open Houses to do or not to do? - 10/19/07 09:40 AM
I spoke about this earlier today and as I was on my realtown blogs I saw a note from a Gentleman in Michigan who suggest 15 minute open houses and I kind of like that idea. From what I can tell they gather the buyers at one starting point and give them flags to identify that they are a part of the ones touring that day. The sellers do offer food or snacks 50% do he said and the they tour like the REALTORS do. In and out in less than 15 minutes. The agents don't leave that quickly because the … (3 comments)

frisco: What is your rent really costing? - 10/19/07 07:04 AM
I have a wonderful friend who is now looking for a job in Title work, she is a closer, if you know of anyone who is hiring I'd like to give them her information. She is the one who shared the idea for this chart with me and I love to use it with tenants who are still confused about their choices. Does it help you?
Collin County Texas tenants should be considering homeownership while the housing prices are low and the interest rates are still good. … (0 comments)

 
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