plano: Referrals in Real Estate - 02/25/16 02:09 AM
How to get, send and receive referrals in Real Estate.
It's been an amazing start to the year and it's been about referrals for me!  I have sent 3 so far in the past 90 days.  I taught my over 80 year old Father to "lurk" on Facebook a few years back and he's enjoying watching the progress of the grands and great grand children in photos.  He is "Listening in to their lives."  That same thought process can get you more referrals and here's how.  Daddy, (sorry I was born in the South!) didn't want to intrude and I think … (2 comments)

plano: Are you looking for a White Lie REALTOR? - 01/24/14 05:34 AM
Yes in over 20 years I have met many folks who really wanted me to tell them "white lies" about real estate. I have learned that telling you the truth, while that may be uncomfortable for a minute, is the best way to decide if we should work together or not. Those folks who insist on hearing what they think they want to hear instead of what they need to hear will not be happy in the long run. So I simply tell you up front, "You may not want to hear this...but, it is important for us to be able … (1 comments)

plano: North Texas Real Estate Calendar 2014 - 01/13/14 04:19 AM
This schedule applies to the North Texas Metroplex only where our high season is summertime.
January and February are popular relocation months as the new corporate budgets go into effect even though most families would prefer a move in May or June. March is when we see an increase in Listings and it runs through May. While Sales of Properties are hottest from May until The last week in August. September is quiet. Kids are back in school and families settle into that routine not being interested in moving unless it is a procrastination on someones part kind of move. October-December … (0 comments)

plano: Selling your home during the Holidays in North Texas - 12/09/13 04:06 AM
If you are thinking about making a move now and have to sell your house:
Please read the following thoughts now.
You won't have to struggle to make a decision with this information.
Yes now can be a great time to sell your home and you could be moved by the first of the year or early January 2014. It is also a time of year right after the first of the year that many companies will be adding to their workforces when the new budgets drop. The money frees up and they start to hire the new folks. If … (0 comments)

plano: A little Mom Proud today: Carlisle Elementary School Plano, TX 75023 - 01/06/11 10:25 AM
Our youngest daughter Alison, surprised us today with an e-mail that said she is one of 3 in the District with a shot at getting (winning) a $1000. savings bond for her poster.  The energy company Oncor came by their school and brought big pads of drawing paper, Markets, Crayons, colored pencils and paints and they gave a presentation to the 5th graders about electricity and some safety tips. All of the kids took home this gift set and then they asked the students to draw a poster about what they had learned and submit it to win a $1000. savings … (1 comments)

plano: Best X-mas ever? - 12/16/10 08:50 AM
Just got the results back on the Hubby's cancer fight-He's winning! Numbers are undetectible and if you have had or ever known anyone in that fight you know there is no better gift. So this year at least my Christmas is perfect! It doesn't matter what else happens or doesn't happen-I'm good!- been Blessed.
The headline came from our youngest now eleven-Mommy, What was your best Xmas ever? I have 2-The year Daddy brought me home to Texas and this year due to the above facts.  What was your's about? Doesn't have to be health related it could be best gift … (0 comments)

plano: Bi-Annual Garage Sale: Hunters Glen, Plano,TX 75023 - 10/06/10 05:16 AM
It's that time of year: Hunters Glen in Plano, Tx is having their
Bi-annual Fall Garage sale this Saturday from 8-2 pm. 10/09/2010
Hope to see you there. See map below.
SEast Corner of Independence and Legacy  Shopping starts at 8am-2pm
Pickup maps at Schilmelfenig Middle school (Timothy and Maumelle)
Doris Barnett  972-907-0000  or cell 214-236-2908 REALTOR
RE/MAX Abrams
1221 Abrams
Richardson, Tx 75081

plano: 4/3.5 2Car Gar w/Workshop. See Video Open House - Check this one out! - 09/07/10 06:16 AM
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Video Open house  Call me to walk the property  972-907-0000 x 212  or e-mail for more information 
5707 Abingdon in Richardson, Tx 75082 is located 8 houses off of Murphy Road and just south of Renner. It is a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath 2 car garage with Workshop Centex built home.  The property is listed at $279,000. and features 2 Master bedrooms 1 up and 1 down, an open floorplan and game room. All bedrooms are oversized for today's needs and all have walkin closets. Even the kitchen features a … (1 comments)

plano: New Office-Long day-Renewed me! - 07/12/10 08:30 PM
The hardest part of making a move to a new office is the physical move sometimes but, it is also a mental move. I am wondering if the same thing happens to buyers when they seek a new home. I found myself trying to rearrange my desk to the "most productive" direction. Maybe there is something to this afterall.  I wonder what direction my first formal desk faced? Come to think of it way back then it was East! that is the direction I am facing now. We will see in the next few weeks if it really makes a difference. … (1 comments)

plano: Richardson, TX - 07/10/10 10:56 AM
Notice this pretty house? We could get it  for you soon if you like it. To see it call me 972-907-0000 x 212 or call CSS if you already have a REALTOR and are under a Buyer Rep agreement. Seller will consider owner financing. ML#11413255

plano: Local USA, Tommorrow the Entire Country is Local - 07/02/10 10:30 PM
Fourth of July Events Can Change Your Life
If you are shopping for a home in Richardson, Plano or any other city. Now might be a good time to come and meet some neighbors. As REALTORS we are often asked "what about the neighborhood." This is a rare opportunity to just go see for yourself. Go to the 4th of July celebration in the new town of your choice and reach out, smile, comment on the display, the weather, the kids-break some ice and share something of yourself and others will do the same. a wistful comment about-"Oh those are my favorite!" might … (2 comments)

plano: Code RED for Plano, TX and Collin County - 08/24/09 03:27 AM
Sometimes it pays to listen to the recorded messages that sometimes come to your phones. I happen to be home this morning on the first day of school-I thought that would be the most important thing that happened today but, perhaps not. I learned by listening today that our town has an emergency dialing program and they were verifying it this morning.
If you happen to live in Plano, TX or Collin county and didn't get a phone message today about the Code RED program you can get your number or any other numbers on the list by going to the website:

plano: 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)

plano: 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

plano: 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)

plano: 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)

plano: 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)

plano: Real Estate Terms for 2008 from 2007. - 01/24/08 05:07 AM
Nightline suggested just last night that NOW is the time-to BUY while the rates are down and the inventory is up. Two days ago the Federal Reserve bank dropped the rates by 3/4 of a percent: the largest single drop in 20 years. This opens the door to a very unique opportunity. This opportunity is called Buy Time. The time to buy.Why buy? Let me show you why: interst rates are down and dropping, check the chart for items that may be important to your lifestyle and how they fit into each type of property use.
One more good link-Let's look at this … (0 comments)

plano: 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.

plano: Living in Texas has it's own surprises. - 01/06/08 08:27 AM
I have to admit, when I first moved back to Texas I wasn't as familiar with the Flora and Fauna as I might have been. I'm not sure that most people think to study the animals in the environment that they may be moving into. I have lived in many different places in my life and found that it may be a good thing to consider the "other" neighbors:
Arizona: Rattlesnakes, Gila Monsters, Scorpions, Daddy longlegs spiders, Lots of butterflies in the Spring! Ilinois: Rabbits, lots of rabbits! Cardinals South Florida: Incredible birds, wild parrots, hummingbirds at certain times of the year, Alligators … (4 comments)

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Plano, TX

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