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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Beam & Branch Realty - TREC #547752
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Over the years here in the Rain, I have visited the AR Referral page from time to time.  I found that I stopped visiting the page simply because the leads never materialized.  I called on a few of these referrals in the past and they were not leads at all.   Just the other day I thought that I w...
Gardens have always been important to homeowners over the centuries.  A hundred years ago a home garden was essential for providing food for the family.  Today a garden still holds value for the most part in the aesthetic realm and how it complements a structure.   I am a gardener and enjoy spen...
Texas has many vineyards that are making headlines in the wine industry.  The Texas Hill Country has proven to provide a good climate for grapes to grow.  Certainly not as cool in temperature as our northern neighbors yet versatile enough to create some interesting wines.   Recently we took a we...
Recently I was with other agents at our State Convention and was enjoying great conversations and meeting new people.  Several of us began discussing our success with blogging and one agent piped in with, "You must not be busy since you do all of that blogging!"   Those of us who are Active Rain...
Happy Sunday out there in AR blogging world!  I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful day doing something you LOVE!  For me this weekend has been about the little things!   *Organizing my office!  Love having the time to really get in there and clean, file, throw away, etc.   *Run errands.  Hav...
  We love our little doggies and having a great place to let them play and run is so important.  Here in The Woodlands there are many dog parks located throughout our community!  Now that our weather is cooling off just a bit, it could be the time to check out one of these locations.   There are ...
  I really love having a weekend where you just cross off projects from your list.   We moved in to our home in April and the storage room has been looming as a big project.  This is a wonderful walk-in storage room over our garage.    In Texas we call these rooms Texas Basements.  These spaces a...
Over the years I have bookmarked many, many great blog posts!  As I was browsing through the other day it reminded me that I was looking through my very own real estate related library!  There is so much great content written each day!   Being able to bookmark a great post and refer to it later ...
  Wow can you believe that you are reading this?  Yes, there is such a thing as a Dream Closing!  What is a Dream Closing you ask?  One that goes off without a hitch!   We all prepare our clients to not celebrate or pop the cork until the money has been wired!  We have seen way too many things c...
This subject may seem like no-brainer however, expectations vary from person to person and therefore need to be examined up front.  Touring homes for sale doesn't have to be drudgery but knowing what to expect can certainly assist a buyer with what they should expect.  Several tips for home buye...

Paula McDonald

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