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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Beam & Branch Realty - TREC #547752
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The Woodlands is a thriving Master-planned community north of Houston, Texas.  What began as a small development is now a major sub-market of Houston!  With over 100,000 residents and a true downtown area, The Woodlands has come into its own!   The Waterway area boasts numerous high rise building...
Are you in the car business?  Would you like to be in the car business?  A fantastic automotive warehouse has just come onto the market in The Woodlands sub-market.  Only a few minutes from the new Exxon Campus, The Woodlands proper, I-45, the Hardy Toll Road and the Grand Parkway.   This 4,800 ...
So while on a listing last week for a gentleman who is a bachelor, I noticed the overall theme of his home was brown, brown, brown!  Now there is nothing inherently wrong with the color brown however, it can appear a bit drab and boring.  So what is a listing agent to do?   Stage it with some co...
 I am sure that this title got your attention and I hope so!  This really is an important topic and one that could very well keep you from getting sick.  This has to do with taking your cell phone into the bathroom with you.   Gross you say?  Yes however, many of us are guilty of taking that litt...
It is a sad day when a text message has become for some the only mode of communication.  While texting is certainly not a bad way to communicate quickly when a phone call is not possible, I am seeing a trend in many who just choose to hide behind their messages.  Let me go a little deeper here. ...
I wanted to wish all of my Active Rain Family a wonderful Valentine's Day and send you each a special hug.  I cannot tell you what this family of friends has meant to me over the past 5 years!  Here are some highlights:   As a new member in 2010, I was welcomed with so much warmth and encouragem...
I just received an email from a young man who is an assistant to a mortgage lender that I work with.  I was cc'd on the email as he sent it to the client letting him know he was pre-approved.  As I scanned the email I was immediately struck by the number of misspelled words!   My objective is ce...
As I read Gary Water's post on business cards, I was reminded how very important something as simple as a business card can be.  He mentioned that a poorly designed card can leave a very uneventful impression .  I completely agree!  Your business card is a tiny extension of yourself and of the se...
Today was one of those wonderful South Texas days where it warmed up in the high 70's and my garden beckoned me!  I couldn't wait to get out there and get a little dirty today!  Boy, did I!   Being able to dip my hands into the rich soil that God created brings me in touch with nature in so many...
  As we all know in this business, a Farm & Ranch listing is quite different from a single family listing.  Too often I find that agents listing a farm or ranch has little or no experience out on the range!  It is super important to know what you are selling and how to properly represent the prop...

Paula McDonald

Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
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