texas real estate: Real Estate Professionals & Hurricane Preparedness - 08/25/20 02:32 PM
Hurricane Preparedness for Real Estate Professionals
I wrote this post back in 2017 but felt it needed to be re-posted. As the Texas coast prepares for the storms today, there are a lot of preparations going on.  After going through Ike many years ago, there are some things as an agent that I learned and would like to share with you.  As a listing agent, there are some important things you can do to be as prepared as you can.
Make sure that you have an updated contact list of all of your clients with good phone numbers and emails. As the storm … (7 comments)

texas real estate: Paige & Todd Lancaster ~ Agents at Beam & Branch Realty - 05/04/20 11:23 AM
Paige & Todd Lancaster ~ Agents at Beam & Branch Realty
Our little boutique brokerage is about the right kind of growth. Growth that is sustainable, fruitful, and strong is the type we strive for as we continue to seek quality people. Paige and Todd Lancaster are a dynamic duo husband and wife team who exemplify integrity, the necessary skills, and the character that fits our profile.
 
The Lancaster's were previously in Granbury, moved away, and are now returning to our fantastic little town. Their two school-age boys are excited to attend our wonderful schools here in the Granbury Independent School District. Their … (2 comments)

texas real estate: Crystal Wilson ~ Beam & Branch Realty GRI Agent! - 05/03/20 12:06 PM
Crystal Wilson ~ Beam & Branch Realty GRI Agent!
 
Beam & Branch Realty is proud to announce our agent Crystal Wilson has earned the coveted Graduate Realtor® Institute designation or GRI! This designation is through the National Association of REALTORS® and takes a great deal of commitment and fortitude.
 
Crystal is a top-notch agent who represents her clients with great attention to detail and a work ethic that is stellar. We have witnessed Crystal going the true extra mile to ensure her client's needs are met. Her ability to seek an "outside of the box" solution is outstanding.
 
Being a mom of two great … (2 comments)

texas real estate: Commercial Property in Acton, Texas ~ Office + Warehouse - 04/30/20 07:35 PM
Commercial Property in Acton, Texas ~ Office + Warehouse
 
5904 Walnut Creek Circle ~ Granbury, Texas 76049
 
We have all heard the saying, "location, location, location'! This commercial property fits the bill for the location plus, so much more! With interest rates where they are, now is the time to consider relocating your business, expanding, or perhaps now is the time to start that business you have need dreaming of?
 
 
Acton, Texas is considered to be a part of historic Granbury, Texas. Acton is on the west side of town providing quick access to the DFW Metroplex. In the hub of beautiful subdivisions, golf … (5 comments)

texas real estate: The Plan for the Return to a New Normal - 04/21/20 09:55 AM
The Plan for the Return to a New Normal
 
Hopefully, all of your Zoom meetings, virtual showings, and other creative real estate strategies are going well.  Now that many states are implementing the roll-out for re-opening, the question is, what is your plan for the return to the new normal.
 
The real question is to define what a new normal looks like. First, I believe this pandemic has changed our world in many ways. Attention to sanitizing protocols, how we greet one another, and methods we use to communicate most likely will continue for quite some time. 
 
For some of us, we have recognized … (7 comments)

texas real estate: Cowtown Welcomes Texas REALTORS® Association - 09/25/19 09:35 AM
Cowtown Welcomes Texas REALTORS® Association
Last week, Realtors from all over the state of Texas descended upon my neighbor city, Fort Worth. This great city is more commonly known as Cowtown. Fort Worth welcomed us all with a friendly smile and in grand style.
 
I bet you are wondering where the term Cowtown came from? Way back in the day of the Chisholm Trail of herding the cattle from the south up to the north, Fort Worth was a critical last stop before heading into Indian territory. Check out the link for some really cool and interesting history.
 
The Cowtown theme was prevalent throughout the state conference … (4 comments)

texas real estate: Announcing: Agent's Choice Award! - 04/04/18 01:41 PM
Announcing: Agent's Choice Award!
 
 Our team at Magnolia Realty Granbury in Granbury are pleased to offer our seller's, our monthly Agent's Choice Award! After touring selected listings each month, our agents vote on the top home! The criteria for the award are:
Curb appeal, tidiness of landscaping, and overall presentation. Interior cleanliness, lack of odors, lighting, and individual features of the home. How is the home priced compared to others in the area? After our monthly tour, agents complete a questionnaire which is provided to the Seller's. This tool helps our client's understand the market while also offering them recognition for a beautiful presentation. … (2 comments)

texas real estate: Real Estate in Granbury, Texas ~ 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home! - 03/19/18 07:24 PM
Real Estate in Granbury, Texas ~ 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home!
You know the saying that everything in Texas is bigger? Well, that is pretty much a true statement. This excellent home in Granbury, Texas is a perfect example of this.
 
4311 Savannah Lane, Granbury, TX 76049 is the Texas home you have been looking for. Located on the Ft. Worth side of town just minutes from Hwy 377, this wonderful location allows you to head to the Metroplex quickly. The Ashley Oaks sub-division is a nice, pocket neighborhood providing a country-like feel yet so close to town.
 
We named this home the Texas … (4 comments)

texas real estate: South Texas REALTORS Facing EPIC Challenges - 08/30/17 12:38 PM
South Texas REALTORS Facing EPIC Challenges
 
As a REALTOR who went through the ravages of Hurricane Ike many years ago, these types of disasters affect the real estate industry in a unique way. Obviously, the loss of life along with the loss of hundreds of thousands of homes is devastating. What happens however, after the flood waters recede and the clean up begins?
 
Realtors are faced with not only losing their own home but perhaps their entire inventory of listings. For many agents, they will not only lose their personal belongings, many will also lose their real estate business entirely.  After Ike, many … (21 comments)

texas real estate: WHY THE INFORMATION ABOUT BROKERAGE SERVICES MATTERS! - 08/03/14 11:51 PM

In Texas, it is require BY LAW to present all prospective buyers, tenants, sellers and landlords the form called INFORMATION ABOUT BROKERAGE SERVICES.  This form is to be presented by a real estate agent upon meeting a prospective client at the first "substantive dialogue".  So what does this mean?
 
What is the definition of "substantive dialogue"?
Basically when a prospective client meets or discusses specific things regarding a real estate property. This could mean exchanging information via email on a specific property or through a phone call or in person.  
 
What is the form?
Commonly know as the … (2 comments)

 
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