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Tom and Gina Branch, The Branch Team with RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs, service the greater North Dallas suburbs including Dallas, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Lewisville, and Carrollton.



I see a number of blogs with images that are crammed right up to the text. I prefer a cleaner look with some space around the image. It's not difficult to do with a little knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets or CSS.   I'm going to assume you know how to insert a basic image into your blog. After ...
"Does Blogging Work?" I often get asked the question when people find out I’m a serious blogger. The simple answer is, “Blogging works.” The longer answer is that “Blogging is a system that requires planning and daily execution.”   Let’s compare blogging to fishing.   The blog is the hook. It ge...
As property managers for about a dozen homes in the North Dallas area, we are often asked what has to be repaired and who pays for the repair. It’s not just our tenants who ask, but our homeowners as well. The answer to the question is found in the Texas Property Code and the lease between the p...
I was out staffing the on-site sales office at The Enclaves at Willow Crest this weekend. Wendy Leigh, the super on-site sales consultant, was enjoying a few well-deserved days off. These new-construction townhomes are selling quickly. As I looked at the board, I saw that there is only one compl...
I bumped into a couple I know today. They know we’re Plano real estate agents and asked about listing their home. They were struggling with the timing. Do they list now or wait until the spring? Traditional thinking is that the March-April timeframe is the best time to list a home. Since there a...
Fall is my very favorite season. The cool breeze replaces the sweltering still air of summer; football returns and has sports fans of all ages fired up, and people finally take the time to express thanks to those who mean the most during the Thanksgiving holiday. The first “Thanksgiving” was in ...
Ridgeview Ranch is a master planned golf course development of about 885 homes located in the heart of north Plano. The community consists of four distinct communities – The Villages at Ridgeview Ranch, The Estates of Ridgeview Ranch, The Manors at Ridgeview Ranch, and Ridgeview Ranch West.Commu...
Opportunity knocks! One of a kind residential lot located in the heart of Turtle Creek Park. This lot offers the rare chance to build your dream home among the majestic trees on this heavily-wooded creek lot in the shadow of downtown Dallas. Located less than 3 miles to UTSW and Parkland Hospita...
The Branch Team hosted our annual VIP Party on October 25th, 2011 at The Blue Mesa Grill in Plano, Texas. About 50 people attended this year's event. VIPs were treated to a fun evening with food, beverages, socializing, and fabulous door prizes including a weekend stay at the Shops at Legacy Marr...
As a major Plano Texas listing broker, I spend most of my time marketing my listings and servicing clients. As part of any listing I discuss staging and showings with my sellers. While I always discuss the importance of having lots of light in the home, I never gave any thought to the impact of ...

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