the woodlands real estate market: A Real Estate Love Story - On Line Dating, Attraction, Romance, Seduction and Satisfaction + 5 Tips To Sell Your House or Get Married. - 04/22/09 10:05 PM
by KEN BRAND on APRIL 23, 2009 A friend of mine, Charlie,  owns a Houston based media company.  He’s a cool guy and just so you know,  I hear you whisper thinking, “So what?”, hang with me here.  Charlie is working on producing a Radio Talk Show centered around the In’s & Out’s, Back & Forth’s and Behind The Scenes residential real estate sales stuff.  
Charlie invited me to do a little 8 minute radio interview segment.  The topic, “5 Things You Can Do To Sell Your House In A Soft Market, Without Reducing The Sales Price.”
Assuming the asking price is realistic … (0 comments)

the woodlands real estate market: The Ferris Wheel of Time and Attention... - 09/30/08 09:09 PM
Ferris Wheels Of Time and Attention by KEN BRAND  on OCTOBER 1, 2008
Post Ike, we’ve been busy pulling levers, cleaning up, pushing strings, repairing, herding cats, barreling monkeys, imagineering, emotioneering and futurescaping.  Personally, I’m panting and optimistic.  There is always opportunity when the average and ordinary freeze uncertain. Like I said, I’m optimistic, not hopeful.  Hope is a crappy plan, so I hustle and rock on.  How about you?
Want to impress and magnetize?  Wednesday Morning, October 1st, 9:07AM, I’m going to lead a 67 minute Workshop.  We’ll deconstruct our Listing Presentation Proposal.  What we DO.  Why we DO IT.  How it WORKS.  Why it WORKS.  How to SHARE … (0 comments)

the woodlands real estate market: The Woodlands New Homes Update + Community News - 09/05/08 07:07 AM
 

NEW CHESMAR HOMES AVAILABLE IN THE EXPANSION OF STERLING RIDGE – Chesmar Homes has begun selling new single-family homes in the neighborhood of Quillwood in The Woodlands’ 400-acre expansion of the Village of Sterling Ridge. Chesmar is offering six one- and two-story homes in sizes ranging from 1,725 to over 2,600 square feet. Homes include three to four bedrooms (many with study/bedroom options); two, two-and-a-half or three baths; and two-car attached garages. Amenities vary and can include front and rear covered porches, an upstairs game room, and a dining room. Homes are priced from the $210’s to the $250’s.
Chesmar homes include numerous standard … (0 comments)

the woodlands real estate market: What websites should a real estate homeowner or seller use to market their "For Sale" property? - 08/14/08 11:20 AM
Internet Marketing For Sellers Is Pretty Important. Sorta Like Oxygen. According to the National Association of Realtors® 2007 Profile of Homebuyers and Homesellers, 84% of home buyers used the Internet as a source to find a home. Add to this fact that Houston and The Woodlands are experiencing International growth, selling a home in the Greater Metropolitan Houston area and The Woodlands is more successfully achieved through broad-based international web site marketing. (Click here to enlarge picture above) At Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors®, we broadcast our listings to the following web sites: Google.com - Visitors searching for homes in The Woodlands … (1 comments)

the woodlands real estate market: Out with Old in the New Home, The Woodlands, Texas - 07/28/08 09:26 AM

About 1/3 of all the home buyers who buy in The Woodlands, choose to buy a New Home. Our experience, about 76% of the home buyers who buy a property in The Woodlands, look at new homes and pre-owned homes.
Here's some 411 on New Home Inventory: THERE ARE 248 SPEC INVENTORY HOMES AVAILABLE IN THE WOODLANDS – The Woodlands features a variety of new home choices from condominiums, townhomes, patio homes, single-family homes, active-adult residences, urban living, custom homes to golf course estates, priced from the $150’s to more than $3 million.
There are currently 248 spec inventory … (0 comments)

the woodlands real estate market: The Woodlands Real Estate Market - You Don't Need Tea Leaves To Tell You...... - 07/21/08 03:36 PM
Sales Down 26.24% and Listing Inventory UP 15.46%
Written Contracts for the month of July, based on current velocity, are projected to total 222 Listings Pended or Placed Under Contract.  Last July (2007) there were 301 Listings Pended or Placed Under Contract.  The difference is 26.24%.  26.24% fewer listing placed under contract than last year at the same time.
What else you should know. From here, sales will slow through February of 2009.  Historically (see graph) the total number of contracts written per month begins to decline.  School begins anew, the holiday season kicks off and seasonally there are simply fewer … (2 comments)

the woodlands real estate market: The Woodlands, Real Estate Market Report- June/July, 2008 - 07/02/08 12:38 PM
Rushmore_BullBearBisonLionOriginally uploaded by www.agatti.com Bull, Bear, Bison or Lion?
All.  Download detailed reports HERE.
Bull - Prices are not declining. Real estate economists believe that 6 months of For Sale inventory represents a balanced market.  In The Woodlands, TX, according to Houston Association of Realtors, Multiple Listings Service Statistics, the inventory has never climbed above 5 months.  It's a Seller's Market. 
Sellers:  With the correct merchandising, positioning and marketing, you can push the price envelope.
Buyers:  When you find something you really like or love, jump on it.  In The Woodlands,  screaming steals or deals are as rare wild … (0 comments)

the woodlands real estate market: The Woodlands Real Estate Market Report May/June - Buyer's or Seller's Market? - 06/05/08 03:54 PM
Is it a Seller's Market or a Buyer's Market?
Are real estate prices going UP, falling or stable?
Should I buy now?  Is it a good time to sell?
What's the Average Sold Price?
How long does it take to sell a property in The Woodlands?
Questions are answered in this collection of May/June Real Estate Reports.
You will discover:
Prices continue a steady march UP....not running, not jogging, but walking up.  There is less than 3 months of For Sale Listing Inventory in The Woodlands TX.  Yes, it's a seller's market.
Properly priced, well merchandised and uber-professionally marketed properties … (0 comments)

the woodlands real estate market: Polaroid - The Woodlands, TX - Real Estate Market - May 29th, 2008 - 05/29/08 03:17 PM
A quick snap shot of The Woodlands real estate market - by Ken Brand
To win big-fat and juicy, consider a Forest Gump like sprint for the next 90 days.
Historically, more sales are written in June, July & August than any other three months.  You know what to do, don’t you? 
Listing Inventory - The Woodlands, TXAs of 2:19pm, May 29th, according to Houston Association of REALTORS, Multiple Listing Service – there are 862 Active Listings on the market in The Woodlands.  Last year at this time there were 868.  Historically, listing inventory begins to shrink from here … (0 comments)

the woodlands real estate market: Don't Judge The Trulia Genie - Befried & Benefit - 05/25/08 11:20 AM
Attention Listing Agents
It's not easy.  You've succeeded where others have stumbled and bumbled.  You've invested time, energy and emotion, money too.  You have listing inventory.  Well done, Now What? 
Now, you want to get those listings SOLD - the faster the better + you want to leverage the Law Of Attraction, you want to attract a silk purse full of qualified buyers and bank vault full of new salable listings.  Right?
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The Trulia Genie (5,000,000 on-line viewers per month) wants to grant you blessings....~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Helping You Build Your Brand, One Listing … (6 comments)

the woodlands real estate market: Clarity is the new creativity. - 04/16/08 09:05 PM
At a Writing Workshop I attended, Roy H. Williams said,  "Clarity is the new creativity".
Hmmmmm....think about that - slice through the BS, no posers - nice.
Hugh MacLeod slices like a Hattori Hanzo - what you need to know about how to be successful in real estate.


The End - ken brand
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the woodlands real estate market: Real Estate Success, Chaos Theory, Duality, Unintended Consequences & Laws of Nature - 04/12/08 05:16 PM
Consciously or subconsciously, you're aware of Duality, Chaos Theory, Newton's Law and 3rd Gravitating Bodies.  Willingly or not, we all bathe in intended or unintended consequences. 
For a Realtor to achieve transformitive success,  remarkable action is the key catalyst - then Duality, Chaos Theory and a whole boatload of seen and unseen forces and universal laws of nature waterfall into action.
The only thing we can control is what WE do.  What others do or not, when they do it or not, how they do it or not, why they do it or not....it's out of our hands.  We can … (0 comments)