lake conroe real estate: Is it a "SAFE" act? Not anymore! Flippers Beware! - 03/01/12 02:28 PM
First, I must proclaim that I am NOT an Attorney and in no way am I attempting to give legal advice.  My question is, "how SAFE is it to owner finance in Texas?"   I received a call from a friend yesterday and she was asking me about the potential of OWNER FINANCING her Texas home. She explained that a couple had viewed it and said their credit was not up to par and would the Seller consider holding the note. This answer was a no-brainer. It was a big fat "NO".  Their home is still mortgaged which caused the obvious … (8 comments)

lake conroe real estate: Take Charge of Your Attitude and Sell More Real Estate! - 01/25/12 06:18 PM
Take Charge of Your Attitude and Sell More Real Estate!
IMHO...
Our attitudes, as well as our thoughts, actions and the love we choose to give are all CHOICES.
If you want a better attitude....make better choices.
 
Be grateful there is work to be done. Boredom kills and challenges keep you "thinking".
Quit grumbling and count your blessings. We all have them.
Thank our Nation for giving us the right and the choice to vote.
Thank our customers for being loyal.
Offer to help a friend, colleague, or client with no expectations.
Remind your clients that you will be there … (25 comments)

lake conroe real estate: "Change" is a lot more than you find in your pocket! - 01/24/12 01:02 PM
Is anyone else's head spinning like mine? Geeze, everything is changing! I realize that nothing remains the same but in the "good ole' days" they stayed the same for a lot longer. And, the changes were not just slammed in your face! Changes happened gradually with plenty of time and acceptance to get a grip on how we need to do things. In fact, gas prices did not jump so hard in a day! Fashions changed from a butterfly collar to a straight angled collar and the rest of the blouse was the same.  One digit was added to our phone … (21 comments)

lake conroe real estate: Are we in Real Estate or Education? - 01/20/12 08:58 PM
Is a Realtors'® profession Real Estate or Education?
The answer is BOTH. Part, a large part, is the educational process of the customers and clients. To define the positions of Realtors®, and the insignia ®, one of the main duties would be to educate and watch the backs of the buyers. When a Realtor® receives a phone call or email contact from a person looking for a property, what should they do? Should they help the potential client learn about the business? Are Realtors® teaching them what they need to know?Should the agent say, "sure, I'll show you" or should you say, "May we discuss what it takes to purchase a home?"Which statement is the right way to go?
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lake conroe real estate: When The Pendulum Swings Too Far... - 01/18/12 03:45 PM
In Real Estate it truly hurts. It hurts everyone. Two major facts in our business will forever remain the same. People in general want a roof over their heads to call home and it's easier to love it and call it "home" if you hold the deed. Rentals are beginning to skyrocket and why? This is a true to life analogy that tells the story...Currently on our books is a pending sale for the amount of $605,000. Not bad, huh? The client is financially superb. The appraisal on the home came in at a much higher number so there is plenty … (26 comments)

lake conroe real estate: Rich Real Estate Agent, Poor Real Estate Agent, Nuts and Bolts of Real Estate... - 11/10/11 10:22 PM
If you read the recently published post by Active Rain you will realize the amount of information they gathered is totally invaluable to your business.
And, this applies to you. From the moment I began Real Estate, I have invested a great amount of money in Advertising and On-line Presence. Most of my On-line Presence is self generated but not all of it. With all the sites featuring Real Estate such as Homes.com, Zillow, Twitter, Craigslist, and of course Facebook, I have found that most of my business in dollars $$$'s have been generated from ActiveRain! ActiveRain is a site that … (22 comments)

lake conroe real estate: If the House has Issues...Are you a lazy RealtorĀ®? - 11/06/11 06:05 PM
If the house has issues, will there be anymore discussion? I truly think that depends on several things. If you are honestly out to find the right home for your Buyer then you have probably listened to their reactions about the house in the first place. Or, are you one that says, "well, you certainly do not want to deal with this!" Here's my "what if"...What if your Buyer loves the home with the absence of the issues? Let's say it has foundation issues. Did you just say, "oh well, we will find you another?" Or, did you question your Buyer? … (36 comments)

lake conroe real estate: Home is where the heart is... - 11/03/11 09:46 PM
Home is where the heart is...As Professionals we have the drill down now don't we? We question, we qualify, we place, but are we actually doing the best for our clients? Are we finding out where their hearts are?
Couples, singles, families, all have their specifications of their perfect "living ideals".
 
Maybe you have a woman that works full time and her only relax time is in the den?
 
 
 
 
Maybe you have a full time home maker that spends 40% of her time in the kitchen or maybe her idea is to make … (11 comments)

lake conroe real estate: Hallow-Thanks-Mas! - 10/30/11 10:54 PM
This one won't be coming up on Google you know. No such word. I first heard this from  Jason Crouch.  Yes, the famous, or is it the infamous Jason Crouch? He's off making bookoos of money for his family as we speak. We are all trying to do the same. What is it you ask? This word?  Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course, Christmas or Hanakkuh depending on your choice! They are all beginning to blend together. Help keep the "commercialism" from our Holidays!
WooHoo! We are in the season of celebrating.   The word "celebrating" almost brings to mind the … (23 comments)

lake conroe real estate: Change...it's more than what you find in your pocket. Just Thinkin'... - 10/25/11 09:36 PM
It is a daily guarantee. Nothing we do, nothing we know, and no one we know will remain the same. Philosophy is one of deep thought, "educational concepts" that haunt each of us even if we never had formal education. Whether you realize it or not, it will haunt you.EXAMINE ALL POSSIBILITIESChange. What does it mean? As humans it means we have yet another mountain to climb. We have yet another problem to solve. We have yet another heart to heal and yet another dilemma to dissolve. We can do it. We were placed upon this earth to absorb, then rationalize and … (44 comments)

lake conroe real estate: What is Trunk or Treat? Halloween on Lake Conroe! - 10/17/11 06:20 PM
 That was my first question when I saw the new Inspiration Station post. Hummm...off I went to search for it! I absolutely love the idea! Being from a rural area my house was way back off the beaten path. Even I was afraid to go out in the dark on Halloween night! No one EVER came to my front door for candy.
 
I had to eat it all! Do you have a car or a truck? Then you have a trunk! This concept is based upon the candy going to the kids instead of the kids going to the … (35 comments)

lake conroe real estate: Real Estate and the Question of Courtesy Listings...Get Over Your Phobia! - 10/16/11 10:53 PM
Thinking back a few years ago I remember the attitude of..."It's my listing...don't touch it!"  I had progressed into the new millennium like a comet hitting earth for an old fart like me. It all seems to me to be a normal understandable thing to do! Zillow, Realtor.com and so many others scrape our listings anyway. Why not allow a competitor to show your listing on their web sites?
Why not?Our standard rules are to show the listing company and simply place your name and contact information for the showings and "BUYER'S REPRESENTATIVE". We should all have the simple "DO … (18 comments)

lake conroe real estate: Lake Livingston and Lake Conroe Waterfront Home~161 Newport Way, Huntsville TX, 77320 - 10/07/11 03:01 AM
Lake Livingston and Lake Conroe Waterfront Homes just do not come better than this. Have you been thinking of building on the perfect waterfront lot? Looking for a Lake Livingston getaway to call home? This incredible home is located on the bank of the Trinity River a short boat ride into Lake Livingston. Have the best of both worlds. The price of Waterfront land in this day and age is high. This gorgeous acreage of 3/4+/- acre is located on the end of a private home subdivision by the name of Emerald Bay. With over 200 feet of steel bulkhead and … (5 comments)

lake conroe real estate: I Made 400.000 Points? Wowser... - 10/06/11 12:38 AM
Oh my, I just thought this would be a mountain that I couldn't climb. I remember my first 50,000 points that seemed like it was never going to happen. I quit worrying about the points and simply began voicing my thoughts, business views, listings and other important communications for my business and "voila" here I am! I am so grateful to Active Rain and the forum they have provided us. I am found in so many places on Google and I never dreamt I could actually get there. Anyone can. Each and every one of you can get to whatever goal … (29 comments)

lake conroe real estate: Dear Kodak, If only I had Your 6.1 All In One Printer! - 10/05/11 11:31 PM
Dear Kodak,You have been a part of my life for many years now. I have photos of my children taken from your cameras and vacations and old photos of myself taken from one of your very old cameras with a huge flash! I still have it and it is now considered an antique just like me!  I love the fact that I am dealing with a company that is much older than I. Because of this very fact and your tried and true experience, you will have my respect and preferred business for all time. I would like to share a … (11 comments)

lake conroe real estate: FEMA Reshapes The Landscape of Our Business... - 10/04/11 10:45 PM
I received two calls today from my blogs about FEMA from local residents! It is a double edged sword since I am reporting and explaining bad news. August 16, 2011 the new FEMA flood maps became official. As of today, Wells Fargo customers are receiving their Flood Certification Notices. Others may be too. The new maps are now replacing the old and the perimeters are much, much different. Homes that once showed in the "safe zone" or the "C zone" are now showing in the "A zone". What does this mean? This means that their property has just been bumped into … (87 comments)

lake conroe real estate: The way I want to be. Web Cam 101 For Seniors... - 09/30/11 05:05 PM
Web Cam 101 For Seniors, The Way I Want To Be!

You have probably already seen this wonderful and playful video. Two seniors were playing with their Web Cam trying to take a picture. They had no earthly idea that they were recording themselves!

I have watched this at least 5 times all the way through. I want this to remain in my posts so I can watch anytime! You should save it too.

Their mutual respect, playfulness, support and honest love is ...

The way I want to be!

Enjoy! … (22 comments)

lake conroe real estate: It Really Did Rain Some Today! Really! - 09/29/11 11:10 PM
Talk about amazing. I was sitting in a lovey little spa just a few minutes from my home today being a little pampered. Having my nails done, both hands and feet and I was wishing I could get back home even though it was pleasurable.
The place was packed. All of a sudden we heard this amazing earth shaking boom. I jumped as I was sitting right next to the window but wow! When I looked OUT THE WINDOW there it was! Rain!
Hallelujah~It was rain. The sky darkened and the clouds were heavy and dark. It began with a … (18 comments)

lake conroe real estate: 30 Days to Create a Habit and 30 Days to Break a Habit... - 09/28/11 03:43 PM
Is what they say! Who are they? I don't know but I have to believe them I guess. I do know one thing. Our Active Rain 30 Day Localism Challenge has been phenomenal for me. If you have been participating in this challenge then you understand what I am talking about when I say "creating a habit". This wonderful challenge was hosted by Deborah Byron Leffler  and has truly opened my eyes to the benefits of Localism. In the past I have not been totally focused on Localism posts. I would do a few each month for the Search Engines and … (17 comments)

lake conroe real estate: Right House but Wrong RealtorĀ® - 09/28/11 02:20 AM
What constitutes the wrong Realtor®?
If you are a Listing Agent that likes to sell your own listings you may not want to read this.
My opinion on Dual Agency has grown more and more fervent as time passes.
Especially in this economy. What does the economy have to do with it? EVERYTHING! Because my husband and I have been partners in Real Estate for the past 9 years we have tried it all. On both Lake Conroe and Lake Livingston I listed and sold my own properties. He listed and sold his own properties.
I listed … (21 comments)

 
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