atascocita: Social Media Explained - A Realtor's Perspective / Susan Brown - YTC - 04/24/13 11:38 AM
I've seen the clever chart of Social Media Explained a few times, using doughnuts, chocolate, and even bodily functions (ew).  It usually makes me chuckle.  Then I think of it in my own real estate world terms.  Today I thought I'd share that with you.  What is your version of Social Media Explained?
 
 
I need to list a house.
 
 
I listed a house!
 

I'm at my listing putting the sign in the yard.
 

 I've pinned it to My Listings Board!
 

 Look at the video of my listing.
 

  I'm … (1 comments)

atascocita: Easter Brunch / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty NE - 03/26/12 01:48 PM
April 8 is fast approaching.  Walden on Lake Houston is offering their Easter Brunch for its residents!  

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atascocita: Walden Holiday Market this Saturday! / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty NE - 10/25/11 04:27 PM
WALDEN HOLIDAY MARKET

Saturday, October 29, 2011 9:00 AM til Noon
An incredible shopportunity!
18522 RUSTIC OAR WAY  *  WALDEN ON LAKE HOUSTON We live in a wonderful community.  Walden on Lake Houston.  We do our best to support the Country Club with its amazing calendar of events.  Golf.  Tennis.  Member Mixers.  Pasta Night.  Taco Tuesday.  And we try our best to support the residents, since many of them have their own home business.  

With the holidays fast approaching, we thought about bringing together as many of these home business consultants to put on a Holiday Market for … (1 comments)

atascocita: Tasting the Town 2011 - Humble, Texas / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty NE - 09/07/11 11:49 AM
Tasting the TownThursday, September 22, 2011Humble Civic Center4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Check out offerings from local restaurants like Cafe du Bois, Hector's, Hasta La Pasta, Gigi's Cupcakes, Texas Roadhouse, Chimichurris and so many more!  See a complete list on the Tasting the Town website.   There will be a chance to check out a personal chef like I Cook 4 U or My Fit Foods for healthy meals to go.  See what Lady Savory, A Spice Co. is all about or what the latest finds are at Dirt Road Divas.  General admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door … (2 comments)

atascocita: Eggstraordinary Month of May / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty NE - 05/18/11 04:41 PM
Did you know that May is National Egg Month?
  This month we pay tribute to the incredible edible egg™ and its goodness. 75 calories per large egg a large egg supplies 12.6% of daily protein egg yolks are an important source of choline, which may improve memory capacity egg yolk gets its color from plant pigments lutein & zeaxanthin, which are shown to reduce risks of cataracts & age-related macular degeneration eggs are a good source of vitamin B12 & riboflavin a chef's hat is said to have a please for each of the many ways eggs can be cooked in … (8 comments)

atascocita: Dragonfly Boutique - A New Atascocita Gift Shop! / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty NE - 05/16/11 04:50 PM

We have a new gift store in our community.  Located in the Kroger shopping center at FM 1960 & W. Lake Houston Pkwy, the Dragonfly Boutique is worth a shopping visit!   The owner, Melody Clemens, is welcoming and helpful.  She will assist you in finding just the right gift for that special someone.  And everything in the shop is so darn cute that you'll need to buy a matching "gift" for yourself!  
Candles, purses, jewelry, kitchen items, sleepwear and art are some of the things ready for you to peruse.  One thing I hadn't seen before is paper bakeware. … (5 comments)

atascocita: Lake Houston Area Weekend Calendar - April 29 & 30 / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty NE - 04/26/11 05:27 PM
LAKE HOUSTON AREA WEEKEND CALENDAR Friday April 29, 2011 HUMBLE ROTARY SPAGHETTI DINNER   The Rotarians of Humble have served their Spaghetti dinner for over 40 years!  This event will take place ON Friday, April 29, at the Humble Civic Center from 5-8 PM  Tickets are $6 per person, children under 6 are free.  Live entertainment by Jaime Casco and Carl Progue.  Silent & Live Auctions.  Face painting & Moonwalk for the kids.  HUMBLE POLICE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CRAWFISH FESTIVAL  The Humble Police Association will be serving up delicious crawfish on Friday, April 29, at the Humble Civic Arena.  All proceeds go to … (6 comments)

atascocita: Atascocita Alzheimer's Care - Autumn Grove Cottage in Eagle Springs / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty NE - 04/26/11 01:26 PM
We have a unique Alzheimer's Care facility nearby in Eagle Springs.  Autumn Grove Cottage is tucked away in the community and offers specialized Alzheimer's care for its residents.  Here is a list of benefits and services offered: 16 Private Rooms that can be completely furnished High direct caregiver to resident ratio Assistance with all activites of daily living Medication management by an RN Incontinence management Rehabilitation, home health and hospice services available through licensed agencies RN available 24 hours a day Memory centered activites planned to promote socialization Physicians follow patients maintaining continuity of care Secured access to beautiful porch and … (0 comments)

atascocita: Whatever it takes to Sell my House! / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty NE - 04/20/11 12:42 PM
The first statement sellers seem to make is, "I will do whatever it takes to sell my house."  And although I'd like to take that statement at face value, it doesn't always translate to reality.  After I've toured the home, gotten my value together & sit down for the listing conversation, it goes something like this:

    Me:  Here is the value of your home based on sales comparisons in your community.  
Seller:  I know what you're saying but my home is the best home in the community, so its value is way more than everyone else.  Plus I … (5 comments)

atascocita: Improve your Golf Game at Walden on Lake Houston / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty NE - 04/19/11 04:03 PM
Everyone who plays golf has something to work on to improve their game.  Maybe it's their short game, chipping around the green can be a real challenge.  Maybe it's the approach shot, getting it to land just where they envision it.  Or maybe it's the drive.  A long, straight shot is certainly something to work for.  The best way to knock a few shots off your game is to practice.  Consistent playing helps everyone get better.  And what better way to hit those links more often than live in a golf course community - on the course itself!?  You can get … (0 comments)

atascocita: Walden on Lake Houston Offers Summer Camp! / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty NE - 03/14/11 10:39 AM
It's never too early to book Summer Camp at Walden on Lake Houston.  The summer break from school is just around the corner.  And you know it takes about 2 days after school ends (maybe less) to hear those lovely words, "I'm bored."  Because the kids have done everything possible that could be or would be fun in that short time.  And you'll be stuck with the "I'm bored," for about 10 weeks - UNLESS - you make some plans now.  Call Walden on Lake Houston and book that Summer Camp today!!
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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atascocita: Foodzie - Fun for Foodies! / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty - 01/24/11 12:52 PM
I recently received an unusual gift.  It was a three-month Tasting Box subscription to Foodzie.  A friend of mine has been receiving these tasting boxes monthly, so she decided I needed to be in on the fun too!  At Foodzie, a variety of small food companies provide their wares for sale.  And the Tasting Box is a sampling of a few of these artisan food companies to enjoy each month.  Plus you can shop online for those items you'd like to purchase after trying them out.
 
What is selected for each month's Tasting Box is a surprise.  I can tell you … (10 comments)

atascocita: Atascocita Hi Neighbor - Have fun in 2011! / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty - 01/05/11 11:20 AM

Atascocita Hi Neighbor is kicking off it's 2011 calendar with a luncheon.   Tuesday, January 18, 2011   10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Cost $18 Walden on Lake Houston Country Club 18100 Walden Forest Drive Humble, TX 77346 (832) 445-1200 Entertainment will be provided by a mother/daughter team, Karen & Julie.  They are singers & speakers.   Make your reservation before Friday, January 14th at 5:00 PM by calling Carol Dandeneau, Membership Director at (832) 671-4475 or emailing her at dandno1@aol.com Carol will confirm all reservations, so just in case you don't hear back from her - give her a call … (0 comments)

atascocita: Walden on Lake Houston Home Sales Statistics / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty - 01/04/11 12:58 PM
These statistics are a reflection of what home sales have done in Walden on Lake Houston over the last three years.  Interestingly enough, there were more foreclosures in 2008 than 2010.  And although the sales price per sqaure foot has gone down, it is a small amount in comparison to housing in the rest of the country.   The good news is that houses are still sellling.  It may take longer but there are still buyers out there.  Relocation business has picked up recently.  That would be a great trend for 2011. 
 
Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection sells real estate in Walden on Lake … (0 comments)

atascocita: Atascocita Home for Sale - Enjoy Golf Course Living at Walden on Lake Houston / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty - 12/27/10 12:16 PM
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atascocita: Enjoy a Country Club Lifestyle - Walden On Lake Houston /Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty - 12/15/10 04:38 PM
This one-story home is located in the private golf course & country club community of Walden on Lake Houston in Atascocita Texas.  Positioned next to the 6th green, with no backyard neighbors, you'll be sure to enjoy hours on your stamped concreted patio watching the golfing action.  Inside you'll find bamboo flooring, art niches, archways & a kitchen that is sure to please your family's chef.  Make an appointment to see this home today!
Enjoy a Country Club Lifestyle!
Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection sells real estate in Walden on Lake Houston, Eagle Springs, Summerwood, Atascocita, TX, Kingwood Greens, Royal Shores & … (3 comments)

atascocita: Home for Christmas? / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty - 11/30/10 12:05 PM
Is home shopping included on your holiday shopping list?  If so, check out these beautiful listings in the Atascocita area that Susan Brown - Your Texas Connection has to offer.  This may be a little too big to gift wrap but it should would be fun to unwrap!

Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection sells real estate in Walden on Lake Houston, Eagle Springs, Summerwood, Atascocita, TX, Kingwood Greens, Royal Shores & Kingwood, TX - just to name a few!  Susan's the team leader for Your Texas Connection at Keller Williams Realty NE.  Visit their website for more in depth info about the team … (0 comments)

atascocita: Wordless Wednesday - Santa Claws / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty - 11/24/10 12:00 PM
Santa Claws is heading your way!  When I saw the Santa Togs at our local Atascocita Target, I knew that Tiger Brown would be up for the challenge.  Costume.  Makeup.  Lights.  Camera.  Action.  Well, too much action because it took 50 photos to get one good one!  Only 31 shopping days left ....

 

Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection sells real estate in Walden on Lake Houston, Eagle Springs, Summerwood, Atascocita, TX, Kingwood Greens, Royal Shores & Kingwood, TX - just to name a few!  Susan's the team leader for Your Texas Connection at Keller Williams Realty NE.  Visit their website for … (11 comments)

atascocita: Atascocita Wish List - Help Your Community / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty - 11/23/10 04:08 PM
In The Observer this week they published a Wish List of ways to help our community.  I'm going to cover each of the nonprofit organizations mentioned on the list.  Maybe one of the groups will make a connection with readers that would like to help out.

 
THE GLORI FOUNDATIONMission Statement
 
Our goal is to provide positive experiences, exposure and opportunity that will help today's youth and individuals with special needs, to excel in school, engage in their communities, and develop leadership skills through our educational, character building and leadership programs.  Mentoring, tutoring & a scholarship program are also offered.  And in … (2 comments)

atascocita: Zappos Customer Service is Unbelievable! / Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection, Keller Williams Realty - 11/10/10 08:07 PM
This is an incredible story.  Since customer service is something I still hold in high regard, I couldn't wait to share with you what happened to my team member Carol.  Carol loves to shop online.  One of her favorite sites is Zappos.com.  Recently she bought some shoes that turned out to be a different size than what was stated on the box.  She called Zappos - no big deal, a new pair was on it's way overnight - and she was asked to return the wrong sized shoes within two weeks to avoid additional charge & refund transactions.  Needless to say, Carol … (15 comments)