Would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive? Most people wouldn't consider making such a major purchase without a test drive. But, surprisingly, people buy homes without "test driving" the prospective neighborhood. I'm not talking about just walking around the block, although that's a good start. I'm talking about pretending you're a resident for a couple of hours. Here are some ideas: -Have your kids play in the neighborhood park -Go for a bike ride and explore the surrounding...Continue Reading!
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If you've ever wondered how much your house would sell for in today's market, you're not alone. There are many things to think about, but here are three key considerations: How much have other homes in my neighborhood sold for recently? The key word here is "recently". We all know that prices have adjusted downward in the last couple of years, so it's not really relevant what Mr. Smith sold his house for five years ago. You need up to date...Continue Reading!
I have always raised my children that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, not the outside; however when it comes to real estate, first impressions are everything! Just think about it…would you buy a car that had a rebuilt engine and interior if the outside was completely beaten up or the paint was rusted? Some might say yes because they could have it repainted, but they would want it cheap. Most would pay more for a car with an...Continue Reading!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juaIbe8EniY[/youtube] If you haven't seen Farrah Spears, Realtor with Century 21 Beal, with her boots on checkout this video!!! Farrah has helped bring awareness and support to the Boot Campaign in Bryan College Station. The campaign was started by the Boot Girls! Check out the campaign and thank Farrah for her support of the troops! Aggieland Boot Campaign Get Your Boots On & Support Our TroopsContinue Reading!
I love living and selling homes in Bryan/College Station for so many reasons, and one of the top reasons are the amazing schools and teachers we have! We are so lucky to have the top Lifetime Achievement Teacher in the entire state of Texas right here in College Station teaching 3rd grade at Forest Ridge Elementary! Our very own Rick Landmann was the recipient of this prestigious award at an awards ceremony hosted by HEB in Austin May 15th. H-E-B is...Continue Reading!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuEhtiuDaws[/youtube] One of my favorite things about being a realtor in B/CS is getting to meet new people constantly. Since I am a local business person, I really try to support our locally owned businesses. One such business is Flowers by JADE owned by Jeff and Donna Gore. This cozy little shop is located behind Wal-Mart at 1904 Brothers Blvd. Suite C. The thing that strikes you the most is the friendly atmosphere the moment you walk in the door! Donna has...Continue Reading!