Yearly Archives 2019

James Garner’s “Skin Game” (Hey, not ALL blogs are about Real Estate!)

James Garner continues his western persona in the 1971 movie, “Skin Game”.  Set in 1857 during a controversial time in history when slavery and states rights in the west were up to votes and courts (Dred Scott supreme court case – not mentioned in the movie) Quincy Drew (Garner) and his side-kick, Jason O’Roarke (Lou Gossett Jr.) are running a scam (called a “game” by Quincy… “….it wasn’t until we came upon this little ol’ skin game that we started really cleaning up” ).  The scam involved selling and then stealing back a slave and the pair, both con men
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Local Realtor sues weathermen for continued inclement weather.

Local Realtor, Norman Frenk, sued weathermen at local Houston area channels 11 & 13 and those at The Weather Channel for what Frenk indicated was “continued inclement weather”. “We didn’t sign up for this here in Houston.  It’s supposed to be sunny and hot! If we wanted continued rain, we would move to Oregon or somewhere with a rainforest.  I am sick and tired of this, and the weather people better get it right this week. I have enough to do in selling homes without having to take on the weather too.” It has been raining on and off for
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Home Flipping 101..

There have been a LOT of shows on TV about home flipping and investors are calling me out of the woodwork to buy flip homes. My word of advice to investors: Call The Frenk Team! Flipping a home is not easy and not for the faint of heart. From dirt to dust to termites, bedbugs, fleas, plumbing issues, HVAC costs – not to mention foundations and roofing there is never a lack of surprise (which shouldn’t be a surprise anymore!) when you start digging in to these homes. What makes The Frenk Team knowledgeable about flipping? Every team member is
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Don’t Let THIS happen to YOUR home!

Listing your home is a business decision – not a personal one. These photos prove that you need a professional – not a “friend”. As a professional real estate photographer and successful Realtor, I am always struck by the number of listings with poor marketing. The single most important item on any real estate advertisement will be the photograph(s), yet many Realtors do not invest in a good quality camera or a photographer.I have seen photos with toilets open, people sitting on couches, dim lighting, over-exposure, photos of themselves in mirrors, unstaged homes and poorly executed photo layout. These photos
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