Posts by Norman

Why you shouldn’t hire just “any” Realtor….. Puzzled?

When it comes to searching for a Realtor, the most popular ways have been: Referral from a friend Yard signs Circulars/mailers or other advertisement The friend is a Realtor Social Media Online sources such as those advertised specifically to put you in touch with a local professional   Referrals are great ways to go, yet it doesn’t paint the whole picture.   Good or bad, a Realtor’s hands could be tied by a seller that doesn’t maintain a home for showing or doesn’t price the home optimally.  A poor Realtor could have sold your friend’s home quickly, but perhaps because
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You’re only as good as your Realtor….

Over 23+ years in residential real estate I have evaluated selling and buying from all angles.  Why are some Realtors so successful in moving their buyers into homes and in getting their seller’s homes sold while listings of other Realtors may languish or buyers are not taken as seriously? The answer is: The Realtor.  A good Realtor knows how to package your offer. He or she knows how to relay information back to other Realtors when in negotiations.  Two recent examples: I had this wonderful listing in The Heights recently.  We had overwhelming interest and numerous offers.  We could not
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The Frenk Team is #1 in Clear Lake, Friendswood, League City & Beyond!

Great News! The Frenk Team is the #1 Real Estate Team at the #1 Real Estate Company in the Bay Area! (and #3 across the entire Houston Metro!)  We have also been named as a top 25 Team by the Houston Business Journal 3 years in a row – and that’s no small feat, as we are a small team competing with much larger teams! We are consistently the top Team and producers for our office month after month after month! Why is that? Availability.  We answer the phone, e-mail or however you may contact us – and we do
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2017 Real Trends Award Winners for U.S.! Drumroll, Please…….

America’s Best Misty Soldwisch Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Innovations Indianola IA Shaun Urwin Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North Meridian ID Georgie Pitron Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North Meridian ID Tracy Conklin Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North Meridian ID Jason Williams Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North Meridian ID Joe Grubiak Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North Meridian ID Chris Majors Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North Meridian ID Team Boise Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North Meridian ID Myron Kiriu Better
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Staging your home to Sell in Summer!

Any home stager will tell you that “staging is staging” and the principals remain the same throughout the year—keep things clean, clutter free and colorful. But that doesn’t each season comes without its own brand of staging magic. For summer, there are a number of things you can do both inside and outside to take advantage of the beautiful weather. Barb Schwarz, creator of Homes Staging® and CEO of Stagedhomes.com, suggests adding splashes of color to your porch with potted flowers. She favors larger pots placed on each side of the front door bearing tulips or daisies with greenery in
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Lakewood Pointe at Lakewood Yacht Club

We had a successful Grand Opening Event June 10, 2017!  Gorgeous homes to be built!  Come see the model home and take a tour of Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC). Come to the model home for your tour and visit the new home sites.  Only of these luxury homes are to be built and the new homes to ever be available at the Lakewood Yacht Club (adjacent to LYC with access through the LYC gates). see more at www.LakewoodPointe.net  Call 713.305.9924 for more information
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Home Staging Should Include the Male Perspective

Professional home stagers consult with homeowners on ways to sell their homes quickly and for the most money possible, but often lost in the design process is the fact that men are involved in buying decisions as well. When having your home staged, it’s important to remember to appeal to both sexes and do some things that will pique a man’s interest just as much as a woman’s. Professional stagers take into account buyer demographics, buying psychology, and utilize design elements in planning out the rooms and space and the use of lighting and its effect on the space. Don’t
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8 Home Staging MISTAKES!!

You may love your home, but that doesn’t mean that everyone coming through the door will feel the same way. What may be “charming” to the seller may seem off-putting to a prospective buyer. Many sellers attempt to stage their home themselves and, in doing so, create mistakes that can actually sidetrack the sale of their homes. Here are some of the biggest staging mistakes, according to the professional home stagers at www.RedesignmyPlace.com 1. Getting too personal: Home staging is meant to create a neutral canvas that will appeal to the majority of buyers. Staging is all about de-personalizing the
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Why YOUR home did not sell….

75%+ agents do NOT give homeowners the guidance with regards to how the property should look in comparison to the competition and 50% of those that do have little knowledge about design and how to make a home stand out in the crowd. That would leave approximately 12.5% of the agents that not only give the homeowners advice as to how to ensure their home stands out, but also give the correct advice.
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