Posts by Norman

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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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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