Humble, TX Real Estate News

Pease see the flyer at the bottom of this post about our FREE MCE class next Wednesday, and please join Exit Realty Associates tomorrow, this Thursday evening, at 5:30 pm for an open house networking & training event that is open to all Realtors. Joyce McPherson with Highland Homes in Fall Creek will bring an Italian dinner and American Express gift card as a door prize! This week's training topic will be: Prosper NOW! Increasing Prosperity With The Principles of Delegation and Empowerment. Leveraging the efforts & skills of others to: 1. Grow your business exponentially - or- 2. Maintain your business more efficiently & spending less time - or - 3. BOTH! Grow your business exponentially while spending less time doing it. Realtors of all experience levels can benefit from this training ...
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By Ken Snyder, Houston Texas Real Estate
(Exit Realty NE Houston)
We are taking a break from our normal open house training this Thursday to host a FREE Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament for the Real Estate community. Please join Exit Realty Associates tomorrow, this Thursday evening, at 5:30 pm for Realtor Fun Night! We will play for chips only & there will be no entry fee. Gifts will be given away at the end of the tournament, to first & second place. Hollie Green with Sears Commercial will provide food and drinks before the game and discuss how she can help agents and their clients. Please feel free to bring your favorite beverage for the poker game... This event will be lots of fun for all Realtors, so don't miss it! To the right is a picture of Realtors (and Keith Hebert, the Broker!) having fun at the last Fun Night Poker Game. The event will be h...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Did YOU see this Letter to the Editor?? Letter to the Editor, Tampa Tribune: I understand why your reporter focused on my colorful hair and YouTube marketing videos in her story about Short Sales Riches, our business model for helping homeowners close "short sales" and avoid foreclosure judgments. But by emphasizing the critics, she missed the context for why our business is having such success. This is an unprecedented time in the housing market. More than half the homes for sale are distressed properties, including short sales, where banks agree to accept less than what is owed in return for the homeowner's help in selling the house. But ask any Realtor and you'll hear the problem: short sales have become "long sales" because the banks - and there are generally two involved - take for...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Do YOU Never Say No? One of the first lessons to learn about negotiating the biggest profits when working with short sales is to never say no. While most of life's important lessons tend to revolve around saying no in one form or another, the central premise to reaching an agreeable negotiation is to simply never say no. As long as both parties are still talking, there is enough room to reach an agreement.  Learn how to never say no even in the toughest situations by implementing a few of these great tactics for your next short sale deal: Nurse the negotiations rather than simply saying no. Instead, find out what needs to be paid, when and how much? Are they willing to accept anything in trade? Is there another way to finance it such as holding a note or seeking out a partner? Learn eve...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Signs of the Times - How Short Sale Investors Can Spot the True Turn-Around At the first sign of slowing declines and a few stocks going up in value, the media is eager to report that the worst is over. Before you run out and begin buying up stocks or bonds it might be a good idea to review the signs of a real bottom. Expect a true turn-around to take place after the following events have been established: Debt Liquidation. While the big bank bail-outs and automobile manufacturers might seem to have drained the Federal Reserve, remember what we spoke about earlier this week...the giant derivative mess is still waiting in the sidelines with numbers that literally dwarf everything else to date. Wait until the true debt liquidation takes place before getting overly excited by the early sig...
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Please join Exit Realty Associates tomorrow, this Thursday evening, at 5:30 pm for an open house networking & training event that is open to all Realtors. The agenda is: Phillip Scalise with American Home Shield will provide a great dinner prior to the training presentation. Terri Thompson, Business Development Manager with Stewart Title, will present Target Marketing techniques such as: o Finding owners for just listed and just sold campaigns o Finding bank owned properties for your investor clients o Locating landlords that may want to sell o Specializing in certain types of properties & locating owners of similar properties o Creating marketing list downloads in MS Excel, MS Word or text o Creating mailing labels o Building presentation quality listing packages o And more! Realtors o...
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Join EXIT Realty Northeast Houston's Realtors and Tami Bonnell, President of the US Organization of EXIT Realty Corp. International as she addresses the past, present and future of the real estate industry in a public webinar to be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 entitled "Effective Real Estate Business Practices".  Learn effective business practices, along with questions every real estate professional should be asking and able to answer in today's ever-changing economic climate.   The same session will be presented twice, live, at 3:00 p.m and 6:00 p.m. Central Time.  This event is open to the public and geared towards real estate professionals across North America. We will participate locally in the webinar in the EXIT Realty Northeast Houston training facility in our office in the Kr...
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By Ken Snyder, Houston Texas Real Estate
(Exit Realty NE Houston)
Please join Exit Realty Associates tomorrow, this Thursday evening, at 5:30 pm for an open house networking & training event that is open to all Realtors. Clint Simon with Sherlock Spec & Sherlock Pest will cover TREC inspection report changes for 2009. Clint will bring a great dinner! Realtors of all experience levels can benefit from this training - Don't miss it! The event will be held tomorrow, this Thursday evening, from 5:30 to 7 pm in our office in the Kroger Shopping Center at 3824 Atascocita Rd, Suite 128 , here: This event is open to agents who are with Exit Realty Northeast Houston or with other brokerages , so please feel free to come even if you aren't an Exit Associate, and bring a friend! Please call us at 281-548-EXIT(3948) if you have questions, and we look forward to s...
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Please remember to join EXIT Realty Northeast Houston's associates tomorrow at 11 am for a FREE 2 hour MCE class. The class is open to all Realtors. Please RSVP, as seating is limited. Snacks & drinks will be provided. Please see the flyer below for more information: Click Here for print version EXIT REALTY N.E. HOUSTON | 3824 Atascocita Road, Suite 128 | Humble | TX | 77396
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Fighting Fair - Foreclosure Requirements Take Toll on Short Sales Short sale investor are increasingly confronted with the prospect of losing out on a short sale deals as sellers seek to maximize the time they are able to live in a home for "free."   A plethora of informational items are advising sellers to fight foreclosure and use stall tactics including entertaining multiple short sale offers and fighting foreclosure technicalities. Learn how to identify stalling tactics and avoid wasting time on sellers playing the waiting game by understanding the basics of foreclosure requirements and delay techniques. Foreclosure Requirements 1.  Notice of Default - must contain information on money owed and time allotted for payment. 2.  Recording of Notice of Default 3.  Notice of Property Sale...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Loan modification program starts The Treasury Department announced that the first six participants to sign up for President Obama's loan modification program are JPMorgan Chase, which will get   up to $3.6 billion in subsidy and incentive payments; Wells Fargo, $2.9 billion; and Citigroup, $2 billion.  The others are GMAC Mortgage, $633 million; Saxon Mortgage Services, $407 million; and Select Portfolio Servicing, $376 million.  A statement issued by Wells Fargo said, "We view this modification program as yet another incremental opportunity for thousands of homeowners to preserve and maintain the dream of homeownership."  Left unsaid is the fact that now the second wave of foreclosures will begin, as banks decide which loans are worth trying to save and which are not.   Details of the ...
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By Ken Snyder, Houston Texas Real Estate
(Exit Realty NE Houston)
Please see the flyer below for information about the FREE MCE class next Wednesday 4/22, and please join us this Thursday evening at 5:30 pm for an open house & training event. Mark Havers with Coventry Homes in Lakeshore will bring a great dinner! This week we will demonstrate the free on-demand video training that is available to Exit Realty Northeast Houston Realtors . The topic is Scripts for FSBO's & Expireds: About Scripts Role Playing Scripts Starters FSBO Scripts Working FSBO's Working Expireds Realtors of all experience levels can benefit from this training - Don't miss it! The event will be held this Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7 pm in our office in the Kroger Shopping Center at 3824 Atascocita Rd, Suite 128 , here: This event is open to agents who are with Exit Realty North...
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Please join us Thursday evening at 5:30 pm for an open house networking & training event! Kristen Plaisance of Plaisance Photography will bring a great dinner and discuss her photography services for agents. This week we will cover "Low and No Cost Ways to Take Your Electronic Marketing to the Next Level": Challenging times call for creativity and innovation to attract buyers and get those listings sold! This training is co-hosted by Susan Harrison, EXIT's Sr. VP Web Development, Tom Emmendorfer, Co-Founder of the company behind EXIT e-Listings and Frank D'Angelo, Franchisee of EXIT Realty Executives in MN. Find out how, in just a few minutes a week, you can easily ramp up your electronic marketing efforts and learn how to marry the cutting-edge technology of EXIT e-Listings with the po...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: A. Keith HebertBroker/OwnerEXIT Realty Northeast Houston281-548-EXIT(3948)Info@ExitRealtyNEHouston.com John Buchanan Joins EXIT Realty Northeast Houston  Top Producing Agent Formerly with Keller Williams Humble, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) April 2, 2009 -- John Buchanan, one of Houston's top real estate professionals, joined EXIT Realty Northeast Houston in Humble. "We're excited to welcome John to EXIT Realty," says A. Keith Hebert, Broker/Owner of the EXIT Realty Northeast Houston office at 3824 Atascocita Road, in the Kroger Shopping Center at the corner of Will Clayton & Atascocita Road. "EXIT Realty is growing and attracting top producing agents like John each and every day." John brings 7 years of real estate experience to EXIT Realty in the greater...
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A reminder to please join us this evening at 5:30 pm for an open house networking & training event. Joyce Poley-McPherson from David Weekley Homes in Fall Creek will bring dinner & discuss her homes in Piney Point. How will your buyers get loans for those David Weekley (or other) homes? As we know, FHA is the best thing going for those with minor credit issues. One of the challenges is that the Maximum FHA loan is $271,050. Any house above that amount leaves only conventional financing and borrowers with excellent Credit.... or does it ? Henry Daniels with Nationwide Mortgage will discuss how, using the VA Loan and the Texas Veterans Land Board, your borrowers with minor credit issues can obtain loans of up to 103% of the sales price! Henry will also discuss better interest rates and do...
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Please see the flyer below for information about the FREE MCE class this Wednesday 3/25, and please join us this Thursday evening at 5:30 pm for an open house networking & training event. Joyce Poley-McPherson from David Weekley Homes in Fall Creek will bring dinner & discuss her homes in Piney Point. How will your buyers get loans for those David Weekley (or other) homes? As we know, FHA is the best thing going for those with minor credit issues. One of the challenges is that the Maximum FHA loan is $271,050. Any house above that amount leaves only conventional financing and borrowers with excellent Credit.... or does it ? Henry Daniels with Nationwide Mortgage will discuss how, using the VA Loan and the Texas Veterans Land Board, your borrowers with minor credit issues can obtain loan...
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By Ken Snyder, Houston Texas Real Estate
(Exit Realty NE Houston)
Please see the flyer below for information about the FREE MCE class next Wednesday 3/25, and please join us this Thursday evening at 5:30 pm for an open house & training event. Dinner will be provided. Afterward we will be heading to Rock, Wine, and Blues to watch Tara Salas's husband perform with his band, The NumbeRed. This week we will demonstrate the corporate training provided to Exit Realtors every month. Valerie Reyes, a top producing EXIT agent & Corporate Trainer, and Tami Bonnell, President of U.S. Operations, presented last month's training. The topic was Buyer Brokerage: Buyers - Where to Find Them Quailifying Buyers - Asking the Magic Questions CITO - Come into the office. Buyer Agency - Signing them up Overcoming Objections Pick a House & Close a Deal! Valerie & Tami are e...
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Please join us this Thursday evening, March 12th, for an open house networking & training event. We will be demonstrating our on-demand training system and covering: Why and How to get BPO's & REO Listings: Foreclosure statistcs & how they affect your business Broker Price Opinions (BPO) - Why complete them? How to get BPO's REO listings - Why list REO properties? How to get REO Listings Why we need Realtors to help us with the rapidly growing BPO & REO Division of our business! Group Discussion Janet Brandess with Sugar Creek Homes in Summer Lake Ranch will be sponsoring the event & providing a great dinner! The event will be held this Thursday evening, March 12th from 5:30 to 7 pm in our office in the Kroger Shopping Center at 3824 Atascocita Rd, Suite 128, here: This event is open to...
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By Jeremy Williams, Business Coach, Husband, Father, and Dog Wrangler
(Red Hawk Coaching)
What a deal on a 5 bedroom home.  Have you thought about moving to Fall Creek? | Houston TX Fall Creek Homes for Sale Fall CreekList Price: $350,000 (Originally $366,000)Note: The lowest priced home with 5 bedrooms, 4/1 baths, 3 car garage.The next lowest priced with the same details in Fall Creek is $455,000. 14602 Wood Thorn Ct.Humble TX 77396 Features: $58,000 in extras/premiums. Granite, stainless appliances, undermount sink, 42' Cherry cabinets, 18' designer ceramic tile, deep soak/jet-tub + shower, added bay window. Game + 4 bedrooms up w/2 baths, one Jack-n-Jill, ceiling fans in all beds, tile in all baths, large rooms w/walk-in closets, covered porch front/back, Energy STAR - 14 SEER A/C Listing presented by Jeremy Williams of Keller Williams Realty NE on behalf of listing agent...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Subject: Getting a Loan ModificationThousands of homeowners are turning to loan modification as a way to overcome mortgage difficulties brought on by the troubled housing market. It's a great option and if you think you may be in trouble, it's something you should strongly consider. Getting a loan modification, though, is no easy task.Use a loss mitigation company to negotiate on your behalf.While it is possible to negotiate directly with your lender, it is generally not recommended.There are many pitfalls that can cause your modification attempts to go awry. You'll want to apply for loss mitigation with a professional company that will ensure everything is done right.The reason it's so important to strictly follow the lender's process is that they need to make a sound business decision...
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