Thursday, January 20, 2011

SOLD! 3003 San Paula Avenue

Today is one of those days that makes being a Realtor rewarding. Satisfaction comes from bringing a transaction to closing and seeing all parties involved happy with the outcome. 

A seller who closes on one house and, in the same day, contracts on their house which also closes before that month is out.

A buyer who is also the buyer’s agent and a great person to work with and cooperative on all matters concerning the transaction. Today they have a home that will meet the needs of their family.

How can I help you with your real estate needs?

Monday, January 17, 2011

It’s not a new year’s resolution but the timing is sure right. Today I made the big decision to purchase another bicycle for myself. I say BIG decision because it’s been 5 or 6 years since I last rode a bicycle. And much has happened in my life during that time span. I am glad I bought it. Bicycling has always been an activity I enjoyed. I look forward to checking out the neighborhood by bicycle especially with gas already 3 dollars a gallon and expected to hit 5 by the end of summer.

One thing I like about my neighborhood is that it is bicycle friendly for street cruising. The number of people I see riding bicycles seems to have increased over the past year or two. I can’t wait to get out there and get started. Who knows, I should meet more of my neighbors and that’s a good thing.

As a Realtor, I would recommend to those who are considering a purchase of a new home to scope out the neighborhoods they are interested in and consider whether or not it would be a good place for them to enjoy the outdoors.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Well, it Dallas

Well, it snowed in Dallas and I am not singing for the joy of it either. It’s not so much that I don’t like the snow. It has more to do with what the snow brings. Sure, sure the falling of the snowflakes is pretty and bright. Others say they like the quiet of the snow. Typically we don’t even get enough accumulation to have a good snowball fight much less build a snowman.

When it does snow though there are some things I would just as soon avoid like driving. Most local drivers are not prepared to handle the rules of the road required to drive safely under the inclement weather conditions. There is always that one driver who has to go the fastest. They literally fly around all the cautious drivers causing more than one palpitation for this particular driver.

One good thing about the snow is that it makes a good opportunity for such lovely photos. I have seen some great shots posted around the site on Activerain. As for me, I think I will spend the remainder of Sunday afternoon tucked safely in my home with the ones I love.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Finding Your Dream Home

Finding Your Dream Home

Growing up the Wizard of Oz was always one of my favorite movies. If it had been the days of dvd I would have watched it back to back until I could repeat every line. I’m sure I was probably close even back then. I can recall repeating with Dorothy “There’s no place like home” over and over to the point that I was fully persuaded there really wasn't any other place like home.

Perhaps that is why I am such a home body. I enjoy traveling but after a few days I am ready to head to the house where I am queen of the house. I like my space. I like my things. I like the comfort my home provides me.

There really is no place like home. If I can help you find your dream home please give me a call today.