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 have to say how proud I am to be part of RE/MAX of Texas!  Julie, Hope and I attended the RE/MAX of Texas statewide convention the last 4 days in Galveston at Moody Gardens.  The city of Galveston has come a long way since Ike.  It is a great place and definitely back in business. The convention was over the top!  RE/MAX of Texas celebrated it’s 35th Anniversary by providing us the absolute top speakers and teachers not only in the real estate industry but also in the world of technology and internet with classes solid for 3 days.  Wow great stuff!!!  Thanks to Richard Filip and his outstanding staff for cutting edge tools and education to make sure we remain the top in our market.  Also the Fun Night party at the Moody Gardens Aquarium and the Awards Gala, Casino Party the Doppleganger band wow what a great time!  And the best part, spending time with all our friends and making new ones from all over the state, who happen to be the best real estate people in TEXAS. Now back to work at LakeSide Dreams on beautiful Richland Chambers Lake, which is filling up by the way, ready to conquer the world!

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Wow!   It is mid March and I can hardly believe it!  It is so exciting to see the daffodils  springing up and the trees budding and blooming after the hard cold wet winter!    Yes, the temperatures are warming and so is the real estate market!  The water levels are up and we are excited to say we are on our 5th waterfront home sale this year and are looking  forward to a better 2010!  We have been able to achieve this great number by the relationships we a have made and the marketing machine we have created.    

Leading the charge is our fantastic office and great location!  For those of you who have not stopped by, we are the ones with the infamous boat shipwrecked into the side of the REMAX sign and the 18 ft. map of the of Richland Chambers Lake on the wall!  So, we get a lot of traffic and have achieved the goal of being the hotspot for real estate!  We are out there marketing and selling waterfront homes(www.buyrclake.com ),  condos(www.northshoreharbor.com ) and lots on Richland Chambers Lake.  We do it all!  We have what we call the 800 pound gorilla(REMAX) on our side and  with that comes all the advantages in Real Estate marketing for sellers including the number two real estate website www.remax.com, second only to www.realtor.com which we also use!  In addition, we have multiple other sites in which we market your property.  Some examples of these are www.lakehouse.com, www.landsoftexas.com, and many other sites our listings syndicate to after being posted on one of our sites. 

We are excited to announce that we have just added a marketing site www.uniquehomes.com (a luxury home site)as well and will be posting listings over 450k on that site as well.  If you are interested in a list of “What we do for You the Seller”  please contact us and we will be happy to email it to you, so that you have an understanding of what goes into the process and how we differentiate ourselves from the competition. 

Competition is good and makes every one better!   We are committed to being the best and are constantly looking for ways to achieve this mission statement.  We are not about the Fluff…but consistent top-notch real estate service and attention to detail.  We work for you and put ourselves in the seller’s shoes when marketing your home.  We want to give you value for the fees that we earn!

For more information on the services we provide, please call John or Julie Teel at 903-874-0003 or 903-654-3970.

We are so excited John just got his REMAX Texas license plates, so if you see this jeep with this tag breaking the law…Call me! LOL

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Well, the first week of 2010 has come to a chilly close and has been a very productive week for John and IWe braved record low temperatures and icy roads to man two offices, attend three closings, four listing appointments, show 25 properties and attend Dave Liniger’s Demand Success Today presentation in Grapevine. The end of the week found John rockin out with Joe Doyen at the Northshore Harbor Inn for the Lakerz crowd! Wow! What an awesome week and great start for 2010.

Adventure! That is what we finally decided to call our trek to Grapevine this week to attend Dave’s Seminar.  The early morning hour and temperatures brought 4 brave souls to the Event from our Offices.  Attending with John and I were Annette Goolsby and Martin Ortiz.  Annette has been with us for  several months now and has proven to be such a great asset to our Company!  With her dedication to excellence, and humility to learn the business along with her sense of adventure she will be the shining star in Navarro County Real Estate this year! We are also excited about Martin Ortiz joining us in January. We are  waiting on his finger printing and he will be off to the races as well, being bilingual and having years of real estate experience in Michigan.  Hats off to his obvious intelligence of returning to his Texas roots and a WAY better real estate market!  Thanks to these guys for attending and exposing themselves to such a great leader in our Industry.

Posing pretty

Where do I start? Dave Liniger  is the “tallest” short guy I know.  And talk about a sense of adventure! Wow! This man drives race cars, jumps out of Airplanes, owns over 700 guns and has been instrumental in achieving the top real estate brand in the Country!  What we love most about REMAX is the simple fact that our leader has been in the trenches, he has experienced the highs and lows of three recessions.  And has not only survived them but has led our Company in  thirty straight years of growth.  That is why while researching the most successful companies in the world, REMAX was chosen as a subject for a book called EVERYBODY WINS!   This is a great rags to riches success story that is  an easy read.  I do highly recommend it!  Our company was chosen over Microsoft and Walmart as a subject for this book.  I love to read so I will be recommending some great books along the way.

Well, back to Dave, I guess I should get to the meat of the story and the reason for this blog today. I will try to keep this as brief as possible.  All predictions point to the fact that we are in for a ride through 2012!  With a huge amount of ARM loans coming to maturity in the next two years, there will be an increase in foreclosures like we have never seen.  An ARM loan, for those who do not know, is an adjustable rate mortgage that started at a very low rate in order for the borrower to qualify, and will adjust out now to a normal rate.  Well, the problem is, that the people barely qualified at the lower rate and in some instances did a little fudging on their income, so when the rate adjusts out, they will no longer be able to make their payment.  Thus, another wave of foreclosures is coming our way!   The market will have to adjust so values will continue to drop in certain markets until inventories level and most foreclosures have moved through the market. The challenge we face is that some major lenders have thousands of files that have sat for over a year and some longer and this inventory has yet to enter the market.  Bank of America is one example. When they acquired Country wide, along with it came hundreds of thousands of bad loans.

The victims are the real people and families affected by this crisis.  Dave’s focus for us as a Company is to be the most educated and ready to help these families and lenders through this difficult time by having the knowledge to aid them through the short sale process.   This is the best solution for the homeowner so that there remains hope for their future.  The short sale prevents the actual foreclosure and they can still buy another home within two years after the process.  So, ultimately it helps them save credit and face.

REMAX has partnered with Alex Chartin, the educator of the CDPE designation course to give every REMAX agent an opportunity to take this course.  It stands for CERTIFIED DISTRESSED PROPERTY designation.  To my knowledge,   we will be the first ones  with the designation in our area.  This course will give us the knowledge that we need  to aid homeowners and lenders through the processes of short sales and foreclosures.  We have taken a few classes on this subject  in the past, and have experience helping the homeowners through the short sale  process and lenders with foreclosures.  But through this course we  with an arsenal  of knowledge to better aid families that find themselves in this situation.

To sum up, the real estate industry  will be a roller coaster ride though 2012 and will be back to the boom that we all know and love afterwards!  So we are buckling up(tighter), battening down the hatches(some more),  and hanging on for the ride of our lives!  We have always loved amusement parks and have taken our kids on vacation trips where we have literally travelled from Arlington to San Antonio to Houston to Galveston in one week visiting SIX FLAGS, SEAWORLD, FIESTA TEXAS, ASTROWORLD(when it was still) and then to the beach all on a budget!  This  is where  I highly recommend the season passes to SIX FLAGS for young families!    Talk about needing a vacation after the vacation!  I believe by the time 2013 rolls around we will need the vacation to end all vacations!  So, I will be needing a few suggestions from you guys so I can start planning  that one.

The tougher the market becomes the harder we have to work!  The harder the work, the more fun we have!  So this real estate market is reminiscent  of  those vacations  days of old when money was tight and having fun was work!  But we love work and the adventures and challenges even more! And as you can imagine, the memories  created then and now, as the saying goes “PRICELESS”!

Hope, Kelsey, Parker, and John at Six Flags

Parker is learning to drive!I bet everyone remembers this backdrop and has pictures taken here!Give me more!Kelsey, Julie and Hope look up!

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