Good Monday Morning Icon Updates – Feb. 23rd, 2015 | BHGRE Gary Greene – The Woodlands and Magnolia

Sales Jump!  Are You Jumping Too? Let’s Jump!

Sales activity has jumped into high gear.

Ignore negative press and negative people. Be a Pro.  Focus on the positive

 Focus on what you can control. Your attitude and activity.  Your smile.  Salable Listing Inventory.

Sales velocity is accelerating. Based on the 169 written sales month-to-date we project there will be 225 written sales in February – UP 10%   from February 2014 when oil was over $100 a barrel!

However, digging deeper into the numbers reveals that the real action is the $700,000 and below price range.  Of the 169 written sales month-to-date 151 were listed below $700,00

This is great news!  Let’s go get listings.

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Let’s Go Get Listings – Workshop Wednesday @ 9:45AM

You want more listings don’t ya? We can help:-)   Click HERE to register on BackAgent.

Many of you have been asking if we would be repeating the workshop for the new listing presentation.  Well, good news!  Next Wednesday, on March 4th, Ken and I will be go over listing appointment preparation, all new presentation materials and live role play the new presentation.

If you missed the first time we shared this, or you just would like to increase your confidence by hearing it again, you can register on BackAgent to attend either one, or both of these workshops.

Feedback around this new presentation has been phenomenal!  If you are ready to brush up on those listing skills, make sure you register.

Click this link to register:  Listing Appointment Preso and CMA Preparation

As always, don’t hesitate to let me know if you have questions!  To your success!

Thanks and see you here – Linsey Ehle

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Which Listings Are Selling?

It natural for a seller to what to choose an aggressive listing price.  Nobody want’s to leave any money on the table.  The market has been HOT these past two years and hope springs eternal.

Today’s market is not last year’s market where qualified buyers fought over properties with multiple bids and over listings price offers.

Based on buyer sentiment, negative news, cautious outlooks, uncertainty about when oil prices will stabilize, slower sales  have been predicted and expected.  However (see sales chart above), it appears from month-to-date sales activity that while sales in general may remain steady, what’s selling is specific.  Attractively priced properties are selling.  Over priced listings sit sad and unsold. (see below).

As I write this, Sunday @ 6:17pm, there are 659 active For Sale listings in The Woodlands TX.  Of the 659 active For Sale listings, 223 have had a price reduction.  This means 1 out of 3 homes For Sale have had at least one price reduction and are remain unsold.

From January 21st to February 21st, 253 listings have gone Under Contract. 69 of the 253 had a price reduction before
going under contract. This means 7 our of 10 were priced properly when listed and 69 sellers had to reduce their price to attract a buyer.  Don’t burn Days On Market and miss out on qualified buyers by testing the market with an over aggressive price, only to reduce when buyers and their agents balk and walk into the waiting arms of the properly priced competition.

Here’s a printout of all the listings currently for sale in The Woodlands that have had Price Reductions.  When you talk to you sellers about pricing this printout will come in handy.

Where’s Ken?

I’ll be in the office most of the week and out of the office Thursday to teach Fast Start.  Robyn and I are heading out of town for the weekend where I’ll be available by iPhone if I can be helpful.  Thanks for all you do.  Let’s Go, Go, Go:-)


January 2015 Top Performers – BHGRE Gary Greene, The Woodlands and Magnolia Marketing Centers

Congratulations to our January Top Performers and everyone on the team for their extra efforts. Thanks to your hard work our team continues the journey as the Top Performing Sales office for the entire company in 2014 and January 2015.

Good Monday Morning Icon Updates – February 2nd, 2015


Getting Smarter – I’ll Share My Notes:-)

I’ll be attending Xplode most of the day.  If you I can be helpful, call, text or eMail and I’ll get back to you pronto.  I’ll be in the office Tuesday morning and through the week.

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Paperwork Roundup – Thanks

Please upload your sales and listings into BackAgent so we can add your contribution to the team total.  Thanks.

Wednesday Workshop – 10:30am

Click HERE to register on BackAgent.

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Sign Up For Our Annual Awards Breakfast

Click HERE to register.

Awards Breakfast 2015

One-On-One 2015 Action Plan and How Can We Help You Have Your Best Year Ever!

While our future is bright and there are thousands of must-move buyers headed our way, oil prices are causing headwinds.  Let’s plan for continued success in today’s market.

Between Tuesday and the end of February I look forward to meeting with you one-on-one to pow-wow about what we can do to help you have your best year ever.  Grab me to set a time if you’d like, or I’ll be reaching out in no particular order to set a convenient meeting time.  Thanks.

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Updated ICA

There are NO negative changes, take aways or move backs from your current agreement.  

Our updated Independent Contractor’s Agreement includes an updated single page (instead of two separate pages) Commission Schedule reflecting enhanced commission split levels up to 85% and monthly marketing support up $4,000 per month.  Levels that were previously defined in “Agent Earnings” have been updated to reflect equal levels based on Gross Commission Income (GCI).   It’s also been update to eliminate the lower splits on sales side closings and  the 50/50 splits on leases (lease splits have been elevated to your split level.)   I’ve included a picture below with notes to show what dollar volume levels are equivalent to GCI levels.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I’ll be sending out the new ICA and collecting them up throughout the month.

Home Sales Market Reports Are Ready For Sharing.

Click HERE to download all the Reports – The Woodlands, Spring, Magnolia and 77389

2015 Listing Inventory Month to Month The Woodlands 2015 Under Contract Month to Month The Woodlands

Thanks for all you do.  If I can be helpful, let me know.  Ken Brand 832-797-1779

Directory Of Services and Important Phone Numbers For The Woodlands, TX

Handy Important Phone Numbers and Directory Of Services for The Woodlands TX.

Click HERE to download the .PDF.


Good Monday Morning Icon Updates for the week of January 5th, 2015

Don't run easy

Happy New Year!  2015 Brings EPIC Potential.

Time To Tighten Your Shoe Laces and Take Action.

Listing Inventory is oxygen.  Join us to prepare yourself to be the best and most successful listing agent you can be.

Tuesday at 9:45am – Magnolia Marketing Center

Click HERE to register now.  Begin listing with confidence tomorrow.

Listing Workshop

Wednesday at 9:45am – Magnolia Marketing Center.

Click HERE to register now.  Take more listings with ease tomorrow.

Listing Workshop

You Want To Perceived As An In-The-Know-Pro

Share this with your friends, neighbors, past clients, suspects, prospects and everyone else you know.

Click HERE to download the .JPEG.

Don't Let Zillow Cyberbots Sink YouThis is the visual proof to support our verbal explanation on why Zillow’s Zestimates are crapola and worthless in Texas.

Uninformed citizens may mistakenly use a Stupid-Cyberbot to help them with their due diligence.  It’s our responsibility to share accurate and professional facts.

Click HERE to download the .JPEG.

Here’s a Facebook Page example of  one of a dozen ways you might use this.

If You’re Not Stellar-Farming Yet, Consider It.  It’s Ez-Pz.  And Smart.

This Zillow piece is one of our many memorable-listings-magnet Stellar Farming pieces we use to attract listings.  If you want cultivate lush listing success in 2015 and Geographical Farming for listings hasn’t been a piece of your success puzzle, pull the trigger and help yourself and sellers  win more.

It’s a no brainer!  All you have to do is visit with Linsey to sign up.  You won’t have to lift a finger.  Everyone else does the work for you; we create the Technicolor piece, print the piece, deliver the piece.  All you have to do take action, show up with a smile and be the brilliant you. Oh, and it’s only 39cents a post card.  Like a said a no brainer.  Act now.


To Take More Listings More Sellers Must Think Of  YOU FIRST.

To create indelible Top Of Mind Awareness in the minds and memories of the people you know, creating online omnipresence is what will catapult you above the wannabes, posers and pretenders.

One smart way to create omnipresence is by completing your online profiles.  This is a one time task that pays perpetually.

Clink on the links below for simple step-by-step instructions.  Complete one a week and reap the rewards.

GG Agent Webpage Profile Profile Profile Profile

Facebook Profile Profile

BHG Greenhouse Profile

Sellers Choose Real Estate Pros They Can Trust and Know Their Market.

Citizens are smart, but they’re not mind-readers or precogs. How can a prospective seller know that you’re an In-The-Know-Pro?  You have to show them.  How can you show them?  Share these Home Sales Market Reports.

Click HERE to view and download the Homes Sales Reports for The Woodlands, Magnolia, Spring and 77389.

January 2015 Months Supply Of Inventory By Price Range - Real Estate Market Report 2014 2015 Listing Inventory Month to Month The Woodlands 2014 Under Contract Month to Month The Woodlands

Thanks for all you do. If I can be helpful let me know – Ken Brand 832-797-1779.