Good Monday Morning Icon Reminders – October 20th, 2014

To Know. To Share. To DO.

Instill confidence elimante doubt

Wednesday Morning Team Meeting – DR Horton Homes Update

RSVP: TTapo@DRHorton.comDR Horton Breakfast

Join US For Happy Hour – Wednesday

Click HERE to RSVP:-)


Safety Webinar – Tuesday, 1pm 

From the Desk of Amy Chorew

Every day, agents interact with strangers and put themselves at risk. The recent events in Arkansas made us realize that all too clearly. We do not want to believe that crime can happen to us, but most people are unprepared for such an instance.

To increase security and reduce liability, join us for a practical session with Robert Siciliano on the the essentials of Real Estate Security. Robert will provide you with the fundamentals of safety and the strategies for security to help you make smartertime, money and life-saving decisions.

DateTuesday, October 21, 2014

Time: 2pm Central Time

Session number: 591 623 614


To register for this session 


Go to

and register.

Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session. Please feel free to share this links with real estate friends outside of the BHGRE Family. We have 1000 seats, first come, first serve.

You Learn How To:

  • Devise an effective, ongoing office security plan.
  • Learn who your prospect is and how to identify predators.
  • Create constant communication – make it known where you’ll be, when and with whom.
  • Hold a safe open house; not everyone’s here to buy.
  • Plan distress codes: green, yellow, and red are the good, the bad and the ugly!
  • Conduct personal marketing that does not make you a target.
  • Implement a buddy system- two heads are better than one.
  • Set up a dress code for safety and success.
  • Trust your intuition- it’s a person’s best friend.
  • Auto security and take predators “for a ride.”
  • Control your self-defense with Self-Offense.

Meet our Speaker, Robert Siciliano.

As a Security Speaker his “tell it like it is” style is sought after by major media outlets, executives in the C-Suite of leading corporations, meeting planners, and community leaders to get the straight talk they need to stay safe in a world in which physical and virtual crime is commonplace. Siciliano is accessible, real, professional, and ready to weigh in and comment at a moment’s notice on breaking news.


VP of Platform Development

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

Thanks for all you do. If I can be helpful, please call on me. Thanks – Ken Brand 832-797-1779

Good Monday Morning Icon Reminders – October 13th, 2014

To Share. To Do.  To Know.


Our Homes Sales Reports are ready for sharing.

Click HERE to download all the Home Sales Report – The Woodlands, Magnolia and Spring.

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Sold Price To List Price GG June to October 2014

Join us for Happy Hour this Thursday.

Click HERE to register on BackAgent

Team Happy Hour


Congratulations to everyone on the team for setting a new September Sales Record.

Click HERE to download the full Top Performers Report.

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Zip Forms Adds MLS Connect  - FREE to Gary Greene Icons

Click Here to read all about it.


Leverage Listings For New Sales – Just Listed and Just Sold Cards

Click HERE to get started.  It’s simple.

Listings are the name of the game in the real estate business. Why? Because if leveraged the right way, they will result in new business.  Best of all, you are leading with revenue. More often than not, that listing results in a paycheck. Reinvesting in a neighborhood where you have exhibited success makes a ton of sense.

We have two options to take advantage of Just Listed/Just Sold marketing efforts. In both cases, we are mindful of the value of your time. Spending time designing a postcard is not the highest and best use of your time. No need to hire an assistant; we want to take care of this activity for you. CLICK HERE now.

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

Good Monday Morning Icon Reminders – October 6th, 2014

To Know. To Do. To Share.Life is Simple

Today is Paperwork Roundup Day

Thanks for all your hard work.  We’d love to include all your awesome successes to our team total.  If you have a listing or sales transaction that needs loading into BackAgent, please do se before 2pm today.  Thanks.

Tuesday @ 11:30am – Take More Listings. Geo-Farming Mastermind Meeting and Lunch – Everyone’s Invited.

Magnolia Marketing Center 11:30am – Tuesday.  Click HERE to register, we need a solid headcount for our lunch:-)

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Wednesday @ 10am – Intermediary Pro Do’s and Amateur Don’ts – Lunch included.

Click HERE to register, we need a good headcount for lunch.  Thanks.

Intermediary Class

Celebrate.  Chill. Chit-Chat. Relax and Hang Out at Our Team Happy Hour

Thursday – October 16th – Click HERE to register on BackAgent.

Team Happy Hour

Share Your Greatness On Every Listing Appointment

We net our sellers more money.  This proves it.  Share it.  Click HERE to download your copy.

Sold Price To List Price GG June to October 2014

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


Good Monday Morning Icon Reminders – September 29th, 2014

Make Some Noise! Rise UP. Be Better.  Be Fast.

“It used to be that the big ate the small. Now the fast eat the slow.” – Geoff Yang


Shareable Market Snapshot

It’s smart to show people that you’re an expert.  That you’re in Pro in the know. That you’re choosable.

One way to do that is share relevant real estate market information.  You’ll find a fist full of sharable data nuggets HERE.  Choose something, copy, paste, share.

How To Hug It Out-Not Slug It Out Communication Workshop.

Wednesday – Magnolia Marketing Center @ 1:45pm.  Click HERE to register on BackAgent.

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Intermediary Do’s and Don’ts Workshop – Lunch Included

Click HERE to register on BackAgent.  We need a headcount for lunch.

Intermediary Class


Join us for a Team Happy Hour

I know it’s early notice, click HERE to register and add the date to your calendar.

Team Happy HourWhere’s Ken?

I’ll be in Monday to Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday I’ll be teaching Fast Start, Linsey, Linda, Patsy and Jessie will be available to support your excellent efforts.  If I can be helpful, call, text, eMail or visit me.

Thanks for all you do – Kb.


The Woodlands Home-Sales Market Snap Shot – August 25th, 2014

The Swell Is Big, But Ridable

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A Smidge Fewer Sales.

January – August 2014 = 2,037 Homes Under Contract <-8%>

January – August 2013 = 2,222 Homes Under Contract

Sales in The Woodlands TX

2014 will go into The Woodlands real estate history books as the 2nd best year for total number of home sales.   2015 will go down in history at the best year ever for number of  home sales and new record high sold prices.  Why?  Because all those construction cranes dotting the skyline will come down, ginormous buildings with millions of square feet of office space will open for business and thousands of people not-here-now will fill them.  More bees needing new hives means more home sales. Low supply and high demand means higher prices.

Selection Improves. But Not For Long.

For Sale inventory in all price ranges has improved.  Toady’s current inventory of 666 homes is up a staggering 67% compared to last years shockingly low inventory of only 388 homes For Sale.

If you’re thinking of buying, strike now.  When all the new neighbors arrive to begin work in 2015, inventory will plunge and home prices will power higher.  Why pay more when you can pay less – act now!

The Woodlands Listing Inventory

More Juicy Listing Stats for the Data Geeks – 9/25/2014

Average List Price = $786,413 |  Average  List Price Per Square Foot = $207

Median List Price = $500,000 | Median List Price Per Square Foot = $150.84

Lease Expensive Home For Sale  in The Woodlands Today = $153,108

Most Expensive Home For Sale in The Woodlands Today = $16,800,000

What About Home Prices?

I paddled into the Houston Association Of REALTORS MLS stats and compared 2013 Closed Homes Sales to 2014 Closed  Home Sales.

2014 Total Closed Sales = 531 <-10%> | 2013 Total Closed Sales = 590

2014 Average Sold Price = $426,654 <+17%> | 2013 Average Sold Price = $364,400

2014 Median Sold Price = $343,000 <+8%> | 2013 Median Sold Price = $317,305

2014 Average Days On Market = 30 Days | 2013 Average Days On Market = 27 Days

List Price To Sold Price % = 98% for 2014 and 2013

What do you think prices will do in 2015?  Bamboo.

In Conclusion

As under construction buildings open for biz and queen bees, king bees and worker bees begin making honey, they’ll move themselves, families, partners and pets into new digs.  Buyer competition will keen, inventory will tighten and prices will climb like vines.

 If you’re a buyer, act now if you can.  Selection is better and prices will go higher.

 If you’re a seller moving up in price, act now. Selection is better now and prices are on the rise.

If you’re a seller and you’re buying down in price, 2015 is your year.  Wait and maximize your profits.

If you need expert advice on what’s happening in your specific neighborhood and the best course of action for you and yours, let us know.

Ken Brand 832-797-1779

More Lifestyle Stuff for The Woodlands and Houston

Click HERE to read and enjoy this issue of LIVE URBAN, LIVE SUBURBAN, LIVE WELL magazine.

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