Team Meeting Agenda Notes – April 2015 | BHGRE Gary Greene Icons @ The Woodlands and Magnolia Marketing Centers

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Good Monday Morning Icon Updates – BHGRE Gary Greene | April 13th, 2015

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Good Morning.  I’ll be at the monthly Manager’s Meeting today. I’ll have my iGear with me. Reach out if I can be helpful – 832-797-1779.  I’ll get back at breaks and lunch:-)   I hope to see you at our Tuesday Team Meeting.

PS.  Congratulations on your continued thick success, this month-to-date the listings and sales are pouring in.  Yea + Thanks + GO, GO, GO:-)

Tuesday Team Meeting and Breakfast with Toll Brothers.

If you didn’t get a chance to register, no worries.  I added a seat and a breakfast plate for you.  All you have to do is show up with a smile.  I hope to see you here.

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 Use Gmail Like a Rich BOSS and Go Pro with your Sphere.

Your contact data base, calendar and eMail system is the heart of your business.  Attend this Wednesday Workshop at 10:30am to become a Pro.  Once you know these insider tips staying in touch will be simple, powerful and Pro quality.

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Listings Will Fuel Your Profit Rocket – Get Some

Good News continues.  The selection for buyers is the best in a few years.  Sales are the best in history.  Let’s make contact, touch base, share, serve, solve and shove ourselves forward.  Hard work will be rewarded.

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Congratulations and Thank YOU to our March Icon Performers

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Individaul TP March 2015Team March 2015

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Thanks Mike Tabbert for sharing this interesting Demographic Report for The Woodlands 2015.

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Thanks for being awesome.  kb:-)

The Woodlands Home Sales and Inventory Report – April 2015

Sales UP.  Selection UP.  Opportunities UP.

Rise Up

 Listing Inventory – Favorable for buyers shopping above $600,000.  Favorable for sellers listed below $600,000.

  • Listing Inventory is UP 64% and holding steady between 700 and 740 active listings.  Today there are 731 active For Sale Listings in The Woodlands.  Last year at this time there were 445.  Good news for home shoppers, there’s 64% more to choose from. Selection is way UP.  More selection for buyers  means more competition between sellers.
  • Above $600,000, sellers and their agents now compete in a buyer’s market.
  • Below $600,000 remains a seller’s market and keen competition between buyers.
  • Least expensive property in The Woodlands?  A 1,152 sq. ft. property on Blue Fox, listed for $154,900.  The most?  A 30,717 sq. ft estate property in the gated community of Carlton Woods.  $16,000,000.

Inventory Month to Month The Woodlands

April 2015 Months Supply Of Inventory By Price Range - Real Estate Market Report 2014

 Sales Activity – Steady and Strong.

  1. April sales totaled the second highest number in the history of The Woodlands (see picture below). Last April the price for one barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil stood at some 102.07 U.S. dollars.  Apparently the media doom, gloom and the-real-estate-market sky-may-fall due to lower oil prices does not apply to The Woodlands.  Thankfully.
  2. While sales activity is steady and strong in general, the numbers of sales relative to this years inventory has shifted sellers in price ranges above $600,000 into a more competitive for sellers, buyer’s-market.  (See the Months Supply Of Inventory picture above.)
  3. Looking forward, sales in the coming months should remain strong and steady, equalling or possibly exceeding last years totals. If stability in the oil market returns, a surge in sales is sure to follow.

Contract Month to Month The Woodlands

Buyer Challenges when shopping below $600,000:

  • Competition for prime properties below $600,000 is keen. It’s a seller’s market below $600,000.
  • Quick decision making is required, prime properties sell fast.
  • Less negotiation power for price and terms.
  • Lost opportunities due to an unrealistic I-want-a-steal mentality.

Buyer Opportunities in all price ranges:

  • The selection of homes is the best it’s been in years.
  • For the I-have-to-sell-before-I-buy-but-I’ve-been-putting-it-off-because-I-was-afraid-I-couldn’t-find-anything-to-buy buyer, we have great news!  Selection is up, up up.
  • Buyer’s shopping in the over $600,000 price range enjoy a buyer’s market; better selection, less buyer competition and favorable negotiating strength.

Seller Challenges:

  • While still a seller’s market below $600,000, competition with other motivated sellers and builders to attract a qualified buyer is growing.
  • For sellers priced above $600,000 it’s a buyer’s market.  A buyer’s market means less seller negotiating leverage for price and terms.
  • Seller’s may have to respond quickly and aggressively to price reductions from their competition.
  • Competitive pricing, thoughtful merchandising, muscular marketing and keen negotiating skills are key factors in a successful sale.
  • Choosing a weak broker or agent can lead to lost sales opportunities, a lower sold price, inconvenience and extended days, weeks or months on the market.

Seller Opportunities:

In price ranges below $600,000, aggressively marketed, well located and competitively priced properties enjoy a seller’s market. In a seller’s the seller enjoys more negotiating and pricing power.

For sellers in all price ranges, hundreds and hundreds of inbound corporate transferee buyers will be moving to the area through the third quarter. Strong and steady buyer activity is expected throughout the year.

If you have any questions about the real estate market or I can be helpful, let me know.  Thanks – Ken Brand 832-797-1779

Here’s the full set of market data for The Woodlands TX

If you have any questions about the real estate market or I can be helpful, let me know.  Thanks – Ken Brand 832-797-1779

Good News for The Woodlands Real Estate Market. Selection is awesome and sales are strong!


Hard work will be rewarded.  Yea for US.

making money is art

I’ll have all the market reports completed this weekend.  Meanwhile, here’s the April’s real estate sales and listing info for March sales and listing inventory in ‪#‎TheWoodlands‬.  Please feel free to share these pictures. Click this link to see all the reports. I’ll add more over the next couple of days.

Last year at this time a barrel of oil sold for over $110 per barrel. Even with all of today’s media doom, gloom,disaster commentary and dire predictions, our local RE market is powerful and surges forward.

Good News #1 = Written sales (all brokers combined) totaled one more sale that last year at this time (when oil was over $100 a barrel).

Sales are strong!  The next 90 to 120 will be fizzy and busy. Selling or buying now is a safe idea. Take all the listings you can.

Good News #2: The selection of homes to choose from is almost double that of last year. Mortgage rates remain low-low-low. Buying now is safe and smart.

Good News #3:  You excellence and expertise is creating the best possible outcome for our sellers.  You selling your listings for more money and better terms.  Yea and congratulations.

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Sold Price To List Price Percentage  The Woodlnands March 2015


As we can see from these pictures, listing and selling opportunities will be rich for the next 120 days or so.  One way to meet new buyers and sellers is participate in our City Wide Open House Success Event.  Do it!  Click HERE for details on how to participate and fast-forward your success.

Thanks for all you do:-) kb

Good Monday Morning Icon Updates – March 30th | BHGRE Gary Greene – The Woodlands and Magnolia

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Join Us Wednesday Morning – The Woodlands UPDATE!  

By Tim Welbes, Co-President The Woodlands Development Co.

Click Here to RSVP now.

We will need 5 volunteers please.  2 greeters and 3 to help sign in.  We will need to arrive by 8:45.

If you would like to volunteer, please CLICK HERE to send me an eMail.  Thanks for all you do.

Click HERE for a Google Map to River Plantation Country Club

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Become The Local In-The-Know-Pro Expert – Wednesday 10:30 Workshop

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Fusion 2015 – The Aria, Las Vegas 

We had some big fun.  Here’s what we’ve been authorized to share. If you missed it this year, hopefully you can join us for Fusion 2017.

My Notes from Fusion:

1. What do people say about YOU?

2.  What do you want people to say about YOU?

3.  What are you YOU willing to do to make it so?

You #1 Goal = Get People To Like and Trust YOU!

Congratulations and Thank You to all our team members who make us all look good!

If you have a review of any kind that you’d like to add to our Album Of Icon Top Performers, please eMail it to me and I’ll add it pronto.

Thanks for all you do.  kb