I don’t want to get a real estate inspection done.

From the stubborn to the cheap to the plain ole I already know it all’s, sometimes I run across a home buyer that refuses to do a home inspection on the house they are planning to buy. It can be for whatever reason. Maybe they have a kickass set of tools that they want to try out, maybe they […]

How fast can you sell my home?

 

How fast can you sell my home? 

That’s a great question and one which home sellers ask a lot. However it’s a difficult question to answer because it depends on so many variables.

Generally my gut answer would be: I can sell it for you right now for the cash in my pocket. Sight unseen, done deal, just sign here and […]

Sellers Market, Buyers Market, Neutral Market. What?

Recently, I met the mom of one of my daughter’s friends for the first time. We chatted for a while and then she asked me what I did for a living. I told her and immediately she hit me with the following statement.

Woman I just met: “My agent told me that houses sell in 4 months but mine took […]

What is a Zero Lot Line home?

Zero Lot Line homes are houses that are built with at least one wall of the home on the lot line. One or more outside walls create the boundary line for your lot and touch the lot line of your neighbor.

Imagine a usual lot with a home on it. The homeowner can walk all around the outside of their […]

Listing Price, Sales Price And Appraised Value

What is the difference between the Listing Price, the Sales Price and the Appraised Value of a house and why do all three prices matter?

First some quick definitions:

Listing Price is how much money the seller wants for the house.

Sales Price is the amount of money that both the seller and the buyer eventually agree too.

Appraisal Value is how much […]

When to water your Bryan – College Station lawn.

Do you know when to turn your sprinklers on to water your lawn? Personally, I’m clueless. I have a red thumb which is no where near a green thumb. However,  this amazing tool provided by Brazos Valley Water Smart will let you know when to water and when not to water and it’s now my new found friend.

It’s very simple. […]

You might be an Aggie if…….

A Texas Aggie is a current or former student of Texas A&M. Located here in Bryan / College Station, AKA Aggieland, the term Aggie can also, although not technically be used for Texas A&M supporters, like Aggie Moms or Dads (parents of an Aggie student) or Texas A&M supporters.

In keeping with the concept that Jeff Foxworthy became so widely […]

Pub Sheds – A new suburban trend.

Do you enjoy hanging out with family & friends while enjoying an adult beverage? Do you have a back yard which you’d love to use but you don’t have the budget to build large decks or in-ground swimming pools? Do you already own a shed in the back yard but you use it to store gardening supplies and other […]

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    How to make your appliances look good when selling your home.

How to make your appliances look good when selling your home.

If you are like most of us, our home appliances get a lot of wear and tear. Pots, pans, an errant ball flying through the house etc., can cause all kinds of exterior damage to your dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, washer & dryer.

A simple scratch or chip can make a beautifully functional appliance look like something you found in a dumpster. Fortunately, you can make […]

This is what Connective Realty, LLC is about.

We may not be the most well known or the largest real estate company in the area but we pride ourselves in all the little things we do to make our clients lives better, that is the most rewarding thing to us.

Buying or selling a home can be a life changing event for so many people.

Although the actual transaction can be […]

Happy Chinese New Year

Today is the Chinese New Year. If you happen to see Chinese homes or businesses decorated in red with images of goats then it’s because this ancient civilization is celebrating their New Year. February 19th marks the beginning of the Year of the Wood Goat. 

And you can’t believe the festivities and traditions that this day comes with.

The Chinese […]

Bryan / College Station Real Estate Referrals

We offer a very competitive rate to any REALTORS that choose to work with us as their Bryan / College Station referral real estate agent. 

We have lots of agents that can provide references for you and one thing that we pride ourselves on, is that we will always keep you, the referring agent, in the loop.

You don’t and you […]

The dangers of 9-volt batteries.

Most American homes have smoke detectors powered by a 9-volt battery.  Many walkie talkies, transistor radios and even clocks also use 9-volt batteries. So it’s probably safe to say, that there is at least one 9-volt battery in every American home.

But are homeowners or tenants aware of the dangers of this seemingly innocent battery?

It’s not the use of the 9-volt battery […]

What happens when a buyers lender delays closing.

For many real estate buyers and sellers this can be the most frustrating part of the whole transaction. Both parties are ready to close. The closing date has been set and the title company has already scheduled your closing appointments. The buyers are ready to move in and the sellers are ready to move out. Everyone is prepared and […]

Real Estate Appraisals are not always a reason to panic!

So you got a real estate appraisal and it’s less than what you expected? There’s no reason for worry warts, a good real estate agent can help you.

Just because you got one appraisal doesn’t mean you can’t ask for another.

One of the big set backs on appraisals is the appraiser did not use current comparable properties. If. based on […]

20 Weird Construction Mistakes.

Are you interested in buying a home or have you bought a house from a builder? A brand spanking new house that no-one has ever lived in? Were you involved in the construction process? Did you get to follow the building process with the builder? If so, did you have a say in some odd construction details that just […]

Lake Bryan

Lake Bryan is a premier destination for hot summer days in Bryan – College Station, Texas. Complete with nearly 1,000 acres of water and almost the same amount of land, you can be sure that Lake Bryan is the hot spot for steamy Texas summer days.

Not too long ago, my daughters and I, along with some friends rented an […]

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    Shout Out to Muldoon’s Coffee House on the corner of Harvey & Texas Ave.

Shout Out to Muldoon’s Coffee House on the corner of Harvey & Texas Ave.

This afternoon I needed to meet with a potential client. It was a last minute thing and I didn’t have much time to prepare so rather than delay the meeting, I asked her to meet me at Muldoon’s Coffee House at the corner of Harvey Road and Texas Avenue. I was already in that part of College Station, so it […]

What is Memorial Day?

When I first heard about Memorial Day after I moved here about 18 years ago, I asked a co-worker what it was. She told me that it was a long weekend off and most people had back yard barbecues and celebrated the coming of summer with family and friends. Also, neighborhood pools opened for the season and that it […]

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    April 2014 Real Estate Market Report for Bryan / College Station

April 2014 Real Estate Market Report for Bryan / College Station

We are seeing massive growth in the Bryan / College Station real estate market.

The infograph below, presents a graphic of the current market which strongly shows why it is currently a sellers market.

If you are thinking of taking advantage of this great market and getting your house sold, then please contact me or take advantage of our FREE Home Market […]