Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday is a day for remembering our fallen soldiers who died while serving our country. We would like to take a moment to thank all of our neighbors in Stone Brooke Crossing who have served in our Armed Forces. We appreciate the service of those who have gone before us, and who paid the ultimate sacrafice while protecting our freedoms.

Friday, May 23, 2008

What are people saying about us?

Kim and I recently helped a couple sell their home and buy a new one to be closer to their kids and grandkids. This is what they have to say about the Barron-Daugherty Team:

May 22, 2008
Before our PC gets unplugged for the move, we want to sincerely thank you for a great moving experience.
We certainly made the right choice by selecting you to take care of it all.

* You were responsive to our questions and always had or got the answers.
* You were always professional, patient and friendly.
* You treated our concerns as a top priorities.
* You were always honest and caring.
* You laughed at C's jokes.
* You offered many value-added services (staging, advice, drop-bys, open house, update emails, etc.)
* You networked and kept communications going with our girls to keep everyone in the loop.
(Communication is always the key to success.)
* You accepted us into your 'family of friends' by shared kid stories.
* You adapted your styles to deal with the variety of realtors, loan officers, service providers, etc.
* You never rolled your eyes (in front of me) when I asked dumb questions or repeated myself.
* You were technically and politically savvy in the realty processes.
* You earned our respect and referrals.

Thank you and let's keep investing in our friendship.
Stop by often to see our progress.

C and J

Friday, May 16, 2008

2008 Appraisals - Stone Brooke Crossing

As you may know, our 2008 tax appraisals have arrived. Even though our market is struggling right now, many of our values have gone up (including mine). If you would like to challenge your appraisal, I would be happy to help. We can pull the comparable sales in the neighborhood for your house. Then you can take that information to the tax office and speak to an appraiser. You must meet with the appraiser by May 31, 2008.

If you would like us to do that for you, we will need the following information:

1. Your name
2. Your address
3. Your neighborhood
4. The square footage of your house (excluding the garage)
5. How much was your 2007 appraisal?
6. How much is your 2008 appraisal?
7. What do you think it should be?

If you will email this information to us, we can email back the comparable sales for your home. As always, if you ever need any real estate help, Laura & I are happy to help. We are never too busy for any of your family or friends as well.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Food, Talk, Dice: Hey, It's Bunco Time!

Are you interested in making friends? Meeting neighbors? Just having some fun with other women?
Stone Brooke Crossing has a Women's Bunco Group that is always looking for players. We meet the first TUESDAY of the month and alternate homes. The cost is just $5 to participate and you could walk away with some great prize$. We currently have 12 women playing and hope to get it up to 16. If there is a lot of interest a SECOND group can start up. What better way to get to know other FAMILIES in the neighborhood?

If you are interested in PARTICIPATING please email myself or Kim. We'd love to see some new faces! Next GAME: Tueday, May 6th at 5525 Pebble Ct, start time is 7:30 p.m for some food & socializing - game begins at 8:00. We look forward to SEEING you there!

Friday, May 2, 2008

April 2008 Market Update

Here's a snapshot of how the real estate in Stone Brooke Crossing fared for April 1- April 30, 2008.

The month ended with 11 Active listings.

5436 Pebble Court 2,546, 4 BR, 2 / 1 BA $182,500 - reduced $177,450

209 S Village DR 3,280, 4 BR, 2 / 1 BA $229,900

5209 Rolling Rock DR 3,304, 4 BR, 3 BA $229,900

5408 Pebble Court 2105, 3 BR, 2 BA, $164,000

5432 Crystal Court 2105, 3 BR, 2 BA, $169,900

5417 Pebble Court 2105, 3 BR, 2 BA, $174,900

5304 Sandstone Lane 2390, 3 BR, 2/1 BA, $190,000

520 Rock Ridge Way 2592, 4 BR, 2/1 BA, $209,000 - reduced $200,000

5521 Fairfax Court 2574, 4 BR, 2/1 BA, Pool $175,000

5412 Crystal Court 2546, 4 BR, 2/1 BA, $186,000

5525 Amber Way 2631, 4 BR, 2/1 BA, $199,900

One Option Period:

5500 Fairfax CT 2,311, 4 BR, 3 / 1 BA Pool $214,900

Three Sold Listings:

Home #1: 1,452, 3 BR, 2 / 0 BA $139,900

Home #2: 2,095, 3 BR, 2 / 0 BA $169,900

Home #3: 1489, 3 BR, 2/0 BA $148,000

Do you need a McKinney Realtor that specializes in Stone Brooke Crossing? Call or Email us today! McKinney Real Estate is picking up this Spring. If you would like a complimentary market analysis we would be happy to provide you with one - no pressure, no obligation!