Saturday, September 13, 2008

Just What IS the Stone Brooke Crossing Garage Sale & Open House Tour?

With rising gas prices and the expense of raising kids, many families turn to having a garage sale as a way to earn some extra cash. It's a great way to get rid of clothing the children have outgrown, sell toys or electronics you no longer use and to de-clutter your home if you are thinking of putting it on the market.

Along with all of the benefits of having a garage sale, many people choose NOT to because of all the work it takes to pull together a successful garage sale. Many people have a busy schedule and don't have the time to do it right. Placing ads in all the area newspapers, getting up early to put out plenty of directional signs & picking them up when you are done, and getting the word out online about your garage sale. Well, that's where WE step in!! Let us do all the hard work - all you have to do is get your items ready to be sold!

Here's what happens when you sign up to be a featured garage sale in the SBC Garage Sale & Open House Tour:

1. Fill out and turn in registration form - include what kind of items you will be selling. These will be listed on the neighborhood maps that will be handed out to shoppers the morning of the sale.

2. Indicate whether or not you want to participate in the pre-sale Friday evening. All featured garage salers will have advance notice of what items your neighbors will be selling and you will have an opportunity to get first pick since you won't have a chance on Saturday! If you want to participate you must have your garage sale items ready to go Friday evening.

3. Include $15 with your registration form. What does the $15 go towards? The costs of advertising and promotion for the sale. We do NOT make a profit from the garage sale. All additional proceeds will go to The Samaritan Inn's Gateway Apartment project.

4. You don't even need to get your own garage sale permit - we'll take care of that as well!

5. The morning of the garage sale we will have numerous directional signs for the garage sale leading shoppers to all of the great sales. All featured garage sales will have balloons placed on their mailbox to help identify the sales.

6. As shoppers drive into the neighborhood we will be handing out maps showing where each garage sale is located. Garage Sales will be advertised from 7 am - 2 pm.

7. Come down to our information tent at the Crutcher Crossing entrance for some donuts & morning goodies. We'd love to meet all of our neighbors!

8. If you have a home for sale in Stone Brooke Crossing, then please have your agent contact us about holding an open house from 11-2 in our Open House Tour. Take advantage of all of the traffic in our neighborhood and let home buyers get a chance to see our great homes for sale & friendly community!

We hope you enjoy participating in the Fall Garage Sale & Open House Tour. Please let us know if you have any questions. Look for our postcard in the mail beginning 9/13/08.

If you need a McKinney Realtor, or if you need to sell your Stone Brooke Crossing home, we are happy to help and would love to earn your business. Give us a call and find out how the Barron-Daugherty Team at RE/MAX Four Corners gets homes SOLD!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Registration Form for Garage Sale

Are you wanting to participate in the October 11th garage sale? If so please click on this picture and print it off. Fill it out and return to us by October 4th. If you have any questions please call or email us.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

August 2008 Home Sales

Here's a snapshot of how the real estate in Stone Brooke Crossing fared for August 1-August 31, 2008.

The month ended with 14 Active listings:

209 S Village DR 3,280, 4 BR, 2 / 1 BA $225,000
5432 Crystal Court 2105, 3 BR, 2 BA, $169,900 - reduced $165,000
5304 Sandstone Lane 2390, 3 BR, 2/1 BA, $190,000 - reduced $185,000
5412 Crystal Court 2546, 4 BR, 2/1 BA, $186,000 - reduced $184,900
5213 Hawks Nest 2684, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, $216,900
205 Stone Brooke Court 1788, 3 BR, 2 BA, $169,900 - reduced $169,500
5213 Arrowhead Way 2826, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, Pool, $219,900 - reduced 199,500
5317 Sandstone Lane 1849, 3 BR , 2 BA, $166,000 - reduced $159,900
5525 Broken Bend 2631, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, $203,500 - reduced $185,500
5209 Stoney Trail 2602, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, $218,500
5209 Rolling Rock 3304, 4 BR, 3 BA, $223,900
5301 Arrowhead Way 2826 sq ft, 3 BR, 2.5 BA $209,500
5525 Amber Way 2631 sq ft, 4 BR, 2.5 BA $179,900
516 Crutcher Crossing 2311, 4 BR, 3.5 BA, $209,900

One Sold Listing:
Home 1, 4 BR, 3 BA, pool, $219,900

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