Monday, March 23, 2009

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. 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.

3. 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 Spring Garage Sale & Open House Tour. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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 d + b real estate gets homes SOLD!

Friday, March 6, 2009

It's BACK! SBC Garage Sale & Open House Tour

Saturday, April 4th
Garage Sale 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open House Tour 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday, April 4th Stone Brooke Crossing will have its Third Semi-Annual Community Garage Sale and Open House Tour! There will be a 3-day ad in the local newspapers and an ad in the Dallas Morning News promoting the event. There will also be community maps handed out that will direct people to the Featured Open Houses and Featured Garage Sales. The maps will be handed out at the corner of Crutcher Crossing and Turtle Court and there will be signs and directionals into our neighorhood from 7 - 2. We will also be handing out donuts in the morning and they will be served in the parking lot of the SBC Community Pool, so come down and say Hi!

To be a Featured Garage Sale, please print off registration form below and return to Kim (469-667-8225) or Laura (214-415-5329) (your SBC neighbors) to register. All featured garage sales will have special balloons at their home identifying them as a featured home. The cost is only $15.00 to participate and will be due no later than Monday, March 30.

To be a Featured Open House, please have your real estate agent call us for registration information. We will send them a registration form so that you can participate. The Featured Open Houses will have exclusive advertising and visitors to these Open Houses will have the opportunity to win some awesome prizes! What a great way to get some traffic in our awesome neighborhood to show off your home! The deadline to sign up as a featured Open House is also Monday, March 30.

Keep checking back for more details!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March Bunco- Luck O' the Irish!

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 at 7:30 p.m. EXCEPT for March 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: SUNDAY, March 8th. In order to spice things up Kim will be hosting bunco at our office: d + b real estate at 207 E. Virginia #203 (on the square in historic McKinney, above the Lavender House Tea Room and accross the street from Aparicios Mexican Restaurant), start time is 8:00 p.m. Wear GREEN, bring FRIENDS and green food and/or drinks. We look forward to SEEING you and your friends there!

Febuary Market Update

Here's a snapshot of how the real estate in Stone Brooke Crossing fared for Febuary 2009.

The month ended with 6 Active listings:

5213 Hawks Nest 2684, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, $214,900 Reduced $209,900
5209 Stoney Trail 2602, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, reduced $189,900
5100 Sandy Ct 2,176, 4 BR 2.5 BA, $179,900
304 S. Village 2303 sq ft, 4 BR, 2 BA reduced $200,000
5417 Crystal Ct 2,105, 3 BR, 2 BA, $169,000
5437 Pebble Ct 2,311 sq ft, 4 BR, 2.5 BA $182,000

1 Home under Option:

504 Rock Ridge Way 2,107 sq ft, 3 BR, 2 BA, $165,000

Do you need a McKinney Realtor that specializes in Stone Brooke Crossing? Call or Email us today! The market is right for buyers that qualify - low interest rates are drawing out the serious home buyers. Get your home on the market this month!