When Things Go South…

Perfect Stress Free Transactions…LOL

Everyone hopes to simply “sign” a contract to purchase or sell and just wait out the time and experience an event free closing. In a real estate transaction,whether you are the buyer or the seller, the possibilities of something going wrong are endless. But take heart, most of the time everything is “fixable” given enough time and “rolling up sleeves” on the part of everyone involved. This is where a good agent is of the utmost importance. Your agent will be the driving force to push through these little (and sometimes gargantuan) snafus and snags. Your agent will be the “coordinator” pushing, pulling (and possibly dragging) outside parties to sign missing papers, track down out of area persons, find missing information, diplomatically approach and smooth ruffled feathers of uncooperative parties and this is just the tip of the iceberg! The value of a knowledgeable, balanced and seasoned agent cannot be underestimated! Another absolutely essential quality of a great agent is the ability to maintain open communication with not only the lender, the title company, the different inspectors, but also the agent on the “other side” of the transaction. If either agent is confrontational, openly aggressive, and measures their own self worth by being a bully and a know-it-all they will hinder, stall or possibly stop your transaction. Team-work makes the dream work! Yes, the other agent represents the best interest of the other side of the transaction, but a hostile agent on either side can actually make the entire small snafu become mountains and minor difficulties become impossibilities. Each agent should be able to negotiate and present aspects of negotiation to their client and to the other agent. Communication is key!

Drama Queens Not Welcome!

Closing very difficult deals where the other agent is easy to communicate with and where the opposing representing agent realized we were all working to a common end makes for smoother endings. Good cooperating agents are willing to go  over and above their job and will do what needs to be done! There is not greater show of teamwork than when a problem arises, when the agent on the other side says “I am on it” and takes the bull by the horns. Time is of the essence in any real estate transaction and a good realtor on both sides, is also of the essence! There are enough issues to overcome without dealing with a drama queen! Empathy and cooperation is welcome, but there is no place for self-serving dramatics!

What could possibly go wrong?

The world of buying or selling is not always joyful. Bad things can happen. Some examples of what can go wrong, are encroachment, missing signatures on documents, arguing multiple heirs, last minute lender issues, bad inspections and negotiated repairs, changes in marital status, appraisals come in low, and the list is ongoing. Most things are fixable if approached with a positive outlook. Your agent needs to reassure all parties that this is just a hurdle we are figuring out how to get over. Once again, TEAM-WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!

And if it totally falls apart?

Well, it CAN happen! However, there is always plan B. Nothing happens by accident. You have to believe that there is a better deal, a better buyer, a better seller, but hopefully not a better agent. Your agent should literally jump on finding you a new contract. Hopefully, you have seen the value of your agent through all the bumps and potholes you recently encountered and can trust your agent to find you a new if not better contract.

After all, we all want the same end result – deal DONE!

Spring, Texas – Just Saying the Name Makes You Smile – Try it!

Trip advisor says there are 25 things to do in Spring, Texas. We find that to be an understatement. Spring is bustling with bazaars, craft shows, events and more all the time. Texas weather lends itself to so many year round activities and for some reason Spring, Texas has always been at the hub. Located conveniently between Houston and Conroe (the fastest growing area in the United States) Spring is easily accessible from Interstate 45, making it a great place for fun and special events.

Pundt Park Spring, Texas

If you love and enjoy being a part of non-stop happenings, you will love spring area!

Wet-n-Wild Splashtown

Spring is a census-designated place (CDP) within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston in Harris County, Texas, United States, part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.[3] The population was 54,298 at the 2010 census.[4] While the name “Spring” is applied to a large area of northern Harris County and a smaller area of southern Montgomery County, the original town of Spring, now known as Old Town Spring, is located at the intersection of Spring-Cypress and Hardy roads and encompasses a relatively small area of perhaps 1 km2

As of the census of 2010, there were 54,298 people, 18,050 households, and 14,068 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,300.8 people per square mile.

 

Klein, Texas – Where Everything is Happening!

Klein is an vibrant, thriving, unincorporated community (not an actual city) in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston within north Harris County, Texas,  bordering on Houston to the south and Tomball to the north. It includes the entire area of the much sought after Klein ISD.

Here is a Snapshot of the Klein ISD Schools

Schools in the Klein, Texas Community

Elementary Schools
Klein ISD
Intermediate Schools
Klein ISD
High Schools
Elementary Schools
Benfer
Benignus
Bernshausen
Blackshear
Brill
Ehrhardt
Eiland
Epps Island
Frank
French
Grace England Early
Childhood & Pre-K Center
Greenwood Forest
Hassler
Haude
Kaiser
Klenk
Kohrville
Krahn
Kreinhop
Kuehnle
Lemm
Mahaffey
McDougle
Metzler
Mittelstädt
Mueller
Nitsch
Northampton
Roth
Schultz
Theiss
Zwink

Doerre
Hildebrandt
Kleb
Klein Intermediate
Krimmel
Schindewolf
Strack
Ulrich
Wunderlich
Klein High
Klein Cain
Klein Collins
Klein Forest
Klein Oak
Vistas
2nd Chance Program
Distance & Online Learning

Klein Alternative Education Center

 

Tomball, Texas: Life in the Little Big Town

What’s not to like about Tomball? Close enough to Houston to have access to all the amenities of a big city but on days when the traffic is just not something to be dealt with, the amenities can be accessed at home in Tomball.

While Tomball not so long ago was considered just a small country town, it now bustles with upscale living while still maintaining that small hometown feeling. Small quaint shops filled with antiques line the sidewalks and local cafe type eateries send out delicious aromas throughout the day. If little shops are not your thing, a 10 minute car ride in several directions bring you to large malls with all the major shopping spots and big box stores.  As builders have seen the value in Tomball, the area has recently been sprouting higher end neighborhoods. With that is coming much new growth. Rural and horse friendly property still is plentiful in the area.

You ought to consider Tomball if you like being close to the big city access but enjoy coming home to a small town.

And if you are hungry for a good ole Texas traditional meal of chicken fried steak, you MUST visit Goodson’s cafe. 

Just the Basics Please Ma’am!

  • Tomball is a city in Harris County in the U.S. state of Texas, a part of the Houston metropolitan area.
  • The population was 10,753 at the 2010 census.

Tomball, TX Latitude & Longitude: 30.096442, -95.617189

Tomball Train Depot