You Should Visit Homes when it’s Raining

     A question I get often from home buyers is…”should we cancel our scheduled showings for today, it’s raining?”  My reply comes extremely fast, “NO, this is a perfect time to see your future home.  We have more days of sun than rain, but rain can do more damage so this is a blessing in disguise, let’s go!!!!”  Bottom line, if your saftey is not put at risk, a rainy day visit is a GREAT idea. 

     Do not put yourself in harms way…do not drive through standing water if you ar not 100% sure that it’s safe.  Also be mindful of tornadoes, hail and lightning.  So if it’s a pop up storm, you might get to see how your home and property reascts to the rain.  Does the water pond in the backyard?  Are you being flooded by the neighbors draining.  Are the streets flooded, for how long.  These are questions you cannot view for yourself on a sunny day.

     Preparing to view a home in the rain is a little different and it’s mostly about trying to stay dry.  Rain coat, check, rain boots, check, umbrella check.  Under sunny conditions you would look at the front of the home, pan around to the neighbors and then go in the home.  When it’s raining your going to want to do more walking around the front of the home, viewing where the water is coming off the roof and where does it go from their.  I have actually made paper boats so my clients could visually see where the water is flowing.  Do all of your outside stuff first, then gather at the front door.  Now it’s time to take off your rain boots, your rain coat, collapse your unbrella and leave everything outside.  Yes, leave everything out side.  You do not want to track water or mud through your potential new home. 

Let me know if your ready for a rainy day visit, I’m here to help you to…Live Life to the Fullest.  Scott Culberson, Broker Associate, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, Email-Scott@ScottCulberson.com

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DREAM A LITTLE DREAM FOR…THEM

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Every night we recharge our batteries for several hours.  No distractions, usually pretty quite and mostly dark.  While this time is important for our minds it is equally important for our bodies.  Comfortable pajamas, soft sheets, maybe a fan overhead on low all help in taking us to dream land.  Do we dream of our wants and desires or run from our insecurities and fears?  I hope we are all shooting for the happy dream and leave our worries on the night stand.

So I am writing in February and I hope that you are dreaming of how to make this Valentines day a special one for your loved one, children or grand children.  No, I’m not going to spin this as a Real Estate Commercial so get that our of your mind now.    I’m looking to help you make your reality better than your dreams.  Take the time now to plan for the future (Valentines day).  A thoughtful gift or gesture cannot be acquired on a whim.  thinking deeply about the one you love and their needs and desires take time.  You could take it a step further like I have…..

In my phone I have a tab in my notes dedicated to gifts.  Nothing fancy, it’s not a special app, I just have a section for Wife, Child 1, Child 2….they each have their own special place.  Throughout the year I take notes on their wants and desires.  It might be laughing about a T.V. commercial, a reaction to a new desert or comment I heard about something they would like to do better.  I compile these notes and use them for birthdays, Christmas and yes Valentines day.  Don’t get me wrong I will always buy chocolate but adding a picture frame with a photo from the trip to the zoo or smore flavored jelly, well those can be the gifts that are remembered for a life time.  After all who wouldn’t enjoy smore flavored jelly?

Happy Valentines day!

You CAN Live Life to the Fullest,

and I can help,

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S.C.

2017–The Year of the BROKER (aka The Year to START Living LIFE to the Fullest)

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Is to too late to say Happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy New Year?  I hope you have hit the ground running and are doing everything necessary to LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST!!!

I would like to share with you a major accomplishment in my career as a REALTOR.  On December 20th, I completed the final step to become a Real Estate BROKER.  I took the additional classes, cataloged the past five years of real estate transactions for the Texas Real Estate Commission and have passed both the National and Texas Broker tests.  I have elevated my license to the highest level and with that comes additional knowledge and experience for each of my clients.

That’s all for now.   Your referral is the greatest compliment and will always be followed with a BIG THANK YOU and a gift.

No pressure, no worries, just results that help you to rest assured that you will have the most trouble free and pleasant experience whenever it is time for your next real estate transaction.  I pledge to continue to deliver the highest levels of service to you, and to any of your friends or colleagues that you refer to me for assistance.  Thank you again for your trust and support over the years and here’s to a continued working relationship in the future.

Call (281-467-4691) or email (Scott@ScottCulberson.com) and let’s get started on YOUR Real Estate dreams, because…..

You CAN Live Life to the Fullest

and I can help,

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S.C.