Keller Williams Realty Northeast Blog
Michael Clapp, co owner at Keller Williams Realty Northeast, recently announced the Market Center’s top agents for the month of December 2010. The December award winners for the most listings are: Listing Agent of the Month, Tracy Montgomery; Listing Team of the Month, Karen Cox: Karen Cox and Pam DeBlasio; Listing Group of the Month, The Doug Erdy Team: Doug Erdy, Nelda Cedeno, Dwynette Meadows and Jerome Jno Finn.
The agents earning awards for the highest sales volume for December 2010 are: Sales Agent of the Month, Jayme Foster;Sales Team of the Month, The Duhon Team: Donna and Roland Duhon; Sales Group of the Month, Jan Jackson Associates: Jan Jackson, Skip Evans and Kelley Jackson.
The Keller Williams Realty Center for Real Estate Mastery (CREM) will hold a continuing education class for all REALTORS conducted by the Champions School of Real Estate on Jan. 27 28. The class is on the 3 T’s of Real Estate TOOLS, TRENDS and TECHNOLOGIES.
“This is open to not only agents from our three offices but anyone needing MCE,” says Michael Clapp, Keller Williams Realty Northeast co owner. The cost is $99 for the full 15 hours.
After the holiday hustle and bustle, January is a going to be a decidedly calmer month in terms of events. But there still are a couple of community events planned to get you out and about in January.
Kingwood Chamber Kleenwood Day 2011
The Kingwood Chamber of Commerce will hold its 8th Annual Travis McCormick KLEENWOOD DAY on Sat., Jan. to noon. The event rallies community members to “pick up where others have messed up” throughout Kingwood. to pick up trash bags and supplies.
The Kingwood Chamber will hold a Kleenwood Day Kick Off Luncheon on Thurs., Jan. 13 starti Rolex Watches for Sale ng at noon at the Kingwood Country Club. Luncheon tickets are $ 20 a person.
Even if you cannot participate, you can get involved by sponsoring a young person to do the clean up.
For $25 per youth, the Chamber will provide them with trash bags and a meal for their efforts.
To RSVP for the luncheon or to sponsor a youth, call the Chamber at 281 360 4321 or e mail [email protected].
Kingwood Fillies Annual “Bike Through The Forest and Hills”
The Kingwood High School Fillies drill team will host their annual fund raiser “Bike Through The Forest and Hills” also onSat., Jan. Thebike ride begins in the small, charming town of Coldspring, TX, located just north of Kingwood off of Highway 59.
The Houston Market saw the fifth consecutive month of comparable sales declines for single family homes, according to the November Multiple Listing Service Market Update by the Houston Association of REALTORS (HAR). The market was down 22 percent in unit sales in November versus the same month last year.
Meanwhile, Houston home prices continue to climb with November’s median single family home price at $152,500 being the highest ever recorded in a November. Houston housing prices remain a good value compared to the $170,600 national median price in November.
Northeast Houston also had less single family homes sold this November compared to 2009. However, the percentage decline improved dramatically for both Area 1 Northeast Houston (Atascocita) and Area 40 Montgomery County Northeast (Oakhurst). Area 1 was down just 5.5 percent with 154 homes sold, a big improvement over the drop of 28 percent in October. Area 40 sold 43 homes in November which was a 12 percent drop versus last year, but better than the 30 percent sales decline seen in October. However, Area 32 Far Northeast Houston (Kingwood) sold just 46 homes, down 44 percent versus last year’s number.
Areas 1 and 40 outperformed the Houston market for median home prices versus last year. While the Houston market was up just 2 percent, the median price of single family houses grew 9 percent in Area 1 to $149,900 and Rolex Watches for Sale 11 percent in Area 40 to $166,500. Whereas in November, the median price dropped to $160,000 in the Kingwood area, which is a 9 percent decline versus last year.
Based on the active listings figures, the Houston market had 20 percent more single family homes on the market this November. Likewise, the areas that encompass Kingwood and Oakhurst had more homes for sale versus last November: Area 32 was up 19 percent and Area 40 was up 32 percent. The Atascocita Area 1, however, dipped slightly in terms of the number of homes available for sale, declining seven tenths of a percent last month. In addition, November’s pending sales for the Houston market were less than six percent behind last year, which is an improvement over October.
“The November report suggests to me that the Houston real estate market is taking a considerable amount of time to recover from the end of the whirlwind pace of sales triggered earlier this year by the homebuyer tax credit,” said Margie Dorrance, HAR chair and principal at Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan. “Bright spots in the housing report include what appears to be improvement in pending sales and, of course, the continued price appreciation not seen in most other markets. The next couple of months will hopefully enable us to gauge the overall market performance that we can expect in 2011.”
Keller William Realty Northeast Senior Team Leader Lisa Dempsey has announced the agent award winners for the KellerWilliams Realty Northeast Market Center for the month of November 2010.
The top Listing Agent of the Month is Jayme Foster. The winner of Listing Team of the Month is Karen Fahrmeier: Karen Fahrmeier and Leslie Free. The top Listing Group of the Month is Jan Jackson Associates: Jan Jackson, Skip Evans, and Kelley Jackson.
Also receiving top honors for sales volume in November are: Sales Agent of the Month, Jayme Foster; and Sales Team of the Month, The Duhon Team: Donna and Roland Duhon. Sales Group of the Month is The Doug Erdy Team: Doug Erdy, Nelda Cedeno, Dwynette Meadows, Sabi Gutierrez and Jerome Jno Finn.
There was a chill in the air at Rolex Watches for Sale last Friday night’s Keller Williams Concert at Kings Harbor, but the audience kept warm dancing, twisting and saluting to the oldies music of Shake Rattle Roll.
The four ladies in the group from East Texas performed dressed in poodle skirts, saddle shoes and initial jackets reminiscent of Laverne and Shirley. Not only did they look the part, they sure could harmonize the classic hits from the ’50s and ’60s, often sounding just like the original artists. In fact, if you kept your eyes closed when they sang “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”, you would have sworn it was Brenda Lee on stage.
The quartet of LeAnn Bemis, her sister Tavie Spivey, Brenda Spencer and Kathy Sutton got the crowd on its feet right away, opening the show with the “Star Spangled Banner”. That was followed up with their namesake song “Shake, Rattle Roll” with poodle skirts swinging to the beat. “Rock ‘n’ Robin” and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” were next on the list. But the show stopper was the final song in the set: “The Twist”. The Kingwoodcrowdpacked the dance floor, while Bemis hula hooped around them Rolex Watches for Sale for the entire song.
Before introducing the charities for the evening, Keller Williams Realty Northeast Senior Team Leader Lisa Dempsey thanked the agents at her office for putting on the free monthly concert for the community. She then introduced Ed LaCour from Kingwood Youth Lacrosse and the Kingwood Lacrosse Club, accompanied by his son Daniel sporting a lacrosse uniform and equipment. Sam Phillips spoke for the Kingwood Ladies Lacrosse team. The lacrosse girls sold raffle tickets at the concert, with one lucky person in attendance going home with $500.
Shake Rattle Roll bopped on stage for the second set, singing “Lollipop” and handing out candy to the kids. Spencer, the comedian in the group, dedicated the next song “Get a Job” to her grandson. They upped the tempo with “Great Balls of Fire” and “Shout”, then slowed it down with “One and Only You”. The kids in the crowd particularly enjoyed dancing around the amazing new “bubble” Christmas tree at the Harbor to the tunes “The Hop” and “Go Johnny Go”. The new holiday decorations at the Harbor with the white LCD lights dangling from all the trees made for a magical scene.