The Kitchen in this luxury home is GORGEOUS! -- all of it hand-carved and created onsite by master craftsman. And the owner says to me ..."be careful not to step on my Kitchen Mouse". Kitchen Mouse? Okay .... if you're me .... that is generally NOT something you want to hear. And she continued, "there [...]
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I’m Judith — the inventor, owner and operator of SMARTePLANS – the premier online system for marketing luxury homes featuring our patented pictographic floor plan pictorials. There’s a lot that goes into marketing a high end multi-million dollar luxury property …… so come along with me and peek over my shoulder as we work.
The end-of-the year figures are in and $ 63.8 million dollars worth of property was sold using SMARTePLANs in 2017, our highest year ever. And strange, too .. while the listing season was cut short with the destruction Hurricane Harvey brought in August ... it put the selling season into overdrive. Luxury homes (truly) flew [...]
Hurricane Harvey We just finished our 14th year and with the flooding of Hurricane Harvey, it hit our markets hard. A house in the exclusive River Oaks neighborhood was being prepared to go onto the market. I measured it for a SMARTePLAN and Amenities Text on Wednesday ---- and by Friday (2 days later), major [...]
Do You Know How Much of That 6% Is Actually Spent On Marketing Your Home? Probably Not. Come along and crunch the numbers with us. You'll see why it is a very good idea to have that conversation with your proposed real estate agent before you sign the listing agreement. Not all agents spend the [...]
Monkey Tail Windows? Well, Not Exactly ... More Like Casement Windows With a Monkey Tail Casement Latch. The home on a corner lot in River Oaks was built in 1929 --- but it was extensively and elegantly updated. This Texas Landmark home was designed with a Tudor revival exterior ---- including a quoined doorway, steep [...]