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Welcome to Our Running Blog

Looking for one stop shopping for all new activity on our site?  If so, you’ve found the right page.  From here, we’ll provide links to our brand new listings (and chances are you’ll be seeing them even before they hit the MLS), price reductions, sales, and real estate articles I’ve written.  We are usually providing updates throughout the day, so don’t be a stranger!

201 Summer Hill in Fairview Closes

Great job Lynda on this sale!  This home went under contract the day it hit the MLS! 201 Summer Hill, Fairview

Another Property Goes to Title Before Hitting the MLS

Every year we sell homes before they hit the MLS.  Sometimes it’s one of our agents representing the buyer, sometimes it’s one of the agents in our Keller Williams office (we have 215), and sometimes it’s agents who are not with KW at all.  When this happens, the general public never even realizes the homes were for sale. FYI, we get listings on our site …

Contesting Your Collin County Appraised Property Value

You might have found yourself in the same situation we were in this year.  The value of our home has been slowly but steadily increasing per the Collin County Appraisal District, but it was in such small increments, it just wasn’t worth the time to contest.  However, this year we saw a big jump in our assessed value so I decided to appeal it.  I didn’t get much in …

Texas Shines Again!

  The Star is Big and Bright!

Our Team Members Roll Up the Sleeves for Keller Willia...

KW is a culture, not just a company.  Here’s another example. Once a year KW offices all across the nation pitch in to give back to the community.  We all take the day off to contribute in one way or another.  We’ve built homes, delivered items to the needy, helped with Eagle scout projects, etc. This year we elected to work at the Connemara Meadow Preserve in …

111 Weston Dr is Now Ready for Showings

We advise people all the time unless they’re dead set on building new, they’ll get SO much more for their money buying existing. It’s not just the dramatic increases in concrete, roofing materials, and everything else that goes into a home. Land prices have escalated tremendously, especially in high demand Fairview with Lovejoy ISD. Here’s a great example. This beautiful Fairview/Lucas home backs up to …

Never Ignore Drips Coming From Your Attic

Thank you Tony Bohnencamper, our Nextdoor Neighbor for this reminder and tip... With the temperatures rising, it won't be long before our air conditioners are running practically non-stop. I would like to offer this friendly reminder. If you see water dripping from a pvc drain line on the exterior of your home, your HVAC system is trying to tell you that your main condensation ...

April Team Production Keller Williams Allen Office

Every month our Keller Williams Allen office shares the agent and team production.  There are 215 agents in our office.  These results are for the month of April.  Congratulations Team and a big thank you to all of our clients for allowing this to happen!  

Lynda Roundtree Joins The Grisak Group

We are so pleased to announce Lynda Roundtree has joined our team.  She provides years of experience as a Realtor specializing in both listing and buyer representation in Allen, Fairview, Lucas, and Parker.  She lives in Lucas and knows the Lovejoy area inside and out. Lynda has been a consistent Keller Williams top producer and her clients love her.  She already has two of her …

Two New Listings Not on MLS Yet

Here are two more homes we’ve just listed.  We are projecting they will be on the MLS by this Friday, but if you’d like to get in beforehand, please let us know.  We might be able to accommodate you. Our Starcreek homes have been selling briskly and it’s no surprise why.  It’s a wonderful family friendly neighborhood with it’s own community.  It’s almost walking …

One in, One Out, and One Coming

This week we had one home go into title and one came out as a sale.  We should have another nice (and affordable) Lovejoy ISD home to announce later this weekend and I’ll share that once the agreement is signed.  Needless to say, you have to keep your pipeline full in this business or you’ll never survive. I’ve learned something about myself over the years. …

Our KW Allen Office Just Had The Most Profitable Month...

April, 2007 was not only a very good  month for The Grisak Group, it was also the best month ever for our Allen, Texas office.  We have a great thing going over here so I’m not surprised. We’re the dominant real estate company in Allen, Fairview, and Lucas.  In fact, we have more market share than the next 5 real estate offices combined.  You don’t …

Protesting Your Collin County Property Taxes This Year...

If the answer is yes, you have until the end of May to file your appeal.  Of course, we can’t appeal for you, but we might be able to help you with sale comparables. I say “might” because we never know if a good comparable(s) is out there for your home.  We’ll pull up the sales and you can make the decision which comps …

Last Week’s Listings Going to Title

In addition to the sales and new listings last week we just posted, we also had three homes go under contract. 651 Oakmont Court, shown below, is a gorgeous Fairview/Lovejoy ISD home and is listed at $1,495,000. 651 Oakmont Court, Fairview 411 Oak Brook in Forest Creek Estates of Lucas is also a Lovejoy ISD home.  The home is on a beautiful creek and …

This Past Week Was Very Busy For Us – New Listin...

This was a very busy week for us.  Here are our new listings and sales, and I’ll follow with another post on our listings going into title. People sometimes ask if we sell homes outside of Allen, Fairview, Lucas, and Parker.  We absolutely do and have sold homes as far away as Lake Whitney.  We listed, professionally marketed, and sold the following two homes. …

April 26th, 2017 Activity Report – The Grisak Gr...

Hi Everyone, here's our weekly activity report which goes out to about 1300 people on our email list.  We keep this report quick and don't go into too many details whereas our client reports are much more comprehensive. If you're interested in any of these properties just to look at, buy, or just see what they sold for (if they do) we'd be happy ...

Ted Moore Dispels Some Lovejoy ISD Rumors

Ted's right.  Every year about this time, we start hearing rumors, most of which are completely unfounded.  So here it is right from the "super's" mouth.

Ted Moore, Lovejoy ISD Super Dispels Rumors

Ted’s right.  Every year about this time, the rumor mill starts to crank up.  Here’s an update straight from the super.

What’s the Most Popular Agent Feedback After Sho...

Whenever our listings are shown, our showing service generates three emails to the showing agent asking for their feedback.  The good agents will always respond.  They might be negative or positive comments about the home, but either way, they usually help the listing agent and their seller understand what potential buyer prospects think about their home.  We may or may not always agree with their comments, …

Three Closings and Four New Listings This Week

We've had a very busy week !  We represented the Sellers on the sale of their  home in Parker at 4302 Red Oak Circle.   It has a gorgeous outdoor living area and pool as shown below Listed Price $699,000 Our Clients then bought this beautifully remodeled 1980's home at 2516 Antlers Court in Plano pictured below Listed Price $375,000 Oak Meadows Only Has 3 Lots ...

Homes are Moving Quickly!

YouTube Video This home went into title within a day of it hitting the MLS.  This is our third new listing to have that happen to.  If you're in the market to buy a home, you'd better move fast and be prepared when you see a home you like.  We can help you with buying or selling a home.

New Pictures of 1661 Goose, Lucas

Although this home is under contract it’s  just been completed and we wanted to show you the pictures.  It illustrates what many of today’s buyers find appealing. The style is considered “transitional”.  Not contemporary and not the darker traditional either.  Open living areas, lighter cabinets and countertops, light and bright. Really a pretty home. The address is 1661 Goose Lane in Lucas and it’s also …

1040 Hart Road in Fairview is now in Title

This is our third listing in a row to go into title within a day or two of hitting the MLS, but this one’s a little different from the others.  The first two were traditional newer generation homes in Fairview with Lovejoy ISD, but this home is basically being purchased on land value. With Fairview lot prices in the $450’s in the newer, ultra high end developments …

201 Summer Hill in Fairview is Now In Title

Well, it took Lynda Roundtree less than 24 hours to get this new listing in title.  Ironically, I had just posted a blog about Easter weekend being the “unofficial start of the buying season”.  I haven’t even seen the interior pictures of this home yet, but we’ll post them as soon as we have them.  I love the privacy of the back yard.  This …

Easter Weekend and Real Estate

Did you know there are two real estate related timelines associated with Easter weekend? First, many Realtors will tell you this weekend marks the “official” start of the selling season although I’m not sure I agree with that.  In my opinion, the selling season starts when things start warming up after a cold winter and quite often, that’s early March.  We already have $22 million closed and …

March 2017 Keller Williams Allen Awards

We are proud of these awards and so appreciative of our clients that made this happen!  We had three agents on our team making the Top Ten by volume out of 200 in our office.  I’m more proud of that than my own production!  

Don’t Let Septic Systems Scare You

The words “septic system” can strike fear in the hearts of people who don’t know much about them.  Maybe they’ve talked to someone who owned one and had an issue.  But the truth is, they really are very simple to understand and easy to maintain. Hopefully this article will unravel some of the mysteries about them.  You might even be surprised to hear what kind of …

What To Do If You Think You Might Have Hail Damage

It seems I post this article at least once a year, and sometimes more than once … especially in the Spring, when hail storms move through north Texas.  This is just part of living in the area.  Your home might never be hit or you could be hit hard more than once a year. As Realtors, we have to deal with roof issues on …