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Lucas Founder’s Day Celebration – 2018

There’s nothing like a small town founder’s day celebration and we enjoy the Lucas Founder’s Day celebration every year.  Unfortunately, the one thing no-one can control is the weather and this year it was close to intolerable. Although it was a beautiful, sunny day, the wind was just brutal.  It was so windy many of the us decided not to put our tents up.  …

Amazing Home Transformations – Parker Home Kitch...

This is one of the most amazing home transformations I’ve ever seen.  This is a home I sold in Parker back in 2013.  It sold for $1.25 million, but as you can see, the home was very dated.  The real value was in the incredible 4.3 acre lot behind the gated entrance. This was such a major remodel and there’s way too much to …

Amazing Home Transformations – Parker Home Maste...

This is one of the most amazing home transformations I’ve ever seen.  This is a home I sold in Parker back in 2013.  It sold for $1.25 million, but as you can see, the home was very dated.  The real value was in the incredible 4.3 acre lot behind the gated entrance. This was such a major remodel and there’s way too much to …

5140 Pond Bluff in Fairview Hits the MLS Today

Take a look at this beauty!  The home just hit the MLS today.  A big home on a one acre lot no more than a few minutes from Central Expwy (SH75), SH 121, and 3 million sf of shopping, entertainment, and dining.  Handscraped hardwoods and travertine throughout most of home including master bedroom, plantation shutters, granite, stainless steel appliances.  The home is loaded. Like …

Three of Our Listings Are Now Ready for Showings

Here are three brand new listings, one in Allen, one in Lucas, and one in Parker.  We’ve been anxiously waiting for the sellers to have these homes ready for the MLS.  They’re ready for showings now. 1610 Tokalaun Court, Lucas, Tx   5200 Ravensthorpe, Parker, Tx   936 Dunleer, Allen, Tx    

All 5 Grisak Group Agents Are In the Top 20% in our Ke...

Our monthly Keller Williams awards were given today.  Out of the 240 agents in our office, all 5 of our Grisak Group team members are in the top 20% of gross commission income.  Our office is full of outstanding agents, so this is quite an accomplishment. We’re only three months into 2018 so it will be a real challenge for us to finish the …

1410 Caman Park Now Under Contract

This beautiful single story home was on the market for only 17 days.  Homes in this price point typically don’t go under contract this quickly, at least at this early in the year, so this is just another sign of a very promising selling season ahead of us. 1410 Caman Park, Lucas, Tx

Two Fairview Homes and One Plano Home Closed

1220 Rowley Mile is in one of Fairview’s beautiful, rolling, and heavily wooded developments called Ascot Heath.  This is the third time we’ve sold this home, twice representing the sellers and this time representing the buyers.  The listed price was $850,000 1220 Rowley Mile, Fairview 612 Mossycup in Plano was listed for $379,9000.  We represented the buyer on this pretty property. 612 Mossycup Oak …

Multiple Offer Situations

By Erin Hickman, Realtor.  Erin is the lead agent of The Grisak Group I recently listed a charming property in Carrollton that had been meticulously maintained.  The home was built in 1983 and the original appliances in the home are still sparkling as if they are brand new. The pride of ownership is evident. We listed the property at a fair market price taking into …

It’s Property Tax Appraisal Time – We Migh...

You’ve probably already received your assessed property values from the Central Appraisal District.  They determine how much you’ll be paying in property taxes so it makes sense to pay attention to them.  Simply stated, when properties are  overvalued by the appraisal district, those homeowners are overpaying in property taxes. Homeowners  usually react to these tax statements in three ways … They consider their property …

1661 Goose (Lucas) and 1714 Legendary Reef Way (Wylie)...

1661 Goose Lane was a very, very difficult transaction.   It’s deals like these that make us really appreciate when a sale goes smoothly. We represented the Seller and had to overcome one hurdle after another.  Some of the issues had nothing to do with either the buyer or the seller.  We were never really sure it was going to close until the very end.  …

Sean Elliott Awarded the KW Luxury Agent Designation

Congratulations to Sean Elliott who just qualified for the Keller Williams Luxury Agent Designation.  Only a very small percentage of the 165,000 Keller Williams carry this designation.   For example, there are 240 agents in our KW Allen office.  Only 7 have the luxury designation and 6 are on our team.  The designation is reserved for those who have shown a history of selling luxury …

Two Homes and a Lot Sale Today

We had two home sales and a lot sale today … 2 Woody Crest Circle in Fairview was listed for $819,000.  We represented the buyer on the transaction. 2 Woody Crest Circle, Fairview 181 Summer Hill was listed for $835,000.  We represented the seller on the transaction. 181 Summer Hill Lane, Fairview 115 Winding Creek, a 2 acre lot, was listed for $189,000.  We …

Things to Consider Before You Buy or Sell a Home With ...

Back in 2006, only about 30,000 homes in the U.S. had solar panels. But today, over 1.3 million American homes have gone solar. As solar panels become increasingly common across the U.S., so too have sales of homes that include solar energy systems. But selling a home with solar panels can be tricky, and many homeowners and real estate agents are unfamiliar with the best way …

Pictures Now Posted for 882 Cinnamon Court and Announc...

This is a brand new listing and not on the MLS yet 1052 Kenilworth, Allen, Tx All pictures are now posted on this beautiful Allen home 882 Cinnamon Court, Allen, Tx

Another Beautiful Lucas Home Sold!

If you’d like to see our sales and new listings (often before they hit the MLS) over the past week, please click here We’ve just closed on another beautiful Lucas home.  The home was priced at $875K.  We’ll be taking the pictures down in the next week or so.  If you’d like to see the interior pictures, please click on the picture to follow …

Will This Strong Start To The Selling Season Fool Us A...

My Caveat To This Article All real estate is local.  Fairview, Lucas, and Parker are my areas of specialty and  I know this market very well however, what applies here may or may not be what other agents are seeing in other areas of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.  Please take that into consideration as I share this article with you. What A “Normal” …

Keller Williams Keeps Knocking It Out of the Park!

Before I joined Keller Williams about five years ago I had some preconceptions about the company.  Like many others, I’d heard it was less a traditional real estate brokerage and more about recruiting agents for your downline.  What I’ve learned since then is that couldn’t be further from the truth.  In fact, most KW agents I know don’t spend any time recruiting and have …

Sometimes You Just Know …

I’m always hesitant to say “This home will sell quickly” because if it languishes on the market, I look like a fool and have lost credibility.  But sometimes you just know a home isn’t going to last long on the market.    That was the case with this home.  It went under contract in 22 days and believe it or not, that’s fast for …

March is Here and The Selling Season Has Officially Be...

Many agents will tell you March thru August are the peak selling months.  I know that’s the case with us.  In fact, I call them the “golden months” because most of our homes sell during this 6 month stretch.  Hardly a day goes by when we aren’t announcing a new listing, sale, price reductions, etc. If you’re in the market to buy or sell …

FLP (Fairview, Lucas, Parker) Market Watch and Our Pas...

FLP Market Update for Past 7 Days Fairview, Lucas, Parker (1 acre plus lots)   Last Week’s Sales 6918 Clear Springs, Allen Listed Price – $379,900 We Represented the Buyers     New Listings 2115 Garden Brook Way, Allen $899,000 2501 Avalon Creek, Allen Listed Price – $279,000   6413 Texana Way, Plano Listed Price – $499,000     CR 1098, Celeste, Texas 36 …

What’s a “Pocket Listing” and What P...

Real estate agents tend to use terms among ourselves so frequently we sometimes just assume the general public knows what we’re talking about.  But that’s not always the case.  One example is the term “pocket listing”. A pocket listing is simply a property that’s under a signed listing agreement with an agent but is not listed on the MLS.  Think of it as the …

The Lakes of Fairview Proposed Development in Fairview...

The Lakes of Fairview was a proposed 60 acre development with 41 lots near the intersection of Hart Rd and Country Club in Fairview, Tx.  The developer was to be Steve Dinapoli, who has already developed two of Fairview’s most prestigious developments … Three Oaks and Oak Meadows. The current zoning is 3 acres however the developer was trying to get a higher density …

5606 Hummingbird in Fairview, Tx Just Listed

This is a GREAT little home for an executive who wants a private home office, quick access to Central Expwy and SH 121, and 3 million SF of entertainment and shopping you can walk to. The office has its own entrance from a little courtyard. There are no homes behind it and never will be. Nice sized fenced back yard and great sunsets. Plantation …

You’re Seeing The Inside Pictures First – ...

Visiting our site frequently can pay off if you’re in the market to buy a home in Collin County.  You’ll find our listings are often posted on our site days, and sometimes even weeks, before they hit the MLS.  This beautiful single story home with pool on a one acre cul-de-sac lot has just been listed.  It’s located in Lovejoy ISD, one of the …

We’re Actively Seeking an Experienced Realtor to...

We’re searching for an experienced Realtor who specializes in the Allen, Fairview, Lucas, or Parker submarkets. With our track record in these areas, we can help you capture quality listings and buyers which will help you get to the next level. Tom Grisak Estate Homes Realtors has been the top group in the Keller Williams Allen office all five years we’ve been here. Tom …

The Grisak Group Finishes First in the Keller Williams...

I am so pleased to announce The Grisak Group finished as the #1 team in the Keller Williams Allen office for 2017.  This is our 5th consecutive year as the top group.  Tom Grisak also finished as the top agent in the KW Allen office again.

A Kind Testimonial From a Valued Client

When we moved from Dallas to Fairview almost 15 years ago we quickly learned that Tom Grisak was the dominant residential realtor in the Lucas/Fairview and Lovejoy ISD markets.  After several years living in Fairview I found the perfect property for sale in Lucas which coincidentally was the personal home of Tom, his wife Rhonda and their son. I made an offer and we quickly …

861 Maverick Court in Fairview Just Listed

You’re seeing it first.  This beautiful home will not be ready for the MLS until the week of February 12th, however please let us know if it might work for you and we’ll see if we can get you in earlier. There’s lots to like about the home.  First, it’s a single story.  Every bedroom has its own bathroom.  Lots of hardwood floors.  Beautiful …

Keller Williams Is Now The Largest Real Estate Company...

Keller Williams International issued a press release yesterday.  For the first time in our history, we just became the largest real estate company in America in all three categories; number of agents, total number of units sold, and total sales volume. While many of the other national companies are starting to flat-line or even decrease, KW’s growth is consistently upward.  It’s a very unique …

Your Every Day Swim-out Pool

Erin Hickman shows us your every day swim-out pool and spa in a Fairview home we were previewing.  Not something you see every day. You swim out of the home to the outdoor spa then slide down into the outdoor pool. Your thoughts?  Cool or Not Cool?