Model Home Grand Opening

Darling Homes is holding a Grand Opening of it newest Model Home in  Alden Woods, in Cypress, Texas, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Don’t miss out on the fun, excitement, and a chance to win a gift card!

About Alden Woods (borrowed from the Darling Homes Website)

Experience the Darling Difference this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Grand Opening of our newest model home in Alden Woods.

Friday & Saturday, May 29 & 30th from 10am – 3 pm

Sunday, May 31st from Noon – 4pm

– Custom Italian- made sodas
– Cookie decorating
– Gourmet candy bar

Register to win a Williams Sonoma gift card.

 

Darling Homes is bringing its beautifully crafted homes to the wooded community of Alden Woods in Cypress, Texas. Houston homebuyers looking for new homes in Cypress will find floor plans that range from approximately 2,800 to 4,000 square feet when Darling Homes begins sales at Alden Woods in early 2015.

Located in Houston’s northwest corridor, with convenient access to the Grand Parkway, Alden Woods residents will find the luxury they crave while still remaining close to employment centers like the Energy Corridor, U.S. 290-area employers and downtown Houston. School children will benefit from the highly acclaimed schools in the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District (ISD).

For more information, visit their website at http://www.darlinghomes.com/new-homes/texas/houston/cypress/alden-woods-community

Remember, even if you are buying a new home you should always have a home inspection done, and you need a Realtor in your corner helping you through the entire process and giving you great advice like the home inspection. Contact the QBee Team today and we can help!

Darling Home Model Home in Alden Woods

Darling Home Model Home in Alden Woods

Free Real Estate Information

#NAR – National Association of Realtors

First, we hope that everyone made it through the heavy rain and storms in the Houston area and most of Texas. Our hearts and prayers go out to those who have been affected.

Did you know that there is a great Free Real Estate Information (Residential) available to everyone everyday on the retradio.com (Real Estate Today) website? This information is available in many different formats, on various Real Estate topics, and is provided by NAR, or the National Associate of Realtors.

What formats are available:

  • Podcasts
  • iTunes
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • on local Radio (for most areas)
  • and soon directly from our website (JodieCollins.com)

What topics do they cover:

  • buying Residential Real Estate
  • selling Residential Real Estate
  • information on Owning a Home

 Free Real Estate Information from NAR

Home Stager Question #2

#homestaging

Often you may read the QBee Team writing about how important it is to have your home “staged” correctly before putting it on the market. This is a proven way to help bring in the maximum amount for your home.

There are a few questions that you ask before deciding to hire a professional home stager. After all, the staging of your home can make or break a deal, or even bring in a bigger offer. This is especially important if you plan to move out of the house before it is sold.

Home Stager Question 2#

Ask them what training, certifications, and how they become a home stager.

Luxury Dining Room

Do you have other questions about a home staging,  and if you really need to hire a professional? Contact the QBee Team today and we can assist.

Home Stager Questions

Often you may read the QBee Team writing about how important it is to have your home “staged” correctly before putting it on the market. This is a proven way to help bring in the maximum amount for your home.

There are a few questions that you ask before deciding to hire a professional home stager. After all, the staging of your home can make or break a deal, or even bring in a bigger offer. This is especially important if you plan to move out of the house before it is sold.

Home Stager Question 1#

Ask to see their portfolio and if they have a few references that you can talk to.
Stay tuned for additional questions.

Luxury Dining Room

Do you have other questions about a home staging,  and if you really need to hire a professional? Contact the QBee Team today and we can assist.

#homestaging – Questions you should ask before hiring a home stager

Often you may read the QBee Team writing about how important it is to have your home “staged” correctly before putting it on the market. This is a proven way to help bring in the maximum amount for your home.

With that said, where do you begin? What questions should you even ask?

Over the next few posts, we will cover some of the questions you should ask before you hire a professional home stager.

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#Luxury – Highlighted Luxury Home Builder Toll Brothers

Toll Brothers are a Award Winning Luxury Home Builder are building in communities all around the Houston area including:

  1. The Woodlands
  2. Katy
  3. Spring
  4. Sugar Land
  5. Cypress
  6. and more

Home start at the $400s depending on the area.

Awards include: “Toll Brothers has been honored as Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, the leading media brand in residential construction. This prestigious award was given in recognition of Toll Brothers’ excellence in successful business strategy, its achievements, and its corporate leadership.” – borrowed from the Toll Brothers website

To learn more, visit their website at https://www.tollbrothers.com/

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Remember, even if you are purchasing a new construction home, you still need a qualified Realtor and team on your side. Contact the Qbee Team today and let us show you how we can help!

#luxury home tour – Darling Homes presents Luxury in Bloom Home Tour

Darling Homes presents Luxury in Bloom Home Tour

LUXURY IN BLOOM HOME TOUR

23 Sensational Model Homes All Over Town

Tour 23 Darling luxury model homes located in Houston’s most desired communities. Experience Darling’s bouquet of remarkable custom touches. Explore distinctive designs. Discover the Darling difference. Pick the home of your dreams.

Stop by any Houston area model home to register for your chance to win a shopping spree at Pottery Barn or Williams Sonoma!*

* See official Contest Rules for more information. No purchase necessary to enter to win.

See the Darling Website for more details: http://www.darlinghomes.com/new-homes/texas/houston/may-home-tour

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Remember, even if you are purchasing a new construction home, you still need a qualified Realtor and team on your side. Contact the Qbee Team today and let us show you how we can help!

#RealEstate – Preparing a home before it goes on the market wrap up

We have covered many areas, and many readers may be a bit overwhelmed by know. This is okay, and this is also why a qualified Real Estate Agent is needed on your side. They can help you through this every step of the way. Keep in mind; we still haven’t even talked about counters, cabinets, bathroom fixtures, other surfaces, and appliances. Replacing may seem like the quickest solution, but it isn’t always the cheapest. However, there are other options. Consult your local home improvement or hardware stores for additional options.

Remember, no matter what changes you make, they need to stay within the style and quality of the home. Ready-made counter tops and cabinets may not be the best choice for a luxury home, but may work wonderfully in others.

If you are considering selling your home, contact the QBee Team and let us guide you through the entire home selling process. We can also assist you purchasing of that next home as well…

*Adapted from an article in the Realtor House & Home magazine

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#RealEstate – Lighting is Another Key Area When Preparing a Home to be Sold

Lighting is the last key area we will look at when preparing a home before it goes on the market.

Lighting is another area that can really “light up” the house; apologies for the pun. While lighting fixtures can be expensive, where they don’t exist already, changing out features can make a drastic positive change. Simply changing the fixtures to more current versions can turn the look of a room around. Sometimes, just dusting or cleaning the fixtures can also help. Unless they are brass… sorry, but brass lighting fixtures had their time in the 80’s, changing the bulb types to energy saving modern bulbs can also help. Of course, don’t forget, lighter wall colors or opening or removing dark or heavy window covering can also be an inexpensive and easy way to let more light in.

Stay tuned for more helpful advice on areas you need to consider before putting your home on the market. Or better yet, call the QBee Team and let us work you one on one to help you get the most for your home.

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