Katy ISD trying to keep up with massive growth!

In an effort to support the large number of families rapidly migrating to the Katy area, Katy ISD is proposing a $750 million bond to build and renovate older schools all in an effort to proivde the students of the dristrict with a better over all education experience.  Katy is well known as a top ranked school district in the city, state, and national levels.  With new communitiessuch as Cross Creek Ranch, Firethorne, and Ventana Lakes building more homes, the already full schools are beginning to burst at the seams.  And, even if you live in these areas and do not have school aged children, the traffic back ups and pedestrian traffic causes many headaches.  If it was up to you, where would the new campuses be built and why?

For more information on this potential bond, please read here.

So long 2013! It was a banner year….

Ahhh, 2013.  You seem so close, yet so far away.  Is it almost April? Time has just flown by.  Could it be the new office in the HEB in Katy that has made time speed by?  Maybe the leap frogging of our Property Management business?  Or possibly the many, many referrals from very satisfied clients?  All of the above!  We are so excited for what 2014 is going to bring that we haven’t even stopped to celebrate what was an outstanding year for Robyn Jones Homes!

Robyn was named on of the Top Producing Agents by HAR in 2013!  With the many choices in Real Estate Agents you have, we are so pleased that so many of you have entrusted us with the purchase or sale of your homes.  Midnight deadlines, cold, winter showings – all worth it!  A home is so personal, so intimate, and again we are so thankful you have invited us on this journey with you!

For the third year in a row, Robyn Jones was awarded the Texas Monthly magazine Five Star Realtor award, given to only the top 2% of Realtors in the area.  This award is strenuously screened, and again, we have no one else to thank but you for the kudos.

At the end of 2013, Houston Agent magazine conducted a review and it was discovered the Robyn Jones’s profile and snap shot interview was the #3 most read biography of the year! We have to admit, we love reading about us too!

Admittedly, it has taken 3+ months to recap our most successful year to date.  But, in all honesty, we would rather be up at 11 PM drafting a contract or reviewing and inspection report for a client than writing about our accomplishments.  But, as there is a team of professionals working hard for you and earning these accolades, we needed to take the time and recognize the record breaking year that was 2013.

Watch out though, we have a feeling 2014 is going to leave 2013 in the dust!

More Companies Moving to the West Energy Corridor

Breaking News – Another two large corporate relocations are coming to the West side of Houston!  The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Atwood Oceanics and American Electric Technologies are both relocating their corporate headquarters to the Energy Corridor.  What does that mean for the Katy area?  More expansion?  Rising home sale prices? With the I-10 expansion, we are sure the traffic flow has already been planned.  Katy ISD is slated to build more schools communities are popping up further and further down I-10.  And, with addition of Texas Childrens’ Campus West and Methodist Hospital West, we are starting to see a shift….

Houston Housing Market in 2014

On the fence and wondering what the Housing Market in Houston will look like in 2014?  More of the upward growth?  Is there a slow in sight?  Houston Agent Magazine’s Predictions Issue: 2014 has the answers!  With Robyn’s expertise and experience, she was a wealth of knowledge for the article.  Read her thoughts on the upcoming year here.

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Don’t you want the Agent a leading industry publication turns to for information on your side?  Investors to first time home buyers all need a Realtor who knows the market so well she can help you see the potential in a home!

With Robyn’s home sales this year, she set numerous new high price per square foot for the areas of sale.  All because she knows Houston and its surrounding areas, and knows what people will pay for a home, not what they have paid.  This forward thinking and innovation makes her the best at marketing and selling your home for top dollar!  Start 2014 out right with the right Realtor!

 

Helping Clients See the Investment Side of a New Home….

We were so pleased to receive an update from a previous client of ours the other day. Our job as your Real Estate Agent is to help you see the potential and future promise of a home. It is always rewarding to see a client as in love with their home as they were the day we closed! Did your Realtor just push you into a home, or did they take the time to go through the pros and cons of the home, potential value of the area, and evaluate the entire contract line by line? Thank you Nancy for the lovely note – we are so glad that we could be there to find you the right house at the right time!

Robyn,

There’s a huge street improvement project underway in front of our house (total nightmare, actually–it’s loud and dirty and a real pain) that will widen the road to four lanes and replace our sidewalks on both sides. As much of a pain as it is, our street obviously needed it and I’m sure it will be a good thing for the value of our house.

We are still as in love with our house as ever, and we have some friends in our hood who recently refinanced and found that their home’s value had increased $150K since they bought it four years ago (I get that the “value” means nothing unless you’re selling it, etc., etc, but still!). We aren’t planning to move or refinance but I got online to look at the prices of some houses currently on the market in our hood and I’m totally blown away and reminded of what a steal of a deal we got on this house (and at just the right time, I think!), thanks to you. Just thought I’d drop you a line to say thanks and let you know how much we appreciate everything you did negotiating for us!

Hope all is well with you!

Nancy Major”

Robyn Jones Homes blazing path in Houston Redfin Program!

Redfin has begun offering its Real Estate services in the Houston area, and of course, they wanted Robyn Jones Homes to help their new clients!  We are happy to announce that after only a couple of months in the program, we have earned our “Picket Fencer” Badge. This designation in Redfin is given only to Agents who have helped 50+ clients buy a new home.

 

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But what we are more proud of are the overwhelmingly positive comments we received from our clients!  Like this one from our clients Andy and Anna….

“Robyn and her team are as good as it gets.  We have bought and sold several homes, but the recent purchase of our Houston home with Robyn was our best experience with any realtor hands down.  Robyn knows the Houston market very well and works with you to find exactly what you are looking for in a new home.  She does not try to sell you on places that are not your style or not in your preferred area or price range.  Overall, Robyn wants to make sure that you are truly comfortable with your decision and that you love your new home.

Robyn represents both buyers and sellers, so she knows how to play the game and she is definitely the realtor you want on your side during any negotiation.  Robyn and her team are very responsive and make sure to timely answer every question/concern you might have, no matter what time or day of the week.   If Robyn does not pick up the phone, your call is immediately redirected to one of her very helpful assistants.  A lawyer/realtor, Robyn demonstrates the professionalism and that you want during this often stressful experience of buying or selling a home. 

I do not usually write reviews or give recommendations, but I will definitely recommend Robyn to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home in the Houston area.  My wife and I now consider Robyn a friend, which says a lot about how great an experience we had with Robyn as our realtor.”   

Ask yourself “Does your Realtor make you feel like this?”  If not, don’t you deserve to have someone who does?  We are always available to discuss your Real Estate needs!

Houston Home Sales Continue Going Up, Up, Up…..

According to the MLS, Houston home sales are continuing to jump with no signs of slowing down.  Also rising is the median home price for a single family home, which rose 12.9 percent to $192,000.  Now is the perfect time to sell!  Our listings have been flying off the market for full asking price!  It is a competitive Buyer’s market – use it to your advantage with Robyn Jones Homes today!

Appfolio is here for Robyn Jones Homes Property Management clients in Katy, Richmond, Sugar Land

We are so excited to announce that, with the recent expansion of our Property Management business, we have transitioned to a state of the art management software called Appfolio!  Appfolio will now allow our clients to have lease applications entered into a digital, online system which will automatically run credit reports.  After a lease is signed, our clients will be able to accept EFTs, manage maintenance requests, and seamlessly post property vacancies all with a touch of a button via a web based system.  Complete management completely accessible – that what we offer our Property Management clients.  Let us show you all we can do for your investment home!

New Property Management Software offers seamless, full cycle services

New Property Management Software offers seamless, full cycle services

 

Relocating to the Medical Center

Houston is home to one of the top medical centers in the country.  And with hospitals like M.D. Anderson and Texas Children’s Hospital attracting top Doctors from around the world, having a Real Estate Agent with the knowledge and expertise of not only the Houston area, but the different school districts, and resale values, is vital to making a new home decision.  Robyn Jones Homes is approved by the following Relocation Companies…..

  • Cartus Relocation
  • Crown Relocations
  • Primacy Relocation
  • Brookfield Relocations Services

And, if you move on after your time in the Medical Center, we provide top notch Property Management services, so that you can turn your home into a money earning investment, possibly for another Doctor finishing their residency in the Houston Medical Center!

 

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Powers of Property Management Services in Katy, Richmond, and Sugar Land

Summer is upon us!  The heat, the pool, and everyone wanting to get away on vacation.  But, if you own an investment property, escaping into worry free escape may be hard.  Not if you use Robyn Jones Homes Property Management Services!  While away, we can track tenant maintenance requests, collect past due rent, schedule repair work, and cover all issues related to your property.  So go ahead and relax, we got this!