Keller Williams Realty Northeast Announces December Award Winners

Michael Clapp, co-owner at Keller Williams Realty Northeast, recently announced the Market Center’s top agents for the month of December 2010. The December award winners for the most listings are: Listing Agent of the Month, Tracy Montgomery; Listing Team of the Month, Karen Cox:  Karen Cox and Pam DeBlasio; Listing Group of the Month, The Continue reading

Keller Williams Realty Northeast Announces October Award Winners

Lisa Dempsey, team leader at Keller Williams Realty Northeast, recently announced the Market Center’s top agents for the month of October 2010. The October award winners for the most listings are: Listing Agent of the Month, Diana Coleman; Listing Team of the Month, The Duhon Team:  Donna and Roland Duhon; Listing Group of the Month, Continue reading

Keller Williams Realty Ranks Second in HBJ Report

The Houston Business Journal reported in its June 25 issue that Keller Williams Realty is the second largest Houston-area residential real estate brokerage firm for 2009 based on both closed transactions and volume of closed sales. The results take into account the combined figures for six Keller Williams offices: Northeast, The Woodlands, Professionals, Magnolia, Sterling Ridge and Livingston.

Sundance Draws Big Crowd to Keller Williams Concert

While the temperature neared 90 degrees at the start of the Keller Williams concert last Friday night, the heat didn’t deter an estimated 1,000 people who visited Kings Harbor to hear former “American Idol” finalist Sundance Head. A strong breeze off of Lake Houston provided welcome relief for the audience, but the wind played havoc with Sundance’s acoustic guitar. It broke just before the concert and he had to run home for a back up.

A true professional, Sundance didn’t miss a beat and started the concert right on time. He was joined on the Harbor Plaza by Keith Rowe on guitar and vocals.

Keller Williams Gives Back at RED Day Event

Last Thursday, May 13 was a designated RED (renew, energize and donate) Day by Keller Williams Reatly International. RED Day was an opportunity for Keller Williams associates to improve their local communities through participating in service projects.

More than 70 Keller Williams associates from three Houston area offices spent RED Day volunteering at The Arrow Retreat Center in Porter, TX. The group from Keller Williams Northeast, The Woodlands and Professionals power washed cabins, painted buildings and prayer benches, and sealed the wooden pier over a fish pond – all to get the retreat ready for the summer.

The retreat is operated by Arrow Child & Family Ministries. The Christian organization helps place children in foster care and strengthen their bonds with their foster families. Arrow was founded in 1992 in Austin, TX, by a former foster child Mark Tennant.

Mortgage News

Last week, the Federal Reserve did as promised and discontinued its policy of buying mortgage-backed securities as of March 31. By purchasing housing loans, the Fed has provided much-needed capital for distressed lenders and investors. The policy was in effect to help subsidize the housing market and keep mortgages rates abnormally low.

So what do the experts predict will happen to the mortgage rates? The leader of Freddie Mac, one of the two government-run mortgage financing companies, does not foresee an upswing in the rates in the immediate future. “There’s not going to be, at least in the short term, a major dislocation and a major move up in mortgage rates,” said Freddie Mac CEO Ed Haldeman in a recent article.

Keller Williams Family Reunion Highlights

Keller Williams Realty Northeast (KWNE) management and agents returned to the office last week after attending the Family Reunion in New Orleans from Feb. 20-24. The annual Keller Williams national convention is a chance for the company’s associates to renew, energize and celebrate accomplishments from the past year.

Senior Team Leader Lisa Dempsey had the chance to meet the renowned real estate visionary Stefan Swanepoel, who was a featured presenter at Family Reunion. Since 1987, Swanepoel has been an independent researcher for National Real Estate Data. He is best known in the industry for the annual Swanepoel Trends Report. He has written several books, including his newest: Social Media Report 2010.

Golf Tournament to Benefit the Troops

The Doug Erdy Team from Keller Williams Realty Northeast has announced that their 6th annual charity golf tournament will benefit the Blue Star Mothers, a service organization of parents whose children are in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The four person scramble tournament will be held on Aug. 16 at The Clubs of Kingwood with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $125 for one golfer or $500 for a team of four. A military discount is available. In addition to great golf, the entry fee includes an on-course box lunch and a sit-down dinner awards ceremony with a silent auction.

Keller Williams Let’s Get Ready to Rodeo Concert

Keller Williams Realty Northeast will celebrate rodeo season with some boot scootin’ fun at their free monthly concert at Kings Harbor in February. The concert is scheduled for Fri., Feb. 19 from 7-10 p.m. with a rain date of the following Friday. The Kingwood-based band 8 Seconds will provide the country music lead by Jeff Dean on the guitar.