Anything Is Possible

Dream Home

Some clients of mine recently listed their home in the suburbs to move closer to their workplace. After diligent research and communication on the overall best approach, their current home was listed and our first contract was executed within 18 days. By planning a realistic market analysis in our approach for list price and strategic marketing avenues, we were set for a successful sale.  Thankfully we had already started our search for their next home in advance.

Moving in closer to the hub of the city, my clients were still longing for the perfect home and a still quiet atmosphere of community. After looking at several homes, we went to view a property listed on MLS without any posting of pictures. My gut feeling told me from the description that this might be “the one”. Although it was an older property, the upgrades and description of the property sounded perfect.   Upon viewing the home located in the city on a larger lot, naturistic in terrain coupled with a unique and dynamic floor plan. Halfway through the home…..they knew this was “the one”.

We wrote a slightly over list price offer to be sure of getting this unique property that my clients were eager to call home. Upon submitting the offer, we were informed another contract was in first position. Somewhat disheartened, we requested the offer remain in place as a backup offer. With positive energy and positive thoughts……………….we received a phone call a few days later telling us we were now in first position under contract. Needless to say, we were elated!

So from inception of this journey, we were able to list a home, get an offer in 18 days, and close on a dream home in a little over two weeks. What’s the moral of this story? Dreams can come true regardless of external circumstances of the economy. It’s in a mindset and a belief system.  When you have a team, a REALTOR® and clients working together for a common goal, great things happen in their own time for the best outcome.

Susan L. Johnson




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Little Elm TX Home For Sale 2617 Cedar Falls

 Little Elm TX Home For Sale 2617 Cedar Falls

4 Bedrooms | 2.1 Baths | 2-Car Garage | 2810 SF/Tax

Little Elm TX Home For Sale – Former model home located in Frisco ISD. Gourmet kitchen has 42-inch cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Great room has soaring ceilings, stone fireplace, staircase with cast iron balusters, and a Juliet parapet. Separate study has hardwood floors and French doors. Formal dining room with wood floors. Master suite has garden tub, separate shower, and dual vanities. Large backyard has covered patio and room for a pool. 

Little Elm Texas Home For Sale for Current Pricing, Details, Photos, and Virtual Tour.

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Plano TX Home For Sale 3605 Doubletree

Plano TX Home For Sale 3605 Doubletree

4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2-Car Garage | 2872 SF/Tax | Pool

Plano TX Home For Sale – Wonderfully updated home with pool and spa in the Heart of Plano. Nice drive-up appeal with lush landscaping and mature trees. Gourmet island kitchen with granite counters, tumbled marble backsplash, and black appliances. Oversized great room with oak paneling, wood-burning fireplace and wet bar. Master suite has garden tub, dual vanities, separate shower, and two walk-in closets. Backyard oasis with covered patio and in-ground pool and spa. 

Plano Texas Home For Sale for Current Pricing, Details, Photos, and Virtual Tour.

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McKinney TX Home For Sale 2804 Colonial

McKinney TX Home For Sale 2804 Colonial

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3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 2-Car Garage | 2403 SF/Tax

McKinney TX Home For Sale – Enjoy the country club lifestyle in this clean and well-maintained home in sought after Villages of Eldorado. Home sits on quiet cul-de-sac street surrounded by mature trees and lush landscaping. The open kitchen has lots of cabinets and counter space. Master suite has garden tub, separate shower and double sinks. Split bedrooms with walk-in closets. Recent interior and exterior paint and fresh carpet throughout. Numerous neighborhood amenities.

McKinney Texas Home For Sale for Current Pricing, Details, Photos, and Virtual Tour.

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Sold McKinney TX 4505 Rancho del Norte

Homes for Sale in McKinney Texas - 4505 Rancho del Norte

4 Bedrooms | 2.1 Baths | 2-Car Garage | 2259 SF/Tax

SOLD! McKinney Texas – Enjoy Craig Ranch living in Frisco ISD. Well-maintained home is ready for move-in. The island kitchen with ceramic tile back splash, breakfast bar, and stainless appliances overlooks the spacious living area. Large master retreat has bay windows, garden tub with separate shower, dual vanities and walk-in closet. Fourth bedroom could be office. Designer touches include picture frame molding, archways, and French doors. Easy access to SH 121.

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Why Using a REALTOR is Key When Buying New

New Construction

I run into more and more buyers who think they don’t need a real estate professional when buying or building a new home. Not true! Here are just some of the reasons why agent representation is key when buying a new home:

    • A real estate agent works solely for the buyer and looks after his or her best interests.


    • Sometimes an agent has knowledge of negotiable items that a buyer may be unaware of. The agent’s negotiating skills can often save a buyer money, time, and headaches.


    • Sometimes builders advertise specials specifically to the real estate community. If you’re not working with an agent, you may never know about certain builder incentives that can save you money.


    • Builders use their own individual contracts. There is no standard builder contract for the new construction industry. Agents are knowledgeable about real estate contract language and can help buyers avoid any potential pitfalls.


    • Rather than physically going from builder to builder, an agent can gather information on builders and communities and provide it to the buyer ahead of time. This will help you narrow your search in a more efficient way.


    • Most importantly, the vast majority of new home builders will not offer buyers a price reduction based on whether or not they are represented by a real estate agent.

When you purchase a new home, the builder pays the agent’s fee. The buyers get helpful representation at no cost to them. This is a no-brainer. If you’re thinking of buying or building a new home, contact a local real estate professional first. We’re here to help.


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Final New Home in Wyndsor Court Richardson TX

Today marks a major milestone for CB JENI Homes and Wyndsor Court in Richardson, Texas. The builder has one home remaining and the subdivision is complete!

Who wants the last new home at a great price? 

Final New Home in Wyndsor Court Richardson TX

3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 2 Car Garage | 2086 SF/Building Plan

Beautiful new construction with dramatic entry and hardwood floors in main living areas. Large island kitchen with granite counters, black appliances, and custom Maple cabinets. Master bath with dual vanities has oversized shower and walk in closet. Designer touches include crown molding, rounded corners, and art niches. Many energy features. Ready now! 

Follow this link for more information, current pricing, photos, floorplans, and a virtual tour of this Richardson Texas New Home For Sale.

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