Announcement From The Doug Erdy Group of The Woodlands

I am pleased to announce that Nelda Cedeno has been appointed as the (Acting) Team Leader at our Market Street, Woodlands office. Nelda brings a great deal of experience to the team and will be instrumental in the growth and development of The Woodlands office. Our Woodlands location is situated in the heart of The Woodlands and is primed for exceptional growth. Nelda is searching for experienced agents with bilingual Spanish speaking skills to join our office. She will also be involved with our search for a permanent Team Leader in The Woodlands. Nelda is from Costa Rica and has extensive relocation experience with Cartus, Aires, Coldwell Banker, Remax, and Keller Williams. ~Doug Erdy, Broker and...

Seeking Real Estate Agents For Our Market Street Location

The Doug Erdy Group of The Woodlands is currently seeking highly motivated and hard working real estate agents for our Market Street location. The Doug Erdy Group of The Woodlands is a rapidly growing real estate team in north Houston that caters to relocation, luxury, and international clients seeking a service level that exceeds all expectations. Our superb real estate services have led our company to be a proven top producing team in Houston since 2001. Our company provides a seamless commission structure along with an industry leading cap structure. Agents incur no monthly fees as well as all marketing materials such as luxury signs, lock boxes, closing gifts, E&O, CSS, copies, transaction coordinator services, and many other perks are paid for by the brokerage. Agents with bilingual language skills are a plus. Please contact Doug Erdy at 832-265-1954 or Nelda Cedeno at 281-948-3716 for a private interview....

Making Your Bathroom Stand Out

The two main rooms that potential buyers tend to look at when considering a home are the kitchen and the bathroom.  There are several things to pay attention to when considering a bathroom remodel. Don’t sacrifice form for function.  When beginning a bathroom remodel, make sure that you don’t get so caught up in how it looks that you end up losing the functionality and convenience of the space.  It is important not to forget what the room is actually used for. Consider the size of the bathroom and plan accordingly.  This applies to color schemes (smaller bathrooms need lighter colors than larger ones), lighting methods (recessed versus hanging fixtures, windows, skylights, etc.), tile size (smaller tiles work better in bigger spaces), and storage options (bigger or smaller shelves, how far vanities and counters come out from the walls, etc.). Don’t get too trendy.  Unless you want to remodel your bathroom frequently, don’t allow yourself to get too caught up in what is “hot” for bathrooms right now.  Buyers typically want a design that is not too complicated and that will not be out of fashion in six months.  When in doubt, go for a more basic design. Make sure that your home can handle what you want to do.  Before you consider changing to big soaking tubs, spas, or spacious walk-in showers, make sure that your home can actually support the load (as these often weigh much more than a regular tub or shower) and that there is enough space available to install without extensive retrofitting.  Otherwise, you may end up spending much more than you bargained for....

Kelley Tiblier Joins The Doug Erdy Group

Please help us welcome Kelley Tiblier as our newest addition to The Doug Erdy Group. Kelley brings a wealth of real estate experience to the team, most recently with RE/MAX. Kelley and her husband have three daughters and currently reside in the Atascocita/Kingwood area. She specializes in residential listings and buyer representation and has a huge following of past clientele in the area. We are excited to have such a seasoned professional join our group. Welcome to The Doug Erdy Group, Kelley! If you are looking to buy or sell property or want information on the Kingwood, Atascocita, The Woodlands, or any community in the Greater Houston area, please contact us...

Ways to Update Your Kitchen Without Breaking the Bank

In our January 27th post, we mentioned that an up-to-date kitchen was an important factor in trying to sell your home, because many potential buyers see the kitchen as one of the deciding factors in whether or not to buy. Freshening up a kitchen that is the wrong kind of vintage doesn’t have to put you in the poor house, however.  Whether you are looking to sell, or just want to makeover your kitchen, there are lots of fairly cheap ways to make your kitchen stylish and modern (or vintage in a good way). Paint.  A simple coat of paint on the cabinets and/or walls can spruce up your kitchen and change your look.  Light colors in a wipe-clean finish will brighten up your kitchen and be easy to maintain. Faucets, fixtures, and hardware.  Another quick, easy, and inexpensive update is to change out the sink fixtures and the cabinet hardware.  (Try to resist the temptation to get something too cutesy or trendy, though; it could get old very fast.) Backsplash.  Whether it is small tile or metal or something else, a backsplash not only protects the paint behind it, but it can also add some character to your kitchen.  And, since it is a relatively small space, you won’t have to shell out that much in materials. Lighting.  A well-placed pendant light and some under-cabinet lighting can increase both the attractiveness and the functionality of your cooking and gathering space. Cabinet doors.  Replace solid cabinet doors with frosted glass doors or remove them altogether to open up the space or display interesting or attractive pieces. Fixtures for hanging. ...