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The Long and Winding Road to Real Estate... Our friend, Kristen Robinson, shares how she found herself in real estate

Longest story short - I found out Emmie was so sick at 32 weeks pregnant. I couldn’t work, she was in ICU for 2 months. AFTER insurance, our bill was $256,000! We couldn’t keep our heads above water...we were on the verge of losing our house and having to file for bankruptcy.

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Then fate stepped in... I was scrolling on Groupon and saw an ad for $150 real estate classes. I used what was in our savings and bought it. Six weeks later I was licensed, and 2 weeks later, I closed my first deal! I was 25 at the time - and I took those little girls to classes, showings, and closings. I did $4 million in sales that year and became Rookie of the Year. One of my passions is to help others who are struggling. I’ll do anything I can to help them grow out of that hopeless place.

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A Place to Embrace Life’s Moments At Lilyana by Hillwood Communities, days are made not counted and natural beauty is just a stone’s throw from your front porch. Here, tranquility and adventure exist in equal parts, neighbors become friends and life is more than lived, it’s enjoyed. Experience the lived-in moments that make this Celina, Texas community feel like home today.

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Turning lemons into lemonade! LOVE that our friends at RE/MAX Town & Country allowed their masks to show their great personalities!

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The story behind Twenty-Two Realty! Both Robyn and Lanae claim the number 22 as their favorite number and that number has been symbolic in both of their lives as representing an open door to something good. It was for that reason they chose the name Twenty-Two Realty for their new brokerage. They both agree that owning their own company wasn’t necessarily a life-long dream. It felt more like a push to keep growing. As 2019 came to a close, Robyn & Lanae felt that the time was right to spread their wings and leave the security of the company they had been with for eight years.

After choosing the name, everything that followed was further confirmation that Robyn and Lanae were meant to be on this new adventure … right down to their new brokerage license having the number 22 in it! And it is only fitting that Twenty-Two Realty opened their doors on 02-22-20! The biggest question that Robyn and Lanae are getting asked today is "how is your new business doing in the middle of a pandemic?" Their answer is, "This was perfect timing for us!" They still had plenty of business to close out from the previous months of work and nothing really slowed down for them. That is proof that our D/FW market is very strong and buyers and sellers are still moving!

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With over 30 years of customer service experience and 10 years of real estate experience, Robyn and Lanae set out to create a company that could customize real estate plans to suit the needs of their customers instead of a “one size fits all” approach to listing or buying a home!

One gift they received during the shut down is "time." They are now able to focus more time on preparing their new business for the future and continuing to perfect their business plan so that when the world is back in order, their company will be ready to take on many new clients this year!

spiritual illumination, twin flame union, a manifestation of dreams, intuition, light, perpetual love, and the materialization of our dreams into reality.

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Matterport 3D Camera -this isn’t a new toy! It’s a natural progression of listing technology

by David Winans, Broker Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Winans

On February 25th, FedEx delivered our brand new Matterport 3D camera to the office. I felt like a little kid on Christmas when we unpacked the box. This had been a long time coming and a subject of lengthy debate. It’s not a cheap endeavor with the initial outlay for just the camera costing thousands of dollars. But it’s always been important to us to provide our agents the best possible tools and technology to help their clients. It’s not just a fancy digital camera. In less than an hour, for most homes, our photographer scans each room with the camera which uses infrared light to take in every detail of the space simultaneously, from room height and surface areas to distances between objects. Digital images and floorplans are created from that data, spatially accurate to within 1 percent.

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And the tour is not just a slideshow of pictures. The images are digitally and seamlessly stitched together to create the 3-dimensional feeling of walking through the home. You can look up at the ceilings or down at the floor or spin around in circles. There’s also the 3-dimensional floor plan called the “dollhouse” which shows a cross-section of the home and how the rooms relate to each other. This isn’t a new “toy”. This is a serious investment in the future of real estate and the future of our agents. It’s

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a natural progression of listing technology like the shift we saw roughly 10 years ago as agents started to see the benefits of using professional photography. Online house-hunting had only just begun back then, and quality pictures became crucial. Today, there are more online house hunters than ever and they’re looking for more than just nice pictures. With the continual influx of relocation buyers into the Dallas Fort Worth area, we also needed to find a better way to help our clients with minimal in-person house-hunting time. The same was true for our relocation sellers with limited time to sell their homes, and we were excited to get started.

According to NAR, homes with 3D tours sell 20% faster for a 4.8% higher price.


Matterport 3D Camera, cont’d Then came Covid-19. We had only a couple of weeks to play with the camera and let our photographer become comfortable before real estate as we had known it changed overnight. Gone were in-person showings. Gone were open houses. Prospective sellers became nervous about putting their homes on the market with strangers touching doorknobs, cabinets, or countertops. Buyers became equally nervous about walking into a home that may have the virus lingering on those same surfaces. And that is where these Matterport 3D tours have really come into their own. It allows buyers to get a genuine feel for a home from the comfort and safety of their own couch. At the same time, it provides sellers with the peace of mind of knowing that if someone wants to see their home in person it’s essentially a second showing and they’re probably pretty serious about buying.

Part of our original thought process behind purchasing the Matterport camera (long before Coronavirus became part of our vocabulary) was based on providing our agents an advanced tool to help them market their listings to the widest possible audience, but we’re seeing additional benefits. Imagine the reduced stress on your sellers with three little kids who now don’t have to pack up and leave home for every looky-loo buyer who’s not that serious. Imagine not showing buyers 20 homes in one day, but only the two or three they liked from the 3D tours you already sent them. Less time showing can mean more time making offers.

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Yes, these Matterport 3D tours are helpful in this time of pandemic, but I strongly believe they will continue to be an integral part of our real estate world for the future, and an important next step to remaining one of the top brokerages in DFW. Check out our Matterport 3D video tour: https://www.facebook.com/BHGRE.Winans/vid eos/312868479685104/?v=312868479685104 David Winans, Broker Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Winans 7 Offices Across DFW david.winans@winansbhg.com 972.774.9888 | betterdfw.com


Drees Custom Homes Model Grand Opening in Trinity Falls

A Real Estate Agent talks about Drees Custom Homes . . . Lori Blad - Turner Massey Realty Group #BuilderTuesday post Drees Custom Homes is a very active builder in our area and they customize your home in a streamlined way. It's the easiest and most affordable way to build a custom build. Their design elements and features are some of the best that I've seen builders offer.

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Julie Haymann and Lauren Savariego - Key Team Dallas celebrate being a Top Producer with Allie Beth Allman Page 28 | May 2020 | Real Estate and Friends Magazine

Nothing slows down Berkshire Hathaway’s Frances Kwan from listing and selling homes!

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S/F 2997 S/F 2240 2240 2299 2760 2780 S/F 1650 3827 2136 2558 3827 S/F 1620 1620 1770 1861 2259 2259 2687 2687 2640 2687

STRY BED/BTH/GAR PRICE 2 3| 3| 2 $332,333 STORYBED/BATH/GAR PRICE 1 4 | 2.5 | 2 $307,581 1 4 | 2.5 | 2 $315,659 1 4 | 2.5 | 2 $316,517 2 4| 3| 2 $334,444 2 4| 3| 2 $342,682 STORYBED/BATH/GAR PRICE 1 3| 2| 2 $237,544 2 5 | 3.5 | 2 $349,994 1 4| 3| 2 $259,994 2 4| 3| 2 $281,994 2 5| 3| 2 $349,994 STORYBED/BATH/GAR PRICE 1 3| 2| 2 $239,753 1 3| 2| 2 $241,229 1 3| 2| 2 $245,290 1 3| 2| 2 $250,326 1 3| 2| 2 $261,096 1 3| 2| 2 $263,481 2 4 | 2.5 | 2 $280,760 2 4 | 2.5 | 2 $287,919 1 4| 3| 2 $299,523 2 4 | 2.5 | 2 $299,380

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When a REALTOR buys in your community! Congrats to Coldwell Banker Apex’s Angela Tucker on realizing her dream of living in Inspiration a great master planned community!

Real estate signs going up during the pandemic! Donna Eagan and Jan Richey

Putting yard signs up during the shut-down! JPAR’s Camille Marin and Kyle Middendorf Pandemic Porch Deliveries! Simply Texas Realtor, Samantha Smith got some ESSENTIALS (champagne!) from Cathy Capps-Warren

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Meet the Community as Bright and Bold as You Are Bluewood is a vibrant community located in the heart of Celina, Texas. A place where you can connect with nature

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Nations Home Warranty’s Jamie Flynn and Capital Title’s Lauren Piccinini Capital Title’s Vika Good and Joe Herrera REALTORs, Nicole Espinosa and Elizabeth Austin FINALLY got some patio time!

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“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

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From A Real Estate Professional and Contributing Author

Combining Business with a Servant’s Heart

by Jlyne Hanback, REALTOR®

If we are lucky, we know someone in our circle of friends, acquaintances, or family who is described as having a “Servant’s Heart” or we may have one ourselves. A Servant’s Heart consists of intentionally demonstrating a genuine concern for others, giving without expectation of reciprocation. It is possible to combine your business and having a love of helping people.

Jlyne Hanback, REALTOR® e-PRO® Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA)

Preferred Real Estate Professional with the Veterans Land Board Keller Williams Realty Plano 3600 Preston Road Plano, TX 75093 Talk or Text: (214) 909-8008 www.JLYNE.com

Do you know someone who is giving, nurturing, empathetic, considerate, and genuine in everything that they do? Use this person as a role model for your own actions and apply it to your everyday life. Observe their actions; take notes of words, phrases, body language, as well as physical acts of giving. Think about the ways that you can incorporate positive characteristics or actions to serve your clients’ needs. Do you know vendors or agents who lost sales due to the pandemic, causing them financial hardship? Try to anticipate what that person may need to avoid further financial struggle. If you offer a service or product that could help another agent or vendor in this time of need, offer it! If you notice social media posts for someone looking for a roofer, painter, or even a real estate agent, then refer your contact(s) to that person. Call the

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businesses that you referred and let them know that they may receive a referral from you. While you have that vendor on the phone, ask them how they are doing. Listen with your heart — do not use your listening time to formulate a response. Express a genuine interest in how you could further assist them, then act swiftly, where possible. Do the same thing with your past clients and sphere of influence. The most important part of having a Servant’s Heart is to help whenever possible without expecting something in return…and to carry on these actions by habit and with intention. My personal motto is:

“Give to live and live to give”. Giving to someone is wonderful - the feeling you get from doing so is like no other. Be the reason why a person’s faith in humanity is restored. Instead of a sales call, make time for a checkup call — and seek to understand what they are experiencing. If you develop a Servant’s Heart, the business will naturally follow.


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Independence Title Never Missed a Beat During the Shut Down!

This is how Shellie Carnal rolls for mobile closings!

Team work makes the home buying dream work!

REALTORS Beth Douglas and Cathy Browne with Compass celebrate their mobile closing!

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NEW MODEL NOW OPEN! FROM THE MID $200s Conveniently located just off of County Road 483 and McClendon Road, this beautiful new development is just a short drive to the booming cities of Rockwall, Plano and McKinney. Nearby 78 and George Bush Turnpike allow the residents of Lavon Farms close proximity to many employment centers in Richardson. The quiet neighborhood is part of Community ISD, just minutes from Nesmith Elementary, Leland E. Edge Middle School, and Community High School. Enjoy the peaceful neighborhood during the week, then head five minutes down the road on the weekends to enjoy all that Lavon Lake and Lake Ray Hubbard have to offer, including prestige parks, picnic tables, beaches, and multi-lane boat ramps.

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A pandemic isn’t going to stop us from getting our magazine to our real estate friends! Behind the masks are Kindra Strachan and Lea Fray-Khreish with our April magazine!

That’s a vintage t-shirt Keith! Our friend, REALTOR, Keith Yonick sporting one of our t-shirts!

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Love people for who they are and where they are on the journey. Sylvia Seabolt, REALTOR© - 2021 WCR National President Elect A Post From Sylvia That Was So Good We Had to Share:

Do you ever stop to think about defining moments in your life? The ones where you might not understand the lesson, but it’s one that will serve you your entire life? This was one of those moments! I remember watching The Lone Ranger on Saturday afternoons with my family. I was fascinated with Tonto. I’m not sure why, but it probably had more to do with that he did not wear a mask than anything. When I was 4 years old, we had Western Day at school - complete with a horse. I did not wear a cowgirl getup like the rest of the girls at school. I showed up wearing this costume with so much pride - until I was told I couldn’t get on the horse because “Indians don’t ride horses with a saddle”. I’m not sure what I said to convince them that they could, but I am reminded of this lesson all these years later — love people for who they are and where they are on the journey. I’m positive those day care workers meant no harm because, despite my very Irish looks, I am actually partial Cherokee. Instead of shutting someone down for not showing up as you expect them to be, why not allow them to be who they are? For the record, I’m fully aware Indian is not the acceptable term anymore. It was at the time, and then shortly after this photo I went on to be part of Indian Princess program, now known as Adventure Guides/Princess Program.

History of the Indian Guides Program The program has its roots dating back to the 1920s when Harold Keltner, a YMCA executive in St. Louis, Missouri, and Joe Friday, an Ojibway Indian hunting guide, founded a program called the Indian Guides. As Joe Friday commented to his friend: “The Indian father raises his son. He teaches his son to hunt, to track, to fish, to walk softly and silently in the forest, to know the meaning and purpose of life and all that he must know, while the white man allows the mother to raise his son.” The idea arose to provide a program where the father (or guardian) would have the opportunity to “guide” their son in exploring the outdoors and teaching them the ways of the land. This program was based on dignity, patience, endurance, spirituality, feeling for the earth, and concern for the family. In the 1950s the program was expanded to include fathers and daughters (Indian Princesses) as well as mothers/sons and mothers/daughters. The program underwent changes and has now officially become The YMCA Adventure Guides Program.

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Old Friends are the BEST friends! Michael Tritthart and Dawn Frentz

Sophie and Emmie doing some new home research for their REALTORÂŽ mom, Kristen Robinson. See their story on page 14

CCAR GRI Grads Stacey Hamlin and Stephen Etzela celebrate!

REALTORÂŽ Cami Hobbs with our friend, Shelly B Jones with Texas Title in Denton

Eric Scholl, Cindy Scholl and Kimberly Burleson with Realty Firm Global


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’ ... Maureen Tedesco wishes she could tell her younger self a few things!

Twenty-Two Realty’s Robyn and Lanae sent us this picture of their collection of magazines in their NEW Mansfield office! See their story on page 22!

Real Estate photographer, Charles Lauersdorf (www.RealyProShots.com) ran into Realtors, Daniel and Danielle Durbin at a Top Producers Event

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Megatel COVID-19 Front Line Heroes Program Are you working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic? We will credit the first six months of your new mortgage payment. If you work as a medical professional, police officer or firefighter and contract a Megatel Home between April 17th and May 31st, you're eligible for a credit of six months of your new mortgage payment.

Because home is the greatest essential. Learn More: (469) 964-8676 | MegatelCOVID19@megatelhomes.com www.megatelhomes.com This flyer is not an offer or guarantee of program eligibility. Subject to mortgage lender approval. Sales contract and Megatel COVID-19 Front Line Heroes Addendum must be executed in writing between April 17, 2020 and May 31, 2020. Offer only valid if the Megatel COVID-19 Front Line Heroes Addendum is executed at the time of contract. Mortgage payment refers to principal and interest payment only. Additional restrictions apply. No prior sales, prior offers, transfers, cancellations or rewrites are eligible. Megatel Homes, LLC reserves the right to change and/or cancel the program at any time with no prior notification. See your sales consultant for full program details.