Weekend Open Houses in Edmond

Brenton Hills Open House Saturday & Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00.
AMAZING VALUE!!!!!

$495,000

Wonderful 5 bedroom home situated on a beautiful green belt lot!

 

Swing by Fairfax Estates Sunday, December 8th, 2:00 – 4:00.

$434,777

This home is a must see! The kitchen offers freshly painted cabinets that opens to the living room with abundant natural light and a vaulted ceiling.

If you interested in these home and can not make it out to the Open House, call us!  We would love to schedule a private showing for you!

Kim Spencer 405-474-4774

Kiley Spencer Hendley 405-410-9696

Terra Spencer Myers 405-474-4242

February 23rd & 24th Open Houses

Please be our guest this weekend during these 3 Edmond Open Houses.

Saturday, February 23rd from 2 pm – 4 pm our listing in Marbleleaf will be open for you to tour.   1617 NW 143rd has new flooring in the family room and master bedroom and is just down the street from the neighborhood pond and park.

On Sunday, February 24th from 2 pm – 4 pm we have two homes open for you to visit.

1408 NW 192nd Terrance  is in the heart of Edmond . The home is in the Barrington addition, just off Danforth Rd, between Western & Penn.  This home has an amazing kitchen and a beautiful back patio with a built in kitchen & fire pit.

The last home we have available to tour Sunday during  an Open House, 2 pm – 4 pm, is 2520 Alexa Ave.  Take Covell Rd east 2.5 miles past I-35 and turn south into the Redbud Canyon addition.  This beautiful home is nestled among mature trees and sits on 1.42 acres with a circle drive.  The kitchen has NEW granite counters, a breakfast bar, a stainless steel topped island, a pantry, and it has a unique hearth living space.

We can wait for you to see these homes in person.  Please fee free to call us with any questions you may have or to schedule a private showing.

The RED Team, Keller Williams Central  Oklahoma.

Terra Myers 405-474-4242.

Kim Spencer 405-474-4774.

Kiley Hendley 405-410-9696.

 

 

 

New Listing in Edmond

1408 NW 192nd Terrace in the Barrington addition in Edmond is our newest listing.

This move in ready home has it all!

Once you enter the home you will notice the large formal dining room that right now has a table that seats 16!!

To the right of the foyer is a dedicated office with french doors, hardwood floors and a built in desks with shelves and plenty of storage..

The kitchen offers an abundant amount of cabinets a walk in pantry, built in stainless steel double ovens , a gas cook top  with pot filler surrounded by stone, granite countertops, island with prep sink and large bar area that could seat 8, all open to the family room with a floor to ceiling fireplace.

In addition to the family room this home has a theater/game room with a walk in closet that can be used for equipment or storage, a wet bar with  built ins  and plenty of room to play.

The large windows in the laundry room bring in light to a spacious work area with sink, built in iron board, bench and storage cabinet.

The master bedroom is separated from other bedrooms & the master bath has a tub, shower & a large, walk-in closet.

The large fenced in back yard offers a covered patio with a builtin kitchen, gazebo, and fire pit.

Updates include solar vents, can lights throughout home and outside, all new fence and paint, landscaping, rubber mulch, landscaping rocks on sides of home , added insulation, all appliances plus an ice maker, and tinted windows making the home more energy efficient.

We love this home and we would love for you to call and schedule a private showing!

Kiley Hendley 405-410-9696

Kim Spencer 405-474-4774

Terra Myers 405-474-4242

The RED Team

Keller Williams Central Oklahoma

RedBud Canyon New Listing

 

2520 Alexa Ave., Edmond, OK 73034

This beautiful  New Listing is in Redbud Canyon.  It is nestled on a 1.42 acre lot with mature trees and a gated entry..

Open House has been scheduled for both Saturday & Sunday,  February 9th & 10th  from 2 pm – 4 pm.

This home features 4 bedrooms , 3 bathrooms, 3 living & 2 dining.  The Kitchen offers new granite counter tops, an island, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances , pantry and my favorite feature a keeping room or hearth room.   This is a second living area where your guests can sit an enjoy the beautiful stone fireplace while you are preparing food in the kitchen.

The entry way offers hardwood floors that continue into the formal dining room that is currently being used as a study.

The family room is also off of the entry with a beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace, built ins and french doors leading to the large covered patio that invites you to sit and enjoy the beautiful view of nature.

There is also a secondary bedroom down stairs with a nicely decorated full guest bath.  The master suite is also on the main level featuring tall ceilings, a sitting area, and a door to its own back patio, a walk-in shower, jetted tub, plus a walk-in closet with built ins.

Upstairs you will find new carpet, a loft area with built in desks and a bookcase,  a bonus room, with a small outdoor deck, all between the two secondary bedrooms and a bathroom with double sinks.

Call The RED Team to schedule your own private tour of  this gorgeous home with plenty of room to roam and entertain while being surrounded by wildlife!

Here is a quick preview of what this Edmond  home has to offer.

Call Terra Myers for more information at 405-474-4242.

Call any of The RED Team members to schedule a showing.

Kim Spencer 405-474-4242.

Kiley Hendley 405-410-9696.

Credit Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

If you are thinking about purchasing a home for the first time, you may not know that your credit will be one of the key factors in determining whether you are approved for a mortgage and your mortgage interest rate. Your credit score is calculated using five major factors:

  • Payment history – Creditors will look at any utility bills and payments on outstanding loans or credit cards.
  • Amount owed – This is the amount of credit card or loan debt that is outstanding.
  • Length of credit history – This is determined by how long you have held credit on loans or credit cards.
  • New credit – Creditors will make note if you have opened new credit cards or taken out any loans recently.
  • Types of credit used – This is seen as your different kinds of credit, such as credit cards, auto loans or student loans.

Before you begin the home buying process, request a free copy of your credit report and check for errors, which can have a negative effect on your score. If you see any errors, be sure to dispute them. Additionally, try to begin paying off outstanding debts, since those also affect your credit score.

Once you have applied for a mortgage, avoid opening new credit accounts such as credit cards or auto loans until your home has closed. You will also want to keep the balance low on any current credit cards.

I would love to meet with you and have a conversation about your financial goals and your future home purchase.

 

Happy Labor Day!!!

The US Department of Labor describes the holiday as: “a creation of the Labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers”.

Labor Day is the first Monday of September, which is September 3rd this year. It’s usually celebrated with parades, parties, cookouts and end of Summer vacations.  Below is the list of Oklahoma events to help you celebrate.

 

 

Aug. 28 – Sept. 1

FREE Payne County Free Fair at the Payne County Expo Center (4518 Expo Circle E, Stillwater) features livestock shows, a wide variety of agricultural exhibits, a carnival, fair food and more. See fair guide of a complete schedule of events.

Aug. 30 – Sept. 2

Oktoberfest at Choctaw Creek Park (Harper Rd. between NE 23rd Street and NE 10th Street, Choctaw) features homemade German food & continuous live entertainment for all ages, plus German dance groups and crafts & activities for children. Adults, $5; kids (under 12), free. See website for complete schedule.

Aug. 31

FREE Friday Evening Glow at RIVERSPORT Adventures (800 Riversport Dr) features live music by Arkansauce, craft beer & cocktails. 6 – 10:30 p.m.

Aug. 31 – Sept. 2

Izumicon at the Reed Conference Center (5750 Will Rogers Rd, Midwest City) features a three day comic and entertainment convention with well known actors and voice actors, panels, video games, table top gaming, cosplay, and more. $30 – $65. See website for a complete schedule of events.

Sept. 1

FREE Fishing Days in OKC (various locations). The City of Oklahoma City offers FREE fishing on the first Saturday of each month at city lakes and ponds. No city permit is required; however a State license is for anyone 16 and older.

FREE Saturday for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St). Enjoy blacksmithing demonstrations and a create-your-own metal foil drawing. For ages 4 – 12. Free for children and accompanying adults. 10 a.m. – noon.

FREE Fort Sill Air Show at Henry Post Army Air Field (4907 Post Rd, Fort Sill) features more than 20 displays including historic aircraft, 15 flight demonstrations, artillery displays and a kid zone. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

FREE Superhero School at New World Comics (6219 N Meridian Ave) features amazing super heroes and on occasion a villian or two. 10:30 – noon.

FREE Red Brick Nights Street Festival in Downtown Guthrie (Oklahoma & Wentz Ave, Guthrie) features rotating pop-up shops, food trucks and live music. 5 p.m.

Sept.1 – 2

FREE Labor Day Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Dr, Sulphur) features stomp dance and cultural demonstrations, plus special activities in the living village. Saturday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.

Sept. 1 – 3

Labor Day Weekend Fun at RIVERSPORT Rapids (800 Riversport Dr) features fun activities including RIVERSPORT Rodeo, whitewater rafting, RIVERSPORT Adventures, yard games and more. Prices vary.

Labor Day Weekend Fun at RIVERSPORT Lake Overholser Boathouse (3115 E Overholser Dr) features kayaks, paddle boards and canoes as well as land adventures including a climbing wall and dual zip line. Prices vary.

Sept. 2

FREE Safari Sunday Funday at Safari Dental (7221 E Reno Ave, Midwest City) features a live DJ, karaoke contest with prizes, snacks, drinks, FREE school supplies face painting, free kid’s dental checks and more. 2 – 5 p.m.

Family Skate Night at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St). Admission includes skate rental and the family package also includes pizza and drinks for up to five family members. $6; family package, $29. 6 – 8 p.m.

Sept. 3

FREE First Mondays for Kids at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman) offers complimentary admission for kids 17 & under. General admission does apply to guests 18 and older. Adults, $8; seniors (65+), $6; kids (17 & under), FREE. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FREE Labor Day Celebration in Henryetta (Main Street, Henryetta) features a parade, games for all ages, concerts, a carnival, rodeo and an impressive fireworks display at dusk as well as a car, bike & tractor show. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Labor Day Special at Pelican Bay (1034 S Bryant Ave, Edmond) features $5 admission. Noon – 5 p.m.

Hot Dog Skate at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) includes basic skate rental, hotdog & drink. $6. 1 – 4 p.m.

Doggie Paddle at Reno Swim & Slide (101 S Douglas Blvd, Midwest City). Bring your canine for a fun evening of water time. Each canine must be accompanied by an adult. $6 per dog. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Labor Day – Let It Glow Event at Westwood Family Aquatic Center (2400 Westport Dr, Norman) features a family-friendly party with a DJ, glow products, and dancing. $5. 8:30 -10:30 p.m.

This party is Family friendly.

Museum Exhibits Closing Soon:

Through Sept. 9

Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features the life-size, trompe l’œil paper costumes of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave (born 1946). Free with admission. Adults, $12; kids (6-18), $10; kids (5 & under), free. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday, until 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. 236-3100, www.okcmoa.com

FREE Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave, Norman) offers celebratory, mysterious, thought-provoking and critical two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, including abstract and experimental contemporary Chickasaw art. The artworks analyze the complex relationship between contemporary Chickasaw life and rich tribal history and culture. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursdays, until 9 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. 325-3272, www.ou.edu/fjjma

Through Sept. 22

IKBI: Chickasaws and Choctaws Sharing Our Culture and History Through Arts at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr). Artists of both tribes implement various mediums to express their cultural roots and individual understandings of what it means to create. Adults, $7; kids (6-17), $5; kids (5 & under), $5. Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 235-4458, www.oklahomahof.com

Through Sept. 29

A Sense of Time and Place: Work by Greg Burns at Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi) features ten drawings and paintings that have been chosen by the artist specifically for display at the History Center. A graduate in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma, his intricate pen-and-ink drawings and watercolors have received international recognition. Adults, $7; kids (6-17), $4; kids (5 & under), free. Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 522-0765, www.okhistory.org

http://www.metrofamilymagazine.com/Labor-Day-Family-Fun-Guide/?utm_source=MetroFamily%27s+eNewsletters&utm_campaign=4ba829a5a8-MetroFamily_s_Top_Picks_Games_Best_local8_7_2017_C&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_10769e43f9-4ba829a5a8-305126757&ct=t(Y)&mc_cid=4ba829a5a8&mc_eid=583df24f4c

Just Listed in Edmond!!!

Charming, single story home in a wonderful neighborhood!

http://www.tourfactory.com/2037292

 

Study with wood floors and built-in book case and built in desk. Living room with soaring ceiling and fireplace open to the kitchen. Kitchen has antiqued, painted cabinets, bar seating, walk in pantry and plenty of storage space. Second living is great for a theater room or play room off of the kitchen/dining area. Master suite is separated from secondary bedrooms with two sinks, jetted Jacuzzi bath tub, shower and walk closet. Secondary bedrooms are spacious with great closets and one has its own bath. Back yard is fenced in with a covered patio great for entertaining or cooking out! Storage and closet space galore throughout the home. Within walking distance to Frontier Elementary School & Heartland Middle School. Don’t miss out on the great home! HOA includes maintenance for entrances, park, basketball court and Frisbee golf(buyer to verify).

An Interview with The RED Team

We were recently approached by a home seller with a list of interview questions about our team. We thought these were excellent, well-thought-out questions and wanted to share them with others! It’s so very important to choose a realtor that will provide you with top-notch service and be available to answer your questions in a timely manner. This is what we strive for and have a passion to serve others in their real estate needs.

First, we want to share more information about The RED team team, then we’ll move into those interview questions!

 

Kim Spencer, Terra Myers and Kiley Hendley are full-time, licensed real estate professionals ready to help you buy or sell a home in the Edmond/OKC area. We are native Oklahomans and local residents of the Edmond/Oklahoma City area. We take pride in making your home purchase a dream come true and are proud to be members of Keller Williams Edmond–the #1 real estate office in the state of Oklahoma. Like mother like daughter, Kim and Terra both received their Marketing degrees from Oklahoma Christian University. Kim has been a licensed Realtor since 1996 and Terra earned her license in 2006, however, has been active in the business since 2000. In 1997, Kim was recognized as the Keller Williams “Rookie of the Year.”  In 2002 she was the winner of the EXCELL award.

In May of 2013, Kiley, another daughter and sister, earned her license. She has worked full-time in the office as the office manager since 2009.  She shares Kim and Terra’s alma mater with a Liberal Studies degree from Oklahoma Christian University.  The RED Team is in the top 5% of realtors at Keller Williams Realty Central Oklahoma (over 209 agents). Keller Williams Central Oklahoma has also owned over 20% of the real estate market share over any other real estate company for 15 years plus. The RED Team prides themselves on total client dedication and are easy to reach and prompt on response. Kim and her husband Terry have been married for 40 years and have two daughters, Terra and Kiley. Terra has been married to her husband Brad Myers of Topeka, Kansas for 10 years and they have twin boys that are 6 years old. Kiley has been married to Blake Hendley since June 2016.

Kim, Terra, and Kiley take a fresh approach to real estate, focusing on personal touches, win-win deals and positive results. We are your local real estate connections. We want to be your helpful real estate partner when buying or selling a home. We are your trusted resource for answers about the process. We are experts about the neighborhoods in the local Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro area. We have the ability to target home searches. We have strong negotiation skills and will support you through closing and beyond! The RED Team utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, we listen, and that means we find solutions that are tailored to you. We want you to be our clients for life.

 

1. How many homes did you sell in 2016 as a seller’s agent?

We sold a total of 112 homes last year and around 50% of those were listings.

 

2. What’s the average price range of the homes you’ve sold?

The average price of homes we sold last year is $215,238.00.

 

3. Of the homes you sold in 2016, what was the average number of days from the original list price to the accepted offer?  How does this compare to others?

Of the homes we’ve sold in the past year, the average days on market was 47 days. Due to the thriving office that we work in, as well as marketing the properties, we would say this is exceptional when comparing to other agents in the area.

 

4. What was the average ratio between the listing price and the final selling price?

As mentioned above, our average sell price was $215,238.00 and the average list price was $220,650.00.

 

5. Will you be using video and virtual tours to market my home?

Yes, we use a program called TourFactory which will give a virtual tour (through photos) of your home. And through the marketing we can do other forms of video also.

 

6. Will my home be “enhanced” on the most visited Real Estate websites such as Realtor.com, Trulia.com and Zillow.com?

Yes, it will be enhanced. By this we mean your home will have professional photos taken by our photographer and the profile will be completely filled out with all pertinent information needed for one to make a decision on whether to see/purchase your home. We do pay extra through realtor.com to enhance our listings with more information and pictures.

 

7. When a buyer calls on my home will you ALWAYS be the one they communicate with? 

Yes, we will always be the main point of contact if a buyer contacts us directly or if an agent representing a buyer contacts us as well.

 

8. How will you communicate with me regarding your efforts?

Our full-time licensed assistant, Allison is in our office Monday-Friday 8AM – 5PM. She will reach out to every realtor who shows your home to get feedback that we can later provide to you. On Monday or Tuesday of each week, one of our team members will give you a call to check in and discuss the feedback we received. Otherwise, we will contact you by text, call or email (your preferred method) when we have questions, vital information to pass along, or an issue that needs to be resolved immediately.

 

9. Once the offer is accepted, will you be attending all the inspections on my home?

Yes, once your home is under contract, Kiley will your main point of contact and will be there to hear the outcome of the inspections then communicate the information and reports to you.

 

10. How much do you charge to sell my home and why?

The going rate in the Edmond/OKC metro area is 6% of the sales price. We charge a 6% professional fee and offer 3% of that fee to a realtor that brings a buyer and closes on the property. This fee includes a split to Keller Williams Realty, marketing and advertising, plus our time and energy. We have a detailed list of things we will do service-wise for you throughout the process. See below:

  • Prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to price your home strategically to be competitive with the current market and current price trends
  • Complimentary assistance in staging your home to showcase features that buyers are most interested in: uncluttered rooms, closets, fresh paint and pleasing curb appeal
  • Take property photos to use in advertising your home
  • Create a Virtual Tour of your home
  • Collect all interior and exterior features of your home
  • Place a For Sale Sign in your front yard
  • Place a lock box on your front door
  • Prepare color flyers for inside your property
  • Place your home on the Multiple Listing Service for the Oklahoma City Metro, MLS, which notifies every Realtor that your home is now for sale
  • Place pictures and information about your home on 50+ websites
  • Place your home on various social media pages
  • Blog about your home
  • Promote your home to over 250+ Realtors in our office
  • Promote your home to all Realtors with prospects in the MLS system that match your homes criteria
  • Answer all calls and inquiries on your home immediately
  • Show your home to prospective buyers
  • Track showings and collect feedback
  • Call with updates on Mondays or Tuesdays
  • Invite all associates from our office on a tour of your home (some rules apply)
  • Review contracts and represent you in negotiations for the highest value
  • Represent you during the inspection process
  • Use the latest technology
  • Provide a team to serve you through each step of the process
  • Coordinate and oversee your sale through the closing of your home
  • Help you correct any challenges along the way

 

11. As far as production goes, if I called the owner of your company, would they tell me you were one of the top producing agents in the company or a middle of the road agent?

Yes, we believe she would. There are over 700 Keller Williams offices and over 150,000 agents, and we fall within the top 3% of those agents worldwide. We are also in the top 4% of agents in the Keller Williams Central Oklahoma office which has over 300 agents.

 

12. Will you allow me to terminate the listing contract if I am not completely satisfied?

Absolutely. It is never our desire to terminate a listing agreement, but if you ever feel we are not following through on what we promised, we will without a doubt respect your wishes and terminate the contract. We do ask that you give us a chance to address your concerns and adjust the listing, and then if you’re still not happy, we can terminate the listing.

 

13. If my home is on the market for 60 days, would you consider adjusting your fee to help me recoup some of the lost profit?

There are many factors that go into why any given home sells or doesn’t sell. We will schedule a listing appointment with you to determine pricing within the Comparative Market Analysis, as well as what cleaning, updates, and projects need to be done before professional photos are taken of your house. Once the listing goes live (active), we will market your property on as many sites possible to give your home the exposure it needs in order to create as much traffic through your home as possible (See sellers packet). We will continue to watch the market to determine your home is priced properly so that you do not miss any opportunities for it to sell. We are full service real estate agents and our professional fee covers all that we do. If your home stays on the market longer than 60 days, it wouldn’t be due to the fact that your home isn’t in tip-top shape to sell, it would be due to many other market factors that are outside of our control. That being said, we do not offer a professional fee any less than 6%.

 

14. I have read the Internet is a critical tool for selling homes. How will you market my property online? Do you use social media marketing in your business such as Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter to reach other Realtors and potential clients?

When you list your home with us, it will be submitted to the top real estate consumer websites which will market your listing on their website.  We have formed 50+ business relationships to help feature your home and get it sold quickly.

Your home will be featured on:

http://www.realestateinedmond.com
http://www.kw.com
http://blog.realestateinedmond.com
http://homesok.com
http://www.mlsfinder.com
http://www.facebook.com
http://www.twitter.com

 

Additionally, your home will show up on the following websites:

 

If you have anymore questions about our team, please do not hesitate to call us at (405) 474-4242 or email us at kim@realestateinedmond.com. We would love the opportunity to assist you with any real estate needs you have!