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National Safety Month

Key in front door. Safety at home is more than a good lock on the doors and windows. June is National Safety Month and a great time to review your household’s safety plans. We encounter countless hazards in our daily lives at work and home. Often many of these dangers present themselves during mundane of tasks when we let our guard down (or our minds wander) which means they are mostly preventable. The National Safety Council has put together several articles about safety at work, home, and on the road to help you identify risks and how to take the proper precautions.

Find out how you can take steps to prevent the risks of poisoning, fire, falls, and more at home.

May 2017 Fort Worth Housing Report.

The Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors released the May 2017 Fort Worth Housing Report this week. Fort Worth home sales raised 5.6 percent to 1,174 homes in May 2017. The median price for Fort Worth homes increased 12.8 percent year-over-year to $211,000 in May 2017.

Fort Worth’s monthly housing inventory was 2.0 months in May 2017, 0.2 months less than the year prior. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites that 6.5 months of inventory represents a market in which supply and demand for homes are balanced.

Homes spent an average of 59 days on the market in May 2017, five days less than January 2016. Additionally, active listings increased 12 percent to 1,994 listings during the same time frame.

 May 2017 Statistics At-A-Glance

  • 1,174 – Homes sold in May 2017, 5.6 percent more than May 2016.
  • $211,000 – Median price in May 2017, 12.8 percent more than May 2016.
  • 2.0 – Monthly housing inventory in May 2017, 0.2 months less than May 2016.
  • 59 – Average number of days homes spent on the market in May 2017, five days less than May 2016.
  • 1,994 – Active home listings on the market in May 2017, 12 percent more than May 2016.
May 2017 Fort Worth Housing Report Infographic
May 2017 Fort Worth Housing Report

Grand Prairie Medical Office Transaction Facilitated by Red Team Real Estate

Grand Prairie, TX – Another premier investment opportunity has changed hands with the helpRobinson Road Aerial of Red Team Real Estate. Robinson Road Medical Plaza is a uniquely designed three-building medical complex showcasing two beautiful fountains flowing into koi fish ponds.  The three single story buildings, totaling 8,661 square feet, surrounded by a beautifully landscaped concrete parking area. Tenants include well established medical doctors, medical office staffing, hospice services, and a pharmacy.

The sale was facilitated as intermediary by Red Team Real Estate in Fort Worth jointly with Michael Mayes, Owner/Agent and Chuck Precopia, Broker. The buyer, a local investment group, has retained Red Team Real Estate as manager for this property.

“This was a great opportunity for our clients on both sides of the transaction. The growth in this area is phenomenal; I could not be more pleased for our clients and Red Team!” Michael Mayes, Owner of Red Team Real Estate.

The buyer is thrilled with this acquisition’s location and its distinct offerings in the rapidly developing corridor along Highway 161 just blocks from the new Super Walmart Center and near the IKEA in Grand Prairie.

About Red Team Real Estate

Red Team Real Estate, established in 2012 and led by Michael Mayes, provides professional client-centric service by experienced agents dedicated to your needs. Located on historic Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth, we focus on the best i
nterest of our clients in each and every transaction. We are dedicated to the development of long-term client relationships! Let Red Team handle all of your residential and commercial sales, leasing services, property management, and real estate investments. For more information, visit www.redteamrealestate.com.

Winning. Clients.

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Downsizing Trend on the Rise in North Texas

A downsizing trend in North Texas as well as nationwide is taking hold when it comes to real estate.

A recent survey put together by Trulia.com shows home premiums on houses between 3,000 and 5,000 square feet steadily declined since 2012. Some buyers are choosing to avoid mass produced homes between 3, 000 and 5,000 square feet. Industry insiders are seeing a swing toward smaller more affordable homes with less overhead and cost than associated with a large oversized house.

Traditional families are leaning towards townhomes, condos, and smaller single family homes. Most of which are under 3000 square feet.

Tarrant County has a wealth of these wonderful smaller properties for sale especially in the Historic Fairmount District, Arlington Heights, Mistletoe Heights, and around the TCU / Westcliff neighborhoods. The ability to blend the craftsmanship of the old through original flooring and unique architectural features with conveniences of modern technology and upgraded appliances make these neighborhoods some of the most sought after places in Fort Worth. This is good news for sellers and buyers in our marketplace.

As a Historic Home Specialist and an expert in these neighborhoods, I am well equipped to show you the potential of their older homes as a great opportunity if you are in the market to downsize. From north to south, give me a call or shoot me an email and I’ll share my favorites!

Red Team Welcomes New Team Members

Red Team Real Estate is pleased to announce and welcome two new team members, Chuck Precopia and Jennifer Wilson.

Chuck is the Broker for Red Team Real Estate. He brings 47 years of commercial and development experience to spearhead efforts in Red Team’s newly launched Commercial and Development Service offerings. Chuck has served in various commercial real estate and development positions at Zale Corporation, Greener & Sumner Architects, and Vice President of Corporate Properties for the Associates Corporation of North America. Upon leaving the corporate world in 1985, Chuck put his Broker’s license to use by heading up the Commercial Department of Century 21 McCracken Real Estate in Grand Prairie. Most recently he served as President and Broker at Client Based Properties, Inc. In addition to real estate brokerage, Chuck has worked in site surveying/platting, architectural design, construction, property management, and development.

Jennifer joins Red Team as the company’s Marketing Director. Her primary focus is building Red Team’s brand and growing our involvement in the Fort Worth community. Jennifer comes to Red Team with over 15 years’ experience in marketing, relationship management, and communications in north Texas. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in advertising and public relations.

It’s such an exciting time at Red Team Real Estate! We are blessed to have two new team members of such high caliber.  Adding Commercial and Development Services to our offerings allows us to tap into a market we’ve only spent limited time in up until now. The addition of Chuck Precopia and his wealth of experience gives us a unique edge on the Commercial Real Estate front in North Texas. Also, I know that as we grow, it’s important for Red Team to have consistent branding and messaging.  Bringing Jennifer Wilson onto the team as Marketing Director will only strengthen the Red Team brand as we continue to expand our services. As our market share continues to grow, these changes make our Red Team Agents more successful and that helps the team win,” says Michael Mayes, Owner, Red Team Real Estate.

Red Team Real Estate, established in 2012 and led by Michael Mayes, provides professional client-centric service by experienced agents dedicated to your needs. Located on the historic Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth, our focus is on the best interest of our clients in each and every transaction, as we are dedicated to the development of long-term client relationships! Let Red Team handle all of your residential and commercial sales, leasing services, and property management. Winning. Clients.

Storm Season in North Texas with Servpro

It’s that time of year again when the cold winds from Canada and the warm winds off the Gulf of Mexico meet in north Texas to create tornadoes, heavy rain, and winds for what everyone around here knows as storm season.
For the cleanup and restoration needs on their properties following these Texas-sized storms, Red Team has a great option with Servpro. With over 1700 franchises nationwide and 40 plus in the DFW area, Servpro is the leader in the restoration industry.  Their local franchise system allows for their experienced and highly trained professionals to respond faster to emergencies.  Available 24/7 Servpro professionals are always ready to respond to calls and get to work cleaning and restoring your property.
Whether it’s a water heater that leaks in your family home, a toilet that overflows and runs all weekend affecting multiple floors in a high-rise office building or a whole town dealing with a flood Servpro, with its individual franchises and storm teams strategically placed around the country has the resources to handle any size disaster.
The best way to deal with any disaster is to be prepared.  That is why Servpro offers a free app for your phone called an ERP – Emergency Ready Profile. The ERP includes all the information you will need to access in case of an emergency and because it is on your phone it will always be with you one touch away.
Servpro of Southwest Fort Worth and Lake Arlington are a proud member of the Servpro family and have been serving Southwest Fort Worth and Lake Arlington for over ten years.  They are always available to help with any water, fire or storm damage restoration as well mold remediation and cleaning services.

Call – 817-460-7666 24/7 Or visit servproofsouthwestfortworth.com for more info

Stella Louck Beech, Historic Home Specialist

As a child in west Texas, I couldn’t wait to make the annual journey to “Cowtown”! The Fort Worth Fat Stock Show was the dream of every young farmer or rancher. Bring your finest stock, pray you would bring home a ribbon, and be the envy of all your family and friends. As years have come and gone, Fort Worth has gotten many nicknames and I love them all!

Queen of the Prairie
Where The West Begins
Panther City

Most recently – City of Cowboys and Culture, but the 2016 Fort Worth is so much more than a nickname!

With the opening of Red Team Real Estate on the famous Magnolia Avenue, there’s history all around! We want to share our knowledge of real estate (and Fort Worth) with you on your path to a bright future. The old mixed with the new gives countless opportunities to find unique spaces to live, work, and dream. My favorite homes are rich in history found in one-of-a-kind neighborhoods. My love of historic homes prompted me to recently become designated as a Historic House Specialist by Historic Fort Worth, Inc and the Fort Worth Association of Realtors.

Call me or stop by the new office and let’s find your favorite together!

– Stella

Client Spotlight: Mosquito Detective

It’s that time of year we all hate… Mosquito season. Luckily, Red Team has found a friend in Dave Russell who keeps us from being eaten alive (and chemical free) while enjoying our Texas summer.

When it comes to the Texas summertime, besides the heat, we have to deal with the irritation and frustration of mosquitoes. It’s impossible to get through dusk without making sure you’re prepared to be bitten by at least some of them. Or as we sometimes joke, the mosquitoes in Texas can be so big you have to make sure that they don’t pick you up and carry you off!

At our house, we are big time pool people and we love to entertain in our backyard. Now that the kids are out of school and the “pool is open for business,” we’re starting to barbeque outside and enjoy our deck and other backyard areas and don’t usually stop until at least when school starts again. Unfortunately, now is the time the mosquito problem is in full swing. When it comes to dealing with the problem, rather than spray DEET repellant on yourself and hope not to get bitten, we would all love to have a better solution. Enter Dave Russell, the Mosquito Detective, who has the problem solved.

With multiple prevention systems already installed here locally, Dave fights the problem by getting rid of the problem – and, even more importantly, he does this the natural way versus using the chemical approach that others use. You get to keep the bees, ladybugs, and butterflies that are good for the yard (without biting or carrying disease) while getting rid of the blood suckers that we have no use for in our yards. They sell, apply, and install an ALL natural, safe for kids, pets, and the environment mosquito repellent. They solve your mosquito problem with barrier yard sprays, backyard misting systems, and body spray-on for when you’re away from home.

With multiple sized systems and convenient solution refills, Dave has cost effective ways to resolve the mosquito mess in a way that preserves nature instead of destroying it. So if you have a pool, entertain outside every season, or just want to sit outside more without fear of the biting creatures that are everywhere, give him a call to discuss his option for enjoying outside more in Texas.

Call Dave to find out how he is saving our homes one backyard at a time…

Dave Russell
Mosquito Detective
469.657.8007
www.mosquitodetective.com
www.facebook.com/mosquitodetective

Change of Address

New Location. Same great service.

Lots of exciting changes are happening at Red Team Real Estate. Our big move to the corner of Magnolia and Lipscomb in the explosive Fairmount neighborhood is at the top of the list. In addition

to the almost 3,000 square feet of office space, we’ve grown in numbers to a seasoned team of 8 ready to serve all your real estate needs – residential, leasing services, property management, and commercial.

We had a great turnout for our open house in early May. Many complimented our blending of the old and new. Unfortunately, Stella’s horse, Lady Blu, was unable to make an appearance (as you know, she’s got a busy horse schedule).
“We’re excited to be on Magnolia where it’s such a happening place,” said Red Team owner, Michael Mayes. “My favorite moment of the move happened when the guys came to put the signs on the window. Of course, it was almost 2 o’clock on the day of our open house so that might have had something to do with it, but I was still so proud.” 
The new digs have ample office, conference, and gathering spaces with beautiful views of downtown Fort Worth and Magnolia Avenue. We’re looking forward to neighborhood events where Red Team can stay involved. If you’re in the area, please drop in, it would be great to see you!