Monday, September 15, 2014

I Wish I Would Have Done This Sooner...

"I wish I would have done this sooner!" These are my famous last words as I look back over the portion of my life while being a military spouse and dubbed title "Family Life Specialist." This is what I called myself instead of a stay at home mom. I was on a plane flying from Germany to the States when I struck up a conversation with the fellow next to me. Yes, believe me, a stay at home mom while having a deployed spouse is no walk in the park, yet, "stay at home moooom" was completely bland, so I dubbed the name, "Family Life Specialist." I, of course, had to explain that I specialized in the health and well being of my family; the most important role I could ever imagine.

I needed something more to add to my day once kids were in school and we were finished with the demands of the military culture; a culture that I hold in very high regard. I needed to socialize, to be of use to others outside of our home, to be able to give and help others while drawing from my experiences. After getting my real estate license, came the statement, "I wish I would have done this sooner." 

After looking back, I truly wish I would have started this business earlier while we were in the military culture. There are always families relocating, moving, and finding a place to call home. And, when we moved, I could have taken my expertise and knowledge and continued to grow where we were planted. I am fortunate to be able to set my daily schedule, be there for my family, and continue to grow and flourish with a career that allows me to interact with some of the best people on this planet. Contact me if you ever think of real estate as a career. I truly wish I would have dove into the career sooner.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Another Day to Excel

As the week completes, with this fabulous beginning of a long weekend, I'm recalling a conversation I had with an acquaintance.   I was feeling the busyness of the week, and needing a little inspiration, she said, "It's another day to excel!"  That simple statement redirected my thoughts of what was heavy on my mind to the possibilities of the future.  Enjoy your long weekend and excelling throughout your day!

Contact me with any of your relocation questions or real estate need!  

Happy House Hunting!

Susan Arends
Keller Williams Realty Elite
405-948-7500  Office
405-505-6226  Direct
Twitter:  @militarreloxprt

Monday, August 26, 2013

Incredible Day Yesterday!

WOW, what a fabulous day for a Sunday!  I put back on those running shoes this weekend and hit the road.  Saturday was about a 4 mile course, and yesterday was a great follow up.  Of course I had to run by the listings I have in Griffin Park, 1512 & 1508 NW 176th St., and thought, I am a lucky individual!  I am so blessed to be working with a wonderful builder, Bonadeo Building Company who really cares for their homes.  So, I held an impromptu open house yesterday and had an excellent turnout!  People are out there looking for homes, and with the interest rates rising, NOW is the time to get under contract!  Don't miss out! 

Contact me to see any of the Bonadeo Building Company homes!  
I'm your Military Relocation Expert!

Happy House Hunting!

Susan Arends
Keller Williams Elite Realty
405-948-7500  Office
405-505-6226  Cell
Twitter:  @militarreloxprt
www.militaryrelocationexpert.com

Monday, August 19, 2013

1508 NW 176th St. - Another BEAUTIFUL BONADEO HOME

This home is simply beautiful!  
You will fall in love with the layout!  

Another Beautiful Bonadeo Building Company home!


VIRTUAL TOUR 
 Wow, this home has it all!  It is centrally located in Edmond, tucked away in the beautiful Griffin Park addition!  This is not a home to miss!    
  •  4 Bedrooms 
  • 3 Full Bathrooms
  • 2596 Sq. Ft.
  • BONUS ROOM
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Irrigation System
  • Granite in Kitchen and Master Bathroom
  • Gas Stub out back on Patio for Grill
  • CAT 5 Wiring in Master Bedroom & Kitchen
  • Low E Windows
  • HUGE Mud Room and Utility Room with Sunken Slab for Wash & Dryer
  • Solar Board Decking
  • Cubbies and TONS of Cabinet Space
  • Office 
  • Wood Floors and Beautiful Tiles
  • Zoned Heating and A/C
  • 3 Car Garage
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
Again, I simply LOVE these homes!

Check out more information on this Featured Property at www.militaryrelocationexpert.com
or Bonadeo Building Company

Contact me to view this property!



Happy House Hunting!

Susan Arends
Keller Williams Realty Elite
5629 N. Classen
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
405-948-7500  Office
405-505-6226  Direct
@militarreloxprt

   


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Getting Help Re-Locating to a New Duty Station

We are STILL in the height of PCS season, so I thought I'd re-post what I wrote in February... getting help re-locating to a new duty station.

With regards to searching for a home... most realtors will have an IDX system to search for homes on their website.  Your best bet is to have a realtor refer you to someone who is qualified and knows his/her business in your new location, understands the military culture, and the in's and out's of the VA Loan.  The military is very vulnerable due to the time contraints in finding the perfect fit location and home.   Shopping on different websites can give you an idea of homes, but many times realtors, depending on their affiliated MLS, can set you up on a home search tailored to your needs, straight from the MLS.  It saves you time!  Why search properties that have already sold or are pending.  Complete frustration!  Most importantly, find a realtor who understands your needs and will have YOUR best interest at heart, and understands his/her real estate market and business. 
Believe me, I have been on your side of the transaction as a military spouse and relocating many times.  Nothing is more frustrating to hear (now that I'm a realtor) is of military being taken advantage of, and a realtor not working for the best interest of the service member I'm ALWAYS happy to refer you to a qualified realtor wherever you're moving to whether it is Hawaii, Alaska, California or elsewhere.  Most importantly, don't be afraid to ask questions.  You are in the driver's seat.  Your realtor should come from a place of contribution to aid you in your relocation. 
Contact me with any questions.  I'm your Military Relocation Expert!
Happy House Hunting!
Susan Arends
Keller Williams Realty Elite
405-948-7500  Office
405-505-6226  Direct
Twitter:  @militarreloxprt

Thursday, August 1, 2013

ANOTHER BONADEO BUILDING COMPANY HOME HITTING THE MARKET!

Seriously, I can't say enough about these homes.  Should you be looking for a builder who builds QUALITY, CUSTOM homes, go no further... Bonadeo Building Company.  New home about to hit the market.  1508 NW 176th, Edmond.  Pictures coming soon!

Check out more information on 
www.militaryrelocationexpert.com



Happy House Hunting!

Susan Arends
Keller Williams Realty Elite

5629 N. Classen
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
405-948-7500  Office
405-505-6226  Direct
@militarreloxprt

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Excellent, Quality Builder! Bonadeo Building Company

Just listed a home for Bonadeo Building Company, and really like the quality of the homes they build.  I LOVE these homes!  It is in the details and thought process of the plans that makes their homes stand out.

 Here are some features for 1512 NW 176th, Edmond:

Virtual Tour
  •  SEPARATE GAS LINE FOR THE GRILL... no more having to lug propane tanks.   
  • SUNKEN SLAB FOR THE WASHER AND DRYER,
  • ALARM SYSTEM
  • MUD BENCH   CABINETS AND STORAGE in places that make sense,  
  • LARGE PANTRY 
  • BONUS/GAME ROOM
  • DRAWER MICROWAVE... self closing!
  • SPRINKLER SYSTEM, forget about dragging the hose
  • GARAGE DOOR OPENERS
  • GRANITE IN THE KITCHEN
  • WORK STATION, perfect for setting up the computer!
  • WOOD FLOORS 
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
 I feel they looked at people's needs and thought, how can we build a home that will function best for those needs?  On top of that, the color design and layout simply flows, with the coordination of a professional designer.  
And the QUALITY of the construction:
  • SEER 13 AIR CONDENSORS
  • ZONED HEATING AND A/C
  • R15 BLOWN IN WALL INSULATION
  • R30 BLOWN FIBERGLASS IN THE ATTIC
  • CHRISTMAS LIGHT POWER OUTLETS IN SOFFIT
  • LOW E WINDOWS THROUGHOUT!
  • CABLE JACKS IN ALL BEDROOMS
  • CAT 5 WIRING IN MASTER, LIVING, KITCHEN & UTILITY
  • SOLAR BOARD ROOF DECKING
 I'm sold!  
Kitchen with Drawer Microwave
Granite Countertops, Gas Oven and Stove
Family Room with Wood Floors and Glass Built-Ins

Utility Room with Sunken Slab for Washer & Dryer
Master Bathroom
Master Bathroom
Master Bedroom

Office/Study or Dining Room

Check out more information on this Featured Property at www.militaryrelocationexpert.com
or Bonadeo Building Company

Contact me to view this property!



Happy House Hunting!

Susan Arends
Keller Williams Realty Elite

5629 N. Classen
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
405-948-7500  Office
405-505-6226  Direct
@militarreloxprt