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Dec. 10, 2014

2014 Holiday Luncheon

Staff and agents of Roger Martin Properties enjoy holiday luncheon


The agents and staff at Roger Martin Properties gathered in the Havana Room of El Meson Restaurant at 2425 University Boulevard, in Rice Village. Our annual holiday luncheon was celebrated with tapas and some Spanish rioja. Seated from right to left are:  SheRanda Samuel, John Marshall, Lee Trenholm, Ginny ...

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Oct. 9, 2014

JoAnna Ide Marries High School Sweetheart!

JoAnna Ide and Ronnie Rehnkopf

The event itself may have been a surprise, but this union has been long in the making. This weekend, JoAnna Ide married Ronnie Rehnkopf, her high school sweetheart.  The wedding took place during their fifty-year class reunion.

Congratulations, JoAnna and Ronnie!

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May 28, 2014

No "Funny Money" in Houston Real Estate

Bubble Gum

Many thanks to Chris Tomlinson of the Houston Chronicle, who quoted me in his recent commentary: "How to Spot a Real Estate Bubble, or Why I'm Comfortable Buying".  Chris raised the issue of whether we are currently experiencing a speculative real estate bubble.  My own personal definition ...

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Dec. 16, 2013

Julie Webber, as seen in Houston Agent Magazine

Julie Webber, of Roger Martin PropertiesCongratulations to Julie Webber, who was quoted today in Houston Agent Magazine.  Julie spoke on the following topics:

  • Are asking prices slowing down in your area?
  • Do you see Houston entering a housing bubble in the near future?
  • Do you have any predictions for 2014?

Read Julie's answers ...

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March 14, 2013

Dede Aronack joins Roger Martin Properties!

Dede Aronack, Sales Associate with Roger Martin PropertiesI am thrilled to introduce Dede Aronack as the newest real estate agent at Roger Martin Properties!

Dede Aronack has been a REALTOR since 2006.  Her roots in Bellaire go as deep as mine in West University Place.  Dede's connections in Bellaire extend to the parks, schools, and volunteer organizations ...

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April 27, 2012

New Website at Roger Martin Properties!

New Website at Roger Martin PropertiesWe have a new website at Roger Martin Properties, with an all new look - and function!  The new site is clean and colorful.  In addition, it is hugely interactive and chock full of photos, features, and "flags" for things such as open house dates and time.

The information on the website ...

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Feb. 9, 2012

Open House Jewelry Thief Caught

Open House Jewelry Thief Caught!WE GOT HIM! The Open House Jewelry Thief has been caught.

This update is just in from the Houston Association of Realtors.

"Don't Mess with HAR REALTORS!

We have just received official confirmation that the open house jewelry thief has been arrested in Dallas. He reportedly had four outstanding ...

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Feb. 8, 2012

Open House Jewelry Thief Strikes in West U

Open House Jewelry Thief Strikes in West University PlaceAn Open House Jewelry Thief struck one of my listings about two weeks ago.  This brings up a very important aspect of selling your home -- namely Open House safety.

While holding public open house on a Sunday afternoon, I encountered a thief helping himself to my clients' jewelry. The thief ran ...

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May 12, 2011

Cody Ide - Congratulations!

Cody IdeCongratulations to Jo Anna Ide’s son, Cody Ide! I have known Cody since he was a toddler, so I consider him a member of the Roger Martin Properties extended family.

Cody Alan Ide is graduating as a Texas Scholar from Mirabeau B. Lamar High School. Texas Scholars complete all their high school ...

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Jan. 19, 2011

Electronic Signatures - Handy for Real Estate

Docusign - electronic signatures are valid on real estate contractsElectronic signatures are being used more and more often in real estate deals.  They are safe and fast.  In fact, I have just processed my first contract offer using electronic signatures. I have to say I liked it a lot.  At Roger Martin Properties, our client base is heavy ...

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