Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Completes Merger of Brokerage Blake Wilcox Properties, LLC

HOUSTON, November 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Gary Greene (“Gary Greene”), Houston’s longest-standing real estate firm, today announced the merger with Blake Wilcox Properties, LLC (“Blake Wilcox”), a 28 agent brokerage serving the North Houston and Montgomery County markets.

From left are MarkWoodroof and Marilyn Eiland, of BHGRE Gary Greene; Emily Wilcox and Blake Wilcox, of Blake Wilcox Properties LLC. Both companies announced the merger.

“We are delighted to welcome Blake and Emily Wilcox and their team to Gary Greene,” said Mark Woodroof, managing partner of Gary Greene. “Blake and Emily are so well respected and their agents are talented and knowledgeable about the local market. Agents from Blake Wilcox will join Gary Greene’s Magnolia office located in Montgomery County.” Blake and Emily Wilcox will continue to work together as The Blake Wilcox Group under Gary Greene. The Wilcoxes are eager to begin the next phase of their real estate careers. “Our team is in great hands with Gary Greene as their philosophy is similar to our own,” they explained. “As for us, we look forward to becoming an integral part of the brokerage.”

Gary Greene is currently home to approximately 1,100 agents working from 21 offices. “We are excited about the future,” said Marilyn Eiland, co-managing partner of Gary Greene. “Our team of real estate agents are passionate about the business and their primary mission is to help individuals achieve homeownership.”

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene has represented buyers and sellers of residential properties since 1963. Today, with 21 offices, and over 1,100 agents covering 10 counties across the Houston metropolitan area, Gary Greene lists and sells more homes and generates higher sales volumes than any other Houston broker. To learn more about the company visit www.GaryGreene.com.

The company also specializes in the relocation of buyers and sellers nationally and internationally as a principal broker in the Cartus Network, the industry leader in global mobility. Gary Greene offers the convenience of an in-house residential mortgage loan originator, insurance and title services, preferred electricity rates with Reliant Energy and home warranty protection plans.

For More Information Contact:
Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Gary Greene
Shari L. Mattern, Director of Marketing and Communications
Tel: 1.832.295.4172
Email: shari.mattern@garygreene.com

Top Ten Broker Rankings for July 2018

As we roll through the dog days of Summer, Better homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene remains solidly in First Place! We’re Number One across all major selling and buying categories! Thank you for trusting us to handle one of life’s most important transactions for you- Talk to a Gary Greene agent to day to see how we can help you!

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Expands Presence in Texas Gulf Coast with Plans to Open League City Office

HOUSTON, Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Gary Greene (“Gary Greene” or the “Company”), Houston’s longest-standing real estate firm, today announced plans to open a new office in League City during the second quarter of 2018.  The new office will be located at the Marketplace at Ninety-Six.

Gary Greene’s new League City office will focus on the growing residential properties being developed in and around the area.  Together with Gary Greene’s Galveston and Bay Area offices, the new League City office will close the loop from the bay to the Gulf Coast when it opens in late May and will serve the needs of buyers and sellers in this vast residential real estate market.

“We’re also looking to add new and experienced agents in this market along with our other markets,” Marilyn Eiland, Co-Managing Partner of Gary Greene said. “There are nearly 200 agents in the area currently and more than 1,100 agents companywide.”

With the opening of the new League City office, the Company plans to consolidate agents from its Tiki Island office to either the office in Galveston Island or League City.

Gary Greene has been serving Texas Gulf Coast clients since 1980.  Tiki Island is an important part of the Gary Greene family and agents who live and work on the island will continue to serve their clients seamlessly from the Galveston Island office.

“Our plans to open an office in League City have been part of our long-term growth strategy and with our Bay Area and Galveston Island offices we can cover the entire market from inland to the bay ending at the coast,” said Mark Woodroof, Co-Managing Partner of Gary Greene. “One of the most fascinating things is all of the neighborhoods that have emerged over the last few years. It’s really consistent with where we see urbanization going and mixed-use environments with access to employment, great schools and lifestyle.”

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene has represented buyers and sellers of residential properties since 1963.  Today, with 21 offices, and over 1,100 agents covering 10 counties across the Houston metropolitan area, Gary Greene lists and sells more homes and generates higher sales volumes than any other Houstonbroker. To learn more about the company visit www.GaryGreene.com.

The company also specializes in the relocation of buyers and sellers nationally and internationally as a principal broker in the Cartus Network, the industry leader in global mobility. Gary Greene offers the convenience of an in-house residential mortgage loan originator, insurance and title services, preferred electricity rates with Reliant Energy and home warranty protection plans.

For More Information Contact:
Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Gary Greene
Shari L. Mattern, Director of Marketing and Communications
Tel: 1.832.295.4172  l  Email: shari.mattern@garygreene.com

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Announces Rebuild Day in Independence Heights Partnering with Rebuilding Together Houston

Houston YTD Single-Family Home Sales Increase 3% over 2016

It’s unimaginable how a city devastated by Hurricane Harvey less than 5 months ago would  finish 2017 with sales exceeding the entire 2016 real estate market! Indeed, that’s exactly what happened.  Houston single-family home sales lost minimal sales velocity in the last quarter of the year and the 4% increase in sales experienced in December helped drive the YTD market to 3% over 2016.  There are no signs of slowing as pending sales rose 24% in December indicating January will remain healthy at least for closed sales.  All metrics for residential real estate indicate a healthy market as can be seen in the graph below.  Most economists with a pulse on Houston believe that the real estate market in 2018 will be the best we’ve ever seen.

*Pending sales are homes that are under contract and have not closed and indicate current buyer demand.

Houston Home Sales by Price Cohort for 2017

What price ranges have the largest increase in sales in Houston in comparison to last year? The following price cohorts experienced the largest increase compared to 2016:
Based on the entire spectrum of Houston price cohorts in the table above, homes priced $499,999 and below are in a sellers’ market.  Homes priced $500,000 and above are in a buyers’ market. You can see the difference in time on the market under “Months of Inventory”.  Months of Inventory is a figure indicating [at the current rate of sale and with no new homes coming on the market] – how long it would take a home to sell in a specific price range.  Generally, 6 months is a balanced market [neither buyer or seller has the market advantage], a sellers’ market is below 6 months and a buyers’ market is above 6 months.

The Houston overall market is so large; it rarely reflects the same trends as a submarket area located within its boundaries.  Some areas are exceeding Houston’s overall growth in sales while others are lagging behind.  For a breakdown of activity by area with a map, CLICK HERE.

To see the hottest selling geographical areas for the month in Houston, CLICK HERE.

To search for homes by price range and map, CLICK HERE.

Data provided by the Houston Association of Realtors® Information Services™, and The Real Estate Center for Texas A&M and written by Toni Nelson, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene