Posted by Ron Grant on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 2:31pm.

Home buying and home selling for 2017 is shaping up to be very active! In a recent report form the local Realtor association, sales were up 3% from this time last year and based on what I am seeing from my own traffic and inquires from buyers and sellers, 2017 should be similar.

I have been contacted by buyers who are looking at new homes. I have advised them that the builders sales agents represent the builder's best interest only, and it is best for those buyers to be represented as well. It doesn't cost them anything, in fact it can save them money! I have saved my buyers at least 1,000 or more dollars on each home. They also were happy to have me there to give them confidence that what the builder is requiring is normal or not, based on my experience. I can also help point out repairs that the builder needs to complete before move in, that sometimes are not pointed out by the builder, since I know what to look for.

Most new home builders welcome Realtors, and want them to represent buyers, since we help educate the buyer, but some builders would rather a Realtor not be there, because they feel the Realtor will educate them too much and make the buyer ask questions they normally would not know to ask.

If you are looking to buy a new home, reach out to me, and let me help you. Let me be there with you on the first visit to new homes so the builder sees you are represented from the start. Or, if you go to a builder to look at homes, let them know you have me as your Realtor when they ask, and give that builder my information, so they know upfront you are represented, then let me know so I can call the builder to introduce myself. If you do this, I can save you at least $1,000 ( sometimes up to $5,000) to be used towards closing costs or the price of the home.

Some buyers do not want a Realtor to help, because they think they will get too pushy, or take over. Some buyers want the Realtor to step in an guide them. I will gladly be as involved as you want me to be. You just tell me how you want it to work!

Reach out to me and just say " I want to buy a new home and would like your help", and I will do everything I can to be sure your experience is a great one, like I have done for my past new home buyers!

"Ron helped me through the whole process. He was a pleasure to work with and made a stressful time less stressful so I could focus on other matters. "


""Ron was terrific to work with and we would definitely use him again. We had an unusual circumstance of waiting for our new home to be completed and having to live in a temporary home out of state.  During that time Ron treated our new home like his own and kept us up to date on the progress.  It was nice to know there was someone watching to make sure things were completed in a timely manner. Ron definitely went above and beyond any realtor I've ever worked with during my last 3 home purchases!"


Ron was a great help and was very helpful updating me and my family on the house and any changes that happened as my family went through the buying process from finding a house to closing.

Brian H.

It was a pleasure working with Ron. He was always there when needed.


"Back in 2008 my wife and I purchased our first home and had a horrible experience with our realtor.  Needless to say, around 2012 we began looking for another home and came across Ron Grant.  For two years, Ron worked with us and helped us find just the right home for our growing family.  In October 2014 we sold our house and on November 13, 2014 we closed on our new home.  Ron was with us every step of the way and made this home selling/buying experience a pleasant one.  He was EXTREMELY tentative throughout the entire process and did an awesome job explaining everything!  We particularly appreciated his DETAILED responses to all of our questions via email.  I can tell you that we made Ron work and all the while he had a GREAT attitude regardless of the circumstances.  Also, if it had not been for Ron's diligence we would have never closed on our new home on time.  He truly made it happen!!!  I can say that my wife and I no longer consider him our realtor but a friend.  Thank you Uncle Ronnie!!!  "

John & Nicole

"He made our first home buying process easy! He was always available with answers when we had a question. I've already started recommending him to everyone I know! "

Rachel and David

We used Ron Grant as our realtor for selling/buying our home. He was great through the whole process. We hit a few rocky spots along the way (not being Ron's fault) and he was right there all the way, on top of it. THANKS RON!! :)


John and Nicole said,
"Ron Grant was all you could ask for in a realtor! We have absolutely no complaints or contructive criticism. He was wonderful from beginning to end and we will be using him for future sales as well as recommending him to all of our friends and family! Being first time home buyers we never once felt clueless or overwhelmed. Ron kept us abreast of all the steps and paperwork along the way. Anytime we had a question (which was rare since he did such an amazing job educating us about the process) he was always quickly available to give us easy to understand answers. He was always a call, text, or email away even after hours. He truly made us feel like finding the right home for us was his number one concern. When new homes would come up, he was available usually that day or the next to go look at the place. He would always be there at the home before we arrived having already skimmed the home for us. He would have all the lights on and gladly meet us at the front door to show us around. He would offer non-judgemental, honest feedback on the home and it's location. If we were interested in it he would then discuss with us price, and what steps needed to be taken to put in an offer. As soon as we gave him the go he immediately worked our offer up and would send all the papers via email link to docsign. It was fast, efficent, and easy. Once we were under contract he went the extra mile to make sure all our repairs, inspections, title paperwork, utilities, warranty, and insurance were moving along smoothly. If there were any issues to come up he was quick to communicate with the sellers agent or title company to resolve it. He even made it a point to be there for the survey, general inspection, foundation inspection and even helped us test the gas. He was a wealth of information, resources, and hands on help!! He even saved us several charges with his smart negotiating. His happy go lucky and friendly rapport were a delight to be around and work with!"

John T.

"Why I will recommend Ron Grant to all my friends and use him again: -Thoroughly explains each step of the process in detail (and in terms that I was able to understand). -Responds to emails, texts, and phone calls quickly. He answered all my questions in an hour or less. I call him and he picks up or gives me a call back. -Willing to show up at the house to let the inspector (had an A/C guy come in) in so I didn't have to. -Gives a checklist and follows up with lenders to make sure close was simple and smooth, including who to contact for water, gas, electricity, HOA, ect... -Follows up after close to make sure everything went is good and I am in the process of getting settled in. I trust his knowledge in the Houston housing market and his ability to navigate through the close process quickly. I was able to close 2 weeks ahead of time because of Ron."

J. Yoon

Ron was excellent!!! I couldn't have asked for a better realtor just wish I could've found him sooner. He was so helpful and communicated with me at all times. He made this experience smooth and painless. I appreciate him so so very much


Very prompt responses and excellent follow up. We were very pleased at the personal attention and his patience throughout the looking process. Also introduced us to a great inspector and mortgage broker making the final steps easy for everyone.


We were very fortunate to have Ron as our realtor. He was very personal and professional. He always kept us up to date and answered all our questions. He kept our best interest in mind. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.


"Ron was great!!! He helped us along the way with every question we had. He helped us finding our rent house, and almost 2 years later, helped us with buying our first home! It isn't hard to tell that Ron truly cares about his clients. I would give 10 stars if I could! "

Merle and Ashley

This is the 2nd time I have used Ron's services. The first time was in a purchase of my current home and this time was selling my old home. Ron was very thorough and kept me up to date on everything. He was always on top of any issue and worked my issues as well as pushed me to get what I needed to get done. I can really say he makes the transaction great for both sides. He will be my choice anytime I am buying or selling a home.


Ron was a fantastic Realtor and I would highly recommend him to others.


My wife and I needed to sell our home in a less conventional way. We also needed someone to assist us with both finding and purchasing a new home. Ron Grant was the best person for that job, without a doubt. Ron was very patient with our needs and requirements. Ron does his homework, and ensures the smoothest, possible solutions for both buying and selling. Selling our former home wasn’t a stressful task thanks to Ron’s help and communications. I’ve heard stories of other family members experiences, with buying and selling a property. One key element that I notice is often left out, is that simple “thoughtfulness” word. The human aspect. The fact that people often have stress involved with such major purchases as a home. Ron was the cure that stress. We love our new home, indeed, and don’t have plans of moving anytime soon. But next time we do, Ron will be the chosen one.

Darren and Maria

Ron was Great! He was with us every step of the way from showing us properties to the closing day. We could not have asked for a better Realtor! We will recommend him to friends and use him when we have need again!!!


We love our new home so far but we wouldn't of got there without you , so thank you for all the showings and getting us into our home .

Henry P.

"Ron is totally dedicated to his clients. This is now the 3rd time I purchase a home and I have never seen someone so responsible, respectful and dedicated as Ron Grant. He was there for us every step of the way. I know without a doubt that as long as I am in Texas Ron Grant will be my realtor. "

Shawn and Mariella

"Ron was great to work with. He offered options for us and was not pressuring us to make a decision. He was very responsive each and every time even though we looked at numerous houses over an extened period of time. He was very knowledgeable on numerous home issues and gave candid advice."


"Ron was great to work with. Out of all the homes we have bought and sold, this experience was the best. He was very knowledgeable and patient throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an AWESOME agent."

Emmett and Lynn

"Ron Grant was an excellent Realtor, constantly staying on-top of everything to ensure the selling process was as smooth as possible for us. I would highly recommend using him."

Robert and Teri



"Ron was very helpful throughout the entire process. I will highly recommend him to friends and family! "

Merle and Ashley

Ron was a pleasure to work with and went the extra mile for us during the closing process. Being 1000 miles away for our home purchase provided some challenges but Ron definitely helped us out and acted as our eyes and ears. I would use his services again when the time comes.


Ron Grant is an awesome realtor! We used him for selling/buying a home. He is very thorough and quick to respond. Giving him 5 stars all the way!!


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