Archive for June, 2012

A big mistake I see

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Hey all, One of the biggest mistakes that I see every single day is people giving up.  Something bad happens in a deal and they think the world is coming to an end.  Or a term isn’t exactly the way they want it to be and the sky must be falling.  Sometimes in these situations […]

Tax sales

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Hello! I was sitting at home last night and trying to think of things that could better help those that read my blog when I remembered that there’s another way to acquire property that some people either don’t know about or know too little about! Tax sales. Tax sales are when the local county acquires […]

Why isn’t my home selling?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Hey everybody, I get this question a lot in today’s market; Alana, why isn’t my home selling? I think the biggest mistake sellers make today is being a little too unrealistic about the value of their homes due to their emotional attachment and belief that a dollar-for-dollar system exists when it comes to upgrades.  Just […]


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Adversity is something I’m asked about a lot. Let me tell you guys, everybody has to deal with challenges and problems in this life.  It isn’t all sunshine all the time.  It’s no different with me or any successful individual out there.  It’s not about how big the challenge is or how many times it […]


Monday, June 25th, 2012

Hey! The thing about real estate is that it’s a competitive market with lots, lots of opportunity for entry.  It just depends on how deep you’ll dig to find the right deal.  Anybody can do the basic steps, but to go the extra mile and actually investigate every possible deal is what separates the savvy […]

Which path will you take?

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Hey everybody! I’m feeling really energetic today.  I think my assistant put some red bull in my coffee!  It got me thinking that a lot of people, and I’m guilty of this too at times, have a tendency to go through life in a mundane manner.  It’s so easy to let life drag us instead […]

How to start your search.

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Hello again! Today I want to briefly talk about how you go about finding deals. A lot of people think the most productive thing is to type real estate in a search engine (Google anyone?), but that can’t be further than the truth.  You can save yourself a lot of time by going to these […]

Rent or Buy?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

One of the most common questions I receive deals with the old debate of rent versus buy.  Unlike most people, I’m not one to say one is right and the other is wrong.  The fact is that they both have their benefits and disadvantages.  It’s usually your own personal situation that will dictate which is […]

A little introduction.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Hello, My name is Alana Croker and I’m currently running Keller-Williams Waterside in beautiful Kemah, Texas.  I have been involved with real estate for over twenty years.  Phew!  Those years just flew by.  I am originally from Oklahoma, but have settled in the Galveston County area and have never looked back.  It’s truly a blessing […]