May 22, 2018

[Subject] Giving

This weekend our family hosted a fund raiser in our backyard.  I cooked 160 pounds of craw fish plus corn, potatoes, shrimp. sausage etc. and we had friends and friends of friends all over the place.  It was awesome.  
 
We set out jars for folks to drop a little cash or a check to help support Young Life, a non denominational outreach ministry to high school kids.  In between trips to the tables to drop another basket of craw fish, I spotted my sweet six year old daughter walking towards the jars.  She had just run in the house, and I later learned, pulled most of her savings out of her piggy bank, and was heading straight to the jars.  I stopped her and asked what she was doing and she simply and confidently said,
 
"I want to give my money to Young Life so other kids can learn about Jesus."
 
I cleared my throat a couple times and told her how proud I was of her and let her continue on to finish the job.  
 
Then, I bragged on her to her mama and a few of our friends.  Parenting can be hard, but seeing your children turn into kind and generous people is a gift.
 
Needless to say, I've been reminded and inspired by my daughter to give first , give generously, and to give joyfully.  My wife and I have a lot of fun giving, but we want to give more, bless more folks, share more of what we have, and of course, to experience more of the joy of generous and kind children.
 
What can you give joyfully today to brighten someone's day?  A smile, a dollar or two, a meal, an encouragement, a prayer?
 
Let me know if you do it.
 
Have a great day,
 
Todd Tramonte
 
P.S. This is as good a time as any to let you know that we are doing our annual Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive again, so stay tuned for details about how you can help us feed hungry kids all summer while school lunch programs are not active.  All food will go to North Texas Food Bank partner organizations.  Call 214.216.2161 for info and our website www.PBJdrive.com will be updated soon.
May 22, 2018

Market Update

Housing inventory is incredibly low in the DFW market which could mean a lot for both home buyers and sellers!

Market Report May 17, 2018

 

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May 22, 2018

Best Place to Cheat on Your Diet

What is the best fast food place to go to on a cheat day?? We got into a bit of a heated discussion and we'd love to get your take!!

Best Place to Cheat on Your Diet

May 22, 2018

The Future of Residential Real Estate

Take a listen to Todd's Radio Show that airs every Saturday, 3pm on WBAP.   Here is a link for you find out the future of residential real estate.

Segment 1 & 2  The Future of Residential Real Estate

Segment 3 & 4  The Future of Residential Real Estate

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www.valuethishouse.com

 

May 18, 2018

David Goss - What Makes Us Unique

What makes the Todd Tramonte Home Selling team unique?  DAvid Goss, home buying specialist, talks about what to expect and what separates the Todd Tramonte team from other realtors.

 

David Goss - What Makes Us Unique

 

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May 18, 2018

Why Cardinal Financial?

Todd visits with Rick Jones from Cardinal Financial.  Watch and find out about their mortgage guarantee and why they are the preferred lender for the Todd Tramonte Home Selling Team.

 

Rick Jones - Cardinal Financial

 

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May 18, 2018

How Does Walmart Affect Home Values?

Not surprisingly Walmart has an affect on many of us.  Listen to Todd's take on how it affects the housing market.

 

How Does Walmart Affect Home Values?

 

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May 16, 2018

Todd's Radio Show

Texas Real Estate radio show hosted by Todd Tramonte is on weekly at 3pm on WBAP 520 AM.   This past Saturday he discussed what to look for in purchasing a home with a pool, when you would or wouldn't do a home addition, pricing & marketing your home and a conversation about buying a lake house.  

If you missed it here are the links to take a listen:

Pricing & Marketing;Lake Houses

Pools & Home Additions

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May 16, 2018

I Dare You

If your life is anything like mine, it is full.  Full of good things, challenging things, hard things, fun things, long term things, short term things, who the heck knows when I'll get to them things and on and on and on.  
I dare you to write down three things right now that you are thankful for.  I dare you.  Right now.  
 
Type them actually and send them to me if you don't mind.  I'd love to be encouraged by your list.  Here is mine.
 
I'm thankful for:
1) The saving love of Jesus when I don't deserve it.
2) My unbelievably awesome and loving wife.
3) My crazy, smart, cute, active, inquisitive kids.
4) Our amazingly caring and talented team at work.
 
I've got so much to be thankful for and I hope you do too.  I know with 100% certainty, that when I focus on what I've got and what I'm thankful for, I'm happier, healthier, and a better friend.
 
Have a great week,
 
Todd Tramonte
 
P.S. Check out what your house is worth in 1 minute at www.ValueThisHouse.com and let me know if I can ever help you sell or buy.
April 25, 2018

Best Steakhouse In Dallas?

What do you think is the best steakhouse in Dallas?  Check out the Todd Tramonte Home Selling Team's picks for best in Dallas /Fort Worth for steaks.   If you are relocating, need a new restaurant or just want to join the discussion - check out the consensus.