Just A Little More

This is a little excerpt from my bestselling memoir: “Cancer Don’t Care.” It comes from a section called “Creative Spark,” which can be found in Chapter 17. I felt like it had been forever since I had written anything good or important. Sometimes, a word would come to me, and I would quickly write it down to see if it might be the start of a poem, but the well would run dry. Poetry can’t be forced. It must come […]

Michelle Sandlin Interviewed at Wholistic Cancer Support Summit

Michelle Sandlin

I was recently interviewed by Lynn Sullivan at the Wholistic Cancer Support Summit. It is always an honor to be asked to share my breast cancer story. I talked about what it was like to receive my diagnosis, the strategies I used to keep myself centered and positive, what surprised me, what I might have done differently, and how my experience led me to write my upcoming memoir: CANCER DON’T CARE. My hope is always that by sharing my experience, […]

Real estate and relocation communities active in Harvey efforts

Houston strongBlake Oler

The words “Houston Strong” have been widely displayed across various social media pages following the massive flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey. But, they are more than just words.  They represent the unwavering spirit of the people of Houston, who worked together during an unprecedented, harrowing time for the city. Houstonians showed each other, and the world, what it means to be a resilient city that takes care of its own. People saw compelling live images of neighbors helping neighbors, […]

Client experience is king when assisting relocation clients

client experience is king

In an age where information is readily available to consumers, Realtors have to up their game when it comes to the quality of the services that they provide to their clients. Today, there is far more emphasis on the overall client experience.  It is how the consumer ultimately grades their entire interaction with a Realtor from start to finish. This is especially true for people who are relocating, as they typically need and expect much more assistance from their Realtor, […]

Houston’s post-Harvey relocation landscape

Houston's post-Harvey relocation landscapeJason Ford

It has been over seven months, but people are still talking about the impact of Hurricane Harvey, and rightly so.  It certainly left its mark on Houston, both in its damaging effects, and in the way that it showcased the strength of our city and the bond shared by the people who live here. While relocation activity into the Houston area experienced a dip in activity in the months that followed, it looks like there might be more movement on […]

Sjurseth overcomes challenges in move back to Houston

Moving back to HoustonLeslie Sjurseth

By: Michelle Sandlin Published in the Houston Chronicle Many people spend their entire career relocating from one city to the next.  This is especially true for those connected to the oil and gas industry. Since Houston is known as the Energy Capital of the World, a large number of people within that industry find themselves moving here not once, but possibly multiple times. This has been the case for Leslie Sjurseth, a Realtor with Boulevard Realty.  Since 1982, she has […]

What newcomers need to know about Houston area property taxes

Houston Property TaxesJeremy Fain

Original article published in the Houston Chronicle: “On the Move” Although most people are probably thinking about their income taxes this weekend, it’s also a good time to be thinking about property taxes, as the deadline for filing a protest is May 15. This is an important topic for people who are moving to Houston, because they often experience a bit of sticker shock when they learn about our property tax rates, which can be substantially higher than in other […]