It's Closing Time Realty - Blog

Aug. 11, 2017




Recently, It’s Closing Time Realty sponsored and participated in the 4th annual Glow Ball Scramble fundraiser for the Archer City Volunteer Fire Department. The tournament is an 18 hole event with the first 9 holes starting at 6 pm, the final 9 starting at 9:15 pm, and played with glow in the dark golf balls. The tee boxes and pins on the greens are lit up with glow balloons and the fairways are sparsely lit with glow sticks about every 50 yards.   

To make it even more challenging and fun, no flashlights or phone lights are allowed while hitting or putting.  Participants could also enter the cart decorating contest for a chance to win for EXTRA glow balls. You can imagine the golf carts decorated with a variety of glow in the dark paraphernalia!!! 

The tournament had 12 sponsors and 9 four person teams competing. ICTR sponsored hole 7 and our agent, Gregg Miller, played on a team. Our team finished -5 for third place! It’s Closing Time was proud to be a sponsor of this fundraiser to aid in the remodeling and completion of the new fire station!

Posted in Fundraiser
June 1, 2017

Help Us Welcome Melanie Deen

It's Closing Time Realty would like to announce the newest member to our team, Mrs. Melanie Deen. Melanie was born and raised in Archer City,  TX.  She obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Midwestern State  University.  She resides in Archer City, Texas and Possum Kingdom Lake with her husband, Chad.  She and Chad have two grown children.  The family owns a business in Archer City and Lake Worth, Texas. 

Melanie grew up spending a lot of time at Possum Kingdom Lake and has continued that tradition with her family. She wants to help others find their dream lake home on Possum Kingdom, Eagle Mountain, or Lake Worth lakes.

Melanie has an eye for detail.  Whether you’re buying or selling your lake home, she’s ready to help you! Call Melanie at 940-733-7966 and be sure to visit

Posted in New Agent
May 1, 2017

3 years and counting!


Today marks the 3rd Anniversary for Justin Zamarippa at It's Closing Time Realty! Justin has been an amazing asset to our company and has helped tremendously in our growth. We are honored to have him here and appreciate all of his expertise and experience he willingly shares with the other agents in the office. His leadership skills and creative ideas have contributed to our success as a company and as individuals. We have enjoyed these past three years with Justin and look forward to many more years of continued success and happiness!

Posted in Real Estate
March 28, 2017

What Makes a Home


It's a simple concept for most of us that we truly take for granted. Is home where your family gathers around the table? Is home where the kids run and squeal in the back yard? Or maybe home is where there's a yellow ribbon tied to the front tree. 

Home can take on many forms and evoke many emotions. For each of us home is where we relax...where we rest feet after a hard day's work and where we lay our heads each night. 

Home is our most valuable asset. It's more than just a place we make memories or the shelter from the storm.  Your home is your greatest financial leverage. Knowing your home's value is the key to making strong financial decisions for your family. 

Here at It's Closing Time Realty, we have developed a tool that will enable you to determine your home's worth. Our goal here at It's Closing Time Realty is to bring value to our clients by providing you all the information you need to make sound financial decisions for you family. 

Do yourself a favor and use our specifically designed home valuation tool today! 

Find Your Home's Value



Posted in Real Estate
March 28, 2017

Help Us Welcome Realtor®, Val Martinez to It's Closing Time Realty. It's What We Do!

Val Martinez Business Card


It's Closing Time Realty is excited to introduce one of our newest members to our Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas office,  Mr. Val Martinez. Val has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry.  Val has learned to empathize and connect with all types of clients and understand their needs and expectations.  

Experience the ultimate in real estate customer service backed by an accredited and established real estate Broker. Val clearly explains each phase of the real estate process which removes the stress from his client. 

As a Texas native, Val brings his experience in real estate to his chosen path in life: to be YOUR Realtor®. Val enjoys participating in local community building activities and feels privileged to have volunteered in many capacities including Habitat for Humanity. 

Give Val Martinez a call today at 817-681-0725 or visit his website

Se Habla Español

Posted in New Agent
March 19, 2017

Gregg Miller Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Friends, family, and members of the Archer City community joined together to officially welcome Gregg Miller to It's Closing Time Realty during a special ribbon cutting ceremony held on Friday, March 17th.  Gregg's office is located at 105 S. Center in Archer City, inside he and wife Judy's business, Millwright Marketplace and Flowers. As a former Archer City resident, Broker/Owner of It's Closing Time Realty Sam Berube says, "I am excited to see our business in the town where I was raised. I'm looking forward to working with Gregg and I know he's got what it takes to be successful in real estate. He is an incredibly self-driven individual, exuding integrity, tenacity, and professionalism. His pleasant demeanor, excellent communication skills and undeniably genuine personality will undoubtedly contribute to his ability in not only meeting but exceeding his client's real estate needs."

 As the real estate market shifts toward on-line growth and mobile-friendly technology, It's Closing Time Realty is able to support the needs of all its clients both here in Archer City and throughout Texas. With the use of top-notch marketing tools and exceptional client relationship management, It's Closing Time Realty is a cut above all other real estate entities. Sam states, "I am very proud of this company and of the agents representing it. I am confident that It's Closing Time Realty will continue its upward growth and I look forward to providing unprecedented assistance for any and all real estate needs. I sincerely appreciate the support I have received from the Archer City community. 

Posted in Real Estate
Feb. 7, 2017

Gregg Miller, Realtor joins It's Closing Time Realty


It's Closing Time Realty is excited to have Gregg Miller as a part of our team. Gregg is servicing Wichita Falls, Texas and the surrounding areas. So if you are looking to buy, sell or lease a property in or around these areas, give Gregg a call today at 940-249-8136 or visit his website at

Who is Gregg Miller?

Gregg was born in Louisiana and lived there through 1983 when he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from McNeese State University. He moved to Dallas and went to work in his family's accounting firm specializing in public housing. In 2001 he received his real estate sales license while working in the family business.  Shortly after that he and his family relocated to Young County and has lived in the area since then. Real estate runs in his family, his brother and sister in law are brokers in Louisiana. Gregg is active in Archer City, where he currently lives, serving on City Council, producing music shows with his wife at the Royal Theater and playing in his church worship team. If you are looking for an agent that will pay close attention to detail and has a great knowledge of the market in this area look no further. Gregg will make sure every detail of your real estate transaction will be taken care of from the first contact until after the closing.

Want to know what your home is worth? Click here for an instant property valuation at no charge!

Search for Homes in or around the Wichita Falls area using Gregg Millers advanced search feature. 

Gregg Miller, Realtor®
It's Closing Time Realty

105 S Center, Archer City TX 76351


Posted in New Agent
Feb. 2, 2017

Natalie Fox, realtor shares what it takes to become a realtor

Natalie Fox, Realtor with It's Closing Time Realty explains what it takes to get your Realtor's License in Texas. Below are a few links that she mentioned in the video. Feel free to reach out to Natalie with any questions regarding getting your real estate license or joining It's Closing Time Realty. 

Natalie Fox, Realtor
Its Closing Time Realty


Links from the video




Jan. 11, 2017

6 Things Your Buyers Are Stressed About

6 Things Your Buyers Are Stressed About


Do you know the pain points your buyers are most concerned about when it comes to purchasing a home? A new TD Bank survey of 135 real estate professionals nationwide reveals six stressors that are causing their clients the most anxiety:

  • Confusion around paperwork required: 31.85%
  • Unexpected costs: 22.22%
  • Concerns over financing: 21.48%
  • Appraisal and inspection: 11.85%
  • Meeting and closing date: 6.67%
  • Credit approval: 5.93%

To better support your clients through their toughest transaction issues, TD Bank recommends partnering with mortgage loan officers who can help your buyers — particularly first-timers — navigate the purchase process more smoothly. Nearly 80 percent of real estate professionals who responded to TD Bank's survey say the traits they value most in a mortgage loan officer are efficient communication, ability to guide clients through the finance process, and expertise on managing the regulatory landscape.

Real estate pros also say the factors affecting their clients' home search the most are limited inventory (45 percent), mortgage qualification (29 percent), and affordability (26 percent), according to the survey. But respondents still express optimism about the real estate market in 2017. Fifty-five percent say they expect home sales to increase this year, and 70 percent say they expect greater demand for single-family homes. Practitioners expect online real estate portals to continue to grow, with 44 percent saying®, Zillow, and Trulia will be the biggest technology influencers on the homebuying process in 2017.

Posted in Home Buyers
Aug. 12, 2016


I have been in many places, but I've never been in Kahoots.  Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Kahoots with someone.

I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my children, friends, family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.

I've been in Flexible, but only when I was younger and could stand firm  (I wobble a bit, now).

Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I seem  to be going there more often than I'd like.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

I may have been in Continent, but I don't remember what country I was in. It's an age thing. They tell me it is very wet and damp there.

I've not only been in Sane, I'm living there now, or that's what I'm told when they come to check on me and bring me my dinner . . . it's really hard to eat when they keep me in this wierd jacket.


(You can do your part by remembering to send this blog to at least one unstable person, as I have done now. From one unstable person to another. I hope everyone is happy in your head - we're all doing pretty well in mine!)

Posted in Humor