March 12, 2018

One Plus Realty is Making Headlines!

See our article in La Cima Life! 

"Real Estate Broker, Rebecca Cucovatz, has been serving the community for almost 20 years. A self-proclaimed entrepreneur, she was a real estate investor for many years before becoming a licensed real estate agent and broker. Her very first office was a quaint old yellow farmhouse on Preston road just south of Hwy 380 at Rockhill Rd. As Rebecca’s business grew and her reputation spread, One Plus Realty became synonymous with the “Little Yellow House” everyone had come accustomed to seeing. When she began to outgrow that space, they moved to their current location on Broadway less than a block from downtown Prosper. The old 17th-century house was renovated with office space and painted the signature yellow, of course. 

The Little Yellow House is a genuine reflection of One Plus Realty where the kitchen table is the conference table. The floors are squeaky and Penny, Rebecca’s dog, is always nearby. It’s the kind of atmosphere that’s comforting and relaxed which is very much how Rebecca wants it to be. It’s Rebecca’s “servant’s heart” that is the backbone of One Plus Realty. She stands by the philosophy that the more you serve your clients, the more successful you will be. Every client gets the same level of service and respect. It’s the simple things like returning phone calls the same day they are received and keeping clients informed about the details of their transaction. As a family-owned business, Rebecca’s goal has always been to develop lifelong relationships with her clients, and many of them have become friends. As a result, Rebecca has worked with several generations of her clients.

 One Plus Realty is very active in Prosper and supports the local food pantry, Bethlehem Place. After working with them for many years, Rebecca’s team found out that many of the families that Bethlehem Place supports also have pets; however, the pantry does not stock food for pets. That’s how their non-profit Penny’s Pals started. Penny’s Pals, named after Rebecca’s dog, donates pet food and supplies to Bethlehem Place now so that every member of the family is properly fed.

 Rebecca has the experience and knowledge necessary consulting with home sellers on that to do to get the most out of your investment. Over the years, Rebecca has identified that an updated kitchen and master bath will definitely help sell your home the fastest. These are the two rooms buyers look at most closely.

Even if you don’t plan on selling your home anytime soon, she recommends doing one small upgrade or refresh to your home each year. Upkeep is an easy way to maintain the value of your home and ultimately get the most out of your investment when you decide to sell."

Article written by Larry McLoda.




March 4, 2018

What to Plant in March

Are you ready for Spring?

Here are some ideas of what to plant in March to get your garden ready too.

1.         Asparagus

2.         Beans

3.         Borage

4.         Broccoli

5.         Cabbage

6.         Bell Peppers

7.         Carrots

8.         Cauliflower

9.         Celeriac

10.       Celery

11.       Chives

12.       Collards

13.       Coriander

14.       Daikon

15.       Dill

16.       Eggplant

17.       Endive

18.       Fennel

19.       Garlic

20.       Kale

21.       Kohlrabi

22.       Lemon Balm

23.       Lettuce

24.       Mustard Greens

25.       Onion

26.       Oregano or Marjoram

27.       Parsley

28.       Peas 

29.       Radish 

30.       Rosemary 

31.       Savory

32.       Shallots 

33.       Spinach 

34.       Sunflower 

35.       Sweet Corn 

36.       Thyme 

37.       Tomatoes 

38.       Turnips

39.       Watermelon

40.       Yams

41.       Zucchini 

For more detailed instructions and photos see the full article here.

March 4, 2018

How to Choose the Right Realtor

These days everyone knows someone who is a Realtor.
So, how do you choose who should represent you? Does it even matter?
Here are a few tips we believe will he helpful in choosing the right Realtor for YOU!


1. Interview Potential Agents

You do not necessarily need to hire the first agent you meet. Or, choose your agent simply because he or she is a friend of the family. You want to make sure that your real estate agent is a good fit for YOU and what YOU need. So, schedule interviews and ask questions. Questions such as: How many different homes will you show me? What will you do if we get into a multiple offers situation? What is your experience in the specific location where I am looking or experience with the style of home I am looking for? Then, trust your gut. Choose a Realtor you can trust to best represent you and your needs. At One Plus Realty we strive to be as down-to-earth and as personable as we can be. We want to make sure that our clients feel comfortable with us and can trust us with one of the biggest investments of their lives.


2. Choose an Agent with a Strong Marketing Plan

These days almost all potential home buyers start looking for their home online. There are tons of real estate websites for buyers to peruse, and tons of social media platforms where homes are advertised. Make sure your agent has both experience and willingness to get your home out there! One Plus Realty makes your home’s online presence a top priority! We understand today’s need to advertise with pictures on social media and videos on YouTube.


3. Communication is KEY!

Just like with any other relationship, communication is crucial! You must find a Realtor who will either answer your emails/calls/texts or return them in a timely manner! Will your agent answer your calls or texts after 5pm or on the weekend? Not all real estate agents will. Now, do not get me wrong! Please maintain boundaries, as I am sure the Realtor you choose will have his or her own life and family. At One Plus Realty we always try to balance our personal lives with our clients needs. We understand that in real estate time is of the essence, and sometimes that means working late into the night to make sure that our clients get the home of their dreams!


4. Does the Brokerage Matter?

We understand that there are several big names in real estate. To be fair, we acknowledge that there may even be some advantages to hiring one of them to work for you. Likewise, there will be also advantages to hiring a small, family owned brokerage like One Plus Realty. Try not to get caught up on the brand. Ultimately, you will be represented by one agent (or one team), and that one agent is more important to you than who he or she hangs his or her license with. So, again, choose someone who YOU feel comfortable with and know you can trust.

March 3, 2018

Irish Potato Bites



20 Red potatoes , small (golf ball size)

1/2 c Corned beef

1/4 c Cheddar cheese , shredded

1 tbsp Butter , melted

1/8 tsp Salt Sour cream (optional)    



1. Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. 

2. Add potatoes and boil until they are fork tender. 

3. Preheat oven to 400°F 

4. Once potatoes are cooked and have cooled cut each one in half and cut a small slice off of the rounded end so the potato can sit up. 

5. Scoop out the inside of each potato half saving the potato insides in a bowl.  

6. Add cheese, corned beef, butter to the bowl with the saved potato insides. 

7. Salt mixture to taste. Also sprinkle some salt over the potato halves. 

8. Scoop mixture into potato halves and then place them on a baking sheet. 

9. Place baking sheet in oven for 10 minutes. 

10. Remove from oven and serve with a dollop of sour cream.



For more detailed instructions and photos see the full article here.

Jan. 30, 2018

Gardening Tips for February



  • Continue to plant evergreen shrubs, fruit, nut and shade trees.
  • Plant asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cilantro, collards, English peas, lettuce, kohlrabi, onion transplants, parsley, potatoes, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, and turnips.
  • Plant early spring-blooming annuals like dianthus, petunias and alyssum in late February.


  • Complete pruning of oak trees before February 15 to minimize chance of oak wilt infestation. Note: Do not prune live oaks or red oaks from Feb.15 to June 30. If you must prune then, always ‘paint’ the cut end with tree wound paint; being very careful not to paint over the collar of the cut.
  • Prune other shade trees and woody shrubs as necessary to remove dead wood and improve structure.
  • Finish pruning pecan trees and fruit trees before spring bud break.
  • Prune all standard roses, except climbing varieties, by about 50% by mid February.
  • Prune tall Nandinas, if necessary, to improve fullness, by removing one-third of the tallest canes at 2-3” above ground level (late February). Repeat the next two years.
  • Trim or mow grassy groundcovers such as liriope and mondo grass, if needed, due to freeze damage or ragged appearance, before spring growth begins.

Plant Care

  • Apply horticultural oil to fruit and pecan trees, and to scale-prone shrubs such as euonymus and hollies, when temperature is 45-65 for two weeks (mid-February). Check the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service website bookstore for a pamphlet on the Homeowner’s Fruit and Nut Spray Schedule.
  • Fertilize cool season grasses such as fescue and ryegrass with a slow release fertilizer.
  • Apply pre-emergent herbicides to established lawns to control warm season broadleaf and grassy weeds, such as dandelions and crabgrass no later than early March.
  • Fertilize pansies and other winter annuals with your favorite fertilizer.
  • Continue to protect tender plants from hard freezes.


For more details and ideas for the year, see the full article from the Dallas County Master Gardeners here.





Jan. 30, 2018

A Valentine's Day Treat You'll Love!

M&M's Valentine's Day Cookie Bars

 Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 18-36 depending on size cut



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil, leave some overhang to make removal easier.

  3. Spray foil generously with nonstick cooking spray.

  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until fluffy.

  5. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat.

  6. Lower speed of mixer and add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.

  7. Add M&M's and mini chocolate chips and give a final stir, reserving some M&M's and mini chocolate chips for topping cookie bars.

  8. Transfer cookie dough to prepared baking dish.

  9. Press additional M&M'S and white chocolate chips into top of cookie dough.

  10. Bake 35 to 40 minutes on oven rack in lower third of oven to prevent over browning.

  11. Let cool completely and cut.


For more detailed instructions and photos see the full article here.

Jan. 30, 2018

Valentine's Day is Approaching!

Don't forget that February 14th is Valentine's Day!

If you are a procrastinator (like me) then check out these ideas for some last minute Valentine's Day gifts!


1. The Breakfast-in-Bed Kit 

2. DIY Leather Heart Coin Purse 

3. Ice Cream Cone Rose 

4. Morse Code Necklace 

5. Movie Ticket Subscription 

6. Cheese-of-the-Month Club Subscription 

7. "I Love You a Latte" Label 

8. Felt Coffee-Cup Sleeves 

9. "I Love YouBecause" Frame 

10. Wire Heart and Arrow Ring 

11. Candy Bouquet 

12. Booze Bouquet 

13. DIY Ruler Covers 

14. Deck Out Their Room in String Lights 

15. Loving Deck of Cards 

16. Literal Heart Attack 

17. Nuts About You Cufflinks 

18. "You Light Up My Life" Matchbox 

19. Grumpy Cat Cookies

20. Sharpie Mug

21. Personalized Wine Labels

22. LipSmacker Pack from the Drugstore

23. "Feel Better Soon" Kit

24. Bouquet of Pom-Pom Flowers

25. Dressed-Up Six-Pack

26. Dylan's Candy Bar Treat Tower

27. Gift Your Netflix Password


For more ideas, photos, and full descriptions please see the full article here.






Jan. 23, 2018

We are ready for 2018

Aug. 8, 2017

I am Rebecca of One Plus Realty

June 29, 2017

SOLD! Bull Run Drive, Frisco TX

Congratulations Rebecca Cucovatz on the sale of 15369 Bull Run Drive, Frisco TX 75035! 

Happy Sellers with One Plus Realty!

Always great to see our seller's smiling!