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Yesterday, we closed on this great property in close-in South Austin.  I worked with these home owners for quite a while as we strategically decided which improvements would give the sellers the most bang for their buck when we listed the home for sale.   All in all, our efforts were a success.  ...
03/23/2018
If you’re new to Austin, you may be wondering what these spurts of blue are that you keep seeing along the sides of highways.  Well, these are bluebonnets, the state flower.  However, they won’t be here for long, so if you want to get an epic bluebonnet picture you should act now.  Luckily, I’ve ...
03/17/2018
    Many people will tell you that the best time to sell your Austin area home is in the spring.  However, is now really the best time to think about listing your home for sale? Well, it may be and it may not be.  For many Austin residents, spring likely is the best time to sell your home.  Howe...
03/15/2018
Recently, I was talking to a prospective client.  We were discussing commissions and he commented, “well, a listing agent really doesn’t do anything”.   I resisted the urge to scream obscenities at his face, and calmly replied that a good listing agent does a lot more than you think. Besides, tak...
03/07/2018
The opportunity to send a real estate referral does not come my way often. However, when one does come my way, I take care to find the right agent for this particular person. Maybe, I will know a great fit off the top of my head; however, more likely I will need to do some research to find the be...
03/06/2018
Per a lender's suggestion, I am trying out a new lead generation strategy.  What I am doing is posting in the services section of the Facebook Marketplace.  As you can see, I am trying a few different strategies with a variety of titles.   If there is a geogrpahic term in the title, I am making s...
03/06/2018
When you put an offer in on a home, one of the negotiable items in the contract is a residential service contract, more commonly known as a home warranty.  It’s quite typical for the buyer to request that the seller contribute a certain amount of money towards the buyer’s home warranty purchase. ...
03/02/2018
Yesterday, this great recently-remodeled single-story home in South Austin was sold. I began working with these clients back in August, when we first began to strategize the best course of action to sell this home.  My clients had owned the property for almost thirty years, but it had always been...
02/28/2018
 Small changes to update your home’s energy efficiency can provide lower utility bills and increase your home’s resale value down the line.  If you’re considering making your home more green, and are not sure where to start, a great first step is to look at an energy audit for your home.  If you ...
02/26/2018
It seems that without fail, whenever I am about to leave for a trip, business picks up.  I don't go on vacation that often; probably a few times a year.  However, it seems the phone always start ringing right before I am about to leave. I am headed out of town on Wednesday in order to fufill my m...
02/18/2018
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