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Let me Refer you to an Active Rain member.. Consumer: I've been transferred to (insert any city, state or country) Realtor: That's super...would you like a Realtor referral so you can began your new home search? Consumer: Do you know a Realtor there? Realtor: You bet - I'm a member of Active Rain ! We have over 200,000+ members in Real Estate. Consumer: WOW! That would be so appreciated to have a Realtor referral. Realtor: Let me get some information so I can find the right Realtor for you. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> (Telephone Rings) Hello, this is Magnificent Realtor with Success Realty, (10 comments)
Jay Leno is coming! Jay Leno is coming !! Are you ready Austin Texas?
Jay Leno will be in town November 13 to emcee the COLORFUL COWPARADE STATUES AUCTION. The auction will be held at the ACL Live Moody Theatre at the W Hotel (310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd). Bidding begins at 6 pm.
Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas' Superhero Kids Program will benefit from the funds raised at the auction.
The Cows have been placed at various locations throughout Austin since late July. This COW got the lucky location at the Schlotzsky's on (6 comments)
Need help with house cleaning? - 10/26/11 05:55 PM
PASS THE WORD! RE-BLOG this post....we all know someone who has been affected by cancer and this FANTASTIC SERVICE will be appreciated not only by a woman but also her family. What am I speaking of? The service of housecleaning that is FREE to any woman undergoing chemo..... Thanks to Ernie McNaught of Crossroads Real Estate in Nampa, ID for writing the first post so that I could re-blog it. It's unique services like this that help women keep up their spirits while undergoing a treatment that can devastate the strength that is so needed.. Via Ernie McNaught (Crossroads Real Estate): If you (0 comments)
Volunteer Time for Austin Realtor As a Realtor I want to give back to my community so I chose ten years ago to drive for the North Austin Caregivers. This organization helps the elderly get to doctor's appointments, shop for groceries, take pets to vet clinics, small repairs, attend classes at churches and much more. Last Thursday, Oct. 20, North Austin Caregivers held their 7th annual Coffee Talk Fundraiser. Genuine Joes in the Crestview n'borhood of North Austin hosted the fundraiser. The coffee, tea and yummy brownies were a treat for all. A silent auction was held as well (6 comments)
One Big Pay It Forward or Financial Freedom - One Slug Bug at a Time Financial Freedom-One Slug Bug at a Time.....remember playing the game "slug bug" as a kid? My arm still hurts where my brother repeatedly slugged me as he always could beat me at this game! My friend (and client) has been working on her first iPhone app for 6 months. It has been accepted by Apple and is now LIVE - ready for download in the iTunes App Store. I wish to help make her app launch a success so thought what better way that to (2 comments)
Advising Family Members as a Professional Realtor... Advising family members as a professional Realtor means walking on eggshells. You have to maintain not only your professional position but also the family connection - family status remains behind when the client status disappears! My niece's husband decided to make an appointment to talk with a new home builder about purchasing a home when their current apartment lease expires in two months. The need to advise quickly would not have been so urgent but their complex requires a 60 day notice about renewing. Britt, my niece, put a halt to the (3 comments)
SILLY ME...SILLY YOU! Silly me, silly you is to promote the laughter we as Realtors need to retain as this career path we've chosen can be stressful. So I decided today instead of ranting or whining or cursing about what's gone wrong in real estate that I would share one of those Austin Texas Realtor silly me episodes!
Several years back (I was younger and more agile) I previewed a home that had a higher than normal wood privacy fence. (Yes, you can see where this is going already)......and this home had one of those (2 comments)
So, you want a Feature? A non-Feature might be better! - 10/19/11 07:39 PM
Mike Cooper @ Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., 888-722-6029 has written a well thought out post about how we blog and what we are hoping to achieve. Featured or Non-Featured shouldn't matter when you begin that first word - you just need to put your thoughts down and share....just make it the best CONTENT you have in your mind at that moment and the rest will be history!! Via Mike Cooper, Real Estate Agent-Broker, Winchester,VA (Cornerstone Business Group, Inc.): I would imagine I'm like most people who blog. I hope that my blog is well received, helpful, entertaining and challenging at times. It's always (4 comments)
Life at a glance! - 10/19/11 07:23 PM
Life at a glance! The weather is perfect now in Austin Texas....cool mornings and evening with warm days. Sunlight blazes over our fair city but doesn't burn as it did for over 90 days of triple digit heat this summer. Awesome days to be on the lake to fish, dip your toes in the cool water or drift along watching the cranes stand perfectly still as though they are a statue. Economy still hasn't picked up but real estate is waiting for buyers to realize NOW is the time to BUY. Rates are so low that your money purchases more than (5 comments)
Homes come in all sizes! Even birds deserve a beautiful home... We all enjoy seeing beautiful homes as we drive through the neighborhoods of our cities. What appeals to one person might not appeal to another so we love being given choices, These homes are for our feathered friends....you can find these lovely houses at a unique store called Zingers Hardware and General Merchant, located at 4001 N. Lamar Blvd. Ste. 300 Austin, Tx. 78756 (1-888-868-0241 or www.zingerhardware.com). Just another of the many fine unique stores that you will find "Keeping Austin Weird" and the economy moving!! (2 comments)
100 POSTS AND COUNTING...BY THE NUMBERS IN ACTIVE RAIN! Today I posted my 100th article since beginning my blog writing in January 2011. Along the way I've accumulated 63,996 points, achieved the rank of #30 in Austin, Texas on the AR roster, rewarded with 2 features: First Blog and about Time (http://actvra.in/67m) and Push the Suggest Button: (http://actvra.in/7Wy) while acquiring 214,725 colleagues along the way! I learned about Happy Grasshopper from Susan Emo (Gananoque, ON) and Sally Dunbar gave me great tips for a new blogger (ActiveRain blogging tips for Newbies - What I've learned here... (50 pointers and growing). (7 comments)
House Appraisal: How to Find the Value of a Home - 10/08/11 03:54 PM
Alison has written a well worded post on House Appraisal! She makes excellent points about where to find the value of a home. I believe we should all "snip" this jewel and add it to your personal website or send to potential sellers in hopes they get the message. Well said Alison so here's a re-blog to keep spreading the message..... (be sure you go by Alison's site and give her a big THUMBS UP). Via Alison Nicklin Shuman | Listing Your Home in Austin, Texas (Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS | (512) 585-4758): A House Appraisal: Find the Value of a Home How (3 comments)
Meadows at Chandler Creek seller in Round Rock Tx gets it! The seller of 1803 Verbena Way in the Meadows at Chandler Creek subdivision in Round Rock Texas gets it! She understands the longer her home is on the market the lower the offer price will be when that offer does come. Major price reduction of $2500 shows she's serious....how about your Buyer? With interest rates below 4% surely your Buyer can see how this is a really affordable home? Show, offer, close! Let's get this home on the SOLD side of the ledger. (3 comments)
Where can I recycle (fill in the blank)? - 10/04/11 05:17 PM
Cynthia Larsen wrote this great post back in June. I bookmarked it and then forgot about it until today. Guess my trip to the recycling bin "triggered" my memory about it. Recycling is the ultimate at giving back to the earth! Re-cycle, Re-use, Re-new...let's give the piece of earth you call home another change to prosper! Give Cynthia some love and go to her blog to show it!! Via Cynthia Larsen - Sonoma County CA Broker/Owner (Safe Haven Realty): I've been throwing dead batteries into a plastic bag for several years now. After many camping trips (flashlights), panic attacks (forgot to recharge my (3 comments)
Google Juice is Running Strong through Active Rain Bloggers - 10/03/11 08:14 PM
Bob Gilbert wrote an awesome post about the strength of Active Rain and how much Google Juice is among us. I believe as many folks on AR as possible should read his post so wanted to share with those who subscribe to me but might have missed Bob's post. Go to his site and give him a "HIGH FIVE"!! Via Robert Gilbert(Bob) Realtor, CPA, MBA, Katy TX Real Estate Expert -281-904-6772 (BETTER HOMES & GARDENS REAL ESTATE): Google Juice is Running Strong through Active Rain Bloggers Recently my wife and I attended a local charity event where we meet several of our (2 comments)
Rain, Rain Come Again Some Day..... The nursery rhyme we all learned early in life is "Rain, rain go away, come again some other day"...well I'm asking for it to come again NOW. Here's a visual of what our area Lake Travis looks like today.... this photo shows a favorite scuba test out area at Windy Point. Normally the water would be at the top of the rocks but Lake Travis has dropped rapidly in this year long drought that it is only 37% full!
New listing in the Alicante Condo community of Austin Texas!
The Alicante Condo Townhome-style community is in the rapidly developing area of 620 and 2222 called Four Points. 154 townhomes are located in a stylish gated resort like community. 11203 Ranch Rd. 2222 #201 raises 3 story high with soaring ceilings, privacy for first floor owner's suite and 2 patio/balconies to enjoy the morning sunrise or watch the evening stars. Beautiful hardwood floors gleam in the sunlight from well placed windows. 2nd floor features living space, kitchen, dining, secondary bedroom and bath. Black laminate countertops offset the light (10 comments)
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