donna harris real estate agent: Is Your House Feeling Cramped like a Clown Car - 11/08/17 12:31 PM
When you bought your house, you thought it was the best house ever... and now it's a few years and a couple of kids later and it feels so cramped. Do you feel like it's a clown car busting out at the seams.
Let me help you create a market analysis specific to your house and neighborhood, and then we can talk about getting you into a new house for the next few years.
Buying and Selling simultaneously is not the easiest thing to do, but with the help of a professional with years of experience, it's an easier situation than you would … (1 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Lake Pointe Market Report - A Calming Summer Market - 09/08/14 04:43 AM
The Austin market went a little "funny" on us this Summer. Traditionally, Summer is a very busy time of year as people relocate to new places and they want to get settled in before the next school year starts.
However, this Summer wasn't what we're used to. Things slowed a little. It didn't slow to a crawl or anything, but houses in many areas did sit on the market a little longer than they were earlier in the year and things just calmed down a bit.
To understand what I'm saying, look at the two graphs below representing Lake Pointe in … (4 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Contracts are Between Buyer and Seller. Don't Negotiate my Commission! - 09/04/14 01:53 AM
In a real estate transaction, the contract is between the buyer and the seller. The buyer's agent and seller's agent act as representatives for their clients. The agents help facilitate the transaction so both parties make it to closing.
The seller's agent works out the commission before listing the property for sale. That's a contract between that seller and that agent/brokerage.  Within that listing agreement, the listing agent discloses what he will pay to a cooperating agent who brings a buyer to the house. This amount is put into the MLS. The MLS is a contract between agents to cooperate and … (59 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Donna Harris Joins Regent Property Group-Local Austin Real Estate Firm - 05/23/13 06:04 AM
I wanted to let everyone know that I made a huge decision on Monday. I’ve been a Realtor® for almost 13 years now, and more than 11 of those years have been with RE/MAX. I enjoyed working under the red, white, and blue balloon. Things change…
 
Change can be good. I’m excited about this change. My big news announcement is that I have changed brokers and have aligned myself up with a local Austin company called Regent Property Group. The broker, Brian Talley, started Regent back in 2007. Just as I have felt it was time to grow further, he … (8 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: What I Wish I Knew When I Started Real Estate - 04/29/13 06:01 AM
I've been doing real estate full time almost 13 years now... lucky 13 is almost here. I hope that means everything will just fall into my lap by that point.
Back in October 2000, when I got licensed, I wish I knew I would have to start all over again once I finally got things moving along smoothly. I was the #1 agent in my office after about 7 years, and then I had to give it all up and move to another market.
When I started over in the new market, I wish I knew that the percentage of Realtors … (7 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Kindergarten Round-Up at Bee Cave Elementary - Lake Travis ISD - 03/20/13 12:50 PM
Today marked a new chapter... I registered Alyssa for "big school" Kindergarten. She's in Kindergarten this year at a private school as she was not 5 when the year started. She will go through the Kindergarten graduation, but you know how people always wish they could get a moment back, or that their kids are growing up too quickly?  I'll be able to get that moment back when she goes to Kindergarten again and graduates again with her true class of 2026.

She already has many friends at "big school" and can't wait to get there. Just this morning she … (0 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Collections Lowering Your Credit Score - Now You're Ready to Pay Off - 03/18/13 10:04 AM
I get calls all the time from buyers wanting to buy houses, but their credit just isn't up to par. They have low scores, and when I am able to dig far enough into their situation, it's basically that they have things in collections that they just never paid. They ran up a credit card or two or five, and decided they rather have the stuff for free rather than pay the bills.
Now, they want to buy a house, and these collections are preventing them because they have lowered their score so much, plus the lender gets to see all … (3 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Alyssa Rode Her Bike for the First Time! - 03/17/13 06:37 AM
 

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RE/MAX Austin Skyline
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Austin TX Real Estate
and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be with you every step of the way. 
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* Alyssa Rode Her Bike … (5 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Wordless Wednesday - Mom with All Three Grandkids - 03/06/13 11:03 AM
All three grandkids in one picture...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline
www.DonnaHomes.com
Donna@DonnaHomes.com
austin-texas-homes-for-sale.com
Austin TX Real Estate
and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be with you every step of the way. 
For real time Austin TX listings,click here.
** Multi-Million Dollar Producer Year after Year … (5 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Speechless Sunday - New Competition for Attention - 03/03/13 10:21 AM

Watch out, Alyssa and Landon, your Cousin is new competition for cute pictures on my posts!! But then again... Landon is such a cutie when he's sleeping. He crawled out of his bed and curled up on the floor...

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Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline
www.DonnaHomes.com
Donna@DonnaHomes.com
austin-texas-homes-for-sale.com
Austin TX Real Estate
and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be with you every step of the … (8 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Donna Harris - Through the Years - My Marketing Pictures Then and Now - 12/07/12 09:22 AM
I got my real estate license back in October 2000. That's 12 years ago. I looked very different back then.  I looked like I was 18 years old. I cut my hair short, because I was told only young people had long hair, and I got all dressed up. I got pictures taken for my business card. At the time, I thought it was the best picture I had ever taken!  I thought I looked so mature and much older... but looking back, I still looked very young. (I don't have a picture on my computer, so this is a picture … (14 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Happy Birthday Landon - 2 Years Old - Where Did the Time Go? - 11/30/12 12:20 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HANDSOME LANDON GRAHAM!!
Landon is 2 years old today. He's very excited about his Birthday Party on Sunday.
This is Landon at 4 months old. Look at all that personality!

This is Landon last weekend...


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Donna Harris, REALTOR®RE/MAX Austin Skylinewww.DonnaHomes.comDonna@DonnaHomes.comaustin-texas-homes-for-sale.com
Austin TX Real Estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, CedarPark, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be with you every step of the … (4 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Happy Birthday Alyssa - 5 Years Already - 11/16/12 03:55 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY WONDERFUL ALYSSA!!

She's 5 years old today. She has brought much joy into our lives. She gets smarter and smarter everyday. She has already been reading for months, and was able to read most of her birthday cards, the ones in print, but not the ones in script. She is very strong-willed and strong-headed. Not sure where she got those traits fromt... :)

We can't imagine our lives without her. She's amazing!!
Happy Birthday, Alyssa!!
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Austin TX Real Estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee … (7 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Kids Say the Darndest Things! - 11/10/12 08:25 AM
Did you ever watch the show, Kids Say the Darndest Things?  I loved it, as kids do say some really funny things. Many times, it's like, where did they learn that??
Tonight, my husband was watching college football. My almost 5 year old (will be 5 on Friday if you can believe it) asks him which players are the Longhorns.  He replies back that neither team are the Longhorns.
She says, "Oh, then this isn't real life football?"
I told her it was real life because they were playing right now in the State of Alabama.  She says,
"Alabama is … (10 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Springfield HOA - 6640 Marble Creek Loop - Austin 78747 House for Sale - 08/22/12 06:02 AM
House for Sale in SouthEast Austin in Springfield. It's located a couple of miles East of I-35 and just South of William Cannon.

6640 Marble Creek Loop - Austin - TX - 78747 - $117,900
This house has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 car garage, has been well cared for and is move-in ready! Open Floorplan with a Large Family Room.


The Island Kitchen features a Smooth Top stainless steel cooktop. Large walk-in Pantry with Utility Room.The Dining area is large enough for an oversized table and has a sitting ledge, great for reading by the … (0 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: RE/MAX Austin Skyline - Top Producing Selling Agent - Donna Harris - 08/21/12 07:13 AM
While others have gone on vacation and turned their phones off, I worked this summer. I worked hard. The summer isn't over yet. I've surpassed my goals and though I feel like no one notices sometimes, this time people noticed.  So excited!

**Are You Packed Yet?**

Donna Harris, REALTOR®RE/MAX Austin Skylinewww.DonnaHomes.comDonna@DonnaHomes.comaustin-texas-homes-for-sale.com
Austin TX Real Estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, CedarPark, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be with you every step of … (10 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Not Working with Agent, But Want Services of Agent - Real Estate Q & A - 08/13/12 05:59 AM
You know how sometimes you hear something or read something and it makes you chuckle, and you keep going back to those thoughts and you laugh out loud?  I had a moment this morning like that, and I keep reading the article and laughing out loud.
TexasRealEstate.com has an "Ask George & Chuck" section. The public or agents can write in questions and George & Chuck will answer them, to the best of their ability.  Here is a posting from Aug 6, 2012.
"Dear George: My wife and I are selling our home. We chose not to list it in the … (36 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Real Estate Goals Are Like Olympic Goals - One Day at a Time - 08/12/12 08:05 AM
Watching the Olympics makes you think... these people set goals for every 4 years. Every 4 years, their end goal is to make it onto the Olympic Team.
I understand long term goals are good, but I'm more of a short term goal type of person. Each December, I sit down and analyze my goals for the coming year. I keep a running spreadsheet of my anticipated number of transaction with the anticipated price point and come up with an anticipated volume sold goal.
Last year, in 2011, I had my highest volume selling year ever. I sold over $4.4M with … (10 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Donna Harris - Ranked #18 of All RE/MAX agents in the Austin Market!! - 07/27/12 06:49 AM
I'm so excited!! I received an email yesterday congratulating me on my award. I had no idea what the person was talking about. Come to find out that out of all the RE/MAX agents in the Austin area, including all 25 offices, I was ranked #18 for the 2nd quarter!  I've never won any type of regional production award like this before. Office awards, yes, but not regional awards.

As I've been telling everyone these days, I might be busy, but I'm never too busy for your referrals. Help me grow even more and maybe by this time next year, … (13 comments)

donna harris real estate agent: Texas Bluebonnets in Full Swing - 04/11/12 12:27 PM
In Texas, Bluebonnet season is short but sweet. The Bluebonnet is the official state flower. It comes into bloom in March, and they pop by the second week of April... and then they're gone, just like that. Last year, the bluebonnets didn't come in because of the drought.  This year, everyone has been scrambling to get their pictures in the bluebonnets again. We drove and drove until we found this little patch of bluebonnets off the side of highway 71 with a white picket fence. We got a lot of great pictures!

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Donna Harris, REALTOR®RE/MAX … (6 comments)

 
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This blog is to help educate Buyers, Sellers and even other Realtors across the country.  Each market is different and the way Real Estate is done is different.  Austin Real Estate is completely different than Dallas, California and Florida and everywhere else in between.  Some times there will be other things besides real estate as I like to rant and rave as much as the next!!  Come back often! Tweets by @donnahomes


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