pt50: Walking the Runway with Austin PT50 for Charity was Fun! - 06/18/15 05:07 AM
Walking the runway with Austin PT50 for Charity
PT50 Austin held their annual fashion show at the Mansion in Austin Texas with proceeds donated to Foundation Communities! What a great turnout...Amber Thomas, President of PT50 rocked another sold out crowd!
The boutiques chosen this year to showcase their fashions were a big hit! A big thank you to the following for providing such fun fashions this year: Longhorn Fashions, Gatsby’s Men’s Wear, Rare Trends, Silla Somogyi Clothing and St.Bernard.

I had the pleasure of working with Caroline Gray, Director of Sales and Marketing with Rare Trends in modeling 2 outfits. Son John Dunham with … (32 comments)

pt50: Walking the Runway for Charity - 06/09/15 05:37 AM
Yes, I am walking the Runway for Charity at the PT50 Fashion Show Fundraiser.  This promises to be a wonderful event showcasing "What's hot this summer" with fashions from local boutiques.  All of the money raised goes to an amazing organization called Foundation Communities.  This organization creates housing where families succeed by providing people with an affordable, attractive place to call home, as well as opportunities right at their doorstep to transform their lives. Son John Dunham with Juice Homes will be walking too!!
The fashion show is Wednesday, June 17th from 2-4pm at The Mansion in Austin, TX.  Tickets for the … (24 comments)

pt50: Our Water is Precious~There is not enough to go around - 04/16/15 04:51 AM
Our Water is Precious ~There is Not Enough to Go Around
Recently I attended a private presentation for Austin PT50 Realtors® at an “Awareness Breakfast.” Thank you Amber Thomas for always keeping us abreast of what is going on and bringing us such great speakers to enlighten us on issues relevant to our economy and habitat!
Emily Chenevert, Director of Public and Government Affairs, with the Austin Board of Realtors thanked us for coming out to listen to important topics of conversation concerning Austin.  Our first speaker was knowledgeable and engaging. I’ve been to several interesting forums on our low capacity for water … (23 comments)

pt50: Austin, TX Thinkers & Doers PT50 Symposium ~ March 25, 2015 - 03/25/15 07:15 AM
Austin, TX Thinkers & Doers PT50 Symposium~March 25, 2015
Thank you Amber Thomas, PT50 President, for arranging another SOLD OUT symposium this morning in Austin at the Crossings! Three power speakers from the City of Austin elaborated on three essential subjects: “What’s moving Austin,”  “Mueller: An Improbable Dream Delivers” and “Household Affordability: An Invitation to Engage.”
Great topics to keep us abreast of how the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services, Mueller Redevelopment Department and the Neighborhood Housing and Community work hand in hand to address our strategies in keeping Austin diversified. Our primary focus is to position our … (11 comments)

pt50: How Well Do You Know Austin, TX? - 01/23/15 01:08 AM
 How well do you know Austin, TX?
January always offers various economic predictions on how our country will perform. The same holds true locally for Austin. I’ve been to several economic forecasts and the message is all very similar:
⇒Austin housing market - high demand and low inventory.
⇒Austin is the 2nd best real estate market in the country.
⇒Austin is expected to add 69,400 new jobs in 2015 and 2016, mostly in professional and business services
⇒Approximately 66,000 people moved to Austin in 2014
⇒Austin has the most expensive housing in Texas. Average home cost $300,000. It’s a 187% … (20 comments)

pt50: Austin PT50 Top Producer Roundtable ~ Inspiring Event ~ 1-21-2015 - 01/22/15 03:52 AM
PT 50 Top Producer Roundtable ~ Inspiring Event ~1-21-2015

Amber Thomas, President of PT 50 out did herself again by bringing back the PT50 Top Producer Roundtable! The Shoal Creek Crossing Event Center was the perfect place to hold the event. A Breakfast buffet was provided and it gave a chance for everyone to network.

Each of us participating received a dance card with 5 numbers! We started out at table #1 and every 15 minutes moved to our next numbered table. Member sponsors sat at each table and we received different topics to discuss as a group. … (16 comments)

pt50: 2014-15 Austin PT50 Award Ceremony~Top 50 Announced~Congrats to all! - 12/17/14 06:18 AM
2014-2015 Austin PT50 Award Ceremony ~ Top 50 announced ~Congrats to all!

It was a chilly morning on December 17, 2014 in Austin for the PT50 Awards Ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel downtown. The program was fun with videos compiled by PT50 of various members telling quick stories of their first sale plus an Austin Title video with endorsements from PT50 members and videos of selfies and bloopers!
Amber Thomas, you do an extraordinary job and love the new PT50 website which will be rolled out in January 2015! Thank you for the exciting marketing concepts...Design, delivery and everything in-between made available … (16 comments)

pt50: Austin PT50 Semifinalists announced for 2014~Wednesday, Oct.15, 2014 - 10/20/14 06:37 AM
Austin PT50 Semifinalist Announced for 2014~ Wednesday October 15, 2014
Amber Thomas, President of PT50, announced the 150 semifinalists on Wednesday October 15, 2014 for 2015! I’m thrill to say I’m among the top 150 semifinalists in Austin! We have 12 semifinalists from Coldwell Banker United with 4 coming from our office. Go Blue!! If you check out the list son John Dunham with Juice Homes made it too!
The annual Mix and Mingle event will be held November 12th at Austin's infamous "Max's Wine Dive".  The top 50 will be announced December 17th at the Sheraton Hotel at … (7 comments)

pt50: Get Real~PT50 Austin,TX~Local experts field questions - 10/08/14 04:00 AM
Get Real~ Austin TX PT50 ~Local Experts Field Questions
Amber Thomas, President of PT50 Austin, pulled off another exciting SOLD OUT event this morning October 8, 2014 at the Austin Board of Realtors. This was the second Annual “Get Real” PT50 forum event.
She invited local Real Estate Experts to answer questions on 4 topics:
→ Maintaining Relationships for the Long Term
→ Damage Control Before it Happens
→ Maximizing Advertising “Bang for Buck”
→ Professional Courtesy: Agent to Agent
I was asked to speak on the panel addressing: "Maintaining Relationships For the Long Term". My son, … (13 comments)

pt50: Austin PT50 Blue Party exceeds expectations! - 09/26/14 06:14 AM
Austin PT50 Blue Party exceeds expectations!
The anticipated “Blue Party” thrown by Amber Thomas Austin PT 50’s President knows how to throw a party! Her exciting “Blue Party” exceeded all expectations! Even with the rain, thunder and flood waters rising, the party goers made their way to the One World Theater and dropped their cars off to valet parking! What troopers these parking attendants were trekking in the rain with their umbrellas and wide smiles.
Unbelievable food, adult beverages, a dreamy ambiance, a rousing band, amusing party favors and a room full of colleagues all set the stage for an … (14 comments)

pt50: If you still think Austin is a small town, you are in denial! - 04/24/14 06:34 AM
 If you still think Austin is a small town, you are in denial!
Bill Evans our Austin Board of Realtors President stated the morning: “If you still think Austin is a small town you are in denial.” PT50 hosted an exclusive “Awareness Breakfast” at the Headliners Club featuring George Zapalac as guest speaker. George is the Division Manager at the City of Austin Planning and Development Review Department.
His topic “Overhauling Austin’s LDC” was enlightening to say the least! Austin’s current Land Development Code hasn’t been rewritten since 1984 and they are tackling the revamping to ensure the successful growth and expansion of … (14 comments)

pt50: I'm Watching the runway for Charity! - 04/09/14 06:49 AM
Sometimes stopping to take a moment to have some fun and help others is all it takes to make life a little more worthwhile.  Here is an opportunity to have a wonderful afternoon of fun, fashion and charity!

PT50 is having a High Tea Fashion Show Fundraiser with champagne, sweets & bites on April 24th from 2-4pm at the Shoal Crossing Event Center located at 8611 No. Mopac Expwy here in Austin.  You’ll get to see what is hot for the summer styled by local boutiques.  Tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased online at
Event sponsors are Austin … (12 comments)

pt50: High Tea ~ Fashion Show Austin PT 50 Fundraiser ~ April 2014 - 03/18/14 05:29 AM

High Tea ~ Fashion Show Austin PT50    Fundraiser ~ April 2014
Looking to see what is “hot” this summer for work and weekend wear for men and women in 2014?  You won’t want to miss the “High Tea Fashion Show” the PT50 Fundraiser for Mobile Loaves and Fishes. It will be held at the Shoal Crossing Event Center at 8611 No. Mopac Expwy Austin, TX 78759 on April 24th, 2014 from 2-4pm.
Fashions from local boutiques and designers including:
Don Caster
Csilla Wear
Enjoy bites, sweets and champagne - all while … (14 comments)

pt50: Tech Support ~ 1-27-14 - 01/23/14 12:59 AM

What a week-end..Friday cold with ice and snow! Didn't last long but the kids got out of school so were thrilled with a day off! I negotiated some repairs on a listing and just submitted repair requests for a buyer after their inspections. I've been preparing for a listing appointment this afternoon and found time to start gathing some of our information for our accountant to submit for our income tax....I'll be glad when that job is over! Yesterday was lovely in the 60's.....not sure what today will bring! It's Monday morning again which means time to share some tech support … (25 comments)

pt50: Thankful Thursday ~ Can you see me? - 01/22/14 06:54 AM
Thankful Thursdays ~ Can you see me?

Handsome Hudson found a new place to hide the other night when we were over to visit.  We were talking and Hudson was moving around bar stools and then it was quiet!  When we turned around again we spotted him in a place he had not previously investigated!  He looked at us with that look: "Can you see me??" Yes Hudson how could we miss you!!

pt50: Freescale Sponsors Austin Marathon and Half Marathon February 16 2014 - 01/22/14 06:30 AM
Freescale Sponsors Austin Marathon and Half Marathon February 16 2014
The First Austin Marathon was held in 1992 and has become a time honored tradition in Austin. The event includes a full and half marathon for both runners and walkers. The running field is normally made up of 14,000 both elite athletes and first time runners trying to complete the race within the time frame allowed. In the past many have used the Austin Marathon for those runners trying to qualify for the Olympic team.  
This year the event will be held February 16, 2014. Race time is … (5 comments)

pt50: Reviving the Ground They March On! Westwood Warrior Band - 01/15/14 05:50 AM
Reviving the Ground They March On! Westwood Warrior Band
Westwood High School Band Boosters (WABB) have come up with a practical fund raiser for the community! Spring will be here before you know it and you can work in the garden and support the students in the Westwood High School Band by purchasing mulch!
Your mulch purchase will help fund Westwood High School band activities such as:
·   Purchasing new equipment
·   Lessons and musical instruction
·   Supplies
·   Transportation
·   And much more!
The WABB are selling two varieties of the popular Texas Native brand … (5 comments)

pt50: Winning the second time around - 01/14/14 05:44 AM
Winning the second time around
Bob’s challenge is a good one as we all have our stories. I met with some clients a few years ago about listing their house. These were past clients of Gene’s. I prepared an in-depth market analysis and went through our marketing plan and what they needed to do to get their home ready for market.
I received a call a few days later and was shocked to hear they were going to list with another agent who was going to price their home higher and advised them they didn’t have to do all … (25 comments)

pt50: Austin, TX Moved up to #3 in Category 1 for America's Night Out 2013 - 01/13/14 01:22 AM
Austin, TX Moved up to #3 in Category 1 for America’s Night Out 2013
Austin has been moving up the ranks in awards each year!  The awards for 2013 were just announced and in Category 1 in the 300,000 plus population Austin ranked #3 behind #1 San Antonio, TX and #2 Minneapolis, MN!  Austin worked hard in 2013 to have as many communities participate to give crime “a going away party!”

The National Association of Town Watch is a non-profit organization that presents NNO awards to cities throughout the nation based on population categories. They formed the “America’s Night … (13 comments)

pt50: January Tradition in Austin, TX ~ The 3M Half Marathon - 01/10/14 06:00 AM
January Tradition in Austin TX ~The 3M Half Marathon
One of Austin’s favorite traditions to start the year off right is to participate in Austin’s oldest stand alone half marathon! 2014 marks the twentieth year for the 3M Half Marathon! The race is slated for Sunday, January 19, 2014. Remember the race is capped at 8,000 participants so better register it's coming up quickly!

The start line begins on Stonelake Blvd. (at the Arboretum) Austin 78759. Plan to arrive no later than 5:45am. Parking is recommended in parking by Dave & Buster’s, Sam’s or in the parking garage closest … (12 comments)

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