real estate: November 2018 a Record breaking month in Austin Area real estate - 12/21/18 10:16 AM
November 2018 is another Record breaking month in Austin Area real estate
The stats for the Austin Area are in for November 2018 and looks like the real estate market continues in an upward direction. The median price is up 2%, the number of home sales is up 1% with the total dollar of home sales up 6% to a whopping 839 million. The number of days on market is only up 3 days and inventory of homes is under 3 months therefore still a seller’s market.
Sometihing to watch is active listings are up 12% over last year and pending sales … (9 comments)

real estate: Agents:10 Practices That Will Harm A Financed Transaction! - 09/23/14 03:15 AM
 Financing a home purchase is not as scary as some make it out to be as long as the buyer and their agent do their due diligence!  The buyer must submit their documents to secure their loan and respond quickly to any lender requests for further documentation.  I know it seems like they want proof of your first born, but it is necessary if you want to obtain a mortgage at today’s  low interest rates!
 
The agent’s task is to make sure the contract is written correctly and the buyer is following the timeline of the contract.  There are regulations … (51 comments)

real estate: Sellers and Buyers in Texas~Do you understand the option period? - 08/27/14 07:48 AM
Sellers and Buyers in Texas~Do you understand the option period?
Real Estate practices vary in each state. It can be confusing to the consumer. Some states include repair allowances in their contracts for items in need of repair. Many states include a statement the home is purchased “AS IS”.In Texas the contract reads the home is being purchased “AS IS” and there is no repair allowance stated. There is a negotiated "Option Period" (which includes a fee to the buyer) stating a number of days the buyer has to exercise their option to terminate for any reason. For any reason the buyer may terminate the contract and forfeit … (1 comments)

real estate: I am where I am today because my Broker had a vision! - 06/16/14 08:44 AM
I am where I am today because my Broker had a vision!
 
When I started in real estate in the early 1990’s I felt I was in the right place at the right time. I obtained my license and thrived in an environment of seasoned professionals. I learned from the best. Everyone was willing to help and guide me my first 2-3 years in the business. I vowed I’d remember to give back and I make it a point to mentor newer agents.
I trusted my broker. I listened and adopted the philosophy of always doing the right thing. … (21 comments)

real estate: Follow the three "A's" & you"ll have more business than you can handle - 04/14/14 07:36 AM
 Follow the three “A’s and you will have more business than you handle!
 
As a real estate agent I prefer a balanced market but unfortunately I have no control over that scenario. What I do have control over is systems and best practices that adapt to any market. Even though inventory is dangerously low in Austin I have been able to find my buyers the right home with sellers accepting my buyer’s offers.
Is it easy? No! How do I do it? It all starts by setting up a notification process from our MLS to my buyer and me … (81 comments)

real estate: Regardless ~ Sellers still have FAQ's - 07/05/13 09:16 PM
I pride myself on being very thorough when it comes to explaining the process of managing the transaction to my sellers from preparation of their home to when the home goes under contract and moves to closing. Regardless of how much information I go over, there are still frequently asked questions that surface once the home is under contract and headed to the closing table.
 
Most sellers are making a move every 5-7 years and it’s a long time between transactions and it’s hard to remember exactly how things progress. Policies and procedures may have changed, new ones implemented and … (54 comments)

real estate: NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek ~ Steady and On The Right Course - 10/08/12 03:29 AM
In looking to sell or buy real estate you must remember that local economic activity influences the peaks and valleys in the real estate market. Austin has always prided itself on slow steady appreciation..4-5% a year during the first seven years of 2000.  Austin continues to ride the wave of job creation (no.1 for job creation per Forbes Magazine) and topping the charts for its rankings for quality of life.A recent realestate.com article:Riding the Trillion-Doll likens the national housing industry to a roller coaster: a thrilling upward climb one month followed by a stomach lurching drop the next. It’s an analogy … (6 comments)

real estate: Thankful Thursday ~Life is beauty, admire it - 10/04/12 04:47 AM
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.Life is beauty, admire it.Life is bliss, taste it.Life is a dream, realize it.Life is a challenge, meet it.Life is a duty, complete it.Life is a game, play it.Life is a promise, fulfill it.Life is sorrow, overcome it.Life is a song, sing it.Life is a struggle, accept it.Life is a tragedy, confront it.Life is an adventure, dare it.Life is luck, make it.Life is too precious, do not destroy it.Life is life, fight for it.Mother TeresaP.S. If you are considering the sale or purchase of a home in NW Austin, I would love the opportunity to … (15 comments)

real estate: Mrs. Wiggins and Mr. Tudball ~ Can You Hear Me? - 04/13/12 04:03 AM
Mrs. Wiggins and Mr. Tudball~Can you Hear Me? How does this relate to Real Estate?
I find the Carol Burnett series when she portrays Mrs. Wiggins as she interacts with her boss Mr. Tudball hilarious. The series reminds me the importance of listening and communicating with clients.
 
           Mrs. Wiggins and Mr. Tudball in "The Intercom"
When meeting or speaking with clients our attention must be focused on the client with our undivided attention. How many times do we get caught up multi-tasking or being oblivious to what our client is trying to communicate to us? Do we have an attitude we know … (16 comments)

real estate: NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek First Quarter Sales Comparisons 2009-2012 - 04/03/12 08:50 PM
                  Canyon Creek First Quarter Sales 2009-2012
                   Let's look at First Quarter Comparisons 2009-2012
There is a 71% increase in number of homes sold in 2012 compared to 2009!  Buyers are purchasing smaller homes in a shorter period of time and prices are stable.  Inventory is low and 16 new and resale homes currently are under contract.  Well staged and priced homes are moving off market in Canyon Creek.  The tide has turned in 2012!  
Is there a move in your near future?  We welcome the opportunity to earn your business and exceed your expectations!                  
                           "We Are Your … (6 comments)

real estate: Texas Real Estate Contracts Remain A Mystery to Many Agents - 02/18/12 08:56 PM
 Texas Real Estate Contracts Remain A Mystery to Many Agents

When working with a buyer guiding them through the process of negotiating contracts in Texas the subject of "As Is" properties always come up for discussion.  Posted on February 10, 2012 by the Texas Association of Realtors there was a question that came from a caller to the association's Legal Hotline:

My client won't accept the property "as is."  Can I leave both boxes in Paragraph 7D of the One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale) blank, or can I check Paragraph 7D2 and write in "repairs to be listed … (21 comments)

real estate: Merry Christmas Active Rain ~ 2011 - 12/24/11 11:06 PM
It's hard to believe 2011 is coming to an end!  Today is a very important day we are celebrating and Geno and I want to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas!
We are grateful for our many blessings this year.  We have our faith, health, a wonderful family, a thriving business and each other...we are truly blessed.
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real estate: Your Northwest Austin Real Estate Consultant - 10/27/11 07:02 AM
Hi, I'm Dorie Dillard your NW Austin Real Estate Consultant with Coldwell Banker United Realtors.  My job in today's market is to embrace change and provide the most comprehensive marketing plan in order to achieve my clients goals.  I stay on top of leading edge technology to showcase my listings to reach maximum exposure.  I'm known for marketing properties that sell.
As a resident in NW Austin since '81, I'm passionate and committed to serving the community where I raised my family.
I have systems in place, a strong referral base and would welcome the opportunity to work with and for you … (21 comments)

real estate: Which Way Is Your Business Moving ~ Up or Down? - 10/14/11 01:04 AM
It is Fourth Quarter in 2011 and your business is headed into the home stretch!  It is time to evaluate  your goals and take steps to ensure you are going to finish your year with the fanfare you deserve!
If your business has headed south it's time to evaluate why and formulate a plan to reverse your downward spiral.  You are a business owner and have the ability to control your destiny.Don't become one of those agents blaming your business on the economy or standing around waiting for your Broker to hand you a lead.  Take charge of the direction your … (26 comments)

real estate: Exemplary rated Canyon Creek Elementary ~ RRISD ~ NW Austin ~ It Pays to Advertise - 09/04/11 06:34 AM
Exemplary rated Canyon Creek Elementary ~ RRISD ~ NW Austin ~ It Pays To AdvertiseIt pays to let people know of coming up events.  Canyon Creek Elementary School in NW Austin in RRISD does a great job of keeping students, parents and the community informed of its activities.Check out the current activities on the information board in front of the school reminding everyone school will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2011 in observance of Labor Day.  They are also giving you plenty of advance notice of the PTA Open House at 6pm on Tuesday September 13, 2011.  Classes on September … (2 comments)

real estate: When We Say Location..Location..It Means You Not The Property - 08/23/11 10:56 PM
The National Association of Realtors® is always compiling statistics on profiles of Realtors®.  A recent Texas oversample of research compiled by NAR answered some interesting questions.  Is the average Texas Realtor getting younger or older?  It's fun to see the demographics and business activity of our peers.Checking out these statistics how do you compare to others in the business?
1. Two-thirds of all Texas Realtors® are 50 or older. 
2. 74% of Texas Realtors list real estate as their only profession.
3. 14% of Texas Realtors who are licensed have at least one personal assistant.
4. 8% of … (28 comments)

real estate: How Prepared Are You For Commonly Asked Questions in Real Estate? - 07/29/11 12:18 AM
How Prepared Are You For Commonly Asked Questions in Real Estate?Our Broker sees to it we derive something of value from our Tuesday morning sales meetings.  No different than what our clients expect when meeting with us. This week we had a great Q&A sessions centered around 5 questions most commonly asked of us as Real Estate Professionals.  Whether we are out shopping, attending a sports activity, at a party or on an appointment these same questions pop up from friends, neighbors and clients:
1. How is the real estate market?2. Is now a good t ime to buy?3. Have prices … (53 comments)

real estate: NW Austin, Texas: Canyon Creek ~ 78726 ~ Second Quarter Statistical Report - 07/07/11 07:22 AM
NW Austin, Texas: Canyon Creek ~ 78726 ~ Second Quarter Statistical Report          Canyon Creek Second Quarter Sales 2008-2011
2008  We started downhill!2009  We hit bottom (not as severe as the rest of the country)2010  We showed beginning positive signs of strength in our market2011  We are showing stability and continued signs of strength in our market   Let's look at Second Quarter Comparisons 2008-2011
Canyon Creek Second Quarter sales in 2011 are up 16% compared to 2008. The average sold price is down 7.14% and average days on market are down 2.56%. Consider this: we slide into the tank in … (7 comments)

real estate: NW Austin, TX: Canyon Creek June 2011 Statistical Report - 07/02/11 01:02 AM
NW Austin, TX:  Canyon Creek June 2011 Statistical Report Canyon Creek June 2011 home sales were up 37.5% over June in 2010! The days on market were down 16.35%. The average sold price was down 8.61% BUT the average sold price/Sq. Ft. was only down 1.02%!  Since the actual square foot size of homes sold was down 8.39% it stands to reason the average sold price fell. The good news is more homes in our community are selling in less time for about the same price/square foot as last year. Stability continues!!
For 21 years, we've been your source for … (12 comments)

real estate: NW Austin, TX: Home For Sale ~ 10205 Peekston Dr. Austin, TX 78726 ~ Canyon Creek - 06/20/11 09:04 AM
NW Austin, TX: Home For Sale ~ 10205 Peekston Dr. Austin, TX 78726 ~ Canyon Creek                                    www.10205peekston.com
Located on a quiet street in one of the newest sections of Canyon Creek is where you will find this trendy and sophisticated 4 sides brick single story home at 10205 Peekston Dr. Austin, TX 78726.  Walking through the arched covered entry you will be drawn to the high ceilings, columns, crown molding and stylish décor.  There is a working office secluded behind double doors for your privacy.  Whether you are choosing to watch a favorite movie in the family room or spending time with … (2 comments)

 
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Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Austin, TX

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