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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
Today, I went to the City of Austin’s Development Service Center to see if a property my client is considering purchasing could be subdivided.  I had already done preliminary research, and came to the center with a survey of the property and the knowledge that it’s zoned SF3.  Anyone considering ...
02/15/2018
 If you’re trying to save some money when selling your home, you may be considering going with a flat fee listing broker to save some money on commissions.  A flat fee brokerage service like MLSmyhome.com or byownerflatfeemls.com charges a flat fee usually between $50-$200 to put your home on the...
02/15/2018
1. Know the HomeIt’s important to have a thorough understanding of the home you will be holding open.  Often times, REALTORS hold other agent’s listings open in order to find new clients to work with.  It’s important to know the house you will be holding open before the open house.  First, do you...
02/11/2018
  February is the month of love!  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, why not think about showing your home some love this year.  Preventative maintenance to your Austin home pays off in the long run.  By taking the time to check your home regularly, you can prevent costly repairs down...
02/09/2018
Nestled between Rollingwood and Westlake Hills is a small unincorporated area of Travis County called Westwood.  This Austin neighborhood is situated north of Bee Caves Road between Bulian and Westwood Terrace in the 78746 zip code.  This is the area I grow up in so I can boast with bias that it ...
02/06/2018
When I think back on my experiences working with Brittney, I’m filled with pleasant thoughts!  I first met Brittney when I was finishing up working with a buyer who was purchasing the home next door to hers.  I knew my current client was planning to purchase blinds for her new home.  Unfortunatel...
02/04/2018
No matter what type of marketing you are doing, consistency is key.  My biggest losses have been a result of not keeping with whatever strategy I was implementing at the time.  I’ve done a handful of post card mail-outs that led to zero results.  These were usually just-sold cards that I mailed t...
02/04/2018
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