​In the City of Austin, there are protected tree ordinances to preserve and promote the growth of healthy trees.  If you are interested in developing a lot, remodeling a home, or adding an accessory dwelling unit to your property, it’s helpful to understand these tree regulations. The City of ...
Yesterday, we closed on this great property in close-in South Austin.  I worked with these home owners for quite a while as we strategically decided which improvements would give the sellers the most bang for their buck when we listed the home for sale.   All in all, our efforts were a success.  ...
If you’re new to Austin, you may be wondering what these spurts of blue are that you keep seeing along the sides of highways.  Well, these are bluebonnets, the state flower.  However, they won’t be here for long, so if you want to get an epic bluebonnet picture you should act now.  Luckily, I’ve ...
    Many people will tell you that the best time to sell your Austin area home is in the spring.  However, is now really the best time to think about listing your home for sale? Well, it may be and it may not be.  For many Austin residents, spring likely is the best time to sell your home.  Howe...
Recently, I was talking to a prospective client.  We were discussing commissions and he commented, “well, a listing agent really doesn’t do anything”.   I resisted the urge to scream obscenities at his face, and calmly replied that a good listing agent does a lot more than you think. Besides, tak...
The opportunity to send a real estate referral does not come my way often. However, when one does come my way, I take care to find the right agent for this particular person. Maybe, I will know a great fit off the top of my head; however, more likely I will need to do some research to find the be...
Per a lender's suggestion, I am trying out a new lead generation strategy.  What I am doing is posting in the services section of the Facebook Marketplace.  As you can see, I am trying a few different strategies with a variety of titles.   If there is a geogrpahic term in the title, I am making s...
When you put an offer in on a home, one of the negotiable items in the contract is a residential service contract, more commonly known as a home warranty.  It’s quite typical for the buyer to request that the seller contribute a certain amount of money towards the buyer’s home warranty purchase. ...

Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert

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