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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Gwynn Teal Carpenter-Broker: Home and Hearth Realty (Austin)
If it pops into my head, it might come out of my mouth! I've got a weird sense of humor so expect the unexpected when you read my blog. Real Estate is my profession but life is what its all about!



Traveling the back roads! Traffic is always being talked about somewhere in the world.  We love it or hate gets worse every day when new people move to your town.  So what is your solution? I travel the back roads - yes, I mean back roads.  I have a trusty Mapsco map book of Austin and li...
We all see the ads for "lead generation" programs, new books on "how to succeed in real estate", become a millionaire investor, etc. etc. etc. I give to you for free 5 "Sure-Fire" tips for Brisk Business: Plan a magnificent vacation!  Clients will magically appear so you question whether you can ...
Hey Consumer!  Can We Talk #3?? We see many articles written about what a buyer needs to do before beginning the search for a new home.  What happens next??  So here's some tips for buyers about searching for that "ideal" home: •·         Give a detailed description to your Realtor about the item...
Pre-Retirement Experiment! Life comes at you from all angles so thought I'd begin deciding what type of home I wished for my retirement.  3 years ago I sold my single family home and bought a townhome style condo.  It was the first of many things: •·         First multi-level home that I've ever ...
Words, Words, Words! Real Estate transactions can be smoooooth or messy!  I call little hiccups in a transaction "snakes" - they can be either harmless garner snakes or boa constrictors that squeeze the life out of everyone involved.  The words we choose as Realtors play a big part of how smooth ...
Shout out to my agents!  After reading Barbara Todaro's latest post (When The Phone Rings From A Google Search It's Always An Adrenalin Rush!!!  ), I decided it was time to give a shout out to my agents! We are a small firm with only 5 total agents (including yours truly, me - the broker).  Our c...
Do you do this? In my 17 years of real estate (full time: if I don't close, I don't eat!) I have found the two constants a seller wishes to know is:  •·       What is my home worth? •·       How much will I make? So in your listing presentation do you also include a "Seller's Estimated Net Procee...
Active Rain Members seem never to sleep!  I logged on around 5 am (Central Standard Time) as I'm headed out of town today and wanted to get my daily dose of AR wisdom before getting in the car for next 3 hours. I read a couple of post and decided to comment...then I went back to what should have ...
Sage advice from a 5 year old! I feel so fortunate to have been entertained Sunday by a 5 year old named Carter while standing in line at the concession stand of the Lady Longhorn softball game.... To the chagrin of his red faced father, he gave me this sage advice: "don't eat your boogers, as th...
Brushy Creek Home waiting for HGTV transformation! 506 Splitrock St. Round Rock, Tx. 78681...Good bones, fantastic location and small price tag makes this a home that needs to be snatched up!  Use your HGTV skills to turn into a show home ..... 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage with approximately ...

Gwynn Carpenter

: Broker, Home & Hearth Realty (512)467-6191
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