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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!



Robert has a super post! And after reading the comments on his site (please be sure you jump to his site and leave a comment), it seems there are a lot of us Realtors that needed this article to be written....and I personally went directly to the opt-out site and signed up. I had used it many ye...
I'VE GOT A SUGGESTION!  Let's find one person who's post you really, really, really like AND that person doesn't have any featured post and push the SUGGESTION button. I see many post that need to feel wanted.  They are so well written just waiting for the right person to read and say " Hey this ...
Folks think being a Realtor is all about showing homes.  How small minded that is....a typical Realtor day is anything but.  What you had planned probably doesn't go the way you think - so here's a bird's eye view of what today was like for me. Sleep to 7:15.... reality:  my partner called at 5:4...
Last week (June 14th)  a phone call came into the office from a young man who needed help with protesting his Travis County (Texas) tax appraisal.  Upon digging deeper, I learned he had gone to his informal hearing only to be told his evaluation would remain the same.  He choose to continue the p...
Praising the efforts of MaryLou! Recently my friend and satisfied past client made a commitment to do the AIDS Lifecycle ( for more details) ride.  It was 545 miles over 7 days from San Francisco to Los Angeles.  It was the 10th anniversary of this ride and the 30th anniversa...
 $250,000 for this incredible 4 bedroom - 2 bath home within walking distance to Waterloo Ice House, Pillow Elementary and new City Library. Lush landscaping bids you to sit in the garden spot under the oak tree in the front yard or sip ice tea on the back patio. Freshened up and ready for the bu...
I'm excited!    We have changes coming to the Texas Real Estate License Act.  Texas Association of REALTORS® continually supports reforms that revamps the TREA....and I appreciate it very much. So what makes me excited, you ask?  One simple thing....A salesperson must be licensed four years, up f...
Mama's Journal...or how to laugh when sadness is all around Mike Cooper inspired this post after a comment I posted on his recent humorous post (Sometimes Ya Just Gotta Dance) My mama wrote a journal for many years before her death in 1991.  She was a woman of many talents...creative with her han...
If in doubt, check it out! My partner isn't a reader...she scans the first line and last line but misses the bulk of what is important.  So she relies on me to scope out any emails or snail mail that is in know "read the fine print".    Today was no exception when she received an...
STRONG VOICES!  You have a voice!  We all have a we use that voice matters.  Your voice comes across in many ways. •·        Active Rain Voice:  creates a buzz on topics.  Use it to converse with fellow Realtors from around the world. •·        Buyer Agent Voice:  guide newcomers or v...

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