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In the mail, I received a great community news magazine, impactnews that had an article about the life cycle of a neighborhood. It was so well outlined that I was in total agreement. Basically, it lists 4 stages a neighborhood goes through. In the beginning, it's just the builder selling homes an...
         As 4th of July approaches you may be thinking about fireworks but I'm thinking about the drought. My house backs to a greenbelt and my neighborhood is not in the city limits so previously there has not been a ban on fireworks in our area and people have fired them off in the greenbelt be...
Compared to April of 2007, there is more inventory but homes are still selling. 1,981 homes sold in April as compared to 2,295 April 2007. 10,034 active listings as compared to 8,354 April 2007 with 66 average days on market. According to the Austin Board of Realtors Chairman Chatmon-Thomas, Aust...
Not $65,000 below market value. Do you think he was kidding? When I first started this blog I wondered how I could come up with something new to write every day but opportunity usually presents it's self. Today I got an email asking if my seller would sell for $65,000 less than the asking price. ...
1. How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Is it your full-time job? While experience is no guarantee of skill, real estate, like many other professions, is mostly learned on the job.2. What designations do you hold? Designations such as ABR and CRS®, which require that agents ta...
For years there have been people standing at busy intersections in Austin with signs that read "Will work for food." Things have changed and now they say things like "Please help." They may not have any intention of working. They may just want a donation. I've heard a lot of arguments about why i...
Today I had another successful closing. Yahoo! My buyers bought new construction and I'm so happy for them to be able to move into their new home. The closing was painless but there are always some things I want my buyers to know about home ownership and I usually cover it at closing.1. Rents are...
"They've got to understand" is something I often hear from a buyer or seller during negotiations. From sellers I hear "They've got to understand that our house can't be kept tidy because we live here," or "They've got to understand we can't leave for the showing because . . ." and from buyers "Th...
A well landscaped home is something that brings you enjoyment while you live there and improves your curb appeal when it's time to sell. But what to plant and how to care for it is often a puzzle. Did you know that in Austin, the city office Texas Cooperative Extension  publishes many free brochu...
Today some colleagues of mine and I were discussing buyers without REALTORS. What's up with that? I have one listing in particular that seems to attract them. If you're a buyer out there reading this, then I have some information to convey to you. A buyer without a REALTOR may think they can do a...

Robin Scott

Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, REALTOR® - Austin Texas
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