The BIG 3 to Focus On to Sell Your Home For Top Dollar

I have never heard someone say, “I am not concerned with selling my home for top dollar.” It makes sense that we never hear this, right? For most, their home is the largest vehicle for retirement saving in their investment portfolio. So, the question you should be asking is “How do I sell my home… Continue reading The BIG 3 to Focus On to Sell Your Home For Top Dollar

Investor Case Study: Upgraded Cash Flow Property in Kyle

Property Need: Property under $250K, south between Buda and San Marcos, minimal maintenance, cash flow above $100 per month, and greater than 8% return with no appreciation. Subject Property: 1-Story home in Kyle, great access to I-35, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, turn-key, 1,207 SqFt. Financials: List Price: $184,900 Lease: $1,500 per month Taxes: $3,812 No… Continue reading Investor Case Study: Upgraded Cash Flow Property in Kyle

INVESTOR CASE STUDY: Flip Property in Established Neighborhood

Property Need: Flip property under $250K, cosmetic renovations only Subject Property: 1-Story home in Austin, great access to I-35, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,888 SqFt. Financials: List Price: $268,000 Purchase Price: $239,250 Total Cash Contributions by Investor: $47,284.96 Rehab Budget: $60,000 Projected Sales Price: $340,000 Projected Hold Period: 6 months Projected Profit after Closing… Continue reading INVESTOR CASE STUDY: Flip Property in Established Neighborhood

Relationships to Manage in a Real Estate Negotiation

One of the many functions of your real estate agent is to be an expert negotiator on your behalf in your real estate transaction. Part of being an expert negotiator is understanding the different relationships involved in the negotiation. Once you understand who is involved, and their motivations, it is all up to negotiating tactics.… Continue reading Relationships to Manage in a Real Estate Negotiation

INVESTOR CASE STUDY: Coming Soon Property in Kyle

Property Need: Property under $250K, south between Buda and San Marcos, minimal maintenance, cash flow above $150 per month, and greater than 15% return.   Subject Property: 2-Story home in Kyle, great access to I-35, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, bonus room upstairs, and 2,379 SqFt.   Financials: List Price: $210,000 Lease: $1,750 per month Appreciation:… Continue reading INVESTOR CASE STUDY: Coming Soon Property in Kyle

Picking the Right Agent – Team vs. Individual

Hiring is a skill few people become very good at doing. It isn’t because they are incapable of doing it well. It is more a result of the fact that most people work their whole lives and are only the hiring manager a handful of times. Little experience in hiring is even more common when… Continue reading Picking the Right Agent – Team vs. Individual

Competing on Unrecognized Battlefields

It is nearly impossible in today’s world to completely differentiate yourself as a company. If you do and enjoy success, you can expect a host of competitors that will strive, and succeed in many cases, to copy your value proposition. So where does that leave us as leaders? Our job as the visionary is to… Continue reading Competing on Unrecognized Battlefields

Late Summer Festival Fun

Back to school certainly doesn't spell the end of summer festival fun in and around Austin. Mark your calendar and usher out the summer season with these upcoming activities. August 29 - September 4: Out of Bounds Comedy Festival Spend your Labor Day week with local comedy acts Thursday through Monday at various venues around… Continue reading Late Summer Festival Fun

Focus On The Best, Be Prepared For The Worst

I have visited with a few business leaders recently that have reminded me of an important mindset I maintain that is so integral my team’s job/life satisfaction. Leaders must focus on the best case and be prepared for the worst case. Most people naturally conjure up the worst case scenario or dwell on the bad… Continue reading Focus On The Best, Be Prepared For The Worst

Home Renovations: Best Bang For Your Buck

Whether you are preparing to sell your home, or just looking to execute some home renovations this year, updating your home does not have to break the bank. Small projects can improve the look and value of a home. Maintenance Routine HVAC maintenance per year can cost up to $150. In the spring, make sure… Continue reading Home Renovations: Best Bang For Your Buck