Your Austin November To-Do List

Looking to fill your calendar this month? Check out this local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in November and December. November 7 | Election Day features local ballot propositions Austin residents can head to the polls with Austin ISD proposing a $1.05 billion bond for 21st-century enhancements to its schools and Travis… Continue reading Your Austin November To-Do List

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

5 Real Estate Trends to Know in Central Austin

US News & World Report has ranked Austin the Number 1 Best Place to Live in the United States in 2017. It is no wonder, then, that the real estate market in Central Austin continues to show strong gains. Here are five residential trends to know in Central Austin based on recent market data and… Continue reading 5 Real Estate Trends to Know in Central Austin

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

CASE STUDIES: Multiple Offers

As many of you may have heard, buyers in the Austin market often face the challenge of competing against other offers for the house of their dreams. This can be a stressful ordeal and is one of the many reasons home buyers in Austin should interview multiple agents before moving forward with a real estate… Continue reading CASE STUDIES: Multiple Offers

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

Winning in Multiple Offer Situations

As you may have heard, the Austin real estate market is going through what we call a “seller’s market.” This happens when the ratio of buyers and sellers is not balanced, meaning that there are more buyers in the market than there are properties available for sale. Fact: We live in the greatest city in… Continue reading Winning in Multiple Offer Situations

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