Berkshire Broadcast

Published by: Daisy Gregg

It is that amazing time of year, where the air is cooler and all you want to do is curl up on the couch with a hot beverage and relax. It also starts off the holiday season! Who doesn't love that! But in case you want to get off the couch and enjoy the cool air, here are some fabulous pumpkin patches to go see with family and friends.

Barton Hill Farms 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX

Dates and Times: September - 29, 30, October - 6, 7, 8, October - 13, 14, October - 20, 21, October - 27, 28, November - 3, 4 Saturdays: 10am - 7pm / Sundays & Oct. 8: 10am - 6pm

Come out to Barton Hill Farms and make memories with friends and family! Fun activities for all ages! From taking Fall photos and picking out your pumpkin

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Published by: Christine Pease

October 10, 2018

What's made with tomato sauce, onions, garlic, pepperoni, parmesan and mozzarella cheese? 

It's my all-time favorite meal: PIZZA!!

Who doesn't love a saucy, cheesy and flavorful pizza served with traditional pepperoni? Maybe throw in some Italian sausage, peperoncinis and fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic, yummm! I know what I'm having for lunch today!! Austin really has become a mecca of great food and eateries all over town, to fine dining to trailer food parks. 

If you're looking for a fresh new place to order up a pie, check out this site and let me know where to find the best pizza in Austin! 

 

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Published by: Christine Pease

October 5th, 2018

We all have a mother, grandmothers and some have sisters, aunts and nieces. When we love someone, we not only want them to be happy, but we want them to live a long healthy life.  What's the trick to beating breast cancer? Early detection! In order to detect early onset cancer, one must first be educated.

I ask all my sister to take the time to educate themselves on breast cancer and at the very least what symptoms & sings to look for and how to perform a self-exam. 

Aside from detection, it's never a bad idea to adopt healthy lifestyle habits to further prevent cancer and other ailments. 

Please take the time to browse the National Breast Cancer Foundation website to learn how you can

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

One of the most overlooked aspects of buying a home is the property tax. Admit it, as a home buyer you prefer to think of your wants and what the home looks like rather than what you may be paying in fees in the future. Property Taxes are taken once a year, every January. Definition from Investopedia:

Property tax is a real estate ad-valorem tax, calculated by a local government, which is paid by the owner of the property. The tax is usually based on the value of the owned property, including land. The local governing body will use the assessed tax to fund water and sewer improvements, provide law enforcement and fire service and other items deemed necessary.

This does play a hand into what kind of house you can

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The Texas real estate market is booming, and with the average real estate agent making $64,000 a year and top agents surpassing six figures a year, there’s never been a better time to get your Texas real estate license. The required education needed for licensing can be completed in as few as 3 weeks, giving you a quick start to your new career!  

So, what are you waiting for? Join AceableAgent and Berkshire Hathaway on Tuesday, October 2, for a step-by-step overview of the Texas licensure process, including the cost, education, and time required to become a real estate agent.

SCHEDULE

  • Networking reception 6:00 - 6:30 PM

  • "Introduction to Texas Real Estate," by Rick Ellis, Senior VP Sales and Marketing (Berkshire Hathaway) - 6:30 -

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Published by: Christine Pease

September 29, 2018

Wow! This year is going by so fast. It's almost October and we can already feel a difference in temperature and the sunsets are little earlier than the week prior. Before you make plans, check out what's happening around town this October!

These are just a few that I put on my calendar:

Austin City Limits Music Festival

October 13th | Oktoberfest

October 19th - 21st | FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix

October 25th - November 11th | Austin Film Festival

October 27th | Austin Area Jazz Festival

October 28th | Austin Symphony Orchestra Presents: Halloween Children's Concert

October 31st |  Texas Fireworks Dia de los Muertos Celebration

 

 

 

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

Pinterest is one of the major social media Platforms that isn’t given enough credit. It doesn’t have the numbers of Facebook and Instagram but is a powerhouse in its own right. Just for different reasons. This platform is pure visual entertainment that links directly to articles and ideas. Also links to shopping and specific stores. According to one article from HootSuite “Pinterest beats out Instagram as a primary social media platform influencing purchasing decisions for U.S. social media users.” That’s certainly impressive! Pinterest can be a fun and great resource for your real estate business. But first let’s go over some terminology!

Pins: This is the image or photo that is saved with a link to its original

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Published by: Christine Pease

September 21, 2018

Goodbye summer and hello fall! September 22nd marks the first day of fall for 2018 and I know several of us Texas are excited. As a native Texan, I sure love a good sweat. However, when September rolls around and the air starts to cool, we get to enjoy other aspects of life. Austin ignites with festivals, outdoor musicals and tourists. Outdoor patios start to fill up again and our parks are swarmed with outdoor adventure seekers. Pumpkins have made their return to front porches to remind of us that another season has come! In Texas, we don't get fall colors but we do get to take advantage of warmer than average temperatures for the fall season and I for one, love wearing dresses in November! 

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

Starting as a real estate agent can be tough. You do not start off with a steady paycheck and getting referrals isn’t even an option yet. My assistant manager once told me you have to save up an entire year’s worth of salary to live off of because it can take you that long to become established. Now don’t run away, this is the hard truth when it comes to running your own business. And yes, that is what you are. Make that your mantra, “I am my own business.” Whenever you don’t feel like calling or emailing leads, that could be a paycheck you are losing out on. You got this! And the best place to start is with your database.

The "database" in realty terms is your list of contacts, everyone you know or have you had

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