January 2019

Found 9 blog entries for January 2019.

Published by: Daisy Gregg

We kicked off this year with one of our quarterly sales meetings! This is such a great time to get in touch with the busy realtors that work at our brokerage. We get to ask how they’re business is going and what they are looking forward to in the New Year. And we get to have a scrumptious breakfast with them! We starting by networking and eating a great meal. We also get to meet our Family of Services and mingle with them. It is a lot of talking and catching up! Our realtors work hard, they don’t always get to come into the office as often as we would love them to!

Generally, we schedule a speaker but this meeting we wanted to focus on our tools and the services we provide as a brokerage and staff. So we decided

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Published by: Christine Pease

January 25, 2019

All I can say is LIVE OAKS! I remember when my dad was buying his first home. His agent kept taking him to vacant lots with out trees and my dad kept saying "where are all the trees?" That stuck with me and I am all about the trees! The very air we breath is improved by trees and are the biggest plant on the planet! Not just that, but trees stabilize the soil and give life to wildlife. This gorgeous Ranchette is littered with Live Oak trees and it can be yours! 

Sitting on 6.070 acres and features a guest house that you can live in while you build your custom dream home! Bring the horses as there is a 4-stall horse barn on the property! The entire property is fence and gated as well.

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Published by: Christine Pease

January 8, 2019

Did you know there was a day dedicated to cutting your energy cost? Did you know that this day is celebrated nation wide? Why is this important? Just like most things, it's all about the Benjamin's. When looking to save, re-insulate your home. This can save a homeowner tons of money and possibly pay for itself within a year.

But not just that, it's also about sustainability. There's only one planet Earth and we must take care of her! Reducing your carbon footprint can begin at home so take the steps now! "The average American consumes 6.8 metric tons of oil in carbon emissions each year, more than three times the average person in China. So if every American took the time and energy to do this

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

What is the first thing you think of when selling your home? Price and profit. So next step is to call or walk into your local real estate brokerage (ahem, 512-483-6000, excuse me, sorry about) and sit down with an agent to look into what you could possibly sell your home for! Now this agent would most likely do some research in your neighborhood and the property and compare your house to many others, to see what would be the most reasonable and best price to sell quickly. This process is called Comparative Market Analysis. Let’s delve into this process and why you really need a realtor to help you with this!

The most specific definition is from Investopedia:

Comparative Market Analysis: A comparative market

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Published by: Christine Pease

January 11, 2018

Behr has released their 2019 Color of the Year and it's gorgeous!!! Say Hello to Blueprint S470-5!!!! This color is soothing, relaxing and yet exciting all at the same time! Not only will Blueprint look incredible in every room, but step out of your comfort zone and try Blueprint on you ceilings, trim and even furniture!  Take a look at how Blueprint dressed up these rooms to better fit in in 2019!

Where do I even begin with this stunning kitchen! The blueprint exhaust cover blends in so smoothly while the beehive back splash screams confident chef! Blueprint under the island counter has a secret splash of optimism! 

The bathroom is usually a small space that can be brought to

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

We are all independent and capable human beings but have you ever come across a situation where you think, hmm maybe I shouldn't be doing this? As with a lot of home fixes you don't always do it yourself. Paint? Sure, why not. Electrical? Yeah, call an electrician. So why try to sell or purchase a house on your own? Hire someone that can help you. (Like us: 512-483-6000, you know what I am here for!). Sadly, I did not write this one. So thank Austin Title for this amazing article!


1. They have loads of expertise!

Want to check the MLS for a 4B/2B with an EIK and a W/D? Real estate has its own language, full of acronyms and semi-arcane jargon, and your Realtor is trained to speak that language fluently. Plus,

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Published by: Christine Pease

Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole Foods | Now through 1/21

 

At the Whole Foods on North Lamar, take the family out for an afternoon on the ice rink and then head inside for some cider and live music! 

 

Frontera Fest | 1/15 - 2/16

Hyde Park Theatre presents a five-week, fringe theatre featuring 800+ national and local artist.

 

3M Half Marathon | January 20th

Downtown Austin will be flooded with more than 7,000 runners for the 3M Half Marathon! This is one of the fastest 13.1 mile course in the country, finishing near the State Capitol. Register and/or find more information here.

 

Martin Luther King March and Festival | January 21

 

Starting at the MLK statue at the

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

It is that time of year where you want to start anew and feel motivated to get things accomplished. So I compiled a list to help you! These are 9 ideas but you don't have to achieve all of them at once. Start with a couple, make them a habit and then add a few more. Good luck! 

Get one new lead each week.

This isn’t an unattainable goal. Go to a networking event and exchange business cards. Immediately put them in your database. You already achieved your goal. Start replying to comments on your posts and grab those peoples information. Goal achieved again.

Post once a week on Social Media.

This should already be a planned exercise, but if you haven’t been doing this, the New Year is a great time to

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