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Published by: Christine Pease

March 22, 2019

I think it's safe to say that April kicks off the Festival season here in Austin, Texas! Every single weekend there is something to do. Whether it be a music event or a tour around the city, these events surely won't disappoint! April is also National Volunteer Month! If you're looking for a way to give back to your community, click here!

April 4th - 7th | Austin International Poetry Festival | Various Locations

April 7th | Capitol 10K | Congress Avenue to Auditorium Shores

April 11th - 4th | Old Settler's Music Festival | Tilmon, Texas

April 12th - 13th | Lonestar Round Up | Travis County Expo Center

April 12th - 14th | Art City Austin Festival | Palmer Event Center

April 12th -

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

 

You have spent the last few months searching for the perfect home and debating and just being plain stressed out. Well you are now officially a homeowner! But now what do you do?? So I poached a great article from Austin Title to help you figure it out!

  1.        Pest-proof Your New Home. If you have access to your new place a day or so before the moving van is scheduled to arrive, take that time to get a few things done around the new homestead. You could set off a bug bomb or have the exterminator come and spray. Even if you don't see any bugs, it's likely they're there, and you don't want to have to share your new digs with pests.
  2.        Turn on Utilities. If you haven't already notified the utility
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Published by: Christine Pease

February 15, 2019

When I think of the Irish, I don’t think of Austin, Texas but Austin does have its fair share of Celtic events, organizations, network groups and more! I’ve never personally ventured out during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration but if you’re in the mood, check out these fun events and don’t forget to wear green!

March 15th

Music from Ireland’s Full Irish Breakfast at B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub in downtown Austin. Music from Ireland is here in town with 9 other incredible acts to showcase their talents all afternoon! This is a free event with an RSVP!

 

March 15th – March 17th

 

St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza

Austin’s newest Irish pub, Darcy’s Donkey is hosting a two-day event of

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

Double dipping in the Real Estate World, means the agent represents both the buyer and seller to be able to achieve the full 6% commission. It is frowned upon because it is a conflict of interest to represent both sides. You really can’t do that ethically. Without helping one side more than the other. So many agents have other agent’s hold their open house so the other agent can pick up a buyer and there isn’t a conflict of interest. So with that in mind, doing open houses is a great way to pick up buyers and gain experience. Agents want their open house to do well so here are 10 open-house mistakes to avoid:

No. 1: Hovering

As a seller, your job is to get out of the way. Let your agent and their team interact

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Published by: Christine Pease

March 8, 2019

International Women’s Day is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural economic or political. This day came from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the 20th century.

In 1945, The Charter of the United Nations was signed and was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. Ever since, the UN has helped create a historic legacy of internationally-agreed strategies, standards, programs and goals to advance the status of women world-wide.

The first National Women’s Day observed in the U.S. was February 28th, 1909. The Socialist International went

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

You have decided to buy a house! Yay, good for you! But do you know the first steps you need to accomplish to actually make your dream happen? My recommendation is to figure out your budget. This isn’t the first real, physical step but before that, you should try and decide what you can comfortably pay each month. You need to be able to make the payments as if you were renting. You have to pay the mortgage back in the time frame they allow. (I am sure you knew that, but wanted to reiterate just in case!). Try to factor in all of your monthly expenses and subtract from your income to see what you could reasonably pay each month. Make sure to keep some extra money for savings and your emergency fund, this isn’t a hard

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Published by: Christine Pease

March 1, 2019

Oh hey, March! I've been thinking about you! I'm ready to set my clocks forward and plant some flowers for the first day of Spring! Not just that, but my calendar just filled up with some incredible events happening all over Austin and the surrounding hill country! If you're in the area, check out these fun activities:

Amplify Austin | March 1st

Make a donation online to 100+ Austin Area Non-Profits!

 

First Thursday on South Congress | March 7th

First Thursday on South Congress creates an opportunity for vendors to set up a booth while the street is littered with shoppers of all kinds. Looking for a hand-made turquoise necklace or custom made leather boots? This is an event for

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Published by: Christine Pease

February 22, 2019

This home is a dream come true!! Located in the highly sought after neighborhood of Teravista in Round Rock, Texas and sits beautifully on a corner lot in private, quiet loop. Not only is this home in a Golf Course Community but has all the bells and whistles! Featuring granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances wine fridge and plenty of room for friends and family to gather inside and out!

 

The front porch is so inviting! I think I'll just sit right here with my morning coffee as the dew dries!

Cute office just as you enter through the front. Walk in through the French Doors and enjoy the view and natural light. I just love those 3 boxed windows!

When

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

Did you remember Valentine’s Day is tomorrow?? You didn’t! No worries I have some ideas for you! We can’t always be on top of everything including non-major holidays (yes it isn’t Thanksgiving!). But here are a few suggestions that are still thoughtful but quick!

Blanket- No one is immune to the special softness and warmth that is a fleece or Sherpa blanket. All major stores have them and they’re not very expensive!

Candles- spending a good $15 on a really good candle, will make anyone happy!

Love Coupons- Who wouldn’t love the option of getting out of a chore they really don’t want to do! Give your significant other this with cute coupons promising to do their chores! (Just remember to put an

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

I was a psychology major in college and I loved it. It was fascinating to learn how the brain works but I was always fascinated by business practices and how to make them work best for productivity in the workplace. So I decided to minor in business administration. Sitting at my desk in Berkshire Hathaway, a lot of the different aspects of both of those fields are fitting together. Being a staff member where the agents are my clients throws you into the world of customer service. You have to know the way your client thinks and how best to serve them. And this is a fast paced business and you have to keep up. Now, most people don’t realize the impact a great staff can have on a brokerage because common knowledge says

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