Category: Real Estate Tips

What are the pros and cons of selling to an investor?

Are you planning on listing your Austin Texas home for sale in 2019? If so, you most likely will receive an offer from a real estate investor. Should you accept the offer from the investor or wait for an offer from a traditional home buyer? In this article we will provide you with the pros…


Time again for your annual home review!

Are you ready for 2019? This is that time of year to chat with your favorite Realtor for your annual home review. As your home is likely your biggest investment,  it’s critical to consider these 5 questions every year: What changes have occurred in your life that alter your goals for the next 5 years? What properties near you have…


How to Make Your Austin Home Stand Out in A Buyers’ Market

Are you planning on selling your Austin Texas home? If so, there’s no doubt this real estate market is different than what we had 12 months ago and it can now be classified as a “buyers’ market”. Thankfully, you can make your ATX home stand out from the competition by following the four tips listed…


Wild Stock Market Makes Real Estate an Ideal Investment Right Now

  If you’ve been following the news over recent weeks it’s not hard to have seen at least one report about the stock market because stocks have been up and down consistently. One day the stock market will be up 400 points, the next day it’ll be down 600 points. Sadly, many investors and economic…


Make It A Safe Holiday Season

In early September, I started the Austin Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy. My hopes were to learn a bit more about the folks that look after us every day and perhaps a bit more about my father; who spent his career in law enforcement. With only four classes left, I can honestly say we are so…


FOR BUYERS: FINDING THE BEST 

With so many to choose from, how do you know who is the right real estate agent for you? How do you even narrow it down? You can stop your search right here, I’m a REALTOR® and an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), and I would love to help you find your next home!   The…


For Buyers: Our House Is A Very, Very, Very Fine House

FOR BUYERS: OUR HOUSE IS A VERY, VERY, VERY FINE HOUSE Nowadays, it’s rare to see houses without some form of smart home technology. It’s popular for a reason. Be it reducing your electric bill, or sheer convenience, there’s something for everyone and for nearly every purpose. Here’s a list of top home technology trends…


FAQ: When is the best time to sell my home?

One of the questions I receive the most is, “when is the best time to sell a home”.  There are many ways to dissect this, most notably is your own personal situation. But assuming one has no outside pressure and is simply trying to “market time” the sale, let’s see if we can shed a…


Market Quick Hits = Opportunity

Market Quick Hits “We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” ― Thomas Edison Units closed in April 2017 decreased 3.8% compared to April 2016. Year to date we’re up 1%. The Austin MSA inventory is up 16.9%, 15.1% in Travis County and 14.6% in Austin City Limits. Year to date condo sales are…


1Q17 Market Watch

How’s that real estate market, you ask? 1Q17 single family units sold were 0.5% higher compared to 1Q16.  This is a clear continuation of the market slowdown we noted previously, but make no mistake, we are still on pace to beat last year’s numbers. Even if it’s just by 0.5%What continues to raise my eyebrow is the interest…