Archive Monthly Archives: July 2011

Keith Richards, Harry Potter and the Austin Home Buyer

Keith Richards

I recently read the autobiography Keith Richard’s Life. In it, Keith Richards, of Rolling Stones fame of course, talks about becoming a songwriter and how it changed his perspective on life. It caused him to more closely observe people and how they behave. To more closely listen to comments and phrases people use, always keeping […]

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Posted by Steve
7 years ago

Navigating the Yelp Review Jungle for Real Estate Agents

Yelp Reviews

Earlier this week someone I’ve never met, Paul B from Round Rock, blessed Crossland Real Estate with a disparaging 1-Star review on Yelp. It reads: Unprofessional and unpleasant demeanor.  General lack of realistic market knowledge and trends.  Probably better suited as a property manager, but lacks the proper people skills to be effective as either a […]

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Posted by Steve
7 years ago

Central Austin Homes: Buyers Often Frustrated and Deflated

Central Austin Houses for Sale

I’ve been working with buyers recently looking in Central Austin neighborhoods. A recurring scenario always develops. Buyers are in love with neighborhoods such as Allandale, Travis Heights, Zilker, Barton Hills, Hyde Park, East Austin, etc., but cannot find an acceptable home to purchase in the Central Austin areas they love. A couple of months ago […]

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Posted by Steve
7 years ago

Austin Housing Market Update – Midyear 2011

Real Estate Market Stats

Homes values in Austin are trending up overall. This graph shown below can be deceptive though, because market activity is highly localized within pockets and neighborhoods. Let’s have a look and I’ll discuss further below. It’s impoortant to understand what a graph like this is and what it isn’t. It’s not an indicator of the […]

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Posted by Steve
7 years ago