Tag Archives forAustin Real Estate

The State of Professionalism Among Austin Realtors is Poor

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One of the things I struggle with as a real estate blogger is finding the balance between positive, upbeat stories and dreary negative truths about the real estate industry and the people in it. My sweet wife/Broker Sylvia has reprimanded me in the past for being too negative. So did my former “big name” Broker, […]

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Are you an Austin Buyer or a Contestant?

Frustrated Austin Home Buyer

If you’ve tried to buy a house in Austin lately, in an area of high demand and low inventory, such as Southwest Austin, you may have run into some competition. In fact, you most likely have. As of this writing, there are 43 Active listings and 84 Pending listings in SW Austin. I won’t go […]

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How Important is Showing Feedback and How Do You Get It?

Showing Feedback

I have found showing feedback to be essential and extremely helpful in the sale of my listings. Feedback provides insight into issues or factors that I might have overlooked or not considered important enough to affect pricing. Obtaining good feedback from showing agents takes some preparation and follow through though. Here’s what I do. First, […]

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Posted by Sylvia
7 years ago

Trends in Appliance Colors – Is Stainless Out?

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  Our dishwasher needs replacing. It is old and worn out and as I am choosing appliances, it seems stainless steel is still the color of choice. What is the next big color in appliances? … I wonder? I Googled this and came up with a few answers, but nothing that seems to dominate the […]

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Posted by Sylvia
7 years ago

What’s the deal with the We Buy Houses signs in Austin

We Buy Houses Austin sign

Ever wonder what the “We Buy Houses” signs really mean? You see them all over Austin, usually in middle to lower priced neighborhoods, and older transitional areas with a lot of fixers. Often the signs seems homemade and haphazardly placed. The words “fast” and “cash” are on most. If you were to call this sign, […]

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Austin Xeriscaping – Someday Mandatory like El Paso?

Austin Xeriscaping

Steve and I took a GRI class last week in pursuit of more knowledge about current real estate trends and practices. I always find these educational courses to be informative and helpful. My biggest “take away” from this class was when one of my fellow classmates, who drove over 900 miles from El Paso for […]

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Posted by Sylvia
7 years ago