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Would Edward Snowden Work For Zillow?

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As you have no doubt heard, computer analysis Edward Snowden was so appalled by what he deemed to be egregious privacy violations and spying on U.S. Citizens by his employers the CIA and NSA, that he leaked classified information to the press to prove it, then fled to Russia where he remains. Would he have […]

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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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In Which Area of Austin will Jim and Pam End Up?

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Everybody loves Austin. Or so it seems. If the recent Forbes article “Austin Envy” wasn’t enough (though it mistakenly claims we still have Austin Hippies – we don’t. And, please, NOBODY refers to Austin as “Silicon Hills”), the final proof was in the finale of The Office, in which Jim and Pam decide to leave […]

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How Much is Too Much to Pay for an Austin Home?

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Austin Buyers, when trying to win a multiple offer situation on a home in Austin, how much is “too much” to pay? It’s a hard question to answer because it’s both personal and subjective. One buyer’s “too much” may another’s “good deal”. One buyer’s “perfect” floor plan may be another’s “it’s just ok”. That said, […]

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Austin Lease Extensions Depend on Timing and Season

As we head into the Spring/Summer leasing season in Austin, and I just mailed my first batch of renewal letters, I’m already fielding inquiries from tenants who have lease-end dates that don’t coincide with their future plans. ┬áThe inevitable question is “can we have a move-out date of x instead of y? For one tenant, […]

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

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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