Posted by Ashley Force on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:47 AMBy Ashley Force / May 14, 2019Comment
Staging is a clever way to get your home sold faster. Encourage prospective buyers to imagine themselves living there by presenting your home in it's best light. Here are our top 5 tips for staging your home.
1. Clear The Clutter
The most basic task when staging a home is removing clutter and getting the house clean. Remove knick-knacks and personal items from all surfaces, but don’t just put them in closets; potential buyers usually look in them, and you want yours to appear roomy. Box up spare belongings and get them out of the house.
Posted by Ashley Force on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 10:30 AMBy Ashley Force / May 5, 2019Comment
Susan is the epitomy of our mission: Changing Lives Through Real Estate. She makes her clients her #1 priority.
Here is what your team has to say about you, Susan!
"One of the first things you notice when you meet Susan is her incredible beauty, style, talent for design, and attention to detail. Then when you really get to know her you are amazed at her loyalty, and her immeasurable devotion to all those she loves. The most admirable thing about Susan is her discipline and constant search for ways God can use her to love and serve others. She is a force to be reckoned with!" - LaNeigh
"She is super HOT!! Her low filter allows you to know exactly what she is thinking...
Posted by Ashley Force on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:28 PMBy Ashley Force / May 1, 2019Comment
It's May in Austin! Time to open up those windows and spend some time outside! Here's what's happening this month around town!
May 4: Hot Air Balloon Festival Austin Festival opens Friday night early for Tethered Rides and a Hot Air Balloon Glow (weather permitting). Limited food and merchandise vendors will also be setup and open on Friday night as well. Live music and general admission areas open for all attendees. Anyone who has a pre-purchased Tethered Ride Pass or ANY pre- purchased pass for Saturday is allowed to attend for FREE on Friday. Parking passes are ALSO good for both...
Posted by Colbea Smith on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:29 AMBy Colbea Smith / February 8, 2019Comment
Our GATeam members are the backbone of the business who implement our vision statement: Extraordinary customer service | Build wealth | Give back.
Meet Jen, best known for her tenacity and positivity, she always finds it most impactful to be readily available and of service to her home buying clients. She understands that the hard work she puts in directly correlates to the results her clients will see and makes it her number one priority to do all she can for them.
When she isn’t busy showing homes or negotiating contracts, Jen likes to spend time with her husband, their two sons and two dogs. After work hours, you can find Jen at a Mexican restaurant or heading to one of her son's sporting events.
Come in and meet Jen, she's ready to assist you in finding your dream home! If you are looking to buy a home anywhere in the Greater...
Posted by Colbea Smith on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 12:05 PMBy Colbea Smith / January 25, 2019Comment
February is here and we're ready to get things started off right! Football season is closing out with Superbowl, it's going to remain chilly throughout the month (Or is it? We live in Texas afterall.) and the housing market is still robust for sellers. Back to the local events you'll want to be a part of that includes the best to do, see and engage in in Austin and beyond this February!
February 1-16: FronteraFest Hyde Park Theatre FronteraFest is five weeks of alternative, offbeat, new and off-the-wall fringe theatre. Expect the unexpected.
Posted by Colbea Smith on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 9:36 AMBy Colbea Smith / January 3, 2019Comment
Top 5 Improvements to gain you the most return on your investment
Front Door While the front door may not seem like an important piece of the puzzle, it is the very first thing a prospective buyer will see when entering the property and can make a huge first impression. It can also yield up to an amazing 96.6 percent return on your investment. If replacement is not in the budget, a fresh coat of paint will work wonders.
Hardwood floors No matter where you live, buyers want to see hardwood floors. It is one of the better investments you can make before selling your home and it will pay dividends. You don’t have to go crazy on the material either – there...
Posted by Colbea Smith on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 1:14 PMBy Colbea Smith / December 28, 2018Comment
Here we are in the first of the year. Everyone's set new goals to conquer and we're simply looking to make your first month in the new year brighter with cool and fun activities to do around the Greater Austin Area! Check out our top picks of what to enjoy in Austin and beyond this January!
January 1: Barton Springs Polar Plunge Barton Springs Pool Although there was a brief time when we didn't know if the plunge was going to happen due to flooding in the Austin area, the polar plunge is on and set for New Year's Dday! Join the brave and jump into the water during the chilly 30-something...
If you would like to join us in creating a smile on local children's faces who otherwise wouldn't have a Christmas, then please drop off unwrapped, new items at our GAT office. Below is a list of gifts in high demand.
Suzy Day of SAFE told us, "We often have a need for teen and pre-teen gifts".
If you prefer to donate from home, please shop for items from SAFE's Amazon and ...
Posted by Colbea Smith on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 11:12 AMBy Colbea Smith / November 29, 2018Comment
Holiday cheer is here! Take on as much of the lights, glitter and holiday songs to your heart's content. The city of Austin is a winter wonderland waiting to be explored. Check out what fun, inexpensive and sometimes free activities are going on around town! Here’s our top picks of what to enjoy in Austin and beyond this December!
Posted by Colbea Smith on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 10:22 AMBy Colbea Smith / November 21, 2018Comment
'Tis the season to give back. As such, the Gene Arant Team would like to open our doors as a drop-off location for holiday toys. SAFE, a merger of Austin Children's Shelter and SafePlace, is an Austin nonprofit with a mission to stop abuse for everyone, and they hold an annual gift drive that we are proud to support.
If you are able and feel so inclined, please drop off unwrapped, new items at our office by end of business day Friday, December 14. Below is a list of gift suggestions that are in high demand. Suzy Day of SAFE said, "We often have a need for teen and pre-teen gifts."
Also, if you'd prefer to donate from home, you can shop for items from SAFE's Amazon and Target wish...