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My Home Sale Journey

Selling a home is a big decision and if you're thinking about it now, congratulations, you have succeeded in Step 1 - Consideration (also, now is a great time to sell so kudos to you). Now there is the dilemma some people face of whether or not to work with an agent or do for sale by owner. I'm here to tell you MY experience with this quandary and what worked for me. Read on!

My husband and I bought our house in 2016 when the market was white hot. There was limited inventory but we got a great interest rate and found exactly what we were looking for - a small, quirky, little first home that was perfect for where we were in our life. But as time went on and our family started to grow, we felt a need for a little more space, so we decided to sell. A little back story - this house had become so much more than a house for us. This was the...

Summer in Austin

The Real Estate market is heating up with the weather! Last year we had 31 home sales from June - September. If you have a home to sell this year, there is no doubt that right now is the perfect time to put it on the market for sale. Home sale conditions are extremely good in the Austin area and your chances of selling quickly and at top dollar are excellent. Here's why now is the perfect time to sell your home:

  • New buyers are still entering the market.
  • Interest rates are still on the lower end.
  • You have high equity.
  • Selling now will be better than waiting till 2020.

New Buyers Are Still Entering the Market

With available housing inventory remaining low, even with rising interest rates, buyers who are ready to make a purchase will still shop for homes. While...

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Summer Has Arrived!

Print our Ultimate Summer Bucket List and check things off as we move through these warm summer days! 


Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

This weekend we remember and honor the men and women who have died fighting for our country. It's a day of remembrance and a day of fun... and lucky for us, Austin provides plenty of outdoor adventures, live music and delicious eats that will keep you fueled up for this long weekend!

Thank you to the brave men and women who have given their life for our great nation! We hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day!


Staging Tips : How To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

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.

2. Brighten Up The Rooms...

Meet Your Greater Austin Real Estate Team: GATeam Member Susan Arant

Happy Birthday Susan! 

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 which I believe...

Things To Do Around Austin | May Events

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
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 days. Sales end...

Meet Your Greater Austin Real Estate Team: GATeam Member Jen Bassett

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 Austin Area,...

Things To Do Around Austin | February Events

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. 

February 9: ...