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The Power of Giving Can Transform One Person’s Reality

Teak holding up a check with Susan and Gene.

Author: Abigail Head, Client Care Manager at Gene Arant 

We are nearing the end of another year. Streets showered with holiday lights, wreaths on doors welcoming you inside decorated homes, and Christmas songs on the radio. In our communities, throughout the world, we use this time of year to reflect as well as anticipate what is to come in the next year.

It is the time of year when we hyper focus on gratitude and giving. The Gene Arant Team believes in the power of giving. Give Back is a key part of Gene and Susan’s personal and business lives. I have known the Arants for over 11 years now and they always give their time, their knowledge, and inspire others to help change lives.

The Gene Arant Team is celebrating 25 years in Real Estate in Austin Texas and surrounding areas. Twenty-Five...

#GiveBack November

#GiveBack November

As we approach the holiday season, the Gene Arant Team has been reflecting on our community and how we can give back to those in need. We’ve found that as we get older, giving gifts has become a more rewarding action than receiving. In fact, according to TIME Magazine, the secret to happiness is helping others because altruism is hardwired in our brain. We couldn’t agree more with this - giving to others plays a significant role in bringing happiness and meaningfulness into our lives.

While happiness and meaningfulness are reason enough for the gift of giving, there are even more benefits. According to Berkeley’s Greater...

25 Years of Changing Lives Through Real Estate

It's Our 25th Anniversary! 

The Gene Arant Team has had 25 years of building a successful company changing lives through real estate by helping people find homes or leave homes, building opportunities for team members to create wealth, and giving back to our community. We want to recognize this milestone year by celebrating our local community and thanking our past, present and future clients! We're here to say we appreciate you for going on this journey with us and entrusting us to be such a big part of your lives. For the next year, we will continue our tradition of giving back and celebrate our team members for their hard work and success!

We consider our clients to be a part of the Gene Arant Family. In the last 25 years, we've helped our clients buy and sell...

Things To Do Around Austin | August Events

Things are HEATIN UP in Austin! Heres our lineup of top things to do in Austin this month!

August 7: Blues on the Green
Zilker Park
Austin's favorite summer tradition is back for it's 29th season! ACL Radio's Blues on the Green invites music lovers out to Zilker Park to enjoy a family and pet friendly night of homegrown music in a relaxed atmosphere. Grab your family, friends, dogs, and blankets, and join us for Austin's largest FREE concert series!

August 8: Sip & Shop...

The Value of an Agent

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 place that...

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! 

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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!

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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...