Posted by Colbea Smith on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:10 PMBy Colbea Smith / October 19, 2018Comment
We are more than employees at the Gene Arant Team, we are GATeam members. Our GATeam members are the backbone of the business and they assist in implementing our vision statement: Extraordinary customer service | Build wealth | Give back.
You may have met GATeam member Jennifer Shahry, however, you may not know everything about her and what she does for her clients.
Jennifer is our lead listing specialist and joined our team in September 2010. Want to know that every detail of your home selling process is taken care of? She will help you price your home correctly based on current market trends and guide and advise you through every part of the decision-making process. Jennifer gives 100 percent to her clients—in fact, the homes Jennifer has sold in 2018 spent an average of only 31 days on the market, compared to an average of 54 days...
Parents and teachers, what would your child or student do if they were in a situation where a fire occurred? We all hope our children never have to face difficult situations, however, it's important for them to know how to respond to a fire...just in case.
An excellent way to teach young children about fire safety is through song and video. We found several fun songs and videos you can use to help teach your children or students about fire safety! Share these fire safety songs and videos with your kids, today:
Posted by Gene Arant Team on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 4:44 PMBy Gene Arant Team / October 5, 2018Comment
“Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.” This year’s Fire Prevention Week (FPW) message, by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), works to remind the public that fires can and do still happen…anywhere.
LOOK for places/household items where a fire could start by taking a look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and fix any issues that could create a potential fire.
LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke...
Posted by Gene Arant Team on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 3:32 PMBy Gene Arant Team / September 19, 2018Comment
At the Gene Arant Team we call our employees team members or GATeam members. They are more than employees. Our GATeam members are the backbone of the business who implement our vision statement: Extraordinary customer service | Build wealth | Give back.
You may have met GATeam member Garrett Beem, however, you may not know everything about him and what he does for his clients.
Garrett is one of our cherished client care managers! Want to know that every detail of your home selling process is taken care of? He will make it happen—from setting up a home stager to forecasting what it will take to have a successful close.
On a personal note, Garrett was born and raised in Napa, California—he is undoubtedly a huge wine guy. His wife was raised in Austin, Texas and the pair made the move to Austin from California...
This beloved Austin tradion is 25 years old and takes place in the heart of the city at Zilker Park. The free concerts bring together thousands of Austinites (humans and four legged friends alike) for a few hours of fun and entertainment. Grab a picnic blanket, snacks, cold beverages and go enjoy the Live Music Capital of the country and everything it has to offer! Blues on the Green started off as a promotional event in the Arboretum, the original intention was to increase consumer traffic; the rest is history!
Posted by Susan Arant on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 2:52 PMBy Susan Arant / August 1, 2018Comment
Has a teacher touched your life? Has a teacher made an impact on someone you care about? I dare to say, "ABSOLUTELY!" As we roll into August and school is nearly back in session, there are kids ready to learn, and teachers ready to teach. But they’re often missing something… school supplies.
Families sometime struggle to get food on the table, let alone have the resources to help their kiddo get set up with school supplies. I was surprised to learn, 94 percent of teachers actually spend their own money on school supplies to help out the kids in their classroom... and we all know being a teacher is not necessarily the highest paying career.
Having 3 kids of our own, Gene and I have always been huge educational supporters, serving on PTA's, members of education foundations, you name it. We see this as another...
Posted by Susan Arant on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 5:54 PMBy Susan Arant / February 21, 2018Comment
The season you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for your home and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts and is also more convenient weather for moving. Because of this trend, most people will recommend waiting to list your home until after the winter is over. Avoiding the winter is a huge misconception in the housing industry and can cause homeowners to miss out on opportunities.
Selling in the winter can give you a few advantages. There will be fewer houses on the market since most people assume winter is a bad time to sell. This gives your home more...
Posted by Susan Arant on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 5:53 PMBy Susan Arant / February 21, 2018Comment
Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a mortgage. Credit availability is expanding, making it easier to get a mortgage now than it was a year ago. The market is still tight however, and homebuyers should be prepared to shop around until they find a lender who is offering something that will meet the needs of their family.
Mortgage lending companies have high standards so it is important to make sure you and anyone else who will be included on the mortgage have their credit in check. The mortgage market is strict because lenders do not want to be put in a situation where they are forced to repurchase loans...