How to Choose a Buyer’s Agent

Last time I checked, there were over 11,000 real estate agents in just the Austin area.  Most people know dozens of agents and it can be hard to know who to choose.  Social media helps new and non-producing agents look like mega agents, creative language can trick people into thinking new agents are veterans and… Read More >>

Steiner Ranch HOA Transfer Fees

The Steiner Ranch HOA recently went under new management and they changed the structure of fees associated with selling a home in Steiner Ranch.  These are all addressed in  the HOA addendum of the purchase contract.  Please note that these fees are accurate today (3/12/19) and that I will update as I learn of changes,… Read More >>

Earnest Money & Option Money

If you know me, you know that I am frequently frustrated with the lack of understanding of the real estate contract by other real estate agents.  Since it is literally THE FOUNDATION of what we do, it’s important to understand every paragraph yet most don’t.  I recently had a transaction where the buyer’s agent didn’t… Read More >>

Vandegrift Band Mulch Fundraiser

It’s that time again!  The easiest possible way to get mulch – order it from the Vandegrift Band and have it delivered to your door!  Click here to order.  Deliveries will be made the weekend of 4/5.  Orders due by March 8. 

Common Misconception about the Seller Lease Back

When a seller needs to stay in the home their selling beyond the close date, a “Seller’s Residential Temporary Lease” form is used (more commonly referred to as a “Lease Back” allowing them to lease the property from the new owners for a period of time.  A frequent misunderstanding about this form is who maintains… Read More >>

Upsizing Your Home

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too small as families expand and multiple generations live under one roof. Remodeling and adding to your home is one option for creating… Read More >>

Understanding Different Types of Real Estate Agents – Should you Hire A Team?

 There are essentially two types of real estate agents – Transactional and Relational A Transactional agent leverages everything so that their only activity is lead generation and working ON their business, not IN it.  Most real estate TEAMS fall into this category. They focus on Quantity.  A Relational agent still leverages, but only the administrative… Read More >>