Austin Housing Market: Why Fall and Winter are still a good time to Buy or Sell

I must admit, I have been pretty fortunate to be in Austin Tx (and specifically Real Estate since 2008). While my career definitely started slow, it has only continued to grow and so has this city. While we aren’t through with October, our company alone is showing October to actually surpass September, this is unusual… Continue Reading

TAX TIME! 2018: Protesting Your Property Taxes

HELLO FRIENDS! This is an email I sent out to all my past clients, but I thought I would share for those that aren’t past clients of mine (but maybe you own a home and will find this information valuable) Fortunately I believe all counties now let you informally protest online now, making life much… Continue Reading

The Importance of Appearance

While first impressions are certainly key (I read some crazy statistic about how people make an impression in the first .9 seconds of meeting someone) I am not talking about dating here (we’ll save that for another post) What I am referring to is…HOMES ya’ll…selling homes. “Staged homes sell faster.” You and I have both… Continue Reading

Economic Outlook: 2018

Hello 2018! Things are looking pretty good! At the end of each year (or beginning of new year) I attend some awesome Economic Forecasting presentations. The projections are often on a National and Local level, with a focus in the real estate sector. I take notes during the presentation and like to share what I… Continue Reading

Home Buying: Choosing the Right Realtor

Home Buying: Choosing the Right Buyer’s Agent A guideline of items to consider and questions to ask a Realtor when looking to purchase a home. I started writing this blog literally months ago, and FINALLY I am getting around to finishing it up!  I had another interview last week with a buyer looking to purchase… Continue Reading

Protesting Your Property Taxes

Hello Austin area residents/home owners! Earlier this week I sent out an email to all my past clients about disputing their property taxes.I decided to go ahead and post the same note on the blog, given that, it’s some really helpful information. Option 1: Log onto our website and if you don’t have an account, create one…. Continue Reading

Ashley Brinkman’s Referral Contest

Well, I have finally come to the conclusion that I need to put something more solid in place for those of my friends and clients that refer me business, because it is so VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. After some deliberation, talks with other successful agents and marketing gurus, I am going to run a monthly contest… Continue Reading

New Construction vs. A Resale: Pros and Cons

Hello again friends, followers, readers and such— It’s been a while since my last blog post and I thought now would be as good of a time as any to discuss the pros and cons of buying a new home in the Austin market…as I have 6 clients under contract for new homes…crazy. Some close… Continue Reading

Austin Real Estate Forecast 2017 (Recapped from Ted Jones)

Dr. Ted Jones is the Economist for Stewart Title. (Twitter Handle is @drTCJ) He gives a great presentation and holds your attention and packed with a few funnies along the way. This morning I wanted to re-cap some of the things he discussed and presented on regarding the future of Austin’s Economy. Despite the election,… Continue Reading

Whole30 Challenge:

While I am currently not doing Crossfit on a day-to-day basis, I do attend a crossfit gym (but I do classes with an old fav trainer, Taylor, because I like that programming) but I do work out with a group of wonderful gals who for some odd reason thought June 1 they should do a… Continue Reading