Short Term Renting–Frequently Asked Questions

***An Update to My Adventures of Air BnB*** Well, it’s been four years since this last post and four years of doing short term rentals, in three different places plus helping a friend manage their rental as well, so I think I have this side hustle business down. So I am going to try and touch… Continue Reading

Buying in a Hot Austin Seller’s Market

So I have to admit. I have already posted about this, done videos on this, and if you meet with me in person and you are buying a home–I cover all this. But also I wrote a blog on this topic on a plane a few weeks ago and somehow deleted it–sigh, but I am… Continue Reading

Protesting Your Property Taxes-The 2019 Edition

One of my goals this year is to be of more value to my past clients, and while I am always happy to answer what I can, refer recommendations, give my advice and share what I learn about my experiences etc, I seem to be mediocre and distributing this information… So I am going to… Continue Reading

Brinkman’s Remodeling Tips

As I sit here and write this, I look over at my unfinished kitchen…Yes, there are pretty painted cabinets and fun backsplash (I chose myself ahem with the wrong color grout), and a new sink and quartz countertops…but in the grand scheme of things–it is still not what I pictured in my mind– Basically I… Continue Reading

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