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I have watched this for several weeks and am looking forward to (hopefully) signing up for a small segment or two in areas that I have worked here in Austin, Texas for more than fifteen years. My greatest concern is that as much as I have read and researched, I still do not know how the Austin, T...
07/31/2008
I do not know where I first heard that statement but caught myself doing it ten years ago (and I still do...don't you?). It was at that point that I wondered if my direct mail was ever seen before it went into the trash. I decided years ago that I would not send any more mail to my clients in env...
07/30/2008
I recently posted some comments, observations and questions about the new Localism. What's all the fuss about buying a Localism neighborhood? In my spare time (that is certainly an oxymoron in my life!) I have been reading a number of the disparaging remarks and complaints about paying for a neig...
07/29/2008
As a relative newcomer to Active Rain, I am learning at a fast clip that there are many wide and varied opinions and that a lot of people can get very upset and speak out rather vociferously at times. Sometimes it's to express anger or hurt and at other times it's intended to insult or intimidat...
07/28/2008
I have been reading with growing interest a number of posts and comments concerning the upcoming localism neighborhood sale/ land rush: http://localism.com/sponsor There appears to be a number of different opinions about the subject and I would like to add my two cents worth. Please bear with me ...
07/25/2008
I have recently been posting positive news about Austin in my Blog and in order to deflect comments from skeptics who often claim that realtors are just being "mindlessly positive" because it is our "bread and butter" I offer the newest data from a Forbes Magazine article as confirmation that, in...
07/25/2008
I answer questions for buyers and sellers in several on line forums and recently had a number of requests for what a home seller should look for in a listing agent and what questions to ask.    •1.  Start by doing a few hours of research on line and with friends who live in your area. Ask around....
07/22/2008
To follow up on my most recent post I came across some interesting information from the Texas State Comptrollers Office. Susan Combs has been quoted at several functions across the state. She has cited economic growth 60% above the national average and the creation of more than a quarter-million...
07/21/2008
I wanted to continue my posts about how well Austin and Texas is doing and recently came across the following comment posted by a buyer: "Of course all the realtors are optimistic about buying in Austin, it is their job and their bread and butter." It is a shame that much of the general public ha...
07/21/2008
In my last post I talked about the real estate market in Austin and Texas. We apparently have managed to dodge a bullet as far as suffering the same catastrophic losses and mortgage meltdown that has enveloped many parts of the country. Again, I am not adopting some sort of "Pollyanna" attitude b...
07/19/2008