Tag Archive: sellers

What you can do now to get prepared to sell in the spring

Don't wait until the busy season to start preparing your Central Austin home for sale. Here are three key steps to get you on your way.

  For those of you contemplating selling your home this spring, there are several things you should do NOW.  Not only will these three steps help you prepare and get a jump on the market, but they may also serve to boost your sales price. STEP 1:  CLEAN AND PURGE.  It’s natural to accumulate a…

The secret to pricing homes Central Austin

There is a strategy to pricing your home to sell quickly and for maximum value.

In an ideal world, your Central Austin home will sell quickly and for top dollar.  But how do you achieve this real estate nirvana?  In a word, price. Okay, it’s really five words – price, condition, location, marketing, and experience.  Each of those factors play a key role in how your home is positioned in…

10 mistakes to avoid when selling your Central Austin home

Here are the 10 mistakes to avoid when selling your Central Austin home

When it comes to selling your home, most folks want to sell fast and for top dollar.  To help you achieve that goal, we offer these insider tips on the 10 mistakes to avoid when selling your Central Austin home.  Mistake #1:  Pricing the home too high.  A home is most attractive to potential buyers…

Selling Your Austin Home During the Holidays

    Many Austin families are reluctant to list their homes for sale during the winter holidays.  The season can already be hectic and many people don’t want to deal with the added distraction of preparing your home for sale.  I can totally relate.  But before you eliminate the idea completely, there are some benefits…

HOMESELLER TIP: Make your home easy to see

To increase the chances of selling your home, you want to make it easy for potential buyers to see.

Regardless of your home’s price, condition, or location, it won’t sell if it can’t be seen by potential buyers.  The biggest thing you can do to help sell your home is to make it easy for buyers to see.  Here are some tips: Like you, buyers have busy schedules. They will want to see your…

What Austin’s New Real Estate Developments Mean for Homeowners

Austin's changing skyline will have a very realimpact on local homeowners

Whoever said summer is supposed to be relaxing? I’ve walked in a fashion show for charity, taken the family to the beach, taxied the kids back and forth to camp and swim lessons, made innumerable forts, pitched a tent, gone to the Dino Park, visited the Wildflower Center, and fed the animals at Austin Zoo….

The Hard Truth for Homesellers

Despite what you might think as the homeowner, your home isn't worth what YOU think it is. The market will determine the value of your home.

As a homeowner myself,  I understand the frustration a homeowner can feel when your home isn’t selling for the price you think it should.   In the video below, Marquette breaks down the hard truth:  your home isn’t worth what YOU think it is. Despite what you paid for your home… Or how much a neighbor…

Tips for moving with children

Moving with children can be a challenge, but it is do-able.  Even though you have a million things to do on your moving checklist, don’t overlook that your children may be stressed or scared about the upcoming move.  Moving creates upheaval for everyone, even more so for children because their normal routine is disrupted.  Here…

Listing Your Home During the Winter Holidays

Many families are reluctant to list their homes during the holidays.  The season can already be hectic and many people don’t want to deal with the added distraction of preparing your home for sale.  I can totally relate.  But before you eliminate the idea completely, there are some benefits to consider. Because there tend to…

Advice for people looking to upgrade their homes

Front of Allandale home

In the last 2 days I have gone on 2 very fun (for me) home visits. Not to list homes or sell them, but to counsel homeowners on what they should be doing to maximize their home’s resale value when considering potential home improvement projects. It occurred to me that many of you might not even know…

Quick Guides to Austin Real Estate

I’m super excited to launch the first in a series of short and practical webinars to help explain the various parts of the home buying and selling process.  These “quick guides” are designed to get buyers, sellers, and investors up-to-speed on the different parts of a real estate transaction.  You can count on these sessions to be: FREE,…

Quick Guide for Austin Sellers: What happens between accepting an offer & vacating your home

A client recently asked me “What are the steps between accepting an offer and vacating my house?”  What a great question.  Getting your home under contract is only part of the real estate transaction.  Once you’ve accepted an offer and your home is under contract, you can still expect quite a bit of activity.  Here’s a brief…

How Homes Are Like People

Welcoming home in Rosedale neighborhood. Austin, Tx 78756

I must confess that I have a bit of a house addiction.  Fortunately, I can see a lot of houses inside and out since Paul is my husband.  Yea!  Bonus points for Paul! Early on in our relationship Paul and I would spend our weekends previewing homes for his clients.  I quickly learned that I…

Limited-Time Marketing Offer for Home Sellers in 78731 & 78751

If you are thinking of selling your home in the 78731 or 78751 areas of Austin, we have some exciting new marketing options for you. Not only will your home be featured on Zillow, but we can ensure that it is one of only two featured videos that are displayed for any home search in the 78731…

How Zillow is helping us generate pre-market buzz

So we were playing around with the idea of generating buzz for a property before putting them on the MLS. Since becoming a Zillow Premiere agent we have been utilizing their “Coming Soon” tool. It works pretty well, we even (as of right now) have one listing that wend pending after listing the home on…