So I’m a bit late getting this out. I realized on my drive out to see family for Labor Day that it was the last day of August and my newsletter wasn’t out. But I decided to lounge around in Lake LBJ with my family instead of writing the newsletter. I was pretty sure you’d forgive me, if you even noticed.
I hope you had a great Labor Day, too!
Whisky Event-Macallan Manor
For some reason that’s still a bit of a happy mystery to me, I was asked by Macallan Whisky to help them get some cool people like you to attend their whisky tasting event in Austin.
That’s right. I’ve been tasked with giving away a free party with high-end whisky. The event is in Austin, on the evening of October the 2nd.
If you’re interested, please email me at email@example.com with the word “whisky” in the subject line, and I’ll send you full event details and an RSVP link.
The Three Rs: Reviews, Referrals and Repeat Business
Last week, I was revamping the email I send out after closing to clients, and I started reflecting on what I’ll call “The Three R’s” of Real Estate.
The Three R’s are what keep me in business so I can keep helping people like you make smart, informed real estate decisions. They are reviews, referrals and repeat business.
Let’s talk about repeat business and what that means for you. I’m delighted that I get to work repeatedly with many of you. I’m honored that many of you call me back to transact real estate together again and again. But I often find that clients are hesitant to “bother” me with questions between transactions.
So let me say this: I’m here to help you build wealth through real estate and make good real estate decisions. Lots of important real estate decisions happen between transactions!
-Should I protest my property taxes?
-Should I sell my home in the next few years, or hold it for decades?
-Will starting my own business affect my ability to buy real estate?
-Should real estate be part of my tax strategy?
-Should I wait to save 20% before I buy?
-How can I build up an investment portfolio of real estate over the next 10 years?
These are all questions I can offer advice on, even if you won’t be buying or selling for months or years. Especially if you’re a repeat client, don’t hesitate to call me for advice. You don’t have to wait until you’re ready to buy or sell to call me.
Want to stay informed with regular real estate tips from me? I record one-minute videos on real estate topics like the above and put them on my Facebook Page. You can follow my page here to see the videos.
Still rockin’. Prices are UP over last July by about 6%. Inventory is LOW. So if you know anyone who is considering selling, now is a great time. We don’t have enough housing for everyone who wants to live here.
Do you know anyone who is thinking about selling in Central Austin? I probably have a buyer for them. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our listing at 2020 South Congress sold the first day on the market for $10,000 over asking price! I can tell you with confidence that it was staging that made the difference.
And my friends Casey and Darren bought a home in South Austin. Look how adorable they are on this awesome deck!
I know Darren from Austin Uptown Dance where I take west coast swing lessons with him. And it was so fun getting to know Casey, his (smart and beautiful) girlfriend, during the process. Thanks guys, it was so fun working with you! And congrats!
Where to begin! I’ve been blessed with a deluge of buyers recently. So if you or anyone you know is thinking about selling in Central Austin, listen up!
These buyers are all pre-qualified or cash and committed to working exclusively with me to buy property in Austin. They’re not just lookers. They’re serious buyers, and I need homes for them!
–$600K and less, 78704 or 78702. Okay with some renovation work. Walkable to some coffee shops and such important. Flexible time frame.
–$600K and less, 78741 (East Riverside), ideally the neighborhood around Taylor Gaines. Willing to do renovations. Flexible time frame.
–$350K and less, south central Austin. Willing to go south of Ben White. Before end of 2018.
–$400K and less, McKinney Falls area. New homes. Flexible time frame.
–Mid to low $300s. Flexible on Central Austin areas. Investors looking for a good deal and must close soon. They’re considering Eastwood at Riverside and Searight, as examples. Need low-maintenance, move in ready, flexible rental rules.
–East Austin investors. Currently considering some multifamily developments. They like to buy properties in need of repair in 78702. Frequent buyers of East Austin real estate.
–$350K and less, SW Austin around the Y at Oak Hill. Single family or detached condo. 3 bedrooms larger. Newer homes. I have TWO groups of buyers looking for this right now.
–$450K, East Austin around E 6th Street. Condos and single family both fine. 2 bedrooms and larger.
–$600K 78704. 2 bedrooms minimum, 3 would be better. Need two bedrooms plus an office. Flexible on what an office space looks like. Want to be north of Oltorf in 78704, walkable to cool stuff. Might consider going higher for something really amazing. Motivated, need to buy in the next two months.
Do you know anyone who wants to sell in Central Austin, or is even considering it? If yes, please drop me an email at email@example.com and we can see if it might be a fit.
Listing: 2305 Coronado Street, 78702
This newer, low-maintenance condo in East Austin is great for anyone interested in short term rentals. With October just around the corner with ACL and Formula 1, you could make a boat-load! Most condos don’t allow STR, but this little complex has very unobtrusive HOA rules, so STR is allowed here. If you’re looking for a place you could crash in Austin part of the year and rent out the rest, this could be the spot. Send me a message to discuss further.
Free-standing condo with attached garage
1 bed, 1.5 bath, 1200+ SF
Throw a rock to Gourmands, Hi Hat, Cuvee Coffee and tons of other fun East Austin spots. Enjoy some jazzy tunes from the recording studio across the street.
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