Training

Thursdays around here are supposed to be "Thematic Thursday", which loosely means, "The theme of this blog is real estate, so on this day, I will describe the work of a real estate professional." I have heard lots of misconceptions and confusion about what real estate professionals actually DO, so I will give you some … Continue reading Training

Negotiating

It could be that growing up an 'only child' gave me a foundation for intuiting a lot about negotiation. After all, I perceived the world as myself "against" two parents (who had my best interests at heart), but whose decisions I saw as overly-restrictive. I am sure I argued them out of their minds! But, … Continue reading Negotiating

Ten Things I Look For When I’m Helping You Buy a Home*

In Austin: Are there any open permits for previous additions, swimming pool, HVAC updates, electrical updates? Why this matters: In the past couple of years, the City of Austin has gotten very strict about not issuing new building permits (including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc) until the old permits have been inspected and approved. There is no such … Continue reading Ten Things I Look For When I’m Helping You Buy a Home*