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As an Austin Texas Home Owner your goal right now may be to sell your home in the coming months but the reality is that you might receive a low ball offer on your home.

Although receiving a low ball offer isn’t uncommon in Real Estate the reality is that you can be prepared for receiving a low ball offer if you first understand why buyers submit low ball offers and how you should respond to them.

Understanding Low Ball Offers

A low ball offer can be classified as an offer that’s between $5,000 and $15,000 lower than your asking price although the exact definition of a low ball offer can vary from one buyer to the next

Home buyers will make low ball offers for a variety of reasons including the advice from their agent, family friend,

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We all love our pets but the sad reality is that if you plan on selling your Austin Real Estate in the coming months not every buyer is going to love your pets as much as you do.

Although it can be difficult selling a home when you have pets the reality is that it’s not impossible especially if you follow these simple tips.

Tip #1 – Send Your Pets on a Mini Vacation

During the period of time that your Austin Home For Sale is on the real estate market you should consider sending your pets on a mini vacation to a pet hotel or ask a trusted friend / family member if they would consider letting your pets stay with them because this will help you to get your pets out of the way and stop buyers from wondering what damage may have been done to

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Over the years many people who plan on selling Austin Real Estate will hire a Realtor® to help them with their Real Estate transaction but, sadly, few people really know what a licensed Real Estate Agent should be doing for them.

In this post we will break down exactly what a Realtor® should be doing for you if you plan on selling your Austin Real Estate in 2016 or beyond.

#1 Price Austin Real Estate Correctly

The first thing an experienced Austin Real Estate agent will do is price your home correctly based on a comparable analysis of other properties in Austin that have recently sold within the last 6 months.

When choosing an agent initially it’s important to choose a Realtor® who will not overprice your Austin Texas Home because if you

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AUSTIN, TX. – Are you planning on selling your Austin Texas Home in 2016? If so, this is a smart move to make because there’s never been more of a demand for homes in Austin Texas than right now thanks to low mortgage interest rates and low home inventory.

Before you sell your Austin home it’s important for you to say goodbye to your home before you sell it by following these simple tips.

Tip #1 – De-Personalize Your Home

One of the very best things you can do to sell your Austin Texas Home is to remove all personalization from your house including wallpaper, family photos, artwork, and finishing touches that show you’ve left your personal stamp on the home over the years.

Tip #2 – Re-Paint Your Home

Another great thing you can do to

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AUSTIN, TX – If you’re planning on selling your Austin Texas Home in 2016 one of the very best things you can do is improve the curb appeal for your home because curb appeal because curb appeal will draw the attention of a buyer to your home and make them want to get out of their vehicle to see what your home has to offer them.

In this post we will share with your 7 tips that you can use to add curb appeal to your Austin Texas Home.

Tip #1 – Clean Up Your Property

Spend one weekend cleaning up the property in the front and back yard of your Austin Texas Home.

A property cleanup should include trimming trees / bushes and removing any debris that’s accumulated on your property over the years.

Tip #2 – Rent a Power Washer

Take a power

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AUSTIN, TX. – Is buying an Austin Texas Home a great investment? The answer to this question is yes, buying Austin Real Estate is an excellent investment especially if you follow this criteria.

#1 – Look For a Home near A Great School

The first thing you can do to insure you purchase a home that’s a great investment is to buy an Austin Texas Home that’s close to a great school because homes that are near great schools are always highly desirable no matter if the Real Estate market is up or down.

#2 – Choose a Home in a Walkable Area

Another important thing to do when searching for an Austin Texas Home For Sale is to choose a home that’s in a walkable area because not only will a walkable location be more convenient for you as you grow

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The Austin Real Estate market is showing no signs of slowing down and is only heating up with the weather as buyers are coming to “Silicon Hills”.

With more people from across the United States flocking to Austin Texas some may feel like they are at a disadvantage especially if they are competing with cash offers from buyers who have recently moved to Austin from California and other states.

In this post we will share with you several tips you can use to insure that your offer gets noticed if you plan on buying Austin Real Estate in the coming months.

#1 – Get To Know the Seller

Although the 2016 Austin Real Estate market may be tough for some buyers right now the reality is that it’s also tough for some sellers too especially if they have

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If you bought or sold an Austin Texas home last year you know that it was a big year for Real Estate in Austin but we didn’t really know how big it was until recently when the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR) published a new report with statistics which showed that the local Real Estate market hit all time high numbers for home sales during 2015, especially in the month of December.

5 percent increase for single family home sales in 2015

According to the report, there was a 5 percent increase in 2015 for the amount of single-family homes sold in the Austin area. The median price was $263,900, a 9 percent increase from 2014, while the average price for single-family homes was $333,558, 8 percent more than 2014. One of the only declines seen in

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Spring time is right around the corner and you’re thinking about remodeling the kitchen or bathroom in your Austin Home but are not sure which option would make the best investment.

Although some Real Estate agents might tell you to remodel the kitchen in your home the reality is that it’s a better option to remodel your bathroom, here’s why:

Your Kitchen Remodel Might Not Appeal To Buyers

Although you may be excited about the remodeling the kitchen in your Austin home the reality is that your decorating choices might not appeal to some buyers if you plan on selling your home this year, especially when it comes to options like stainless steel or granite counter tops because, many people see those decorating choices as being outdated in 2016

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Buying an Austin Texas Home for the first time is an exciting experience because you’re finally going to be a homeowner after you’ve been renting but even though the home buying process is typically portrayed on shows like House Hunters as being all about how much the home costs, the reality is that your budget as a home buyer should also include money for unexpected costs after your offer is accepted and you’ve moved into the home.

In this post we will cover some of the unexpected costs that you will encounter as an Austin Texas Home buyer so you will be better prepared and educated about the home buying process.

Cost #1 – Home Inspections

The home inspection is by far one of the most important costs that you can expect to pay as a home

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