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I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe right now. We're having our monthly Spyglass realty meeting. And we're going to do it on all the realty hack groups. Right now is just like such a trying time in our life and I don't think anyone has seen anything like this.

What we need to do is to try to normalize our lives, we need to be engaging with our clients, we basically what are you gonna do, you're gonna sit home or go crazy, or you're gonna like try to make the best of this. And the way that we can do that the number one thing that you can be doing, anybody that you have worked with, or potentially work with is conversations.

That is the hardest thing to do, because it requires picking up the phone and making calls. But, it's the most

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Looking for the ultimate quarantine home survival kit?  We’re building it day by day and piece by piece. Now that the “shelter-in-place” is going to be required until April 30th, we need as much guidance as possible to help us stay busy and avoid “Cabin Fever”.  We’re going to try to keep this blog up to date and current and try to include activities for all ages. But since the adults are the ones that need to keep control of all this chaos so we’ll start with them.  

Adult Activities


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1.    What impact do you think COVID-19 will have on Austin’s economy?

SXSW was a loss of $500+ million annual to the local economy.

Housing is a positive light in Austin. Locally there is not enough shelter inventory in all channels. So real estate will probably have another good year.

If builders quit building, that actually causes values to increase due to the lack of enough shelter being built.

Locally however, many of our restaurants and businesses are dependent on the many festivals and conventions that are part of our history and culture (SXSW, ACL, F1 races and events, etc.) and their loss of income will definitely be felt. At this point it’s hard to say how deep that will affect us

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Posted: March 12, 2020 | Updated: March 17, 2020

In the recent events worldwide, a new strain of coronavirus has been detected which has caused a global health emergency, threats on recession and on the economy, cancellation of events, and the number of infected around the globe grow. Headlines and misinformation are causing panic to people that's why it's always best to get your information from trusted outlets such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, the Texas Department of State Health Services, website, and other reliable sources.

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus comes from a large family of viruses that causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as the

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When remodeling or constructing your home, you have different options to choose from for your flooring. One of the most popular options is wood flooring. It is naturally inviting and it's a timeless material that beautifies your home. Deciding between the type of wood material may be a hard choice to make. This blog is your guide for your hardwood flooring. Know the difference, pros and cons, and the costs of laminate and hardwood flooring.


What is Hardwood Flooring?

Hardwood floors are harvested from trees and formed into plants, sanded down to become smooth. Hardwood flooring is 100% wood which also includes a petroleum-based factory finish. This type of flooring is known to be more durable compared to other wood counterparts. Hardwood

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John McCarthy: We’re going to talk a lot, you know, I gave you guys the handout, and there's going to be some things that you're probably going to want to write to add a couple notes because, you're not going to do everything on this process. But the goal is to give you the tools and you can you're going to end up essentially kind of customizing what you can do for open houses.

I want to talk about like with open houses, you want to have a purpose. What are you going to be doing? Why are you doing an open house? Are you farming a particular neighborhood that you're the local expert? Are you just doing open houses, you know, throwing it in the schedule on a Saturday and Sunday for a million dollar price point anywhere in the country, because

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Ryan: So, you know, as we've evolved as a brokerage, like what we've tried to do is put a focus on company and help you grow your business.

And in 2018, we really wanted to get into the actions of, the subject of goals, right? And, not just kind of put a goal out there, but also break that down into what it takes to achieve your goals.

If you guys have done professional development meetings with me, you know, that we don't just put your goal out there, we look at what you did in previous years. If your lead sources were company leads, if they were open houses, if it were spear, and then we really tried to break that down so that you know, what it's going to take, how many actions it's going to take, and then on a weekly basis, what it is what

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