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Reasons to heavily consider commute times before buying a homeMany people move into their dream home but are then dismayed to learn they have a long or frustrating daily commute. Suddenly, due to stressful commutes, they find they're no longer living the dream. Before bidding on a home and signing on the dotted line, it's important to consider what a daily commute would look like. Important transit factors to think about when buying a home should include the following.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Access to Roadways

Living near a major roadway has its perks and downsides. Convenience is a huge factor, but tradeoffs usually include noise and extra traffic. For commuters, however, convenience…

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Trends, Materials and Practices in Sustainable BuildingEco-friendly home construction has risen to the forefront of the minds of buyers and builders looking to be more green in practices and sustainability. Fortunately, modern options are becoming more affordable and obtainable. Learn more about sustainable building practices that save on utilities and offer a solid return on investment (ROI) below.

What Is Sustainable Home Building?

Technology for green home building aims to minimize energy usage and waste during the construction process. Statistics claim that up to 40 percent of CO2 emissions today can be attributed to construction projects.

For this reason, it's become increasingly essential for both buyers and builders to make every effort to use renewable and biodegradable products and…

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Investing in Austin Real EstateAustin's real estate investment scene is red hot right now, and with the recent announcement of Oracle's corporate headquarters moving here, it's likely to stay that way for a while. Our site caters to investors, so we get a decent amount of people registering that are interested in investing in Austin. Below are the different investment properties that investors in Austin can choose from that we also recommend and help facilitate. It's important to note that an investment play in Austin will be mostly an appreciation play in this current market. We recommend that an investor have at least 30% to put down on a property and $30,000 in reserves.

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We had Chris Jacobs of Housing Report to talk about where we’re at in this market. We spoke about what’s going on in the market in the past 12 months, graphs on Austin MSA average values, 5-20 years supply vs. demand, new vs. pending units, inventory, appreciation. We as well talked about the comparison of these graphs for the last 20 years, active prices per area, and predictions to look forward.

With the crazy inventory Austin has from the past couple of months, in June 2020, we started to consume available inventory faster than it was coming to the marketplace that was sustained for a solid six months. What it had done on the annual charts was used to see that for the last 20 years, we consumed 80% of what was available. Chris said…

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Sunny: Okay, so this presentation actually did, I think, last summer or maybe the summer, I think last summer about the appraisal addendum but it's, one of the four written addendums that we have, I feel like it's kind of written backward. For you to understand it is important to us, but you'll find that it's even, it's equally as important to understand how to explain it to listing agents, because a lot of times they don't understand it. But what you're dealing with is the part of the third party financing addendum that reads if the buyer's lender that makes the property contingent upon appraisal, basically. This slideshow is available on Workplace so it's always out there and it's a quick reference whenever you're writing one of these up if you need…

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Ryan: I am here, live with my good friend and consultant, Lee Adkins with Amplified Solutions. And we're going to go over the efficiency tools for Austin real estate agents. And to give you a little bit of background, I have been working with Lee for several years, he's a consultant of mine. He helps top team leaders and brokers basically organize their business in more of a structural model. Well, you could explain it way.

Lee: Yeah, so really focus on the operations. I like to say all the things that aren't selling real estate, running a company. And that's all things from just being organized and your email to recruiting strategy and ten-year strategy, growth strategy, and exit plan. So it's all the little things and all the big things really,

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Submitting a Multiple Offer for a Buyer in Austin Real Estate

This is really important because this is so prevalent in our market right now, I think we have about two months worth of inventory. So you really want to study these practices and really get your offer in and in really coasts the agents do the best you can to try and win, right? So you want to make sure that your offer is easiest to read, everything is lined out. We recommend read the MLS listing and attachments carefully. They're often instructions that can guide you in writing and they're often are not instructions. You want to have all the seller disclosure signed, you know, have the T-47. You want to package this up so that the listing agent knows that you're going to be easy to deal…

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In this discussion, our real estate experts delved into the intricacies of FollowUpBoss, a platform equipped with an array of features that can significantly enhance your lead conversion strategies. Join us as we walk you through the essential features, best practices, and actionable insights that can supercharge your real estate journey.

Enhancing Email Marketing

FollowUpBoss's email marketing capabilities and the critical role they play in lead nurturing. By sending emails on your behalf, the system gathers valuable data and offers a new level of insight into your leads' engagement.

Importance of Email Open Rates

Under the microscope, Ryan explores the open rates of batch emails, revealing valuable trends and insights. With open rates…

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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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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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