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78749 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 24, 2017
Mrscaudill80 asked:
Hi - I just checked out 8909 Colberg Dr in Austin TX and used the commute time map but the results were off a lot. It's only about 22 minutes from 3821 Juniper Trace, 78738, but it…
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Fri Sep 9, 2016
Grobconnolly answered:
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Mon Mar 7, 2016
Iluvehouses answered:
i would be interested to know the details of the prpperty to see if i have an interest i might have a all cash buyer
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Sat Oct 31, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Are you an agent? Ask your office to come through and give their honest opinion. Are others selling? If so you are probably missing something. Selling your own home is tough because you can't be objective. You like it, so you own it. Buyer's have to see it through their own eyes with their own taste.
Chances are you are over priced. That would explain the low number of showings and lack of offers. Buyers and too many agents are afraid of offending a seller with an offer much off the list price. Over pricing is the one guaranteed way to stay an owner longer and end up with less in the end. I could be wrong, so get some fresh eyes on your home and your price.
If you are not an agent, you need one. You are too close to do yourself the good you need.
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Fri Mar 27, 2015
Jennifer Howle Coldwell Banker answered:
Great schools shopping dining golf and the lake. Call if i can help
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Jon Spears answered:
Hi there, I see you are wanting to buy a home in Austin. I own a Texas based mortgage company with the home office being in Austin. If you are also looking to be financed visit my Austin site at and let me know if i can be of any assistance to you.
Wish you luck in finding a great home.
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Sun Sep 22, 2013
Claudia Gonzalez answered:
this is a very safe neighborhood. Believe me, i had left my garage open several times gone to work and come back and everything was ok. Other times my neighbors had actually close it for me. I know it sounds crazy. But i am a mom and sometimes we do things like this.
We are selling our to go North Austin if you still looking. Claudia Gonzalez 512-288-6770

$314500 and is 4 BEDROOM HOUSE WITH 2.5 BATH, 2480 sq. ft.
FORMAL LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM, WITH GAME AND SEPARATE FAMILY ROOM. MUST SEE THIS HOUSE TO APPRECIATE,.... Please see pictures. Green belt access from back yard. Nice back yard for entertainment.
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Sun Sep 22, 2013
Claudia Gonzalez answered:
yes, there is a park and ride spot on William Cannon and Hwy 290
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Mon Feb 6, 2012
Annette Lawrence answered:
Ed, interesting question.
Very often, as professionals who have been in the business a long time, we become bored with the tools we use. We want something new. Meanwhile, we have lost track that these tools are still new to the ones we present them too. Don't abandon a tool that is working?

Yes, I heard that thought, all the other agents are presenting a very similar product and you have lost delineation.
Besides that characteristic, what are the other deficiencies you see in your current product?

Having gone through this exact exercise, I created my own Excel titled LPA. Not only do I display three independent analysis, but also display for them to see, that they will likely make EXACTLY the same mistake other unsuccessful seller have made...and on one page! Again, this was the product of need, not boredom.

What problem are you trying to solve?

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Thu Dec 8, 2011
Betina Foreman answered:
Dear Ed,
I must agree, this business is a fulltime job and then some. Potential clients want answers now, not three days later on your day off from your "real job". Most successful Realtors work 7 days a week, maybe not 24 hours a day but it feels like it sometimes. your best bet is to focus on your sphere of influence. Those people already know and trust you and know how strong your work ethic is. Stick with what works for you. Good luck!
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Tue Dec 6, 2011
Betina Foreman answered:
Some people tend to be more offensive in negotiations. However I have found its better and more productive to be more cooperative. Why not help everyone to feel good about the transaction. When agents make the deal so challenging it can be uncomfortable at the closing table. Generally you see this behavior when agents have not refined their negotiation skills. I wish you the best of luck on this deal. ... more
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Mon May 23, 2011
Jodi Sherretts answered:
I think you can get them on Although, if the webmaster finds out you are an agent they will block you. Good luck!
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Thu Sep 9, 2010
Kevin answered:
This has been a problem since the feds changed the rules on appraisals with the HVCC regulations, Appraiser are only supposed to be working within their area of expertice. But like some agents/brokers since they are licensed in the state of Texas, they believe they can represent a family member buying a home 1, 2, 3... hours from where they hang their license. Supposedly they are looking at how appraisers are assigned to ensure they are knowledgeable about the area they are working in. ... more
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Thu Apr 22, 2010
Betina Foreman answered:
Dear Rhode,
I just wanted to check in and see if you found something. The 78749 zip code is the fastest moving zip in the country right now, so there is always something available in this neighborhood. The Maple Run neighborhood is close to MOPAC, so it makes for a short downtown commute (15 minutes) and is still very close to several shopping centers and green areas/parks. If your still looking for a lender I have several great ones on my website. I wish you the best of luck in your home search! Please let me know if I can help.
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Fri Jul 25, 2008
Betina Foreman answered:
In case you have not moved yet, there are four new lease listings.
Porsche 3 bed 2 bath for $1295
Morning Dew 4-2 for $1475
John Blocker 3-2 1/2 for $1550
Meg Brauer 4-2 for $1695

Please call me if I can help!
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