Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 10:01am. 157 Views
Austin-area home sales reached an all-time high this June, increasing 13 percent over June 2013, according to a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. This pace puts 2014 in the running for Austin’s highest all-time sales volume, potentially breaking last year’s all-time high record.
“The 2014 summer selling season in Austin was expected to be strong, and June 2014’s home sales activity did not disappoint,” said ABOR President Bill Evans. “Austin’s housing stock is rising to meet the area’s continually strong housing demand, and as a result Austin saw a sharp rise in home sales in June 2014.”
Housing inventory reached 2.8 months in June, the highest level of inventory seen since August 2013, and .2 months…
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 4:28pm. 287 Views
A group of kids from the Austin Sunshine Camps was in for a treat at a recent Austin Aces match, courtesy of real estate brokerage Regent Property Group. Regent donated tickets so Sunshine Camp kids could experience Austin’s first professional tennis team play at the Cedar Park Center. Twenty campers between the ages of 8-13 were able to attend the match.
“One of the girls got to get on the court and return a serve from Andy Roddick,” said Jenny Stucky, Executive Director of Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps, and "she carried the ball around camp with her for the remainder of the camp session. This experience definitely made a huge impact on this camper."
Stucky said the experience was a “wonderful opportunity” to see professional tennis in action and…
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 1:00pm. 1,997 Views
Regent Property Group is excited to announce its sponsorship of the Austin Aces, Austin’s first professional tennis team. With local matches at the Cedar Park Center, marquee stars include Austin resident and former World #1 Andy Roddick and Reigning 2013 Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli. The inaugural season kicks off at home on July 8 against the Springfield Lasers.
The Aces lineup also includes former World No. 2 Vera Zvonareva and doubles specialists Treat Huey and Eva Hrdinova, and the team will be coached by British tennis legend John Lloyd. The Austin Aces were relocated to Austin to join Mylan World TeamTennis after entrepreneur Lorne Abony purchased the Orange County franchise. WTT utilizes a coed team format co-founded by Billie Jean King in…
Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 12:56pm. 356 Views
Regent Property Group has developed a useful all-in-one property search: choose your search parameters, choose your viewing format, and find your new home!
With interactive maps of every Austin neighborhood and visuals to help you understand how school districts, zip codes, and even grocery stores and traffic congestion will impact your search, we've created a dynamic way to provide the best results for your lifestyle.
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The easiest way to get the most out of the Regent Property Group website is to set up a search through the system at http://www.regentpg.com/idx/.
Indicate what is most important to you – number of bedrooms, age of the home, subdivision, stories, price range, whether the master bedroom is on the first floor,…
Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at 12:49pm. 487 Views
Austin-area home inventory increased from a 2.3 month supply to a 2.6 month supply this April to May 2014, the first time listings have increased in over three years, according to a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. May’s 2.6 months of inventory is the highest level since last September, and the consistently tight availability of listings has put upward pressure on prices and led to increased competition among buyers.
While the loosening of inventory eases this pressure, the supply is still .1 months less than at this time last year and significantly less than what is considered a “balanced” real estate market – a 6.5 month supply. (Housing inventory is the number of active listings divided by the average…
Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 1:49pm. 669 Views
The most difficult part of residential real estate is getting business. Let me repeat. The most difficult part of residential real estate is getting business. Success in residential real estate is not complicated but it takes thought, time, effort, diligence, communication, and consistency to become a top producer. When I speak of consistency I’m speaking of consistency in providing superior customer service and consistency with marketing. And I’m not talking about consistency for a few months or years. I’m talking about consistently marketing and doing a great job for your customers month-after-month, year-after-year, non-stop until you retire.
You will find a variety of personalities within a group of top producers but they will all have one thing in…
Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 3:42pm. 1,133 Views
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center presents a series of admission-free Thursday evenings for its annual Nature Nights. The six-evening series beginning June 12 and breaking for Fourth of July week will offer interactive activities, scavenger hunts, nature hikes, story times, and demonstrations for all ages. Themes for the evenings include Plants and Play, Fossils, Wondrous Water, Snakes, Wildlife Tracking, and Birds of Prey.
Nature Nights also will allow attendees to explore the new Luci and Ian Family Garden, which opened in May. The 4.5-acre garden provides wonder-filled exhibits for families, such as giant birds’ nests made from grape vines, a creek with dinosaur footprints, a grotto with caves and a waterfall, huge tree stumps for climbing, a…
Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 1:46pm. 2,520 Views
While most of us REALTORS(R) would like to have real estate business fall in our lap, there are few real estate agents that have that luxury without significant tenure in the business, an exceptional reputation, and years of hard work. Top realtors “create" opportunity leading to success. It’s called initiative. They don’t wait for others to motivate them to take action - they take action on their own knowing they will not reach their full potential otherwise. They know that those willing to take on challenging tasks and take the extra effort to get ahead will succeed.
Taking initiative takes many forms such as taking educational courses, volunteering, holding open houses, passing out flyers to your neighborhood, sending a monthly email to your…
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 3:11pm. 832 Views
- Don't be weird. Keep Austin weird doesn't mean you have to be unprofessional. Be reliable, ethical and respectful. If you tell another REALTOR® or customer that you will do something, then be sure to do it. If you can’t get it done, then own up to your mistake and apologize. Remember the story of the boy who cried wolf? Help other agents learn from the best - yourself - and help make Austin's REALTOR® culture a desirable one for everyone.
- Set a high standard. Poor effort, training and education produce poor results. But don't expect others to make you great. You must take the initiative and hold yourself to high standards.
- Pay attention to details. REALTORS® tend to have big personalities and a short attention span. The devil is in the details so
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 6:30pm. 1,975 Views
Austinites know summer has arrived when the Republic of Texas (ROT) Biker Rally® floods Austin with over 40,000 rumbling motorcycles. June 12-15, over 200,000 enthusiasts and spectators will gather to celebrate this 19th annual event, creating enormous economic impact and revenue for the City of Austin.
“It’s Sturgis meets Woodstock,” said local promoter and Austinite Jerry Bragg. “The ROT Rally staff strives to combine the best entertainment, live music, professional attractions, specialized vendors, and celebrity guests, and all things motorcycle to ensure the Rally goers have a memorable experience year after year.”
Since the first official ROT Biker Rally® in 1995 at the Travis County Expo Center, the event has grown to become the largest rally…