Summertime 2014 in Austin Should Be Prime Open House Season

Open House Austin

Short & Sweet—Austin and Bastrop Open House Checklist

Estimates so far indicate that summertime 2014 is likely to be a better than usual season for Austin home sales. The past winter threw a wet blanket over all kinds of business activity, creating a perfect scenario for a sales bounce back—and that’s exactly what is beginning to show up in the stats. As Bloomberg News reported last week, sales of homes “climbed in April for the first time in three months…the biggest in six months…”

If you will be taking advantage of the uptick by listing your property for this summer’s market, having an open house in Austin, Tx is a prime way to attract prospective buyers. With a little focus and energy, getting your home in shape can be easier than you might imagine.

The checklist is short:

Landscaping

The place to begin is with the Summertime Open House starts with the landscaping—it frames the picture that’s the first thing buyers see when they pull up during the warm months. If you don’t have summer flowers planted, that’s okay—improvise! Purchase a few hanging baskets and potted plants. Place them along pathways, the entrance, and other places that could use a little bit of color. Hose the exterior, but if the years have been too tough, you may need a refresher coat of paint or trim. Perk up the lawn with an easy-to-apply lawn food spray; edge where needed; then mow and admire!

Get a Fresh Outlook

Give your windows a good cleaning (outside first)—it’s surprising the amount of sparkle that simple job can add to your Austin open house. Air the house thoroughly as you do a deep clean where it’s needed: usually a shampoo of carpets and rugs will accomplish the lion’s share of the work. Add some summer color to your rooms with fresh throw pillows, and as your open house draws near, see where a few well-placed floral arrangements would add bright color to draw the eye.

Last Checks

Before the day of your open house, there are a few more quick checks to be made. Walk around the house. Are the air conditioner units clean? Are the gutters and rain spouts in good shape? Outdoor spaces are great selling points to make your home more attractive to buyers, and a summertime Austin open house creates the perfect opportunity to show them off. There are always a few little things you’ve been meaning to attend to…now is the time!

Looking for more open house tips? Call me today if you’re thinking of listing your {Your Region} home for sale. We can discuss a marketing plan to get your home S-O-L-D this

 

Keller Williams Realty- Family Reunion-Phoeniz, AZ

My name is David Board and I’m a real estate agent representing clients in Bastrop and Austin, TX.  I just returned from the Keller Williams Realty Family Reunion in Phoenix, AZ.  This conference is one of the largest real estate conferences in the world and I heard from some of the best in the business.  Keller Williams gathered over 10,000 of its top real estate agent professionals to share the best strategies and technology for helping buy or sell your home.  If your thinking of moving please contact me today at 512-629-6107

Country Home in Dale, TX $260,000

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This very spacious gorgeous 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom 2,600 +/- sf home is located in Dal Valle, TX is just a short distance from the Circuit of Americus Formula 1 Race Track, Bergstrom International Airport with easy access to the 130 Toll Road. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to view this home that is complete with a mother-in-laws floor plan, fireplace, sparkling granite counter tops, custom wood cabinets, tile floors, large bedrooms, recessed lights throughout the home and an open backyard patio for family fun and entertainment.  All of this on a very large 1.319 +/- acres of open space large enough for a swimming pool or other outdoor recreational activities.  This home in located on the Cielo Vista Ranch subdivision  located off FM 812 in the southwestern portion of  Bastrop country.  

US Grand Prix Formula 1 Austin, TX

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Cedar Creek, Texas a small community within Bastrop County. What natives like to call “their little wide spot in the road”. Picturesque farms, ranches, single and 2 story homes dot this beautiful countryside. Cedar Creek has recently made its mark in Central Texas as a hot spot to live, work and play in the not quite so racy fast lane of Austin, Texas, thanks to the addition of the new Circuit of the Americas F1 Racing Track.
An ideal location if you are looking to purchase investment property, or start a new business in a growing community. Are you a racing enthusiast that just wants to be close to the Formula 1 Facility? As your real estate agent David Board Properties can assist you with purchasing land for business or investing, and homes for living.

Cedar Creek, Bastrop County is the perfect location for all of these ventures. With worldwide visitors flocking to the circuit for the F1 United States Grand Prix, mega concert events like Sting and the Austin Fan Fest, these events can only benefit your business.
If you are looking to purchase a home within close proximity to Austin, then Cedar Creek is a great choice for a location. Located just off of Highway 71, a short ride to Austin Bergstrom International Airport and Austin. With the new state of the art Cedar Creek High School-(which was awarded Academic Distinction by the Texas Education Agency), up and coming sports teams (Go Eagles), elementary, middle and intermediate schools and community programs. Cedar Creek is great choice if you have children. The small town feeling welcomes you as you visit local restaurants and shops many off the beaten path but well worth the trip.

Allow me, David L. Board to earn your business and represent all of your real estate needs in the Austin/Bastrop communities. I have lived and worked in Bastrop County for over 25 years and know the area like I know my own backyard. I represent buyers, sellers and those interested in leasing their home or commercial business. I also provide a referral service and assist with relocating to different cities or states. I can provide you with a custom guided tour of hundreds homes or land parcels available in the area based on your individual taste and family needs. Give me a call today to discuss what options are available to you and to schedule an appointment to see what I can do for you. I would be honored earn your business.

Call Bastrop, TX Home

Bastrop’s schools, shopping, theater, movies, live music, spacious state parks, restaurants, fishing, boating, festivals, we have it all, in Bastrop and it’s all within a short drive and often walking distances. Bastrop is an easy commute into Austin and the Bergstrom International Airport.

In Bastrop, TX you can have your pick of many older or historic Victorian style homes under the sprawling pecan trees with spacious gardens in the downtown Historic District.  Maybe you’re looking for a more traditional style home in subdivisions with family friendly parks, walking paths, playgrounds and community swimming pools. And for you country folks we have secluded ranch style homes with acreage out in Bastrop county among the Lost Pines.  How about a simple country farm house with a patch to raise vegetables and pets that is not very far away from town.  Bastrop County has a little something for everyone.

I’ll will work with you to find that perfect home for you and your family that meets your work/life balance needs and your budget. Give me a call today to discuss what options are available to you and to schedule an appointment to see what I can do for you.

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Horse Lovers Dream

Caldwell County Home For Sale  IMG_1114IMG_1102IMG_1104 IMG_1105Here is is folks, a horse lovers dream home located in Caldwell County near Lockhart, Texas.  This 4-bedroom, 3-bath 2,513 sf home is located on (3) three acres of 100% fenced in property complete with a workshop, covered carport and a girls airconditioned playhouse. This home is located near the F1 Race Track, I30 Toll Road, 20 minutes to Austin, 15-minutes to Austin Bergstrom Airport, 20 minutes to Bastrop and 15-min to Lockhart, TX.  This Caldwell County home is also eligible for USDA 100% financing and we can work it to roll in all your closing cost so that you can walk into the beautiful Lockhart, TX home with little or no out of pocket money.  So what are you waiting for?  Give me a call today and make this your Lockhart dream home.