Those are some of my wife's students posing with their awards at DECA International. And the lovely redhead snapping their photo is Kimberly! She has been a DECA Advisor for years and many of her students have competed successfully at ICDC.
If you have a high school student interested in entrepreneurship and business, please have them ask about the DECA chapter at their school. It is a great step toward a rewarding career.
Bell Boulevard (also known as 183 through Cedar Park) is likely in for some big changes!
The City of Cedar Park is looking to redevelop the area into a pedestrian-friendly live / shop / work complex similar to The Domain.
If you know the funky intersection of 183 and Buttercup Creek with the little frontage road and old path of 183 then you know the general area. The project looks really nice.
A house went under contract today 6 days after the listing photos were drastically improved.
The original set of photos were poorly lit and not level - probably taken with a phone.
The first listing expired without selling.
Then it re-listed with new images that looked much better and it sold in 6 days!
That got my attention. Then I noticed the agent was the same for both listings and the first was only about 3 weeks.
I'm guessing the seller wanted the house on the market before it was ready and the agent complied. But when the house and better photos were ready, she made a smart move by expiring the first listing and starting over. Even though the days on the market showed the full 3+ weeks time, the new photos made the listing catch buyers' eyes who likely passed over it the first time.
Lesson 1 - photos matter - a lot.
Lesson 2 - change the photos enough and it can be like starting over.
Lesson 3 - still a better idea to have everything 100% ready on the day of the launch.