Here's an image of southwest Colorado to help y'all imagine being out of town in June. Yes, there are many places that still have a little snow on the ground. I hope you get a chance to travel and see some beautiful scenery this month. Please stay safe, socially distanced, etc. That's easier to do the farther out into the wilderness you travel!
Have the best month possible!
Know someone at Apple, Tesla, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, or any other company bringing folks to the Austin area?
One of the things someone new to town needs is local knowledge.
I have been here since 1973. I grew up a short bike ride from what will be the new Apple campus.
My wife is a teacher. She gives me insight about the area schools - a handful of which our class opened.
I work with relocating home buyers often. I understand what they want in a home and neighborhood. So I can use my local knowledge to guide them.
Please let friends moving here know about me - even if their company "assigns" them to an agent. They'll be happier and thank you for introducing us.
Have a great weekend and stay safe!
Wishing y'all a healthy, safe, and blessed May. Kimberly and I hiked in Lake Inks State Park last May and the wildflowers were wonderful. I hope we all get the chance to get out and enjoy nature more soon!
Have a blessed month,
Selling during COVID-19 Quarantine
3D Interactive Floor Plan Tours
Digital Open House Walk-Through Video
Fewer In-Person Showings - More Online Showings
Buying During COVID-19 Quarantine
Lower Mortgage Rates
More New Listings Per Day
Fewer Bidding Wars
Great Time For New Home Construction
Online Info Improving So You Can Reduce The In-Person Tours to Limit Exposure to Virus Risk
A good friend noticed how the world has gone still and reminded Kimberly and I of Psalm 46:10, "Be still, and know that I am God." People are out walking, smiling and saying hello like never before (from a distance). The few ways we can fight this virus and look out for each other - people are doing! We've all come together by staying 6 feet apart.
I hope your April is healthy.
I hope you get outside a lot (near home - take walks). And say hello.
I hope you are able to work and maintain as much normal as possible in these un-normal times.
As for real estate:
I expect a lull in the market but not a significant change in home values. Demand still far exceeds supply in our area.
If you need to sell a house, I can do it with online showings.
If you need to buy a house, I can still help. We're just going to walk through fewer houses. Showings in general will move online. It's not quite the same experience. Still, we can do it.
You don't get to walk through a custom-built house before it's built, after all. The (hopefully temporary) new normal will be more like that.
If you have no pressure to move and prefer to walk through homes, then waiting makes sense.
If you'd like to talk about your situation and explore options, we have Zoom, FaceTime, good old Telephone calls - any communication option you like. I'll adapt to your level of technology.
My goodness, Spring has Sprung early in the real estate market!
Multiple offers are more common than ever. Getting your offer to be the winner can be a challenge.
I've been having some good results on both sides lately. Though it is more fun to be on the selling side these days.
I hope your March is filled with fun!
Real estate artist