This month's calendar image was taken in a very exotic location - the street in front of our home.
Hope your month is fantastic!
John & Kimberly
MINI-OPEN HOUSE Saturday 10:25-10:50 am March 2nd
MULTIPLE OFFERS - SOLD!
Over 3/10ths Acre
Single Story 4 Bedroom with 4th as a study currently
2 Living & 2 Dining Open Concept
3 Car Garage
Near Balcones Country Club
INFO & MORE PHOTOS
John Stapleton / Focus Realty™ represents the Seller. We recommend that you have your own agent represent you.
We had to travel to a remote part of Utah for this image. It was taken along the trail to Zebra and Tunnel slot canyons, down the Hole In The Rock Road a bit from Escalante, Utah. If you're not familiar with the Hole In The Rock expedition you may want to read the story. If you like the photo you are welcome to save a copy for your desktop or device wallpaper.
Hope you have a fantastic month!
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.
Have a wonderful New Year!
This month's image was taken in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, UT. It wasn't actually January. Not even winter - expect at that elevation. But I think it looks like January.
As always, if you'd like to use this as a screen saver or wallpaper you are welcome to do so.
Feel free to download the full size image by clicking the link below. Or save the image above.
Happy New Year!
Might we see a little snow in Central Texas this Christmas season?
Of course it is possible. To be sure, you may need to make some travel plans.
I hope you have a wonderful Holiday season!
ps - Some folks have not been able to download a large enough copy of the image by simply clicking the photo. So here is a link to download the 11mb jpg file. Feel free to use as your wallpaper image this month.
I get this question a lot every Fall.
A quick glance shows something near half as many homes sell as are active each month. There is some variance. May beats September, for example. Ignore November as it only shows half a month of sales. I ran this Nov 15th. Look at December - about 2/3 ratio.
Bottom line - there is never a bad month for real estate in the Austin area.
Real estate artist