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June 2014

There are 6 blog entries for June 2014.

Have you tried Regent Property Group’s new online search tools?

Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 12:56pm. 1,859 Views

Austin Home SearchRegent 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.

Set up a Search

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,

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Slight Relief for Austin Homebuyers as Listings Increase

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at 12:49pm. 2,252 Views

Austin home prices all-time highAustin-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

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Top 5 marketing tips for REALTORS to get their own fat piece of pie

Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 1:49pm. 2,133 Views

REALTORS GET THEIR ABOVE AVERAGE SHARE OF SALES PIEThe 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

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Nature Nights at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 3:42pm. 3,733 Views

Wildflower Center Nature NightsThe 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

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Top 5 ways taking initiative will take your real estate business to the top

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 1:46pm. 3,945 Views

Realtor taking initiativeWhile 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

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Top 10 ways REALTORS® can make Austin, TX proud

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 3:11pm. 2,009 Views

Austin Realtors Working Together
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pay attention to details. REALTORS® tend to have big personalities and a short attention span. The devil is in the details so

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