02 January 2009

Real Estate in Austin, Texas

Back in 1997, after the birth of our first child, I decided to try and find a career that would allow me to be able to take care of our child and earn money at the same time. So, I decided to become a Real Estate Agent. I completed the state-mandated course, took the test, and was promptly hired as an agent. I knew that it would not be a regular nine to five job, but I did not expect the long 14-hour days that ensued. Needless to say, this choice of career is not conducive with trying to raise a child so, after about two years, I had to say good-bye to my career and spend 100% of my time with raising my daughter.

During my time as and agent and later as an actual buyer, I found that it was mostly the little things that attracted a client to a home. From the way the rooms were laid out to whether or not the patio was covered. Some small detail would either attract the buyer to the house or convince them not to purchase it. After our initial interview, my procedure would be to send my client a list of houses with photos and then they would choose the ones that interested them and then, we would take a day and tour them. I remember spending an entire day with a client going from house to house, only to have them turn each of them down; all because of some small detail. This can be very stressful on both the buyers and the agent. I knew some buyers to get so discouraged that they would think of not continuing, because they felt that there was no house out there that they liked.

This is no longer a problem, because with Austin Real Estate there is a better way to shop for your new home. Back in 2001, their website became the first in the nation to feature virtual tours of homes. No longer do you have to spend long hours in a car going from one house to the next. You can sit in comfort and, using their Quick Search feature, you can discover the homes that meet your requirements. Once you have found the homes that you find interesting, you can then tour them virtually. This gives you a way to get the “feel” of a home, which a photograph just can’t do. If a home has some feature you do not like, just remove that home from your "tour list", thus saving you valuable time and frustration.

So, if you live in the Austin region or are thinking of moving there, you might want to think about visiting Leander texas real estate. Whether you are thinking of buying or selling, they are there to help make your purchase or sale as convenient and trouble-free as possible. Let them help make your next house, a home.


  1. My mom was a realtor for as long as I can remember so I enjoy looking at listings to this day. I search realtor.com a lot (mainly for my dream home on the coast!) and love to come across the ones with a virtual tour. My mom was always so frustrated by buyers who couldn't see past the color of the walls or something else totally changeable. With virtual tours, the buyers can see those things so no one wastes any time going to those houses.

  2. BeadedTail: I know what you mean! It was so frustrating to have a buyer who loved the house, EXCEPT for one small thing. This could have saved me so much time and frustration, but this sort of technology did not come on the scene until after I left.
    My dream home is on the East Coast in Maine...I don't know why, but I've always wanted to live there.


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