Happy Festivals!

Austin, Texas hosts numerous festivals all year round. Austin could also adapt the motto “Festival Capital of the World” along with the established motto, “Live Music Capital of the World.”

With SXSW and ACL being the biggest and most notorious festivals, they bring in crowds of people from all over the country. The attendance has been estimated to be around half a million people. Visitors leave Austin loving the city and wanting to come back to buy a home or just buy real estate for investments. About 110 people a day are moving to Austin, making the real estate market hot.

Aside from these popular events drawing in the masses, there are many more to attend. There is no shortage of festivals here in Austin. You are sure to find at least one each month of the year.

Here is a short list of some upcoming festivals:

ACL: October 3-5, October 10-12, 2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest: November 7-9, 2014
Carnaval Brasileiro: February 28, 2015
The Texas Rockfest: March 11-16, 2015
SXSW: March 13–22, 2015
Urban Music Festival: April 9, 2015
Old Settler’s Music Festival: April 16-19, 2015
Texas Wine and Food Festival: April 24-26, 2015
Eeyore’s Birthday Party: April 25, 2015
Art City Austin: April 25-26, 2015
Austin Psych Fest: May 2015
Pachanga Festival: May 2015
Blues on the Green: May 28 – August 6, 2015
Chaos in Tejas: June 2015
Republic of Texas Biker Rally: June 11-14, 2015
Keep Austin Weird Festival: June 27, 2015
Batfest: August 2015
Old Pecan Street Festival: September 27-28, 2015

Legitimate Expectations of a Seller from Their Realtor

expectationsPeople reasonably assume things to follow a certain script. For example it is assumed that coffee will be hot, beer cold and mexican food spicy. These are legitimate expectations and are reasonably expected by anyone; however if any of these expectations are not met then the consequences are trivial.

The impact of not meeting expectations increases as the value of the object increases. Therefore, careful thought is required before one makes a decision on matters of high importance such as marriage, children, choice of career, or buying or selling one’s home. A home is usually a person’s largest asset, and the seller of a home has his own legitimate expectations, such as selling at the prevailing market value and getting paid in a timely manner.

According to the “Home Buyers and Sellers Survey” more people are choosing to sell their homes with the help of a real estate agent.  The benefit of aligning yourself with a trusted real estate professional like a Smart Path Realtor is an increase in the likelihood of getting favorable terms from the sale contract.      

While you may have considered trying to decrease your costs by selling your home yourself (For Sale By Owner – FSBO), enlisting a Smart Path Realtor® is a much better choice.  You get our top-notch professional services and your home is marketed in places that you would not have access to on your own, while still saving thousands over the traditional real estate agent commission.      

Smart Path Realty encourages you to have legitimate expectations. You pay a one-time “Smart Fee” of $500 or $1000 for the sale side of transaction and you can expect to get the same services that you would have received had you hired a commission based Realtor®. We promise to work to the best of our abilities to help you sell your home. An agent can answer queries of the homeowner such as:

  1. How do I price my home correctly?
  2. How can my home make a better impression on prospective buyers?
  3. How do I negotiate to get the best deal?

The seller has legitimate expectations from the agent. These include hard work, honesty, and fair representation of the seller’s interests. Smart Path Realty strives to not only meet but exceed our clients’ expectations and offer exemplary service and expertise.