I met today with another client that came from my blog here at ActiveRain. They found my blog about two months ago and called me directly. They are looking to build a home, probably in the $500-600K range. We looked at a number of builders, and I gave them a brief tour of Austin and the hills to the west of town so that they could get a feel for the area.
I think it was one of the seamless outings that we could have had, along with being very productive. We spent about 3-4 hours together, and I developed a great rapport with them both. He is finishing his residency in family practice medicine, and it should be a great sale when the time comes.
Yesterday, I showed some homes in Georgetown and I listed a home in north Austin, both for the same client. We found a beautiful model home that I think they may decide to pursue. Tomorrow, I will get some photos of their current house and finish putting it into the MLS.
A few days ago, I finished a contract with a builder for a good friend of mine from church. He and his wife are finishing some minor repairs so that we can get their home on the market next week.
My next door neighbor, who is currently renting the home, wants to find a home to purchase in the Lago Vista area. We should begin the search sometime soon.
One of my past clients (twice) wants to meet with me and their builder in the second half of January to nail down pricing and get started on their new home. Another past client, who purchased two investment properties and their personal home from me, referred a fellow investor to me. She wants to purchase several homes via 1031 exchange in the upcoming months.
In addition to all of this, I also received two listing referrals from my AR friends this week. Both of them appear to be great opportunities. I have another AR referral which should be coming to town in February, so I am certainly excited about the possibilities from my blog in 2008 and beyond, as well as the overall activity level in January, since it is still winter (typically our slowest season in Austin).
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