Monthly Archives: June 2008

Using Google Analytics to help with SEO – Do you know your “bounce rate”?

Tweet I have been using Google Analytics on my primary Austin real estate website for quite awhile.  We recently re-designed the site, and I was absolutely amazed by the results with regard to our statistics.  If you are not familiar with the term “bounce rate” from the title above, please allow me to explain.  If…

Where to See Fireworks in Pflugerville this Year – Pflugerville Pfireworks Pfestival

Tweet Most years, I debate over whether to bother with going to watch fireworks, and we typically put off planning until the last minute.  Last year, I remember driving my two older kids to see the big fireworks show in Round Rock as dusk was settling over the area.  They used to wait until well…

Model Home for Sale – Ranch at Brushy Creek – 3706 Trailhead Drive – Offered at $399,000

Tweet One of my agents listed a current model home for sale in the Ranch at Brushy Creek subdivision, which is located just north of Avery Ranch off Parmer Lane.  As you can probably tell from the photos, this is a gorgeous and highly upgraded home: Features: 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms MODEL HOME! Upstairs gameroom…

Where Did That Real Estate Word Come From, Anyway?

Tweet The other day, I was talking to my seven-year old daughter while we were cleaning up the house.  Of course, we must clean up (pick up) before the maids come each Friday, so this has become part of our weekly ritual now.  She asked me where one of our todder’s toys went, and I…

Way to go, Texas! We nabbed the TOP THREE spots on new Forbes list

Tweet Houston, Dallas, and Austin were named by Forbes.com as the top three cities on their “Best Cities for Recent College Graduates” list, which was published online this morning. As a lifelong Texas resident (born and raised in Dallas, lived in Austin area since 1988), I know from experience that this is a terrific place…

We Are Moving Our Office!

Tweet We have been in the same location with a stellar deal on rent for almost four years, but the landlord wanted to increase our payment by about 80% starting August 1st after our lease is up, so we went looking. I am happy to announce that we will be moving our office to the…

Sign of the Times? A new experience for this real estate veteran

Tweet I have been selling homes full-time in Austin, Texas for over 11 years, and I had an experience this week that is a first for me.  I thought I should share it here in an effort to inform others who might have this happen soon. Before I get to the jist of this post,…

Kid Thoughts

Tweet I have written a number of times about our two-year old daughter Abby, who is ridiculously cute now.  To make matters cuter, she pronounces the letter “f” as an “s” sound, so we get to hear this type of banter each day: “Mama, kitty cat too sussy cute.”  In the preceding sentence, “sussy” is…

How ActiveRain Has Helped with My Recruiting Efforts as a Broker

Tweet I am the broker and owner of Austin Texas Homes, LLC.  We currently have about 14 agents licensed with our company, and I have hired a few additional agents recently that are due to start this month and next month.  One of these new agents with our company is a member here at ActiveRain…

Do you ever write about family stuff on your blog? Check out our Family Ties group!

Tweet   Welcome the weekly recap for the ActiveRain Family Ties group.  YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN THE GROUP if you haven’t already done so.  As of today, this group has been around for nine months! We increased to 346 members this week.  Below is a selection of my some of my favorite posts to appear…