Monthly Archives: October 2009

Must….Get…Help. Child….Too….Cute.

Tweet The title above refers to an old Dana Carvey routine, when he was talking to his son, who asked him, “Dad – does God have feet?”  My wife and I use this phrase pretty often around our house, since we’ve had a series of cute kids over the years. I just wanted to share…

Are Happy Days Here Again? Time Will Tell

Tweet This is purely anecdotal evidence with regard to any big turnaround locally, but I have been happy and a little surprised at how much luxury home buying and selling activity we have seen at our company in the last quarter of 2009.  Over the past week or so, agents at our company have been…

Using my ActiveRain Blog with Current and Potential Clients

Tweet I have been here on ActiveRain for two years and two months (sounds a bit like the old Chuck Woolery “2 and 2” quote).  During that time, I have been very pleased to see how many consumers have found my blog.  I’ve written over 900 posts, and most of those are “public”, meaning that…

Austin Takes the Top Spot for Increased Search Activity for Realtor.com!

Tweet I am happy to report that our company has been quite busy selling homes lately here in Austin, with the last quarter shaping up very nicely.  In fact, this has probably been the most active season for our company in about two years. My friend Brian Block, who is a broker in the northern…

Avery Ranch Home for Sale – 11016 Casitas Drive – $225,000

Tweet One of our agents just listed a nice home in the Avery Ranch area overlooking the golf course and a scenic pond, too!  It’s hard to find places in the sub-$250,000 range like this. Features: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms 1937 square feet per tax records Backs to golf course and pond Built by…

I have over 10,000 Twitter followers now – What does this really mean?

Tweet I remember getting invited to check out Twitter about 2 years ago.  Next, I remember thinking that it seemed useless.  Months passed….I got emails that said things like, “@delicioushair is now following you on Twitter”. WHAT?!?  Why?  The notion of someone following me used to strike me as both odd and off-putting. I guess…

Why I Love Being a Dad (VIDEO proof)

Tweet If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you probably already know that I truly love my kids.  Here’s a quick and unedited video that I took tonight of our 3-year-old (Abby) and our 6-month old (Jenny).  Abby would probably kiss and hug Jenny all day if we allowed it.  In…

Top Ten Social Media Edge Episodes (Both Live and Archived) – Just for You!

Tweet   I thought it would be an interesting exercise to see which of our Social Media Edge episodes have attracted the most attention.  We have had 46 shows to date.    I’m not sure which one is a more interesting measure of success – “live” listeners or archive listens.  Hence, I have included both…

“Social Media Edge” Radio Archives – By Popular Demand!

Tweet Every week or two, I get a handful of requests regarding the archives for our BlogTalkRadio show, Social Media Edge.  Sometimes these requests are via email, and other times I get quick notes on Twitter or Facebook asking about a particular show that we had before. In an effort to make it easier to…

Blackhawk Home for Sale – Pflugerville – 20921 Texas Meadows – Offered at $219,000

Tweet I just listed a home today in the Estates of Blackhawk in Pflugerville which I expect to sell very quickly.  In fact, I don’t think I have seen a home in this price range with the upgrades that this one has to offer. Take a quick look at some of the features: 5 Bedrooms,…