ATX Metro Realty
Cell: (512) 913-5557
9600 Escarpment Blvd. #745-104 Austin, TX 78749
Search for Homes
Daily Listing Alert
Buyers & Sellers
What’s Your Home Worth?
Walk Score ®
Austin TX Info
Real Estate News
Real Estate News
Making Ethics Important
In last week's column we emphasized the distinction between ethics as a body of rules and principles and being ethical as a disposition to conform to those rules and principles. We noted that it is certainly possible to teach someone ethics, but it is a different task to lead someone to be ethical -- to internalize those principles and to be guided by them.
Smart Homes: Backed-Up Your Fridge Lately?
Soon it will be hard to buy an appliance that doesn't incorporate smart technology, but integrating appliances and systems may remain a challenge for a while. PJ Wade explores what you need to know about smart home technology.
Can’t convince sellers to leave for a showing? Try these 6 approaches
If you have stubborn sellers who want to “help” with showings, make sure you’ll do it right or just feel uncomfortable leaving when buyers come to check out your listing, try these strategies.
4 ways to increase your international client base
As the world continues to become smaller, many Realtors are finding themselves scrambling to add “global” expertise and designations to their professional profile. The first step to achieving that status is boosting your international client base. Here's how.
Real estate roundup: Big money, bad data, bot bites dog
Seattle broker Sam DeBord gives his take (and more) on the stories that are driving real estate headlines. This week: big money’s influence on real estate, data manipulation and OJO Labs’ acquisition of WolfNet Technology.
Why Zillow has the advantage over KW, Rocket Homes and others
Zillow benefits from practically unbeatable network effects in the consumer space. Both of these moves ignore basic strategic principles of playing to your strengths and picking battles you can win.
Humility, not arrogance, is the new real estate leadership trend
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin in an interview with Inman expressed regret about the public tone his company had recently adopted.
Zillow shuffles leadership: Amy Bohutinsky changes jobs, Starbucks exec joins
Longtime veteran Amy Bohutinsky has resigned from her role as the company's chief operating officer and will join the board of directors.
Compass nabs 17-agent team from Coldwell Banker
Compass welcomed Jonathan Keith’s TeamJK to the fold after the team opted to leave Coldwell Banker for better technology, according to a Tuesday press release.
Mayor convicted of fraud gives up fight for his real estate license
After getting out of prison on parole, former Montreal mayor tried to get courts to reinstate his real estate license before ultimately giving up the fight.
In Pictures: Luxury Connect’s Opening Sessions
A photo recap of Wednesday morning's stimulating, inspiring and motivating sessions. Featuring Compass' Robert Reffkin, The Agency's Mauricio Umansky, Valerie Alexander's uplifting presentation on happiness and a spirited discussion on how to sort through the noise around industry disruption — it was a great morning of debate from some fascinating speakers.
Zillow adds first indie brokerage listings from Alberta, Canada
One day after launching Canadian home listings on its signature property search website, Zillow is adding yet another source of those homes for sale.