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Conversation With a Realtor: Cathy RomanoConversation With a Realtor: Cathy Romano
Conversation With a Realtor: Cathy Romano

The Downsizing Queen. That’s the self-proclaimed nickname that Cathy Romano went by in her early days as a Realtor. “I started out [moving] people from a bigger space,” said Romano, who has lived in Lake Austin for 31 years. “People had these big, old houses. But their kids were gone, and they needed less space.”

Sep 28, 2022 Featured Articles
16 Tech Tools in the Realtor Toolbox16 Tech Tools in the Realtor Toolbox
16 Tech Tools in the Realtor Toolbox

The impact of technology on the real estate industry is indisputable. There’s no shortage of real estate tech tools on the market, but it can be challenging to determine which ones are worthwhile for Realtors to use. To keep pace with the ever-evolving landscape and work more efficiently, Realtors will likely want to add (or keep) certain tech tools in their toolbox.

Sep 28, 2022 Featured Articles
5 Ways Realtors Can Secure Lease Listings5 Ways Realtors Can Secure Lease Listings
5 Ways Realtors Can Secure Lease Listings

It's a fast-paced rental market, and many Realtors are hunting for the best new lease listings in their area. Finding them before it's too late won't be an easy task. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) reports this fierce field has grown larger and more competitive.

Sep 28, 2022 Featured Articles
Determining Inspections and ViolationsDetermining Inspections and Violations
Determining Inspections and Violations

Landlords are busy. With so many tasks involved in managing rental properties, property inspections may be overlooked. The problem with that is a small violation can then escalate to a bigger issue.

Sep 28, 2022 Editor Top Picks
Are Breakfast Nooks Practical In Today’s Homes?Are Breakfast Nooks Practical In Today’s Homes?
Are Breakfast Nooks Practical In Today’s Homes?

In the 1920s, architects invented a new home dining experience: the cozy, casual breakfast nook. But after social isolation has significantly ceased, could a breakfast nook still be the way to bring more happiness and comfort to the home experience?

Sep 28, 2022 Featured Articles
Social Media Vetting From Landlords: Is It Ethical?Social Media Vetting From Landlords: Is It Ethical?
Social Media Vetting From Landlords: Is It Ethical?

It only seems natural that property owners would also want to know a little more about the social reputation of the people who plan to live inside their properties. But is it legal for a landlord to snoop into a potential lessee's social media accounts? This article will explain the fragile line of the law.

Sep 28, 2022 Featured Articles
Correcting Miscommunications: Language Barriers With Tenants and RealtorsCorrecting Miscommunications: Language Barriers With Tenants and Realtors
Correcting Miscommunications: Language Barriers With Tenants and Realtors

Would it make sense for Realtors and landlords to become familiar with any or all of the local languages to be able to network with a larger rental audience? Probably. Being a multilingual real estate professional can certainly help to connect with a wider clientele.

Sep 28, 2022 Featured Articles
NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: Travis Heights, Austin, TexasNEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: Travis Heights, Austin, Texas
NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: Travis Heights, Austin, Texas

Located in South Austin, the Travis Heights neighborhood is one of the most coveted places to call home in the capital region of Texas. The community is in a central location near Downtown Austin and has easy access to I-35, allowing a quick and easy drive to other parts of the city. It’s also located within walking distance to SoCo, a lively area in South Congress.

Sep 28, 2022 Neighborhood Spotlight
Note from the Editor: Vol. VINote from the Editor: Vol. VI
Note from the Editor: Vol. VI

In a perfect world, when a tenant moves out of a rental, the Realtor already has another client lined up to move in. In the real world, landlords should be ready for anything when a tenant leaves. Some repairs and upgrades are bound to happen over time (i.e., aging roof, windows wearing down, electricity problems) while others could’ve been avoided (i.e., pet violations, pests and vermin, mold, wall and floor damage).

Sep 28, 2022 Note From The Editor
Foreclosures and Existing TenantsForeclosures and Existing Tenants
Foreclosures and Existing Tenants

Purchasing a foreclosed home can be a long and tedious process. And it can become even more complicated when a tenant is still living in the property.

Sep 28, 2022 Featured Articles
Go4Rent Magazine for RentersGo4Rent Magazine for Renters
Go4Rent Magazine for Renters

Go4Rent Magazine is known for educational tips for Realtors, property managers and landlords. In our sister site, Go4Rent Magazine for Renters shares tenant tips on rental amenities, repairs and upgrades, and rental rights.

Sep 10, 2022 Renter Tips
Questions To Ask Before Showing a HomeQuestions To Ask Before Showing a Home
Questions To Ask Before Showing a Home

Renters are usually eager to start seeing homes immediately. However, it’s important to take a step back and ask certain questions before showing a home. Setting expectations and avoiding miscommunications will save time and get to the closing table sooner

Jul 25, 2022 Featured Articles