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Kathryn Scarborough – President, Turnquist Partners Realtors

Special thanks to Kathryn Scarborough, President of Turnquist Partners Realtors for the great advice she gave during our show about her company, the Westlake market and of course the Austin area lake and luxury markets.  If you need to get in touch with her please contact her at:

Kathryn Scarborough



For a person introduction please contact Stephen Steakley or Jason Stubbs or at the office at (512)329-8914…

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6/29 – Expert Realtor Contributors Stacy & Michael Spickes with Realty Austin

  • Husband-Wife Team at Realty Austin
  • In Austin Real Estate since 2002
  • Realty Austin: Hyper-Local, Boutique-Style Brokerage; Progressive, Innovative, Cutting-Edge, Market Leader; Strong Involvement in Community and Local Charities (Habitat, Foundation Communities, Etc); #1 Searched Austin Real Estate Website; Voted #1 Best Places to Work by Austin American Statesment and Austin Business Journal
  • Listings: Historic Property at 1106 W. 10th Street and Edgewater Ranch in Lago Vista (Lohman Ford and Boggy Ford)
  • Contact Info: (512)699.0400 or or
  • Premier Client Services: Online Virtual Interactive Tour (to orient clients to all-things-Austin, which saves them enormous amounts of time and frustration trying to figure out this city and where they might want to land)

***For a personal introduction to Stacy & Michael Spickes with Realty Austin please contact Stephen Steakley with Supreme Lending Austin or Jason Stubbs with Supreme Lending Austin at (512)329-8914 or or


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Introducing Eric Trybala – New Expert Contributor – Roofing Specialist

Eric Trybala

TRI-TEX Roof Systems

6101 W Courtyard Drive

Ste 1-125

Austin, TX 78730

512-583-0500 phone

512-532-6682 fax

*** Reach out to Stephen Steakley or Jason Stubbs with the Texas Team at Supreme Lending Austin at 512-329-8914 or for a personal introduction to our sponsors



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Amber Gunn Crosbie’s Writing a Great Offer!

For those of you who heard Sunday’s show, Amber Gunn Crosbie is broker/owner of Austin Domain Properties. Here is her expert advice on your next offer:


1)     Hire a skilled negotiator.

Designations, advanced training, how many years in the biz, how buyers they have worked with, areas of town they specialize in

Best agents won’t rely on mls only – fsbo, craigslist, mail outs, etc

2)     Get preapproved for mortgage, not just prequalified.

Bid won’t fall through cuz of financing and sellers get money more quickly than prequal, no more than 2 weeks

Show seller that lender will let you borrow more than home costs to show your offer is less risky

3)     Learn all you can about the seller.

Moving, burned, busy, sentimental

Ask seller’s agent why they are selling, where they are going, if made another offer on home, and if missed payments.

Try to learn if seller is pressed for money, whether they are working against a deadline to close on another house or trying to move before school starts.…

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Secret Pocket Listings!!! 6/8/14

Pocket # 1

Contact: Jennifer Welch, Keller Williams at 512-763-0916

  1. Address – 1203 Country Club Drive, Georgetown TX 78628
  2. Square Feet, – 1826
  3. #bed 3 bed
  4. #bath 3 bath
  5. price range $224,900
  6. This house is totally remodeled – brand new roof, awesome back patio, brand new kitchen, gorgeous light fixtures, convenient location – close to I-35 and downtown Georgetown (yet still close enough to Austin). It also has an office/flex space.  The 3rd bedroom is MIL with its own bathroom and access to the back patio.


Pocket # 2

Kelly Thate- Realty Austin

Address of listings   14400 Ballycastle Dr

Area of town and neighborhood Avery Ranch

Price range   265000.

SF approx… 2200

Beds 3 bedrooms

Baths 2.5 bath

Beautiful large open floor plan, oversized living area, island kitchen, Formal Dining, game room/media, Wood floors and Tile flooring, Covered Patio,  large Corner Lot, well maintained, immaculate landscaping priced to sell at 265,000.…

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