What is an Expert Property Manager? Austin, TX Landlord Education

Property management is a real estate niche, just like lakefront property is a niche and luxury homes are a niche. I don’t spend my time trying to sell farms and ranches or oil leases or $10 million lakefront properties. I want to stay in my niche, which is property management. All of us at Austin Landmark are licensed Realtors, and most of us are landlords ourselves. We can buy and sell any real estate in Texas. Our specialty, however, is property management. We’re not trying to hustle sales. We come to the office every day working for you. Read more

Gold in Leander?

A recent article in the Austin American Statesman stated that a gold depository is coming to Leander, Texas.  Lone Star Tangible Assets will build the facility, estimated to be less than 50,000 square feet, on ten acres of land but have not disclosed the location (I wonder why that may be).  To land this business the city of Leander has agreed to 1.5 million dollars in infrastructure improvements and further agreed to pay Lone Star Tangible Assets a $100,000 grant for six years if the company employs 100 people within three years of operation.  Sounds like a lot that the city is giving up but in return these 100 people will have a base salary of $50,000 a year.  The article was silent about providing free samples.  These employees in turn will generate sales tax revenue, stimulate the local economy by purchasing products and services, and oh yes, renting and buying houses in Leander.

Just another good reason to own Austin area (Leander) residential rentals.

Rick Ebert / Austin, Texas / 4 Nov 17

Congratulations Mike Gonzales TRPM TRLS

This week Mike Gonzales celebrates his 15th year with Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc. CRMC.  When Mike started with the company his role was something like a “Man Friday” and one of his first jobs was to paint an office that we had leased out.  Today Mike occupies that very office and looks at that very paint job.  Good work Mike as the office has required repainting!  Over the years Mike showed an interest in real estate surpassing his then duties and inquired about obtaining his real estate license so he could advance his career.  Classes taken and passed, Mike soon showed his skills in managing residential properties.  Always wanting to expand his knowledge and expand his expertise, Mike has earned the Residential Property Manager (RPM) designation from the National Association of Residential REALTORS.  Most recently, Mike has earned both the Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS) and the Texas Residential Property Manager (TRPM) designations from the Texas Association of REALTORS.

ALPS is proud to have Mike as a valued team member for so many years.

Rick Ebert / Austin, Texas / 1 Nov 17

Austin is the Most Changed City

According to MagnifyMoney, a subsidiary of Lending Tree, Austin Texas is the most changed city in the country over the last ten years.  The changes cited were the dynamic transformations in the housing market, incomes, crime rate, and overall economy when compared to similar sized cities and larger cities.  The ten year study was from 2006 to 2016.  The report stated that increased home prices and commute times can be negative but can be reflective of positive developments such as job growth and income growth.

No doubt about it, Austin has changed and it looks like it will continue to change for the foreseeable future.

And for those of us that provide residential rentals for all these folks coming to our area, the future looks good, real good.

Rick Ebert / Austin, Texas / 22 Oct 17