Just about every Tuesday, a bunch of us grab a map, pile in someone's car, and ask Siri to navigate us along the route to the one, two, and sometimes three houses or condos selected for that week's tour, scattered in various neighborhoods in Austin and the surrounding communities.
Road trip! A really short one, of course, but there's constant chattering while we get to know one another better, share advice and tips, and just explore Austin. We take turns driving and mix up the groups a little each week.
The purpose of the tour is similar to a writing critique - we pick out two things we like and two things we think need improvement to help the listing agent get a "sold" sign in the yard and money in their client's pocket.
But for me it's just fun spending time with the other agents and getting to see all of the different types of houses Austin offers.
Today I had the great idea to let y'all ride along with us! Each week I'll snap a photo or two of the properties with my phone and share a little of what we see (and what I think!)
Today I rode with Sherilyn and Dawn. (They are awesome!)
Probably because of the holidays, there was only one house on the tour. My favorite thing about it? Curb appeal.
It was very spacious - we counted six bedrooms, all good size, too, and lots of storage space, which is something that scores big points with me.
I missed last week's tour, but the week before we visited a cute older house that had been flipped. I love that about Austin, that the older neighborhoods are coming alive again, instead of just crumbling.
I loved the leaded glass in the front door...
..and the whole house had a crisp, vintage-but-modern feel to it. (Great job staging!)
It wasn't a big house, but the unique touches, even in the bathrooms, made it stand out for me.
So what do you think about them? What's your style?
Stay tuned for the next Property Tour Tuesday!