Selling Austin Homes During SXSW

Game of Thrones Exhibit

Austin Music Hall is transformed into Westeros for Game of Thrones Exhibit

South by Southwest® 2014 appears to be a record breaker for Austin as reported by KEYE TV.  Austin has received an economic boost to the tune of an estimated $218 million.  SXSW® brings people from all over the globe to our fair city for 10 days of interactive, music and film.  From Lady Gaga to Jimmy Kimmel, a gaming expo to the Game of Thrones exhibit, from as far as Australia and South Africa, the South by Southwest conference and festival certainly makes the world feel a little smaller.

Last week most of Austin went back to work, back to school and if you are in the market for a new home in Austin — back to looking for one.   Spring break, coupled by South by Southwest, resulted in altered office time and traffic patterns as everyone’s schedule changed a bit, so it has been nice to get back into a routine.

Shopping for Austin Downtown Condos and South Austin homes near South by Southwest Festival and Conference

I was in the thick of it all for showing properties too.  Some of my time was in South and East Austin showing single family houses, touring Barton Place condos and venturing Downtown as well to viewing units in 360 Condominiums and Milago.  After going on a few listing appointments, it has become very clear that sellers need to have a solid plan in terms of where they are moving.  Just as I need buyers to think fast on their feet these days, sellers need to have a good idea where they are headed to make sure the plan is viable.  In a New York minute the seller in this market becomes the buyer, so preparation is key.