If you are thinking of moving in Austin, you are likely concerned about how to buy and sell a house fast. Many of our clients at Schmitz & Smith need to time the buy/sell transaction perfectly – so they don’t end up with two mortgage payments… or worse… homeless.  Austin real estate moves fast – faster than many people are prepared for. When you’re faced with this situation, it is crucial that you have a Realtor you can trust, who will help you prepare yourself physically, emotionally and financially. If you’re moving to Austin, or moving within Austin, this blog series is for you. 

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Part 3.  Get on an MLS search AT LEAST 3 months before you make your move.

We want you to be confident about your purchase.  You need to be personally aware of the inventory that’s out there, the average price per square foot in the neighborhood you’ve chosen and how long homes are generally on the market before they get scooped up.

You might have read the most recent report from ABOR that states that homes are generally on the market an average of 41 days.  However, movement in some areas, like the 78704 go much faster

In order get the timing right, you will need to be ready to act.  While we will advise you, nothing will make you feel more assured when you make that offer than having seen the market in action for yourself.   Contact us today to get a personalized search in your inbox right away. Knowledge is power!

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 Other parts in This Series:

1. Be Realistic About the Market

2. Know Exactly Where You Want To Move


Schmitz & Smith is known for the signature service they provide to their clients, customizing every detail to their specific needs.  Powered by Austin Portfolio Real Estate and Keller Willams Luxury Homes International, these professional, hard-working Realtors® and their dedicated, technologically-savvy marketing team work together to provide the utmost in service to their clients for buying or selling real estate all over Austin. This includes the surrounding Texas Hill Country Area, including Spanish OaksBee CaveLakewayLake TravisWest Lake Hills, and the famous Austin zip codes of 78703 and 78704.


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