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SXSW Interactive has been Awesome!
March 14, 2012, 12:33 pm
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Except for the homeless hotspots which was crude, I have enjoyed the SXSW Interactive Festival.  Great Time down there on Monday with a partner of mine cuising through the city on a Pedicab listening to some Crazy Music.  Great time . Cant wait to go back later.

 

Blue Like Jazz; Screening 2pm, Canon Screening Room…



New Avenue off Real Estate Road

Regretfully, I have parted company with Urban Squared Realty.  Alot of great People working at that organization.  I will miss many, maintain with a few, and let the dead die in thier place.

On a bright note, I have not traveled far.  Michael Reeh who owns and operates Apartments HERE! has welcomed me back and I look forward to working with him and the Apartments HERE! crew for a long time.   I remember that I told him I was coming back if things didn’t work out at James’.

Back to doing what I love to do…

Dan Elswick

Wow!

RR1


♦ Dan Elswick | 512-587-0019 | ApartmentsHERE! | Sell | Buy | Lease | Invest ♦

Beautifully landscaped grounds
Meticulous attention to detail
Minutes away from the Dell Campus and other major employers
short commute from downtown Austin and all it has to offer!

Community Amenities
“Resort Style” Pool
Full-Size Washer/ Dryer Connections*
Two-Tone Paint
Wood Burning Fireplaces*
Large Patios and Balconies*
Pet Friendly *select apartment homes
State of the Art Fitness Center
Beautifully Landscaped Grounds
Limited Access Gates
Professional On-Site Management
24-Hour Clothes Care Centers
Inviting Clubhouse
Sand Volleyball Court
Courtyard Barbeque Grill
24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
Picnic Area
Large DVD Library
Poolside Wireless Internet Access
Clubroom with Plasma TV & Full Kitchen
Theater Room with stadium seating and recliners


♦ Dan Elswick | 512-587-0019 | ApartmentsHERE! | Sell | Buy | Lease | Invest ♦

Apartment Amenities
Covered Parking
Ceiling Fans
Dishwasher
Disposal
Full Size Washer & Dryer Connections
High Speed Internet Access Available
Private Balcony/Patio
Outside Storage Closets
Full Size Washer & Dryer Available
Raised Panel Doors
Steel Entry Doors with Viewers
Fully Equipped Kitchens
Nine Foot Ceilings
Frost-Free Refrigerator with Ice-maker
Energy Efficient Construction
Pantries*
Linen Closets*
Spacious Walk-In Closets
Ceiling Fans in Livingroom & Bedrooms*
Microwave Oven
Wood Buring Fireplaces
Pre-Wired for Multiple Phone Lines

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Apartment Locators may advertise units in general terms, and all units may not have the same features.

Amount of rent quoted may be the starting rent for a basic unit.

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Need to negotiate and lease renewal? Here are some tips!!
January 3, 2012, 3:01 pm
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   If you wish to negotiate with a landlord or management company, you should start the process at least 30 days prior to the deadline on your contract for vacating. 

When negotiating, key points to consider:

–your timely payments

 –your contribution to the beautification of the property

–your contribution to maintenance issues

 –the small number of issues that have escalated to management

 –loss of income from property when you move (i.e. marketing to lease to new tenant, cleaning, repairs, etc.)

Try to find out the current market value of the property (zillow.com) to see if you are paying above or below.  If you are paying above, you have a good resource for your negotiation.  If you are paying below try to offer something in exchange for the increase.  Offer to extend for 6 months to a year longer in the lease.  For example, if you are negotiating a 9 month lease, offer to bump it up to a year or 18 months instead.  This gives owners some piece of mind for a longer time. 

Retention is the bread and butter of property management.  There are numerous costs when property managers have to fill vacancies.  If you have been a “valuable tenant” these tactics should help to avoid the new rent increase.

I have used these tactics with new leases as well as renewals.  For me, they have worked 75% of the time.  Keep in mind that you may not be able to negotiate with the manager, so be prepared to move.

I hope that this helps you in your mission.

 



Christmas Gift Giving Ideas

Hello,

I hope you find this helpful…

For almost all gifts, you will want to find something personal that would relate to the individual.

Also, it does not hurt to have a few extra “back ups” for those people who don’t quite stand out in the front of your mind.

Though Gift Certificates, in the past, seemed tacky and impersonal, these days such gifts (i.e. gift cards, spa passes, tickets to a dinner and/or show) are received happily by almost all. Finding the perfect store or venue may be the challenge if this approach is used.

Music has always been a great gift for friends and coworkers.
In keeping with the above statement, an iTunes gift card could be a great way to give the gift of music without having to suspiciously ask the intended recipient just what type of music she may like.

Professional relationships are tricky. Many professionals find it advantageous to give gifts at Christmas that will help to keep you in thier thoughts the next year. Office calenders, a nice engraved pen set, or desk name plate are great examples.

How about a personalized bottle of wine?

Special relationships may call for something with a touch of christmas spirit, a personalized and distinctive ornament, or perhaps a Kindle preloaded with a few favorite reads (flying off the shelves at Amazon for $79).

Another avenue that is very tasteful and never frowned upon is to make a donation to your friend’s favorite charity in the their name.

If all else fails to spark a reminder of that certain someone, the failsafe is always the Sharper Image. They have everything a person could want and nothing that they actually need.

…oh yes, don’t forget Godiva Chocolate.

http://www.godiva.com
http://www.thingsremembered.com/category/Occasions/Christmas-December-25/pc/101/3059.uts
http://www.itunes.com
http://nyspacastle.com
http://www.nyc.com/broadway_tickets/?gclid=CJDhhpX_7KwCFVS9tgodlW8KIw
https://www.giftcardmall.com/retailerall.aspx
http://www.gifts.com/categories/business-and-executive-gifts/Y1E
http://www.myownlabels.com/wine_labels/?gclid=CIuQsfP_7KwCFRLatgodGyNJKQ
http://www.sharperimage.com

This website also has many inexpensive gift giving ideas and recommendations you may find helpful.
“`http://www.igrad.com/articles/?holiday-gift-giving-guide

“The reasons we bestow gifts, according to respondents:
they enable us to express pleasure or show friendship (42 percent); they are means by which we obtain or bestow pleasure (27 percent); because we feel obligated to (15 percent).”
—excerpt from Shoptimism by Lee Eisenberg

Thank you,
Dan



De-scuff your hardwood floors

Hardwood floors are a beautiful feature in homes of any style. But if yours are showing their age and the wear and tear of scratches, sun-fading, and countless kid and dog miles, refinishing is the ideal way to breathe new life into them. Refinishing your floors will also blend in any repaired areas, and is the best way to make transitions between old and new rooms come together seamlessly.

Do you need Help fixing your hardwood floors?

De-scuff your hardwood floors.



Round Rock Apartment!! $820!!! Great Business center, Fitness center and Pool!
February 23, 2011, 2:20 pm
Filed under: apartment locator, apartments, Austin, austin apartments, real Estate, Round Rock

You will feel fantastic living in this Fantastic Apartment.

Round Rock Apartments

$99 move-in!!

RRISD Schools

I just got some special rates on these this morning! Give me a call and let me show you what we have HERE to offer you! Pet Friendly!

If this isn’t what you are looking for let me know. I can find the right apartment for you with the amenities that you want for the price that fits your budget!

Dan Elswick
Licensed Real Estate Agent
512-587-0019
Apartments Here!Round Rock Apartments

Apartment pricing is subject to change. All representations made are done so honestly and I use the best of my ability to ensure accuracy and availability.



Awesome 2 BR 2 BA in Round Rock 717 a month
February 15, 2011, 9:08 am
Filed under: apartment locator, apartments, Austin, austin apartments, real Estate, Round Rock

hey this might go fast but give me a call for details and pictures…512-587-0019

Microwave
Dishwasher
Pantry
Refrigerator

Basketball Court
Tennis Court
Swimming Pool
Volleyball Court
Jogging Trail
Fitness Center