The Cain Team Austin Real Estate Blog

Welcome Marianne Rodriguez - Senior Account Manager

We are proud to introduce the newest addition to the Cain Team, Marianne Rodriguez! Marianne will be working hand-in-hand with our clients ensuring a jaw-dropping customer service experience from open to close. Welcome to the team, Marianne!

Marianne began her career as an educator with a focus on bilingual education.  She felt it was an honor to work with so many amazing students, parents, education professionals, and volunteers.  In 2014, she decided to make a bold move and transitioned her career into real estate by working alongside and assisting a top-producing real estate agent for...

Cedar Park Open House

Join us for an open house this Saturday, September 23rd from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m! This Cedar Park home features an open floor plan, tile, and an amazing patio! Come stop by and say hello to our team and check out this hot new listing!

About The House

3128 Fiorellino Place, Cedar Park

$409,997 | 3,126 Sq.Ft. | 4 Beds | 4 Baths
Lovely two story brick and stone home featuring gorgeous arches. Nicely landscaped, very open floor plan, formal dining, office, granite in kitchen and butler pantry, tile flooring, gas fireplace, Jacuzzi tub in master, large game room upstairs with built-in desk. Amazing back patio...

The Cain Team Announces New Client Care Specialist

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Born and raised on the sandy beaches of New Jersey, Trevor made the move to the Lone Star state in 2012 after being drafted by the Corpus Christi IceRays of the North American Hockey League. After moving away from home at the age of 16 to pursue his dream of playing high-level hockey, he became the youngest player to ever record a 'game played' in the league. In addition to his early success, Trevor served as the IceRays Assistant Captain for 3 seasons and sits on top of the team record book for 'Most Games Played'.

After stepping away from a successful hockey career, Trevor made the decision to remain in Texas, and make the move to Austin to pursue his passion in real estate, joining The Cain Team. During...

Water Damage Restoration Tips

The devastation that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have left behind them have sent many homeowners into a flurry trying to get their home restored.  AccuWeather put the damage from Irma at more than $100 billion, and Harvey at $190 billion, which makes summer 2017 the costliest weather disaster season in U.S. history.

Before plunging into the process of restoring your home check out these three simple tips courtesy of Realtor.com

1. Take pictures before you clean

As hard as this might seem, it is so important...

Your Pup is Going To LOVE this New Cain Club Prize!

Man's Best Friend deserves some love from the Cain Club, so we added the paw-fect prize!

We are excited to announce the newest addition to our collection of amazing prizes available for redemption on Cain Club: A full year Barkbox subscription for your pup! Every BarkBox has at least 2 innovative toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew, curated from each month's unique themed collection.

Visit Cain Club to start earning your points TODAY! It's as easy as sharing our Facebook posts, liking our Instagram page, and following us on twitter!

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5 Myths Sellers Believe When Pricing Their Home

Many sellers believe myths about home pricing that in reality don't match the housing market. Last week Realtor.com highlighted several of those common pricing myths, and here they are!

1. You won't always make money on the sale of a home: Home sellers shouldn't always assume they will receive profit from the sale of a home. The National Association of REALTORS reports that sellers return greatly depends on their location and how much they paid for the home when purchased prior. 

2. A high home price will net you more in the end: When selling it may be tempting to set a higher price to see if you can actually get it, in the end, you may be costing yourself the best marketing time in exchange for the remote possibility that someone will...

Gorgeous Private Steiner Ranch Open House!

Join us as we host an open house at one of our hottest listings to date! We have a gorgeous private Steiner Ranch property that is calling your name! The open house will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  See you there!

About the House

Gorgeous private Steiner Ranch property located on over-sized cul-de-sac lot w/ private drive, over-sized bedrooms, rustic finishes throughout & welcoming kitchen and living dwellings. Uniquely featuring full media room, surround system,climate-controlled 3-car garage &designated office. Resort-style pool, outdoor kitchen & patio, waterfall, hot tub all overlooking lush greenbelt....

Eight Home Improvement Projects With A High ROI

With the cool weather coming in, this is the prime time to get all your projects in or around your home done. Many contractors and other pros often find this time of year to be a little slower, so you will have an easier time finding the right person for the job!

The National Association of Realtors has come up with these eight projects that are designed to add value to your home, easily and without breaking the bank! Check out these eight easy steps to maximize your ROI for when the time comes to sell.

1. Fix Window Leaks

Air gap around your windows could be driving your air conditioning bill up higher than it needs to be. Old or...

Monthly Market Updates With Ricky!

The housing market has changed exponentially since this time last year, and Ricky is here to explain why! Get the scoop with our Monthly Market Updates with Ricky! 

 

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New Cain Club Prize, Echo Dot - Alexa!

Attention Cain Club members! The Cain Club is excited to announce our newest prize, Alexa!

Alexa is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that plays music, controls smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more. 

Check out more of Alexa's cool features below.

  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, heart radio, and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music (Spotify and Sirius XM support coming soon, Bluetooth not supported).
  • Introducing...

September Calendar of Events!

Back to school blues setting in? Need some fun activities to reward your kiddos for those awesome grades? Check out this awesome calendar of events provided by our preferred Title Company: Texas National Title!

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Want TRIPLE Points on Cain Club? Check out the Featured Activity of the Month!

We heard you LOVE earning Cain Keys so we decided to raise the stakes for this month's featured activity, and trust me, you don't want to miss out! For the month of September ONLY, receive TRIPLE points when you take a selfie with a Cain Team yard sign! 

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Check out our featured listings to find a listing near you!

2. Get your best silly face, cheesy smile, and peace sign ready and let's see that selfie!

3. Share the photo on your Facebook and tag us in the post @cainhometeam to earn the points!

If you're really in the Cain Keys claiming mood, write a review on Facebook as well! With those two activities combined, you're already legible for THREE awesome prizes! Act fast, triple points will only last...

KW Cares: Hurricane Harvey Relief

We need YOUR help to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey! We are looking for volunteers and supplies to bring to the KW Cares command center located in NW Houston.  The group will be leaving THURSDAY, August 31st.

ALL Volunteers need to register at kwrelief.org 

We are also taking donations at the SWMC reception until Thursday, August 31st at 3:00 p.m. SWMC is located at 1801 South Mopac, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78746

If you are unable to physically volunteer and/or make it to the market center for donations, please consider donating at kwrelief.org. This is going to be a very expensive and long clean up for this city, let's help in any way we can! 

Please review the list of suggested supplies list below. ...

Areas We Specialize In and Proudly Serve

Know someone who is looking to buy or sell? The Cain Team’s mission is to provide world-class home buying and home selling services to our clients by utilizing our state-of-the-art systems, our years of experience and training, and our commitment to always act in our clients’ best interest.

Check out the areas we specialize in and proudly serve! As always, let us know if we can do anything to serve you, a neighbor or anyone you know that may have a real estate question.

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The Cain Team Welcomes Amy Tijerina!

Amy was born and raised in mid-Michigan. Prior to joining the Cain Team, Amy worked in Mexico, gaining fluency in Spanish while teaching English as a Second Language. She strives to strengthen relationships to consistently deliver an excellent client experience. Amy holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Michigan State University.
In her free time, Amy enjoys volunteering in the community, traveling to new destinations and spending quality time with her husband and their two dogs. Grateful for an amazing group of neighborhood friends, Amy makes sure that new residents are welcomed in a way that has become customary in Austin. 
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How To Cut Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Remodeling your kitchen this summer? We know that remodeling any part of your home doesn't come cheap, but you definitely want to get the kitchen just right! Check out these four easy ways to cut down on remodeling costs! 

According to Remodeling Magazine average cost to update a 200-square-foot kitchen including the installation of new flooring, semi-custom wood cabinets, and standard appliances totals around $62,000. Homeowners who would rather go with the more luxurious approach spend as much as $123,000. Here are four simple ways to get your dream kitchen without breaking the bank! 

1. Paint or resurface your cabinets instead of replacing them: "A bold and modern hardware can breathe new life into old, ordinary cabinetry" says interior designer CeCe Barfield Thompson. Thompson told Times that her renovations cost around $7,050,...

Check Out What Our Past Clients Are Saying!

There are many things we could say and show you regarding the high quality of service we provide to our greater Austin home selling and buying clients, but none of them would carry the same weight as testimonials from a few of our wonderful past clients. We hope they help you to see the level of experience and integrity The Cain Team brings to each Austin area real estate transaction.

More importantly, we hope it helps you to see just how much we truly care about each and every one of our clients. Call us today to schedule a Home Buying or Home Selling Consultation, and let us exceed your expectations!

Fill Out Nextdoor Review and Earn 25 Cain Keys!

Here at The Cain Team, our mission is to provide world-class home buying and home selling services to our clients by utilizing our state-of-the-art systems, our years of experience and training, and our commitment to always act in our clients’ best interest.

If we have ever had the pleasure of serving you or perhaps was able to provide value to you in some way, please share your experience so that we can continue to serve others, just as awesome as you! We value your feedback and would like to show our gratitude for sharing your experience by earning Cain Keys!

Log in to Cain Club to receive 25 points for completing your review! Simply follow the link to Nextdoor.com,...