The Cain Team Austin Real Estate Blog

Christmas with The Cain Team

With things only getting crazier towards the end of the year, this week we set aside some time to set up our office for Christmas! We wanted everyone to feel the warm and fuzzy feeling of the holidays. Simply hanging some Christmas lights and putting up a tree has already put the whole office in the holiday spirit.

Before everyone parts ways to visit their loved ones, The Cain Team has been working together to close out the year stronger than ever. Everyday we help each other achieve our personal and team goals. The holidays remind us of what is important and why we are doing what we do. Decorating and listening to Christmas hits while eating some sugar cookies really brought us together to appreciate one another!

Little Christmas treats like cookies and chocolates have been exchanged and with everyone nibbling on sweets, we understand that the holidays aren’t easy for everyone. We want to make sure everyone is using smile.amazon.com...

Austin Holiday Events

Looking for something to do with your significant other, family, friends, or pet? The holidays are officially here which means you are most likely in the party spirit, or looking for some holiday spirits... Lucky for you, we have created a calendar with all the fun events going on in the Austin area until the end of the year!

Our list includes some of the locals favorite’s like, Zilker Trail of Lights, Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker, and Zach’s Theatre Santaland Diaries. We also wanted to include a list of events and occasions that are absolutely free!

We understand that for most...

Austin Ranked in Top 15 on List of Most Fun Cities in America

It’s hard not to have a good time when you’re in Austin; live music on every corner, music festivals, amazing food and all the outdoor activities you can think of. Recently, Austin was ranked #14 on a list of the most fun cities in America. To no surprise, others at the top of the list were major metropolises like New York City, Las Vegas, and Miami.

According to a study done by WalletHub, the average American spends $3,000 dollars a year on entertainment. That’s a lot of money! Austin has a plethora of activities that are absolutely FREE. From art festivals to light shows, Austin is a great place to have a good time without breaking the bank. 

One of the determining factors of whether the city was fun or not, was the age that people were having fun. A successful city has entertainment for ALL ages, babies to senior citizens. Austin offers something for everyone, you can take it easy...

Support Cain Cares with Amazon Smile

Like most people these days, you do your holiday shopping online. It’s faster, easier, and you can do it in your pajamas. We wanted to bring the simplicity of online shopping to donating.

The Cain Team has partnered with Amazon Smile to help raise money for our non-profit, Cain Cares. This year we are asking everyone to shop through Amazon Smile. By doing so, you will be helping those when they need help most.

Amazon Smile is a simple way for you to support Cain Cares every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at amazon.smile.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to Cain Cares. 

To shop at Amazon Smile simply go to amazon.smile.com...

Thanksgiving Potluck

We pride ourselves at The Cain Team by treating everyone like family. We value the relationships we have with our employees and wanted to show our appreciation and love. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and praise and that is exactly how we wanted to celebrate!

On Tuesday The Cain Team celebrated Thanksgiving by each team member bringing in their favorite Thanksgiving dish. We had a great time sharing a meal that we all helped create. We had a standard feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, green been casserole, macaroni and cheese and A LOT of dessert! YUM!

We only had one minor set back- we lost a casserole (spilled casserole pictured below) but we still managed to have an incredible feast! Everyone is always in great spirits so we truly had a wonderful day together before the holidays! 

To top off our office turkey day, Ricky and Kodikay blessed each employee by bringing in a licensed masseuse for chair massages! It was an amazing day spent with the team relaxing...

AUSTIN IS LISTED AS AMERICA’S LARGEST BOOMTOWN

It’s no secret that Austin is growing like crazy. According to a recent study done by Magnify Money,  Austin, Texas was named the largest boomtown in America! Scoring in the top percentile of lowest unemployment ratings as well as showing the greatest five-year growth in population and housing.

With a large influx in job opportunities and an amazing climate, people are naturally wanting to move here. Austin has the highest workforce and earnings score as well as the largest drop of unemployment by 23%.

Showing the greatest five-year growth throughout the entire country, it’s easy to see the appeal. Now is a great time to be a buyer AND a seller in the Austin area.

Austin is a great place for great food, live music, and has an amazing nightlife. It's no surprise that Austin is experiencing major growth and development.

The Cain Team consistently ranks as one of the best real estate teams in the...

BarkBox in Now Available at Cain Club!

We are happy to announce we are now offering a free year of BarkBox through our loyalty membership program, Cain Club!  There are so many prizes now being offered through our program, yet we forgot about all the sweet pups out there.  Reward your pup for being awesome with a free BarkBox!  Login in to www.cainclub.com today to redeem our latest prize, and thank you for your continued support!

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Austin Is Named One Of The Top 10 Places To Retire In The U.S.

There are a lot of things to consider when thinking of retiring.  In addition to wondering when is the perfect time or what you will do once you retire, what may be the most important thing to ponder is where to live.  Do you continue living where you are currently, or do you consider a new location to live out your so-called golden years.

Finding an area or city to relocate to where you can get the most for your money and stretch out those dollars may be easier, yet where can you do this without sacrificing your current lifestyle?

According to a recent WalletHub study of over 180 U.S. cities, Austin, Texas was named the 8th best city in the nation to retire in.  While the study determined our Health Care to be mediocre, our scores for affordability and activities ranked towards the top.  

Austin consistently ranks as one of the top cities in the United States for a variety of reasons,...

Our Two New Listings that Hit the Market Today!

19308 Smith Gin St.| $197,000 | 1,389 Sq.Ft. | 3 Bed | 2 Bath

This home has curb appeal! Bright & open floor plan w/ no carpet & updated tile flooring throughout. The kitchen features an upgraded Whirlpool oven, granite counter tops & center island to prepare all your home cooked meals. Master bath complete with a double vanity & garden tub with a separate shower. The master bedroom has the ultimate walk-in closet with built-in shelves. With no neighbors behind you, the fenced in backyard is the perfect place to entertain guests! Just miles away from top schools in Manor!


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Why You Should Not Sell 'For Sale By Owner' and Hire The Cain Team

Are you aware that 1 out of every 1,000 For Sale by Owners (FSBO) actually sell for list price? 

The most common reason why homeowners attempt to sell on their own is that they want to save money or maximize their profit by not having to pay for real estate agent commission. However, in the NAR 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, FSBOs remain at an all-time low of 8%. 

The typical FSBO home sold for $190,000 compared to $249,000 for agent-assisted home sales.

Why? Because FSBO's struggle with:

  • Getting/setting the right price
  • Understanding and performing paperwork
  • Selling within the planned length of time
  • Preparing/fixing up home...

The Cain Team Ranks #33 in Top 100 Real Estate Teams on Social Media

Top 100 Agents on Social Media 2018

We are honored and humbled to be selected by Property Spark as #33 in the NATION for the top 100 Real Estate Teams on social media in 2018! 

"We’ve researched hundreds of real estate agents’ social media channels and went through a certain process to select the best. These real estate agents are reaching thousands of people by leveraging multiple social media channels."

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Austin Ranks #3 Best Performing Economy in U.S. Metros

Downtown Austin

The source of America's prosperity is its big cities and the Business Insider recently ranked Austin, TX as the third best performing economy of all U.S. Metros. 

The study also shows steady economic growth for Austin, its ranking on the report over the years a bellwether of steady growth. In 2009, Austin ranked as the nation's 19th-strongest economy and by 2010, the city vaulted seven spots to earn its spot as the 12th-ranked economy in terms of strength.

The top rated areas have had rapid, consistent growth in both...

Cain Club Featured Prize of The Week: Audible Gift Card!

Audible Gift Card

We are excited to announce the Cain Club Featured Prize of the Week, an Amazon Audible Giftcard!

If you are anything like our team, you are constantly reading books that inspire you to be the best version of yourself. Now with Cain Club, we can help make that a little easier! 


Complete simple activities on Cain Club such as follow us on social media, complete online reviews, and share our mission on Cain Cares, and receive FREE points towards amazing prizes and services. An audible gift card is the newest addition to our collection of awesome prizes and we are expecting this to be a fan-favorite! Get yours TODAY! www.cainclub.com

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Join us for the 8th Annual Mega Agent Mixer August 15th!

We are excited to be hosting the 8th annual Mega Agent Mixer, with all of the profit being once again donated to KW Cares. This event will be held just a few blocks from the Austin Convention Center Tuesday, August 15th, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The event location is once again at the Trinity Hall, which is located at 311 E 5th Street.

Purchase your ticket(s) today by clicking here.

Last year our event was directly responsible for bringing over $200,000 to KW Cares!  This year's event promises to be a thrill ride with an amazing opening speaker and a great panel of top agents from across the country.  There will be food, fun, networking, as well as a KW Cares auction...

The Cain Team is Hiring

We're hiring

The Cain Team is always looking to grow and succeed through others. We are a highly driven group of individuals all looking to find the perfect life through the opportunities being created at The Cain Team. While our inter-team accountability is fierce and our standards are sky high, we are also a family that works hard together, prays together and has fun together.

The Leadership Team's mission statement is as follows: To ensure our people have the coaching, systems, resources, and environment so that they never have to say no to something in life that they or their family deserve a yes too. This guides every decision we...

Four Bedroom Round Rock Beauty For Sale

10017 Double Eagle Pass | $489,997 | 2,637 Sq.Ft. | 4 Beds | 3 Baths

10017 Double Eagle Pass

This home has curb appeal. Beautiful lush landscape. Complete with an attached two door garage. The space is light and airy throughout featuring high ceilings and plenty of windows. Updated granite counter tops and tile flooring. Farmhouse kitchen sink. Bonus/office room. The private backyard backs right into the greenbelt. Located in the Round Rock school district.

School System: Round Rock ISD
High School: McNeil...

Stunning Buda Home Just Listed!

1105 Red Oak Road | $719,997 | 3,895 Sq.Ft | 5 Bed | 3 Bath

1105 Red Oak Road from The Cain Team on Vimeo.

Stunning new Buda home JUST LISTED! This spacious home sits on a fenced and crossed fenced 4.14 acres making it ideal for horses. Light and bright throughout with an open floor plan and added sunroom. Features wood and tile flooring throughout. Rustic brick fireplace. Beautiful private backyard with a pool, hot tub, and covered pergola. Complete...

Austin Events and Activities this July!

Have a BLAST this summer with the coolest spots to hang out in Austin, Texas! From Art and Theatre, Sports events, concerts, and shopping, you will never be bored this July. Check out the monthly Calendar of Events from our trusted title company, Texas National Title!

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The Official Moving Checklist to Ensure a Seamless Move!

We know that moving can be overwhelming, stressful and all kinds of hectic. We aim to equip each of our clients with all the necessary information to make their home selling process a breeze! Check out the official Moving Checklist provided by our trusted title company, Texas National Title. 

Moving Checklist


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