Austin Smith Real Estate

Foreclosures: The Cheapest Way to Buy a New Home?

With most buyers that I work with, it’s almost inevitable that the topic of foreclosures will come up during our search. "Are there any foreclosures that are available?" "Won’t it be easier to buy a home cheaper and then fix it up?" During my initial...

5 Things I Learned After Buying My First Rental Property.

  It’s been a few months since Aja (pronounced “Asia”) and I purchased our first investment property and to be honest, it’s been a love/hate relationship. We love having an investment property, but we hate being new to the investment game, simply because we have to...

9 Things I Learned Since Starting My Own Business

  It’s been some time since I quit my job back in 2015 to start my own business in real estate and wow, it’s been one hell of a ride so far. I’ve experienced both success and failure and it’s only just the beginning! I’ll admit,...

Selling Your Home: Do It Yourself or Use an Agent?

  I’m pretty sure this age old question pops up into every homeowner’s head who’s thinking about selling their home. “Should I use an agent or should I try to sell it by myself?” Should you become a FSBO? (For sale by owner).   I can vouch for...

How Much Money Do You Need to Purchase a Home?

  As you get prepared to purchase your first or next home, I’m pretty sure this question lingers in the back of your mind: How much will I need to purchase the home? This is also assuming that you’re not looking to send yourself into financial...

Why Everybody is an Entrepreneur

In 2017, you’ll find a good portion of individuals who have “entrepreneur” in their social media profile. Some of them are individuals we know personally and we’ve all had that “dude, you’re not an entrepreneur, you have a job” thought to ourselves as we scroll...

5 Steps to Get Your Real Estate Hustle Started

Whether you just got your license to become an agent or you’re looking to take action on your investment plans, the exciting nature that real estate provides makes you eager to get started. It’s easy to think about the unlimited income potential, flexibility with your...

Wholesaling: The cheapest way to invest in Real Estate ?

  Is it possible to invest in real estate with little or no money? Absolutely.  Is it simple…? Yes.  Is it easy…..?   Hell no!   Imagine the newest iPhone is coming out at your local BestBuy next week. You know the wait will be absolutely crazy and you don’t...

30 Ways to Find Amazing Real Estate Investment Deals

  You probably read previous articles, blogs, and other forms of content that has enticed you to either start investing in real estate or revamp your current plan to find more deals.  Either way the hardest part of real estate investing will always be about finding...

5 Ways to Save Money for your New Home

Maybe you’re looking for a way out of your 1 bedroom apartment. Maybe the family has outgrown your current home and now you’re looking to upsize. Maybe you have your own reasons for wanting to purchase a new home. Whatever the reason, if you’re not...