Going Outdoors Safely

We all are feeling the strain of staying in our homes due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19. Many are choosing to venture outside, but is that a good idea? “For everyone, it’s about weighing risks. It’s still recommended to do these things: ‒ Avoid large crowds. ‒ Avoid smaller spaces with more people. ‒ Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth. ‒ Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap…

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Austin Food News

Aaron Franklin is widely regarded as one of the most influential pitmasters in the U.S. He received the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest in 2015. Popular and critically lauded restaurant, Franklin Barbecue, was awarded Texas Monthly’s coveted Best Barbecue Joint in Texas, and Bon Appetit’s Best Barbecue Joint in America. The restaurant has been a must see by presidents and celebrities alike. Austin culinary icon Aaron Franklin will soon be inducted into…

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Real Estate During COVID-19

As states reopen, homebuyers are now ready to purchase properties; here’s a valuable and unique one on Lake Austin Compass saw the average number of listings under contract hit a low on April 12, with a 40% dip from mid-March. However, the market rebounded quickly – by the end of April contracts were back up, 24% higher than before the national shutdown, and up 64% from the April 12 bottom. Read the full article here,…

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Our First Austin Home Live

You’re invited to tune into Austin Homes Live — the first-ever live virtual home tour festival featuring listings in Austin’s hottest neighborhoods and an array of expert panel discussions! WHERE: Austin Homes Live (AHL) will be hosted virtually on AUSTINHOMESLIVE.COM and my INSTAGRAM WHEN: May 19, 2020 from 10AM-12PM and 2-4PM CST(our live talk is at 11:45 am) Check for a complete list AHL home tour show times in your inbox soon. Bob and I will be…

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Welcome Compass Chief Product Officer

In April, Compass welcomed another great leader to our family with the addition of Greg Hart, our new Chief Product Officer. Hart comes to us from Amazon where over the course of his 23-year tenure he built, launched and scaled some of Amazon’s most successful ventures. Greg is a true entrepreneur, having helped build Alexa, Amazon Music and led both Books and Prime Video.

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Stay Positive During Stressful Times

When the news is all doom and gloom, as it has been since the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s hard for even the most optimistic among us to stay positive. But, I keep reminding myself of the words from one of my favorite Dave Matthews songs: “I lean upon you, you lean upon me, and we’re going to be ok.” Click here for 9 ways to stay positive during the coronavirus pandemic. (Article courtesy of Forbes Magazine.)

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