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Westlake Open House-912 Calithea Road

This Sunday, January 18th, 2009 I will be holding open an exceptional home in Westlake Hills; one of Austin's finest areas and in the heart of the Eanes School District. Located in the hills of Westlake the home offers privacy, seclusion and exquisite views. Incredible quality materials and workmanship are featured throughout this beautiful home! I will be on-site between 2pm and 4pm this Sunday so please drop by for a tour of this beautiful property and to learn more about the area. If you have questions before next Sunday or to schedule a private showing, I can be reached at my mobile number listed below. Please stop by at your convenience, I look forward to seeing you there!

912 Calithea Road Austin, Texas

If you or anyone you know is anticipating purchasing or selling real estate in Central, West or Southwest Austin or the Westlake/Eanes School District area, I would be happy to be of assistance. Let me put my nineteen years success helping upscale buyers and sellers in Austin's finest neighborhoods to work for you. Call or email for a private consultation at your convenience!

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38 commentsRussell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI • January 14 2009 12:36PM

Comments

Russell, this post looks great and you are getting good feedback from posting your events here at localism and and on your outside blog!. I will leave some new brochures on your desk on Friday and good luck with the Open House!!!

Posted by Allysoun Musslewhite (AvenueOne Properties, Inc.) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell I hope you online activities help you get your own buyer!

Posted by Bill Gassett Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell, this looks very good. I would be interested in the feedback you receive and also the effectiveness of posting to your other blog and Localism. Best of luck to you on Sunday!

Posted by Jeannette Spinelli (Avenue One Properties) about 1 year ago

Russell, the wall of windows in the living room looks great! Good luck with the Open House.

Posted by Gary Woltal - Assoc. Broker REALTOR® SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 1 year ago

Allysoun thanks, I will pick them up on Friday before the West Austin Tour. I have noticed that my previous open house announcements had several hundred clicks but fewer comments!

Bill thanks for dropping by! I am using every venue I can to promote listings and my services and it's been a nice surprise that these posts garner so much interest!

Jeannette my previous open house posts have drawn a lot of on-line attention (I think from SOI and also more folks who are now searching on-line through Localism, google, and my outside blog). I will let you know next week how the day goes and also the number of clicks on this particular post!

Gary Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your remarks. There are numerous windows throughout the home with spectacular views!

 

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

What a view that deck has!  Looks like a spectacular house.  Good luck w/the open house. K M

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX~Real Estate 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell-What a gorgeous house. Those views are breathtaking. I love the big windows to  see those views, just wouldn't want to have to clean them :-) Thank you for stopping over at Debi's blog. Thankfully she can stay as a photographer/slideshow lady. I hope you are feeling better I heard that you were a bit under the weather.  I'm doing well.

I wish you all the best with the openhouse on Sunday. IMHO they have the best in the business when they have you as their realtor.  You can do it!

Posted by Pat Preston (RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va) about 1 year ago

What a great looking open house post! you will have to show me how all this works when I finally get some time to spend at Active Rain!

Posted by Erin about 1 year ago

I love that family room!  In the living room, are those chairs the chair-and-a-half size or is it the angle of the photo?  I want them!

Hope you sell it on Sunday, Russell.  It looks fabulous!

 

Posted by Amanda Hall * FORT WORTH TEXAS Real Estate Broker * (Hall Team Homes ) about 1 year ago

That is an awesome evening view. I hope that you have good traffic and that you generate interest in this beautiful home!

Posted by Scott Harvey (AvenueOne Properties) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell,
This looks like a lovely home, hope you have lots of lookers and that one of them will be the lucky owner of this beautiful home.

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell-What a gorgeous home. Those views are breathtaking. Best of luck with a sale and your open house on Sunday.

Posted by Sharon Lee (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) about 1 year ago

Kristin The photographer took such a spectacular shot of that glowing sunset! It is a remarkable home and thanks for the encouragement!

Pat Great hearing from you! One of the wonderful aspects of this home is that there are views from almost every room in the house! Thanks too for telling us about Debi, as they say, any friend of yours is a friend of mine and thank you so much for the compliment. I know we both strive to give our clients the best service possible!

Erin I have had ever growing response to posting open houses here at Active Rain and look forward to showing you and others at the office the many benefits of membership here!

Amanda I am with you, its a great family room and yes those are chairs and a half pieces and also love seat. My wife and I have one and its vvery comfortable sitting together or just spreading out on your own!

Scott The photographer did a great job documenting this home and it looks as good or better than the pictures!

Cynthia I hope so too, homes like these are a pleasure to market and show! I really appreciate you dropping by, Thanks!

Sharon Thank you so much, as I have said it's fun to market and show homes that are as fine as this one and a pleasure to show! Have a great week!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Beautiful home. I hope you have good crowd of motivated buyers on Sunday!

Posted by Mattie Lewis (AvenueOne Properties) about 1 year ago

Russell - this is a great looking home and good luck on a very successful open house. I hope you have lots of traffic. Very nice presentation here!

Posted by Sharon Paxson Newport Beach Real Estate (Prudential California Realty, DRE License 01501912) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell - You're pretty consistent with your Open Houses!  Hopefully you'll get a good crowd this weekend.  I know you had a good turnout for your last one.......always a good place to pick up a few new clients.  Best luck.....beautiful home!

Posted by Gail MacMillan - CRS, e-PRO, GRI ~ Titusville FL Real Estate Brevard County (HomeSweetHomeFlorida.com) about 1 year ago

Mattie I think things are picking up after the holiday lull and look forward to a good crowd!

Sharon I still like doing open houses, especially homes that are as appealing as this one! Thank you fro stopping by!

Hello Gail!I do like holding open houses and I stay within a fairly narrow section of our city. Neighborhoods that are close in, mostly central and southwest where I ave worked on a regular basis for 15 years. It's good because I not only meet new people and have a chance to expose the home to potential buyers but also to neighbors whom I also see and visit with on a regular basis! It's a great way to stay nose-to-nose in the community!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Dear Russell,

You always have the best looking listings. WOW! good luck to you and by all means let me know if you need someone else to hold this gem open for you!

:)

 

Posted by Betina Foreman-Serving Lake Travis, Lake Austin and the greater Austin area! ((512)771-6318 Prospect Real Estate Solutions, LLC) about 1 year ago

Russell, I would like to see this home and will drop by during the open house on Sunday. The views look wonderful!

Posted by Lynne about 1 year ago

Russell  That is a great looking open house ad - I've got to start doing the same sort of thing,  Good luck with it,  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka - Prince William, Fairfax ,Stafford County VA Real Estate Service (RE/MAX Olympic Realty) about 1 year ago

Betina,we are fortunate to have such a good presence in our areas of expertise and it's a real pleasure to hold an open house at such a beautiful property. If you are not busy on Sunday, drop by for a visit!

Lynne I look forward to seeing you, you will enjoy everything about this home!

Karen I have been very happy with the response and especially the number of folks who view this post on line. It gets a large number of clicks and I think it's from both my SOI and also folks in the public who are looking at the website and my blog!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Russell, Great post. Let us know how your open house goes!! The house looks awesome and the sellers should appreciate all your efforts. Good luck!

Posted by Dorie Dillard: Canyon Creek & NW Austin Living (Coldwell Banker United) about 1 year ago

Dear Russell,

I will try to stop by after my Zilker open house. I am sure that you will find the right Buyer for your fantastic listing! Have a wonderful weekend!

:)

 

Posted by Betina Foreman-Serving Lake Travis, Lake Austin and the greater Austin area! ((512)771-6318 Prospect Real Estate Solutions, LLC) about 1 year ago

Looks like a great home for the money.  If I was in the neighborhood, you would have tempted me to come by.

Posted by Jim Crawford ~ Atlanta Real Estate-ABR E-PRO (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) about 1 year ago

Dorie U have had very good response to folks clicking on this post that i can attribute to my soi and others whom I market to as well as my contacts here at Active Rain. Thanks for dropping by!

Betina Good luck on your open house too, It's going to be a pretty day so I hope that people show up and don't decide to do something else!?!?!

Jim Thanks for your comment. Since you are so far away I do understand! But if you know anyone in Austin, send them my way and I will gladly pay a referral fee!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell!  Hope your open went well--I'm a bit late to your post but, I had a BUSY weekend!  (WooHoo!)

Debe in Charlotte

Posted by Debe Maxwell - Search Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte NC Neighborhoods (Helen Adams Realty) about 1 year ago

Hey! How did your Open House go? It was a beautidul day and I know that sometimes people do other things rather than attend open houses when the weather is nice!

Posted by Mattie Lewis (AvenueOne Properties) about 1 year ago

Russell, I hope this open house did well. you seem to have remarkable success meeting people at your open houses and even selling them now and again! See you soon!

Posted by Anne Giles (AvenueOne Properties, Inc.) about 1 year ago

Debe glad to hear you have been bust, that is good news no matter where you are!

Mattie it was a beautiful day and though slower in traffic than usual all the people were legitimate buyers and I may have picked up a buyer!

Anne I do enjoy open houses as they are good for exposing the home to potential buyers and i always like sharing information about the area at the same time. I am not one of those who hovers over folks as they walk through and I tend to have more experience than many of the new agents who sit at open houses only to nab buyers!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

I hope your Open Hosuewent well on Sunday. I thought it might be a good idea to post about the group of open houses we are having the week after Super Bowl! Just a suggestion. Thanks!

Posted by Jeannette Spinelli (Avenue One Properties) about 1 year ago

Jeannette I was thinking about doing that and will mention it at the next meeting. I have been happy with the number of clicks when I post for an open house and would be glad to post for our group effort! Thanks!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Dear Russell,

I am sorry I was not able to make it by Sunday my OH ran over. I will try to stop by another day. I hope your OH went well and that you found a buyer. Make it a great day!

B

Posted by Betina Foreman-Serving Lake Travis, Lake Austin and the greater Austin area! ((512)771-6318 Prospect Real Estate Solutions, LLC) about 1 year ago

Hi Russell- How DID the open house go?  BTW, do you supply food or snacks...just curious as we don't have very many homes in that price range in Titusville.  Also are you alone or do you bring an assistant?  Hoping it went very well :-)

Posted by Gail MacMillan - CRS, e-PRO, GRI ~ Titusville FL Real Estate Brevard County (HomeSweetHomeFlorida.com) about 1 year ago

Betina No problem, I actually don't mind staying late and will visit as long as any lookers are interested. let's have coffee and catch up sometime!

Gail It was slower (probably because the weather was so nice) but the folks who came by were real and not just tire kickers. I usually do the open house myself unless it's an extremely large home and then I have an assistant accompany me. I don't serve anything unless it's a broker open house and then you just about HAVE to put out a nice spreadd to entice them to show up! HAH! All went as well as could be expected and I may have a new person that's interested on the Old Westlake area so that's good.

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

That is a gorgeous house, Russell.  The kitchen in particular is to die for, and yes, I could make due with that view just fine.  Cognac and Cubans, anyone?

Posted by Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale AZ Real Estate (Realty Executives) about 1 year ago

Paul Thanks, wander out on to the porch and I will have your cigar ready!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Russell, what a spectacular home for sale at 912 Calithea Rd in Westlake. That is a fantastic view. It is always such a pleasure to hold Open Houses in a home of this caliber, isn't it?

Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) about 1 year ago

Gena you are absolutely right! Homes like this are always a pleasure to market!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

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