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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

AWESOME testimonial from Seller

Its a great Wednesday!  I received this testimonial from a client I helped sell their home.  Funny, he calls my salesmanship, my "Asian Power" and was hoping he would mention it.  But I just love how he started his testimony.  Do you agree? Thank you John!

Pearl is awesome.
She provided insight as to where we should price our house in a competitive area and within 24 hours we had an offer.  Pearl's experience and drive kept our minds as ease during the selling process as she assisted in getting matters organized around the house.  Her style of communication is easy and kept us informed at every stage and we knew what to expect next.  We highly recommend Pearl if you are looking for someone to make the sale of your house a seamless experience.
John L.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Home Stars of Texas Realty launches

"Don’t go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path…and leave a trail” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am pleased to announce to all my friends and my Realtor colleagues that I have started by own brokerage, Home Stars of Texas Realty.  I am sad to leave my KWLT family, my family of over 9 years, but its time to make new trails and new dreams.  I have achieved many of my BOLD goals, and after all, goals are supposed to be achieved, aren't they?  After 5 years of holding my Brokers License and practicing and mentoring many agents, its time to fly.  I wish to gain your continued support, your business and referrals as I continue to grow my real estate business, after all, it is my belief that this career is my purpose. Hugs to my KW colleagues and hope to see you more on the other side of my transactions and more of your short sale referrals.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

FOR LEASE in Bee Caves 4221 Gandara Bnd, Ladera

Are you looking for a one story home in Bee Caves, close to shopping, restaurants, easy access to highway, Dripping Springs, Lakeway, downtown?  This is a spectacular home, light and bright with designer tone colors, contemporary style.  Home has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 car garage, formal dining, family room with fireplace, covered front porch and covered back porch for entertaining.  Large master bedroom with master bath with double vanities, soaking tub and separate shower. The kitchen is incredible and one must just have to come and see it.  Call me to schedule a showing before it is leased!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

NOT YET IN MLS: 137 Lakota Cove, Ridge at Alta Vista 78738

Toll Brother’s Marbella floor plan with Extended breakfast area and Luxury Bath

· Clean light contemporary lines are warmed by wood natural materials.

· 4 Bedrooms with 3.5 Baths and 2 study rooms (or use 1 study as 5th bedroom)

· Formal Dining Room and Game Room

· Built 2006; 3,656 sq ft per TCAD; Be-Dazzingly unique marble and wood design in foyer

· Large kitchen with island, bar height counters, pantry. 

· Main study has French doors

· Master bedroom located on main floor with double doors and vaulted ceilings

· Master bath with separate shower, jetted tub, double vanities and 2 walk in closets

· Located in large cul-de-sac, completely fenced; sprinkler system throughout, lush landscaping

· Extended flagstone patio with pergola and terraced landscaping with room for a pool (.40 acre site)

· Elegant curved stair case with wrought iron balusters

· Plantation shutters, roman shades and window treatments throughout the house

· All homeowners enjoy amenities such as gated community, Jr size Olympic pool with water feature, fitness center, playground, tennis and basketball courts, clubhouse

· Convenient location near Lake Travis High School, Lakeway Regional Hospital, Hill Country Galleria and future Oaks at Lakeway shopping center

· New roof being installed

· Offered for $559,000


FOR SALE 4509 Sharpshinned Hawk Cove, 78738

Spectacular home with resort style feel in popular Falconhead Golf Course Community. Spacious 5 bedrooms in a cul-de-sac location with Hill Country Views and overlooking the golf course. Includes salt water pool, spa, covered built in outdoor barbecue makes this home a great place for entertaining. Nice open kitchen with island and stainless appliances is open to breakfast area which looks out to the backyard. 4 upstairs bedrooms and gamerooms have great views. Master bedroom is relaxing and has room for seating area. Master bath has jetted tub, separate shower and double vanities. 5th bedroom down with full bath can be used as an office. Close to Hill Country Galleria, Lake Travis High School, Lakeway Regional Medical Center. 2014 tax rate is 2.11%. Currently offered in the high 500's.

Call me today to find out when the next Open House is scheduled and to schedule your own private showing.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PRESS RELEASE - New Certified Negotiation Expert in Austin, TX

Pearl Jones  Receives New

“Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®)” Designation

Professional negotiation skills are necessary for all real estate agents

 in helping home buyers and sellers, especially in the current market


Pearl Jones has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI).  The CNE is earned by real estate professionals after successfully completing formal negotiation training over two days.  Agents who receive this certification are among the top agents in the country in negotiation skills.

With professional negotiation skills, agents are able to help clients obtain better results in the sale or purchase of their home.  CNE agents have a higher skill level which enables them to 1) communicate more effectively to uncover desired information, 2) help clients understand their options, 3) work collaboratively with others, and 4) resolve deadlocks.  CNE agents have a thorough understanding of how to negotiate effectively to help achieve their client’s goals.    

The Real Estate Negotiation Institute is the leading negotiation training and coaching company in the real estate industry.  Collectively, the Real Estate Negotiation Institute’s instructors have over 300 years of real estate and negotiation experience.  Tom Hayman, the CEO and Co-Founder of the Real Estate Negotiation Institute, asserts:  “Any Buyer or Seller who hires a CNE agent can feel confident they have one of the best trained negotiators in real estate.  They should achieve superior results and have better resolution of all issues when represented by a CNE agent.”


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Enjoying Reserve at Lake Travis

My family spent the afternoon this past Sunday at the Reserve at Lake Travis. This community is located in Spicewood, has an Equestrian,  condos, multi million dollar homes, cottages for rent and most of all a lazy pool, infinity pool, slide and swim up bar. The lake views are phenomenal and it was so relaxing. Membership is required to use the facilities or a member can invite you as their guest. We had so much fun! Check it out.  

They are also hosting a Luxury Home Tour on June 13 to 14 and June 20 to 21st. This is your chance to visit this spectacular community.