Having a yard sale is a great way to get rid of unwanted items in your home and garage. Whether you're cleaning out clutter, remodeling, or moving, our real estate agents know that hosting a yard sale can help you clean up your home and generate extra cash for household expenses or donations to your favorite charity.
When a yard sale is done right, it draws a lot of attention from neighbors, people searching for collectibles, and buyers looking for Georgetown homes for sale. That old saying, "one man's trash is another man's treasure," is what makes yard sales so popular. Here are 5 tips for making your yard sale a big success.
Start Collecting Items
Before you plan your yard sale, go through your closets, cabinets, and garage and collect all items you want to sell. First, make sure that all items for sale are in good condition. Next, focus on sorting and getting organized. To make sorting easier, group items into specific categories such as clothing, linens, kitchen wares, small appliances, toys, workout gear, gardening equipment, and household tools. Tip: It's helpful to round up some boxes before you start sorting to keep things organized.
Price Your Items
To stay organized and reduce stress, it's best to price your yard sale items ahead of time. Pricing can take a long time, so don't wait until a day or two before the sale to think about it. Allowing extra time for pricing will ensure bigger profits and a successful yard sale. Here are some helpful tips for pricing sale items:
Pick a Sale Date
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are the best days for a yard sale. Scheduling your sale on the first weekend of the month when many people get paid can also increase turnout and profits. When choosing a sale date, schedule it at least one month out to allow the necessary time for collecting, sorting, and pricing items and advertising the sale. Tip: Since it's difficult to predict the weather in advance, be prepared for rain with tents, tarps, or umbrellas to avoid canceling the sale.
Gather Sale Essentials
At least a week before the sale, make sure you have all the necessary essentials for a successful event. This includes:
Hanging rods for clothes
Paper or plastic bags
A calculator and receipt book
Advertise the Sale
You have to advertise if you want a successful yard sale. A few days before the sale, advertise your sale by hanging weatherproof signs or flyers, posting online ads, and posting on social media. Make sure you identify the items for sale, especially sought-after items like toys, electronics, tools, and collectibles. Signs and online ads should always look the same and include the yard sale dates, times, and property address.
If you're considering buying or selling a home in Georgetown, contact us for available homes and pricing that suits your lifestyle.
The craft brewing scene around Central Texas has never been better, and now is the perfect time to experience all that your local brewery has to offer. With taprooms serving up creative, original brews, delicious food, live entertainment, and a busy lineup of special events all summer long, it's easy to find a brewery that suits your style. Our real estate agents have all of the exciting details on 5 Central Texas breweries that you won't want to miss.
Searching for a home close to all of the great breweries and attractions in Central Texas? Our team is here to help with all of your real estate needs. Contact us to buy and sell homes in Central Texas communities.
There's a lot to explore in Georgetown, TX, a small city about 25 minutes north of Austin. Georgetown offers sweeping Texas Hill Country scenery, picturesque lagoons along the San Gabriel River, and a downtown district that has been called the "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas."
But Georgetown's most enticing landscape may be deep underground. Join us as we explore the unique world of Inner Space Cavern, one of Texas' largest cave systems, located just minutes from these Georgetown homes for sale.
A Hidden World
Like many cave systems, the undergrown labyrinth now known as Inner Space Cavern was discovered by accident. It was actually the Texas Highway Department that stumbled upon the previously-unknown cave system in 1963 while constructing an I-35 overpass.
During the process of regulation core testing, the construction crew inadvertently drilled into the cave eight times. Unable to find any other access to what they knew they had found, they drilled a 2-foot wide hole down 33.5 feet through the limestone bedrock, creating the first usable passage into the caves.
Exploring 'Inner Space'
Through that original borehole, dubbed the 'Discovery Hole,' scientists began exploring this brand-new cave system. A larger hole was subsequently created, but to this day, no natural entrance to Inner Space Cavern has ever been found.
We now know that all-natural entryways to Inner Space Cavern have been closed for about 14,000 years. But we are far from the only ones to have ever seen the caves, as Ice Age fossils of saber-toothed tiger, wooly mammoth, and giant sloth found within attest to.
At present, several miles of passageways have been explored, some of which are now open to the public. But the majority of Inner Space Cavern's unknown depths remain unexplored. Still, the small portion that we've been able to access has given us some truly amazing discoveries.
See for Yourself
Roughly 1.2 miles of Inner Space Cavern is open to the public and has been since 1966. Portions that are publicly accessible include winding passages and large, open 'rooms' adorned with striking cave formations. Drapery columns and a large room known as the Ice Cream Parlor are highlights of the cave.
A variety of tours are available. These range from simple walking tours to more advanced wild cave spelunking tours. Check out the official Inner Space Cavern website to learn more about the various options available to the public.
The basic cave tour is known as the Adventure Tour. It lasts about an hour and includes parts of the cave that are flat, fully illuminated, and open enough that one can comfortably walk upright. The slightly longer Hidden Passages Tour is a bit more physically demanding, taking visitors through newly-opened passages that are at times narrower and less developed. Wear closed-toe shoes and expect some uneven ground.
The most challenging and rewarding tour is the Wild Cave Tour. Lasting up to 4 hours, this tour involves hiking, climbing, crawling, and squeezing through tight spots but rewards visitors with an opportunity to experience parts of Inner Space Cavern that few ever see.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas. When you're ready to find your dream home in Georgetown and the surrounding areas, our real estate agents are here to help every step of the way.
If you're a pet parent, you know that giving your pets a safe, healthy environment is a top priority. Whether you have a four-legged canine or a frisky feline, you want to protect your pet from dangers like injuries, diseases, and poisonous houseplants. To keep your pets safe, take some tips from our real estate agents, who suggest buying only non-toxic houseplants for your home.
Many homeowners don't realize that just a few nibbles from a poisonous plant can cause nausea and vomiting, tremors, seizures, and even death to pets. If you're a pet owner and looking for Georgetown homes for sale, make sure to research indoor plants that are non-toxic to dogs and cats. Here are just a few that are safe for your pets.
If your home gets a lot of indirect sunlight, African violets will fill your rooms with flowers in brilliant hues of pink, lavender, and purple. They thrive in 68–77 degree temperatures, as long as you keep them slightly watered and away from drafts. If your curious cat decides to eat the leaves or blooms, the plant may look wounded, but your cat will be fine.
This plant's trailing tendrils were designed to attract curious cats. Even if you place this plant on high shelves or in hanging baskets, your clever kitty may still be tempted to investigate. But don't worry, it's perfectly safe for your kitty and a good choice for beginner green thumbs. Just choose a location with filtered light and warm temperatures, then keep the soil moist.
Bird's Nest Ferns
This squiggly green fern thrives on low light and humidity, so it's perfect in bathrooms and windows near the kitchen sink. It likes warmer temperatures and quickly adds organic appeal to indoor spaces. Bird's nest ferns grow well in pots and planters with loose, fast-draining soil. When the soil feels dry, just give it a little water and fertilizer in the spring and summer.
If you want to protect your pets and wow your guests, buy a few date palms for your home. With tall stems and delicate leaves, date palms, like Areca palms, bamboo palms, and Chinese fan palms, grow tall, making good floor plants that add height and texture to small rooms. For best growth, keep date palms and other types of palms in bright, indirect sunlight and don't over-water.
Friendship plants produce intricately-patterned bright green leaves that feel like velvet. They're lovely to look at and completely harmless to your pets. Since they are small plants that only grow 6–12 inches high, they make great decorative accents on shelves and tables. They tolerate low light with a few hours of sunlight each day and occasionally flower with pale pink buds.
Few houseplants add as much elegant beauty to a home as orchids, and luckily they pose no dangers to dogs or cats. With tall stalks, large green leaves, and colorful flowers, orchids become focal points wherever they're placed. Orchids bloom each year for about three months. When the flowers die off, the blooms return the following season.
Peperomia plants make great houseplants because they're easy to grow and they clean the air. There are many varieties, each with slightly different characteristics, but they all grow well in temperatures of 65–80 degrees with minimal watering. The watermelon peperomia has leaves that resemble watermelon rhine with distinct dark green stripes.
If you're interested in homes in the Georgetown area, contact us for more information on available properties and prices.
It's springtime in Texas, and it's time to lace up your running shoes! The coming months bring some of our real estate agents' favorite 5k events of the year, and the sooner you start getting ready, the better.
Many of these runs and walks also help raise money for great causes, and all offer amazing views of the Texas Hill Country scenery. Mark your calendars for these upcoming 5k events in Round Rock and the surrounding areas:
Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas! Our real estate agents are dedicated to helping your find your dream home in Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, and the surrounding areas.
Spring is in the air, and it's time to pay a visit to our real estate agents' favorite golf courses in Central Texas! There's no better time to hit the links.
The rolling landscape of the Texas Hill Country couldn't be more perfect for golf. That's why these Central Texas golf courses tend to be just the right balance of fun and challenging.
One of the great things about living in Texas is that our climate makes golf a possibility year-round. Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas and talk to our real estate agents about finding your dream home in the Texas Hill Country.
Public art is a valuable piece of every community. It's aesthetically pleasing, but it also helps to connect people and build a sense of community identity. It also provides a great opportunity for photo ops!
Our real estate agents love all the beautiful public murals around Georgetown. These masterpieces add a unique element to our community, and we love showing them off to both locals and tourists. If you're in the market for one of these gorgeous Georgetown homes for sale, you might enjoy a tour of our fantastic public art as a way to get to know our city.
New public art installations are always popping-up around Georgetown, so be sure to check back. For more information on our wonderful community, contact us today.
Moving to a new city can be so exciting. But before you make it official, accept a job, and start looking for a place to live, you want to make sure this new city is a place you'll feel at home. Our real estate agents have worked with countless clients who are relocating, and they've learned a lot from these experiences. Below, they share some top things to do when visiting a city you might make your home.
Contact us if you've decided to move and are looking for the perfect home.
It's not always easy to find fun outdoor activities during the winter months. But here in Central Texas, where temperatures are often in the 70s even in the middle of January, camping is always an option!
Our real estate agents are delighted to share their favorite winter camping spots in Central Texas. Each one of these awesome campgrounds is open year-round and located within an hour of Austin.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas. It's a great place for outdoor adventures all year, and our real estate agents can't wait to help you find your dream home in Austin and the Texas Hill Country.
As one of the fastest-growing areas in Texas, Williamson County offers many perks for residents. With a variety of new businesses, retail stores, and housing developments springing up, our real estate agents are seeing homebuyers rushing to Williamson County for a place to call home.
If you're looking for abundant job opportunities, great schools, and an affordable cost of living, take a closer look at Georgetown homes for sale in Williamson County. You'll find a comfortable lifestyle in a small-town community surrounded by natural beauty and resources. If you're considering a move, you'll be impressed with everything Williamson County has to offer.
Blue Hole Regional Park
Buescher State Park
Canyon of the Eagles Lodge & Nature Park
Plumb Creek RV Campground
For more information on homes for sale in Williamson County, contact us to view available properties and prices in desired areas.
Giving back is one of the best ways to celebrate the holidays. Join our real estate agents in showing gratitude this holiday season with a donation of time or money to one or more of these worthy causes around Central Texas.
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December is here, and cooler winter weather is just around the corner. It's the perfect time to check off some of the home maintenance tasks on your to-do list.
Follow these tips from our real estate agents to get your home ready for the winter season.
Are you interested in putting your home on the market this winter? Contact us today!
If you're planning to use a mortgage to finance the purchase of your home, it's essential to have enough money in savings for your down payment. Depending on the type of mortgage you choose, you'll typically need anywhere from 3.5 to 20 percent of the home's purchase price.
Our real estate agents recommend creating a plan to help you save the money for your down payment. Start by opening a savings account specifically for your down payment and follow these tips.
Whether you're getting ready to sell your home or just want to refresh your space for your own enjoyment, home improvement projects can be satisfying... but sometimes they come with an expensive price tag. If you can't afford a high-dollar renovation, here are a few suggestions from our real estate agents for home improvement projects that won't break the bank.
Home improvement doesn't have to mean big, expensive renovation projects. If you don't have much money to spend, look for little improvements to make a big impact. For more information about home improvement projects that will boost your home's appeal to buyers, contact us today.
For those of us who love antiques, there's nothing quite like discovering a new vintage treasure. Luckily, here in the Round Rock area, we have more than a few great antique shops. Our real estate agents are eager to share their favorites!
Of course, the challenging part of antiquing is often separating the trash from the treasure. That isn't always easy, but these local antique shops and markets are great places to find some real vintage gems.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Georgetown, Round Rock, and the surrounding areas. Located a stone's throw from Austin in the heart of Texas Hill Country, it's a truly unique place to call home.
When you think of home security upgrades, you may think of expensive security systems. Many upgrades, however, are very affordable and will help your family and belongings stay safer. In many cases, you'll even be able to do the work yourself.
Our real estate agents share the following inexpensive home security upgrades that can make your home safer:
Contact us to find out more about home security upgrades and to visit Round Rock homes for sale. If finding a home with some of these features is a priority, we'll help you identify ones that meet your criteria.
Your credit score is an important piece of financial information that influences your ability to purchase a home. Credit scores range from 300 to 850, with 850 being the best possible score.
Our real estate agents know that lenders will use your credit score when determining whether to approve your mortgage application. Here are a few things you should know about your credit score and homeownership as you prepare to buy your first home.
Are you ready to buy your first home? Contact us today to start your search!
An aging, cracking, or crumbling driveway is a problem that will gradually get worse the longer you wait to fix it. It's an eyesore that tanks your curb appeal and can also detract from your home's value. Sprucing up your driveway will protect your investment in your home, and you may be able to get the money back when you sell. Here are a few driveway improvement tips from our real estate agents.
One of the first things someone sees when arriving at your home is your driveway, making it a crucial part of your curb appeal. An attractive driveway is as much a part of that first impression as your landscaping or your front door. For more ideas on how to improve curb appeal, contact us today.
Horseback riding is one of the best ways to connect with nature. Luckily, the Central Texas area offers a lot of opportunities for horseback riding. Whether you're looking to take riding lessons or plan to head off on a guided trail ride, our real estate agents have a few recommendations.
Whether you're an experienced equestrian or someone who has never ridden before, Central Texas is a great place to enjoy horses. Visit one of the stables or facilities above, and don't hesitate to contact us if you're looking for a real estate agent nearby.
There are few projects as satisfying as growing your own food, and raised garden beds allow everyone to do that, even in a minimal amount of space. Our real estate agents can show you some exciting Round Rock homes for sale to house the garden you have wanted. With a little patience and a few simple steps, you'll soon be enjoying your own fresh produce, and nothing tastes better than the vegetables that come fresh from your own garden.
Are you ready to start looking for a place to plant your own raised vegetable garden? Contact us today to arrange a tour.
Nature, in all its spectacular glory, makes everyone a good photographer. As if you need another reason to be outdoors, Nature Photography Day is observed on Tuesday, June 15. Our real estate agents look forward to documenting the natural scenery around Central Texas at these local parks.
Display your photos in your new Central Texas home. When you need knowledgeable assistance buying or selling local real estate, contact us at RE/MAX Capital City.
These days, a home's outdoor spaces are just as important as its indoor spaces. Just look at all the Round Rock homes for sale with outdoor living spaces! Homeowners use their outdoor spaces for dining, entertaining, and relaxing, so patio furniture and decor require some planning. Here are a few things to know before you go shopping for new patio furniture.
Ultimately, look for patio furniture that not only looks good but where you can also see yourself spending time. Your outdoor living spaces should be an extension of your home: the perfect place to hang with family and friends or kick back and relax after a long day. For more information on what homebuyers expect from an outdoor living space, contact us today.
We hope you've been saving your appetite. National Brisket Day is coming right up on May 28th, and Texas is a mighty fine place to be when a holiday like that rolls around.
Our real estate agents love a lot of things about the Austin area and the food is definitely high on the list. For some of the best BBQ that Texas has to offer, check out these local spots!
Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas. From its vibrant music scene to its incredible food, it's a place like no other.
Anyone who's ever spent time in Texas knows that the state's diverse dining scene is truly unique, with a blend of cultures and flavors that you simply won't find anywhere else. The dining establishments of Texas are also very innovative and have made many foods famous that are now enjoyed by foodies all around the country. No matter your personal taste, you're sure to find something to love in the Texas dining scene. Our real estate agents are here to help you build an appetite, with our list of 7 foods that Texas has made famous.
Searching for a home that makes it easy to enjoy all of the culinary masterpieces that Texas has made famous? Let us help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Round Rock, TX area.
Did you know that the first waffles were made all the way back in the 13th century? People loved them from the start, and eventually, the first modern waffle iron was patented in 1869. The waffle remains one of the most popular breakfast foods in the world, and International Waffle Day on March 25th presents the perfect opportunity to celebrate this tasty treat. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of excellent places to enjoy breakfast foods in the Austin area. Our real estate agents have all of the delicious details on where to find the best waffles and all of your breakfast favorites around Austin.
Blue Dahlia Bistro – 3663 Bee Caves Rd., West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Located on the edge of the Austin in West Lake Hills, you'll find the lovely Blue Dahlia Bistro, a European-style bistro with a reputation for serving fresh, delicious meals. The team here uses organic, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to create meals based on recipes from throughout Europe. The brunch menu at Blue Dahlia Bistro is filled with unique takes on all of your breakfast favorites, so this is a great place to celebrate International Waffle Day.
1431 Cafe – 601 E Whitestone Blvd. Suite 300, Cedar Park, TX 78613
If you're looking for a restaurant where there are always unique waffle flavors on the menu, try a visit to the 1431 Cafe when you're near Cedar Park homes for sale. Be sure to check out the daily specials because 1431 Cafe offers a selection of seasonal waffle flavors that you won't find anywhere else. No matter when you visit, you're sure to find a diverse selection of waffles on the menu, along with your favorite breakfast side dishes.
Jim's Restaurant – 12832 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78750
It's easy to find a great breakfast close to Austin homes for sale, thanks to local favorites like Jim's Restaurant. The menu here is packed with homestyle breakfast favorites, including the classic Cowboy Waffle made with a special house-made batter. There are multiple Jim's Restaurant locations in Austin, and beyond, so it's easy to enjoy a fresh, hot breakfast anytime you like.
Waffle Love – 1300 Gattis School Rd. #100, Round Rock, TX 78664
Love waffles? So does the team at Waffle Love! This breakfast destination located near Round Rock homes for sale specializes in waffles, with tons of toppings and flavors to choose from on the menu. Just about everything on the menu here features a waffle in some way, from breakfast sandwiches with waffles as bread to sweet, fruit-topped waffles that every member of the family will enjoy. Waffle Love has been featured on several food-focused TV shows and is known for serving some of the best waffles in Texas.
George's on the Town – 708 S Interstate 35, Georgetown, TX 78628
George's on the Town is a popular place for lunch, dinner, and happy hour near Georgetown homes for sale, but did you know that they also offer an outstanding Sunday brunch? Stop by on a Sunday morning to try the brunch menu in a modern, upscale atmosphere, where customer service is always a top priority. George's on the Town also features a full bar, along with tons of food and drink specials every day.
Living in the Austin area means that you're never far from great restaurants, and our team is here to help you find your next local home. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Austin, TX area.
When moving to a new home or adding a furry friend to your family, a little preparation goes a long way in helping your pet better understand the boundaries and feel more comfortable in their new home. Our real estate agents know that homebuyers value the happiness of their four-legged family members when moving to a new property. Follow these tips to ensure a smooth transition when introducing your pet to a new home.
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March 14 is designated as National Learn About Butterflies Day to raise awareness of the varieties of butterflies and their importance as pollinators. Butterflies also serve as a natural form of pest control and are an important food source for birds. Look for them to start their migration across the country in a blur of color and check out gardens near Austin to spot their color and beauty. Our real estate agents suggest the following destinations to spot butterflies in and around Austin:
Contact us to learn more about Austin's natural beauty and for help in buying or selling a home.
You've done your market research. You've made your plans. Now, in the last few months before listing your home, it's time to put in some elbow grease. Prospective buyers want a place that is ready to move in. Get your home ready to list and attract potential buyers with these tips from our real estate agents.
When it comes to Valentine's Day, our real estate agents love coming up with more imaginative ideas than the usual flowers and candy. Plan a romantic date night to remember at these exciting locations near Austin homes for sale.
Fall in love with everything the Austin area has to offer. Contact us at RE/MAX Capital City for cheerful and experienced assistance from our knowledgeable real estate agents.
Family fun is never far from your front door when you live in the Austin area, and visiting local museums is a great way to have an exciting, educational outing that appeals to all ages. Whether you're interested in history, art, science, or a little bit of everything, you'll find plenty of local museums to indulge your curiosity. Our real estate agents have the details on 7 museums in the Austin area that you won't want to miss.
Heritage House Museum – 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd., Pflugerville, TX 78660
The Heritage House Museum is a local favorite close to Pflugerville homes for sale, where you can learn about the people, places, and stories that have shaped life in the community. Explore rural artifacts from the early 20th century that tell how Pflugerville has grown over the decades, from the German immigrants who founded the community to the many waves of new residents who have arrived since then.
The Contemporary Austin – 700 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
The Contemporary Austin is one of Austin's most popular art museums, with a gallery and sculpture garden focused on showcasing the work of contemporary artists. The Jones Center is one of two Contemporary Austin locations in the city, and it serves as the museum's main exhibit space. Be sure to check out the Moody Rooftop, which features beautiful art and stunning city views.
Palm House Museum – 212 E Main St., Round Rock, TX 78664
Take a trip back in time at the Palm House Museum, conveniently located close to Round Rock homes for sale. This museum is situated in a historic home and features two rooms with fully preserved furnishings from 1873. In addition to being a local history destination, this museum also serves as the Round Rock visitors center.
Williamson Museum – 716 S Austin Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626
With a mix of history, art, and hands-on educational exhibits, the Williamson Museum truly offers something for everyone near Georgetown homes for sale. Discover the stories that have shaped life in Williamson County over the years through photography, historical artifacts, and special exhibits for kids that are designed to encourage active learning.
Thinkery – 1830 Simond Ave., Austin, TX 78723
Kids of all ages will love visiting the Thinkery, a museum where they can learn valuable STEAM skills in a fun, educational setting. The Thinkery features educational activities that inspire kids to experiment, ask questions, solve problems, and engage with the world around them in a fun, inspiring way.
UMLAUF Scultpure Garden & Museum – 605 Azie Morton Rd., Austin, TX 78704
The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum is an educational, relaxing place to spend a day appreciating the arts in Austin. This museum showcases the work of prolific artist Charles Umlauf, who was renowned for his sculptures. The sculptures are housed in a beautiful outdoor garden, providing a peaceful, artistic oasis near Austin homes for sale.
Bullock Museum – 1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Discover the history of Texas through exciting exhibits and unique films when you visit the Bullock Museum. Whether you're touring the many exhibits in the museum or settling in for an IMAX movie, you're sure to learn something new about Texas whenever you visit. You can also share your own stories and read stories from residents throughout Texas.
When you're ready to find your next home near the educational, family-friendly attractions of Austin, our team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Austin, TX area.