Quite a bit has been happening at Reilly Realtors this summer. As usual, summer is the busy season in real estate, and such has definitely been the case with our brokerage. The phones have been ringing off the hook and the deals are being closed left and right. While this is a symptom of the how hot the Austin real estate market is, we believe it is also in response to our recent emphasis on expansion. So in order to get you up to speed and explain how we are now serving our clients better than ever before, I thought a recap of the last few months was in order. We started the summer off right with the opening of our new office in the Hill Country Galleria. Set right in the heart of the recently opened outdoor mall in Bee Cave, this is definitely not your typical work environment. The front of the office looks more like a local coffee shop than anything else. And the workspaces in the back of the office have their own sliding doors and personal spaces for agents that are available on a first come first serve basis. With the contemporary style accented by the sweet tones of Miles Davis, the last thing you think of when you step into our office is the word “cubicle.” [caption id="attachment_578" align="alignleft" width="300"] Reilly Realtors' Office[/caption] In addition to opening a new office, we also hired Andrew Hill as our Internet Content Developer. Andrew is a UT Austin graduate, where he received his bachelor’s degree in history. He now manages many aspects of our website, social media and, most importantly, search engine optimization. His role is to bring new clients to our website’s search option and neighborhood pages through various internet marketing techniques. Now with the company for just over two months, Andrew is driven to make the company even more successful and we are happy to have him on our team. Following up the hiring of Andrew, we went on to hire Cali Bock as Marketing Director. Cali, who graduated in May with a degree in multimedia journalism, is also a Texas-Ex who is excited to join the company. While she and Andrew have the same end goal in sight, they have different means of getting there. Cali will be assisting the company by meeting one on one with the agents and aiding them in their ‘top of mind’ marketing. Additionally, Cali will be heavily involved with our social media and blogging. Seeing as she enjoys managing her own blog snapping pictures on her Canon EOS7D, managing our social media seems to be the perfect fit for her. While there have been plenty of other fun things the company has been up to this summer, if you want to hear more about it you’ll give us a call or come see us in person. Remember, the Austin real estate market is hot and is quickly transitioning to a seller’s market, so if you’re looking to buy, now is the time to do so. Start your search for Austin homes for sale with us today!