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October 24th, 2010

The House Hunter

On the market?

We wondered what a day in the life for a realtor in Austin is like, where houses are flying off the market and thousands of people are realizing what we all already know - it's great to live in the ATX.
Austin native and realtor Grayson Berryhill gave us a list of her insider favorites - coffee shops for a quickie jolt, where she sends clients looking for furniture (Four Hands), lunch stops perfect for sealing deals and cocktail breaks to celebrate escrow - along with some of her hot listings in cool 'hoods.
Because when one door opens, another one's closing.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. // I live in Clarksville and love the convenience to the trail and to downtown. I'll often start my Saturday morning off grabbing an iced coffee at Caffé Medici where I confirm my appointments for the day. From there I either try to squeeze in a light jog on Lady Bird Lake trail or go to Wanderlust Yoga for a Vinyasa flow class. 
9 a.m. // On the way to my first appointment... I love the upbeat and creative energy surrounding the real estate industry in Austin.  It is a special thing to help people find their dream homes, and I feel lucky to be a part of the process. Today, I am showing property in Westlake. These clients are looking for a newly renovated home for their growing family. 
12:15 p.m. // In between appointments, I'll swing by Clarksville to meet friends for a late lunch at Josephine House. On these nice fall days, I like to sit outside, enjoy the fresh air and watch the neighbors walking their dogs. 
2:30 p.m. // Next it's off to another appointment in either East Austin or 78704.  When I can, I will stop in at Hoiden Supply Company (owned by fellow Westlake High School grads) or Sunroom. I like finding really unique pieces.
5:15 p.m. // Pick up a closing gift for clients, a painting of their new property by local artist John Coleman (pictured below).
8 p.m. // After a long day, nothing feels better than meeting up with friends at another favorite neighborhood spot, El Alma, for some good Tex Mex and a much needed margarita. Cheers!

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