Floor Plans Made Easy

MagicPlan, is an amazing application that makes creating a floor plan of a house so easy a kid could render professional looking floor plans in minutes!

Magic Plan is the post PC revolution for floor plan creation. If you have ever watched an architect create a floor plan it requires CAD software, a tape measure, hours of time and much more. This is the reason why floor plans are so expensive to have created with a professional.

I am a strong believer in using a professional to make big decisions.  However, have you ever just wanted to know how a couch would fit in your living room or play around with the layout without contacting a professional?  Well now you can find out how that amazing couch you have been eyeing for the past year would fit in your living room with just a few clicks!

Here at we use Magic Plan to create floor plans for all of our clients so that they can have a better understanding of the home that they are purchasing. If you would like more information on MagicPlan please contact Michael Carpenter at 512-522-6683.

YouTube Video Walk Through of MagicPlan  

Why Home Staging Still Matters?

In Austin’s current seller’s market where buyers and investors are snapping up properties sight unseen, staging is still a valuable tool for homeowners and real estate agents.

The value behind staging is through a recent report released by Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), homes sell 70 to 80 percent faster when staged.  Nationally, staged homes are on the market ONLY 29 days versus non-staged properties being on the market an alarming average of 145 days!  Staging a property has an average return on investment (ROI) of 586 percent according to the web site Home Gain! 

With the obvious stats on staging mentioned above it is a no brainer if you have a little extra cash to spare to have your home staged prior to listing with For more information on staging your home or finding a qualified stager please reach out to Michael Carpenter at 512-677-7111.

You may also find the following web sites of interest:

The American Society of Home Stagers

Real Estate Staging Association

Houzz – Remodeling Ideas on a iPhone

If you are looking through magazines, searching Google or design photos on Pinterest; you’ll love Houzz as an alternative and time saver. Houzz is a combination of “house” and “buzz” which caters to current aspiring home owners wishing to remodel their home.

If you have an iPhone or Android smart phone you can easily download the app for free through the app store.  Upon opening the app you will find an endless repository of beautiful home photos.  Included in a majority of these photos are floating price tags where you can purchase the item and info on the interior designer with the touch of your finger tip.

Are you excited yet about this new app?  Well save your pen and paper because this app also allows you to create an “idea book” and “projects” that you can share and engage others for input; saving you hours of writing and phone calls with mom and dad!

Reach out to Michael Carpenter at 512-677-7111 if you have any questions on how to use Houzz or if you want to find your next dream house that fits your Houzz idea book!