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Get the most for your home by using the experts. We will market your home and find the perfect buyer.

The Legacy Journey

by Dave Ramsey

A 6-Week class to learn a radical view of biblical wealth and generosity.

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Designed for individuals who are building wealth to make a difference in the world.

Your legacy involves more than organizing your life.
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No matter where you are right now, contentment is within your reach.

Every life can be awesome.

Financial Peace University

Learn God’s way of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University! This 9-week class gives you hope for freedom from debt, stress, and worry. Throughout this money class, you and your partner will learn step-by-step how to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, and save for the future.

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With a combined 50+ years of experience, the Friendly Team can help you with your smallest to largest investments.

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Get the latest number of homes sold, average prices, etc for your neighborhood.

Happy Clients

We received 3 quality references from your team, however after completing our research, one stood “head and shoulders” above the others and was the right fit for our Mom. We selected The Friend Team, Janette Friend-Harrington and Doug Harrington of eXp Realty, LLC in Austin, TX. Our Mom is elderly with some recent health problems and my wife and I are helping her relocate to our home in Virginia, so that we can help take better care of her. Janette has been fantastic thus far, with the preliminary visit to review Mom’s home and the following visit to sign the listing agreement. She has been an excellent communicator and coordinator, while keeping our Mom, my wife and I thoroughly informed throughout the process thus far. Our Mom was overwhelmed with the prospect of selling her home before we found Janette. She is now feeling much better with it all and actually having fun in the process. Thanks to this fantastic ELP. Janette has proven to be a compassionate and consummate professional thus far.”

– Sara, Rob & Gabby

Happy Clients

“Truly the best experience! I would recommend Janette and Doug to any first time home buyer in Austin. They are prompt, knowledgeable and not at all pushy when it comes to finding the right home for you. My fiancé and I truly knew nothing about the home search and buying process, but they led us through it seamlessly and answered all questions. We looked at many homes and Doug/Janette were both quick to voice concerns if they saw anything worrisome. If you are buying a home – you can count on Janette and Doug!!”

– M Koch

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, new listings fell nearly 45%, and sales volume...

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these...

Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade

Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade

Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers...

How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home

How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be...

Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide

Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide

Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally,...

How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market

How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market

If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1 the appraisal process—historically a standard part of...

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line. Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices...

May: Designated as National Safety Deck Month

May: Designated as National Safety Deck Month

The number of decks that have sunk, fallen apart, or failed in any other way has increased in recent years. These failures could have been avoided in many of those situations if regular maintenance had been performed. The most common causes of deck collapses and...

Debunking 5 Common Credit Score Myths That Many Home Buyers Believe

Debunking 5 Common Credit Score Myths That Many Home Buyers Believe

A good credit score increases the chances of having a mortgage when it is time to purchase a home because it tells lenders or mortgage providers that you are willing to pay a loan on time. As a result, having a poor credit score can be a significant impediment to...

Common Closing Costs To Prepare For When Selling Your Home

Common Closing Costs To Prepare For When Selling Your Home

If you're thinking of selling your house, keep in mind that closing costs aren't just for buyers. Sellers are also responsible for a number of closing expenses, which you can factor into the selling price since the majority of them would be excluded from the profit on...

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Selling a Home

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Selling a Home

Selling a house is similar to purchasing the first. It's difficult, time-consuming, and emotionally draining. There's no guarantee you can just hand over the keys to your prized home and walk away with a tidy sum of cash. Below are the 7 most popular home-selling...

Renovate or Not: 3 things to think about before selling a house

Renovate or Not: 3 things to think about before selling a house

When considering putting their home on the market, homeowners are often faced with the decision of whether or not to renovate before selling. Since every home seller wants to get the best price for their biggest investment, it's crucial to figure out if you can do any...

6 Questions to Consider Before You Buy

6 Questions to Consider Before You Buy

The first stage is to figure out what your long-term objectives are and how home ownership fits into them. Perhaps all you want to do is convert all those "wasted" rent payments into mortgage payments that provide you with something tangible: equity. Perhaps you...

How to Make an Offer on a House

How to Make an Offer on a House

It may take a few weeks or months to find the appropriate home for you. But what happens if you do manage to find the home of your dreams? How do you make an offer and when do you make it? And, especially in a competitive property market, what should you do to improve...

How to Negotiate a Home Price

How to Negotiate a Home Price

Even in a heated property market, negotiating with the seller is always worth a shot. Don't be hesitant to make a lower offer and then negotiate higher! As previously stated, allow for some wiggle room in your first offer. Aside from directly negotiating the amount,...

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