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My Texas Real Estate Practice

I love to help people with their real estate needs. Besides resale and new homes in and around the Austin Texas area, I specialize in niche markets such as Equestrian or Horse Properties, Historic Homes; Aging in Place, Universal Design or Accessible ADA type homes and eco-friendly or greenbuilt homes. I work all over the Central Texas Area in my specialties. I find that so many of my niches overlap. I sell historic homes on large ranches that perhaps have been retrofitted to become more energy efficient. I am transitioning over to this newest of my family of websites BettySaenz.com but my original site is BettySellsAustin.com

My family has been in Texas since 1835 and in the Austin Texas area since the 1870’s. I have turned into quite a Texas History and Genealogy buff over time! I am a member of many historical organizations including Preservation Austin, and on the Board of Directors of the New Braunfels Heritage Society which oversees the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture that was my grandmother’s grandparents’ house. I love “saving” historic homes like dogs or cats at the animal shelter. If I can save a historic home by matching it with a buyer I feel good that I preserved a Texas historic home, a piece of Texas History. I also love to study and see different architectural styles and architectural parts and details of historic homes. For more on Central Texas historic homes for sale see my TexasHistoricHomes.com website.

Growing up, my family had a 1,000 acre ranch in Central Texas that I spent a lot of time on. I spent time exploring nature, riding horses, swimming, fishing, cooking wild game the hunters brought in and more. As a young child, I would take my nature guides with me to hike through the woods, pastures, and ravines identifying native Texas trees and plants. These activities continue today as my lifelong hobbies though sadly, we no longer have the family ranch or farm in Seguin, Texas. My late husband was a Texas farmer and rancher and I raised a few horses, showing and training some. For more on Horse Properties for sale in the Austin, Texas area see my HorsePropertiesInTexas.com website.

With this longstanding interest in nature, it was only natural that when I bought my first home, I would want it to be as energy efficient as possible. So in 1983, I had my first Energy Audit done replete with a blower door test on the first home I owned. I also had an energy audit done at my second I bought in 2005. This was before Energy Audits were required on homes in Austin Texas so I really had to search for an energy auditor. Now, they are in such high demand that I have held several training sessions at my house by national trainers to instruct new energy auditors. For more on green-built homes and a greener lifestyle see my site TexasOrganicHome.com

I have been licensed as a Texas REALTOR® since 1998, so let me know if you need my help to buy or sell Central Texas Real Estate. After reading about me and my practice, if you feel we would be a good match, I’d love to help! Call me at 512-785-5050 or e-mail me through my site.