Steiner Ranch - Austin TX - Neighborhood Garage Sale

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Real Estate Agent with Regent Property Group 0480809

I'm not one for Garage Sales, but we were in the Steiner Ranch area of Austin TX last weekend, looking at brick colors to put on our house, and it happened to be during the big Steiner Ranch community garage sale where about every 10 homes had their garage door open and they didn't have to do their own marketing or advertising to get people to come.

We were looking at this particular house and discussing the colors, and I inches forward a little to see the sides. In doing so, I noticed a house that had a little tricycle thing with a handle.  That looked cute... how much is that, I wondered...

I hate garage sales because of the potential confrontation.  Someone is asking $20 for something that is clearly worth only a couple of bucks, and I don't want to insult them by walking away empty handed, but I also don't want to haggle the price.

However, I slowly and cautiously walked up the driveway... it was $5.  Look at all the fun Alyssa can now have for only $5!!

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She can touch the peddles, but doesn't understand how to actually peddle, so her feet keep falling off, but that's what the handle is for, so I can push her along as she learns.

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What a great $5 spent, plus we found a great color brick to go on our  house to replace the bad brick, but that's another story...

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John Cannata
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Donna - As you can see, you can get some good stuff from garage sales. Just because someone is selling it, doesnt mean its old. I know we have given away things that are practically new because our kids pretty easy on their things. So, good will has really liked us over the past few years. Can't go wrong with a solid $5 investment.

September 21, 2009 04:34 PM
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Richard Weeks
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Looks like a great deal for $5.  I had a listing in east Dallas, and ever Sunday that I held an open house this one family was having a garage sales.  I think it was a real business for them.

September 22, 2009 05:06 AM
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Richard: Dallas has a restriction of a maximum of 2 sales per year.  The family behind your open house was running the risk of being fined by the Dallas Code Enforcers.

September 22, 2009 10:58 AM
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Donna Harris
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Liz, I've always viewed garage sales as neighbors trading junk.

Lorrie, But you're at their house, and it seems wrong.

Kathleen, Yard sales are for houses with rear entry garages, like in Dallas, but Austin is mostly front entry so we're back to "garage" sale.

Rita, THat's an awesome find!

John, But the "good" stuff is usually sold on Craigslist.

Richard, Lots of Dallas houses did that.  Clothes racks and everything!

Lorrie, Are you sure?  There are tons of garage sales all the time in the lower greenville area, same houses, same times, same stuff every week. I know a lot of burbs went to that, but I didn't hear city of Dallas did.

September 22, 2009 01:52 PM
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Donna:  Yes, a maximum of 2 sales a year, otherwise they are running a business that brings traffic and parking problems.  If the neighbors complain, the garage sale holders will probably get a ticket.

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