Monthly Archives: October 2013

Austin MLS Statistics

The most recent MLS statistics for the Austin area are out and the Austin market is still going strong! Average sold price for all Austin MLS areas is up by about 10% and up about 4% for the Dripping Springs area (78620, 78619, 78737) compared to the same month in 2012. The average days on the market (DOM) statistics are also encouraging for home sellers. In all Austin MLS areas average DOM is down about 31% and down about 29% in the Dripping Springs area. Check out the charts below to see all the MLS statistics in these areas, and if you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in Dripping Springs or the Austin area, give us a call to see how we can help you!

All Austin MLS Areas

All Austin areas MLS Statistics


Dripping Springs Area MLS Stats

Dripping Springs area MLS stats

Dripping Springs area MLS stats












Haunted Houses: Dream Home…or Scream Home?

Haunted Houses are a big part of Halloween. However, would you consider living in a Haunted House? 62% of respondents in a recent study said they would consider living in a haunted house if given the chance! Take a look at’s survey to see what else they said about owning their own haunted house!Haunted Houses - InfographicWhether you would buy a haunted house or not, we’d love to help you with any of your real estate needs! Be sure to contact us if you’re thinking about buying or selling in Dripping Springs, SW Austin, Driftwood, or the Texas Hill Country!


The PUMPKINS are here!

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Patch

Photo Cred: Brandon Shook

The Pumpkins are here!!!

Come out to Dripping Springs and visit the corner of Ranch Road 12 & 290 in to get your pumpkins & contribute to a good cause! The Pumpkin Patch is organized by Dripping Springs United Methodist Church and offers many different sizes and varieties of pumpkins.  Pumpkin prices range from 75 cents – $20 and proceeds go to support students participating in Junior Bible Quiz. Spend the afternoon picking out the perfect pumpkin, and snap some great Fall pictures while you’re there!

So what exactly is the MLS?

The acronym “M.L.S.” is an everyday term in the real estate industry and one that’s important to know if you’re thinking about buying or selling a home. Real estate professionals may take for granted that the general population knows & understands this important term, but that may not be the case.

So what exactly is the MLS? On a basic level, the MLS is database of all of the properties available for sale and represented by a real estate agent in a given area. The MLS also creates the framework by which agents agree to cooperate and compensate one another. So what is the MLS? There is also a high level of supervision by the system administrators, which provides accuracy and professionalism, reducing fraud.

With the emergence of search sites like Zillow, Trulia, and, the consumer has been empowered with valuable information, which is important. The key thing for home buyers and sellers to know is that these sites don’t always have the most up-to-date or accurate information. If you are thinking of selling you will get the most exposure possible by being represented by an agent, who will place your home on the MLS.So what is the MLS?

As a member of the Austin Board of Realtors and the Austin area MLS, the Mallett Integrity Team has access to all the most recent and up to date information and listings you need when buying or selling a home in the Austin area.

Want to learn more about how we can help you sell your home or find the home of your dreams? Contact us today! 512-829-2062.