All Blog Entries by Marcela Alfonsin

Marcela was born in Argentina and has lived in the US since 1993 and in Austin since 2004. She is versatile and multifaceted – being fully bilingual (English-Spanish) and possessing extensive experience with national and international clients. Since becoming a Realtor in 2008, Marcela has been successfully representing sellers, buyers and landlords.

Before becoming a Realtor, Marcela was an Early Childhood Educator and Administrator (M.Ed.) for nine years, followed by her work for over ten years in the non-profit sector as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). There, Marcela worked with children, families and couples.  It’s this training and experience as an educator and family therapist that are instrumental in making Marcela unique in her role as a real estate consultant.

Marcela believes that most real estate transactions are the result of a life transition, whether it’s  marriage, divorce, empty nest, a new job, or a new child. Marcela’s comprehensive experience and training in the fields of education and mental health allow her to provide a unique holistic approach to her business – to the tremendous benefit of her clients. Marcela is passionate about her role as a real estate agent and consultant and she is known for having her clients’ best interests in mind at all times. It’s no mystery why 95% of her business is referral-based.

For any questions regarding real estate, referrals to other providers, or to simply find out what’s fun to do in Austin, call Marcela at (512) 300-7406 or email her at Marcela@Team

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National Moving Month Event Highlights Consumer Protection

State Rep. Celia Israel and Rep. Jason Isaac Join Consumer Advocates, Industry Experts & State Regulators to Educate Texans on Consumer Rights

 Consumer Awareness Tips

 Texas law requires:

  • A mover to be actively licensed with TxDMV and USDOT.
  • A valid TxDMV or USDOT number must be displayed on the moving truck.

 A mover must give consumers:

  • A written proposal or estimate that shows either a guaranteed flat price (binding amount) or a “not to exceed” maximum amount for the move.
  • A written and signed contract before the move begins.
  • Standard liability of 60 cents per pound per item. (Note: It is unlikely standard liability will cover the cost of your item. Some
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The financial and legal risks when a buyer is under contract to purchase a property are significant. In my almost 6 years of experience in real estate, I have come across a few different scenarios with buyers that I believe are worth sharing with you.

Any lender will cover the basics or “Mortgage 101″ with you when you apply for a loan. My goal here is to go over “beyond the basics” about mortgages since most buyers do not seem to know and understand them.

1. Have you been “approved” online? Get an approval letter from a local lender.

One of the biggest mistakes buyers make is applying for a loan on-line. Buyers are attracted to the low interest rates offered without understanding that there is more to a loan than interest rates.


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