We hope that your summer was one for the record books and that, like us, you are excited for the many changes that September and the fall season bring. For us, the fall means a new school year, quality time with family and friends, outdoor activities and events, and football (both kinds)! It is also a time to reflect on all that we are grateful for and look forward to in the coming year.

As detailed in our market summary below, Austin’s housing market remains one of the strongest in the country. We continue to see a shift towards a more healthy and balanced market - one in which buyers and sellers can both benefit. However, because of the shifting sands in the broader economy, rising mortgage rates, and increased housing supply, it is more crucial than ever to have the guidance and support of an expert to help you successfully navigate this period of change. 

We are here for you always and are so grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Wishing you and yours a wonderful September - shine on!

Meredith Alderson & Lisa Harrell

Austin Monthly

Have you seen us?

Check out Heyday in the September - October 2022 issue of Austin Monthly!

Heyday is an award-winning real estate team at Compass that is different by design. We’re here to help you find your shine in Austin!

Home Design

Elevate Your Home Office

- Accent walls elevate the dynamic of your space.
- Contrast textures by choosing wooden furniture, woven pieces, wired baskets, and metal frames.
- Choose shapes and objects that create both diversity and unity at the same time.
- Add a carpet to cozy up the room.
- Bookshelves are a great accent piece and useful storage.
- Live plants aerate and soften the space.
- Lights fill empty spaces and bring brightness to your workday.
- Photos provide a personal touch.

Create a workspace that feels comfortable and inspires you!
A unique coffee table could be the missing piece that ties your room together.

Say Hey!

Lisa Harrell
Associate Broker

As you may know, I have recently relocated to the Denver area with my family after 20 years in Austin. Austin has given me so much - my family, a career that I love, and clients and friends like you whom I adore. Meredith, Baker, and I started Heyday earlier this year with the goal of continuing to provide the same level of care and service that you have come to expect from me while we grow our business in Colorado. My clients now have the choice to continue to work with me and my fabulous, Austin-based licensed assistant, Tessa Lauritzen, or with one of Heyday’s amazing agents. This has been a long time in the making and serving you at the highest level will always be my North Star. Thank you for being so instrumental to my journey and for continuing to refer family and friends to me and the Heyday Group!  

Where did you grow up? 
I grew up near Hershey, PA until I was 8 years old, when my family relocated to the Denver area (Lakewood, CO). I completed high school in Lakewood and am an alumna of The University of Colorado Boulder.

What brought you to Austin? 
I moved to Austin on a whim. I was wrapping up a ski season living in Breckenridge and decided I needed a break from the snow and wanted a change of scenery. I heard that Austin was a growing city with an amazing culture and fantastic quality of life, so I decided to move there sight unseen! Austin is where I have grown my career, met my husband, and have made countless memories with friends. It will always hold a special place in my heart.

How long have you been in real estate and what is your favorite thing about it? 
I have been practicing real estate for nearly 18 years. I love the relationships that I form with my clients and being able to serve and empower them in such a profound way. I also really enjoy the novel challenges and endless opportunities for growth that the profession provides. Every client and transaction is special, and no two days are the same.

What are some of your favorite things to do in and around Austin? 
I love taking advantage of Austin’s vibrant music, outdoor fitness, and food scenes - seeing shows at the Moody Theater, walking around Ladybird (aka Town!) Lake, and eating/drinking at Eldorado Cafe. Some of my favorite annual events are the East Austin Studio Tour, SXSW and ACL. These days, I try to spend as much time with my family as possible, and I love to take my girls to the Butler Park playground or Amy’s Ice Cream.

Do you have a restaurant recommendation? 
I have so many, but here are a few of my faves: Musashino, ATX Cocina, Red Ash, Eldorado Cafe, Clay Pit, and Taco Deli.

What are you most excited about in Denver?
Personally, I’m excited to get my kids on the ski slopes and have more outdoor adventures with them. We are also looking forward to more road trips to fun mountain towns that are much more accessible now. Professionally, I’m eager to set up shop near my hometown and to help my CO- and TX-based clients buy and sell real estate in such a wonderful place. I also can’t wait to build the Heyday Colorado team and share with my network what we are building!

What’s your favorite genre of music? 
My husband and I are big music fans - indie music is our go-to, but we also love hip-hop, Americana / alt-country, and artists across all genres.

What other hobbies do you have outside of real estate?
I love to be active - especially outside. Yoga, skiing, and hiking are what I enjoy most. I’d really love to start playing pickleball and biking more with my family.

Favorite place you’ve ever traveled to? 
Africa - I was lucky enough to go on a safari when I graduated from high school, and it was magical in a way that is impossible to put into words. I have a lot of places on my bucket list, but the one my husband and I are most excited about is Japan.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
To take away the pain and suffering of others.

Why do you love Heyday? 
When conceptualizing our team, we prioritized creating a winning culture. It’s so rewarding to have all of the wonderful, vibrant people we have on our team and to look back and feel like we nailed our vision. We are a fun, smart, kind, and collaborative team - one that inspires me to be better every day!

Community Spotlight

Blended Festival
The Blended Festival is back for its second year in Austin!

Two Stages | 100 Foot Wine Tent | Full Bar | Culinary Village | Unique Activations
Headliners: The Chainsmokers, Galantis, G-Eazy and more!

ADDRESS: 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd., Austin, TX 78617
PRESENTED BY: My Wine Society
DATES: 9/24/2022, 9/25/2022
LOCATION: Circuit of The Americas - COTA
TIME: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
PRICE: GA $119; VIP $169; VIP+ $229; All-Inclusive $419

Purchase tickets and learn more from Visit Austin here
RR12 Supper Club of Wimberly

Fall is approaching and there’s nothing like having a nice dinner and enjoying the scenic drive out in the Texas Hill Country.

Over the summer, RR12 Supper Club of Wimberly opened its doors and is serving up finely cooked dinner complimented with craft cocktails in a restored historic bungalow in the center of town.

Make reservations and check out their heavenly menu here.
Austin City Limits & ACL Fest Nights

Get ready for two back-to-back weekends of live music at Zilker Park, October 7-9 and 14-16!

But, that’s not all! ACL Fest Nights will be scattered weekly throughout the month of October - visit highlighted venues in Austin and check out local and emerging artists!

Check out ACL weekend lineups and purchase your tickets here
Visit the ACL Fest Nights calendar here.
Uncommon Flea

Have you been to Austin’s local antique store, Uncommon Objects?

Mark your calendars! The LAST SUNDAY of every month, the folks at Uncommon Objects host their monthly Uncommon Flea event from 10am to 3pm at their new location on 1602 Fortview Road.

Check out the history of their store here.

Market Stats & Local News

Project Connect’s light rail plans remain in development

Although its completion is years down the line, Project Connect continues to make progress on three new rail lines in the city. 

Read more about the city's future transportation here
The Reyna is Now Selling

After breaking ground in January 2022, the Reyna is expected to have units available by summer 2023.  Interested in a townhome set right in the heart of Austin? We can help!

The Reyna is a boutique, sixteen-home urban community nestled in the Dawson neighborhood, off South Congress just minutes from downtown Austin. Offering 2- and 3-bedroom townhomes designed by local award-winning architects, Davey McEathron Architecture, and developed and built by Heartwood Real Estate Group. Each home has its own unique design, with individually designed floor plans and hand-picked finishes.

Community Info:
Address: 221 Lessin Lane, Austin TX 78704
Project Size: 1.46 Acres
Rezoned: SF-3 to SF-6
Neighborhood: Dawson
Units: 16 townhomes
Architect: Davey McEathron Architecture

Sign up for more information on these townhomes here.

Understanding the Market

Back-to-school means back-to-normal for the Austin Market!

While school is back in session and life is getting back to normal for many Austinites, the real estate market is following suit. We saw a big spike in inventory levels this summer, but the volume of active listings is starting to recede while the demand has stayed consistent. In other words, a very healthy balance of supply and demand has emerged, and we've officially settled into a neutral market, where both buyers and sellers can negotiate a fair price.
This is great news for everyone! Buyers have more choices and more leverage than they've had for years. And while sellers may need to exercise more patience than in the recent past, there is still very strong demand for homes that are priced well and presented in their best light. So if you took a break from considering buying or selling, this back-to-school season may be a great time to give it a go. Extra credit can be earned by reaching out to your Heyday team to better understand what today's market means for you!

Home Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance
Your simple guide to preparing your home for the fall season.

Clean your gutters
Clogged gutters can make your foundation prone to rust and corrosion. They can also lead to damaged exterior surfaces. Prepare for fallen leaves by adding mesh gutter guards.

Seal up air leaks
Sealing up any drafts in your home can save you up to 20% on your electricity bill this fall. Check your windows and doors!

Inspect your roof
The last thing you want with the fall rain or humidity is a leaky roof. Check for damaged or curled shingles - while you’re up there, double-check the gutters!

Protect your faucets from freezing temperatures
While temperatures may not drop below freezing in Austin during the fall, it’s good to freeze-proof any interior and exterior pipes to your home.

Freshen your furnace filter
Furnace filters trap dust throughout your home - clogged filters will make it hard to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout your home. It’s as simple as using a soft brush or vacuum to pull up any lingering dust.

Give your furnace a checkup 
Noone wants to lose heat when temperatures begin to cool down in the evenings. Listen for noisy motors, pay attention to performance, and test your thermostat.

Ready your fireplace
It may not be cold enough in Austin for a fire, but readying your chimney and fireplace for cozy holiday get-togethers and the winter season to follow is not a bad idea!

Keep the humidifier humming
Inspect your central humidifier - it will keep your home from becoming too dry from the colder air.

Ward off gas problems
Always have a professional check your gas heaters. This will save you future costs and ensure your safety at home.

Repair any walkways or driveways
Check on your foundation, including walkways and driveways. This can save you from major repairs in the future if there is a sudden storm.

Review safety features throughout your home
Routinely check your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers. Make a round through your house to replace batteries and test safety and security systems.

Prep your lawn and touch up exterior paint before weather affects the underlying structure
Although “aesthetic,” these precautions may prevent future expenses

Clean your carpets
Colder and more wet days can cause internal humidity in your home - damp carpets can hold onto odors and bacteria.

Add a personal touch!
The best - and most memorable - way to prepare your home for fall is to decorate for the season!

Information supported by Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.

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The Heyday Team

Meredith Alderson
Principal, REALTOR®
Lisa Harrell
Principal, Broker Associate
Baker Harrell, PhD
Carlos Contreras
Client Success Manager
Tina Hambly
Lalitha Kasal
Growth Manager 
Tessa Lauritzen
Miranda Molen
Claire Moore
Jill Schavrda
Anna Uliassi
Broker Associate 
The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) regulates real estate brokers and sales agents, real estate inspectors, home warranty companies, easement and right-of-way agents, and timeshare interest providers.You can find more information and check the status of a license holder at You can send a complaint against a license holder to TREC. A complaint form is available on the TREC website. TREC administers two recovery funds which may be used to satisfy a civil court judgement against a broker, sales agent, real estate inspector, or easement or right-of-way agent, if certain requirements are met. Real estate inpectors are required to maintain errors and omissions insurance to cover losses arising form the performance of a real estate inspection in a negligent or incompetent manner.

Please note: inspectors may limit liability through provisions in the contract or inspection agreement between the inspector and their clients. Please be sure to read any contract or agreement carefully. If you do not understand any terms or provisions, consult an attorney.

If you have questions or issues about the activities of a license holder, the complaint process, or the recovery funds, please visit the website or contact:

TREC at Texas Real Estate Commission
P.O. Box 12188
Austin, Texas 78711-2188


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