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Laura Duggan and Katy Freshour  attended, Engaging Home Staging led by Abby Vasek, Accredited Home Stager and HGTV Design Star. Staged homes sell on average for 17% higher price and 67% faster according to the National Association of REALTORS. (February 2015)

Laura Duggan has been accepted into the 2015 Spring Class of Experience Austin, a program developed by Leadership Austin. One of two Leadership Austin Alumni participating, the program is an intense and condensed overview of all of the important issues facing our city. Presented by Austin’s top leaders and executives, the program includes Icons and Issues, Economics and Education, Land Use and Sustainability, Healthcare for Central Texas and Creativity, Innovation and Community. Laura graduated from Leadership Austin in the 1989-90 class. (February 2015)

Katy Freshour served on the planning committee for the Annual Awards Celebration of the Austin based I Live Here, I Give Here.  A nonprofit organization that promotes the culture of personal philanthropy.  Last year the noon-profit raised over $5.6 million for local organizations.   (September 2014)

Laura Duggan attended the Real Estate Vision Conference in Burlington, Vermont. The conference brought together 200 selected agents from 150 US metro areas to exchange ideas and share latest technology.  (September 2014)

Laura Duggan and Katy Freshour completed the certificated course on “Understanding and Dealing with Appraisals. (August 2014)

Laura Duggan has been chosen to present at the Success Calls Annual Conference of the Mastermind Network, an organized  providing professional training for real estate agents.  Over 10,000 real estate agents are anticipated to attend.  (July 2014)

Laura Duggan was one of 17 real estate agents across the US to present at a three day virtual on-line training event for real estate agents.  The Agent Generation Summit reached over 7,200 agents.  (March 2014)

Laura Duggan was one of 125 agents selected nationally to attend the three day Real Estate Pilgrimage in New York City.  Laura also Chaired the session on “Marketing and Selling Luxury Properties” and also presented on “Community Market Reports and Offer Letters.” (September 2013)

Laura Duggan’s Master Mind Interview on the “Best Strategies to Market a Home in Todays Market” was distributed to over 8,000 real estate agents.  (June 2013)

Laura Duggan and West Austin Properties were Platinum sponsors of Leadership Austin’s Annual Awards Celebration.  Laura was a member of the the 1989 Leadership Austin class. (June 2013)

Laura Duggan was selected to be an author for the official CRS Business Resource Center by the  Certified Residential Specialist Association. (May 2013)

Laura Duggan was selected the 43rd Master Mind Agent, recognizing real estate agents nationally who have demonstrated superior leadership and performance.  The organization provides leadership training to real estate agents internationally (March 2013)

Laura Duggan to attend Inman Technology Conference in New York (January 2013)

Laura Duggan to present at CRS Sellebration in Las Vegus (January 2013)

Laura Duggan was selected as a reviewer of the Texas real estate sales and broker licensing examinations by the Texas Real Estate Commission  (September 2012)

Laura Duggan releases Market Report Builder for agents in US and Canada.  MRB allows agents to build local statistical market reports for buyers and sellers.   (September 2012)

Laura Duggan presented technology and marketing training at National Raincamp Conference (September 2012)

 Laura Duggan speaker at national Breakthrough Conference in Las Vegas.  (July 2012)

West Austin Properties continues its support of Hospice Austin. (April 2012)

Laura Duggan was a general session panel presenter at Inman 2012 Innovation conference in Austin, February 2012

Laura Duggan and Katy Duggan attended the international real estate technology Inman Conference in New York City, January 2012

Laura Duggan selected to be on the Board of Advisors to the international real estate organization AREA, November 2011

West Austin Properties supports HUGS, program to welcome returning Fort Hood soldiers, July 2011

Laura Duggan and Katy Duggan Freshour speakers at national Star Power conference in San Diego, July 2011

Laura Duggan quoted in national Realtor News, June 2001  Article

West Austin Properties nationally recognized for website and search capacities, May 2011 , Real Estate Rama

Laura Duggan presents on national panel “Best Real Estate Websites” in Orlando. February 2011

Laura Duggan to present at Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) national convention in Orlando. CRS Conference Program February 2011

West Austin Properties presents on Real Estate   Program description.

West Austin Properties hosts Webinar with Todd Kurio of Capstar Lending Picture February 2011

Laura Duggan’s  Article on “Successful Staging Strategies” published by international Broker/Agent magazine. January 2011

West Austin Properties presents on national Webinar for Certified Investor Agent Specialist members. program January 2011

Katy Duggan Freshour represents West Austin Properties at first Austin Gorilla runPicture January 2011

West Austin Properties hosts national StarPower agents in Austin. December 2010

West Austin Properties on national Certified Investor Agent Specialist Webinar.November 2010

West Austin Properties hosts agents attending the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing in Austin.  November 2010

West Austin Properties was part of first class in nation to receive the Certified Investor  Agent Specialist Designation November 2010

West Austin Properties holds first monthly live Webinar. October 2010

West Austin Properties blog post “Tax Market Hangover” was recognized as one the most visited blogs on the Agency Logic Blog site

Click here to see the posting:       Agency Logic Blog
August 20, 2010

Laura presents at Starpower National Convention in Tennessee
Topic: Using latest technology tools  to position properties for sale
July 2010

West Austin Properties presents with Stars at Starpower National Convention in Tennessee
Topic:  Technology Innovations that add Value to Buyers and Sellers
July 2010

West Austin Properties joins StarPower for Habitat for Humanity
View home being built
July 21st, 2010

Laura Duggan presents at national convention of Certified Residential Specialists
Click here to see the description:     CRS Sell-a-bration
July 20, 2010

West Austin Properties presented with plague from Starpower CEO Alex Charfen and Adam Pedowitz
Starpower of the Month agents’ plaque
June 2010

Austin Board of Realtors Congratulates Laura for Star Status
May/June 2010 Edition of Austin REALTOR
ABoR Recognition

Katy Freshour reachs new heights at the construction of the Austonian high rise downtown
Austonian pre-sale condos
April 2010

West Austin Properties Meets Carl Bosse
March 2, 2010
Associated Realty of the Americas

Using Social Media to Boost Your Bottom Line Interview
February 25, 2010
Secrets of Top Selling Agents

Agency Logic Blog Features West Austin Marketing
February 25, 2010
Ways to Market Your Listing: Tip No. 2

Laura Duggan Honored as Star Power’s Star of the Month
January 2010
Star Power: Star of the Month

West Austin Properties’ Listing on Front Page of Yahoo!
April 24, 2009
The Institute of Luxury Home Marketing: Luxury Insights Blog

Good Morning Real Estate Interview
Host: Justin Zimmerman and Laurie Moore Moore
April 8, 2009
21+ Luxury Market Secrets Revealed
Listen to the podcast here

Laura with Howard Britten, Founder of StarPower
Howard and Laura
November 2009