sxsw-2013-logoAustin became center stage again for the annual SXSW film, interactive, music festival and conference. SXSW was scheduled to bring 300,000 people to Austin over its 10 day run. Stages and exhibits were built on every available flat piece of real estate in Austin’s downtown district, including areas that would typically be parking lots.  Many of Austin’s downtown streets were closed for 9 days to accommodate foot traffic and provide space for additional venues.  Austinites needed to either embrace the gridlock of South by Southwest or stay clear of it. There really wasn’t a choice.  For those who embraced the buffet of entertainment options… it was quite impressive. Well known musical talent this year included Green Day, Justin Timberlake, Prince and the Sound City Players.

South by South West Festival and Conference

Selling real estate during SXSW isn’t about selling a particular house or condo in Austin.  During spring break many of many local Austin buyers leave town or take a break from looking for a home. South by Southwest sells Austin to the world and helps turn visitors into future permanent residents.

SXSW Austin area Homes for Sale

Want to live in the heart of it all?  Here is a link to homes for sale in downtown Austin.