I know that goodness will rise from these ashes,” says Talley. “This experience will strengthen the bonds of our community, and I trust that those who have lost will gain from the shared strength and support they receive from Austin residents.
Austin, Tx (PRWEB) September 08, 2011
Austin homeowners always will remember the Central Texas Labor Day Fires of 2011. What began as a weekend of sought-after fun quickly turned to devastation, as all around the Central Texas area, wildfires alighted - first one, then another, then another - until suddenly Austin residents felt enclosed by a dozen surrounding fires burning tens of thousands of acres. The wind-whipped ground and dry, crackling brush were no match for the even the smallest of sparks as hot spots intensified rapidly in an area already dealing with record-breaking heat and a record-breaking lack of rain.
Hit hardest was Bastrop, Texas, where lives have been claimed and tens of thousands of acres have been charred, destroying thousands of homes and almost all of Bastrop State Park. On the west side of Austin, in Steiner Ranch, a popular subdivision near Lake Travis, dozens of homes were destroyed or damaged. Fires also raged in Leander, Pflugerville, Spicewood, and Austin.
“It’s gut-wrenching to see how rapidly a fire can destroy an entire neighborhood, an entire subdivision. For thousands of people to know – or not know – whether their earthly possessions still exist adds another layer of pain,” says Austin Realtor® Brian Talley, owner of Regent Property Group.
Overwhelmed by the ever-growing destruction of homes, businesses, and land, Talley set out on a journey around the Austin area to video chronicle the massive fires. His video shows the massive land and smoke coverage of the Bastrop fires and also shows a view of the Steiner Ranch subdivision.
“Homes are more than just structures. They are our sense of safety and security – and where we most often share the experience of love with our families. To think of the thousands of families in Central Texas who have lost their homes in these wildfires … it is heartbreaking.”
Massive relief efforts are underway, with Austin area residents uniting to help those at the mercy of these devastating fires. “Understanding the residents of Austin as I do, I know that goodness will rise from these ashes,” says Talley. “This experience will strengthen the bonds of our community, and I trust that those who have lost will gain from the shared strength and support they receive from the Austin residents who are joining together to help them.”
About Regent Property Group LLC
While working for a Fortune 100 firm as a Vice President of Global Real Estate and Facilities, Regent Property Group founder Brian Talley noticed the deficiency of highly experienced and trained corporate and commercial real estate executives serving the residential real estate industry. Realizing there was a need to be filled, Talley left the Fortune 100 firm and formed Regent Property Group with the goal of providing top notch real estate services to not only the Austin commercial real estate industry but also to home buyers and sellers. Talley is included in Austin’s top tier of agents, facilitating multi-million dollars of real estate transactions each year.