Texas Open Door Realty is located in Historic Downtown Round Rock. Our office is commonly referred to as the “Old Texaco Station” located at the intersection of Mays and Main Street, one of the main intersections in the downtown area. The building was built in 1918 by the Mays family and was originally a Gulf Gas Station.
The Mays family owned the building until 1997. It was the original home of the Round Rock Express (Round Rock’s professional baseball team) and has also been the headquarters for numerous political campaigns.
However, the site is most famous for the legendary “domino game” that occurred outside under the awning for years. Even though the pumps outside have not been operational for years, we still get customers who come by for gas so there’s a “Sorry, No Gasoline” sign in the window.
My name is Sondra Apelt and I began my real estate career in the mid 1980′s with a Business degree and experience in business development. Since then, I have worked in the diverse areas of real estate development, sales, leasing, property renovation and historical restoration. My husband, Kurt, is a residential building contractor. Having lived in the Austin area since 1976, 23 years ago we purchased and restored a home in downtown Round Rock. In addition to my association with local and national real estate organizations, I am involved in the Williamson County Literacy Council, my local church and the Heart of Round Rock Neighborhood Association.
At Texas Open Door Realty we help people get more money for their home than traditional real estate agents. I can share with you a detailed marketing and business plan, the marketing research behind the marketing plan, the aggressive ways I will advertise your home and the negotiation strategy I have in place to get you the most money for your home or as a buyer, get the most home for your dollar. I love real estate; the people, the houses and even the technical stuff! But most of all, I enjoy the best that a real estate career has to offer: being a part of creating the place you call home!