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Texas Real Estate Agents Are Just as Overwhelmed — and Astonished — as You Are – Texas Monthly

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When Michelle Reyna Wymes lay in the postpartum unit at Woman’s Hospital of Texas one morning this spring with her newborn son dozing next to her, she felt that she needed more rest. But when she emerged from her daze, the 37-year-old realtor remembered that she still had a baby to look after. Hours before going into labor, she had received several offers for a $ 1.1 million four-bedroom home for sale in Houston’s coveted Memorial neighborhood.

With an urgent order, she turned to her husband: “Give me my cell phone!” A few moments later she was back at work. “My recovery was no longer relevant,” said Reyna Wymes, who ended up writing multiple offers to buy from her hospital bed. “You might get twenty offers in an hour, but if you don’t respond to the best ones within hours, everything can change.” With so many buyers flirting with lots of properties, “it’s like the Wild West out there.”

Any other year, Reyna Wymes might have felt able to delay negotiating with the buyers until she was released from the hospital. But in the Texas real estate frenzy of 2021, the demands of the market are relentless. Just over a year ago, the pandemic nearly brought the country’s property market to a standstill as home stay orders and economic uncertainty led to a slump in home sales. The Texas market was so lifeless in early summer that Reyna Wymes called a service scheduling home screenings to make sure her account was still up and running. Today, however, the major cities of Texas, which added more than 370,000 new residents in the past year alone, are among the most active real estate markets in the country. Austin, where real estate has recovered earlier than most of the country’s cities, is expected to be the country’s “hottest” market for the second straight year, according to Zillow.

In cities across the state, agents describe a buying frenzy that defies models, unleashed record-breaking bidding wars, and pulverized middle-class homebuyers unable to compete. In order to stay up to date on real estate trends, brokers carried out a market analysis once a week. Now the life cycle of market data is measured in days, as rising house prices can fluctuate by up to 20 percent in a week. “I’ve sold several homes to buyers outside of the state through Facetime, unseen,” said a Houston agent, who asked to remain anonymous to protect the privacy of her customers. “Nothing is normal at the moment. Every day brings a new highlight. ”

Texas Monthly surveyed industry experts and surveyed real estate agents in cities across the state about what they are seeing on the front lines of bidding wars. The resulting anecdotes range from astonishing to absurd. Some of the state’s most successful agents admit that despite immense resources and experience, the chaos of the housing market has robbed them of predictive power and turned their own lives upside down.

Wade Giles, one of Austin’s leading real estate agents in the luxury market, said his life has been “a whirlwind” since at least Thanksgiving, when the demands of the job became so incessant that the 36-year-old was forced to retire to his mother’s house so as not to annoy relatives with his constant use of the phone. In the past few months he has lost touch with friends. His sixteen-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week schedule – which starts at 8 a.m. and lasts late into the night thanks to phone calls from his West Coast clientele – has seen him lose twenty pounds, he says (he stops eating when he’s stressed). The round-the-clock hours are shared by brokers across the state. While on a recent vacation at a Disney resort in Hawaii, Janine Bayer, a 38-year-old Dallasite, found herself in the kitchen of her villa at 5 a.m. whispering advice to her clients. “I didn’t tell my clients I was going on vacation because I knew I would work just as hard regardless of whether or not I was officially on the clock,” she said.

Brokers say many potential buyers are not prepared for the battlefield that awaits them. When the wealthy Californians’ losses add up, Jessica Mejia, a 28-year-old real estate agent from San Antonio, advises pulling out. “I try to motivate our buyers, but sometimes that means saying, ‘You might have to rent another six months because of the intensity of this market,'” she said. Others suggest a different approach. In order not to shock their customers in a hypercompetitive market, Bayer is asking them to see even more apartments than usual. So far, her own record is ten performances in a single day, but a colleague recently managed to complete a marathon with fourteen performances. “Of course, agents out there are pretty beaten,” Bayer said in a Patton warlike pose, “but that’s what it takes to be successful in a market as tough as this.” For some buyers, the fight can turn out like a Sisyphus feel.

The realities of the infernal process often begin to work on these open houses. Ian Grossman, an Austin real estate agent whose TikTok videos have gone viral, solemnly prepares clients for demonstrations like a father preparing his kids for a weekend hike through rough terrain. He reminds them to show up as early as possible, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water, snacks, and an umbrella for long queues. Alex Wright, an Austin agent who plays in a rock band, compares recent appearances on shows with those on South by Southwest. She says potential buyers often arrive looking “pain” and “horror” when they come across 150 versions of themselves, many with bigger budgets and nicer vehicles. “They look at the house online and start imagining their lives there and – although everyone knows there is a lot of competition – the reality really is if you see this insane line in the street before you even step in the house sets. “

Even with the best preparation, success is far from guaranteed. After an open house on Saturday, Grossman said homes are selling so quickly that offers would have to be made by Sunday afternoon. “The sellers have all the power right now and the buyers have no choice but to play their game,” he said. Due to the competition, many prospective buyers forego a viewing and forego regulations that allow them to withdraw from the contract if the rating is low. In a seller’s market, a realtor’s goal is to regain some power from homeowners, but keen bargaining has become the real estate equivalent of a holdover: “I’ve had experiences where I’ve offered five hundred to six hundred thousand more than the asking price and still not the priority” said Giles. (His team has already sold nearly $ 50 million in real estate this year, almost topping the 2020 total.)

The market in Austin is so hot, Giles said, that some of his upscale customers in Los Angeles and San Francisco have decided to stay there and piss off the Texas city because they no longer think it’s affordable. The scene across the country is not much different. In January, real estate agents in the Dallas area said customers could buy a modest single-family home for $ 5,000 above list price. But in the past few weeks, a West Plano home has sold for $ 120,000 above a list price of $ 500,000 and a property in Southlake has sold for $ 300,000 above the million dollar price tag. Average home prices have skyrocketed in Houston and San Antonio, with both cities seeing double-digit year-over-year growth and limited inventory for several months in a row. Although house prices in Alamo City are still significantly lower than their trendy neighbor, 80 miles north, the market has seen one of the largest inventory declines of any city in the country.

However, the inflated prices are no longer limited to the coveted large cities of Texas. Grossman noted that a customer in Buda – a commuter town fifteen miles south of Austin best known for its passionate embrace of the Viennese dog race – was recently slapped at a $ 400,000 house after it offered $ 70,000 above the asking price would have. “A year ago the same house would have been sold for as little as three hundred,” said Grossman. Three hours east, in Galveston, real estate agent Brian Kuhn said the boom is beginning on the historic island as well. Although most buyers remain Texans looking for a second home, more and more foreigners are being drawn from California, Colorado, and New York, attracted by low prices and mild winters. Kuhn estimated that a few years ago, buyers could secure a two-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow for around $ 165,000. That year he said, “Anything less than three hundred thousand dollars would be considered market value.”

During the boom, agents in all Texan markets agree that there is nothing more convincing than a sizeable cash offer no less than 25 percent above the asking price. For customers with more modest budgets, agents have been forced to devise new strategies – some silly, others humiliating – to keep their offerings afloat. Typical gamemanship involves a persuasive letter, but even bolder agents have resorted to shooting videos of family members standing in front of a desired house asking for their offer, each announcing their favorite elements of the residence until the owner’s ego suffices is petted. To stand out from the flood of attractive offers, one of Giles’ customers wrote a handwritten letter from the perspective of his dog. It explained what the home and especially the lush green lawn would mean for the animal. Finally, the customer bought an ink pad and used it to stamp the letter with a real paw print. He got the house. “People are desperate,” Giles said with a chuckle. “And desperate times call for desperate measures.”

Perhaps no one was more desperate than that of a 36-year-old Austin social worker named Claire who asked Texas Monthly to withhold her last name on privacy concerns. When she and her husband found they were undercutting hundreds of thousands of dollars after losing homes in the North Austin neighborhood of Allandale, their agent suggested they get creative. They posted their story on the neighborhood’s Facebook page and asked locals for tips on homeowners who might be interested in selling. The agent worked on information from friends on Facebook – much of it speculation based on neighbors’ landscaping habits – and a list of thousands of potential sellers in the area, and identified two hundred property owners. Claire sent letters to everyone explaining how desperate her family was to find a home in the area. She added a family photo to each one, which made her a little queasy. The laborious effort resulted in a single bite, a homeowner who turned out to be in the same college and church as Claire. Months later, they closed the house. The process made her sure of one thing: “I never want to move again; We have to live here forever. “

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The JOLT Real Estate Report for June 6-12, 2021 | The JOLT

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This weekly report covers sales of single-family homes in Thurston County for the past week.

98 sales were completed from Sunday June 6th through Saturday June 12th 2021. The average sales price for these properties was $ 465,000, or $ 270.39 per square foot.

The average length of stay for these objects was 8.34 days, of which three objects were on the market for 50 or more days.

Without these three properties, the other 95 houses were on the market for an average of just 5.85 days.

CITY / address bed bath Square feet $ / Square foot Selling price
LACEY
7825 Greenview Dr. NE 4th 3.00 2,990 $ 267.54 $ 799,950
7541 50th Avenue NE 4th 2.50 2,682 $ 272.18 $ 730,000
4452 Campus Dr. NE 3 2.25 2.406 $ 286.78 $ 690,000
4073 Cameron Lane NE 4th 3.25 2,736 $ 208.33 $ 570,000
9541 28 3 2.50 2,190 $ 247.91 $ 542,931
2506 Greenlawn St SE 4th 2.50 2,871 $ 185.30 $ 532,000
2815 Kacie Ct NE 4th 2.50 2,297 $ 231.17 $ 531,000
7121 insert St SE 3 2.50 2,521 $ 206.27 $ 520,000
8624 Adonis Avenue NE 4th 2.50 2.157 $ 238.29 $ 514,000
3912 Willows Campus Lp NE 4th 2.50 2,520 $ 201.19 $ 507,000
3505 Barklay Dr. NE 3 1.75 1,850 $ 270.27 $ 500,000
7940 8th Avenue SE # 41 4th 2.50 2,328 $ 214.47 $ 499,296
4540 Stonegate St SE 4th 2.25 1.956 $ 253.07 $ 495,000
1901 Sycamore St SE 3 1.5 2,000 $ 245.00 $ 490,000
1901 Diamond Lp SE 4th 2.5 2,281 $ 214.82 $ 490,000
8345 Bainbridge Lp NE 2 1.75 1,393 $ 333.81 $ 465,000
3323 Nova St NE 3 2.5 1,704 $ 271.13 $ 462,000
5018 Andrew Street SE 4th 2.5 1,876 $ 245.20 $ 460,000
534 Kenneth Ct SE 3 2 1,596 $ 280.70 $ 448,000
9410 Bowthorpe (Lot 244)) St S 2 2 1,648 $ 268.39 $ 442,304
5617 Mount Rainier St SE 3 2.25 1,602 $ 268.41 $ 430,000
3325 Stanford Ct SE 3 2 1,236 $ 343.85 $ 425,000
7633 Rushmore Wy NE 3 2.5 1,509 $ 275.02 $ 415,000
5819 Vermont Avenue SE 3 2.25 1,395 $ 290.32 $ 405,000
5645 54th Avenue SE 3 1 1,048 $ 352.73 $ 369,660
9039 Deni Dr. NE 3 2 1,372 $ 266.03 $ 365,000
6115 Balboa Lane SE 3 2.5 1,361 $ 268.19 $ 365,000
5648 Waldron (Lot 1613) Dr. NE 3 2.50 2,505 $ 305.77 $ 765,948
OLYMPIA
5524 Brennerstrasse NW 3 2.75 2,932 $ 375.17 $ 1,100,000
7716 Ostrander Ct SE 4th 3.50 3,960 $ 240.15 $ 951,000
1639 Summit Lake Shore Road 2 2.25 2.154 $ 428.97 $ 924,000
6427 Cooper Point Rd NW 3 3.00 2,874 $ 311.06 $ $ 894,000
6212 78th Avenue NE 3 2.50 2,787 $ 298.53 $ 832,000
4027 Birkdale Lane SE 3 2.50 2,703 $ 306.88 $ 829,500
4636 Gifford Road SW 3 2.50 2,456 $ 321.66 $ 790,000
3924 Prestwick Lane SE 3 2.50 2,629 $ 296.65 $ 779,900
8544 44th Avenue NW 4th 2.75 2,962 $ 254.90 $ $ 755,000
4509 90. Wy SE 4th 2.50 3,267 $ 229.57 $ 750,000
11828 Parkview Ct SW 3 2.50 2,280 $ 296.05 $ 675,000
3139 Lindell Rd NE 3 2.50 2,661 $ 248.03 $ 660,000
5621 93rd Avenue SE 3 2.00 1,850 $ 351.35 $ 650,000
6511 Canyon Ct SW 3 2.75 1,896 $ 340.19 $ 645,000
5209 81st Avenue SE 4th 2.50 2,496 $ 250.40 $ 625,000
9639 Old Autobahn 99 SE 3 1.75 1,644 $ 363.75 $ 598,000
7310 Libby Rd ​​NE 3 2.00 1,344 $ 427.83 $ 575,000
3981 Pifer Rd SE 2 2.00 2,079 $ 266.96 $ 555,000
6739 Libby Rd ​​NE 3 2.00 1,598 $ 344.18 $ 550,000
8510 Rocky Lane SE 4th 2.00 2,999 $ 183.39 $ 550,000
2824 Acacia Ct SE 3 2.00 1,716 $ 314.69 $ $ 540,000
7144 Cavalier Lp SW 3 2.50 2,031 $ 260.96 $ 530,000
2636 18th Avenue NE 3 2.50 2,019 $ 262.51 $ 530,000
920 Sarah Ct NW 4th 2.5 2.136 $ 223.31 $ 477,000
1300 Scenic Ct SE 3 2.5 2.136 $ 220.04 $ 470,000
3317 Gonzaga Ct SE 3 1.75 1,530 $ 302.61 $ 463,000
5039 Madison Heights CT SE 3 2 1,444 $ 318.56 $ 460,000
7713 Rainier Avenue SE 2 2 1,944 $ 234.05 $ 455,000
3411 Hoadly St SE 2 2 2,442 $ 185.09 $ $ 452,000
5034 Chambers Creek LP SE 3 2.75 1,541 $ 288.77 $ 445,000
307 Messenger Ct SE 3 1.75 1,400 $ 314.29 $ $ 440,000
8634 35th century SE 3 1.75 1,748 $ 250.57 $ 438,000
1324 Clover St NE 3 2 1,874 $ 229.46 $ 430,000
441 Ranger Dr. SE 4th 1.75 2.144 $ 198.23 $ 425,000
8515 Sweetbrier Lp SE 3 2 1,680 $ 252.98 $ 425,000
729 Cottonwood Ct SE 3 1.75 1,508 $ 278.51 $ 420,000
1405 Alki St NE 3 2 1,412 $ 297.45 $ 420,000
407 Division St. 2 1 1,092 $ 375.46 $ 410,000
3617 Landau Ave NE 3 1.75 1,388 $ 288.15 $ 399,950
719 Kinwood Ct SE 3 1.75 1,098 $ 336.98 $ 370,000
1004 McCormick St NE 2 1.75 1,024 $ 355.47 $ 364,000
3523 Harvard Dr. SE 2 1.5 1,224 $ 290.03 $ 355,000
5110 Boston Harbor Rd NE 3 0.75 1,828 $ 153.17 $ 280,000
7042 Old Olympic Highway NW 1 1 640 $ 399.22 $ 255,500
RAINIER
16825 Reichelstrasse SE 3 2.50 2,736 $ 341.74 $ 935,000
16145 Reichelstrasse SE 4th 3.00 2,557 $ 307.00 $ 785,000
416 Easy St SE 3 2 1,874 $ 232.66 $ 436,000
719 Tipsoo Lp p 3 2 1,260 $ 309.52 $ 390,000
340 Briar Lane S # lot25 3 2 1.618 $ 210.14 $ 340,000
TUMWATER
401 Blass Avenue SE 4th 2.25 2,800 $ 206.70 $ 578,772
908 Cathy Ct SE 3 1.5 1,536 $ 292.97 $ 450,000
2504 Silver Lane SW 3 2.5 2.148 $ 206.01 $ 442,500
716 Dennis St SW 3 1.75 1,414 $ 311.17 $ 440,000
1626 Sundrop Lane SE 3 2.5 1,758 $ 231.51 $ 407,000
YELM
15420 SE Sunnyside Lane 4th 2.50 2,530 $ 290.51 $ 735,000
16946 156. Lane SE 3 2.50 1,992 $ 277.36 $ 552,500
9964 Justman St SE 4th 2.50 2,669 $ 185.46 $ 495,000
14968 101st Avenue SE 5 2.5 2,303 $ 208.42 $ 480,000
16144 Achat Str.SE 4th 2 2,060 $ 225.73 $ 465,000
9205 Carys St SE 4th 2.5 2,208 $ 208.33 $ 460,000
14969 101St Avenue SE 4th 3 2.142 $ 210.08 $ 450,000
10005 Cole Ct SE 4th 2.5 2.120 $ 212.26 $ 450,000
9101 Thea Rose Dr. SE 5 3 2,500 $ 180.00 $ 450,000
16657 Grünblattallee SE 3 2.5 1,766 $ 254.25 $ 449,000
10003 Tahoma Ct SE 4th 2.5 2.006 $ 204.39 $ 410,000
17721 Clearlake Blvd SE 3 2.5 1,740 $ 229.89 $ 400,000
9830 Ramsay Dr. SE 3 2.5 1,841 $ 215.92 $ 2nd $ 397,500
16229 Prairie Creek Lp SE 3 2.5 1,416 $ 268.36 $ 380,000
10008 suit St SE 3 2.5 1,413 $ 261.85 $ 370,000
16705 Wanda Ct SE 3 1.5 1.008 $ 337.30 $ 340,000

For more information on real estate in Thurston County, contact Kristy Woodford on 360-508-2800 at Holistic Home Group at Keller Williams South Sound 360-786-6900. Or email her at KWoodford@kw.com

The sales price development can be seen in this diagram:

Thurston County
Median sales prices
Week ends
Selling price
June 12 $ 465,000
June 5th $ 470,000
May 29th $ 475,000
May 22 $ 467,125
May 15 $ 450,500
8th of May $ 470,000
1st of May $ 440,000
April 24th $ 439,375
17th April $ 444.502
10th of April $ 434,950
3rd of April $ 478,414
27th of March $ 444,000
March, 20th $ 430,000
March 13th $ 425,799
6th March $ 430,000
27th of February $ 440,000

20. February

$ 433,950
13th February $ 414,750
February 6th $ 440,500
January 30th $ 385,837
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LA Real Estate Firms Are Making Deals Outside California

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CGI sold the Astoria on Celebration for $ 74.5 million.

Los Angeles real estate companies are paying attention to more dispersed markets and doing business outside of California, from Provo, Utah to Orlando, Florida.

In the past few weeks, two Westside companies have made major acquisitions.

Santa Monica-based MJW Investments bought a student residence at Brigham Young University, Utah. The price was not disclosed.

MJW acquired the 154-unit, 924-bed community in partnership with Redstone Residential Inc. of Provo, Utah.

With the acquisition, MJW now has more than 7,000 student residences in the United States.

Amenities at the property near BYU include a hot tub, sand volleyball court, pool, and on-site laundry facilities.

It is MJW’s sixth acquisition in this area.

In March, the company, together with Redstone Residential and Venice-based MHE Enterprises Inc., acquired a 1,156-bed student residence nearby.

In the recent acquisition, MJW plans to spend cash on the units and amenities to make it a more desirable property. Redstone Residential will oversee renovations and property operations.

“The close proximity to campus and the remarkable offerings are just some of the things that make this property incredibly attractive,” said Mark Weinstein, President and Founder of MJW Investments, in a statement.

“This means that our acquisitions will reach more than 2,000 beds in Provo in 2021. We are excited to bring a new living experience to the students at BYU and we are incredibly confident that once our capital projects are completed, this will be an enhanced living experience for the students, ”he added.

Voya Investment Management funded debt for the acquisition.

Further south, BH Properties, based in Sawtelle, acquired a retail center in Plano, Texas on June 1 for an undisclosed price.

Known as Preston Shepard Place, the property has 361,780 square feet of retail space on 31 acres. The center was built in 1995 and has Marshalls, Burlington and Tuesday Morning among its anchor businesses.

Only 55% of the location was rented when it was closed.

“Preston Shepard Place is an underutilized retail location poised for a surge in lease and traffic,” said Scott Henry, director of acquisitions at BH Properties, in a statement.

“With 163,002 square feet of vacancy, we have plenty of runway to generate future cash flow growth. We plan to accommodate a large number of retailers by spreading the larger vacancies across smaller spaces. The busy location and wealth dynamics offer the opportunity to achieve significant growth in NOI (Net Operating Income), ”he added.

From 2008 to 2018, the center was 94.4% occupied, according to BH Properties. According to the company, the current low occupancy rates are due to corporate insolvencies in private customer business.

The transaction marks BH Properties’ first retail deal of the year.

While other local businesses are adding assets, Woodland Hills-based CGI Real Estate Investment Strategies is giving up some properties in other states.

The company announced on June 3 that it had sold Astoria to Versity Investments at Celebration in Celebration, Florida for $ 74.5 million.

The property has 306 luxury apartment buildings spread over six four-story buildings with a central clubhouse and pool.

The property was built in 2016 before being vacated in 2017 due to construction issues. CGI acquired the vacant community in 2019 for $ 43 million and brought the property up to date. At the time of sale to Versity Investments, the property was 99% let.

“Our history as a fundamental developer has given us both the experience and confidence that we can take on a massive challenge like Astoria and turn it into a resort-style Class A facility,” said Gidi Cohen, CEO of CGI in an opinion.

“Having successfully restored the property to optimal condition and the Orlando market continued to pick up, we were able to exceed our business plan in record time,” he added.

CGI assumes that the property will develop well in the future.

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North Texas real-estate agent faces added charge in U.S. Capitol riot

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A Tarrant County real estate agent accused of entering the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 riot is charged again with involvement in violence during the riot, according to court records.

Katherine Staveley Schwab “intentionally and knowingly engaged in an act of physical violence” at the Capitol, according to court files filed last week.

Schwab, 33, had previously been charged with knowingly entering or staying in a restricted building or site without legitimate authority; and disorderly behavior on the Capitol grounds.

The new indictment was first reported by the Dallas Observer.

Schwab’s lawyer did not immediately respond to phone and email requests for comment. A phone number listed in Schwab’s name has been disconnected.

Katherine “Katie” Schwab, right.(FBI)

The indictment is the latest in a growing list of criminal charges against Texans related to the riots that broke out as Congress worked to confirm Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump falsely claimed victory and in a speech that day called on a crowd to march to the Capitol. Forty-five Texans were charged in connection with the riot, according to a review by the George Washington University Extremism Program.

The FBI said Schwab admitted to having flown a private plane to Washington with four other people the day before the uprising. On January 6, Schwab and the group listened to speakers near the White House before heading to the Capitol at around 10:30 a.m.

FBI agents said Schwab told them nothing was happening in the Capitol and some members of the group decided to go to the hotel, according to court records. There Schwab saw on the news that the Capitol had been violated, court records show. Schwab told authorities they had decided to bring an Uber back to the Capitol.

She told the FBI that she noticed there were some “bad apples” in the crowd.

“Although Schwab saw neither violence nor anyone who destroyed anything, she saw the door to the Capitol being destroyed,” an FBI agent wrote in Schwab’s criminal complaint. “Schwab said the crowds pushed her through the original doors into the building and into a lobby area.”

Schwab said she felt overwhelmed by the crowds. A Capitol police officer indicated an exit to her, according to the display.

Schwab was eventually arrested along with two other members of the group that flew the plane to Washington – Jennifer Ryan and Jason Hyland.

The newly submitted court files do not contain any information about the violence in which Schwab is involved. But a Ryan attorney, Guy Womack, said the government contacted him about the new charge and told him the same charge did not apply to Ryan.

“They claim that Ms. Schwab did something violent,” said Womack. “I think they accuse her of kicking a camera. It doesn’t sound like a very violent act, the little bit they told me. “

Womack said Ryan and Schwab only entered the Capitol even though there were violent people in the crowd who broke windows, broke into the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and clashed with police.

“Hundreds of the defendants in this case should not be sentenced to prison for entering the Capitol,” he said. “The people at the front pushed their way through and some broke windows. It’s criminal activity – you can’t break a window in the U.S. Capitol. … But the overwhelming majority of people did not go into a private area at all. “

Womack said Ryan was “only there as an interested American citizen who wanted to see what the process was like”.

The US Press Freedom Tracker, which maintains a database of incidents of violence against journalists, reported several incidents of violence against the news media during the riot. Outside the Capitol, rioters stormed television crews and destroyed their equipment.

The day after the uprising, the real estate agency Schwab worked for said she was “no longer affiliated with the company.”

Five people died during or shortly after the riot, including Ashley Babbitt, who was shot and killed by law enforcement while trying to enter a restricted area.

According to her criminal complaint, Schwab referred to the shooting in a Facebook post.

“After the girl was shot,” she wrote, “then we untied all hell.”

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