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“In a crowded and competitive real estate agent market,Steve Adams sets himself apart with integrity, professionalism and results. Steve represented me on the sale of my previous residence and the purchase of my current home. He was able to locate and negotiate attractive terms on the house my wife and I were dreaming of, notwithstanding the current state of the residential market. He then found a buyer for my previous residence three days after launching the listing and marketing campaign. We closed approximately six weeks later. I attribute the solid results to Steve’ counsel and expertise. My wife and I are extremely satisfied with Steve’s performance, and we would highly recommend him to anyone without reservation.”

"Steve was beyond helpful! I recently moved from California to Texas and decided to invest in a home. Not having family near me or close friends to help me through the process, I was fortunate to have Steve as a recommendation. Due to my position, I had a limited amount of time to view homes. Steve did what was more than accommodating for me and did not rush the process. Steve did everything from connecting me with a great lender to assisting with utility recommendations. He's honesty while viewing homes made the experience that more exciting. I really felt as though I had a best friend coming along and giving me honest feedback."

Jose Sanchez

Steve, It’s now a week after we closed on our home sale

We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation and thanks for the totally professional sales efforts by you. From the early pre-listing analysis to the final signing of the closing documents you have made it happen. The sales brochure you prepared was wonderful. It attracted interest and imparted knowledge.

The marketing was superb. The Realtors Preview was totally positive and successful. We asked for and got a top price for the home and your efforts helped greatly.

We can eagerly and heartily recommend you to anyone who needs a Realtor.  Thanks again for your help.

Very Truly Yours, Denise & Ray Quigley

Steve Adams is SPOT on when it comes to working and negotiating a real estate deal! I am a very ‘hands-on’ person but with Steve I was rest assured he was on the case! His responsiveness was also very impressive. If I was up at 10pm at night and sent him a question or anything along those lines I generally had a response within minutes! That went a LONG way with me!

If we ever work another deal, Steve Adams, will be the first person I call!

Steve & Jenny Broussard

Steve,
As we near the date for getting the keys to our new house I write to thank you for being so professional and helpful in leading us to the happy purchase. With many career related moves we have been through the house hunting process many times. You definitely rank among the best of realtors who guided us. You always listened, quickly sensed our preferences and only showed us houses with a potential fit. In our several visits to Austin for house hunting you ensured very productive time. We particularly appreciated your patience and comfortable working style. We never felt pressured but we always felt well informed and thankful for your consistent prompt follow-up on anything requiring clarification.

Thanks again for your guidance in making our search successful. We are looking forward to our new home in Austin.

Jim and Rita Williams

“I can’t recommend my realtor, Steve, enough. Not only did he assist me in selling a home in a “hard to sell” neighborhood (and quickly, I might add), but he assisted me in the purchase of a home that is just perfect for me. Steve is very professional yet very personable which made this tedious and sometimes stressful situation less so. He always remained calm which had a calming effect on me. A couple of things that I really appreciated about working with him were his responsiveness to my calls and patience with my questions. I hope I don’t go through this again for a very long time, but if I do, I will definitely call on Steve again.”
Mary Barclay

Latest Articles

Things To Do in Austin, Texas – November 2013

By Steve Adams | October 28, 2013

The year is coming to an end, so take these last few months to live up 2013. Whether you’re looking for a quite night out or a fun night for the whole family, Austin has it all. Here are five events going on in Austin, Texas this month.   Austin Celtic Festival When: November 2 – 3 Admission: $12 Join the Austin Celtic Festival to celebrate music, dance and fun for all. Whether you want to get out of the house with the whole family, a group of friends or a significant other, this festival will not let you down. Fun Fun Fun Fest When: November 8 – 10 Admission: $179 This event is exactly what it sounds like – fun! Enjoy a great music lineup, as well as some comedy and great food. Get together with a group of friends and party all day and all night with others who are doing the same thing! Hill Country Galleria Wine Walk When: November 14, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Admission: Free Calling all wine lovers! The Hill County Galleria’s Wine Walk is going on this month. Come out and enjoy some great wine with lovely company. The event will begin…

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How To Sell Your Home FAST

By Steve Adams | October 21, 2013

If you put your home on the market, your goal should be to sell your home for the most amount of money, in the least amount of time, under the most favorable terms, right? So how do you sell your home super fast?   Here are 8 tips to help you sell your home fast… 1. Curb Appeal When a potential buyer drives by your home or even pulls up for a showing, the first impression they will get is the front of your home. Make sure that you prepare your home for it’s best first impression… Powerwash doorway, windows, garage door, etc. Touch up paint around front door and garage door trim Add flowers for a pop of color Pull weeds and make sure to mulch Cut grass and edge all the way around for those clean lines Touch up the driveway 2. Clean it up Make sure to do a deep clean before listing your home for sale. For a deep clean you can hire some help your invite your family over to pitch in. Here is what to remember… Look up, there is dust and spider webs in the corners of your ceiling Vacuum and clean all…

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Getting Your Home Ready To Show

By Steve Adams | October 15, 2013

Have an upcoming open house, or Showing and having a hard time deciding what you need to do to get ready? Here is a list of hints and tips of how to impress your buyer. A house that “sparkles” will sell faster and have much more of an appeal to the buyers than an un well kept home. How much should you spend? You want to spend a little as possible. Start with little touch ups, replace old knobs on cabinets and doors. Do touch up painting, maybe even put a fresh coat of paint on the main rooms, suc as the living room and entryway. For the outside of your home. Even just a few touch ups will make a world of difference. Keep the yard edged and trimmed prune trees, tame anything that may be overgrown Check the foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios for cracks and crumbling. Inspect doors and windows for peeling paint. Clean and align gutters. Repair and replace loose or damaged roof shingles. Repair and repaint loose siding and caulking. keep walks neatly cleared of snow and ice. Re-seal an asphalt driveway. Keep your garage door closed. Store RVs or old and beaten up…

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Highlight – Austin, Texas

By Steve Adams | October 9, 2013

Located in the heart of Texas is the State Capital – Austin. Austin is the seat of Travis County and is the eleventh-largest city in the United States of America (and the fourth-largest in Texas!) With a population of 842,592, Austin is also the second largest state capital in the U.S. With its always-warm climate, rich local culture, beautiful surroundings and great educational opportunities, Austin, Texas is a force to be reckoned with. Austin is located in an area with humid subtropical climates. The area has extremely hot summers and very mild winters. There is a plus side to that heat – it’s sunny the majority of the time, and who doesn’t love that? The temperature gets into the high-90s at the peak of the summertime, and is rarely below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The most recent drought in Austin was from October 2010 through September 2011. During that time, the city had the least rainfall since the 1950s! There is a particularly rich culture and value of the arts in Austin. In recent years, “Keep Austin Weird” has been a local motto and is featured on bumper stickers and t-shirts. To some, that may seem strange, but to the local…

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Moving Checklist

By Steve Adams | October 2, 2013

Feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to get done before you move? Well take a deep breath and relax because here is a checklist for all of your moving to-do’s. This checklist has from one month prior to moving all the way until you are unpacking.   One month before moving Change your address with the post office and IRS Hire a moving company or rent a moving vehicle Transfer or get copies of medical records (and school records if you have children). Update your insurance policies (Home, auto etc.) Check with your insurance company to see if your belongings are covered during the move. Cancel your plans with cable, telephone, newspaper, lawn,  and home security companies Change your address with magazine and newspaper subscriptions and creditors.   2 Weeks Prior to moving Cancel utility service for the day after your move date. Purchase packing supplies (boxes, tape, markers, and so on). Make travel arrangements on moving day and any special arrangements for small children and/or pets Start packing, boxing items systematically and labeling them accordingly. If you can, type out a list of what general items are in each box so you have a master list. **…

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Things To Do In Austin Texas – October 2013

By Steve Adams | September 23, 2013

Fall is in motion and the weather is beautiful in Austin, Texas. Take advantage of this time of year and spend as much time outside as possible. Whether you’re looking for something to do on the weekend, or a fun event during the week, there is plenty to do whenever you’re free. Here are some events going on near you this month.   Fredericksburg Oktoberfest When: October 4 – 6 Admission: $7 The Fredericksburg Oktoberfest helps locals celebrate their German heritage with one another. It is a colorful and festive celebration that is fun for the whole family. With music, arts and crafts and other activities, you can’t go wrong. Austin City Limits Music Festival When: October 4 – 6 Admission: $225 Head out to Zilker Park in Austin for 3 days of fun for everyone. Enjoy time with other locals celebrating all of the music and culture that Austin has to offer. Mediterranean Festival When:  October 18 – 19 Admission: $5 The Mediterranean Festival is one of Austin’s most beloved, delicious and fun-filled festivals. It’s the 81st annual event and throughout the years, it keeps getting better and better. Rain or shine, the festival is sure to be fun…

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What Does A Home Inspection Cover?

By Steve Adams | September 19, 2013

If you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important that you don’t skip over the home inspection. Inspections vary based on the type of property you’re buying, but the goal is the same: to save you from finding any surprise deficiencies with the home. A home inspector will make sure that the home is safe for living and will inform you of any major issues the home may have. The National Association of Realtors provides a useful article on their blog detailing what a home inspection should cover, so here is a list of what a home inspection should cover…   An inspector should examine the structure of the home, making sure that the skeleton of the home is secure and can stand up to nature’s elements. The structure of the home should include the skeleton, foundation, and framing. The inspector should also look at the exterior of the home, including sidewalks, driveways, steps, windows, doors, the home’s siding, trim, and surface drainage. The inspector should also examine all attached porches, decks, and balconies, to make sure that they are secure and sound. The inspector should check to make sure that the roof has been well maintained and will efficiently…

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Do You Need A Building Permit To Remodel?

By Steve Adams | September 13, 2013

A building permit requires that your plans are certified and all work has to be inspected. It is required by law, to ensure public health and safety, that you obtain building permits before doing any additional building onto your home or property. And, because it is a legal and safety issue, it is highly recommended that homeowners don’t cut corners on obtaining the correct building permit for their project. The Uniform Building Code is the system that will give out or deny permits based on whether a proposed project plans to use approved construction techniques and building materials. The system is in place to protect public health and safety, and it does so by requiring sound, durable, built-to-code construction materials and techniques. Almost all municipalities require homeowners to obtain a building permit to remodel or change the structure of anything on their land. Some municipalities are more strict than others and may require a permit for something as small as installing a new toilet or adding a fence to your yard, so it is important that you check with your building department before doing any sort of remodeling work-just to be safe. Obtaining a Permit Visit your local building or…

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How To Use Video To Sell Your Home

By Steve Adams | September 6, 2013

Most sellers, buyers, and real estate agents know the value of including pictures of a home in a for sale listing, but a new trend is emerging that is making it easier to sell a home. Many real estate agents are now encouraging their clients to create short videos that show off the best features of their home, yard, neighborhood, and city to include in their marketing strategy. Such videos have been shown to help certain homes stand out to potential buyers and even help to generate more people that might be interested in your home. So, if you’re serious about selling, you should consider making a short film that highlights all of the great things about your home and area to include with your for sale listing. Social media has been of great help to many home buyers and sellers, since information can spread so quickly through sites like Facebook, YouTube, Trulia, and more. It doesn’t take much effort for people to click ‘play’ on your video, so broadcasting your sale through social media is a great, low-effort way to get your home to sell quicker. In 2012 only about 3% of real estate agents were using videos to help sell their…

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Things To Do In Austin, Texas – September

By Steve Adams | August 26, 2013

It’s the best time of the year in Austin, Texas. There are so many things for locals and visitors alike. From festivals to sporting events, you will never find yourself at a loss of what to do. Here are five events going on this month in Austin. Kerville Fall Music Festival When: August 30 – September 1 Admission: $30 – $100 The Kerville Music Festival is held each Labor Day Weekend for wine lovers and music enthusiasts in the area. Bring your significant other to listen to some beautiful tunes with locals just like yourself. Movie in the Park: Rocky When: September 12, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Admission: Free If you’re bored of doing your own thing, this is the perfect event for you. Whether you’re alone or with friends, head on out to the movie in the park to enjoy a night outdoors to watch a screening of the movie Rocky. Texas vs. Kansas State When: September 21 Admission: Varies Calling all football fans – you do not want to miss this. Head out to the stadium and enjoy a day with your fellow fans and rivals. Whether you’re looking for a day of fun with friends or…

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