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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."
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
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.”
Are you going to be putting your home on the market soon? If this is your first time as a seller, or even if you’ve been through the process before, there are several factors and things to take into consideration in order to get the best return on your investment. You may have received tons of advice on the best things to do to sell from friends, family, the web or your real estate agent, but what about the things you should avoid? Below are the top seven mistakes most sellers make when putting their home on the market. Check them out and make sure you aren’t guilty of these errors. 1. Not inspecting your home. If you have an older home you should consider having a certified inspector go through your home to make you aware of any issues or problems. That way you can take care of any repairs or maintenance necessary before potential buyers become involved. 2. Skimping on prep. Think you can get away without freshening up your home’s interiors or staging for sale? Think again. You should at least give your home a deep, professional-level cleaning before showing it to potential buyers, and the…Read More
Things To Do In Austin, TX This December – December is already here! This year is flying by, what are your plans for this month? We’ve gathered our favorite upcoming events for December below, check them out… 1. Blue Genie Art Bazaar Held at the Marchesa Hall & Theater is the The Blue Genie Art Bazaar fixture for the Austin holiday season. All shoppers can browse through amazing art work from funny to serious pieces. Don’t miss out on this experience! 2. Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll Come on December 6th and join hundreds of Austin’s community caroling in from of the Capitol as the tree lights up! Click here for more info… 3. Trail of Lights Held at Zikler Park is the Austin Trail of Lights! Don’t miss out on this beautiful Austin experience. With a beautiful array of lights and the tree is lit for a 5K and more. Click here to find out more! Make sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events! Do you plan to attend any? Which ones? Comment to share your plans with us! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!Read More
Budgeting Tips For Renovating Your Bathroom- Renovating any room in your house can be an expensive task no matter what you’re doing. Of course you want to spruce it up and give it a new vibe, but at what cost? Renovating your bathroom on a tight budget can be a difficult task; however, with the right resources and priorities, it can be done right. Here are five budgeting tips to help you with costs while renovating your bathroom. Ask a professional- To some homeowners, hiring a professional to assist with the renovation of your bathroom seems like a huge expense. In some cases it can be, but it’s worth it. They will be able to act as a consultant and resource when it comes to getting your dream renovation completed on a budget. Cut labor fees- Whether you’re a DIY’er or not, chip in some elbow grease to save on the cost of labor. If you’re cutting down the number of people working on your bathroom renovation by helping out, you could save yourself hundreds of dollars. Don’t move plumbing- If you can help it, don’t move your plumbing around. A lot of your budget can be eaten up by extra labor and materials…Read More
Top 5 Spectacular Thanksgiving Sides- There is something for everyone in the special list of Thanksgiving side dish recipes listed below…. Find your favorites, along with mouthwatering new recipes to try for your Thanksgiving gathering! Cornbread Stuffing With Sweet Potato and Squash 1 cup frozen diced onion, red and green bell peppers, and celery 2 small garlic cloves, pressed 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch cubes 2 medium-size sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes 3 tablespoons melted butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning, divided 2 (14-oz.) cans low-sodium fat-free chicken broth, divided 1 (8-oz.) package cornbread stuffing mix 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup chopped pecans Garnish: fresh or dried sage leaves Perfect Mashed Potatoes 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes 2 teaspoons salt, divided 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup half-and-half 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper Mac and Texas Cheeses With Roasted Chiles 4 poblano chile peppers 1 pound uncooked elbow macaroni 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups whipping cream 1 cup milk 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided 1 (4-ounce) package goat cheese, crumbled 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese Roasted Green…Read More
5 Things To Do In Austin, TX This November – November is already here! This year is flying by, what are your plans for this month? We’ve gathered our favorite upcoming events for November below, check them out! Fun Fun Fun Fest, Nov. 7-9 – Austin has some of the best festivals around and this one is no different. Check out some progressive musicians and comedians at this creative festival. Veteran’s Day Ceremony, Nov. 11 – Celebrate Veteran’s Day in Austin with the Veteran’s Day Parade downtown to honor and remember our veterans. Dirty Dancing, Nov. 11-16 – Are you a fan of the movie? The new Broadway show is coming to Austin this month at Bass Concert Hall! Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival, Nov. 20 – Join Lake Travis High School for the 8th annual tree lighting and a visit from Santa! There will be fireworks and live music! Elf at the Long Center, Nov. 28-30 – Celebrate the start of the holiday season by seeing Elf on Broadway! This movie turned play will definitely get you into the holiday spirit. Make sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events! Do you plan to attend any? Which ones?…Read More
Here is a ride along in the Austin Texas Community of Belvedere. This is an upscale, hill country community and is a hot market for people to buy and settle.Read More
How To Downsize Without Losing Your Mind – Contrary to popular belief, bigger isn’t always better. Do you dream about minimal cleaning, maintenance and upkeep now that your nest is empty? Moving to a smaller home may not be a dream you’ve had, but with now that you have more space it may be just too much to handle. Want to spend less time cleaning and more time and money on having fun? It may be time to consider downsizing. But how do you know that the timing is right to think smaller? Here are a few questions to ask yourself before making a decision: Is size an important factor in my home? Many people may think moving to a smaller space is moving backwards. If the size of your house is something that you love about it or value, downsizing may not be the right move for you. Will downsizing affect any future life decisions? Maybe you plan on having out-of-town family and friends visit often or expect your children to move back into your home. These types of situations should be thought out before you make the decision to downsize to a smaller place. What will we do with…Read More
5 Fun Trick – or – Treat Ideas 2014 – Halloween is almost here! Have you been hunting for the perfect carriers for your kid’s candy while trick-or-treating? We’ve gathered our favorite DIY’s for Halloween bags below, check them out: 6. Milk Jug Pumpkin Pots – Paint your empty milk jugs orange with acrylic paint. After drying, cut a hole in the back for the candy to go in, and then finish with gluing black paper cut outs for the mouth and eyes. 7. Trick-or-treat Pails – Use black paint buckets and cut spooky faces out of craft paper. Finish with gluing on the pails! 8. Spooktacular Totes – Using your average tote, have your kids draw monster shapes on felt paper. Cut out the monsters and glue to the totes! Feel free to add googly eyes and pompoms to complete the monster’s look. 9. Pumpkin Pillowcase – Using an orange pillowcase, draw a jack-o-lantern face with a fabric pen for an easy Halloween DIY. 10. Spider Candy Holder – With only two paper plates, you can create a cute spider. Paint the paper plates black, glue the paper plate edges to form a pocket, add googly eyes and construction paper…Read More
5 Must Haves When Building Your First Home- Congrats on building your first home!! You may have a huge list of what you want to include! Here are some top must haves that will pay off in the long run. Make sure that you have proper insulation from top to bottom in your home. Not only does it keep cold out, it also keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This will keep energy costs low as your furnace or air conditioner won’t be working as hard to regulate the temperature. Electronic Adaptations. There are many options that you can have in your new home that help to keep all of those electronic cords hidden. For example, conduits- pipes in the walls where your televisions and computer cords can be kept hidden. Also consider built in charging or “docking stations” in areas where you may frequently need to charge your phone. Even more exiting, there are not outlets with USB ports to directly charge your electronics! Laundry Room. Really consider where you would like your laundry room to be located. Many will say that it should be as close to the bath and bedrooms as possible…Read More