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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.”
Do you have pets? Follow these special steps to make sure your home sells. It doesn’t have to be difficult to sell your home if you’re a pet owner, but there are a few extra steps you need to take in order to ensure a successful sale. When you’re preparing your home to sell, your real estate agent will help you “stage” your home. That means, removing clutter, rearranging furniture, landscaping, etc. For pet owners though, there are a few special steps during the staging process that need to be taken in order to give your home its best chance to sell. Here are some great tips for pet owners looking to sell their home: Remove all evidence that you have pets-inside and outside. When a buyer walks into your home, let them focus on your home and not how many dog toys there are or the water spots around the water bowl. Make sure to clean up after your pets before a showing. Vacuum and sweep daily to keep pet hair under control. Make sure your house smells great! Not every home that has pets has a pet smell. But just in case, make sure to freshen…Read More
A recent article published by Inman News contributor Teke Wiggin titled “Home prices post biggest gain in more than 7 years” announces that yes, home prices are going up. Inman News states that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has indicated that market conditions are improving considerably for home sellers and home sales are continuing to increase in 2013. The NAR’s quarterly reports show that the median home price has risen 11.3 percent since the last report, raising the median home price from $158,600 to $176,600. The NAR says this has been the “largest year-over-year price gain since the fourth quarter of 2005”, which is great news for home sellers. In most of the country the supply/demand balance favors sellers right now and the NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, says that they expect inventory conditions to remain constrained in 2013. They expect home price growth to moderate in 2014. According to the NAR, the existing-home inventory for the first quarter of 2013 was lower than in 2012; 2.32 million homes were for sale in 2012 and only 1.93 million homes were listed for sale this year, which represents a 16.8 percent drop from the previous year. In addition to the…Read More
Thinking about moving to Dripping Springs, or even just visiting? You’ll be glad you did. The beautiful town of Dripping Springs, Texas lies in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, only 25 miles west of the state capitol, Austin. The town offers residents and visitors majestic views, abundant wildlife, rolling hills, rock bottom creeks, and much more. Within the city limits, the population of Dripping Springs is 1,788, and within its extraterritorial jurisdiction the population is nearly 30,000. Aside from its dedication to preserving nature and history, the city also boasts of an excellent school system, affordable living, and easy access to bustling cities such as Johnson City, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas. Whether you call Dripping Springs home or you’re just interested in visiting, you’ll find no shortage of attractions or events to keep you entertained. The landscape of the city alone, characterized by steppe prairies with sweeping views of rolling hills, and towering Live Oak woodlands, is enough to keep any nature-enthusiast entertained for days. The city also hosts a Farmers Market dedicated to providing the surrounding region with locally grown foods and farm products in a direct farm-to-consumer marketing venue that will serve diverse populations, preserve and…Read More
Before you’re ready to list and sell your home, you need to make sure that the functionality and appearance of your home is top notch. It’s important that, when preparing your home to sell, you think like a buyer; turn your home into a home that you’d want to buy. Here are 10 things you need to do before you sell your home. Outside of your home (exterior of the home (paint/ siding), lawn, flower beds, backyard, driveway, walkways, etc.). Curb appeal is key when trying to sell your home; it’s the first thing buyers will see when they look at your property, so it’s important to make a good impression with the outside of your home. Cut the grass at least once a week, and be sure to water your lawn and plants regularly to keep them looking lively and beautiful Depending on the season: rake up any leaves that have fallen, or clear your driveway and walkway of snow and ice Add potted plants and flowers near the entrance of your home to make the property seem more inviting to potential buyers; look for seasonally appropriate flowers for your area, i.e. ones that will survive the outside…Read More
What is a pre-inspection? A pre-inspection is when you are going to list your home for sale, but inspect your home before putting it on the market. This way you know about and can fix issues that arise before listing. A home inspector will check everything from the outside to the inside of your home checking the mechanicals, electrical system, plumbing, and more. The buyer who purchases your home will most likely do a home inspection and have that as a contingency when they write an offer on your home. Letting the buyers see the pre-inspection and the items you remedied could give the buyer peace of mind before they even write an offer. So what are the Pro’s and Con’s of a Pre-Home Inspection? A pre-inspection can be great for selling your home, but it also has it’s bad side. Know the pros and cons of a pre-inspection before you decide for yourself… Pros Allows you to know potential “deal killer” defects with your home so you can fix it Allows you to provide peace of mind to potential buyers by showing them the pre-inspection report and things you have fixed (if any were needed) Can improve the…Read More
Buying a home can be overwhelming for some. If you do your homework and know what to expect, the process can be smoother! Here are 5 things to know before buying a house… 1. Do some research Sounds obvious right? But so many buyers go into it blind. Although there are many professionals that will help you along the way, you will only help yourself if you do a little research before and during your home buying process. So what kind of research? Use the internet to… Search for neighborhoods Research home styles what you might like or dislike in your next home school districts neighborhood features different activities in these areas 2. Have an idea of what you are looking for After you do some research, make 3 lists… List 1: What you HAVE to have This is everything you can not live without. For example, if you have 3 children you might HAVE to have a 4 bedroom home. List 2: What you would LOVE to have These things are not necessarily a deal breaker, but would be nice to have. For example, an inground pool or a finished basement with a…Read More
There are plenty of things to do in Austin, Texas, for all ages. From family days to date nights, you will never be left with nothing to do. Here are some upcoming events in Austin this month. 4th of July Parade – NWACA When: July 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m. Admission: Free The Northwest Austin Civic Association (NWACA) is proud to hold its 40th Annual 4th of July Parade. The parade will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. at the corner of Waterline Rd. and Far West Boulevard, and will conclude at Doss Elementary School. Come out and celebrate this wonderful American holiday with your family and friends. Beginner’s Salsa Class When: July 1 and 8, 2013, 7:15 p.m. Admission: $17 drop-in If you’ve been meaning to try something new, head out to Balance Dance Studios for a beginner’s salsa class. Whether you’re trying to find a new cardio workout or in need of some new dance moves, this is the perfect place to be. No partner is required and remember to dress to sweat! Adult Intermediate Pottery Wheel When: Every Tuesday, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Admission: $200 for 6 weeks Students will be able to review the principles and qualities that make ceramic…Read More
There are several reasons why a home might not sell. A big reason and most often the main reason is always price. If you overprice your home you could miss out on a lot of buyers. If you under price it then you miss out on money in your pocket. Look for the right price or the “sweet spot”. But do not overprice your home. Your home might be overpriced if… 1. No showings – You are marketing your home online everywhere and you are getting no showings. This is a huge sign your home may be overpriced. It could also mean that your home is not being marketed properly. No matter what, take a look at both to see what the problem may be. 2. Did not agree – Your real estate agent did not agree or maybe warned you that your home should be listed at a lower price. Or maybe you interviewed several agents until you found one who agreed to list it where you wanted to. 3. Market time – Your home has been on the market for 6-12 months or longer. Either you truly have a very unique home that attracts…Read More
When thinking about hiring a real estate agent, it is important to interview more than one, that way you have a better chance of finding the right agent for you. In order to decide between your options, there are a few questions that you need to ask each agent, according to Inman News. Here are 7 questions to ask a real estate agent before selling your home… How much do you think you can sell my home for? Your agent(s) should prepare a comparative market analysis (CMA) for you to look at. A CMA will show you the asking price and selling price of nearby, comparable homes. Do you have a list of references I can contact? This list should consist of 5 or so sellers that the agent has most recently worked with. Ask the references if they were happy with the agent, and listen carefully to their responses. How long have you been working in this area? In order to sell your home, the agent needs to be familiar with your area. What is your minimum listing term? All agents should answer 90 days; a longer listing term implies that your agent doesn’t think s/he will be…Read More