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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.”
"Steve helped my family deal with an estate sale of my fathers home and we simply could not be happier with the job he did. He was extremely knowledgeable and relentless in marketing our property. He was extremely professional throughout the entire process and updated us each time a development took place. He offered us sound advice and counsel and we would highly, highly recommend him to anyone needing professional real estate assistance - whether it be as a Buyer or Seller. Great job from start to finish."
Money Saving Landscaping Tips – The proper landscaping can improve your home ten fold. Whether you are trying to sell your home or just wanting a more updated look, your landscaping is a great place to start. Here are six money saving landscaping tips that will help improve the overall look of your home. Do Your Research When you begin any project, you want to make sure you’re doing all of your research properly. Knowing what things you need and how much they should cost will keep you from making costly mistakes in the long run. Compare and Shop Around Different plant nurseries will have different things for different prices. Shop around and compare prices at each local shop to ensure you are getting the most bang for your buck. Free/Cheap is Good Check out sites such as Craigslist or apps like NextDoor to figure out what people are selling or giving away. In the best case scenario, you will not have to go out and buy that expensive piece of equipment you will only use once or twice. Plant Local Sure, you might be really interested in a certain kind of look or plant, but if you plant native local plants they will be…Read More
Things To Do In Austin, Texas – October, 2015 – Fall is in full swing and there are many fun things to do in Austin, Texas during the month of October. From boat tours to music festivals there is something for everyone to do this month. Here are 5 things to do in Austin, Texas during the month of October. 1. Thinkery Children’s Museum Date: Seasonal hours vary Location: 1830 Simond Ave Austin, TX 78723 This innovative science museum is designed for little ones to develop their sensory and problem solving skills as they grow. 2. Austin Boat Tours Date: Tour dates and times vary Location: Lake Travis Austin Boat Tours offers a variety of packages for everyone. Whether you prefer an evening sunset tour with friends or a romantic package for two, they will accommodate. 3. Austin City Limits Music Festival Date: October 2nd-4th and October 9th-11th Location: Zilker Park Over the course of 2 weekends, Zilker Park will host over 130 local music acts from the city limits of Austin. Don’t miss out on these jam-packed musical weekends. 4. Oktoberfest Date: October 17th Location: German Free School Featuring great German food, music, and drink of German heritage, Austin’s Oktoberfest is one of the best!…Read More
Homeowner Tip: Undoing Water Damage In Your Home – Water damage in your home can be devastating. You can not only can you lose meaningful mementos, but there can also be serious damage to the foundation. Here are six tips to help you undo the water damage in your home. Dry It Out Whether you need to rent industrial-size fans, or you have your own small fan that will get the job done, get them going to dry out the area that has been affected by the water. Once the area is dry you can assess the damage and find out how to move forward. New Paint Job When you’ve dried out the area, if there is just visible damage on the exterior of a wall, a new paint job will do the trick. Wet Insulation If you find out there is wet insulation in the interior of the wall, look at it and replace it. It could be hiding damaged areas or screws. It’s best to replace the insulation as soon as possible, rather than find out later on that it has done too much damage. Mold With water damage comes mold, and even less-harmful kinds of mold can affect…Read More
10 Step Guide To Remodeling Your Home – Remodeling your home can be a difficult task, but it can definitely be a rewarding one. Whether this is your first remodel or your tenth, there are a bunch of things that you may not know about making your remodel a smooth process. Here are ten steps to help you with your home remodel. Decide What You Want Are you really looking to complete this remodel, or do you want an entire new home? Figuring out what you’re looking for in your remodel will only make you more prepared to complete it. Make a Plan Plan out every aspect of your remodel. Things such as timing and materials should be thought out beforehand. Having a plan will keep you more organized long term. Budget Once you have a plan in place, then you determine your budget. If you plan on hiring extra help, you will know what you need to work into your budget. Do Your Own Demo You will you save money by not hiring the extra help and you will be able to do it on your own time. Don’t Change Your Mind (Too Much) Constantly changing your mind about what you desire in…Read More
4 High Tech Security Systems for Your Home – Technology is always improving, it is now easier than ever to keep your home safe. Installing security devices will not only protect your family and valuables, but can bring you peace of mind. It is time to rest easy by installing one of these high tech security systems for your house. 1. Kwikset Kevo powered by UniKey is a lock that can be opened with just a finger touch. All you need is a smartphone with the Kevo app or the Kevo Fob on you to use this magical technology. You can even set time restrictions on when the Unikey is active, to ensure you know when and who is going in and out of your home. 2. Nest camera is tiny and sleek and is the perfect device to monitor your living space while you are away. This camera has a 130 degree panoramic view with zoom capacity. For extra security and safety, add the Nest thermostat and Smoke +CO Alarm to your order. 3. Piper Home Security is a customizable system with an intruder deterrent siren, and sound and motion detectors. With a panoramic camera, a 2-way speaker and microphone, this system not only watches over your home, but you can…Read More
5 Apps That Will Help You Get Organized And Pay Your Bills – Has the time come to tighten those strings on your purse again? Being busy and who having bills adding up can lead to some very stressful times when you are looking at the balance in your bank account. Knowing that you are not alone and Know that there can be helpful solutions to help manage your money. Digitaltrends has great recommendations that will help you get organized and pay your bills. 1. Mint is a secure and safe app where you can store all your credit card information, checking, bills, and savings accounts. This app will keep track of your spending and help you to set monthly budgets. 2. Spendee is a neat app that analyzes your financial data and then gives you back financial advice. You can download your financial data into reports that can be printed out for your files. 3. Manilla is a great app to help you manage pay your bills on time and provides online storage of expense reports as well as financial data for future use. 4. Expensify If your problems involve traveling for work while keeping up with bills, this is a great app to download. This app will not only update…Read More
Things To Do In Austin, Texas – September, 2015 – The Summer is ending, but there are still many events you can attend as Fall approaches. Here are 5 things you can do in Austin, Texas during the month of September. 1. Fantastic Fest Date: September 24th– October 1st Location: Various locations around Austin Fantastic Fest is well named, in that it’s a fantastic film festival dedicated to sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films. The line-up for this event is out of the world this year, so snatch up your tickets today and check out this amazing opportunity. 2. Austin Museums Day Date: September 20th Location: Austin Museums Day is dedicated to sharing the museum experience with all of Austin. Get free access to special exhibitions and activities in over 40 participating spaces. Visit http://www.austinmuseums.org for more information. 3. The Old Pecan Street Festival Date: September 26th-27th Location: Pecan Street This historic arts and craft and music festival is one of Austin’s favorite festivals. Check out the hundreds of artisans selling and featuring handmade artisanal crafts. There are sure to be amazing Austin food trucks and musical acts as well. 4. Out of Bounds Comedy Festival Date: September 1st-September 7th Location: Various locations…Read More
6 Tailgating Ideas for Football Season – Cool breezes, sizzling barbecues, bonfires and sweatshirts…fall is almost here, which means it’s almost time for football season! Step up your tailgate game this year with these great tailgating ideas that the whole family will love. 1.Corn Hole Competition: Paint up some custom corn hole boards with the home and away team colors. Have your own mini competitions among friends. Loser has to host the next Tailgate party, and the winner gets to gloat. 2. DIY Hotdog and Burger Bar: Precut, shred, or dice all ingredients that anybody could ever want on a hotdog or burger. Buy some disposable aluminum trays, arrange ingredients the night before, and cover with foil. When it’s time to grill the next day, you’ll have all ingredients ready for custom made burgers and dogs. You and your guests will be happy with this no hassle set-up. 3. Cook Outside the Box: Tired of the same old grilling recipes, chips and dips, and desserts? Food.com has over 50 tailgate recipes that are easy to follow and will definitely spice up those taste buds. 4. Turf your Table: Take an old table, cover it with artificial turf, paint some white…Read More
5 Countertop Choices For Your Texas Kitchen – Does your kitchen need a face-lift? Installing new countertops can make any kitchen look gorgeous. There is a range of choices when it comes to picking a new counter, and every option has its benefits. Here are 5 countertop choices to spruce up your Texas kitchen: Granite: Granite countertops are a stunning option because each slab is unique in its own natural design. You can even look for a slab that has distinctive colors and veins that run through it. Once sealed properly, granite resists stains, scorch marks, and scratching- just make sure to reseal every once in a while for proper maintenance. Disadvantages: Corners and edges can easily chip on granite. Cultured Marble: Countertops made from cultured marble are beautiful pieces of art. These countertops are waterproof, resistant to staining, and seamless, so food won’t get engrained into those irritating seams that can be difficult to clean. Maintenance is low for marble as well, so once installed, relax and enjoy. Disadvantages: High heat can damage these counters. SEE ALSO: Tips For Financing Your Home Renovation Quartz: Choosing quartz for your countertop is a smart choice for those…Read More
Should I refinance my home? Refinancing your home can be a great opportunity to save some money longterm. However, there are a few factors to consider before taking the plunge. Earn a better interest rate: Refinancing your home can lead to a lower mortgage rate overall. Lower interest rates will lead to big savings over the years and can even lower your monthly payments. It is likely only worth your time, energy, and savings in your pocketbook, if you can lower the rate by 1-2% according to investopedia.com. Shortening the loan period: Another advantage of refinancing when rates drop, is the potential to shorten your mortgage loan’s length. Because interest rates are lower, the monthly payment shouldn’t vary too much, resulting in potentially small increases of monthly payments. Save some $$: Sometimes it is beneficial to switch to from an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) to a fixed-mortgage rate, resulting in greater savings over time. It is important to keep an eye on interest rates, and to make the switch if your ARM increases to a higher percentage than what the fixed rate is. However once done, you can rely on fixed payment every…Read More