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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

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

Prep Your Home For a Texas Summer

By Steve Adams | April 2, 2014

Prep Your Home For a Texas Summer – Whether you’re new to Texas, you’ve been here your whole life, or you fall somewhere in between, you know about Texas summers. There are a number of ways you can prep your home in advance of the summertime, and you should definitely consider them a priority. Summer storms can be serious and living in a climate like the one in Texas can be unpredictable and cause a lot of wear and tear. Here are four ways to prep your home for a Texas summer. Air Conditioner You’ll want to examine your air conditioner’s outside heat-exchanger to ensure that it won’t give out on you in the blazing summer heat. Before you get it up and running, use a hose to rinse out the dirt and leaves, and use a vacuum to clean out the dust and clogs. If you don’t trust yourself, you can hire a professional to make sure it your appliance is in good shape and will last you through the long hot summer. Create an Emergency Kit Make an emergency kit that your whole family has access to in case of an emergency. If the power is out or you’re…

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Things To Do in Austin, Texas – April 2014

By Steve Adams | March 28, 2014

Austin, Texas, has plenty to offer to residents and visitors, alike. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly activity to occupy you on the weekends, or a fun night out with friends, you will have no trouble finding what you’re looking for in Austin. Here are five things going on near you in Austin, Texas, this month. The 13th Annual Lonestar Round Up When: April 4 – 5 Admission: $15, kids 12 and under are free The lonestar roundup is a family-friendly outdoor car show and live music festival. You will also have the opportunity to buy from local vendors, and it is sure to be a memorable weekend for everyone in attendance. Capitol 10,000 When: April 6 Admission: Varies The Statesman Capitol 10,000 is the largest 10K in the whole state of Texas. This race will be fun for the whole family, and proceeds from the race will support SafePlace’s innovative Children’s Services program. Art City Austin When: April 12 – 13 Admission: TBD Art City Austin is a mixture of an arts festival and block party for the whole town. The entire downtown area turns into a party to appreciate the best of the art and culture this city…

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Updates You Should Consider Before Selling Your Home

By Steve Adams | March 22, 2014

Updates You Should Consider Before Selling Your Home – Are you looking to sell your home this year? Here are a few upgrades that can help you stand out to potential buyers… Kitchen Upgrades Instead of updating all of the appliances in your kitchen to make it appear brand new, consider a more wallet friendly option like updating the cabinets in the space. This option will not only be more cost-friendly, but it will take less time and be overall less complicated than other kitchen upgrade options. Landscaping When a prospective home buyers rolls up to your home for the first time, what they see upon arrival is the most important. Upgrading your landscaping is a small detail that could set your home apart from others on the market. Patch Holes If there are holes in your walls, patch them. Don’t deter a home buyer from falling in love with your home because of the wear and tear of your every-day life. This small update can make your home look that much different. Roof Replacement When a new home buyer is looking for a home, the roof over their head – literally – is super important. If you have leaks to…

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5 Apps To Aid in Your DIY Project

By Steve Adams | March 21, 2014

5 Apps To Aid in Your DIY Project – No matter if you just bought your home or you’ve lived in it for 10 years, DIY projects are bound to happen. From a simple task such as  painting a living room to remodeling a kitchen, it’s always nice to have a little help! Here are 5 Apps to help you with your project: DIY Calculator Whatever your DIY project is, use this tool to calculate how much it will cost from start to finish. Not only can you budget accordingly, but you can save time and trips back and forth to the hardware store. DIY Cement Are you a newbie when it comes to laying cement or concrete? This app by Lafarge Cement will make you an expert in no time. This app has everything from videos on how to mix cement, how to build brickwork and how to lay foundations, along with project tutorials on how to lay a barbecue or fix a fence post. There’s a cost calculator as well that tells you which product you need how much of it you should order. And, of course, there’s a store locator to help you find the nearest outlet to…

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How To Stage Your Home To Sell

By Steve Adams | March 6, 2014

How To Stage Your Home To Sell – Getting ready to sell your home can be stressful. Follow some of these tips to make it easier on you, and get your home sold quickly! De-clutter: Getting rid of all the clutter in your house allows others to picture living there too! While we all love our knick-knacks and stacks of cozy blankets, it takes away from what your home can truly offer. Keep it Smelling Fresh: A fresh smelling home is inviting to visitors. Make Necessary Changes/Upgrades: Any upgrades that you need to make should be made before you stage your home, that way potential buyers will have no reason to deduct from your asking price. Consider Neutral Paint Colors: Colored walls are very trendy right now, the problem is that you may like colors that potential buyers do not! Go with neutral calming colors for a modern look. Clean Closets/Cabinets: Go through your closets and cabinets and donate or pack away what you don’t need. More room creates the illusion of a bigger space and make it easier for buyers to consider as their own. Keep it Real: The pressure is on to make your home look absolutely perfect, but don’t forget that it is a home! Make…

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8 Home Maintenance Tips For Spring

By Steve Adams | March 4, 2014

8 Home Maintenance Tips For Spring – It’s almost that time of year! Spring cleaning, organizing and annual maintenance will soon be under way. Be prepared to get your home in tip top shape this year with this simple tips… Inspect the AC: A technician can tune up your cooling system and make sure you don’t spend the first hot weekend of the year with an out-of-commission air conditioner. Dirty filters make your air conditioner work harder, increasing energy costs and possibly damaging your equipment. Check them monthly and replace them as needed! Clean Out The Gutters: Gutter cleaning generally costs $90 to $225 for a 2,000 square-foot home. Check Roof: An easy way to inspect the roof to find damage is to use a pair of binoculars. If need be, hire a handyman or a roofer to repair any missing shingles or other damages. Make sure to clean out roof drains to avoid damaging the roof and causing leaks. Pressure Wash The Exterior: Clean your home’s exterior to remove accumulated dirt, mold and stains from the siding, deck, sidewalks, driveway, garage floor, fences, and lawn furniture. You can rent a pressure washer or hire someone to help. Check Your Lawn…

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Things To Do In Austin Texas – March 2014

By Steve Adams | February 27, 2014

Things To Do In Austin Texas – March 2014 – Things are heating up here in Texas The CRLive Austin March Breakfast: SXSW Edition Thursday March 6 8am Join The Community Roundtable and the Austin Community Managers Meetup Group for a Dutch treat breakfast. This is part of a monthly breakfast series (#TheCRLiveATX) in Austin. The Austin breakfast is held on the first Thursday of every month. Bring your best SXSW panel and party picks for discussion. Not going to SXSW? Bring your list of other must-attend conferences for 2014 Artists’ Reception, Old Bakery and Emporium Friday March 7 5-7pm The eight artists of the Hill Country Collective are exhibiting between March 7 and April 2 at Austin’s historic Old Bakery and Emporium. All works are for sale and the Artists’ reception takes place of Friday, March 7 between 5 and 7:00 pm. Snacks are served and admission to the public is free. 1 Day Professional Agile & Scrum Training and Certification in Austin, TX @ $ 399 Monday March10 9am -6pm Simplilearn is conducting 1 Day Professional Agile & Scrum Training,delivered by certified and highly experienced trainers. This package includes 90 Day E-learning Included,8 PDUs Offered and more.We will…

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How To Get The Best Price For Your Home in Austin Texas

By Steve Adams | February 8, 2014

How To Get The Best Price For Your Home in Austin Texas – Selling your house is one thing; making sure you’re getting the best price is another. The real estate market can be confusing to first time buyers, so it’s key to get up to speed in order to get the bang for your buck. It’s difficult to know where to start, what to do and what’s the best way to do it. Below are a few tips to help you get the best deal on your new home. Add this to your list of resources to study and you’ll be well on your way! Research the housing market in your neighborhood. How much are other homes in your potential neighborhood typically selling for? Look into the last year or so to see if the market is going up, going down or staying the same. This way you can determine how you will price your home. A real estate agent can help you with this as well. Get your real estate agent’s opinion. A qualified real estate agent has years of experience in acquiring homes for great prices. They have your interests in mind and can negotiate with sellers on…

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Things To Do in Austin, Texas – February 2014

By Steve Adams | January 31, 2014

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there are plenty of events going on in Austin, Texas, to keep you occupied. Here are five events going on this month near you. Austin Marathon & Half Marathon When: February 16 Admission: $115 – $135 Calling all runners – come on out for the annual Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. Not a runner? No problem, head out to cheer on the participants.   Ballet Austin Presents The Glass Project When: February 14-16 Admission: $15-$78 Head out to Long Center for the Performing Arts to enjoy a date evening out, while listening to enchanting music.   Cedar Park Farmers’ Market When: Every Saturday Admission: Free Every Saturday this month head out to Cedar Park to get your weekly groceries at the local Farmers’ Market.   Carnaval Brasileiro When: February 1 Admission: Varies Head out to the Palmer Event Center on the first day of the month for the largest indoor Brazilian Carnival party around.   Family Dance Workshop – Hansel and Gretel When: February 9 Admission: $10 Make your way out to Ballet Austin’s AustinVentures StudioTheater for a fun filled family event. Ideal for ages 3-10 and their families.

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Financial Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying A Home

By Steve Adams | January 24, 2014

Buying a new home can be an expensive and stressful process, so you don’t want to make it any more difficult by spending extra money that you don’t need to. It is important to be frugal and save money where you can, but a lot of people don’t know where to start. Here are six things you shouldn’t do financially when buying a new home. Don’t Changes Jobs If you’re in between jobs or considering leaving your current job, think twice. Lenders might not be favorable toward you if you have recently changed jobs or are looking for new employment. You want to show the lenders that you have a stable, not sporadic, income. Don’t Miss Bill Payments Don’t be late on any other payments that can affect your credit. You want to appear responsible to lenders and paying your current bills is the first step. Don’t Make Large Purchases Sure, you want to have furniture to fill your new home; however, you should try to refrain to making large purchases until you have obtained your loan. Large purchases increase your debt to income ration and you want all of the odds in your favor when applying for a loan. Don’t…

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