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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."
Green Cleaning Products For Spring Cleaning – Winter probably left your home feeling dusty and cramped, so it’s time to throw open the windows and let some of that fresh springtime air in and get started on your spring cleaning. And, if you want to keep that springtime air smelling natural and fresh, consider forgoing the usual harsh chemical combination cleaners and opting instead for some green cleaning products to help you with your spring cleaning this year. The cleaners that use harsh chemicals can be dangerous for your home, your health, and the earth, so check out some of these recommended green cleaning products from realtor.com. Bio-Clean Products: Has soap scum settled in over the long winter? This professional strength cleaning line is best for cleaning stubborn stains and water streaks in your bathroom, and any tile or chrome surfaces. Bio-Clean products contain no harsh chemicals and are safe on your skin. Seventh Generation Cleaning Products: Revive your hardwood this spring with Seventh Generation’s biodegradable Wood Cleaner, scented with chamomile. This well-known cleaning line prides itself on using as many plant-based ingredients as possible and is available at your local marketplace. Nature Clean: Wipe away the grease…Read More
Top 10 Restaurants in Austin, Texas – There are a number of great restaurants in and around Austin, Texas. Whether you’re looking to celebrate your next big occasion, or just looking to try something new for a change, you have plenty of options. Here are the top ten restaurants in Austin, Texas. Hudson’s on the Bend Price: $$$ Type: Fine Dining Celebrate your next special occasion at Hudson’s for a beautiful environment and delicious dining. Pinthouse Pizza Price: $$ Type: Pizza This is some of the greatest pizza you’ll ever taste, so if you’ve never been there it’s definitely worth checking out. Swift’s Attic Price: $$ Type: American Gather some friends and head out to this stylish hot spot for some beers and cocktails. Lenoir Price: $$$ Type: French This romantic and vintage restaurant is great for your next date night out. Odd Duck Price: $$$ Type: Restaurant Don’t let the name fool you, this upscale eatery is anything but odd. Roaring Fork Price: $$ Type: American For great service and even better food, check out Roaring Fork for your next big gathering. Sway Price: $$$ Type: Thai Sway has some of the best…Read More
5 Apps To Help You Plan A Vacation – There’s an app for everything these days, so if you need help planning your vacation, why not turn to some very helpful apps? From idea generation to airfare to digital travel guides, you can use these apps to make vacation planning and execution a breeze. Here are 5 apps you should definitely use to help you plan a vacation this year. mTrip Travel Guides Don’t worry about lugging around heavy travel guides, you will have access to all of the information you need right on your mobile device. SkyScanner This app will help you figure out your flight options without the hassle of searching through several travel sites. Minube Sometimes all you need is a recommendation from a friend or reliable source – that’s what you’ll get with Minube. Gogobot This app will help you find the type of destination you’re looking for, based on what kind of traveler you are. Viator Traveling can be expensive, so for the more budget friendly activities, check out Viator. Vacation planning doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful. Check out the app store for these great apps, and for even more…Read More
Things To Do In Austin, Texas – May 2015 – Springtime is finally here and it’s a great time to get out and explore some of the great events and activities Austin, Texas has to offer. Whether you’re a resident or just visiting, you’re sure to find something for you and the whole family this May in Austin. Old Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival Dates: 5/2/15-5/3/15 Location: East Sixth Street A free, family event, the Pecan Street Festival is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas. Musicians, food vendors, artists and crafts people turn Sixth Street – historically called Pecan Street – into a lively street fair where there is something for people of all ages. Mueller Farmers’ Market Date: Sunday May 3, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: Mueller Lake Park 4550 Mueller Boulevard Austin, TX 78723 Austin mixed-use urban village Mueller and TexasFarmersMarket are collaborating to bring a new farmers’ market to East Austin. The Mueller Farmers’ Market will launch on Sunday, September 9 at Mueller’s historic Browning Hangar off Airport Boulevard. Over 40 Texas vendors will sell local seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and specialty foods every Sunday from 10 AM to 2…Read More
Outdoor Spring Decor Tips For Your Home The springtime is arguably the best time of the year. It’s beautiful, bright and full of so many different colors. Take full advantage of the season and make your home look it’s very best. Here are five great outdoor spring decor tips for your home. Go Bold If you’re redecorating your outdoor furniture, consider going bold with vibrant colors. New seat cushions or outdoor throw pillows will help enhance the beautiful colors of spring, not to mention a fresh new vibe could make the space more inviting. Make the Most of Small Space If you have a small backyard or back patio, make the most of the space by adding a small table and some chairs. It’s more important to be able to socialize in a small space, than just stare at a small space – and who doesn’t want to be outdoors in the springtime? Plant Fragrant Flowers One of the best parts about spring is the different smells. Fragrant flowers and plants will take your senses to a whole new level and will make guests feel even more welcome in your festive, fragrant home. Install Lighting Whether you’re installing lights, lanterns…Read More
5 Home Selling Mistakes To Avoid – Selling your home and don’t know where to get some advice on how to avoid the most basic mistakes? Keep reading to find out 5 home selling mistakes you should avoid. Letting Your Emotions Take the Lead Letting yourself take the role of businessperson rather than the home’s owner is your best bet here. It is best to look at this sell from a strict financial perspective. Know how much your home is worth and play fair, but work for the price that you know the home is worth. Not Hiring an Agent Having an agent will help you set a competitive selling price for your home that will also increase the chances of selling your home quickly. Having an experienced person being the face of your sale is the best thing because not only will it take the high emotional aspect away from you, the agent will also know who is a serious buyer and who is not so neither of your time is wasted. Assuming You Must Hire an Agent Almost contradictory, you do not absolutely need an agent; it just makes it easier for you. If you don’t…Read More
10 Spring Plants and Flowers For Your Garden Liven up your flower boxes this spring with 10 of these beautiful early blooming flowers found on Better Homes and Gardens website. 1. Pansy Pansies prove to be the perfect spring flower because they love the shade, and you can relish in the variety in bloom color for months to come. Growing conditions: Sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 10 inches tall and 12 inches wide 2. Snowdrop Anemone Snowdrop Anemone will flourish even in a slightly shaded spring garden. The plant may even put on a second bloom once the cooler temperatures of the fall season come. Growing conditions: Full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide 3. Redbud Beginning in march, this tree will bring your garden or yard a wild display of pink beginning in March and lasting throughout the summer season. Growing conditions: Sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 30 feet tall and wide 4. Lilac This cottage-garden favorite’s sweet spring fragrance will fill your garden with unprecedented beauty, as it comes in all shapes and sizes. Also, the lilac…Read More
Things to do in Austin, Texas: April 2015 – There are so many things going on in Austin this month, it will be impossible to not be busy. Whether you’re looking for a unique date night or a way to spend some time with friends, you will have no trouble finding it in the area. Here are five things going on near you this month… Austin Shakespere in the park The Taming of The Shrew: April 29 – May 24, 2015 Unplugged at the Grove Thursdays April 10 – Sept 18, 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival – April 22 – 26, 2015 Austin Food & Wine Festival – April 24 – 26, 2015 Reggae Festival (Marly Fest) – April 17 – 19, 2015 Are you ready for spring now? Let us know which one is your favorite event.Read More
5 Top Lakes to Visit This Spring in Austin, Texas There are a number of beautiful lakes in and around Austin, Texas, and what better time to visit them than in the spring. Whether you’re looking to do some boating and watersports, or fishing and bonding with the family, you will find what you’re looking for in the area. Here are five lakes to visit this spring in Austin, Texas. Lake Austin Lake Austin starts at the Mansfield Dam and ends at the Tom Miller Dam. The area is known as a great location to go boating, and it even has spectacular views of the Bridge over Lake Austin. Lady Bird Lake For a good time spent in the great outdoors, check out Lady Bird Lake. If you’re into hiking and biking along the lake, this one is definitely for you. The scenic views will keep you occupied all day long. Lake Walter E. Long There are a number of outdoor activities available to you at Lake Walter E. Long including boating, swimming, jet skiing, fishing and playing games along the shorline. Lake Travis Lake Travis is located right in Austin, and is a wonderful place for boating, fishing and…Read More
Price War: Tips For Pricing Your Home Right in 2015 – Pricing your home for the market can be a tricky task. You don’t want to set the price too high and detract buyers, but at the same time, you don’t want to set the price too low and lose money. It’s essential to come up with an appropriate price for your home when putting it on the market, and we’ve come up with several tips to help with this process. Use Online Calculators – This is a good place to start your process. Online calculators are free, simple and quick tools that can provide you with valuable information about selling your home. Make sure to use more than one calculator to ensure you’re getting a more accurate home value estimate. Use Agents and Appraisers – After getting a general idea, ask the experts. Many real estate agents offer a free-walk through and a Comparable Market Analysis which can provide you with an analysis of your home and current market conditions. Think Like a Buyer – Every homeowner has sentimental value with their home and the memories they’ve made there. However, this can be conflicting when setting a price for…Read More