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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."
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
The process of buying a home can be daunting and confusing, regardless of whether you’re a first time homebuyer or an experienced homebuyer. Here are the steps you need to take to buy a home in Austin Texas… 1. Find a Lender First you need to see if you qualify for a home loan and, if you do, how much money you qualify for. You should look at your finances and determine how much you think you can afford, and then meet with a loan officer who will tell you what loan amount you qualify for. 2. Find a Real Estate Agent Next you should find a real estate agent who is familiar with the housing market in Worthington, and who is experienced in buying the types of homes you’re looking at. Additionally, a real estate agent can help you with writing up an offer once you find a home, negotiating with the seller, and with any questions you have about the home buying process. 3. Make 3 Lists To help narrow down your search and to give your real estate agent direction on what houses to send you, make 3 lists. List 1: Things you HAVE to have and…Read More
There are a plethora of things to do in a city like Austin, Texas. From museums to weekly events, you will never be bored in the Live Music Capital of the World®. Here are some events coming up this month in Austin. Baby Bloomers When: Every Monday Admission: $2 for members, $4 for non-members Baby Bloomers is a program for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers. Austin Children’s Museum is open on Monday mornings exclusively for this age group to discover the Museum’s exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere. 9th Annual Texas 4000 For Cancer Atlas Ride When: June 1, 2013, 8:00 a.m. Admission: $50 Now in its ninth year, the Texas 4000 for Cancer is a University of Texas at Austin student-led non-profit organization. The organization sends a cycling team more than 4,500 miles on the world’s longest charitable ride. Come out to Running Brushy Middle School to support the riders, as well as the fight against cancer. 13th Annual Soul to Sole Festival Showcase When: June 14, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Admission: $20-25 This annual showcase is a way to bring dancers from around the country to the home of the International Tap Association. Come out for a…Read More
The sticker price of a home is not the total that you’ll pay to buy the home. In an article from Realtor.com, experts advise homebuyers to know the hidden costs of buying a home and to prepare yourself financially for these costs. “This can, in turn, help in your home purchase decisions, enable you to avoid a lot of stress, and even reduce the possible need to go into debt at a later stage”, according to Realtor.com. So what are the costs to buying a home in Texas? Appraisal – Cost of hiring an appraiser to make sure that the house you’re considering buying is priced appropriately Home Inspection – Cost of hiring a home inspector to check for any serious problems with the home (usually structural problems are inspected) Taxes – Local and State taxes on the purchase; property taxes are, on average, 1.38% of the value of the home HOA Fees – Homeowners Association fees or Condo fees, depending on where you are moving. Homeowners Insurance – Homeowners insurance covers both the property and its contents. You may need to pay more for insurance if you live in an area that is prone to floods, tornado’s, earthquakes, or other…Read More
If you’re looking to buy a home, your smartphone is the first thing you should turn to. In the age of technology, the phrase “there’s an app for that” is definitely the case; especially when it comes to real estate. Get the edge you need in your home search by downloading these five apps that will help you throughout the process. HomeSnap If you’re out and about visiting a new neighborhood and you see a home for sale, snap a photo with the HomeSnap App. The app will identify the home and find out the value, the price it last sold for, how many beds and baths, and so much more! You will get the information you want at the push of a button and if it’s right for you, you’ll know to contact the realtor for more information. Device: iPhone, iPad, Android Price: Free AroundMe This app is perfect for homebuyers who aren’t familiar with a new location. AroundMe instantly gives you the resources to find out information about what’s around you. Whether you’re looking for supermarkets, stores or entertainment in the area, this app will definitely come in handy. Device: iPhone, iPad, Android Price:…Read More
Austin, Texas, may be the Live Music Capital of the World®, but they have plenty more to offer than just music. Here are a few things to do in Austin this month. Think.Do.Make Exhibit When: Every Saturday until August Price: Included in admission; Adults – $6.50; Children – $4.50-$6.50; Children under 12 months – Free) Bring out the kids for a thrilling day at the Austin Children’s Museum’s Think.Do.Make Exhibit. It is a fresh mix of science and engineering, served with a creative twist of art, invention and design/build challenges. The Exhibit is a sneak preview for the new museum coming to Mueller late this year. “A Food Adventure” Sponsored by Farmhouse When: May 5, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Price: $150 per ticket Farmhouse Delivery is a proud host this event, which will introduce Gracie Cavnar and her latest children’s book. The family style dinner will be a celebration of organic and locally sourced ingredients. The culinary players will be James Beard, chef Rene Ortiz and pastry chef Laura Sawicki. Come out to support “Recipe for Success,” a local non-profit. You are sure to have a delicious and unforgettable experience. 2012 Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Famer: Ian McLagan & The…Read More
There are few ways to sell a home but to get the best price, in the shortest amount of time, under the best terms there are some things you need to know. Selling a home is essentially a beauty contest and a price war. So spending time preparing your home for sale, marketing your home properly, and pricing it right the first time is key. Here are some tips on How To Sell Your Home in Austin, Texas… Preparing Your Home for the Sale When preparing your home to sell, it’s important to organize, declutter, and clean. Sounds easy and sometimes obvious right? So many times we see homes that are not properly prepared and it can really be a turn off to buyers. Here is your checklist… Start with the outside of your home, this is the first thing buyers will see when viewing your home. Remember to consistently mow the lawn, trim the hedges and trees, and clear walkways. Be sure that you also clean all debris from your yard, clean the gutters, and carefully check the outside of your home for any damage that needs to be repaired before selling (ex. missing siding, cracked windows, etc.). Adding…Read More