Testimonials

Testimonials

I have known Steve for more than thirty years and chose him to be our representative to help my wife and I sell and buy three homes in the most unstable economy and housing market we have ever witnessed for specific reasons. His personal work ethic, his background and knowledge of housing market trends, and his professional attitude. Steve’s knowledge and background proved to be invaluable to my wife and me in selling my home first, then selling her home, and then buying our first new home together. We were so concerned we would end up with two or more mortgages for an undetermined length of time or having to sell both of our homes below market value. The uncertain housing market and economy provided an almost insurmountable challenge and risk that my wife and I were not prepared for. I have a thirty year background in the construction industry as a plumbing contractor and have known and worked with Steve through different builders over the years. Steve’s knowledge and personal relationships with builders and developers has enabled him to have almost an insiders knowledge of land development, builders construction cost and relationships with contractors, how and why they design and build the way they do , property values and market trends. Steve came into our lives and helped us determine how much up dating would be needed to list at the high end of market value for both of our properties, how to coordinate logistics of selling two homes and finding a new one to buy without having to move to storage, then to a rental or month to month lease. Because of his expertise, my home sold in ten days at asking price, my wife’s home sold in four days at five thousand above asking price, and he negotiated twenty thousand off the listing price of our new home with our builder, and he did all of this in six months time. I just do not know how our experience of selling two homes and buying a new one could have been better in such a turbulent market with any other Realtor.

Sincerely; Bill Waters and Beverly Weaver

19404 Moorlynch Avenue

Pflugerville, Texas78660

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Dear Steve:

I want to iterate my deep appreciation for your tireless effort and work on the sale of my house on Trautwein Road.  Your work was comprehensive and professional from our initial meeting and continued for the three months before the sale of this property. I found the information you provided to be thorough and informative and greatly helped me with my decisions on the marketing and sale of the house. This included your research on comparable listings in the area within the price range we had discussed for my property, a detailed plan for the sale of the property, and periodic assessments of the market conditions.

I found your regular updates and on-line access of the progress and realtors’ comments to be extremely useful. Your advice on how to price the property was based on solid information and knowledge of market conditions. Your understanding of the housing market in the Austin area was evident in all your advice and was based on facts rather than fancy.

You created a very presentable package, with professional pictures and sales materials, and was able to get good feedback from your fellow Realtors.

It was a pleasure to work with you, and I always felt I was getting an accurate and realistic assessment of what I could expect. I also appreciate your work with the title company

on the settlement, done in my absence. I wish you continued success with your work, it was heartening to know that there are still honest Realtors out there.

I hope we will have to opportunity to meet again when you come to the greater DC area.

Best wishes, Us

Albert W. Dalgliesh, Jr.

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Steve Adams is a truly wonderful Realtor. We have had the privilege of knowing Steve for 6 years. He has always been a kind, hard-working, and helpful person. He has made the sale of our home at 424 Tom Sawyer run very smoothly.

Steve listed our home in Dripping Springs in early October of 2006. We were treated with extreme respect, had prompt attention, had each document completely explained to us, and felt very comfortable putting the sale of our largest asset in the hands of Steve Adams. He is knowledgeable, kind, honest, and a great communicator. He has tremendous people skills.

He quietly and efficiently gets the job done. We had three contracts in two months. We felt that Steve was on our side, helping us make good decisions. We are very grateful for his level-headed way of doing business. He is calm under fire, not easily ruffled, and very supportive. He gave us excellent advice when negotiating our final contract and stayed with us through the last minute ups and downs with our buyer.

He is truly a wonderful Realtor and a terrific person.

In conclusion, we feel nothing but gratitude for Steve Adams. He has been a tremendous help to us during high stress times. He will be a lifetime friend. We enthusiastically recommend him for the highest honors in the realty business. He is a top-notch Realtor and an outstanding human being. If he ever needs a recommendation, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Sincerely,

Kathy Arendt & Steve Arendt

P.O. Box 194

Driftwood,Texas78619

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I had the privilege of having Steve Adams as my realtor in the fall of 2009. The decision to sell my home in such a bad economy was a difficult one, but Steve welcomed the challenge with open arms. He came with an amazing recommendation from my parents, whom he had worked with a few times in previous years. This was my first experience selling a home, and Steve set realistic expectations for the property that were in line with my hopes for the sale price. I appreciate the time Steve spent educating me about the process as well as building our relationship. He truly is a rarity in the real estate community, ensuring honesty and respect from the day the home was listed to the day it sold. Steve’s years of experience were evident with his numerous listing sites online and tracking programs he utilized to bring my homes listing to the masses. Thanks to his dedication, attention to detail, and expert communication, a buyer was in contract with in a month and they purchased the home shortly after. I consider Steve to be a valuable asset to all that come into contact with him. More importantly, I consider Steve my dear friend that I will turn to him with all future real estate needs.

Jennifer Rhoads

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“In a crowded and competitive real estate agent market,Steve Adamssets 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.” April 7, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Luis F Medina Senior VP-Acquisitions AIC Ventures

301 Congress Avenue ,Ste.320

Austin,Texas 78701

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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

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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

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Bill & Jennifer Simonet

To Whom It May Concern:

It is with great appreciation and the best intentions that we write this brief summation of our experience with Steve Adams, a Realtor with your firm. Our experiences in the past have taught us to seek out and employ an individual whose values and commitment to service resembles ours. Steve Adams is one such person whose aid in our search for a home and transition to this beautiful state far exceeded our needs and expectations.  We began our query for a home in Central Texas in April of 2009. Unfortunately, busy schedules and residency in South Florida hampered our efforts. After doing some preliminary research and outlining our home criteria, we conducted an internet search for a Realtor to work with. We held phone interviews and preliminary home searches with several other Realtors before finding Steve. We decided to employ him based on his professional presentation, friendly nature, and the relevancy the results he provided for our query.

Not only did Steve provide highly relevant results, he went out of his way to explain the demographics, purchase/ price histories, known problems, and future market value of each zone we were considering. In addition, Steve was very hospitable during our trips to view prospective homes. He provided dinner and lunch on more than one occasion. Once we found the ideal home, Steve went so far as to invite us to a social networking event near his home.

Contractual disagreements between the seller and us were difficult. Steve worked hard to negotiate the proper price as well as winning additional fixtures the seller planned to take.  He stood in our absence for the home inspection, and completed a walk-through prior to close.  Not once did we feel pressured by Steve. He always made sure we were comfortable with our purchase decision and put us in contact with professionals that valued our business and respected our time.

This person serves as a great example of professionalism and consistency. He exemplifies Keller-Williams’ reputation for quality service and will receive our business and referrals in the future.

Best Regards,
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Steve,

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 toAustinfor 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

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“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

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March 27, 2012

My wife and I would like to pass along our compliments on and thanks for Steve Adams. Steve was exceptionally patient and helpful, always offering his time to not only assist us directly, but to also go above our expectations.

For example, when my business schedule didn’t allow me to be present, Steve took our input and stood-in for me with my wife during both the negotiation process and initial walk-through. He met on several occasions with the builder and ensured that all appropriate upgrades and drainage work was completed prior to closing. He researched pool contractors and gave us a list of recommended names to call upon. He made a trip to a local furniture store and gave them our names for move-in discounts. And these are only a few of the examples we could share.

Steve also brought his knowledge of the area, personal contacts and guidance during the financial and legal process of purchasing a home just as one would expect from a seasoned professional.

Over the years we have worked with a number of realtors. Until working with Steve, we have never had an experience where we were not only completely satisfied, but would enthusiastically recommend him or her to friends and family. With Steve we would, and I think that says it all.

Sincerely,

Gregory J. Owen

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“Selling our first house in not-so-friendly economy was a little nerve racking, but we were in it for the long haul with Steve . . . and it paid off! From the professional & friendly staging of our home, to the brochures that never ran out, to the quick follow up with prospective buyers realtors, we truly felt like we were in great hands with Steve. His knowledge and obvious research of the market, and genuine appreciation of his customers, is only a couple of many reasons why we highly recommend him to anyone trying to sell or buy a home! It’s nice to have someone who you truly feel has your best interest at heart!”

Lisa & Chris Nuccio sold a home and would recommend using Steve for your home purchase

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Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Stephen (Steve) Benesh

Litigation Partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

Steve did a truly great job for us in selling our home. It has been a real pleasure to work with

a knowledgeable expert like Steve. Every single bit of advice he gave us along the way was spot-on. We will ask Steve to help us again in the future, should the need arise, and we’ll highly recommend him to others

Steve rises above most realtors, in my opinion, because you feel confident that he represents you 110%. He is knowledgeable, communicative, and results driven. As buyers, Steve has warned us about precarious situations, like if a greenbelt behind a prospective house is likely to be developed in the future or If it will likely take awhile to resell due to a busy thoroughfare behind a backyard. In addition to representing us as buyers, he has given us his advice as sellers at the same time, such as enhancing the display of our home to make it look more attractive. He’s very accessible when you need him and responds within minutes when he is not reachable. One can wait all day and beyond for an informed answer to a question from other realtors but Steve confers with his peers and gets back to you quickly. He keeps abreast of the real estate market and mortgage rate trends along with costs for taxes, the social atmosphere of an area, and quality of schools. He informs you about an area such as proximity of conveniences, sends you daily emails for availability of homes per your parameters, points out features of homes such as an energy saving tech shield for attic roofs, and provides some handy tools to help you look at a home. He’ll prepare detailed brochures with photos of homes before touring them including some that would be on the market soon. He’ll give you pointers on how to beat out competition on homes that would be considering all offers. To sum up, my understanding is that Steve has been a realtor for many years, seems to have a passion for the business, has helped me find a great home in a short period of time, and would get my rating of 5 stars for customer service.

Byron and Carol Rogers

437 Monahans Dr.

Georgetown, TX 78628

 

Pete and Tammy Garrett Referral of Steve Adams (03/16/14):

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Simply put, we had an outstanding experience through the entire process from pre-listing through closing!

Steve is extremely attentive to the needs of his clients, but also realistic when he needs to be. His responsiveness was more than impressive, and when combined with his market knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty, you quickly conclude that you made the best choice possible.

On top of everything else, he’s a great guy, fun to work , and holds the highest standards of honesty and integrity you will find.

As a result, we had a contact on our home in eight days. Need I say more…

Thank you again Steve! You’re the best!!!

Pete & Tammy Garrett …  Vistas of Sawyer Ranch Dripping Springs,Texas

Steve Adams is a truly wonderful Realtor. We have had the privilege of knowing Steve for 6 years. He has always been a kind, hard-working, and helpful person.
He has made the sale of our home at 424 Tom Sawyer run very smoothly.
Steve listed our home in Dripping Springs in early October of 2006. We were treated with extreme respect, had prompt attention, had each document completely explained to us, and felt very comfortable putting the sale of our largest asset in the hands of Steve Adams. He is knowledgeable, kind, honest, and a great communicator. He has tremendous people skills.
He quietly and efficiently gets the job done. We had three contracts in two months. We felt that Steve was on our side, helping us make good decisions. We are very grateful for his level-headed way of doing business. He is calm under fire, not easily ruffled, and very supportive. He gave us excellent advice when negotiating our final contract and stayed with us through the last minute ups and downs with our buyer.
He is truly a wonderful Realtor and a terrific person.
In conclusion, we feel nothing but gratitude for Steve Adams. He has been a tremendous help to us during high stress times. He will be a lifetime friend. We enthusiastically recommend him for the highest honors in the realty business. He is a top-notch Realtor and an outstanding human being. If he ever needs a recommendation, please don’t hesitate to call us.
Sincerely,
Kathy Arendt & Steve Arendt