Kevin Cottrell

Kevin Cottrell - Re Max Austin Skyline - Top Austin Realtor

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Re Max Austin Skyline

Kevin Cottrell - Top Austin Realtor

Kevin was born in the Lake Arrowhead area of Southern California. He grew up around real estate from a very young age - his father was Chief Financial Officer and project manager for Boise Cascade Land Development. Kevin graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Economics & Finance.  Following college, Kevin began his real estate career with Marcus & Millichap in Palo Alto, CA where he focused on the sale of commercial real estate and apartment / investment properties. Kevin has extensive Silicon Valley business and leadership experience - having been part of the leadership teams of more than 9 start ups.

More than 25 Years Real Estate Experience

Kevin Cottrell first obtained his real estate license in 1986.  Kevin began his career in residential real estate with Keller Williams in Austin TX in 2003.  He was previously associated with a highly successful real estate team with Keller Williams in Austin, TX which closed in excess of 500 transactions per year.

Kevin Recently Launched the Austin Real Estate Today Podcast

Kevin Cottrell has launched the Austin based podcast - Austin Real Estate Today.  This weekly online radio show and podcast focused on the Austin housing market and current events is co-hosted with Perry Henderson of Prudential Texas Realty.

                                              Austin Real Estate Radio Show & Podcast

Kevin Co-Owned the #1 Independent Brokerage 

Kevin founded and co-owned Kelsey Cottrell Realty in 2008.  Kelsey Cottrell Realty was eventually grown to be the #1 independent brokerage and ultimately combined with Keller Williams newest Market Center which opened in 2011.  

Kevin is a nationally sought after speaker and real estate news source

Kevin is regularly quoted by the Associated Press, Christian Science Monitor, CNBC and other media outlets regarding the real estate market and trends.  While in St Louis, Kevin was the most often quoted news source and expert in the St. Louis Real Estate Marketplace -including stories in media outlets such as the St. Louis Business Journal and St. Louis Post Dispatch. 

Kevin was the #3 Agent in St Louis before moving back to Austin

Kevin moved to St Louis MO in 2006 from Austin to join his wife Stephanie, a Team Leader with Keller Williams St Louis. Kevin launched a team, The Cottrell Realty Group, which rapidly grew in prominence in the St Louis marketplace. The St Louis Business Journal ranked Kevin #9 in 2008 on the list of the highest-selling residential real estate agents in St Louis.  Continuing on this success, Kevin's team was ranked #3 in St. Louis in 2009 based on closed transaction volume.  Kevin and his wife relocated to Austin in January 2011 from St Louis.

Kevin Hosted the #1 Real Estate Podcast in St Louis - St Louis Real Estate Today

Kevin was the host of a highly successful real estate podcast in St Louis - the St Louis Real Estate Today Radio Show ran for more than 100 episodes.

Kevin is also coached by the Mike Ferry Organization – considered the preeminent coaching program for the best agents in North America.

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Latest Listings from Prudential Texas Realty

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$269,900

3605 Tyrone Dr, Austin

This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has a fantastic location near the Domain and Aboretum, great schools, and is close to employers such as Apple, Google, and IBM. Open floor...

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$249,500

1804 Cerro Ct, Leander

Elegant 1-story 3 bedroom MIL plan situated on a cul-de-sac. Inviting entry w skylight. Kitchen w granite, stainless appliances. Kit/brkfst area open to great room w beau...

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$164,900

7122 Wood Hollow Dr Unit 92, Austin

Free standing unit, very private. Almost like a detached single family home. Huge covered deck with closet for full sized washer and dryer which are included. Small of...

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$425,000

4405 Ramsey Ave, Austin

This is a classic Rosedale bungalow on a beautiful lot with mature trees. Walk to the neighborhood park from your uber-maintained and landscaped home built to enjoy for a...

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$329,000

305 Wye Oak St, Austin

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$280,000

301 Provines Dr, Austin

INVESTORS SPECIAL! 5 BEDROOMS 2 1/2 BATHS. COULD PROBABLY RENT FOR SIGNIFICANTLY MORE. Leased until August 2016 for $1625. Common use in Austin for 4-5 bedroom rental pr...

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  • MLS9207190

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$1,155,000

2002 Cypress Pt, Austin

Absolutely STUNNING panoramic views of both Lost Creek and Barton Creek Golf Courses from the back deck of this fabulous home. Updated six bedroom, four bath family home,...

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$1,150,000

17502 Whippoorwill Trl, Lago Vista

Views "WOW" you from the moment you drive up! This waterfront estate is located on 5 Acres, deepest part of lake, oversized party deck w/ jumping station & 2 boat slips w...

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  • MLS9726944

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$249,999

707 River Bluff Cir, Georgetown

White Lime Stone Beauty, on a quiet Cul-De-Sac, fabulous location in an established neighborhood, walking distance to both elementary and middle schools. Open Floor Plan,...

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$191,900

6211 Manor Rd Unit 111, Austin

Super hip community close to Mueller. Each one of the townhomes come with a really functional floor plan, extra storage, granite countertops, stainless appliances, a wife...

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$187,000

404 Hernandos Loop, Leander

This home features a great floor plan with two living areas and two dining areas. The listing offers the perfect opportunity to update and personalize a well maintained h...

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$315,000

266 Willow Walk Cv, Austin

This peaceful setting is nestled in the beauty and serenity of Highpointe. The home has barely been lived in and is loaded with modern conveniences. You'll notice the abu...

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  • MLS3862172

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$249,900

6314 Walnut Hills Dr, Austin

80's duplex with highly functional floor plans, under market rents, lots of space in each unit and ready to update for even more huge rent increases. This gem is move in ...

  • MLS6198167

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$159,000

221 Ranchero Dr, Buda

A private country retreat minutes from Austin, Lockhart and San Marcos! This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured home sits on a spacious 11.25 acres! Features 2 po...

  • Beds3
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  • MLS8670929

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$144,900

13924 Briarcreek Loop, Manor

* Nice 3 bedroom/2 bath open floorplan * Master down * laminate wood floors * carpet on stairs only * high ceilings *refrigerator conveyed * nice backyard space that back...

  • Beds3
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  • MLS2707321

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$250,000

6109 Cherrylawn, Austin

Large 10826 sq ft SF 3 lot only a short distance to downtown Austin on Manor Road. Next to new condominium project that is helping to increase the neighborhood values and...

  • MLS5388717

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$420,000

2312 Dervingham Dr, Cedar Park

REDUCED!! Amazing floorplan w/spacious rooms, 5 bedrms, 4 full baths, 2 living, 2 dining +office. The master, guest bedrm & private study are downstairs. Kids retreat ups...

  • Beds5
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  • MLS2635058

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$174,900

1515 Alazan Cv, Round Rock

Cute 4 bedroom 2 bath stucco home. Nice large open family room with built in bookshelves and open to the kitchen. New tile and roof in 2014. Large cul-de-sac lot, close ...

  • Beds4
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  • MLS5844924

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$535,000

5711 Marilyn Dr, Austin

Beautifully renovated home.Guest bath completely remodeled,recent plumbing,and electric.Recent counter tops in kitchen,cabinets painted,stainless steel sink.New flooring ...

  • Beds3
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  • MLS9121423

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$449,999

2000 County Road 255, Georgetown

You Want Country, we got country, 10 acres, bring your horses, trailers, boats and what ever else your heart desires!! Only 30 minutes to Austin, with over 50 Pecan trees...

  • Beds3
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  • MLS2046299

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$800,000

7 Rocky River Cv, West Lake Hills

This is a lovely remodel on over an acre in the heart of Westlake Hills. Beautifully surrounded by woods, the home offers privacy with multiple decks overlooking the tree...

  • Beds3
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  • MLS5892787

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$319,950

4900 West Wind Trl, Austin

Great potential Fourplex with two 1/1.5 and two 2/1.5. Other units in the same area have rented for as much as $875 for the 1 bedroom units and as much as $1100 for the 2...

  • MLS9018096

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$175,900

6211 Manor Rd Unit 106, Austin

Super hip community close to Mueller. Each one of the townhomes come with a really functional floor plan, extra storage, granite countertops, stainless appliances, a wife...

  • Beds2
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  • MLS9741880

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$900,000

13606 F M Road 969, Austin

Multiple lots owned by the same family with approximately 9 acres of land that includes 3 separate parcels to be sold as one.This land is perfect for commercial or reside...

  • MLS5253856

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$1,500,000

2413 Never Bend Cv, Austin

Traditional Elegance ~This beautiful home is on a cul-de-sac w/ a backyard oasis! The pool is inviting w/ waterfalls and spa, a fire pit, a cabana w/ stone fireplace , bu...

  • Beds4
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  • MLS8567543

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$175,900

6211 Manor Rd Unit 118, Austin

Super hip community close to Mueller. Each one of the townhomes come with a really functional floor plan, extra storage, granite countertops, stainless appliances, a wife...

  • Beds2
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  • MLS9692179

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$140,000

204 Valk St, Cedar Park

This cute home is centered right in the heart of Cedar Park. Plenty of large oak trees & backs to the Water Garden Center, so no back neighbors! Walking distance to groce...

  • Beds3
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  • MLS8050040

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$191,900

6211 Manor Rd Unit 117, Austin

Super hip community close to Mueller. Each one of the townhomes come with a really functional floor plan, extra storage, granite countertops, stainless appliances, a wife...

  • Beds2
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  • MLS3998657

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$191,900

6211 Manor Unit 101, Austin

Pick your flooring and cabinets, light or dark. Great renovation going fast. Renovated from the ground up including foundation work. After foundation we replaced all the ...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS6544412

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$264,900

7519 Lazy Creek Dr, Austin

This is aFannie Mae property. Large late model duplex with both sides offering a 3/2.5 layout. Both units offer a utility rm. downstairs and separate utilities as well. G...

  • MLS5627240

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$455,000

5000 Mission Oaks Blvd Unit 38, Austin

This meticulously maintained home has been remodeled with all new stainless double ovens, microwave, cooktop, dishwasher, double sink, hood vent, faucets, hardware, dinin...

  • Beds3
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  • MLS1600836

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$324,950

4304 Triboro Trl, Austin

Wonderful family home in "HOT" 10S, offering a well thought out open floor plan w/ high ceilings & loads of natural light. EXTRA large master bedroom with sitting area, t...

  • Beds3
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  • MLS1295346

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$825,000

3502 Red River St, Austin

Come experience what pride of ownership and attention to every detail feels like in this landscaped enclave of 4 private townhomes. Nestled in the sweet spot of Austin be...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS5326788

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$519,900

2517 Durwood St Unit B, Austin

Large 1700+ sf 3 bedroom 3 bathroom condo in the heart of 78704. Phenomenal location across from Gillis Park and steps away from restaurants and shopping on South Congres...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS6042218

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$499,900

505 Aspen Dr, Austin

--This is a Fannie Mae property.Great Belterra property w/awesome views of the Hill Country. Just finished repairs. Replaced roof shingles, painted interior, replaced car...

  • Beds5
  • Baths5.0
  • MLS5677018

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$1,100,000

525 Live Oak St, Austin

This is a Contemporary Craftsman in Travis Heights that boasts attention to every detail. Overlooking Big Stacy Park, you'll have a great time entertaining with an open f...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS5300559

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$564,000

311 Champions Dr, Georgetown

Virtual Oasis, within 30 minutes of Austin, Huge 200 yr. old Oak Trees in the Private Back Yard shade your pool and spa. Jump in and enjoy, Beautiful and Romantic Back Ya...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4.0
  • MLS1459613

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$219,900

20600 Oak Rdg, Lago Vista

Immaculate, well kept 1-story 3/2 hm on lrg lot surrounded by trees. Wonderful floorplan has abundance of natural light. Living boasts floor to ceiling stone fireplace & ...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS9921459

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$3,100,000

604 Logans Ln, Austin

Priced Below Appraisal. Private Westlake Estate w/2 ac, modern Spanish Mediterranean design, drive through Porte Cochere beautiful hill Country views & only a 10 minute d...

  • Beds6
  • Baths8.0
  • MLS9963197

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$189,900

6211 Manor Rd Unit 108, Austin

Super hip community close to Mueller. Each one of the townhomes come with a really functional floor plan, extra storage, granite countertops, stainless appliances, a wife...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS7845710

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$95,900

100 Rio Bravo Rd, Georgetown

Beautiful large residential lot has not been zoned for commercial but has potential. One side of the lot faces HWY 29 other faces Rio Bravo. Beautiful custom homes in nei...

  • MLS3088483

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$579,000

12009 Rayo De Luna Ln, Austin

Breathtaking views of the Texas Hill Country. One of a kind home on private lot in a Cul-de-Sac w/greenbelt. Bi-level deck & balcony with amazing views overlooking nature...

  • Beds6
  • Baths4.0
  • MLS5047411

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$374,900

300 Arrezo Ln, Georgetown

Beautiful 2 yr. old home, with 2 masters down as well as a media/great room up. Hardwood floors, and a kitchen/family room built and designed for entertaining. When you c...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4.0
  • MLS9113006

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$1,295,000

98 San Jacinto Blvd Unit 608, Austin

Rare opportunity to own an exquisite garden level home in the Four Seasons Residences with lake views. Move-in ready, washer and dryer included. Enjoy a morning coffee on...

  • Beds2
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS9168452

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$169,900

11901 Gaelic Dr, Austin

Great single story floor plan. Just finished painting the interior and replacing all of the appliances as well as several other items as well. Good sized back yard with a...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS8175625

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$260,000

5701 Westslope Dr Unit 21, Austin

Value Priced! Reduced just for you! Overlooking sparkling pool, end unit, added office (171 sf). Master down, big bedroom, loft and full bath up. Peaceful setting, lots o...

  • Beds2
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS9860483

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$399,999

139 Joshua Dr, Georgetown

OVER $20,000 BELOW RECENT APPRAISAL!! Master has a private study*Luxury, comfort, and relaxation, as well as perfect for entertaining. Back covered porch with large scree...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS8714128

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$190,000

1910 Knight St, Georgetown

Great investment property currently rented thru Jan. 2016, possible to buy out tenant. nice house with hardwood floors in a great location.

  • Beds2
  • Baths1.0
  • MLS6588387

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$295,000

7039 Comanche Trl, Austin

Why buy a townhome/condo when you can have this lake home residence w/ no HOA. This home comes w/ panoramic lake & hill area views from the deck. Open flrpln w/ greatrm,...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS8338070

Testimonials

When Every Agent we contacted had given up on the market and almost lost hope, we found you, what a blessing!

"The fact that you and your team sold our listing in less than 2 weeks - in what is currently being reported as the toughest real estate market ever - is just unbelievable.  Then, you assisted us in what could have been a very challenging proposition - purchasing a foreclosure with multiple offers and we won.  In both cases the process was simply smooth and as professional as anything we've every seen.  You are such as real estate expert, we can't believe we almost went with another agent who was so negative and down on the market.  Who knows what would have happened with that.  You are a true blessing to us.


Jennifer & Jeremy Schamber

 

As a Financial Planner I take referrals very seriously - You have exceeded my every expectation!

"As a long-time professional financial planner I'm often solicited for referrals of my clients and family by realtors.  I have had mixed results in the past.  I can tell you that the last two listing referrals have solidified my belief that you are the best agent in the market - bar none.  In fact this is exactly what I tell clients - I even keep a set of your cards on my table in the lobby of my office.  To sell each listing referral in two weeks or less - with extremely happy clients that I referred to you - it absolutely stunning, especially in this challenging market"


Joe High, 4th Quarter Financial

 

After interviewing other top agents as well…We definitely Made the Right Choice!

"Vern and I wanted to thank you for your awesome service in the sale of our home. As you know, we interviewed quite a few agents including every 'top agent' in the local market.

Although it was a very competitive and tough decision choosing between you and Anne from the Keller Williams office, we feel like we definitely made the right choice! Your team and marketing plan are right on target for us.

As active rehabbers and members of the local community, we have had the opportunity to work and interact with many agents over the years. We have never had the pleasure of dealing with a more professional, responsive and talented team. We can't thank you enough for your assistance in selling our home. While many agents doubted the value, your analysis and market expertise allowed us to sell the home much quicker than the market average and for a record value per square foot for our area.

Please free to have any potential customers who want to check references talk with us. We will definitely sing your praises – you guys are awesome and we couldn't recommend you highly enough."


Vern & Marie Koehlinger

 

Out of all the homes we've bought or sold…We've never met agents like you!

"WOW! How can we thank you enough for your awesome assistance with our recent transaction in relocating from Atlanta. We have never met a more consummate and professional real estate agent. Everyone on your team has been just as professional as you and absolutely a pleasure to deal with.

Thank you again for your fiduciary advice and counsel in handling our recent difficult negotiations. You never gave up and handled things like a true fiduciary. We couldn't ask for a better outcome.

We will definitely recommend you to any and all of our friends who need your services."

Ed & Carla Timm

 

We're so glad you guys are market experts!

"We are so excited to have been referred to you and your team. You accurately provided excellent data and assisted us in pricing our home for sale. The best part was receiving two offers in the first couple of weeks one of which we ended up negotiating with your assistance at the exact price you advised us that we'd receive. Many agents we interviewed provided little or no market expertise and further had very limited marketing plans. We choose you and your team to market our home based on your market expertise and our confidence (well deserved) in your abilities.

Well, your team adeptly assisted us in negotiating a complicated inspection which could have been a nightmare but was a breeze.

We're all closed now and packed for our move to North Carolina thanks to your awesome job!

We couldn't be happier. We'll definitely send you any business from our friends and family in the area.

Roger Meyer

 

You Guys Rock!

"What a difference! As a professional investor and rehabber who has completed many many projects and worked with numerous agents over the years. You have now sold my two most recent projects when agents (including the #1 agent/team at Coldwell Banker) had previously failed.

Your professionalism and market expertise are second to none. I couldn't be happier with my decision to change agents and go with your team. I'm sure we'll be working on lots of future projects. You rock!"

John Kroner

 

Your top notch service and marketing plan was simply amazing

"Thank you for your excellent service and professional handling of the sale of our home in The Legends and Claudia's condo. In this market, we realize that both of these listings were slam dunks to get marketed and sold. You and your team never gave up and handled all of our questions and concerns in a very responsive manner. We had a great feeling when we chose your team, but now that we've experienced your marketing and service plans in action, we wouldn't try anything else! Best of luck to you and your team!"

Virgil and Claudia Thomas

 

"As a small business owner and entrepreneur, I often see how poorly service is offered by many companies and people that work for them. When it comes to your team and the service that you offer to buyers or sellers, your team was second to none and unlike anything I've seen before from any realtor I've ever worked for. You took such great care in ensuring that I found exactly the home I wanted and assisted me with not only the tense negotiations but every step of the building inspection all the way to closing.

You and your team were simply phenomenal

What an experience! In addition, your handling of the sale of my home was such an awesome experience. Not only did you nail the pricing of my home in a challenging market but your handling of the offer negotiations and inspection resolution was so professional. You and your team made it a completely unstressful experience. I've already recommended you to several people."

Kimberly Anderson

 

 

Specific references - with phone contact #s are available upon request.  Please call 512-522-8470 or email me.