Craig is great and he has been a blessing to our family. Wish we could do 10 stars!
I was initially quite leery of entering the crazy Austin Real Estate market. I’d heard horror stories about bidding wars with over 30 offers, having to pay $100,000 over asking price, and houses not appraising for the contract price. When I first spoke with Craig McGuire of Bramlett Residential Real Estate, he was realistic about the current market, but optimistic that he would find me a place that I would love and would feel comfortable with the purchasing process. Early on, I found a couple of homes that I was tempted to submit an offer for. Craig was thorough in his research of the homes and comps and was able to steer me away from a house that was not going to appraise and another that had potential to be a messy situation all around. When I finally found “the one” Craig went above and beyond to help me put together a strong offer that I could feel comfortable with. He made himself available whenever I need to talk out the situation and alleviate any of my concerns. Ultimately, I was able to have a quick closing on a house that I love with a purchasing situation that was definitely not the nightmare that I had feared. For someone who is considering wading into the Austin Real Estate market, I wholeheartedly recommend working with Craig McGuire!
The transaction went very smooth. Craig was very knowledgable and helpful every step of the way. This was our first time buying new construction and Craig was very helpful in navigating the ways it differs from buying an existing home. Honestly, Craig went above and beyond. We were out of state buyers so Craig was literally our eyes and ears on the ground. He especially went above and beyond after the ice storm. On the day he got back in town (after being strand out of town himself due to the storm), he went over to our house to inspect it for any damage related to the storm that would have delayed our closing which was 2 weeks away.
Craig McGuire has been exceptional throughout our home buying journey. The whole process was such a mystery to us initially but everything seemed to effortlessly fall into place with the help and guidance that Craig provided. I was particularly impressed with how informed Craig is and that he was able to communicate his knowledge to us so that we could make calculated decisions. To top it off, Craig is cordial and has a great sense of awareness. We would not hesitate to work with Craig or anyone at Bramlett Residential in the future.
My wife and I, somewhat on a whim, decided to start looking into options of building a home out of state, and the Austin area is where we ended up honing our search.
A Yelp search for Austin realtors brought up highly rated Bramlett Residential, and a handful of other highly rated real estate firms that I ended up reaching out to so that we could recruit a realtor to teach us a bit more about the Austin area, and to help us figure out where around Austin we wanted to narrow our search.
Craig McGuire from Bramlett was the first to reach out to me – within 30 mins of submitting my online inquiry, Craig reached out to me via phone to introduce himself and to gather some information about what it was my wife and I were looking for. From there, the rest is history.
The most nerve wracking aspect of this process was the fact that we were out of state buyers looking to build a home in an area that my wife and I were not familiar with. On top of that, once we settled on a location, my wife & I would rarely be present during the build process.
We cannot thank Craig enough for the all of his help and insight he provided us throughout the nearly 9 months of working with us. Craig made the entire process easy, and left us with much less stress than we had anticipated we’d be faced with.
Craig was always willing to text, talk via phone, conduct FaceTime sessions, etc. so that we had the information we needed, to answer our questions, to walk us through the home as the build progressed, and to act as someone that gave us general guidance at any point in the process.
Another thing I appreciated about Craig was his non-real estate background and what that brought to the table. Craig’s personal background in both construction and lending were also extremely valuable and insightful throughout the process, and helps to shape Craig’s overall value as a realtor.
We were never pressured with Craig – he always wanted to make sure we were as informed as possible before making any decision.
We couldn’t be more pleased with Craig and what he offered us during our 9 month build process. Whether an in-state buyer, or an out-of-state buyer, I’d recommend Craig McGuire & Bramlett Residential to anyone, without question.
We were in Austin in December 2020 for home leave from my assignment overseas, and had been planning to buy our retirement home in the summer of 2021 and just look around in the week before Christmas. I reached out to Bramlett – having had a very good experience working with them in the summer of 2016 (Tara McGuire was out agent then) to buy our first house (also in Austin). Our agent, Craig McGuire, did thorough research that he shared with us, and advised us – without pressuring us – to consider buying then, given that what we wanted would be well beyond our price point by the summer because of the conditions in the Austin market for the foreseeable future. Observing all the correct COVID-19 protocols, he showed us houses that fit what we were looking for, and once we saw one that we really wanted, gave us the advice needed to help us to win a bidding contest without breaking the bank. This was really important, as after putting in our bid we had to leave Austin and do everything at a distance. Craig was key to making that possible. He found us a good mortgage company that qualified us quickly and, thanks to all his efforts and consistent support, we were able to close in a little over a month – in the time of COVID, doing everything very long-distance, and in a crazy Austin housing market. We’re very happy with our home purchase, and with Craig!
Craig McGuire saved us a lot of time and money. His knowledge of market trends and figures provided us with enough confidence to make quick, sound decisions in a very competitive area.
Craig McGuire has been phenomenal to work with. We were moving from out of state and needed an agent that would show up, work hard, and be our eyes and ears. Throughout our entire buying process, Craig was exactly what we needed. He is super thorough and super knowledgeable about Austin and the surrounding area. We look forward to working with him again in the future and HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking to buy in this incredibly hot (and sometimes difficult) market!
My family relocated from out of state and worked with Craig to purchase our home in Austin. He is extremely knowledgeable of the local areas and how each of those fit our unique needs to make sure we land in the right spot. He conveyed all negotiations and deadlines in a very professional manner for us to feel comfortable. Extremely responsive. The process was smooth from start to finish. We are so happy with our home and can’t say enough good things about Craig. Highly recommend!
Worked with Craig McGuire this year before and after Covid started popping up.
Incredibly helpful, polite, patient, and professional. As a first time home buyer, he took me all across Austin and North Austin, and helped me in a million ways I couldn’t have imagined. I ended up getting a house I am very happy with in Leander, Tx at a good price.
He was very responsive, and discussed exactly what I was looking for in a house and investment property. He recommended a house inspector I was very happy with, and was willing to visit properties on fairly short notice, and staying out fairly late after work.
He was able to point out a lot of flaws in a house that I would never have noticed, and was very down to earth. He didn’t push a sale, and didn’t question if I was wasting him time. (I had him look at a very large range of cheaper and more expensive houses.) I can be a bit of a nervous person, so I hate the idea of wasting others time, but he was very respectful and open to every house that I brought up. Some of these houses were very important learning experiences as I started to better understand the area, which made me feel confident when I finally found the right one at the right price.
Craig helped me through the entire process, keeping me posted on email, and setting me up to look at houses in a very large area. When he didn’t know something (San Antonio Market) he recommended someone else to work with.
I was incredibly happy with Craig’s assistance. I’ll be using him again if I need to buy another house in the area and have already recommended him to some of my friends. Please consider calling him and look at a few houses together. I believe that he will impress.
I enjoyed working with Craig McGuire the last few months. He has extensive knowledge about the Austin real estate market, mortgage rates, lenders, construction materials, neighborhoods, and school districts. Thank you for your help, Craig!
Everything with our home buying process went astonishingly smoothly, from the first call with Craig for him to get a sense of what we were looking for all the way through closing. My husband and I kept joking that something was bound to go wrong since 2020 has been rough in so many ways, but we were both incredibly pleased when everything went perfectly. Craig went above and beyond to help us through this process. Being first-time, out-of-state home buyers, we started out intimidated by the process and a bit overwhelmed by all of the moving pieces. But Craig was there from start to finish, taking as much time as we needed to answer all of our questions, big and small, in a knowledgeable and friendly way. We put a lot of trust in Craig since we were still out of town for the final walkthrough and closing and he exceeded our expectations with his attention to detail, his responsiveness, his standing up for our needs with the builders, and how well he kept us in the loop each step of the way. I know he balances a bunch of clients at once, but we always felt like his top priority and we simply couldn’t be any happier with his work. Everything was just that perfect. This was an incredible experience and we’re so happy in our new home!