This review is about Joe Gage, their real estate agent. I’m based in Sam Francisco and was looking for investment property in Austin. I tried out three different agents based on recommendations from different sources, including Yelp. Joe clearly stands out. He’s very patient and responsive. I’m not familiar with the area at all thus had a lot of questions. His email reply contains detailed information of the neighborhood, including shops nearby, schools and so on. He regularly screen houses and give recommendations once he sees a good fit for investment house offered at reasonable price. He’s very knowledgeable about the area. All his recommendations comes with details around why he thinks it’s a good investment and sales/rental data in the neighborhood to justify the price he thinks it’s worth as well as the expected rental income. I found him to be very methodical and organized. He’s not a typical sales person. Maybe this is because he used to be an accountant. Needless to say he earned our trust and we went with him to make the purchase. I was very impressed through the whole process. He’s very calm and never pushy. His recommendation on the bid price was right on and he was very good at following up with various parties to push things through. The process went through very smoothly. If anyone is looking for a good real estate agent in Austin, I’d recommend Joe whole-heartedly. His professionalism and calm personality make him a real pleasure to work with.
I wrote a review of Joe Gage back in 2015 when he helped me acquire two properties in Austin area. Recently I hired Joe again to sell one of these properties. I just have to give him another 5-star reviews. Joe is very thorough and methodical when it comes to real estate transactions. The first time I met him, he struck me more as a college professor or an accountant rather than a real estate agent. He knows the local market inside out and the price he recommended was spot on. The house was put on market for less than a week and we received 4 offers. We decided to go with the cash offer at the offer price. It can’t get any better than this! The whole transaction was super smooth and Joe provided valuable guidance along the way. If you want to buy or sell a house in Austin area, give Joe a call and you won’t be disappointed. This is someone that you can trust and will work hard on your behalf. You can’t go wrong with him.
I am from out of town and it’s really important to find someone who has extensive knowledge in rental properties in the Austin area. I am really glad to have Joe Gage as my agent. He was very thorough in finding the type of properties that I was looking for. He was very professional and helpful in the whole process. I bought the single family home in 2014 which turned out to be a great investment. I would highly recommend Joe if you are looking for a realtor.
I worked with Joe Gage of Crossland Properties to buy an investment property in Austin. The circumstances were extra challenging because I live in the UK and I was buying the property in my self directed IRA. Joe was patient, reliable and communicative in walking through all the specific requirements and constraints. I would highly recommend Joe for any real estate needs you may have. He is honest and straightforward and always keeps his clients needs as his priority.
He also found a reliable property manager to manage the property!
I have lived in Austin most of my life, and finally scraped together the pennies to purchase my first home. Being very frugal with my money, I spoke with a handful of real estate agents, many who were noticeably eager to “earn my business.” Joe Gage stood out from the crowd with his calm demeanor and absolute priority on understanding my goals.
My second concern once moving forward, was having a either a “salesman realtor”, one who is more interested in making the sale or alternatively the “lethargic realtor”, one that doesn’t follow through after you take the initial steps with them. These are the things you can only learn about your realtor as you spend time searching for a home and visiting them. I can say without a doubt, Joe was neither of these things.
Joe helped bring my dreams into a reality. He was with me every step of the way, and made sure that we were looking at properties that matched my long list of criteria. If you are looking for a home in the Austin Area, give Joe Gage a ring and at least consider him along with the other agents you have talked to. If nothing else, talk to him so you can set a good benchmark for the “gold standard” in real estate purchasing. But I will say that I would be surprised if you can find a better agent that has his level of experience and expertise in the Austin market.
Joe Gage has sold 2 of my Austin properties, and he was very professional. He handled all aspects of my sale expertly, even helping to facilitate the roof repairs for both properties. I would use Joe again in a heartbeat!