Simon Vand helped us buy our first home during a very chaotic time in the Austin market. I would recommend him to anybody looking for a home in the Austin area. Simon is knowledgeable about every market we looked in, about negotiating with different types of sellers, picking mortgage brokers, and also house quality and integrity. While we looked at properties, he helped us understand potential issues and red flags. He learned our needs and preferences very quickly which really helped get us in the right area and the right type of house; he knew we had found our dream house as soon as I did! I was always really impressed by how much respect he showed for every house we visited, making sure we left them exactly as we found them, every window and door locked, every fan and light switched off, no footprints or smudges anywhere. Simon is an honest agent even when he could benefit from leaving out details or letting us get carried away with high offers. He was respectful of our financial situation and never, ever pressured us to offer more than what we were comfortable with. Simon helped us write competitive offers in many parts of town and his suggestions helped us buy our house without going over other offers. Even on losing offers, we were never discouraged because we were sure that when the right place came along, Simon could help us land it. He helped us understand every part of every offer we wrote and consulted us on absolutely every decision, even when there were “standard” ways to do things. He was always very clear about our rights as home buyers and all options available to us. He always respected the seller’s agent positions and communicated with them honestly while advocating for us 100%. Simon was always available to answer questions quickly and made himself available around our schedule to show us properties. We knew of course that he had other clients but always, always, made us feel that we were his top priority. When he went out of town for a week, he was still available for questions and he set us up with a fellow agent, Tyson, who was also really great about showing us houses quickly. With Simon’s help, we closed our house a week before we expected to in a time when buyers were missing closing deadlines left and right. We will call Simon again in the future if we ever list our house or want to buy another property, no question.
Simon Vand at Bramlett Real Estate was my realtor and I could not have been happier with the experience. I was a first time home buyer in the booming Austin market so there were many challenges that presented themselves. Simon was incredibly accommodating and made himself available on very short notice to view listings that were sure to be off the market in very little time. I had never been through this process before and had no idea what to expect with each new step. Simon helped to guide me through what to expect and what to think about in each location that I considered. He also provided me with several options of people that he trusts for outside resources such as mortgage broker and home inspector. This could have been so much more stressful than it was and I am grateful to Simon and team for that. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
We worked with Simon Vand on a commercial property purchase and he was so great! We had a huge issue with a terrible realtor on the seller’s side but Simon handled everything professionally, was honest with us about issues and escalated our concerns to make sure our needs were met. Overall, a great experience, the property is perfect for our business and we’ve recommended Simon to all of our friends.
When I determined I was selling a home during covid I was obviously nervous since it would be a new experience for everyone. I worked with Simon Vand as my realtor and found him to be flexible, understanding and when we didn’t know how certain updated processes would impact our ability to close he jumped into action to find out. I appreciate how responsive he was as home selling can be so stressful and waiting for someone to get back to you with critical info is the worst! I highly recommend working with him during covid and beyond as my experience was awesome and easy!
We got to use Simon Vand to find our home when we were in a time crunch and he helped us out greatly! Not only did he do his job well, but he was easy to establish a relationship with. I highly recommend him Simon.