Posted Oct 15, 2021

The first step in converting a lead into a client is to make meaningful contact with that person. Meaningful contact is generally a phone conversation or an in-person meeting. (It’s possible to do so by text or email, but rare.) At this point, you need to demonstrate value to your…

Posted Oct 15, 2021

There is a lot of bad advice & misinformation in our industry with regards to working leads. Facebook discussion groups are the worst. You will find Facebook real estate groups filled with inexperienced and/or unproductive agents discussing how they “deal with clients”. The funny thing is that most of these…

Posted Aug 10, 2021

We ran first look statistics for the month of July, which are available to view in full here. The July numbers are very compelling and show the following: July 2021 saw the first significant YOY decline in the number of sales! (-15.89% to -17.25%) The City of Austin now has…

Posted Jul 27, 2021

We have the results of our July Agent/Market Expectations Survey. The survey confirms what we’ve intuitively felt for roughly a month – the market is rapidly normalizing. 94.3% of agents surveyed state that the market is cooling down or normalizing. Here are the full results. This survey is sent to…

Posted Jul 15, 2021

We ran first look market statistics for the month of June over the weekend and the results were predictably incredible with regards to Year Over Year (YOY) growth. The city of Austin and the Tri-County Area both saw appreciation rates in the 40-47% range, depending on which metrics we look at. This is consistent with what…

Posted Jun 26, 2021

We’re very excited to announce that we’re an early partner with RealScale AI. We will use the RealScale transaction coordination services, as well as their brokerage management platform. We couldn’t be more thrilled!

Posted Jun 21, 2021

The Austin market has been incredibly busy this year but has been the most challenging market we’ve experienced since the 2008 recession. At face value, unprecedented demand seems like a great thing, but in reality, it’s been very stressful for agents, sellers, and of course, buyers. Because of this, we’re…

Posted Jun 15, 2021

We’ve received the results for our June 2021 Market Expectations Survey. This is a survey sent to 5000+ producing real estate agents in the Greater Austin Metro Area that is sent monthly. You can view the results of past surveys here. We added a new question in June regarding the…

Posted Jun 7, 2021

We’ve run first look statistics for the month, which are available below. But first: Is buyer demand beginning to shift? We’ll take a deeper look at this later in the month, but we’ve observed the following: Mortgage applications are at their lowest level since Feb 2020. Our internal marketing data…

Posted May 7, 2021

We’ve received the results from our May Market Expectations Survey. You can view the full results here (with interesting comments.) Market expectations are definitely stabilizing. It’s interesting to reference past surveys with current expectations and we’ve summarized that below. In May 2021, most agents expect to make offers on 3-5…

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Chad Ryder

As a first time homebuyer, Lauren Yoder was the perfect agent to work with. She was always available to jump on a call and answer any questions I had about the process. Even though I was buying in a tough market, I never felt pressured to make offers I didn’t feel comfortable with. Lauren’s curated searches made it incredibly easy to find great properties, and her knowledge of things to look for, and avoid, in a house was incredibly helpful. Once under contract, Lauren helped make the closing process as stress-free as possible. She was always on top of the communication between myself and any party that needed to be involved. I am very grateful that Lauren was recommended to me, and I will definitely look to work with her in the future if I ever need to buy or sell in the area!

Cynthia Sumner

Where do I start?! I asked family for a recommendation and he couldn’t have hit the mark any better. Vicki Duran was responsive and on point from the first inquiry. I am one of those who likes to be conscientious of most things. So I reached out to her months before we were scheduled to fly in. She kept in touch during the waiting period and was ready to hit the “road” when we got into town. She had preowned and new builds ready, but in the climate of timing when we wanted to see homes… preowned were dropping and being picked up before you had a chance to view. So we went after new builds, she tirelessly called sales offices and showed us different communities. Vicki was taking notes somewhere because after the first community shown she knew what we wanted and didn’t want and didn’t waste time with the nots. We headed back “home” and two days later we were sending our earnest money to her. She did all the leg work for us. Every in person and zoom meeting she was there. She did the walk through with us and helped pick out areas that needed to be fixed. Vicki just knows the job, what we as new buyers should look for and what is expected of our new home. She is amazing. She was there from start to keys. I’m so grateful for all the time she spent on us. My hubby does NOT like change and she was good with him, gave him the space he needed while giving me the attention I needed. She can definitely read a room and is not afraid to speak up and advocate for her clients.

Bob and Laura Petix

We worked with agent Kristin Wellborn. This was our fifth house bought/sold over the past 28 years and Kristin is by far the best realtor we have ever worked with (not even close). In this case, we were buyers. Kristin possesses incredible knowledge about the Austin area. We resided in another state (1,400 miles away) and had to purchase our house without being able to visit in person. We completely relied on her understanding of the various towns and neighborhoods. She sent us many, many videos and frank assessments about the myriad properties for sale that she visited on our behalf. Kristin respected our wishes concerning the purchase process (no bidding wars!) and in the end negotiated a great deal on our behalf, below both list and the lender-appraised value. Our offer to the seller was based on well-researched comparables and was immediately accepted. (BTW: we were not “high-end” buyers; our purchase price was about average for Austin. Rest assured: Kristin will work tirelessly on your behalf regardless of your price level.) She kept in constant contact with us, seven days a week. Honestly, it would be impossible to find a more dedicated agent.

Leila Hanna

We have had the privilege of working with Eric Engberg ( with Eric Bramlett Real Estate) on more than one occasion and he is outstanding. We first met him when we began to relocate to the austin area from Seattle. It was a scary time, but he was so patient and informative ( what he does not know, he will make sure to find out!) he treated us more like family than clients and got us a great deal on a fantastic home that suited all of our needs. When it was time to get a bigger home that we wanted to build, he was right there for us and even helped us navigate while we switched builders early in the process. Most recently in 2020, we chose to sell our first home in Avery ranch and Eric got us the best price in record time just as Covid hit! He’s a miracle worker and a lifelong friend and realtor!

Jerod Honrath

We worked with Craig McGuire and he was phenomenal from start to finish with regards to selling our home. He was detailed and very thorough in how he navigated us through the selling process. I would most certainly recommend him to anyone that is looking to buy or sell their home and in fact we are using his vast expertise as well to build new future home over the next year.

Analisa Honrath

Every aspect of working with Craig McGuire and his team was positive. Highly recommend!

Ankit Paul

Vicki Duran is one of the best realtors out there. She is very knowledgeable, is always well prepared and thorough in her approach. She cares a lot about her clients and infact saved us $$ by helping us bid to the correct amount instead of over bidding. She is responsive and has great contacts to help us close the home. We were lucky to work with Vicki

Natasha Delatorre

Eric Engberg went above and beyond for me as my Realtor through the process of selling my home. He walked me through each step and he was always available to answer any questions, make suggestions and to give his professional opinion. Eric is very professional, thorough and knowledgeable in every aspect of Real Estate. I had a full price offer within 5 days and a backup offer shortly after that. I will most definitely use him as my Realtor in the search and purchase of my new home and I highly recommend him.

Erika G.

My boyfriend and I are first-time homebuyers, and had the pleasure of working with Tyson Hombroek! Tyson was fantastic – super helpful, knowledgeable, and exceptionally responsive. He walked us through the home-buying process step-by-step and always had great advice regarding red flags in homes and with builders. He really helped us feel confident every step of the way, which is saying a lot in this crazy market! We really couldn’t have hoped to work with a better agent, and would strongly recommend him to any other buyers.

Eric Cuellar

We worked with Tyson Hombroek to buy our first home. Tyson was fantastic from beginning to end. As first time home buyers the process is very intimidating looking from the outside but from the first phone call we had with Tyson he helped us understand what we were doing and helped us set our expectations. Tyson was very responsive and really put our needs above all else, he even helped us make sure we stayed within our budget and let us know if he didn’t think houses we were looking at were realistic. He was very detail oriented in tours and walkthroughs and drew our attention to things we would have missed. I can’t recommend working with Tyson enough, he got us through the entire process al the way to closing on our new home in this crazy Austin real estate market.

Nicole N.

We are first-time home buyers who are relatively new to Austin, but we were nevertheless able close on the first home on which we made an offer with the help of our agent, Linda Baddour. We came in knowing very little about the process, but Linda guided us at each step of the way and promptly responded to any questions we had. We appreciated that she took the time to show us a range of properties to help us understand what exactly we were looking for and also alerted us when new homes came on the market that fit our criteria. She provided valuable insight into what we should expect and prepare for in a volatile market. While we reached out to a number of mortgage lenders and homeowner’s insurance agents, we ended up with the ones Linda recommended as they offered the best rates and found us the best coverage for the price. All in all, we had a great experience working with Linda and should we ever choose to move, would be delighted to work with her again as sellers.

Greg L.

Worked with Craig McGuire of Bramlett Residential and had the best home buying experience.  My wife, Diana, is a realtor in Pennsylvania, so we know something about the process and customer service.  Relocating to Austin can be daunting, especially with not knowing the landscape and areas most in tune with our needs.  Craig met with us virtually several weeks before our first trip to Austin.  His efforts to get to know us and to define initial search criteria was a welcome experience.  We were able to critique many homes before arrival, which allowed Craig to zero-in to our unique needs.  Wow!  Craig produced home showing plans that were outstanding.  He spent at least three days showing homes and was extremely attentive.  We decided on a home that is perfect for us and through Craig’s knowledge of the competitive market, guided us into an offer that was accepted first off.  No horrow stories for us and a big thanks to Craig.  A true gentleman and consumate professional.  I highly recommend working with Craig!