Posted Nov 16, 2020

Hello and we hope you’re doing well and staying safe! I apologize for two newsletters in two weeks, but we received the confirmed market statistics from Independence Title earlier than normal. They’re available for download here. The confirmed statistics are consistent with the first look numbers that we sent last…

Posted Nov 9, 2020

Hello and we hope you’re doing well! We have manually run market statistics for the month of October in order to get a first look at the market’s performance. These numbers are a fantastic way to see how the market is performing, but they aren’t as highly reviewed as the…

Posted Oct 30, 2020

We have a recurring question that we ask in every company meeting: Efficiency Improvements & Unnecessary Friction: Do you have an idea whereby we could make something take less time or run more smoothly? Are we doing anything that could be improved to save time? Why is reducing friction such…

Posted Oct 4, 2020

The real estate market has continued to surprise us and we have decided to begin sending “first look” market statistics out at the beginning of every month. These are preliminary numbers that we run in house. These numbers won’t be as redundant as those that Independence sends in a couple…

Posted Sep 22, 2020

Hello and we hope you’re doing well! The weather is *finally* bearable and we’re looking forward to an awesome Austin fall (all things considered.) We received the August real estate statistics from Independence title yesterday and they’re available for download here. These came in a little late this month because…

Posted Jul 24, 2020

It’s no secret that when people are looking at houses for sale, they’re imagining themselves relaxing, eating, sleeping, and simply living in the home they want to buy. One way that you can help prospective buyers imagine themselves in your home is by staging. Staging a house can help to…

Posted May 15, 2020

We hope you’re doing well and staying safe. We received the full April 2020 market statistics from Independence Title on Wednesday, so wanted to send these out to everyone, along with our comments and interpretations. Since local businesses are affected heavily by the COVID-19 crisis, we want to highlight a…

Posted Apr 10, 2008

I’m typically a really big fan of how green Austin is.  Austin Energy offers some of the best incentives in the nation to its customers, the general public supports green projects, there’s a big awareness of green building, etc… However, the city of Austin is discussing issuing an ordinance to…

Posted Apr 4, 2008

Email forwarded from Jude Galligan… ******************** Austin residents are invited to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, April 30, hosted by the Waller Creek Citizen Advisory Committee, as a follow-up to last Novembers workshop. At the upcoming meeting, the City of Austin will report back to the community and share…

Posted Apr 1, 2008

Information originally obtained from RECON. GEORGETOWN, FORT WORTH AMONG ‘BEST PLACES’ Georgetown ( — Fortune Small Business magazine says this Texas community of more than 40,000 is the second best place to live in America. The April issue ranks Georgetown behind Bellevue, Wash., and ahead of Buford, Ga.; Marina del…

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Lauren Yoder is a top-notch super-stellar real estate professional! She helped me buy a home, and I am so lucky to have found her. She is kind, knowledgeable, thorough, high-quality; and she listens!

Lauren, a Broker Associate at Bramlett Residential, not only answered all my questions (and I ask a lot of questions), I always got the sense that my questions were important and that she was paying attention to what was needed. And she was! The result was a smooth house-buying process.

Lauren goes that extra step for her clients. She heard what I needed and sensitively and kindly took action.  For example, before the transaction ended, the Texas Freeze happened. I had some questions related to appliances – that she was not only happy to answer, she sent helpful diagrams!

And she provides lots of bonus information too. I think real estate is in her blood. She knows the process and is an awesome guide along the way; she knows how appliances and devices work and can explain what might be needed; and of course she knows the required real estate documents backwards and forwards as well.

Please reach out to Lauren if you are buying or selling a home. You will be glad you did. I am!

Felix W.

Kasey was absolutely amazing! I came to her as an aimless buyer. I didn’t know if I wanted a house or a condo, I didn’t know what my budget was, I didn’t know a thing about Austin, and Kasey could not have been more helpful. With one day’s notice, we were in properties touring and talking through my likes and dislikes. Within two days of our first call, we had seen seventeen locations. When we finally did settle on a condo, there wasn’t the perfect floor plan for me, so she took it upon herself to go off-market to see who would be willing to sell, and sure enough, she found someone. Multiple times she met me wherever I was staying and took calls well outside of business hours. She was a fantastic resource in the negotiation and then proceeded to talk to designers for me out of the kindness of her heart. I couldn’t recommend Kasey enough; she will always be my go-to in Austin!

Prasoon Shrivastava

Vicky Duran has been extremely helpful for us in finding us the right home! She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable with the purchase and pay attention to the details throughout the buying process. Vicky is a great real estate agent who we would highly recommend.

Jaish S.

It was such a pleasure to work with Shaun Duffenbach at Bramlett Residential Real Estate! Shaun helped me to buy an investment property in Austin, Texas. Shaun explained everything in a way that was easy to understand from making the offer, to working with the mortgage banker. This made it really easy to buy a house within a month and that too during such tough weather in Austin, Texas in the last few weeks. Shaun never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly. He is a very professional, experienced, and helpful realtor with excellent knowledge of the local market. I would highly recommend him as well as take his help for any future investment.

Christine P.

Tara McGuire at Bramlett is great! She is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and got us well over our asking. We would highly recommend her!

Lewis cox

Bailey did a fantastic job. She was very good about keeping us in the loop about everything going on. She knows her job well I wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you and your company for making this easy for us.

Jaish Kumar

I felt overall the transaction was very smooth and fast. I think communication was the key and he did pretty well. His excellent idea about the local market and communicating the same was very good throughout the process.I didn’t find anything missing as all went smooth. Hoping to get Shaun’s to help again in the future as well.

Jacob Noga

We recently purchased a home and used Bramlett. Katie was fabulous! She was hard working, very friendly, and communicative! We were moving from out of state, so Katie would go see listings that we were interested in and take videos. They were extremely helpful for us to help make a decision. She always kept us updated! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Thanks so much Katie and Bramlett

Steve P.

We worked with Lauren Yoder to purchase our new home in the Austin area. We could not have been happier with the work that Lauren did for us. Lauren was referred by a friend of ours and we are glad we gave her a call! She listened and understood our goals to ensure the homes we viewed fit our parameters and finances. Much of our home buying process was done virtually and Lauren did everything possible to make it easy for us and worked out better than we could have wanted. Lauren works extremely hard for her clients, she is thorough, responsive, and knows her stuff. Give her a call for your real estate needs, you’ll be glad you did!

Katie H.

Lauren came recommended by two completely separate friends to me and my fiancé when searching for our first home and we are so thankful that we got set up with her! Lauren was phenomenal to work with. She did all of the things you would hope for from a realtor in terms of timeliness and organization; AND she went ABOVE AND BEYOND for everything else! When we walked through houses Lauren was able to use her expertise to guide us to a house that would be within our budget, a smart investment, and a house that does not cause us an insurmountable amount of work.
Lauren was able to guide us through the incredibly competitive offer process to get a house.  She was able to get us moving quickly to see the house and put in an offer quickly. Even more importantly she was able to make sure we offered a competitive offer not only with knowing the market and prices but also by changing up our contract creatively to get the seller’s attention.
After the offer process Lauren was even more helpful by making sure we were coordinated with all of the folks we were working with and that we knew all of the tasks that we needed to get done.
And even when Lauren was temporarily unable to meet us at houses she made sure to set us up with Katie who was able to help us through the processes! It feels challenging to even sum up everything that Lauren did throughout the house buying process – we are so grateful to have worked with her and recommend Lauren to anyone and everyone who is interested in buying a house!

Steven Primm

Overall the transaction went great, but Lauren was the main reason it went well especially since we were out of state.  There were many follow ups and walk throughs for a new build and she was instrumental in helping with those. Lauren did everything well, but especially just owning the whole process and being persistent with the builder.  She had great insight to anything we asked and brought up things that we hadn’t considered and she clearly had our best interests in mind.  We’ve used many agents in the past and Lauren is above and beyond the best we’ve used.  She was a referral from a friend of a friend and I’m glad it worked out!

Jill Jeranko Primm

Lauren was over and beyond our expectations and was by far the best real estate agent we have had. Her detail to everything was amazing, especially since we were out of state. She is smart and knowledgeable and would highly recommend her to anyone.