First Time Home Buyer

We absolutely love working with our clients and we love nothing more than helping them have a wonderful buying or selling experience. Over the years, our clients have graciously written 1000+ reviews about their experiences on sites like Google, Yelp, & Zillow. We've collected them here.

First Time Home Buyer

Throughout my entire home first home-buying process Ms. Lisa Sterling was patient enough for me to come to a conclusion on what the right choice for my wife and I.

Not only did I walk away with my dream home she went above and beyond to ensure I got a great deal and took care of many tough talks between the contractor and me.

It saves a lot of headaches and time having the right representation on your side

First Time Home Buyer Lisa Sterling

Robin was an absolute pleasure to work with. As first time home buyers, she provided invaluable guidance on how to best navigate the Austin real estate market and helped curate a great selection of houses for us to look at it. She was also extremely responsive whenever we had any questions and, although we were buying the house remotely, she keep us in the loop each step along the way. Can’t recommend her highly enough!

First Time Home Buyer Robin Deshotels

We loved Yolanda! She was very quick, efficient, and informative. We are first time homebuyers with very little knowledge of how things worked and the little things that pop up during the process. Yolanda was so sweet and helped us understand everything. We definitely trust her and recommend her.

First Time Home Buyer Yolanda Johnson

We worked with Yolanda and she made the entire process so simple, especially for us first time home buyers! She was always available to reach out to and was very quick on getting us what information we need. Definitely would recommend this company and her!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Yolanda Johnson

We had a fantastic experience buying our house with Nancy Guilloteau. Throughout the whole process, she was incredibly responsive, proactive, thorough and helpful, and guided us through every step with detailed explanations. As first-time homebuyers, we found her expertise immensely valuable and recommend working with her without hesitation.

First Time Home Buyer Nancy Guilloteau

As first time homebuyers, we had numerous questions and concerns, but thanks to Yolanda’s exceptional expertise, dedication, and guidance the entire process was smooth. Yolanda went above and beyond and helped every step of the way. Highly recommend!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Yolanda Johnson

Vivia was wonderful to work with. She was transparent and patient with us first time homebuyers throughout. We appreciate how much she cared about us finding the right home for ourselves along with helpful advice and a positive mindset along the way.
Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful realtor.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Vivia Robertson

I bought my first home on the East side of Austin while working with Zoe Wafelbakker a few months ago, and I had an excellent, seamless experience. Zoe was always available to answer questions (and I had many) and her Austin real estate expertise and interpersonal skills are top-notch. She handled the few minor issues and hurdles we faced with ease and grace which meant the buying process was fairly stress-free for me, and we never had to deal with full-on problems.

I highly recommend Bramlett and Zoe if you are looking to buy a home in Austin and would like to work with someone who really understands the market and its players and maintains excellent relationships with the other agents in town.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Zoe Wafelbakker

Yolanda Johnson from Bramlett Real Estate was amazing from start to finish and stayed in contact with us. Since we were a first time home buyer she helped educate and guide us through the process and made us feel comfortable. She was able to answers all of our questions that we had. I would highly recommended her and she exceeded all expectations. If you’re looking for a realtor that cares and is just as invested as you I would contact Yolanda and her team.


First Time Home Buyer Yolanda Johnson

Shaun was awesome! He was super resourceful, knowledgeable and always willing to help. As first time buyers, we didn’t know a lot of things but with Shaun the whole process was way less stressful. Shaun is someone that we could trust knowing that he had our backs and our best interest at heart.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Shaun Duffenbach

It was a pleasure working with Shaun! He helped us close on our first home! From the beginning it felt like a great match, he answered all of our questions with patience and you could tell he knows the market and real estate. We never felt pressured or rushed to jump into anything that wasn’t the right fit and he was very responsive. With his help we found a beautiful home that checked our boxes. For my next property, I‘ll be calling Shaun again.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Shaun Duffenbach

We had an absolutely great experience working with Jeremy purchasing our very first home. We were recommended to Jeremy by our friends, and we couldn’t be happier that Jeremy was our realtor. As a first time home buyer we had a lot of information to process and always raised plenty of questions to which Jeremy took the time to explain in detail and why it was necessary. Jeremy is very insightful and knowledgable and it shows in his work! Jeremy’s attention to detail has been super helpful in the process of elimination while looking through some resale homes. He was always available and on top of things every step of the way which became very crucial given the market conditions. Jeremy was recognized by some open house agents we came across as someone we are in great hands with, which spoke highly about the quality that Jeremy brings to the process. Jeremy genuinely cared to get to know us and his approachable nature made us feel comfortable within no time. It was super easy talking to him honestly about our likes, dislikes and sometimes even as a sounding board to think through some of the things like a friend. Jeremy’s knowledge and experience, combined with his patient approach, made this otherwise stressful event a smooth and successful process. I highly recommend Jeremy to anyone looking for top-notch realtor services!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Jeremy Vandermause

We had a great experience working with Yolanda Johnson as our real state agent. As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and Yolanda answered and explained everything we needed. She guided us through the entire process, from finding a house to closing and was always available to answer any last minute questions we had. I would highly recommend Yolanda, she truly made our experience very smooth.

First Time Home Buyer Yolanda Johnson

Tyson was amazing! As first time homebuyers he made the process seamless. His wealth of knowledge and experience really helped us to find our dream home. He had great communication throughout the whole process and we knew we could count on him to help guide us and answer any questions we had.


Buyers First Time Home Buyer Tyson Hombroek

Working with Elizabeth Michael on the purchase of my first home was awesome. She was there to answer my questions every step of the way, and made me feel at ease during the process. After searching for a bit and getting clarity on what I was looking for, I found a great home that I knew was for me. Elizabeth helped me put together a strong offer that the sellers accepted the very next day. That’s a hard thing to accomplish in the Austin housing market. I will absolutely be giving her a call when I’m ready to buy my next home!

Buyers Elizabeth Michael First Time Home Buyer

Elizabeth Michael was awesome to work with! As a first time home buyer, she was able to explain the process clearly and professionally, from our first meeting, all the way through closing.

She was very communicative and we never felt we were left in the dark. She fought for us when we needed her to fight for us, and her advice was invaluable. She absolutely excels at navigating the Austin real estate market.

She was also able to recommend a great lender, insurance agent, etc., which made it feel like we had a whole team working for us. I’d recommend working with Elizabeth to everyone I know.

Elizabeth Michael First Time Home Buyer

Bramlett Residential made buying our first home easy, seamless, and stress-free! Our realtor, Jeremy Vandermause, was incredibly attentive, detail-oriented, and receptive to what we wanted in a home. He routinely went out of his way to provide us with the most current listings and happily did several walk-throughs for us. He was very informative through the whole home-buying experience and made a complex process feel very simple. We highly recommend Jeremy and Bramlett Residential to anyone looking for a realtor!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Jeremy Vandermause

Julie is very knowledgeable and she went out of her way to ensure that we, as first time home buyers, understood every part of the process. She took time out to patiently explain every section of the contract and sale deed to us so we know what we are getting into!

First Time Home Buyer Julie Stoakley

Danny was truly exceptional. As first time home buyers, we had a million questions and he was ALWAYS available for us. He put an incredible amount of effort and time into walking us through the process. From the first day that we spoke, to closing day, he was always there for us and provided us with the help and information that we needed —and more. As first time home buyers, having a realtor that makes you feel like you are well take care of is essential, and we’re truly grateful he did this for us. He made us feel like we were walking through this process with eyes wide open. We’ll be forever grateful for his help, and his incredible responsiveness, flexibility and attentiveness. Thank you for helping us find our dream home, Danny!

Buyers Danny De Luna First Time Home Buyer

Tyson Hombroek was the BEST realtor I could have ever asked for. As a first time home purchaser, he stuck with me for over 2 years as my financial and Austin housing market situation fluctuated and was constantly and consistently communicative with me regarding what I was looking for and what I needed. He spent way more time with me and my family than was required, providing us his own opinions as well as what he thought was best for me. There aren’t enough words to describe the incredible job Tyson did and would 100% recommend him to anyone interested in buying a home in the Austin area. By the end of it Tyson felt as if he became one of the family and a genuine friend. Thank you so much Tyson for everything you did for me, cannot thank you enough.

First Time Home Buyer Tyson Hombroek

We just moved to Austin and purchased our first home. Lynn Wise was very helpful throughout the process. She helped us start our search before we even moved, and she was ready to start showing us houses as soon as we arrived in Austin. She made the process go smoothly and was always on top of things and available even during an ice storm when she lost power for a few days! Thanks Lynn and Bramlett Residential!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Lynn Wise

Tyson was great! He’s been so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process, especially since it’s my first time buying a home. He was very quick to respond and easily worked around our schedules to see different houses! Whenever we had questions for potential houses he always followed up and found the information out for us! Highly recommend him!!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Tyson Hombroek

It was wonderful to work with Molly Parks in purchasing my first home and an investment property. She made the process smooth and easy (or at least as smooth and easy as home purchasing can be). She was very responsive and accommodating of my schedule and was able to arrange showings at all times of the day.

With Molly’s help and guidance, I was able to see a home, make an offer, and have it accepted all in the same day. Additionally, she was even able to negotiate the price down a little bit on both properties to get them below asking, which is no easy task in the competitive Austin real-estate market. Additionally, she helped me get my leases set up for the investment property and provided valuable advice related to management of the property after the completion of the purchase.

I can’t say enough good things about working with Molly. She is clearly a knowledgeable and responsive professional who has the best interests of her clients in mind. While being professional, she is also relaxed and upbeat and creates a no pressure environment with her clients.

I will absolutely be working with Molly for any of my future home or investment property purchases!


Buyers First Time Home Buyer Molly Parks

Molly is an outstanding real estate agent. I was extremely fortunate to be connected to her through a mutual personal trainer. I had been renting for years, and was interested in finally investing in my own home. Knowing I was a first-time home buyer, she went above and beyond in providing me with a binder and sitting down with me and explaining everything to me. I could take the binder home, make notes, contact her with questions, and she was so happy to share her wealth of knowledge on all the details of searching for homes, putting in offers, and the process of closing. Even when I decided not to buy for an entire year, she not only understood my decision, but kept the perfect distance. She provided me with monthly info about the market and houses within my budget/criteria, but didn’t bug me or harass me at all.
During the shopping process, she was SO patient with me as I thought I knew what I wanted but backed out. I finally got my sweet little starter home at a fantastic price, even though I had to bid against other buyers. Molly was encouraging, always providing helpful insight into each house we looked at, and I would recommend her to absolutely everyone. She’s professional, very intelligent and knowledgeable in her field, and extremely kind and patient.


Buyers First Time Home Buyer Molly Parks

Lynn Wise helped us with our recent home purchase and we were really happy to work with her. She was responsive and knowledgeable about house features and neighborhoods, which helped a lot as we searched. It was my first home purchase and she was fantastic at answering questions and walking us through the process so that we felt confident about our decisions. She was a huge asset during negotiations with the seller and throughout closing. Highly recommend her for any real estate needs!


Buyers First Time Home Buyer Lynn Wise

Bramlett Residential, and more importantly Joe Gage were amazing at helping my wife and I buy our very first home. Bramlett & Joe made the whole process stress free, and really helped expedite the process for us. We had no idea we would find exactly what we were looking for so quickly! Joe was very knowledgable on numerous things such as market strategy, what things to look for while touring homes, and he quickly understood exactly what type of home my wife and I were looking for. He was also in constant communication with us throughout the whole process which helped us feel very comfortable in a situation that could have been stressful. I will confidently recommend Bramlett & Joe Gage to anyone in the Austin area going forward!


Buyers First Time Home Buyer Joe Gage

We worked with Crystal Hirst and she did an amazing job. She went above and beyond to make sure that we found the right property for us. Our search initially was all over the place and we didn’t even know what kind of property we wanted. Nonetheless, Crystal was incredibly helpful and patient while working with us to find our home. Crystal would point out all the pros and cons for any place that we would consider and we felt we could trust her. As first-time homebuyers we felt this was important because we did not know what red flags to look for in a property. Additionally, she was communicative and extremely responsive throughout the entire process. We were very satisfied with Crystal and would recommend her to anyone with no reservations whatsoever.


Crystal Hirst First Time Home Buyer

It was a pleasure working with Shaun, he is a very pro-active person and move things fast, communication was assertive and clear. As a first time buyer I could not have been in better hands and would recommend him a hundred percent.


Buyers First Time Home Buyer Shaun Duffenbach

We enjoyed working with Elken at Bramlett Residential Real Estate for buying our first home. She’s detail oriented, help us address concerns, and always willing to answer questions that we have along the way. Highly recommended and we would definitely work with Elken again when an opportunity comes in the future.


Buyers Elken Miller First Time Home Buyer

As first time home buyers and new to the area, Elken Miller was a true blessing. Elken went above and beyond to search for a perfect home for our growing family, before the baby’s arrival. She listened to our needs, wants and stayed within our budget. She walked us through each step and treated us like family. We are now first time home buyers of a brand new build, in a beautiful area with a large backyard where we can create memories with our baby! Elken is professional, knowledgeable, caring and will not give up on what you’re searching for until she finds it. She’s the best and we truly thank her for everything.


Buyers Elken Miller First Time Home Buyer

As first time home buyers and new to the area, Elken Miller with Bramlett residential was a true blessing. Elken went above and beyond to search for a perfect home for our growing family, before the baby’s arrival. She listened to our needs, wants and stayed within our budget. She walked us through each step and treated us like family. We are now first time home buyers of a brand new build, in a beautiful area with a large backyard where we can create memories with our baby! Elken is professional, knowledgeable, caring and will not give up on what you’re searching for until she finds it. She’s the best and we truly thank her for everything.


Buyers Elken Miller First Time Home Buyer

Working with Bramlett was the easiest and best decision I ever made. I was able to work with Vivia Robertson and I can honestly say I was blown alway with her every step of the way. As a first time home buyer I had so many questions and Vivia took the time to really break every thing down for me and make sure I knew what I was getting myself into. She was so lively and great to tour houses with. I could not ask for more flexibility. The token moment I knew I had the best realtor was when we were doing the final inspection on my home and Vivia actually took my trash bins out in front of my house to make sure they were empty when I moved in. Truly world class service and I would highly recommend Bramlett and Vivia to anyone.


First Time Home Buyer Vivia Robertson

Kim and Kasey from Bramlett Residential were a huge help in finding and closing on our first home! As first time homebuyers my wife and I were wary of the process especially with a new construction home, but Kim and Kasey took us through every step and made it seamless. They were even able to negotiate the price down from the original contract. They were on top of the situation, contacting the builder and closing agency as well to make it a carefree closing process. We will absolutely use Bramlett Residential again to purchase our next home, I strongly recommend them!


Buyers First Time Home Buyer Kasey Gilliam

I don’t think I could overstate how pleased my husband and I were with our realtor Crystal Hirst. We were moving to a brand new state and were first time homebuyers with varying ideas about what we might want from our first home. Crystal was able to see through the “noise” and presented great options for us. She viewed homes for us before we even made it to TX (she takes really great video tours or will video chat while there). This allowed us to minimize our time in temporary housing when we arrived. She made suggestions about areas that might suit our needs; was patient as we asked a number of questions about the process; and her thoroughness in reading sellers disclosures helped us avoid buying a property that had potential eminent domain issues. The house buying experience was truly a bright spot in our move and we have Crystal to thank for making it go so smoothly!


Buyers Crystal Hirst First Time Home Buyer

After renting in Austin for 9 years, Corrine turned me into an Austin homeowner! This wasn’t easy, as I picked the most challenging year in recent history to be a homebuyer. Also given the parameters that I didn’t want to move to the outskirts of town to be far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Corrine spent many hours each day gathering houses to consider, creating a list to visit, and driving me to probably close to 30 houses over roughly a month. We made offers on five houses that I recall, as Corrine guided me through that challenging process. And while I was approaching the point of giving up, Corrine refused to do the same — so thankful, as it resulted in the offer on the 5th house being accepted! Every step of the way she made me feel confident enough to keep battling and it paid off. I couldn’t have done it without her.

Buyers Corrine Elgin First Time Home Buyer

Corrine helped me with my first home purchase at probably one of the worst times to be a buyer in Austin. She was fantastic!! She first set up a call to go over my wants and needs and explain next steps. Then started pulling searches for me. She was very attentive and made notes and actioned on any listings I liked in the portal we worked out of. When I finally found my house, again, she was there every step of the way. Any questions I had, she answered them in a timely manner and even made some great recommendations. I also really appreciated her coming to my closing for support. I want to *reiterate* I had no idea what I was doing throughout this entire process and Corrine did an amazing job guiding me.

In summary, Corrine and I know my situation was a bit unique and we both won’t forget it anytime soon 😂 but I truly appreciate all her hard work and would recommend her to anyone looking to invest in property!

Buyers Corrine Elgin First Time Home Buyer
This is my second time now using Corrine, once for a lease, and once to purchase a brand new home!
Corrine is kind, smart, listens to her clients wants, and does all of it without any judgement. As a first time home buyer, she made it easy to navigate and answered even questions which shouldn’t really fall to a realtor. She was an advocate with our builder and worked with us for MONTHS to make sure we were happy! I recommend her to EVERYONE, you won’t be disappointed.
Buyers Corrine Elgin First Time Home Buyer

Kasey & Kim are simply the best.
My husband & I just closed on our very first home together & Kasey & her assistant Kim were there from the very beginning. Through the highs & lows that this Austin market brought us, they went above & beyond to educate us, encourage us, & even talk us off a ledge or two. Ultimately they found our dream home in a dream neighborhood! We were already so impressed by the team but then Kasey’s real talent shined through with negotiations, best practices, & help through the very complicated closing details that come with being a first-time home buyer. Kim spent countless hours making sure that our home was perfect & would come to meet us at the drop of a hat when we needed her.
Kasey & Kim are extremely prompt in responding to calls, emails, & texts – they both went above and beyond to help meet our expectations. We feel very fortunate to have found Kasey & Kim, and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for their next home.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Kasey Gilliam

It was an absolute pleasure working with Jeremy when my wife and I purchased our first home!. As we were new to Austin, we were looking for a realtor who could not only help us find a home but also help us in gaining insights into the area/school district. Jeremy was always availabe since day 1 for all the questions we have. I like the fact he took time to understand us and what we were looking for. Jeremey was available throughout the process starting from visiting more than 10 builders a day, to looking at resale homes, providing insights of the current market. Best part, He’s local to Austin so you’re going to learn so much about real estate in Austin and just the city in general. Thank you so much Jeremy for a positive experience.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Jeremy Vandermause

Yolanda was very helpful and supportive during the process of buying our first home. I have recommended her to family and friends. With her guidance and expertise we were able to purchase the home of our dreams.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Yolanda Johnson

Craig McGuire recently helped me with the purchase of my first home. As a first time homebuyer, I had many questions and concerns, all of which were addressed and answered by Craig. He’s extremely knowledgeable and response throughout the whole process. I would recommend him to friends and family and anybody else looking for an agent!

Craig McGuire First Time Home Buyer

Julie is a dream agent!! She made me feel immediately at home when we first moved to Austin! I love that she was able to get us setup in a temporary furnished home and then advise on buying the perfect house! She is incredibly accommodating and patient, which I needed as a first time home buyer! I really appreciated the fact that Julie really listened to what I wanted in a home and that she was able to make it happen for me! Julie made she that we did everything to win our offer and was by my side the entire time to make sure we would nail it! I think it’s rare for a first time home buyer to win their first offer, that should speak volumes of Julie’s capabilities. I would work with Julie time and time again. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Julie Stoakley

My wife and I had the best experience purchasing our first home with Julie. Julie went above and beyond to find a ton of options that fit our requirements. She also guided us with expertise through the extremely competitive Austin market and managed to secure a home for us on our second offer. Apart from her expertise, Julie is just a stand up person and very nice to work with. Would highly recommend her.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Julie Stoakley

Gina was AMAZING!!! She looked up listings every day in my search criteria. We went to countless houses looking for the perfect house for me. It was my first home purchase and I didn’t have a lot of money for repairs, so I didn’t want a fixer upper. When we found the perfect house, Gina took the time to make sure that every step went smoothly and kept me informed through the process. I highly recommend Gina for all your Real Estate needs.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Gina Lochner

Julie helped me find the perfect investment property! Being a first time home-buyer and investor, her knowledge and willingness to wade through my process with me was absolutely priceless. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Austin market
and was always two steps ahead of me in my search. Working with Julie has been a wonderful experience.

First Time Home Buyer Investor Julie Stoakley