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

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

There aren’t enough positive adjectives for me to describe Lindsey’s working style. If I *HAD* to pick 5 I’d say she is Knowledgeable, Thorough, Clear, Dependable and Patient. She sold me my first ever property last spring and made sure to address every question I had, never making me feel silly for asking it, or not knowing. A little over a year later, when my work took me from Austin to NYC Lindsey made the process of identifying a tenant seamless. In fact, I left for NYC almost immediately, and Lindsey took care of everything back in Austin. Lindsey goes beyond her role as realtor and fiduciary, she empowers everyone she works with educating them with the information they need to make smart choices — such a pivotal role when you’re making the biggest investment of your life — and your literal livelihood is on the line. As a result of our time working together, I trust Lindsey implicitly and consider her a friend. Austin is lucky to have her in the real estate world!

First Time Home Buyer Lindsey Pearlstein Relocation

Becky is just awesome. She helped us find the best suited house for my family needs. Not only finding the house, as a first time buyer, she helped us to guide and mentor during each & every step till closing and after that. She is extremely awesome for following things until those are done in the way, it should be. No matter what time, she was always available. Becky is very committed to her customers. It was really a very nice learning experience, and never had such a smooth closing without Becky’s help. Once again, thank you so much, Becky. Will always recommend your name to all my friends and family members.

Becky Welch Buyers First Time Home Buyer

Eric was instrumental in helping me purchase my first home. Eric is not only a responsive, informative, and knowledgeable agent – he is also a very patient and kind person. I never felt rushed, and I could at all times tell that Eric was first and foremost concerned with finding me the right home – which he did. Eric helped me navigate a difficult listing agent, an unprecedented market, and a lot of firsts. I couldn’t be more grateful to him. Thank you, Eric!!

First Time Home Buyer

We can’t speak highly enough of our experience with Yolanda. We were first-time homebuyers with very little knowledge about how to find the right place. We met with a couple of realtors before Yolanda, but we knew instantly that she was the one for us. She is honest and she really helped to take the pressure off of us. In short, she was always on our side working to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Yolanda Johnson

My Fiancé and I have been in our house for 3 months now and we couldn’t be happier! Yolanda was amazing to work with throughout the entire house hunting and buying process. She was available anytime we needed her whether that be scheduling last minute home showings, answering questions or communicating with our construction team! As first time homebuyers, Yolanda was a dream to work with and helped us understand everything throughout the entire process, even past closing! We would highly recommend anyone to use Yolanda as your realtor! We couldn’t have done it without her!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Yolanda Johnson

It’s been two weeks since I moved into my very first home and I have Yolanda to thank for that. She was always available to answer the MANY questions I had throughout the process, she really listened to what I needed, and she helped me find the perfect home for me. I’m so grateful for her patience and amazing attitude at every step of the way. Yolanda truly goes above and beyond for her clients.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Yolanda Johnson

Yolanda is a great realtor 🙌🏻 She helped us find our home in less than a month, we are first time homeowners and she definitely made the process go by super smooth. She was patient with us! She helped us find the lender that we needed, & helped us with every single question that we had. Thank you so much Yolanda, we’ll definitely recommend you to our friends.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Yolanda Johnson

Yolanda helped me find my first home. It was a very overwhelming process for me especially in this market but she was with me every step of the way! Additionally, she had a great sense of my wants and needs, so much so that one of the neighborhoods she suggested looking is where I ended up buying my place! Very thankful for Yolanda for finding the perfect place for me!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Yolanda Johnson

Lauren was incredible to work with! This was our first time buying a home and the market was crazy/overwhelming. Lauren helped us at each step and made the process as easy as possible. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable. She fought with us and for us when our builder was moving slower than they should. She was patient and kind to us when we asked her a million questions. If you are looking for a realtor, I highly recommend Lauren! I honestly don’t believe that you can find anyone better!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Lauren Yoder

Linda Baddour is phenomenal! She was recommended to us by friends and I am 1000% happy that we have her as our real estate agent. We are first time home owners and she helped answer all our questions and gave us great advice throughout the entire process. She goes above and beyond and really spends the time to help you find the perfect house. We only had a small window of time to go house viewing and she was able to schedule 20 viewings in a day!! She ultimately found us our perfect home and I couldn’t be more thankful to her. Overall, she is incredibly professional, responsive, and caring agent and I would highly recommend her.

First Time Home Buyer Linda Baddour

Thank you to our wonderful realtor, Patrick, on his unwavering help with finding our dream home! My fiancé and I were in the market for our first home and had tons of questions, wants, needs – you name it. Patrick did everything he could to help us find exactly what we wanted. He was patient, kind, and super flexible. He turned what is normally a very stressful experience to a very seamless one. We can’t thank him enough. If you’re ever in the market for a home, Patrick is your guy! We can’t recommend him enough. 🙂

First Time Home Buyer Patrick Hallett

We could not be more pleased with the help we received from Patrick Hallett and the folks at Bramlett Residential. As first time homebuyers in the very difficult Austin market Patrick helped us remain optimistic and ultimately find and secure the perfect house for us to call our first home. We are so grateful to have had your guidance during this trying process. Thank you again for all of your help!

First Time Home Buyer Patrick Hallett

Becky Welch has been a lifesaver in guiding first-time home buyers through a whirlwind of a market. She went above and beyond to make sure we were well-informed, and kept us in the loop even while we were coordinating from out of town. Without Face-Time property tours with Becky we would not have been able to make this happen. I would highly recommend.

Becky Welch First Time Home Buyer

Trey Blanco was fantastic to work with. We started our home buying journey in late February when we first reached out. Things got pretty serious only a few weeks later when we started making offers on homes. The first home we went to see had 5 separate parties waiting outside for the open house when we pulled up (it ended up having 28 offers when it eventually sold). Trey helped us to navigate this crazy market (which is even crazier as a non-cash buyer) until we found our new home! Trey is very prompt in his communications and very knowledgeable about the home buying process and the Austin market. He coached me through every step of the way (which, as a first-time buyer was absolutely essential).Did I mention Trey has an awesome personality? He’s funny, caring, and honest. I learned that you spend a ton of time with your real estate agent — so it’s pretty important that you get along well. Trey never made me feel scared or dumb, he didn’t pressure me into anything I wasn’t comfortable doing, and he was honest in his recommendations. I can’t imagine having gone through this process with an agent I didn’t personally like. Highly recommend Trey Blanco if you want to work w/ Bramlett and are choosing an agent.

First Time Home Buyer Trey Blanco

Working with Lauren Yoder and Sarah Crowson has been an absolute pleasure as my husband and I ventured to buy our first home in Austin, TX.

They were patient with us through out the process allowing us to digest it all make clear decisions. While we bought our home while physically being in California, it brought a lot of challenges with viewing, closing etc. Lauren and Sarah made it a priority to include us in all steps of the process and went above and beyond to keep us in the loop and make sure we are comfortable!

If you are looking to buy a property in Austin, I highly recommend Lauren and Sarah from Bramlett Residential. They are professional, friendly, honest, extremely resourceful and make buying a home easy!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Lauren Yoder

Trey Blanco helped us buy our first home in one of the hottest markets in the country and we couldn’t be more thrilled! We are so grateful to have had Trey on our side, and can’t recommend him enough.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Trey Blanco

Jeremy Vandermause did a fantastic job for my wife and I when we purchased our first home. He went above and beyond in every way. Even in Austin’s white-hot real estate market, we felt confident navigating the process with Jeremy’s guidance. He was super responsive to emails, calls, and texts any time we needed him. He went to all the walkthroughs and inspections and even sent us videos when we were not able to attend. Can’t say enough about how positive our experience was.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Jeremy Vandermause

Joe Gage helped me purchase my first home in Austin. I was a remote buyer, and Joe went above and beyond in doing detailed video showings and arranging home inspections to make sure that the builder did everything right in building my home. Joe also helped with arranging my homeowners insurance, and making sure all deadlines were met. Highly recommended.

First Time Home Buyer Joe Gage New Construction Out of state buyers

As a first time homebuyers and recent new comers to the Austin area we couldn’t ask for a better real estate agent than Jeremy Vandermause. He’s friendly, responsive and he has a really good knowledge about Austin and its suburbs. As the start of our house buying process he provided us with a lot of information about the suburbs of Austin and also about the house buying process and the current market. He was willing to come with us to visit multiple listings in some days. We really appreciate Jeremy’s patience with us during this process. Without him guiding us through the every step of the house buying process, we wouldn’t be able to find our dream home. We highly recommend Jeremy to anyone looking to buy a home in the Austin area. Thank you very much Jeremy. It was a pleasure working with you.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Jeremy Vandermause

I’ve had such a fantastic experience with this company, specifically Tyson Hombroek. He assisted my with my purchase of my very first home (which can be scary and confusing) and the subsequent sale of the house. This process can be a giant headache and very stressful, but I didn’t experience either. Tyson checked in with me very regularly and explained each step to where anyone could understand. Thank you Tyson!!

First Time Home Buyer Tyson Hombroek

My husband and I highly recommend working with Craig McGuire at Bramlett Residential. We were lucky enough to find Craig to help with the purchase of our first home and he was fantastic to work with. The Austin market was really tough but Craig was there every step of the way. He made sure we were able to get in and see every house we liked at a time that worked well for our schedules. He had answers to every question and as first time home buyers, we had a lot! He was honest, encouraging and patient. Craig is great at building relationships which is key in various ways, but to name a few-you feel like you’re talking to a trusted friend when you’re evaluating a home or making decisions on an offer. He listens and respects what you want while providing great advice. He has so much knowledge of the market and houses in general and genuinly wants to make sure his clients are happy. Additionally, his relationship making provided us great contacts for other home necessities including options for lenders. As transplants in Austin, those contacts were enormously helpful. And finally, we had no qualms when he initiated contact with seller agents. We knew he would be professional, friendly and have our best interests at heart. We really can’t thank Craig enough for all his help and guidance. We are so excited to move into our home!

Craig McGuire First Time Home Buyer

Phillip Myers went above and beyond to help me purchase my first home in a very tough and competitive market. Highly recommended Philip @Bramlett real estate to purchase or sale your property

First Time Home Buyer Philip Myers

Our agent Lauren Yoder was simply put incredible for us. She went above and beyond for us to help me and my partner find a home in our price range and desired location. The housing market in Austin has been insane in recent times, and we were starting to lose hope on finding a house at all in the near future. However Lauren never lost sight of the goal, and whether it be calling us in her off time to scheduling house tours on weekends, Lauren did everything she possibly could do to help us win bids and close. Lauren was also fantastic as a teacher to us in regards to homes. As first time buyers she really helped explain things we had no clue about. From learning about the different kinds of HVAC systems and water heaters to how certain cracks in ceilings indicate foundation damage to always checking for gutters, Lauren never left us uninformed about anything we needed to know about owning a home. We will definitely be keeping in touch with her in the future for any questions or advice we have with our new home! In conclusion, Lauren Yoder is a 10/10 agent and is someone I would highly recommend to first time buyers for a smooth experience in buying a home! Our thanks again to Lauren and her team for all of her help!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Lauren Yoder

We had Linda representing us in our recent home purchase. We are first time buyers and Linda was very helpful. She was patient, professional and quickly understood what we are looking for. We always felt like she is on our side and looking out for us. She did a great job in setting up our many viewings and accommodating our schedule. Linda was great when it came to negotiating the contracts. In the few times that Linda was unable to make it, she made sure we had someone else from the firm to assist. It is important to have an experienced agent who knows the area. I would highly recommend Linda or Rachelle. Both were great to work with. I have no complaints. Everything went very well and we are very happy with the result.

First Time Home Buyer Linda Baddour

Becky Welch is the best realtor anyone could ask for. She genuinely cares about her clients and keeps you informed. Becky takes the time to explain the process, what to expect and shares her expertise. This is very essential for first time homebuyers and anyone on the journey toward home ownership. If you’re in the process of buying a home and need a realtor, look no further. Becky is your girl!

Becky Welch Buyers First Time Home Buyer

We could not ask for a better first home buying experience with Jeremy Vandermause. He was responsive, knowledgeable, and considered all of our criteria when showing us listings. He provided us with guidance every step of the way and helped us understand the home buying process and the current market conditions. Working with Jeremy was great, and we are so happy with our home purchasing experience and our new house!

I would highly recommend Jeremy for anyone shopping in the Austin area!

First Time Home Buyer Jeremy Vandermause

Lauren and team at Bramlett Residential are amazing! Knowledgeable, responsive, friendly, professional, just overall fantastic to work with! As first-time homebuyers, we are so grateful to Lauren for helping us find a house that checked all the boxes, in the area we desired, and make a competitive offer that sealed the deal. Once we were under contract, Lauren made sure we understood every step of the process and felt supported as we worked toward closing. During our home search and through closing, Lauren happily answered every one of our questions (and as first-time homebuyers, we had a lot!), and she ensured we enjoyed a smooth process from start to finish. She remained in close communication with us and was great at anticipating questions we might have and giving us honest input. She helped us confidently navigate a highly competitive market, and we couldn’t be happier with our new home. I can’t recommend Lauren and the Bramlett team highly enough! Ten stars!!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Lauren Yoder
Linda Baddour continues to amaze- I could not recommend her enough. I’ve worked with her twice now, and she never fails to deliver. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking for your next home, she is an incredible resource and always puts your best interests first. You’re in great hands if you work with Linda!
Buyers First Time Home Buyer Linda Baddour

I worked with Jeremy Vandermause to buy my first home. Jeremy was so patient throughout the process (which I definitely dragged out as I gathered all the facts). He consistently sent me homes I was interested in and was eager to show them off, and on the odd occasions where I found one he hadn’t already seen he always made himself available to walk through with me. He was very helpful in those walkthroughs pointing out home features I would have missed, or providing context on neighborhood. As a native Austinite, he definitely knows the history and cultural fabric of the city and each neighborhood. I started with close to zero knowledge of the home-buying process and Jeremy walked me through every step with clarity and patience. So excited about the home I now own! Plus, he’s just a legit cool dude. I always really enjoyed our conversations and could tell from the start he was someone worth knowing in Austin

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Jeremy Vandermause

I worked with Jeremy Vandermause to buy my first home. Jeremy was so patient throughout the process (which I definitely dragged out as I gathered all the facts). He consistently sent me homes I was interested in and was eager to show them off, and on the odd occasions where I found one he hadn’t already seen he always made himself available to walk through with me. He was very helpful in those walkthroughs pointing out home features I would have missed, or providing context on neighborhood. As a native Austinite, he definitely knows the history and cultural fabric of the city and each neighborhood. I started with close to zero knowledge of the home-buying process and Jeremy walked me through every step with clarity and patience. So excited about the home I now own! Plus, he’s just a legit cool dude. I always really enjoyed our conversations and could tell from the start he was someone worth knowing in Austin

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Jeremy Vandermause

Buying a house in today’s Austin market is a daunting proposition, but Kasey Gilliam made it as easy as possible. I was buying my first home and had lots of questions (not to mention the questions I wouldn’t even think to ask) – Kasey was great with all of it! Patient, diligent, and always there to guide me through it. She worked tirelessly to make sure I found the right house that met my needs and fell within my budget. Kasey was invaluable when it came time for closing. I didn’t know the first thing about how the process worked, and she guided me through every step. I can’t recommend working with Kasey enough!!

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Kasey Gilliam

My wife and I were very fortunate to have Linda Baddour helping us purchase our first home. We were not the easiest clients but she always answered all of our questions and helped us understand the process. She was extremely patient with us and our two year old son who was not always in the mood to see houses. Linda showed us what to watch out for when buying a house and often discovered issues that we overlooked. We could not be happier with our new home. We would highly recommend Linda to anyone looking for a great agent in the Austin and surrounding areas.

Buyers First Time Home Buyer Linda Baddour
My family’s realtor, Linda Baddour of Bramlett Residential, helped us navigate through the notoriously tricky world of Austin real estate when we bought our first house. Linda took the time to understand what we value in a house when we were exploring the market, and showed us how to evaluate important maintenance considerations between older homes and newer homes. She was also knowledgeable about how to negotiate a great deal with the sellers when it came time to purchase (our offer won thanks to better terms that Linda suggested). I highly recommend her services to anyone who is interested in buying real estate in Austin – you are in great hands!
Buyers First Time Home Buyer Linda Baddour