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Relocation Services & Process

Welcome! We Love Helping People Relocate to Austin!

We've helped hundreds of happy clients relocate to Austin from around the United States (and some from around the world!) While the buying process is generally the same, we understand the unique challenges you face when both relocating & purchasing. Read about our relocation process below, along with some of our past client testimonials, and tips for a successful relocation to Austin!

Services & Process

  1. Initial Consultation

    To get started, we like to schedule a short phone call to discuss your search. We'll want to establish your time frame, your goals, your price range, & your location needs. Do you prefer to communicate by email initially? That's no problem at all!
  2. Area & Neighborhood Recommendations

    After we've discussed what you need in your new home & what's important to you with regards to location, we will send a list of area & neighborhood recommendations. These will fit your budget, your commute, and any other important location specific criteria like schools or proximity to entertainment.
  3. Targeted Property Searches

    It's great for you to search online on your own, but we will also set up highly targeted property searches based on the locations we've identified and your specific needs in your new home. The MLS provides us a powerful property search that we have years of experience using, so we can taylor your searches just for you. We will create a separate search for each area/neighborhood that you want to explore, which allows you to easily organize your search.
  4. Organize Your Favorites

    We'll provide a client portal that allows you to save favorites, possibilities, and discard properties that you don't like. You can make notes on properties so that you can easily remember what you liked about each home. If you're buying your new home with your partner or family, this allows you to share your thoughts on different properties and areas easily.
  5. Tour Areas & Properties

    We are happy to spend as much time with you as you would like when you make your trip to Austin. We typically like to spend time touring as many neighborhoods as possible so that you can get a feel for which location fits you the best, and we're also happy to show you as many homes as you would like to see to feel comfortable that you understand the market & your options.
  6. Vendor Recommendations

    Since you're new to town, we're happy to provide you with a list of vendors that we've worked with for years. We can recommend a great mortgage lender, home inspector, insurance provider, landscaper, and more! If you need help finding help, just ask!
  7. Move Forward With a Purchase

    When you're ready to move forward with your purchase, we will guide you through the traditional home buying process. We do understand that a relocation can present unique challenges that usually involve purchasing remotely, and we're happy to help you through this process.

Tips for a Great Relocation to Austin

Plan at Least Two Trips

While we’ve successfully helped clients purchase a home on a single trip, we’ve found that an initial “scouting trip” helps you identify which neighborhood(s) you really want to focus on. A follow-up trip where the focus is to find your new home is much less stressful & more beneficial because you’ve already picked out where you want to live, so you just have to pick out your house.

Close Remotely on Your New Home Before You Move

Moving is stressful enough. Arriving in town w/ a full truck, closing, funding, collecting your keys, and then directing your movers in one day is even more stressful. We can set up a remote closing for you wherever you would like (a notary comes to you to close the day before funding.) We’ll perform your final walk through for you & are happy to video chat or send a video walk through so that you’re confident the property is in good shape.

Consider Making an Offer Site Unseen

If you’ve made a couple of trips to Austin & haven’t found “the one” then we can preview homes & upload walk-through videos on properties you’re interested in. If the property looks great, you can make an offer & put it under contract prior to flying to Austin to confirm it’s “the one.” Bear in mind that you will have a 7-10 day option period during which your earnest money is protected, so the risk is a $200-$500 option fee + a plane ticket. If you don’t like the house, you can terminate the contract.

Create a Backup Plan

It reduces a lot of stress on your trip if you have a Plan B. If you don’t find your home on your trip, this could mean another trip, or considering making an offer site unseen. A last resort is always a short term rental, which isn’t ideal, but does allow you plenty of time to search & make your decision after the move. Regardless of what your backup plan is, simply having one will reduce your stress levels enormously.
We would love to help you with your relocation.

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1800+ Client reviews!

Chandler Wieberg

Kathryn Strand helped me in summer of 2021 to find my first home. She is very professional and easy to talk to, which was very comforting during such a stressful time to buy a home. I appreciated how honest she was with me and led me in the right direction when deciding on houses. She is extremely trustworthy to do business with. I would recommend her to anyone! Thanks again, Kathryn!

Dave Vanyek

I was in the market to buy a condo in the North Austin area. Shaun Duffenbach was a terrific agent. He is very knowledgeable, and was very quick to respond to all of my questions from the beginning through to closing. I would would not hesitate to work with him him again for a future purchase.

Lacey J.

The experience of buying a home from out of state, in a competitive market felt overwhelming at first. Working with Craig McGuire and team helped us feel secure and heard at every step of the way. Stacy was able to video tour us through potential homes. When we did visit Pflugerville to tour in person we were well taken care of and found our new home the very first day!! Then Craig hustled to get our offer in fast and secured the deal. Very happy and appreciative of the team.

Jen H.

Erin Szczerba encouraged us to view a house we had written off based on how it was listed. It ended up being our dream home. We are so grateful Erin had the understanding, based on her expertise in real estate, to steer us in the right direction. We would have missed this incredible home if hadn’t been for Erin’s guidance.

Jordan Fleischer

Kasey and her assistant Kim were amazing to work with. They were great communicators and always available to show properties. We appreciated her knowledge and transparency throughout the buying process.

Nancy Baynes

We worked with Tara McGuire to sell property and she was fabulous. All of the parties involved lived in different states and she was able to make selling easy for all of us. She was knowledgeable about the current market to aid our decision about the sale of the property, and I highly recommend her for any of your real estate needs!

Campbell Ringel

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!

Cameron K. Brown

Patrick has been absolutely excellent all the way through the process of selling my home. Very knowledgeable, responsive and great to work with

Wenli Zhou

I originally planned to have Eric Enberg help me to buy a house in Northern Austin area, he ended up helping me to buy a condo in Austin downtown recently. He is fantastic to work with. He is very responsive, calm and masterful in the process. Austin downtown area may not be his focus area, but he still managed to provide the best service to me. Thank you Eric.

Michael K

Bought my first home with Eric Engberg. He was amazing to work with and helped guide me through the whole process. He was always available to answer questions and generous to share his experience and knowledge with me. Would recommend him to anyone!

Lukas Bui

We were first-time home buyers from California in the hot Austin market.
We have an opportunity to with with Kathryn Strand and it was an ease and professional experiences for us. Kathryn is excellent and delivered a good communication in timely manner. She is patient, professional and knowledgeable to advise us to get our dream home. Although we have been through a very competitive market, Kathryn walk us though the buying process and remove all blockage and concerns. Moreover, she was very responsive and was able to set up viewings for us on short notice.

Looking forward for our next property with Kathryn and the agency. Amazing experience !

Jody Sloan

Kathryn was very knowledgeable of the market and professional. She was responsive and prompt in communication. Her input into discussions about the sale of my house was informative and helpful regarding decision making. Overall, it was great experience, and I would highly recommend Kathryn Strand for real estate needs.