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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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2100+ Client reviews!

Joe was recommended to us by a friend he assisted with buying a house, and he has been amazingly kind and helpful to us since our first meeting. Joe is patient and prompt, gives excellent advice, knowledgeable of the market, and does not hesitate when it comes to highlighting the pros/cons of an area. He researches and gathers an incredible amount of information on every property we see. Joe’s expertise in the market’s geographic area was instrumental in determining a competitive purchase price while also considering the future resale value for the area. In addition, Joe was ALWAYS available for home tours, his delivery of the information was straightforward, and he was involved in all aspects of the closing. I will definitely recommend Joe to everyone I know, and I look forward to working with him again in the near future!

BOOM!!! ***BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT*** TARA MCGUIRE

The wife and I had a desire to move based on school districts. We explored 3 different scenarios and ultimately landed on a house in the Driftwood area. Tara was always there to support our questions (there were a lot), tour properties (there were even more) and provide a suggested list of vendors to assist with all of the nuances of buying a home. The last 6 weeks were a blur, but with the expert level service and knowledge from Tara we were prepared for every step! Thank you Tara McGuire for making this journey the best!

Words can’t express how amazing Kasey and Kim. From start to finish the process was seamless. Kasey was transparent from the beginning, knowledgeable and extremely responsive. This could have been a stressful process, but they made us feel well taken care of and informed at every step!

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.

Tara McGuire of Bramlett did an excellent job marketing and selling our listing.  She was able to generate a phenomenal amount of showings and help us find just the right buyer for our our property.  Bramlett did a great job helping us stage the property and provided excellent guidance through the entire process including closing.  Highly recommended.

I recently contacted Eric Bramlett Realty to assist me in buying a house because I knew they had extensive experience in the Austin area. Linda Baddour was the agent assigned to me and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. Linda is very knowledgeable and proactive. She didn’t hesitate to ask questions and find answers for the homes that we were looking at. I never felt like I had to manage the situation myself, she was always one step ahead. This was my third home purchase in the area and I will definitely call Linda Baddour again if I ever decide to move. I can’t recommend her enough!

Becky was fantastic to work with!

“Mr. Engberg is an exceptional gentleman with very high morals and integrity. He conducted and handled the whole process with the skill of a true professional in every aspect. A definite credit to your company. It was the time and patience he took with someone that had no familiarity with the Texas housing market and broke it down in a manner that my inquisitive mind could understand, answered all my questions and helped me to make an informed decision at a critical juncture leading me to acquire my new home. My fiance and I consider ourselves very fortunate indeed to have been guided by this gentleman.”

Linda Baddour at Bramlett showed extraordinary professionalism. Patient, helpful, experience shows. Most important: outstanding negotiator. Linda represented our position firmly but fairly when negotiating a final price. Also, Linda is very knowledgeable about contract details, utility hookups, and has an assortment of contacts with inspectors and repair professionals. Highly recommend.

Philip Myers was great to work with. He was always available and always very open to answering my questions. He is very easy to work with and I highly recommend him

Simon Vand was amazing, so easy to work with and flexible. He made our house hunting experience seamless. I wish we knew him a few years ago when we were looking for our first property, I will be recommending him to everyone I know looking for / selling a property!

My wife and I spoke to several real estate firms before deciding to go with Tara McGuire with Bramlett Residential in selling our home. Boy was that a great decision! Tara was extremely experienced and knowledgeable about the market and helped us with many things we needed to do in order to sell our home quickly and for the most money. She was always available to us and kept us in the loop at all times. We sold our home in just 4 days! We highly recommend Tara. Tara’s professionalism is unmatched