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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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2300+ Client reviews!

Simon Vand was so helpful in showing me (first time home buyer) exactly what I could expect during every step of the process, answering all of my questions, and finding me the perfect home very quickly. I love the neighborhood I’m in and my house is perfect for me. Definitely recommend working with Simon!

Haval is DA MAN! He has been very helpful in assisting my wife and I in selling our 2 homes. He will also help us sell our primary home later this year. We will also use his services to help us look into buying our retirement home. We would use no one else.

This is my 6th transaction with Haval. This one, in particular, carried very unique
circumstances, and Haval supported me throughout the transition. Not to mention, this
came with a difficult banking experience towards the end, and Haval was quick to step in
to find solutions/resolutions. I wouldn’t use any other agent for my real estate needs.

Haval went above and beyond. Great experience having him next to me the whole time, great
follow-up and updates. A very high asset to your team. I will make sure I spread the word out for
his continuous success.

Haval was great! Haval is like family, always there when you need him. If ever I should need
real estate help, he will be the one and only one I will go to. That includes family. Thanks, Mr.
Haval for your help.

We are so thankful to have been referred to Haval Abbas from a family friend. We relocated from
another state and from the moment we first spoke with him we knew he was the perfect person to help
us through this big life-changing decision. He is extremely knowledgeable, honest, and has an attention
to detail that is so important when making such a big purchase. This summer the market was very much
not in the favor of buyers like us, but with his calm guidance and excellent negotiation skills, we were
able to find a beautiful home in the neighborhood that we love. He really listened to us & got what was
important for our family. He goes above and beyond & even helped us secure a rental when we first
moved out here and continues to help us with finding vendors and anything else we need. He's now
become a friend and someone we would highly recommend to anyone we know.

Jean was so great to work with! She was very responsive and always went the extra mile to make sure all of our questions were answered. She made selling our home fast and easy and I can’t wait to work with her again in our future home searches!

Tammy helped my family find a great first home.. we would highly recommend letting her help you

If you’re looking for a good realtor in Austin or surroundings, call Elizabeth. Buying a house with her was easy breezy. Found a house and closed in 30 days. She’s to the point, doesn’t waste your time, and gets the job done. What more do you want? Thanks!

Danny’s communication, availability, and the ability to come up with active solutions is second to none. Danny was extremely helpful in countless situations; whether it was educating us on the buying process, the market, how contracts work, and everything in between (we were first time home buyers so we had A LOT of questions), Danny was always there to explain things to us in a way that made sense – even when we asked the same question multiple times. 🙂 He never made us feel like he was just trying to get us to buy anything and wasn’t afraid to give his opinion on homes when we asked for his advice based on what he had learned about our likes/dislikes and wants vs. needs. Oh, and let’s not forget Danny had to deal with the difficult seller after his agent refused to answer his or Danny’s calls at the end of the process. Shame on her indeed…but that didn’t phase Danny. I mean, the guy drove to the comptrollers office at 8am in the morning to update the seller’s LLC with little to no help from the other side. If that doesn’t speak to his professionalism, dedication, empathy, and loyalty I don’t know what does.

We hired Sarah Spacek to represent us on a home purchase last fall. She was diligent, knowledgeable, and kept a much closer eye on the necessary improvements and conditions of the new home than we would have.

Once we moved into our new home, we hired Sarah Spacek to represent us in sale of our old home. Her attentiveness, advice to make the house desirable, and oversight of the contractor, made the listing and sale much easier than expected. Yes, for either purchase or sale in North Austin, I would not hesitate to contact Sarah to represent us and help us out.

This most recent transaction is the second time we have asked Jackie Ogier to help us sell a home. She is true professional with a proven track record of selling homes quickly and for top dollar, all while making the process as manageable as possible. She is highly organized and advised us of all the things we needed to do to get our home ready to sell – from references for digital photography to inspectors and handymen. I appreciate her candor and honesty and always felt like she had OUR best interests in mind. You should definitely consider consulting her if you are considering buying or selling real estate in Austin.

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