We would highly recommend Ashley Jamison to be your business partner when buying or selling in Austin. She served in the buyers role for us and helped us through every twist and turn you come across in the process. Timely response and buyers advocate were Ashley to a tee. What else can you ask for? We have been through this process several times, and Ashley stands out amongst her peers. Easy to say 5 stars! Thanks Ashley! - Chris B.
"He protected me from a lot of things I didn't know were problems..."
I recently decided to move to Austin to attend graduate school. The problem was that I lived 500 miles away. I did a quick google search and found Strub Residential and I picked them because they were the highest rated realtors I could find in Austin. I called and Mark answered the phone. He was very kind and professional and passed me off to a guy on his team named Alex who covers the South Austin area. I wasn't sure if that was a good thing at first as I hadn't researched Alex, but Alex did an amazing job. We dealt with unprofessional realtors, private sellers, a loan officer who quit her job in the process of writing my loan and we had to start over, and houses that were selling in less than a day (spring of 2015 was a crazy market). Alex stuck with me through all of it and we found a little place that was exactly what I needed.
I am very involved in the house buying process and have in previous purchases felt that the realtor's fee's were too high for essentially just filling out the paperwork for me for a house I had found without their assistance. That wasn't the case here at all. I couldn't have possibly gotten this done without Alex. He protected me from a lot of things I didn't know were problems and I felt very confident that he was managing the sale. I usually worry about things, but I left it all in his hands, and I think we had a little bit of fun too.
So thanks Alex. I would recommend Strub Real Estate highly and Alex specifically. If you are worried about the right team to call, you don't have to look any further. I really couldn't imagine getting anything less than stellar service.
"He became a friend throughout the process..."
Stewart Lane is THE best! My husband and I were first time home-buyers trying to find something in our price range and with a decent commute. We found Strub Residential thanks to Yelp and we are so happy we listened to reviews.
Stewart was with us every step of the way, giving us tons of information, answering all of MY many, many, many questions and encouraging us when our first house deal fell through. He became a friend throughout the process and even came to our housewarming party.
He is top-notch, super knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to help you find the home of your dreams! We are so thankful for Stewart!
"...continued to show us other homes on the market, even though we were under contract...."
Mark helped us purchase our first home earlier this year. He met with us immediately after I reached out so we could talk neighborhoods. He's super knowledgeable about neighborhoods in central Austin- I.e. style, pricing trends, walkability, overall vibe. You can tell he's passionate about his job.
It didn't take long to find a house we loved, but sadly there were multiple offers on the table. Mark helped us take all the necessary steps to get an offer in quickly and feel good about it. And we got the house! Mark then helped us coordinate various inspectors (it is an older home, so we were very thorough about the inspections) and negotiated with the seller to meet ALL of our requests. He continued to show us other homes on the market, even though we were under contract, so we could feel confident about our choice. How's that for due diligence!
Overall I appreciated how responsive Mark was. We bombarded him with texts and emails on a daily basis and always received a prompt response. Thank you for making the process so easy despite all the horror stories we've heard about buying a home in Austin :) - Ashely D.
"...listed my house, and got it sold in two days"
Alex Tapp, the agent with Strub Residential, that worked with me is excellent. He advised on the repairs, and has a good list of qualified people to get the job done. He listed my house, and got it sold in two days. I live in Los Angeles, and all this was accomplished without me having to take time off to go to Texas. All done over the phone, and via email. Truly a great benefit to me.
I highly recommend Alex, and his team to get the job done for you.
"He will work tirelessly to ensure you are 100%, and more, satisfied..."
There are not sufficient stars allowed by Yelp to truly capture how great Mark's services have been for us. The guy is the best Realtor in Austin, hands down!
Our relationship with Mark began when he helped us sell a condo that another realtor had listed for over 12 months. Mark listed it and sold it within 30 days. Amazing! Mark knows exactly how to stage and list houses. He has connections with Realtors with buyers always looking for investments. Mark's amazing work was the key to us selling a place that had become stagnate in what is Austin's seller's market.
That sale opened up the opportunity for us to move forward with a house purchase, a purchase Mark undertook and navigated for us. His skills in this difficult market was the key to ensuring we had the "jump" on other buyers. We moved quickly, he worked the other realtor, and we had a signed contract within days of seeing the property. Our house has been a magnificent purchase! It gave us a great place, in a great area, and at a great price. Forward two years later, we are actively investing in real estate around Austin. All thanks to Mark! Mark came to us with an investment idea three months ago and now we are under contract on another GREAT property!
Mark has moved way beyond just being our realtor, he truly is a friend and confidant. Whether you are having trouble selling your home, just want to list your place, looking to purchase your forever home, or looking for investment opportunities... Mark is your guy! He will work tirelessly to ensure you are 100%, and more, satisfied with his services.
"She is a true "hustler"...in a good way, of course."
My husband and I worked with Cory Laurel to both sell our house and purchase a new home, which is not an easy process. Cory made it as easy as it could possibly be, however. She always kept us in the loop and did everything in her power to ensure that our house got sold quickly and for well above asking price! She is a true "hustler"...in a good way, of course. She also made sure we found exactly what we wanted in a new place. She was always available whenever we had questions (which was often) and never made us feel like what we wanted was silly. On top of all that, she is an incredibly funny and all around awesome person to be around, which means she also kept us entertained! I highly recommend Cory for anyone's real estate needs!
- Genevieve D.
"...continuously helping us even now, after the closing."
My wife and I needed suggestions on selecting a new home. We found our ideal spot and made an appointment to meet with the builder in a Saturday afternoon. And guess what? Our agent was not answering our phone calls since the Friday before. So we called Mark in the Saturday morning, and he just showed up at the meeting in the afternoon. Yes he just showed up from nowhere, just like that :D
After we signed the contract, he answered tons of questions from us, because we are first home buyers. And he has been continuously helping us even now, after the closing!
So, no more words, hands down to Mark!!!
Do want to mention one more thing here: Mark has a strong artistic taste, you will know when you see his badass business-card. A strong artistic taste is a superior skill for a real estate agent when comes to picking a home for his/her clients :D