alex tapp überAGENT + REALTOR

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Originally from London, England.​ I moved to this beautiful city in 2008 having spent my younger years as a professional soccer player. Rising through the ranks of Wimbledon F.C. before playing for MK Dons, as well as representing my country at the youth level and eventually playing for the local professional soccer team here in Austin, the Austin Aztex. I like to think my dedication, work ethic and competitiveness stem from my former profession.​ ​

I began my real estate career with strüb residential and every year since have produced multi-million dollar sales numbers. In 2016, I was fortunate enough to be in the top 5% in sales production for all Austin Realtors. Although I’m very proud of the numbers, my main objective is to provide a unrivaled service for my clients who in turn consider me their realtor for life. I believe trust, communication, local market knowledge and understanding each of my clients needs are the backbone of my business. I pride myself on my ability to provide the highest levels of customer service, while having the experience to guide my clients through any situation. Whether that’s obtaining the best value for buyers looking for their dream home, assisting sellers through a smooth, stress-free sale of their home, or finding the right opportunity for investors. ​ In addition, I have personally bought, sold and remodeled homes throughout Austin and currently own multiple investment properties in town. These experiences give me a unique insight and understanding that I share to help others achieve their real estate goals.

Having spent the last 10 years in Austin, I consider myself an Austinite and always enjoy showing off this great city. In my spare time, I continue to be part of the youth soccer community, enjoy the many restaurants and nightlife the city has to offer, and love nothing more than running Town Lake or the many greenbelt trails in town. I live in West Austin, with my wife Meghan, our beautiful daughter Matilda and our two dogs Huxley and Hefner.

Testimonials

“…calm and composed throughout…”

"We worked with Alex Tapp from Strüb Residential to purchase our first home in December 2017. As first-time home buyers, we were completely at sea about the process. We had several questions and had cooked up the most implausible scenarios about home ownership ahead of our first meeting with Alex, who was very patient with us and was able to put us at ease right from the start. We weren't the most straightforward clients to work with - we started off looking at older houses in North Austin, switched gears halfway and decided to pursue a specific house in the Leander/Cedar Park area, suspended the house hunt entirely for a couple months and then finally kicked things back into gear in November before finally closing on a house in the NW suburbs in December. Not only was Alex calm and composed throughout, he completely understood our reasons for temporarily suspending our search. He took every measure to truly understand the sort of home would make us happy and provided insightful information without once attempting to impose his views. He was also instrumental in helping us first-timers differentiate our wants from our needs. Alex didn't once mislead or steer us the wrong way. He recommended several services (inspections, home insurance, mortgage lender), all of which we ended up going with after having done our due-diligence and realizing that they were the best options for our situation. He was a savvy negotiator and kept us informed of upcoming steps in the overall process as and when they became relevant taking care not to overwhelm us, which in my opinion is very difficult to get right. Overall, he was an absolutely invaluable asset at every point of our house hunt and we are very confident in our highest recommendation of Alex." - Ashwin S.

“We now own our dream home…”

"We worked with Alex Tapp at Strüb, and we couldn't be any happier. He goes above and beyond, and we honestly could not have done it without him. He is very responsive and proactive and helps you through each phase of the process. We now own our dream home and it's in large part thanks to Alex. We will be recommending him to anyone and everyone we know who is looking for an agent; the experience working with him could not be better. Thank you Alex and Strüb!" - Michael B.

“…committed and invests in your journey.”

"Alex was absolutely tremendous throughout the home buying process. My wife and I were first time homebuyers with many questions and seeked direction. Alex alleviated all of the stressors and communicated in a clear concise manner. We are very happy with our new house and cannot thank Alex enough for his quality service. We highly recommend Alex and will continue to utilize his expertise in the future. Alex is personable, committed and invests in your journey." Lorne C.

“Moving from out of state we had little knowledge…”

"We worked with Alex Tapp and he is truly wonderful at what he does!  He was patient, kind, sincere and enjoyable to work with.  He made us feel that we mattered and that our needs were important to him. He was always quick to respond to emails or phone calls and gave us honest feedback when it came to the market value of the homes we looked at. Moving from out of state we had little knowledge about the Austin area. It was a stressful time for our family and Alex made the transition easier. He was always willing to answer our questions and provide us with information about the area such as average home prices, neighborhood engagement/active communities and municipal growth plans. He was also knowledgeable about local businesses and contractors.  We really appreciated his hard work during, through and after closing. Keeping us on track for our closing date, working with tight time constraints and making sure we had services set up for our home to make our transition smooth. There's so many positive things we could say about our experience!" - Kristen E.

“…really represented our home in the best possible way.”

"We worked with Alex Tapp to sell our Round Rock home in March 2017, Alex was excellent during the process, we were on bit of a tight timeline and the process could not have been smoother. All of the information Alex provided us with was accurate and thorough allowing us to make informed decisions about how we listed the home, and the listing they created was beautifully photographed and really represented our home in the best possible way. Additionally, Alex was available to us almost 24/7 which made getting answers to questions or resolving issues so easy. Alex's professionalism resulted in our home selling after being listed for less than two days and closing in under 30 days after that!" - Mike D.

“I was thrilled with my experience…”

"Alex Tapp represented me in buying a home in Austin.  Alex was professional, informative, and helpful at every step.  He was tremendously flexible with scheduling and made the process as easy and painless as possible.  I was thrilled with my experience and will be using Alex for all my future real estate dealings." - Eric S.

“…provided us with invaluable market knowledge and insights.”

“We moved from the east coast to Austin and Mark Strüb and his team was recommended to me by a mutual friend. From the get-go Mark and his team was incredibly professional and knowledgeable and not a bit push-y. The biggest credit goes to Alex Tapp who was our designated agent. He was incredibly patient and provided us with invaluable market knowledge and insights. There were enough constraints on our end when it came to affordability and location in addition to this crazy and very high paced housing market in Austin. Nevertheless, Alex kept his cool, was really a great advisor and added the extra mile so we could close on our dream house. We owe you big time Alex, but also the whole team at Strüb Residential! What a great bunch of people!” - Veit V.

“…having Alex by our side helped us stay positive…”

"Where do we start... Alex Tapp was our DEDICATED realtor through THICK and thin!  Alex not only helped us sell our home but sold our home through a major disaster (a car ran through our kitchen right after going under contract). To many this might be the worst-case scenario but to us having Alex by our side helped us stay positive as he guided us though the entire process.  He found a contractor and a new buyer before we were even back on the market.  He also helped us speak with our home insurance agent so that all repairs were accounted for and contractor could finish within the deadline. He definitely is the best and we could not have done this without him!!!  Thank you, ALEX!!!" - Sam A.

“He was flexible, full of helpful information, and always responded quickly.”

Alex Tapp helped me buy a home, my first in TX, in Dec. 2016.  I showed up with a very broad range in terms of both price and location, but that was no problem.  He was flexible, full of helpful information, and always responded quickly.  He handled everything smoothly, even when I (and I'm cringing to admit this) backed out of a contract for no reason other than having made a bad decision.  When the buyer asked for a very quick close over the holidays, he both helped make sure we met the deadline and talked them into adding an automatic extension just in case we didn't. One thing, not so much a negative point as something to keep in mind: Alex may not be overly forceful with his opinion.  If you're like me, and tend to speak as though you know all the things, make sure you close your mouth and listen to the voice of experience.

“…everything and more we could have asked for…”

Alex was everything and more we could have asked for in a realtor.  He worked tirelessly for us/with us to find the perfect home for my wife and I.  He went out of his way constantly driving from south Austin to north Austin showing us homes.  It took almost 7 months to get what we wanted, but he never once back away from our requests.  Alex stayed with us through the entire process of buying our house and made the entire process near effortless.  If/when we buy another home, I truly hope Alex is still in the business! -Christopher P.

“… I appreciate the value of service we received.”

ALEX TAPP!!! This guy has the patience of Job, he fielded all of my wife's questions without hesitation and he really had a way with helping me get her comfortable. We sold and bought a home with his help and it was easy. This all happened start to finish in a month and a half literally 44 days from meeting him. our case being fortunate, I can tell you if it had gone sideways there was no doubt in my mind he was in our corner. Great job and I appreciate the value of service we received. -Chris H.

“…helped negotiate the asking price down 8k after the inspection!”

Alex Tapp was my realtor and he did an awesome job! I found Strub on yelp and I am so glad I went with them. The Strub group asked me a couple of questions about my interests at first and set me up with Alex. My lease ended in less than 2 months so I was in a hurry to find a place. It was my first time to buy a house and he was super patient with all of my dumb questions and took time to make sure I understood each step of the way. He was not discouraged by my limited budget and helped me expand my initial search to better meet my needs. Alex was on time for each of our meetings (which is a big must for me!) and was VERY accessible. He responded to my texts, calls, and emails very quickly. Because he was so responsive we were able to see houses that same day most of the time and I was able to find my home within a couple of weeks. Alex helped me wade through a bidding war and helped negotiate the asking price down 8k after the inspection! Not only did Alex work with me - he worked great with the selling agent, my loan officer, and miscellaneous folks like the title company and inspectors. He coordinated so much behind doors I just had to show up when it was time to sign. My lease ended July 31st and my move in date was August 1st! The timing could not have been more perfect! So if you are looking for a realtor and know NOTHING about the house buying process - go ahead and trust Alex and the Strub team! -Mariel P.

“We’re so happy with the home and deal he got us…”

"We worked with Alex Tapp at Strüb Residential to find our new home. We could not be more pleased with his work. He's way more than a pretty face and great accent. He's thoroughly knowledgeable, *always* available (seriously, we were a little worried for him - he can't be getting much sleep), and stayed on top of every single tiny little detail to make sure things went as smoothly as possible for us. We're so happy with the home and deal he got us that we're not really expecting to use him again, but if it comes up, Alex & Strüb Residential are our #1 choice." -Rye T.

“He went above and beyond…”

Had a wonderful experience with Alex. He went above and beyond to make sure we got the house we wanted. He stayed on top of things the entire time and made the home buying experience wonderful. Definitely would recommend! - Sunflower D.

“Alex has the knowledge and experience we were lacking…”

My husband and I were first-time home buyers and wanted to do our research prior to picking a realtor, especially in a market like Austin. We decided to go with Strub Residential based on their stellar reviews, and they definitely lived up to them. We contacted Strub and received a response from Mark that same day. He was very informative and made sure he knew what our situation and needs were before assigning us an agent. We were paired with Alex Tapp and could not be more thankful! Alex has the knowledge and experience we were lacking and on top of that is so nice and professional.  My husband and I were not the easiest clients. We have completely different tastes and couldn't even agree on an area of Austin for a while. Through all of it, Alex was nothing but patient and always there to offer his advice.  We finally ended up agreeing on a home and putting an offer in ...this is where Alex's experience and knowledge becomes invaluable. There was a little hiccup on our lender's end that almost put us in jeopardy of losing the house.  He worked tirelessly to ensure all parties had everything completed in time for closing and was able to keep me semi-calm through it all...lol. We now are getting settled into our first home and could not be happier. My husband and I would recommend Strub Residential (and Alex particularly) to anyone looking to buy or sell a home! -Jenna E.

“…it’s like talking to James Bond every phone call…”

I recently worked with Alex on the purchase of our home. Alex was great from the get go. I was relocating from California to Texas and Alex was super responsive, even with the time difference and weekends. Alex really made the process super easy and stress free. He even went to showings with friends in Texas when my wife and I could not fly out there and did a video tour with us. He knows the Round Rock, Pflugerville and surrounding areas very well and made great recommendations on top neighborhoods with great schools, which was very important for my wife and I. Alex is British so it's like talking to James Bond every phone call and you got to admit that is pretty damn cool. I cannot recommend enough that you should use Alex as your Real Estate Agent!!! -Daniel D.

“…I appreciated Alex’s expertise, patience, and professionalism…”

I had a fantastic experience with Strüb Residential. They placed me in the hands of Alex Tapp, and I could not be happier with how expertly he handled my home buying process. I came into this woefully uneducated about many aspects of the process, and Alex was there for me whenever I had questions about what I needed to do and what I should look for in a home. He was extremely patient as I dragged him all over north Austin to look at places. After some intense examination of the market, I finally found the perfect home for me. With his guidance and recommendations, I ended up being done with the process well before my closing date, and I was able to set my focus on the moving process well ahead of time. I never felt more ready to move in to a place than I did with my new house. I don't expect to move again for a long time, but if I ever do, I know I'll be reaching out to this company again. I can't say enough how much I appreciated Alex's expertise, patience, and professionalism during my experience. - JD A.

“Thank you for making our dreams come true!”

I had reached out to Mark when my husband and I decided that we wanted to move to the Austin area. His communication was prompt and thorough. After discussing our needs Mark matched us up with Alex Tapp to get our house hunting underway. Alex really gave us the 5 star treatment. He took the time to get to know us and he quickly understood our needs. We were moving here from out of state and had to do most of our communication long distance. When we flew to TX we had a very brief window of opportunity to find the perfect home. Alex picked us up from our hotel and took us out for an entire day of house hunting. He was well organized and had the day perfectly planned out. On our last stop of the day we found our perfect home! Alex helped us figure out how to put in a competitive offer and then tried to ease our nerves while we waited for the seller to approve our offer. Once our offer was accepted, he assisted us with navigating through the purchasing process. Being first time buyers we peppered him with questions and he was always kind, patient, and prompt. He gave us recommendations for a terrific lender, home inspector, and even great places to eat while we were in town. Purchasing our first home could have been a huge hassle but with Alex to guide us through the process it was simple and not stressful at all. I would recommend Alex to any and everyone looking to purchase a home in the Austin area. He goes above and beyond while making you feel like you are his only client. Thank you for making our dreams come true! - Mackenzie P.

“…exactly what you would hope for in a realtor…”

We had the pleasure of working with Alex Tapp & he proved to be exactly what you would hope for in a realtor...he checked every box! - Adam H.

“…he never hesitated to meet our expectations and beyond.”

"We really put our realtor, Alex Tapp, to the test, and he never hesitated to meet our expectations and beyond. Alex was professional, yet approachable, guiding us through the entire process and even still after we owned the property. He went above and beyond, even though we changed our search criteria several times. My favorite things about this real estate company were their involvement in our entire purchasing process, their ability to respond quickly to even the smallest of questions/concerns, and how personable yet professional they were. We will not hesitate with whom to choose when it's time for our next property purchase!" - Nicky + Ryan 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.   -Chris H

“…he was phenomenal!”

I recently moved to Austin with my mother and sister. We found Strub Residential here on yelp and the reviews were amazing. I am here to add another amazing review! We worked with Alex Tapp and he was phenomenal! He worked with us while we were still living out of state. He was never too busy to talk us through any questions we had. We were three girls moving to a new city and he made sure we found a property/area where we felt safe. I would highly recommend Strub Residential and especially Alex Tapp to anyone and everyone looking to buy or rent here in Austin!   -Maggie O.

“…helped guide me the entire way.”

Alex was always ready to show me new places that he thought would fit my new home criteria. I'm an incredibly detailed oriented person who wanted a very specific type of place and finding a place that was the right fit for me and my budget was no small task! Alex took it all in stride and helped guide me the entire way. It took 6 months for me to find the right place and Alex was very patient and understanding throughout the process. Alex never pressured me into any sales, showed me safe and new areas I should be looking as well as areas I should avoid based on my needs. Each time we saw a place I took notes on what worked and what didn't work and Alex was very accommodating to my future home desires! Alex was very timely in responding as properties came on the market because he knows how fast good properties get purchased! Thankfully, when the right one came along, and I knew exactly what worked for me, he helped me figure out the right offer and I ended up getting a wonderful place. He even helped me with finding other reliable contacts for along the way. I ended up in the PERFECT property and am one extremely happy customer. Stop browsing Yelp and call these guys!! I'd bet you will be just as satisfied as I am :) -Aaron B.

“…he always gave us sound advice.”

Alex Tapp is the best. We've lived in Austin less than six months and bought two homes with his help -- an investment property and our dream home. The Austin housing market is crazy and he always gave us sound advice. He won't steer you wrong. Plus he's a pleasure to work with. -Magan T.

“Thank you Alex for making our dream come true!”

Our agent from Strub Residential was Alex Tapp. He was amazing, fast and efficient. Me and my wife were form out-of-state and he made it a pleasant experience. We were in Austin for just a few days and he had one of the days fully lined out with listings to view. Once we found the one and put in an offer it took just 30 days to close and he was on top of every step of the way. Thank you Alex for making our dream come true! -Dan P.

“Up for anything. Tenacious.”

My spouse and I contacted Strub through a strong recommendation from my coworker. We worked with Alex Tapp to find a home in the South Austin-Buda-Kyle area, and Alex has fantastic! We already expected our realtor to be responsive, accessible, and knowledgeable--those traits should be a given! What we appreciated the most about Alex was his great sense of humor, his flexibility, and his all around great attitude. At one point during a long morning of house shopping, my spouse found a too-good-to-be-true short-sale house on the market. Alex quickly arranged a showing while driving there. Upon entering the house, we realized our mistake. The house was sketchy, from it's boarded up back door, the mysteriously missing door frames, the subfloor-only first floor, and the inexplicably faulty electrical upstairs to the several people in various forms of consciousness just hanging out in the dark while we toured around. I'll never forget laughing until tears welled up in my eyes watching Alex bravely stampede into each room to assure our safety, a star of his own crime drama. I fully expected Alex to pull out a bullet proof vest at any time during that house tour. Needless to say, we did not put an offer on that house, but that moment so accurately depicts our impressions of Strub and Alex. Up for anything. Tenacious. Guiding us through a scary and frustrating process. We HIGHLY recommend Strub, and especially Alex Tapp! -Joi T.

“…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. -Michael M.

“…responsive and attentive throughout the process.”

I'm a thorough researcher before committing to something. I interviewed a few agencies and settled down on Strub Residential. They're a full service agency that uses a professional photographer and stager as part of the package. It means exposure to many sites of not just photos but a virtual tour as well. The stager was great, providing a lot of suggestions to allows us to stand out in the market and compete with new model homes as well. Unfortunately we did not get to use these extra perks as Alex Tapp, the agent they teamed us up with, sold our house before we could even list it :-) Apparently all he needs is a "Coming soon" sign to work with. He's been responsive and attentive throughout the process. We are using them to help with the house we're building now. -Dan D.

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