“Mark was a joy to work with. Our list of criteria for a home purchase was quite extensive. Mark was incredibly patient throughout the entire process, listening to our needs and helping us explore alternatives to meet our interests. In the end, he helped us find the perfect house in a fantastic location, all at a price below market value! We will definitely be using Mark for any future real estate transactions.”

  • Scott Dannemiller, Buyer

“Mark is a very conscientious agent who quickly grasps what his customer wants and does a super job making that a reality. He can be relied on to do exactly what he says he will do.”

  • Mike Robbins, Seller – Investor

“This is not the first home I’ve bought, by a long shot, as I am over 50, and have worked with REALTORS at home in Arizona in the past, several times, with both good and bad experiences. We were looking for a small home for my daughter as she is attending graduate school at UT. I looked at many internet sites for an Austin REALTOR, made phone calls, and sent email. Mark was immediately responsive and was very knowledgeable about the Austin market, understanding exactly what we wanted, which was convenience to the university, safety, value, convenience to shopping and services, and an ability for the property to appreciate in value. He sent us frequent updates by email of available properties, and responded immediately to questions about neighborhoods and property values. We visited Austin for a long weekend, saw many properties, most of which would have worked for us, and left Austin having put in an offer, with some second and third choices. We ended up with our first choice home, in which my daughter is now happily living.

Mark was a very responsive REALTOR, answering inquiries immediately and adapting himself to our changing perceptions of what we wanted in Austin, a city we had never even visited. He assisted us in every aspect of the purchase of this home, from initial familiarization with the city of Austin and the market, to the search for a specific home, to the actual negotiations and closing (with very difficult, elderly, out of country sellers), to locating workmen for remodeling, and information on where best to purchase furnishings and Austin services. His high energy, considerate, and intelligent approach made this experience uniformly positive. He is definitely one of the best REALTORS I have encountered. Feel free to contact me for a reference.”

  • Mickey Levendusky, Buyer

“Mark helped me buy my second house. Not only did he bust his buns to find me a house, but he picked me up from work and drove me around to check houses out. The situation with my house was a bit different because the sellers were living out of the country and the time difference made things a bit difficult, but Mark stayed on it and I got the house. He really listened and was able to find me the perfect house. It was only the second house he showed me and it needed some work, but we all knew from the moment we walked in that it was the one. He was also able to set me up with a great lender, and had many references for me to start my remodel. We closed fast considering the situation with the sellers not being in the country and he sat with me at closing and made sure nothing was over looked. My experience was so great that I would never use anyone else, and have since recommended many other people.

Mark has also gone out of his way to help me out with a rental property that went bad due to really lousy tenants. Which I am happy to say am about to be out from under in a matter of days. Yeah Mark!”
— Havalah Winslow, Buyer – Investor

“Mark Strub has been my Texas “REALTOR of Choice” since deciding to enter into real estate in Austin and the surrounding areas. With so many REALTORS to select from, Mark stood out with his local knowledge of the market and most of all, his true dedication to the industry in which he serves. As an out of state investor, it was of paramount importance I find a professional whom I could trust and certainly found that in Mark. He is easy to work with, trustworthy and an advocate for his clients.

Thanks, Mark!”

  • Linda Kirkpatrick, Investor

“Strub Residential is fantastic. When I moved to Austin last year I was dreading going through the process of purchasing a home. However, Strub Residential took care of everything for me. They found me a house in a great neighborhood and in my price range. They took care of ALL of the communication and paperwork which allowed me to focus on my move.

I recommend Strub Residential to anyone who is looking to buy a home! Thank you!!”

  • Kimberly Magee, Buyer

“Mark made the possibility of purchasing a house a reality. I am an out-of-state real estate investor and had many concerns about the whole process. Mark went way beyond my expectations with his duties to make sure I was well informed and confident about my purchase. He was able to fill in many times when I was not able to be present. If it wasn’t for his assistance and knowledge, I would not have felt comfortable enough to invest out of state. As an investor in real estate I am interested in finding the perfect location in the perfect market. Austin, TX was on my list, but that was the extent of my knowledge. Mark knew the layout of the area and which neighborhood was due for the best appreciation. This is knowledge that comes from experience and research. His advice has been a big success.”

  • David Dumble, Investor

“I would like to state that Mark Strub has been the BEST REALTOR that we have ever encountered. Mark has been patient with our search process. It took us several years of being very picky to choose the exact house of our dreams. Mark always provided exactly what we were looking for and provided his expertise when needed. When we took interest in homes he would go above and beyond and research the area and what other houses were selling for. Mark provided the professionalism and relational approach that we needed. I would and have recommended Mark to anyone that is looking for a REALTOR.

Mark also helped us sell our home. It was one of the most stressful events of my life and he was always confident and reassuring. Mark was able to tell us what we needed to do to in order to prepare our home for being on the market. As a result our house was sold at the HIGHEST value that a home ever sold for in our neighborhood. Mark was great at assessing what to price at and also provided all the pros and cons with each offer that was made. We could not have done this without his valuable skills!

Thanks again, Mark!”

  • Tracie Austin, Buyer – Seller

“When I decided to put my house on the market in Spring 2009, I wanted to find the right real estate entity. My concerns included the fact that the house was a unique one of a kind property. It was a small architectural gem on a triple lot in Hyde Park. It was not traditional in concept or plan. It consisted of two separate living spaces: a main house of approximately 1,000 sf and a separate casita or guest house of approximately 600 sf. The sale price was $400.00 per square foot. The house would not appeal to just anyone. The real estate market was at the absolute bottom of the curve. Finally the house was not totally finished.

I interviewed several real estate agents. They all told me how unique the property was and enumerated the negatives to a sale. Mark Strub came in and told me how wonderful the house was and how much it would mean to him to participate in such sale. He said it would simply take the right buyer. He had really creative approaches to the marketing of the house and was always energetic, enthusiastic and truly interested in the project. He was very good about keeping me apprised of the status throughout the entire time.

Mark Strub, I am convinced, was the only person with the insight and positive attitude to tackle such a set of circumstances. I cannot say enough good things about him. Do you realize how rare that statement is in the industry?

I would recommend, and do recommend Mark to anyone who needs to buy or sell real estate. He is a talented and genuine person and a really nice person as well.”

  • William C. Barbee, Seller

“I had buying a house on my mind for 2 years. I got a REALTOR and started driving around looking at places within my budget. Unfortunately, I thought all I could afford was a condominium or something for no more than $[X]. I could tell that my REALTOR was disinterested in me because I didn’t have the big bucks to spend on a place and that’s when I found Mark Strub. I heard of him from a friend who had recently purchased a home and who were also on a budget as well.

I called Mark and up and he treated me with the respect I deserved. He asked me what I wanted, not what I thought I could get, but what I wanted. I told him I dreamed of owning a home, so I could have my own yard, and my daughter her own room. I told him I didn’t want to live north and I didn’t want to live too far south. He started looking immediately and in no time emailed several different options. In the mean time, I had taken a drive around Austin and came across a house for sale in a sweet little community. I called Mark right away and asked him to find out the cost. He came back with $[X]. Because of my past experience with REALTORS, I sighed and thought I could never afford that. He said let’s go take a look at it, just for kicks, so we did. The house had everything I was looking for and Mark crunched some numbers for me, even though that isn’t a part of his job. After talking the seller down and Mark helping me find good financing, I bought the house!

I am so glad I ditched the other REALTOR and went with Mark. I love my new house and even my neighbors.

I feel very fortunate to have found Mark.

Thank you, Mark”

  • Rosie Ochoa, Buyer

“I really enjoyed working with Mark. Not only was he responsive but he was also very knowledgeable. He uses all the tools available to him and is willing to share them with his clients. We set up a weekly schedule for looking at homes and I received automated emails when changes occurred in the area where we bought. We were very pleased with all the referrals he offered us as well as all his advice. For example, he was a great resource for our mortgage broker. We purchased a home that was actually never listed on the FOR SALE lists because it was a rental. Mark followed up with the seller’s REALTOR and negotiated a great price for us. We were very pleased with everything all around.”

  • Gabby Dannemiller, Buyer

“Working with Mark is not only informative, but fun as well. Mark is always a step ahead and quick to respond.”

  • Lisa McWilliams, Buyer

“Mark helped me decide on the area to look for, the possible home candidates and what were my main criteria to look in a new home. While going through a family crisis, he took time out and continued being the professional he is. Mark uses the latest technologies to assist his clients in both home searches and in the actual bidding process. I would likely do business again with him in the future, if I had to sell my home.”

  • Nick Zajerko-McKee, Buyer

“We love Mark and had the best experience with him. We originally purchased a house with him as our agent in 2006 and then this July (2008) decided to sell. We contacted him and he came over that week to discuss the house and pricing.

We were shocked and excited to hear him suggest that we list it for $35K MORE than we thought we could get. He was willing to listen to our concerns and worked with us as a partner through the staging process all the way through negotiations and closing. We sold our house in 34 days! The best part of it though is that we sold it for more than we expected AND in a really short time because it was priced correctly in the market and because we listened to Mark who really knows the central Austin market.

If you’re looking for someone who will give you honest feedback on your house and is enjoyable to work with, Mark would be a great fit!”

  • Gabby Kubo Dannemiller, Seller
  • “When we looked into Austin real-estate, we had very specific needs — but limited exposure to all the intricacies of Austin neighborhoods. We live in Houston but wanted to establish a weekend home in the capital city. Mark and his team had the exact information we needed – and were able to quickly understand our goals and give us the insight we needed.
  • Mark quickly became a partner in our search – with keen intuition as to what worked for our lifestyle and what we should exclude. He never wasted our time (or his). His insight is unique; his style is personal. He is a pro – in every sense of the word – and his candor in working with us made all the difference.”
  • — Ed Lee, Buyer

“My wife and I recently relocated to the Austin area and through her company relocation service we got a hold of Mark. We are very glad that we did.  He was a pleasure to work with.

We had one weekend to view some homes and we had done some research and had a list of places to see. Mark added a couple others to the list and we viewed 10 homes that day. The next to last one turned out to be the winner and we were able to negotiate and close in 1 month.

Mark was very quick to answer questions take care of anything we asked for.  his local knowledge and pleasant and professional demeanor made the whole experience top notch. We would highly recommend him and will use him again when the time comes.”

  • Kelly & Anna Jobe, Buyers

“We emailed Mark ahead of time with the names of neighborhoods we liked before we left Chicago, along with things that were important to us. He set up a website with places he thought we might like, and we went through and narrowed things down before we got to town.

Once we arrived to Austin, we went to look at places. He drove us all over town – to a total of eight houses – in the pouring rain. Once we decided on a place he helped us with contacting the landlords to talk about paperwork, deposits, and cats.

All in all, it was a crazy situation and a crazy time in my life – I’m not sure I would have been able to find a place that I love so much without his help.  We’ve been living here just over six months now. We have and awesome landlord and a beautiful home that just happens to be around the corner from Ginny’s and Phil & Amy’s. I couldn’t be happier!”

  • Caroline B., Renter

“Strüb brings to the table what no other Realtor I have ever come into contact with does: a truly client centric focus. His team’s dedication and ability to help me find a home I love, while guiding me in making a smart investment choice are uncanny.

I am an all out, get things done type of guy; so when I decided I wanted to buy a home, I already had the location, price and what I needed to be happy lined up. However Mark still helped me take a step back and really define my goals and hopes in a way that not only truly suited me better, but made the process so much easier. I never anticipated landing in my dream neighborhood (Crestview), however with some coaching I am proud to say I am getting all that I had on my wish list plus 200 sq/ft and charm I can’t imagine finding in another home.

Back to being an “all out type of guy” from the date I contacted Mark about purchasing a home to the date I closed my option period was less than a month. Mark handled my ADD, rapid fire, barely intelligible requests, thoughts, and ideas like a true seasoned pro. He somehow managed to navigate through the noise I was emitting and led me to my house.

Upon securing the house the interaction did not stop. In my experience it is pretty customary to get the standard follow-up, closing walkthrough, Christmas cards and other feel good marketing touches (though I must admit, Mark’s business cards are some of the coolest I have ever seen). With Mark and his team the closing is merely the halfway point. My home was previously a rental which left a lot of room for growth, and investment opportunities as well as the chance to make it my own. Mark once again saved me from myself by leading me towards the correct decisions. If I had been left to my own devices I would be over invested and broke in an unfinished home. However he continues to coach me on smart investments not only in terms of equity growth but more importantly on quality of life improvements.

I cannot say enough good things about Strüb. I never fathomed a business transaction could lead to such a strong bond and trust in another individual in a matter of three weeks. For any real estate need, I pity the fool who doesn’t start with the Strüb team.”

  • Tyler Woodall, Buyer

“Here is the thing – we really felt that Mark ‘got’ us and understood our wants and needs immediately, even though they were ‘not average’ and our wish list changed over the course of weeks. Since we were buying in a city we do not know well, it was even more important to have someone who really knew the area’s trends and prices. Mark is smart, energetic and knowledgeable. Good work!”

  • Mark + Sheila, Buyer, Investor

“My family moved across country this summer, from Wisconsin to Austin. We were in the market for our first home and were fortunate enough to land Mark as our Realtor. In short, Mark was the brightest ray of light in our entire–rather stressful–moving experience. Here is a list of why we believe he is so great at what he does, and why we would recommend him to anyone in the market for a home:

* We felt like we could completely trust him from the first time we corresponded.
* He really listened to what we wanted in a home and did everything he could to get it for us. He was always completely non-judgmental about our preferences.
* He was both honest and comforting at the same time. He made us feel like everything would be okay no matter how stressed out we were during the process.
* He made an effort to teach us about things.
* He was always there for us, even from across the country–constantly asking if there was anything he could do for us.
* He was friendly, warm, and yet always professional.
* He was dedicated to us and spent the better part of a week chauffeuring us around Austin to look at close to 30 homes over the course of 4 days during our one and only house hunting trip.
* He was efficient and responsive.
* He guided us through every house we saw, but seemed to know when to step back to let us look and think.
* After we had decided on a home, and particularly after we closed, he made us feel really good about our decision, which is important when you have just made the biggest purchase of your life and may be feeling a little overwhelmed!
* He worked really hard to get us the house we fell in love with, which received three offers in its first 12 hours on the market.”

— Megan Dudo, Buyer

“I really enjoyed working with Mark– This is not my first time buying a home and this is not my first Realtor experience; Mark was GREAT.
I am new to Austin, so at first he took me around the ‘areas’ just to get a feel for what I would like… He doesn’t provide any ‘used-car salesman’ pressure, he truly listens to what you like and I was also impressed that he suggested properties that were lower in price than the ones I had suggested to him– He isn’t looking to make the biggest commission, but more so, to make sure you are happy with your purchase.
After looking at several places, we put an offer on one and Mark was very hands-on, with suggesting good mortgage brokers, inspectors etc., Once again no pressure to use any of his people; just suggestions.
Long story, short… We ended up using his inspector and he was great. Maybe too good. He found multiple flaws in our potential property and at the last minute I decided not to buy it. Mark was understanding and I truly believe he would much rather have you be completely happy with your purchase than to just ‘make a sale’.
With everything coming so close to my existing move-out date, I have decided to rent for another year… But when I go to make a purchase I will most certainly be working with Mark!”  [read follow-up review]

  • Dustin Sandoval, Buyer

“Mark did a fantastic job of marketing and moving our “unsellable” home. Even in Austin, there are pockets of neighborhoods that simply do not demand a significant interest. We had the house on and off the market for two years with other realtors, and Mark managed to get it contracted and sold within 60 days from his listing date. His professionalism and integrity are unparalleled in this market. I would recommend Mark to anyone seeking to move property at a fair price in a reasonable amount of time. Thanks, Mark!”

-Josh Hull, Seller

Mark is a TRUE real estate professional. He works hard to stay on top of the real estate market, educating himself continuously on the factors that influence prices and trends. His knowledge pays off for his clients!

  • Kenneth Osborn, Gracy Title Business Development

Mark exhibits all of the positive attributes that were listed. I picked great results, expert and high integrity because I feel like these best describe the reasons why we’re so pleased to be able to find our home with Mark and then to sell it for a great profit two years later. He was not only patient during our search process but supportive during our renovations — offering contractors names and advice. 

When we decided to sell our home, I asked him what he thought our list price might be. Without pulling comps or doing research, which he clarified up front, he gave us a conservative but reasonable estimate to consider. When we finally met officially and listed it a few months later, we were able to list and sell the home for above that price and our house had a “fatal flaw”. He was there for us every step of the way — from staging to what we should cosmetically do before we left. 

Not only is Mark a consummate professional but also a really great person – personable, kind and very organized. I recommend him to all my Austin friends!

  • Gabby Dannemiller, Buyer – Seller

Mark helped us buy our first home in the summer of 2011. We knew exactly what we wanted, and once we found a house that matched 85% of our requirements, he worked really hard to get us that house. The negotiation process with the seller was difficult. If we did not like the house as much as we did (and do now), we would have walked away from the deal, with Mark’s full support. Throughout the entire process, Mark made sure that our interests are protected first and foremost, and it worked out really well for us. Thanks Mark!

  • Jelena Tesic, Buyer

Mark helped my wife and I look at a multitude of houses. We were looking for something near to downtown. He helped us narrow down what and where we were looking and showed us a lot of very interesting and unexpected options. Mark has close ties with several good lenders and titles companies providing options and finding you the best option for your needs.

  • Shaun Cassells, Buyer

Mark represented a buyer when I sold my house FSBO. He was competent, fair, respectful, and did a great job for his client. He stood out among the floods of bad realtors that a FSBO tends to attract. Since then I have consulted with Mark several times on real estate questions and he has always courteously and promptly responded every time. I have recommended him to several people and they have always been satisfied with his services and professionalism.

  • Ross Henderson, Seller – Investor

Mark Strub listed my condominium and was diligent, professional, and very thorough in his communication with me through the entire process. Mark also worked very close with me to see that it was priced appropriately in order to attract the strongest buyer.

  • Randall Harrelson, Investor

We moved to the Austin area from out of state, and Mark was very professional and knowledgeable of the area and found us the perfect house. I would use his services again and recommend him highly.

  • Barbara Scott, Buyer

Worked with Mark on too many transactions to count. He’s really organized and dedicated to his clients. Makes for a smooth real estate process every time. Impressive customer service and great communication. Doesn’t leave anyone hanging. Highly recommended.

  • Dana Price-Leaman, Mortgage Professional

y husband and I have used Strub Residental to purchase a primary home and investment property.

Over the past two years Strub Residential has help my husband and me find our home and our first investment property. We first dealt with Mark. We moved to Austin from Iowa and not only did Mark find us our eventual home, but he also took the time to look at apartments and helped us find temporary housing while we were house hunting. Mark is unassuming and laid back, but really gets people and helps them find THE ONE. Mark really made the process painless and demonstrated an immense amount of patience, knowledge of Austin and the different neighborhoods and ability to be upfront while dealing with two newbies who were nervous and distrustful of the whole process. He never made us feel ridiculous or stupid, even with our numerous questions and requests. My husband is somewhat of a demanding type, and Mark handled him with ease. When we decided to enter the investment property arena we of course knew we would use Strub Residential again. Christy worked us and at first we were nervous because a) we had already built a working relationship with Mark and b) we knew she was newly minted realtor. She proved our fears unfounded, helping us to find the perfect rental property and going above and beyond to set up inspections, meet with inspectors and get the property on listed for rent before we even closed. Christy is detailed, eager and really seems to enjoy what she does. Both Mark and Christy have the ability to make a business relationship feel like you’re working with friends. They also really get that the key to a successful business is service and that service doesn’t end when you sign on the dotted line. We plan on purchasing many more properties with Strub Residential.

  • Ananda Christopher, Buyer – Investor

As first-time home buyers, we were very careful in selecting our real estate agent.  Mark was referred to us by a colleague.  Once we met him, he made an excellent case to hire him, and we did.  Great decision!   We knew exactly what we wanted in the house.  Once we found a house that matched 85% of our requirements, Mark worked really hard to get us that house.   Throughout the entire process, Mark made sure that our interests are protected first and foremost:  if we were to walked away from the deal, Mark gave us his full support.

There were many hurdles and big decisions to make in short time regarding this specific house purchase: structural weakness, the work that needed to be done before closing, and foremost arrogant and uncooperative seller’s camp.   Our family liked the house (and still does) a lot, Mark fully supported our decision, and took the challenge in stride. He focused on hammering a great deal for us, and making the best out of impossible situation.

Almost, two years later, I can confirm that this house purchase worked out really great for our family.  We plan to use his agency in the future, if the need arises.  Thanks Mark!

  • Nebojsa Stanic, Buyer

There are few things more daunting than taking on a new and challenging job, moving to a new city and buying your first house. Now try doing all that within about three months. The new job is to be dealt with by oneself, there are moving services for moving, and, thankfully, for buying the house, I had Mark. I will be forever grateful for his assistance with navigating the quiet neighborhoods around Central Austin in the quest for the perfect place. Once said place was found, Mark made it a breeze to cut through the legal and bureaucratic jungle required to take ownership of it.  Hyperbola aside, Mark was punctual, a great communicator, had fantastic attention to detail, old-world manners and possessed a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the city. Our dialogue was open from the start and I quickly arrived to rely on and trust his judgment. These are, of course, all the traits that one would look for in an excellent real-estate business partner. However, there were a few things that, in my mind, truly set Mark apart from other (admittedly few) real estate professionals that I have worked with in the past:

1) An uncanny ability to LISTEN (versus TALK): he has helped me articulate my preferences and my needs, and was quickly able channel our efforts from what initially seemed like a wild goose chase to a focused and meaningful search. He did this in very few iterations with minimal waste of time.

2) Balance: he has always pointed out both the advantages and the flaws of all the properties we have seen, without ever trying to conceal the bad or overemphasize the good. In this sense, he has been, as pointed out above, a trusted business partner rather than a sales agent.

3) Patience: one of my favorite Mark quotes is “don’t worry, we will find it.”

4) Finally -and most importantly – vision and perspective: Mark has been in this business for a long time. Long enough to observe, absorb and understand trends, rather than try to glean them (or pretend to do so) from sales data. He has a deep understanding of the evolution of the city’s neighborhoods and of their future prospects (whether bright or less so), which means that the perspective that he provides will help you make a good home investment rather than a simple home purchase.

In summary, Mark has elevated the notion of service to an almost telepathic connection with the customer. I am glad I did business with him, I am glad to refer to him my friends and professional acquaintances who are considering a home purchase, and will gladly ask for his help in the future. He receives my highest possible recommendation.

  • Michael Baldea, Buyer

My husband and I found Mark through yelp and chose him because of the great reviews he has. (Thanks by the way to all the reviewers, your feedbacks were very helpful to us.) After working with Mark for a couple of weeks, without any hesitation, we subscribe to every single positive review posted below and to more. He is very professional, organized, well-informed, very efficient, patient and friendly. Only after a couple of days from our initial meeting, we managed to get pre-approved for a loan and started our search. His guidance and recommendations (e.g., mortgage lender, potential renovation costs, location, resale value, schools, etc.) were extremely valuable. We appreciated very much his straight, fast and honest answers and are grateful for everything Mark taught us along the way. We absolutely enjoyed working with him and if we had to grade him on my favorite 1-10 scale, we would have definitely given him a 10+. There is no doubt that Mark will be our agent for any real estate deal here in Austin and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent realtor.

Thank you Mark so much for everything!

  • Noemi Petra, Buyer

I can’t imagine a better experience.  Mark was very attentive, knowledgeable, and helped us snag a highly sought-after house (7 offers in 48 hours!) in SW Austin. When I screened realtors at the outset of our (first) house-hunting, I asked Mark why I should choose him rather than representing myself in the process (I’m an attorney, but don’t practice RE law). He responded by explaining how he’d add value in excess of the commission-split I’d theoretically earn. Looking back after several months, I know he was 100% correct.

  • Marc Druck, Buyer

Mark Strub has been our “Uber” agent since June 2012. My wife and I lived in my college condo, 600 sq ft, for approximately 3 years while we saved for a home. We decided to put the condo on the market and had been on the market for 1 year prior to us finding Mark. Well Mark actually found us, he listed and sold the condo right next to mine which was cosmetically equal to ours but we had a brand new AC system, $3,000.00. Once I noticed that Mark had sold that condo I immediately gave him a call. He came by, I removed my listing with my previous realtor, and then he went to work. It took Mark two months to sell our condo! He sold it for the price I wanted and helped ensure the entire process went smoothly. He was great. 

That wonderful experience forced me to call him back once we were ready to purchase a home. Mark is a central austin expert, he walked us through the search process and eventually the loan/closing of purchasing our new home. He was extremely thorough in helping us find experts to inspect the home prior to move in and make the necessary contractual negotiations to obtain some of these repairs from the seller. The home we purchased was exactly what we were looking for and most importantly in the area we desired. We got the keys to our home yesterday! 

The best thing about Mark is that his service doesn’t stop at the closing. Mark has been instrumental in helping us with renovation ideas and obtaining bids for some projects we wished to complete prior to moving into the house. Right now we already have everything in place to ensure our floors, bathrooms, and some electrical work is done prior to moving into the house. 

All in all a great experience and we would highly recommend.

  • Sergio Tristan, Buyer – Seller

If you have had the pleasure of working with Mark, then you won’t need any details to back up the fact that he is amazing to partner with. Mark took a calculated, but cool approach to helping my wife acquire our first home together. There were tons of factors at play and he helped us navigate the great abyss with ease and confidence. The support doesn’t stop at the closing table either, he left us with materials custom made for us and our purchase that I have referenced many times. I now turn to Mark for any and all real estate questions. For me, there is no better approach to dealing with the market here in Austin.

  • Tyler Woodall, Buyer

Mark did a great job for us. He worked with us while we searched in several different neighborhood to find the perfect home.

  • Stuart McIntire, Buyer

If you are looking for a real estate agent in Austin, TX, Mark is the best! Not only does he work hard but he has a gift for knowing how to find the perfect home for his clients. I was also impressed with Mark’s local charity work and his committment to improving the quality of life in the Austin community.

  • Bianca Bentzin, Buyer

I thought it was worth it to make sure others know that Mark Strub is a real pro and great to work with. I am not “really” in the market to buy right now, but found a place that caught my eye.  He was recommended by a friend so I called him. He showed me 4 condos that next day (on a Saturday).  He gave me his full attention and time. He was so knowledgeable about certain condo financing structures as well as the Austin market in general. It’s just refreshing to meet a broker/agent that makes you feel like a priority, that you immediately trust and enjoy.  I know…I have not completed the purchase process yet, but sometimes you just get a vibe from someone that they are an honest, caring, qualified professional – and it deserves telling others.

  • Kelly Zarbock, Buyer

My company has been performing home inspections for Mark Strub for many years. While we work with numerous realtors, Mark has always stood out above the others. He goes above and beyond for has clients again and again. His integrity and professionalism are above reproach. 
Mark would be a tremendous asset in your home search and has my highest recommendation. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call me.

  • Terri Rivera, Home Inspector

Mark was the seller’s agent when we bought our first home.  He was so helpful to us after the contract was written and after the purchase was complete (see previous review) when our own agent went MIA. We decided then that he would be our guy if/when we decided to sell and buy something new.  Mark was so helpful in giving us advice about the best time to put our home on the market.  He was also patient with us as we went back and forth on deciding what we wanted to do!  He’s never high-pressure and always flexible with your needs.  He listens and communicates well.  Not only is he professional and caring, but he’s just a downright nice guy whose humor was just what we needed in the sometimes stressful process of selling and buying.  I walked away from this deal feeling like he’s a friend.  I hope we never move again, but if we do he’s the guy I trust!  Thanks, Mark!

  • Cheryl V.,

Attentive and Thorough. I was very pleased and completely impressed with Mark’s knowledge of the current housing market and the greater Austin area. He listened to my needs and was very thorough with the properties he brought to my attention. It was a long process and he never gave up the search. Always responsive to my phone calls and inquiries, meeting any day of the week, he gave me the feeling my search would be successful‎.

Mark did an awesome job for us. We had limited time to find a home in Austin and Mark went above and beyond to find us exactly what we were looking for. In less than a week he showed us many homes throughout Austin and honed in quickly on the areas and homes that we really liked. He spent time after hours (and before hours) to accommodate our limited timeline. We have now lived in our home for a year and couldn’t be happier with it. Mark approached our search with professionalism, a ton of knowledge of the city and with impressive efficiency. After our purchase Mark has been a great resource for any questions we have had and has done a great job following up with us to be sure we are happy with our new home. Also, Mark has been very helpful in helping us locate possible investment opportunities in the form of rental properties. Our experience with Mark was fantastic and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell homes or properties in Austin.

  • Anonymous, Buyer – Seller – Investor

Woo-hoo! We’re all moved in! I found Mark through a close friend who had also used him to relocate back to Austin. I live in Austin, but was ready for a change and a new address. I give Mark props because he met with us back in September/October and stuck with us through all the trials of getting my former house ready to sell, driving me all around town looking for the right neighborhood that would be just as good as my old one and finally when it was time, helping me to make an offer and find the right buyer for my house as well. It is not easy to sell your house, while living in it, and find a new one all at the same time, but somehow we made it all work. Mark was so encouraging, honest, and knowledgeable about the market. Buying and selling your home can be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do, and that’s why you need a realtor you can trust. Mark definitely fit the bill! I highly recommend working with him, whether you’re moving to Austin, or just moving across town.

  • Sarah Clark, Seller – Buyer [move-up]

“Mark Strüb is the best of the best. I’ve used him to sell a house, buy a house, rent a house, and research the market – and in every single situation he has provided me with excellent service and insightful advice.

He’s the kind of realtor who can excel no matter what the market is like, because he’s: 1. Brilliant and creative 2. Extremely personable and friendly 3. Unbelievably hard-working.

I’ve recommended Mark to everyone I know, and once they start working with him, I inevitably get a message saying, ‘Where did you find this guy? He’s amazing!’ etc. Every. Time.”

  • Nathan Hanners, Investor

“After living in Milago for 5 years deciding to sell our condominium wasn’t an easy decision and neither was finding the right realtor to represent it; until my wife and I met Mark. We luckily came across his business card and asked him to meet with us at our home to get an idea of his selling style and feedback about the property. My wife and I couldn’t have been happier after that first meeting-Mark’s approach was personable, detail oriented, well organized and above all else he had exceptional marketing strategies to get the property the exposure it needed to find the right buyer. The offers started rolling in just four days after we listed and Mark made the transaction easy and seamless.

He’s very dedicated to his work and his clients and was great about keeping us informed throughout the entire process. In addition Mark helped us find our new home which wasn’t an easy task since we had specific needs and a short time frame to do so. His flexibility for short notice showings, honest advice and endless patience were paramount, and he provides his clients with essential resources most realtors don’t commonly share.

We were fortunate to find and work with Mark Strub and have referred him to our friends in the community as a stellar real estate agent in Austin, TX.”

  • Scott Blount, Seller

“This is going to sound ‘over the top,’ but Mark really helped changed our family’s life. Due to unforseen circumstances we had to move out of of our home in the Austin area, and found ourselves in a situation where we the reluctant owners of two homes (and two mortgages). After a failed attempt at selling our Austin home with another REALTOR, we rented the house out for about a year. During that time I somehow stumbled across some reviews of Mark on Yelp, and after exchanging some emails with him, decided that he was exactly who we needed to help sell our house.

We kept in contact via email for the year that our house was rented out, and when the tenants moved out we called him (in somewhat of a panic) and said we needed to sell the house now. Carrying two mortgages by ourselves was not an ideal situation. He gave us realistic and honest advice about price and what needed to be modifyed in the home. He helped refer us to professionals to help get the needed work done, and even offerered to be there onsite, when needed, since we no longer lived in the Austin area. Mark was always available by email, phone call, or text to answer our questions or provide us any info we needed.

We followed all of his advice, and from the date our house went on the market until the date we closed with a very fair offer, only 60 days passed.  It was amazing.  Since we had already had a failed attempt at selling our home, we knew what an amazing accomplishment that was.

Our family no longer has the burden of a home we no longer needed, but we do now have a REALTOR that we would recommend to anyone.  As others have said, he also is such a great guy that he becomes your friend.  We are forever grateful.

  • Summer Hull, Seller

“I met Mark when I was a renter – he was my landlord’s agent when she decided to sell. I worked nights at that time and he went out of his way to be respectful of my weird sleeping hours. As disappointed as I was to have to move, Mark made it as painless for me as possible. When I mentioned being unsure about buying instead of renting again, he got my email address, did a personalized analysis of which would make the most sense for me and sent it the next day. Considerate, professional and an all-around nice guy. Fast forward a couple years when I was finally ready to buy for the first time. I made the HUGE mistake of using two other (lesser) agents over the course of a year trying to buy. This was not only a frustrating experience but also an abysmal failure. After making offers and missing out on several great properties, I called up Mark. What a difference it made to have Mark working for me. He helped me find a perfect house on a big, wooded lot in an area I never thought I’d be able afford (78704EVER!). The first day it went on the market I drove by. Cars were parked everywhere and lots of people walking around outside. The next afternoon, Mark and I went to look at it together even though I didn’t think I had a chance. I was sure it was already under contract. But when I told him “I want it”, he went to work immediately. He knew just how to structure an offer that would be accepted and like magic it was under contract for me that very night. Between contract and closing he did everything for me. He met me back there anytime I wanted to look around “one more time”. Arranged all the inspections, surveys and helped me counter-offer the seller when we found things that needed work. The process for me was essentially effortless. And a lot of fun for a change. I can say without a doubt that I wouldn’t have this house if I didn’t have Mark as my Realtor. He saved me money and got me a place I never thought I would find. I recommend him to everyone I know that is looking to buy or sell. Mark will be my Realtor if I ever decide to sell or buy anything else.”

  • Heath Marr, Buyer

“Mark is extremely knowledgeable and always professional. We moved out of Central Austin and hired Mark to help us sell our home and purchase a home in another area of Austin. Although he is an expert in Central Austin, he is open to researching all surrounding areas. We felt confident Mark provided us with the information we needed to make an educated decision for our family. Great guy and great results!”
— Cynthia Smith, Buyer – Seller

“My wife and I hired Mark to assist us in purchasing our first home. After looking for several weeks we found a foreclosure that we loved in the Bouldin Creek area. There was over 20 bids on the house but with Mark’s expertise and suggestions we were the winning bid! After months of lender issues and bank issues due to the foreclosure we finally closed on the house. Through it all Mark stuck by our side and was always positive and reassuring even when we wanted to give up. He went above and beyond what a normal Realtor does in a transaction and was continually calling the bank and lenders and doing everything in his power to ensure we closed. If you are looking for a professional and knowledgeable Realtor Mark Strub is it!”

  • Corey Dulimba, Buyer

“I have been buying and selling homes for over 40 years- some to live in and some as investments. Mark is the first REALTOR in all those years with the combination of experience, integrity and, most important, intuition to understand my needs. He has the ability to sort through available properties or clients as to not waste time on mismatched and fruitless offers. Mark has been my REALTOR for years. In those years he has assisted me with sales and purchases of our family home and investment property. He is, bar none, the BEST. Forever Grateful,”

  • Larry Bucher, Buyer – Seller – Investor

“I worked with Mark for four months back in 2005 searching for my first investment property. I was pretty picky. He never pressured me to buy something that wouldn’t be profitable. We sold it this past summer. Mark priced it just right and gave me excellent advice on what to fix up, and what not to, before listing it. Mark’s knowledge of real estate, and especially the Austin market, make both buying and selling the house painless. I plan to use Mark’s services in future real estate deals.”

  • Steve Wampler, Buyer, Seller, Investor

“The perception I had of a Real Estate agent was that of a very pushing individual more interested in speeding up a sale than in assessing and fulfilling the real needs of the customer.

Additionally, since I was coming from out of state the distance added more of that risk factor to my buying experience.

From the first minute I spoke with Mark over the phone, he immediately got my interest due to his obvious knowledge and ample experience of both the current trends and the future of Austin market. His approach is very relaxed, yet his recommendations are clear, concise and very professional.

After carefully assessing my needs, he put together a comprehensive list of properties that matched my budget, size and expected location. He even drove me to several properties I was interested on until we got exactly what we expected. My buying experience could not have been more rewarding and after a couple of searching weeks we are in the right track to ownership thanks to a real professional as Mark Strub.

And as for my perception, at least for now it has dissipated thanks to a real Real Estate Agent.”

  • Bernardo Garcia, Buyer

“Mark helped my husband and I buy our first home. We were nervous and unsure, especially since we had a baby on the way. Mark’s ability to listen and acknowledge the features that were important to us eased our fears. He found the things we wanted in our new home and gave us options to make our decision easier. I would recommend Mark to anyone who wants someone real, intelligent & genuine to navigate them to their future.”

  • Shirl Rickman Walczak, Buyer

“Mark helped my wife and I purchase a home during the 2008 downturn. He is an expert in the role and we trusted him completely to help us close the deal – from search through closing. I highly recommend Mark!”

  • Steve Gerber, Buyer

“I put in calls to several REALTORS when I began looking for property. Mark was the first to call back and had a website up for me with properties that met my criteria before anyone else even called back. He was on top of every question during the search and was very helpful in keeping the negotiations on an even keel after I found what I wanted. I will always give his name and the highest recommendation to anyone who is wanting to buy or sell property.”

  • Claudia Oney, Investor

“Just want to let the world know that Mark Strub is the best REALTOR in Austin. Very professional and lots of fun to be around. Went out of his way numerous times to assist us in every which way.”

  • Christine Monge, Buyer

“Mark and I met on the Internet while I was surfing for investment property to remodel. Over the past two years we have worked together to sell and purchase two houses. Throughout the long arduous process to decide whether to remodel or to sell a home that I had owned for over 10 years, Mark was continually helpful and above all patient. He provided me with extensive information so that I could make an educated decision. He was positive minded and always up-beat. He listened to what I was trying to accomplish and guided me down the road towards a profitable decision.

Once the decision was made to either purchase or sell the home, he was efficient and thorough with completing the financial process.

I would recommend Mark Strub to anyone, especially my mom.”

  • Stuart McIntire, Buyer – Seller – Investor

“Mark has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to make my home purchase possible. My situation was an especially difficult one; with a less competent REALTOR, I couldn’t have done it. Mark made it happen within my budget, on schedule, and with style.

As a foreigner unfamiliar with local neighbourhoods, and with little credit history, many REALTORS would have told me that buying a home during my first year in Austin was impossible, but not Mark. He was up for the challenge, and succeeded with flying colours. Mark has always been quick to respond to even the most unorthodox of questions, and cheerful in the face of my thirst for knowledge about the process of buying a home, financing my purchase, different neighbourhoods, house construction, and anything else that came to mind. Whenever I called to check on progress, he was already on to the next issue.

He is especially attuned to the needs of young home-buyers, such as budget and location specifications. He also uses technology very effectively to keep the lines of communication open. Mark is truly concerned with providing a quality real estate experience. He followed through with me even beyond closing to make sure that I was fully satisfied. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Mark to my closest friends, and to any home buyer or seller who enjoys working with competent, intelligent people. I look forward to working with him again when it comes time to sell my home.

Thanks!”

  • Jenn Neilson, Buyer

“Mark helped us sell our house at a difficult time in our lives and the market in general. He was out in front of the pack using new technologies and market strategies. Our house sold at the highest per square foot rate ever sold in our district. He was easy to work with, conscientious and tenacious. I will buy or sell a house with his help again when the time is right.”

  • Lisa McWilliams, Seller

“Working with Mark was effortless. With Strub, you get the whole package. Not only is he likeable and personable, but he really knows Austin. What’s selling. What’s not. What’s fair. And what’s the right strategy, whether you’re buying or selling. His advice was spot on. If we had listened to ourselves and our emotions, we would have missed out on $20K. But Mark tactfully guided us in the right direction. If you’re buying or selling in Austin, call Strub.”

  • Scott Dannemiller, Seller

“It was easy to tell that Mark had my best interests at heart. A friend recommended him and said that he had come by after the closing to help her install her dishwasher! He is a great guy and a great real estate agent. I highly recommend him.”

  • Rachel Penticuff, Buyer

“Mark has a great attention to detail. He turns what is typically an emotional and stressful process into one that makes you feel confident from beginning to end.

Absolute joy to work with…”

  • Stacey Gomez, Buyer

“My wife and I recently relocated to Austin, TX and we were somewhat familiar with Austin. We decided on an area of Austin that met our needs from a lifestyle perspective but decided we should follow-up with a real estate agent to be sure. Mark Strüb was highly recommended by friends and he came through for us way beyond our expectations. Mark read us so well and while he showed us houses in the area that we thought we wanted to be in, he then carried us into an area called Great Hills which we immediately fell in LOVE with. After looking at a handful of houses, the one house in Great Hills was it for us! Mark was on target and didn’t waste any of our time. Expert in his field, personable as your best friend, on time for every meeting and truly has a high level of integrity and passion for his work! Thanks Mark and we’ll call on you again for our next house hunting needs!”

“When faced with relocating to Austin, good friends suggested we work with Mark Strub. I called Mark on a rainy day in February and immediately felt a connection with him. While I rambled on about where I thought we wanted to live, Mark was great about listening between the lines and grasping the lifestyle my husband and I were looking for. Having lived here while I was getting my masters, I had a limited knowledge of the real estate available, and was crushed to learn of the prices in the neighborhoods I knew about. Mark took the lead and showed us a few properties in Great Hills and we instantly felt a connection to the area, and especially to the home we purchased. Real estate is about so much more than buying or selling a property. It also takes the expertise of a real estate agent who is willing to take the time to get to know the client, and understand their lifestyle and dreams. I highly recommend Mark Strub and will definitely use him in the future.”

– Dana and Shannon Singleterry, Buyers

“Mark did a great job selling our home. He counseled us well on setting the price substantially higher than another prospective agent we considered would have. We ultimately selected Mark to market our home because he recognized higher value in its unique appeal. Mark understood the design aesthetics of our home, and he ensured with high quality professional photography that the house stood out among its competition. We saw unusually high and sustained web traffic because of the visual presentation of our house online, and from the comprehensive approach Mark takes to integrating web and social media in the marketing process. Web traffic translated into foot traffic, and we had the house under contract within 30 days. We had to already moved to the East Coast so Mark worked with us remotely. There was a fair amount of complexity in the sale with regard to requested repairs and offsets. Because we were at a distance, Mark had to take a larger than usual role in coordinating and facilitating work. He did so willingly to get the deal done. He was also an effective counselor and educator on the process to us as sellers and to prospective buyers.”

  • Stuart Weikel, Seller

“We interviewed several REALTORS and Mark was just superior from the first contact. His enthusiasm was genuine and he listened to us and understood our needs. A great experience.”

  • Sheila Sorvari, Buyer

“As I told you, you had been the best agent we ever had, and I really mean it. You were always ready to help in any of our aspect of the deal and most important you made us feel we could trust you and made us feel secure. And our trust was well placed because you were friendly and very professional.

Thank you very much for your help, we are going to recommend you to all our friends. In fact [our first referral] is really pleased with your service.”

— Orlando Riquelme, Buyer

Fabulous!. Christy was my real estate agent when I moved to Austin, TX. She was fabulous to work with, got what I needed/wanted immediately and went the extra mile(s) to find it for me. She was personable, very well-informed and excellent at her job. I love the house she found and she made the entire transaction smooth and pleasant.

  • Marjory Hawkins

I hired Christy Strub as my real estate agent to sell a home in the Central Austin area. Her responsibilities included assessment of the home, sales and marketing strategy, pricing guidance, staging recommendations, and marketing and overall management of the entire real estate selling process.  Hiring Christy Strub to be my real estate agent was an easy decision. While Christy had not yet sold hundreds of homes in Austin, she had more knowledge, passion and confidence than dozens I had interviewed and encountered when preparing for this decision. The Strub group had previously advised me against a sale less than two years prior, recommending that I wait for a pending market change. What great advice, because when they did proactively call me with market insight, the overall experience was very positive (I believe) for both the buyer and seller. Christy’s professional manner and organizational skills make her an excellent real estate agent. She was able to assess the home and make recommendations (coordinating actually – since I am a busy business traveler) the efforts to get the home sales ready. She definitely went above and beyond what is common for an agent. The marketing materials, reporting and pricing guidance were above my expectations. The process she managed, leaving me out of all the nitty gritty details, was exceptional. At the end of the day the seller’s real estate agent was also very pleased to work with Christy. Closing went perfectly, and I was a happy home seller. I highly recommend Christy, the team she brings behind her and their experience and wish I had more homes for her to sell. Christy will be my realtor for life!

  • Erin Hindman – Seller

one of the most dependable Realtors in Austin. I have known Christy for several years and have found her to be one of the most dependable and extremely professional Realtors in Austin, Texas. She takes excellent care of her clients and is proactive on every detail of the transaction.

Christy Strüb of Strüb Residential could not have come at a better time in our lives.  Recently engaged, my fiancé and I were on the fence about whether or not we should buy property in Austin.  When we met with Christy for the first time as our realtor, she explained things in great detail for us, taking us step-by-step through the looking, lending and buying process, and really helping us figure out our wants and needs in relation to the current market.   Having Christy as our realtor immediately made us feel relaxed and confident as first-time homebuyers to take a bite out of Austin territory.

Once we started the search, Christy worked tirelessly for us in one of the most insane real estate markets out there.  Christy would be out at 8 am looking at two or three houses with me, and then turn right back around at lunchtime to look with me again at a promising house that just came on the market.  We would call her late at night and on the weekends, and she always made us feel like a priority,  and that she truly wanted the best first house for us to call home.

With Christy by our side guiding us through one of the toughest buyers’ markets out there (bidding wars, houses pending within 24 hours, anemic inventory) we were able to find our first home within a month of searching!  By the time we closed on the house, it had only been two months from the time we had our first conversation with Christy about buying.  Some of my friends had horror stories of spending six months or more in an exhaustive and unfruitful home search, and I truly feel like I owe everything to our wonderful realtor with her smart strategy and keen eye.  She is so hardworking, dedicated and focused, and someone I consider a dear, dear friend.  Down the road when it’s time to start thinking about real estate again, she will be the first person I call!

Sophie Pearson, EH (Ecstatic Homeowner)

Lauren J.

Midland, TX

Mark and Ashley did an amazing job helping me sell a lot in Lakeway! Even though it wasn’t a ton of money, they were attentive, understanding, and did not slow down from start to finish! They really took amazing care of me and my family and I will always be grateful and recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell in Austin. Their team in phenomenal!

Andy M.

Austin, TX

Mark is an amazing asset for selling your home and a great advocate when purchasing. He has great advice and insight and we couldn’t have done it without him. He helped to get our house ready to sell and hired a photographer and designer that I am certain made all the difference. He also did a great job pricing the house, it sold quickly but without leaving any money on the table. He then was a huge help purchasing our new house and has continued to be a resource throughout the building process. It is a great feeling to know we have someone so proactive and knowledgeable in our corner.

Katherine B.

Austin, TX

Mark Strub provided my husband and I with a great first time home buyer experience. Mark explained everything in detail in a manner that wasn’t overwhelming. He was always available and kept us in the loop throughout the process. We definitely recommend Strub Residential and will continue to use their services!

Justin P.

Austin, TX

Since moving back to Austin in 2014 I’ve been looking to buy a place. After reading the reviews of Strub Residential I decided to work with Mark and his team. I have to say, the reviews were absolutely spot on. This isn’t the first time I’ve bought a home, so I’m familiar with the ups and downs. Working with Mark has only been up. He is very knowledgeable about the Austin area and what different neighborhoods have to offer and wasn’t afraid to give me his opinion on the pros and cons of the places I was looking at. Once I was under contract, he did his best to make sure I was getting a great deal. I’m not necessarily a cut throat negotiator, but definitely felt like Mark was taking care of my best interests and even getting me more than I was anticipating. As of this writing, I close on the house in 10 days and everything has gone smoothly (knock on wood), due in no small part to the team he has back at the office. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Strub Residential friends and family anytime. Great experience and I’m sure when I’m ready to upgrade, I’ll be contacting Mark to manage the sale.

Jessie B.

Austin, TX

These folks at Strüb Residential- man are they rockstars! I decided to move with my daughter from Wyoming to Austin to be closer to family and for a change of pace. My sister already lived in Austin and let me know she would help. We got hooked up with Strüb Residential and the rest is history!

Mark helped me on the back end, and Christy on the front. Christy took my sister out for an entire day so she could view properties on my behalf, and we found a great one in NW Austin. They did a wonderful job facilitating everything on my behalf since I was having to do this all remotely.

The Strübs listened to all of my wants and needs. I wasn’t here to gauge the school districts, commutes to everyday needs, and even a good “fit” for my daughter and I. I entrusted them to not only find us a place to live… But a HOME! They did an amazing job at not only fulfilling all of my expectations but going beyond that! They put themselves in my shoes and I couldn’t be more grateful!

I’ve since relocated here, got my daughter enrolled in school and have been enjoying all that Austin has to offer. I can’t thank the folks at Strüb Residential enough for helping to make the relocation as easy as possible so I could focus on everything else. I recommend them to anyone I know moving to Austin, as well as people here just wanting a new home. Strüb Residential takes the reins when it comes to finding a home. What else can I say- these guys are the bees knees.

Kelly R.

Monument, CO

My wife and I had to move back to Denver from Austin on very short notice for a job and we couldn’t stay in Austin during listing. We contacted Mark because of his top marks on Yelp, and because several people had specifically mentioned his ability to coordinate long-distance home sales.

We could not have made a better choice. Long story short, we moved to Denver no problem, and our Home received a full-price offer the first day on the market. His team was very on-top-of-it in terms of coordinating communication between us and the buyers.

It was nice to have the home selling process be the least stressful part of the whole transition. We strongly recommend Mark and his team – they are just plain good at what they do!

Richard T.

Colorado Springs, CO

I reached out to Strüb Residential partly on the strength of the super positive review on Yelp. We are buying sight-unseen from Colorado Springs. Man o man are they good!! Mark put me on to Alex Tapp, one of his up-and-comers. Alex did a fantastic job finding us a condo in Austin. He was incredibly responsive, on top of every opportunity, and kept me and other agents informed. He did a masterful job working a thorny negotiation. It all came out in our favor. Cannot say enough good. Be careful of the giant firms that may not have the time to treat you right. These guys will.

Russ L.

Austin, TX

I have known Mark for over 10 years now. He is amongst the best in real estate agents in this market or any market for that matter. He is skillful in negotiations – always getting the best for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable about real estate in Austin, TX and knows how to find the right deals for his customers. He carefully matches the property to the needs of his clients. He cares about his clients as though they are his family members. His clients become his friends. You will not and cannot go wrong with Mark Strub as your agent. He always gets great results!

you need to call him. Seriously. You won’t be sorry.

Sara V.

Austin, TX

As first time homebuyers we were nervous about the process. We had many questions and were initially interested in renting. After our first meeting with Mark, we realized, however, that we had more options.

Mark then introduced us to Stewart, who was AWESOME. What was great about working with Mark and Stewart was their patience with us. We had ideas of what we wanted and were looking for, but were not 100% solid on what that exactly looked like, and of course we had a lot of questions.

So thus our journey began. We looked at awesome condos downtown, east

Austin and even Lakeway, and Stewart was with us every step of the way, answered all of our emails as soon as he could – which is a plus when you get excited about a house!

Once our offer was approved, Stewart was in constant communication with our lender and home builder to move things along. He was present at the inspection, walk-thrus, and of course closing. He is very knowledgeable and it was great having him there to assist us in asking all the right questions. Overall, extremely professional, timely, and personable!

We approached Strub Residential because of its stellar reviews, and at first one can be skeptical that every customer had a 5-star experience. However, these are reviews that can be trusted! They did an amazing job, and I will recommend this company to anyone in the future needing their services. I will definitely be using them again when the time comes!!!!

C. R. S.

Austin, TX

My wife and I recently moved from Austin to Oregon. We were anxious to get the house sold as we only had a short time to make the relocation. We found Mark’s website and thought his approach would be successful for us. We were right.

Mark came out soon after our call. We had lots of questions, but he patiently walked us through the process. He has a great team he can call in to help get things progressing. He brought in an interior designer to help us stage the house, and who made several great suggestions on things to change. We followed his directions exactly and the house looked spectacular. Then, Mark brought in a photographer who took amazing pictures of the house, showcasing it’s attributes. He even hooked us up with a lawn-care crew that did the best work I’ve seen (Jesus!), and made the house look like a showcase. After working with us to speed up the process, Mark’s team had the listing online and the pictures posted within a few days.

One week later, the house was under contract. Two days after that, we had a backup. At the time (September 2014), many houses in our area were on the market for an average of 30+ days. We were ecstatic. The process was very easy as Strub is a one-stop shop for all the people you need to get your house in shape to sell. Ashley, who was in the office at the time, was also great at communicating with us quickly by text and email. They provided the best real estate transaction I’ve even been associated with.

Strub Realty is a one-stop real estate sales shop with excellent communication and follow-through.

Ann W.

Austin, TX

I met Mark when our sons played baseball together. I knew back then that he was real estate agent. When it came time to sell our house, we called him and were upfront letting him know that we were planning to sell it our self, but I was hoping to trade his wife a facial in exchange for any tips he could give me on improving our home before we put it up for sale. He came over and gave me some amazing ..no strings attached advice and said if you run into trouble later just give me a call. I love that he wasn’t pushy and I felt like he was just being a good friend. Since my sister is a RE broker, my husband is an attorney, and even I had a real estate license once, I would have this house sold within a month. 3 months later and two failed contracts I called Mark with my tail between my legs. By this time, I was in a really bad spot. Our really large and unique home was no longer staged as I moved all of our things to our new place in California. Mark convinced me not to discount to price, pay the $3,000 fee to re stage it, and have a little faith. Within the first week we received three full price offers! We would have lost $13,000 had I not let him represent us because I was discounting way more than I should have been. I was also choosing offers that weren’t viable. Mark knew exactly what offer to choose and the house closed without a hitch in 30 days. My husband and I are still talking about how amazing the process was as soon as we turned it over to him. Thank you so much Mark… for taking such a huge burden off of our family!!–Ann Webb.

PS. I would have given this review 10 stars but I didn’t want to chance it not appearing.

Shaun C.

Cedar Rapids, IA

A fantastic gentleman with a deep understanding of Austin. His focus reaches from central Austin to the burbs. Great man for a tour, but far more importantly a great listener to what you want, need, and a guide on your journey to the best place.

Worth a conversation at the least. The information he gives which appears so effortless will take you a long time plowing through blogs, websites, and conversations. Save yourself time and make a good choice. Chat with Mark 😉

Susan H.

Austin, TX

When moving to Austin we found Mark via Yelp and the many excellent reviews he had received and in short we were not disappointed. Our transaction was a bit tricky due to a short timeline, my changing of employers, and trying to do much of the transaction long distance but Mark handled all of these things excellently.

One example of his ability to go the extra mile to get results was when we placed the offer on the home that we ultimately purchased, there were competing offers and the timeline for reviewing those offers was not quick enough for when we needed a decision. Mark was able to get the sellers to review the offers (and accept ours) before the original deadline so that we could stay on schedule.

Other examples of his superior customer service include how he accommodated our house hunting trip on short notice, carving out much of a Saturday on hours of notice. He very quickly learned our housing preferences, recommended that we actually go to a lower price point so we could renovate it ourselves (and in doing so receiving less commission than if he had connected us with a pricier house), and actually helped us put an offer on the perfect house for us sight unseen.

But perhaps the best example of what it is like working with Mark is how shortly after we moved in (but before our stuff arrived) we were repairing things and realized that we needed a hammer urgently. In almost no time after learning of our issue, Mark went out, purchased a hammer, and brought it to us to save the day. I would have thought nothing much of it if the issue had gone unaddressed by Mark as it was just casually mentioned but he took the initiative to help us out.

It is for these reasons that we enthusiastically recommend Mark as a real estate agent in Austin and would undoubtedly work with him again when we need real estate representation.

Aleida K.

Brooklyn, NY

Mark is awesome. I just sold my house (7/25/14 whoo) and he was my agent. I know the market right now for selling is great, but Mark made the process even easier and overall I felt comfortable and trusted him to give me good advice on moving forward. I definitely didn’t want to go with my agent that I bought my house with. He was late all the time, didn’t listen to what I was looking for, and I did all the work. Mark on the other hand completely turned my experience around.

There are a few things I really appreciated about Mark:

– great energy and works tirelessly. I also felt like he put himself in my shoes and was patient and talked me through a lot of my concerns (I’m a first time seller).

– He was my feet on the ground. I sold my house in Austin but I live in NYC now. Mark had to go to my house and do errands, pick up stuff, let me know what needed fixing cleaning, etc. He never complained, dropped the ball, or left anything unfinished.

– Mark was confident in his negotiations but didn’t come across pushy or negative. It was important to me to get the highest bid on the house that I could but I also didn’t want to have a bully for an agent. Mark is kind and knowledgeable and not a pushover.

– There was a lot of work and negotiating, managing multiple offers, and also working with me while I’ve been in NY. I didn’t hear about any of that stuff, though. Mark just took care of everything. Of course he told me about the multiple offers and helped me wade through that but I didn’t hear about the extra work that goes on. Also, I really appreciated that Mark didn’t tell me about any of the negative comments that might have come in about my house from potential buyers. That might be due to how good the market is right now, but still, I loved my house and I liked only hearing the good stuff. He dealt with stuff for me that didn’t affect the ultimate sale of the house, which I appreciated.

– Communication didn’t stop after the sale. He’s giving me advice regarding the market and choosing an agent in NYC.

I know Mark because I served on a board of directors with him for the Austin Youth Hostel. I didn’t get a chance to know him well, though. But my brief interactions with him, and knowing his background as to why the hostel was important to him, I knew right away that I wanted him as my agent. He is seriously a good guy and he has a special connection with people. I only wish I had known him when I was purchasing my house in the first place.

Rimma A.

Austin, TX

Mark helped us move twice already! The first was our cross-country relocation to Austin, and the second was our forever home in another part of Austin. He’s super knowledgeable about the city and its neighborhoods and he’s fantastic to work with. We’re lucky to have found him and recommend him to anybody who asks for a good realtor!

Andrew F.

Santa Barbara, CA

Per a reference from a good friend who had both a professional, as well as a personal, relationship with him, my wife and I contacted Mark a little over 7 years ago to buy a duplex in Austin and it was a totally positive experience. The property was, and is still, an investment for us, as we are musicians/artists, and we needed to try and come up with some kind of strategy that might enable us to retire some day. We had very specific criteria, including, but not limited to, budget limitations, and Mark’s skill as a listener paid off. Rather than try to steer us towards a property that did not work for us, Mark was able to work with us and our criteria, never trying to push his own agenda, as realtors so often try to do (from my experience), and, because he truly heard what we had to say, after less than a week of actual looking, we finally found a place that worked for us!

Prior to the sale Mark was extremely patient & helpful. As we live out of state, I literally did months of research before actually traveling to Austin and not only was Mark responsive to my constant email & phone queries regarding neighborhoods, school districts, potential for growth, etc., prior to the sale, he has also been great about helping us with issues AFTER the sale, such as referring us to a local insurance company, helping us find a good plumber, as well as an HVAC contractor, and the inevitable landlord/tenant issues that have arisen since our purchase, all things that do not put a dime in his pocket.

This is a man of integrity, not a word one often hears often in the same conversation as the words ‘real estate’… Despite the fact that we rarely see one another, I now call him a friend.

Amanda R.

Fuquay Varina, NC

This guy! I miss this guy!

Mark held my hand through one of the more difficult decisions I’ve ever made this summer, selling my single-girl pad in Crestview. I love/d my tiny house. I’d poured all kinds of sweat equity into it and hated to come to terms with the fact that I no longer lived in Austin 🙁 So there I was, a wreck, realizing that I’m not moving back to Austin any time soon and that it’s time to let go…and in steps Mark to guide me through the process seamlessly. He answered my millions of questions, even the million repeats, he gave me great suggestions and solid feedback. He was able to have a genuine conversation about the state of my house, who was buying in the hood, and how to maximize sale. He took my emotional one minute and very direct the next commentary and knew exactly how to tread through that water. I’m pretty sure I only cried once 🙂 He’s honest, hard working, knows his stuff, and had no problem dealing with the gauntlet of friends passing through to say goodbye (and judge my realtor).

Every other review written is spot on – Mark’s awesome. Above and beyond what’s already been written is that he made me feel like he loved my house as much as I did. In fact, I think he may have 🙂 My house was special to me, and Mark and his crew sure treated it that way, which is phenomenal.

Thanks for everything Mark – congratulations to you and your family on your new addition and I wish you all nothing but the best in 2015 and beyond. If I do end up coming back to Austin, I’ll defo be hitting you up to find me a new casa.

Kohji O.

Austin, TX

Yes really another 5 star review for Mark Strub. If you’re smart you’ll call him if you’re in the market in ATX for real estate. I have bought/sold 5 properties across the country so I have had experience with many realtors, and Mark is one of the best. Why? Ask any average realtor if they think it’s a good time to buy/sell and you’ll get fed a line of “absolutely rates are going up” or “market is hot, better get in before it’s too late” blah blah blah…self serving comments to get your hard earned dough. You ask Mark the same question and you will get a *real* answer, good or bad. He is incredibly honest and astute on the Austin real estate market, but most importantly he will tell you the truth! He knows what it takes to buy or sell that home you’re after/looking to unload.

He is that good, and I’ll prove it…Mark helped us buy 2 houses within the past 2 years. ‘Nuff said, call him. Or don’t, which is fine because then he’ll have more time to find me my next property!

Elyse D.

San Antonio, TX

So, as it turns out, my hubby and I decided to relocate to our hometown of San Antonio, a year after we bought our first home in Austin. We, of course, called Mark Strub first thing, and just as we experienced purchasing a home with Mark, his skills and expertise were just as on-point with selling our home. He was AMAZING. We basically closed on our home within 6 weeks of contacting him. Oh, and did I mention that we were able to sell our home above asking price, with multiple offers, for almost 20% more than what we paid just a year before?! I have no doubts that Mark Strub is the reason we were so successful. He recommended a handyman who took great care of us. He recommended a window cleaning service, a make-ready service, and a wonderful photographer that did just a beautiful job of photographing our home. I really could go on and on. So, I’m an official aficionado on Mark Strub Residential – I’ve purchased and sold a home through his services. TRUST ME! He’s amazing. Now, if I could just find his counterpart in SA….

Elyse D.

San Antonio, TX

This review is long overdue. My husband and I closed on our new home a couple of months ago.  Mark was so fantastic to work with, that writing this review and letting other home purchasers know about Strub Residential was an absolute must (can finally cross this off my to-do list!).  Mark was knowledgeable, efficient, an excellent communicator and the only reason we were able to buy the house that we did.  The house was under-priced and in an extremely hot market, like Austin, within 24 hours of being on the market, there were literally over 10 offers on the home. Because of Mark’s experience, knowledge, reputation, and just being an overall bad ass, we won the bidding war.  This was our first home purchase and he was incredible with walking us through the process. Despite his super busy schedule, he was always just a phone call, text, and/or email away.  I honestly cannot say enough.  If/when we ever buy again, there is only one person we are working with.

yi y.

Austin, TX

Having a realtor is kind of like having a therapist. House shopping can make you pretty neurotic and sometimes even depressed but Mark Strüb was always calm and collected as he listened to me voice all my concerns and “rationalizations”. He was always there to answer questions or if I just needed a sounding board – even when I would email or text him in the middle of the night… um, but don’t do that. And most importantly, he was enthusiastic throughout the entire home buying process. He never broke his charisma or let his passion for helping me find my home die.

Strub also “gets” the homeowner that wants to live in central Austin for different amenities and lifestyle reasons. This may be the most important quality you’ll want to find in a realtor. You want a realtor that understands your lifestyle and passions which in many cases is much more important than just understanding your budget or real estate policies and procedures.

I started off not really knowing what I wanted. I can’t count the number of houses we saw or how many times I changed my mind or expanded my budget (or how many phone calls that ended in “let’s go see it just ONE LAST TIME”), yet he was very patient and let me find my way on my own time. His knowledge of Austin culture, businesses and neighborhoods helped me quickly identify which houses to check out and which to not bother with which helped tremendously as I finally narrowed down what I was looking for (which we usually will all learn is that it’s really location) He also has a lot of connections and was really great at finding the right broker for me after the first one didn’t work out too well. I also really loved the home inspector he paired me up with.

I’ve happily recommended Mark Strub and his team to a handful of house-shopping friends and everyone has been delighted with his enthusiasm and dedication!

Ryan T.

San Diego, CA

Unfortunately, Yelp doesn’t allow 6-star reviews.

My wife and I are relocating in Austin so I can attend the business school at UT. Mark spent several days with us in the competitive central Austin housing market and we found a wonderful house.

We had an absolutely awful time with our lender, but Mark was with us every step of the way and went WAY above and beyond the call of duty to get us into our house.

If you’re looking for an agent who is kind, courteous, professional, unbelievably helpful, tenacious, and willing to do whatever it takes to make your deal work for you, Mark Strub is your man. Honestly, I can’t recommend him highly enough. He is a WONDERFUL agent and he, no doubt, will be our agent for any deal we ever make in Austin.

Dana S.

South Burlington, VT

Listed in Real Estate

My wife and I recently relocated to Austin, TX and we were somewhat familiar with Austin. We decided on an area of Austin that met our needs from a lifestyle perspective but decided we should follow-up with a real estate agent to be sure. Mark Strüb was highly recommended by friends and he came through for us way beyond our expectations. Mark read us so well and while he showed us houses in the area that we thought we wanted to be in, he then carried us into an area called Great Hills which we immediately fell in LOVE with.

After looking at a handful of houses, the one house in Great Hills was it for us! Mark was on target and didn’t waste any of our time. Expert in his field, personable as your best friend, on time for every meeting and truly has a high level of integrity and passion for his work!

Thanks Mark and we’ll call on you again for our next house hunting needs!

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Kelly J.

Austin, TX

My wife and I recently relocated to the Austin area and through her company relocation service we got a hold of Mark. We are very glad that we did. He was a pleasure to work with.

We had one weekend to view some homes and we had done some research and had a list of places to see. Mark added a couple others to the list and we viewed 10 homes that day. The next to last one turned out to be the winner and we were able to negotiate and close in 1 month.

Mark was very quick to answer questions take care of anything we asked for. his local knowledge and pleasant and professional demeanor made the whole experience top notch. We would highly recommend him and will use him again when the time comes.

Regards, Kelly & Anna Jobe

Ananda C.

Austin, TX

Buying a house is kinda a big deal. Buying your first house in a new city is a really big deal.

From the start, Mark was helpful, informative and relaxed even switching from showing us houses to driving us to different apartments to find our temporary landing spot in Austin on our first meeting with him. From then on, we decided to stick with Mark throughout the process of finding our first home together. Throughout, Mark was patient and observant helping us hone in on our ideal location and eventual home. After we pulled the trigger he has continued to be helpful in recommending contractors for remodeling projects, advising us when we considering renting and just overall continuing to happily provide assistance long after we purchased the home.

Mark truly understands how important building and maintaining relationship are to running a successful business. Because of this he helps take some of the stress out of buying and even owning a home.

Marc D.

Austin, TX

My wife, Elyse, wrote a review on 11/15/12. I’d like to reiterate everything she said. I can’t imagine a better experience. Mark was very attentive, knowledgeable, and helped us snag a highly sought-after house (7 offers in 48 hours!) in SW Austin. When I screened realtors at the outset of our (first) house-hunting, I asked Mark why I should choose him rather than representing myself in the process (I’m an attorney, but don’t practice RE law). He responded by explaining how he’d add value in excess of the commission-split I’d theoretically earn. Looking back after several months, I know he was 100% correct.

Amanda S.

Los Angeles, CA

In total, I think Mark took us to look at probably 30 or 40 houses, but the story begins long before the house hunting process does. Mark invited my husband and I into his office when we first contacted him to get to know us and understand our likes, needs, and personalities. He then made some recommendations for areas we should look based on our desire to live as close to the city center as possible, be within walking distance to something (food, drink, shopping) and spend next to nothing. Mark had his work cut out for him, but he was unendingly patient, thoughtful about recommendations, and committed to doing everything he could to get us the exact house we wanted. Mark and his team are the most professional and dedicated real estate pros in the business. If you’re looking for a home in or near Central Austin, look no further, these guys are it.

Lauren O.

Austin, TX

I really can’t say enough about how wonderful our experience has been working with Mark. My husband and I are first-time buyers, and we came to this super competitive market with very little knowledge of the home buying process. Mark met with us right away, just to get to know us and what would be important to us in a home. My husband and I started out with very different must-have lists. It was clear from the very beginning that with Mark this would not simply be a search for a house, but for the truly perfect home for both of us.

Mark was always available to answer our countless questions and to take us out to see houses at the drop of a hat, if we were eager. His counsel and advice were invaluable throughout the entire process. Believe me when I say Mark has the uncanny ability to spot both great and terrible properties from a mile away. He knows every neighborhood we were considering on a street-by-street basis, and he helped us hone in on the one neighborhood that fit us perfectly.

When THE home popped up on our list of properties, Mark literally arranged the viewing and began the negotiation process while out of the country. On vacation. He was determined to get us our home on our terms, and did.

We will absolutely be joining the ranks of Mark’s repeat clients whenever we decide to make our next move (which is really hard to imagine considering how much we love the place he helped us find).

Jonathan M.

Los Gatos, CA

We have a pretty unique experience: Mark helped us buy our home sight unseen.

We had toyed with the idea of moving away from the San Francisco Bay Area, but weren’t sure where we’d go or how quickly. We met Mark in March 2013 while visiting Austin. Mark took a couple days out of his schedule to show us around the neighborhoods that fit what we were looking for: top rated schools, nearby amenities, decent square footage, privacy, quiet streets, etc. So many agents specialize in certain areas, yet Mark seems to know all of Austin fairly well. We toured Bee Cave, Westlake Hills and Steiner Ranch, and really loved the newer builds in the latter.

Nearly a year later, we decided it was time to move and Austin was our pick. I called Mark and he remembered who we were and our back story. The one catch was that flying back and forth with the kids was no-go, so we were going to rely on Mark fairly heavily for our decision. We chatted and decided Steiner Ranch was the right neighborhood for us.

We used Mark’s MLS tool to find the newest listings and when we saw what we liked, we’d call Mark. He offered to walk through, take additional pictures, and provide his professional feedback based on our preferences. It was like Mark was a virtual me.

Within a couple weeks, we found our home. Within a month, we were moved in. Everything about the house and neighborhood is fantastic: less than 10 years old, quiet walkable family friendly neighborhood, backs to open space, ample room for my kids, access to a private dock, fantastic HOA pools and playgrounds, with all top rated schools. Considering that I work from home, almost all amenities I’d need are within a 5 minute drive, and most weeks I don’t leave this little oasis. Most importantly, my kids are happy. They have their backyard, their own bedrooms, and their play areas. While we are the ones that made the decision to buy, we wouldn’t have known what to offer on had Mark not been present to guide us.

The relocation process was also very coordinated. We flew into town, got off the plane and looked at the house for the first time that afternoon. The following morning, we did the walk through and signed papers a few hours later. We ran into a minor snag which could have delayed closing; Mark would have been able to us up in temporary furnished housing should we need it. Luckily, we didn’t and within 3 days of being in Austin, we were sleeping in our new home. The information packet he put together had everything we needed to get utilities established and familiarize ourselves with the area.

Overall, a great experience. As we’re looking for additional investment homes, we will definitely call Mark.

Lindsay F.

Austin, TX

It took me a long time to find my perfect house, but it would have been a much shorter process if I had started with Mark. After having the worst experience with another realtor, who pressured me to buy a house I didn’t even want, I did some research and discovered all the good reviews associated with Mark.

The reviews don’t lie. Mark is the best. Not only did he make the effort to get my business in the first place, he stuck with me through the entire process, never giving up until he found the right house for me. He was not afraid to tell me when he thought a deal was bad, even when I wasn’t initially convinced, and discovered the right house for me after I thought it wasn’t even possible.

If you want someone to listen to what you want, who is willing to fight for you to get it, and is willing to keep working for you even after you think it’s hopeless, then go with Mark. If you want someone who’s just going to show you around their area and not really care what you ultimately purchase, then go with virtually anyone else.

It is a tough process to find a house in this market. Especially if you don’t want to compromise on location and price. Mark is the rare realtor that is good at his job because he knows how to listen to his clients, and knows how to get them what they want. Don’t go with a hack realtor…go with Mark!

Katherine T.

Austin, TX

Best realtor we know! After interviewing a few…my husband and I decided to hire mark to sell our downtown home. We had 2 offers in less than 48 hours! Mark’s strategy is to get your house in the best condition to sell. He supports this with high quality photos, professional staging, and strategic advertising and networking. Mark is committed 100%. We were impressed with calls on holidays, early emails, and texts at all times of the day. Hire him and you won’t be disappointed!

Alex T.

Austin, TX

Honest, genuine, knowledgeable and will go above and beyond to make your experience as smooth as possible. I can’t recommend Mark highly enough. His guidance was invaluable to me throughout the entire process and will absolutely use him again. Top man!

Noah K.

Austin, TX

Don’t want to beat a dead horse here, so I’ll keep it short and sweet. If you need a realtor, go with Mark. It’s great having a realtor that’s in the same mindset as you are and understands your concerns.

We actually already had our house picked out (new construction), but recruited Mark to represent us for the rest of the process. Since his services were free for us, it was a great deal.

The best part was closing, when he wore fancy clothes looking good sitting next to me for an hour. I’m a straight married man, but not ashamed to admit that I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Seriously though, if someone in your close group of friends is not a Realtor, Mark is the next best thing (maybe better).

Pat C.

Austin, TX

My husband and I just finished closing on our first house with Mark and it was probably the best experience we could’ve asked for. We were first-time homebuyers so we had absolutely NO IDEA what we were doing or what what it would take to get into a home. We had been looking around casually for a home a couple times with different realtors around Austin, but was never blown away with their knowledge or service (hence the switching). However, Mark came as a recommendation from a friend so we decided to give him a try and lo and behold, he ended up finding us the exact house, price and location we were looking for in the 2nd house he showed us!

My husband and I were both shocked that a realtor actually listened to our specifications and wants and showed us the perfect sample of houses to help us make our decision. We were looking for a very affordable single family fixer-upper in downtown Austin (very rare if you are looking right now!). He never pressured us into buying anything and actually would recommend for us to pass on a house if it didn’t seem like it suited our wants and needs. After we decided to move forward, he was with us every step of the way and answered every e-mail and phone call almost immediately whenever we had a question. We also had to deal with some unprofessionalism from the seller which we didn’t know how quite to respond to, but Mark handled each response for us in the most professional and advantageous manner.

Mark is also a multiple home owner and landlord so he knows quite a bit about the work that goes into renovating and maintaining a property. He was able to walk us through each house and tell us how much work we would realistically probably have to put into it to make it what we wanted. What a great resource!

If you are need someone to baby you completely through the home purchasing process (and even if you don’t!), look no further — I promise you won’t find a better guy suited for this big life decision. Oh and did I mention he ended up giving us a fridge for our new home? Our house came with a crappy, dirty fridge and Mark had an extra one he decided to just gift to us before we had even closed on our house. This has nothing to do with how amazing a realtor/consultant he was to us, but just goes to show you that he’s a genuinely nice guy also. We will 100% for sure be using Mark again the next time we buy a home in the greater Austin area.

Kevin S.

Austin, TX

Working with Mark was amazing. Since this was our first time buying a home, we leaned on Mark for everything. Every call was returned ASAP if he couldnt answer, every text was prompt. He understands the market very well and worked with the builder to get us the best possible deal. Of all of the homes that were built in the new development, we liked ours the best and we got it for the lowest price in the community. Couldnt recommend Mark enough. I had him review all the contracts and made sure he knew what I was signing and I felt comfortble. Great Expereince!

Matthew M.

Austin, TX

My wife and I just closed on our first home. It was a crazy 3-month adventure that ended better than we could have ever dreamed. Mark Strüb made it all possible.

From first phone call to closing, Mark has been there every step of the way. Calling him a “realtor” or a “broker” is insufficient. Working with Mark is like having a real estate agent, broker, economist, housing expert, therapist, counselor, confidant, friend, and spirit guide all wrapped into one. He deserves to call himself an “über agent” because that’s pretty much what he is.

There are the givens — the fact that he is a funny, likable, and a genuinely good person; the fact that he has a well-rooted, deep understanding of Austin and its crazy-evolving housing market; the fact that he has amazing connections in every corner of real estate (lenders, inspectors, insurance agents, contractors — you name it, he connects you to all of them); the fact that he employs the most up-to-date and efficient tools to help you find and secure your house (this is a must in Austin); the fact that he operates on an “on-call” basis (another must in Austin — I kid you not, he answered one of my calls while celebrating his wedding anniversary in New England); and the fact that he will go to battle for you (when he found out there were multiple offers on the home we wanted, he worked tirelessly, day and night, for a stretch of 72 straight hours to get us that house — he would not be denied).

Any good Austin realtor should possess these qualities. Where Mark separates himself is in how he views his relationship with his clients. It doesn’t matter how long it takes (in our case, it took three months), Mark’s objective isn’t just to find you a house — his objective is to help you find YOUR house. That distinction is important, and it’s what makes Mark a rare bird in his profession.

I’ll never forget when Mark took us on our first ride to look at houses. While driving, he would occasionally point out houses where his clients live (it stuck with me that he called them “my clients,” as opposed to “my former clients”). He pointed them out with ease, and I could sense the pride and happiness he felt about each and every one. My wife and I are so thrilled to now join the ranks of Mark’s clients.

Penelope H.

Austin, TX

If you’re like me and a little uncertain about how this whole house-buying thing works, let alone how to survive this insane market, let me save you a step. You can skip the ‘interviewing a bunch of agents to be sure you’re finding the best representative’ part. You can probably also skip the ‘home buying for dummies’ books, unless you’re the curious sort. Just hire Mark and know you’ve made a genius decision.

We had a very specific dream house – one that’s extremely hard to find in Austin in our budget range (Craftsman bungalow, original built-ins, great lot, great neighborhood, etc.). So when our house came on the market, Mark had us in to view it in, like, an hour. He submitted an offer for us within the next ~3 hours. Over the fraught bidding war days, he built a good relationship with the seller’s agent. So while our best and final offer was pretty awesome, it is Mark’s work with the sellers that set us up as the obvious choice. BTW, there were ten offers. 10! Madness! This is why you hire Mark – he not only helps you navigate a really intense process, he helps the sellers *know* that selecting your offer is right for them. We actually met the seller’s agent a few weeks after buying our home, and he specifically mentioned how impressed he had been with Mark!

So it’s probably enough to know that Mark is the guy to find and get you that one-and-only dream house despite a crazy housing market. But I also need to mention that Mark has great contacts and recommendations across all remodeling trades, advice when you ask for it, an unflappable and friendly demeanor, deep knowledge about Central Austin neighborhoods, a stellar reputation, and in general is just a great person.

If we ever get the bar unpacked, we’re going to invent a cocktail called the “überSTRUB” in his honor. It will taste like triumph.

Dana M.

Austin, TX

I have high expectations to give 5 stars, and Mark Strub is definitely 5 stars. My husband, 2 young boys, and I moved from San Jose, CA to Austin, TX this past sumer. We bought our first home in Austin and we were THRILLED with our new home and Mark as our realtor. Trying to buy a home when living out of state has it’s challenges, but Mark helped make it a seamless transition for all of us. He’s also cool, calm and collected which we needed. He went above and beyond what we expected from him and did whatever he could to help us transition to Austin smoothly. He also had great resources for everything we needed in Austin. Aside from his professional side, Mark is a down to earth guy. He’s honest and not a salesman and will give you his honest feedback if you ask for it. He has good taste in location, community, and architecture and design as well. I would highly recommend Mark as your realtor, especially if you are moving across state!!!

Angelica P.

Tempe, AZ

The reviews don’t lie – Mark is outstanding! My husband and I are in the process of relocating to Austin from Arizona and we started our search for a realtor online which can be difficult. We are also first time homebuyers. With the current market in Austin we knew we needed someone honest, experienced and on top of their game working with people out of state if we were out to get the quality of home we were looking for. Once we talked to Mark we knew that he was the right guy for the job. I have extremely high standards in professionalism and customer service and he exceeded every one of them. We flew in for a weekend, a holiday weekend at that and he was so happy and willing to show us every house that we desired. He gave his honest professional opinion unbiased to each and every house. He was not pushy and did not rush us. He really helped us to make the most out of our very limited time. He honestly wanted us to help us find the best house for our needs and growing family. We decided to go with a new build and over the past 7-8 months he has been with us every step of the way. Thank you Mark! He made this experience far less stressful and much more enjoyable then we ever thought it could be. We will definitely refer him to anyone we meet that is in need of a top notch realtor.

Noemi P.

Austin, TX

My husband and I found Mark through yelp and chose him because of the great reviews he has. (Thanks by the way to all the reviewers, your feedbacks were very helpful to us.) After working with Mark for a couple of weeks, without any hesitation, we subscribe to every single positive review posted below and to more. He is very professional, organized, well-informed, very efficient, patient and friendly. Only after a couple of days from our initial meeting, we managed to get pre-approved for a loan and started our search. His guidance and recommendations (e.g., mortgage lender, potential renovation costs, location, resale value, schools, etc.) were extremely valuable. We appreciated very much his straight, fast and honest answers and are grateful for everything Mark taught us along the way. We absolutely enjoyed working with him and if we had to grade him on my favorite 1-10 scale, we would have definitely given him a 10+. There is no doubt that Mark will be our agent for any real estate deal here in Austin and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent realtor. Thank you Mark so much for everything!

caroline b.

Austin, TX

Let me start by saying this review is loooong overdue. I’m a busy gal.

Mark helped my boyfriend and I find a place to rent last July. This wasn’t just any circumstance. We arrived in Austin and had 5 days (around the 4th of July) to find, apply for, and move into a place. And to add to that, we definitely wanted to rent a house, had a long wish list, and a tiny budget. To add to the madness, we have three (yes, three) cats.

We emailed Mark ahead of time with the names of neighborhoods we liked before we left Chicago, along with things that were important to us. He set up a website with places he thought we might like, and we went through and narrowed things down before we got to town.

Once we arrived to Austin, we went to look at places. He drove us all over town – to a total of eight houses – in the pouring rain. Once we decided on a place he helped us with contacting the landlords to talk about paperwork, deposits, and cats.

All in all, it was a crazy situation and a crazy time in my life – I’m not sure I would have been able to find a place that I love so much without his help. We’ve been living here just over six months now. We have and awesome landlord and a beautiful home that just happens to be around the corner from Ginny’s and Phil & Amy’s. I couldn’t be happier!

Tyler W.

Austin, TX

I was recently having some Facebook comment banter with Mark and he made a comment that really struck me as deeply and incredibly true, it put into a single sentence why Mark and his team are so great.

Mark had posted about recruiting for new agents, I mentioned that too bad “sales” wasn’t my thing. His retort was: “SALES? How dare you, I didn’t sell C and you a thing. I just helped you through the process.” It honestly caused me to pause and think for a moment. No-one at Strub tried to sell me a home, not ever. He truly did just act as a agent of help. This my dear Yelpers is the difference, you tell the Strub team what you want, and they show you where it is. Geez, I love these guys.

Christina B.

Austin, TX

My fiance and I recently purchased our first home together and I’m so glad we had Strub Residential there to help us every step of the way. Not only was Mark an amazing realtor who was able to guide us through the market to find our dream home, but everyone in his office was helpful, courteous and willing to go out of their way to help us when we needed it. There were several times when we decided we wanted to look at a property at the last minute, and there was always someone willing to meet with us and show us around! I feel extremely lucky to have found Strub Residential and will refer any family and friends their way in the future.

And, on a more personal note about Mark Strub himself, what a huge help! We put in our offer the first day our house went on the market and ended up being one of three offers! Mark was able to guide us through the process and the house is now ours! Even afterward, he’s been a major help in remodeling. Because we purchased an older home, we needed/need to do a lot of work. Because Mark has remodeled his own home and knows the market so well, he’s been able to guide us in what would provide the most resell value, and who we can trust to do a good job on restoring our original windows, hardwood, etc.

Honestly, I could think of a better place to go when looking to purchase a home in the Austin area!

Summer H.

Conroe, TX

This is going to sound “over the top”, but Mark really helped changed our family’s life. Due to unforseen circumstances we had to move out of of our home in the Austin area, and found ourselves in a situation where we the reluctant owners of two homes (and two mortgages). After a failed attempt at selling our Austin home with another realtor, we rented the house out for about a year. During that time I somehow stumbled across some reviews of Mark on Yelp, and after exchanging some emails with him, decided that he was exactly who we needed to help sell our house.

We kept in contact via email for the year that our house was rented out, and when the tenants moved out we called him (in somewhat of a panic) and said we needed to sell the house now. Carrying two mortgages by ourselves was not an ideal situation. He gave us realistic and honest advice about price and what needed to be modifyed in the home. He helped refer us to professionals to help get the needed work done, and even offerered to be there onsite, when needed, since we no longer lived in the Austin area. Mark was always available by email, phone call, or text to answer our questions or provide us any info we needed.

We followed all of his advice, and from the date our house went on the market until the date we closed with a very fair offer, only 60 days passed. It was amazing. Since we had already had a failed attempt at selling our home, we knew what an amazing accomplishment that was.

Our family no longer has the burden of a home we no longer needed, but we do now have a realtor that we would recommend to anyone. As others have said, he also is such a great guy that he becomes your friend. We are forever grateful.

Dustin S.

Austin, TX

Another positive review for Mark Strub. Yes, I have now used Mark 3 times. The first time, the inspection on the house fell through. And the 2nd and 3rd time was earlier this month. Mark helped us buy an amazing new condo, and oh by the way, was able to pre-lease our current residence so we didn’t have to break our lease to move (at no charge)…

Mark was always available whenever I had a “beginners question” or to consult me before heading back to the negociation table. I would go as far as saying that Mark is not only the best Realtor I have ever had; but that he is also one of the best business partners I have ever worked with as well…

As Mark has said, clients become friends and vice versa. I couldn’t agree more. Great job sir and thank you!

Kimber M.

Austin, TX

Strub Residential is fantastic. When I moved to Austin last year I was dreading going through the process of purchasing a home. However, Strub Residential took care of everything for me. They found me a house in a great neighborhood and in my price range. They took care of ALL of the communication and paperwork which allowed me to focus on my move.

I reccommend Strub Residential to anyone who is looking to buy a home! Thank you!!

Jenn N.

Toronto, Canada

The people at Strub Residential consistently went above and beyond the call of duty to make my home purchase possible. My situation was an especially difficult one; with a less competent realtor, I couldn’t have done it. Mark and his team made it happen within my budget, on schedule, and with style. As a foreigner unfamiliar with local neighbourhoods, and with little credit history, many realtors would have told me that buying a home during my first year in Austin was impossible, but not Mark. He was up for the challenge, and succeeded with flying colours.

Mark and his team have always been quick to respond to even the most unorthodox of questions, and cheerful in the face of my thirst for knowledge about the process of buying a home, financing my purchase, different neighbourhoods, house construction, and anything else that came to mind. Whenever I called to check on progress, they were already on to the next issue.

Strub Residential is especially attuned to the needs of young home-buyers, such as budget and location specifications. They also use technology very effectively to keep the lines of communication open. The Strub Residential team is truly concerned with providing a quality real estate experience. They followed through with me even beyond closing to make sure that I was fully satisfied.

I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Mark and the Strub Residential team to my closest friends, and to any home buyer or seller who enjoys working with competent, intelligent people. I look forward to working with themnagain when it comes time to sell my home.

Cheryl V.

Austin, TX

We met Mark when he was the Realtor for the family we bought our first home from. Shortly after we signed our buyer’s contract our own realtor went MIA and it was like pulling teeth to get questions answered after all was said and done. I ended up contacting Mark to answer questions and he was always super helpful and kind even though there was absolutely nothing in it for him.

Since the purchase of our home, he’s answered other questions for us about our home value, house upgrades, and property taxes. He even sent a detailed spreadsheet to help us fight our property tax battle this year (which we won!). He’s a very genuine person who knows what he’s doing in real estate. Needless to say, he will be our Realtor next time around!

Thanks, Mark!

Killian P.

Killian P.

Austin, TX

Mark was a great fit for my husband and me as we were learning and experiencing the process of buying our first house. He was calm and laid back, balancing out our stress and worry, and he made us feel comfortable asking our many questions–even now that we’re all moved in. He guided us through the offer/inspection/negotiation process and got us to closing in only about two and a half weeks. You’ll be in good hands with Mark–he really knows his stuff and he’s great to work with.

Jen S.

Austin, TX

Wohoo is right. I’ve dealt with other Realtors and he is the best. He is extremely professional and goes the extra mile. Even through a failed house search the first time, he stuck with us and found us a great house. He was patient and we never felt pressured through our decision making process.

Sarah C.

Austin, TX

Woo-hoo! We’re all moved in! I found Mark through a close friend who had also used him to relocate back to Austin. I live in Austin, but was ready for a change and a new address. I give Mark props because he met with us back in September/October and stuck with us through all the trials of getting my former house ready to sell, driving me all around town looking for the right neighborhood that would be just as good as my old one and finally when it was time, helping me to make an offer and find the right buyer for my house as well. It is not easy to sell your house, while living in it, and find a new one all at the same time, but somehow we made it all work. Mark was so encouraging, honest, and knowledgeable about the market. Buying and selling your home can be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do, and that’s why you need a realtor you can trust. Mark definitely fit the bill! I highly recommend working with him, whether you’re moving to Austin, or just moving across town.

s F.

Austin, TX

Here is the thing – we really felt that Mark “got” us and understood our wants and needs immediately, even though they were “not average”and our wish list changed over the course of weeks. Since we were buying in a city we do not know well, it was even more important to have someone who really knew the area’s trends and prices.

Mark is smart, energetic and knowledgeable. Good work!

E S.

Austin, TX

We came across Mark Strub & Strub Residential by chance when we were relocating to Austin. It was definitely a stroke of great luck. Mark took the time to show me around on a visit prior to our move, even though I told him we would not be buying for some time. He explained the different neighborhoods of Austin, and it was very clear that he was extremely knowledgeable – not to mention enthusiastic. He listened carefully to my comments and questions, and worked with me to “home” in our preferred options. Mark has also been kind enough to advise me on the sale of our home out of state – something of obviously no gain to him other than what he and his company excel in – helping their clients. When we come to purchase a home I will have absolutely no intention of looking for any other agent. The tools and resources they use are so much more than lame listings, faded flyers and open houses. Lastly, as if being efficient weren’t enough, they’re great people.

If your preference is for a “pile ’em high” cookie cutter agency then perhaps Strub Residential is not for you, but if you’re looking for excellent service with a personal touch, and people who will go more than one extra mile then look no further than Strub Residential.

Carey M.

Gainesville, FL

This year my wife and I had the pleasure of working with Eddie Hart to purchase our very first home. Eddie was and still is amazing! He was able to go above and beyond to fulfill all of our needs during the home buying process. Eddie was patient. He helped us develop a game plan together, and he gave wise counsel along the way (he still continues to do so months after the home purchase).

During the process, Eddie helped us narrow our thinking and really settle down on what we wanted in a new home. He was so good we only looked at 6 homes before we knew we found the one. He was available on weekends and same day to view homes. Eddie even worked on his vacation!!!!

My wife and I certainly recommend Eddie for any home purchase needs. We plan to continue working with Eddie on selling and buying any future home purchases. If you want a trusted partner, you want Eddie and Marc.

Charlie B.

Austin, TX

My wife and I bought our first house with the guidance of Mark in April 2014. It was a smooth and pleasant experience! In fact, it was such a wonderful experience that I immediately referred Mark to some friends and colleagues.

Mark is extremely knowledgeable of the Austin market, and understands what it takes to get you into the house you want in one of the most competitive markets in the nation. Being first time home buyers we were a bit overwhelmed with how fast we had to jump on houses we wanted. However, with the coaching of Mark we landed the house we wanted and within our budget.

Since we closed Mark has still been there to help! Whether it was telling us to file for our Homestead Exemption or offering suggestions on home improvements that can increase resell value, he’s been a great mentor and friend.

If you are considering buying or selling a home, talk to Mark. During that conversation you’ll quickly realize that Mark does what he does because he’s passionate about it and wants to make you successful in your home buying/selling journey.

S W.

Santa Monica, CA

I tried to sell my very cool but unique home on my own. I even got some offers, but nothing was easy and nothing actually came through in the end. After a couple of months of frustration I asked Mark for his help. He helped get it staged and poised for sale in no time. After one week he had three asking price offers. He knew which was the best and it sold on the original closing date. I really learned the value of a great real estate agent. Thanks again Mark!

Jay H.

Austin, TX

I contacted Mark Strüb last year after seeing his stellar reviews on Yelp and noticing that he is an alumni of my department at UT. He was super helpful and put me in touch with Stewart Lane at his company, and my wife and I had our own MLS search page up within the hour.

Although most of my contact was with Stewart (who was AMAZING!) during our search for a condo, Mark checked in periodically to make sure things were going well. And everybody else at Strüb Residential that we had contact with was great to work with as well.

At our closing, we were presented with a lovely bottle of champagne and a professional binder with all of our documents and homeowner insurance inside. A really nice extra touch on the extremely smooth and pleasant process we had with everybody at Strüb. We would highly recommend Mark and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. And next time we buy or sell, we will definitely be coming back to these guys!

Thank you Stewart, Mark, and the rest of the Strub Residential team!!!

Nikki H.

Austin, TX

Mark is an exceptional realtor, far exceeding my expectations! He walked me through every step of the home buying process. He put up with my 1 million questions I had and he even gave me advice and information about certain things I would never have thought of on my own. I felt very safe having such a SME on my side so I knew I wouldn’t be making any mistakes during the process of such an important purchase. He was available night and day, whenever I needed him, he was there. I can’t imagine someone being better at their job than Mark! He is so kind too!

David L.

Austin, TX

Mark really went above and beyond for us in our house-buying process. The market in Austin is really competitive, but Mark kept his cool and helped us get a great house at a great price — even in the multiple-offer situation you’ll inevitably find yourself in in Austin. We had to make several offers on multiple houses along the way — and one house fell through right before closing (not his fault at all), but Mark never got discouraged and kept with us until we found our current home. I appreciate Mark’s honesty and knowledge about the houses we saw along the way — he was always checking the electrical, water, and heating systems to make sure we knew what we would be getting into.

I would highly recommend Mark to anyone — especially if you are looking in the downtown or surrounding areas. He has also helped out with real estate questions well after closing the house. He’s a stand-up guy.

c k.

Austin, TX

We were referred to Mark by our relocation company. What we are most impressed about Mark was his ability to understand our preferences, even very early on in the process of helping us find a house. Mindful that we knew nothing about the city, or the States for that matter, he’d take the time to help us figure out which area we’d like to live in, and what kind of feature in a house would we like and not like. Because of how well Mark was able to understand our needs and preferences, he was able to recommend houses that matched our need. Many a times as we reviewed the list of houses Mark recommended, we were impressed at how he totally “knew” what we were looking for and would respect that. He was also honest in giving us feedback on criteria we’ve overlooked. We’re truly happy to be able to find just the right house with Mark’s help.

Ashley S.

New York, NY

My husband and I have worked with Mark and his team on several occasions; all being exceptional experiences. Our first encounter was on a deal that did not work out due to some issues with the house itself, but Mark remained engaged and helped us to find a better home to suit our needs. Shortly there-after, we found a great home, and had a seamless experience. Mark is extremely knowledgeable on the Austin market, always available, and always reliable.

Recently we moved to NYC, and rented out our home. While this isn’t something Mark and his team do regularly, they were willing to go the extra mile and help us out! I have, and will continue to refer Mark to everyone that will listen because he is that great!

  • Katie S.

Mark was such an excellent resource to us, especially because he helped my husband and I throughout the entire process of buying our FIRST home….We were not at all comfortable or confident in the process of buying a new home as we had never done so.  Mark could not have been more wonderful to work with as he made this process not only stress free but also enjoyable and exciting for us!

Mark is so knowledgeable about not only Austin, but also the industry as a whole.  He had so many tips and helpful advice throughout the process from beginning to end.  Mark thought of things that we never would have and really helped us make the best decision for us.  Mark helped us find the perfect home and it was clear that our happiness and satisfaction was always his top priority.

He consistently went out of his way to ensure that were taken care of.  One example of this is when we found our perfect house and were ready to buy…Kevin and I were set to go but Mark said he  first wanted to see if he could negotiate anything extra for us.  He ended up negotiating a lower price, all new landscaping AND a brand new stainless steel fridge that he saw in one of the other new homes in the neighborhood as a display.  We would have not even known to ask about any of that.  This made it clear to us that his clients’ best interest is always what he keeps in mind.

Mark made us feel so comfortable and confident and was always available to answer any questions we had.  With it being our first time buying, we had A LOT of questions!
Mark was always so kind, patient, and helpful!  Mark not only met but exceeded our expectations in every aspect.  We look forward to working with him again in the future and highly recommend him to anyone and everyone looking for a home in the Austin area!

Gabby D.

Nashville, TN

Mark helped us sell our home in 2008. He is such a great representative for his clients, priced our home right, staged it perfectly, had professional photos taken — all around amazing. Then this year, 2014, I needed to sell a home in Houston. Mark took the time to find a realtor on Yelp, call him and vet him for me and sent me the referral. The realtor we used was professional and we sold our home within 2 weeks of listing it. Thank you Mark!

Andrew T.

Austin, TX

I will keep it simple because that’s what Mark does when you work with him. My wife and I have used Strub Residential three times now over the past 8 years for both buying and selling here in Austin. Mark is the most professional, dependable, hard working and honest realtor out there. I don’t think there are any other traits you will be looking for in a realtor to help you through what can be a very stressful time for some. Mark will take on your worries and concerns and do what it takes to make it happen for you without cutting any corners nor compromising what is important to you. He will promise you less and deliver more, he will go above and beyond for the cause. This is why he is the best around! Call him up.

Erin H.

Austin, TX

We worked with Christy Strub to find our new home in Austin, TX, and it went beautifully. We are busy folks as are most Austin-ites, I mean really busy… and needed someone who could help us land the home for our next ten years. I say land, because it’s not so simple in Austin. It helps to work with a realtor who is steps ahead of most and working for her clients quickly, efficiently and with extra professionalism. I highly recommend these smart Strubs to get you exactly what you want. We interviewed many, and you cannot match the energy, experience and integrity of this team.

Tonya M.

Manor, TX

So helpful and professional! We just bought a house a month ago and Mark was our agent. The market is moving so quickly right now, we were really frustrated, but Mark gave us some solid advice and stayed on top of what was available.

MaryAnn C.

Austin, TX

My husband and I have had such great experiences working with Mark Strub. He was incredibly patient while helping us literally search every corner of Austin for a house to purchase. He connected us to a great mortgage and title company who were also fantastic to work with. Then he put us in touch with a contractor who did a fantastic job installing new wood floors He continues to follow up monthly and help out with any questions that might come along as we adjust to living in Texas after moving here from out of state. Mark is the best, full service real estate professional around. We will use him again for any real estate needs we might have. Call Mark, you won’t be disappointed.

Laura P.

Austin, TX

Mark is THE best realtor that I have ever met in my entire life. He sold our old house in an area that was very hard to sell houses in and helped us close on the house that we currently live in (a dream house!). He was easy to work with and easy to get in touch with- I never felt like he was talking down to me or over my head! When we went to look at new houses, it was like we were hanging out with a friend who was looking out for our best interest. AND he always had good advice about the new houses he showed to us. He is not like other realtors who can come off as condescending or even sleazy – which me and my husband have encountered before. I cannot say enough good things about Mark! If you need to sell a house or buy a house, then he’s your man… and our man – if we ever move again the first guy we’re calling is Mark.

Martin J.

Austin, TX

Me and My Girlfriend were buying our first home together. We spoke to different Realtors to make the right decision in buying our home. Mark was recommended to us by a friend and it was the best decision we made. He is was always easy to reach,always knew the answer to any question and concerns we had,always easy to meet when needing to look at homes,and he made the whole process so easy. We were looking at homes at the peak of Austin’s realty market and homes were flying off the market that same day but he was cool about it all and helped us find the right home for us. After being in our home for 7 months we love it and glad he was there to help us get our first home. I know it took a while to write this review but after hearing people tell me about their buying experiences I knew we were lucky ours went so smooth. So I would absolutely recommend Mark to anybody buying a home.

Autumn W.

Austin, TX

This review is a long time coming–as it turns out, home ownership is time consuming! We’ve been settling into our house for a few months now, all thanks to Mark and his amazing team! When my partner and I moved to Austin last year from California, we knew we wanted to buy a house and we knew our budget…and that’s pretty much it. We were lost when it came to navigating the crazy Austin real estate market, and were feeling kind of overwhelmed with the whole process. Enter Mark Strub. Now, I’ve had a bit of experience with realtors before, as my mom has worked in real estate her entire life, so I was expecting a ‘realtor’ when we met up with him the first time…you know the drill, they ask you what you’re looking for and then somehow at the end you’ve been talked into something else entirely without even realizing it…but Mark is not your typical realtor. From the very beginning, he made the whole process of buying our first house into more of a journey, and not a treacherous obstacle-filled one, but rather an enlightening, exciting, and completely stress-free journey. He’s like the housing therapist you didn’t know you needed. He provided us with so much more than just being our agent, he really took the time to walk us through everything step by step, holding our hands the whole way, and always putting us at ease like an old friend. He never tried to convince us of anything except to trust ourselves (thanks Mark!), and always offered advice and his own personal anecdotes when we asked. He knows everything about the Austin market and was always truthful, never trying to ‘spin’ a situation to his benefit (like I’ve experience with realtors before). He truly had our best interests at heart, and it showed. His knowledge of everything having to do with the Austin market was pretty amazing–we bombarded him with questions about housing, rates, trends in Austin right now, landscaping, renovations, cool bars to check out in our new neighborhood, even some design input (because he’s just that badass), and he always had an answer or a name of someone he would personally recommend! Never in my life have I met a more knowledgeable, sincere, and helpful real estate professional. Plus he’s just a supremely nice guy and is really cool to talk to. Call him now if you need a real estate agent/housing therapist, I promise it will be the best decision you make in the whole house hunting process.

Paul T.

Austin, TX

Mark Strub is the ultimate professional. When we were relocating to Austin from Kentucky we were connected with him through the University of Texas. He helped us find a perfect rental for the first year and then helped us every step of the way as we bought a new home.

He even went to court with us, and served as a witness, when the landlords from whom we rented (Bob and Maria Holzmueller, dba as the HG Group) withheld an enormous amount of our deposit. He helped us receive a fair judgment finding against them.

That, to me, is the consummate real estate professional. I would use Mark again and again and would recommend him with 10 stars, if they were available.

Kara N.

Austin, TX

I’m not generally a fan of realtors. In the past, I’ve lumped them in the same bucket as the worst of the worst of used car salesmen. I can genuinely say that Mark completely changed my opinion and showed my husband and I just how valuable an excellent real estate agent can be.

Mark took the time to help us figure out exactly what we were looking for. He was patient with us and provided helpful insight as we worked through our different ideas of our ‘dream home.’ Beyond that, he was always available to show us new listings; and the few times that he wasn’t, he found another colleague who was. We always felt like we were a priority for him. He was so accommodating to our many questions and went above and beyond to do analysis and pull reports of different areas. After months of looking, he knew exactly what we wanted. So, when the right house came on the market, he helped us jump on it and get our offer in first. Within 24 hours, there were seven other offers. He came up with a great strategy to ensure our offer was chosen and thoroughly outlined all of our bargaining options.

He didn’t stop there, though. Mark was a great asset throughout the buying process and even after. He has continued to provide support even after we moved in and got settled — from finding a painter to plumbers to electricians, he has a network of solid people with excellent references to call on.

In my opinion, Mark is a one-of-a-kind realtor and the only one you should consider working with if you’re buying in the Austin area.

Anuj S.

Austin, TX

I worked with Mark for over 6 months to buy a perfect spot in downtown Austin. He is very patient to understand your needs and provides very helpful feedback on the properties and neighborhood. His experience and knowledge about downtown properties helped me to zero-in on perfect spot without breaking the bank!

He understands the stress of buying a house and is always just a phone call or text message away. He is very courteous and was always at the meeting location before the scheduled time.

It was a very pleasant experience working with him and I am sure he is top of line in the real estate business. He made the home buying process stress-free. I highly recommend Mark as the best real estate agent in Austin.

Anne P.

Austin, TX

I would give Mark 10 stars if it were an option. I was completely new to the homebuying process and had no idea what I was doing. Luckily with Mark, I didn’t have to. He walked me through the entire process and made it SO much easier than I ever thought it would be. He’s very no-pressure and totally understands the emotions behind finding the home that’s right for you. I highly recommend him!!!

Mary H.

Austin, TX

Really excellent experience working with Mark, he is very attentive, engaged and works hard for both the buyer & seller. We worked with him on both sides of the buying and selling process and couldn’t be happier. He’s the best!

Vinh N.

Austin, TX

I found Mark through yelp and decided to go with him for the purchase of my first home. I’m pretty particular about things, and I wanted to find the best realtor to guide me through this daunting process and Mark was the right choice. Mark was informative, patient, and extremely helpful. He helped guide me through the process from start to finish, and went out of his way on several occasions. Mark was thorough and attentive, even for someone like me who can be pretty demanding! We had a pretty short time to close on the house due to outside time contraints, but thanks to Mark we met our deadline and At the end of it all I closed on a beautiful new home!!! I couldn’t recommend Mark more and will be referring all my friends and family to him if they are ever in the market for a home.

Jelka T.

Austin, TX

Mark helped us buy our first home in the summer of 2011. We knew exactly what we wanted, and once we found a house that matched 85% of our requirements, he worked really hard to get us that house. Seller’s camp came off as rude and deceiving, and if we did not like the house as much as we did (and do now), we would have walked away from the deal, with Mark’s full support. Throughout the entire process, Mark made sure that our interests are protected first and foremost, and it worked out really well for us. Thanks Mark!

Josh S.

Austin, TX

Mark Strub helped my wife and I purchase our first home. He was extremely helpful throughout the process and we highly recommend him to others, especially first-time homebuyers. From the outset, when we were in the process of interviewing real estate agents, he was the only one to meet my wife and me in person to discuss our interests. Instead of telling us what we should want, he listened to our likes and dislikes and very quickly was able to playback neighborhoods and types of homes we might be interested in.

After selecting him as our agent, he quickly set us up on his own online portal with home listings that he thought we might like where we could view the homes and rate our interest. After looking at homes for 3-4 weeks, none of the homes quite fit our preferences and budget simultaneously. However, one weekend morning, Mark suggested we take a look at a home he had found that was just on the market that he thought we might like. We fell in love with the house immediately and put down an offer; it was amazing how he knew exactly what we wanted in a home.

It turned out that even though we were in the first weekend, we were in a multiple bid situation. Mark’s advice was essential in winning the bid. He knew what to offer and even wrote a personal letter to the seller describing my wife and me. Through the closing period, Mark was by my side. As it was my first house, I was somewhat obsessive about all the particulars coming out of inspection and Mark was present when I had multiple roofers and stucco specialists come out to the house to assess. There turned out to be no major problems, but Mark was patient throughout the whole process. Mark also helped us negotiate during the closing period to a get a discount off closing costs and the sale price.

After purchase, I still use Mark as a resource. He is always willing to answer house questions and recently helped me in selecting an attic insulation contractor. Mark is exactly what I think one should look for in a real estate agent. He is patient, attentive, creative, insightful, and committed. I highly recommend Mark for anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Central Austin area.

Scott D.

Nashville, TN

“Working with Mark was effortless. With Strub, you get the whole package. Not only is he likeable and personable, but he really knows Austin. What’s selling. What’s not. What’s fair. And what’s the right strategy, whether you’re buying or selling. His advice was spot on. If we had listened to ourselves and our emotions, we would have missed out on $20K. But Mark tactfully guided us in the right direction. If you’re buying or selling in Austin, call Strub.”

Pliny A.

Portland, ME

I have worked with Mark on a number of projects and every one has been a learning experience for me. Some transactions have required a good amount of patience, agility and most importantly, creativity. Mark’s ability to think out of the box with confidence and skill has made him an indispensable tool for navigating Austin’s real estate market. Thanks, Mark

Heath M.

Austin, TX

I met Mark when I was a renter – he’s was my landlord’s agent when she decided to sell. I worked nights at that time and he went out of his way to be respectful of my weird sleeping hours. As disappointed as I was to have to move, Mark made it as painless for me as possible. When I mentioned being unsure about buying instead of renting again, he got my email address, did a personalized analysis of which would make the most sense for me and sent it the next day. Considerate, professional and an all-around nice guy.

Fast forward a couple years when I was finally ready to buy for the first time. I made the HUGE mistake of using two other (lesser) agents over the course of a year trying to buy. This was not only a frustrating experience but also an abysmal failure. After making offers and missing out on several great properties, I called up Mark.

What a difference it made to have Mark working for me. He helped me find a perfect house on a big, wooded lot in an area I never thought I’d be able afford (78704EVER!). The first day it went on the market I drove by. Cars were parked everywhere and lots of people walking around outside. The next afternoon, Mark and I went to look at it together even though I didn’t think I had a chance. I was sure it was already under contract. But when I told him “I want it”, he went to work immediately. He knew just how to structure an offer that would be accepted and like magic it was under contract for me that very night.

Between contract and closing he did everything for me. He met me back there anytime I wanted to look around “one more time”. Arranged all the inspections, surveys and helped me counter-offer the seller when we found things that needed work. The process for me was essentially effortless. And a lot of fun for a change.

I can say without a doubt that I wouldn’t have this house if I didn’t have Mark as my Realtor. He saved me money and got me a place I never thought I would find. I recommend him to everyone I know that is looking to buy or sell. Mark will be my Realtor if I ever decide to sell or buy anything else

Megan D.

Cedar Park, TX

My family moved across country this summer, from Wisconsin to Austin. We were in the market for our first home and were fortunate enough to land Mark as our realtor. In short, Mark was the brightest ray of light in our entire–rather stressful–moving experience. Here is a list of why we believe he is so great at what he does, and why we would recommend him to anyone in the market for a home:

* We felt like we could completely trust him from the first time we corresponded.

* He really listened to what we wanted in a home and did everything he could to get it for us. He was always completely non-judgmental about our preferences.

* He was both honest and comforting at the same time. He made us feel like everything would be okay no matter how stressed out we were during the process.

* He made an effort to teach us about things.

* He was always there for us, even from across the country–constantly asking if there was anything he could do for us.

* He was friendly, warm, and yet always professional.

* He was dedicated to us and spent the better part of a week chauffeuring us around Austin to look at close to 30 homes over the course of 4 days during our one and only house hunting trip.

* He was efficient and responsive.

* He guided us through every house we saw, but seemed to know when to step back to let us look and think.

* After we had decided on a home, and particularly after we closed, he made us feel really good about our decision, which is important when you have just made the biggest purchase of your life and may be feeling a little overwhelmed!

* He worked really hard to get us the house we fell in love with, which received three offers in its first 12 hours on the market.

Kelly Z.

Austin, TX

This is my first Yelp review! But… I thought it was worth it to make sure others know that Mark Strub is a real pro and great to work with. I am not “really” in the market to buy right now, but found a place that caught my eye. He was recommended by a friend so I called him. He showed me 4 condos that next day (on a Saturday). He gave me his full attention and time. He was so knowledgeable about certain condo financing structures as well as the Austin market in general. It’s just refreshing to meet a broker/agent that makes you feel like a priority, that you immediately trust and enjoy. I know…I have not completed the purchase process yet, but sometimes you just a get a vibe from someone that they are an honest, caring, qualified professional – and it deserves telling others.

Andrea C.

Austin, TX

I’m not a huge “Yelper” but I felt like I would be doing a major disservice to any Austinite interested in buying or selling their home that didn’t know about Strub Residential. After my experience with Mark and his team, I felt compelled to shout it from the rooftops.

Strub Residential is definitely the more modern approach to home buying. You wont find their faces wrapped on Chevy Tahoe’s or Lincoln Town Cars. Mark and his team’s creative and personal approach to home buying make you feel like more than just a client – I felt like Mark was really “fighting” for me and wouldn’t allow me to settle for just a mediocre place.

THANK YOU MARK!

BEST. REALTOR. EVER.

Kent D.

San Francisco, CA

Firstly, let me start by saying that I count Mark Strüb on my short list of close friends. No, this is not a matter of full disclosure, but an important measure of his approach to being a Realtor. Prior to representing me as a buyer’s agent, I knew Mark as an acquaintance, but got to know him much better over the few months that we were looking for homes. Mark takes an incredibly personalized approach to purchasing a home. The very first thing he did when we came to him to discuss buying a place was talk about our interests, the places we like to go, and the things we like to do. It was immediately clear that his first priority was to understand who my wife and I were as people so that he could help us walk the delicate tight-rope that is balancing price, location, size, and home quality.

In the past I’ve worked with realtors who have done one of two things–either they have pressured me into making a hasty decision that I knew wasn’t right, or they were completely off base about what I needed in a home. Mark took the time to sit down with us, get to know us as people and really understand our needs and priorities. Furthermore, he spent countless hours finding potential homes and refining the search criteria as we gave him feedback about properties we viewed. Even when we discovered a home that we really liked and wanted to make an offer, Mark helped us really think clearly about the amount of work that was required and ultimately we decided that it wasn’t the right place for us. A less scrupulous agent might have just seen a commission opportunity and ran with it.

Mark went above and beyond the call of duty for us in our home search. His approach made him an enormously valuable consultant. Mark’s understanding of the market from pricing down to the microcosm of individual streets within neighborhoods continuously amazed us. We felt incredibly well taken care of and would recommend this agency to anyone needing to buy or sell a home in Austin!