stewart lane überAGENT + REALTOR
It seems like since I can remember I have enjoyed living to serve others. As a native Texan with deep roots in the service industry and a well-traveled international drummer, I always strive to “give the people what they want.” I am no stranger to hard work, long hours and doing what it takes to not only get the job done, but get it done efficiently, effectively and with a happy customer in the end.
With exceptional service and a wealth of local knowledge and resources, I will help you every step of the way to achieve your short and long term financial and housing goals. I help clients with real estate needs across the board including leasing, purchasing, selling and investing.
When not assisting clients, I’m an active performing artist, drum instructor, member of the PDGA, and, if I do say so myself, one heck of a chef.
“…over the moon helpful with my house purchase.”
Mark & Stewart were over the moon helpful with my house purchase. The patience over 8 months they showed really let me know they cared about me finding the right house and not just closing the first one we came across. Couldn't recommend more! - Brent F.
“He was knowledgeable in what to look for…”
When we started looking for a house we figured it would end up being just like the first time, difficult. Five years later, we decided it was time for an upgrade. We were nervous about all the work it was going to take, but we really wanted to move. I looked around and saw all the great reviews for Mark Strüb and his team, I decided to take the chance with them and it was an awesome decision. Mark came out very quickly and looked over our house since we were looking at buying a new house and then selling our old house once we had moved. He gave us some pointers on what we should update or do to the house to help it sell faster. We got a couple lender recommendations and he answered all our questions. We started looking for new houses right away, Mark recommended one of his agents that specializes in North Austin. Here is where our journey with Stewart begins. From the get-go Stewart was responsive to any questions or viewings we want to see. He was interested in knowing what we wanted in a house and probably knew what we wanted more than we did! He was knowledgeable in what to look for that may be "issues" with a house later and what would end up being a money sink or a quick fix. We found an amazing house which ended up getting multiple offers. I highly believe that we were about to get the house due to Stewart and his advice to us when putting the offer in. Then we moved in and started the process to sell our house. This went extremely smooth. We posted our house, sold it, and had the money in our bank in 11 days. I believe that a lot of the improvements (we talked with them about) helped us sell our house that quickly. I can't imagine having done either the buy or the sell without Stewart and as long as he is still a realtor, I never will! - Jennifer D.
“…continued to answer our plethora of first-time homeowner questions…”
My wife and I bought our first home 3 years ago with the help of Stewart Lane at Strüb Residential, and despite being the largest purchase we've ever made, it was by far one of the easiest transactions we've ever made because Stewart was holding our hands through the entire process. More importantly, after the closing (and the lovely bottle of champagne that Stewart presented us with), Stewart has continued to answer our plethora of first-time homeowner questions for the past three years without fail, and always with a positive and reassuring attitude. Most notably, we had to make a last-minute move out of state last year, and we of course turned to Strüb Residential and Stewart to help us lease out our condo, and within a week Stewart had found us (wonderful) tenants and had the lease signed and sorted out at lightning speed. If you are looking to buy, sell, rent, or lease any sort of property in the Austin area, you would be very hard pressed to find a better group of people to guide you through the process than Strüb Residential! - Jay H.
“…we were about to get the house due to Stewart…”
When we started looking for a house we figured it would end up being just like the first time, difficult. Five years later, we decided it was time for an upgrade. We were nervous about all the work it was going to take, but we really wanted to move. I looked around and saw all the great reviews for Mark Strüb and his team, I decided to take the chance with them and it was an awesome decision. Mark came out very quickly and looked over our house since we were looking at buying a new house and then selling our old house once we had moved. He gave us some pointers on what we should update or do to the house to help it sell faster. We got a couple lender recommendations and he answered all our questions. We started looking for new houses right away, Mark recommended one of his agents that specializes in North Austin. Here is where our journey with Stewart begins. From the get-go Stewart was responsive to any questions or viewings we want to see. He was interested in knowing what we wanted in a house and probably knew what we wanted more than we did! He was knowledgeable in what to look for that may be "issues" with a house later and what would end up being a money sink or a quick fix. We found an amazing house which ended up getting multiple offers. I highly believe that and his advice to us when putting the offer in. Then we moved in and started the process to sell our house. This went extremely smooth. We posted our house, sold it, and had the money in our bank in 11 days. I believe that a lot of the improvements (we talked with them about) helped us sell our house that quickly. I can't imagine having done either the buy or the sell without Stewart and as long as he is still a realtor, I never will! - Jennifer W.
“…Stewart was always on top of everything.”
“Mark and his team are absolutely wonderful! Stewart was our realtor and his dedication, expertise and super friendly personality made our first home buying experience in Austin wonderful. The whole process was so smooth. We kept waiting for the hiccup, but Stewart was always on top of everything. He constantly communicated with us, explaining and answering any and all questions we had. On home tours, he didn't just show us the house, he examined it. Making sure to point out anything that might need repair or replacement. He also has a ton of contacts to help you with home warranties, inspections, HVAC and anything else you might need for your home buying journey. We feel we didn't just get a wonderful realtor but a great friend in Stewart.” - Lisa J.
“He showed me the key things to look for in a home…”
"Stewart Lane did an awesome job at helping me find the right house. Being a first-time home buyer, I had no idea what I was doing. Stew was always available for questions, had same day answers, and worked around my hectic schedule. He showed me the key things to look for in a home, and was extremely patient. When it came time to make an offer, he made sure that mine was competitive enough to be selected among 25 other offers! He was even present for closing. Thank you Stew." - Jeremy C.
“It was so easy…”
We just sold our home using Strub Residential. It was such an easy process thanks specifically to Stewart Lane. We live out of town, and did not have to visit our property once during the selling process. We even had a rental lease out on the property at the time of sale. Stewart kept us in the loop every step of the way. He negotiated with the Rental property company, our tenant, the buyers and their realtor like such a professional. He sent us photos of all of the work that was being done to get the home ready for selling. It was so easy, everything was able to be completed by email up until closing day! I would recommend Strub Residential to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. If we ever find our way back to the Austin area I will be contacting them for our residential needs! Thank you so much Stewart, and the Strub team! -Casey C.
“Stewart was on top of EVERYTHING!”
What can I say about the Strub Team that hasn't been said already? The reviews speak for themselves. I live in California and recently sold an investment property in Round Rock using the Strub Team, specifically Stewart Lane. At no time during the process did I feel I needed to come out to Texas and oversee the listing. Stewart was on top of EVERYTHING! Whether it was greasing the wheels with the current tenant, organizing repairs and upgrades, or responding to the unexpected "the alarm is going off and it won't stop" call, Stewart had it covered. Without hesitation, I would recommend these guys for your next listing...keep up the great work! -Brian A.
“He provided great input and looked out for our best interests…”
Let me start with the results of working with Stewart Lane of the StrÜb Residential team. He helped us locate and secure the home of our dreams in a relatively short timeframe. What else could we ask for? The house fits our lifestyle and is in an area of Austin that has the amenities we want. Stewart is extremely knowledgeable about the market. He was highly engaged during the process of finding and buying the home. He provided great input and looked out for our best interests during each phase of the home purchase. We recommend Stewart highly. We will most certainly engage him again in any real estate transaction...great work Stewart!!! .....Your efforts and skills secured the home we wanted.... - Bernie O.
…professional and knew exactly what he was doing.”
To put it simply, Stewart is a scholar and a gentleman! Of all the apartment locators I contacted, Stew was the only one who responded the same day and really listened to our preferences and requirements (one of us had a broken lease on their record, and we have a bully breed pup). I felt totally taken care of while we discussed things over the phone and email. After hearing all our specifications fully, he built us a list of potential places for us to browse through and pick our favorites. I have had other locators do this same task using the same program, but all other lists I received were full of apartments that were clearly the OPPOSITE of what we required. Not so with the Stewart-crafted lists. So many of them were spot on, we had trouble narrowing down to just a few that we were going to visit. He met us promptly at each specified location, introduced us to the office people, and walked with us on the tours. He was so gracious with his time, and listened to us blabber about what we liked and didn't like about each place. He knew each apartment's prices and restrictions and helped us deliberate. It was like he was as invested in finding us the perfect apartment as we were! Eventually we found it. It was (and is) perfect: Stew found a place that was lenient with rental history (there were NO extra fees because of the old broken lease) and allowed ALL dog breeds, so we didn't have to attempt to pass off the little guy as a "mix." A few months later, we received a rebate check from him! Overall the experience was better than I could have hoped for. Not only is he excellent at his job, but he is one of the coolest people, and we totally clicked. It was like having a really good friend help us hunt for apartments, and it was just a bonus that he was a professional and knew exactly what he was doing. To top all of the amazingness off, we didn't have to pay for a thing! He gets payed by the complex when we sign the lease. Needless to say, I would be happy to pay for his services if the situation was as such. Even though our apartment is perfect in pretty much every way, we are dreaming of a bigger place (and hopefully a little yard!), so the next time we are ready to move, Stew is the first person I'll be calling! -Lorian E.
“…went out of his way to be available…”
My wife and I recently purchased our first home, and had an amazing experience with Stewart Lane at Strub Residential. I talked to Mark Strub first and told him we were looking for an inexpensive condo. Mark immediately connected us with Stewart, and we had our own MLS search page set up within the hour. A few days later we went out to look at our first condos together with Stewart, and our car died on us along the way. Stewart was kind enough to drive us around in his car, and did a fantastic job of showing us the places we were interested in. Afterwards he offered to drive us all the way home to Leander. We could already tell at that point we were in good hands. As first time homebuyers, we had a LOT of questions. About EVERYTHING. And Stewart patiently and thoroughly answered every single one of our questions. On the rare occasions he didn't have an answer for us immediately, he would always follow up later that day, and with lots of details. He was extremely proactive with all of his communication. Stewart also went out of his way to be available anytime we wanted to look at places, weekday or weekend, day or night. And he was always able to accommodate my busy schedule. Once we narrowed down our search to a particular community, he scheduled for us to see all available units in the complex, and we spent most of an afternoon looking at six different units and walking around the community. He gave us all the details on each unit, and never rushed us through any of them. He took careful notes of any problems with each one, just in case we decided to make an offer on one of them. Once we selected our unit, Stewart was incredibly helpful in bargaining with the seller and getting us to a price we were comfortable with. And once our offer was accepted, he took care of EVERYTHING, from setting up the inspection to running checks to title to helping us push up our closing date. At our closing he presented us with a professionally made folder with a copy of our contract, our settlement statement, other relevant documents, and even a form to apply for a homestead exemption. He also gave us a really nice bottle of champagne to celebrate our new home. Two months after moving, my wife and I are loving our new home. But we still have lots of questions about being new homeowners, and Stewart has continued to answer our questions just as quick and thoroughly as before our purchase. He even sends reminder emails, like the one I got from him last week reminding me to file for my homestead exemption. Stewart is always on the ball and very proactive, and that alone makes him an ideal realtor. But beyond the fact that he went above and beyond for us as a realtor, it's Stewart's great qualities as a person that really make him stand out. He is honestly one of the nicest guys my wife and I have ever met, the kind of guy you'd want not just as a realtor, but also as a friend. -Jay H.
“…pointed things out I would never have noticed…”
Stew is a professional who made me feel comfortable every step of the way in the process of buying my own home. His patience, knowledge of the city and it's surroundings were top notch. Every house we looked at he pointed things out I would never have noticed which turned out to be very helpful in the end. To boot, he caught a stipulation in the contract that ended up saving me an extra $3,100 at time of closing! If you're looking for a personable, knowledgeable & aggressive realtor to have your back I highly recommend Stewart Lane. -Brent F.
“… provides nothing but outstanding services! “
Stewart Lane provides nothing but outstanding services! I recently put my home up for sale and was more concerned about selling the house in a quick time frame. When I found Stewart online via Yelp, we met the next day and he went over every aspect that comes with selling a home. He explained everything to me in a manner that was very easy to understand, which was very helpful since this was my first time selling a home. We got the home ready to show and it was put on the market sooner than I expected. Stewart was able to market very well and found more than one buyer within a couple of days. The buyers went head to head and we had a price war very soon. Long story short, we were able to sell the house in about a month and a half, which was a lot sooner than I planned, AND it was sold way above the value we were asking for it. I was and still am very excited and grateful that we were able to find and work with Stewart. I would highly recommend using him whenever the time comes that you need a realtor, it will be a decision that you will not regret. -Robert G.
“He became a friend throughout the process…”
Stewart Lane is THE best! My husband and I were first time home-buyers trying to find something in our price range and with a decent commute. We found Strub Residential thanks to Yelp and we are so happy we listened to reviews. Stewart was with us every step of the way, giving us tons of information, answering all of MY many, many, many questions and encouraging us when our first house deal fell through. He became a friend throughout the process and even came to our housewarming party. He is top-notch, super knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to help you find the home of your dreams! We are so thankful for Stewart! -Brittany K.