My husband, Sean, and I moved to Austin in 2017. After living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area and London, we are thrilled to call Austin home. During our moves, relocations and home buying experiences, we learned having access to and building a relationship with a reliable and client-focused real estate professional was crucial to a successful home-finding experience whether renting or buying. Having someone who understands what’s important to you and championing for your needs is hugely helpful in relieving the anxiety of starting a new life in an unfamiliar city.
Believe me – I have been there!
After twenty years working in retail sales management, interior design, visual merchandising and corporate relocation – not to mention my culinary adventures as a trained pastry chef working in one of Oakland’s top restaurants – I find these experiences bring great value to my real estate career.
Through my professional endeavors and experiences, I have learned the key to success is genuinely understanding each client’s individual needs and making each one of those clients feel valued. It’s the little things that make the most significant impact. These include honest communication, trust, creating a personalized experience and being an advocate through the home buying or selling process.
Food continues to be a passion of mine. Therefore, I enjoy checking out Austin’s fantastic restaurant scene or cooking with friends at home (in the kitchen which was the selling point when purchasing our home!). I love a good spin class and participate in the annual Hill Country Ride for AIDS (HCRA). I’m also a crazy dog dad to our four-legged children Jackson and Greta.
“From loan approval to closing, there was never any hang up.”
When I began my search for a home, I reached out to a handful of agents to get a feel for the process. As a first-time buyer, this is a very big decision that carries a lot of weight. Justyn was the only person to whom I spoke that was fully committed to my personal needs. He took the time to understand my budget, thought process, neighborhoods of interest, and general preferences. Justyn was always available when I had questions or wanted to visit a property, so I felt confident I would be able to quickly find a suitable home.
With Justyn’s help, that is exactly what happened. When we visited the property I ultimately settled on, and it checked all the boxes, Justyn did not pressure me to move forward. But when I made the decision, he made everything happen quickly and smoothly. From loan approval to closing, there was never any hang up.
I would not only recommend Justyn for any real estate needs, but I will be working with him again the next time I have an interest in the market.
– Sonny M.
“He made the process seem easy and walked us through everything.”
My fiancé, Sam, and I were first-time home buyers and totally clueless to the process; we were so, so lucky to have found Justyn! He made the process seem easy and walked us through everything, every step of the way. Justyn was super accessible and went above and beyond for us. 10/10 would recommend Justyn and Strüb Residential! 🙂
– Katie H.
“I truly believe that his expertise and advice was the driving factor behind us finding and getting the perfect house…”
As first-time home buyers I cannot stress enough how available our realtor, Justyn, was for us! Any question, day or night, he was quick to respond with a text or a call back. Justyn with Strüb Residential found us the perfect house for our budget and fought for us to get it. I truly believe that his expertise and advice was the driving factor behind us finding and getting the perfect house for us in a super competitive market. I am so thankful that Justyn was recommended to us! What an awesome person and an awesome Realtor! I will personally be recommending this agency to anyone looking in the greater Austin area!
– Samuel D.
“…he is so dependable and doesn’t miss a beat.”
My husband and I are so happy we found Strüb and got to work with Justyn when buying our first house. We met a good number of real estate agents before heading to Strüb and we were so surprised by the instant connection we had with Justyn. He’s patient, a great listener, keeps things fun, and when it comes time to get down to business, he is so dependable and doesn’t miss a beat. He skillfully won us our house in a multiple-offer scenario while staying in our price range. He understands the crazy Austin market and is a strategy wizard. Did I mention that this was all taking place during the pandemic? You really are in good hands with Strüb.
– Val A.
“We were aggressive where we needed to be and tactful in some key areas that gave us the edge without increasing my costs. Ultimately, it was the time, effort, and great coaching that got me to the perfect home and neighborhood.”
1st time home buyer, new to the Austin area, and only in Austin part-time during my house hunt: I worked with Justyn and without him, who knows where I would be living right now. Alas, we closed on a perfect home in early March, making it through aggressive competition, and I could not be happier and more optimistic about my future in Austin. It is clear now, especially for a 1st-time buyer, that you need a full-service agency and dedicated agent and that’s exactly what Strüb was able to provide. If I had cut corners or gone for the bargain model that was offered to me along the way, I would not have landed in this neighborhood, I would not have been able to close on something with as much value and upside, and the level of stress and anxiety would have been too great. Working with Mark and Justyn was absolutely the best decision I made. — I threw a lot at Mark and Justyn early on. I was relocating from the Bay Area and I could only be down here part-time. I also came in thinking I knew exactly what I was looking for only to change my mind several times along the way. Justyn was on top of everything the whole way. He provided research and perspective early on to help me better understand the market, neighborhoods, and to educate me on the finer details of the home buying process. Before we saw anything, he would stop by himself to make sure it was worth our joint time together (HUGE!). While I was away he did video tours of homes on our list (who does that!?). He worked hard to make sure we had private times to view homes so that we could focus. He was always available to chat, dig into something, or just listen to me think out loud. “You’ll know when you walk in,” is a cliché, but it is true. Once we found the house, Justyn was on it, making sure we had the leg up and using the whole team at Strüb to ensure we looked at it from all angles. We were aggressive where we needed to be and tactful in some key areas that gave us the edge without increasing my costs. Ultimately, it was the time, effort, and great coaching that got me to the perfect home and neighborhood. I know I have a great resource here if anything comes up along the way or if I ever want to buy and/or sell in the Austin area again.
– Kevin P.
“In addition to helping me navigate the home buying process, he continues to be a value resource and a person I can reach out to with questions.”
I cannot say enough good things about working with Justyn! Justyn was more than accommodating to work with my crazy schedule. He is more than happy to call, text, email, or even FaceTime to go the extra mile for his clients. Justyn is clearly a long time Austin resident with an intimate knowledge of every corner and neighborhood of the city, which is extremely valuable. In addition to helping me navigate the home buying process, he continues to be a value resource and a person I can reach out to with questions.
– Kevin B.
“He was super patient, realistic and truly listened to what I was looking for. Justyn guided me through the entire new home process including inspections and walk-thrus.”
Justyn LeFebvre was my first point of contact upon moving to the Austin area. Initially he helped me find a place to rent and when it was time to buy in the area, he helped me identify areas that were within my commute and price range. It took a while and I went back and forth trying to decide where and if I wanted a new build. He was super patient, realistic and truly listened to what I was looking for. Justyn guided me through the entire new home process including inspections and walk-thrus. I absolutely recommend Justyn for anyone looking for a place in the Austin Area – he is genuine, straight forward and most of all cares about what you’re looking and works to find the right fit for you and your family!
– Robin O.
“Kept in constant communication and pulled and recommended listings for me to check out. Definitely went above and beyond the call of duty. Within just two weeks of meeting Justyn, we were closing on a house!”
Being a first time home buyer, the Austin market was very intimidating for me. Working with another agent from another firm a couple years back and after multiple bidding wars with no success, I took my frustrations and decided to take a break from house hunting. Couple years pass and I decided to give it another go with a new agent. A couple internet searches later I came across Strüb Residential. Sent them an email and within 30 minutes I got a call back. Needless to say, I was impressed! Took some info from me and by the end of the day, Justyn Lefebvre called and introduced himself as my agent. That weekend, we were out looking at properties. Justyn is a rockstar agent! Extremely knowledgeable about the home buying process and the local house market. Kept in constant communication and pulled and recommended listings for me to check out. Definitely went above and beyond the call of duty. Within just two weeks of meeting Justyn, we were closing on a house! It all happened so fast, but what can I say, the stars were aligned. Throughout the closing process, Justyn was there every step of the way to answer questions and get it done. The smoothest home buying experience I could have every hoped for. Thank you Justyn and the Strüb Residential team for helping me find my first house! Will definitely contact you again for any future real-estate needs. 100% recommend!!!
– Ben S.
“He is the man for sure and he will do whatever it takes to help you find what you’re looking for.”
Justyn will hook you up and he’s always got your back! My wife and I moved from Los Angeles to Austin and we only had time to look for houses on weekends due to work. Well Justyn made the most of that short amount of time and spent pretty much the entire day driving us around and even FaceTimed us when we couldn’t be there in person. Our lists were long, and we had a million questions, but we couldn’t have asked for a better person to show us around and help us find our new home. He is the man for sure and he will do whatever it takes to help you find what you’re looking for. My wife and I have been in our new home for about a month now and we couldn’t be happier thanks to Justyn!
– Brett D.
“Justyn went above and beyond for us. He bent over backwards for us. He provided fantastic customer service (hard to come by these days)!”
Justyn! Justyn LeFebvre is the man! We had a unique first-time home buying situation. A situation that many real-estate agents probably would have passed on or run away from. But not Justyn. Justyn went above and beyond for us. He bent over backwards for us. He provided fantastic customer service (hard to come by these days)! Seriously. No matter what your situation is, how complex or simple it may be, you can put your full confidence in Mr. LeFebvre. In an age of automation, extreme greed and not-so-friendly companies with names that rhyme with “Tedspin”, we are so happy real-estate agents like Justyn still exist and are so grateful that we found him and Strüb Residential. I’m certain this is just the beginning of a long and productive partnership.
– Kevin M.
“When things got a little sideways with various aspects of the deal, Justyn went above and beyond, dealing with the builder, the builder’s agent, the lender, the title company–and probably most importantly, with me.”
Justyn Lefebvre is a terrific realtor. I was a first-time homebuyer, new to everything, and Justyn was always there to guide me through everything. I had a lot of trouble deciding on which house to buy, and ended up visiting many, with Justyn–some we visited three or four times. Justyn was right there with me, genially indulging my lack of decisiveness. After many such visits, Justyn had a better sense of what I wanted than I think even I did. Eventually we found the right house–and then the real adventure began. The house was still under construction and there were lots of back and forth with the builder and his agent. Justyn took the lead, with absolute professionalism and integrity, and sometimes dog-with-a-bone determination and made sure all of my concerns were addressed. When things got a little sideways with various aspects of the deal, Justyn went above and beyond, dealing with the builder, the builder’s agent, the lender, the title company–and probably most importantly, with me. Justyn talked me down from several ledges, I’m almost embarrassed to say, with great patience and good humor, and became a great friend in process. I had the absolute assurance throughout that Justyn was there for me, always looking out for my interests–a great advocate, trusted advisor, and caring friend. I couldn’t ask for more.
– Kevin H.
“Justyn helped us get our dream home!”
Justyn Lefebvre with Strüb Residential is amazing! We are relocating to the Austin area from out of state and from the very beginning Justyn went over and above to make sure we found the perfect house for us. We would email him with lists of housing development areas and home plans we were interested in and he would go out and meet with the builders and walk through the models so that he could give us more details. Justyn helped us get our dream home! He was with us from the beginning, finding the home, signing the contract, attending our design meeting and giving us options for lenders and insurance agents, through the end when we signed our closing documents. He walked us through the entire process. We will continue to work with Justyn for all our Real Estate needs and highly recommend his services!
– Colleen N.
“… he was great to work with.”
I worked with Justyn Lefebvre on finding a house to rent and he was great to work with. We told him what we were looking for and he quickly got back to us with some options. One was spot on. We checked it out and knew we needed to lock it down. He worked with the property manager and was able to get us the move in we wanted and helped us through the whole process. I had a great experience and would use Strüb Residential again.
– Bryce C.
“He was incredibly knowledgeable of the areas we were searching…”
Mark and his team are exceptional! Justin helped my husband and I find a home and worked tirelessly to help us find the perfect fit! He was incredibly knowledgeable of the areas we were searching and we will definitely be working with him, as well as the rest of the Strub team, in our future real estate ventures.
– Susanna W.
“Justyn was constantly providing us with new properties and adjusting his selections based on our feedback.”
Our agent, Justyn, was amazing to work with. Even though my roommate and I were only looking for a house to rent, we had very tight selection criteria. Justyn was constantly providing us with new properties and adjusting his selections based on our feedback. He always made himself available, even when we contacted him at odd hours of the morning and night. I wish there was a way to give more than 5 stars.
– Matthew D.
“He helped me sell my condo and buy another, evaluate offers for both sale and purchase…”
Justyn LeFevre was my realtor and he went above and beyond in every way imaginable. He helped me sell my condo and buy another, evaluate offers for both sale and purchase, helped us look and find just the right place. He really took the time to know what was important to us and find just the right place. I DREADED the entire thing because Austin real estate is just dumb right now, but Justyn made it as easy as possible. I can’t recommend him and Strüb enough!
– Christopher H.
“He took the time to get to know me personally, and really invests his time into each client.”
Justyn is wonderful to work with! I began working with Justyn remotely before relocating to Austin, immediately he was able to work with my hectic schedule. After relocating to Austin from across the country, he was the first person to greet me upon my arrival. Justyn has an intimate knowledge of the city of Austin, as well as, the surrounding areas which makes him an extremely valuable resource when finding your new home. He took the time to get to know me personally, and really invests his time into each client. This is obvious when he walks you through properties. Justyn has the ability to understand and identify what the important features are in a property, as well as, in a community for each client.
– Kevin B.
“…he met up with my sister and they toured places for me, keeping in close touch throughout the day to help me make a decision from afar.”
Justyn really exceeded my expectations for an apartment locator. He very promptly set up a call with me to talk about my needs, and within just a couple hours sent me a list of options. Since I was out of the country at the time, I needed to rent a place without actually seeing it, but he met up with my sister and they toured places for me, keeping in close touch throughout the day to help me make a decision from afar. He was very hands-on, knowledgeable, and honest, and made me feel like I was his only client–I felt good about the place I rented. I’d recommend him to anyone.
– Killian P.
“…he really cares about his clients and their needs!”
I had the pleasure of working with Justyn upon my move from New York to Austin in August 2018. Justyn made finding a home and my entire transition across the country seamlessly easy. He went above and beyond to show me around Austin to ensure I felt at home
and somewhat knew my way around. When it came to finding a home he didn’t stop until we found exactly what I was looking for. Justyn was extremely organized and efficient therefore no time was wasted looking at places that didn’t met my expectations. He also assisted in making sure I had all the necessary documentation to switch over my license and registration to the state of Texas. All around I had an amazing experience working with Justyn, he really cares about his clients and their needs! I’ve decided to keep in contact with Justyn for all of my future moving ventures. He treats his clients as family, and I promise you won’t be disappointed! My Parents who live in Michigan are also working with him to buy a home here in Austin. So no matter where you are Justyn is perfect for the job!
– Jeanise H.
“We told him exactly what we were hoping for and what our time frame was, and he went out of his way to completely exceed our expectations.”
Justyn took on the task of helping our growing family relocate to a safer neighborhood without breaking our budget. We told him exactly what we were hoping for and what our time frame was, and he went out of his way to completely exceed our expectations. He also taught us a lot about what to look for and where to compromise. Even when we got really stressed out, he was right behind us, cheering us on, assuring us that he would find us the perfect home and THAT HE DID! We absolutely plan on recommending him to anyone we know that will be moving in the future!
– Sloane H.