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It's unwise to pay too much. But it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money; that is all.
When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.
The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can't be done.
If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better.
There is hardly anything in the world that someone can't make a little worse and sell a little cheaper----
and people who consider price alone are this man's lawful prey.

John Ruskin/ 1819-1900

When I designed this website, my goal was to help real people find a competent and compatible REALTOR®, someone who will help them with probably the largest and most emotional purchase of their entire life. In order to help you decide if I am that REALTOR®, it is necessary for me to tell you a little bit about myself, my theories, and the way I do business. Remember, the theme of this site is REAL ESTATE FOR REAL PEOPLE!

A real estate transaction should be a painless, and even a pleasant event. Buying or selling real estate is a cumulative process; one step leads to the next in an orderly fashion. A real estate professional is dedicated to making sure you understand the whole process while guiding you through each step as pleasantly as possible. Sometimes your REALTOR® may not have all the answers, but he or she should know where to find them.

I have lived in Austin since 1985, when I, like so many of you, transferred here with my job. At the time, I was working for a major Hotel chain, and thought Austin was just a little bit of heaven. After sixteen years in the industry, and tired of transferring to a new city every year or so, I decided this would be a great place to be fired in! And so it was!

In 1988 I opened my own small business, and I played an active role in it until 1995. I sold the last equity interest in that business in 1998. In 1994 I began studying for my Texas Real Estate License, and I earned the license in February of 1995.

I am an independent Broker/Owner with Austin REAL Pros, Inc., and I am partnered in the agency with Carrie York, CRS. Carrie and I have over twenty years combined experience in Property Leasing, Sales and Management. As an independent Broker/Owner, I do not receive a paycheck if I do not produce results for my clients.

As an independent contractor, I think it is important for me to enjoy the people I am working with. That is one of the most pleasant aspects of this profession. As a REALTOR®, I will spend a great deal of time with my clients, and it is very important that we trust one another, and that we have respect and confidence in each other. I build a partnership with my clients, and it is a rewarding and mutually beneficial one.

That doesn't mean that this is not a fun process. I like to have a good time, and I like to look at houses! Once you have endured the mortgage process, where you bare your soul to a loan officer, it is my privilege to take you to homes that meet your specified criteria. One of the most important things I can do for you is to listen to what you tell me. When that happens, we will both be saved from wasting time and energy in the home finding process.

I am a member of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, where I serve on both the Professional Development Committee and the By-Laws Committee. I have also served on the Nominating Committee for Board Members. I am a member of the Texas Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®. I have earned the CRS, ABR, and GRI designations, and continue my real estate education as the opportunities present themselves. I have been a volunteer driver for the local Meals on Wheels program since 1995, and continue to participate in long-distance bicycle rides (My Ride Diaries), benefiting a variety of charitable causes.

Thanks for taking the time to read this information, and I look forward to hearing from you in the very near future. Let's begin the process as soon as you are ready, and let me share my resources with you!
 

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TroyJennifer"Bill made buying a house FUN and was wonderful to work with! We really appreciate that he followed up with us even after the closing. If my friends or family ever need a house, we'll send them to Bill."

Troy and Jennifer
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1310 South First
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Austin, Texas 78704-3060


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