I would definitely recommend the Maximum Value Home Selling System® because it gave us the plan to maximize the value of our home. By following the plan, and professionally preparing our home, not only did we know what to expect at each juncture of the process, we sold our house quickly and for the exact number we wanted!
Bill loves to tell the story of why he became a Realtor® – when he tried to sell his home, the listing agent made promises they didn’t keep (and his listing expired).
As an experienced businessman, Bill knew there had to be a better way than hiring traditional agents. He made it is personal mission to offer buyers and sellers an alternative to the mediocrity he had experienced.
When you hire Bill as your agent – you can be guaranteed that he has been in your shoes. He is passionately committed to going the extra mile to give you the competence and service you deserve.
After he sold his house quicker and for a higher value than his own listing agent, Bill knew he wanted to raise the bar and provide a better experience for homebuyers and sellers. Now, with superior organization, communication, and management skills, Bill’s mission is to provide every client with the consistent results and incredible value they never thought possible.
After six months of unsatisfactory communication with the real estate agent he hired to sell his home, the listing on Bill Buvens’ house expired. So this business owner, furniture maker, and former corporate event producer decided to take matters into his own hands. “I marketed my house by myself on the Internet… and within 30 days I sold it for $25,000 more than my Realtor® ever thought possible,” says Bill. “I became a Realtor® because, after that experience, I realized there was a sizeable gap between what was being done and what could be done for homebuyers and sellers. I also realized that the agent a homeowner chooses to work with can make a huge difference in their real estate experience and can save (or make) them thousands of dollars.” Bill, an Austinite for over 40 years, now dedicates himself to providing his clients with a level of outstanding service and overwhelming value that traditional Realtors® simply cannot deliver.
Bill joined Maxavenue because, with their innovative systems and professional staff, he has the tools and resources to uphold his commitment to providing first-class customer service. He has undergone hundreds of hours of training with Maxavenue, gaining comprehensive knowledge on the real estate industry’s latest technologies and market trends. Yet it is Bill’s genuine desire to always go the extra mile for his clients that truly sets him apart from other Realtors®. “In a survey that interviewed real estate consumers, 74 percent believed that their agents were not worth the commission that they were paid,” says Bill. “My goal is to make sure my clients are in the other 26 percent.”
When one of Bill’s clients was asked about the 74% statistic… they replied, “they obviously have not worked with Bill Buvens as a buyer agent.”
Before earning his real estate license, Bill owned a furniture and cabinet making business. He apprenticed under renowned woodworker Sam Maloof, and even built his own home… and much of the furniture in his home. “Making furniture requires a strict attention to detail,” says Bill. “Sometimes it’s hard to see why a piece is so beautiful until a craftsman points out the certain special details and nuances.” With his specialized understanding of home construction and design, Bill provides a fresh perspective on a home’s unique features or potential maintenance problems. Using a strategic home search process, he listens closely to homebuyers to help prioritize their lifestyle needs and find the one-of-a-kind property that’s just right for them.
Bill’s sharp attention to detail extends far beyond just a home’s floor plan. With Maxavenue’s Maximum Choice Home Buying System®, Bill conducts a detailed investment analysis and examines a home’s future ownership costs. “When the process is done, my client knows that we looked under every stone and took every variable into account,” he says. “They have confidence in their purchase, knowing they didn’t make any costly mistakes that will surprise them in the future.” Thorough and precise, Bill also guides homebuyers through the financing process so they understand their loan options and financial responsibilities over a lifetime of home ownership.
With top-notch organization and communication skills, Bill pro-actively manages over 70 variables in the complex home selling process to help clients sell their homes quickly and for the maximum value. In fact, before he launched his woodworking business, Bill produced very large corporate events all around the world, in Africa, South America, Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States. “If 15,000 people are showing up at a convention center tomorrow,” Bill explains, “I can’t say ‘We’re going to be a little late. Let’s push this back a week.’ You’ve got to be on time, on budget, with the ability to communicate and orchestrate your staff.”
Bill has the organization skills to coordinate a team of experts that work on the seller’s behalf, including home inspectors, repair contractors, home stagers, designers, and marketing and media staff. “Promises don’t sell homes. Process does,” says Bill. “With Maxavenue, I have a whole team supporting me, dedicated to fulfilling the needs of my clients.” Using Maxavenue’s Maximum Value Home Selling System®, he effectively prepares a home with a thorough pre-inspection, a comprehensive Internet marketing plan, and detailed staging to attract the most qualified buyers. Bill closely monitors every step of the transaction; his goal is to deliver a smooth, stress-free experience for his valued sellers.
Bill’s commitment to excellence for his clients does not stop at the closing table. After helping one of his clients purchase an older home in Tarrytown , they asked Bill if he would be the general contractor for a major interior remodel as well as a redesign of the exterior landscaping. The finished product is now the jewel of the neighbor. In fact, they have since nicknamed their Tarrytown home… “The Nugget!”
Bill serves all of his clients with honesty and integrity. While he has helped clients buy and sell all over Austin, he has extensive experience and can provide unparalleled service in the areas of Tarrytown, Lakeway, Dripping Springs, Spicewood, Cedar Park, Leander, and South Lake Travis.
Bill’s clients are consistently impressed by the level of professionalism, dedication, and added value that he brings to every transaction. “If there’s one more thing that can be done to help my seller get more money for their house, or help a buyer find the right home for them, then I’m going to do that,” Bill asserts. “When all is said and done, the smile and satisfaction on my client’s face makes it all worthwhile.”
A Broker has completed a state-defined education that includes 900 classroom hours, way beyond the 210 hours required for agents. Additionally, Brokers must pass a more comprehensive broker's license exam. Brokers may work alone or they may hire agents to work for them.
A Realtor¨ is a licensed real estate salesperson who belongs to the National Association of Realtors¨, the largest trade group in the country. Not all agents are Realtors¨ - but choosing a designated Realtor¨ means you've selected an agent that must adhere to the National Association of Realtors¨ stringent code of ethics.
Accredited Buyers Representative:
Real estate agents who have earned the Accredited Buyer's Representative designation have been trained to deliver enhanced customer service, extensive due diligence and expert negotiation skills. Agents without this designation may not have the training or experience required to provide top-quality real estate buyer representation.
Certified Negotiation Expert:
Agents who have earned the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation are trained in a wide spectrum of negotiating strategies and techniques, along with tools to expertly negotiate from a position of strength. While all real estate agents have some experience in negotiations, working with a CNE designated agent gives buyers and sellers a strategic advantage in the negotiating process.
Graduate REALTOR, Institute:
Agents who earn the GRI designation have received advanced training in emerging technology, laws, and procedures as well as the increasingly complex real estate market itself. All agents work to provide a smooth home buying and selling experience, but GRI designated agents have taken the extra step to become a consummate professional and expert in their local market.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation have been trained to expertly guide and implement effective strategies for mature clients when making important decisions about selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties.
Internet Marketing Certified:
e-PRO curriculum ensures your real estate agent has attained mastery of the latest social media technologies, such as Facebook and Twitter, and can create a compelling online presence vital to helping sellers reaching today's hyper-connected consumers. With the rapidly evolving world of Internet and social media technologies, it pays to have an expert on your team.
Certified Residential Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation have been trained to understand the complexities of the housing market, how to best position their client’s interests, and how to effectively community with all parties to a transaction. In short, the CRS designation means your agent has more advanced, specialized training in all aspects of the residential market than agents who haven't earned this designation.
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist:
Agents who have earned the designation of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) are elite professionals with the knowledge, experience and skills required to expertly represent buyers and sellers in the Luxury Home market. In addition, a CLHMS designated agent is a local market leader with documented performance in the top 10% of their markets.
Short Sales and Forclosure Certified:<
Counselor of Real Estate:
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager:
Seller Representative Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation have demonstrated elevated professional standards, enhanced individual performance, and the ability to recognize emerging market trends and professional practices to real estate professionals. All of this specialized knowledge gives an SRS designated agent the tools to make the home selling experience as smooth as possible.
Green Real Estate Marketing Specialist:
Agents who hold the NAR Green designation have been trained to understand and expertly serve consumers seeking green “eco-friendly” homes. NAR Green agents not only receive education about the quickly developing green technologies and practices, but engage in ongoing specialized training to stay abreast of green real estate issues and trends.
Bachelor of Business Administration:
Master Certified Negotiation Expert:
Agents who earn the Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE) designation have mastered a wide spectrum of negotiation skills - including all the CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) qualifications, plus email negotiations, advanced negotiation techniques for both buying and selling, as well as mastering negotiating techniques among different generations and cultures. An agent with these extra, in-depth skills give their clients a significant advantage in negotiating from strength.
Certified Senior Housing Specialist:
Certified Senior Housing Professionals (CSHPs) offer specialized service specifically focused on the needs and special circumstances of senior buyers and sellers. Having completed extensive coursework and the in-depth training, CSHPs have the specialized knowledge to help seniors achieve their goals. As such, they are more equipped than general real estate agents to serve as the Consumer Champion throughout the entire consultative process of a late-in-life move.
Residential Construction Certified:
Agents who have earned the Residential Construction Certified (RCC) designation have been trained to gain a deep understanding of residential construction materials and methods. With comprehensive construction knowledge, RCC designated agents deliver superior consumer value when representing their clients to appraisers, inspectors, lenders, designers, engineers, and construction professionals.
Certified New Home Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) designation are trained professionals and experts in the details of buying a newly constructed home. From negotiating favorable contract terms to expert due diligence during the construction process, a CNHS designated agent has extensive knowledge and experience as a buyer’s agent and the unique factors involved in working with builders and developers.
ECO-Broker is the premier green designation program for real estate professionals. Certified ECO-Brokers serve residential and commercial property owners, sellers and investors. ECO-Brokers build communities, and champion eco-friendly alternatives with an unparalleled level of care, commitment, and follow-up.
A broker whose license is held by another broker. An associate broker qualifies to be a real estate broker but still works for and is supervised by another broker. Associate brokers are sometimes called broker-associates, broker-salespersons or affiliate brokers.