Meet Bill Buvens
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.”