Brad Bradburn is a Certified Negotation Expert (CNE) with a 10-year proven track record of helping buyers and sellers achieve their lifestyle and real estate goals. Brad is a top listing agent and one of the few Austin Realtors who is certified in Maxavenue’s Maximum Value Home Selling System® – the world’s most proven process to get sellers up to 5% to 15% more money for their homes than traditional real estate marketing methods.
Family man, musician and passionate Realtor. Through hard work and an incredible knowledge of the Austin real estate market, Brad loves to help his clients “win before they start.” He works with each client to prepare a detailed plan of action based on their specific lifestyle, financial and real estate goals. A former full-time musician for an independent record label, Brad also knows the Austin music scene and the lifestyles that draw buyers and sellers to the “Live Music Capital of the World”.
Brad loves to solve problems. “Music is a form of ‘live problem-solving’. You hear all the parts and pieces and the challenge is to put them together in such as way that you create something that is meaningful.” A graduate of Musician’s Institute & Tech in Los Angeles, Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bass Performance. He performs with FlyJack, his band that plays Raw Funk, Soul Jazz and Rare Groove music from the 60’s and 70’s playing the bass guitar as well as drums. Music brought Brad together with his wife, Elizabeth who is also a licensed realtor.
Prior to having a career in real estate, Brad did recording and marketing for an independent label, Bean Pie Music. Marketing a record label and marketing real estate have many things in common. Among them, passion, persistence and the ability to build a team that can get the job done. “I learned a lot from that experience. I know how important it is to have a strong network of professionals to help solve the problems that come up along the way.”
For buyers, Brad knows that a great team and the right tools can make a difference in maximizing his client’s time and money. “Thanks to Maxavenue’s Maximum Choice Home Buying System® finding my clients the perfect home at the right price is easy. Using this proven home buying system along with my team and my negotiating skills I can ensure that my clients avoid the costly mistakes most home buyers can make,” Brad is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). “When you love dealing with people, negotiating comes naturally.”
Client Brent Bartholomew says, “Brad is both a real estate expert and a high-integrity, heart-centered man. Since taking on my wife and I as clients, he has gone above and beyond the call of duty whenever we needed him. I have always been able to count on Brad as my agent. I highly recommend him.”
For sellers, “Prepare to Win Before You Begin” is one of Brad’s strongest marketing strategies. Guiding sellers through home preparation can make a difference in both price and days on the market. “I work with my sellers to get top dollar for their home using Maxavenue’s Maximum Value Home Selling System®. I want the best for my clients and using this system, I help them get up to 5% to 15% more money for their home. I encourage all of my Sellers to have a pre-inspection and deal with most of their home’s issues in advance. Otherwise, it’s like giving a blank check to the Buyer.”
“Brad is extremely personable. He walked me through the process of selling my first home and guided me along the way with his expert experience. I highly recommend Brad, he is a person with high integrity that will be there every step of the way,” says client Sarah Bruce.
Another form of problem solving comes in working with real estate investors. “Any investor who wants top dollar for a home they are selling needs a Realtor® with a proven, repeatable process that can manage the variables of the home selling process.” Brad knows that investors are concerned with return on investment, location and condition and less about neighborhood amenities. “If they are not working with me, or another Maxavenue agent, they could be losing thousands of dollars.”
Austin is a rapidly growing and changing city. Neighborhoods, transportation routes, school districts, parks and recreation and even shopping and dining vary depending upon which area of the city you live in. “Each area of the city has its own personality and newcomers may find it difficult to find their way around. Years ago, I worked in executive transportation, and spent a lot of time navigating the streets of Austin, so I know this area.” Brad represents clients and properties throughout the Austin Metro region specializing in North Central, Northwest Austin such as Rosedale, Allandale, Crestview, Northwest Hills, Great Hills and Spicewood Springs.
Brad lives a full life with his wife and three children, performing with his band, FlyJack and coaching his son’s soccer team. He also enjoys giving back to his community and donates his time to Volunteers at the Creek in Austin.
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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.
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