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Buyer Videos

Avoid Costly Mistake with a Future Homeownership Report

Real Estate Buyer Blog

LOCALE: Looks You’ll Love in 2020

The phrase “Out with the old and in with the new,” certainly applies to home…

LOCALE: Elevating Your Home Entertainment

If you’ve longed to recreate the magic of the cinema or an arcade in your…

LOCALE: High Tech Home Gadgets That Do the Work for You

If we’re being honest, kids aren’t the only ones who wish they could get out…

LOCALE: 4 Tips for Turning Your Home Into the Perfect Event Space

From graduation parties to weddings, hosting a celebration at home adds that sought-after personal touch…

LOCALE: How to Hire the Right Remodeling Contractor

Hiring a reputable and reliable contractor should be easy. Unfortunately, it isn’t. Everyone has heard…

LOCALE: Relocate or Renovate?

Selling your home and relocating is stressful, but living through a renovation is not without…

Top Luxury Home Features to Increase Your Home Resale Value

Improving your surroundings is always exciting. But if your home renovations increase its value and…

LOCALE: Traditional vs. Modern Home Facades

A number of styles fall under the umbrella of “traditional” homes. For example, Victorian, Colonial,…

LOCALE: Accommodations for Multiple Generations

What is a multigenerational home? This trend, defined as one in which grandparents and children…

Eye-Catching Remodeling Trends That Marry Luxury With Imagination

Just as fashion trends change annually, home design preferences shift with each new year. As…

Seller Videos

Sell Your Home for Maximum Value: The Key Sales Success Factors

Real Estate Seller Blog

The Lifespan of Appliances & the Best Time to Buy New Ones

Appliances are the unsung heroes of the home, quietly going about their business, making our…

5 Systems to Improve Water Quality in Your Home

When you pour a glass of water in your home, you want to know that…

Top 5 Reasons Owning a Home Is Better Than Renting

Owning a home has long been considered part of the American Dream. June is National…

6 Outdoor Plants to Enhance your Curb Appeal

Outdoor plants go a long way toward helping your home make a great first impression….

Checklist of Items You’ll Need as Soon as You Move In to a New Home

Even with the help of friends and family, you probably won’t be able to unpack…

Tips for Hiring a Mover

When you’re getting ready to move, chances are you have a full to-do list. Though…

Healthy Home Air: Ways to Improve the Quality of Air in Your Home

If you’re concerned about the quality of the air within your home, you can conduct…

4 Things to Consider When Selecting a Storage Unit

From furniture and sporting equipment to vehicles and tools, plenty of items take up precious…

Making Your Home Accessible for Long-Term Use

If you’re hoping to age in your home, you want it to be as safe…

4 Attractive and Affordable Remodeling Trends for 2019

As you welcome 2019, you may decide to give your surroundings a fresh, new look….

Real Estate Investor Blog

Austin Real Estate Market Report

Austin sees a decline, but home sales in Central Texas overall are up in first…

Austin Real Estate Market Report

The median price of a single-family home in Austin set an all-time high of $407,400,…

Austin Real Estate Market Report

Austin Housing Market Remains Strong, Suggests Trend Toward Pricing Stabilization After a strong first quarter,…

Austin Real Estate Market Report

Buyers Look to Suburbs as Austin Prices Climb Fast-rising home prices within Austin’s city limits…

Austin Real Estate Market Report

A Record-Breaking February for Austin Home Sales Spring is usually the most active season for…

Investment Properties in Austin: Five Things to Consider Before You Invest

Austin seems to be the “it” city. Its strong job market, natural beauty, and laid-back…

Sections: Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Properties: What You Need to Know

Owning investment properties can be rewarding. In fact, statistics show that more people have become…

March Austin Real Estate Market Report

A Cool Start to 2019 for Austin Area Home Sales The pace of Austin area…

February Austin Real Estate Market Report

Austin Broke Another Record for Home Sales in 2018 Austin’s powerful real estate market exceeded…

January Austin Real Estate Market Report

Austin’s 2018 Home Sales on Record-Setting Path Austin has been on a path to set…

Austin Real Estate Market Report

Austin Home Sales Set October Record The Austin metro are set a new record for…

Austin Real Estate Market Report

Austin Home Sales Held Steady in September Inside Austin city limits, home sales decreased 0.9…

Client Social Reviews

Valerie & Yves Cabanac

Austin, TX

Imagine you are a french family, in Texas for a year and never bought a house in the US before... That was our situation but... Claire was here! She managed it from A to Z, advising us in every step, making us do a savings of 20K during the negotiation, following before and after, and even checking after few months if everything was ok. She is precise, accountable and responsive, all what you expect from a realtor and that you often dream and rarely got. In Europe, we moved several times and I have never ever seen such quality support. If you are a local, an expat, someone who seeks for advise, someone you can trust. You know who to call.

CM & JM

Austin, TX

Claire always went the extra mike...maybe more like 17 miles. She is realistic, a great negotiator, and always honest. She got us over asking and multiple offers. Her construction and architecture background are a significant advance if you ever run into any issues....kind of like if your septic didn't pass inspection and she would hunt down 4 quotes and get us back in the best financial situation. Realtor for life.

Martin & Kathy Koppers

Austin, TX

After retiring and traveling extensively, we were ready to find a home in the Austin area that would inspire us. We thought we had found a home in the Dripping Springs area but did not have the best guidance with another realtor and lost out. We began our search for a new realtor and found Claire’s website that shares information about her expertise as an architect, broker and builder making her a true expert in this field. After Claire listened to our wants and needs in a home, she tirelessly showed us homes that were a possible match. She pointed out the pros and cons of properties as well a structural flaws and possible remedies. We received daily electronic updates that met our criteria. You could not ask for a more professional and qualified realtor for Austin and the surrounding areas.

Tiff Stern

Austin, TX

As first-time homebuyers, Claire made the experience both educational and easy! Her knowledge and feedback was very much appreciated. It was 100% evident that she was not going to settle for anything less than the best deal she knew we could get. I would highly recommend Claire for her expertise and experience in this very demanding Austin market.

Kurt Thiemer

Austin, TX

I've used Claire on three real estate contracts. We sold our home, bought a new home and also sold an investment property. The knowledge shared throughout the process is impeccable. You won't find very many agents not only with real estate knowledge, but also architectural and building knowledge.

Broker:
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.

Realtor:
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:
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.

Broker Associate:
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.