Very professional and knowledgeable. He has a great web site that show us several properties and help us with every question we had. Once we found the house we like he was able to negotiate a great deal for us. The buying process was great and we loved the moving program his company offerd. That made the utilities set up very easy.
Round Rock, TX
I have had the pleasure of working with Kevin for selling and buying a home. He and his team are extremely knowledgeable with the Austin and surrounding market area. They worked hard to get reasonable prices for both transactions. They are also very knowledgeable with international transactions for people that have about to complete or have completed overseas assignments and are looking to move to the Austin area. I will recommend Kevin to any looking to buy or sell a home in the Austin area.
I had the pleasure of working with Kevin to buy an investment property in Austin. We worked out a plan and Kevin executed it to perfection. Kevin's knowledge of the area plus his negotiation skills were exemplary. His honesty was also evident in various way.For Anyone buying a house in Austin, I would highly recommend Kevin.
Kevin was an absolute pleasure to work with. We were working on a pretty tight schedule to find a home, and he was always at the ready to take us out and show us homes, sometimes multiple times in a week. He was attentive to what we were searching for in an ideal home, and really listened to us an observed us while we were looking so that he could make suggestions and guide us toward additional properties. He also had great insight and advice about the process of making minor cosmetic changes to take features from homes we saw and apply them to our "dream home" to really make it perfect for us. Kevin is extremely knowledgeable about the area, and has great working relationships with others in the industry. There are not enough words to express how pleased we are with our new home and with having Kevin on our side to help guide us through any follow issues we may have. Kevin made the first-time home buying process a breeze!
Kevin worked tirelessly to help us find and purchase our new home. We had a very short time to try to get closed and moved in before son started school. We looked at over 20 houses and Kevin toured another 10 for us by FaceTime. He would do whatever it takes to make sure we were happy and were getting what we wanted. He was very responsive and diligent. We are very pleased with our new home!
Kevin McCarthy jokes that he emerged as a successful Realtor almost by accident.
“I’d purchased a few investment properties and I had to sell one,” recalls Kevin. “So I got my license for my own purposes and, before long, people I knew started asking for my help. That went on for a few years, and I suddenly found myself with a career in the real estate business.”
A self-proclaimed “people person,” Kevin loves helping others. At the age of 13, the Austin native began working in his family’s dry cleaning business and has enjoyed the satisfaction that comes from interacting with clients ever since.
Meet Kevin McCarthy: Problem solver, consumer advocate, and real estate expert.
Kevin’s commitment to adding value and being of service in any situation have made him a consistent top producer. Eager to share what he considers to be the secrets to his success, Kevin spent years training new real estate agents.
“It’s important to be consistent,” he says. “For me, it’s a combination of being likable but also knowledgeable. People feel comfortable with me and they also know that I have the experience to guide them through any stage of a real estate transaction.”
An avid real estate investor, Kevin knows how to analyze a property.
“My personal experience coupled with my knowledge and abilities as a Realtor allow me to help my clients with purchase decisions, whether it’s for a principal residence or an investment property. I like to take the longview and encourage my clients to always consider their exit strategy,” Kevin says.
His commitment to always serving his clients’ best interests and assisting them in achieving their financial goals led Kevin to join the Maxavenue team.
“Maxavenue puts me in the unique position to help my clients thanks to their proven systems,” says Kevin. “With the Maximum Value Home Selling System® and Maximum Value Home Buying System®, I have the tools that add value. Because of these strategies, we’re always negotiating from a position of strength.”
A creative problem solver, Kevin says he shines in situations that might intimidate others.
“My goal is to avoid problems and eliminate them whenever and wherever I can,” says Kevin. “I want to ensure the stresses that can accompany home buying or selling don’t happen. But if they do arise, you want me on your side. When those things happen, you want me solving it for you.”
Kevin puts his background in construction and renovation to good use by advising his clients should they tour homes in need of some TLC.
“If we’re looking at a property that needs a little work, I’m able to ballpark the cost of repairs and give them a good idea of what they could expect to pay for materials or what an installer might charge,” says Kevin. “I can tell you which fix-ups are worth doing and which are not.”
True to his nature, the helpful handyman isn’t shy about pitching in where he can.
“Occasionally, I’ll even repair something myself,” he says. “Once I had a client whose closet door was falling off. I went out to my trunk, grabbed my drill, and said, ‘Let me fix that. You don’t need to pay $75 to have someone come out for this.’”
Going out of his way for others inspired Kevin to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. A skilled craftsman, Kevin has been involved in building three homes for the nonprofit housing organization and keeps his hard hat close to his desk.
Kevin loves the flexibility that his career in real estate offers because it allows him to spend time with his wife and two daughters. The devoted dad, who specializes in the Cedar Park, Round Rock, and the surrounding North West areas, shares his knowledge of local schools, restaurants and fun activities around town with his clients.
When he isn’t helping his clients buy or sell their homes for the maximum profit, Kevin enjoys traveling with his family, catching live music performances around town, going to the movies, deep sea fishing and spending time at his beach home in port aransas.
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.