Deborah and Steve Wagner
Paul helped us find our first two houses, as well as sell our first house. He is such a dedicated real estate agent and really knows the market. When we decided to move, we did everything Paul told us to do...de clutter our home; paint; new carpet; new garage doors....we did not want to do it, but our house sold in 5 days. The buyers told us it was the cleanest house they had seen. Then when we found our current house, it was under contract and fell through. We had to wait until our house closed and the sellers were gun shy and wanted to keep showing the house. Paul worked very closely with their agent who convinced them to hold on. We have now been in that house for 15 years. Paul is the only reason we have this house! We can’t recommend Paul highly enough!
Our situation was difficult, our needs were complex, and our funds were limited. Nevertheless, Paul helped us to strategize and maximize our search efforts. He has an excellent understanding of the requirements for the particular type of loan we had been approved for, and he knew exactly how to help us go after houses that met all of our needs. He made himself available to us, often helping us to see houses the day they hit the market. He never gave up, even through setbacks. He was with us every step of the way and helped us to achieve our goal of home ownership, despite the many obstacles that we faced. With his help, we found the perfect house for all of our needs. If we ever decide to do this again, he'll be the first person that we call. I highly recommend Paul Kroschewsky!
Paul helped me and my wife find our first home in Austin. His long-time experience with real estate in the Austin area was a huge help to narrow down our search. He did not rush us into buying a home. He even advised us not to buy some of the first homes we visited because of the money we would need to spend for repairs and also because he spotted indicators of foundation problems . Paul also knows fair and quality contractors if you need anything to get done in your home. It was a huge help for us to get a good painter before we moved in.
Paul is a pro. He helped us sell our home in Lakeway in just two days. It was an older home and there were few like it on the market, so finding the right price--so that it would sell quickly and fairly--was tricky. It also wasn't a neighborhood in which he had sold many homes, but with his professionalism and years of experience, he was also able to guide us effectively. He was helpful finding subcontractors as we went through the process of making some repairs as requested by the buyer. We appreciated his insight and responsiveness throughout the process. Selling a home can be an emotional process for all of the family, and he was sensitive to that. I would recommend Paul to any of my friends looking to sell their home in Austin and surrounding communities.
Paul is a very competent realtor, having served Austin area clients for over 30 years. He was my realtor when my house was sold a few years ago. He exhibited the same understanding and skill during my purchase of another home. Paul is very capable realtor, from his ability to work with other realtors, to his adeptness to identify honest and efficient service professionals, ie. mortgage lenders; roof repair technicians. The quality of his work is exemplified in his repeat business, when clients return to him for their next residence sale and purchase!
Paul sold my Austin home in 2018. I followed his recommendations and had work done on my floors/walls. We ended up selling for significantly more than the market value! What a blessing! Thank you Paul!
I can't recommend Paul enough! He was a wonderful resource for my wife and I as we were buying our first home. He was patient with us and was willing to show us as many houses as we needed to see before we found the perfect fit. He has decades of experience in the Austin market and it showed. This really came through when we wanted to make a few changes after our purchase but before we moved in. Paul has contacts for every type of home repair, maintenance, or update job that you can imagine. We are super happy with how everything turned out!
While Paul Kroschewsky was working on his graduate degree in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 1981, he offered to give his friend’s relatives, who were visiting from Europe, a tour of the area.
“When I finished, they said, ‘You’re so knowledgeable about the city and so communicative, if you ever thought of becoming a real estate agent, we think you’d be very successful,” says Paul, who speaks both Spanish and Portuguese. “That sparked something in me.”
Meet Paul Kroschewsky: Fifth-generation Central Texan, seasoned real estate expert, devoted grandfather, and dedicated volunteer.
“What I love most about being a Realtor is the satisfaction of providing excellent service and care to my clients,” says Paul. “I got into this business to help people with their real estate needs.”
With close to four decades of industry experience, including 18 years as an independent broker, Paul says he’s thrilled to be part of the Maxavenue team as it enables him to be the ultimate client advocate while providing world class service.
“The proven systems that Maxavenue has in place allow me to distinguish myself from all the competition,” he says. “Take for example, the Maximum Value Home Selling System®, which allows clients to earn up to 5 to 15 percent more for their homes. Or, Maxavenue’s Maximum Choice Home Buying System®, which takes the buyer through a detailed analysis and thorough due diligence, so we’re negotiating from the best position possible.”
Paul also recognizes the inherent value in Maxavenue’s Persona Targeted Marketing and Persona Targeted Home Staging, which attracts the buyers who are most likely to purchase the home for the highest price.
“As Maxavenue’s founder Harold Ware says, ‘If you’re marketing to everyone, you’re marketing to no one.’ Determining exactly who is inhabiting a particular neighborhood or area, helps sellers market to those individuals. It’s revolutionary,” Pauls says.
As Paul and his wife of 38 years, Laura, have lived in South and North Austin, he enjoys a broad knowledge and is comfortable showing homes in any part of the Greater Austin area.
“My philosophy and mission is to serve as I would expect to be served when purchasing or selling a home or property,” says Paul. “Most of the time it is the single largest investment a person or family makes, and I take the responsibility of assisting them very seriously.”
From starter homes to million dollar listings, Paul says he loves working with clients at all stages of homeownership, whether they’re first time buyers, retirees who are downsizing, or seasoned investors.
“I love the challenge that working with buyers and sellers offers.because everyone and every transaction is unique,” he says. “Where there’s a need, I’m going to help fulfill it.”
Paul credits his longevity in the business with making clients feel comfortable and confident, knowing they’re in good hands and achieving maximum profitability.
“I feel like my knowledge and experience combined with what I’m able to offer through Maxavenue makes the home buying and selling process smooth and very successful. I’m able to have better relationships with my clients because of the support Maxavenue has in place,” says Paul, who adds that much of his business comes from referrals and repeat clients.
The father of three and grandfather of four makes time to give back to others in need.
“I do mission work in Guatemala, helping the poorest of the poor obtain clean water,” he says.
Using his trilingual abilities, Paul assists indigent farmers by going into the mountains to find clean spring water and then helps them access it by installing PVC pipes, a holding tank, and sinks.
“The availability of clean water reduces infant mortality and the cases of dysentery among the children and prevents the organs of children and adults from being destroyed by contaminated water,” Paul explains. “We take the availability of clean water in our homes for granted but in many countries throughout the world it is a precious commodity that the poor have very limited access to.”
He also helps pregnant women in crisis in the Austin area find services they need to deliver healthy babies. He is truly a Realtor for Life!
When he isn’t working with clients or volunteering, Paul and Laura enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.
“We love taking them to parks and The Thinkery,” he says. “Austin’s been a great place to raise children and I am now enjoying four beautiful young grandchildren.”
Paul and Laura also treasure Austin’s thriving culinary scene as well as its live music offerings that is enhanced by the variety of people from all over the world who have moved here to thrive and raise their families.
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.