With 20 years of real estate experience, hundreds of homes sold and the perfect combination of skills in business, interior design, construction and financial investments, Vince is truly an All-Star Realtor®.
Vince and his wife Maureen make an unbeatable real estate team – as one of their clients said: “We’ve been buying and selling houses over 20 years…and the Farellis outscore everyone we have ever worked with.”
Vince is not just a top Realtor®; he’s the Managing Broker for Maxavenue. He not only gives wise counsel to his own buyers and sellers, he often works with dozens of Maxavenue agents to solve problems and ensure extraordinary service for all Maxavenue clients.
Creative thinker. Business expert in project management. Former Marine blessed with focus, discipline and the will to help his clients achieve their goals. Sportsman with a love for golf, tennis and Bocce ball. Vince is truly one-of-a-kind. Working as a team with his wife Maureen, his goal is to go above and beyond to serve his clients like they’re part of the family.
Home buyers and sellers rave about their truly exceptional experience working with Vince and Maureen Farelli. “On a scale of one to ten, Maureen and Vince were an 11. They are first class all the way from start to finish,” say satisfied clients Ron and Sharon Zarriello. “We have been buying and selling houses for over 20 years and have used a lot of agents. The Farellis outscore everyone we have ever worked with.”
Vince has been selling real estate since 1994. In 2002 he teamed up with his wife Maureen and they have been wowing home buyers, sellers, and property investors as a dynamic husband and wife duo ever since. With over 30 years of experience between them, the Farellis provide world-class service and together, they have helped their clients buy and sell hundreds of homes in the greater Austin area. Having two attentive and seasoned professionals on their side, Vince and Maureen’s clients feel incredibly confident through every step of the real estate process. They return to the Farellis again and again over a lifetime of home ownership for a two-for-one deal that just can’t be beat.
After living in Northwest Austin for 19 years, Vince and Maureen relocated to Onion Creek in South Austin, where they love to play tennis, golf, and socialize with their friends and neighbors at Onion Creek Club. When they’re not at home entertaining or playing bocce ball on their backyard court or hanging with their dog, Flash, Vince and Maureen enjoy traveling to visit family and friends or returning to their honeymoon destination of Italy. With their vast knowledge of local neighborhoods and market cycles, Vince and Maureen work with home buyers and sellers all across Austin and its surrounding counties. They specialize in northern areas like Cedar Park and Round Rock as well as the southwestern communities of Circle C, Shady Hollow, Travis Country, Western Oaks, and, of course, Onion Creek.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Vince Farelli followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Marine Corps after high school. In 1988, he moved to Austin to study at the University of Texas and never left. After 12 years in the high-tech industry where he managed business and manufacturing processes, technical teams and complex projects, Vince decided to pursue real estate. “Real estate was a natural fit for me,” says Vince. “I love to connect with people and help them buy or sell one of the largest assets they will ever own.” In 2001, Vince founded his own brokerage, Farelli and Associates Real Estate. He was one of the first agents to join Maxavenue, and now, in addition to working with his clients, Vince acts as Maxavenue’s Managing Broker to help oversee REALTOR® professional standards and training for the company.
As a real estate investor himself, Vince excels at working with seasoned as well as first-time real estate investors. He has experience utilizing a wide array of investment strategies such as foreclosures, short sales, wholesaling, owner financing, and mortgage assignments. Working as a team with his wife Maureen, Vince typically acts in a supportive, business and numbers-oriented role behind the scenes of every transaction. “Maureen makes our business more fun,” says Vince. “It helps that we can bounce ideas off each other and come up with creative solutions for our clients.”
Indeed, one of Vince’s greatest strengths as a Realtor® is his ability to problem-solve. He is a creative thinker who loves to look at the “big picture.” With experience helping distressed homeowners, Vince is skilled at implementing non-traditional real estate strategies. “There is a solution to every problem,” Vince says. “It just takes tenacity and experience to find it.”
“For example, we once worked with clients selling their home in a newer community where construction was still taking place. Competing against the smaller and cheaper homes being built, we struggled to generate an offer for their home,” Vince recalls. “Our sellers considered a price reduction, but I suggested they offer owner financing to qualified buyers instead. We received an offer that was over the list price and closed the transaction by the end of the month. Our sellers are now making more money than they would’ve with a traditional sale.”
At the University of Texas, Vince studied Interior Design with an emphasis in Architecture. For home sellers, Vince utilizes his design training to expertly oversee the home staging process, which highlights a home’s unique assets and features in order to attract targeted buyers. For home buyers, Vince’s knowledge in renovation and construction proves invaluable for helping clients get the best possible value for their home. With Maxavenue’s Maximum Choice Home Buying System®, Vince examines a house from every angle, using a rigorous inspection and due diligence process to uncover hidden flaws. Vince provides a comprehensive investment analysis on the future appreciation of a home, ensuring that his clients are making a prudent, balanced financial decision for the long-term.
Home buyers and sellers choose Vince because of his exceptional professionalism and the warm, family-oriented way the Farellis conduct their business. “I treat my clients as if they’re family,” Vince says. “A lot of them have become very close friends that I stay in touch with even today.” Persistent and results-driven, Vince provides the best possible service to his clients, no matter the circumstances. With 20 years of experience and a proven talent for thinking outside the box, Vince is a trusted problem-solver for every home buyer, seller, and investor.
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.