My partner and I were moving to Austin from Connecticut and needed help finding a place to call home. I was referred to Curt by a friend and called to begin the process of hunting down an apartment from across the country, something about which I was somewhat nervous. Curt, however, quickly put our concerns to rest. We arrived in Austin, met Curt the following morning, and were shown a variety of great places within our price range. Moreover, we spent the better part of two days with him and really enjoyed our time getting an expert introduction to the city: its recent history, its best places to eat and drink, etc. I would strongly recommend Curt to anyone looking for a place to call home.
Our Habitat Hunters story starts while my husband and I were still living in England. We needed to find somewhere to rent when we moved over to the US. Obviously living around the globe makes it rather difficult to review properties and to make matters worse, we have 4 little dogs that were coming over with us. We emailed various companies and as soon as they heard dogs (plural) they were all, Well bye, good luck with that…! I was beginning to lose hope but someone recommended Habitat Hunters on a forum and I got in touch. The agent put on our case worked so hard for us. The dog factor never seemed to be an issue, it limited our choices, sure, but he never made a big deal out of it like the other companies had. Every few days I’d pick a bunch of places I liked the look of and he’d go to them all and take photos so I could get to have a closer look. He’d even check the fence for me to see if our little dogs could get out or not. I’m quite picky, so our poor agent was running around for some time trying to find us the perfect rental. Considering I was around the world and could have easily just been window shopping with no intention of moving, he really went above and beyond the call of duty. Rental properties get snapped up quick in Austin, so once we found the perfect place (yes apparently they do exist!) he moved quickly to make it happen. Fast forward 3/4 of a year and our house has sold in England and we’re ready to buy in Austin. We call him back and off he goes again finding us lots of places to see. By now he has a pretty good idea of what we like, which makes everything a lot easier. It doesn’t take us long to fall in love with a beauty of a house near Cedar Park. The whole affair went through with his usual efficiency and attention to detail and completed today! We couldn’t be happier. Thanks to our agent and Habitat Hunters! 🙂
I am moving from out of state, and visited for a couple to days to find a place. I was nervous about getting a good variety to choose from that also fit my time range and amenity preferences. Within one day, Curt had shown me enough places around Austin that I could make a choice, sign a lease, and travel back to my current state. I am excited to move to Austin and glad that Curt could help me pick out my first apartment.
I was rushed to find a new place and Curt spent the entire afternoon taking me around to different apartments. He found several awesome places that were in my preferred location and price range. Curt was knowledgeable and very organized, I would definitely recommend Curt/Habitat Hunters for anyone looking for a place in Austin!
I am new to the area and happened to meet Jody my second week living here. She has so much experience with real estate and gave me great tips about living in Austin. Very timely with staying in touch. I was able to speak to her about our price range and living requirements. My roommate & I are both in our mid-twenties, and still fairly new to renting apartments. Because of this, we weren’t always sure of certain questions to ask property owners. Our agent, Curt, always had the bases covered and our best interests at hand! He chose a good variety of places to show us around on a Saturday. He made great negotiations at the apartment properties. We ended the day after falling in love with two (out of seven) of the properties we saw that day. Overall, Habitat Hunters was excellent with their responsiveness and professionalism. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a new home here in Austin.
We just got back to Houston. I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your help this weekend! You were very professional, patient, flexible, helpful and enjoyable to be around! Thanks for all you have done to help our family so far. We all need to hear what we are doing well! Have a great week!
I am new to the area and happened to meet Jody my second week living here. She has so much experience with real estate and gave me great tips about living in Austin. Very timely with staying in touch. I was able to speak to her about our price range and living requirements.
My roommate & I are both in our mid-twenties, and still fairly new to renting apartments. Because of this, we weren’t always sure of certain questions to ask property owners. Our agent, Curt, always had the bases covered and our best interests at hand! He chose a good variety of places to show us around on a Saturday. He made great negotiations at the apartment properties. We ended the day after falling in love with two (out of seven) of the properties we saw that day.
Overall, Habitat Hunters was excellent with their responsiveness and professionalism. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a new home here in Austin.
Curt was so incredibly helpful throughout the whole process of finding our new home. He assisted in every aspect. Totally professional, friendly, punctual, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended! He gave us so many great options to choose from and was with us every step of the way. Working with Curt made the moving process stress free and even enjoyable! One of the best in the business.
If you’re looking to move to Austin, Curt Nichols at Habitat Hunters is your go to guy! My roommate and I are moving from Atlanta and contacted him a week before we visited Austin and he was able to fit us in and find us tons of options that were in our price range and the area we were hoping for. He was great with communicating us from afar and knew exactly what we wanted. Thanks Curt for finding us the perfect apartment to live in for our first year in Austin!!! We can’t wait!
My agent did an amazing job helping me find a great apartment under my budget. There was an issue with the leasing office switching my unit at the last minute– which really annoyed me—my agent, however, was so helpful and even negotiated my rent down. He got me a stellar deal, and he could not be a nicer guy. Needless to say I am absolutely happy with his work.
Curt was very helpful, reliable, and responsive. Highly recommend Habitat Hunters and especially Curt for your house/duplex hunting needs. Very professional and courteous service. Thanks!
Curt’s knowledge of the Austin real estate market and his passion for all things Austin are unsurpassed. He first assisted us with a rental when we needed temporary housing. Then, when we were ready to buy, Curt helped us find the perfect home that exceeded our expectations. We appreciate his hard work and helpfulness throughout the process. We highly recommend Curt!
Curt Nichols rented my house, on the east side near Bartholomew Park, in less than a week!!! Curt was personable, kind and professional. He marketed the house well and kept me informed throughout the process. I’m thrilled with his services and my new tenants! I am honored to have Curt Nichols as my Realtor and would use Habitat Hunters again in a heartbeat!!!
We are moving to Austin due to work for a year or two, and stayed here for 5 days to find a house to rent. Curt was extremely helpful with relevant information in addition to picking out nice houses for us to evaluate. We are not used to people being willingly to meet at short notice on Saturday and Sundays, but Curt was very flexible and did really good research. Strongly recommend Curt!!
Our agent at Habitat Hunters was a gem. Back when my husband was in college, he hired him to help him find a place. When we moved in together 4 years ago, we asked for his help again, and now that we’re moving to a new place so that we can be closer to my husband’s office, we are using him again. We keep coming back to him because he’s so amazingly attentive, courteous, and responds quickly to emails and phone calls. He even picked up the phone when he was on vacation to help me out when I had a question! We’re still looking for a place (it’s a difficult process with me; I’m very picky) but he has been so patient that I thought I should write a great review for him, since we hadn’t done that yet despite using his services over the span of 5-6 years. We all know it sucks to try to find an apartment, but at least I know that we’ve got a nice, trustworthy Realtor person on our side. Best thing is, we don’t have to pay him a cent — wherever you rent from pays his commission 🙂 Free help — who doesn’t want that?!
Curt is a native Texan and a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has a B.A. in Finance and a M.B.A., as well as 15+ years of experience in Financial & Accounting Management, Marketing and Business Management. Curt grew up in San Antonio, and has been in Austin long enough to see the city grow and grow. Before moving to Austin in 2001, Curt had already fallen in love with everything Austin offers including the unique and diverse areas and neighborhoods.
Why He's A Habitat Hunter
Curt has always been interested in Real Estate and was excited to make it a career, sharing his love of Austin with his clients. While in the corporate world, while recruiting new hires, Curt presented Austin as a GREAT place to live. Now he wants to continue this by helping people relocating to Austin realize this, too, while finding them the perfect property to buy or lease. Curt will also use his vast knowledge with his own investment properties.
Benefits of Working With Curt
His experience in marketing, finance and management makes him an asset to all of your Real Estate transactions. Curt has excellent communication skills, and his attention to detail makes the buying, selling, and leasing process easy. Curt's sincerity and commitment to his client's best interests has earned him their trust. His background and his strong skill set are a benefit to all customers looking to buy, sell or rent residential or commercial property.
Curt is an avid poker player, and is still planning his Vegas takeover. He is a foodie and enjoys trying all the great restaurants Austin has to offer. Every year, he counts the days until the University of Texas football season begins!