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When You Know You’re Getting the Maximum from Your Austin Real Estate Agent, Not Just the Minimum

Your Austin real estate agent should exceed your expectations and have top qualifications.

Did you know that a Real Estate Agent and a REALTOR® are not the same thing? A Texas, or Austin real estate agent, is anyone licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) to sell or lease a house or property on behalf of another. A Texas REALTOR® is a member of the Texas Association of REALTORS® (TAR) and has a higher level of education. If it sounds confusing, don’t worry, we’re going to break down the differences between a REALTOR® and a Real Estate Agent for you.

In addition, Austin REALTORS® subscribe to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®, so you know they will operate under the highest ethical standards. You can read the REALTORS® Code of Ethics to get a better idea of the differences; if you have any questions about them, let us know!

When deciding on an Austin real estate agent to work with for your Austin home sale or your Austin home buying, having an agent who subscribes to a higher code of ethics can help put your mind at ease. That’s one of the things that sets Habitat Hunters apart. At our Austin real estate agency, ALL Habitat Hunters real estate agents are REALTORS®. That means that no matter what service you’re in need of, whether you need a REALTOR® to represent you in your Austin home sale, or whether you’re an Austin home buyer and need help with your Austin home search. With Habitat Hunters, you will receive only the highest level of knowledge, care, and customer service to meet all your real estate needs.

Your Austin Real Estate Agent Should Give You What you need, not just what is easiest

Honesty is integral in an Austin real estate agent.

When buying a home, you want to make sure you are in honest hands. At Habitat Hunters, customers love us because we find them what they need, not what is the easiest to close. Honesty and integrity are at the heart of what every Austin real estate agent who works with us does. It’s our commitment and the personal attention you’ll receive with Habitat Hunters that makes all the difference.

There is nothing like old-fashioned knowledge and service in an Austin real estate agent

Our 40+ years of experience with Austin home sellers, buyers, and renters gives working with us a distinct advantage over other Austin real estate companies. We have been in Austin since 1972. In those years we’ve seen it all, and it’s our experience that can make the process of selling your home, or conducting an Austin home search a better, smoother one for you.

Legal support makes all the difference in an Austin Real Estate Company

Navigating the paperwork and legalities in buying or selling a property is hard at best. It helps to have someone with experience in the field on your side. At our Austin real estate company, Jeff Plotkin, is one of the only local REALTORS®, who is also an Attorney and CPA. Jeff joined our real estate company in 1992. Usually, REALTORS® are prohibited from providing legal advice, but working with Habitat Hunters means that you can get a full range of advice from Jeff. Additionally, Jeff graduated with honors from the prestigious UT School of Law.

A Great Austin Real Estate Agent Won’t Make You wait for days to hear back

One of the biggest complaints about Austin real estate agents is their lack of communication. At Habitat Hunters our constant availability and immediate responsiveness helps set us apart. Our customers know that we’ll help them get real answers and real results about real estate, real fast! We could say more, but Habitat Hunters customer, Kalpana S. said it best!

“Highly responsive: There have been several times we have needed statistics on recently sold comparable properties in the neighborhood broken down by several various factors. The response is always within half an hour.”

Want more tips on how to find the right Austin TX real estate agent for your needs?

Habitat Hunters, Inc. is one of the oldest, locally owned, homegrown, independent Austin TX real estate companies. The boutique company started in 1972, and has been owned by Jody Lockshin, CRS, CNE, GRI, SRES since 1983. Habitat Hunters specializes in homes for sale in Austin Texas and commercial real estate Austin, as well as leasing, apartment locating, relocation, property tax valuations and expert witness testimony.

Our Austin real estate agents have extensive experience listing and selling property in Austin and its surrounding areas. Our agents specialize in working with properties of various sizes, locations, types and prices. If you’re looking to market & sell Austin luxury homes, Jody is our on-site Austin luxury REALTOR® and can help you with those needs. When you want to work with the best Austin real estate agent, you’ve come to the right place. Our numerous REALTORS® and staff are responsive, experienced, efficient and knowledgeable. Contact Habitat Hunters today!