I worked with Gary Cross from Habitat Hunters and could not have had a better experience. Gary is extremely professional, punctual, and communicates quickly and clearly. Over the course of a couple of days, Gary set me up with an MLS search that fit my needs, and helped me land an incredible rental in East Austin. He worked tirelessly throughout the process leading up to signing our lease, and consistently checked up with us since to make sure everything was working out up to move-in. Go with Gary!
My fiancé and I were under pressure to move out after our previous landlord decided to sell our place. I requested multiple listings from different sources and Gary Cross was the first to respond. He was everything we could have asked for. A guide, friendly, knowledgeable, and an excellent professional. We are extremely grateful for his service and Habitat Hunters!
We worked with Gary to find a house to rent in Austin and he deserves 10/10 stars! He was so great at communicating with us on updates during our search process and he was very patient with us as we wanted to make sure we found the perfect spot. Gary made a process that can be stressful so much easier and approachable! Habitat Hunters helped us loads as we moved to Austin from out of state and we would absolutely use this service again in the future.
Born and raised in the flatland of West Texas, after earning a graphic design degree, Gary lived in Dallas and Waco and in 1995 moved permanently to the city he fell in love with, Austin. Following an 18 year career in Advertising and Graphics, Gary took his creative personality into the events business in 1997. Throughout his professional life, listening to the client, attention to detail and building strong client relationships have been the keys to his success. From first meeting to final execution, mutual success depends on successful relationships.
Throughout his career in events, Gary was active in the Austin real estate market. After more than 18 years buying, personally remodeling, and selling real estate, Gary acquired his real estate license with the goal of guiding clients with their real estate needs and dreams using the same attention to detail and strong relationship approach.
Why Habitat Hunters? The answer was simple. When Gary first arrived in Austin, needing to hurriedly find an apartment, IN ONE DAY, it was Jody Lockshin who guided him around personally to successfully lease a unit. They would reconnect later leasing some of his property and their relationship grew. Deciding in 2020 to make a professional change and devote to real estate full- time, the first person he called was Jody. Gary is proud to be joining a well respected and successful team.
Outside the office Gary is an avid music fan and amateur singer-songwriter. For over 20 years, he has participated as a co-founder of a large artist and music supporting camp at the annual Kerrville Folk Festival. There providing a notable campground venue for new and established artists. A life-long sailor and water lover, he enjoys many outdoor activities especially camping while sharing songs by campfire light. While at home this avid movie lover, streams shows while hanging out with his cat, Buddy.
Call Gary today and put his love of Austin, wealth of knowledge and experience to work for you.