Things in Austin are constantly changing, including the population, the landscape, and the way the two interact. In my Central and East Austin Real Estate Blog
, I share the things I find along my path as a real estate agent in Austin, Texas. Here’s a little information about who I am.
I Talk a Little Differently
Firstly, I’m like around 90% of Austin residents - I moved here within the last 10 years. I was born in Nottingham, England, and after two masters degrees (from Oxford University and the London School of Economics) and some globe trotting, I started investing in real estate in London and working at a technology startup.
I visited Austin in 2003, and liked it so much that I planted roots. After my first experiences purchasing real estate here, I decided that the consumer deserves more. I took my knowledge of technology and my enthusiasm for real estate and became a REALTOR® who is determined to do the most I can do, and move forward to a new era of real estate while building on traditional real estate wisdom.
I Think A Little Differently
As a child, I moved home every few years, and I know that moving and the home-buying and home-selling process can be a challenge. My goal is to make that process as stress-free as possible. After years managing multi-disciplinary projects for a technology startup, I’m committed to being your trusted project manager once the transaction is underway.
I Behave Very Differently
For me the word REALTOR® came with many misconceptions. I am not a traditional REALTOR®. I like online marketing. I like marketing homes online, and I like keeping ahead of traditional real estate practices. There are around 10,000 REALTORS® in Austin right now - not all of them are keeping up.
I stay educated, I stay up to date on what’s happening in our market and I make myself available to answer questions and to find solutions. Transparency is important to me - I happily explain what I’m doing to best represent my clients. Personal and professional integrity and my fiduciary duties are paramount to me. My first duty is to listen, and then to work hard on my clients behalf - researching, negotiating, co-ordinating and giving advice.
I Live Differently
I spent 10 years living in London, and moved around Austin settling first on the Upper East Side, and then in Mueller. If you want someone who understands urban living, look no further. I didn’t have a car for eight years in London and never missed it. I’m looking forward to the city that Austin is becoming, and I enjoy what it has been. I appreciate Austin today, and love helping people get what they want from real estate here.
Garreth Wilcock is a real estate consultant at Keller Williams. He specializes in Central and East Austin Real Estate
. Call 512 694 8873 or contact him at his website if you want a free valuation of your Austin home
. You can search the Austin MLS
at his website.