Buying Real Estate in Austin Texas:
Experience matters. At the Hightower Company we have over 50 years of real estate experience and have negotiated 100’s of millions of dollars in real estate transactions. As a real estate professional, the more transactions you have under your belt, the more ways you have learned to think outside the box and put difficult deals together to maximize Buyer’s gain and Seller’s concessions. We know where the processes typically break down, what items can be sticking points, and how to access hidden financial benefits for our clients. We police these items early and often to ensure smooth sailing. This care and due diligence puts more money in our Buyer’s hands to use as they see fit, whether it is new paint for the bedroom or a little extra vacation money.
We work with our Buyers every step of the way, sometimes for months or even years before they are ready to make a purchase. We can introduce you to some of the best lenders and mortgage brokers in the country to help get you the best rates available to you. We have a team in place to address your every need throughout the buying process: from inspection to home warranties, to processing, to escrow, to closing and post-closing, we are ready to make your purchase easy and stress-free. Please fill out this form and we will put you in contact with three of our trusted mortgage brokers to help you get started financing your dream home.
Buyers Free Customized Home Search Web Portal:
For our buyers, we build a personal web portal 100% dedicated to your home search. On the web portal, you will be able to view online photos and information on each property that fits your parameters. The site serves as a home base for your search. You can save listings that interest you, make a favorites list, make notes, communicate with your agent, perform your own searches and receive daily automatic updates via email when a property fitting your needs first comes on the market, has a price reduction, or falls out of contract to ensure you don’t miss the perfect home and we get you through the front door before anyone else. Click here to get your free web portal activated and start home hunting.
Our Broker and co-founder Chris Hightower has over 17 years of Real Estate experience in the Greater Austin Area and is professionally trained in the art of negotiation. He will be the first to tell you there is no such thing as a win:win negotiation; by definition, it is an impossibility, but you can be the winner of your negotiation with the right strategy.
Negotiation can be the trickiest part of a real estate deal. It is the component that will be most memorable in the years to come and also the part that is most stressful. For maximum benefit, you have to figure out what matters most to the Seller and then leverage it in the negotiation. It sounds crazy, but you would be surprised how often the most important thing to a Seller is not money.
Don’t leave money on the table and don’t hyper-focus on the price because the price is not the real cost of buying the home. When drawing up a contract there are numerous items with a substantial cost that can be negotiated to be paid by the Seller on behalf of the Buyer. These items ultimately change the real cost of the home by as much as ten thousand dollars or more. We have a tried and true strategy to maximize negotiation results for our Buyer clients. Contact us today for your free home buyer consultation.
We won’t abandon you after the sale. We will continue to stand by your side when needed. Our Customer Care program will keep you up to date on important changes in your neighborhood, remind you when to file your homestead exemption, and protest your property taxes. We have a list of vetted and prescreened contractors to make any repair or upgrade to your new home so you know it is done right the first time and for a fair price.