Austin Homegirls Real Estate
A Team Approach to Buying and Selling Homes
Founded in 2006, Austin Homegirls Realty is a boutique real estate company located in the heart of Austin, Texas.
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Anyone who has ever bought or sold a home knows that it’s a team effort. From the buyer to the seller to the agent to the lender and the many professionals along the way, real estate deals are complicated transactions that require lots of helping hands. And that sums up the philosophy of Reinae Kessler, broker/owner of Austin Homegirls Realty.
“We are all about the team concept,” says Kessler. “ I think to be a successful brokerage you have to have a lot of folks who are on your team. Having relationships with lenders, insurance agents, contractors, inspectors, lawyers, and others help us give superior service. They are all an integral part of my team.”
Kessler points to the definition of “team” as an important part of her company’s philosophy and says it’s an excellent way to look at the real estate process.
“A team comprises a group of individuals linked in a common purpose,” she says. “Teams are especially appropriate for conducting tasks that are high in complexity and have many interdependent subtasks. That describes us.”
With six agents, a growing real estate practice, and relationships with experts in the insurance and mortgage brokerage fields that she often refers to clients, Kessler says it’s the team effort that sets the company apart.
“It’s so important have a team of supportive professionals – it just makes the home buying experience much better,” she says. “And keeping the business smaller and more manageable helps us deliver superior service to clients.”
A Passion for Real Estate
A native Texan who graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, Kessler founded Austin Homegirls Realty in 2006 as a boutique real estate company specializing in Austin residential real estate. You might say that Kessler was born to sell real estate – she bought her first real estate investment house in 1994 and flipped it soon after, and that’s when her real estate obsession started.
“Sometimes house hunting is about the diamond in the rough or a fixer-upper, and sometimes it’s about helping people figure out exactly what they want, when they really don’t know themselves,” says Kessler. “Other times it’s about getting to know someone who is relocating so you can help them find the right neighborhood for their needs. But mostly it’s about listening, understanding, and having a passion to help others.”
Kessler is also dedicated to continuing education to ensure she’s up-to-date about the latest in real estate law and trends. She achieved her Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) certification in 2006-2007; earned her Broker Certification in 2010; and became a member of the prestigious Institute of Luxury Home Marketing in 2011. The agents in her office also have years of real estate experience and have earned advanced certifications, including Certified Negotiation Expert, GRI, and advanced training in Buyer and Seller Representation.
“The market is constantly changing, and so is technology, and I encourage education to all my agents,” says Kessler. “We are constantly growing to gain knowledge so that we can best represent our clients with what is often one of the biggest economic decisions they will make in their lifetime.”
For more information about Austin Homegirls Realty or about buying a house in Austin, see www.austinhomegirls.com. You can also read company reviews on Yelp.com.
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