Our experiences with Joel and Cathy over the past few years have been nothing short of amazing. Being sellers of numerous homes over the years, they always have our best interests at the top of their list. They are the ultimate professionals in the real estate business and by using their knowledge of the Austin market coupled with an incredible work ethic, they really do set themselves apart.
Douglas Residential has continually exceeded our expectations in guiding us through the home selling and purchasing process. The Douglas team was professional, knowledgeable, prompt, and caring as we successfully sold and purchased a home in the Austin area. Initially, we were skeptical that our former home would sell in late November, but after some guidance and pre-sale preparation from Joel, our home sold within five days! We were able to successfully close on both homes shortly after the new year and couldn’t be more happy with our newest home. We strongly recommend Joel and his team to anyone who is looking for an honest, knowledgeable realtor for the Austin area.
My husband and I had the opportunity to work with Cathy and Douglas Residential in three different transactions (purchasing primary residence, purchasing investment property, and selling primary residence). Cathy’s experience and expert advice helped us make offers that made ours the winner in a very tight market with multiple competitive offers. When selling our home, she helped us price it just right so that we were under contract with two solid full price offers within a week. She also gave us great staging advice and even rolled up herself sleeves and helped out with the finishing touches. We had a great experience and highly recommend Cathy and Douglas Residential.
Joel’s team has managed all of our Austin investment properties and for this we are grateful. Because we have very little free time to watch over our homes, we feel blessed that Douglas Residential could give our properties the proper care and maintenance that we would give them ourselves.
I was pursuing a home built in 1954 that needed some minor updating. Joel reduced the home price and found special financing so we could afford renovations and have closing fees paid by the Seller. We feel great about our purchase and even better knowing we’ll get the money invested returned (and then some) when we decide to sell.
Our house sold in the first weekend.
I’ve lived in NJ, NYC, San Francisco and now Austin, and Cathy is one of the best in the business! She made my move to Austin easy! She spent a lot of time with me getting to know what was important to me. She showed me over a dozen places over multiple days and didn’t rush me through anything. She knows the Austin market extremely well, which was critical, given I hadn’t spend much time here. I will definitely use her again and recommend her to anyone in the Austin area. Thanks Cathy!
Joel said exactly what he was going to do. There were no surprises.
I have used Joel to buy and sell a home and found him to be the most helpful and knowledgeable realtor! I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is honest and fair, and his service continues long after you made your purchase or sale. He assisted me with tax details during tax time and was quick to respond to any question or need. Best realtor in the Austin area!
Joel has helped me buy 3 properties in Austin and sell 2 of them. His honest recommendations are great. He knows the Austin and surrounding areas very well and shares that knowledge openly. He has worked great with my mortgage broker which is helpful in today’s environment of buying real-estate. I will be using Joel again in the future.