“Our experience with Kirk Lewis mirrors what has been written in the other testimonials, but we must add our remarks to the list out of respect for their talent and gratitude for the incredible job they did for us.With Kirk as our agent, we just closed (by mail, conveniently and without stress) on a wonderful home in Austin and will be moving next month from New Orleans (10 months post-Katrina).
My wife Rita and I have owned numerous homes and other real estate, from the modest to the exquisite, and everything in between. We have used Realtors, and have also transacted without representation, both as buyers and as sellers.
Rita always seeks the best when retaining professional services, and she expects people to do a good job. She scrutinized numerous Austin agents before telling me that Kirk was going to be ‘our man.’
We had already used the excellent Homecity.com web site extensively, and knew the few homes we really thought were right for us. Kirk showed us a few other homes even as we had focused on one property and while he was helping us make a skillful approach to getting that one under contract.
Rita and I were totally pleased with Kirk already, and ecstatic about the prospect of getting the ideal house. But then, the most amazing thing happened. Just as we were ready to sign the purchase agreement that would have more-or-less secured the entire deal, including Kirk’s commission, Kirk asked that we wait for a few minutes so he could go online and make sure that some better option had not arisen since that morning! Kirk’s professionalism at that moment was a perfect illustration of an agent’s Fiduciary Duty to his client and of proactive Professional Ethics.
Kirk did not hesitate to do whatever we needed, such as help with financing and inspections, making sure our interests were protected, since we were not in town yet. He continued this faithful and generous service after his commission was in the bank.
One last story: our longtime paralegal, who we were recruiting to move to Austin to join us, needed an apartment. Kirk doesn’t ordinarily do leases, but he spent a day with her to find the right apartment.
Now, I know that every transaction and business relationship will not be perfect, and surely even Kirk is not always able to hit home runs in every inning. But what we saw was not luck; it was the most impressive knowledge, hustle and professionalism we have ever seen in the real estate business, and we recommend him without reservation. This is a top-notch, full-service Realtor that gives his clients full value and more.”
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Alberto Castano-Pardo, Lago Vista
“I found a home I could only dream of because it was well beyond my means. So I turned to HomeCity, and Kirk for help. We looked around for alternatives and, although it was a joy to scout for other places with Kirk, my stubborn mind kept me going to my original choice. He helped me make an offer and counter offer until we could reach an agreement! His advice was crucial and his mediating skills were outstanding. Closing was a ride. Now I enjoy a beautiful six acres homestead in the hill country. Thank you Kirk for all your help.”
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Jim, Vickie, and Erica
“Kirk of HomeCity worked with my family tirelessly until we found the right home at the right price for. He added his own personal touch to make the stresses of home searching more enjoyable by showing us interesting sites in the area and explaining about local conveniences. I have moved several times and never had such a fun and hassle-free experience doing so. Needless to say we are still in our dream home and loving Austin.”
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Toby & Holly Sudduth
“Being from out of state, we were a little nervous about searching for a home in Austin- but Kirk put all of our fears to rest by going above and beyond what we would expect of a realtor. We stretched the process into nearly two years because of our work situation, but Kirk stuck with us, and we actually heard from him (via e-mail) at least once a month with updates on the homes that were available. He was not only patient, but he quickly understood the type of home we were interested in. And in the end, we couldn’t be happier with the house we bought, the neighborhood & schools as well. Plus we feel like we made a genuine friend along the way. Even after the purchase was complete, Kirk continued to help us with our transition from California to Texas, giving us information regarding utilities, contractors, inspectors, and cleaning services- talk about going the extra mile!”
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