Testimonials

"I have been buying and selling homes for over 40 years- some to live in and some as investments. Mark is the first REALTOR in all those years with the combination of experience, integrity and, most important, intuition to understand my needs. He has the ability to sort through available properties or clients as to not waste time on mismatched and fruitless offers. Mark has been my REALTOR for years. In those years he has assisted me with sales and purchases of our family home and investment property. He is, bar none, the BEST. Forever Grateful,"
Larry Bucher, Buyer - Seller - Investor


"Mark was a joy to work with. Our list of criteria for a home purchase was quite extensive. Mark was incredibly patient throughout the entire process, listening to our needs and helping us explore alternatives to meet our interests. In the end, he helped us find the perfect house in a fantastic location, all at a price below market value! We will definitely be using Mark for any future real estate transactions."
Scott Dannemiller, Buyer


"Working with Mark is not only informative, but fun as well. Mark is always a step ahead and quick to respond."
Lisa McWilliams, Buyer - Seller


"I really enjoyed working with Mark. Not only was he responsive but he was also very knowledgeable. He uses all the tools available to him and is willing to share them with his clients. We set up a weekly schedule for looking at homes and I received automated emails when changes occurred in the area where we bought. We were very pleased with all the referrals he offered us as well as all his advice. For example, he was a great resource for our mortgage broker. We purchased a home that was actually never listed on the FOR SALE lists because it was a rental. Mark followed up with the seller's REALTOR and negotiated a great price for us. We were very pleased with everything all around."
Gabby Dannemiller, Buyer


"I had buying a house on my mind for 2 years. I got a REALTOR and started driving around looking at places within my budget.

Unfortunately, I thought all I could afford was a condominium or something for no more than $[X]. I could tell that my REALTOR was disinterested in me because I didn't have the big bucks to spend on a place and that's when I found Mark Strub. I heard of him from a friend who had recently purchased a home and who were also on a budget as well.

I called Mark and up and he treated me with the respect I deserved. He asked me what I wanted, not what I thought I could get, but what I wanted. I told him I dreamed of owning a home, so I could have my own yard, and my daughter her own room. I told him I didn't want to live north and I didn't want to live too far south. He started looking immediately and in no time emailed several different options. In the mean time, I had taken a drive around Austin and came across a house for sale in a sweet little community. I called Mark right away and asked him to find out the cost. He came back with $[X]. Because of my past experience with REALTORS, I sighed and thought I could never afford that. He said let's go take a look at it, just for kicks, so we did. The house had everything I was looking for and Mark crunched some numbers for me, even though that isn't a part of his job. After talking the seller down and Mark helping me find good financing, I bought the house!

I am so glad I ditched the other REALTOR and went with Mark. I love my new house and even my neighbors.
I feel very fortunate to have found Mark.
Thank you, Mark"
Rosie Ochoa, Buyer


"When I decided to put my house on the market in Spring 2009, I wanted to find the right real estate entity. My concerns included the fact that the house was a unique one of a kind property. It was a small architectural gem on a triple lot in Hyde Park. It was not traditional in concept or plan. It consisted of two separate living spaces: a main house of approximately 1,000 sf and a separate casita or guest house of approximately 600 sf. The sale price was $400.00 per square foot. The house would not appeal to just anyone. The real estate market was at the absolute bottom of the curve. Finally the house was not totally finished.

I interviewed several real estate agents. They all told me how unique the property was and enumerated the negatives to a sale. Mark Strub came in and told me how wonderful the house was and how much it would mean to him to participate in such sale. He said it would simply take the right buyer. He had really creative approaches to the marketing of the house and was always energetic, enthusiastic and truly interested in the project. He was very good about keeping me apprised of the status throughout the entire time.

Mark Strub, I am convinced, was the only person with the insight and positive attitude to tackle such a set of circumstances. I cannot say enough good things about him. Do you realize how rare that statement is in the industry?

I would recommend, and do recommend Mark to anyone who needs to buy or sell real estate. He is a talented and genuine person and a really nice person as well."
William C. Barbee, Seller


"I would like to state that Mark Strub has been the BEST REALTOR that we have ever encountered. Mark has been patient with our search process. It took us several years of being very picky to choose the exact house of our dreams. Mark always provided exactly what we were looking for and provided his expertise when needed. When we took interest in homes he would go above and beyond and research the area and what other houses were selling for. Mark provided the professionalism and relational approach that we needed. I would and have recommended Mark to anyone that is looking for a REALTOR.

Mark also helped us sell our home. It was one of the most stressful events of my life and he was always confident and reassuring. Mark was able to tell us what we needed to do to in order to prepare our home for being on the market. As a result our house was sold at the HIGHEST value that a home ever sold for in our neighborhood. Mark was great at assessing what to price at and also provided all the pros and cons with each offer that was made. We could not have done this without his valuable skills!
Thanks again, Mark!"
Tracie Austin, Buyer - Seller


"Mark made the possibility of purchasing a house a reality. I am an out-of-state real estate investor and had many concerns about the whole process. Mark went way beyond my expectations with his duties to make sure I was well informed and confident about my purchase. He was able to fill in many times when I was not able to be present. If it wasn't for his assistance and knowledge, I would not have felt comfortable enough to invest out of state. "As an investor in real estate I am interested in finding the perfect location in the perfect market. Austin, TX was on my list, but that was the extent of my knowledge. Mark knew the layout of the area and which neighborhood was due for the best appreciation. This is knowledge that comes from experience and research. His advice has been a big success."
David Dumble, Investor


Mark Strub has been my Texas "REALTOR of Choice" since deciding to enter into real estate in Austin and the surrounding areas. With so many REALTORS to select from, Mark stood out with his local knowledge of the market and most of all, his true dedication to the industry in which he serves. As an out of state investor, it was of paramount importance I find a professional whom I could trust and certainly found that in Mark. He is easy to work with, trustworthy and an advocate for his clients.
Thanks, Mark!
Linda Kirkpatrick, Investor


"Mark helped me buy my second house. Not only did he bust his buns to find me a house, but he picked me up from work and drove me around to check houses out. The situation with my house was a bit different because the sellers were living out of the country and the time difference made things a bit difficult, but Mark stayed on it and I got the house. He really listened and was able to find me the perfect house. It was only the second house he showed me and it needed some work, but we all knew from the moment we walked in that it was the one. He was also able to set me up with a great lender, and had many references for me to start my remodel. We closed fast considering the situation with the sellers not being in the country and he sat with me at closing and made sure nothing was over looked. My experience was so great that I would never use anyone else, and have since recommended many other people.

Mark has also gone out of his way to help me out with a rental property that went bad due to really lousy tenants. Which I am happy to say am about to be out from under in a matter of days. Yeah Mark!"
Havalah Winslow, Buyer - Seller


"This is not the first home I've bought, by a long shot, as I am over 50, and have worked with REALTORS at home in Arizona in the past, several times, with both good and bad experiences. We were looking for a small home for my daughter as she is attending graduate school at UT. I looked at many internet sites for an Austin REALTOR, made phone calls, and sent email. Mark was immediately responsive and was very knowledgeable about the Austin market, understanding exactly what we wanted, which was convenience to the university, safety, value, convenience to shopping and services, and an ability for the property to appreciate in value. He sent us frequent updates by email of available properties, and responded immediately to questions about neighborhoods and property values. We visited Austin for a long weekend, saw many properties, most of which would have worked for us, and left Austin having put in an offer, with some second and third choices. We ended up with our first choice home, in which my daughter is now happily living.

"Mark was a very responsive REALTOR, answering inquiries immediately and adapting himself to our changing perceptions of what we wanted in Austin, a city we had never even visited. He assisted us in every aspect of the purchase of this home, from initial familiarization with the city of Austin and the market, to the search for a specific home, to the actual negotiations and closing (with very difficult, elderly, out of country sellers), to locating workmen for remodeling, and information on where best to purchase furnishings and Austin services. His high energy, considerate, and intelligent approach made this experience uniformly positive. He is definitely one of the best REALTORS I have encountered. Feel free to contact me for a reference."
Mickey Levendusky, Buyer


"I worked with Mark for four months back in 2005 searching for my first investment property. I was pretty picky. He never pressured me to buy something that wouldn't be profitable. We sold it this past summer. Mark priced it just right and gave me excellent advice on what to fix up, and what not to, before listing it. Mark's knowledge of real estate, and especially the Austin market, make both buying and selling the house painless. I plan to use Mark's services in future real estate deals."
Steve Wampler, Investor


"As I told you, you had been the best agent we ever had, and I really mean it. You were always ready to help in any of our aspect of the deal and most important you make us feel we could trust you and made us feel secure. And our trust was well placed because you were friendly and very professional.
Thank you very much for your help, we are going to recommend you to all our friends. In fact [our first referral] is really pleased with your service."
Orlando Riquelme, Buyer


"The perception I had of a Real Estate agent was that of a very pushing individual more interested in speeding up a sale than in assessing and fulfilling the real needs of the customer.
Additionally, since I was coming from out of state the distance added more of that risk factor to my buying experience.
From the first minute I spoke with Mark over the phone, he immediately got my interest due to his obvious knowledge and ample experience of both the current trends and the future of Austin market. His approach is very relaxed, yet his recommendations are clear, concise and very professional.
After carefully assessing my needs, he put together a comprehensive list of properties that matched my budget, size and expected location. He even drove me to several properties I was interested on until we got exactly what we expected. My buying experience could not have been more rewarding and after a couple of searching weeks we are in the right track to ownership thanks to a real professional as Mark Strub.
And as for my perception, at least for now it has dissipated thanks to a real Real Estate Agent."
Bernardo Garcia, Buyer


"I have worked with Mark on a number of projects and every one has been a learning experience for me. Some transactions have required a good amount of patience, agility and most importantly, creativity. Mark's ability to think out of the box with confidence and skill has made him an indispensable tool for navigating Austin's real estate market.
Thanks, Mark."
Pliny Reynolds, Buyer - Investor


"Mark help my husband and I buy our first home. We were nervous and unsure, especially since we had a baby on the way. Mark's ability to listen and acknowledge the features that were important to us,eased our fears. He found the things we wanted in our new home and gave us options to make our decision easier. I would recommend Mark to anyone who wants someone real, intelligent, & genuine to navigate them to their future."
Shirl Rickman Walczak, Buyer


"I put in calls to several REALTORS when I began looking for property. Mark was the first to call back and had a website up for me with properties that met my criteria before anyone else even called back. He was on top of every question during the search and was very helpful in keeping the negotiations on an even keel after I found what I wanted. I will always give his name and the highest recommendation to anyone who is wanting to buy or sell property."
Claudia Oney, Investor


"Just want to let the world know that Mark Strub is the best REALTOR in Austin. Very professional and lots of fun to be around. Went out of his way numerous times to assist us in every which way."
Christine Monge, Buyer


"Mark and I met on the Internet while I was surfing for investment property to remodel. Over the past two years we have worked together to sell and purchase two houses.Throughout the long arduous process to decide whether to remodel or to sell a home that I had owned for over 10 years, Mark was continually helpful and above all patient. He provided me with extensive information so that I could make an educated decision. He was positive minded and always up-beat. He listened to what I was trying to accomplish and guided me down the road towards a profitable decision.
Once the decision was made to either purchase or sell the home, he was efficient and thorough with completing the financial process.
I would recommend Mark Strub to anyone, especially my mom."
Stuart McIntire, Buyer - Seller - Investor


"Mark has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to make my home purchase possible. My situation was an especially difficult one; with a less competent REALTOR, I couldn't have done it. Mark made it happen within my budget, on schedule, and with style.

As a foreigner unfamiliar with local neighbourhoods, and with little credit history, many REALTORS would have told me that buying a home during my first year in Austin was impossible, but not Mark. He was up for the challenge, and succeeded with flying colours. Mark has always been quick to respond to even the most unorthodox of questions, and cheerful in the face of my thirst for knowledge about the process of buying a home, financing my purchase, different neighbourhoods, house construction, and anything else that came to mind. Whenever I called to check on progress, he was already on to the next issue.

He is especially attuned to the needs of young home-buyers, such as budget and location specifications. He also uses technology very effectively to keep the lines of communication open. Mark is truly concerned with providing a quality real estate experience. He followed through with me even beyond closing to make sure that I was fully satisfied. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Mark to my closest friends, and to any home buyer or seller who enjoys working with competent, intelligent people. I look forward to working with him again when it comes time to sell my home.
Thanks!"
Jenn Neilson, Buyer




Mark has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to make my home purchase possible. My situation was an especially difficult one; with a less competent REALTOR, I couldn't have done it. Mark made it happen within my budget, on schedule, and with style. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Mark to my closest friends, and to any home buyer or seller who enjoys working with competent, intelligent people.

Jenn Neilson,
Home Buyer

He assisted us in every aspect of the purchase of this home, from initial familiarization with the city of Austin and the market, to the search for a specific home, to the actual negotiations and closing (with very difficult, elderly, out of country sellers), to locating workmen for remodeling, and information on where best to purchase furnishings and Austin services. He is definitely one of the best REALTORS I have encountered.

Mickey Levendusky,
Investor

Our list of criteria for a home purchase was quite extensive. Mark was incredibly patient throughout the entire process, listening to our needs and helping us explore alternatives to meet our interests. In the end, he helped us find the perfect house in a fantastic location, all at a price below market value! We will definitely be using Mark for any future real estate transactions.

Scott Dannemiller,
Home Buyer

The house had everything I was looking for and Mark crunched some numbers for me, even though that isn't a part of his job. After talking the seller down and Mark helping me find good financing, I bought the house! I am so glad I ditched the other REALTOR and went with Mark. I love my new house and even my neighbors. I feel very fortunate to have found Mark.

Rosie Ochoa,
Home Buyer

I have worked with Mark on a number of projects and every one has been a learning experience for me. Some transactions have required a good amount of patience, agility and most importantly, creativity. Mark's ability to think out of the box with confidence and skill has made him an indispensable tool for navigating the Austin real estate market. Thanks Mark.

Pliny Reynolds,
Home Buyer and Investor

As an investor in real estate I am interested in finding the perfect location in the perfect market. Austin, TX was on my list, but that was the extent of my knowledge. Mark knew the layout of the area and which neighborhood was due for the best appreciation. This is knowledge that comes from experience and research. His advice has been a big success.

David Dumble,
Investor

Working with Mark is not only informative, but fun as well. Mark is always a step ahead and quick to respond.

Lisa McWilliams,
Home Buyer and Seller

Mark was the first to call back and had a website up for me with properties that met my criteria before anyone else even called back. He was on top of every question during the search and was very helpful in keeping the negotiations on an even keel after I found what I wanted. I will always give his name and the highest recommendation to anyone who is wanting to buy or sell property.

Claudia Oney,
Investor

Mark Strub has been the best REALTOR that we have ever encountered. When we took interest in homes he would go above and beyond and research the area and what other houses were selling for. Mark provided the professionalism and relational approach that we needed. I would and have recommended Mark to anyone that is looking for a REALTOR.

Tracie Austin,
Home Buyer and Seller

Just want to let the world know that Mark Strub is the best REALTOR in Austin. Very professional and lots of fun to be around. Went out of his way numerous times to assist us in every which way.

Christine Monge,
Home Buyer

As I told you, you had been the best agent we ever had, and I really mean it. You were always ready to help in any of our aspect of the deal and most important you make us feel we could trust you and made us fell secure. And our trust was well placed because you were friendly a very professional. Thanks you very much for your help, we are going to recommend you to all our friends.

Orlando Riquelme,
Home Buyer

I really enjoyed working with Mark. Not only was he responsive but he was also very knowledgeable. He uses all the tools available to him and is willing to share them with his clients. We set up a weekly schedule for looking at homes and I received automated emails when changes occurred in the area where we bought. We were very pleased with all the referrals he offered us as well as all his advice.

Gabby Dannemiller,
Home Buyer

I am a high volume REALTOR in Phoenix, Arizona and recommend Mark without reservation to any of my clients looking to purchase in the Austin area. I have also purchased multiple homes as investments in Austin and have used Mark each and every time. I am confident that no situation could arise in a real estate transaction that Mark is not prepared to handle.

David Fisher,
REALTOR and Investor

I have been buying and selling homes for over 40 years- some to live in and some as investments. Mark is the first REALTOR in all those years with the combination of experience, integrity and, most important, intuition to understand my needs. He has the ability sort through available properties or clients as to not waste time on mismatched and fruitless offers. He is, bar none, the BEST.

Larry Bucher,
Buyer, Seller, Investor

The perception I had of a Real Estate agent was that of a very pushing individual more interested in speeding up a sale than in assessing and fulfilling the real needs of the customer. Additionally, since I was coming from out of state the distance added more of that risk factor to my buying experience. From the first minute I spoke with Mark over the phone, he immediately got my interest due to his obvious knowledge and ample experience.

Bernardo Garcia,
Buyer

He really listened and was able to find me the perfect house. He was also able to set me up with a great lender, and had many references for me to start my remodel. We closed fast considering the situation with the sellers not being in the country and he sat with me at closing and made sure nothing was over looked. My experience was so great that I would never use anyone else, and have since recommended many other people.

Havalah Winslow,
Home Buyer and Seller

Mark and I met on the Internet while I was surfing for investment property to remodel. Over the past two years we have worked together to sell and purchase two houses. ...Mark was continually helpful and above all patient. He listened to what I was trying to accomplish and guided me down the road towards a profitable decision.
I would recommend Mark Strub to anyone, especially my mom.

Stuart McIntire,
Buyer, Seller, Investor

With so many REALTORS to select from, Mark stood out with his local knowledge of the market and most of all, his true dedication to the industry in which he serves. As an out of state investor, it was of paramount importance I find a professional whom I could trust and certainly found that in Mark. He is easy to work with, trustworthy and an advocate for his clients. Thanks, Mark!

Linda Kirkpatrick,
Investor