As a first time homebuyer, I feel super lucky to have found Susan and Whittney. They took the time to figure out exactly what level of guidance I needed throughout the home buying process. They were available and extremely responsive when it came to answering my questions (some seemingly obvious in retrospect). Susan and Whittney were very helpful in communicating the nuances of the Austin market: accelerated timelines, buyer + seller dynamics and neighborhood insights. Throughout the entire process, I felt that they were 100% looking out for my best interest. Specially, I was concerned with formulating competitive offers/asks, without buying my way through the process. Not only did they help me but they were very transparent about it. Walking me through their research and reasoning. It was extremely comforting, especially as a first time homebuyer. I love the home that they helped me get, but I can confidently say that I would be lucky to have them guide me through my next home buying experience. Without question, I would recommend Susan and Whittney to anyone seriously considering taking the dive into the Austin housing market.
I’ve known Susan Avant for quite a while as our sons were in school together. I specifically selected Susan because she’s always been very positive and knowledgeable about her profession. Her professionalism is a source of confidence in her for me. I feel she was discreet and confidential in her dealings with us both in giving a fair assessment of our house to be sold and her advice in the house we chose to have built. During the construction process, she went above and beyond in attending construction meetings, advising us on selections and reassuring us as we progressed through the process. I doubt every realtor would have been as attentive. Selling our house proved to be a challenge, but she reassured us, giving us advice along the way as to how we might improve the marketing of our house. It took a while in a competitive market, but she kept us abreast of changes, competing homes, and in the end, guided us as we made our decision on a buyer. I highly recommend Susan Avant.
My wife and I recently utilized Susan’s services concerning the purchase of our first home. The stories are true, purchasing a new home, and purchasing a home in general, can be a stressful process. We can’t imagine having done so without the assistance of Susan and her team. Potential problems were met in advance and rectified quickly due to her diligence and vast knowledge concerning Austin area realty. She ceaselessly endeavored on our behalf to get us exactly what we wanted and how we wanted it. She was competent and courteous at task and very informative. Her communication skills, amongst us, the lender, and the seller, were flawless. We received compliments from all parties involved at regular interval. Communicating with the client is important, but her ability to win over the seller was paramount. I would not hesitate to utilize her services again or to recommend them to anyone seeking out what must be, Austin’s Best Realtor.
We used Susan as our realtor in our recent move from Birmingham. She was terrific, very easy to get along with, incredible attention to detail and very accessible as we were living out of state. We house hunted in Austin twice, and she made great use of our time with tours of the area and appropriate houses to scout. She was helpful with the negotiations and determining fair market value for the home. As we were out of town, Susan was at our new home during the inspection; she recommended contractors for the repairs and coordinated the majority of them. She even provided helpful referrals for doctors, hairdressers, etc. and left us a goody bag at our new house filled with Austin goodies. It was a great experience working with her, and I highly recommend her services.
I don't usually write up recommendations, but when somebody does an exceptional job for me, I want to thank them by making it known to others how much I appreciate the work they did for me and how they might benefit from that person's help as well. That is the case with Susan Avant, our Realtor.
Susan Avant handled the selling of our beloved 804 condo and did a superior job handling all aspects of it. There wasn't a single question that we could come up with that Susan didn't know the answer immediately. All of her feedback turned out to be spot on. Her experience is 10 miles deep. To us, that is the key to making sure the transaction goes smoothly. In our mind, knowing how to handle situations that pop up in realtime quickly and correctly is what separates the pros from the others. She was highly responsive - even at night, weekends, and whenever the situation called for it.
Susan also aggressively marketed our condo - without us even asking her to. For example, imagine our surprise when we found our condo on the back cover of the Compass full-color magazine! In addition, she marketed our property to contacts in other geographies such as Houston. Many buyers in Austin come from other geographies. That "getting the word out" maximized our exposure and ultimately helped find interested buyers.
My wife and I strongly recommend Susan for any residential real estate effort you may have!
Susan Avant is a true professional in her field. We had tried another agent for 3 months and our house not only didn't sell, but it wasn't being shown very much. When Susan took over the listing, she handled every detail. She handled "Open Houses" and our house was shown numerous times each week and weekend. Susan made sure it had the exposure it needed. She always provided prompt feedback. We felt like we were being kept abreast of what was going on along the way. And she got us an acceptable contract in less than 30 days. Whatever Susan didn't handle herself, her very reliable assistant, Whitney did. They make a great team, working diligently on your behalf. We would never buy OR sell a house again without using Susan. She's the real deal!
Only hire the Avant Residential Group in you want a a seasoned professional to represent you in your real estate transaction. Susan is knowledgable about all aspects of representing both sellers and buyers as I have had her represent me on both sides of a transaction. Susan's marketing was excellent, always accessible, had answers to all of my questions, went above and beyond her realtor obligations to assist in getting contracts closed, even in complicated transactions. Susan is always cheerful, optimistic and a genuinely delightful person to know above her professional abilities. I cannot recommend Susan strongly enough to prospective buyers or sellers as Susan is a one-of-a-kind realtor.
My wife and I worked with Susan on the purchase of our second home in Austin. We cannot recommend Susan enough! Buying a home is a remarkably stressful process. Susan did a great job putting our minds at ease and was always available to answer questions or bounce ideas off of. She was very generous with her time and didn't try to push us into a home that we were not 100% happy with. She really does have her client's best interest at heart. In the end, Susan helped us to negotiate not only a lower price, but also a new roof for our home (after the inspector uncovered some hail damage). We're thrilled with the home we purchased and grateful that we found Susan and her team. We won't hesitate to call Susan, should we ever need to sell our home or buy a new one.
We worked with Susan on our move from Denver. She was the best agent we could have found. She was knowledgeable about neighborhoods and schools and really had our best interest in mind. She really made sure that we were happy with our home. She was our eyes and ears when we could not be in Austin. She made us feel that we did everything needed to make sure we were making a good choice. I would recommend her to anyone who asked.
Susan is a consummate professional, with savvy, experience and patience that make working with her an absolute pleasure. She knows Austin, loves Austin, and guided us through a tough market to the home we really wanted in Austin. She made our house hunt fun, and with the help of Whitney in her office, kept us moving forward until closing. We will certainly call on her if we ever need to move again. Thank you so much, Susan!
We’ve worked with Susan on two houses since 2009 and both were great experiences. As these things go, the negotiations required a lot of communication and she was very responsive. Very knowledgeable of the area and we ended up with exactly what we wanted. Even helped arrange a mover from house 1 to house 2. She will always be our first call for future real estate needs.
I recently used Susan to buy my first home. I would highly recommend her as she was very patient with this first time home buyer and helped me throughout the whole process. She did an excelled job showing me houses that met my criteria in the area I wanted to look. She has plenty of experience in the Austin market and brings that knowledge to help her clients.
We sold our home in NY at the end of Feb 2010 and flew to Austin a few days later to aggressively house hunt. We were able to make an offer, go into contract, get the inspection done and set up home insurance – all within a week with the help of Susan. We could not have asked for a better realtor to help us with this long transition process.
When it came time to sell, Susan’s fantastic marketing and negotiating skills helped sell our home in 8 days with an easy close. She just helped us find our dream home and got us a fantastic price. Her communication is fantastic. She’s quick to respond to emails and phone calls and is always available. I’m so thankful we found Susan. She’ll be our realtor for life!
Monica Jones was such a pleasure to work with as our realtor. She sat down with me and talked me through the whole process months before we bought our house. She sent different houses fro my partner and I to look over and we were able to see these houses quickly after. She was able to identify things that we should be looking out for and encouraged us to see past ugly paint colors and other cosmetic issues. She was there every step of the way from each offer we put in until closing. She was such a delight and I felt so relieved having her as our realtor. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking to purchase or sell their home. I know that she will be my first call when we decide to buy another house!
Susan Avant and Whittney Slover, of Austin Portfolio Real Estate, were of inestimable help in my search for and purchase of a home in the Austin area. Both were congenial as well as accomplished professionals. They quickly and accurately responded to all questions and explained any nuances with complete clarity. I whole heartedly recommend them for any of your Realtor needs.
Susan has always had a passion for her community whether it's through real estate or social and charitable organizations. She listens, makes your needs and desires a priority, and has the unique ability to match them to your new home. I have benefited greatly from her experience and am lucky to call her my friend and realtor for life.
Susan is an awesome realtor!! She has been in the Austin market forever so it was only natural that we use her to find our first home. Susan did such a great job showing us homes that were exactly what we were looking for. We love our new home and will make sure to use Susan any time we are in the market for buying a home.
We purchased our home from Susan a few years ago and were totally satisfied with every part of the process. We were moving to Texas from out of state which could have been quite difficult, but Susan made the process a piece of cake. When we decided to move again we called Susan without hesitation!!! She is a wonderful pleasure to work with.
Susan was the listing agent on my Lake Austin home and did an outstanding job for my wife and me. I can't say enough great things about how well she and her team treated us. They were professional and extremely knowledgable. I wound not hesitate at all in recommending her if you need a great realtor.
Susan Avant has helped us buy and sell several homes with ease and confidence! Highly recommend! She has the experience, connections, and field knowledge to help you find your dream home! Thank you, Susan!
Susan exceeded all our expectations for service and professionalism. She went out of her way to be helpful at all times. And not only that, she's a lot of fun to be around! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing real services.
We had five days to find our dream home in Austin, and Susan not only found it but was a pleasure to work with. We hope to become friends as well as clients with her.
Susan has helped us with several transactions with great results. Very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Susan works extremely hard for us as our realtor.
Susan is committed to making each transaction work seamlessly, guiding and educating her clients along the way.Contact Us