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"Carla Umlauf has handled multiple acquisitions for my commercial land development team. I have worked with many realtors over the years, but I can assure you that Carla and her team are the best. Whether it’s seamlessly handling bankers docs, signatures required on short notice, or renegotiating an existing contract Umlauf is only one we trust to handle our transactions."
"It is hard to describe how much we came to appreciate Carla Umlauf during our home sale. We had a ‘complicated’ property, a licensed B&B in Austin, and one, though completely finished, required a certain level of creative vision to see how it could be used by any given individual, family, or group. Carla was, without question, an extraordinary agent in helping others see how their visions could work on the property. She was open and willing to engage with hundreds of interested parties, vet them for us, and help them understand the unique site. She helped us understand the market, the process, and the interested parties. She fielded multiple offers that would eventually not work out, having nothing to do with her but rather those interested in such property until the right one came along for both the buyers and us. She is genuine, street-smart, knowledgeable, wise, and talented. And she is tenacious in the most appropriate way, for her clients. We appreciated all of these things about her, in addition to her sense of humor and calming hand when needed. In short, she helped make our dreams come true and we highly and without hesitation recommend her to you."
"Carla is a consummate professional. While her success and deep domain knowledge clearly come in part from 12 years of experience, she also has innate abilities that can't be taught - a keen ability to quickly discern what her clients want and need, an inherent sense of style, and a natural, genuine charm that makes working with her truly delightful. My husband and I had a very complicated transaction. Carla rode in on her unicorn and made seem like we were going out for ice cream sundaes. Both buyer and seller were under the pressure of 1031 exchanges. Then we had to negotiate several items post-inspection (for which Carla promptly arranged bids). Then a storm hit and damaged the property before we closed, which required Carla to jump through another 15 flaming hoops to ensure all arrangements were made to ensure we closed on time - and all with a smile! We are so thankful that we had such a capable, earnest, benevolent person behind us. We will be enlisting her services again soon to both purchase and lease another property."
"Carla is absolutely fantastic! She made our dreams of owning a home (our first) come true and took care of us every step of the way. We are not only first-time home buyers, but we are new to the area from New England. I cannot say enough how crucial Carla was in every step of this process. We ended up building a new home and could not have done it without her. She went above and beyond in every way. Before contacting Carla, we had gotten ourselves into a bad deal with another builder. She navigated us out of that situation and helped us get with a builder, location, and deal that was right for us. She spent time with us learning what we liked and treated us like we were million dollar clients. She also took time to educate us on what things are important in a home for resale and what things are important in Austin (some difference between Austin and New England). I actively recommend Carla to anyone who is looking for buy or sell a home."
"Carla helped us find and purchase a great house in Austin. She guided us through the process, from our initial requirements to selecting a house and finally through the rather tricky home purchase transaction itself. Carla was very helpful with each phase of our purchase. She found a good balance of listening to our needs and also making her own constructive suggestions. She knows Austin's neighborhoods really well, including schools, parks, traffic, and even tax rates. She narrowed our list of potential houses down to a nice manageable size so we could focus on seeing only on the most promising homes. For example, one area of town tended to have the right "numbers" as far as price, location, and square footage, but Carla found that the layout of most of these houses would not work well for our young family. She did the ground work to find a couple of exceptions for us to look at instead of dragging us to one bad match after another."
"Working with Carla was great. Since this was our first time purchasing a home, she was incredibly helpful in teaching us all the steps we needed to take to finally purchase the home. She recommended a number of great local people to help us along the way. We saw quite a few houses and Carla never seemed annoyed with us wanting to see so many. As we viewed houses, she had a lot of great insight on neighborhoods, price ranges, and potential red flags that houses could have. I never once felt like she was pushing us to make a decision—instead, she was helpful in assisting us to find what we wanted. Once our offer was accepted, she was instrumental in our negotiation, which saved us some money. She guided us through closing, including helping set up appointments for us for repairs while we were under contract. I would recommend Carla in a heartbeat."
"We were very, very satisfied with the work and effort Carla put in to help us locate and secure our new home. We sought her out given her background and ties to Austin, and she did not disappoint. As we are new to the city it was important to work with an individual that was well versed in the city and could help guide us to the right neighborhood. We were probably a bit difficult to work within that we did not have a set type of house in mind and thus, we ran her all over Austin looking at opportunities. She was always professional and responsive to our requests. We would and will recommend her and your firm to anyone we meet. She is a great asset to your firm and represents you very well."
"We're 100% positive that you understand and realize how huge of a deal this house has been for us. A place to bring our kid into the world, a peaceful and safe home, and now a chance to advance our lives financially in a way we never could have saved for the past few years. Working with you has been absolutely wonderful, from a personal perspective as well. We're so grateful to know such a wonderful and kind person. I'm sure both times you worked with us you could have chosen "bigger fish" but we just want to say thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for making a difference in our lives."
"I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Carla! Carla was extremely professional, courteous, kind, knowledgeable, and friendly. We had so many rare issues come up with selling and buying our home and she was fabulous throughout. I don't know what we would have done without her expertise. Carla made this process so much easier on me. All I had to do if I had a question was to call or text or email and she would immediately get back to me with more than the answer, always more personalized and full of information. I would recommend her without any hesitation!"
"Carla has helped my partner and me with buying and selling homes in Austin a few times since 2008, and I recommend her highly. She does a good job of explaining the process and all of the options, and communicates well from beginning to end, remaining accessible and responsive. With her background in social work and her easygoing personality, she is also very skilled at keeping her clients' anxiety levels down during what otherwise could be a very stressful process! When it comes to Austin real estate, Carla has been and will remain my first choice - always."
"Carla was an amazing partner in guiding us in selling our home. She prepared us for every step of the process, making recommendations on home staging (one day even climbing on my dining room table to dust a light fixture!) and keeping us calm throughout the process. Her expert negotiations helped us secure the best terms possible for our sale and continue through to inspection and close with no problems. Sadly I love my new house so much that I probably won't get to hire her again for a long time. But I send all my friends and family her way."
"I have purchased many properties over the years and worked with many agents. I have to say, I clicked with Carla right away and she was amazing to work with. She's down to earth, listened to my wants/needs, and really got what I was looking for. She was very proactive in finding homes to view. During the actual buying process, she was there every step and negotiated very well. I had a perfect buying experience with Carla and as long as I am in the Austin area, she will be my Realtor®."
"Would highly recommend Carla and her associates. They got to work quickly on our home to make it more attractive via virtual staging. They utilized many methods to attract potential buyers. Within 3 weeks, we had an excellent offer. Carla was very skilled throughout the negotiation and closing processes. She was also pleasant, good-humored, and straightforward. I would recommend her without hesitation! Thank you to Carla and Lauren!"
"You have been absolutely tremendous to work with-we could not be happier with the way things worked out. You have been a phenomenal resource for all things Austin (not to mention managing our anxiety levels!). We will definitely be recommending you guys to anyone who asks us about Realtors® in Austin. I’m sure we’ll have more questions as we go along, so I really appreciate your continued willingness to help out!"
"Carla totally wowed me. She first leased my house when I was transferred away from Austin with short notice, then found a buyer and got me about 25% above the top of the market from a buyer. She is savvy, professional, and a darned kind person to boot. I will use her again when I move back, and in the meantime, I recommend her to anyone looking for a top-notch Realtor®."
"Carla Umlauf was wonderful to work with. We started looking in January, but due to some work commitments, I had to postpone the house search over the summer. Carla kept me updated the whole time on potential properties and worked extremely hard to help me find the right house. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing help in finding or selling a home."
"Working with Carla on the sale of our house and buying a new one was a great experience. She is professional, and honest and helped make the process quite seamless. Her expertise was essential in helping us make an informative decision. Our house sold in 6 days, then she helped us find a new one within 2 weeks! We would highly recommend Carla!"
"We would recommend Carla Umlauf to anyone. Great Realtor® with incredible knowledge of Austin as she is a true local (Umlauf Gardens next to Zilker Park is based on her grandfather’s work). Her knowledge of specific neighborhoods and locations was incredibly helpful to my wife and me during our relocation."
"Thank you for making the sale of our home go extremely smoothly. Greg and I know you did a lot behind the scenes! From recommending some great contractors to helping with the permits and painting the threshold - you were super! What a great sale! Thank you, Carla!"
"Thanks, Carla and Lauren for all your work on our house hunting and selling our house. We are happy to finally be done with the process and we couldn't have done it without you guys!"
"Carla and Kim are just the best! I came to know of them through a referral from a friend and am so thankful for this relationship. We leaned on the expertise of Umlauf Properties Group for both selling our last home and purchasing our new home. Being first time sellers in the hot market of Austin, we needed not just realtors to help us sell, but true partners who cared about us as individuals and were available to answer our questions and educate us along the way. Carla and Kim couldn’t have been better support for us. They ‘got us’, knew our hopes and needs, remembered our kids’ names and all the houses we talked about. We certainly felt like part of a unified team. They always had our best interest in mind, and would raise important questions or concerns as we navigated both the selling and buying process. While guiding us through a random but significant title issue, and an initial buyer unexpectedly backing out, they continued to advocate for what was best for us in our sale. With a generous leaseback and a sale well above asking when all was said and done, we fared even better than we would have imagined with their guidance. We ended up making an offer on a home the same day we closed on the sale of our property. We couldn’t have been more thrilled that our preparedness and pre-work with Carla and Kim paid off on a very quick purchase and move. I can’t say enough glowing things about Umlauf Properties. In fact after our journey, I still feel a phantom itch to reach out to them to check in, as they have been such a pleasant and omnipresent part of our lives these past several months and have become part of our trusted network here in Austin."
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