We recently moved from Oakland, CA, to Austin, TX, and worked with Julie to find our new home. Julie exceeded all our expectations. In our first communications, Julie made us feel at ease with the daunting process that lay ahead (we would be flying to Austin to look at homes and needed to do most of our research online before making the trip), taking us step by step through how the process would work and what to expect along the way. She created customized searches using MLS data and our specs, and checked in frequently to make sure we were comfortable with the process and were satisfied with the homes turning up in our search. When we arrived in Austin, Julie had our weekend of home visits planned, with a binder for us with listing details for all the homes we’d be visiting. The first day out, we started early and did not finish until after dark. Julie was upbeat all day, and despite the long hours, the time flew by. During the initial visits, Julie made sure to get our reactions to each home, so that by the second day, we had a much more specific idea of what we were looking for. We didn’t end up making a decision on that first trip, as we were looking in other cities as well, but the experience with Julie and the great time we had touring homes with her played a big role in our decision to choose Austin as our home. In our second visit, we had an equally great tour, and ended up choosing a home in the same community Julie lives in, so we’re now friends and neighbors! We ended up buying our home a while before we moved in, and during that time, Julie frequently checked on our house and went above and beyond what we would have expected from a realtor in making sure everything went smoothly until we arrived to pick up the keys. Every aspect of the experience with Julie exceeded our expectations, and I highly recommend her as an agent to anyone considering buying a home in the Austin area.