Although we had some idea of what we were looking for, you really helped us to focus our search. The fact that you grew up here in Austin was also a huge advantage-- you had the inside scoop on great neighborhoods and the best schools. You were also very proactive and helpful when it came to negotiating the sale. Your experience and patience really facilitated the whole process. We know we made a good investment and found a real gem of a home!
She spent time getting know us and our references of houses. Then she setup different kind of search list for us to review and had scheduled to driving us to view those houses. Sarah had gone above and beyond that saved us a lot of time in preparing paper works for closing. She planned ahead of time of what steps need to take and routing us to contacts. With her professional experiences, the house hunting and closing was at ease for us. Thank you Sarah. You’re rock.
She is highly knowledgeable about the area and really listened to what I needed in a house. When I went to sell she guided me thru the process easily. I had relocated to a different state and she made sure to keep me in the loop, describe the process and walk me thru the process from end-to-end. I highly recommend Sarah for both buying and selling a house.
She was immensely helpful to us, (especially because we had communication problems with our loan officer) and never failed to respond promptly and patiently to any issues or questions that we had. We really enjoyed working with her and would definitely recommend her to potential home buyers.
Her knowledge of Austin is tremendous. And she took the time to learn about what was important to me in a new home. After a few days of house hunting, I felt like I had an inside scoop on Austin neighborhoods. And when it came time to buy, Sarah did a great job helping me negotiate and streamlining the closing process. If I ever buy or sell another home in Austin, Sarah will be my realtor!
Starting from the meticulously precise AMS she put together for me with all my preferences to suggestions and multiple house visits - she was a delight to work with and truly found my dream home for me. During the contracting phase, she remained very helpful and on-top of the details, taking away a huge burden from my shoulders and making the home-buying process far less daunting. I greatly appreciated her thorough follow-up and readiness at all hours to provide assistance and a shoulder to lean on. Can't sing her praises highly enough!!
I have contacted 5 brokers and somehow I really liked her email respond so I had a gut feeling that she was the right person for us, and I was right. She gave me 90 housings in a few hours after I called her, and I went through all of them on that day. Then she took us to two houses for showing next day and the day after. And luckily we had come across to our ideal house so put an offer. She was a great responder, she seemed like she worked 24/7 (but please do not expect that as she needs to rest!!) and she was never pushy at all. She was a good listener and good at explaining things. She has educated us in many ways as we were the first time owner. With the way of her talking to the listing broker, the mortgage company and the inspector, I could tell that everyone respected her. She was always professional. Not only she was the best broker but also she was a great person with a beautiful heart. I highly recommend Sarah Lazarus to anyone. We are very very happy that we have met her. We would contact her again when we sell or buy houses in the future.
I used her to purchase my condo downtown and then referred my daughter and son-in-law to her. She knows Austin really well and educated us on the neighborhoods we didn't know about. As brand-new Texans, We were all happy to have a native helping us find a place to live.
She gets very high marks for responsiveness. I never had to wait long for an answer to my questions, often within minutes via text or email. Within days of listing, I had a contract on my condo and closed in about a month. I would recommend Sarah with complete confidence.
Once we got to know one another, Sarah did an outstanding job showing me houses that fit my needs and taste, which helped me save time and energy. She's very knowledgeable about the Austin housing market, its neighborhoods, schools, and area perks and drawbacks. She was also very responsive and worked to match my schedule for looking at houses, discussing financing options, and putting me in touch with reputable inspectors/lenders/home warranty companies/etc. While I'm very happy with my new home, I'll be sure to contact Sarah if I'm ever looking to buy or sell in the future.
For those years I have used Sarah not only to buy and sell real estate but for all of my real estate needs. Originally Sarah was referred to me by a friend who said many of the same things that I am going to say below. Since she has been my Realtor I have bought two houses and sold one with her. I would recommend her to anyone. Sarah has a certain ability on a sell side to strategically market her listings in order to get them sold. Lets face it at the end of the day we want the property to move at the highest price possible. Years back when she sold my house in extreme North Austin I was competing with a oversaturated market and a downed economy. Sarah was able to sell that house for a price far higher than what I thought I could get within six weeks! On the buy side Sarah's ability to put the deal together while keeping my interest on the forefront and remaining patient when roadblocks pop up is unbelievable. When recommending vendors like Mortgage officers she holds these people to a very high standard of ethics, professionalism and standards so they will exceed your standards and expectations. Sarah thank you for the years of hard work and your dedication and passion in this industry. I look forward to the upcoming sales and purchases in my future and having you as my Realtor!
I was an out-of-towner, and when I came to look at properties in Austin, I only had two days to accomplish such a monumental task of finding a place to call home. I was on a budget, time and financial. Sarah was up to the challenge, and met it head on with enthusiasm, talent, and know-how! She tirelessly showed me properties and by the time I had to leave we found a property that met all of my needs. I closed a month later and moved in 45 days after meeting Sarah! I highly recommend her for her local knowledge, talent, and willingness to serve.
Once found we were able to close the deal very smoothly. All in all a great experience! She was able to show us properties when we needed to see them, and we wanted to see a lot! She never complained and always had a smile on her face.
She handled my situation with extreme professionalism given I changed my end goal with her in a day. We went from looking for a home to lease to purchasing a new home. She was quick to identify potential homes based on my requirements. She was very knowledgeable of the market and my areas of interest. I feel fortunate she was my agent because with out her I would have not found and proposed an offer when I did on my new home in the time and budget I had planned. I feel she went beyond her duties as an agent by assisting with obstacles we had with the builder. When I reached out to her, she was always there to answer my questions and worked with others (mortgage broker & builder) to provide me options/solutions. From my point of view she is a super star agent with a bright career ahead of her.
She really listened to what we needed and helped us find a wonderful home. I am so appreciative of her hard work.
She was an important part of helping us to get our dream house in Austin this year. We thank her and your firm for making this possible and certainly will refer her for friends and family.
Sarah's dove head first into learning and understanding the products and was able to communicate her knowledge very effectively. Her ability to do so enabled the comfort level to be established which led to a very successful process that was rewarding to all parties involved. Her vast knowledge of the city, the real estate market, and the industry really contributed to the customization of marketing ideas which was vital for our projects to reach the correct market audience. I would recommend Sarah Lazarus for all your real estate needs.