VOX Real Estate, LLC
A "Buyer's Agent" or representative works for the renter or buyer, and is working to find the client the best place at the best price, only gets paid if they find a place you are happy with and actually rent, ... Has your best interest at heart legally and ethically, owes your thier loyalty... And ... Still gets paid by the property owner of the place you finally get, for helping you.
Because we spend a lot of time on your behalf (the preparation and preselection of properties for an afternoon's showing can easily take several hours) we ask you to commit to work with us if we commit to work for you.
If you won't give a buyer's agent your loyalty, they are limited in the amount of service they can afford to provide... The Buyers agent usually will only get 30-40% of the first month rent. For this, they research on properties ( they pay for the right to get information on the property)...printing out information and forms ( they pay for the copies they make)... driving to showings, (they pay for gas)...unlock the home and take responsibility for going into some elses property... (they pay for the lock box electronic keys), and take on the responsibility of making sure you understand the lease you are signing... .
So, it's important you chooose who you are working with if you want to have a great experience!
VOX Real Estate, LLC
ANyway, that's my take on it. I do tons of relocating and this is what not only I hear from others but my own personal and pro9fessional opinion as well.
Best of luck on your move and welcome to Austin!
First, I called on an ad & when I gave him the listing # he said, "someone must have made a mistake, this is in Rhode Island" (seemed ODD but I let it go) He then said,"Oh, here it is, those are being remodeled" & proceeded to ask specifics, price range (slightly less than yours) etc.I told him I was looking for a place in the proximity of my daughter's and was trying to get a sense of the areas & was willing to put money down (to hold one) but wouldn't be moving until September. He said,"I can find you a nice place, you'll just have to trust I'm going to. Whata you think I'm gonna drive you around or give you the address to them? Ya think I do this for free"? He became more heated when I hesitated at one point & he spouted, "You're quite! You going cold on me"? FRIENDLY WARNING! Agents in Austin are payed commission on sales OR rentals & SOME get "ugly". Agents "act" as well-paid, short-termed employees and should in turn, "act well-behaved", or be FIRED! p.s.The afore mentioned agent promised to email info.on some properties which I never received.. Needless to say, I was actually relieved, SCARY!
HOWEVER... I would suggest you go in to Austin a little more. I agree with Margaret and Tony. You would be driving opposite of the heavy traffice and still close to the fun things in Austin. OR... the West side of I35 in RR is nice. Cheapest would be on the East side of RR... same side as Dell. I like the Ryan's Crossing area.... I would be happy to work with you. I'm single and would live closer in to Austin or
in a more active place in RR.
If you don't want to pay an arm and a leg and still have a nice home, Round Rock and Pflugerville are the right places, Round Rock more so because Dell is in Round Rock. I am sure you will find running trails there too, there are nice parks in Round Rock and most likely some yoga studios as well. Rents in the Austin area have increased in the last year and $1200 will barely get you 3/2 house with a yard for your puppy anywhere in Austin proper. Most homes have are 3/2, so 2/2 is not really an option unless you want a duplex or a condo. I would be happy to find you the best available option close to Dell. Call or email me.
The second home I have for lease will be available August 1st, and it's a 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2 story near Rattan Creek Park, and there are trails through the neighborhood, heated pool, recreation center & many restaurants nearby on Parmer Ln. This home leases for $1200/month.
Please call me if you'd like to see either or both homes.
Kristee Leonard, Broker/Owner
The Leaders Realty, LLC
I'd recommend Round Rock, but there are good sections of Pflugerville as well. I presume you're working at the main campus, so just try to find a place to the West or South of there and you'll not have any issues with traffic of significance. If you would like help finding a place, call me. My services cost you nothing and are paid by the landlord.
I would scout out the area. You will be fairly close to the Dell Campus either way. Both areas are highly congested so I would look around and when you find an area or home you like test it out for yourself and see if you can deal with it.
Best of luck to you.
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