2 Out of Towners. 1 Apartment to find. And 1 realtor to help us do it! When my boyfriend--Matt--and I decided to move to Austin from Cincinnati, we were very excited, but didn't know a lot--outside of what House Hunters and the rest of the HGTV network can teach you. **SPOILER alert: it's not as much as you think** We searched all over the interwebs for places to live, but really had no idea what the real estate market was like, what neighborhoods would best fit our needs, or how to really start the process. Then Patrick and Realty Solutions came into the picture. Even before we came down, Patrick was friendly, knowledgeable, and in constant contact with us. If we had any questions, we could always ask him; he even volunteered to go take pictures of any places we saw online, but wanted to see more of! As we came closer to our 3-day lease hunt, Patrick set up a plan of action for us. Initially, Matt and I were concerned that we weren't seeing enough places. Patrick had told us that he had exhausted the options that met our criteria, and that these were truly the best options. It was after seeing a few of the places that hadn't made the cut that Matt and I first uttered a phrase that eventually grew into an anthem of the weekend, "Patrick was right!" Patrick was and still is -- we haven't moved in yet and he always says, "I'm there for you until you move in" -- someone who made house hunting in a strange city fun. After all was said and done, we sat down at a taco place he thought we'd enjoy near his office and just talked it all through. He objectively listed pro's and con's for our remaining choices, and we--the three of us--had a good discussion about it all. As I said before, we haven't moved in yet! But we are very excited to move and are grateful for the help Patrick provided us in our search!
Finding a good, honest realtor is not an easy task. I asked around through friends to see who they recommended. Patrick Connell's name came up multiple times. I contacted him and he sat down and met with me about selling my house and then looking for a new one. He helped me get my house sold before it was even on the market (found an investor). It was great and relatively painless. Patrick even helped with a mortgage company who was being incredibly difficult in getting the pay off amount for the loan. He answered all my questions and always got back to me right away. Patrick also assisted me in finding my new house. We looked at many houses to find the right one for me. He took the time to answer all my questions and calm my nerves with the whole house buying process. Being relatively new to house buying process I was unsure about certain things, Patrick was patient and answered all my frantic calls. He went through the entire process with me. I can't not say enough good things about Patrick and will only use him in the future. He made me feel like I was the only person he was working with. If you want someone who is honest and will work hard to get your property sold or to find the perfect property for you then make sure you call Patrick Connell!
He helped us relocate to Austin initially and recently called him to help us find a home. He was a consummate professional and worked diligently to get us what we wanted. We will be calling Patrick to help us in the future with all our real estate needs. He gave us the individual attention we needed even after closing.
While planning my relocation to Austin from New Orleans, I had tons of questions and knew very little about real estate in the area. Patrick put my worries at ease from the get-go and made himself available 24/7 to answer questions, follow up, and to make sure my needs were met. I have never met an agent so willing to accommodate my needs and schedule. He truly seemed to have my best interest at heart and I trusted that he was not going to steer me in the wrong direction just to close a deal. Thank you Patrick, I look forward to working with you again in the future!
When we started to look at houses he was very honest and helped us find the house we could call home. He was reassuring when it got close to closing and there were issues with underwriting. He was always a phone call away and always responded immediately through text, email or phone. He is very personable, friendly and an overall great guy. If I had to do it all over again I know without a doubt i would have Patrick be my Realtor. There isn't a better guy out there that will take care of you and your family.
We first met Patrick 2 years ago when he helped us find an apartment to rent downtown. We knew we would eventually want to buy a house or condo and Patrick stayed in contact with us and kept us in the loop with new homes as they came on the market. When we were ready to commit and buy a home we had a few requirements (close to downtown, at least 2 bedrooms, and affordable). Patrick did an amazing job of finding homes that matched our criteria. He's extremely knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods, condos and HOA's, and the in's and out's of buying and selling a home. The entire process was completely painless. On top of being a trusted professional, Patrick is also super friendly and easy to talk to. He's straight-forward and honest and pretty damn funny too. We will highly recommend Patrick to anyone we know who is looking to buy or sell a home in the Austin area.