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Luxury Homes in Dripping Springs

I was looking at the website for a real estate agent I know in Beverly Hills.  He sells homes from $5M to $50M all year long.  As you can imagine there are quite a few homes to choose from in that price range in LA.  But what about Dripping Springs?




Luxury Real Estate sales in Dripping Springs are much different than what you would find in California.  You are more likely to find a well built home on acreage with a barn than you are to find a contemporary architects dream plan built with a helipad and a 2000 bottle wine cellar.  A quality luxury home in Dripping Springs might be $1.5M.  That same home in L.A. would be $5M.  It’s no wonder people are moving to Austin at the rate of 150 people added per day.

Selling Luxury Real Estate in Austin needs to take a different approach.  Texans tend to not be as concerned about how a property looks, as you drive up to it, as they are about the lifestyle of the property they live on.  An agent in the Hill Country needs to focus on selling the way a property will enhance your life and improve your lifestyle.

When we show our listings we don’t focus on the listing details (square footage, bedrooms, baths etc) we focus on how a property lives.  Instead of saying “This is a 600 square foot covered porch.”, I’ll say “Imagine sitting out here on a peaceful morning with a cup of coffee and the paper.”.  Or Instead of “This barn has 4 stalls.” I would say “You can keep your horses right here on the property and watch them in the pasture.”

Selling real estate in California is different and the same in many ways.  At the end of the day we all sell dreams to people.  It’s what makes this job so fun and so rewarding.


Steve Mallett

Steve has been selling real estate in Austin since 2003.  He has over 1000 transactions and can sell your home quickly.  He believes that his clients deserve top notch service and care and will go the extra mile for them.  (512) 627-7018


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Home Sellers…Are You Covered?

We’re excited to announce that the Keller Williams and The Mallett Integrity Team has partnered with 2-10 Home Warranty to offer an invaluable service to our listing clients! As a listing client, 2-10 home warranty will provide coverage for your home while it is on the market. A home warranty covers major systems and appliances that malfunction or break from normal wear and tear. These expensive-to-repair items such as air conditioning and heating units, plumbing, electrical wiring, refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, and garage door openers age over time, and repairs are inevitable. TETRRF-00026632-001However, these repairs are the last thing you want to worry about when trying to sell your home, so we’re offering this service to give you peace of mind throughout the sale of your home. That way you can relax, and know we’ve got you covered!

To find out more about this 2-10 home warranty offer for sellers, contact Steve at 512-829-2062.

So proud of our team! #1 Listings Taken Award and more!

It’s awards day here at Keller Williams! Congrats to our team for receiving the #1 Listings Taken award and Top Closed Volume award!! Our team was also awarded top GCI, the Quadruple Gold Medal for production, not to mention Steve received the Cultural Ambassador award for the Dripping Springs office for his outstanding leadership! What a great day!

Meet our newest team member!

Say hello to Denise Schroeder, the newest addition to the Mallett Integrity Team! A great addition Denise_smallto the team, Denise offers over 20 years of experience in multiple facets of real estate including: land development, site construction, and ranch management. Through these experiences, she has become familiar with the processes of selling and purchasing land and the assets that transfer. Raised outside of Houston, Denise is a “Native Texan” proud to call the Hill Country “home” for her and her family. Denise holds a position on the Dripping Springs Youth Association Football Board and is involved with Dripping Springs Elementary & Middle School PTA.  If you’re looking to buy home in the Texas Hill Country contact Denise today!

Keller Williams #1 in closed volume for 2012

According to the Austin Board of Realtors, Keller Williams closed volume in Austin Texas dominated the competition in 2012. The Southwest Austin Market Center (the market center our team is part of) closed $1,121,481,375 worth of real estate transactions last year. When combined with the other Keller Williams Market Centers in Austin, our offices totaled over 2 Billion in Real Estate sales! We’re even more excited because 2013 is also beginning with some incredible momentum.  Take a look at the chart below to see how we compared in 2012 to other national real estate firms.

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Keller Williams – One of the top 10 best places to work in the U.S.!

Keller Williams was ranked #9 in a recent Workplace Dynamics 150 best workplaces survey, and was the only national real estate franchise to make the list! No wonder we love working here! 🙂

Click here for the full list. For more info on the study click here.



Why Some Houses Sit, While Other Houses Sell

Jay Papasan, Vice President of Publishing & Executive Editor at Keller Williams, serves as Gary Keller’s co-author and executive editor on best-selling titles that include: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, and SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times. He also co-authored SHIFT Commercial.

In this video, Jay shares with us why some houses sit on the market, while other houses sell. If you’re thinking about listing your home, don’t let your home just sit on the market! Contact us today and we’ll crunch the numbers & help you determine the what the right price-point to list your home is in our current market.

Why Choose Keller Williams? Because we’re #1…again!

Keller Williams Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Both Home Buyers AND Sellers!

According to a study released yesterday by JD Power and Associates Keller Williams ranked #1 overall in customer satisfaction! Overall customer satisfaction was determined by looking at three factors of the home-buying experience:

  1. agent/salesperson
  2. office
  3. variety of additional services

Participants in the study were also asked to consider four factors of the home-selling experience including:

  1. agent/salesperson
  2. marketing
  3. office
  4. and variety of additional services.

Christina Cooley, senior manager of the real estate practice at J.D. Power and Associates, discussed findings from the 2012 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study:

“As customers continue to feel anxious about the current housing market, it requires a combination of a high-performing company, process and resources along with a truly exceptional agent to put home buyers and sellers at ease,” said Cooley. “At the end of the day, real estate companies may best satisfy their customers by keeping them informed, educating them on comparable sales information and following up with them after the closing.”

view more here 2012 Home/Buyer Seller Satisfaction Study.