Listing & Buying simultaneously
Lizette & David
Edward Farmer helped us sell our house and buy a new one. He listened carefully to what we needed (both in the selling and buying) and was an incredible help at every stage of the journey. Edward is fun to work with, and he made our house sale and search ( with our specific needs) very enjoyable.
He is very customer focused and knowledgeable about real estate. He took great care in all the paperwork and negotiation and was a great advocate for us!! Most important, he helped us succeed in all our goals to sell our home, and purchase a new home with all the criteria we were looking for.
We would work with Edward again in a heartbeat - but we are so happy with our new home that won't be for a long time! If you are trying to find a good agent, look no further!!
With an important move from a home owned for decades I knew who to call. Edward was reliable and provided all options. I knew I could trust him - and I should know since I was his 6th grade teacher!
Repeat client; Listing, Buying
Ed has not only been our realtor for 2 of our homes, he has been the guy we turn to when we need a plumber, a contractor and daycare recommendations. He's a patient guy and he never seems to run out of energy. He always has an answer and when he doesn't, he puts me in contact with someone who does. Why look on Yelp, when you can ask Ed?
We've both purchased and sold real estate with Edward and those transactions have been extremely gratifying. Edward takes the guesswork out of the equation with sound advice based on a deep pool of experience. He knows Austin well and he helped us get right where we wanted to be. We're positively Edward's clients for real estate questions, concerns, or business to conduct.
Jeff & Judy
We hired Edward Farmer to help me sell my house in the summer of 2013. To be honest I had dipped my toe in the Market numerous times before by asking him exhaustive amounts of questions that would have worn a normal person out. Edward was always very patient, considerate and either brought up considerations or made recommendations that I often had not even thought of. When we finally put our house on the market he guided us step-by-step on pricing the house, how to prepare our house, how to set up our house to make it show it's best, how to make it easy for a buyer to see the benefits of the property and the house and ultimately how to negotiate the sale of the house. It had been 10 years since the last opportunity I had had to sell a house and the market rules had changed quite a lot. If we had not had somebody like Edward Farmer, (whose patience with me getting upset, worried, panicky, Etc. was next to saintly) the stress load or my wife might have killed me. Thank you Edward Farmer for your compassion, care, attention to detail, patience and, ultimately, your passion for helping others.
Brothers who were selling a family home
Eric & Blake
My brother and I hired Edward to sell our house near Lakeway. The overall experience was excellent. Edward was very helpful in all facets of the sale. Edward assisted us a great deal in determining the appropriate price to list our house. He was very helpful in finding contractors to do repairs to our house. He even did some of the repairs himself. Once we had an offer, Edward was very astute in the negotiations. Ultimately, we sold our house for a price that was fair. I highly recommend Edward and will use him when I buy or sell a house.
Buyer of homestead, return client as investor
I work as a commercial real estate broker so I have all the credentials to self-perform with my own residential investments. However, I still choose to work with Edward. I trust him. He is an expert on the market, the process, and how to treat people.
It is my immense pleasure to recommend Edward Farmer Native Austin Real Estate as agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. I relocated to Austin in January 2014, and Edward provided assistance with the onboarding to the areas dynamics (including first securing me a 12 month rental property). I was comfortable in the rental property; however I really wanted my own space, my own garden and a beautiful modern kitchen.
Edward and I had meet many times over the course of my first year here and he took everything we discussed onboard and provided accounts in the real estate database so I was able to look at the entire market to fine tune the area I preferred. There was nothing that escaped Edward’s attention when it came to property for sale relative to my goals.
I travel extensive for my employment; I felt I could really trust Edward and he knew what I was looking for, that when the perfect place came onto the market and I was abroad; he had arranged the contract and spoken to the Bank all on my behalf. When I arrived back to Austin I could see why he had aligned everything as this was a hot property that wouldn’t stay on the Austin market long.
A master with the contract negotiations, Edward came up with a deal that was good for us and made the seller happy. He didn’t just stop there but his services included setting up the Inspections and subsequently the various subcontractors’ inspections. As a foreigner I really needed a delicate hand and help in every step in the process, to this end Edward was able to arrange my finance through his network. After closing his attention didn’t stop, I wanted to complete some renovations and Edward was able to arrange contractors to bid on the job, and ensure their honesty.
I found Edward to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were friends rather than customers. He is on email 24/7 and answered my numerous questions in a timely manner. I would be pleased to recommend Edward Farmer to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Relocation, family moving into Austin from another country
The Ellithy Family
My wife and I have enjoyed working with you. We appreciate that you didn't push a particular area. You were quite flexible in regard to our schedule.
Repeat Client; Buyer and Leasing/Renting
Allison & Scott - Owner Unique Tubs, Saunas & Steamers
I have had the pleasure of working with Edward Farmer since the early 90’s. Edward was a Realtor working for Keller Williams at the time and impressed me from the moment he knocked on the door and asked me about the neighborhood. At the time, I was living in Southwest Austin with my wife. The neighborhood was struggling from the bad economy and lacked a sense of community. Neighbors were reluctant to get to know one another. Within a few short weeks of that first encounter, Edward had organized a neighborhood watch program that brought us together to discuss relevant topics such as home safety and security and forming a voluntary HOA. Edward was highly motivated, knowledgeable but most of all a true public servant. My wife teased him telling him to forget the real estate gig and get into politics. He stayed in touch with us after spearheading the neighborhood momentum and kept us connected and informed on real estate. 4 years later we called Edward because we were looking to buy a second home near Lake Austin. Edward continues to be a tremendous resource to us keeping us informed about the ever changing real estate market. For 17 years I managed my rental property on my own. This past summer, though, I didn’t have time to juggle my remodeling business and manage my rental property when it became vacant again - so I called Edward. He had the comps on the neighborhood that day and was screening potential renters soon there after. 8 days later my make ready crew was still putting the finishing touches on the property when he called me with a signed lease that reflected a 22% increase over the rent I had been garnering the previous 6 years. If I have any regrets since I have known Edward, it would be that I didn’t have him handle my rental properties sooner. If you are looking to sell, buy, relocate (or refer a friend) or lease your property, Edward is your man. If you are new to the city and looking to connect with all things Native to Austin he can hook you up there too!
First Time Buyer
Mr Edward is a great,honest and caring Realtor. He was referred to me by my coworker. I didn't know anything about buying a house and Edward was very very patient. He took his time to explain the process to buy a house before we ever starting looking at homes. This was very instrumental in making a great choice.. We visited several houses and he helped me make the best choice - I don't regret it and am still in the house today! I don't feel like moving out of the Austin Area because I don't know if I would meet another Realtor to trust like him. I always tell people how good of a Realtor Edward is and I trust referring him..
Building a Home
Bill & Krystal
Edward was and continues to be an asset! He helped our family purchase our first home. As first time buyers that chose to buy a new home (pick the builder, the lot and the house to be build), Edward supported an environment that was informative-highlighting options we were facing and remained patient at all times.
When we had to relocate after only 4 months in our first home, Edward really came through for us and got it leased in 3 days. He is great about staying in contact, and we even enjoy the newsletters that we receive periodically. If you are looking for a Realtor with clear knowledge of the market and experience in residential real estate, Edward Farmer is the Realtor for you!
Repeat client for over 15 years, listing-buying-investing (approx 10 transactions)
Edward is responsive, professional in marketing/listing homes, caring, smart, and has forged great relationships in the industry. He was able to recommend contractors for little projects and has kept in touch after the sale to make sure everything is going well. That says a lot about the kind of person he is -- he's about finding the right fit for his clients goals relative to the market, not just making a sale and moving on.
Testimonial from a Professional Relocation Service, handling the relocation of families and executives into the Austin area
Edward is by far the best Realtor that I have worked with (I help with relocations for Central Texas, people coming from all over the world). He takes all my request seriously and delivers exceptional service. We work together on both residential sales and residential leasing and Edward is always on top of his game. He listens to what my client is looking for so that they feel like their time is well spent while on their home search. I appreciate that Edward follows up, making sure that everything has been covered throughout the process of getting the client comfortably settled-in to their home.
Leasing (finding, vetting, processing the leasing application for the property owner)
Jake & Elysia. (Investors)
My wife and I have used Edward to assist us in leasing our rental properties for the past 5 years. We are both in the commercial real estate business and have been for over 25 years, it has been a real pleasure to work with Edward. Edward is a true professional Realtor, from the moment he takes the listing, his process begins. He starts with researching the market for current deals & pricing and provides it to us on line so we can review the specifics. Once we decide on a price, he immediately begins marketing the project. In our 5 year history with Edward we have NEVER not had one of our properties leased immediately, each time within the 60 day window we have outline in our lease. In addition to verifying the applicants income and past address, Edward uses a 3rd party company that provides a rating system and credit check on each of the prospective tenants. He always goes one step further in helping to coordinate the tenants moving out as well as the new ones moving in if necessary. It’s been a joy working with Edward over the past years and we would not consider using anyone else.