Craig's clients share about their experiences with his services.

As an East Coast resident I was surprised to receive unsolicited offers on an undeveloped property in Austin. After some research of values and realtors, I contacted Craig. From the initial contact, Craig was professional and knowledgeable. Via email and phone he led me through listing and selling the property. His effort and support were impressive. Recommended without hesitation.
M. Evans
Craig has thought of it all when it comes to selling your house. Very professional. He walks you through every step & very responsive to your questions. We are so happy using Craig at 1835 Realty.
Danna F.
When offered the opportunity to relocate to Austin for work, we started to investigate the city and stumbled across Craig's Discover Austin YouTube Channel (also gets a 5 star review from us). When we decided to make the move, we reached out to Craig for help securing a rental property. I believe a lot of realtors would have brushed off out-of-state renters, but Craig was willing and able to help us out. Craig visited several properties for us and gave us narrated, virtual tours. We moved into a rental we were comfortable with and happy with, sight unseen. Months later, we reached back out to Craig without hesitation to help us with our new home construction search. He was patient with us while we staked out the best property, was incredibly knowledgeable of the neighborhoods we were interested in, and extremely reliable. We locked into a house purchase and he was with us the whole way. Always punctual for appointments, eager to assist with builder negotiations, and a great source of advice for the multitude of decisions made along the way. We couldn't be happier with Craig. We would use him again in a heartbeat and will recommend him to all our friends. A true professional and a tremendous realtor!
Aaron S.
Craig is the realtor to go to if you are looking to buy or sell a property in the greater Austin area. Craig helped my husband and me find our first rental property in Austin. He was referred to by our realtor back in California. He is really the perfect realtor: responsive, professional, knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and very hard working! Craig responded to me within an hour after I sent him the first email, he then initiated a call to understand what we were looking for as investors. We then flew to Austin and Craig spent a day with us educating us about the market, and taking us to see multiple homes in different areas. It really helped us to get some ideas on what the areas were like. During the process, Craig gave very good suggestions on what terms to make on the offers (given the market was very hot and moving up very fast). He then very quickly helped us win a property! Craig also knows how to protect his clients and I feel that I can put my trust in him 100%! There were a few hiccups during the process (the snow storm in Texas, and problem with the appraisal), and Craig helped us resolved these issues. The whole process was very easy and smooth on our end because Craig handled all these very well. The lender, insurance Craig recommends are also very high quality. Overall, I feel very blessed that we met Craig and he helped us close on a house so quickly in such a hot market condition.
Kelly Chu
Craig was fantastic. We found him through the Dave Ramsey ELP program, and he lived up to the title extraordinarily. My wife and I did read several books, but still didn’t know everything as we purchased our first house. Craig was patient and understanding despite all of our newbie questions. I think all in all, Craig took us to about 10 different homes, and was willing to show us homes at almost the drop of a hat, because as you may know, this market here in Austin area is crazy. He was definitely there to serve and did a phenomenal job at that. He likewise exemplifies having the heart of a teacher and is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the market itself. I would hands down work with Craig again at the drop of a hat, and would recommend him bar none. All of this in the middle of a pandemic! Thank you Craig!
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Craig really helped us to navigate our real estate options in Dripping Springs and Austin.
Jessica K.
We use Craig for all our real estate needs. Why? Because he cares about what we want and what’s going to be most advantageous for us. It’s not just a sale to him.
Mindy G.
Craig is an amazing realtor! His knowledged helped us save thousands of dollars!! We had a wonderful experience. We never felt any pressure. He allowed us to move at our pace. He is extremely responsive. I highly recommend him.
S. Gilbert
We had such a wonderful experience working with Craig! He took us out to explore Austin a whole year before we were ready to buy and his knowledge of the area and housing market was very impressive. We appreciated him devoting the time to making sure we got what we wanted, and his patience in helping us with our ongoing list of questions. Craig is an excellent Realtor and an all around stand up guy. We can not recommend Craig enough!
Mary Dunn
We enlisted 1835 Realty to help us sell our condo under very unusual and difficult circumstances, and Craig’s expertise is the reason we had a successful outcome. Craig is an excellent relator—he is well-established and truly understands the Austin real estate market. He is responsive and communicates clearly. In addition, Craig provides nice perks like staging consultations and the use of a moving van. His unique “Discovery Austin” video series on YouTube is a great way to learn about local life in the Capital City. However, his comprehensive knowledge of the law—HOA, property, tax and probate—sets him above others in his field. The sale of our condo was hindered by an unusual legal issue that posed a problem for all sellers in the community. The HOA board did not even recognize the issue until Craig brought it to light; but he successfully guided us through the complexities of the law and worked to identify solutions. Then came Covid-19. Despite the setbacks created by the pandemic, Craig was able to negotiate a great price for our home and we closed in a short timeframe. If you need one more reason to work with Craig, he is extremely ethical and always acts in the best interest of his clients. We highly recommend Craig to anyone wishing to buy or sell a home in the Austin area, and even more so if your purchase or sale is complicated by a legal issue.
J. and B. Bailey
I highly recommend Craig! My husband and I were searching for a home in Austin from across the country, during a pandemic, and couldn’t have done it without Craig’s extensive knowledge of the area and his easy-going, but professional attitude. There were several roadblocks that we encountered when making our decision to move to Austin, and Craig’s perspective and advice was invaluable to us during the process. We truly believe that he cares about his clients and thinks of their best interests most of all.
Julia Zabel
Craig had great creative ideas for selling our house. He was very professional and calm. He was organized and efficient and our house sold in one day.
Melissa Kelly
Craig did an outstanding job of guiding us through the pitfalls and requirements of purchasing our condo. I would highly recommend Craig to anyone buying or selling property.
J. & C. Stauffacher
Craig Smyser has worked with me for over ten years and has helped me through buying and selling homes both large and small. I trust him and am always completely satisfied. You won’t go wrong with 1835 Realty!
C. Sodergren
Craig is knowledgeable, patient and professional. He took the time to listen to what are needs were. He never pushed us to make an offer or consider a house that didn't fit our needs. He looked with us for months yet the assistance was as fresh as if we were brand new clients. From the house hunting to the closing, he walked us through each step and always had our best interest at heart.
Kathy R.
We were first time home buyer in need of a home before our apartment lease expired in a month. We found Craig from a referral of a friend’s real estate agent from another part of Texas. We also found out more about Austin through his YouTube channel “Discover Austin with Craig Smyser” which he showed several well-known locations, restaurants, etc. of Austin and nearby cities as well as Texas cultures. This is a great channel!!! Craig was very a great listener and professional. He always spent time listening to our lengthy needs, provided us with valuable inside information while trying to maintain his neutral opinion to help us making our own informative decisions. He provided us with an online portal service in which we can “favorite” several homes for him to do more research about the house conditions and whether or not it was a right fit for us or not. For example, we like a house with backyard not facing the road. There are certain houses we love but did not realize it until he pointed out. This saved us from spending time visiting those houses. Craig was detail-oriented and punctual. He always arrived 5 mins ahead of our tour time with an information sheet for each house in the correct order for easy way to remember it later on. This might not be a big deal if you only see 1-2 houses a day but if you see 7-8 of them on the same day, it is a good way to help you recall the details of the houses for an informative decisions later on. Craig provides great value for first time home buyer. He will rent you his own van for free so you can move stuffs to your new home. It is both a great money saver and convenient option for you during this stressful situation. He also provides a “love it or leave it” option. He can help you sell your < 1 year old house free of charge if you decide it is not for you after leaving in it for a few months. It might save you some money if you get stuck in a money pit home. Obviously, you must use him as your agent for your next home purchase and still have to pay the fee for the buyer’s agent. Overall, we love Craig and his service. We would definitely come back to him for our future home purchases.
Loc Pham
We moved from New Orleans to Austin and Craig did an amazing job in helping us choose a neighborhood and the right house for us. He is very knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods in Austin. He provided great honest feedback throughout the process, helped explain clearly all details and  managed the sale and close process perfectly. In addition, he was extremely responsive to every one of our questions, he supported us in visiting the house even when we weren’t able to travel. We still enjoy getting his newsletters with amazing stories and videos about living in Austin, places to visit, eat and even some history lessons.
Karen Quass
Craig is a wonderful realtor, extremely knowledgeable of all of Austin's areas. We moved from out of state and his help was indispensable. We ended up building and he was super helpful through all the process. I recommend him to everyone I know and will use them myself in the future.
Olcan Moncayo
Not only are Craig's Discover Austin videos a great source of information and insight into many of the area's hidden gems, but he is great at what he does--real estate. I used him to consult on some real estate issues and opportunities, and he gave me his honest opinion that didn't merely serve his own purposes as a real estate broker which is refreshing in today's world. He definitely has his finger on the pulse of what's happening with the market locally, and is very easy to work with.
Chris Martin
We were referred to Craig Smyser to sell our home in Austin. So thankful for the info and pointing us to the right person. Our 1st meeting was not rushed & Craig discussed everything we needed to know in a pleasant & professional manner. He advised us & stayed in contact throughout the entire  process of selling & on closing our home. We highly recommend Craig Smyser.
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What I love about Craig is his patience. Home buyers can be a crazy, fickle bunch – always changing their minds at the last minute – but Craig just listens and writes down what you want (or don’t want) and makes adjustments accordingly. He knows the Austin and surrounding areas like the back of  his hand and always seemed to have another option up his sleeve. During the purchase of my home he asked the builder all the right questions (and several I never would have thought of). He’s very knowledgeable of the local tax rates and advises you on what your long term costs could be – not just what today’s purchase price will be. Working with Craig was, by far, my easiest home-buying experience and I HIGHLY recommend him!
Jeff Fogarty
When you sell a house in an active, desirable market, you need a realtor who performs at the top of their game. We researched numerous realtors and after considering a variety of business and personal factors we spoke with several. Craig stood out as being very trustworthy, confident, and  knowledgeable. His assessment of our house was well thought out and he provided great market data as well as a projection for proceeds that gave us an accurate picture and set a realistic expectation. Craig’s support team was great to work with. The marketing booklet for our house was fabulous. We had immediate showings that resulted in multiple offers within days. We appreciated Craig’s guidance through the offer negotiation, offer acceptance, and inspection preparation. The house closed as scheduled, which made it easy to focus on the relocation to our new home. We owned numerous homes in Austin and Craig set the bar for what a seller should expect from a realtor.
Rich & Tina Ritzema
Could not have been happier with Craig’s guidance as a real estate agent. Will recommend him to anyone moving into or out of the Austin, TX area. It was surprising at first at how much he knew about the market, and then also about the buying process. You won’t be sorry having Craig on your side.
T. & M. Owens
Craig is one of the best realtors you can hire! He has a team of fantastic people to help you make you house look fantastic and markets it with beautiful pictures and personalized picture portfolios. He is friendly and readily available to answer any questions that arise. Professional in his  responses to prospective buyers and their agents. He works to get you the best price for your house and backs his responses with current housing data. If needed again, I would hire him in a heartbeat.
Kirstie Davis
Craig was great to work with throughout our home buying process. As first-time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and were very anxious about purchasing a home. Craig was patient, objective, and super responsive. He provided us with important information about things to look for–example, the  difference between single and double pane windows in relation to energy efficiency, how to tell if a roof was new(er) or old(er), refrigerator outlets & installation, etc. He showed us what we wanted to see, when we wanted to see it, and was never pushy about what house was a better fit; although he would give us the facts when we asked him to compare homes to determine which was a better buy. I didn’t expect the home buying process to be as easy as it was and acknowledge that a large part of this was due to Craig’s professionalism. Very grateful to have worked with him and would highly recommend him to prospective home buyers.
Nataly Sauceda
Craig sincerely made our entire experience go incredibly smooth. Really just maxed out what we needed and explained everything in a way we could understand. The guy just really knew his stuff and everything went off without confusion and without a hitch. We got more than we were expecting from  our real estate transaction with very little effort on our part. Thank you Craig!!
Rebecca Schiller
Working with Craig and his team was an outstanding experience! Craig was incredibly knowledgeable of the local market and his team did an amazing job photographing and listing our home. Craig was extremely responsive, answering our texts or calls within minutes, regardless of the day of time. He  kept us well informed throughout the entire process and gave us outstanding advice along the way. I will absolutely recommend Craig to my family and friends, and I look forward to working with him again next time I buy and sell a home!
Garth D.
Provided great guidance to our family as we are new to the area. Craig was very patient, knowledgable and very responsive to all of our questions. I would recommend using Craig to anyone buying a home.
K. Del Cimmuto
Buying and Selling a home can be a very stressful time. Having a realtor that knows the process in and out can help you navigate through all of the day-to-day activities. Craig was able to walk us through every aspect of buying/selling a home. His expertise made it so much easier to focus on  the actual move. Craig was always on-call and willing to talk through any concerns. I would use Craig again in a heartbeat.
Cary Haynes
Craig was fantastic throughout the process. He was fast, efficient and communicated exactly the right amount of detail. He was very good about communicating all the necessary details, but always able to come back to the big picture with a formulated strategy on how to best proceed. I took his  advice on every point in the process and we closed quickly. I found Craig to have an excellent and impressive command of his trade and the local area. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a realtor.
Andy Jones
Craig is a rare find in the world of Realtors. He is truly in it for the client. We looked at almost 50 homes in the course of a little more than a year. And even near the end he was pointing out problems with the homes that I was excited about and bringing up reasons why a home could be a problem. I remember my wife and I though one home was perfect and we were quick to tell Craig we wanted to put in an offer since homes were going fast in this neighborhood. I even drafted the letter for the seller. Craig researched the home and pointed out that they were planning on putting a road behind it taking away a majority of the greenbelt we were looking for. We didn't even go look at it again. Another realtor may have been exhausted by our search and would have just helped us get the home only to find out later about the road.
Gary A.
Craig was right on in identifying homes that we would be interested in. He was very knowledgeable about the Austin area, and about the homes available for sale in the area. He stayed closely connected to us and our home buying process through and beyond the actual closing of the house. 5 Stars  for Craig.
Ron Reich
It was a pleasure to work with Craig. After a 4 1/2 year hiatus from Austin, we were relocated back to Austin. We decided we wanted to live in another part of the Austin area than we originally had lived, due to our jobs. Not knowing much about the housing options in the new area, our realtor in  CA, found us Craig, a seasoned and very knowledgeable realtor of the area we were looking at. He presented us with several existing housing options, but we had many requirements that these options were not able to fulfill, so we turned to a new build. Craig was able to walk with us through the process, negotiate several things for us, he was always just a phone call away if we had questions or concerns, was a good listening ear and had a good subjective perspective, was there throughout the entire process from beginning to end with even making sure we were represented at closing to insure it was smooth and uneventful.
M. & N. Kogler
If you’re looking for an agent who is not only hard working and professional, but also ends up being someone you will want to go to for all your real estate needs, Craig is someone you want to call. He doesn’t just help you with your needs at the time, but makes you feel like you’ve found a new friend.
Diane P.
Craig is extremely professional and responsive. He guided us through each step of the sale with knowledge and patience. He is well versed on the current market and has the right tools to navigate his clients through the process. Highly recommend.
K. & J. Redwine
If I could I would rate Craig a 10, he is an absolutely great real-estate agent! He helped my husband and I buy our first home and made the entire process seamless, his real-estate knowledge is impeccable. If you are looking to buy a new home give him a call, you will be glad you did!
Randi & Brian Forrest
Craig is a consummate professional. He was very knowledgeable in our market and paid attention to the details of our transaction. We always felt like Craig had our best interest in mind. When things got contentious with the buyers and their agent he handled it expertly. As an attorney I truly appreciate the representative skills of those that are handling my transactions so that I do not personally have to get involved. Craig did a tremendous job for us and sold our house in two weeks. I was especially impressed with his pre-listing marketing efforts. I am sure that is what sold our house so quickly.
Marie M.
Literally the best realtor I have ever dealt with. We moved from out of state and he went above and beyond to show us all of the properties. The one we ended up with we love, and couldn't recommend him more. He is extremely knowledgeable about all of Austin, building codes and pretty much anything you would need for a house in Austin (or in general). I can't recommend him enough. 5+++ stars if possible
Andrew Z.
Craig was a great realtor and has a great team. He listened to our needs and found us a house in our budget in a great location. A few of my family members have used him as well and you will not be disappointed with his service and quality.
Mike & Heather Rich
Craig is excellent and very professional. He knows all the steps and makes it simple and transparent. We really liked working with Craig and everything went super smooth. Thanks!
Ed Gutis
Craig is a true professional. From the initial call to him to talk about listing our house he exceeded our expectations. His approach to marketing our house with professional photographs, a drone, hard bound book and staging was exceptional. He was very responsive to all phone calls, emails and  texts regarding any questions we had. He also kept us informed on all showings and comments and updated us every step during the contract negotiations and closing process. We highly recommend him.
L. & C. Douglas
Craig did a wonderful job taking us through the process of selling a home. We learned so much and were very happy with the sale. We will use Craig as our realtor for our next home, and we recommend him to others highly!
Loie & Gary Archer
Craig is incredible and very knowledgeable. We used Craig upon our return in moving back to Austin from a referral from our CA realtor. He was able to help us through the Austin new home build process and is a great resource who can guide you with all of your realtor needs, even for those of us who are very experienced in the process.
Nancy K.
Craig was great at making our home sale a success. His expertise and experience proved to be helpful as we were getting inpatient in the hot Austin Market.
J. & H. Fletcher
Yes, Craig is a fantastic agent and very knowledgeable, but he is also someone who can bring calmness when you are stressed when selling your home. Whether it was paperwork or people, Craig was there for me. He walked me through the documentation, answered all my questions and negotiated a price  that was right for me. When the buyers' agent treated me unprofessionally, Craig was on top of it. I highly recommend Craig. He is my agent for my house buy and will be my agent if I ever decide to sell again.
Cynthia Johnson
Craig helped us to buy a home, he was knowledgeable, patient and very helpful with the complicated process of paperwork, inspections, etc. As a nice bonus after we bought the house and were moving he allowed us to use his moving truck for an entire weekend for free :) I highly recommend Craig.
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Craig was great to work with. He has a great understanding of the finer points of real estate sales process. He responded timely to our questions and was always professional. Very easy to work with. Can definitely recommend him for buying or selling.
Andrea S.
Craig is the best realtor I have ever used. I’d highly recommend him. He made the entire process easy for me from prepping the house to final sale. He’s highly professional and always responds quickly to questions.
Wendy Daum
There are a 1000 realtors out there and many to pick from. So why Craig? Because he is the type of realtor that can roll with the punches. Yes, any ol' realtor can sign a contract. But you don't want any ol' realtor. You want one that can save you a ton and fight for you for that lower price on  your purchase. You want one that stays on top of the buyer of your house. You want one that if your deal starts getting a little complicated, rolls up his sleeves and gets to work. This is your biggest investment. Not just any ol' realtor will do. You need the best of the best. And as someone who has bought more houses (and sold) than I care to remember, I can safely say that Craig is the cream of the crop. The Maserati of realtors. You won't regret signing with him!
Jennifer Falk
Craig was my agent when we bought my home in Austin 5 years ago. He was not just a buyer's agent but a solution provider in every single step of relocation. His service did not end at the closing. He personally delivered pecan pies every single Thanksgiving for the last five years and sent us a  scratch lottery every single St. Patrick's day in the last five years. The best part was his boat party at the Lake Travis on his client appreciation day. After five years of unforgettable enjoyment in Austin, we have to move to Korea before we were able to sell the house. During our absence, Craig did many chores to help us sell the house. He was not just a seller's agent this time. Without his help, I don't think we would have had such a seamless international move. We cannot thank Craig too much. I hope we can host him when he visit Japan for his dream trip to Tokyo Disney Land. Just he talk about it, we went there and it was absolutely worth. Craig, we look forward to having you in Tokyo and Seoul!
Young Bae
Very professional and knowledgeable of local market. Very thorough with contracts and very prompt when responding to any questions or concerns. I was extremely pleased.
Darren Irvin
Craig helped us to find our home in Austin when we moved from Chicago. We truly enjoyed working with Craig, and found him super helpful in every way. His knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail made it such a great experience for us!
Allison L.
Craig sold our house in less than a week. He made selling our house as painless as possible. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and patient. He answered all of questions promptly and guided us step by step through the selling process. He took care of all the details. We would definitely recommend Craig without hesitation.
B. & K. Deases
This was our first home and Craig made the process so easy. He was very knowledgeable and always available when we wanted to see a house. We would definitely recommend him.
M. & A. Soch
It was a pleasure to work with Craig over the past several months. Craig not only assisted us with selling our home, he also provided excellent guidance in choosing the right home to build and what to look for during the process. We've built homes before, though Craig's insights helped us uncover  some areas we never considered. Craig's professionalism, patience and knowledge were truly a blessing during this extensive sell to build process. I would highly recommend Craig's services as I'm confident that he will do as well for you as he did for us.
A. & S. Abbarno
Craig helped us find our dream home! He was very knowledgeable and took the time to show us all areas we were interested in. He answered all questions we had and helped us to feel comfortable throughout the home buying process. He was professional and we would definitely use him again if needed in the future and recommend him to friends.
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Craig was great to work with and very patient with us while we found our perfect house. I think he showed us about thirty houses before we finally found the one for us. I highly recommend him.
The Gardners
Craig was very easy to work with. He was extremely knowledgeable and responsive. We wouldn't hesitate to work with him again. Craig made our home buying process seamless.
Amy White
Craig Smyser is the ultimate real estate professional. Having worked with him over the last few years, I always found him to be most knowledgeable, diligent and caring. There was never any question that he had my best interest as a top priority and that he had the ability to do whatever it took to  achieve my goal. I would, without any hesitation, recommend Craig to anyone. Choosing the right realtor can be a challenge and with Craig you can be confident that you are making the right choice.
Marshall Tyndall
Craig and his team did a fantastic job selling our home. We had an interior designer walk through the home who provided suggestions on getting the house ready. He had an excellent photographer to cover the house. He also had a separate videographer who did video, including using a drone to do aerial video outside the house. The print brochures that he got done were great, they showed the house well. He had very good internet marketing, both on his site, as well as on the various aggregator sites. He made sure that he was the listing agent on various aggregators, so that inquiries would only go to him.
The showing process worked out well. While we we apprehensive about showing the home while we were still living there, it wasn’t an issue. It took us four days to get multiple offers on the house, and we had no trouble selling it. We were happy with even the small things – for example, the lock box would text us before a showing, so we would know when to return.
He also was able to use his experience to advise us when there was an issue from the buyer’s side in getting the paperwork ready for closing. He was on the phone with us, touching base every day even though he was out of town on a conference.
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We worked with Craig to sell our home. He was very knowledgeable on the area/market and responsive with all of our questions. We were on a tight timeline and Craig helped make sure our house sold quickly and that our transition was smooth. Once we had moved from Austin, Craig helped with all of the last minute home needs to ensure closing. If you are looking for for a realtor that will help make moving (or buying) a pleasant experience and go above and beyond, Craig is your realtor!
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He was really responsible for my purchasing house. I had been looking for right one almost 6 months. When I finally found a home, I could see his skills and knowledge. He was perfect for my first realtor. Since he helped me out, he is still to contact me for any issues. Of course, I will go back to Craig for lease of current on and next purchase.
D. Han
Craig was great! He always responded to my texts and calls very quickly and helped me navigate buying my first home. He made me aware of things that I probably wouldn't have thought of that definitely helped me decide what was important to me. He was also willing to travel to my place of work to collect or drop things off, which was super helpful! In addition, since I bought my home 4 years ago, I can always count on Craig to answer any questions I have about taxes, etc., as well as deliver delicious goodies on holidays :)
Rebecca S.
We have now used Craig twice for our realty needs. This time we were selling a home and he made sure that we had all of the information necessary as quickly as possible. Any questions we had he was happy to answer and did so quickly. We’ve recommended several friends to Craig and will surely continue to do so in the future.
R. Hoelscher
I cannot say enough great things about Craig Smyser. Craig is knowledgeable, efficient, and effective. He is also just a pleasure to work with. He goes above and beyond in everything he has done for us to find our home, list it, and then purchase our next one. He made the process seem like a breeze. I cannot recommend him enough to everyone I know. We have had family and friends use him and they all come back with the same thing, “Thank you for recommending him!” He is definitely the man for the job.
K. Stalica
Craig help us for selling our property at Austin around June 2016. He is extremely helpful, and knowledgeable of offer negotiation, picking offers and so on. Craig is awesome for communication, he always respond the call or email fast. He also give us many wonderful suggestions during the selling, and we learn a lot from him. I strongly recommend Craig, he is one of the best realtor I had ever worked with.
Yu Songhan
Craig went above and beyond by finding a home that was not listed in my price range, only $1,000 above, that ended up being the one for me.
S. Meyer
Craig did everything right from pricing our home to packaging extremely effective marketing materials to keeping us informed regularly on what the “competition” was in our large master community to making our closing as smooth and quick as we’ve ever experienced. We received seven offers the first day our home was listed on MLS, all at our asking price! This pleasant turn of events enabled us to opt for an all-cash bid to make the sale even more trouble-free. Craig’s low-key demeanor, when combined with his deep and broad knowledge of the local market, makes for a winning combination. Add to this the fact that real estate is his full-time profession and you’ve got the best agent we’ve ever worked with.
W. and M. Moffitt
Craig was extremely knowledgeable on the local market/neighborhood and was able to price our house appropriately. He had a great strategy for pre-sale, and as a result, we sold prior to hitting MSL for full asking price and also had other back up offers. He handled the contract and negotiations with the other realtor and buyers quickly, calmly and professionally. I would highly recommend Craig for your real estate needs!
Kelli A.
Craig did an amazing job helping us sell our house. He made the process as painless as it could possibly be. He was extremely responsive to any questions or concerns we had, responding to us within minutes every time. He was always very professional. We would highly recommend him without hesitation. If you are looking for an agent, you cannot go wrong with Craig and you will not be disappointed!!
Gena Wallbrown
Craig was incredible from start to finish. He has the depth and knowledge to help his clients in every facet of selling one’s house – from staging, to hiring contractors, to tweaks, to storage, etc. He is patient and generous with his time and makes a stressful time, a seamless process. We are very grateful that Craig was our agent and overjoyed that our house sold in three days!
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I had a great experience with Craig. He was knowledgeable, professional and quick to respond to any matter that needed attention. His attention to detail was an asset and the ability to get things done quickly was a great benefit. Highly recommended!
Jeff Ofner
Craig made the home finding and buying process very stress free. He was great at understanding what we were looking for and explaining everything thoroughly. Highly recommended!
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I’ve worked with 4 real estate agents over the years, and Craig is the best. Reliable, congenial, and flexible, he was very patient and supportive of everything we needed to do to get ourselves out of one house and into another. He’s strong on marketing – he sold our home for our asking price the day before it listed, when similar homes in the area had been listed for several months. He showed us at least 20 homes before we found the one that had everything on our list, in the perfect area. Online tool sets are good, with a service that put new recommendations in our mail daily.
Todd Y.
We have either bought or sold a house with 5 other agents over the past 30 years, Craig was by far the best we have worked with. He is great about details of what what needs to be done to sell your house and when we were buying he quickly picked up on the unmentioned things that were important to us. We found our perfect house and I don’t plan on moving again, but if did, I would use Craig every time.
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I had the opportunity to work with Craig in the sale of my sister’s home after she passed away. Since her home is in Texas and I reside in Virginia I was worried about how the sale would proceed and whether or not I would have to travel back and forth to complete the sale. In the end, I never left home. Craig put the house up for sale and had multiple offers within a week. All the paperwork was handled electronically and he answered all my e-mails very quickly. I could not have asked for a better Realtor. He was professional, courteous and knew the market. I would highly recommend Craig to anyone looking for an agent to find or sell a home.
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Craig Smyser is very knowledgeable of the rules and regulations governing the real estate business, and his familiarity with the Austin market is invaluable when buying or selling a home. He helped me understand the process working with me to overcome any obstacles. He is a very honest and ethical man in his business dealings. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Claudia B.
There is NO BETTER real estate person in Austin. Craig made the process of selling our home seamless. He was most professional and attentive to every detail surrounding putting our home on the market and seeing to it that it was having the best exposure in a Steiner Ranch market already saturated with homes for sale. Craig answerd his emails and phone calls immediately so we felt that we were always connected and up to date with any new information regarding showings or other sales in the area. Craig is a person of integrity, hard work, innovative marketing exposure, has a keen eye for improvements we could make to enhance our home, and went to extreme lengths to get it listed as quickly as possible. We trust him implicitly and recommend him to anyone looking for an individual who knows the Austin market and is willing to make the sale of your home his primary focus. Unfortunately we were not able to sell our home but Craig took care of the tenant rental and we will be listing our home for sale with him once again once the tenant lease ends early in 2016.
Iris T.
Craig did a fantastic job helping us get our house sold! He was great to work with and always very helpful. Our house had been on the market for over 100 days before we hired Craig and he go it sold in a week!
Courtney Dorran
We had looked at houses on Zillow for weeks without finding what we liked. Craig worked with us for only a few days, understood exactly what we wanted, and he found us the right house in one day. The most important thing he did was negotiate the very best deal for us – he earned his fee by saving us a lot of money. He is a five star Agent in our book.
Jim and Cheryl C.
Craig was very helpful in my new home and land purchase. I traveled back and forth from out of state over several months and Craig was very accommodating to my schedule and always had properties to show me that matched my specifications. He helped walk me through the Texas real estate process and was able to answer all of my questions. Even when he didn’t know the answer he was forthcoming and got me an answer by the end of the day. I will continue to work with Craig on future real estate needs and will recommend him to others looking for properties in Texas.
J. Edwards
We recently found ourselves searching for a new home. With specific needs and desires, we wanted to work with someone that we could trust. That’s why we partnered with Craig Smyser. Throughout the process, Craig guided every step along the way. He always answered every call, text, or email – no matter what time of day or night it was. His integrity and professionalism were a perfect match for his hard work ethic and exceptional knowledge. We knew we were getting an outstanding person on our side, but he surpassed our expectations. He recommended an excellent finance agent to assist in purchasing our new home, connected us with top-notch electricians and painters that made for a speedy transition and reduced stress. Best of all, Craig knows the area. His understanding of the neighborhood, and associated pricing history, provided just the insight we needed to make an informed decision. Simply put, selecting Craig Smyser as our realtor turned out to be the best decision of our transition. Craig did not sell us a house, rather he advocated for us and helped our family make a sound decision for selecting and investing in our new home.
Ric and Karen R.
Craig’s expertise far exceeds that of the average realtor. Beyond knowing the Austin area and the benefits and potential concerns of living in certain parts of the city or county, he has a thorough command of Texas property and tax laws. He identifies subtle nuances of particular purchases and advises how these commonly overlooked items affect your mortgage and tax payments and the overall the health of this large investment. Craig was incredibly responsive, professional and courteous at all times. He didn’t waste my time showing me homes that I couldn’t afford or didn’t fit my criteria. He worked closely with my lender to stay abreast of the lending progress and, when asked, was able to refer me to other professionals for services I required. Craig’s negotiation skills are outstanding, and he was able to get me the house I wanted at the right price and with the aesthetic changes I requested. As a first time home buyer, I expected this process to be a nerve-racking and confusing experience. Instead, thanks to Craig’s expertise and attention, I was comfortable and confident throughout the buying process. I have already recommended Craig to others and I look forward to using him again for future real estate transactions.
Blake B.
We had an excellent experience working with Craig to find a home in the Austin market. He was immediately responsive to requests, was professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. We were totally comfortable with his expertise about the whole process. He’s “no drama” and “no pressure”, which we liked….We have referred him to friends and family members and we would not hesitate to use him again!
Carolyn M.
We were returning to the Austin area to retire after living in Virginia for forty years. Craig sent us Austin housing information to review prior to leaving Virginia and continued to provide a selection of available homes that met our criteria. After a week or two and selecting a house to buy, he was very responsive during the closing process, home inspection, etc. Craig always kept us up-to-date about the status of the paperwork involved in the transaction.
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Craig has great integrity, he is very dedicated to his customers and is expertly knowledgeable about the Austin market. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in Austin.
Ken and Sheila H.
We were in the market for a new home after almost 12 years in our old one. Craig was very patient and accommodating about all our needs. His knowledge of the local area, community, and processes helped us in finding the right home. We had so many questions to which Craig always responded in the most timely and anticipatory manner. We couldn’t have asked for any one better in helping us finding the right home and making it a surprisingly enjoyable and stress free process.
Gitanjali S.
Craig’s knowledge of the market helped us get into the perfect house. Also, we really appreciated Craig’s knowledge of contract terms and requirements and detail-oriented nature. He was patient with our questions and attentive to our needs, and was personally involved in every phase of the process from the initial meeting through closing and beyond. Craig is friendly, professional, and easy to work with.
C. Taylor
Craig Smyser has worked with me as my Realtor since 1999. He has helped me to buy and sell multiple homes and helped me with complex situations and economies. Craig works harder and smarter than any of the other real estate agents out there. Your online presence will be amazing and the MLS listing and photos will jump out against the others. Craig is trustworthy and professional and he looks out for the best interest of his clients at all times. You may be tempted to use your friend or neighbor who just became a real estate agent, but don’t. Call Craig. He will do right by you, I promise.
C. Simons
Craig was very helpful and knowledgeable in assisting us with the right price to sell our home within a short period of time. We are very grateful to him to help us with our transition out of state.
J. Tutt
Craig was excellent. Very professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and a good negotiator. He was truthful about everything and was very insightful about all areas of Austin which was a huge help for us being out of town. He also hosted a customer appreciation party for his customers which we never had with any past moves. Overall, he was great and we would use him again and/or refer him to anyone moving to Austin.
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We found Craig though his website as it has a very easy way to look at homes based on your needs…We flew to Austin to look at homes and he showed us a lot of them that met our general criteria. After looking for a while, he told us he knew what we wanted in a home, but that there wasn’t anything on the market that would meet our needs. We continued to look at homes on that trip, but he was right and we left Austin without a house under contract. He continued to look at homes for us over the next few weeks and we eventually found one that would work. After viewing it online, Craig walked through the house with us on the phone answering all our questions. We bought the house “without actually seeing the house” only based upon his recommendation. He wasn’t like any of real estate agents we’ve worked with…Craig was always patient and described pros and cons of houses we considered as a neutral third party. Finally, he helped us pay less than what we were willing to by convincing the seller and its agent that the house wasn’t priced right – his data driven market analysis paid off. We’ve been in our home for two months and absolutely love it, the neighborhood, and the school.
Y. Bae
We had a very positive experience…you were observant yet let us look through a home – you followed our lead. You didn’t try to persuade us to purchase a home we weren’t totally interested in. Thanks so much for making our first home buying experience a pleasant one.
J.H.
Craig was a DREAM working with buying our first home! Incredibly communicative and fast to respond with any questions we had! He was available all hours. He even taught us some stuff to look out for with being first time home buyers. When it was time to buy our house we had an issue with an appraiser not getting back to us which was causing our closing date to get pushed back. The appraiser was also undervaluing the home. Without hesitation, we didn't even have to ask, Craig already reached out to the appraiser telling them to fix the issues. We will be using him for future homes! Thanks Craig!
Brittany Schmidt
Craig was our listing agent to sell our home in Austin. He is incredibly knowledgeable about real estate and a pleasure to work with. During the entire process, Craig was very responsive and professional. He guided us through each step, from getting the house ready for market to every detail of the contract and to the closing process. He answered all our questions clearly. His expertise is invaluable. He went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly, even when we thought we might be stranded in an airport on our move-out date. We would recommend Craig to anyone who is buying or selling a home in Austin.
Yuchen & Aaron