Thanks to his degree in international business and entrepreneurship, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty Realtor Brennan Stravlo is adept at understanding each person's unique situation. Whether buying or selling, his clients depend on him to guide them with honesty and integrity through one of the most significant financial transactions of their lives.
"Having the opportunity to be involved in such an important, emotional time is the driving force behind doing what I love to do," says Stravlo. "It's important to me to protect my clients both legally and financially. Their satisfaction is my ultimate goal."
This client-first approach has kept happy buyers and sellers returning again and again, with many noting his impressive negotiating skills and wealth of knowledge and professionalism.
We chatted with Stravlo to find out more about his work and what drives him.
CultureMap: What inspires you to do what you do?
Brennan Stravlo: Obviously, I love a challenge. I enjoy the challenge of earning someone's business and trust. I enjoy the challenge of each transaction and the negotiations, which are always different. However, I am happy to report 100 percent of all my clients agree that I bring value to their purchase or sale and come back to me as their real estate broker.
CM: What's one piece of advice you’d give to people looking for their dream home?
BS: Remember what can be changed, think about your lifestyle, and it never hurts to have another $100,000 in your budget.
CM: And advice to those who are selling?
BS: Be realistic and trust your Realtor, remembering that everything will go better if you work as a team. Get your property as ready as you can — stage it! If you can, leave town the first weekend so we can have as many showings as possible.
CM: Sum up Austin in three words.
BS: Outdoors. Inventive. Future.
CM: What do you consider your "special skill"?
BS: Besides building relationships with my clients and figuring out what their needs are outside of finding them the right property, I try to make sure everyone is having fun during the process.
CM: Finish the sentence: "It's a good day when..."
BS: I have back-to-back appointments, attend a closing, get a referral, and build a relationship with someone new. Oh, and when no one calls me before 8 am!
See Brennan Stravlo's latest listings here, or contact him at 512-750-8514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.