TESTIMONIALS

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My partner and I worked with Austin to find a new home in Detroit and could not be happier with the experience. We had ALL of the potential complications: out of state buyers, first time buyers, tight time line (we had 5 months from first contact to our move date. We closed in 3.), buying during covid, and (admittedly) discerning tastes. Austin handled it all in stride. We sent Austin a list of key features we knew we wanted and properties we knew we wanted to see and he blocked off an entire weekend to tour condos & houses with us and offered additional dates if we needed a second visit. He coordinated with literally dozens of agents to make the weekend work and got us into nearly every property on our list. His commentary on neighborhoods & ongoing development was invaluable in our search. Austin clearly knows and loves the Detroit metro and it showed in his work. Once we found a condo we loved, Austin showed his skills as a negotiator, getting a new gas line run, gas cooktop installed, and a garage space included all within our budget. He later worked with us to find a lender, then worked with us to find a second lender on a short time line when the appraisal from the first came back low just a month before we expected to close. Austin was prompt in his communication and took the time to explain our options and trade-offs at every step in the process. We could not be happier with our experience and our new home and would not hesitate to work with Austin and the City Living Detroit team in the future!
– Bill H., Island View
Austin is a true professional. He delivered on all aspects and successfully closed my transaction at a value significantly above expectations. His reputation and name recognition generated considerable interest for my property. His responsiveness and availability were key factors to the success of this transaction. Austin is astute and insightful; presenting facts and data to support his position. I highly recommend Austin to anyone interested in selling or buying real estate.
– Dan R. , Midtown
Austin was recommended to me for purchasing my first home and he exceeded all expectations. When it came time for me to look for my growing family to move beyond my bachelor's escape, Austin was my first and only choice. Not only did he sell my home for over twice what I had bought it for just 5 years prior, but his extensive knowledge, care, and expertise secured our dream home in the exact area we needed. He was attentive, respectful, open-minded, and professional. When all that was said and done, Austin felt more like family far more than he did a business person; this made one of the most stressful times in my family's life quick and pain free! I wholly recommend Austin to anyone in the greater Detroit area as there isn't anyone better.
– Ryan F., Detroit
As a first-time home buyer, Austin was very patient with us! I would highly recommend him as he was nearly always available to talk things out if we had any questions. He broke the very stressful process of purchasing a home down in a way that made us very comfortable every step of the way. Thanks for everything Austin!
– Erica S., Ferndale
Great agent specializing in guiding buyers to the up and coming neighborhood in Detroit. He helped me to submit a bid on a property. He is one of the few ethical agents I have encountered in the city.
– Tommy O., Detroit
I worked with Austin to sell my home in Jefferson Chalmers and I couldn't be happier with my experience working with him. Austin's knowledge of the market and ability to get things done is second to none. What you get with Austin is a true professional who clearly loves his work and gives 110%. I look forward to working with Austin on my next real estate transaction.
– Dan R., Jefferson Chalmers
I listed by condo with Austin in November 2019. Austin successfully closed the transaction within six weeks at full asking price. The pictures and marketing of the property were excellent.
– Steve M., Wyandotte
Austin was extremely helpful in helping me purchase my first home. It was a long process because I did not know what I was really looking for, so I appreciate him sticking with me through the year. He was able to direct me to homes that he thought would fit me well, even when I was unsure of the properties initially. By doing more than just showing me homes I requested, I ended up with a property that I love and would never have gone out to see had it not been for Austin's recommendation. Once the home was under contract, Austin ensured every box was checked from my inspection period/inspector to getting a timely quote for insurance, to closing, to even after closing handling my NEZ transfer, giving me detailed instructions to ensure my property transfer was completed on time, and my HSE was filed. I cannot recommend anyone higher than Austin when it comes to Detroit real estate.
– Alex S., Midtown
Austin is extremely knowledgeable about Detroit and the housing market. He has a skill set of utilizing every detail in making sure his clients are more than happy with the results. Almost six years later after purchasing our home, we still reach out with questions regarding home ownership needs and Austin is always willing to assist. That’s why we continue to refer friends and colleagues to City Living Detroit. We know they will enjoy the process, learn more about home buying and get the house they want.
– Stefen W., Sherwood Forest
Austin is a true professional. He delivered on all aspects and successfully closed my transaction at a value significantly above expectation. His reputation and name recognition generated considerable interest for my property. His responsiveness and availability were key factors to the success of this transaction. Austin is astute and insightful; presenting facts and data to support his position. I highly recommend Austin to anyone interested in selling or buying real estate
– Dan S., Sherwood Forest

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Austin's worldly perspective on urban redevelopment, drive to stay on top of the latest industry trends, and passion for his hometown has earned him the respect and adoration of a city and its leadership.

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