I was fortunate enough to be born and raised in Austin but I never realized how lucky I was until I moved away. After finishing high school at Westlake High I packed my bags and moved to Lubbock Texas to go to school at Texas Tech University. Well, let me tell you, Lubbock has great people but I missed the hills, trees and lakes in Austin! I transferred to The University of Texas and got back to Austin as quickly as I could.
When I was finished with school I decided to get to work helping people find homes to build their lives around in Austin. That's why JBGoodwin was such a great fit, their company motto is simply HELP PEOPLE. After helping many people find their new homes and making many life long friends I decided my real passion was helping new agents build their real estate careers.
I have since worked with some of the best agents in the business and watched them grow into incredible success stories. I would love to help you become the next real estate success story and am always available if you would like to talk about it further.
I had been interviewing with people all over town, and someone from another Broker recommended I come and talk with you. I asked this person if most real estate firms have a focus of leasing or sales, and she said that she knew one place (JBGoodwin) that did do both. I also received some info in the mail from Mark which pushed me to email and set up a meeting. That is how I heard about the company.
Why did I choose JBGoodwin to join? I want to start with leasing and move to sales. Of the other places I looked at they either did majority leasing or majority sales. The leasing places didn't give me confidence to move to sales in terms of writing first offers and having people around me who had done it before. The sales places looked on leasing like a last resort.
I knew I wanted somewhere with training that was also cost effective - i.e. Keller Williams was very expensive. I was also impressed that you all invited me to a sales meeting and let me go on the caravan. It was good to see everyone already working away, and I also got a feel for the culture. I like that new agents can hold open houses for the busier agents. It is important to build your own leads, but this gives a leg up that other companies didn't discuss.
Finally, I like that Mark was open in the interview. He discussed all the reasons to start with leasing which matched what my research had told me. I also like that you were honest about money and savings, which matched what my Realtor friends have said before. In fact in general I like that people don't seem to talk up their income and how well they are doing. People do talk about the challenges and use them as a learning stone. – SJ Kelly - WL Agent
Mark Murrell was integral in finding us our perfect home. We moved back to Austin from San Diego and he was incredibly patient with us trying to re-learn Austin. We were unsure of the area we wanted to live in so Mark provided us with resources to help us determine what would best meet our needs. Throughout the process Mark was professional and attentive to our ever-changing requests. Once we found our house, he was supportive and knowledgeable during the closing process to ensure that we felt comfort with all of the many details. We are so happy with our house, we won't be moving anytime soon, but if we ever need a larger home we would definitely insist that Mark Murrell be our realtor! – Jim & Amanda Wilson