Michele Turnquist is a top-producing Realtor with more than 35 years of experience in luxury residential real estate in the Austin area, including Lake Austin, Westlake Hills, Lakeway and surrounding communities.
A fourth generation Austinite, Michele’s local real estate roots run deep. Her family has helped build Austin for more than 100 years, beginning with her great-great grandfather, John McDonald. As mayor of Austin in the 1890s, he oversaw the construction of the Colorado River’s first dam, which created the reservoir and spurred Austin's original development boom. The former Lake McDonald (now Lake Austin) bore his name.
Carrying on his legacy, Michele has developed and marketed Lake Austin waterfront property since the mid 1980s. In fact, she has sold more lakefront homes in Austin than any other real estate agent.
Michele sits on the Board of Regents of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, a global organization with the top-rated website in the world for luxury real estate (LuxuryRealEstate.com) – a powerful marketing tool for clients. She is also a member of the Elite 25 Austin organization of top luxury Realtors and the London-based Mayfair International Realty.
An active community member, Michele is involved in the Women's Symphony League of Austin, the Helping Hand Home for Children, Any Baby Can and the Austin chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
With years of experience helping local buyers and sellers just like yourself, we know how to locate the finest properties and negotiate the best deals. It's our job to know about the latest market conditions, government regulations, and upcoming developments — so that you don't have to.
As your Buyer's Representative, we can make the process of house hunting much easier and more efficient than if you did it all yourself. We can help you get financing, guide you to local neighborhoods, help you determine your budget, and prioritize a list of essential features that you need in your next home. We'll save you valuable time by finding the properties that best suit your requirements, and will show you only the most promising ones.
Once you've found a place that catches your eye, we'll look at comparable properties in the area to help determine a purchase offer. Then we'll negotiate on your behalf with the seller to make sure you get the most favorable terms.
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First, we'll perform a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then we'll provide home staging advice and suggest landscaping changes that will help draw buyers in. We'll advertise your home through a variety of methods, including local publications and online MLS listings. We may even showcase your home as part of our site's Featured Listings.
When it comes to negotiating a purchase offer, we'll make sure that you get the best price the market will allow. We'll help you understand contract contingencies and details of the closing process, in addition to handling all the paperwork for you. Essentially, we're here to represent you throughout the entire selling process, and to make sure that your real estate transaction is a positive and profitable experience.
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