Ed Neuhaus Broker/Owner Austin Realtor
Who am I really?
El Capitan is a nickname given to me years ago. This was just before or just after I was married. No, unfortunately it was not given to me by my wife. She has far better and worse things to call me. I sailed a lot a young man and I know a thing or two about sailboats. Maybe that is why I got the nickname. Maybe my nicknamers were thinking I was strong as a rock like El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. I hope it was because they thought of me as their leader.
I am el Capitan of our ship, Broker for our company, father of two, husband, sailor, drummer, pilot, and all around bad ass. Ok maybe that last part about the bad ass is too much. But hey, why not. It not every day you get to write about yourself.
Life before real estate
We all had lives before real estate. That is not to say life ended when we got in Real Estate, but we all did different things before real estate. Very few people get into real estate right out of college. So before Real Estate, I was a sailor, drummer, student, sound guy, lighting designer, warehouse manager, truck driver, and.. oh yeah still a bad ass. So really I did a lot of things, most of them I made good money doing, and some of them I would still be doing if I did not have kids. Lighting Designer that is. It was really a pretty sweet gig. I got to travel the world running lights for rock and country bands. Don’t believe me check out my website here. http://neuhauslighting.com/ See told you so.
What makes me special
All my life people have told me I am special ED. A joke that no matter how old you get, never seems to be very funny. But I got the last laugh, because I am special, my mommy told me so. No really, she said that.
In the Real Estate world it is hard to stand out. With 11,000 other agents in Austin, 32,000 in Houston (where I also work) It is hard to stand out. I tried at first to reinvent the wheel, but it turns out wheels work really well. Real estate has been practiced for a long time, and it is hard to change peoples perceptions of the wheel. Why change? Why use your special brand of real estate when all I want to do is go around, and around, and around.
So I guess I am only special in that I know that a “special” brand of real estate is really just like getting a new set of tires. They all go round and round, and most people will never be able to tell the difference between a set of Goodyears and a set of Coopers.
What makes me different
Since you have made it this far, I guess I owe it to you to tell you way you should hire me to sell you home. The truth is, because I am honest. I could have written a profile page full of bull shit about how I am God’s gift to real estate or that I was REALTOR of the year back in ’98. But that is all fluff, and for $19.99 you can buy those awards. The bottom line is I can do a lot of things to sell your home, but most of them every agent will do. With very few exceptions we all do the exact same things to sell your home, some agents are just really good at coming up with fancy names.
- We all will “take high quality” photos, some much better than others. I have a minor in Photography, so I know a thing or two about taking great photos.
- We all will “list your home on the top websites”, Yep that is done automatically by the MLS. (Thanks MLS)
- We all will “print color fliers”
- We all will “put a sign in your yard”
- We all will “market to thousands of buyers” Again done automatically by the MLS
- We all will “negotiate the contract to get you the best price” It is funny how agents use this in marketing since it is required by LAW!
I can sell you home, honestly, it’s not that hard. Give me a call and lets set up a time to meet.Tags: Top Producer
Lydia – Texas
House hunting can be a stressful process, but having everything you need at your fingers tips makes it easier. I loved being able to search using different criteria. I could search by area and my husband could search by price. I searched and searched for a MLS website that was user friendly and allowed me to make notes on homes I liked. The NeuhausRE.com site had everything I was looking for. When my husband and I found out we were moving to Austin we were excited, yet nervous about finding the right house in the right neighborhood. The NeuhausRE.com site provided an accurate and up-to-date listing of homes in a user friendly format. We loved the information on the local market and the ability to flag homes we were interested in. It was our one stop shop for all things real estate.
Barbara – Texas
We absolutely LOVE our house, and are so so happy with our purchase. Quite honestly in looking at the market snapshot you sent I’m feeling pretty lucky that we got in at the price that we did. We continue to hear from friends and relatives how great our neighborhood is, and we couldn’t agree more. More than a few times Daniel and I have told ourselves that we got really lucky to find this place, and you were a big part of that.
Bo – Texas
I can’t say enough about how great our experience with Ed was. My wife and I were first time home buyers and were referred to Ed by friends that also had a great experience with him. He helped us navigate the first time home buying process and explained the steps needed to finalize our purchase. Ed acted more as a consultant for us and there was never any pressure at all. He was patient with us as we looked at multiple homes in different areas and figured out what we actually wanted in a home. He went the extra mile time and time again and made our experience fantastic. In the end we found our perfect home and couldn’t be happier.
Rachel – Texas
Ed was referred to me by someone that had used his property management services and I couldn’t be happier with my experience. I recently moved to Austin and knew that I wanted to buy a home but wasn’t sure where exactly I wanted to buy. Ed shuffled me all around South Austin, Manchaca, and Buda to make sure that I found what I was looking for. He also made sure that I was comfortable with the home buying process and that I knew what was happening each step of the way. He went to bat for me on several different issues to make sure that I got the best deal possible. I am extremely happy with my home purchase and would not only recommend him to others but would use his services again.