As your licensed Texas Realtor®, Ross Quade is committed to earning your business when and where you need it. Utilizing technology and trends he will keep you informed with market reports, commentary and useful information you can depend on when buying or selling. His commitment as your local Realtor® is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve and can depend on. Put your confidence in Ross Quade and he’ll show you how he can meet your needs and objectives. As an informed buyer or seller, you can depend on him to enable you to make the best decisions for one of the most important purchases of your life.
What cities or areas do you focus on?
Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Driftwood, Bee Cave, Lakeway, Spicewood and Southwest Austin
What made you want to become a real estate agent?
I wanted to become a real estate agent because after I bought my first duplex and was living rent free. I realized how terrific it would be to help educate buyers and sellers – specifically millenials. Since then, I’ve been an avid property investor in Austin and Minneapolis.
What did you do before becoming a real estate agent?
I was an insurance agent along with internet entrepreneur focusing on lead generation
What do you like best about your career as a realtor?
I love helping people figure out the best possible options for their scenarios. Whether it’s moving to Dripping Springs and using an USDA loan, FHA loan or a second VA loan to buy property – the value of being an investor and having been through so many real estate transactions makes me excited every day.
What do you feel is your greatest strength as a real estate agent?
I am a great listener and understand the important of finding value in real estate. I don’t care how many houses I have to show to a buyer, I just love being able to help them, just as I would my own family.
Other than referrals, what is one unique way you have marketed your business that has worked successfully?
I have automated my website lead generation and focus now on producing great content that I can share with my clients. Specifically, the outreach my team does to conduct SEO both on and off site provides the best value with my marketing dollars. More people are searching online for homes and being able to present yourself online in the best light creates more opportunity for real estate agents that take the time to understand how the market has changed over the last few years.
Do you have any funny or memorable stories you can share with us?
Unless you count helping a friend buy his first house during the recession and showing him 30 houses, then having him tell me to put an offer in for 50% off list price. Some buyers just don’t have the right expectations!
What advice do you give to first-time home buyers?
Get pre-qualified and don’t look at houses until you know what you’re approved for. Most importantly, buy a duplex as your first property and if you don’t like it move out and get a new loan. First time home buyers are at an advantage given they don’t need to put down 20% if they occupy it as their primary residence. When the homeowner moves out, they can obtain another FHA loan or conventional loan without having to put down 20%. It’s simply the best way to live cheaply so you can save money early in your career.
Are there any business, real estate, or marketing books you would recommend?
I’ve recently started reading “More than Cashflow” The Real Risks & Rewards of Profitable Real Estate Investing. I’d also recommend reading the forums on BiggerPockets.com.
What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
We purchased a small condo in Summit Country Colorado and enjoy spending time there with family and friends. The outdoor activities are terrific – snowboarding, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking are a few of my favorite things to do in Colorado.
Do you prefer working with Buyers or Sellers?
I enjoy working with buyers the most, even though it’s a lot of work! I get satisfaction knowing that I’m helping a buyer get the best deal after searching and scrounging the marketplace.
You can follow Ross via:
- Website: https://drippingspringsrealestate.com
- Facebook: facebook.com/spyglassrealty
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossquade/
- Google+: https://plus.google.com/+RossQuadeOnline
- Zillow: https://www.zillow.com/profile/Ross-Quade/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf8rAZmaUeDjtaubrSh35HQ