Guadalupe Abbud is an exceptional real estate agent like no other, to say the least. Words fail to describe the relationship she has built with us since our first meeting in early September.
We met by accident while looking at a house in the Heritage neighborhood in Austin, TX. Immediately, she became concerned with our needs and started searching for options to fit our needs.
She bravely and with a smile knocked at other rental units in the neighborhood to see the situation for renting, to help us buy a rental property; she called the city about building permits, etc. At that same day of our meeting, 9/11/2016, she visited our house to see our situation and determine our needs for a new house and rental units to sustain us. Always, she kept in mind our needs.
Her approach, of finding the right “dream” house for her clients, is unbeatable and requires great perception.
Guadalupe showed us houses for sale and took us to several of them to determine whether they answered our needs. She took several steps further to uncover houses that were taken off the market and contacted the owners. By doing so, we discovered our “DREAM HOME.”
Her experience and intuition led her to discover what we needed.
But that was not enough, because she negotiated efficiently with the owner a price and way of payment that was reasonable and within our budget, by owner financing.
She knows more than any real estate agent would know beyond the real estate business, and that is why she could help us with her knowledge and connections with banks, financing advice, etc.
However, Guadalupe’s best secret in real estate business is that she builds RELATIONSHIPS. Indeed, we became like one family, and she learned in depth about our needs and interests to find the right properties for living and investment. Always cordial and sunny, she empowers her clients and gives them hope, and not despair.
She builds relationships with other brokers, with management companies, and with the sellers to make the right connection and negotiations between the parties.
Even when we almost lost the investment property of our desire, she continued the relationship with the other side and persevered so that when the first buyers decided to withdraw from the deal, we jumped right into it and got the property.
It was simply a miracle to close on the deal, at a time when there were no other investment properties that we could afford. Guadalupe kept “the candle of hope burning.”
Guadalupe Abbud is more than a real estate agent! She has earned the right to be a member of our family. I would say that she could run a real estate agency on her own and could teach other real estate agents how to take care of their clients and find them their “dream house.”
Guadalupe Abbud is far and away the best realtor that I have ever encountered, worked with, or even heard about, and we’ve encountered a bunch in the last year.
She developed an accurate concept about our housing and investment needs, which avoided a lot of wasted time looking at inappropriate properties. This was important, because we were working under deadlines such as move-out deadlines and the IRS Section 1031 deadlines. We made it, with time to spare.
Out of the box thinking
She searched all of the usual places and then searched in unusual places to find our new home, even though it was not on the market and in a neighborhood that we thought we could not afford. Then she investigated nearby investment properties to find one that came literally to within .001% of our budget and the 1031 rules.
Saving us thousands of dollars
She negotiated with the sellers and their agents to get the terms that we required, which saved us tens of thousands of dollars, and then she succeeded incredibly well in keeping those terms constant while the sellers tried to cheat (sorry, but it’s hard to see the sellers’ actions in any other light). That saved us additional thousands of dollars.
Smooth title transitions
She worked with the title company closing agents to ensure smooth transitions of title and helped us to overcome serious misinformation from the 1031 intermediary (be careful with those guys).
She kept watching for loose ends to the transfer, such as escrows, utilities, insurance, taxes, repairs, management contracts, security deposits, rent pro-rations, changes of address, … the list seems endless.
And she is one of the most agreeable and pleasant people we know. Really.
So now, against all odds, we are in the real estate position that we dreamed about, and we feel that we owe it all to Guadalupe.
It was really great pleasure dealing with Guadalupe, she did great job, I will highly recommend her to new buyers. Our life style changed a lot after we bought the house, my kids are very excited. Thank you again for your support. We keep in touch. Truly.
Guadalupe was so easy to work with. Closed our loan on time, always updating everyone throughout the process, making our home buying experience a positive one.
Guadalupe and her team were with me through every step of the process explaining every detail with honesty. Their continued support and creative ideas made the selling of my house a true success. This is why I recommend them to everyone I know.
It took us one year to find the home of our dreams. Guadalupe never gave up on us, she found the perfect loan for us as the family grew during the process.
-Christina and Robert R
Guadalupe was extremely professional and responsive to every one of my thousands of questions I had while purchasing my First Home. I will be forever grateful.