Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Staging, Rentals, Relocations, Selling
Texas State University-San Marcos - BA Speech Communications
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" Ben did a masterful job in selling this property for us. The property was a second home in Cedar Park; our primary residence is in Arlington. After we moved our personal property from the condo and Ben put the property on the market, he took over 100% of the matters needing to be taken care of and we never went back to Cedar Park during the entire process. Ben handled all matters relating to the sale, including discussions with the buyer's agent and lender, the real estate inspector, warranty issues with the builder, discussions with the title company and arranging for us to close the sale from Arlington without another trip to Cedar Park. I have sold 3 properties in the last 2 years and I can truthfully say that while this transaction had the most difficult issues to be resolved, it was handled efficiently and professionally. I highly recommend Ben." - Richard
" Ben helped us sell our first home and buy our current home in south Austin. He provided excellent advice on how to update our first home to ensure it sold quickly. We had 4-5 solid offers and were under contract in under 12 hours of listing. Purchasing a home was a little more challenging due to the fast pace market in our desired area and price point. Ben was constantly available to get us into homes as soon as they came on the market. With his help, we were able to find the perfect second home for our family. We would definitely recommend Ben's services to anyone in the future.
" In a competitive housing market Ben made the process of selling our condo and then finding, negotiating, and buying our house as smooth and painless as possible. Ben really shines in the negotiating process - it was like he actually was buying the home for himself. Buying and selling is a HUGE investment - I always felt safe and secure during the process and we ended up with a great quality house that we've turned in to a dream home.
"I cannot begin to express how fortunate I feel that I worked with Ben Baronet on my new home in Austin. I was not sure when I was going to buy a home and instead of him pressuring me, he asked if I wanted to start by driving around and researching neighborhoods to see which ones I felt were the right fit and which ones I definitely did not want to pursue. On our first drive, the first place he took me to was a winner, I knew it the second I walked in a model floorplan, this was going to be my home. Being the professional Ben is, he advised that we needed to at least scope out a few homes and neighborhood but he knew from the look in my face, I had already made my decision. With a very busy work schedule and never having purchased in Austin, I needed someone that I could trust to walk me through the process and that would advise me each step of the way. Ben always responded in a very timely manner to both my emails and phone calls and was able to guide me in terms I understood. There were times during the process that things got tricky which they always do in terms of financing, etc and being the A type person I am, what could have been a very stressful situation, Ben always made me feel relaxed and remain positive. Knowing Ben for over 20 years, I was nervous at first working with a friend but so thankful I did, I would not have any other way and told him on many occasions, how impressed and proud I am of his knowledge in the market and experience making process as seamless and smooth as possible. I am in the house I have always dreamed of thanks to him.
"Ben helped us sell our previous home unbelievably quickly. He also helped in the purchase of our current home and, since it was a newly constructed home, assured that it was completed on time and that we were completely satisfied and happy with the finished product. He is very knowledgeable of the area, the real estate market and the laws and guidelines associated with real estate transactions. We have recommended Ben to several other individuals that are either selling or buying a home, including our daughter and son-in-law and will continue to do so.
Relationships are central to Ben Baronet’s work with buyers and sellers in Austin’s booming real estate market. Since establishing his brokerage in 2011, Ben has developed a reputation for elite service, resourcefulness, and a strong referral network. He is thrilled to marry his people and relationship-centric approach with Compass' industry-leading technology and infrastructure. Ben offers his clients an unparalleled level of service at Compass. Service that combines his personalized client approach and local market expertise with Compass' technology-driven sales and marketing tools.
Before getting his broker’s license, Ben worked for C3 Presents, which was the largest independent concert promoter in the world. He also worked in education technology before turning his attention solely to real estate. Ben was drawn towards a career in real estate after purchasing his first home. As he experienced the process from the buyer's perspective, he knew that helping people purchase and sell their homes would be exciting and challenging. Throughout his career, Ben has developed a strong network of professional and personal relationships across the region. He works with a broad spectrum of clients, many of which come directly through referrals. But, Ben has a particular soft spot for young homebuyers searching for their first place, whether looking for a condo close to the downtown action, a starter home for a family, or a quiet Hill Country property to enjoy the beautiful Texas sunsets.
A longtime Central Texan, Ben grew up in San Antonio and got his BA in Speech Communications at Texas State University in San Marcos and Austin has been his home since 2000. Having lived all over Austin, Ben has firsthand experience in many of Austin's neighborhoods. He loves helping clients to find the right neighborhood for their lifestyle, with candid feedback about schools, commuting times/traffic, walkability, and projected area growth. Ben understands that so much of what people buy when they invest in a home is a lifestyle. Community is a crucial component of that. Ben's commitment to matching clients with the perfect home in an ideal neighborhood is one reason they often recommend Ben to their friends and family. Ben views referrals from happy clients as the highest form of a complement of his service approach, as he strives to create lifelong clients.
Ben is passionate about giving back to causes he cares about, namely the Human Rights Campaign and Ubuntu, a commerce and social impact platform helping mothers and children in Kenya. When he's not working on behalf of his clients, he can be found playing golf, enjoying live music, working out, and BBQing with his friends. Ben's love for Austin runs deep, but he also likes to stamp his passport once in a while, with Canada and Australia being his two favorite getaways.