Chris’ 6-Step Home Buying Process
It’s important that we understand YOUR home buying goals and help educate you on what’s going on in the market.
With Chris’s 26 years of intimate knowledge of the home sales process, he is in the best position to help you obtain the best funding and support for this large, important financial decision. A bad loan or an incorrect loan for your situation can cost you thousands upon thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. Some homeowners find themselves paying between 25-30% more than the sales number they purchased the home for. Chris will help guide you toward the best loan process for you and your family.
There are hundreds of different lifestyle choices that impact a family when they decide to buy or sell a home. Let Chris’s Unique Home-Matching Process find YOU the home that you and your family deserve.
Which Chris’s knowledge and responsibility for over 1,000 successful transactions, Chris has meticulously created a unique negotiating strategy that places his client in a position to win. Drawn from the multiple and varied negotiating strategies that Chris has encountered in his lengthy career, you can be sure this strategy places you in a position of strength.
There are over 125 necessary steps that need to be legally completed from time of contract to close. Chris has a proven, Unique Process and well-trained staff that ensures your transaction is smooth, successful and well-executed.
It’s important for Chris that his clients get the best homeownership experience possible. Chris works hard to earn his client’s loyalty for life, setting himself apart from other Realtors through his meticulous customer service, over-and-above assistance, and ready expertise for a diverse range of situations that arise during the real estate transaction process. Read below for some of Chris’s client experiences or sign up today for his Homebuyer’s Club to receive special offers, discounts and more on services for your home.
Rick and Henri Coleman
“Chris has been a dear friend for several decades and recently helped us sell our Westlake house and purchase a brand new Barton Creek home. His excellent negotiating skills and Unique Process truly enhanced the value to where we were able to maximize our returns on both transactions. After our closing, he continues to work hard to improve our our home ownership experience. His Process truly leads to Performance.”
Wayne and Debra Schrader
“Chris’s unique process and 25 years of experience in real estate enabled us to both maximize the sale of our home in a short amount of time and purchase the home of our dreams in Barton Creek. Chris is a consummate professional and has become a trusted friend.”
The Ledden Family
“Our family recently relocated from Australia to Austin and, not knowing the market here, were fortunate to be referred to Chris. Through his Value-Added Process, Chris negotiated $10,000 off our first home and then, through his decades of knowledge in home construction, we got the home of our dreams for $30,000 less than the builder’s requested price. We have and will continue referring our friends to Chris and his skilled team.”
“This guy is a class act and an awesome real estate agent. He seems to have a passion for what he does, which shows in his work. You know the old saying, “no job too big, no job too small?” Well, it seems Chris lives by that philosophy. Although he sells some very large homes, ours was very modest. He still showed intense interest and treated us as though it was a multi-million dollar project. If you’re looking for an agent that cares, you should do yourself a favor from the beginning and give Chris a shot. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, he was the seller’s agent and we were the buyer’s. So he represented the “other guys” in the transaction. So for me to take the time to write this note speaks volumes about him as an agent and a person. Chris is a true class act through and through.”
Ann & Peter Vancorenland-Thijs
“This review is to give our highest recommendation to Chris Kappmeyer as a realtor. Chris has been our realtor for the past three years in 3-4 real estate transactions. He has saved us from one giant mistake and has introduced us to real estate investing, from which we are now happily earning a small extra income.
Two times, Chris acted as our buyer’s agent. In 2013, we were looking for a more spacious home in the west/southwest Austin area. We had scoured Zillow and MLS listings for a couple of months, went to open houses, and came up with NOTHING. We had heard good things about Chris and met with him over lunch where he explained his buying and selling “processes”. These processes are well thought out multi-step programs, that have really worked to our benefit in buying and selling houses. Give Chris some time to explain the process, and you can benefit too.
The first house we found was great in all aspects. Chris went out of his way to look for any development plans for this property, and in the end found that there were early plans to build a wastewater treatment plant right behind the house. It would look like our infinity pool was spilling over in a wastewater retention pond… Now, three years later, the wastewater treatment plant has been built, and we are forever grateful to Chris for diligently working to find answers to our questions, talking to his contacts at the City of Austin and steering us away from this disaster.
After house-hunting for so long, we weren’t optimistic about finding another house anytime soon. But in December 2013, due to his automated MLS listing emails, we were the first ones to check out a new listing in our preferred neighborhood. Chris was out of town, but he managed to put an offer in that same weekend. Two other offers came in that weekend, but due to Chris unrelenting attention, and our excellent position due to his buyer’s process (pre-qualified and pre-approved) the seller went under contract with us. Almost three years later, we’re still living in our dream home, which turned out to be much better than the first house anyway.
Chris also acted twice as our seller’s agent, and in the process taught us quite a bit about real estate investing. Chris’ multi-step process of selling a house played out completely as intended and really paid off. For the first house, we ended up with a multiple offer situation, and sold the house for $25K more than it was listed, which set a precedent for the whole neighborhood. A second home was in a market not doing as well as Austin’s market, but Chris helped us out here as well and we got a full-price offer in less than a month. His knowledge and experience, and his willingness to answer our many questions, made us feel confident in our choices and we now have a nice ~7% return on investments.
Through all of our real estate dealings, Chris has shown incredible professionalism, patience and superior knowledge of the real estate market. He has built a great team that helps him with different aspects, but he will always spend his own time to answer our questions. And yes, we’re both detail-oriented people, so we have had MANY questions.
We have dealt with two other real estate agents in the past, and have always felt they made way too much money of off us for what they were actually doing. Not Chris. Much to his credit, even our two buyers seemed much impressed with our realtor.
We have recommended Chris to numerous friends and colleagues who have all fared well with him as their realtor, and we’re glad to recommend him to you as well.”