Jim Gilbert 4501 Spicewood Springs Rd. Suite 1029 Austin, TX 78759 Phone: (512) 342-8744 Mobile: (512) 913-1557 Email Jim

Recommendations from Past Clients


Shadrach Thiyaharasa (2016 Buyer, Bellingham Meadows)  "This is Shadrach Thiyaharasa. It's been fantastic experience working with you Sir. You being 100% support of me and walk me through the process with a positive attitude and answering all my questions. I am highly recommended to anyone and I am very happy with your service Sir. Looking forward to working with you Sir in the future."

Regina Damon (2015 Seller, Briarcreek "Jim was very knowledgeable and thorough regarding the real estate market and sale of my home. I felt like I was in great hands and did not worry about anything slipping through the cracks. I always felt my best interest was at heart and I would recommend Jim to anyone looking to buy or sell their home."

Hisham Fagan (2015 Seller, Colorado Crossing "Overall it was a great experience working with Jim on buying and selling my home. I have bought in the past and the experience was lots smoother when dealing with Jim. If he doesn’t know the answer to a question, he finds out and stays in communication. Prior agents I have worked with would take a lot longer to respond to questions or not give honest answers. I really appreciate his help through the process."

Juan Carlos & Nancy Namis (2015 Buyer, Rancho Alto "Jim and Claire are like my parents when it comes to making sure that my family and I live in great areas of Austin. I absolutely trust them to guide me in any real estate decisions. They are honest, patient and kind. I have met many real estate agents, but Jim and Claire (Jim’s assistant) are definitely my first and only choice for my housing decisions."

Jody Gilzene (2015 Buyer, Southpark Meadows "Jim is an expert in the home buying process. He provided me with truthful insight and clear information and advice about the area I was searching in and helped me narrow down what I really wanted. I moved to the Austin area in July 2014 and Jim took me on a tour of various Austin communities to get a feel and vibe for different areas. Jim is a class act and a great Realtor; I highly recommend Jim and Claire!"

Sanaa Farah-Fagan (2015 Seller, Colorado Crossing "Working with Jim and Claire has been a very good experience. Jim is a very easy agent to work with. He is very knowledgeable, honest, prompt, and has very good communication skills. The process of buying and selling my home was very easy and smooth. I would recommend them to anyone who likes individualized as well as general services. Jim was on top of everything, all I had to do was sign the papers. I could not have asked for better service. Thank you Jim and Claire!!"

Bijaya and Reet Dhakal (2015 Buyers, Ranch at Brushy Creek "Jim Gilbert was very helpful in our buying process. He would respond to our phone calls and emails in time so that we did not waste our time waiting for his reply. He answered all our questions to the best of his knowledge. His wife, Claire, was a fun person to work with as well. I would recommend both Jim and Claire Gilbert as your real estate agent and assistant."

Leslie & Justin Davis (2015 Buyers, Bauerle Ranch). "It is a pleasure to work with Jim Gilbert as realtor for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. We were first time home buyers who had been renting for several years and were ready to make the move to purchase our own home. We are expecting our first baby girl in June and moving in my father-in-law with us. We needed a larger home and were looking to find a home and move quickly!

Jim had an initial meeting with us and paid close attention to our needs and wants in a single family home as well as our budgetary limitations. He made excellent use of the relevant search engines and real estate databases to quickly find us a variety of homes for sale. We never wasted our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs.

Once we found our dream home, together we discussed a deal that was good for us and made the seller happy as well. We were extremely pleased with the timing, especially in the current market situation. He knows southwest Austin like the back of his hand. There is nothing that escapes Jim's attention when it comes to property for sale in this area, including but not limited to school districts, market prices, builders, future land plans.

We found Jim to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were the only customers, although we know that was not the case. He returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. Jim was always very honest and upfront and all his advice was very useful.

We are pleased to recommend Jim Gilbert to anyone looking to buy a home. If we ever need to move again, he will be our first choice in real estate agents. If you want to discuss our experience in more detail please feel free to ask Jim for our contact information and contact us."

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Robert & Kristina Dickerson (2014 Buyers, Green Meadows, Buda. "In August my wife and I started looking at houses. I asked my brother for the name of his realtor due to his satisfaction with him. My brother sent me Jim Gilbert's information and Jim started digging right away. He was very knowledgeable of the market and patient. In late August my wife and I picked a home and had Jim put in an offer. That is when Jim's patience really showed through. Even though we had trouble with the other realtor getting back to us with issues even after the offer was accepted, Jim continued to be up front and transparent. I know this process would have been much worse without Jim and his wife working for us. So to me it was easy to see that if you want someone dedicated to your home buying process, you need to call Jim and Claire."

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Larry & Sandra Elliott (Buyers, Elgin "There's no doubt that the team of Claire and Jim would be an asset to anyone needing to buy or sell property. Buyers & sellers of real estate often get caught up in the emotional roller coaster of the transaction. When a firm hand is needed to keep things steady, Claire & Jim will be there to provide that steady hand. Jim's experience helps to catch over-sights and lapses that would make for a rough & difficult transaction. You're in good hands with Claire & Jim."

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Bill & Lola MacDonald (Buyers, Sunfield "It is our pleasure to recommend Jim Gilbert as a real estate agent for anyone searching for their ideal home. Initially, we dealt with Jim online because we weren't living in the Austin area. At our first meeting, we knew we had made the right decision. Jim knew exactly what we were looking for and did not waste our time with homes out of our price range or that did not meet our needs. Jim is a very attentive agent and always returned our phone calls, texts and emails promptly. We never felt neglected. We felt that he truly cared. Jim is very personable, honest, and dependable which are valuable assets that are hard to find. If we ever sell or buy again, Jim will be our realtor."

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Michael and Sandra Benson (Seller, Legend Oaks "We are writing to recommend Jim & Claire Gilbert as realtor and assistant with Sky Realty. We met the Gilberts a year ago while shopping online for a realtor to sell our home. They called back and came to our home to introduce themselves. They provided us with their personal history and how they came to be realtor & assistant. They emphasized their work ethics which included honesty and integrity when it comes to working for their clients. They provided us with valuable information on what to do to get our home ready to sell. They understood our terms in needing time to complete repairs. They kept in touch with us throughout the year and when all work was completed they were the first we called to see the finished product. They paid attention to detail of what we spent on the updates, and provided us with effective information on what updated homes were selling for in our neighborhood. We sat down and came up with a marketing plan and listed the home. Our home sold in an amazing 14 days and closed 30 days later.

Jim & Claire were always available if it were a phone call, text message, e-mail, or coming over to let us in the house when we were locked out. They always communicated effectively with all parties involved. We felt like we were their most important clients which they were with us each step of the way to the very end.

Jim and Claire went above and beyond our expectations of realtor & assistant and are confident they display this professionalism to all of their clients.

If you have any questions, ask Jim to give us your phone number or email address and we will contact you to answer any questions."

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Louis & Margaret Hughston (Seller, Creekmont West "I can highly recommend Jim Gilbert to be anyone’s realtor. He gave our old house a thorough walk-through, with us. He told us the items we should address, such as touch-up paint, and install new carpet upstairs. When the house was on the market, I had to be out of town, and he handled all the details long distance, keeping me well-informed. The house was sold within 3 days, and then he walked me patiently through the paperwork. I do appreciate Jim’s attention to detail, going above & beyond, to secure our asking price, and making our sale a success! Thank you!"

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Larry & Sandra Elliott (Seller, Cedar Hills "I have known Jim and Claire for eight years and have worked with them on two home transactions. They are truly heaven sent as our Realtor, Guardian Angels, and Life-long Friends. Always giving 110%, they have a work ethic unlike many that we have known in the past and wholeheartedly have your best interest in mind. In the past and the present, we take great pride in always recommending them first to prospective Clients.

Unexpectedly, our current home posed some great challenges and potential "deal breaking" issues that could have easily derailed the sale of our home. Jim and Claire were right there beside us to guide us through the process resulting in a very successful sale of our home. For that, we sincerely appreciate their unwavering patience, loyalty, honestly, integrity, trustworthiness, and support.

On July 11, 2014, we closed one chapter in our lives and were able to move forward with Jim and Claire right by our sides as we now are in search of our dream home and land (A small piece of heaven on earth in Texas to raise our family).

And, if the need should arise to make a future purchase, we would be gratefully blessed to have Jim and Claire along for the ride. We give thanks and may God Bless Jim and Claire as they provide the same top notch service to all their Clients. Without a doubt, the team of Jim and Claire Gilbert would be invaluable to anyone needing the services of a Realtor."

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Louis & Margaret Hughston (Buyer, Cullen Country "I highly recommend Jim Gilbert and his Realtor expertise. He was with us every step of the way, through all the required paperwork and the building process. He explained our buyer's rights, and pressed the builder to live up to his promises. With Jim in our corner, we had an invaluable advocate, assuring us that our new home would be all we expected and all that the builder had promised us."

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David & Mary Insirillo (Buyer, Bridges of Bear Creek "Mr. Gilbert always has the most approachable personality. He never pushes his clients. He has always returned our phone calls/text within the hour and was never late picking us up. He always does what he says he is going to do. David & I have changed our minds about several homes we have thought about purchasing, but things didn't work out and Mr. Gilbert was with us every step of the way. If you want a honest and reliable realtor - Jim Gilbert will be your realtor!"

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Robert & Deborah Ceresa (Buyer, East Austin "Dear Potential Buyers - I have recently moved into my new home in East Austin with the help and guidance provided by Jim Gilbert. It was no mistake that I picked Jim as our realtor. I was surfing the web, checking out different properties and I kept coming back to Jim's website. His website had the most information on neighborhoods and different developments in the area. His detail-oriented approach to his website, including the builders, appliances installed, prices, character of the different areas, was invaluable as a newcomer to Austin. It is apparent to anyone who has been on his website that he has invested "real time" to provide detailed relevant information to buyers. This attention to detail is only magnified during the buying process with Jim. He was meticulous and protective during this Process. Providing information and assuring follow through with tasks on the builder's end. There were multiple times that Jim went out to check up on construction-related matters big and small, that at times we did not even know he was doing. He truly had "our backs". He was accommodating to our schedules, always cordial and inviting. A true pleasure to do business with. This could have been a situation where somebody else could have just made a "quick sale" and been out the door. Jim clearly takes his role as a realtor and advocate for the buyer seriously. He made what could have been a very stressful situation a walk in the park - literally. Any future buying or selling we do while in Texas will only be with one man - Jim Gilbert. I must add that his wife, Claire, accompanied him many times to help with the buying process. Claire is a real gem, always cheerful and positive, adding that bit of family values to what could have been a cold business transation. I really enjoyed getting to know them both. I really can't say enough good things about our experience with them. They made it happen for us. Home owners in East Austin. I love it!!"

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Lance & Donna Brieden (Seller, Rancho Alto "Jim was friendly and easy to work with - service from the heart. He was very knowledgeable and always available when we needed him. He provided valuable service and wisdom on the process of selling our home. I can't think of anything I would change about his service to us. I would do real estate business with him in the future and recommend Jim as a realtor to others."

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Hisham Fagan (Buyer, Colorado Crossing "Jim Gilbert is a great communicator. He helped with getting the lending process completed even though there was some issues. Overall, Jim's service was great and I am very happy to have had him help me through the process! I would use him in the future for any real estate transaction and would recommend his services to others."

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Sanaa Farah-Fagan (Buyer, Colorado Crossing "Thank you Jim for everything. You have been such a huge help during the purchase process of my new home. Even after closing you have assisted me and followed up with me on unresolved matters that arised. I don't believe the process of buying a home would have been as smooth as it was without your assistance. Thank you so much for all your assistance and hard work. You are a dedicated man with excellent customer service. Thank you again."

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Sharon Acker (Seller, Elgin)  "Jim & Claire Gilbert represented me in the sale of my home in Elgin. My home of 21 years was built in the 1940's and presented several challenges. It was under contract 3 days after listing, but took 3 months to close. Jim handled all the ups and downs and helped me to understand each one. We finally achieved success! Jim & Claire are lovely people, honest, and I thank them for all they did for me."

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Lou O'Hanlon & Manuel Castano (Buyers, Villages at Western Oaks, Austin "Jim's greatest strengths are attention to detail and seeing the process through with all deadlines met. He was patient with all our frustrations and he was responsive to our calls to see houses quickly when they came on the market. He was good at educating us. We would use Jim in a future real estate transaction and would also be glad to recommend his services to others."

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Jonathan & Pam Burris (Sellers, Rancho Alto, Austin "We found out about Jim & Claire from mutual friends who had used Jim & Claire for real estate help. We didn't realize how great the service would be. Jim is the 3rd realtor I have used and he is by far the best - most outstanding. He is truly a servant and is very much concerned with meeting your needs & even looks out for your interests as if he were personally buying or selling the home himself. Jim & Claire make a great team. They know the market in Austin well and use every tool they can to give you leverage. We have really been blessed to know them and experience their service."

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Raul & Debbie Jara (Sellers, Sendera, Austin) "My experience with Jim was fantastic. I was on the fence between Jim and another agent my wife and I knew. He was our original property manager for the property. The agent had a lot going for him. I was so close to signing with this other agent. He had it in the bag. However, I spoke to Jim and had a good feeling Jim was my guy. I live in another state, so getting the house ready to sell was very important & difficult. I needed some information such as market analysis & contractors to determine if I should fix the property or just sell it as is. Jim gave me all the information I needed and much more. All this before I had signed up with him. I cannot tell you how much Jim and Claire made a difference in this. I then decided to make extensive improvements to the home and was rewarded with more money from the sell, plus a truly wonderful experience. I felt the service that was given to us was superb and unmatched. I worked for Nordstrom for many years and I know how a client should be treated. Cannot be beat."

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Charles & Bobbie Mapp (Buyers, Star Ranch, Hutto) "We are so pleased that we were represented by Jim. His friendship and professional real estate knowledge allowed us to be totaly comfortable without worry or question. We highly recommend him to any and all who are in need of a professional conducting business. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions."

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Juan Carlos & Nancy Namis (Lease, Austin) "Jim and Claire Gilbert are a very lovely team. They guided and supported our family through the entire stressful process of relocating to Austin and finding a great neighourhood to lease a house and an excellent school for our children to attend. I highly recommend their services especially since they made us feel safe and like family."

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Lou O'Hanlon, Manuel Castano (Sellers, University Hills, Austin) "My husband and I contracted with Jim Gilbert with Sky Realty in April 2012 to list our house for sale. I had seen Jim's website on the internet and was impressed with the testimonials listed and the design of his website that provided a history and other information about neighborhoods in the southwest Austin area to which we were interested in moving, once we sold our house. We met with Jim and his wife, Claire, one rainy Saturday afternoon. Although not a licensed real estate agent, Claire is Jim's right-hand in all things marketing and she tirelessly handles many of the administrative tasks that are so necessary to keep up with a dynamic real estate business in this current market. During our first meeting, Jim had no idea whether or not we would sign with him, or even if we were really ready to list the house; however, he and Claire spent literally hours with us that afternoon educating us on the current market and the real estate sales process. They also had some good ideas on inexpensive things we could do to enhance the appeal of our home to prospective buyers. We signed with Jim that day and started the process of "staging" our home to get it ready for showing. Over the course of time the house was listed, Jim and Claire never stopped marketing our property. Our web presence was everywhere! They also held open houses in order to gain as much exposure as possible. In the end, we had very respectable competing offers for our home!

While our house was on the market, Jim and Claire also helped us with market research in the new area we were interested in buying and they spent many Sunday afternoons showing us properties of interest. During contract negotiations, Jim was always professional and kept us informed of every detail. He never attempted to sway us in any way, but was always available with historical knowledge, information about the real estate market, the sales process, and he imparted keen judgment in order for us to make the most sound decisions.

On a personal level, Jim and Claire are simply good people. They are honest, no pressure professionals whom we have come to trust explicitly and consider our friends. We recommend Jim and Claire Gilbert highly to any prospective seller or buyer. We are proud to call them our agents!

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Claud & Shirley Crace (Sellers, Shady Hollow, Austin "We recently were clients of Jim Gilbert in the sale of our home located at 4108 Paseo Dr., Austin, TX 78739. Mr. Gilbert's assistance in this endeavor was valuable because of his experience in this profession, the home sale closed within 4 weeks time. Mr. Gilbert and his wife are Christians which backs up their business relations."

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Manny Mota, Zaida Meda (Buyers, Villages of Hidden Lake, Pflugerville "Jim showed professionalism and honesty as he helped us find a home. We chose to have a house built. I would say that Jim is good at communicating and shows attention to details and serves from the heart. I would use again in a future real estate transaction."

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Gene Wilson (Buyer, Plum Creek, Kyle "Jim helped me with the purchase of my new home by answering my questions and helping me with my inexperience. I would say that Jim's greatest strengths were his knowledge and communication. I would ask him to be my realtor again and recommend his service to others."

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Megan De Luna (Buyer and Seller, Crestview, Austin; Round Rock Ranch, Round Rock"I have worked with Jim and Claire Gilbert for 6 years. During that time they have helped me purchase and sell several homes. During the marketing phase of the property they provide maximum exposure of the property like no one I have encountered in Austin. In fact, one of my homes they sold within a week. The most recent closing was an absolute nightmare because of the lender. I truly believe we would not been able to close if it wasn't for the diligence of the Gilbert team. I am a pretty tough person to please and Jim Gilbert is one of the most accurate and proactive individuals I have ever met. I have many friends in this industry and I will never use another Realtor to buy or sell a house in Austin. They are as good as it gets."

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Jesse & Cecilia Perez (Buyer, Round Rock)  "Both my wife and I could not have been happier with the time spent searching for our first home with Jim and his wife Claire. Through out the process Jim made it a point to stay in touch, was easy to contact, and kept us both informed on where we were in the process and anything we needed to know. At no time did we feel pressure to select a home and were often encouraged to keep searching to find the home that was right for us. He was essential at pointing out items in homes that were questionable and should be checked out. It's our pleasure to say, we would consider Jim as a friend and would recommend him to anyone in search of their new home."

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Jack Helfeldt (Buyer, Bella Terra Condos, Austin)  "Jim is very knowledgeable about today's market and lending condition. He will oversee the entire process of  buying (or selling) your property and communicates with his clients in a very personal yet professional manner. He truly cares and he will do the best possible job in helping to get a property bought or sold. He was instrumental in monitoring the buying process through closing. He kept lenders as well as the other agent on track."

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Terry & Jean Bahney (Buyers, Hillcrest, Austin "I would be pleased to recommend Jim and Claire Gilbert. They are personable, quite competent in their knowledge, and diligent about meeting customer needs. They took our information and description of our ideal house/home and worked consistently from that profile to help us find that "perfect" home. I recommend them to any potential buyer without hesitation and will seriously provide them with positive recommendations at any time for service and quality of work." Jean Bahney, Ed. D.

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Brandon & Beth McDowell (Sellers, Shady Hollow, AustinJim and Claire were able to get our house listed very quickly. They took many pictures of our house and had it advertised on multiple websites within a short time. Jim responded to questions and kept us updated frequently during the process.

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Susan S. Smith (Buyer, Barker Ranch at Shady Hollow, Austin) "In finding a home for me and my family, Jim and Claire were attentive to our needs. Every little step to purchasing the new house was accomplished in a professional way. Jim and Claire are a Terrific Team and they really know and understand the Real Estate Market in Austin. I give them the highest regards and respect for their professionalism."

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Susan S. Smith (Seller, Horseshoe Bay West)  "Jim and Claire were so attentive to my needs and were a tremendous team. The entire process of listing the house, and marketing it in a down market, was a positive experience. I never felt alone at any time, as this was the only time I had ever sold a home after my husband had passed away. From start to finish Jim and Claire were professional, detail-oriented, knowledgeable and experienced. They are both fantastic people, and I now have two new friends for life! Strengths: Sincerity, honesty and willingness to help at all times. Most valuable service: Marketing the HSB home w/incredible pictures that really showed the house!"

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Tomeshia Stancil (Buyer, Highland Park North, Pflugerville)  I felt one of Jim Gilbert's greatest strengths was being an effective communicator. His willingness to work with me long distance was a most valuable service to me. He served me well and I would be willing to use him in a future real estate transaction and recommend him to someone else.

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Jarrod and Angela Huntley (Buyers, Blackhawk, Pflugerville)  "It was a pleasure working with Mr. Jim Gilbert and Sky Realty! My fiance' and I bought our first house and couldn't be happier with the attention we received from Mr. Gilbert! Being our first house purchase, there were many things we needed expert advice on and many things we had in mind for our first home. Mr. Gilbert listened to all of our needs and wants and made sure the houses we were shown were what we could potentially call "home"! After finding the perfect house, the paperwork and closing was also new to us yet Mr. Gilbert made sure he explained everything in detail so we had no questions regarding our decision. We could not be happier in our new home! Thank you sky Realty and especially Mr. Jim Gilbert, we will definitely be recommending you to our friends and family!"

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David and Laura Mixon (Sellers & Buyers, Falcon Pointe, Pflugerville)  "You and Claire were nothing short of fantastic - You not only led us to our new home but managed to sell the old one in a really horrible market! We used you on a blind recommendation & got really lucky! I wouldn't hesitate to refer anyone to you! Thank you again for all your fantastic work!  Strengths: Consistent availability & willingness to answer questions & give feedback.  Service: Market information - without it we wouldn't have had any idea how to proceed."

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Tim and Stephanie Dickerson  (Buyers, Amberwood, Kyle)  "Jim, Stephanie and I would like to thank both you and Claire for your hard work and dedication in the entire process of purchasing our new house. We have been through the process before, only with someone who was more interested in making money off of us rather than helping us understand the fine print of what we were getting ourselves into. As you are probably aware, realtors can be found almost anywhere, however, a good friendship that last for years isn't something that comes so easy these days. As far as I'm concerned, the only thing a pushy salesman is good at doing is pushing me away. I am happy to say that your hard work, eagerness to explain everything, your keeping our best interests as top priority and brotherly love, is what has earned you the title of our realtor. We have already and will continue to refer you to friends and family. Thank both of you and may God bless your business!!"

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Mike and Marisha Hodges  (Buyers, Whispering Hollow, Buda) "Making his client feel comfortable and appreciated without pressure is one of Jim's greatest strength. His service was valuable as he assisted us and gave us a non stop flow of information about the process of buying a home. He did an excellent job; our biggest problem was getting into locked houses a couple of times (not his fault). We would use his services in future real estate transactions and will send all our friends his way."

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Fred and Lynn Mollica (Sellers, Shady Hollow, Austin) "My husband and I had the good fortune to work with Jim and Claire Gilbert of Heart of Austin Homes and Sky Realty. We cannot say enough about the wonderful service they provided. We successfully sold our home quickly and painlessly which had been our intention due to our need to relocate out-of-state. Anyone living in this economy today knows how hard it is to sell a home quickly.

I feel the reason they successfully sold our home for us was the combination of a strong work ethic, going above and beyond the job description, exceptional marketing techniques, a solid understanding of the market and networking through connections which they have built due to their compassionate natures and high moral standards.


They worked very hard from the beginning which gave us such confidence in them and reassured us they would get the job done. They even went to our home to water the lawn and check on it for us because we were already living out of the state. They took professional quality pictures and Claire created a slide show that made me want to buy my own home.

Jim gathered data on a regular basis about the real estate market in Austin and the country as a whole. He gave us easy to understand graphs so we could grasp the market fluctuations and how that impacted the sale of our home. They organized several ope
n houses utilizing their connections in the real estate community in Austin. They had a great rapport with other realtors and were excellent at communicating with them.

I am sure the only reason we sold our home so quickly in this economy is that Jim and Claire made it happen. They set out to get the job done and they did. We are deeply grateful to them for helping us close that chapter of our lives and allow us to move on to our new adventure.

Our first impression of them was that they were kind, compassionate, honest and hard working people. They exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend them to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
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Steve & Sandy Knecht (Buyers, Clear Rock Ranch, Johnson City) "This letter will introduce and recommend Jim and Claire Gilbert of Sky Realty. We met the Gilberts in February 2010, and asked them to do a very difficult task; find us a home in the Texas Hill Country, an area that covers about 37,000 square miles, the size of the state of Virginia. My husband and I did not know where to begin or really exactly what we wanted. Jim and Claire met us on a cold winter Saturday, with ideas in hand, which they had gathered by working late on their Friday night due to our late Friday afternoon call. We were immediately at ease with them and we spent the day together. They told us about the areas we looked at with great kowledge and much patience. They were not pushy or in a hurry. By the end of the day, we had a great rapport with them. Of course, we didn't find a house that day but it was a good start.

Jim was available to us by phone or email anytime we had questions. If we asked him to get us information on a certain home, he would gather the descriptions, pictures, tax information and anything else he thought was important about that property. He was a complete source of information and always answered our questions with great expedience.

We met "Team Gilbert" on several weekends in Austin, and traveled around the lakes and cities outside of Austin, looking at properties we had viewed on the company's excellent website. As always, Jim was ready, eager, informed, and resourceful. Jim scheduled our appointments with the properties, giving us plenty of time to really look and even measure.

When we finally settle on a property at the end of April, we had a great relationship and friendship. Jim was excellent as he worked with us on the bid for the property, giving great care with the documents and the bid process. We recently closed on our property with great joy and excitement. Jim and Claire were there with us. We cannot say enough good things about this realty team, and we hope to keep in contact with them after we settle into our new home."

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Robert & Charlene Cowart (Buyers, Tahitian Village, Bastrop) "This is a letter of recommendation in regards to Jim Gilbert, not only as a realtor, but as a human. This man, who is based out of Austin, took extreme care in helping my wife and I purchase our first home in Bastrop. Not ony was he like a father figure to us, aiding and guiding, but he even married us at our wedding in June of 2006!

I highly recommend Jim Gilbert as a realtor. He showed great care in looking for what fit our family best. We look forward to working with him in the future when we expand our home!"

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Doyle & Laura Chapman (Buyers, Olympic Heights, Austin"Jim Gilbert was my former pastor - now selling real estate. Trust was never an issue and he really worked to find the best house for us. This experience was new to us and it took a while to settle on a house, but once we did, he took the ball and ran with it. My husband and I are very pleased with the results."

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Margaret Bell  (Buyer, Olympic Heights, Austin) "The process of buying a home was overwhelming for me -- especially in an area and city that I was not familiar with. Jim and Claire took care of everything! They were our former pastor and personal friends so we had complete trust in them. I was very impressed by Jim's atttention to detail and the way he kept me informed every step of the way. He handled everything and was patient in explaining what I didn't understand. Claire's sweet spirit and small kindnesses make them a great team and I highly recommend them."

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Cicely Bomar (Seller, Austin's Colony)  "Mr. Gilbert does thorough research on the housing market in the neighborhood & he is always available for any questions. He is not afraid to explore new territory and he will see your sale through to the end. Mr. Gilbert is honest & trustworthy. His"team approach" with Mrs. Gilbert provides a well-rounded representation for the sale or purchase of your home."

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Michael & Lynnette Winn (Buyers, Block House Creek, Leander) "We found Jim and Claire Gilbert on the internet. We are so happy that we did! Not only were they wonderful to work with but they have both become our dear friends. Jim and Claire worked very hard for us and always took the time to answer any of our questions. They were both very patient when a few things became complicated. They were always on top of things and Jim is amazing when it comes to keeping people updated on the progess of things. If a person chooses Jim and Claire for their real estate needs, not only will they be getting a great realtor & his assistant but good friends for life!"

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Samantha Pinto  (Buyer, East Austin)  "Jim and Claire were the best team you could ask for in looking for a house in Austin: thorough, honest, kind, and looking out for your best interests. Jim went far above and beyond for us many times. In fact, other realtors even commented on how much work he did for his clients (us)! He will stick with you & your process even when the real estate world gets thorny. We would never use another realtor in Austin --> Jim is our guy!"

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Abey & Sunny Bruce (Buyer, Amberwood, Kyle) "Simply put: we could not have asked for a better realtor than Jim Gilbert to help us purchase our first home. The home buying process is a very elaborate and complicated maze that we would have been completely overwhelmed with, had we not had a guide like Jim to patiently bring us through to the end. From the outset, he and his wife Claire put us at complete ease. Jim immediately furnished us with written and electronic information that we needed to begin our home buying process. He then made it very clear that he would be working for us and our best interests - which was fully confirmed by our experience with him. While Jim's kindness and humility were truly out standing, what was even more impressive was his diligence in staying on top of the whole process. His work ethic for the month and a half that we worked with him genuinely changed my concept of how had real estate agents really work. Thank you so much, Jim, for your genuine care and your hard work!"

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Reeto Mookherjee and Dipa Batabyal (Buyer, Brodie Springs, Austin) "We started looking for our first home last Fall when we found Jim and Claire Gilbert through the Internet. I was impressed with their website and the quality of information available therein for anyone looking for their next home, and felt comfortable after a couple of telephone conversations. Being first time homebuyers, we needed someone who would have the time and patience to answer all our questions and educate us as necessary. Furthermore, since we were looking to build a home from scratch, we knew the road ahead would be long and difficult at times. Jim and Claire helped us in locating that dream community in one weekend; Jim provided me invaluable advice while we were sorting through the legal terms and conditions of the contract with the builder. When the construction began in Jan 2009, they were routinely visiting the construction site and updating my wife (who was then living in NYC) with the pictures and information. In fact, we were out of country for about a month in the beginning, Jim and Claire kept us informed on a weekly basis. It was comforting to know that there was someone looking after while we were gone. Along the way, we hit a number of road blocks; had some issues with the builder, and in all occasions Jim effectively played the role of an intermediator to resolve conflicts. Furthermore, he was very patient sounding board, and a confidant. I can say with confidence that without the timely intervention of Jim, our deal with the builder probably would have fallen through the cracks. During this journey, they have genuinely become our friends and well wishers. I will definitely recommend Jim, without any reservation, to anyone looking to buy/sell a real estate."

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Rhonda Rodriguez (Buyer, Turtle Creek, Round Rock)  "It was a pleasure to go through what I now affectionately call "Adventures in house hunting with Jim & Claire." We had some interesting experiences and got to know each other better as friends in addition to being old neighbors. They'd do a fine job for someone looking for their new place!"

Rhonda Rodriguez (Seller, Sendera, Austin)  "Jim & Claire were so much help to me at a time when I needed it most. It was also a comfort that they were also my neighbors and understood what I wanted to accomplish. My friends and I really were impressed with the internet information and virtual tour. They're a great team!"

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Matt & Emily Alvers  (Buyers, Falcon Pointe, Pflugerville)  "Shortly after receiving news of a job relocation to Austin, TX, my husband and I began discussing how best to find the right home in a place neither of us were even familiar with at the time. We began doing some searching on our own online, but quickly came to realize that it was like searching for a needle in a haystack.  We were hesitant to make such a large investment in a place where neither of us had ever lived, but were also feeling ready to finally move into a nice home that we could call our own.

We knew we needed the help of a professional, but were feeling less than confident in finding someone who would help us with the level of service that we would really need in the limited time that we had to find our new home.  Then we came upon Jim and Claire Gilbert’s website. It was obvious that they had put a lot of time and thought into a well developed webpage complete with many listings and a vast amount of detailed information on Austin and the surrounding areas. However, once we spoke with Jim by phone, what really grabbed our attention was his undeniably genuine interest in helping us to find and purchase the perfect home for us, based on our own unique wants and needs. We just knew that he and his wife Claire were the perfect people to help us in our search.

Over the course of the next couple weeks, Jim provided us with extensive amounts of data on home prices, tax rates, schools, amenities, leisure, and commute information for every single neighborhood we were interested in.  The time and effort he put into this was invaluable in helping us narrow down our list of prospective communities and gave us a great starting point to begin doing some real home searching in person together.  My husband and I flew into Austin for the weekend ,and Jim and Claire met us at our hotel and drove us around for two days solid visiting communities, meeting with new home builders, viewing model homes, inventory homes, and also pre-owned homes,  all the while discussing and gaining feedback from what our likes and dislikes were at each location.   During our second day looking for homes, we came upon a house that we fell absolutely in love with, but we weren’t sure if it would fall within our price range. With Jim and Claire’s help, we took a chance and submitted an offer with a price we could afford and hoped for the best. We were greatly appreciative of Jim’s tactfulness and straightforwardness in helping us submit the offer, and we felt extremely confident having him deal with the seller’s realtor on our behalf.   To our delight, our offer was accepted on that same day! Our search was over!

We are now the proud owners of what we would consider to be an absolute dream home, and I truly feel that it would not have been possible without Jim and Claire’s deep level of commitment to helping us. Their services met and exceeded our expectations far beyond what we could have ever hoped for, and we are forever grateful to have found two realtors as knowledgeable, trustworthy, caring, and honest as Jim and Claire. Having such a positive experience from beginning to end in our home purchase has given us piece of mind that we consider to be priceless. Without hesitation I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone looking for a new home to enlist the help of Jim and Claire!  If they can help us find our dream home and close on it in less than 30 days, then they can help anyone!"

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James & Sylvia Buchta (Buyer, Sendera, Austin): "We cannot thank you enough for the tremendous assistance you gave us in finding a house in Sendera. Once we decided that the Sendera area was where we wanted to be, finding the “right house for us” happened a lot quicker than we expected and was quite painless. What an enjoyable experience we have had; you were a wealth of information during this process.

Our transition to gradually move to Austin is starting on a very positive note. Our new neighbors are already so welcoming from our first day in the new house. We love the house and know we have selected the right neighborhood. Your happy clients and friends!"

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Myrna & Michael Martinez (Buyer, Bauerle Ranch, Austin): "Jim & Claire, You make a wonderful team! Michael and I would highly recommend you to anyone that needed real estate services. We greatly appreciate your patience with us and your always looking out for our best interests. You always put our needs first and made sure that the home would work for us. Since we do not have family in the area, we really valued that we could count on your honest opinion and never felt pushed into buying/selecting our home. You also helped us financially arrive at the best scenario we could hope for! Thank you for everything. We couldn't have done this without you both."

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Haden Bourg (Seller, Lago Vista)  "My recent experience with Jim Gilbert in the sale of my house was extraordinary. His professional approach made the entire process both satisfying and efficient. His suggestions for improving the appeal were exact and not overdone. His dealing with potential buyer – seller conflicts was definitive and constructive. His ability to get the listing in all the right places in a timely manner was perfect. I highly recommend contracting Jim to anyone in any real estate transaction. Jim would be my go-to guy."

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David & Rhonda Bedee  (Seller, Houston): "Jim Gilbert truly works from the heart--and in our circumstance he rose above the call of duty. He and Claire worked very hard in assisting us to prepare our home for sale, with timely updates on market trends and accurate comparisons to similar homes. Fantastic details evidenced excellent research at every step. When all was ready, the professional photography by Jim and excellent home staging by Claire made all the difference in the advertising, both on flyers and the internet. Invitingly warm pictures, an effective virtual tour, and well-written photo comments made our address stand out among others on the MLS, providing a good stream of viewers.

We cannot tell you how many realtors we talked to during appointment phone calls who did not exude confidence, thoroughness, or personal efficiency like Jim does. There were several who we downright wondered if they were truly trained. Working with Jim (compared to our experiences with others) was like night and day."

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Megan Perry & Beto De Luna (Buyer, Parkside at Slaughter Creek, Austin): "Jim and Claire worked together as a team to make sure they found the perfect home for us! They went to bat for us on every issue we faced and provided nothing but quality service."

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Megan Perry (Seller, Kyle): "Jim and Claire Gilbert provided outstanding service during the sell of my home. They marketed my house on every website possible and implemented creative marketing techniques. Infact, we sold my house in a week and a half!"

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Darrell & Sandra Byrer (Buyers, Elgin): "From day one, Jim Gilbert was personable, professional, and accessible. At the time that we met Jim we lived in San Antonio, TX. We were in the middle of trying to sell our house. Patiently, over several months, he helped assist us in finding our new home in Elgin, TX. With the use of educational materials on the Internet and his website, he was able to teach us a lot about the selling and buying side of real estate. Because of his honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness, we truly feel that he gave us service from the heart. … he helped us achieve our goals. We would highly recommend using Jim and Claire for any of your real estate needs."

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Lonny Davis (Investor, Killeen): "I am writing this letter to commend agent Jim Gilbert and assistant Claire. I live in California and have traveled to Austin to look at properties. Jim showed me every detail of that wonderful city (even on his wife’s b-day!). My plans to relocate there did not go through as planned. Two years later, Jim worked for me and found an investment property. Since I was out here and unable to conduct business in person, Jim did so much extra for me, above and beyond his job duties as an agent. I would recommend Jim 100% as an agent. Thanks Jim, you did a wonderful job!"

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Mike Weaver (Seller, Park Ridge, Austin; Buyer, Town Center, Cedar Park): "I would like to take this opportunity to offer a formal recommendation for Jim Gilbert. Jim demonstrated an incredible initiative and a very strong dedication towards his work. He developed an impressive portfolio of the property, listing it both in hard copy as well as on the internet. After only one day on the market, an offer was made for more than the asking price. His efforts produced high quality results in a very short period of time. Jim has outstanding organizational skills and a true dedication to his clients. He was able to successfully complete the sale of my existing home, and coordinate the purchase of my new home with very favorable results. Jim worked hard to build an authentic relationship with me and his efforts created a very pleasant experience. I believe Jim exhibits many of the qualities that are essential to a dedicated realtor. For these reasons, I highly recommend Jim Gilbert for your real estate needs. … If you have any questions regarding Jim or this recommendation, please feel free to contact me."

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Tommy Brooks (Investor, CA): Wow, we did it! Elia and I have finally closed escrow on both of our investment properties in Killeen, Texas. They are now fully rented and we owe it all to you. … I want to thank you for your patience, diligence, determination, and most of all, faith. I truly believe that if we had a different agent he or she would have given up months ago. … The moral support, and the integrity that you exhibited has renewed my belief that there are honest, hard working real estate agents still out there with scruples and willing to go “The Distance” for the client! … I will continue to recommend you to all my friends … because you are a man a person can trust. Thanks, Jim!

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Phillip Rieger (Buyer, Blanco): Jim has proven himself head and shoulders above the average realtor – the kinds I have dealt with on many other house purchases. In short, he doesn’t just “sell” a house – he does many things that ordinary realtors do not bother with. … Most realtors show houses, and once a buyer has chosen one to purchase, they seem to think that their job is done. For Jim, however, he acts as if his job has just begun. … Not only was he very proactive in the purchasing process, he has followed up on the purchase – making sure that my move went OK, and providing further assistance regarding taxes, and other “after the purchase” issues. I would highly recommend Jim … if you choose him, you will see why.

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Brad & Jeanette James (Seller, Forest Creek, Round Rock): Jeanette and I want to let you know how grateful we are for your help in selling our home. … This was my 5th house sale, but it was the first that took place when I was not there. The extra effort and activities that you and Claire did for Jeanette and me certainly made the difference for us. … we first talked with you on March 7, 2006 … It was wonderful to close so quickly on May 5, 2006. … When we learn of anyone moving to your part of the country, we will certainly be mentioning your name and re-telling the story of the superlative quality of the services you offer as a realtor.

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Larry Thyssen (Seller, Houston): Jim Gilbert represented my family in the sale of our parents’ home. … We encountered a number of family issues that needed to be resolved during the course of the sale. Jim continually worked with us displaying professionalism and patience throughout the entire process. I would recommend Jim as a dependable, honest and hard working agent that will do you a good job.

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Gem & Sarah Kosan (Buyer, Pioneer Crossing West, Austin): Thank you very much for your help and advice in purchasing our new construction home! As you know, we are first time homebuyers. We were not familiar with the home buying process including property tax issues, title insurance and closing costs and what they mean. You provided much needed advice in these areas, and you helped us to understand the process. Your presence was also very helpful during our final walk through and closing. You found defects that would have otherwise gone unnoticed … We had a lot of questions at closing … It was great to have you there to answer our questions and point out things to ask about on our HUD and closing documents.

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Mary-Love Bigony (Buyer, Plum Creek, Kyle): Jim Gilbert assisted me with the purchase of a townhouse. … I was impressed with his attention to every detail during the process. He researched the neighborhood I was interested in, explained all the paperwork and my rights as a buyer, worked with my lender and kept me informed every step of the way. He also followed up after closing to make sure everything was going well. I highly recommend Jim Gilbert     for real estate transactions.

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Charles & Gaby Leybourn (Buyer, Steeds Crossing Pflugerville): My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim for all the great work he has done in assisting us to find a new home here in Austin. … we just moved back to Texas from Florida. After six years a lot has changed here in Austin, but thanks to Jim, he has made it so wonderful and so easy to be back in the city we loved and missed. Jim’s hard work and dedication was amazing in finding homes that met our requirements and then of course finding the one for us. … he was so kind to help my wife when questions or problems came up and I was not available. Jim goes out of his way to help … and makes things happen. … Thank you so much for making our return to Austin pleasant …

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Chuck Perry (Buyer, RE/MAX Broker in Oklahoma): My daughter’s need to purchase a home near Austin was a stressful time for her and myself. Having to move quickly and do most of the transaction from long distance was tough. Thanks to your caring ways and real estate knowledge, all went well. … Many thanks!

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Jimmy & Debbie Pehl (Seller, Austin; Buyer, Luling): We originally waited in placing our house on the market because we thought we wouldn’t get enough to purchase another house in the area we wanted to move to. In closing we sold our house faster and for far more than we thought we originally felt we would. I feel without the assistance Jim and Claire provided, we wouldn’t have sold our house as quick and for the price we wanted. I gladly recommend Jim and am still a client.

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Chad & Kristi Moore (Buyer, Liberty Hill): We purchased a house in the Austin area while still living in California. ... being a  long-distance shopper wasn't easy. As this was also the first home we bought, we had many questions as we navigated the real estate market for the first time. Jim's professional yet easy-going attitude made all the emails, phone calls and whole process in general much easier to deal with.  … Jim's honesty, integrity and forthrightness were especially beneficial ... I have no doubt that he will do his utmost to ensure that your interests are served in your real estate transaction.

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Jim & Freida Horton (Seller, Colorado): We appreciate all your work in selling our house in Austin. You have gone out of your way to handle the needed repairs and inspections. The absentee owner situation caused you extra time and work. You have done all this without complaint and were able to get us the price we wanted for our house. Your frequent updates were very helpful in keeping things flowing smoothly.

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Andrew Chavira (Buyer, Manor): I was lucky enough to work with Jim for two months. I was very satisfied with the professional help that he was able to provide in finding my first home. … We say many homes and I never felt pressured to make a bid on every house we looked at. It felt like I was seeing houses with a friend rather than a realtor. I am confident that every customer will be as happy with Jim’s work as I was.

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Greg Simpson (Seller, Houston): Jim Gilbert worked, literally, days and nights until my sale was finalized. I fully expected just the opposite, considering the value of my property for sale. He said, “It’s not the value of the property that determines how hard to work toward closing. Big accounts, little accounts receive equal treatment.”

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Shelley Kasiske (Buyer, Sage Meadow, Austin As a first time hombuyer, I wasn't sure what to expect when I first met Jim. My nerves calmed once I realized that he was patient with me, and easily explained the process. I felt like Jim knew exactly what I was looking for before I even knew! I am extremely satisfied with my new home, and so thankful Jim was referred to me by a co-worker.

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Roger & Joanne Estes (Sellers, Shady Hollow, AustinJoanne and I want to thank you from the bottom or our hearts for all your help and hard work in the selling of our 3700 Capistrano home in Austin. I am convinced that without all you did to market the property, show the property and go the extra mile, we would not have sold it as quickly or for its market value. Our interests were first on your agenda and we deeply appreciate it. We could not have asked for a better job or more effort. You can be assured that we will recommend your services at every opportunity and will give you a call if we have any real estate issues in the future.

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"We love because He first loved us." (1 John 4:19, NKJV)

Jim Gilbert, e-Pro®, REALTOR®
Austin, Texas Real Estate Agent
Licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission (#0536692) to sell Homes & Real Estate in Texas

   


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