Larry Landaker, REALTOR®
Whenever I am asked why I enjoy working in real estate, I respond that it’s a natural reflection of what captures my vision and passion. From the minute I first visited Austin 25 years ago, I knew I would make this area my home. I loved the vibe here…it is spirited, intelligent and diverse and there is a living style to suit everyone.
I enjoy mining for the next property gem. Most clients want something a little different, something out of the ordinary. I get a huge kick out of finding those one-of-a kind places that make people say, “This home is me. I want to live here!”
My education and background in television and marketing successfully prepared me for the world of real estate. When I list a home, I pay attention to how a particular property is going to look to a potential buyer. I understand how the subtleties in words and images can reflect the value of a property. I want my listings to pop, to stand out.
Because the internet enables today’s buyers to search for properties on their own, a good realtor goes beyond simply listing the property on the MLS. I am conscious of the power of today’s social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and I make sure my listings are exposed there as well. My primary goal is to generate calls, showings and ultimately the highest possible offer in the shortest possible time.
I stick to a few basic rules that have served me well. I stay out of judgement. My client base includes every taste under the sun. I listen carefully to my clients. I do my homework and pay close attention to the current market, property values, evolving neighborhoods and communities. I believe success comes from respecting people and treating them well.
When I’m not showing or listing real estate, one of my favorite escapes is hiking and exploring our abundance of cliffs, trails and streams. I make my home where those creeks and rivers run wild, in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Wimberley, TX.