Turnquist Partners Realtors® Testimonials

Over the years I have purchased and sold 9 homes, utilizing a realtor on each end of the transactions.  So I can say from experience that Chelsea Kumler is far and above all others in professionalism, responsiveness and efficiency.  Chelsea smooths out any bumps in the road seamlessly.  She is gracious, knowledgable and a delight to work with.  I highly recommend Chelsea Kumler as one whom you can trust to handle your real estate needs.

Nancy Ward

As a managing partner for one of the largest commercial real estate brokerage companies in Austin I believe I have a unique perspective on quality service in the real estate industry; which is why I would like to recommend Jenny Tynes to anyone who might need residential brokerage services.

Jenny recently completed the sale of a residential property for my wife and me, and I can say that she expertly guided us through the entire process.  As a seller in a down market, she gave us prudent advice on when to stand firm and when we should recognize the reality of the economy. She paid attention to every detail including readying the property for sale, marketing, and negotiations. In the end, Jenny delivered what I consider an above market price in a very adverse market.  Also and I consider this equally important to her expertise, Jenny provided her service in a very polite, always positive frame of mind, many times when the situation did not warrant it.

I highly recommend Jenny and would be glad to serve as a reference to anyone who is interested.

Volney Campbell

I wanted to extend a complimentary message, regarding two agents at Turnquist Partners, to whomever it concerns.
My husband, Matt Johnson and I were referred to Eden from our real estate agent Joni James.

I'll start with Joni first.  Joni reached out to us regarding a property listed that we had inquired about through email. This home was an amazing property but commanded so much structural repairs, we wanted to be sure of the asking price. Long story short, Joni assisted us with anything we needed throughout our buying process. From meeting us multiple times at the first home we viewed;  connecting us with the right information to get approval for lending; to assisting us with the wording of an offer... EVERY step seemed seamless to us.   While that home proved not to be the one for us, Joni met with us right away to search for other homes of interest, finally landing on the home we move into on Sunday!  What I love the most about Joni is her level of knowledge as an agent, her eagerness to assist morning, noon, and night, her punctuality with promised forms, etc, and her personality. What an amazing agent!  It is such a pleasure working with her!

Aside from finally purchasing our home, my husband and I had the daunting task of finding new tenants for the home we rented that still had us bound to 8 more months of our contract.   Enter Eden Weiss.  What a Godsend!  Eden contacted me right away and explained the entire sub-letting process, which was so helpful as we really didn't understand our responsibilities by reading our contract. One thing Eden did remarkably well was to help us to be confident that she would get the home listed quickly and rented out.  She definitely delivered on her promise!  We were informed every time someone needed to come by the home to see it and were updated every time an application was submitted.   As a side note, the landlord of whom we rent from can be a real turnoff to work with, often being unreasonable. Eden clearly had an ability to overcome this challenge.  As a salesperson myself, I know that negotiating skills are hard to perfect without training and perseverance when it comes to difficult customers.  Eden is a master!  We love working with her.  Efficient, honest, punctual, and very professional!

So... to whomever hired these two gems to work for Turnquist Partners... great job!   We lucked out twice in a row from your agency... Or maybe it isn't luck at all.  Maybe it is the sheer talent and professionalism you seek when adding agents.  In any case, I would be most inclined to recommend both ladies.

Sincerely,
"2 proud new homeowners" & "happy our rental is rented,"

Carragh Coletti & Matthew Johnson

Carragh Coletti & Matthew Johnson

As a builder, it was important for me to find an agent who understood the home building process and could help buyers walk a home at frame stage and understand what the finish product would look like.  I had worked with several agents in my first years of building in Austin and was very happy once Laurel became my agent.  She is intelligent, competent, honest and hard working.  We have worked together to come up with strategies for marketing and selling homes even in the current market conditions. I would highly recommend Laurel to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Benjamin M.

I had the pleasure of working with Matt on my condo transaction.  He displayed the utmost professionalism and was very realistic with his thoughts on the market, timing, and execution.  He was very patient with my many calls/emails/texts during the listing time and worked hard to secure an offer - ALL CASH!  I would definitely recommend you trust Matt with your next listing.

Max Reinbach

We were impressed by our initial client meeting and proposal from Laurel.  She was helpful and had a good strategy. She was knowledgeable about the market and also seemed very savvy about where to place ads, etc.  We were very pleased with all of Laurel’s marketing efforts.  All the physical and virtual materials were very professional.  Laurel did a lot of work and didn't cut any corners on advertising.  She was very clear in what she was investing in and why.  We were very happy with the sale price of our home.  I didn’t think the house would bring in that much.  Laurel wasn't timid about asking for a higher price.  I thought it could take a long time if ever to get what we wanted.  Then, the economy started falling apart and I figured we were done.  But, Laurel found a buyer anyway.  Laurel did a great job and absolutely earned every penny of her commission. I will continue to recommend her to family and friends.

James J.

Cheryl did an incredible job selling our home. We looked to her expertise to help us navigate the complexities of contract negotiations as well as simply managing the process. Cheryl's attention to detail, skill and approach allowed us the freedom of knowing our home sale was handled by a true professional.

Karen Kilgore

Dear Laurel,

Thank you so much for making the experience of buying our house as stress free as possible.   We were so impressed with your professionalism; the direct, honest advice you gave us about what to look for in a house (with a pool) in terms of the optimal lot and elevation.   Your expertise and familiarity with the areas we wanted to explore was invaluable.  Who would have thought that we would find our dream house the second day we looked!  Again, your advice and guidance, as we negotiated the contract , was so reassuring.   Whenever we had questions during the negotiation process, no matter what time of day we emailed you, you always responded within minutes.  We could not have asked for anyone to be more responsive then you were throughout the entire process.  
It was an absolute pleasure working with you; we would recommend you to anyone looking for a real estate agent.  Anyone who is looking for an agent to help them buy or sell a home, should look no further if they are looking for a consummate professional.

Louise and Mark R.

Michele and Leslie exceeded our expectations in every respect with regards to selling our home. Their professionalism came across in every aspect of of our interaction- from the photos, to the marketing, to understanding our expectations! They were knowledgeable and confident without being arrogant. Michele was patient all the way through a very difficult closing. I really can't imagine a better client experience. I have already recommended them to others and will certainly work with both Michele and Leslie again in the future.

Shirley Roth

Richard Caprioli has a natural eye for property and a great instinct for the right price. He also has the rare ability to understand precisely what his clients want in a home, which saved me time, money and headaches. He walked me through the negotiations and contracts and made an intimidating process completely simple. Richard gave me the greatest advice on home buying, as well. He's a true advocate for his clients, and he makes sure that your real estate experience is top notch and worry-free.

Catherine Waltrip

Mary Beth,
        Thank you for helping Lauren and I find our place on Lake Travis. It was great to work with a professional who understood the market to make us feel like we were informed and making the best possible decision for our growing family. I appreciate you answering your phone at all hours to discuss with us questions and concerns that come with buying a waterfront property. It was great knowing we were in it together until we found the perfect place.
We will definitely be in touch when the time comes again for us to be in the home buying market.
Thanks Again,

Rees & Lauren Winstead

Leslie Mashburn was a true asset in my family’s relocation to Austin, Texas in 2014.   I am a busy, working mother of two, and it was in connection with my career that my family was being uprooted and moved to a new city.  I soon found myself in the precarious position of having to juggle a new job and the responsibility of finding our dream home, all while working long hours and living in temporary housing apart from my family.  Leslie spent countless evening hours with me looking at homes, and in the process, she provided me with invaluable insight about Austin’s neighborhoods, communities and schools.  One of the great things about Leslie is that she quickly learned my preferences and could determine whether I might like a particular home without my having to go see it.  I trusted her judgment, knowing that she would always put her client’s needs/preferences/concerns before her own.  In fact, when I saw the home that we ultimately purchased (near Lake Travis), it was not in any of the neighborhoods that we had visited.  For that reason alone, she could have deemed it a waste of time.  Instead, Leslie decided to preview the home and her words to me were, “I think you’re going to love it.”  She was right.  I am very grateful to have met and worked with Leslie – she is a true professional, a wonderful advocate for her clients, and a friend.

Monica Coffey

We decided to work with Laurel because she was incredibly professional, thorough, and knowledgeable.  She came up with a comprehensive marketing plan for selling our house that utilized both traditional and non-traditional approaches, which I really believed was necessary given the changing climate of real estate and how people search for homes.  I thought her local market expertise was impressive.  I was actually impressed by everything about her. I felt like there wasn't a question she couldn't answer!  No one has ever been transparent before with the budget and the costs they were willing to incur for the sale.  She was clear, upfront and detailed about it and it was one of the many reasons we decided to use her.  I believe her suggestions did help in getting our home for the asking price (which was higher than I initially believed we could get). The ONLY reason our home sold so quickly was because of Laurel's tireless efforts.   It was an A+ service and I think she is the most professional, hard-working, competent, knowledgeable, proactive, communicative, dependable realtor I have ever worked with (and I have worked with a few!)  As long as she's a realtor, I would love her to represent me as a buyer or a seller.  As stated earlier, she is amazing and single-handedly changed my experience of realtors!

Alejandra F.

What I found that separates Mary Beth from other agents I have worked with in the past; she was not just trying to make a sale.  She actually helped me to take a step back and evaluate what was in my best interest.  Ultimately, it was in my best interest to rent for a year and take my time to find the right property to purchase in the Austin, TX metro area.
So, if you are looking for a real estate agent that is knowledgeable about all things going on around Austin, in addition to having your best interests in mind; I would highly recommend using Mary Beth Dautreuil as your real estate agent.

Dwayne Stradford

We have been working with Matt Everett and Turnquist Partners for nearly five years. Matt is professional, knowledgeable, reliable and very well connected with other Realtors in the area. We have also found Matt and Turnquist Partners to offer one of the best marketing plans to maximize our investment, while minimizing our efforts.

Rob and Lesli Turner, West Lake Hills

Michelle Turnquist and Leslie Tilson recently listed and sold our home. They were very professional, efficient, effective and just plain enjoyable to interact with. They did everything they promised, they were responsive to our needs and we are very pleased with the sale and outcome, as are the buyers. Not only did they sell our home, but they assisted us in buying a lot to build our new home and effected the rental of a home during the interim. Full Service ! I would highly recommend them, and intend to use them should we buy or sell in the future. I can't imagine what else someone would want in a real estate agent and firm.

Lu Galloway

I would highly recommend Teresa Clark to anyone who desires to sell or purchase a home in Austin.  I have found Teresa to be very thorough and knowledgeable in all areas of real estate.  You will find that she is an expert in helping people find the perfect home to fit their lifestyles and she will make the process seamless.  No one will work harder or more professionally for her clients whether they are buying or selling.  You cannot go wrong with Teresa Clark.

Scott Felder, Current Client-CEO Scott Felder Homes LLC

Leslie Mashburn is a very friendly, dedicated agent, who took the time to get to know our needs, preferences, and wants. She was able to preview properties and eliminate ones she knew would not work. She went out of her way to show us different areas of the Greater Austin area to help us narrow down communities where we would want to live, eventually helping us find the perfect house that is now our new home.

Jefferis and Leigh Peterson

As you know, we had thought about placing our home in Lakeway on the market shortly after buying property at Horseshoe Bay.  We interviewed several people and, for one reason or another, we did not do so.  Fast forward and after learning last fall that our Lakeway neighbors had sold, and sold well, we started the process all over again. Thanks to the postcard you sent out after their sale, we had your name and number. We started the process again and interviewed several other people including you.  Let me be clear, we interviewed, in total six people and one professional real estate agent - you (Paula Pierce).  Talk about a night and day difference in approach, in energy and in knowledge!  We were so lucky to find you. 

You approached the sale of our home as a professional and maintained that demeanor throughout and we know we can be trying clients!!  Throw in the difficulty of doing everything long distance and we truly believe it would have overwhelmed any one of the other “ agents”.  You told us what you would do, you told us how you would do it and then, most importantly, you proceeded to do it. Only a person confident of their skills and knowledgeable of their market can do that!   It was an amazing process and we thank you so much for your efforts, your patience and the results that were just as you had predicted

We could sing your praises all day long; but I think the highest compliment we can offer is what we have already done.   Knowing now that our plans include a five year stint in Dallas before we get to Horseshoe Bay and since you aren’t in the Dallas market, we asked you to recommend an agent “just like you” in Dallas.  And we have spoken with Alisa and are looking forward to meeting with her sooner rather than later (like probably next weekend)!  She has already previewed a home for us in Colleyville.

Needless to say, should you ever need a reference for potential clients, please do not hesitate to share this note or to contact us directly and we will be happy to talk about our experience in the sale process.

Again, many thanks for a great sale!

Your extremely happy clients,
MJ Brown and Greg Hooks

P.S.  Thanks for letting me watch you in action at the photo shoot.  I learned so much and will be employing those same tactics (maybe with a few more orchids!) as we ready our home in Eau Claire for a summer sale!

MJ Brown and Greg Hooks

Until I met Cheryl, I was always under the assumption that real estate agents made some of the easiest money on earth. I was completely wrong. From the moment we first met her, she worked tenaciously, first to get our listing, then to sell it. She listened to our needs and helped us price our home accordingly. Given the price range for our home, we thought we'd be looking at a 6 month+ sales process. Instead, she put so much effort into the opening salvo that she had it sold within a couple of weeks of us signing the listing agreement. Given the complex marketing plan, which included films, brochures, advertisements and much else, she actually had the house sold before it was really fully on the market. Every time someone needed to see the house, be it for a showing, an inspector, appraiser, or surveyor, she was there to manage the process. She held our hand though the worrisome process between accepting the offer and closing. then, like a true professional, she took us out to lunch afterwards just to see if she could have done anything better.

She couldn't have improved on a thing.

I would recommend a family member to use Cheryl. I would send my best friend to her. And I recommend her to you.

Wes Marshall