We've worked with several Realtors over the years, but Colette Fitzgerald of Best Life Real Estate is indeed the best. Cheerful, courteous, informative, and best of all, effective. Colette sold our house for full asking price within a very short period of time -- and was a joy to work with throughout the entire process.
Colette was such a joy to work with, in fact, her caring personality and warm heart were key elements to seeing her not only as our Realtor, but also as a professional friend for life.
She was very professional and with her guidance we knew exactly how to prepare our house for marketing. Through her sound advice, before the “For Sale” sign could see the dawn and dusk of a single day, our house was under contract, and soon to be “Sold”. Through her professional guidance we were able to be more than prepared for marketing our house. She even provided excellent resources for the handling of the buyer’s minor fixup requests. Our house had four showings within 24 hours of going on the market, and we were pending a contract within 48 hours. And we received our asking price!
“Thank you” Colette for a allowing us to soar like an eagle from pick-up, during the flight, to the landing. A journey taken with you we truly enjoyed and will recommend to all desiring to work with the BEST. For us, she was truly God-sent.
We could write a book on Colette and it would most likely be a “Best Seller” for a very long time. She has not set the bar for standards for other realtors, she is the bar, and thus cannot be surpassed.
Our experience with Colette has brought about a “Beyond Expectations” journey. We highly recommend Colette to anyone desiring to be a winner – whether you are selling or buying your house.
Colette was great to work with. Very quick to return calls, transparent, easy to reach, and knowledgeable about the current market conditions. She was a solid asset, especially during negotiations, and made sure I got the best deal possible. It was easy to forget that I wasn't her only client.
It was a wonderful experience working with Colette. She sold my condominium within 2 days! I was moving and she helped to fit the tight schedule with the photographer and cleaners. This showed her eagerness and enthusiasm to sell the condo.
I liked her way of approaching the selling process. Bottom line - 2 words: Highly Recommended.
We had such an amazing experience working with Colette! From the day we decided to list with Best Life until our closing we were always sure we were in the best hands. Colette walked us through every step of the process and answered all the questions we had along the way. We recommend Colette's service to anyone else looking to buy or sell a home!
Working with Colette was the best! Thorough, caring, informative and very knowledgeable of the whole process, Colette made the sale of our house not only an easy, but a very pleasant experience. Selling a house is always stressful, but Colette put everyone at ease and made everything very pleasant and comfortable. We can't thank her enough for the help through this whole process and we look forward to working with her on the closing of our new house.
Colette was very supportive of us throughout the buying process. She worked with us to make sure we saw the pros and cons of each property we viewed, whether it was location, style or price. She was never pushy and helped us to know which areas around town would be best suited to our tastes.
Colette was also super responsive to all of our questions and concerns. I would always receive an answer to any question I would send to her, even if that question occurred after "normal" business hours. Her responsiveness made us feel like she was always there to guide us through the home buying purchase and helped make that process incredibly simple.
What impressed us the most was the fact that our very first bid was accepted. After speaking with several co-workers that made 5-10 bids before getting a bid accepted, I feel that Colette really helped us identify and select the house that we wanted and helped us secure it without having to go through the ups and downs that come with placing multiple offers.
After discussing our home buying process with several co-workers and friends, I realized that the outstanding service that Colette provided to us was the exception rather than the rule.
We would recommend Colette to anyone looking to select a professional, motivated Realtor looking after your best interests. She is simply the best.
We had a great experience selling our house with Colette Fitzgerald and would highly recommend her! Colette pre-marketed and sold our house on Jester Blvd. two days before it went on MLS for more than the asking price. We closed this week, and Colette's attention and service through the process were great! We talked to other agents at the start, who wanted to price our house lower. Colette spent the most time studying our house, actually visiting other houses in the neighborhood on the market to fully understand the comps, and made the strongest recommendation for how to price and market the house. So if you are planning to buy or sell a house, definitely give Colette a call!
First off it was an extreme pleasure having Colette as my agent. She sets the bar so high for other agents, and it's very easy to tell she loves what she does. She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients are taken care of and well informed. I truly feel everyone in the market for a home should have the pleasure of being represented by Colette. My family will never forget her. If I'm ever in the market for another home, she already knows who's going to be my one and only call.
I was referred to Colette by a good friend of mine. Colette is an outstanding Realtor. She understands the market and her clients. From our first meeting, she made my wife and I feel at ease about the whole house selling process. We had a bad experience about 13 years ago when we sold our first home so were a little nervous. Colette showed us exactly what we were to expect at every stage of the process. She kept us informed on what the next step in the process would be and how to prepare for it. She gave us a prep sheet to work before putting our home on the market. The buyers were very impressed. Our home sold in 6 days. Colette is a great asset to the Central Texas housing growth. I think she’ll be one of the top, if not the top realtor in the coming years. I give her HIGH PRAISE. I’ll recommend her to anyone I know selling or buying a home. Thank you Realty Austin for having such a great employee.
I love Colette! I connected with her from the moment I met her. She is sweet, friendly, and did everything she could to get us through the sale of our house and closing of our new condo. I would totally recommend her to anyone.
We had a wonderful experience working with Colette! She was personable, knowledgeable, and very helpful with every question or concern we had. We would highly recommend her!
It's been great working with Colette; she has exceeded our expectation in helping us purchase our new home and selling our existing home. She's a complete professional in every way. From the moment we first met Colette, we felt really comfortable in the way she presented herself as a Realty Austin Agent. She knows all the fine details in the whole process from beginning to end. My wife and I couldn't be happier than we are now.
We definitely would recommend Colette to our friends and family.
Colette was absolutely wonderful. Colette exceeded every expectation, and was very helpful. We couldn't imagine going through this process without her help. I would, and will recommend Colette to everyone we know who is looking to sell or buy a home.
I don't know where to begin! Colette has been absolutely amazing since our first meeting with her several months ago! She's not only professional, but super nice and very knowledgable. She's been there and answered any questions we've had (which were many!) and never once complained. She made us feel like we were her only clients! I have already referred her to 2 people I know that are thinking of moving and will continue to refer her! This was our first time selling/buying a home and working with realtor and she has made the process completely painless and smooth! We truly could not have asked for anything more!
She is the best! I went with her because she didn’t try to talk me down in price like the realtor I let go. Now my house sold in the first day it went on the market, not counting the waiting period. I am completely satisfied and would choose her again. I will also refer her to others.
Colette was the best realtor we have ever worked with. Patient, knowledgeable, and proved invaluable for buying and selling our house. Highly recommend her for any one needing an agent.
Colette’s expertise was greatly appreciated! I rate her as one of the top realtors I have had the pleasure of working with. She's a credit to herself and the reality agency she works for.
Colette brings a lot to the table and gives the customer and the transaction an incredible amount of attention. She is the consummate professional: knowledgeable, a good listener, an excellent negotiator, and she pays a great deal of attention to the many details that ultimately matter in real estate. In a runaway seller's market like Austin, that isn't always the case. Buyers are motivated and many agents just seem to let their "transaction specialist" do all the lifting—heavy and otherwise.
My wife and I have bought, lived in, and sold seven homes together over the years in real estate markets from California to the New York area and in between. We take time to interview agents/brokers, and as a result, we have been fortunate in the real estate agents that have represented us both as buyers and sellers. Colette is at the top of the list. As sappy as it sounds, I think she truly cares about the client getting through process with their dreams—and fiscal health—in tact. She's also interested in doing the right thing, and her fairness and ethical approach is applied to everyone involved in the process. Beyond that, Colette knows the technicalities of Austin real estate cold, has the practical experience that comes from having sold a lot of property, is thorough and tenacious about problem solving, and has a wide circle of professionals to call on and to recommend to her clients. We have benefitted from the work of many of these professionals—from the best home inspector I've experienced to a landscaper, a handyman, etc. to help us get started.
Beyond that, Colette is delightful. Although she is completely professional, she is also personal in her approach. That's an important combination with something as "personal" as residential real estate, and she combines the two gracefully. Again, she is backed by study, experience, and practice, her approach—more than salesmanship--is genuine, not studied.That's the best kind.
Obviously, I could sing Colette's praises all day and so could my wife Gail. We were very pleased and will recommend Colette highly to others.
From start to finish we worked with Colette for about a year, and she helped us along every step of the way. We changed our plans several times and ultimately she was able to help us get started with the process of building a home, and to list our home and sell it within one week's time. Colette was very knowledgeable in all areas that we needed help with and provided expert opinions that led us to be able to get our asking price on the sell of our home.
She was present at both the closing of the sale of our old home as well as the closing of the purchase of our new home. She wasn't required to be at the closing of our new home but chose to be there anyway and support. Colette is top notch and professional and we will gladly refer her to others!
Colette was the most flexible, attentive, and friendly advocate we could have asked for in the home-buying process. She's never short of professional but just about the kindest and most sincere person you could imagine in the real estate world. After working with her once, we'd simply never go with anyone else.
I really appreciate Colette. It is a pleasure working with her and have her advice every time I need it. I believe the clue is that she cares about her clients. She always kept me informed thru the process and believe me, as a customer, this makes a huge difference. Realty Austin should be very proud of her.
Our experience with Colette was really great. She has excellent knowledge of the market and gave us meaningful advice that helped us sell our home quickly. Colette was very patient and kept us informed throughout the whole process. She was very receptive and answered all our questions politely and very professional. I would absolutely use and recommend her service to anyone. Colette is great!
If you live in the Austin area and need to buy or sell a house, Katie and I cannot recommend anyone more highly than we recommend Colette Fitzgerald with Realty Austin. She helped us get great people to prepare the house before we put it on the market (painters, carpet
installers, cleaners, landscapers, etc.) and did a great job marketing the house. Our house had 4 offers within 24-hours of going on the market, and we were under contract within 36-hours. And we received offers over our asking price! Seriously, Colette is awesome to work with and really cares about the people she works with.
All I can say is Colette Fitzgerald is more than awesome. If I could rate her a 100+ that would be what the rate would be. She coached me and my husband the whole way through. She was always on target for pricing the house, to setting the house up for selling, being on top of the closing and helping with the transition of the new house. She was so informative and she made me feel so comfortable during the entire transaction.
I have referred Colette to friends and family and she provided them excellent service too. This is our second house that was sold, and our third house we are buying. Our first experience selling and buying a house with another realtor was a nightmare and made us nervous about ever selling again, but Colette held our hands the whole way through and was very knowledgeable about the whole process.
She always kept me in the loop and always returned my email or calls with answers to my questions.
Thank you Colette Fitzgerald for making our closing a success and making it so smooth with no stress or flaws.
It is our pleasure to recommend Colette to any and all of our family and friends; she is always appropriate, reachable and extremely professional in addition to being extremely helpful. We enjoyed our experience with her and in selling our home so quickly.
Colette Fitzgerald was a fantastic representative for us as we got ready to sell our first home. We first met her six months before we actually listed our home, and she maintained good contact throughout that time. She assured us that she could take care of us and help us sell our home, even during the slower fall months. We gave her the stout task of selling our home in October, and gave her a 45 day deadline because we were building and that was the timeline given to us by that company. We listed our home and received two offers in a week, and were under contract in a week! Colette is friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to work hard for her clients. We are thrilled that we got to work with her.
Colette was awesome, she was very helpful and prompt throughout the process. This is the second time that Colette has helped me find and sell a home. Colette even took time while on vacation to follow up with the seller to make sure everything was ready for closing, which was not expected. I definitely would recommend her to any friend or family member in search of selling or buying their next home. v
If you want the best, go with Colette! She is truly amazing. She makes the home selling process so much easier, has great advice, and will truly work for YOU. It was really a joy to work with such attentive and professional agent. She was able to sell my house in 1 day. You talk about head spinning fast!
We will recommend her to all our friends and family!
We were very pleased with and appreciated Colette Fitzgerald’s efforts in the sale of our condo in Georgetown. The listing was a contingency for our purchase of a new home. Colette participated in a Realtor’s Showcase, held an Open House on a Sunday afternoon, printed flyers for interested individuals to take from our information center, and advertised in local print media.
However, at the end of our contingency period, she wrote a letter to the builder requesting an extension, explaining that her research into property sales in the Georgetown area determined that the average sales period was approximately fifteen days longer time than the company’s normal contingency period allowed. The builder accepted her request and extended the contingency.
Colette stayed in touch with realtors of prospective buyers, especially towards the end of our listing. After our condo went under contract, Colette continued to communicate with us and kept us informed of the progress during the qualification period of the buyer.
Colette is pleasant, cordial, and persistent. She is knowledgeable, resourceful, and does her homework. We appreciated her communication with us throughout the sale period and closing. She worked hard to communicate with us during a difficult time as we were dealing
with a first and second lender of our buyer. We highly recommend her and feel that she exceeded our expectations throughout the sale of our condo.
Thank you Colette Fitzgerald for finding us the perfect house and being such an awesome Real Estate Agent. And, for helping us sell our old house so quickly. It's been great! She told us exactly what we needed to fix for a quick sell and it did, went into contract in a week.
So, if you're in Austin and looking for a great Real Estate agent, contact Colette!
Colette came recommended to us from a salesman at Ryland Homes. Because of the recommendation from the seller, we were a little suspicious about using the seller recommended realtor.
We met with Colette during the very busy summer season and she was able to talk to us twice so that we could figure out a plan. I was tentative about the whole the sale but it closed as Colette predicted. She managed the staging of the house with my wife and it turned out great.
I asked to see a house in Crystal Falls and she took the initiative to schedule four visits to homes in the area. The first house of the day was the one that hooked my wife. Colette let us know the house was being actively viewed and there were other realtors there as we sat outside and thought about it. Ultimately we made an offer on the house in the driveway that day. The use of “esign” both by Colette and our Mortgage Broker made the entire process much faster and easier.
My wife and I are now in our new home, which we love. We got a great deal on the sale of our old house and we paid a fair price for this new house. Colette was pleasant to work with, competent with her paperwork, diligent with the processing, and we would recommend Colette to our friends in the future for their Real Estate needs.
Colette has the best customer service a person could ask for. She is so friendly and personable and made sure she was always available to us throughout the entire process. She really cared about helping us as people and is very good at what she does. As she was working on selling our house, we also referred her to my mom. She stepped in and
took over their listing and it had a contract within 5 hours! My husband says she is a class act and I couldn't agree more.
I would recommend Colette to anyone. She felt more like a friend than just someone who was selling our house. She made the process so easy and this was the first time my husband or I had ever sold a house.
Thank you again to Colette for exceeding our expectations!
Our process working with our home builder and their lender was far from a smooth or organized process. However, Colette was a god-send for us. Every time there was a builder error, Colette was on the phone with me walking me through what had happened, what my options were, etc. I can't tell you how many times she talked me down from a cliff after one of the many debacles that occurred! I felt like I had a partner in Colette and that was greatly appreciated through this process.
When we sold our home in Georgetown, Colette was the epitome of a professional. She was available, knowledgable and friendly which helped put my husband and I at ease. She was very communicative through the process of selling our original home and was patient in explaining things to us step by step. I feel that in addition to having a beautiful home, it was her professionalism and skill set that helped us sell our house so quickly and get a full price offer!
I can't say enough amazing things about Colette - I will definitely be recommending her to anyone I know in the Austin area who is looking to buy or sell a home.
Working with Colette was an extremely positive experience. In addition to her usual kindness, she was patient when I asked her to repeat things and/or to help me understand the details.
We had a friendly relationship and shared some laughs which helped to offset the frustrations occurring during the process. I have already referred some of my friends to her when their time to buy comes around. It would be so easy to simply gush with sweet things to say. The true fact is that Colette is dedicated and works long hours to meet the needs of her clients. Numerous times we talked well into the evening discussing details for the sale of my home.
We are EXTREMELY PLEASED with Colette and our experience of selling our current house and buying a new one that is within our budget and has ALL of the items from our wishlist! BRAVO COLETTE!!
Our agent, Colette Fitzgerald was truly amazing. We read her reviews on Realty Austin and she exceeded our expectations. She was professional and guided us in exactly what we needed to do to get our house ready to be on the market. Following her advice, we sold our house in a day and half. She answered all of questions and concerns in a timely manner. We highly recommend Colette and Realty Austin to any one looking for and agent.
Realty Austin is a great firm to work with, and our agent Colette Fitzgerald is amazing. She took care of us from the first visit, all the way to the closing day. At the first visit she laid out all the facts, numbers, etc. She was very helpful and communicative through the whole process. Colette made the selling process much easier for us. As a matter of fact, we have already referred Colette to friends and family members that were looking for an agent.
Selling a house is stressful. Colette Fitzgerald, our agent, was wonderful. She helped us through every phase of the process from listing to closing. Colette was accessible at every stage. Having sold our house, we'll soon be in the market for another. We'll call Collette.
Colette is an amazing real-estate agent she walked me through the sale of my home very smoothly. She was always there when I had question day or night. When I decide to buy another home I want her to walk me through the whole process all over again. I have already recommended her to other of my family members. Colette Fitzgerald is AMAZING!!
I would like to say that Colette is truly dedicated to her job. Colette went above and beyond our exceptions to get our house sold! She was always available to answer any and all questions we had. Colette felt like a family member we could count on or call on anytime.
She was there every step of way from selling our home to buying our new home. We will highly recommend Colette to our friends and family for their home buying and selling needs! Thank you Colette!
Colette Fitzgerald was extremely patient with us and worked very hard to find a house that met our particular needs, but she did it. Now we are in a home that we love, that we could afford, with two acres, no HOA, and with a mother-in-law plan. She was professional, yet personable. We now consider her a friend. I will definitely recommend her.
It was great working with Colette! She made everything fast and easy to understand. I hope to do business with her again.
We couldn't have asked for anyone better than Colette Fitzgerald to help find and purchase our new home. With her help, we quickly found and scored our dream home. We were very impressed with her professionalism and knowledge and she helped guide us through the entire process. As first time home buyers, there was a lot we didn't know or understand, but all it ever took was a quick email or call to Colette to get the answer we needed. We had a terrible lender experience, which lead to a high-stress closing, but Colette held our hand, helped us deal with the stress and get through it. We would recommend Colette to anyone looking to purchase a new home. You won't regret it!
We could not have been more pleased with the experience we had working with Colette Fitzgerald. She sold our home in less than two days! Would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends.
I had a great experience working with Colette Fitzgerald. She is highly organized, excellent attention to detail, very familar with the inventory and areas, and put the time in with us to find a property. I would highly recommend Colette!
Colette's outstanding professionalism and friendliness were the attributes that influenced me to choose her as my real estate agent. I did not experience such unerring and exemplary service from my realtor here in New York State who handled the purchase of my new home. She also dealt well with my loan officer who is scatterbrained and difficult on his best days.
Colette is a gem and I'd hire her again in a heartbeat.
Colette Fitzgerald is AWESOME! We wouldn't have made it through our new home building experience without her. She was there every step of the way and did more for us than an agent should be asked or required to do. We highly recommend Realty Austin and Colette Fitzgerald! Thanks for holding our hands Colette!
Colette was amazing. She was always on top of everything and gave me a great experience as a first time home buyer. I will be referring her to any friends looking for a home.
Colette Fitzgerald is truly one of a kind. You can tell she loves her job and she made our house hunting experience fun and exciting. She was always on "our team" and made us aware of a lot of things (as first time homebuyers) so there were never any "surprises." I recommend her to serious buyers! Thanks Colette!
Colette has been very helpful with my decision in purchasing my new home. She gave me options to make the transition smooth from renting to buying. I had stopped by here in Stonefield just looking, but when she offered to be my agent, and gave me some ideas on how to get to my goal, purchasing my new home was a no brainer. She was a well informed mediator between myself and the mortgage company. Anything either one of us needed, she was sure to follow up on it. I have enjoyed working with Colette and I know her next clients will as well.
Colette was amazing she answered all questions that we had. She made the entire process pleasant. I'm recommending her to everyone I know.
Colette is an outstanding realtor and she truly represents Realty Austin with high standards. She always had my best interest in mind and she was never aggressive and pushy throughout the process. All the decisions came from me and me alone. At closing she was right there next to me for support. Colette understands that purchasing a home is a huge ordeal for a single person or for that matter a family. I am sure I must have asked her some ridiculous questions. Her demeanor and professionalism were unswerving. If I hear of anyone considering buying or selling a home I will certainly refer her and Realty Austin. Now that the initial process of the home purchase is over does NOT mean our realtor-client
relationship is severed. I plan on calling if I have any questions or concerns..at least.for the next THIRTY YEARS!
Colette Fitzgerald was an amazing help to us as we sold our home and bought a new one. She was always more than happy to meet us anywhere to see homes and spent a significant amount of time talking to us, preparing us for the selling process, answering any questions we had, negotiating, and even calling on quotes for items needing attention after the inspection. Colette really went above and beyond. We really appreciate her time and effort and would highly recommend her to a friend or family member needing a realtor.
My husband and I LOVE Colette! We were fortunate enough to land Colette as our realtor when we were looking for our first home. She was tireless, upbeat, knowledgeable, efficient and treated us like we were her only clients. When the time came for us to move again, Colette was the only person we would consider with the responsibility of selling our home and helping us find another! She always seemed to understand exactly what we were looking for and needed... even when we weren't quite sure ourselves. You won't find a better advocate than Colette!
We have purchased two homes and sold one with Colette as our Realtor, and we highly recommend her! She is such a joy to work with, and she makes the process fun. She is very knowledgeable and helped us find the right house that we could renovate and turn into a beautiful home for our family. Her integrity, professionalism, and personable nature really make her stand out from other Realtors, and she truly does care about her clients. She even rolled up her sleeves one day and helped us hang drywall. Now that is top notch service! Choose Colette for your Realtor and you will be happy you did.
My experience with Colette has been exceptional! Colette was truly a joy to work with and made this enjoyable yet scary process stress free. She did a great job capturing properties that fit my family's needs and I will definitely refer family and friends to her.