"It was a pleasure to work with a professional person like Sonia, she has all the experience and always answered all the doubts I could have. Thank you!"
-jfincowski 162 Bridgestone Way Buda, Tx 78610
"Sonia has made the process of renting out a home, as well as purchasing a home smooth and painless. She is thorough and professional, yet personable and understanding. We can always count on her to answer calls promptly and follow through with requests and questions. We recommend her to all our friends and family!"
-claufb78 11243 Pinehurst Dr, Austin, TX 78747
Buying or selling a house it the Austin area? I recommend Violet Leff , she is a first rate real estate agent. Violet worked with me to sell my home in South Austin. She had it sold the day it went active, but due to unforeseen circumstances we were not able to complete the sale and had to temporarily take the property off the market. During that time, Violet checked the property regularly, made sure the yard was taken care of and was in constant communication with me. Once we were able to put the property back on the market, Violet held a weekend of open houses and the property went under contract immediately as a result. I received a good offer very close to list price and a quick close of escrow. Call Violet, you will not find a more service oriented real estate agent.
We moved to the Austin area in early 2017 and Violet was instrumental in helping us find our first home. She was readily available to show us neighborhoods and homes as well as taking our calls and answering questions. She helped us throughout the entire process and always had resources & statistics for us to review. My husband is a finance guy -- so he appreciated having numbers to analyze as well as home-price comparisons between neighborhoods. She was attentive to our preferences and made great efforts to satisfy each one.
We were both new to Austin and to the process of buying a new home, after having rented for numerous years. Violet is very knowledgeable as to the process of buying a home and we didn't have any uncertainty about what to expect or what was next. Violet is also a great resource as to each neighborhood including details as to the schools, shopping & community.
She is extremely thoughtful and caring! For instance once we closed & moved, she helped us find a table for our kitchen.
We have recommended Violet to our family and friends. Now that we are settled into our new home & neighborhood, we sort of miss our weekend house-hunting adventures with Violet!
Tana and Mark were awesome to work with. They went over and beyond our expectations at every step and turn of the entire process. If I had to pick something that really made me appreciate their efforts, it would be Tana going out of her way to ensure the paint used following some minor ceiling repair was an exact match and went as far as having it repainted a second time. I would absolutely recommend Mark and Tana. They are an awesome team that treated us like family and focused on top, prompt and quality customer service! Scott and Mary Ritch
-Buyer Sep 11 2017
We cannot thank Christina enough for her excellent services. She is very detail oriented, honest, straight forward with a great sense of humor! Buying a property can sometimes be a very exhaustive process but Christina was always full of fresh energy and readily available. We are really pleased that she was a part of our journey into buying our first home.
-K Usayed Mahmood
Working with Violet was great! She had the answers I needed and a great idea for timeline on when to start looking for a place based on the move-in date we wanted. She didn't show us things that didn't fit our criteria and was a breeze to get a hold of when I wanted to look at a house! She really made the potentially stressful ordeal of finding a place a total breeze!
When moving here from Seattle we weren't sure exactly what we wanted, but after chatting with Violet she immediately understood the "vibe" we were after and showed us properties that matched perfectly. Violet was easy going yet incredibly professional. It was apparent after one day of working with her that she was very experienced and knowledgeable. We are incredibly happy with the property we chose and the help she provided. Not only would we use Violet again in the future but would refer all our friends and family."
Violet Leff was extremely helpful on our journey to finding a new home. She took us around and showed us a wealth of different properties that were well within our budget and ideal requirements. She set up multiple portals for various sections of Austin, so we could price compare based on neighborhood. She was excellent at offering us guidance as to that types of homes we would find in each area, pros and cons, etc. Overall, it was a very positive experience. Thanks Violet!
Young First-Time Homebuyers - August 2015
We had the good fortune to be recommended Violet's services this summer when we decided to purchase a house in Austin and cannot overstate how helpful, resourceful, and determined she was through the entire process.
We went into our search with high expectations for our intended budget and some less than common requests and Violet was not only unfazed by this, but immediately sought to rise to the challenge. She responded to calls and emails at practically all hours of the day from when we first contacted her until we closed, and even when we became frustrated or discouraged never wavered or slowed down searching for us.
She never hesitated to give us honest opinions even when it wasn't what we wanted to hear, and saved us from more than one serious mistake by doing so. She was unflinching and uncompromising dealing with sellers representatives and always made sure to protect our interests. And she helped us compromise between ourselves on difference we hadn't even thought about before she brought them to our attention.
We've been home owner's for just over a month now thanks to Violet and are incredibly happy with the property she helped us acquire. If you are searching for a realtor who simply will not give up you need look no further.
-Alexandra and Christopher
East Coast Transplants - February 2016
My wife and I moved to Austin after 25+ years living in Washington, DC. We chose the perfect real estate agent: Violet Leff is professional, experienced and totally committed to her clients. She found us our new home, and helped us make the right offer, one that was quickly accepted. Violet worked with us after the home inspection walking us through the repair list, and helping us negotiate items the inspection spotlighted. We returned to DC knowing we would be well represented by Violet throughout the closing process.
She worked with the condo association and management firm on several issues and advised us on various services we would need. Violet also prepared an extensive list of vendors for jobs we might need done around our condo. She sent us weekly enticements of Austin events to help us remember that our big move to Austin was the right one. A major change and a complicated move for us to make, but Violet was with us all the way.
Now in Austin, Violet has become a friend and just not our real estate agent. We feel that we can call her anytime, and we have, for suggestions on services like dog groomers, vets, hairdressers, and places to shop. Her weekly list of Austin events is even more appreciated now that we are here. She is a great real estate agent who we will certainly recommend without hesitation.
Expertise and Attention - Seller Clients June 2016
Violet’s expertise and attention to detail was invaluable in the sale of our home. Her research and knowledge of the current market enabled us to price it correctly and get it on the market to leverage the peak sales season.
Because we had our own a target date that we wanted to hit, she was able to recommend resources and services to help us make it happen. She put together a thorough marketing plan that included a timeline to help us get the house ready and to generate interest before the listing went live.
Once the house was ready, she came and helped us stage so that it looked better than it ever had. She even suggested repurposing a rarely used second eating area into an office space. (We wished we had thought of that and utilized the space that way before.)
She scheduled the “go live” and the Open House to coordinate with our schedule to be out of town. I was completely comfortable being away and leaving her in charge for the weekend. We received multiple offers that first weekend. We were impressed with how she professionally and respectfully worked with the other realtors always keeping our best interest at the forefront. She helped us sort through the pros and cons of each offer and compare to come to the best contract decision for us. There were some snafus but she walked us through them. We could not have been more pleased with the outcome.
-Robin and Kathey Longino
Very Helpful - Relocation Buyer June 2016
Violet was very helpful and knowledgeable about each of the neighborhoods I looked into and was able to guide me relative to schools, shopping, commutes, and community. We looked at a lot of homes in a variety of areas in Austin. We made offers on a couple and almost closed on one until the seller backed out last minute. Violet guided me through that and worked with the listing agent to ensure I received my earnest and option money back from the seller.
Ultimately she showed me a house she knew I would like, even though I was not sure I wanted to see it. It turned out to be the house I bought! Ultimately she knew better than I did at that point exactly what I was looking for in a house.
I would highly recommend her services to those that are looking to sell and or buy a home.
NY Seller Clients - April 2016
I know Violet from her New York days, so when my wife and I wanted to sell our country home we called Violet for some advice, thinking she may give us some helpful hints- well she did that and more! She told us about her relocation referral department and offered to help us locate an agent; again she went above and beyond, she looked into the agents websites and profiles and made recommendations. We were so happy that she did research on our behalf. She assisted us every step of the way through our process even though we had a NY agent. She even gave us advice on how to stage our house for a quicker sale and it worked!! I wish Violet could be our agent on our new house search, we may have to move to Austin!
Moving Right Along - 2017 Current Buyers
We began talking with Violet a while back regarding our desire to move to a new home and keep our current home as an investment property. She guided us through the process and helped us take the first step by having us talk with a lender so we could get a better understanding of our financing options. We refinanced our home back in September and will be able to use some of the equity for a down payment on a new home. We spoke with Violet about various areas and neighborhoods we would be interested. She set up several portals for us and over the last few months she’s taken us to see properties that were of interest to us. She’s been very patient and very helpful by keeping us informed about the local real estate market. Based on the multiple portals we have, we have been able to narrow down the neighborhoods that will fit our lifestyle and focus our search on those. We look forward to working with Violet to find our next new home. We would certainly recommend her to friends and family, and we already have!
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"Buying or selling a house it the Austin area? I recommend Violet Leff , she is a first rate real estate agent. Violet worked with me to sell my home in South Austin. She had it sold the day it went active, but due to unforeseen circumstances we were not able to complete the sale and had to temporarily take the property off the market. During that time, Violet checked the property regularly, made sure the yard was taken care of and was in constant communication with me. Once we were able to put the property back on the market, Violet held a weekend of open houses and the property went under contract immediately as a result. I received a good offer very close to list price and a quick close of escrow. Call Violet, you will not find a more service oriented real estate agent."