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Eric Recktenwald
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5 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
64 user reviews.
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Very attentive---answered texts and phone when I called or sent a text. Very knowledgeable in current real estate market. Efficient and knowledgeable concerning contracts and what was needed and when! Last but not least, didn't have a problem when I wanted to have an attorney check something!

Lynn Gates
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Eric was amazing to work with. He walked my wife and I through the whole home-buying process from start to finish. He provided support when we needed it, especially during the paperwork phase and was always knowledgeable when we had questions about the process. I highly recommend him for all of your real-estate needs!

Hunter Thomas | Home Buyer
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I worked with Eric to both buy the land and then selling it 9 months later. The gentleman was 100% focus, on making sure I was taken care of. I trusted him to get top dollar for my land and he came through. I would absolutely ask Eric if I have any need of his services.

Jonathan Perez | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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I want to tell you how much Fey & I appreciate all you did for us during this marketing & closing of our house, & the "after sale" help you were to us. Over the years we have bought & sold several houses because of my being transferred in my job & never before have we experienced the interest, concern & assistance you gave us. Thank you. It is our opinion that anyone fortunate enough to get you as their real estate consultant is fortunate indeed.

Jim Millar
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Our home had been on the market in Austin for over two years. It had been listed with two different agents. Both agents were well-known for handling high-end properties like ours. The first year, there were only about six showing and no offers. In the second year, there were more showings but only one offer. The pricing strategies had been all over the map. We were tired of the whole process and had just about given up hope. We had worked with Eric for several years on sales of undeveloped rural property. He was smart, honest, and hard-working. We asked him to evaluate our situation. Frankly, we were on the fence about continuing to sell. Eric came over and presented a detailed marketing analysis. It far surpassed anything we had seen in the past two years. His research was compelling. He compared our home with others of similar price. He outlined a comprehensive marketing strategy. He gave opinions about weaknesses in our previous approaches, and ways to overcome them. We agreed to go forward and put our home back on the market. This time was different! We had many showings and several offers over the next few weeks and very soon we were able to get a solid contract. It closed about 45 days later, for over 98% of our asking price. What made the difference? Partly, it was due to improved market conditions since we began nearly two years earlier but, we realized that mostly, it was due to Eric's approach and efforts. Several examples are worth noting: 1. A terrific website with high-quality photography, 2. a colorful brochure highlighting the key features, 3. a lockbox for showings instead of by-appointment, 4. open houses for agents with written evaluations afterward, 5. sales price refinement after the first week and the feedback he was able to collect from showings, 6. follow -up on all showings with feedback to us something we never had before, 7. clear representation of our interests during all negotiations. Our home was a challenge. We were almost ready to give up. Eric made it happen. We are grateful for his guidance and expertise. Eric turned a difficult situation into a great success and we recommend him highly.

Mike & Barbara Barrett
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Eric did a great job! He put up with me and kept this on track. Gave sound, professional advice!

Jeff Coley
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Eric was fantastic, we had our home on the market for 6 months before switching to work with Eric. After we switched, the house was only on the market 18 days before it sold!

Tim S
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From beginning to end, Eric was a joy to work with. He was patient and took the time to consult & listen to us even when we weren't certain if we'd sell our house or put it on the market. When we decided, his professionalism & thoroughness was outstanding from staging the house to the pictures & to the paperwork. I will loyally recommend Eric to my friends & family when they request realty services.

Joshua & Kimberly Hoeft
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We had listed our home with another "big name" agency and it sat on the market for a year with no offers. I heard about Eric and after talking to him understood why our property didn't sell. We listened to Eric, did what he said, and our property sold. Even in a slow market, Eric made it happen!

Mike & Shirley
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We had a terrible experience with the title company that Eric resolved to our complete satisfaction. In that matter, he was extraordinarily professional yet very firm and acted in a timely manner. He even got our fee from the title company refunded in full, complete with a letter of apology. This was a major hiccup in an otherwise flawless transaction and Eric even made it come out to our complete satisfaction. The house sold in 6 days - he completely exceeded expectations.

Brandee Smith | Home Seller
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Eric is great and made buying our first home as easy as possible and he also listened to the way we wanted to approach looking for the house.

Michael & Tonya Hoffman
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My Brother and I have been buying and selling homes for about 27 years. Eric is the most professional agent we have ever dealt with. For all our real estate needs from now on we will go to Eric!

Paul & Andrew Neumann
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Jenni and I want to thank Eric for helping us buy a home. I would definitely recommend him as a realtor to those who are considering working with him. Eric was always quick to make contact and return calls, even on the weekend. His low-key style was comfortable and friendly. He would thoroughly research the properties we were interested in and make time to show them to fit our schedule. It was definitely "Easy with Eric". I could not have imagined doing it myself, especially with all the contracts and papers involved. Thank you again Eric for helping us obtain this wonderful home!

Kyle & Jenni Barker
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Eric was very helpful and personable.

Alice Vines
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I was very pleased with the outstanding service offered by Mr. Recktenwald.

Cecil Boenig
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I would like to commend Eric Recktenwald for his expertise and commitment in selling our home. We bought a depressed property with a plan to remodel and sell in two years. Unfortunately, due to a change in employment we were forced to re-list the house 4 months after moving in. Eric not only helped me with suggestions to make the home sellable, he oversaw the installation of a new roof and carpeting after I had moved back to Washington. Eric went above and beyond his duties to sell a very difficult piece of property and I consider him not only the best agent I have ever worked with but also a friend. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.

Gerald Rasmussen
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Commending Eric Recktenwald on the professional manner in which he handled the sale of my home. Eric was at all times very helpful in explaining exactly what had to be done and handled the sale with absolutely no worry to us. I would recommend Eric to any of my friends or family without reservation.

John McLane
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After three months of trying to sell the house ourselves and wasting our time week after week of showing the house to people who were just browsing, hadn't pre-qualified or couldn't qualify, we were relieved that Eric took over and brought real offers to the table for consideration. He always gave us options and insight but still allowed us to make the decision along the way on what was right for us. Eric has been in business for many years and it shows with his ability to avoid potential problems and keep the sale on track even when it seems the issue at hand is outside of his control. I think Eric's professionalism and assistance was invaluable in making the transition in our lives a pleasant one. I assure you we won't hesitate to call on Eric again if we ever decide to buy or sell another home.

Thad Yousling
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Very professional & courteous!

Jeffrey Nelson
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Eric did a great job! We were especially impressed that he took a very active role during the entire house building progress & kept tabs on things when we were out of town. The builder did some things that were obviously designed to save them money but cutting corners, with a plan to cover up their misdeeds, too bad for them Eric caught them at their game ... Ask Eric about it. He may be able to do the same for you.

Chris & Yuko Hodge
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What separates Eric from other real estate agents is that he listens to his clients and works, works, works!

Dave Bolin
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Recently our home was listed with another real estate company and agent for 183 days. The bottom line is they were unsuccessful with the sale. From the moment Eric took over things changed. We enjoyed his description of our home which brought attention to its most appealing features. We also appreciated Eric's willingness to troubleshoot conditional issues with the property and sound advice on how to proceed. With Eric's program, expertise, and negotiating skills we were able to obtain and close a solid offer on our home at very nearly the full asking price within 35 days of listing our home. In addition, after closing, he followed through on communication with the title company on our behalf... a big time saver for us! We only wish we had listed with Eric from the start. We want to shout out to all who plan to list their homes to "Choose Eric!". We are certain they will be glad they did! Thank you to Eric again for his support and help in the sale of the home we loved for over 30 years!

Conrad & Betty Danner
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I cannot tell in words how wonderful Eric was in all aspects of selling and buying our homes. He is an asset!

Henry & Katey Hartman
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Eric is a great realtor and has a fun personality!!

Jennifer Healey
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We never realized how much difference there could be in real estate agents until we met Eric Recktenwald. Our home had been previously listed with another agent and things were not going well. Unfortunately, our home had been on the market for about two months, and we had almost no activity. At one point, when we actually had an interested buyer make an offer, our agent was not even accessible for two whole days! The deal ended up falling apart and we never got our home under contract. We later found out that our agent actually had another job and worked only part time as a real estate agent. As soon as Eric took over our listing things improved. Eric met with us, reviewed our situation, and gave a professional assessment that helped us go forward immediately. Eric and his staff reworked all of the marketing materials and began immediately to implement his marketing system. From quality of materials to accessibility of our agent and the almost instant change in activity, it was apparent things had changed for the better. Our home was sold within 2 weeks of listing with Eric and it was closed 45 days later. Eric led us all the way through the process of getting our home sold. With Eric's experience and recommendations, we got through difficult buyer demands and inspection items that could have cost us thousands more. We are certain Eric saved us money. We only wish we would have met Eric sooner and listed our home with him first. If you are looking for the answer to your real estate needs, look no further. It truly was "Easy with Eric".

Jim & Sally Shannon
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Our home sat on the market for one year without selling. When our selling agreement with our first realtor expired, Eric called us and earned our business. He sold our home in 3 weeks! He is the most professional and reliable realtor we have ever worked with. When we move back to Austin, we will definitely call Eric!

Rick & Melissa Pierce
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What a great job Eric and his team did for us! I still cant believe we got an offer in 8 days during a tough market.

Joey & Janine Wilson
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Choosing the right Broker can make all the difference! I had my home for sale prior to having Eric Recktenwald as my Broker. The home was listed by another Broker for over 8 months with no success: very few showings, not much buyer interest, no offers and, in short, no sale. When I listed my home with Eric, the difference was huge! It was on the market for 2 weeks when we received a contract which we accepted. Our home did have structural damage and we were worried it would not sell. With Eric's help and professional insights it sold and we closed the deal today!.

Jill Larson
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Eric was very helpful and understanding of everything. His ethics are his biggest asset. I will recommend my friends to him.

David Hiebert
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Eric far exceeded the norm in the effort he put in on our behalf. We were absentee sellers on a property that our previous tenant abandoned and left full of junk. Eric helped make all the arrangements giving us a connection to all the local experts we needed to haul the junk, clean the place up, and do make-ready preparations. I don't know how we would have ever gotten through all this without his vast network of connections and helping us coordinate everything locally that needed to be done. We are very thankful we had him on our Team.

Gordon Feltman
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He went beyond realtor position to do what was necessary to sell our property in less than six months with more profit than expected.

Lonnie & Melissa Rodgers
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I appreciate how well he kept me informed and up-to-date. I was trying to sell on my own before meeting Eric and mostly because of how bad my experience with other agents had been ... Everything was different this time. I am so glad we found him to do the job, I was way in over my head on my own and didn't even know it ...

Marguerite Willard
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Superb!! Eric is a true professional. I intend on recommending Eric to anyone who needs a realtor! Eric replaced "pushiness" and "hard sell" with knowledge of his field and the ability to instill confidence.

William Ahls
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Eric is one of the BEST real estate agents I have ever worked with. Personality, tenacity, knowledge, knows his business & makes the deal happen! Definitely look forward to working with him again.

Stan Booth
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Thank you so much for all the help you gave us in finding our beautiful new home! After our last experience buying, we were very disillusioned about the services that real estate agents provide, the way you worked with and for us has totally change our perspective. If you are reading this review take the time to have a consultation with Eric, you will be very glad you did!

Jen, Gary & Max Scanlon | Home Buyer
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Eric Recktenwald at RE/MAX Capital City was outstanding to say the least. I will recommend him to anyone and I will never use anyone else when it comes to buying or selling a house or property.

Curtis & Rachel Lies
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We would like to share our experience of selling our home and buying a smaller townhome, to encourage others who may be considering the same move. The most significant and positive factor in our successful venture was Eric Recktenwald. It was a life impacting decision for us to sell our home which we had purchased new in 1987 and to buy a smaller townhome. But we had carefully thought it through. We knew what we wanted in a townhome: location, floor plan, special features and price. Because we were looking for something very specific, it was more difficult to locate and it took longer time. Eric was genuinely interested in us and in finding the townhome we would be happy owning. He was always patient with us and courteous. He worked diligently, searching beyond the multilist, making personal calls in areas of interest to us. He did not waste our time taking us to look at listings that obviously would not meet our approval. He never tried to "sell" a particular listing to us. But Eric encouraged us throughout the search that we should stick to our criteria and he would do everything possible to locate the right one for us. We have been living in our townhome for over four months and we enjoy it. We are satisfied with our move to a smaller home. We give deserved credit to Eric for our satisfaction. We appreciate not only his professionalism, but also his integrity and personal care in working with us.

Lem & Marge Morgan
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Just a note to say thank you to Eric for the great job he did selling our townhome and finding us a house. We appreciate his professional, yet friendly attitude and all of the hard work he put in. Eric proved to us that there are big differences in the quality of real estate agents, and we're glad we chose him.

June Winn-Dallmer
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Video tour and photos were outstanding. Eric helped us along with his designer to update the house. He was reachable at all times and just did an excellent job that our first realtor did not do. Our 1st agent did not communicate with us one time in 6 months other than to say if we wanted to sell the home we were probably going to have to lower our price. Eric came in and told us the hard truths about the lack of presentation and preparations that needed to be done ... without a price change in a market that was still dismal, we had our home under contract and sold with Eric in less than 30 days!

Mark Sehorne
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Eric was the best agent I've had! Got the deal done & went to bat for me. I would definitely refer a friend to Eric!

Marc Watson
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Eric, I want to thank you for your hard work and compassion before, during and after the sale of my home. When I made the decision to sell my home of 22 years, retiring from my career after nearly 26 years, and move to Germany, I knew that I could count on you, not only as a friend but also as a professional to get the job done for me. And you did it in spectacular fashion! Your marketing plan for selling my home was aggressive and solid. It truly demonstrated that have a very keen sensitivity to, and understanding of, the local market. Your guidance and professional expertise made one of the most complex sets of decisions in my life transform from plans and goals into reality. In Short everything in my life hinged on the sale of my home at the asking price and within the timeframe I gave you and you came through for me. In fact, we were offered more than the asking price which was amazing. 2021 has been a year of challenges and milestones for me. I was blessed to have you as a friend and real estate agent handling the sale of my home. Thank you all that for all you did for us during this incredibly challenging time in our lives. God bless you and your family! With respect and fellowship, John Poole

John Poole | Home Seller
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Eric has helped us buy and sell our last 2 homes over the last 20 years. We couldn't have asked for a better agent to get us through the craziness.

Stephanie Gates Churchman
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Eric helped me and my family navigate a lengthy purchase with many small hurdles to clear along the way. He was always knowledgeable, responsive, professional and understanding. I would recommend Eric for all of your real estate needs.

Justin Akin
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We had my mother's home listed with another agent for 6 months. When our contract was up we signed another one with Eric. He knew that we had already put a lot of money into her property and didn't want to spend anything else. He came through the house and offered suggestions that only required some "elbow grease." Within a few hours of listing the house we had a full price offer and closed within three weeks. I wish we had used Eric first. I will only ever use Eric from now on. His knowledge of the market and staging is unparalleled. We highly recommend Eric for any of your housing needs.

Karen Fincher Stewart
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It’s Easy with Eric is fact not hype. If you want to sell your home faster, for the most value and ease of process, Eric will get it done. With his many decades of experience in the local market, he is outstanding at marketing and imagery. Eric listed our home on a Thursday, five showings on Friday, signed contract by Saturday evening (six-thousand dollars above listing). We also had two back up offers over the list price, that same day. My husband and I highly recommend Eric; he literally could not have made the process any easier.

vangoer2 | Home Seller
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We just closed on our house in Pflugerville using Eric as our agent and could not be more pleased. Eric got us a better price for the house than we expected, artfully led us through the selling process which had changed so much in the 20 years since we sold our last house, and saved us thousands in negotiations with the buyers. His motto is "Easy with Eric" but it should be "Play hardball with Eric". Eric went far above and beyond my expectations of what a realtor would do to assist us in this sale. You won't go wrong with him as your realtor!

grobdriver8 | Home Seller
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A true professional who knows how to get a property sold for maximum dollars.

Tom Britton
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I would highly recommend Eric as a realtor. He is very knowledgeable about the Austin market.

Jonathan Brou
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Eric is very knowledgeable in Real Estate. He has 30+ years of experience and does not miss any of the details. He will make your home buying and selling process as EASY as it possibly can be!

Paul D'Spain
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I contacted Eric via the internet when I wanted to sell my property outside of Austin. Eric is very knowledgeable about the area and the value of the area. Eric was quick to come to my property and evaluate its value, and the value of the surrounding properties for sale and let us know it was worth much more than we thought it might be. Eric had our property listed the next day and sold it a week later. I would recommend Eric to anyone in the area looking to buy or sell. This is one straightforward, honest real estate professional that I would trust over and over again.

DanielleT0528 | Home Seller

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