What is an Advocate?
We picked this strong word on purpose. An advocate is someone who can set aside their sense of self and see the needs of whoever they are serving. They have particularly helpful skills, a knowledge of where the road gets bumpy, and a heart for making huge life transitions more exciting while keeping it from turning into a headache.
We are advocates for a rich community life and the people we welcome into it.
not just agents
Meet your Advocates
Christina has this rare blend of being invigorating while knowing how to stop and listen. She energizes the people and environment around her, which in turn energize her…
Andi is as soft-spoken and empathetic as they come. But don’t let that disarm you, she loves people and she loves Hill Country land with an extreme level of passion and devotion…
True stories are a great way to visualize the Hometown Experience. We prefer actions to words in many cases. So here are some examples of what we mean when we say we exist to be a friend to guide you home.
A pair of empty-nesters from Dallas ended up buying their dream, thirty pristine acres right outside of Johnson City, Texas. Late one night, Laura’s phone rang, “There’s something outside making the strangest noises and tearing up the trash cans” they whispered into the phone. Laura chuckled with them, “That’s just the raccoons! Put a tighter lid on the trash can and see if they go away.” But the thieves wouldn’t leave them alone, so Laura spent the next 3 days personally trapping and relocating raccoons. Problem solved! That’s when you know you have a Hometowner in your life.
Andi once arrived at a listing an hour before a showing to walk the seller’s dog. She knew it had a tendency to be a little hyper, so a brisk 40 minute walk seemed to be the only way to ensure it was ready for the newcomers. Tired and happy dogs make for a much better showing for everyone involved! She has also been known to free a stuck goat from a fence line while walking a larger ranch style property.
Move in Day
Christina had a client who ended up becoming a great friend through the home-buying transition. She was so excited to have them in town that she dragged her husband out every evening to help them unload the Uhaul, change door knobs and help clean up a few things that had been left from the sellers. Sure it was hard work, but there’s something really fun about making someone feel welcome!
The Hometown ladies like to make sure everyone is comfy, at all times. Andi’s friends had only one day to view a twenty-five acre ranch. It just happened to be a wet, freezing cold tour on foot, as trucks couldn’t make it through the deep mud without damaging the fields. She showed up with a truckload of hot cocoa and warm cups to make the walk a little less dreary.
Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. Coolers with drinks snacks and juice. Bottles of wine or beer if it’s an evening tour. Clients have tasted the Hometown goodness at every point along the way.
“Touring houses and land can really take it out of you. I love taking a break with people at the end of the day, serving beer, wine and nibbles, sitting in the truck-bed and just talking through all we’ve seen. A great view is typically included!” -Andi