I was born and raised in Houston, Texas but have lived in various parts of Austin since 2008. I attended St. Edward’s University in Austin where I graduated with honors with a kinesiology pre-physical therapy degree with pre-medicine requirements fulfilled. During that time, I fell in love with the culture and outdoor opportunities that Austin affords. I am dedicated to matching people with their ideal home in the Austin area that enables them to enjoy the great lifestyle Austin has to offer!
– Alyssa O.
“I interviewed three Realtors and Meredith was, without doubt, the first choice. She displayed a knowledge and competency of the Austin market, suggested rational steps which I should undertake to increase the market value of the home but, most importantly – she possesses that difficult to describe character trait of being honest, a hard worker, and very understanding of my personal needs.
Retaining her services was one of the best decisions I have ever made. In my 60 years of walking this planet, I have purchased and sold many homes. Each time, while reviewing the Closing Documents, I would grimace and snort at the sum being paid on commission to the Realtor. In this sale, I was happy that Meredith got what she did – she earned every penny.
Her suggestions regarding what should be done to the house all resulted in a return on investment; she was very candid – whereas many realtors will utter the glib phrase “all improvements will be recouped,” she knew better. We put about $25,000 into preparing the house based on her recommendations and they all provided a net gain.
Meredith was also academically very skilled in negotiating the dual concerns of C-19 and the economic collapse. Her timing was impeccable and whatever news was in the paper or other sources she was aware of it and worked with us for a perfectly timed ‘on line’ date. While I was taking bottles of Tums, she self assuredly kept me informed of the latest data so I could make decisions based on facts and not my heartburn. She conveys not simply honesty and sincerity, but a competency which will, I have no doubt, be of lasting value.
Finally, Meredith was very ‘hands on.’ She went so far as to get rid of lots of ‘hazardous waste’ (old paint, oil, weed killers, etc.) by taking them to the proper disposal facility herself. She also assisted in tree pruning, and planting a lovely little garden out front. Where I come from, if a person is not afraid of getting their hands dirty you can count on them.
In sum, my work with Meredith reminded me of the very best qualities which a professional can and should bring to his or her practice. Most significantly, she loves the work she does and this is reflected in all of the various dealings which I had with her. You are fortunate to have such a woman representing Sky Realty.”
– Michael S.
“Meredith was extremely helpful finding us a house. She was very quick with making calls and responding back. Not to mention she is an absolute sweetheart. She made us feel a lot more comfortable during and even after the process.”
– Leslie D.
“Meredith Blackwelder was an integral part of my search for property. For a couple of years running she has been my go-to for any listings I found interesting. I contacted her the day I realized ____ was posted for sale. Now I am the proud owner of a beautiful piece of property that I can build my families life around and on.
She promptly and knowledgeably answered any questions (there where many!) that arose throughout the purchase process. Her dedication was as if she was working, not for me, but for herself; it shone through the whole way. It was very evident that she cared about what I was after. Never once did I feel like ‘just a client’. The process ran smoothly the whole way thanks to her effortless grace in the way she handles her business.
In the future, I will highly recommend her to anyone that is looking to own or sell their piece of Heaven, which is Texas land. As for me, I will never use anyone else. I can’t thank her enough.”
-Will N. 3/4/18
“When we first started the conversation with Meredith about possibly selling our house, she let us know that she would be glad to help. She visited our house to give an assessment and provided us with the information that we needed to make the decision, but did not push us either direction. When we decided we were ready to sell, Meredith walked us through the process and handled all of the hard work behind the scenes. Then listing and pictures were great and captured the spirit of our old house that we loved. I really liked the text messages that she set up so that we could approve showings around our schedule. She helped us negotiate a great deal, and always provided us with information but left the decisions to us. She even helped us in the final stretch to be ready on time for closing.
When we were looking to buy our new house, we gave Meredith a pretty extensive wish list and told her we looking for a specific property. She was very patient and kept her enthusiasm to help us shop up for several months! When we knew that we found a winner, she helped us put together an offer that fit our needs and helped us through the contract phase. It wasn’t always easy, but we made it through closing and are now in the house that we were looking for, with a deal that we are very happy with.
When Meredith said that she was happy to help us, she meant it. She was more than a realtor, but actually a true friend with our best interests in mind. She was professional and her positive attitude was re-assuring. I trusted her to be a tough negotiator for our best interests. I would use Meredith again and would recommend her to friends/family for realty needs.”
-Jeff D. 4/17/18
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