- MLS® #: 103182
- Heights At Loma Vista
- 7200 Via Correto
- Austin, TX 78749
- 4 BD 3 BA 2532 Sq Ft 0.2 AC
With over seven years in the real estate industry, Doug has developed a reputation of professionalism, fidelity to his clients, creativity and resourcefulness. He knows that each real estate transaction is the most important one to each client and treats it as such.
A Texas resident for over 20 years and Austin resident for nearly half of that, Doug came to real estate after teaching middle school. The moments that bring him the most joy are the same in both fields: that “ah ha!” moment where everything clicks and feels just… right. The combination of teaching math and history and a Bachelor of Science in Economics allows Doug to bring a unique combination of number sense, attention to detail, patience and compassion to each client - from the first-time homebuyer to one well-seasoned in buying and selling.
Doug has two children which attend the Austin Waldorf School and spends much of his free time volunteering there. He has helped to organize annual events, fundraisers and class trips, coached sports teams, was on the school’s finance committee, is currently on the development committee, and serves breakfast to the school community every Friday morning. He is a strong believer in giving of one’s time and resources to support their community and supports that philosophy at every opportunity.
- SRS - Seller Representative Specialist
Doug was amazing during our move to Austin from Minneapolis in 2012. The inventory in our dream neighborhood (walking distance to Austin Waldorf School) was very limited. There was nothing in our price range. We found one place, but the deal fell apart as we were packing the U-Haul up north. As we drove across the country, Doug lined us up with a lease, and after we arrived, he soldiered on with us as we kept looking and hoping. Then one morning, just as a prepping-for-market sign went up at a house near the school, Doug called us about it, and he showed us our new home. It was exactly what we'd described. And it seemed to materialize out of nowhere. Of course, it was the fruit of his beautiful network of colleagues, referrals, and friends. Doug is incredibly good at what he does. And he has a heart of gold.
Doug was the agent for our move to Austin from out of state. He was able to work with our limited timelines (brief, intense visits to the area to house-hunt), our limited knowledge (we knew the school our kiddos would be attending and nothing else about neighborhoods, commutes, etc), and our very fixed budget. He was beyond wonderful to work with -- available via phone, text, and in-person. When we found the right house in the right neighborhood at the right price (this did not magically happen - he worked hard to make it happen), he met contractors/inspectors/etc at the house while we were still out of state. I cannot overstate how much effort he made on our behalf and how patient and skilled he was. It goes without saying that he is ethical and transparent in all his dealings. He is everything you would hope for and expect.
As we contemplated a move from out-of-state to Austin, multiple sources recommended Doug. With no more than five minutes on the phone, Doug was already treating us like family. Tirelessly answering questions. Providing objective information on a fast-paced, challenging market. Going to houses and taking walk-through videos and uploading for us to see. The list goes on. In short, he was always on our side in every way possible. He is a Realtor who cares more about his client's well-being, their future plans as homeowners and the overall financial success of the clients than his bottom line. Top notch professional and consultant: NOT just some Realtor out to close a deal. I highly recommend Doug as a real estate professional if you're buying or selling a house in the area. Ultimately, our circumstances led us to lease a house rather than buy a house, and he STILL donated 10% to a cause we care about with a smile. How can it get any better than that?
I can’t recommend Doug enough. He helped us find our home when we moved to Austin from out-of-state, and we feel quite fortunate to have worked with him. First off, he was extremely organized and worked with our limited visits to show us the best homes for us, and even walked us through a house via FaceTime. He was extremely helpful during our visits, pointing out red flags, such as potential foundation issues to problem trees. Quite knowledgable and tuned into the Austin market, he was even aware of several homes that weren’t yet publicly listed. Regarding the offer process, having little experience purchasing property, he was patient and walked us through each step. He even took the time to arrange for several experts (a builder, arborist and engineer) to visit the property to ensure we knew exactly what we were buying. With his expertise and negotiating skills, he ultimately got us an amazing deal on our home. Once the deal was final, he continued to help us. With our move scheduled for December, he made sure our older home was livable by having an HVAC guy inspect the heater to make sure it was running and properly ventilated, and arranged for a thorough cleaning. On top of all that, he's a really cool person! He has become a good friend and we look forward to hanging out and working with him in the future.
When we relocated to Austin from out-of-state last year, we were referred to Doug from the only family we knew in the area, who was also relocating.
We were SO LUCKY to have him on our side! We had to move fast and learn the area at the same time. And we were on a very specific budget with specific requirements. Combine that with a market that had limited inventory, and our situation was certainly challenging.
We had only a couple of visits to town (which included marathon house visits), so everything else was remote/virtual. His insight and education were endless: about neighborhoods, advice on the condition of homes, how the climate plays a role in choosing the right location and house/property conditions, the list goes on.
Once we settled on the right place, at the right price, with plenty of negotiation, he was our superstar, meeting with inspectors, contractors, and others to take care of everything "on the ground" while we were still working on our cross-country move.
Friendly, fun, patient, knowledgeable, ethical, consistent. Everything you could want from your Realtor. This is the 3rd home we've owned in our lives, and have never had representation like this. You can't go wrong with Doug!
Doug is the best! A wonderful and loving person who offers amazing service to his community.
If you're searching for great personal service, a knowledgeable professional, a deep connection to community, and ultimately a house you will love for years to come, then pick Doug.
A fantastic agent with a great understanding of marketing and a huge desire to serve his clients. He will take great care of you and you'll be glad you used him. He gets 5 stars from me, but one star on yelp because I hate yelp. Doug is fantastic!
There aren't enough stars on Yelp to truly rate our positive feelings for Doug. My wife and I found ourselves in a real estate whirlwind of selling our two houses (individually) while buying another house (together) in 3 months. You can imagine how crazy that would be while still working! We were extremely lucky to have his professional advice and services, but more importantly to have his friendship and support through such a big transition and challenging times. We always felt like his priority (day or night). He always answered our calls or promptly called us back and goes above and beyond on every detail. His knowledge of the Austin market and level of communication and service is beyond 5 stars (good). Plus, once everything is finalized you can feel good about your transaction as he integrates clients by giving back to different community charities of choice. If you're in the Austin real estate market, do yourself a favor and call Doug. He is the real deal and has a great network of other professional services to take care of any business concerning your real estate property. Experienced, dependable, friendly, genuine and professional. Good luck!
I've worked with many Realtors over the years and Doug is special. He truly puts his clients first in everything he does. He approaches each situation with a fiduciary responsibility to do what is in his client's best interests. I can't recommend him any higher.
Doug Vogelsass is an outstanding agent who deserves a 5-star rating on helping me to find a buyer or tenant, marketing my properties for sale, and providing all sorts of information on taxes and real estate related legal matters as well as the financing/refinancing options. I have done business with him during the last three years and he goes well beyond his responsibilities to make his clients happy. He is not just an excellent agent, he builds a lifelong friendship with his warm, caring, respectful and trustworthy personality. After dealing with him I can sleep better by knowing that I am in good hands. He is the example of how we should all be in respect to doing business and caring for our society. I can highly recommend him to everyone without any hesitation.
No doubt about it, Doug went far and beyond to help me find a place to live. I am new to Austin and I really wasn't sure where I wanted to live but with Doug's help and knowledge, he guided me to and through the best areas that met my needs. He was also very patient and had great integrity even after I had looked and declined numerous of places. I would recommend Doug to anyone buying or renting because you will be taken care of!
No question that Doug deserves a 5-star rating on helping me find and purchase my new home! Doug is incredibly professional, responsive and knowledgeable about the Austin real estate market and was a pleasure to work with. His endless efforts in driving what turned out to be a relatively complicated deal to completion, all the while, keeping himself (and me) calm and level headed was well beyond my expectation of a Realtor. Above all else, he is just a good person and it shows in how he does business. He treated me, along with everyone else we dealt with along the way, with the utmost consideration and respect, even in tense situations. If that wasn't enough to make him stand out as a top-notch real estate agent, his commitment to give back to the community certainly does. It feels fantastic to walk away from such a big personal purchase, knowing that a percentage of his fee goes to charity. Highly, highly recommended - not only as a real estate agent but also as an example of how we should all support our community.
You know, I just can't say enough good things about Doug. He was there every step of the way helping my family find and procure a truly beautiful home. His efforts were tireless, yet he was always calm and easy to work with, making you feel like you had a friend in your corner. And what's more, he gives back to the community. All aces in my book!
I LOVE Doug and would highly recommend him to anyone. He has a passion to see the Austin community grow and to give back to it anytime he can!
As soon as we decided to move our family from Santa Fe to Austin, we started looking for someone to help us find a place to live. More than one of our contacts told us to call Doug. He treated us like family from the beginning. Doug answered so many questions and told us everything he knew about moving into a challenging, new market. He even went to multiple homes and took videos for us so we could look at places while we were still in New Mexico. He went above and beyond in every way possible.
Long story short, Doug is a true professional who cares about his clients and the community, not just his bottom line. He even donated a percentage of his profit to a charity of our choice. We couldn’t be happier with our new place and on top of it all, we consider Doug one of our first new friends in Austin.
These folks are AMAZING!
Doug helped us with our last two moves. Both times the experience has been well above expectations. The time and effort he put into our sale and purchase of a new home makes you feel like you are his number one priority. The attention to detail that he puts into ensuring the client experience is as painless as can be is nothing short of extraordinary. He was there for us throughout the entire process (which included building a new home as well as selling our prior residence) and somehow made everything work as we had hoped it would. I cannot recommend him highly enough if you are looking for an agent to help you buy or sell a home. Thank you so much for everything!
Doug helped my family with a property we have been trying to sell for a long time. He was VERY fast in the communication, honest, and got the job done RIGHT the FIRST time! Also, he is a person of integrity and knowing that a percentage of his net agent fees goes to charity is the icing on the cake.