- MLS® #: 9013740
- Allandale West
- 5716 Louise Ln
- Austin, TX 78757
- 3 BD 2 BA 2119 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
Jon Chambers has a deep and intrinsic motivation to share his love of investment with his clients. He does not isolate his knowledge to one neighborhood, or even one area in Austin. Instead, he is a devoted student who is constantly studying how each piece of the local real estate puzzle fits into the bigger picture.
As a former educator, Jon leans naturally toward not just relaying information but educating everyone he works with. Jon will aid a buyer or seller in understanding the numbers, but most importantly help them honor their gut instincts and what works best for their personal needs. He makes great efforts to be an indispensable resource to his clients.
Real estate can be a daunting and complicated endeavor, but Jon seeks to simplify that process and enable his clients to make the best decision. His love of Austin is contagious. Above all, he puts his clients best interest first.
When not out working in the field, Jon enjoys being with his wife and two boys. They love exploring, being funny, and living life simply.
Jon helped my mom and aunt find a house a few years ago and was incredibly patient with what was obviously a stressful and lengthy process. He is just so sweet, funny, and very knowledgeable about buying a house. He has always been available to answer questions and help us look into potential purchases. Jon is our go-to realtor and I would absolutely recommend him! In fact, I already have - a friend followed my advice and bought her house with Jon's help.
In choosing a realtor in Austin, you'd look for two things. First, deep knowledge of the area - the character of neighborhoods, quality of builders, etc. Second, an understanding of real estate - what's going to be a good investment, not only for resale but the assessment of a home's likelihood to have any serious issues. Jon's got both areas down pat.
But you get a lot more with Jon. He's patient - not out to get a quick buck, but will bend over backward to find the right place for you - and he takes the time to get to know what you want. He's a voice of reason - it's easy to get excited about a property and sometimes hard to be objective about it if you have an irrational emotional attachment. He can provide the reality check we all need.
He's also just a genuinely nice guy - does that count for anything in real estate? I don't know, but they're the kind of people I want to do business with.
I wish I could take Jon with me as an agent for all major purchase decisions. I trust him completely, and with no other real estate agent have I been so sure that he was purely working with my best interests in mind.
My wife and I just bought our first house! We used Jon as our realtor and really feel fortunate to have worked with him. He was very thorough, knowledgeable, and patient. He made the process much less daunting than we anticipated. He answered every question we had throughout the entire deal and has continued helping us after the purchase. Jon was very patient with us and never pushed for us to like a particular home. He was always very easy to get in touch with and very responsive in showing us properties. Jon doesn't disappear once the deal is over with. He has continued helping us with paperwork and has recommended other quality professionals to use every time we have asked for a lender, contractor, or engineer. We will definitely recommend Jon to any friends looking to buy or sell a property in Austin.
Jon is the first realtor we have ever worked with, this being our first home purchase.
We were so pleased with the personal attention and guidance we received from him throughout the confusing and daunting process of finding an affordable home in Austin, TX! His services and expertise were worth it! He kept our interests in mind the whole time, and looked out for our purchase as an investment in our future, and an emotional decision as well.
He was constantly available by phone or text, willing to meet us in a timely fashion, and he even did property scouting for us in our absentia (we were house hunting while living out of town). He was knowledgeable about the home inspection process, and during showings was able to point out structural flaws in homes we saw, and warn us away from them. Jon is an experienced home buyer and realtor, and I would refer him in full confidence to all my friends and family!
We have now owned our home for a year, and are incredibly happy with the purchase. I know if any crazy questions come up regarding warranties or tax forms, Jon will get right back to me with the answers!
My wife and I worked with Jon when we were deciding to move to Austin and weren't sure if we wanted to buy a home or rent a downtown condo. Jon's knowledge of the nearby downtown communities, as well as his specialty in the downtown condo market, made the process efficient for us to narrow down our choices. When we decided that we wanted to either be downtown or in SOCO, Jon's knowledge of downtown living was impressive. He could share the granular detail of each property that helped narrow our choices down and the decision was easy. We couldn't be happier with where we are living and if you want a hard working specialist in downtown living, Jon would be our recommendation.
My experience with Jon during the search and purchase of a home in Austin was exemplary. I found Jon to be prompt, responsive, knowledgeable and always supportive. There were a few glitches along the way and Jon helped us navigate the system successfully. I would give him an A+ rating as a realtor and good guy!
Jo Ann Beken
We used Jon's services early this year to purchase an apartment in downtown Austin. I was impressed by his breadth of knowledge, attention to detail, willingness to go out of his way to help us complete the documents required for obtaining the bank financing. Last but not least, he guided us through the bidding process and managed to get us a lower price than what we were willing to pay. I have dealt with a lot of brokers who care only about closing the deal. Jon is different.
Thanks to Jon I found and bought my first home. He was absolutely wonderful to me during the whole experience. He helped me understand everything with the whole process. He also helped me be realistic with what I needed and wanted. He was super honest and up front about anything and everything. He made the home buying process way less scary and made me feel secure. Dude, you rock! I have been in my home for almost one year now. I love it more and more every day. Thank you for helping me achieve my goal of buying my first home!
After interviewing several realtors recommended by friends, I decided to work with Jon to sell my downtown condo and buy a house this year (2011). I initially felt more comfortable with Jon because of his laid back, no pressure style. I did not like the realtors who acted as if real estate is an exact science - he understands that both buyer and seller are human and will look at properties from a variety of perspectives. He always carried himself as an educator rather than a salesman, which is exactly what I was looking for.
Several realtors "strongly" encouraged me to list the condo for substantially less than I thought it was worth (based on what they perceived as comps, but I didn't) - which I took as an attempt to churn clients and just get deals closed. At all times, Jon simply provided information about the market but deferred to me on price and understood that he is there to assist the process, not commandeer it. He is genuinely looking to make his clients happy, not just turn properties. That is what sets Jon apart in my mind.
Long story short, he sold my condo for my original asking price without ever listing it on MLS. Through his network of realtors, he found several potential buyers that viewed the condo when they were making their downtown rounds with those realtors. They viewed it several weeks before I had planned to put it on the market - I was in no rush and still trying to determine whether my asking price was too high. The ultimate selling price was substantially more than what other realtors told me would be the maximum I could expect in this market.
We then looked all over Austin at about 30 houses until we narrowed down the neighborhoods to South Austin. Jon was surprisingly informed about every neighborhood we searched - Allandale, Rosedale, Cat Mountain, Tarrytown, Westlake Hills, Barton Hills, Bouldin Creek, Travis Heights, etc. And he was happy to show and tell me everything he knows about all of them. I was not an "easy" client, but Jon was genuinely happy to assist with the entire process - even reassuring me that he was willing to continue looking at houses as long as it took for me to be confident in the neighborhood and type/size/age of the house.
At all times, Jon really listened to what I was looking for in a house and helped steer me to the right neighborhood and price range and away from houses that had latent issues that my untrained eye would not have caught. Once we were honed in on the neighborhood, Jon did a ton of analysis of neighborhood trends - down to the point of visiting possible comps to get a sense of how they compare to houses I was interested in, running analyses of 3-, 5-, and 10-year trends, and then narrowing those analyses to exclude houses that only appeared to be comps on paper. He sent various types of market analyses so I could see for myself what the neighborhood was doing and identify nuances in different pockets within a neighborhood. Over the course of about three months, I felt I learned relevant trends in my top neighborhoods and had a good sense of a reasonable range of total price and price per square foot (the two metrics I ended up focusing on to assess value). Again, Jon went above and beyond to educate me to ensure that I was confident in whatever offer I chose to make.
In the end, Jon found my house through his personal network. We ended up buying a house that, like the condo, never officially hit the market. We were able to find an amazing house for a great value without rushing to make an offer to beat other buyers. I was confident in the original offer, and we came up with a negotiation strategy that resulted in a final sales price that is objectively fair but less than the personal value I attached to the home.
My experience could not have been better or easier. The fact that Jon found the house, and buyers for the condo, outside of MLS would have been enough to make the process an extremely positive experience, but Jon's dedication to really getting to know his clients and ensuring that they are educated buyers and sellers put him over the top. I will definitely work with Jon next time I sell or purchase real estate, and I will continue to recommend him to everyone I know.
I am a mortgage loan officer who has worked with Jon on several transactions. Every single one of his clients has been very satisfied with his work ethic, his professionalism, and his way of handling things in a timely manner. I personally enjoy working with Jon and his clients because of the first class service he provides.
When my fiance and I decided to postpone our wedding to buy our dream house, I was very particular about the agent we would use to work on our behalf. Prior to my current position, I worked in the mortgage industry for several years and became well acquainted with how some real estate professionals conduct their business. We talked to several agents, but when we met Jon, we knew we found the man for the job. He dispelled all of my preconceived notions about real estate agents and went above and beyond what we would have expected before, during, and after the sale. On our particular transaction, we had multiple hurdles to overcome. Negotiating the price, the financing, and repairs were just some of the obstacles, but he navigated through the mess like a trooper. In the end, we were in the house we wanted for the price we wanted. Jon has a great personality and varied interests, so there's a good chance that you will click with him on some personal note. I always recommend Jon to my friends and family when someone is thinking about buying or selling.
Jon has been helping my husband and I find the perfect home. He is SO patient and knowledgeable. We are a bit slow in our decisions and Jon has not put any pressure on us and has been very helpful. I also have no problems contacting him when I have questions or concerns. After a previously bad realtor experience, my husband and I feel so lucky to have found Jon.
Jon was my real estate agent when my fiance and I moved to Austin from New York City. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable about the Austin real estate market and helped us find a beautiful house. Jon is well versed on different areas of the city and listened to what was important to us to help refine our search. I felt Jon represented my interests, respected my time and genuinely wanted us to find a house that we would be happy in. We love the place he helped us find.
In addition to being a great agent, he's a great person and is fun to be around. I would highly recommend Jon to anyone looking to purchase real estate in the Austin area.