Austainable Properties was founded in 2009 and is a full-service, boutique real estate brokerage focused on helping Austinites LIVE, WORK and PLAY where they LOVE. We represent a new breed of REALTOR dedicated to serve our discriminating clientele. Premium local knowledge, cutting edge technology and passion separate us from the competition. Our primary mission is to help our clients optimize their financial, environmental and social goals associated with each realty transaction. Simply put, we’re Local Professionals with Tomorrow in Mind.
Sustainable decisions within the context of our own personal and professional lives lead to a happier, healthier and more financially rewarding existence. This is the driving philosophy of Austainable Properties. We know we can’t change the world alone, but with our local leadership, we are certainly in a position to stoke a momentum-gathering start. Although we generally embrace the “green” movement, sustainable decisions don’t always coincide with green-only initiatives. Green concepts must be weighed with respect to financial and social ramifications. We are already a team of strong local real estate professionals, but we are setting the bar even higher by migrating our niche towards the norm.
1. Financial Trade-offs: price, interest rate, transaction fees, heating & cooling costs, capital items (roof, HVAC, systems, etc.), replacement vs. maintenance, investment, income, property taxes, property owners association.
2. Social Trade-offs: local schools, shopping, recreation, lifestyle, crime, community.
3. Environmental: sustainable materials, site planning, SEER rating, energy star, LEED certification, GREEN, carbon footprint, new green construction vs. value add retrofit, volatile organic compounds, hazardous materials, ECAD audit.