Derek and Chelsea Kotrla
I met Derek about a year after moving to Austin. We immediately clicked and have been a team in life and work every day since! Life has thrown us some curveballs, specifically in regards to my health issues. There is no way I would be doing what I’m doing now if it wasn’t for him. He’s the calming force in an otherwise unpredictable situation.
The thing that I love most about Derek is his ability to see any situation from all sides. He’s naturally empathic, and that has served us well both personally and in business. When it comes to our clients, whether they are buying or selling, he truly listens to each individual’s needs and then works tirelessly to fulfill them.
His instincts for what it will take to buy or sell a property are the kind of instincts that can’t be taught. He finds something in every transaction to learn from and use in the future to help other clients!
Chelsea and I knew pretty quickly that we wanted to work together, and it’s one of the best things we’ve ever done. Our personalities complement each other so effortlessly; it’s good for us, but it’s also good for our clients!
She has an unmatched eye for design and staging. Every time she walks in to a house, she sees the best of what it can be, and she immediately starts laying out the space in her head with what is available in the home plus our collection of pieces she has hand-made for staging. She’s always doing furniture rehab projects, and she has tailor made several pieces with specific listings in mind. If you check out our 3D tours, a large majority of the staging pieces have been created by Chelsea!
Chelsea also has an incredible and rare blend of mental strength and and intelligence. She gets genuine enjoyment out of helping others (both human and non-human); she’s your go-to person if you see a cat and/or kittens in need of rescue, and she’s always on the lookout for donations for one of the several silent and live auctions for nonprofits she volunteers to orchestrate.
Austin Anderson went to Liberty Hill High School (just northwest of Austin). He knows Austin so well, it's his name! Austin is a buying and leasing specialist; he would love to help you list your investment property for lease, help you find a place to lease, and/or help you get qualified and search for homes to purchase.