Elizabeth Priest's success as the top Realtor's in the San Antonio-area is driven by her deep understanding of the real estate market, a keen eye for resale value, sharp negotiation skill, attention to detail, and executive concierge service; yet just as important, is the honest, communicative, hands-on approach she delivers from beginning to end of the real estate process. Her client base of executives, doctors, attorneys, entrepreneurs, etc. continue to choose her and refer her to their family an peers because of her integrity, diligence, and overall commitment to the entire experience.
One of the most valuable assets Elizabeth offers her clients is the knowledge, connections and foresight to transform a "diamond in the rough" into a dream home and a solid investment. With her vast market knowledge and professional connections, Elizabeth is well-versed in emerging areas, areas in pre-development stage, including schools, retail and commercial developments. She also has an insider knowledge of "quietly" listed homes from the Hill Country to Terrell Hills that will not be marketed to the public. A buyer's agent for Jason Glast, a licensed attorney, for almost a decade, has contributed to Elizabeth's negotiating acumen, her client's upper-hand in the transaction and superior results, with an average sales price of 29% less than the asking price.
She specializes in the upscale market including, Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, Olmos Park, Monte Vista, Boerne and the Hill Country, Shavano Park, Bentley Manor, Inwood, Hill Country Village, Huntington at Shavano Park, Elm Creek, Inverness, Anaqua Springs Ranch, The Dominion, Cordillera Ranch, Fair Oaks Ranch, Southtown, Downtown, King William and other historical areas, buyer representation for custom construction and residential lots.
"We want to thank Elizabeth for her commitment to representing us in our home search. We have lived in 10 homes in six cities over the last 23 years due to my career and I believe Elizabeth is at the top of her field. She understood that in moving from a larger home to Alamo Heights, after our children went away to school, that we did not want to downsize in quality and craftsmanship. She exceeded our expectations and found us a one-of-kind dream home. She is very knowledgable, has a strong grasp on the market and we are confident that she negotiated the best offer and represented our best interest throughout the whole process."
- David Lillback, Senior Vice President, Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) and Katie Lillback
"With this being our ninth relocation and 17 corresponding Realtor experiences across the nation, Elizabeth Priest is the first who has compelled me to offer a letter of recommendation. Elizabeth is a consummate professional. She has a thorough knowledge of the San Antonio market, first rate negotiation skills, and a tenacious follow through of the inspection and closing details. Most importantly, she quickly built a relationship with my family to understand our desires and needs and then adapted to my schedule limitations so that we maximized the efficiency and minimized the stress of the process. Elizabeth's communication skills are excellent, with the content being timely and relevant. Elizabeth is truly exceptional and I am pleased to recommend her to anyone in need of real estate services."
- Keith Casey, Senior Vice President, Tesoro Corp.
"I would like to commend Elizabeth Priest's exceptional performance during our recent
relocation from Dallas to San Antonio. Knowledgeable, meticulous and decisive are among the superlatives describing Elizabeth's efforts on our behalf. With her guidance and knowledge of homes that are not publicly listed, we found the exact property in Olmos Park we were seeking. We utilized her vast understanding of the local market and connections to identify key professionals to improve and maintain our home. I'd highly recommend Elizabeth to the most discerning buyers."
- Stephen B. Smith (President, IBTX Risk Services) and Kay Smith
"I was extremely pleased with the services I received from Elizabeth Priest. She was very professional, meticulous, and organized. Elizabeth was always available to answer/return my phone calls/emails promptly, spent time to answer all questions and offer advice. Her overall knowledge and expertise not only in the house buying process, but also in the I-10 area provided invaluable. Elizabeth was always willing to go the extra mile and I highly recommend Elizabeth Priest-a buyer could not hope for a better agent!"
- John Genova (President/CEO, Sterling Chemicals, Inc.) and Judy Genova
"Elizabeth's skill and experience was instrumental in helping us find the perfect property. The market in San Antonio is vast and diverse and Elizabeth?s expertise greatly helped us narrow our search, and find the best fit (and investment) for the extremely specific needs of our family. She has extensive knowledge of the area luxury builders and made sure we contracted with one of the top builders with a great reputation. We truly appreciate her commitment to us making a smart decision that we would not regret years down the road, which gave us a great deal of comfort while making such a huge life decision. We want to thank her for her dedication and hard work throughout the process. "
-Dr. Daniel Church (South Texas Radiology Group) and Kaiulani Church
"Elizabeth said she loves a good 'before and after' story, and with us, she definitely got one. From the first property we visited months before to the final negotiation, inspection, and closing on our dream home, Elizabeth provided us with a truly tailored experience. She is always professional and prompt, and we were impressed by her extensive knowledge of the industry and our local market. She kept us on top of the highly-competitive market, listened to our needs and preferences, and, as first time home-buyers, we felt secure relying on her recommendations to help us make a sound investment decision. Additionally, as an architect, I appreciated the attention to detail, technical expertise, and design knowledge she brought to every home we looked at. We would highly recommend Elizabeth Priest to anyone looking for a qualified buyer's agent."
-Adam Reed (Associate, Ford, Powell and Carson Architects and Planners) & Crista Reed
"We had the honor of working with Elizabeth Priest on three real estate transactions in 2015. She represented the buyers that closed on our previous home. Then she represented us in the search for our new home and subsequent adjacent property. In all matters she demonstrated professionalism, industry savvy, a strong work ethic, and tenacious negotiating prowess, even when faced with delicate and complicated transactions. She is a true expert in her field and we would never consider using another Realtor in the San Antonio area after our experience with her."
-Jim Gordon, Director General, Hartness Latinoamerica, SA de CV
"We want to thank Elizabeth for all of her hard work and dedication in helping us find a new home in Fair Oaks Ranch. We were relocated as a result of a Government transfer from Virginia and were only given 10 days to do a house hunting trip. We had identified multiple homes in a very large area in and around San Antonio that we were interested in and Elizabeth helped us efficiently and stategically locate a home, as schools were the driving factor in our decision as to where to buy. She was able to negotiate a contract and have the inspection done immediately while we were still in town. She worked tirelessly once we returned to Virginia to make sure all of our needs and requests were completed. She is a wonderful resource when it came to helping us understand the complexities of the Texas real estate market and buying process. Elizabeth is also a wealth of information when it comes to references for everything from a nice restaurant to contractors. She has been and continues to be spot on with every recommendation she has made to us. I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone who is looking to purchase a home in the San Antonio area. We couldn't be happier with her service and wouldn't use any other agent to purchase a home!"
- John Theriot, (U.S. Secret Service) and Alexandra Theriot
"Elizabeth is extremely knowledgeable and took the time to get to know my family and the type of home and lifestyle we were looking for. I was impressed with how organized she is and made it possible for me to see homes while I was in town for only a short time and treated my time like it is valuable. I really felt she had our best interests in mind, wanting to make sure we found the house that was best for us versus just trying to make a sale as quickly as possible. Elizabeth was direct, honest and helped us make informed decisions like which school district would be best for our kids. Once we made our decision she worked hard to get us the best deal possible. Our negotiations were fair and honest and we were pleased with the final price. I am pleased to recommend Elizabeth Priest to anyone in need of a real estate professional.
- David Thackrey, Valero Energy Corporation
"We have utilzed Elizabeth's services twice since we relocated to San Antonio- that in itself should tell you everything you need to know. Her experience and professionalism has provided us a distinct advantage. We were able to twice find homes below market value in the Alamo Heights School District, a seller's market, and negotiate even lower, primarily due to Elizabeth's due diligence and hard work. I have recommended her services more than once and will continue to do so."
-Jack N. Civa, Director of Marketing, Taco Cabana
"Elizabeth Priest is very professional and a great source of information about living in San Antonio. We moved from out of state and she made the buying process easy for us by being present for inspections, coordinating closing, etc. Elizabeth was not pushy during the buying process but she will give her honest opinion and will help you eliminate homes that may have resale issues. Elizabeth provides exceptional service as a buyer's agent, and we would strongly recommend her."
- Dr. Matthew Reilly and Katelyn Reilly, Ph.D
"We are 100% promoters of Elizabeth Priest. In 20+ years of moves and home purchases, Elizabeth is sincerely the best. She delivers an elite level of service with quick communications, expansive knowledge of value potential and balanced negotiations that bring true results to the sales table. She found us a home that is a perfect fit for our big family, and despite there being other interested parties and offers, she was able to get it for us below the market value in an extremely competitive market and neighborhood. We will do business with her again and we will refer her to friends. Unquestionably, two thumbs up!"
- Steve and Beth Miller (Rackspace Hosting- Infrastructure Management)
"Words cannot express my gratitude to Elizabeth Priest for level of service with my recent home purchase. Other than the expected professionalism and courteous behavior, it was her initiative of driving and owning the whole process, even on things that (in my opinion) should have not been her responsibility and she negotiated for me in my best interest at all times. During these negotiations, she actually told me that my idea of an initial offer was too high and that we should start at a lower point. Our communication was constant and immediate over text, emails and calls, whichever was appropriate given the urgency or importance of the matter being discussed, even on nights/weekends. Elizabeth made what was a stressful and uncertain venture into a surprisingly fluid home buying experience. She handled this complicated transaction (out-of-state relocation company, appraisal, etc.) and filtered all of the complexity for me. I am lucky to have her as my advocate and realtor."
- Sergio Murillo, Rackspace Hosting, Senior Consultant
"Elizabeth is very knowledgeable about the area, was informed as to the properties available in our price range, and responsive to our criteria. Since we were traveling from out of town, she made herself available for us and the closing process ran smoothly and without drama. Elizabeth held her own in negotiations with the seller - a seasoned real estate professional. I recommend Elizabeth whole-heartedly, and would not hesitate to contact her for another real estate transaction, which hopefully won't be necessary since we are now in the house of our dreams!"
- David Frye (Division Land Manager, EOG Resources) and Stevenie Frye
"As a person who has purchased multiple homes within the last 13 years, I have never worked with a more professional and dedicated Realtor than Elizabeth Priest. Elizabeth was referred to me by a prominent businessperson in San Antonio so I felt that I was working with the very best. I moved to San Antonio due to relocation by my employer. In doing so, time is of the essence to find a home. Elizabeth made my wife and I feel like we were her number one priority, was accessible at all hours of the day and was extremely flexible with our schedules. As a San Antonio native, Elizabeth had an incredible knowledge of the area. Knowing that our time in San Antonio would be limited as residents, Elizabeth's top priority was investment and resale potential. Her opinions were based on her vast knowledge of the area and were always expressed in a professional way. We are very happy with the home we purchased! Elizabeth was the best advocate we could have ever wished for throughout the entire process. I would recommend Elizabeth to anyone moving to San Antonio!"
- Ben Binek (Area General Manager, Nissan Motor Corporation) and Joyce Fukomoto-Binek
"As California residents looking to buy a home in Texas, we were blessed to have connected with Elizabeth Priest as a buyer's agent. Having time constraints, traveling with busy schedules, it was important for us to work with a knowledgeable and well-organized Real Estate Professional. Elizabeth is meticulous in her ways, advising/researching neighborhoods and developments, and prompt and precise in her communications. Finding the perfect home for us in just a few days was a great experience working with Elizabeth. She is a consummate professional with experience demonstrated during inspection, through negotiation, and staying on top of every detail through closing. Having been through several real estate deals previously, we can honestly say working with Elizabeth was the most comfortable experience of them all."
- Dan Moreau & Astrid Bernier Moreau, Bernier Enterprises
"When we first decided to purchase another home, I wanted to be excited but instead, I was overwhelmed with concern and stressed. Until we met Elizabeth Priest and she patiently listened as we discussed what we wanted to find in our new home my stress began to diminish. The home she found was everything we dreamed about and more, plus an amazing deal. Elizabeth, with her professionalism and expertise, guided us through a very smooth negotiation, closing and inspection process. Even after we moved into our new home, Elizabeth still called to follow-up with us. Having Elizabeth Priest as our buyer's agent and her high level of client service made the home buying process stress free and exciting."
- Claire Flores and Ed Sanchez
"Elizabeth demonstrated mature assessment skills regarding the diversity of home expectations between my wife, Linda, and I. With enough experience to give Linda probability of occurrence, she eased her anxiety. She found great homes for us to view that helped us narrow our search and the end yielded our beautiful home. As well, she offered expert support in the offer, which was much lower than the list price, by communicating the market comps to back up our offer. Elizabeth's insights make her a valuable buyer's representative in real estate purchases and we recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the San Antonio area."
- Dave and Linda Hearin
"We are writing to express our pleasure with real estate agent Elizabeth Priest, who represented us in our recent purchase of a large tract of land. Elizabeth guided us through the process of making the offer and helped negotiate and close a deal with which we are very pleased. We credit Elizabeth for the smooth and efficient experience. Elizabeth is savvy, personable and intimately knows the market. She has incredible attention to detail, excellent follow-up and follow-through. She was always available and very responsive during the entire process live on the phone, through email and text messages which was ultra convenient. It was a pleasure working with her and we highly recommend her!"
- Brenda and Kurt Ohrmundt
"Judy and I wanted to take a moment to thank Elizabeth for her help with our multiple transactions this past year. Her knowledge of the market, the people in the ?business," and her tireless dedication to making things right for her client all add up to an awesome home buying/selling experience. At Rackspace, my place of employment, we call this ?Fanatical Service." This is what we built our business model on, and you most assuredly provide Fanatical Service. If you ever find the need to use us as references please feel free, we would welcome the opportunity to speak on Elizabeth's behalf.
Thanks again for three great transactions in one year!"
- Mark Terry, Corporate Security Operations, Rackspace Hosting
Elizabeth, Just a note of thanks for helping us buy our house. Your insight in knowing what we wanted along with your knowledge of the market made me happy we dealt with you rather than another realtor who offered us 1% less in commission. The advice you gave us will save us a lot of money in the future. Your hard work put us in the home that just fit our needs. You listened to us. You did not waste our time by looking and any and all houses on the market. Your honesty and integrity are beyond question. Rest assured that when we are in the market for another house, you got the job. Should you need any references, have them contact us. Thank you for a job well done.
-Joost and Sherry Gosschalk
"Elizabeth is an excellent Buyer's Agent. She was available for us throughout the buying process via text, phone, and email, and was very kind and straightforward. She understood we were looking for a unique property, a little secluded and with a lot of character, and she worked with us unwaveringly to find our perfect match. The house we ended up purchasing is magical. That's the only way we can describe it! The moment we walked inside, we felt connected to it, and we really credit Elizabeth for bringing it to us. She was able to negotiate a great price for us, and we felt confident in her abilities and knowledge the entire time. We've worked with two other real estate agents in the past, and Elizabeth far exceeded them in her commitment to us, the quality of properties she brought to us, and the overall experience she provided for us. We recommend Elizabeth to anyone looking for their next beautiful home!"
- Eli and Jackie Scripps
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