ELM Real Estate Group Testimonials

We are buyers from out of state, so this sale required an agent who was willing to be our eyes and ears and was willing to give a lot of extra attention.

James went above and beyond for us over and over again to make sure the sell went perfectly. We truly felt as though we had a family member working with us throughout the entire course of the sale. We would not hesitate to work with James again, and we hope to, and we would also not hesitate to give him the highest marks possible in every category.

Catherine Bonner

James is the "complete package".

I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again and have already recommended him to other sellers.

Linda Freeman

James was absolutely an amazing realtor.

He went above and beyond for us throughout the entire process of buying our first home. He also continually made us feel comfortable as though we were going through the experience with a friend. We would gladly recommend him to anyone wanting a genuine realtor to guide them through their purchase.

Mike & Chelsie O'Brien

James is one of the good guys.

In a world of pretenders and throat-cutters, James maintains his integrity. Have used him twice and would use him again.

Jim & Deborah Hays

A friend of mine recommended I work with Ryan Morris to find my next apartment.

I’d been struggling to find something comfortable, affordable, and close to my work, and had been quite anxious about the situation. However, I had a good feeling the minute I walked into the office– the atmosphere in there is very pleasant and positive. Ryan greeted me immediately, and brought me coffee and a fruit pastry, which is *always* a good way to win me over. He’s very personable and listens well. We talked for a few minutes about my necessities and nice-to-haves, and then we took off to look at a few places. The first place he took me was adorable, and I would have never known about it if he hadn’t shown it to me. The second place he took me ended up being an even better fit. I was so relieved to finally have this handled, and I’m excited about my new place. If you need to work with a locator, I’d emphatically recommend working with Ryan Morris.

Amy C.

James is excellent to work with.

He is very knowledgeable and is great at explaining every step of the process. He knows the local market and presents what you can reasonably expect to get for your home. He helped me purchase my new home also and was very helpful through out the building process. I have used James several as has my mother. Hopefully I will not be moving again, but if that changes I will call upon James again.

Sharon Moore

James' knowledge and expertise saved the day on more than one occasion!

James was a delight to work with! We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

Jonathan & Sandra Bickham

At our first meeting, James was very professional and totally prepared with a detailed packet with my home info and current comps from the area.

He listened to my input when we discussed the selling price. He kept me informed throughout the process, by phone, email, and text. I would highly recommend James to any seller.

Marcia Wrbas

James was recommended to us by a close friend.

From start to finish and beyond James was extremely helpful and easy to work and communicate with. If we move anytime in the future we will definitely be contacting James again! Great service and great customer care as a first time buyer.

Michael Munson

James was FANTASTIC!

He went above and beyond to help us find our first home and we will be forever grateful for his service.

Rasmus & Christy Wendt

James has helped me with everything that has to do with buying my home from sharing his knowledge of the area to actually getting thru the loan process.

He even helped me find somewhere to board my pets until I could complete my move. And because I do not move in until Monday he checks in with me to see how things are going.

Sue Anthony

This is the 3rd time we have used James as our realtor (2 purchases and a sale).

He is knowledgeable in all areas of Austin and can really pinpoint your housing taste from very vague details (sorry James). He was available whenever we needed him and very quick to respond. Courteous, straight-shooter, and a stand-up guy.

Jeff Figge

Apartment hunting can be daunting, especially in Austin.

My boyfriend and I worked with Ryan Morris, who helped find us just the apartment we wanted. I would definitely recommend working with Ryan. He makes sure he knows exactly what you are looking for in your future dwelling before starting the search, and as a long-time Austinite, he knows the city very well! From start to finish, it was an extremely pleasant experience!

Tiffany L.

Ryan Morris told me he would find me an apartment on Monday.

He found me an apartment on Monday. And then he gave me a cookie! Call Ryan! 512-964-9186

Christi C.

Ryan is GREAT!

!! Super supportive and responsive to my needs. Asked lots of questions and helped my find the right rental apartment within my budget (actually got a great deal!) He is friendly, down to earth and knowledgable. He even gave me free water! Recommend him highly :)

Katie S.

After a short phone call of pleasant banter and intelligent questions, Ryan set me up with an appointment for a few days later.

The first apartment was great, but did not quite check all of my boxes. The second one was fantastic and I ended up signing the lease. He had several more planned, but they were unnecessary as he had found the perfect fit right out of the gate. He is friendly, jovial, accommodating, professional, and knowledgeable about the industry. He even bought donuts to celebrate the close! I recommend Ryan Morris to anyone looking to relocate or solve a housing problem.

John B.

Mr.

Chapa exemplifies professionalism, efficiency, communication and area of expertise. His marketing is high quality photos and web-based marketing. He was always available via phone, text or email. With real estate snags happen, and we saw our fair share! But no matter, Mr. Chapa surged forward without a flinch and got an amazing buyer for our home. He instills trust and confidence from the get-go. And that is a rare thing to find these days in a true business relationship. From the beginning, he knew the right price point for our home to generate huge interest. He took full advantage of this technology based world and used to our advantage with high quality HD photos, virtual room tours, major real estate websites as well and weekly informational emails tracking interest in the home based on website visits and who has been to the home for showings.

Leah Liwag

James has been our trusted realtor for many years, through the sale of our Plum Creek home and the purchase of our new Cypress Forest home last year and most recently the sale of my parents' home in Plum Creek last month.

He always goes above and beyond to ensure his clients are cared for and takes time to walk them through the whole process whether selling or buying. He is very responsive, knowledgeable of the market and is a man of integrity, always keeping the client's best interests at heart. Whatever your real estate needs, James will help you reach your goal!

Laurie Tumale

Ryan Morris helped my out-of-town friend find an amazing deal in under 24 hours!

Perfect location with utilities paid and such a good price for Central Austin. Well done!!! Highly recommend.

Rachael K

James work with us and answered all of our questions he gave us great advice and took time to explain things to us and never gave up on us thanks James your great and we love the house

Brian Benford

Ryan Morris, aka Sensei helped me find the apartment of my dreams.

I told him everything I wanted and he took me to one place which ended up being so perfect. I feel so cozy, the complex is everything I wanted, and the location is super central to downtown. I didn’t have to waste my time looking at places that didn’t interest me. I was a little nervous at first because we really only looked at one place, but after moving in and getting settled I felt so relieved. Thank you Sensei!!!!

Alexa K

OMG.

James is the most hands on and focused rep I've been blessed to be proud to have worked with me. There were some financial docs that USAA clearly messed up. Thus put my ptsd in full blast but James, reached out to movement mortage.. Lord, when I say from James to the movement mgt, the entire TEAM are my angels. James will be recommended to all. I'll ride around town with his pic on the sides of my cars any days.. James is FAMILY oriented and treats you as well. Thanks.

Lawana Hixon

Ryan was a big help!

Really nice guy, helped me find a really good deal on an apartment off SoCo! Honest and upfront about what to expect, and helped me find exactly what I was looking for. Highly recommend!

Mitchell S.

Does an outstanding job of staying on top of everything involved with buying or selling a house.

I've used him for both and he did great with both. Always very responsive to questions or requests. Just terrific right beside us through the entire process. Helped with questions we had and made suggestions to make the whole process go smoothly and quickly.

Michael Moore

I’m so glad I found Ryan on Yelp!

I was overwhelmed with the amount of options I had in terms of where to lease, the type of property to lease, and who to work with. Ryan listened patiently to my list of negotiable and nonnegotiable requirements. It didn’t take us more than 1 day to look at properties and careful consideration to choose the right place! I’m looking forward to working with Ryan again in the future when I’m ready to buy a home! I recommend him to anyone new in town, confused from all the options, and looking for help narrowing your focus. Thanks Ryan!

Jigna P.

I highly recommend this company.

I had very little time to look for a home since we’re moving from Minnesota in a week. Ryan Morris found the right place for me and my family with all the amenities you could possibly think of at a reasonable price tag. The best part is I didn’t have to pay him anything!

Zyra R.

I had to move to Austin for a new job and so the first thing I did was Google realtors in the Austin area and Urban Squared Realty popped up.

I’m super glad it did as I was paired up with Ryan Morris and he made sure that I got a place to live in. I got in early as I didn’t have to move until the beginning of June but was able to search mid-April. Finding a place that fit my specifications and budget was not an issue with that much of a time frame but the issue of when my lease would start did occur. Ryan was able to help me find a place that pushed it back as much as possible so that I wouldn’t have to pay for not living in the apartment. The entire process took a single afternoon and was quite swift. I found Ryan to be very personable and he made sure to call back after a few weeks to make sure I was settled in all right. 5 stars is definitely deserved!

Christopher N.

Ryan is such a kind and helpful person !

When I first moved to Austin he helped me find places in the price range I was looking for and with the lifestyle I was seeking . Then a couple weeks ago my apartment burned down and I lost everything . Ryan helped me find a place he didn’t even get credit for. This is a stand up guy that you can trust to help you find your next apartment or house . He goes above and beyond for anyone that he interacts with .

Emmie S.

I first want to thank James for helping me get into my home.

He went over and beyond to help. He explained everything to me so that for someone who had not been through this process with a Realtor or a Lender I understood where I needed to be.

Glenda Arriaga

James was always available for me when I needed to discuss any issues relating to my deals.

James responded to all my requests in a timely manner. He was always on top of things with my sale and also with my purchase. I would highly recommend James to anyone looking to buy or sell. Thank you James for all your hard work. Most appreciative.

Judith Nichols

I’m so glad I found Ryan on Yelp!

I was overwhelmed with the amount of options I had in terms of where to lease, the type of property to lease, and who to work with. Ryan listened patiently to my list of negotiable and nonnegotiable requirements. It didn’t take us more than 1 day to look at properties and careful consideration to choose the right place! I’m looking forward to working with Ryan again in the future when I’m ready to buy a home! I recommend him to anyone new in town, confused from all the options, and looking for help narrowing your focus. Thanks Ryan!

Jigna P.

My husband and I were looking for an apartment because our lease was going to expire in late December and we wanted to move.

I received a call from Ryan Morris after filling out info on the website on my needs and explained I was also interested in purchasing a home but had been having issues getting approved due to my “unique” situation with visas etc.. He was very professional and very helpful, asking many questions to better understand what we needed. We set up an appointment and he tells me he will get me in contact with a loan originator from a bank he works with to see if she is able to help out with that situation. Right away I received the call from loan originator, and she gets us pre-approved for a mortgage in 2 days, literately. From there Ryan started the search for houses to shows us, drove around town to see the options and over the weekend we bought out 1st home in Austin! We couldn’t be more happy and grateful for the help and advise we received from Ryan. We thought we couldn’t buy at the moment, and we didn’t want to continue to throw our money down the drain either by paying monthly rents to apartment complex. We will now have a home of our own and are very excited to start mortgage loan paperwork. If you have housing rental or buying needs, go to Ryan Morris, he is wonderful to work with. Highly recommended professional…

Alexandra P.

James sold our previous home in one day and worked really hard to get us into a rental home.

When we decided to purchase again, he was our top choice. He is one of the most attentive and most responsive realtors we have ever worked with. Very knowledgeable and patient with my constant texts and emails. He will always be our first choice for our real estate needs.

Kelly Burns

A friend of mine recommended I work with Ryan Morris to find my next apartment.

I’d been struggling to find something comfortable, affordable, and close to my work, and had been quite anxious about the situation. However, I had a good feeling the minute I walked into the office– the atmosphere in there is very pleasant and positive. Ryan greeted me immediately, and brought me coffee and a fruit pastry, which is *always* a good way to win me over. He’s very personable and listens well. We talked for a few minutes about my necessities and nice-to-haves, and then we took off to look at a few places. The first place he took me was adorable, and I would have never known about it if he hadn’t shown it to me. The second place he took me ended up being an even better fit. I was so relieved to finally have this handled, and I’m excited about my new place. If you need to work with a locator, I’d emphatically recommend working with Ryan Morris.

Amy C.

Excellent agent.

He looked out for me as a novice home buyer. Was an exemplary example of personable professionalism. Was available to me within reason. He was honest about what he did or did not have knowledge of and sought out the answers to whatever he didn't know.

Aisha Smith

Ryan is a wonderful real estate agent.

I recently worked with Ryan as my fiancé and I were buying our very first home. As first time home buyers, we were pretty clueless about what to expect. Ryan was very helpful, knowledgeable, supportive and honest every step of the way. He helped us with referrals to banks when we were first beginning the pre-approval process, and even attended a meeting at the bank with us to provide support. We wanted to be in our new home before the end of the year, and Ryan helped us make that happen. We went to look at homes on a Saturday, which was very helpful and accommodating for our busy work schedules. We fell in love with a home that day and Ryan helped us complete the next steps to becoming homeowners! He was always quick to respond to emails, phone calls, and texts throughout the process, and also attended a walk through of our home with me when my fiancé had to work and could not be there. We are so happy in our new home and thankful to Ryan for his guidance and expertise. Ryan went above and beyond as our real estate agent and I would highly recommend his services!

Andrea W.

James has sold several homes for me and has helped me find one.

He is always so helpful and thorough in letting me know exactly what i need to do. I will always recommend him to my friends. He's a good guy!

Jo Ann Bearden

Within an hour I’d had a personal email from Ryan Morris and literally the next day we were out looking for apartments.

He was excellent at actually LISTENING to what I wanted and was looking for and definitely delivered (with some cold hard reality checking on what was actually possible here in the Austin market!). Within 2 hours I’d viewed properties, found my dream apartment, signed all of the paperwork and I’m moving in next week! I’d have NEVER been able to do this so quickly and so stress-free if I’d not had Ryan’s help and expertise!

Katherine V.

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