Wendi Slaton Anderson, the principal Broker for Roots Real Estate, has been serving buyers and sellers in Austin since 2002. Wendi is dynamic, authentic, resourceful, and she can’t help but display an immense amount of genuine enthusiasm when her clients find the right home or the right buyer. Wendi is committed to helping educate her clients to make the right decisions, at the right time, on the right property. She works hard to ensure the process of buying or selling a home is a smooth, exciting, positive experience for all parties involved. Wendi greets all with a warm smile and treats everyone she encounters with respect. Her pride and passion for Austin and its eclectic (read: sometimes awesomely weird) residents is contagious.Wendi’s down-to-earth approach and unwavering dedication to her clients has helped her build a flourishing referral-based business. Her attention to detail (read: OCD), rigorous quality standards, and years of experience give her an effective finesse in negotiation. As a result of her ethics, professionalism, responsiveness and win/win attitude, Wendi is well respected among her peers and her loyal clients.Texas Monthly magazine recently named Wendi in the top 3% of Central Texas REALTORS, and she is a 6-year recipient of the Texas Monthly, Five Star Real Estate Customer Service Award. She is also honored to be a Platinum Top 50 Realtor winner for three consecutive years. Recently, Wendi was honored to be named America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents. Wendi is committed to maintaining her exceptional service through continuing education; her destinations include: Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE), a designation held by less than 1% of licensed Realtors in the country, Million Dollar Guild, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Certified Residential Specialists (CRS), ePRO®, At Home With Diversity (AHWD), and EcoBroker.Additionally, Wendi stays connected to the community and informed about the industry through her memberships with the Austin Board of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors, Highland Lakes Association of Realtors, Four Rivers Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, the Council of Residential Specialists, National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals, Women’s Council of Realtors, Austin Luxury Network, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and her membership on the Forbes Real Estate Council.Wendi is a dedicated wife, devoted mom, trained doula, wanna be triathlete, published writer, accomplished vocalist, crisis intervention counselor, and environmental enthusiast who, like most Austinites, can be hippy and yuppy in a single moment. She’s really into sports, and loves to laugh, dance, act, sing and negotiate. She’s the true embodiment of Austin!
What Clients Say About Wendi:
“My wife and I recently purchased land in Dripping Springs for our future dream home with Wendi. With her profound knowledge of the market and our personal situation in mind, Wendi helped define what we wanted and made sure that the execution of the purchase went smoothly. She was there with us walking the properties even when our search landed us way out in the country. When we had questions or concerns Wendi was always available and gave us great advice. With her help we found a beautiful 5 acre plot a stone’s throw from Hamilton pool and Reimer’s Ranch. When the seller ran into problems with the county and the sale was repeatedly postponed we were extremely glad to have Wendi making sure that the contract was always in our favor. Another challenge was that my wife and I were living in Switzerland at the time of the purchase. For this reason we were extremely glad for Wendi’s expertise and commitment. We couldn’t have imagined someone more suitable than her.”
– Max and Michèle S.
“My wife and I have been looking for our dream home in Austin. Wendi nailed it for us. She is the most professional, detailed oriented, confident realtor I have dealt with ever. I have bought and sold over 25 homes and Wendi by far outdid every realtor I have dealt with from Atlanta to LA. Wendi’s negotiating skills are the sharpest when it comes to getting the best price for your home you are selling as well as the dream home you are buying. If you are buying your starter home or a multi-million dollar home, Wendi will treat you the same: with extra attention to inspection details, negotiating price, and a smooth closing. We would be delighted to have her on our team!!!”
– Amy L.
“From the moment Wendi started working with us, she was very pleasant, professional and attentive to all our questions and needs. She knows the market well and stays on top of everything associated with a transaction We will definitely use her in our future business needs and will recommend her to all our friends and family.”
– Dan D.
“Wendi did a fantastic job finding a great condo for us. She was extremely thorough and responsive. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.”
– Alan T.
“Wendi Slaton Anderson is the single BEST real estate agent I have worked with. She “has my back” at all times and has negotiated transactions for us on at least 4 occasions and every time she is infinitely attentive and responsive. She has an incredibly positive attitude at all times. There have been times, like last week, when I suggested she give a concession of, for example $10,000 and we agree, and later, she says, “they agreed to $6,000”, meaning a savings to me of $4,000. She is just like that. Knows when to push and when to give. She’s WONDERFUL and lovely and responsive to her clients. Anyone would be so LUCKY to work with her and her team!!!!”
– Lora R.
“Wendi is an astute, highly effective representative. We recently sold our old home and bought a new one with her assistance. She is always responsive, always smiling, always a reliable partner. We had a wonderful and satisfying experience with her and got great deals on both the sale and purchase of our homes. Call her with confidence!”
– Marco and Diane P.
“The short version: Call Wendi….thank yourself later. The long version:
I met Wendi while working at Starbucks. I was working two jobs and trying to get ahead to purchase a home. She, of course, did not know this and was simply a regular who enjoyed her coffee with us a couple times a week and would share pleasant small talk with me.
One day, after some chit chat, I learned she was a real estate agent and I asked if she would mind answering some questions about home buying. She cheerfully obliged, stayed with me for 15+ minutes providing great insight to questions which must have seemed odd for a guy slinging coffee. At the end, I was 100% impressed and asked for a card while telling her she’d be hearing from me.
Well, it took another year or so, but call her I did. She was great to work with–both professionally and personally–which is important. (For those who don’t know–you will spend lots of time with your agent. You want to have one who is fun and enjoyable to be around.)
She always had time for me and showed up for things she didn’t even need to be there for (like the inspection of the home). Wendi was reliable, prompt, and never had anything else on her mind besides finding me the perfect home–which she did!
Another bonus, she understands how frustrating and complicated the mortgage side can be and has gone out of her way to find some of the best brokers in town. You’ll be spending lots of time with them as well. Like Wendi, they’re great people who are great at their job and are pleasant to spend time with.
Trust me, I have seen both sides on this one. Some brokers are trying to “sell” you. Some are trying to help you….It makes a big difference in both your experience and your bank account. (Not sure if it’s kosher to mention, but Jack L., who is on this review page, was the guy who helped me. Very, very good guy).
Thanks to Wendi, my wife and I found a home we love in an area we thought we couldn’t afford at a price well within our budget. We couldn’t be happier.
Wendi Slaton Anderson started out as our agent, but, by the end, Wendi was a friend. Like I said before, call her and thank yourself later for making a great decision.”
– John G.
“I cannot say enough good things about Wendi and Roots Real Estate. She is personable, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and on top of every single detail. She took much stress out of a stressful time, as relocating long distance as I did is never easy. I felt like she really was on my side during every stage of the process. Wendi demonstrated a great intuition for the kind of property that appealed to me, was sensitive to my own taste and seemed to grasp it right away. Although I found a home I loved quickly (and remain thrilled with it, sitting in it now as I write this!) I never felt pressure at all, just an interest in helping me find the right property. Wendi loves Austin and really seems to know the neighborhoods and the market thoroughly. And more than anything Wendi takes time to explain every part of a complicated process and follows through quickly. I agree with the other reviewer—she needs more stars! What a pro.”
– Carter F.
“I really don’t believe that any of this – the sale of our previous home and simultaneous purchase of our new one – could have happened without Wendi. Sure, there are other good realtors out there, but this experience seems so specific to Wendi’s skills, charm, savvy, and absolute dedication that I feel like we really have arrived at this place because of her. And I just love how she shielded us from the day to day intricacies of the transactions (which would just stress me out) without in any way keeping us in the dark. We have felt protected without feeling clueless.”
– Sarah and Chris R.
“Wendi was not only friendly and professional, but she made us feel very comfortable in our first home buying experience. Wendi first made time to get to know us and hear about our needs, a gesture that we very much appreciated. She not only did this on a Saturday evening, but was incredibly flexible with her time, and showed us the house later that night! Wendi and her team were fast in getting us the information we needed to make a decision quickly…something SO important in the Austin real estate market! She and her team then walked us through all the steps that followed in the buying process in a manner that put us at ease and gave us the confidence to make a good decision. We would absolutely recommend Wendi and her team to anyone buying or selling a house for a great experience!”
– Caroline W. and Jeff C.
“Wendi, I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am to have found you! Thank you for everything you did for me during the entire process of selling my property. Not only did you take the time to come personally to explain every step but facilitated the difficult problems with referrals to other professionals when they were needed. The most important thing was that you were always there when I needed you. I cannot believe that the property sold so quickly and at the price you negotiated! You are a magician! Even the closing ran smoothly! Bless you, Alice Glover.”
– Alice G.
“PERFECT DECISION: As a Realtor in the Metro Atlanta area, I sometimes have the task of referring my clients to other Real Estate Professionals. I had the opportunity to refer my client/friend (Alice) to another professional in Austin TX. I thought not having a personal relationship with anyone, I would have a difficult time choosing someone who I could feel confident about helping Alice. This was not going to be an easy transaction since it involved an estate and my client would need a lot of help. This turned out to be NOT THE CASE at all. I use a website (NAGLREP) which has a list of Gay or Gay Friendly professionals and Wendi was listed. After reading all of the bio’s on the site, I chose to call her first and was immediately impressed. She was knowledgeable, personable, easy to talk to, she knew exactly what we were going to need to have done, and was willing to facilitate any need Alice would have. Needless to say job well done.”
– Scott M.
“Wendi sold our home in just 12 days. She has great attitude toward all, and is professional in making suggestions to help you sell. Roots is very toward the GLBT community. They also sold us a house and made a smokin’ deal for us. My kind of real estate company!”
– Kathleen C.
“Wendi is fantastic! She was very responsive to our emails, texts and phone calls. She helped my family find the perfect home in an amazing neighborhood. She also negotiated a significant savings for us. We recommend her highly.”
– Jeremiah A.
“Wendi has been our realtor/broker for over 10 years and has led us through many real-estate transactions. She makes the buying/selling process fun, exciting! By managing the process so well, she lets us focus on the enjoyable parts of buying and selling properties instead of getting bogged down in all the nuances. We would never work with anyone else.”
– Wendy W.
“Wendi did such an amazing job helping us find our first home that, when the time came, we asked her to help us find our next home and sell our first. She used her knowledge of the market, marketing expertise and sharp negotiating skills to sell our house within 3 days for asking price!
Wendi was such an asset in searching for our “forever home.” She was always honest, never pushy, and very patient. She was available for questions, concerns, and ready to put in an offer whenever we needed her. When we finally found the right house, she fought tirelessly to get us the best deal possible.”
– Staci and Steve N.
“Wendi is the perfect blend of knowledgeable professional and understanding friend. She really “got” what we were looking for in a home and saved us so much time in viewing only properties that were a good fit. At the same time she is a shrewd negotiator…never settling and getting us the best price on both buying and selling side. Truly a pleasure to work with!”
– David S.
“My wife found Roots Real Estate during a random search. We got in touch with Krystal and Wendi and had our first meeting at a Starbucks around 5 weeks ago and we are closing on our first home tomorrow .Krystal was instrumental in keeping us abreast of all available listings and even took the time out to go show us around 6 properties the first week of looking .She took the time out to answer all our questions and made sure that we looked at listings which would not burn our budget up .
Once we found a house, Krystal made about 6 trips to the house to help us gain access to the property in order for us to get contractors in for all the remodeling we wanted to pursue .This helped greatly to solidify our decision .
It was a breath of fresh air to have a realtor who worked with us more like a friend than just a business relation. We would recommend roots to anyone in a heartbeat!”
– Swapnil S.
“Wendi Slaton Anderson is an incredible human. She has built an authentic company called Roots Real Estate in Austin, Texas. Wendi invests in training her employees to look out for the best interest of her clients and if that means walking away from a deal to look after a client then that is what they do. Wendi has great off market knowledge and works hard to find whatever her client is looking for in real estate. Watch out, you will fall in love with Wendi and become friends and part of the Roots family after you work with her and her team.”
– Julie J.
“I’ve known Wendi since her high school years and have been amazed at her passion for everything she pursues. I watched her grow as a student of mine in music and hold her among the best students and musicians with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work. Likewise, as a professional vocalist I had the pleasure of working with …and for her and it was a tremendous experience to see her excel and enjoy it, to really have fun in the creative process.”
I am convinced that she will excel in all endeavors and find it to be no surprise that she has thrived so well in the real estate industry. Again, her passion for life, commitment to excellence, maniacal focus to detail, and sheer joy of the process, ensures she will provide the ultimate experience for clients and colleagues alike.
It has been a pleasure to watch her grow in learning and teaching the joy of the creative process in all facets of life. Quite simply, I would trust Wendi to produce only the best results in anything she engages.”
– Tom W.
“Wendi has worked with us in the buying and selling of TWO homes! We are return customers and will continue to be with any future properties. While some Realtors take off Sundays or stop working after 5pm, Wendi works nonstop, putting forth as much effort as it takes to find/sell your home. She is vigilant in getting you what you are looking for in a home or out of one. Most importantly, her personality and energy is what you will fall in love with (also comes in handy when negotiating).”
– Stephen N.
“I could not have been happier with my experience with Roots Real Estate. Wendi Slaton Anderson helped my girlfriend and I find our perfect west Austin home together. She is the epitome of professionalism and worked so hard to make sure we were happy every step of the way. There were a few places that we liked but didn’t feel like any of them were “the one,” so Wendi continued with us until we found exactly what we were looking for. She was patient, flexible, and extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the process. Whether you are looking for a first home on a budget, or are looking to buy your third vacation home, Wendi will work endlessly for you to find that perfect place.”
– Eleanor S.
“Wendi came very highly recommended by a friend and I couldn’t have been more impressed with her work. It was my first time buying a home and I expected it to be a slow, headache- inducing process. Not in the least, which I attribute to Wendi.
She approaches the process in a way that feels more like working with a professional friend and is up front and honest about expectations and possible outcomes.
The common phrases in all of the reviews are honesty, dedication, negotiating great contracts and making you feel like you’re the only client… I couldn’t agree more. Wendi will definitely be recommended to friends and family as well as be my first choice for anything real estate.”
– Tim B.
“We’ve been working with Roots for over a decade on both the purchase and sell side. I can say that Wendi is probably the most organized, respectful and knowledgeable broker I’ve seen. I recommend the team as much as I possibly can.”
– David S.
“Wendi helped us find and purchase our first house. Just as some of these other reviewers say, she treats a smaller budget first time home with the same attention as a seven figure purchase, which I hear is very rare to find in a real estate agent. She’s extremely helpful with realistic expectations, honest about negatives, positives and potential resale value. My favorite quote from her is “I want you to get a great house at a good price because I’m the one that has to help you sell it 5 years from now.” It really makes you feel like she cares and is in it for the long haul. Her response time is amazing as well as her dedication and negotiating skills. She helped us get an amazing starter house for under market value, which is a difficult challenge in a real estate environment like we have in Austin right now. I plan on highly recommending her to friends and family as well as working with her for any future real estate.”
– Aleasha B.
“Buying a house for the first time is an incredibly daunting experience, you’re putting your life savings in a structure! The weight of that decision makes you suddenly realize how little you know about houses, neighborhoods, schools, HOAs and all the other things that come into consideration when purchasing a home. It can be very overwhelming… enter Wendi! She walked us through every aspect of the house buying process. She was incredibly patient, professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Roots Real Estate to anyone.”
– Jenna T.
“Wendi is so great. I really feel like she is looking out for us and has our best interests in mind. We bought our first home five years ago. That realtor was okay(ish) but I always secretly suspected that he was mainly interested in making the most amount of money off of us as possible while doing the least amount of work. Wendi was recommended to us by a close friend. And with good reason. She is super calm and personable and seems to have an endless amount of knowledge related to this business. She has received awards for the work she does, and they are all well deserved. Can recommend without hesitation. Also, her client service specialist, Krystal is great, too. Yay for Roots Real Estate! Yay for Wendi! Yay for Krystal!”
– Sarah R.
“If you are moving to Austin or have lived here all of your life, there is NO QUESTION on which real estate company or agent I would use- Roots Real Estate and Wendi Slaton Anderson hands down! Wendi listened carefully to my family and work needs when it came to what location was best for us. Wendi not only knew every detail about the various neighborhoods, she also knew information about what businesses are coming to town and where the growth areas would be in the future. This kind of information is extremely helpful when looking 5-7 years down the road. The inspection was a breeze! Wendi showed up for every meeting and questioned the inspector on every detail. I felt completely safe and confident with the house we chose because of Wendi’s expertise. It is completely the right home for us. We just closed today and the closing was delightful!! Of course Wendi was waiting on us at the closing with a huge basket of goodies that we could use in our new neighborhood. Wendi does not miss a detail and kept us under budget and on track throughout the entire buying process. She knew the details of our personal lives and then matched the neighborhood and house perfectly with our wishes & desires – this is her specialty! Thank you Wendi Slaton Anderson!!”
– Amy L.
“If you’re in Austin, and you’re planning to buy or sell real estate, call Wendi at Roots! She is the best real estate agent we’ve ever had (and we’ve had several other great ones)!
Wendi knows her stuff. If you’re looking to buy a property of any kind, just tell her what you want, and she’ll find it for you. I mentioned in passing that we were looking for our next investment property and here we are, four months later, with a great new condo. She found an awesome property for us, but we were a little too slow with our offer on the first one. She said, “No problem – let’s find you another one!” and she did.
She was willing to bring any offer we wanted to the table, but when we asked for her advice, she knew exactly what we should offer and walked us through her reasoning step by step. She went above and beyond on our purchase!
She is laid back, fun, and such an awesome person that you want to spend time with her, even if you’re just chatting while watching an inspector walk around the place. And as someone else commented here on yelp, it’s nice to have a real estate agent you like to hang out with because you will be hanging out with them quite a bit!
Wendi is super easy to work, smart, an awesome person, and she’ll negotiate aggressively on your behalf. Call her today even if you’re just starting to look and aren’t ready to purchase – you will be happy you did…”
– Michelle H.
“We would give Wendi Slaton Anderson and her staff at Roots Real Estate more than a 5 star rating if we could. From the very beginning Wendi made us feel comfortable and right at home in Texas.
She took time to understand what we were looking for and why we had some ‘special needs’ to look for in a home. These needs did not deter her and she found homes that would work for us.
Since we were moving to Texas from another state, we appreciated Wendi educating us with the way things are done and what we should do. She has an easy going yet professional style.
We planned to spend 3 days house hunting. We did it in one. If you want a killer negotiator, then you need to let Wendi go to work for you. In addition, her staff was right on top of anything we needed, and we never had to wait long for responses.
It is refreshing to work with service oriented, professional people. Thanks Wendi and Staff!”
– Julie H.
“I met Wendi back in 2004 when we were both cast on “A Ride with Bob” From the moment I met her I knew there was something special about her! She was already an agent and I was in the process of getting my license, she took time to talk with me about the business. Now fast forward 10 years, I’m now an Agent in Los Angeles but still have clients from Austin. I have referred several clients to Wendi as I know and admire her work ethic, she goes the extra mile to help anyone that needs assistance! She embodies what a true Realtor should be! I’m blessed and honor to call her a colleague and friend! If you are in the Austin area Wendi and her company Roots Real Estate is your BEST option!!! Trust me you won’t be disappointed!!!”
– Stayce S.
“Wendi first helped us helped us with the purchase of our first home, which was a much longer process than we expected. This was back when the market was super hot. We must have seen at least 20 houses and kept getting outbid or the house would already be pending by the time we got to it, which was usually the day it listed! She was very patient with us. Though we were buying a starter home, she treated us with the same care and attention as if were were buying a million dollar property. She stuck with us after we took ourselves off the market and through the entire year that it took to build the new house we ended up choosing. She researched the builder to make sure it was a good investment and worked closely with the sales office to ensure we got the best deal possible.
When we were ready to sell that home and buy our ‘forever home,’ she was the only agent/broker we considered. Again, she gave us the same care and attention as clients selling a million dollar property. She sent in a professional photographer, marketed our house very professionally, and brought in a dream offer within 3 days!
She quickly helped us look at multiple properties in our target area. She was very honest about which ones she felt had potential and would be a good investment and which ones we should steer clear of. Once we found the house for us, she worked late into the night for several nights on offers and contracts, snagging our house for less than asking in the middle of another hot sellers’ market!
Wendi is a master negotiator, she’s very dependable, and she is a joy to work with. We’ve referred many friends to her, who have all been very satisfied, and we would refer her again and again. Oh, and if we ever move, we will be the only agent/broker we call.”
– Staci N.
“When it came time to sell our house I went through the process of interviewing 3 different agents. I asked question after question and posed hoop after hoop to jump through. Wendi ran circles around her competition, and she was the only one who actually made me feel like our house was going to sell…despite being in a slower-moving area. She blew those other agents out of the water. And as if that weren’t enough, the best part is that she got us $5,000 above the sales price we’d agreed to take! It was strategic negotiating and years of experience at its best! We have since referred Wendi out numerous times to equally happy and impressed friends.
Wendi is energetic, knowledgeable, savvy, and she takes pride in her job. She walks you through the emotional roller coaster of a process like you actually matter, and she becomes your friend in the process. Highly recommend.”
– Joel R.
“Wendi just helped us buy a house in South Austin and we couldn’t be happier. She was quick to understand what we were looking for and, more importantly, was very effective when it came to negotiating price. She was timely in her communication and made sure we understood the process as we moved forward with our purchase. We cannot recommend her highly enough.”
– Jay R.
“I wish there were room for more stars… she deserves 10!
I was referred to Wendi after almost 2 years of searching for a home. We met at Starbucks and immediately it felt like we were best friends! Wendi has a great attitude and her smile is contagious. If you meet her, you’ll know what I’m talking about!
Once our home was under contract (which didn’t take long) Wendi went to bat for me! She is a great negotiator and will do everything she can to get you the best deal!
She was always honest and walked me through the entire process. We never missed a beat!
I cannot put into words how happy I am to have found her, she made the whole process of buying a home- fun, exciting and easy… and that’s exactly how it should be :)”
– Stacie V.
“Wendi helped my husband and I buy our first home! Buying in Austin is no easy task, and being a first time home buyer can be confusing and nerve-racking. Wendi was kind, knowledgeable, and patient with all of our questions. She was willing to fight for the things that we thought were important, and we truly appreciated that. She was available and flexible when we were dealing with a tricky seller, and she made sure that we were well taken care of. Thank you Wendi (and Krystal too!) for all of your help. We keep saying that we never want to move again, but if we do, we’ll be sure to give you a call!”
– Taylor T.
“This review is a little overdue. Wendi and Krystal helped us purchase our first home about two years ago. I knew so little about buying a house, it was hysterical (I did not think that all realtors had access to all the MLS listings, it was BAD but they did not judge or laugh). Krystal was our realtor and was looking hard with us. Wendi did not have to spend her time coming out to BFE with us to look at houses that we might not even end up buying. But she did and we are grateful. They gave us honest feedback when we needed it and were patient when we seemed to have found something that fit the bill but “didn’t feel like home”. Moreover, they were part of the process with us like family. What else do you really want from someone you are going to “hire” to look for a home with you?
The house that we finally purchased was not “ready” by any means, but knowing that we were going in for renovations, they saw the immense potential that we were too inexperienced to see. There were things about the house that we did not even know we wanted (side facing garage, we are addicted) and there were things about the house that we did not understand were rare (you will be surprised at how few houses have a master suite downstairs with two HVAC units). When the choosing was over, they took care of the rest for us. Negotiating, putting in an offer, getting the buyer to take our offer before the weekend (how do you even manage to do that in this market), ironing out any kinks, coordinating with the home owners to get our contractors in for estimates. You name it, they did it.
Today, people tell us how “lucky” we were to find our house with its large kitchen, guest bedrooms/ bath upstairs, large corner plot, great facade and plenty of natural sunlight. Truth is, we were lucky to have found Roots, Wendi and Krystal. We will never look anywhere else for our real estate needs. Ever. SO, if you are looking for a realtor, just stop and pick up the phone already. I’ve done the searching for you and you have arrived. You’re welcome.”
– Shalaka S.
“Wendi’s consistent 5-star reviews reflect her priorities and skills. We loved working with her, Krystal, and the Roots team. We came to Wendi with a somewhat complicated buying situation; it took us a while to figure out just what was needed to make everyone happy. In the meantime, Wendi and Krystal used their knowledge, experience, and connections to help us clarify things as we viewed potential homes. Wendi pays very close attention to the things you value. She and her team were patient and optimistic as we looked at places, and we felt that they would have shown us 30 more places if that’s what it took. In the end, Wendi was able to negotiate a significantly better price for us on a place we loved, and she advocated successfully on our behalf throughout the closing procedures, saving us a bit more money. Throughout the whole process, the Roots team was truly generous with their time and talents and, because of them, we found a beautiful home at a great price. Thanks to all.”
– Questions of Travel M.
“Wendi is so good at her job that it’s a joy to work with her. During the house hunting phase, she was always positive & always found time for me, answering my every question with kindness, intelligence, and insight. The one time Wendi couldn’t show a house immediately, my husband and I enjoyed meeting Krystal, who also helped us with referrals for painters, roofers, etc. Krystal and Wendi communicate all the time and the teamwork at Roots Real Estate is something special. I felt supported & encouraged throughout the entire process of finding and closing on a new home. Due to her communication skills and her nurturing demeanor, Wendi is also a source of comfort. When we found the right house, her assurances and guidance re: how much to offer was perfect. Her advice re: mortgage brokers was very helpful– we got the most unbelievable interest rate due to the hard work of our broker. After we closed on our new house, Krystal helped us to find the perfect tenants for our old house. Like Wendi, Krystal knew what to do every step of the way, and we trusted her judgment completely. Similar to the generous closing gifts Wendi gave my family, Krystal gave my new tenants a beautiful gift basket. Both Krystal and Wendi take great care of their clients and their community. Roots is generous in making charitable contributions, donating 3% of their commission from each transaction to a charity of the clients’ choice. My only complaint: I don’t get to see Wendi and Krystal enough any more ;-). I cannot recommend Roots Real Estate highly enough and I can’t thank Wendi and Krystal enough times: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You….!”
– Jessica M.
“I am new to Austin and had several friends recommend their realtors to me, but with Austin being one of the hottest real estate markets in the US, I knew I needed a champion realtor to find the right home. Fortunately, I met Wendi by chance and instantly asked her to be my realtor. Her personality was warm, professional and confident- no hard sell or pressure. I have bought and sold over 15 homes in the last 25 years all over the US and have NEVER had this type of 5 star service or experience than what I had with Wendi Slaton Anderson. Wendi brings professionalism, creativity, sharp negotiating skills, and experience with proven results. Her communication was frequent and totally on the mark in finding solutions for my needs. She completely heard my needs, gave me what I wanted and then more. She surrounds herself with incredible teammates (Krystal Shaw, Roots Real Estate) so no ball is EVER dropped. Her large network of business associates made the purchase and closing a complete breeze with absolute NO bumps in the road. Never have I experienced such a Ritz Carlton experience of buying a house from the search to the closing. I have bragged on her service and company to everyone I know. Buying a home in Austin is a real challenge these days, so if you need the sharpest and brightest tack in the business, I would highly recommend Wendi with Roots Real Estate.”
“What can I say? Not enough, that’s for sure.
Our condo had issues that were nobody’s fault but were our responsibility to fix. It made the sale long, difficult and tedious. I felt so bad that Wendi had to endure a transaction that was probably longer and harder than any sale she had experienced. To top it off, it was just a small condo so there was not some big commission to make it worthwhile. She spent a LOT of time handling our sale.
Wendi was the only reason we “survived” this sale. She was always so positive, diligent and professional… even when we weren’t. She offered help at every turn. I felt like she had no concern if this sale was going to yield her a $5 or $50k commission. She treated our sale as if it was a million dollar sale. It was far from that, but we felt like Wendi cared more about the level of service she offered rather than she did about the commission.
It’s so rare to experience someone operating a business at the very top level of service. This was one of those rare times, I just don’t believe anyone can do a better job as an agent than Wendi did.”
– Max S.
“My fiancé and I just closed on a home with Wendi and her team as first-time home buyers, and I rarely if ever review anything, but feel that if I can guide one other purchaser doing this for the first time her way, then perhaps someone else will get the Cadillac experience we did. Wendi is one of the most soulful, caring and fun people you will ever meet. She is also razor sharp, knowledgeable about every aspect of her business and wise in negotiating. She took a large, intimidating decision and purchase, and made it make sense and the process simple and reasonable. We are beyond thrilled and wish we could just keep buying houses, so we could continue spending time with her. Simply put I cannot recommend Wendi and her team enough. Top to bottom they are awesome and there are none better. Stop searching and meet them!”
– Andrew A.
“We are so lucky to have found Wendi. She worked with us through a very troubling aspect of our house sale. She stayed positive and never gave up. We closed less than 90 days from listing at a price we were happy with. She is a problem solver and just views challenges as problems that can be solved.
Whether you are selling or buying – I highly recommend Wendi. We still have a lot listed with her and know she’ll also do an outstanding job for us selling that as well.”
– Dion M.
“I chose Roots Real Estate because, as most of their business is, I was referred by someone I trust. After researching many companies and realtors, Wendi Slaton Anderson stood out as the right fit for me and proved to be so in more ways than I could’ve known at the time. Originally, I was attracted to the award-winning, female-owned local business that gave back to non-profits with every sell. I thought I may have to sacrifice some perks of going with a big business, but I could not have been more wrong. Had it not been for Wendi and her team at Roots, I likely would have overpaid for a subpar home in the excitement of becoming a first-time home buyer. Luckily, I found Roots, Wendi and most certainly what was always meant to be my home. Everyone deserves a home-buying experience that leaves you feeling as confident as I was able to feel about your decisions. I couldn’t recommend Wendi and Roots Real Estate highly enough. You will feel educated, empowered, encouraged and will have a master negotiator on your side that will not let you end up somewhere that is not pretty much perfect for you.”
– Jennifer P.
“It was an absolute joy to buy our first home with Wendi by our side. She is top class and anyone would be lucky to have her or anyone from her team by your side during your journey to closing on a property. Simply put, she was on top of her shh..ouse knowledge. She made us feel at ease throughout the whole process (thank you!) and was extremely prompt with every question we threw at her.”
– Jay S.
“I can’t say enough about Wendi and her team. Wendi made the process so incredibly easy to understand and was so very patient and available to us. We found a house we never dreamed could be ours and it somehow seemed so simple and smooth. She was with us every step of the way and once we closed, added so many social touches to the celebration and house warming. She also provided us with the best contacts in the business to act quickly and save money.”
– Elizabeth B.
“Wendi acted as our agent for a recent house purchase. We were moving from afar and expected a lot from Roots Real Estate…find us a home in just 5 days. Arriving in Austin at noon, Wendi already had scheduled 6 showings for us that day. She and Krystal Shaw worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to find us a house that would become our new home. Wendi is positive, energetic and knowledgeable. We felt she wouldn’t be happy with anything that wasn’t just right for us. Krystal was organized and efficient.
Once we found our home, Wendi and Krystal helped us with all the follow-up demands – inspections, technicians, repair estimates and legal documents, etc. We were kept well informed throughout the process. Roots Real Estate is an example of a well run business – meeting the needs of their clients and supporting the community through a donation to a non-profit of our choice. Although we purchased our home a month ago, we know Wendi and Krystal are still available for any questions or concerns. We highly recommend Wendi and the staff at Roots!”
– Pamela M.
“After just about every conversation with Wendi, we felt like our words didn’t quite allow us to thank her properly for all she had done. It is the same with this review, we don’t think we can adequately convey what a gift she is, but we can share a little about our experience. Wendi is at the top of her game. We found out about her through an impassioned referral, and when we visited her website and read her bio we were blown away by who she is as a professional and what she stands for as a person. After our first conversation with her, we rested assured that we’d found the person we wanted, and trusted, to represent us. She is as highly-skilled a professional as you will find, and she is a kind-hearted person who genuinely cares about her clients. Communication with Wendi is a joy. She is accessible, friendly, knowledgeable, articulate, and honest. We were so grateful to have her at our side as we navigated the complexities of the market. She is very personable, easy to talk to, and provides valuable insights, wisdom, and perspective throughout the entire process. She is the kind of person who is not interested in a quick commission; rather, she is driven by the joy that clients feel when the right purchase presents itself. We felt completely at ease taking all the time in the world to find the right property, and Wendi is a no-pressure professional who always encouraged us to move at the pace that felt right to us. And when that perfect property presented itself, she was right there and she went after it for us in a way that left us feeling astounded by her skillfulness and precision. She certainly put her Master Certified Negotiation Expert credential to use for us. We were just in awe of her during the negotiation period. Every deal is different, but in our case, every single thing we wanted, Wendi got us. We felt lucky we didn’t have to negotiate against her! And Wendi’s commitment to us didn’t end at signing. She continues to be a valuable resource as questions come up and as we’re faced with unfamiliar aspects of owning real estate. Plus, getting to donate a portion of the sale to the charity of our choice was an added delight and is indicative of the content of Wendi’s character. In so many ways, big and small, Wendi earned our respect, admiration, friendship, and highest possible recommendation.”
– Will F.
“Not only was Wendi and her staff efficient and responsive to our needs, but had helpful suggestions all along the way! This closing was the easiest one I’ve ever experienced. I would use her agency again without hesitation. Great group of people!!”
– Kelly V.
“Wendi is one of the hardest working people I know! She very literally never stops and seems to have endless energy and enthusiasm. I met her years ago when our sons were in music together class as toddlers and quickly learned how she went above and beyond in everything she did. Everything. There is no detail that escapes her attention and she has the confidence, competence and experience to handle anything. I was amazed to see her expanding her family and yet always incredibly busy because she was so good that clients kept finding her even when she was not looking for more clients.
When a dear friend of mine from out of town decided one night at dinner that he was ready to buy a house in Austin and asked for realtor names, I knew he had to use Wendi. Others at the table chimed in with names of realtors they knew and I told him hands down he’d be crazy to go with anyone but Wendi. I called her then and there. She had him out looking at properties the very next day and she knows her stuff so well that he found and bought his place that very same day. I knew she was good, but even I was shocked at how fast she made it happen. My friend loved her and found the most beautiful home that was exactly what he wanted.
There is no one else I would ever use to find a home and I can’t recommend her highly enough. She cares deeply about the quality and integrity of the service she provides and is simply the best. Her whole team is amazing and dedicated. They treat each other and their clients like family…and Wendi is the kind of person you want finding your family a home.”
– Laura F.
“It was a pure joy working with Wendi. She understood how important it was for us to find the right place to call home. Wendi will make sure you have the best home buying experience. She provides that convenience of home buying that you think you’re going to get from watching all of the commercials. She’s the real deal. Thanks, Wendi!”
– Tim R.
“Wendi at Roots Real Estate is one of those rare people that you find every once in a while, who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Her attention to detail is bar none. Her genuine good nature comes through from the first time you meet or talk to her. It’s something she cannot hide, thank goodness.”Wendi has helped my family and I with the purchase and sale of some apartments in Austin. She has given her advice when asked, provided extensive and detailed market data, researched and verified prices, estimates and comps. She emailed me the other night at 11:00 pm with some information I had asked for (I wasn’t expecting to get if for days). She did all of this work without charging a dime or expecting to profit from this. It was just because. Wendi is just that way.
When I grow up (and I’m 47) I hope I can have the same standards and work ethic that Wendi has.
You would be doing yourself a disservice if you are in the market to buy or sell in Austin and don’t use her. She is smart, professional and really listens to your needs.
I am proud to call her a friend and I would go to bat for her on a seconds notice.”
– Chris S.
“I think the best way to explain how great Wendi and her team at Roots is…. I was actually a little sad the day our house sold. We got a great offer and a smooth transaction, but I was a little bummed because I knew I wouldn’t get to see or speak to her as often after the closing.
Wendi helped me purchase my 1st home back in 05′ and now helped me sell a 2nd home in the same neighborhood. Having worked with her on both sides of the table, I can easily say that she knows her stuff!!! She provides outstanding service and professional expertise, while at the same time adding a personal touch that is not easy to find these days.
She does this without effort though because really she honestly treats everyone as a personal friend and truly wants the best for her clients and community. Wendi donated a portion of her take away to a non profit of my choice!!!
Of course we all have to work to make money; and trust me – Wendi works very hard for her piece of the pie. What is so refreshing though, is when you meet someone that puts family and people 1st, while still respecting the bottom line. She provided outstanding advice on what improvements were needed and was very diligent in her research.
Also, a huge thank you to Krystal who was also helping to sell my home. She was always quick to respond and was Wendi’s right hand the whole time.
It can be tempting to say that Austin is a hot market and who needs a realtor, but the answer is you do, and you should look to Wendi and the Roots Real Estate team to be your agent!!”
– Patrick K.
“Wendi is a consummate professional and expert negotiator, but also incredibly warm and beyond helpful throughout the stressful process of buying a home. She walks you through every step of the way and is an absolute joy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone I know who is buying or selling a house.”
– Daniel H.
“Wendi is a friend which made my first time home buying experience that much sweeter. She was so knowledgeable, comforting, and skilled. She helped me to get the best price for my home and I recommend her very highly to anyone considering a home purchase.”
– Nicole L.
“Roots Real Estate rocks! Wendi and her team work with integrity and always have their clients interest in focus. They spend time understanding the clients needs and helping them make the most education decision they can. They have ample experience at all price ranges and on both sides, buying and selling. I would trust no other company with my business!”
– PJ T.
“Wendi has and always will be my first choice for all my real estate needs. She is intelligent, experienced and tenacious beyond your wildest dreams. Her commitment to her clients’ needs is unsurpassed but negotiating the best deal possible is not something she does just to make the client happy, it’s something she finds truly satisfying in its own right. This makes her a truly dedicated representative. There’s no one better to have in your corner.”
– K S.
“My wife and I were very nervous about buying our first house, so we did our research, asked friends and co-workers for recommendations, and scheduled meetings with a number of realtors to find the right person for us. Wendi came highly recommended from a co-worker, so we decided to meet with her. From the beginning, we could tell she was exactly the person we needed to help us with our search. Throughout the process Wendi was always on top of everything we needed and responsive to all of our questions, big or small. Whether it was scheduling viewings around our busy schedules, helping us understand the buying process, or keeping us up to speed on the negotiations once we had made an offer, Wendi and her team always made us feel like our home search was their top priority. In the end, we found a house we love and were able to navigate the closing process with ease thanks to Wendi, Krystal and everyone at Roots. I’m not one to offer recommendations unless they are warranted, but I would highly recommend Wendi to anyone looking for a realtor in Austin.”
– Ian L.
“I can’t say enough about Wendi and her team. Wendi made the process so incredibly easy to understand and was so very patient and available to us. We found a house we never dreamed could be ours and it somehow seemed so simple and smooth. She was with us every step of the way and once we closed, added so many social touches to the celebration and house warming. She also provided us with the best contacts in the business to act quickly and save money.”
– Beth Bellanti
“I have done 5 transactions with Wendi Slaton Anderson over the years including the buying and selling of houses and lots. She has always exceeded my expectations and has on several occasions come back to me and advised me to offer less than I had suggested and we were successful at the lower bid. She is always working hard for her clients and has tremendous skill as a negotiator. She is responsive via text and phone and has always personally attended our closings. She is wonderfully professional and fun and I have recommended her to several happy clients already. I will continue to work with her on all future transactions.”
“Wendi and her team blew us away. Friendly and responsive, patient and knowledgeable, she helped us navigate a very hot housing market where houses come off the market in a single day. She explained every part of the process, provided recommendations if asked, and secured us a winning bid on the house we wanted. She is a certified master negotiator and she has extensive contacts throughout the real estate industry in Austin. We would work with her again in a heartbeat!”
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