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 4% of Austin area REALTORS, and she is a 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award Winner. She was also honored as one of the Platinum to 50 Real Estate Agents in the Austin Area.
Wendi is committed to maintaining her exceptional service through continuing education; her destinations include: Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE), 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, and the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.
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
“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.
“Wendi made quite an impression on me. She represented the buyer on my personal residence which had 3 competitive offers on it within hours of being listed. Her professionalism, preparedness, quick response, realistic expectations, and charm made her clients offer stand out. She was polite and respectful when making arrangements to view my home both before and after it was under contract. I was happy with my listing agent, he got my house sold quickly. However, if I am ever to buy real estate in Austin again (moved out of state) I would contact Wendi to represent me. I referred her to my neighbor who sent me a bottle of wine as a “thank you” after Wendi secured a buyer for her unique home before it even went on the market. Wendi knows real estate, but more importantly, she is real.”
– Ken B.
“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. She is 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 the 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.”
– Amy L.
“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 Chis R.
“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.
“Wendi and her team were not only friendly and professional, but 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.
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