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.
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. 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.
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. 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Great agents can be a dime a dozen...I just had the pleasure of being on the other end of a transaction with Wendi Slaton Anderson where my clients purchased a property she had listed. From our first communication, Wendi was direct, clear, positive, and thorough. While under contract, Wendi carried herself with the utmost professionalism and kindness, helping to make it a seamless and positive transaction for all. If you're considering hiring Wendi and Roots Residential to help you with your home buying/selling goals- you will be in great hands!
We were referred to Wendi from a friend in Austin, what good fortune that was. We were searching for a home from out of state, Wendi and her team could not have made that any easier. Wendi not only handle our transaction perfectly, but she also included resources for everything from changing utilities to getting set up with a Texas Drivers license. Moving cross country can be stressful but Wendi made it about as easy as it could have been.
When we began searching for our first home, I contacted multiple realtors. The response I received from Wendi was by far the most thorough, friendly, and helpful. Roots kept that high bar throughout the entire process from searching for a home to closing on one. All my questions were addressed promptly, and they always kept my best interests at heart, helping me every step of the way. As a first-time home buyer, they made me feel like I was never lost and always had someone by my side looking out for me. It was an absolute joy to work with Wendi and her team, and I can't imagine taking my business to anyone else.
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