– Michael Spickes –
Austin's Real Estate and Relocation Specialist
3801 Capital of Texas Hwy. N, Suite J-180, Austin, TX 78746
Markets Served: Austin, Texas; Travis County, Texas; Williamson County, Texas; Hays County, Texas;
Specialties: Buyers Specialist; Custom Construction; Downtown; Golf; Waterfront/Waterview;
What do Clients Say?
We had a wonderful experience purchasing our first Austin home with Michael and Stacy Spickes, a husband-wife tag team at Realty Austin. Moving from another country-- we are from Toronto, Canada-- into a new, unknown city was a bit scary at first, but Stacy and Michael put us at ease right from the start with their friendly, positive attitudes. They provided support unlike no other realtor right f...rom the get-go, spending an hour on the phone with me trying to orient me to the Austin neighbourhoods and get a feel of our house wants and needs. Our visits to Austin were filled with extremely productive house hunting days, allowing us to get a feel for the city on our own but at the same time showing us what Austin has to offer. Stacy and Michael love Austin, and after a few hours with them, you will too. We quickly found our dream home and began the purchasing process. Stacy and Michael supported us through every step of the way, giving us great recommendations and arranging for multiple inspections, making sure we were protected. They made it easy for us and we could tell they were working hard to fight for us to get a good and fair deal. We 110% recommend the Spickes to anyone looking for a realtor, especially if you are from out of town. Best of luck in your home hunt!!Erin and Jason Cooper
We could not have been happier or in better hands than with Michael and Stacie. They were professional, very knowledgeable as well as fun people. My husband and I both feel they are our friends as well as our realtor. We highly recommend them. They are a great team.Susie and Wayne Malone
Thank you Realty Austin for having such amazing realtors like Michael & Stacy Spickes. They made selling and buying a home so easy. They held our hand every step of the way and our closing of both homes went so easy. They are the perfect team!Rebecca Hernandez
Michael and Stacy did an excellent job in helping me purchase my house. They were up and preparing documents as late as midnight on a failed home purchase (seller's unwillingness to budge burned the deal). At that point, I knew that Michael and Stacy were the right team for me. I then purchased a nicer house the following month at a lower price than the previous failed attempt. It was a struggle to get through the financing process, but Michael and Stacy provided excellent communication between myself and the sellers. The deal went through (finally) and I am now enjoying my new home.Jason Dee
Buying or selling a home is one of the most significant and life-changing moves a person makes. Michael and Stacy recognize this and their commitment to their clients is threefold:
- To listen intently to their client’s needs and objectives, and then leverage their knowledge of the Austin real estate market to design a plan to help their clients achieve those objectives;
- To equip and empower their clients with the knowledge, tools and resources to make the best decision for themselves, both personally and financially; and
- To provide unparalleled service to their clients and facilitate a seamless, enjoyable and rewarding real estate transaction experience.
Experience & Specialties
You will be hard-pressed to find two people who are more passionate and knowledgeable about life and real estate in Austin, Texas. Having both lived in Austin since the early 80s, Michael and Stacy have watched this city grow from a mid-size college town to a thriving metropolitan hub that is now consistently ranked in the top 5 best places to live in theUSA. These two Austinites have a pulse on the city and love everything Austin has to offer: the diverse culture, eclectic art and music scene, beautiful lakes and Hill Country landscapes, endless entertainment and recreational amenities, great schools, affordable housing, and the positive, energetic, upbeat vibe of the city.
Michael and Stacy bring a wealth of expertise to their clients. Over the last 10 years, they have bought and sold both personal and investment properties in numerous areas of Austin including Allandale (Central), Travis Heights/SoCo (South/Downtown), Round Rock (North), Anderson Mill/Spicewood-Balcones/Great Hills (Northwest), and Lakeway (West). They have extensive experience in building and renovation projects, and love the thrill of chasing down a great investment property and turning that diamond-in-the-rough into the most awesome house on the street. (In fact, if you want to get a glimpse into one of their renovation projects, check out this video link to watch an episode they recently filmed for TLC’s Flip That House: http://bcove.me/h0s42ien). Whether you are looking to buy or build your dream home, sell your existing home, or explore the many investment opportunities in the Austin real estate market, you will be in good hands with this dynamic team.
Michael and Stacy feel strongly about giving back and paying-it-forward to both the local Austin community, as well as the global community. With a special compassion for children, they provide financial support to numerous charitable organizations that focus resources toward the protection, education and healthcare for underprivileged and health-challenged children. Michael and Stacy also have a real conviction to assist struggling homeowners who might be upside-down on their mortgage and even facing foreclosure. To serve Austin homeowners who might find themselves in this situation, in 2003, Michael and Stacy founded Austin Home Rescue, a team of licensed Realtors specifically focused on bringing solutions to these homeowners in our community. In the spring of 2006, as the foreclosure crisis began to impact the rest of the country, Michael and Stacy founded America’s Home Rescue, as a national training organization committed to educating and equipping other real estate professionals in working with homeowners across the country to avoid the devastation of foreclosure.
Personal Interests & Achievements
Prior to his leap into real estate, Michael spent ten years as an Executive Recruiter in the Austin high-tech industry. And prior to his recruiting career, he served for four years in the United States Navy and fought for our country in Desert Storm. When not working with clients or running the day-to-day operations of their real estate practice, Michael loves an afternoon of golf, a day on the lake boating with friends, hiking, skiing and fly-fishing in the Rocky Mountains, or taking off on some amazing traveling adventure with Stacy.
Stacy comes from a long legacy of entrepreneurs and with business-know-how in her DNA, in 1993, she earned her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and went on to become a Certified Public Accountant, specializing in small business development. After spending 16 years in the world of business and finance, Stacy decided to delve into her long-time interest in real estate. Stacy is one of seven children and has fourteen nieces and nephews, so family is a big part of her life. When not working with clients or managing the various aspects of their business, Stacy loves spending time with family, pulling together a great dinner party for friends, chasing and renovating investment properties, traveling,reading, writing, and enjoying a great dinner date with Michael at one of their many favorite Austin hot-spots.