A Full Service Real Estate Brokerage Company
The diversified background of the principals of Koehler Real Estate provide a very unique blend of experience, training, and education not often found in the real estate industry to best serve buyers and sellers of Texas farm and ranch properties and luxury homes. Our business model places the highest priority on a positive and successful client experience throughout the entire process of finding that special property.
We Are Here To Help
For buyer clients, we work to achieve your goals of finding that special property for you. It's important to know that we work only in your best interest whether it's helping you negotiate the best deal for you, or how we care for your best interests through professional standards demanding the highest of ethical standards and honesty. This is where our education, experience, and values come into play to protect you, whether you're a buyer or seller, we'll serve only the buyer or the seller, but never both in one transaction. If you are interested in knowing more about the importance of one party representation, we are always available to discuss how it can impact you.
Visitors to our website will discover thousands of properties for sale from several MLSs covering a large portion of Texas and the entire Texas Hill Country. Our goal has always been to provide the most user-friendly web experience available in the real estate industry by illustrating the most properties for sale in an easy to use format that is straightforward with the best features for searching for those individual details that a buyer is looking for. We consider the buyers' time to be very valuable so making available all the properties for sale that we possibly can is important for the buyer's to have the ability to see the broadest range of properties. A very important component to our website is the properties are updated daily to add new properties for sale and eliminate those that have been sold. It is essential for us to have live real time data, because buyers expect that. Nothing is more frustrating for buyers than to go to a website and continually encounter old stale information that has not been updated for properties that have sold.
Our Business Model / Experience And Knowledge
Our business model is setup where a large part of our business is focused on helping buyers find the perfect ranch or home that they've been hoping to find. What has made us very efficient and skilled in doing this is our experience and knowledge of the ranches and luxury estates that are being offered for sale in the marketplace, including any properties that are not advertised and sometimes referred to as pocket listings.
Where we differ from many other selling brokers is that we don't try to oversell or push particular properties to buyers. We don't want you to just be told about all the positives about the property, but want you to be aware of any negatives also. We want you to buy a property that you are 100% sure is the right place for you. We accomplish that by showing you the best homes and ranches that are in your target range and by sharing with you our honest opinions, which are supported by years of real estate experience.
Confidentiality and Working to Best Serve our Clients
We keep all conversations and information shared between clients and ourselves confidential. This allows for a honest and open business relationship that serves to achieve the goals of the client and broker. We want our clients to be informed about the purchasing process, and as a result we'll make sure clients understand the importance of the contracting process. We want to ensure that when a contract is prepared that your best interest is always the most important consideration. There are always important issues to consider, and we are there to help you with the process. Importantly, our mandate is to assist you in the negotiations to obtain the lowest property price as contrasted with a seller's broker who is mandated to obtain the highest possible property price for the seller.
What else do we do for our clients?
Another key to our client success is what we do after the sale. We don't disappear after the sell, we strive to provide a smooth transition into home or ranch ownership. If the client needs assistance for his ranch or home ranging from who are some of the area contractors, ranch workers, or lake management companies to the different ways to maintain the agricultural exemption for the land, we are there for you. As with any purchase in a new area, knowledge of the resources available to use for various services is key to having success and minimizing the chance for any problems down the road. We can also assist you by providing contact information on how ranch ownership can provide tax benefits in many cases.
About Harold Koehler, the Broker/Owner of Koehler Real Estate
Harold Koehler, the broker/owner of the company, has over thirty years of business experience ranging from real estate sales, real estate management, home construction, banking, accounting, and insurance. Previously, Harold was responsible along with other team members for the disposition of over $4 billion in real estate and bank assets from over 51 savings institutions. As a Vice-President and executive of two separate financial institutions, he was responsible for management and marketing of over $500 million in real estate assets. He also spent many years as a fiduciary for several companies where he was responsible for the administration of tens of millions of dollars of fiduciary funds. Combining this with his former experience as a home builder, an accountant and former Director of Internal Audit of a billion dollar thrift, his diverse experience and knowledge and attention to detail will provide buyers with the tools they need to ensure a successful outcome.
Being from a family that immigrated to America in the 1800s and settled in the farming and ranching countryside around San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas has taught Harold the valuable lessons of country life and gave him an early appreciation of owning farm and ranch land in Texas. Long since those early years, the Texas countryside continues to transform into a vibrant, high-growth area with what appears to be an ever-increasing demand for land and homes. Land that long ago was owned for no other reason than to provide a living off the land is now held for the enjoyment and financial benefit of landowners.
Professional affiliations include:
• Licensed Real Estate Broker in Texas
• Member of the National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, and SABOR
• Member of San Antonio MLS, Austin MLS, and Kerrville MLS
Harold earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from Texas State University (formerly SW Texas State University)