Mike Minns

13 years of work experience
Atlas Realty
8001 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX, 78745
(512) 774-6449

Ratings & reviews (12)

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Do not recommend
02/07/2014
haley townsend
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
While looking for a rental property in Austin from Dallas (all rommates were working in Dallas for the summer only), my roommates and I settled on a property for which he was the leasing agent. The week before we were supposed to move back to Austin (and our existing lease was expiring), he cancelled the lease out from under us because he was trying to sell another home to the current tenants. We were out all the costs of beginning the lease process, because 2 of the 3 parties involved had already signed the now-cancelled agreement. In addition, our existing lease expired. We had to rent a storage unit and pay movers to help us pack our entire apartment in one weekend while simultaneously scrambling to find another property. It was a stressful and expensive experience all the way around. Less ... More
Response fromMike Minns
Haley, I am very sorry to hear about your troubles. However, I think you have the wrong agent as this scenario did not happen in my office. I have asked everyone in the office to find out what happened and no one recognizes this situation. Long story short, I think you got the wrong person. If there is anything we can do to make things go better for you please let me know. I am sorry you had these issues and hope things go smoother for you in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2012
user936776
Helped me buy home
I was deployed to Iraq when I began an online search for a home in Austin. After contacting Mike Minns with Mr Dream Home, I gave him the details of what I was looking for along with my price range and he began a search and began sending email updates with available properties that fit my needs. It made the searching process much more efficient, especially since I was not from the area but planning to move here. When it came time for me to visit and take a look at some properties, mike was very patient and informative. We must have looked at 20 houses in one day (I'm pretty picky haha), and Mike stayed positive the entire time. Needless to say, I didn't find anything, but a few months later I was back for a second try. Again, Mike was extremely patient as we looked at double the amount of my first visit. I found a couple of properties that I placed bids on and finally got accepted. The financing process was a huge pain as well due to the stringent requirements of a VA Loan. From the time I placed my bid until final closing, almost five months had passed, but Mike was right there through it all, helping me every step of the way. He was always curtseous and professional, and very easy/comforting to work with. As a first time home buyer I had many questions and concerns that he happily assisted with. Even now, 2 1/2 years later, I can still go to Mike with any issues that arise and he is quick to respond and help. I would definitely reccomend him, and use him in any future needs I may have. Less ... More
Response fromMike Minns
Thanks for the review Lauren! I am very glad everything is going well for you. If there is anything you need please let me know!
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2012
lakecharlesestate
Helped me buy and sell homes
He was our agent for the sale of our home and the purchase of another. Upon the sale of our home we were "homeless". It sold within approximately one months time and we had not found another in that short period of time. Mike had a rental property that he offered to rent to us and were able to move right in! Throughout the purchase process he was there to answer all our questions and if by chance he couldn't he found out the answer. He was "extremely" responsive to our telephone calls and text messages. All proceedings went smoothly. We would highly recommend Mr. Dream Home for all your real estate needs. He's a great guy. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2012
Goatplace
Helped me buy home
Mike Minns stood by us and educate us on real estate property; he helped us to understand each step of the way which lead us to make a good judgement on the property we were looking for; he worked with us from the beginning to the end of the closing the deed. He invested lots of time looking for the right property based on what we want, took us to see each property, he worked so hard to make us happy and be able to buy one of the property. Without Mike's dedication and help, we will not be able to buy this property, thanks to you Mike. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2012
One Happy Customer!
Helped me buy home
Mike was incredible! We wanted a home that would go up in value, even in this bad market. He found us exactly what we wanted, not just a quick sale. Mike made everything very smooth and easy. And, as luck would have it, our house went up something like $100k in value in a few years, which is pretty uncommon in Austin right now.
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2012
grammysweet
Helped me buy home
Mike Minns was very helpful and always returned my calls immediately. I never felt like I was being ignored or forgotten. He also was very honest and knowledgeable about potential problems in the homes I looked at. He would point to something and say "that could be an issue". I felt like he was on my side.
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2012
tatumboyle
Helped me buy and sell homes
I stumbled across Mike back in 2003 when I was first thinking about buying a house. Without even processing any paperwork, he was able to tell me everything I qualified for and what to expect in the process. He respected our wishes and didn't push us towards something we didn't want. He "held my hand" throughout the process and made everything go smoothly. He even took me out for a drink after we signed the paperwork! 5 years later, I wanted to return to school, so we decided to downsize. Mike did a walk through of our house and suggested some improvements. He estimated that if we did these few things, we could get about $20K more for our house. We took his advice and he nailed our selling price on the head! Again, the process was seamless and stress-free. When I'm done with school, we'll be using him again and I already recommend him to anyone I come across looking for an agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/30/2012
kris10moyer
Helped me buy home
We bought an investment property and used Mike Minns as our agent. Our experience with him was so good that we recommended him to my parents. They used him as their listing agent to sell their home and then, months later, as their buyer's agent to purchase a new home. He's very knowledgeable and professional...truly a great agent! We will definitely utilize his services the next time we buy or sell property and I never hesitate to recommend him to friends and family in need of an agent! Can't say enough good things about him! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/30/2012
bidawi
Helped me buy home
My wife and I had the very good fortune to have worked with Mr. Minns while we were in the market for a house and rental properties in and around the Austin area. Mr. Minns has been exemplary in every respect. He is extremely knowledgeable with many years of experience yet shows humility and kind patience. We especially like his no-nonsense approach to each deal and negotiation. Mr. Minns has a keen intelligence with a very rare combination of sophistication and street smarts. We have no doubt that Mr. Minns will continue to be successful because he genuinely loves what he does and is very good at it. We highly recommend Mr. Minns with no reservation. We have no intention to work with anyone else. Thank you. Naguib and LuAnne Ktiri-Idrissi Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/30/2012
aconbug
Helped me buy and sell homes
we have used mike minns to buy and sell 2 homes for us. he was always willing to show us what we wanted to see. he let us decide if we liked a property or not. he has went out of his way to help us even after the sale.
Highly likely to recommend
01/30/2012
Mimi Rossi
Listed and sold a home
I first contacted Mike because of his marketing savvy. I hired him because he was personable, very knowledgeable and professional. He was also understanding to my situation and gave me great advice. I was moving out of state and needed to sell my house before I could make that move. I believe we sold it in 5 weeks - which to me was fantastic!
Highly likely to recommend
01/30/2012
Bruce Z
Helped me buy home
Mike is an excellent agent. He continually went above and beyond our expectations during the home buying process. We now live in our dream home thanks to Mike. I highly recommend him to anyone that is in the market for a home.