Eric Poortinga offers you choices. Sellers may select limited services in return for reduced selling commission. Buyers may alsreceive a rebate applied toward closing costs depending showing count.
Get to know Eric Poortinga
Texas has been home since 1999 when I first arrived in Austin for an internship at a local tech company. As many people do, I fell in love with the weather, people, and environment.
I actually grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, so my sports loyalty still remains firmly with the Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks. I have no problem rooting for Texas teams as long as they aren't playing my hometown favorites. Following in the footsteps of my father, I decided to pursue an engineering degree at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Besides an avalanche of snow every winter, Rochester was a great place. Miss the Dibella's subs and a variety of hot wings from many places. Graduating with a BS in Microelectronic Engineering, I quickly headed back to Texas, working for the same tech company, but at their facility in the Dallas suburb of Allen. Two years of Big-D is all I could handle, and transferred back to Austin and have been here ever since. In 2004 I took a job with a German company that builds equipment for the semiconductor industry. Over the 5 years I was with them, I racked up over 1,000,000 American Airline miles flying all over the world.
As you can imagine, that much business travel becomes tiresome. So in 2009, I quit my job (was that so wise in the middle of a recession?) and enrolled in Acton School of Business in downtown Austin to get my MBA. Cramming an MBA into 9 months was exciting and well worth the lack of sleep. Learned a great deal about the management and financial side of business that I was never able to experience in my tech jobs. Today, besides drumming up FLEX Austin business, I am working on a couple of other start-up business ideas. Hobbies include golf, gardening, and motorcycles.
FLEX Real Estate provides buyers and sellers of properties options in how real estate services are rendered. Traditionally, real estate professionals offer full-service throughout the process, take it or leave it. But in this day and age, many clients feel comfortable and prefer to perform some aspects of the transaction themselves. For sellers, taking your own pictures or printing flyers are tasks that save us, as agents, time and effort. In return, I believe those savings should be passed on to the client. On the buyer side, many people prefer to search online, drive through neighborhoods on thier schedule, and really only need to be let into homes for showings. Check out my website to see how you, as a buyer or seller, can save money in your real estate transactions. My menu-based compensation plans put you in control, whether you need full-service real estate assistance or are more of a DIY'er.