Ross Ponder

Ross Ponder

Broker: Realty Austin (512)461-6888
Ross Ponder epitomizes integrity, creative energy, and diligence in your real estate transaction. He has lived and worked in every corner of greater Austin for 10+ years as a tenant, owner, and landlord. Engaging each client in a conversation, he doesn’t focus on just closing a transaction, but rather on creating and executing a real estate strategy that helps his clients build and maintain long-term financial health and wealth. For buyers: he will work with you to make sure you don’t pay too much or miss out on anything. He will develop a budget and detailed wish list, present options tailored to your unique needs, and then negotiate you the best deal in today’s competitive environment. For sellers: he will analyze the market in your neighborhood and work with you to determine a marketing plan to get your home sold or leased quickly and at top dollar. For investors: he will work with you to determine your wealth-building strategy (e.g., cash on cash, internal rates of return, cap rates), identify on and off-market properties to include in your portfolio, and then negotiate to get you the best deal. Always calm in a crisis, Ross can get the deal done and move things along effectively. His background as a hospital chaplain allows him to stay calm and focused; his experience as an academic keeps him focused on the facts, ensuring his clients make data-driven decisions. You can hear his booming laugh inside restaurants, coffee shops, and along the hiking trails. His good-natured demeanor helps make the buying and selling process enjoyable. Ross also spends his free time volunteering with St. David’s Episcopal Church. He serves on the Sunset Valley Community and Economic Development Committee. He currently lives in South Austin (Sunset Valley) with his wife Sarah, two ...

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Geographic Areas Served

Austin - Central, Austin - West Lake Hills, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Travis County


e-PRO®, GRI, Graduate REALTOR® Institute, PSA, Pricing Strategy Advisor, SFR®, Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource®, SRS, Seller Representative Specialist

Specializations and Expertise

Buyer Representation, Investment Properties, Seller Representation

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