About Maureen Rooker, Broker/Owner
Maureen Rooker CDPE, FSP CRS SFR AHS CNE HRC
REMAX Vision in Hutto is a locally owned and operated full service real estate company with a qualified & friendly team of REALTORS®. Owners A.C. & Maureen Rooker have been living & working in hutto for more than 10 years. The REALTORS® in our office are all very active in our community and extremely knowledgeable of the local area real estate market & trends. We also offer extensive knowledge of mortgage lending & financing options.This is a very valuable asset to many homebuyers and in many cases can save a homebuyer a lot of money. This is very helpful if you are purchasing a NEW construction home. Don't forget, the onsite agent works for the builder,not the buyer. Make sure that you have a REALTOR® working for you. It doesn't cost you anything extra and it can save you a lot of money and stress. Let us help you find that perfect home or investment property. We are always available to help you with your real estate needs or questions so don't hesitate to call us. Interested in selling your home? Find out what your home is worth in today's market. I will furnish you with a FREE Comparative Market Analysis on your home! No obligation, of course. Once again-Call us anytime or just Stop by our office.
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Specialties: Buying, Selling, Foreclosures, Distressed properties, REO, Leases, Property Management, Relocation, 1031 tax exchange, New Homes, Resales, Foreclosures & investment properties, Residential, Commercial & Farm & Ranch. Serving Hutto, Williamson County, Travis County, Milam County....Austin, Pflugerville, Manor, Elgin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, & all areas of Central Texas.
Maureen Rooker CDPE, FSP CRS SFR AHS CNE HRC's Experience
Member NRBA NRBA
Real Estate industry
2010 – Present (1 year)
Registered Tax Arbitrator Texas Comptroller of Accounts
Government Administration industry
August 2007 – Present (4 years 2 months)
I am a registered property tax arbitrator with the State of Texas.
If you dispute your property taxes and lose your case, you are allowed by the state comptrollers office tto pay a fee, and file an appeal.
Arbitration is the next and final step. The arbitrators decision is final and binding.
Owner / Broker RE/MAX Vision
Real Estate industry
February 2005 – Present
Our REMAX franchise, REMAX Vision is our dream and reality.
Thanks to GOD we have been very sucessful!
Sometimes it's hard to be the owner, but definately worth all of the work and occasional stress.
P & Z Commissioner City of Hutto
Real Estate industry
2005 – Present (6 years)
Partner / Owner Rooker Investments LLC
Venture Capital & Private Equity industry
February 2004 – Present (7 years 8 months)
Rooker Investments LLC is the parent company - LLC /
to other ventures including :
Broker / Member Williamson County Associaton of REALTORS®
Real Estate industry
1999 – Present (12 years)
Broker / Owner REMAX Vision REO Broker
Real Estate industry
1999 – 2009 (10 years)
REALTOR® Jimmy Joseph REALTORS®
Real Estate industry
February 1999 – 2005 (6 years)
I worked as a REALTOR® for Jimmy Joseph.
He was like a dad to me.
I am in the great position in life because of him & GOD.
He loved me very much, as I did him.
He called me his daughter that he was glad he never had...LOL
He said that I caused the bald spot on top of his head!
Jimmy died suddenly in December of 2005, three weeks before I had Emilie.
I will forever be greatful for knowing and loving him, and for the positive influence that he had on my life.
Maureen Rooker CDPE, FSP CRS SFR AHS CNE HRC's Education
Texas Tech University Broker, Real Estate Studies
1998 – 2005
I am a registered Tax Arbitrator in the state of Texas, and I have education in almost every aspect of the Real Estate industry. I previously held a loan officers license. If it's real estate related and you have a question....I probably have the answer.
I wanted to go to law school, but who has the time!
I wanted to go to nursing school...but always pass out at the sight of blood....Keep my day job...right!
Activities and Societies: I have lots of education from Texas Tech as well as several other places through NAR. I hold a CRS designation, a CDPE designation, am currently working on my CCIM and RLI as well as GRI and ASP. I am a class junkie...I have many hours, and education in almost every field of Real Estate.
John Ehret 1984 – 1988
Maureen Rooker CDPE, FSP CRS SFR AHS CNE HRC's Additional Information
Interests:I love spending time with my husband and daughter....and shopping, of course! I also like to travel, but can't really find the time anymore. I do love to network and have a great time! I am very out going and extremely easy to get along with...and very likeable!
Groups and Associations:City of Hutto REMAX of Texas REMAX international Hutto, TX John Ehret High
Asset Manager and REO Real Estate Agent Connect Best Practices in Loss Mitigation Conference DS & REO SPECIALIST NETWORK Distressed Asset Acquisition & Disposition Group Facebook Business (Fan) Pages NRBA Members RE/MAX Commercial REO REO Agents ONLY. AM Referral Network REO Brokers and Asset Managers REO Professional Agents Real Estate Connect - Inman News Real Estate Owned / REO Professionals Texas Tax Arbitration The Five Star Institute Honors and
Awards:Chairperson Hutto P & Z commission
Certified Mentor "Brian Buffini" 100 days to greatness
Centex Homes top 5 REALTORS® 2000 or 2001 or 2002...Who Remembers?
REMAX top 250 REALTORS® in Texas
“If I could do 6 stars out of five it would be appropriate because Remax Vision Hutto goes about and beyond, before, during and after the buying or selling of your property . I have utilized the services for buying and selling my real estate over the years in Hutto, Round Rock, Pflugerville and Port Aransas Texas and have nothing but good things to say”
– Michelle B. Round Rock, Texas
“I think E. A.’s review (first to review) says it all. I, too, had the pleasure of working with the Rookers to sell my home, and I had a positive experience. They know their industry, have solid contacts withing the corporate world of real estate, and deliver the level of service they promise. 5 Stars!!”
– John D. Greenville, SC
“If you read nothing else in this review, read this: The Rookers are great people, and you should consider them for your next real estate sale or purchase!
Now onto the details:
I sold a home in Hutto several years ago and was unfortunately caught-up in the housing bubble and bank mess that we’ve all come to deal with. Throughout the process, my bank did everything possible to complicate the sale. If Michael Moore (or any other documentary provocateur) had wanted to make a movie demonstrating everything wrong with the government and the banking industry, he need only have profiled my house sale. It would have sparked Congressional investigations.
I chose AC and Maureen Rooker (RE/MAX Vision) to sell my house after AC came to my home and sat at my dining room table to go over the necessary documents. There’s something to be said for tradition. They immediately dispatched their employee, Marie, to coordinate the necessary documents (I don’t know if Marie still works there, but she was a gem, too). AC and Maureen used all of the available tools to garner offers, and after I had accepted one of them, began the laborious process of moving to closing. This is where mortgage companies, inspectors, bank representatives, and even government employees sought to muck-up the entire process… and very nearly did.
I can’t overstate the level of insanity forced onto us by these outside groups. People said they would do things and missed deadlines. Documents were lost or incorrectly signed. There were times where I was ready to walk away from the house altogether given the sheer volume of problems with these outside agencies.
This is where the value of a competent, relentless real estate broker like RE/MAX Vision cannot be understated. Maureen and Marie were on top of these problems like I have never seen before in a hired professional. I was updated weekly (and sometimes daily) as to status on pending issues, and given that I worked an irregular schedule with varying hours, they somehow managed to keep track of when I was working to ensure priority calls requiring my immediate attention were not made when I would be otherwise asleep. At least twice during the laborious process, Maureen had the RE/MAX Vice President personally intervene to get one of the banks or governmental agencies to do their job and deliver required documentation or signatures. And when the deal was literally in its eleventh hour and ready to either close or implode, Maureen got into her car and drove from Hutto directly to Houston to ensure final closing documents were signed by the only regional office that could convey the necessary signatures.
Following the closing, I took the time to contact the National REALTORS® Association, RE/MAX Corporate, the Better Business Bureau, and the Chamber of Commerce to personally commend RE/MAX Vision for its work. This was unsolicited and post-closing, and RE/MAX Vision neither asked me to do this nor compensated me for doing so. I did this because I experienced first-hand the quantitative difference in service from the Rookers and Marie that you simply do not receive anymore. The internet is awash in negativity and complaining (no surprise there), and I think people largely have unrealistic views on what kind of service they should expect when hiring professionals. My experience with RE/MAX Vision is the rare time when the opposite is true, and what I received was far beyond what they were compensated for.
In the end, the best thing I can do is refer business to them. So that is the reason for this review. Please consider RE/MAX Vision when making your decision. And if you don’t believe me, contact the Hutto Chamber of Commerce and ask if AC and Maureen Rooker have ever received an award or recognition due to a resident’s letter commending their service. When a customer goes to that extent to thank a professional service provider, you know you’ve found someone special.
These are good people. You can’t say that about most people these days. All these years later, I still have saved on my voicemail the messages that Maureen and Marie left me when the closing documents were finally conveyed. I replay those messages whenever I need to be reminded that there are still good, honest, hardworking people left in this world. Maureen’s “voicemail cheer” is still something that puts a smile on my face. Thank you RE/MAX Vision.”
– E.A. Austin, TX