Ford became a licensed REALTOR® at the age of nineteen and was already selling homes while attending the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelors in Philosophy. In 2011, he received his Broker’s license and since then has sold $150+ million in local real estate including single-family homes, condominiums, apartment buildings, and land.
He is certified by the Homebuilders Association of Greater Austin and has a comprehensive understanding of real estate from construction and renovation to sales and leasing. He also manages portfolios for certain investors.
Ford and his wife, Crystal, have two beautiful children and spend most of their time enjoying the wonderful things the Austin lifestyle offers like trying out new restaurants, spending a day at the lake, or watching live music. They also own Boho Salon, a top luxury hair salon, in South Central Austin that serves thousands of locals annually.
“We have used Ford as our Broker on several transactions and leasing assignments. He moves fast, is great at "reading" the deal, and is a skilled negotiator. We are very pleased with Ford and ask for his help on any of our real estate moves. Our only complaint is that it took us too long to find him! I recommend him to anyone who will listen.”
“We think of Ford on a weekly basis and thank him for finding us our dream home! We were not even sure if we were ready or able to buy a home when we first started working with Ford. He walked us through the whole process, recommended a fantastic mortgage banker and he gave us suggestions along the way and made the process completely painless. We hear horror stories from people about finding a house in Austin and they can not believe how easy it was for us. We highly recommend Ford Shanley Real Estate and will be sure to use him again.”
“Ford is an excellent real estate agent! He helped us find an apartment to rent when we first moved to Austin. He was so patient and drove me ALL around Austin to show me different areas and suggest some buildings he thought would suit our needs. He knows Austin well and easily picked up on what was important to us and found us the perfect apartment. When we were ready to buy a home, Ford again was patient and really helpful, finding us areas he knew we would like and met our needs. He expertly assisted us in writing our offer and had a great rapport with the sellers agent which is always helpful! Ford is the perfect agent - friendly, helpful, patient and fun!”
“Ford has been my agent for a few years now and after buying 4 houses with other agents he has by far been the best. He found a house I never thought I could get and was able to negotiate a huge chunk of money off the original price. It has turned out to be a great place to live and an amazing investment.”
“We bought our first home using Ford Shanley about 2 years ago. Ever since we’ve recommended him to all our friends and family. Ford is very knowledgeable and determined to do the best job he can for you! He was always available for our calls and any questions we may have had. Highly recommend Ford and his professionalism! He will get the job done for you!”
“When I planned to put my condo on the market I didn't know where to start, how to price it, what renovations to tackle if any, when to put it on the market, etc... I was basically lost until I reached out to Ford. He responded immediately, met me at the condo for a walk through and put a strategy together that put my mind at ease. He helped my property appreciate in value because he timed the sell right, explained everything clearly, and I got over my asking price. What!? I was so impressed and thankful with how easy he made the process for me even though I know he worked his tail off. If you're looking to sell your home, call Ford. He know's his stuff!”
“Ford has amazing ability as a real estate broker! I've dealt with a lot of REALTORS® and haven't met anyone with better understanding of Austin market trends, balanced with strong business acumen. Ford stayed in touch with me every step of the way and went to great lengths to ensure I clearly understood his strategy and the intricacies of the deal.”
“Ford is without a doubt one of the best REALTORS® in Austin. He has been my personal REALTOR® and property manager for over three years now and I would not use anyone else. If anyone would ever like to speak with me directly about my experience working with Ford I would be happy to discuss.”
“Ford Shanley is, in a word, AMAZING. His company Ford Shanley Real Estate is all you could ever ask for in a really tough market. Ford has so much experience and he brought that experience to the table and saved me a ton of $ and time. I have used Ford for several deals and have been wowed every time. I highly recommend Ford @ Ford Shanley Real Estate.”
“A friend gave Ford a high recommendation, so I gave him a call. Since then, Ford has helped me find a renter for a condo and purchase a second condo. He surpassed my expectations in both cases. He is very easy to work with, professional, and gets things done quickly. For example: In total I've contacted him by phone, text, or email with about 50 individual questions. He responded to me within an hour every time, and always with a direct answer. It makes working with a real estate agent very easy. He has my highest recommendation.”
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