The Kurb Group delivers an unparalleled experience through unique branding and marketing of properties.
Cj Shaffer is now serving the luxury Austin real estate market through Kurb Real Estate Group with Compass Texas. Cj comes from executive sales and marketing background providing a competitive edge for buyers, sellers, and investors. CJ started from the grassroots of growing an organic marketing and sales business in Las Vegas, NV growing from a small entrepreneur to an Enterprise level go-to business for the entertainment industry.
Later he joined a fortune 500 company to take unsuccessful real-estate sales regions to positive cash flow. His experience took him through Las Vegas, Destin, Seattle, and Orange County consisting of taking areas from $25M sales to $100M+.Read More
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"We are just over a month into homeownership and I can't thank Andrea enough for helping us get here. She was extremely responsive and accommodating throughout our search for a home in Austin. Her tenacity was invaluable in negotiating our closing date and managing communication between us, the builder (seller), and our lender. But I'm most grateful for the trust I was able to place in Andrea that she was looking out for us each step of the way."
"Kathy is among the most professional, knowledgeable, and efficient real estate agents that I’ve ever worked with. My wife and I were looking to purchase a home out of state. Kathy had a lot of knowledge and insight on the areas that we were interested in. She was extremely helpful in providing us the information that we needed and communicated with us constantly. She was very efficient in only showing us homes and areas that fit our criteria, and most important of all, she did not waste our time!"
"If you are looking for a REALTOR® who will take the stress out of your home buying or selling experience, and add confident expertise you've found it in Andrea Amico. She found my first home for me, and I'm so pleased and satisfied with all the hard work she put in. She was always highly prepared, available, and proactive. She anticipated every question and need before I even knew I needed it. Truly above and beyond. She made this experience joyful, smooth, and painless. Would give her 10 stars if I could. Highly recommend."
"CJ is an extraordinary agent with a network of amazing contacts. When it came to selling our unique property in Westlake Hills not only did he bring massive value, but he went out of his way to deliver a Class A experience for us. We are extremely pleased and would recommend him to anyone in Austin!"
"My husband and I recently engaged CJ Shaffer to sell our Central Austin home and we were not disappointed! CJ and his team are professional, experienced and extremely responsive - they made the process of readying our home to sell as well as the whole selling experience very easy and stress-free. CJ guided us in our decisions on what to do (and what not to do) to freshen up the house, coordinated getting quotes as well as oversaw the work performed. He communicated with us proactively, always reaching out with updates from the listing through the closing process. And most importantly, CJ’s marketing of our property was top-notch! Beautiful photos, videos and staging all brought a lot of potential buyers. We highly recommend CJ and KURB Group to list and sell your home!"
"Andrea is one of a kind. Her kindness, compassion, and intelligence set her apart from all other agents. Being a mortgage lender for two decades now; it is refreshing to know that there are quality people like her in this real estate world. Keep rocking Andrea, and I look forward to working with you."
"Kathy helped me find my dream home. She was extremely helpful and responsive. She was constantly putting in work after hours to ensure that the deal pulled through. Kathy knew exactly what to do in every situation that we faced. I’m definitely going to work with Kathy again someday."
"If you are looking for a great agent, CJ is your man. We were referred to him by our long time agent in Newport Beach, CA. From the first point of contact to this day, CJ has been nothing short of amazing. He helped us navigate the bidding process to win out against an all-cash offer and guided us through a challenging escrow period to a successful close. We have already introduced friends to CJ and look forward to working with him again on our next purchase."
"I recently sold a business and was looking to relocate to Austin Texas. My wife had been following CJ on Instagram for a while and really loved his style and the properties that he listed. We gave CJ a list of must-haves in our new home. Within two weeks CJ had secured an off-market property for us to view. We flew in, we saw the property, we wrote the offer, and we were in our new house within 45 days of meeting CJ. We highly highly highly suggest using CJ for all of your modern home needs in the Austin Texas Area."
"We tried a couple REALTORS® over the years who did not listen to us and had their own agenda. CJ was different from the very beginning. He is extraordinarily competent and was able to anticipate anything that we considered or proposed. Within a short time, we had two offers at our asking price (in cash) and the final offer came in about a month later with no inspection requirement. CJ has a rare combination of skills and the type of personality that can keep all the pieces of a transaction together, moving towards a closing without fail. That is tough to pull off in a multi-million-dollar market with fickle buyers."
"Kathy Chen is a fantastic agent who really looks out for you when you are looking for a house. Kathy is patient, diligent, and makes sure you find a house that meets your expectations. I appreciate that I was able to express what I liked in a house without feeling pushed into making a decision."
"I cannot say enough good things about CJ and his team, to say the least, they make life easy! Having been through many real estate transactions, CJ definitely sets the bar high. Being an out-of-state buyer, CJ came recommended by a local agent. Even before landing in Austin, CJ’s professional, easygoing personality and very apparent worth ethic made me feel at ease. CJ and his team are truly an all-in-house, white-glove experience. When I was not in town he was there to meet with anyone from contractors to interior decorators. Anything I needed he made happen!"
"I cannot recommend CJ highly enough. There are a lot of people in this business as a side gig or for their own self-interest. CJ truly cares about his clients and has the industry knowledge to guide them to do what’s best for their situation. No one will work harder for you! Because of his great work, we found a forever home in one of the toughest markets. I will probably not need to use his services again, but I would never use anyone else if I do!"
"Canaan creates a beautifully designed, energy efficient home with high quality materials. It’s built for open spaces, lots of light and simple lines. Sam has maintained a relationship with us well beyond the purchase of our home and swings by when we have the occasional question or minor repair. He takes pride in the quality of his work and the relationships with his buyers. If we ever outgrow this home, we’ll definitely build another with Sam."
"Kathy helped us look at properties in Austin. Her approach is extremely thoughtful and organized. She listened to what we wanted, set up showings that intentionally related to our criteria, and is so knowledgeable about Austin! We were new to the market and she not only showed us properties but gave us insight into neighborhoods to help envision what living there is like. All of her efforts really made it feel like we had a partner in the Austin real estate market!"
"CJ is a fantastic agent. I can't say enough good things about his professionalism and personal attention to my property. He gets the job done, is honest and forthright with his comments and suggestions. He is always available and reliable and makes a habit of weekly updates. I always knew what to expect and when I needed to make adjustments. He was able to negotiate what I consider the best offer for my property. CJ has a great sense of humor and can laugh about things that crop up unexpectedly and then deal with them with determination. I can't recommend him highly enough."
"Andrea did a fantastic job finding us an amazing house in Austin when we moved here from NYC. We had to do our search remotely and she made the process as easy as possible. We couldn't possibly have been happier with the entire experience."
"CJ did an excellent job. He worked with us, was effective in communication, provided options to approaching the sell of our house, supported our decided approach, handled negotiations with poise and professionalism, had solutions to any obstacles, and got us the pricing we wanted. He is easy to work with and goes the extra mile for his clients. Many thanks and would recommend him for any real estate needs."
"We had a wonderful experience with Andrea. She helped me paint my fence! Andrea is kind, responsive, proactive and caring. She went above and beyond for us! Highly recommend you hire Andrea as your REALTOR®."
"Andrea worked hard to get us into our dream property which included working through multiple unique scenarios and a more difficult seller. She navigated each situation well and I always felt incredibly confident that she had our best interest at heart. Definitely using her again!"
"Kathy represented my fiancée and I when we unexpectedly fell in love with a house. She understood exactly what we wanted and made it happen for us. She was always extremely responsive, always answered all of our questions, and was on top of everything. The home buying process can be very scary and intimidating but we always felt looked out for by Kathy."
"CJ was completely responsive and professional. He let us know all of the positives and negatives of each decision without mandating the way we should move forward. He was constantly respectful and hardworking even in tough moments. CJ was instrumental in helping my wife and I find the home of our dreams. I would not hesitate to suggest him to anyone."
"I bought this home about six months ago after an extensive search for modern homes in the Austin area. What I found was a builder that not only builds homes but creates works of art. Unique architectural features throughout the home truly makes it spectacular. Most impressive has been the collaborative spirit during the building process. This collaboration between me and the builder has continued even after the completion of the home. It has resulted in a high-quality product with attention to detail. In summary, I would highly recommend this builder."
"We were having a lot of trouble selling a unique and expensive property in a difficult market. Then we met CJ. He is everything you want in a realtor, professional, responsive, incredibly hard-working, and full of fresh ideas. He knows this industry inside and out. Not only did he get us top dollar for our sale (in cash), but also turned around and got us a huge discount on a new purchase. Whether you are buying or selling CJ is the realtor you have been looking for."
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