John and Jake were exceptional from start to finish in showing us homes with features we had requested, to final closing and after. They are a unique team and each one brings their own expertise to the table. They patiently walked us through many homes, listened to all of our needs, and sometimes complaints, answered all of our questions and professionally represented our interests to the selling broker. They are friendly, down to earth and very accessible and always promptly returned our calls, emails and texts, which is a characteristic not always found in our experience with other realtors. We highly recommend them and will choose them to represent us in the sale of our existing home as well.
Gary & Bernice Schaub
John and Jake are genuinely warm, enthusiastic people who make house hunting an exciting adventure and not an
anxiety-fraught mission. They truly strive to find their clients the perfect home for them: they tailor the search for you
and won't waste your time. And they really mean it when they say to call anytime with any concerns or questions.
We trusted our future to them and can't recommend them highly enough. They will do the same for you.
It's their calling, not their "job". Thank you so much, you two !!! Mike & Jo Dever
I enjoyed working with Jake and John very much. They understood what I had to say, They were able to accommodate my schedule, spoke forthrightly to me and asked me great questions. They clearly understand the real estate market in the area and the real estate business in general. I had a wonderful experience working with them, would gladly do it again and highly recommend their services to anyone.
John and Jake:
I can't tell you how much we enjoyed working with you in the sale of our vacation home on the Guadalupe River. As far as we are concerned we got the "best of the best" when we worked with the two of you. You are both so knowledgeable about the real estate in the area, but most importantly, we trusted you implicitly. John's great video of our property, complete with music, was so far superior to other listings that said "no picture available". We count you both as friends.
Barbara and Dave Hubbert
April 15, 2012
We were relocating from Wisconsin to Texas and needed to find a realtor. I was searching the internet and came across Jake and John
Gee. After reading the testimonials I knew they would be the realtors for us. We flew down to Texas to meet with them on a Friday and
needed to fly back on Tuesday. Jake and John had arranged for us to view many houses while we were down here. We flew back home
on Tuesday and had not found our new home yet, or so we thought. When we got back home, we decided to take a look at all of the
houses they had shown us while we there to see if we had overlooked anything. Much to our amazement, we ended up buying the very
first house they had arranged for us to see! They knew exactly what we wanted! The Gee's were so wonderful and patient with us.
They always had smiles on their faces and went "above and beyond" for us. We would highly recommend Jake and John!
Debi and Bob Beitelman
Dear John and Jake, April 2012
I have recently settled in to my new life in Austin and have finally had time to reflect back on the path that got me to where I am today.
The last couple of years were a time of major transition, and a BIG part of that transition was selling my beloved home/property in Canyon Lake.
I cannot begin to tell you guys how much I appreciate your help in getting the deal done. You two took a situation that was "emotionally sensitive
and fragile", and professionally handled it better than I could have ever expected. It was obviously not the best time to be selling property, but
with your firm, consistent, optimistic guidance we all kept a positive attitude until we were able to make a deal that Susan and I can look back
on without any regrets or feelings of wishing we had done it differently.
I wanted to express my sincere thanks to you both for the sensitive way that you handled the details of selling a home that two people once
shared as a "dream". I cannot imagine anyone else having the patience and fortitude that you guys had. I consider myself fortunate to have
had the opportunity to get to know you guys, and will always consider you as friends as well as the best real estate agents that anyone
could ever hope to run across.
I will always recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Canyon Lake area. I love Canyon Lake, and if my life travels bring
me back you guys will be my first call.
Thank you again, and I hope to see you soon. Terrell McRee
The service and personal attention we received from John and Jake Gee was exceptional! They are truly a high-caliber team. Their knowledge of the local market and their key contacts in the community helped us in our search for our dream home. We contacted them over Labor Day weekend. They talked with us about what we were looking for in our dream home and they listened, really listened. Within hours of our first call we made an appointment to meet with John and Jake the same day. We were shown 3 homes all of which fit the type of home we were looking for, one we were considering making an offer. Since we were only going to be there for the holiday John and Jake went to work again and set up additional homes for us to see the very next day, Labor Day. When we first started that day John shared with us that he already knew which house would be our dream home. He wasn't kidding. We made an offer that day on the house that John & Jake knew was the home for us!
After all their hard work they helped us locate someone in the area to work with us on financing. They didn't over look one aspect of the process from the inspections to closing. They remained in constant communication throughout the entire process and have stayed in touch with us since. They made sure that we received the best value purchase for our new home!
We have purchased 7 homes previously and have never had an experience so delightful. They listened to us and they know their business. William and I agreed that we have never met anyone like this couple. We would without a doubt or hesitation recommend or refer to them to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. And we would certainly never use anyone but John and Jake going forward.
Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend John and Jake Gee to help you in this life changing move. We could not have asked for a better Realtor's to help guide us through the process of acquiring our dream home. What a pleasant and wonderful experience!!
William & Jan Laurence
Happy Dream Home Owners in Canyon Lake, Texas
March 28, 2012
At my age, 72, I've looked for and bought a few homes in the past; but, none went as smooth and effortless as my purchase here in Canyon Lake. Recommend by a friend here, I contacted John and Jake Gee and gave them a 'laundry list' of everything in a place that I wanted. They drove me around for a couple of days and showed half dozen homes. I chose one; it was everything asked for - and more. Boom! I bought it. Thank you John & Jake, you are, beyond any doubt, the Mercedes-Benz of Canyon Lake realtors.
In over 30 years of buying and selling properties, we have never had a better real estate experience than dealing with John and Jake Gee. Jake was always available to answer questions, follow-up with the seller, and recommend contractors to assist us with evaluating the property before we purchased it. They are both professional and knowledgeable realtors who care about the people involved in the transaction. Their involvement showed us that it was "not just a job" to them. We will definitely contact them when we decide to make our next home sale or purchase.
Kay Ficklin & Linda Scrivens
It is with GREAT pleasure that I write this Letter of Recommendation for John & Jake Gee of TREND SETTER REALITY LLC and heartily suggest you contact them if you are considering becoming a homeowner in the Canyon Lake, TX area.
I could recount the many emails, telephone conversations, visits to there website and personal tours with them to view homes in the Canyon Lake area but in the interest of time just let me give you the few short steps my wife and I used to find our "dream home":
1) logon to John & Jake's business website, www.yourcanyonlake.com, follow the easy steps to register and view ALL the properties available;
2) call them to introduce yourself;
3) look at their website regularly and ask them to preview properties for you (they will gladly do it);
4) recap in an email to them what you are looking for in a home and be sure to include price;
5) continue to follow their website, converse with them regarding properties of interest and schedule a tour with them. You will find they will ONLY look at properties that meet YOUR home criteria and the homes may or may not be their listing. Jake knows the areas and John knows construction in the Hill Country.
6) make your selection and be like us as we look forward to moving to Canyon Lake in the very near future and calling John and Jake friends.
During the closing Jake and John will follow up on all required paperwork and if you are like us, we did not even need to attend the closing.As necessary they will assist in the transfer of utilities or in any manner which makes your home buying experience less stressful. Again, if you are looking to move to Canyon Lake or to the Hill Country of Texas, you owe it to yourself to call John & Jake Gee.
Jim & Lorene Wilson
My home was for sale with another agent for 6 months at the same price and did not sell prior to listing it with you. When I met you at your office at "Super S" it was apparent to me that you had an abundance of traffic looking at your exhibits in one of the busiest locations in the Canyon Lake/Hill Country area.
Well, guess what...I was right! You sold my home in less than 2 weeks! More than that, you listed it at what the prior agent listed it for and got it! I cannot imagine listing a home in the Canyon Lake area with any other Realtor.
In a phrase you are two of the most professional business people I have ever met. You absolutely didn't miss a single detail. That includes your great follow up, detailed listing, great links to so many internet sites, awesome home summary and wonderful virtual tour. Most of all I met two fine and dedicated professional I now call "MY FRIENDS".
Please accept this short note as another thank you for an incredible job well done. Your knowledge of the area coupled with your unmatched work ethic makes you the very best! You will always be my Realtors in the Canyon Lake area... hands down. While I thanked you in person, somehow that is not enough to properly express my appreciation for your fine work.
With my best wishes and sincere thanks,
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter may be treated as our personal recommendation for John and Jake Gee (Trendsetter Realty). We have known John and Jake for over 5 years and we now consider them some of our closest friends. That friendship developed initially because of their dedication and commitment to us as potential clients. We immediately knew they were special and devoted to us because they drove nearly 90 miles to visit with us and look at a potential house that we were interested in while barely knowing us.
Recently, John and Jake were our realtors while we sold our house in New Braunfels and purchased another. During the entire process, we were truly impressed with their devotion, flexibility, and determination. We ended up selling our house and getting a good price in a buyer's market. We were very pleased with the results as well as a little surprised.
John and Jake paid such close attention to us that they were the ones that found the house that we eventually purchased. They knew what we were looking for and could not have found a more perfect home for us. They are the sole reason that we were able to get our house. We are very pleased with our home, and thanks to John and Jake, we plan on living here for a long time.
We can't begin to tell you all of the wonderful things that John and Jake did for us, but we are truly blessed to have had them as our realtors and now we are even more blessed to call them our special friends. Trust us, you need your realtor to be helpful, caring, thoughtful, devoted, knowledgeable, focused and tenacious. We found all of these traits and more in John and Jake Gee and would recommend them highly as your next realtor.
Joel and Sylvia Griffith
John and Jake Gee
We first met Jake and John when our house was a FSBO. ( For Sale By Owner) They had a client that was looking for a house like ours. Jake was thinking "outside the box" when she called and asked to bring the clients over. Although that visit didn't result in a sale, we were impressed enough with the Gees to consider them when we finally decided to list our home. When we did list our home, we talked with and got proposals from several realtors who specialized in the Canyon Lake area. We selected them based on information we gathered and recommendations from friends. Of the group, the Gees impressed us the most with their knowledge of the area and the local market, their feel for property values here, and the things that affect them, and the quality and breadth of their advertising. We thought their advertising approach was particularly effective – not just putting ads out everywhere but targeting the most likely buyers' markets. We were also impressed with them personally. They have a sincere, straightforward approach that I think appeals to both a buyer and a seller. When we listed our home with them, we found them to be very hardworking and proactive. They gave us good ideas, and they listened to ours. They also continually asked for input on how they were doing and if they could do anything more. We were very pleased with the job they did for us, and we genuinely enjoyed working with them. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a new home or thinking about listing a home for sale.
Barry and Judy Brupbacher
John & Jake,
When we began our search for our retirement home in the Hill Country, we responded to an ad featuring one of John and Jake Gee's listings in Canyon Lake. It was one of the best things we could have done.
John and Jake are professionals in the real estate field. They know the business, are a dedicated, congenial team, and are honest and ethical (and fun, too!). Their listing presentations are top notch and they are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about other properties on the market.
We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with John and Jake. As licensed Realtors in the State of Texas, we have been on both sides of the fence and we know buyers and sellers can be high maintenance and have high expectations. We give the Gee's a "10" and highly recommend their services to both buyers and sellers.
We will continue to keep in touch with them and value their friendship.
Frank and Junell Van Horn
Jake and John,
It was our distinct pleasure to work with Trend Setter Realty on the purchase of our home at Canyon Lake. You listened carefully to what we wanted and then did your homework to discover the perfect residence for us. Not only did you fulfill our every expectation, you did so expeditiously to meet a tight closing date. We could not have been luckier to have you two as our realtors.
Best of all we have gotten to know you and now look forward to being your neighbors at Canyon Lake!
Sincerely, Peggy & Brian Gardiner
John & Jake,
This is just a short note to let you know what a pleasant experience it was dealing with both of you. When we first made contact with you we had posted a "for sale by owner" sign in front of our house simply because we had previously had our house on the market for a year, listed with the same Realtor, and it had not sold. Basically we were not pleased with the effort, or lack of effort, by the previous Realtor. In fact, the previous experience had actually soured us on the use of Realtors.
From the very beginning your level of cooperation with us and consideration of what we wanted seemed to us to be your first priority. You both have such wonderful personalities perfectly suited to this line of work. YOU GAVE US BACK OUR FAITH IN REALTORS. You took care of everything in the most professional and pleasant manner.
The house sold within two months of your taking over the listing, and we could not have been more pleased with the result. We sold in the price range we wanted, and you made it such a worry-free and pleasant experience. Thanks so much for all your work, and we wanted you to know how appreciative Randy and I are that our path crossed with yours.
Please post this note where it will be visible to others who may be in the same predicament we were in when we met you guys, and when they decide to place their listing with you, we know they too will be in for a very rewarding home sale experience. We would recommend you to anyone.
ISABEL and RANDY VANCE
To whom it may concern,
After a 26 year career that kept the family moving every couple of years my husband retired from his job and headed back to his home state of Texas. We have lived in many homes scattered about the U.S. and a couple foreign countries too.
With so many homes under our belts we had built quite a collection of must haves for our "Forever House". As we did our web searches of homes and locations two smiling faces kept popping up on our screen. Jake and John! They were the lucky agents to receive our call requesting help on our search for our "Forever House".
When they did not hang up on us and were still friendly after hearing our long list of must haves we knew they were the agents for us! However, I must mention we did fear that they were just telling us what we wanted to hear and could just drag us along. We gave Jake and John a list of about 25 must haves and 60 days to do it in.
All I can say is that I am happy we did not pay them by the hour or mileage. They traveled a huge area looking at many, many homes taking notes, photo's and calling us every step of the way. Not once did the words escape their lips, "We cannot find your forever house", instead they said "We will find it". ….and they did! They got us 23 out of 25 must haves.
Honestly, we knew we would be lucky if we got half. Here is the amazing part of this team, THEY LISTENED and they remembered!
When we would discuss a home or property they gave us all the information and allowed us to make the decision. Never once did they try change our minds or direct us towards one home or another. We are so happy in our "Forever House/Home" and give all the credit to Jake and John.
They made what could have been one of the most stressful times of our lives a good experience. It was a pleasure to be around them or to speak with them on the telephone. They are a team that you can trust!
Colonel Ray & Tammy Midkiff
On A whim I searched on the web "Canyon Lake Houses for Sale." The most personable website of realtors came up with John & Jake Gee. I contacted Jake and provided her my modest request of a vacation home close to the lake, 2 bedrooms and low maintenance. Immediately, I was provided listings and she scheduled showings for us the next weekend. I warned her that I was taking my wife and kids, 4 & 7 at the time. She said "no problem." We met John and Jake the next week. Jake showed us the houses and John knew the carpentry needs as well as entertained the kids. We saw several houses with kids and questions in tow. All my questions were answered, even the ones I did not ask. The Gees' never pressured us and were always patient. When they showed us what became our dream property they advised us on art of negotiating for property in the area and saved us from our impulses until an offer was accepted and was equitable to both parties. John provided us with the names and numbers for trusted local trade professionals to take care of our immediate changes. Well one year later and no regrets, "We love our weekend home and the surrounding community." Thank You Lee Heather William and Robert Dobie!
Thank You Soo Much
To whom it may concern.
I had been thinking of listing my home to sell for a while but was hesitant because of the market, but after talking to John and Jake they helped me make a good educated decision. I say that because they have a good knowledge of there market which made me feel very comfortable listing my home, and just as Jake said my home sold very fast. I believe John had gone above and beyond most realtors with the pictures and virtual tour of my property taking pride in your work is a quality I believe both John and Jake uphold, after all its the little things which make your property stand out from the rest. Jake was very diligent with the needs of the sale of my home I did need certain things to ensure that I could make a smooth transition into the purchase of my next home when it came down to the Nitti gritty Jake made sure I got what I needed to make that happen. During the closing of my home unfortunately I was out of the country to my surprise this was not a problem Jake had a wonderful system thru docusign which made signing documents as easy as checking my E-Mail, it made my trip a lot less stressful knowing I could take care of the numerous amounts of paperwork that comes with selling a home and not interfere with my daily work routine. Just before I sold my first home John and Jake showed me a beautiful home which my wife and I fell in love with as soon as we saw it, and can now proudly say we own. I will say while looking at several homes John has a very good eye for things that a regular person looking at home could easily miss or problems the home could have in the future, I never felt that I was being pushed for a sale but pushed to make sure I got the best home for me and my family now and for the future. I am very pleased with the service that I received from John and Jake I would recommend them to anybody for any of there real estate needs it was a pleasure working with both of them.
John & Jake,
We would like to thank you for your help in selling our house in Canyon Lake. Our home had been listed previously with another real estate company, and gotten zero showings! By hiring John & Jake with Trend Setter Realty, the home was sold very quick, and the transaction went extremely smooth. Since we were leaving Texas, the timing was very important to us, and it could not have been better, and more professional. Again, thank you. We would highly recommend using John & Jake with Trend Setter Realty for any real estate transaction.
Craig and Ann Blume
John and Jake Gee were professional, informative and easy going. They went above and beyond to make sure we got the home we WANTED, and not just any home. They looked after our best interests and that made me feel confident in the decisions we needed to make throughout the transaction. I will, without a doubt, use them for help when we do a move-up to our next Lake House. What a pleasure all the way around… By the way, I know the business in and out and I was WOWED by the way my family and I were taken care of.
"John and Jaquita Gee helped us find the house we hoped for in just one day of looking! They understood our needs, showed us what we asked to see, and then showed us some other options which turned out to be the best options for us. John and Jaquita were pleasant, professional and never wasted our time. We would certainly use them again!"
Hope this helps. Paul loves the house and after adding fences, a garage, a deck, and making some interior changes, he loves it.
To: John & Jake Gee
We met Jake and John when looking for a home for my mom. We wanted to move her closer to us as she is growing older. We visited with them about what we were looking for and they provided us several houses to view. They took us all around the lake to view several homes. We found a home where mom really wanted to be. She really liked the small town feel, and everything she needs is so close to her home. Jake and John helped us throughout the purchase process, answering our questions and getting more information from the seller. Sheryl and I have moved many times and have dealt with several realtors. Jake and John are both professionals in their field and make the home-buying process easy and enjoyable. They go the extra mile to assist you. They were accommodating to our needs and questions, and let us into the house several times while Mom was here that weekend. They have answered more questions about service providers and repairmen in the area and helped us find someone to mow mom's yard for us. They made the process of buying a home very enjoyable and easy. Trust us, they are much more than just great realtors, they became our friends.
Ron and Sheryl Jetton
John & Jake,
THANK YOU ! THANK YOU ! THANK YOU !
For searching and searching....
For going past the "Call of Duty"....
For your honesty and consideration....
For NEVER GIVING UP !!
For your PATIENCE and understanding UNTIL....!
You found this home we absolutely LOVE !
George and I could not be Happier !!
Who would believe Realtors could become Friends ? !
Thank you again !
And God Bless You !
George & Sandy Parks
John and Jake Gee
I met Jake Gee when I stopped in her office looking for a map of the Canyon Lake area. Not only did she provide me with a map but a list of potential homes for me with directions to each. She came and showed me several that I found interesting. I was living in Georgetown, Tx at the time and was more than 100 miles from their office. John and Jake located properties and sent me the information. I would then contact them regarding the ones I wanted to see and when I was available. I began to feel that not only were they my real estate agents but my friends. When I found a home and made an offer, they were as excited as I was. My former home closed before my new one was available and Jake and John even offered me a place to stay! I consider them very dear friends and we have a meal and visit as frequently as our schedules will allow. If I had to describe them in a few words, it would be caring, considerate and my friend!
John & Jake,
THANKS, THANKS, THANKS !
This sweet Christian couple always have a positive attitude! They checked on our home regularly to make sure it was presentable. John and Jake love the Real Estate business. Their faith, personality, knowledge, computer experience and networking adds to their success. THANKS FOR YOUR PROFESSIONALISM !
Bobby and Martina Watson
Watson Custom Homes
John and Jake
When my husband and I decided to move and have my mother move in with us we were all very clear on what we wanted and you guys zeroed in on it and found many homes that suited our needs. Our search took longer than expected but you two hung in there until we were completely satisfied. I felt that our decision was the very best and felt that you both would not have let us choose anything less than the "perfect home". I feel that you truly listened to our wants and matched them and exceeded our expectations. We all remain very grateful we have this home and you two as friends.
Stacy and Patti Anderson
Mary Williams (Mom)
John and Jake,
Thank you for your professional and personal touch to selling my home. At a time of great personal loss you showed Christian love and professionalism. I'll never forget how you handled things that made my life easier. You guys are the best.
Your friend for life
Steve J Beck
John & Jake,
Thanks for getting my property SOLD !
You are my heroes!
To whom it may concern,
If you are looking for a realtor in Canyon Lake to get your home SOLD ... these are the guys to get the job done!They even answer their phone and return calls ... Overall Great Service.
Most importantly they got my house sold! Now my mananas will be spent onboard my sailboat :)
Thank You John & Jake,