The die was cast for me in 1993 when I bought my first investment property in Austin, as an Accounting student at University of Texas. Before graduating, I had invested in a handful of single-family homes and a small apartment complex. I was “sold”, so to speak. These experiences gave me an acute sense of Austin’s dynamic economy and the challenges of buying and selling across multiple types of real estate.
Today, I’m a purpose-driven entrepreneur, Platinum Top 50 Realtor, and a Luxury Specialist who delivers value in ways that clients may not expect. I consider myself a strategic advisor, a premiere market analyst/forecaster, a connector, a never-ending student of architecture, a unique marketer, an expert negotiator and a value-add provider in the truest sense. Success allows me the luxury of telling the truth. Rather than sell, I share my passion for real estate and architecture, and my deep understanding of the local market. Clients deserve keen insights and white-glove service, and that’s precisely what I aim to deliver.
WHO DO I SERVE?
My primary market consists of business and community leaders, influencers, high income earners and entrepreneurs. Most come to me through referrals. These are the clients who experience the greatest benefit from my skill sets in real estate - the ones who truly desire to understand how Austin’s sectors are trending from a value and lifestyle standpoint.
Still, the questions I ask are critical: What are clients’ risk points? What’s their experience with real estate? How can I help prepare them for what’s next and provide an exceptional experience – before, during and after closing?” By listening, I learn. And by learning, I can craft a strategy around their unique needs and mindset. I want clients to feel confident in the “real estate aspects” of their lives – and consider me their secret weapon.
I AM PROUD TO HAVE:
• Worked hard to be a great father and human being by doing the personal work to grow as a human
• Been a business owner and entrepreneur as the only occupations since college I’ve ever known
• Put myself through school without loans and maintain financial independence since the age of 18
• Developed nearly 20 projects, from modern speculative construction to mixed-use buildings. I am deeply involved in the Austin builder and architect community, and I continue to invest in (and repurpose) commercial and residential properties, and support the city’s collaborative and artistic culture
• Had wonderful mentors and teachers in business and personal growth. I love mentoring others
• Lived in (and loved) Austin for 20+ years
Austin, Texas Area
As a Sotheby's agent, I represent clients purchasing residential and investment real estate with a focus on a long-term consultive approach. Licensed since 1997.
Developing/building residential and mixed-use real estate projects since 1993 with a current focus on commercial properties via Dilato LLC
Specialties: Financial and market analysis, negotiations, forecasting market conditions, strategic and creative solutions, mergers and acquistions, marketing, project management, project analysis, development experience, contract law, subconsultant and contractor connections, high-level communication skills
Focus: Creating win/win situations for all involved and long-term relationships. Always interested in making a positive difference in business and beyond, focus on being creative, strategizing optimal solutions, educating and being educated, helping others succeed and enjoying the experiences along the way!
“Personalization. Incredible follow-up 10 years out from his initial help! Besides being kind, ethical, and trustworthy, he goes above and beyond in sharing expertise & contacts (handyman, arborist, landscapers.)
- A. Haji
“I recommend Tarek to everyone because of how he develops the relationship with each and every person. When he's with you, you are his only client.”
- A. Haria
“I’ve used four residential realtors. Tarek's knowledge and experience is so far beyond anyone else it’s amazing. He unequivocally will not steer someone wrong; giving honest advice even if it’s not to buy right now.”
- J. Crawford
“Tarek has stayed in touch over many years, and is always ready to help with information, even when there’s no immediate income-producing job. He’s a great guy, and I think of him as a friend.”
- M. Crowhurst
“Tarek knows more about residential, commercial & development in Central Austin than anyone I have ever met. Tarek builds relationships with all of his clients and truly cares about each and every one of them.”
- S. Vinklarek
“Tarek is fully engaged at ensuring his clients get the full customer experience from the day he meets them throughout the relationship. He gets referrals from me and that’s why I recommend him.”
- S. Johnson
“Tarek is incredibly caring. He educates with respect to many things including individual homes, the Austin market, and the local supply/demand cycles. He has done a great job helping me, my family, and my friends.”
- J. Bladridge
“Tarek goes above and beyond every single time, whether personal or business. He truly cares about his clients and friends, and it shows in his work and his attention to detail. He is an exceptional agent and friend.”
- G. Hopper