Meet our Buyer Advocates
Our Buyer Advocates are an indispensable component of the team. They are experts in the Highland Lakes Market, helping you to navigate the ins and outs of the area and find the perfect home for you. Our agents are familiar with the available inventory, aware of the local nuances, anticipate issues before they arise, and know the questions to ask that can save you a lot of stress, time, and money.
Many people are not cognizant of the expertise, professional knowledge, and just plain hard work that go into bringing about a successful real estate transaction. Our buyer’s agents specialize in this, and they do all of it with NO COST TO YOU!
People often think that they don’t need an agent to represent them, that they can do it all themselves. However, the only person who wins when a buyer attempts to purchase a home without representation is the listing agent. An often unknown fact is that it is actually the home seller who pays for your agent’s commission. So, the question is, why would you try to tackle this extensive process on your own, when there is a licensed professional standing by to do it for you?
Don’t waste any time. Call us today!
Dawn Custer, REALTOR® – Buyer Advocate
An accomplished agent, Dawn has been helping new home buyers in the Austin and Hill Country areas find and purchase their dream home for over 22 years. After facing a less than desirable home buying experience herself, Dawn was inspired to pursue a career in real estate and has since been committed to ensuring a superior experience for her own clients. Passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced, Dawn will not yield until she has found the perfect home for her buyers.
Dawn is happily married with four beautiful children. Her family adores the Highland Lakes area and the beauty it exudes.
Beverly Graham, REALTOR® – Buyer Advocate
Beverly Graham epitomizes energy, integrity and hard work. She grew up relocating frequently both with her family and then with her husband’s career and is a veteran of buying, selling and financing homes. The Hill Country is where she has been proud to call home for over ten years, and she loves helping clients to find their piece of Texas paradise.
Prior to real estate, she enjoyed as career as a senior financial analyst in the mutual fund, business consulting, technology, and engineering industries. Holding a degree in Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration, she wanted to continue to work with high level professionals without having to live in the big city. She was delighted to join The Busse Group representing buyers and have the opportunity to work in the very community where she lives. Her experience in the corporate world in strategic and analytical roles lends tremendous value to her real estate clientele. Understanding the state of the local market, realistic property values, historical price cycles and the current broader economic outlook helps her to support clients with the purchase of property as an asset, whether it serves as a home or as an investment addition to a portfolio.
A firm believer in giving back, she supports her church and several charities with her time and talent. In her free time, teaching power and hatha yoga is a continual source of inspiration. As a passionate cook and golfer, she loves sharing great meals and time on the course with her husband Kent.
Andy Burk, REALTOR® – Buyer Advocate
Patti Woolard, REALTOR® – Buyer Advocate
A native of North Carolina, Patti moved to Texas at a very young age and considers herself a “TEXAN” at heart. She moved to Horseshoe Bay in 2013 from the Midland/Odessa area where she started her real estate career in 2005. From “Rookie of the Year” in 2006 to “Realtor of the Year” in 2011, Patti truly found a job she loves. She has earned the following designations: Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer Specialist (ABR), Seller’s Representative Specialist (SRS), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Resort and Second-Home Specialist (RSPS) and is a Graduate of the Texas Real Estate Leadership Program (TRLP). Patti loves working with buyers and will work endlessly to achieve her client’s goals. Her greatest reward is knowing that she has done so with dedication and exceeded her client’s expectations. In her spare time, Patti enjoys spending time with her husband Royce, three children, and nine grandchildren. She is also a member of Marble Falls Church of Christ.
John Francis, REALTOR® – Buyer Advocate
John Francis is a native Texan, born and raised in Austin, Texas. He attended Stephen F. Austin High School before receiving his BA in Government / Business from Texas Tech University. John is passionate about Central Texas and life in the Texas Hill Country, growing up spending much of his time on the lakes and golf courses in Austin and the surrounding area. He has worked for over 25 years with organizations of all types, always providing professional and committed service to his customers and clients. As legendary golf teacher Harvey Penick told all of his pupils, John included, “take dead aim” and that’s exactly what he will do for your real estate needs. John lives in Horseshoe Bay with his wife Reagan and daughter Sloan. Reagan is an English teacher and Sloan attends Marble Falls Middle School.