Wendi Slaton Anderson is the founding broker of the Roots Residential Group. Wendi is the true embodiment of Austin. She can be hippie and yuppie in a single moment, yet she is always sophisticated, savvy, calm, and fiercely focused. She greets all with a warm smile and treats everyone she encounters with respect.
Wendi’s love affair with Austin real estate began 18 years ago. In that time, she has built a flourishing, 100% referral-based business. She is committed to helping educate, empower and seamlessly navigate her clients through each transaction. Clients often remark on how her attention to every little detail drives a transaction that is both “easy and fun”.
Her down-to-earth nature, professionalism, unwavering dedication, and masterful negotiation skills consistently land her in the top 3% of Central Texas Realtors. As a result of her integrity, solution-oriented nature, and collaborative approach, Wendi is well respected amongst her peers.
Wendi loves to learn, and thus her numerous designations and certifications are unparalleled in the industry. Wendi is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE), a designation held by less than 1% of licensed Realtors in the country. She is a consecutive Platinum Top 50 Realtor winner and a 6-year recipient of the Texas Monthly, Five Star Real Estate Customer Service Award.
While her credentials and accolades are impressive, it is her character and authenticity that make her the natural choice for many of Austin’s most discerning luxury home buyers and sellers. She genuinely gets excited about each deal and admits to doing a fist pump and celebratory dance when a client finds the right home or perfect buyer.
Wendi has created an iconic culture within the Roots Residential Group, that is progressive, community focused, creative and cool! Give her a call, she'd love to meet for coffee or ice cream!
"My wife and I have been looking for our dream home in Austin. Wendi nailed it for us. She is the most professional, detailed oriented, confident realtor I have dealt with ever. I have bought and sold over 25 homes and Wendi by far outdid every realtor I have dealt with from Atlanta to LA. Wendi’s negotiating skills are the sharpest when it comes to getting the best price for your home you are selling as well as the dream home you are buying. If you are buying your starter home or a multi-million dollar home, Wendi will treat you the same: with extra attention to inspection details, negotiating price, and a smooth closing. We would be delighted to have her on our team!!!”
I chose Roots Real Estate because, as most of their business is, I was referred by someone I trust. After researching many companies and realtors, Wendi Slaton Anderson stood out as the right fit for me and proved to be so in more ways than I could’ve known at the time. Originally, I was attracted to the award-winning, female-owned local business that gave back to non-profits with every sell. I thought I may have to sacrifice some perks of going with a big business, but I could not have been more wrong. Had it not been for Wendi and her team at Roots, I likely would have overpaid for a subpar home in the excitement of becoming a first-time home buyer. Luckily, I found Roots, Wendi and most certainly what was always meant to be my home. Everyone deserves a home-buying experience that leaves you feeling as confident as I was able to feel about your decisions. I couldn’t recommend Wendi and Roots Real Estate highly enough. You will feel educated, empowered, encouraged and will have a master negotiator on your side that will not let you end up somewhere that is not pretty much perfect for you.
“I really don’t believe that any of this – the sale of our previous home and simultaneous purchase of our new one – could have happened without Wendi. Sure, there are other good realtors out there, but this experience seems so specific to Wendi’s skills, charm, savvy, and absolute dedication that I feel like we really have arrived at this place because of her. And I just love how she shielded us from the day to day intricacies of the transactions (which would just stress me out) without in any way keeping us in the dark. We have felt protected without feeling clueless.”
“Wendi is an astute, highly effective representative. We recently sold our old home and bought a new one with her assistance. She is always responsive, always smiling, always a reliable partner. We had a wonderful and satisfying experience with her and got great deals on both the sale and purchase of our homes. Call her with confidence!”
“The short version: Call Wendi….thank yourself later. The long version: I met Wendi while working at Starbucks. I was working two jobs and trying to get ahead to purchase a home. She, of course, did not know this and was simply a regular who enjoyed her coffee with us a couple times a week and would share pleasant small talk with me. I met Wendi while working at Starbucks. I was working two jobs and trying to get ahead to purchase a home. She, of course, did not know this and was simply a regular who enjoyed her coffee with us a couple times a week and would share pleasant small talk with me. Well, it took another year or so, but call her I did. She was great to work with–both professionally and personally–which is important. (For those who don’t know–you will spend lots of time with your agent. You want to have one who is fun and enjoyable to be around.) She always had time for me and showed up for things she didn’t even need to be there for (like the inspection of the home). Wendi was reliable, prompt, and never had anything else on her mind besides finding me the perfect home–which she did! Another bonus, she understands how frustrating and complicated the mortgage side can be and has gone out of her way to find some of the best brokers in town. You’ll be spending lots of time with them as well. Like Wendi, they’re great people who are great at their job and are pleasant to spend time with. Trust me, I have seen both sides on this one. Some brokers are trying to “sell” you. Some are trying to help you….It makes a big difference in both your experience and your bank account. (Not sure if it’s kosher to mention, but Jack L., who is on this review page, was the guy who helped me. Very, very good guy). Thanks to Wendi, my wife and I found a home we love in an area we thought we couldn’t afford at a price well within our budget. We couldn’t be happier. Wendi Slaton Anderson started out as our agent, but, by the end, Wendi was a friend. Like I said before, call her and thank yourself later for making a great decision.”
“I cannot say enough good things about Wendi and Roots Real Estate. She is personable, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and on top of every single detail. She took much stress out of a stressful time, as relocating long distance as I did is never easy. I felt like she really was on my side during every stage of the process. Wendi demonstrated a great intuition for the kind of property that appealed to me, was sensitive to my own taste and seemed to grasp it right away. Although I found a home I loved quickly (and remain thrilled with it, sitting in it now as I write this!) I never felt pressure at all, just an interest in helping me find the right property. Wendi loves Austin and really seems to know the neighborhoods and the market thoroughly. And more than anything Wendi takes time to explain every part of a complicated process and follows through quickly. I agree with the other reviewer—she needs more stars! What a pro.”
“PERFECT DECISION: As a Realtor in the Metro Atlanta area, I sometimes have the task of referring my clients to other Real Estate Professionals. I had the opportunity to refer my client/friend (Alice) to another professional in Austin TX. I thought not having a personal relationship with anyone, I would have a difficult time choosing someone who I could feel confident about helping Alice. This was not going to be an easy transaction since it involved an estate and my client would need a lot of help. This turned out to be NOT THE CASE at all. I use a website (NAGLREP) which has a list of Gay or Gay Friendly professionals and Wendi was listed. After reading all of the bio’s on the site, I chose to call her first and was immediately impressed. She was knowledgeable, personable, easy to talk to, she knew exactly what we were going to need to have done, and was willing to facilitate any need Alice would have. Needless to say job well done.”
“Wendi did such an amazing job helping us find our first home that, when the time came, we asked her to help us find our next home and sell our first. She used her knowledge of the market, marketing expertise and sharp negotiating skills to sell our house within 3 days for asking price!
“If you’re in Austin, and you’re planning to buy or sell real estate, call Wendi at Roots! She is the best real estate agent we’ve ever had (and we’ve had several other great ones)! Wendi knows her stuff. If you’re looking to buy a property of any kind, just tell her what you want, and she’ll find it for you. I mentioned in passing that we were looking for our next investment property and here we are, four months later, with a great new condo. She found an awesome property for us, but we were a little too slow with our offer on the first one. She said, “No problem – let’s find you another one!” and she did. She was willing to bring any offer we wanted to the table, but when we asked for her advice, she knew exactly what we should offer and walked us through her reasoning step by step. She went above and beyond on our purchase! She is laid back, fun, and such an awesome person that you want to spend time with her, even if you’re just chatting while watching an inspector walk around the place. And as someone else commented here on yelp, it’s nice to have a real estate agent you like to hang out with because you will be hanging out with them quite a bit! Wendi is super easy to work, smart, an awesome person, and she’ll negotiate aggressively on your behalf. Call her today even if you’re just starting to look and aren’t ready to purchase – you will be happy you did…”
“When it came time to sell our house I went through the process of interviewing 3 different agents. I asked question after question and posed hoop after hoop to jump through. Wendi ran circles around her competition, and she was the only one who actually made me feel like our house was going to sell…despite being in a slower-moving area. She blew those other agents out of the water. And as if that weren’t enough, the best part is that she got us $5,000 above the sales price we’d agreed to take! It was strategic negotiating and years of experience at its best! We have since referred Wendi out numerous times to equally happy and impressed friends. Wendi is energetic, knowledgeable, savvy, and she takes pride in her job. She walks you through the emotional roller coaster of a process like you actually matter, and she becomes your friend in the process. Highly recommend.”
“My fiancé and I just closed on a home with Wendi and her team as first-time home buyers, and I rarely if ever review anything, but feel that if I can guide one other purchaser doing this for the first time her way, then perhaps someone else will get the Cadillac experience we did. Wendi is one of the most soulful, caring and fun people you will ever meet. She is also razor sharp, knowledgeable about every aspect of her business and wise in negotiating. She took a large, intimidating decision and purchase, and made it make sense and the process simple and reasonable. We are beyond thrilled and wish we could just keep buying houses, so we could continue spending time with her. Simply put I cannot recommend Wendi and her team enough. Top to bottom they are awesome and there are none better. Stop searching and meet them!”
“After just about every conversation with Wendi, we felt like our words didn’t quite allow us to thank her properly for all she had done. It is the same with this review, we don’t think we can adequately convey what a gift she is, but we can share a little about our experience. Wendi is at the top of her game. We found out about her through an impassioned referral, and when we visited her website and read her bio we were blown away by who she is as a professional and what she stands for as a person. After our first conversation with her, we rested assured that we’d found the person we wanted, and trusted, to represent us. She is as highly-skilled a professional as you will find, and she is a kind-hearted person who genuinely cares about her clients. Communication with Wendi is a joy. She is accessible, friendly, knowledgeable, articulate, and honest. We were so grateful to have her at our side as we navigated the complexities of the market. She is very personable, easy to talk to, and provides valuable insights, wisdom, and perspective throughout the entire process. She is the kind of person who is not interested in a quick commission; rather, she is driven by the joy that clients feel when the right purchase presents itself. We felt completely at ease taking all the time in the world to find the right property, and Wendi is a no-pressure professional who always encouraged us to move at the pace that felt right to us. And when that perfect property presented itself, she was right there and she went after it for us in a way that left us feeling astounded by her skillfulness and precision. She certainly put her Master Certified Negotiation Expert credential to use for us. We were just in awe of her during the negotiation period. Every deal is different, but in our case, every single thing we wanted, Wendi got us. We felt lucky we didn’t have to negotiate against her! And Wendi’s commitment to us didn’t end at signing. She continues to be a valuable resource as questions come up and as we’re faced with unfamiliar aspects of owning real estate. Plus, getting to donate a portion of the sale to the charity of our choice was an added delight and is indicative of the content of Wendi’s character. In so many ways, big and small, Wendi earned our respect, admiration, friendship, and highest possible recommendation.”
“I think the best way to explain how great Wendi and her team at Roots is…. I was actually a little sad the day our house sold. We got a great offer and a smooth transaction, but I was a little bummed because I knew I wouldn’t get to see or speak to her as often after the closing. Wendi helped me purchase my 1st home back in 05′ and now helped me sell a 2nd home in the same neighborhood. Having worked with her on both sides of the table, I can easily say that she knows her stuff!!! She provides outstanding servi ce and professional expertise, while at the same time adding a personal touch that is not easy to find these days. She does this without effort though because really she honestly treats everyone as a personal friend and truly wants the best for her clients and community. Wendi donated a portion of her take away to a non profit of my choice!!! Of course we all have to work to make money; and trust me – Wendi works very hard for her piece of the pie. What is so refreshing though, is when you meet someone that puts family and people 1st, while still respecting the bottom line. She provided outstanding advice on what improvements were needed and was very diligent in her research. It can be tempting to say that Austin is a hot market and who needs a realtor, but the answer is you do, and you should look to Wendi and the Roots Real Estate team to be your agent!!”
“My wife and I were very nervous about buying our first house, so we did our research, asked friends and co-workers for recommendations, and scheduled meetings with a number of realtors to find the right person for us. Wendi came highly recommended from a co-worker, so we decided to meet with her. From the beginning, we could tell she was exactly the person we needed to help us with our search. Throughout the process Wendi was always on top of everything we needed and responsive to all of our questions, big or small. Whether it was scheduling viewings around our busy schedules, helping us understand the buying process, or keeping us up to speed on the negotiations once we had made an offer, Wendi and her team always made us feel like our home search was their top priority. In the end, we found a house we love and were able to navigate the closing process with ease thanks to Wendi, Krystal and everyone at Roots. I’m not one to offer recommendations unless they are warranted, but I would highly recommend Wendi to anyone looking for a realtor in Austin.”
Wendi made quite an impression on me. She represented the buyer on my personal residence which had 3 competitive offers on it within hours of being listed. Her professionalism, preparedness, quick response, realistic expectations, and charm made her clients offer stand out. She was polite and respectful when making arrangements to view my home both before and after it was under contract. I was happy with my listing agent, he got my house sold quickly. However, if I am ever to buy real estate in Austin again (moved out of state) I would contact Wendi to represent me. I referred her to my neighbor who sent me a bottle of wine as a "thank you" after Wendi secured a buyer for her unique home before it even went on the market. Wendi knows real estate, but more importantly, she is real.