Wade Giles, Moreland Properties | Elite 25 Austin | Luxury League
The enthusiastic, self-described “people person” takes an active interest in his clients’ lives, getting to know their families and maintaining friendships with them long after closing the sale. Whether he’s bringing in a sommelier from out of state to conduct a wine tasting or planning a mystery bus tour, Wade prides himself on curating unique client experiences that add fun to the home-buying and -selling equation.
Motivated by a deep desire to pursue a career in real estate, Wade returned to his native Texas and put down roots in Austin in 2013 after earning a finance degree from Louisiana State University and studying at the International Center of Photography in New York. Determined to make his mark on one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets, Wade landed a position at Moreland Properties, where his boundless optimism and indefatigable work ethic continue to fuel this rising star.
Wade’s commitment to his clients, love for his profession, and personal approach to real estate transactions have given him an edge in a highly competitive industry. In 2018 alone, he racked up more than $36 million in residential real estate sales. In recognition of his success, he qualified for membership in the Elite 25 Austin, a prestigious group made up of the top 0.2 percent of Austin’s real estate agents. “Wade is one of the most promising young agents ever to be inducted into the Elite 25 Austin. In just four years Wade has gained a loyal and devoted client base and has demonstrated he truly understands the intricacies of the luxury home market,” said Tony Trungale, Managing Director of the Elite 25 Austin.
Wade also earned a spot among the ranks of the Luxury League, a premier membership organization that recognizes high-performing real estate agents in South and Central Texas who specialize in luxury residential sales. Wade is further a finalist in the 2018 Austin Under 40 Awards, which honor and celebrate the city’s emerging professionals for their leadership and dedication to serving the community. In 2019, Wade claimed a spot in the top ten for Austin Business Journal’s Residential Real Estate Awards.
When he’s not helping clients find their dream homes, Wade generously volunteers his time on the Board of Directors for Keep Austin Beautiful and Ballet Austin. During his downtime, Wade enjoys traveling; hosting pool and dinner parties; competing with his show horse, Sherlock; and hiking with his rescue dog, Sport.
See how Wade works – in his own words, and those of his incredible clients.
MEET THE TEAM
MATT RICHARD, BUYER’S AGENT
Matt has always had a passion for people. The stories shared, relationships built, and simply connecting with others is what naturally drew him to pursue a career in sales. During his tenure with one of the most recognizable luxury brands in the world, Jaguar Land Rover, Matt honed his skills working with a clientele whose expectations were set to the highest, and he made a point to consistently deliver every single time. His adaptability, ability to listen, and attention to detail are all part of how Matt makes any situation positive, seamless, and memorable. A lifelong fascination with architecture and interior design, Matt has always held real estate in the back of his mind. In 2019, he finally decided to take the leap when the perfect opportunity came along: joining Moreland Properties and supporting Wade Giles’ rapidly expanding practice.
While born and raised in Louisiana, Matt first visited Austin during college and knew it was the place he’d eventually call home. The move finally happened in 2015, and now he can’t imagine living anywhere else. What was it about Austin? The food, live music, and stand-up comedy scenes, to name just a few favorites. Of course the ever-expanding skyline, hill country views and long list of outdoor activities are up there, as well.
Matt lives an active lifestyle and takes full advantage of Austin’s amazing weather and the opportunity to be outside year-round – he’s even run the Austin marathon! When not outdoors, Matt loves to cook and spends as much time as possible in his favorite room of any home, the kitchen.
JUDY FINGER, ASSISTANT TO WADE GILES
Judy brings a broad knowledge base to her position with Wade. She has assisted many top Residential and Farm and Ranch agents and enjoys helping people realize their home goals. In addition to her great sensitivity to compliance and her organizational skills, she strives to make each transaction a positive experience for all involved. In her personal time she can be found camping, hiking and enjoying the great Austin music scene!