About The Veritas RE Group
Veritas Real Estate Group is a group of over-achieving, highly motivated professionals whose aim is to bring an elevated level of real estate service to Austin, Dripping Springs and the Texas Hill Country. With decades of experience in sales, no one has better expertise to do this. And as the name “Veritas” reflects, “the truth” in real estate is how they always conduct business.
In just the last three years, Veritas Group has closed over $150M in sales volume. “We are known for our savvy negotiating and upscale marketing, that ensures optimal outcomes for our clients. We are well networked within the real estate community, which helps us get our clients connected and sold quickly, sometimes before the property hits the MLS. We are very knowledgeable not only about the local market, but also the unique challenges Texas Hill County properties can present. We are able to advise on everything from neighborhoods, homes and land, to wells, rainwater collection, Agricultural and Wildlife exemptions and other details that are unique to the Texas Hill Country.”
This formidable force in Austin real estate boasts a long list of accomplishments earning top accolades that include: Residential Real Estate Top Team and Top Individual (The Austin Business Journal), Austin Luxury League Member 2016-2019, Dripping Springs Elite Founding Members Since 2017, Platinum Top 50 Winners 2017, and Elite25 Member, 2015. They are currently selling among the top .05% agents in the Austin area.
Dripping Springs is home for the majority of the team. Their love of community drives their success, as does their diverse backgrounds and solid real estate experience that complements one another.
Realtor, Principal of Veritas Group
Broker Associate, Principal of Veritas Group
France and Mark Clausen formed Veritas Real Estate Group. Mark and France have been working together in and out of real estate for over 24 years. Teamwork has been their framework for getting the most out of their lives together, but real estate has been their passion. They have deep roots in investing in real estate around the country and have owned and operated a development company in San Diego. Mark is a former Navy SEAL and France a former social worker, which gives their clients a two very different perspectives and approaches when it comes to real estate.
They also have several members as part of Veritas Group. Get to know them below
Realtor, Transaction Coordinator
Assistant to Melanie Fenelon
Melanie Fenelon is a native Texan and has a tremendous client following due to her market knowledge and attention to detail. Since 2003 she has endeavored to raise the bar for the real estate industry by demonstrating the highest levels of ethics and exemplary customer service.
Weslea O’Connor started her career in residential sales with the Clausens and has grown into an invaluable resource for her clients and the team. With a background in media and marketing she is focused and deliberate about getting the best results for her clients.
Why You Should Work with Veritas
- TEAM SALES $150M in the last 3 years
- Luxury League, 2016 – 2019
- Wall Street Journal REAL Trends Team Winner, 2018 (top .05% nationally among real estate professionals)
- Austin Business Journal Top Individual Winner 2018
- Austin Business Journal Top Team Winner 2017
- Dripping Springs Elite, Founding Member, 2016 – 2019
- Elite 25 Top 1% of Austin Luxury Realtors – 2015
- Platinum Top 50 REALTORS® Finalist 2013, 2014
- Platinum Top 50 REALTORS® Winner 2016
- Austin Business Journal’s Nominee for Top 50 Residential Realtors 2013, 2014, 2015
Mark and France Clausen are awesome. They are professional and always looking out for and guiding their client. They always go the extra mile to explain the contract and the offer that they received for my home. From the time I signed the contract, through staging and photographs and the final sale, both Mark and France were always there to answer any and all questions. I cannot give them enough credit for all of their attention to detail and hard work. They are, in my opinion, the best of the best.
After initially being disappointed with the lack of effort by the Austin-based real estate agent I was using, my Supervisor recommended that I talk with Mark Clausen. Prior to contacting Mark, I verified to two other coworkers that used Mark to help with finding homes in Austin. All had a very high level of appreciation for the work Mark did.
This is now the seventh home in my life that I have purchased, but the first time I can say that the agent earned their commission. Mark was very patient with my wife and I during several weeks of looking at houses. When the banking group had internal mistakes in processing the loan on time Mark helped drive their focus towards meeting obligations and timelines. I would recommend Mark Clausen as well as request his help in the future.
We have purchased and sold numerous homes over the years, so we have a lot of basis for comparison. Our experience with the Clausen Group was outstanding in every respect. Their responsiveness, attention to details, follow up, expertise, and professionalism are as good as it gets! We would highly recommend the Clausen Group without any reservations.