The Austin real estate market is red hot and only growing. In 2015, almost 30,000 homes were sold in the area for a total dollar volume of almost $10 billion! With the median price for homes increasing by nearly $30k in one year, it’s more important than ever to have the right team on your side. Credible lenders, clean contracts, and skilled agents will be the key to landing your dream home in a competitive market.
Choosing which of the 12,000 locals agents to work with can be overwhelming. The relationship between agent and client is an important one, since for most people their home will be the costliest purchase of their life. Buying a home can be thrilling, scary, and fraught with emotion, so compatibility with your agent is essential.
We have a list of top-notch agents to recommend for their professionalism and superior knowledge of the market.
His knowledge of Austin’s neighborhoods is so comprehensive that Chris Bove knows the geography like the back of is hand. In fact, he’s personally lived all over the city in the pursuit of immersing himself in the unique culture of each pocket of Austin. Newcomers will find that an afternoon with Chris serves as a crash course in all that’s cool and wonderful about Central Texas.
Sylvia Crossland has been serving the Austin real estate community for almost 30 years. She obtained her license in 1988 and started Crossland Real Estate with her husband Steve Crossland in 1993. Sylvia has Austin Estate in her blood; her great grandmother built many of the vintage homes that still stand near 30th and West Avenue by University of Texas Austin.
As hard working as they come, Elsa Decker brings unique experience in the upper-end market that gives her an edge in residential sales. She is as committed to professional development and community involvement as she is to her clients, and serves on the boards of several organizations. She is devoted to making Austin the best city it can be and brings that same ethos to homing its residents.
It makes sense that a huge music lover like Nanette Labastida would go by the moniker Rock ’n’ Realty. Her passion for dogs and yoga, and support of the community round out Nanette’s place in the city as a tried-and-true Austinista. Her creative ideology extends to finding creative solutions and properties that uniquely meet the needs of home buyers looking for something special.
Melissa Lombard, Lombard Home Team
With an extensive background in corporate sales and marketing, Melissa Lombard started Lombard Home Team with her husband Dave Lombard to help Austinites find their dream homes. A notable Austinite herself, Melissa’s Coffee with a Stranger project has her meeting new and interesting people every week and documenting the process for readers. She is tireless in her dedication to make sure clients are happy and comfortable with not just the outcome, but the entire real estate journey.
If you are aspiring to live in the popular Central Austin region, you’re in luck. Marian Millard is a specialist in the finest neighborhoods in Austin’s centrum and will work tirelessly to get you into your desired locale. She provides a level of service that is personalized and comprehensive, striving to make every transaction as stress-free and pleasurable as possible.
Embracing change is part of the Austin experience and there is perhaps no realtor that has done it quite like Sheri Mitchell. As the city evolves into a full-fledged cultural mecca, Sheri knows the nooks and crannies of each hot neighborhood and has her eye on what’s about to hit next. She’s embraced the future of Austin and enjoys employing innovative technology to her business, Southern Exposure Realtors.
An active volunteer for causes he believes in, Glenn Ross is personable and social, putting clients at ease with his good nature and love of Austin. He’s quick to make a joke, suggest a book or restaurant, and offer solid advice on selling your home. Buyers enjoy the use of a free app that aids in home search with up-to-date information.
Popular amongst clients and fellow agents alike, Clara Spriggs-Adams is known for her plucky determination and breadth of knowledge. Good for first-time buyers and sellers, she patiently educates clients about all the options available so that all decisions are confident and informed. She has a series of informative YouTube videos that walk you through the process of purchasing real estate.
Honored six times as a Texas Monthly 5 Star Professional, Tom Thornton has the distinction of holding all major professional real estate designations. As an active member of Austin’s community and regular contributor to many local outlets, he is especially effective at helping people move to Austin from other areas.