Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has something for everyone. The median home value rose almost 7% last year to $550,000 with an average price per square foot of $312. It’s expected that prices will increase in the coming months. Close to 35,000 homes were sold in the last 3 years, with an average time on the market of 28 days. Properties typically closed for around 98% of their asking price. Austin’s varied neighborhoods cater to all types of lifestyles. We’ve got the highest-rated Realtors in the area to help choose what’s best for you.
34. Nora Wall, Wall
Nora Wall has been in the industry for 26 years. Although she has won numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, her true victories are her devoted clients and the fact that the majority of her business comes from referrals. Because they are aware of Nora’s dedication, diligence, and market expertise, Nora’s lifetime partners entrust their friends and family to her care. The process and the updates are made simpler and more accessible for her clients, thanks to her innovative use of contemporary technology. After many years in the industry, Nora is the ideal partner because she knows what works and what doesn’t in a market like Austin.
33. Robert J. Fischer, Keller Williams Realty
Since moving to Central Texas as a child in the 1980s, Robert J. Fischer has developed a deep understanding of the region. And his familiarity with the locals and the area was helpful when he obtained his real estate license 18 years ago. Robert has now risen to the position of #1 Keller Williams Realtor in his local market, assisting families in building their real estate teams and providing opportunities for aspiring people to pursue careers in the field. Never forgetting his core values, he still uses his career-old catchphrase, “Real Estate with a Servant’s Heart.”
32. Jaymes Willoughby, Keller Williams Realty
A true veteran of the field is Jaymes Willoughby. He has been helping the public for four decades and is one of the major players in Austin’s real estate market. At the same time as his move to the city, Jaymes closed a residential sale on his first day of work. It was expected that he would soon start his own brokerage to expand the audience for his services given his natural talent and acquired skills. Under Jaymes’ leadership and direction, their team rose to the position of the top-producing team in Austin, assisting clients in coming out on top.
31. Tausha Carlson, Keller Williams Realty
When Tausha Carlson bought, renovated, and then sold her first house in 2003, she fell in love with the industry. She then kept on flipping houses and made a career out of real estate. Tausha continued her newly discovered passion for assisting others by representing them in buying and selling homes by earning the designations of Certified Negotiation Expert and Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Since 2008, she has frequently been listed as one of Austin’s top 20 real estate experts in the Austin Business Journal. Tausha’s extensive list of accolades is complemented by an even longer list of devoted clients and recommendations, which attest to her abilities and market expertise.
29. Carl Shurr, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
Carl Shurr, a Chicago native with experience in the investment management industry, entered the real estate market 18 years ago. He is a multi-million dollar producer and has long been one of Austin’s Top 1% of Agents. Carl aspires to serve and assist others, but he also believes that educating clients can have a significant impact. His service is founded on honesty and high standards of conduct, putting the needs of their customers before their own financial gain. Whatever you may need—condos, brand-new houses, multi-family homes, waterfront properties—Carl is the man for you.
28. Joe Longton, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
Joe Longton has devoted the last 40 years of his life to aiding and assisting those in the real estate industry. He has amassed more than $1 billion in career sales and has emerged as one of the most reputable real estate agents in the region. Due to his sales, Joe has been recognized by the Luxury League and the Elite 25 Luxury Realtor Group. In his capacity as a former Project Manager and Exclusive Broker for three of Austin’s most prestigious luxury developments, he has extensive knowledge of the processes and is well-equipped to assist clients in finding the homes of their dreams.
27. Shay Millheiser, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
Shay Millheiser is knowledgeable about the housing industry. She is not only a very effective real estate agent, but she also serves as an advisor for her Sotheby’s Office. Shay has aided countless families in obtaining their dream homes throughout her career. She closes more than $50 million in transactions annually, significantly more than the typical Austin realtor. Due to her outstanding performance, Shay is ranked among the top 10 Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty agents in Austin. She has also served as a director for the Austin Board of Realtors in the past, and she is now concentrating on her career and helping more people achieve their real estate goals.
26. Kasey Dalby, Keller Williams Realty
Kasey Dalby has extensive experience as an investor and real estate agent. She has received numerous Keller Williams honors, and in 2018 she joined the Platinum Top 50. Kasey is a reputable real estate agent in Austin and one of the best in the city. She is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, the ideal combination to land even the most sought-after properties on the market. Her extensive sales background gives her clients even more clout in addition to all of the above. When dealing with an active real estate market like Austin’s, Kasey’s experience, expertise, and knowledge are your best bet.
25. Mary Hickey, Keller Williams Realty
Mary Hickey has lived in the Greater Austin area for more than 40 years and has been a Realtor for Keller Williams Luxury International for over half of that time. Having local market expertise and working for the only $1 billion residential real estate company in town has gotten Mary noticed. She’s been named one of the Austin Business Journal’s Residential Real Estate Top 25 Individual Producers 11 times. Mary has also been recognized as one of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents. She holds an education degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
24. Wade Giles, Moreland Properties
As an Elite 25 and Luxury League member, Wade Giles is considered one of the finest agents in Austin’s high-end real estate market. Working with Moreland Properties for the past decade, Wade has parlayed his success into heading up the Giles Group. He is a listing specialist, ranking among the Top .01% of all agents in the area. Wade’s enthusiastic personality and ability to connect with people made him a finalist at the 2018 Austin Under 40 Awards. His dedication to clients and outstanding leadership qualities are also keys to his continued growth.
23. Sara Coltharp, Coldwell Banker Realty
Sara Coltharp credits her expert negotiating abilities, finance skills and background in construction with giving her a leg up on the competition in the Austin real estate market. An Austin native who acquired her broker license in 2003, Sara is now a full-time agent for Coldwell Banker. Her honors are plentiful, including being named one of the Top 100 Realtors by RealTrends and one of the Top 500 by Platinum 50. She and her husband, Chris, have been married for nearly a quarter century. They have 2 daughters and 2 sons.
22. Darin Walker, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
With over 15 years of experience, Darin Walker has become the ultimate Austin insider, offering the finest residential properties to his clients. His wide-ranging knowledge of the area helped Darin to be named Austin’s #5 Luxury Realtor at the 2019 Austin Business Journal’s Residential Real Estate Awards. He has also become the #1 West Austin/Westlake agent and the #2 Companywide Producer at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. His expertise with off-market properties and exclusive listings contributed to Darin’s sales of over $225 million from 2018-2020. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his bachelor’s degree in economics.
21. Lindsay Neuren, Compass
After graduating from Emory University with honors, Lindsay Neuren has since immersed herself in the alluring world of real estate. Just one year after joining Compass, Lindsay closed over 100 homes and had nearly 7 times the sales volume of her previous 12 months. Her proactive approach and dedication have helped her become a member of Austin’s Top 5 Team and the #31 agent in Texas. Being a third-generation Austinite, Lindsay’s knowledge of the area is unmatched, and the beneficiaries are her clients. Prior to becoming a Realtor, she spent many years working for Teach for America.
20. Kirk Lewis, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
Kirk Lewis’ deep familiarity with the Austin area, where he’s lived for over 20 years, has made him one of the go-to brokers in the region. A top-producing agent at HomeCity, Kirk is also affiliated with Kuper Sotheby’s, and is a member of the Lewis Residential team. Recognized by the Austin Business Journal as a Top Producing Agent, Kirk has also become a member of the Elite 25, as well as the Platinum Top 50. His excellent communication skills enable him to build great relationships with clients from all walks of life.
19. Clayton Bullock, Moreland Properties
Growing up with a mother as a Realtor gave Clayton Bullock exposure to the business at a young age. That early influence has been key to him becoming one of the Top 10 Producers at Moreland Properties. Thanks to his nearly 20 years of experience and intimate knowledge of his hometown of Austin, Clayton is able to find the most suitable properties for his clients’ needs. His success has brought him acclaim as a member of both the Elite 25 and Luxury League. Clayton is also involved in non-profit community work in Austin.
18. Amber Hart, Keller Williams Realty
During Amber Hart’s first 12 months as a Keller Williams Realtor, she won a Silver Medal for productivity and was named the 2007 Rookie of the Year. In 2008, she closed more transactions than any other agent in her office. This incredible achievement earned Amber a Double Gold Medal, followed by a Triple Gold Medal in 2009. She went on to be named one of the Top 100 Realtors in the country and was ranked 8th among Top Individual Agents by the Austin Business Journal. Amber is also a member of the Agent Leadership Council and provides teaching services to other brokers.
17. Anna Lee, Moreland Properties
A fourth-generation Austin resident, Anna Lee is able to match each client with a property that perfectly suits their needs. She prides herself on making the real estate process as simple as possible, which keeps her customers coming back for more. Anna’s dedication and professionalism have helped rank her in the Top 1-2% of Austin agents ever since her first year in the business. Now a Top Producer for Moreland Properties, Anna has also been named one of the Top Three Women in Austin Real Estate. She previously worked as a teacher and social worker.
16. Kathryn Scarborough, Engel & Völkers Austin Westlake
With an educational background in corporate communications, marketing and psychology, and more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Kathryn Scarborough knows what works. A fifth-generation Austinite, she has closed nearly half a billion in total sales. In 2009, Kathryn was recognized as the #1 Real Estate Agent city-wide by the Austin Business Journal. She was also selected as the 2014 Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. For Kathryn, real estate is a family business, having joined her mother at Turnquist Partners Realtors in 2000.
15. Greg Walling, Moreland Properties
Living in Austin for more than 30 years has given Greg Walling an upper hand in the local real estate market. His deep familiarity of the region has made him one of Moreland Properties’ most dominant agents. With nearly 20 years of broker experience, Greg currently specializes in residential properties throughout Central Texas. His superb customer service and strong negotiation skills have even earned him a spot in the prestigious Elite 25. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Greg studied business and corporate communications at the University of Texas at Austin.
14. Dave Murray, DMTX Realty Group
Dave Murray has been a Realtor in Austin, TX since 1984. He has an incredibly diverse clientele and portfolio that are the result of more than 20 years of consistent top-ranking service. His team specializes in luxury residential, waterfront, and land real estate services in Austin and Central Texas. They are consistently ranked among the top 1% of all Realtors in the greater Austin area with over 80 years of combined experience.
13. Ross Speed, The Speed Team
Ross Speed is one of the most successful real estate agents in Austin, TX. He has won the Austin Business Journal’s Residential Real Estate Award three years in a row, from 2016 to 2021. In addition, the Austin Board of Realtors honored him as the agent who was the most flexible and creative during the pandemic. The Speed & Neuren Group at Compass is co-owned by Ross, and they sold real estate worth $95 million in 2021; Ross personally closed $75 million.
Ross believes that it’s all about teamwork and individual growth, which he fosters through mentoring and leadership. This approach allows him to build strong relationships with his clients; he has a highly trained team of real estate professionals behind him supporting his vision.
12. Cord Shiflet, Cord Shiflet
Cord Shiflet is an exceptional real estate agent who has worked tirelessly to reach the top of Austin’s real estate market. He is a member of Elite 25 Austin and has been repeatedly named Austin’s top individual real estate agent by the Austin Business Journal. Cord understands the needs of his clients and works diligently to meet their requirements. He participates actively in The Austin/Central Texas Realty Information Services as well as The Austin Board of Realtors.
11. Todd Grossman and Michelle Jones, Grossman & Jones Group
The Grossman & Jones Group has been named the city’s #2 team by The Austin Business Journal, and they currently hold the top spot at Compass Austin. Todd Grossman and Michelle Jones are inspiring their team to be committed to professional and philanthropic community service. Todd is a savvy negotiator and an excellent communicator. He takes great pride in paying close attention to his clients’ needs and assisting them in reaching their objectives. Having grown up in Austin, Michelle has developed a sizable network of friends and business partners. Integrity, competence, and results are embodied by their team.
10. Bridget Ramey, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
Bridget Ramey has become a standout agent at the Austin branch of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. Her 15+ year career has been filled with extraordinary accomplishments, including closing hundreds of millions in sales in just the past couple of years. These incredible numbers helped boost Bridget to become the #2 broker in all of Austin. Previously, she was named a Luxury Preview agent at Coldwell Banker and was honored as a member of the firm’s International Diamond Society. Bridget received her bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from the University of Texas at Austin.
9. Shawn Culhane, Culhane Premier Properties
Shawn Culhane is the owner of Culhane Premier Properties, one of the top real estate firms in central Texas. They have closed more than $100 million in annual sales each of the past few years and have sold more than $1 billion worth of real estate since their founding in 2009. Shawn and his team dedicate themselves and their years of experience to understanding the priorities of their clients and assisting them at every stage of the process. This commitment has earned them the prestigious Million Dollar Guild designation and certification as a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist.
8. Mark Strub, STRÜB Residential Group
Mark Strüb is a real estate influencer, mentor, and award-winning realtor. From 2015 to 2018, the Austin Business Journal named him one of Austin’s Top Producers and Most Successful Realtors. He established STRÜB Residential Group, which according to Austin Business Journal is the best real estate team in Austin, and according to the Wall Street Journal, it is the best real estate team nationwide. Mark sincerely believes that caring about your community entails giving back to it, not just financially but also with your time and skills. He and his group have collaborated with numerous regional nonprofit organizations, such as SAFE Alliance and the Austin Children’s Shelter.
7. Gary Dolch, Austin Luxury Group
The Austin Luxury Group is devoted to delivering the outcomes you desire and the excellence you deserve. The Austin Business Journal named the founders, Gary and Michelle Dolch, as the top team in 2022. They have maintained a top-four ranking each year since 2014. Furthermore, according to Wall Street Journal Real Trends for 2022, they were ranked as Texas’ 4th best agents.
Gary and Michelle have extensive experience in the sales and financing of luxury real estate and have been directly involved in the sales of high-end exclusive properties. They frequently donate to regional charities like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Central Texas.
6. Kumara Wilcoxon, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
With sales of over $500 million, Kumara Wilcoxon has been the number one producer and top Kuper Sotheby’s Realtor in Austin for six straight years. Specializing in high-end properties, Kumara quickly became a renowned member of the Luxury League, as well as her city’s Elite 25. She was also ranked the #1 Residential Real Estate Agent by the Austin Business Journal twice in a row. With nearly 20 years of broker experience, Kumara is able to find the perfect location and price to satisfy all clients. She studied media arts, communications and Spanish at the University of Arizona.
5. Gene Arant, The Gene Arant Team
Gene Arant is the Principal of the Gene Arant Team, which has been named the #1 Team in sales by the Austin Business Journal in 2021 and the #1 Team in Keller Williams Realty for 17 years and counting. With more than 20 years of combined experience, their understanding of the market enables them to provide informed advice and successful results for their clients. They take pride in living up to their mission statement, which is to “Change lives through real estate by giving impeccable service, cultivating raving fans, and nurturing clients for life.”
4. Amy Deane, Moreland Properties
Having lived in Austin for over 20 years, Amy Deane has used her extensive knowledge of the area to become a residential real estate expert. Whether you need a buyer’s agent, listing agent, consultant or someone to help you relocate, Amy can close the deal fast. Now part of the Moreland Properties team, she has become their Top Producer companywide. Amy has also been named one of Austin’s Elite 25 and was awarded the Luxury League honors from 2019-2020. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business, management and marketing from Texas A&M University.
3. Matt Menard, Austin Real Estate Experts
With nearly 40 years of experience, Matthew Menard has made a name for himself as a co-founder of the Austin Real Estate Experts team. Deemed a 5 Star agent on multiple occasions by Texas Monthly magazine, Matthew’s professional guidance has helped thousands of homeowners make their dreams a reality. His notability climbed even higher when he was ranked as the #2 agent in 2020 and #8 broker in 2021 by the Wall Street Journal’s RealTrends. Thanks to his sharp insights, Matthew has become a host on The Austin Real Estate Experts TV show.
2. Tim Heyl, The Heyl Group
Tim Heyl is a native of Austin, TX and has been involved in the real estate business since he was a teenager. He founded The Heyl Group in 2001, which has been one of the most successful real estate teams in Austin for many years, and was recognized as one of the top teams in the country by INC5000 in 2016. Tim is also an accomplished author, having written “The Real Estate Machine,” a course that has helped tens of thousands of real estate agents worldwide develop their businesses.
1. Christopher Watters, Watters International
Christopher Watters is a native of Central Texas, and he has spent the last 15 years building a solid reputation in the local real estate market. Along with his experience and intimate familiarity with the area where he grew up, his vast knowledge has proven invaluable to his clients. He established Watters International Realty in 2010, which was recognized as one of the INC5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America. Christopher’s expertise as the top broker in Central Texas has frequently been recognized by INC5000, RealTrends in The Wall Street Journal, and several local publications.
. Sijo Vadakkan, Firm name
Sijo Vadakkan has made dream homes a reality. He has assisted numerous families in Austin in finding and selling homes, winning the Austin Business Journal’s search for Residential Realtor. For his dedication and hard work, Sijo won the 2019 Max Award for Realtor of the Year and numerous other awards, an ideal illustration of his work ethic. He makes sure to put in a lot of effort despite his experience and knowledge. In the same way that Sijo assists his clients in realizing their dreams of owning a home, he too was a dreamer who never gave up on his dreams and believed that anything is possible with enough effort.