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Lori Goto - Bio

Lori is born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii! She has lived in Texas since 1989. She still embodies the Aloha spirit from Hawaii, which enables her to have a special relationship with her clients. Living in Austin has been the best decision she has made for her family. She maintains her continuing education and stays on economic developments in real estate on a regular basis to keep up with the challenging market. She is very persistent and will find a solution to every obstacle to help you get the home of your dreams!

Lori is a full time agent and has closed production over $50,000,000.00 in sales volume. She is also Texas Monthly 2012, 2013 Five Star Professional for customer service. She is also Finalist for the Platinum Top 50 Realtor in Austin in 2012 and 2013. She also has been on a nationwide Television network show on HGTV- "My First Place." She will keep in contact with you and make sure you have all the tools to make the home buying/selling process as smooth as possible! She believes that most clients' largest investment is their home and they should treat it like a business. She will help you make the best choices and control the variables in the sale of your home to get you the most money!

For Lori to provide excellent care to her clients she requires a ton of support from her family! They come first in her life and she does not want to miss out on her son Jared's soccer games! She has been happily married since 1997 to David Letourneau. She owes a lot of her success to him for his support and willingness to help on rainy days to pick up all those open house signs!

She donates her time at her son's school's events at Gorzycki Middle School. She is an member of the PTA. She is a member of an all women group that creates scholarships for women to continue their education: (PEO) Philanthropy Education Organization. Locally Raises Money for local Elementary Schools with Movies in the Park. She is a long time member of the Hawaiian Aikane Group in Texas. Member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce.


Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR)
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS)
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Residential Construction Certified (RCC)

In this video, Lori Goto tours Western Oaks in Austin, TX, and shares what it's like to live there as a local resident. To get more information about Western Oaks or Lori Goto, fill out the contact form above.

Lori Goto - Testimonials

April 2014

I can not speak highly enough of Lori Goto. We first used her when we moved to Austin 3 years ago and it was a no brainer to use her again when it came time to relocate to Florida! She kept us informed and handled every little detail, we literally trusted her so much we signed where she said sign and didn't have to think about anything other than how much money we wanted to make from our home!!! She is amazing and we LOVE her!!!

Lauren Harris

March 2014

Lori Goto was fantastic to work with. In a market like this, you need a good Realtor on your side. She has been flexible, professional, knowledgeable and communicative. I would not have ended up in such a wonderful home without Lori's help.

She truly cares about her clients and I would/will recommend her to anyone looking to buy in Austin. Thank you Lori and Realty Austin!

Ryan Turner, Citysearch Review

March 2014

Lori Goto did an outstanding job! She helped me deal with a very challenging situation with the seller and a demanding timeline for us to close and him to close on this new property. We worked well together and she was there with me every step of the way. I could not have picked a better agent and Realty Austin should be very proud to call her their agent, she stands above a lot of Realtors in Austin.

Chad Mullenix

January 2014

I loved Lori Goto! She was very knowledgeable and responsive and dedicated. I feel she earned every dime of her commission.

Chrysteen Shafer

September 2013

We enjoyed working with Lori very much. She is very helpful and readily available. Lori kept us updated and informed in a very timely fashion. We are happy to know her and to have her as our Realtor.


August 2013

We were extremely pleased to have worked with Lori Goto to find our new home in Barton Creek Lakeside. We originally visited the Austin area in November 2012 and met both Lori and one of your competitors to determine whom we would work with. Lori was the easy winner on her own merits, and our choice was easy.

Lori found us a home in Spicewood I really liked, but my wife did not. I convinced my wife to take a second look a few days later and Lori unhesitatingly agreed to make the trip out there again. Still my wife did not like the house, but she did like the location, so Lori developed a working relationship with a local agent so that he would "keep an eye out" for what we were looking for. Sure enough one of the property owners contacted that agent and asked if he knew anyone who might be interested in their property. He called Lori and she drove out to Barton Creek Lakeside once again, filmed the property inside and out and emailed all the film to us. We were extremely interested -- only to have the owners decide 48 hours later that they were not going to sell.

Once we moved here in June, we met Lori and drove directly to Spicewood where yet a third property had come available which she had kept tabs on because she thought it fit our profile. It certainly did, and by the end of the day we made a successful offer and are now happily living in our new home on Masters Parkway in Barton Creek Lakeside.

Lori was a joy to work with. Always pleasant and funny; a great listener.

Would we recommend her? Already have! While vacationing earlier this year in Panama (and before actually buying property) we met a local whose son attends UT and he wanted to have a place to use while he visited his son. We gave him Lori's contact information. No idea if he ever followed through, but Lori will have our full support if anyone ever asks us again for a recommendation on an agent.

Jack Moran & Vannette Poole

My husband and I have nothing but positive feelings about Lori Goto's exemplary service. She was professional, helpful, and patient with us during our home search. I say patience, as we did not necessarily have a definite idea of just where we wanted to relocate in the Austin area, not to mention the fact that our tastes in architecture, etc are pretty broad. From the moment we first met her at that very first showing back in October to the closing last week, she was just terrific!

Dana Rusinak & Denise Doolan

I truly can not tell you how nice it was working with Lori Goto, my wife and I just loved her. She was always so nice and friendly all the time, along with very informative of all the communities in the Austin area. She took me to so many homes to visit and never got tired of showing me homes. When there was a problem with the builder, she was on my side and made the appropriate phone calls to back me up on my decisions. She is an asset to Realty Austin and they are lucky to have her working for their company.

Tom Orozco

Lori Goto has been a second mother to us on our first home purchase. Lori was recommended to us through word of mouth from another first time home buyer; and as with most personal referrals - it checked out. She has been extremely personable, knowledgeable, patient, and helpful in any way imaginable through the entire home purchasing experience. I highly recommend using Lori as your realtor for the Austin area.

Sheila Rahighi & Brian Yack

Lori Goto has been a second mother to us on our first home purchase. Lori was recommended to us through word of mouth from another first time home buyer; and as with most personal referrals - it checked out. She has been extremely personable, knowledgeable, patient, and helpful in any way imaginable through the entire home purchasing experience. I highly recommend using Lori as your realtor for the Austin area


I was very pleased to work with Lori Goto again. She represented me in the past on another property. She is very responsive, knowledgeable, professional, and keeps her commitments. I always recommend her to my business associates and will most definitely call her again in the future.

Jacqueline Bergen

Thanks so much for bringing the iPod that I won to my home. You are so sweet to offer the movies, and snacks, and then a drawing! Wow! We will enjoy having music on the go.

I wanted to make sure to tell you thank you! We feel lucky to have won!

Kelly Stacy

We just purchased our home in Austin with Lori Goto and Realty Austin. Lori was great from start-to-finish, meeting with us on very short notice multiple times, and looking at a large number of houses until we found the one we loved. She was even more valuable during the negotiating and closing process. Lori and her assistant Nicole made our home buying process a pleasure. Thanks Lori!

by Steven Finkelstein at Facebook

We had a bit of a unique situation with Lori considering we brought the buyer to her and the buyer decided not to use an agent. Lori was GREAT! She always got back to us with questions promptly and was very good at negotiating. I'm glad we used her since the buyer was a bit high maintenance at times - it was nice to have someone experienced to help! I was very impressed with Lori. If our particular deal fell through, we would have been happy to use her to "officially" put our house on the market.

Lynn Waldman

We have bought and sold many homes in our time and I have to say that Lori Goto's management of the people and processes involved in this transaction were nothing short of remarkable. Always kind and considerate, she was also hard-nosed in her negotiations with our buyers and their realtor. We would certainly recommend her to anyone in the market for a home, buying or selling.

Blair & Cherry Williamson

I finally decided to buy a house again 5 years after moving to Austin, and chose to use Lori Goto as my realtor based on a friend's recommendation. Let me just say that I'm very thankful for my friend. Lori was great in working through the process with me, patiently looking through houses with me as I was making up my mind and then keeping in touch through the long process of building and closing on a new house. If I ever decide to move again, Lori will be the first agent I try to contact!

by Tim R at Yelp

We would definitely recommend Lori Goto! She was excellent! After a lot of searching, we bought a beautiful home and are very happy in our first home purchase. She had quick and great communication with us throughout the process. She was always very friendly and professional. She was even really good with our kids. When we have any future dealings with realty, we will be giving Lori a call!

by Wolfgang at Google

Lori is a doll and very very sweet and thoughtful! With that said, there were several times where I felt she was possibly being to lacksed in negogiations with sellers various agents. I feel as though Lori would be a super top notched agent if she were to be more aggressive. Overall, my Girlfriend and I found Lori Goto to be a extremely delightful professional that you guys should hold on to at all costs. I will definitely refer Lori to others in the future!!

Randy and Laurie Stiewert

Lori did an excellent job. Very stressful time since selling and buying a homencondo as a single person.

Lori was great. She walked me through the selling of my house and buying a condo. Very stressful time for me but Lori answered all my questions and assisted me. I love my condo and would refer Lori as a real estate agent.

Trudy Jaloway

We cannot say enough about Lori Goto, one of the agents at Realty Austin. Lori was incredibly professional, efficient and, most importantly, helped us get the most money for our house. She is very knowledgeable and even when unusual situations came up, she found answers and solutions quickly.

We highly recommend working with Lori.


Whenever we needed Lori, she was a call or email away. Lori was always in contact with us, builder, and lender. I am going to refer to her if I have any friends or family are looking for a home.

Armando Martinez and Danielle Salas

We were very satisfied with Lori. Sold the house quickly. Covered cost of stager, we think. Always prompt and did what she promised. Good listener.

Fran and Ted Miller

Lori is outstanding, I was able to reach her on the phone or if I left a message she returned my call in very little time, I felt a real close friendship type of connection with her. I will and have recommended Lori to other people looking for a good realtor. Lori is funny, easy to talk to, knows her stuff, when my husband likes the realtor-than I know the realtor is good. With Lori you can't improve on excellence-she's a keeper!!!!

Very attentive, I felt like she was very interested in me and not another number or commission on her belt. She suggested to "stage" my house for better re-sale and appearance which basically my husband and I refused, but Lori explained it in such a way and we did it and were very proud of ourselves as you can see by our virtural tour. Again I can't say enough great things about Lori.

Lauri and Michael Burke

We could not be happier with Lori Goto in helping us sell our home. From the very beginning she was very friendly, out-going and professional. She was always very prompt in returning all our calls and continually kept us updated with every aspect of the selling process. The quality she applied to the listing and advertising of our home far surpassed those of our selling competition. Lori knows the current trends of what buyer’s are looking for and what it takes to sell a house quickly. After giving us great advice on staging our home she went above and beyond and helped us move our furniture. This was our first-time selling a home and Lori’s hard work and calm demeanor really helped take the stress out of the whole process. We would highly recommend Lori as a selling agent!

Alex and Michelle
Seller in Western Oaks neighborhood

Lori Goto was exceptional! We were and are very pleased with the outcome of Lori's efforts in selling our home. She is very professional and caring. Given our situation as remote sellers, Lori was very generous, gave us good advice and much needed support in getting our house ready for selling. My husband and I highly recommend Lori. Thanks Lori!

Harpreet and Yadvender Kang

Lori was great! She was very patient with us and helpful. Our seller was somewhat "difficult" at times, and Lori always handled any upcoming situations with our seller well for us.

R. Nakasato

Lori was great to work with. She really listened to what we wanted and then delivered. She was extremely knowledgeable about the home buying process and all other steps along the way. As a first time homebuyer I couldn't have asked for a better realtor.

Ashley Kegley and Sean Whitehead

Lori did a great job, even though it took a long time for me to close on the property.

Ruben Melendez

Lori was amazing! It took us 4 other agents before I met Lori to find someone who was a great fit for us. I told her our situation of needing a home as soon as possible, that we had a budget, and that I was determined to live west of Mopac, which other agents were showing me homes east. She not only found us a home within a week of meeting her, but she went above and beyond and picked me up when my car was being serviced and I live 30 minutes away from her. She made the whole process seem effortless and really made buying our first home, an outstanding experience. She followed up with us after buying the home and I know Lori will be my agent for as long as I live...and she Austin.

Rafal Danelczyk and Dyanna Bruno

Lori showed us a variety of properties over a long period of time to help us find the perfect home for our retirement. We can't say enough about the outstanding job she did. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her!

Sara and Stan Leachman

Since this was our first home buying experience, Lori made every part or the process very smooth and easy. She was always available to help and answer questions (we had a lot to ask). Lori was not pushy at all, which I feel is one of her best qualities. She helped to point out things that we would have missed on our own. She is very easy to talk to, and I really feel that she was there to help us find the right house for us, not just sell us one.

Steven Fiero and Monica Turner

Lori not only helped us find our dream home and put up with all our pickiness, but she also helped us get into a short term house lease for when we first moved here on VERY short notice. She has really been outstanding.

Ross and Deb Gardner-Relocated from Canada

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is my personal recommendation for Lori Goto. I have been Lori’s client; she is an excellent realtor and good friend. I found her to be always dependable; she has excellent follow up skills, and is always reliable.

Lori is always organized, extremely efficient, and has an excellent rapport with her clients. Over the last two years, Lori has helped me through the purchase and sale of my property. Lori consistently demonstrates professionalism and has helped my husband and I find a realtor out of state and has helped us find a good property management company to lease his home. In summary, I highly recommend Lori as your realtor. She is a team player and an asset to any company.


Lucila Rios, Client

June 30, 2008

Dear Lori,

Karen and I want to extend our thanks to all that you did to get our house sold. After interviewing three different realtors, we were convinced that you had what it was going to take to make this happen. As it turned out, that was an undertstatement.

From market analysis to pricing to staging, you were right on the money. The listing, followed by an immediate open house, generated the kind of interest that brought our eventual buyer to the property in that first week.

We would definately recommend you, and your company, to any of our friends. And we will gladly take a call from any prospect you have that may want to talk to us first-hand.

Again, thank you very much for all you did to sell our home and successfully close the deal.

Sincerely yours,

Richard & Karen Gintz

I would like to thank the Lori for the excellent effort she made in assisting me with the sale of my home. It was a trying and diffcult time, due to the fact that I was in the middle of a divorce. It was my pleasure to work with someone that showed a true commitment in advertising, open houses, listing, and over all service.

Lori was very patient. Lori's professionalism and commitment to making the sale happen went far beyond what any reasonable person could expect. I would like to thank you again Lori, you are definitely an asset to any team.


Jeffery Ivery

Lori was a super partner in the sale of my home. I was impressed from the start--she was very prepared when we first met to set the listing price of my home--and she lived up to my first impression. When we received offers, she helped me evaluate and respond. She returned all calls very quickly, answered all of my questions, and assisted me throughout the process. We had a signed contract within 7 days, and closed quickly thereafter with absolutely no hassles! I recommend Lori to anyone wishing to have first-class service in the sale of their home.

We want to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the successful sale of our house - 8807 Honeysuckle Trail. However, the sell would not have become definite were it not for the hard work and dedication of your Listing Manager Ms. Lori Goto. She went above and beyond the call of her duties as a Realtor, and has made the transaction so easy and smooth. Lori's dedicated service and professionalism is truly an asset to your team.

We would definitely recommend Lori and your team to anyone we know who's interested in buying or selling of their property. Thank you again, and we wish you continued success!


Todd and Lili Larson

Lori Goto - Language Proficiency

  • English

Lori Goto's Listings

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The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from April 19th, 2014 at 8:50am CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided "AS IS" and with all faults. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

The data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.

Lori Goto's Sold Listings

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The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from April 19th, 2014 at 8:50am CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided "AS IS" and with all faults. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

The data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.

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