Realty Austin In The News

Realty Austin is making local and national headlines! Our top-producing Austin real estate firm has been recognized for its dedication to providing outstanding results and unmatched customer service. With a proven track record and our hand-selected team of full-time agents with an average of 10 years of experience, Realty Austin is Austin's fastest growing real estate agency and #1 online home search site.

07/21/2014
Michael Kopp provides valuable insight about the top hottest neighborhoods in AustinRealty Austin Agents List Legendary Ranch for Sale

Realty Austin top-producing duo, Michael and Stacy Spickes, list legendary ranch in Lake Travis formerly owned by Red Adair. Read more

07/15/2014
Michael Kopp provides valuable insight about the top hottest neighborhoods in AustinTop 10 Hottest Neighborhoods in Austin

Realty Austin agent Michael Kopp provides Austin Monthly with some valuable insight for one of the top rated neighborhoods in Austin. Read more

07/21/2014
Realty Austin celebrates opening of new office in Davenport Village

Realty Austin celebrates new Davenport Office in Westlake with ribbon cutting ceremony. Read more

07/07/2014
As Austin's real estate market heats up, so do its luxury listingsAs Austin's real estate market heats up, so do its luxury listings 

Condos aren't the only piece of local real estate heating up right now. Realty Austin released an infographic comparing luxury home sales from May 2014 to sales from May 2013, showing growth in several key areas. Read more

06/30/2014
Realty Austin agent Annette Patterson featured in Tribeza MagazineProfile in Style: Annette Patterson

In their June 2014 issue, Tribeza magazine featured Realty Austin agent Annette Patterson's home in Austin's North Loop neighborhood. Read more

07/09/2014
Read more about Realty Austin agents recognized by NEHREPAustin Latino Realtors perform well on national trade organization ranking

Austin's top performing Latino agent, Lisa Munoz, made the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professional’s 2014 Top 250 Latino real estate agents list. Israel Gutierrez and Cristina Valdes of Realty Austin were also honored by the NAHREP. Read more

06/26/2014
Realty Austin Awarded No. 1 Best Places to Work by ABJRealty Austin Awarded No. 1 Best Place to Work 

Realty Austin was named no. 1 Best Places to Work by the Austin Business Journal. The honor was presented to the 10 year old company at an awards ceremony held at the Renaissance Hotel on June 26, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Read more

05/23/2014
Statesman interview with Realty Austin office managerStatesman Interview with Realty Austin Market Manager

Realty Austin’s Westlake Market Manager, Cara Keenan, provides Austin Statesman with an in-depth look into her personal lifestyle and professional career. Read more

05/20/2014
New Development on South LamarThe Appreciation of South Lamar

Realty Austin agent Matt Ditlow discusses the appreciation of South Lamar property in Community Impact newspaper. Read more

04/08/2014
Realty Austin on RISMedia's 2014 PowerBroker ListRealty Austin Moves Up On National Power Broker List

Realty Austin was again named to the Power Broker List on RISMedia's 26th Annual Power Broker Report, an exclusive annual ranking of the nation's top firms. Read more

03/12/2014
Lake Travis Home Values On The RiseLake Travis Home Values On The Rise

Using comparative data over last year, Realty Austin Market Manager Jolene Weinstein, predicts an increase in home sales for the Lake Travis area. Read more

03/20/2014
Realty Austin a Finalist for Austin Gives 2014 GeneroCity Awards for Philianthropic Efforts

Realty Austin was honored as a finalist of the Austin Gives GeneroCity awards, a community program committed to recognizing and encouraging business philanthropy. Read more

03/10/2014
Realty Austin Top Agents Honored by Austin Business Journal

Congratulations to Todd Grossman, Lisa Sexton, Susan Doyle, and Lisa Muñoz for being recognized as a few of the Top 50 Realtors in Austin at the ABJ Residential Real Estate Awards! Read more

02/12/2014
Realty Austin Awarded Distinction of Young Business of the Year

Realty Austin was awarded the Young Business of the Year honor by the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce at the 22nd Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards luncheon on February 19, 2014 at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. Read more

03/12/2014
Lake Travis Home Values On The RiseLake Travis Home Values On The Rise

Using comparative data over last year, Realty Austin Market Manager Jolene Weinstein, predicts an increase in home sales for the Lake Travis area. . Read more

02/09/2014
Realty Austin Agent Interviewed By Real Estate Radio Show

Realty Austin agent, Fred Meyers, talks interest rates and the Austin home market with Real Estate Radio Austin talk show, Steakley and Stubbs. Read more

02/07/2014
Realty Austin Agents and Teams Nominated for ABJ Residential Real Estate Awards

Every year, ABJ ranks the Residential Top Realtors by gross closed residential sales at the Residential Real Estate Awards. For their outstanding achievements, 28 individual Realty Austin agents and 8 teams are finalists. Read more

01/31/2014
Realty Austin Market Manager Recognized As Person on the Move in Austin Business Journal

Realty Austin’s Lake Travis Market Manager, Jolene Weinstein, has been recognized as one of the “People on the Move” in the Austin Business Journal, as well as ‘Manager of the Year’ by Platinum Top 50 of Austin. Read more

01/28/2014
Realty Austin To Open New Westlake Market Center

Realty Austin announced it will open its fifth class A retail location to serve residents in the Westlake area. Renovation begins in the first quarter of 2014 and doors will open just in time for summer. Read more

01/29/2014
Realty Austin Co-Owner Discussed Austin Luxury Market in 2013

Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin, shares the amazing statistics of Austin's luxury market in 2013 with Austin Business Journal. Read more

01/24/2014
Realty Austin Adds Cara Keenan to Its Management Powerhouse

Realty Austin is proud to announce Cara Keenan will oversee its Westlake Market Center upon its opening in Davenport Village. A licensed REALTOR® with 14 years experience, Keenan joined Realty Austin in January of 2010 where she has been a top producer year over year. Read more

01/16/2014
Realty Austin Dedicates Second Home with Austin Habitat for Humanity

Realty Austin joined Austin Habitat for Humanity in the dedication of a newly built home for a deserving family for the second year in a row. Agents, clients and industry partners donated $65,000 to sponsor and build a new home. Read more

01/09/2014
Realty Austin Celebrates 2014 Platinum Top 50 Award Winners

38 Realty Austin agents were finalists for Austin's Platinum Top 50 Award. Of those finalists, ten Realty Austin agents won awards, including Jolene Weinstein for Manager of the Year, at the annual awards ceremony. Read more

01/08/2014
Realty Austin’s Jolene Weinstein Honored as Manager of the Year

Jolene Weinstein, Market Manager of Realty Austin Lake Travis, was honored as ‘Manager of the Year’ by Platinum Top 50 of Austin. Weinstein has led the Lake Travis market center for Realty Austin since its opening in June 2012. Read more

12/19/2013
Realty Austin Market Manager Interviewed By KEYE TV

Romeo Manzanilla, Northwest Austin Market Manager for Realty Austin, talks to KEYE News about sky high home sales. Read more

12/19/2013
Realty Austin Agent Interviewed By Austin American Statesman

Lisa Munoz, an agent with Realty Austin, was spoken to by the Austin American Statesman about rising home sales, saying they will "continue to go up". Read more

11/21/2013
Four Realty Austin Agents Speak With Austin American-Statesman About Rates of Austin-Area Home Sales

Realty Austin agents, Denise Bodman, Cara & Joe Keenan, and Todd Grossman discuss the ins and outs of Austin's home sales for October 2013. Read more

11/16/2013
Realty Austin Wins Statesman Top Workplace for Second Consecutive Year

Austin American Statesman has awarded Realty Austin's culture for leadership, collaboration and innovation. Read more

11/08/2013
Realty Austin Owner Interview by Austin Business Journal on Potential Homeowners

Realty Austin co-owener Jonathan Boatwright discusses the dilemmas potential homeowners in Austin are having trouble with. Read more

11/02/2013
Realty Austin Agents Discuss Austin's Next Hot Housing Areas

Realty Austin agents, Aaron Nann and Barbara Ditlow discuss Austin's next hot housing areas with the Austin American-Statesman. Read more

10/23/2013
Realty Austin Ranks 7th in ABJ Fast 50

As the second largest real estate brokerage, Realty Austin was recognized by the Austin Business Journal as the 7th fastest growing company in Austin with $10 million or greater net revenue. Read more

10/21/2013
Top Producing Realty Austin Agents Interviewed by Statesman on Local Real Estate Market

Barbara Ditlow and Fred Meyers, top producing real estate agents, share their insight into the Austin real estate market with Austin-American Statesman and offer their expertise on why it's showing no signs of slowing down. Read more

10/16/2013
Realty Austin agent Represents Pharmacy in Commercial Space

Realty Austin agent Vince Heinz recently represented Health Scripts Pharmacy in a recent commercial space transaction off Hwy 290. Read more

10/05/2013
Realty Austin Opens Northwest Office

Realty Austin opened its fifth office location in Avery Ranch on Wednesday, October 23rd. Read more

09/03/2013
Realty Austin Expands North in September 2013

Realty Austin will open another office by mid-September at 10526 W. Parmer Lane to take advantage of growing opportunities in the northwest submarket. Read more

07/05/2013
Realty Austin Agents Survey Luxury Home Market in Austin

Realty Austin husband and wife duo, The Mills Team, took a recent survey on Austin's luxury home market. To their surprise, the market for luxury homes is starting to increase at faster paces. Read more

07/03/2013
Realty Austin Agent Flips Houses to Keep City Affordable

Realty Austin agent Lisa Munoz has been in the home flipping business for about 13 years, a business the City of Austin is merging into in order to keep Austin affordable. Read more

07/01/2013
Realty Austin Co-Owner Discusses First Time Homebuying Tips With Austin Monthly

Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin, gives tips to those in their first-time homebuying experience. He says, "Think of house-hunting as your new project - it can no longer be a passive activity." Read more

06/28/2013
Realty Austin Supports Keep Austin Afforadable

Realty Austin announced its support of Keep Austin Affordable. Together with its team of agents, the company donated $10,000 this week to the coalition of business, faith and community leaders. Read more

06/27/2013
Verdance, a luxury condo development, is now on the market and successfully finding buyers after the recession pushed the project into rentals

With the improving economy, Verdance residential condos are now selling rather than renting. These luxury condos are located in a quiet North Austin neighborhood, and are built to be energy efficient with solar power upgrades. Realty Austin agent, Fred Meyers, is handling the sales of these luxury condos. Read more

06/20/13
Real Estate Brokerage Utilizes Salesforce Chatter for Sales and Marketing; Platform is a Key Ingredient to its Operations Success

AUSTIN, TX--Realty Austin, an award-winning Austin-based real estate brokerage, uses the leading enterprise social networking solution, Salesforce Chatter, to collaborate in real-time with its team. From distributing hot leads, to sharing hot new listings, the team accomplishes more in a shorter period of time by taking advantage of the platform’s technology. Read more

06/17/2013
Realty Austin Wins Third in Austin Business Journal's Best Places to Work for the Second Consecutive Year

The Austin Business Journal named Realty Austin the third "Best Places to Work" for the second consecutive year. The Austin Business Journal's Best Places to Work list identifies the top workplaces in the Austin, Texas area. Read more

5/3/2013
Fred Meyers and Team of 6 Make the Move to Realty Austin

Realty Austin is proud to announce Fred Meyers, former principal of Austin City Living, joined the brokerage along with five of its team members. The strategic move strengthens the company's increased market share and dominant position in the downtown Austin market. Read more

4/26/2013
Realty Austin Congratulates NAHREP Top 25 Elite Latinos

Realty Austin, an-award winning Austin-based real estate brokerage, celebrates five of its REALTORS® who were honored as Top 25 Elite Latinos by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. Lisa Muñoz of Realty Austin was awarded the no. 1 distinction at the first annual awards ceremony held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Hilton Austin. Read more

4/12/2013
Realty Austin Agent Helps Family Find Their Dream Home

After six months of searching for the perfect home in the perfect location with the perfect features, Realty Austin agent Meredith Brewer helped the Carroll family find their dream home, a pocket listing of Realty Austin agent, Allison Olson, after hearing about a home that was not yet on the market but would be soon. Read more

4/11/2013
Realty Austin Named to Power Broker List

Realty Austin was named to the Power Broker List on RISMedia's 25th Annual Power Broker Report, an exclusive annual ranking of the nation's top firms. The prestigious honor was awarded to leading brokerage firms across the country based on closed transactions and sales volume for 2012. Read more

3/21/2013
Realty Austin Expands in Southwest Austin

Realty Austin is pleased to announce the grand opening of a new Southwest Austin office located at Mopac and William Cannon, one of the fastest growing areas of Austin. Realty Austin Southwest opens its doors and welcomes existing and future customers to its new digs. Read more

3/7/2013
Realty Austin Wins at the Austin Business Journal's Residential Real Estate Awards

Eighteen of Realty Austin’s team were finalists at the annual awards luncheon, and five won the coveted award, placing them amongst Austin’s most exceptional real estate professionals. Read more

2/18/2013
Realty Austin Agents Have Fun and Give Back at Foundation Communities Event

Yvette Boatwright, Realty Austin's Broker, and Lisa Munoz, a Realty Austin top producing agent, have fun at a Foundation Communities event. Realty Austin raised $60,000 for Foundation Communities in 2012. Read more

2/8/2013
Realty Austin Expansion Enables Hyper-Local Service to Customers

Driven by its service-oriented mission and need to house its growing team, Realty Austin will open two additional offices in Northwest Austin and Southwest Austin in 2013 adding to its existing Downtown (Central), Westlake, and Lake Travis locations. Read more

1/28/2013
Realty Austin Plans March Move Into The Shops at Arbor Trails

Citing significant growth and high demand for homes in Southwest Austin, Realty Austin plans to open a new office in March at The Shops At Arbor Trails shopping center to be closer to local clients. Read more

1/18/2013
Realty Austin Congratulates Austin's 2013 Platinum Top 50

Realty Austin, an-award winning Austin-based real estate brokerage, congratulates thirty of its REALTORS® who were finalists for Austin's Platinum Top 50 Award. Of those finalists, seven were welcomed to the prestigious winner's circle at the annual awards ceremony. Read more

Winter 2013
Making a Splash

Realty Austin was featured in Waterways Magazine's Winter 2012-2013 issue in the "Making a Splash" section, which is geared towards different companies and organizations giving back to their communities through charities and fundraisers. Realty Austin partnered with Habitat for Humanity in 2012 to build a home for the Rodriquez family. Read more

11/27/2012
Realty Austin Listing Featured in Statesman

A West Austin home, listed by Lisa Foster-Sexton and Susan Doyle of the Avalon Team at Realty Austin, was featured in a November Sunday issue of the Austin American Statesman. Read more

11/13/2012
Realty Austin Named Top Workplace in 2012 By Statesman

Realty Austin won first place in Austin American Statesman's 2012 Top Workplaces. Of the top companies selected for the Greater Austin area list, Realty Austin ranked No. 1 in the Small Company Category. Read more

11/10/2012
Realty Austin Recognized for Cutting Edge Technology

"The marketing department and management are in-office employees and management’s goal is to 'recruit, train and retain' a strong network of agents..." Read more

10/23/2012
Realty Austin Helps Raise Record-Breaking $813,878 for the Local Nonprofit

Realty Austin and Foundation Communities announce final results of their match fund partnership. Together they celebrate a record-breaking $813,878 total funds pledged at the local nonprofit's annual fundraiser held at Salvation Army Thrift Store on October 23, 2012. Read more

10/19/2012
Realty Austin Ranks 6th In Austin's Fast 50

Realty Austin ranks 6th as one of Austin's fastest growing companies. Companies eligible to win this year were nominated based on compounded annual average sales growth for three years. Read more

10/11/2012
Realty Austin Agent Charla Housson Gives Input on LTISD Market

"Lake Travis ISD is growing annually by 5.5 percent to 7.5 percent, which means about 400 new students every year... Charla Housson, a Realtor with Realty Austin who sells houses in the LTISD area, said the school district is a main draw for families to the area." Read more

9/12/2012
Realty Austin Awards Gift to Austin Habitat for Humanity

Leading real estate firm Realty Austin is lending a hand to support the mission of the Austin Chapter of Habitat for Humanity this fall. Together with its team of agents, the company donated $65,000 for a Habitat House home build for an East Austin family. Read more

9/06/2012
Realty Austin Listed as a Fast 50 Company

The Austin Business Journal has named their finalists for the fifty fastest-growing companies in Austin. Realty Austin, along with a variety of other companies, will be ranked amongst others at the Fast 50 event on October 18th. Read more

08/17/2012
Austin Luxury Homes in Demand

Realty Austin Realtor, Amy Mills, is currently marketing the priciest home in MLS at $15 million. This luxury homes sits above Lake Travis, and with more and more celebrities and executives from around the U.S. moving to Austin, the Austin luxury real estate market is booming. Read more

8/11/2012
Realty Austin Modern Listing Makes Statesman

Discretely decadent – that's what homeowners Jacob and Deidre had in mind when they designed their Travis Heights home in 2005. Listed by Donna Darling with Realty Austin. Read more

8/10/2012
Realty Austin Agents Patty Johns and Denise Bodman Recognized as Company Relocation Experts

"Patty Johns entrenches herself in community organizations to attract corporate business. Denise Bodman secures a healthy book of business catering to tech heavyweight Cirrus Logic Inc. Clients want to work with agents they can trust, and Denise and Patty put themselves heads and shoulders above the rest." Read more

8/01/2012
Realty Austin a Finalist for 2012 Inman Innovator Award's Most Innovative Real Estate Website

"Realty Austin claims its property search website is the most widely used in the market, reaching more than 240,000 visitors a month. The site not only offers all the bells and whistles, such as keyword and map search, neighborhood guides, market statistics and a blog, but offers registered users a deeper set of listing data..." Read more

7/13/2012
Realty Austin Grand Opening Highlighted in Lake Travis View Newspaper

"The company is already home to several well established Lakeway agents such as Todd Grossman, Tommy Cokins, Sherry Ellenbogen, Charla Housson and Michelle Jones. Grossman was recognized by the Austin Business Journal as the No. 2 Realtor in Austin..." Read more

7/13/2012
Experienced Team, Superior Technology, and Real-Time Communications Drives Realty Austin's Success

Jonathan Boatwright has used his immense background in technology to his utmost advantage in creating a lead-generating, attention-getting website and company. Read more

7/9/2012
Realty Austin's Listing, The Cascading Creek House Featured In The Wall Street Journal

Realty Austin Broker Associate Michael Said's listing was featured online in the Wall Street Journal. Home was designed by Bercy Chen Studio to reflect the hilly landscape and creeks around it. Read more

6/21/2012
Realty Austin Opens Office in Lake Travis

Realty Austin has recently become a resident of the Lakeway area. Three Top Producers, as well as 30 local agents, are eager to represent you and find your dream home. Read more

6/06/2012
Realty Austin Wins 3rd in Austin Business Journal's Best Places to Work

Realty Austin won third place in Austin Business Journal's 2012 Best Places to Work in Central Texas. The company received the coveted honor at the annual awards ceremony held June 6, 2012 at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center. Read more

6/06/2012
Online Leading Real Estate Company Realty Austin Gets 3,000 Leads a Day

It’s always exciting to talk to a broker who is doing some really innovative things when it comes to technology and training their agents. Realty Austin is generating an enormous amount of leads through its site. Read more

5/03/2012
Realty Austin Makes Front Page of Austin-American Statesman

Realty Austin signage used by Statesman photgrapher, Laura Skelding, to represent the current Austin Real Estate market. Read more

5/15/2012
Mayor Dave DeOme and City Manager Steve Jones Meet with Realty Austin Owners

Lake Travis co-owner Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright and Office Manager Jolene Weinstein meet with Lakeway officials prior to Grand Opening of Realty Austin's new office on Lohman's Crossing and 620. Realty Austin's new office location is scheduled to open June 21, 2012 at 2418 RR 620 South, Suite 200, Lakeway, Texas 78738, in the former space of Two Hot Mammas Grill.

5/03/2012
Residential Leader Realty Austin Launches New Lake Travis Office

Realty Austin solidifies its commitment to the Lake Travis area by opening a new location in Lakeway. Read more

4/22/2012
Realty Austin Sponsors DANA Downtown Living Tour 2012

The Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA) presents the 8th Annual Downtown Living Tour on Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring historic spaces combined with modern residences, all located in 78701. Read more

4/19/2012
Cynthia Mattiza of Realty Austin Highlights Hot Housing Market in Austin on KVUE TV

The average median price for a single family home was $200,000 in March, up eight percent. The average median price for a condo was $189,450, up 15 percent. Cynthia Mattiza of Realty Austin says it's a seller's market right now. Read more

4/13/2012
Realty Austin Agent Carl Shurr Sells Tarrytown

He has put it on the market for $1,399,500 with Carl Shurr of Realty Austin. It has a contract pending and is expected to close later this month. Read more

3/30/2012
Realty Austin Agent Chad Proctor Expects Apple's Expansion in Austin to Affect Real Estate Market

Chad Proctor with Realty Austin said it could take six months to a year after the new hires before those real estate benefits emerge. Read more

3/12/2012
Realty Austin Co-Owners Support ABOR in IDX Debate

onathan Boatwright runs a company called Realty Austin with his wife Yvette. Realty Austin slickly packages listings from other agents alongside its own listings and spends lots of money on Internet marketing. Read more

2/22/2012
Realty Austin Broker Associate Elected to Austin Food & Wine Alliance's First Board of Directors

The Austin Food & Wine Alliance has selected its first board of directors. The board members will lead the organizatio's key initiatives including providing grants to community nonprofits, individuals and businesses based on culinary innovation. Read more

12/10/2011
Austin Home Sales Rise in November

Todd Grossman with Realty Austin said the residential real estate market is currently seeing a lot of activity even though this time of the year is typically slow. Read more

9/14/2011
Realty Austin Broker Associate Leases Hancock Center

Family Chiropractic leased 1,100 square feet at Hancock Shopping Center located at 1000 E. 41st Street. Family Chiropractic was represented by Todd Bailey with Realty Austin. Read more

6/2/2011
Austin Real Estate Company Really Moves

The city's fastest growing real estate company, Realty Austin, is shaking up the way these relocators embark on their Austin home search. Read more

5/28/2011
Realty Austin Agent Michelle Keahey Sells Brinwood and South Park

"The prices are substantially higher north of Oltorf," said Michelle Keahey, an agent with Realty Austin. Read more

5/25/2011
Realty Austin Agent Jenny Walker Sells Scofield Farms

"Many people like the original section of Scofield Farms because it has more mature trees and landscaping," says Jenny Walker, a real estate agent with Realty Austin who has been selling houses in this area for a decade. Read more

4/22/2011
Realty Austin Vaults to Top of Web-based Lead Generation

Realty Austin's website has become one of the main competitive tools it’s used to nearly double sales and grow into more space. “When you look at other real estate firms, their website traffic is typically one-tenth of what we have." Read more

3/25/2011
Realty Austin Donates to Local Elementary School

Valley View Elementary, an Eanes ISD School, was able to renovate their track and field for their students made by possible with a donation from Realty Austin. Read more

7/08/2007
Realty Austin Proves Real Estate Agencies Can Do More with Less

When Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright started their luxury real estate agency three years ago, they set some lofty goals. Read more

12/18/2005
Realty Austin - Change of Address

Jonathan Boatwright and his wife Yvette used the back of an airplane napkin to draft the business plan that would launch their relatively new and rapidly growing real estate firm. Read more

12/18/2005
West Austin Realty Changes Name to Realty Austin

Local firm West Austin Realty has changed its name to Realty Austin, a move its owners say reflects its expanded territory. Read more