Adam Zell

Adam Zell


Adam is a Boston transplant who has been enjoying Austin since 2009. Adam is an interesting mix of east-coast hustle combined with southern hospitality. Since his start in real estate in 2010, Adam has completed over 800 transactions. He has experience working with buyers, sellers and investors alike. Adam got his start living and working in downtown Austin, where he gained an intimate understanding of Austin’s urban core (78701, 78702, 78703, 78704). His knowledge has since expanded to Austin’s outlying areas and he now resides with his family in Westover Hills (Northwest Hills). Adam does it all, from leasing, to sales, to spec development projects.

Always enthusiastic about helping people and sales, Adam found his true calling in real estate. With his upbeat personality and positive energy, he goes beyond helping people find and sell homes. Adam treats every transaction like it’s his own. He also prides himself on being a top-notch communicator; he is open, honest and reliable, while making sure his clients have a fun and seamless real estate experience. Adam is a very hands-on Realtor, he loves to negotiate and advocate on behalf of his clients. Seeing his clients happy at the end of the day is his number one priority. Adam thrives on creating strong relationships with his clients that often turn into life-long friendships.

Adam loves working hard and coming home to his wife, Rachel, and his baby girls Goldie and Fiona AKA Lil Fiz! Oh yeah, he adores his 16-year-old Cockapoo, Baker, too. He’ll tell anyone that being a dad is the coolest! He is passionate about sports, food, music, and spending quality time with his friends and family.


  • Realty Austin Diamond Club $10M+ Top Producer 2016, 2017

April 2018

We really loved working with Adam (and Lexie, who was our primary agent before she went on leave!). They are both extremely kind and considerate, did a fantastic job at figuring out the very specific terms of what we were looking for in a house, and ended up finding us a home that we're so excited about. Throughout the process, Adam was awesome at communicating, scoping out the available information, and walking us through the stuff we didn't understand. I would recommend Adam to anyone I know!

Rob Madole

April 2018

I’m 100% satisfied and feel Adam did a fantastic job on the two transactions I’ve worked with him on. The best way to put it is he gets the job done!! With my most recent sale, he got me an offer above asking price in 2 days. That absolutely surpassed my expectations, I was thrilled! The speed of the transaction ultimately saved me more money in the long term as I’ve seen multiple properties in my old neighborhood take 1,2, even three months to sell and I had mentally prepared for such a timeline (and the associated carrying costs). I had to relocate to California, so not having to worry about my property or sale was a huge relief during a time of major transition. I’m a client of Adams for life if life brings me back to Texas (or if he scales his business out of state). I’d also happily refer any friends and family to him who may be looking in the Austin market. I am a very satisfied client.

Turner Johnson

February 2018

Adam is the best. He had helped us rent our apartment when we moved to Austin, buy our first house, and now sell our home and buy a new one. We always have a great experience working with Adam, and we have recommended him to friends and family over the years. Adding his assistants, Lexie and Sonia, to the mix this time was an added bonus!

John Gilchrist

February 2018

One of the reasons I'm most sad about moving from Austin is that Adam won't be my agent anymore. He is the best! Adam has helped me find three homes in less than five years, and my husband and I consider him a close friend. We have and will continue to recommend Adam to our family and friends in the Austin area. I honestly cannot say enough great things about Adam and appreciate him and all he has done for us very much!

Kymberly Helton

January 2018

I am very happy to share that Adam was nothing short of spectacular to work with. He was extremely prompt, detailed, polite (even when we sent lengthy e-mails and sometimes asked the same question twice) and has an infectiously positive attitude that Jake and I really appreciated. I have already referred Adam to a dear friend who is utilizing his services. We couldn't recommend Adam more and are thankful to have worked with him.

Sarah Carr

December 2017

I can’t say enough good things about Adam and his team, they went above and beyond and were truly better than exceptional. From our initial call before we moved to Austin, through the six weeks in ATX that we went from meeting Adam on day 1 in town to closing on our house and moving in just six weeks later, Adam and his team were amazing. He was incredibly knowledgeable, accessible and responsive 24/7. Adam and his team's patience, attention to detail, and time investment they put in were phenomenal. Adam and his team took my wife out to see probably close to 30+ houses and then going out again with me on weekends, having the entire team show up at closing, and the terrific network of recommendations of inspectors, lenders, HOI, etc. Adam knows the best of everyone in the town. Beyond just being incredible Realtors and making the entire process seamless, smooth, and honestly a lot of fun, happy to say we’d count Adam and his team as new friends in Austin now and hope to see them out at our new house often! I’ve already passed on Adam's name to 1 person around the office and will be unconditionally recommending you to anyone and everyone I run into that’s looking to buy here.

Tom O'Reilly

November 2017

I had a great experience with Adam. He is such a helpful person when it comes to looking and purchasing a new property and as well to giving you recommendations about what you need (especially if you are a new resident coming from abroad)! I will recommend Adam to all my friends looking for real estate and definitely will use him in my future projects!

Georgette Dahboul

September 2017

Adam Zell is amazing. He and his assistant Lexie were with us every step of the way, making sure we felt comfortable, informed, and most importantly, we sure that we were having FUN. We just closed on our dream house and never could have done it without their guidance.

Liz A.

August 2017

Adam is an absolute Rockstar! By far the best and most knowledgeable Realtor I know. I really appreciate all that he did for me, selling and finding me my new home. I couldn't be happier. I will definitely refer him and Lexie (his assistant) to all my peeps.

Jeremy C.

July 2017

It is very rare to work with a person who is so knowledgeable and dedicated to providing the highest level of customer experience. What Adam brought to the table with him every day drives unmatched value and is a huge reason why I chose him as my Realtor. Adam is a true differentiator for Realty Austin. I know that the process of purchasing property can be super frustrating at times and I appreciated Adam digging in his heels, working through it, and despite any and all obstacles keeping a positive “we can do it” attitude. I’m extremely excited to continue working with Adam for future real estate purchases!

Calley Wienk

June 2017

Adam Zell and Lexie Zell (dream team brother and sister agents at Realty Austin) helped me find my first home after a long search. They helped me understand all aspects of buying a home and acted as trusted advisors on my behalf throughout the process. Adam and Lexie were kind, patient, easy to work with, stayed in great communication with me, and both went above and beyond to make home buying as stress-free as possible. I highly recommend working with Adam, Lexie, and Realty Austin if you're looking to buy (or sell) in Austin.

Jennifer S.

June 2017

Both Adam and Lexie were excellent to work with. 10/10! This is my third time working with Adam, and each time has been really great. He's extremely professional and helpful. Always available to chat, and genuinely wants the best for his clients. Awesome experience all around!

Patrick Durbin

May 2017

I can't say enough good things about Adam. He made the entire process from start to finish enjoyable and transparent. He was just the epitome of professional when it came to every aspect of the home buying process. We, my wife and I, can't imagine working with anyone other than Adam in the future. We're moving into our new home now, and I can't think of any way we could be happier with our decision, and it's all because of Adam.

Grant Heimbach

May 2017

I've been a residential real estate appraiser for about 27 years, and I met Adam in approximately 2014 when he arrived as a buyers agent at a property I was appraising in west Austin. I was slightly surprised that a buyers agent was meeting the appraiser at the appraisal inspection because this doesn't normally happen. But what struck me about Adam was that he was genuinely interested in what I was doing and how I was doing it. He wanted to learn about real estate from the perspective of an appraiser, which I rarely see these days. He also asked a lot of questions about the real estate market from my perspective. In addition to all this, he was genuinely friendly. A year or so later it came time for me to start buying some more rental property for myself. Of all the agents I have dealt with over the years (and there have been many), the first one to pop into my mind was Adam Zell. Now, I'm currently working on my third deal with him, and I know that I have the right person for the job. From somebody who has dealt with a lot of Realtors over the years, I highly recommend Adam Zell.

Brian Vaughan

April 2017

I worked with Adam Zell and he was amazing! He and his sister Lexie make a great team! He found me a perfect condo and made the whole process extremely easy and not stressful. I would highly recommend him!

Denae McCown

February 2017

I'm very happy I had the opportunity to work with Adam. During our conversation over the summer, Adam had a great understanding of what I was looking for and was able to find a property that met my needs and budget. I will strongly recommend Adam to any friends or family moving to Austin.

Ted Motley

December 2016

Adam and Lexie were great through the entire process and we feel very lucky to have them as our real estate agents! This is my 3rd purchase with Adam and I am sure it won't be the last.

Ann MacMillan

December 2016

Adam is by far the most professional and enjoyable agent we have partnered with. He is knowledgeable, courteous, and provides excellent communication.

I feel lucky to be able to lean on him as both a realtor and friend. This was our first home buying experience and the process could not have gone any more smoothly. We will always recommend him and the Realty Austin team when an opportunity arises with friends and family.

Brandon Whetstone

November 2016

Anyone who has tried to purchase a home in the Austin area knows that it can be somewhat challenging with so much competition. Enter Realty Austin and Adam Zell. With an incredible amount of compassion, honesty, fun, and experience, we were able to purchase our home with ease! Adam was there every step of the way, providing his expertise, as well as an often needed opinion in this tough market. As we've transitioned into purchasing rental properties, there's no one we would trust more than Adam to continue on this journey! Thank you so much to him and Realty Austin for making an often daunting task an exciting adventure!

Andrea Velasco, Google Review

September 2016

I'll keep this somewhat short despite all the great things I could say about my experience while working with Adam. Simply put, Adam exceeded all expectations. He was supportive, willing to help at any time, provided candid feedback since day 1, and most importantly, he made me feel comfortable through what is typically a stressful process. It's apparent that he truly cares, and I would (and will) refer him to my friends and family.

Paul Wisdom

September 2016

Loved working with Adam Zell. He made buying my first home so easy! Highly recommend.

Krystal Webber, Google Review

June 2016

First off, I'm 23 & a first-time homebuyer. I moved here from Charlotte just 1 month ago. I knew when I moved here that I wanted to buy a condo, because I plan on being in Austin for many years to come. I've been saving and working since I was 14 and put my own money towards buying a condo at 360, so you can imagine how big of a decision this was for me.

I couldn't have asked for a better Realtor than Adam (his sister, Lexie, is no joke either). Adam's got more energy than solar panels in a desert. He talks with purpose. He made my schedule work and showed me condos outside of the traditional business hours. He took me seriously despite my young age (given that most people in the market for a downtown condo I'm sure are older). Adam was always a phone call or text away, even when he was on vacation in Boston for a friend's wedding. Most importantly, Adam understood the condo that a young single male was going for in Downtown Austin. We were always on the same page. I'd refer Adam as a Realtor anytime. As long as I live here, he'll be my go-to.

Parker McCorkle

May 2016

I am very pleased with my experience. I've heard horror stories from my colleagues at work and found the process with Adam to be surprisingly smooth. I appreciate the recommendations that I received so that I had contacts who could help me through the whole process.

My friends recommended Adam to me after he helped them to find a home and I will certainly recommend Adam to my friends going forward.

Thanks for everything! This is my first house and I am thrilled to have made this much progress on my goals so quickly with Adam's help!

William Neer

April 2016

I wouldn't have been able to get my house without Adam's help. He was always available to help me with any questions or concerns no matter the time nor day. Adam is very knowledgeable about the Austin market and will be the first person I call when I'm ready to buy again.

Steve Appelhans

When it comes to realtors, Adam Zell is the bee’s knees. He's knowledgeable about the local markets and makes you feel like you're looking at properties with someone who gives a crap about you vs. the usual realtor robots who seem stick to some weird standoffish script.

He doesn't BS around and also makes sure you get what you want out of the whole experience. On top of that, he's just a really great, funny, personable guy. Couldn't be happier with my new home on the East Side and working with Adam was a breeze.

Jo W.

I started buying investment properties with Adam in April of 2012. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Austin area market and has steered me in the right direction on several purchases and rented the properties for me in short order. I would consider Adam in the top 1% of realtors in the Austin market based on my experience.

Peter E.

We lost our home in the 2011 Texas wildfires and needed a new home quickly. We were so fortunate to have met Adam Zell. We've purchased other properties in the past and have worked with many real estate agents, but Adam is the absolute best agent that we have ever met. We needed someone that really knew the market and that had great negotiating skills. We appreciated how Adam made himself available to us on such short notice. He spent a lot of time with us until we found the property that was a perfect match. He's a very nice guy, who went out of his way to make the process as easy as possible for us. Not only was Adam a total professional, he was personable and caring. We were going through a rough time and Adam was so patient. I know that we asked a lot of him, but he was always up for the challenge. I'm glad we met Adam. We will continue to recommend him to anyone looking for a new agent. We got a beautiful home and also have a great new friend in Adam. He is the best!!

Al D.

I am really picky. And with the fact that the Austin residential market is on fire, I never thought I'd find a house for my girlfriend and me that was new/nice enough yet still in our price range. Low and behold, Adam Zell came out of the woodwork, and spent more than four months chasing down homes for us that fit our criteria. He was EXTREMELY honest and upfront with us and let us know that our expectations were a bit high, but he was confident that if we were patient and trusted him, that he could find what we wanted. We agreed, and during the entire search he was ALWAYS outgoing and positive. He ended up finding the perfect house for us at a steal. One month after closing, the equivalent year/configuration of townhome to ours, next door, sold for over $40k than what Adam negotiated and we bought ours for!

Seriously not a hiccup during the entire process of finding and closing on a home with Adam. I am often weary of reviews that are overly-positive, but you've got to trust me that Adam was a pleasure to work with and one of the best in the Austin market.

Drew B.

We couldn't have asked or wished for a better agent to list and sell our property. Mr. Zell is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to what he does. From his thoughtful suggestions, to his constant communication, to his availability to us all throughout the process, Adam was the perfect agent, always ready to answer any questions we had. Most importantly, no-matter what was going on in his business life or how big a workload he had, we always felt like we were his only and special clients. Mr. Zell took great care of us, sold our property in no time, and dealt with us with the utmost level of professionalism and respect, and for that, we will be forever grateful. Thank you Adam

Carrie & Said F.

Adam made the stressful process of purchasing a home very comfortable for my family. He worked hard (7 days a week) to help us find the perfect home. He was readily available to help me with everything I needed. He worked aggressively to get the best deal possible for us and we were very thankful for that. He clearly explained the whole process to us, which gave us a sense of relief knowing we found the best fit home for our family. I would feel comfortable recommending Adam to any future home buyer, with the assurance they would find their perfect home, too.

Molly J.

I've sought out Adam's help twice while looking for places to live in Austin. Both times he has been extremely timely in his turnaround with lots of options that fit my criteria. He was very accommodating in changing around his schedule to fit to mine and was very quick to adjust potential living options when I changed my preferences during the search process. I was often busy during regular business hours during my search processes, and Adam went above and beyond in working with the listing agents to make sure that I could see the properties outside normal business hours. He's a very reasonable and real person to do business with and based on my positive experiences with Adam, I've referred many of my friends to him for help looking for a place in Austin. I've received only positive feedback from my friends that used Adam as their agent. Sadly, I recently moved to Dallas and haven't been able to find anyone with Adam's timeliness, professionalism, and cut-to-the-chase (no BS) style.

Ryan W.

I have worked with Adam a few times over the past 2 years and have always been very impressed. When I initially planned my move to Austin, Adam spent a great deal of time sharing property pictures and descriptions to make sure I had a full view of the neighborhoods. When I arrived for a house-hunting trip, Adam had a full day planned where I was able to see properties from all interesting neighborhoods and I felt like all showings were really relevant. He really listened to what I was looking for and delivered. When my situation changed and I decided to sell the house and rent an apartment, Adam was there every step of the way. He treated me with respect and always made it clear he was there to help me through the entire process. We ended up selling the house and making a very small profit which is rare when selling two years in. When I am ready to buy again in the next year or two, Adam will be my first call.

Gabby A.

I purchased a home using Adam Zell as my realtor. I was super impressed with him from the start and it took looking at just two houses to find the perfect one for me! Adam was great about listening to what I was interested in and didn't waste my time trying to pressure me into looking at something just to get a sale. When I emailed him about a house I was interested in, he had already pulled the listing knowing I would like it and was able to get me into both houses I wanted to check out on the same day I asked. He was super flexible and did a great job negotiating with the seller. He was also available in the evenings or at other odd times, always working with my schedule. He helped with a couple of issues after closing even though I was no longer his responsibility.

Bethany C.

Adam Zell's Listings

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222 Sunrise Ridge Cv #1801 - MLS# 1585330
  • $445,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 1585330 
  • Enclave At Alta Vista
  • 222 Sunrise Ridge Cv #1801
  • Austin, TX 78738
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3135 Sq Ft 0.18 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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7607 Debbie Dr - MLS# 2896066
  • $450,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 2896066 
  • Johnson Travis View
  • 7607 Debbie Dr
  • Volente, TX 78641
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1919 Sq Ft 0.25 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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Adam Zell's Sold Listings

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308 W 34th St #a - MLS# 4785477
  • $640,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 4785477 
  • Aldridge Court Condo
  • 308 W 34th St #a
  • Austin, TX 78705
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2012 Sq Ft 0.08 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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603 Davis St #813 - MLS# 9826269
  • $605,250
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 9826269 
  • Shore A Condo
  • 603 Davis St #813
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1219 Sq Ft
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2402 Santa Maria St - MLS# 6749430
  • $590,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6749430 
  • Industrial Add
  • 2402 Santa Maria St
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1838 Sq Ft 0.08 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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5715 Wight Cv - MLS# 3568528
  • $589,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3568528 
  • Royal Oak Estates
  • 5715 Wight Cv
  • Austin, TX 78723
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1560 Sq Ft 0.81 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2506 Enfield Rd #c - MLS# 1426296
  • $584,250
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 1426296 
  • 2506 Enfield Twnhms
  • 2506 Enfield Rd #c
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1800 Sq Ft 0.11 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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603 Davis St - MLS# 4243322
  • $560,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 4243322 
  • Shore A Condo
  • 603 Davis St
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1597 Sq Ft 0.01 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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7205 Magenta Ln - MLS# 3595999
  • $558,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3595999 
  • Hielscher
  • 7205 Magenta Ln
  • Austin, TX 78739
  •   5 BD 5 BA 3924 Sq Ft 0.21 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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716 Pedernales St #a - MLS# 8414735
  • $540,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 8414735 
  • Lincoln Place
  • 716 Pedernales St #a
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2120 Sq Ft 0.18 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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