Allison Allen

Allison Allen

REALTOR®

Allison has lived in Austin for over 20 years. In that time, she has lived in several different areas of Austin so she knows it very well. She has been serving her clients’ real estate needs since 2009. Allison is keenly aware that the sale or purchase of a property is often one of the most significant financial moves people ever make. Successfully and smoothly navigating that process requires an agent who can listen, mediate, counsel, be tactful yet assertive, communicate effectively and project manage the many moving parts that comprise a real estate transaction. Allison combines all these skills with her many years of real estate experience to deliver the highest possible client care.

Lack of communication is often cited as one of the biggest issues consumers have with their real estate agent. Allison, however, takes a very hands-on and proactive approach so her clients always feel she is easily accessible for questions and information, and that they are up to date. She has high personal standards of integrity and they carry over to her client dealings. She takes ethical conduct very seriously and her clients can have a high degree of trust that their interests are the number 1 priority in her mind at all times.

Allison is constantly seeking to add new knowledge and education to her real estate experience. She holds the coveted GRI designation which involves 90 hours of advanced real estate education as well as her Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), and Certified Negotiator Expert (CNE) designations. Allison is an educator at heart and is always happy to share her knowledge with clients, friends and family so they become savvy real estate consumers.

Currently a resident of the Great Hills area of Austin, when not working with clients Allison and her husband also love spending time at their country place in Driftwood, Texas. She is a Tai Chi practitioner, enjoys cooking, entertaining, stimulating conversation, hiking and writing.

Education:

Allison holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Austin College and has an M.S. in Organizational Leadership and Ethics from St. Edward’s University.

Community involvement:

Allison has been a member of the Rotary Club of Austin for over 13 years where she has held various leadership and committee positions and is currently on the Board of Directors. She is also active in the Driftwood Historical Conservation Society. She is a graduate of Leadership Austin and has volunteered with various other organizations over the years.

Milestones:

  • Received her Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI) designation in 2016
  • 2016 Realty Austin Hall of Fame inductee
  • 2014 Seller’s Representative Specialist (SRS)
  • 2011 Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)

September 2016

It was a pleasure to have Allison guide our home search! From helping us select a community based on our needs and interests, to understanding the type of house and price point we were pursuing, Allison was patient, thorough, knowledgeable and encouraging.

Allison went above and beyond as our situation called for some long distance shopping. Having worked with Allison over time, she understood what features we were looking for and what neighborhoods were most appealing to us. She saved us a few trips from our out-of-state residence by showing a house via FaceTime. And, because we came to trust her judgement and input, she was able to give us valuable information regarding the neighborhood, the lot and location, interior finishes, etc.

We would gladly recommend Allison to anyone considering a move to the Austin area. She is a pleasure to work with, punctual and prepared -professional on every count.

Bobbye and Jerry Britsch

June 2016

Allison Allen was nothing short of perfect during my recent... and very exciting, real estate experience! She was very professional, knowledgeable, kind, prompt, and fun. And I guess, most important, I totally trusted Allison. I always knew she 'had my back' and was diligently working to assure that I was making a wise, and not just emotional purchase. Loved her!!

Deborah Susan, Facebook Review

September 2015

I had a great experience with Allison. She was good at staying on top of the property, and let me know what was going on when it did not seem to be getting much attention. If I have occasion to mention a realtor in Austin, I would most certainly be happy referring people to her.

Hillary

June 2015

Allison Allen is incredible!

Especially for first time home buyers. She took her time with us and walked us through each step of the process, and was excellent explaining what may happen and why we were doing everything we were doing.

She found us the sweetest house within our budget, and never once tried to push us towards a house outside our stated price range. She guided us through the option period with ease, and stayed calm no matter what surprises got thrown at us.

With Allison, you are in good capable hands. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. I love Allison to death, we never would have been able to buy such an incredible house without her help.

Alexis

June 2015

Our experience with Allison was excellent. She helped us navigate through some difficult challenges with the buyer's financing. She gave us excellent advice and was key in getting the deal done.

Allison is very professional and knows the real estate market in Austin. We were able to get a good price for our house and get it sold very quickly. I have recommended her in the past and will continue to do so when the opportunity presents itself.

Harlan

June 2015

Allison supplied exemplary personalized service to me. Allison has kept me up to date for about two years as I was investigating and considering retirement in the Georgetown area. So when we finally were able to meet in April of this year I felt I was working with a friend already.

I had a fun time viewing houses with Allison and it was the one house that she had picked as a brand new listing that caught my eye. Allison worked all issues and negotiations to everyone's satisfaction and I am excited to own a new home and know I have a new friend in the area!

I also want to compliment Realty Austin on their website. I searched a lot of the realty websites but Realty Austin’s is the best. They have all the information in one spot, including the map to locate the property. Other sites do not "map it" so you have to jump over to Google map to see locations which is a real inconvenience.

Thank you Allison for helping me acquire what I hope is my last forever home!

Shelley Polette

May 2015

Allison is kind, so smart, thoughtful, savvy about real estate and other business, efficient, can answer every question we have, is timely and instructive. She is so good with human relationships! Buying this house happened because of her. And, we are so happy with our purchase.

And, now after that experience, we are entrusting Allison with selling our three other properties in Austin. That says a lot from us. We have complete confidence in her ability to do so. Knowing Allison is on it, gives us a complete comfort zone during a process that can certainly cause some anxiety.

I have had many real estate interactions in my life and I must conclude that Allison tops the best agent we have ever experienced. Realty Austin is most fortunate to have such a capable, honest and thoughtful person representing them. I know we are most grateful! Thank you.

Alexandra J. Gillespie

December 2014

My wife Lana and I were very happy with Allison's assistance and performance during our last home purchase. Lana and Allison have chatted for at least three years about the local real estate market, and Allison kept in touch while we tried to make up our minds with where to live, when to make the move, etc. I don't know too many realtors who would have kept us in mind over such a long time frame but Allison did! She is definitely committed to excellence. Realty Austin has a great realtor working for them! I will recommend her to anyone I hear looking to buy or list a home.

We will continue to keep in touch with Allison, and we wish her and Realty Austin a wonderful Christmas holiday and prosperous 2015!

Phil and Lana Fabian

October 2014

I had a very positive experience with Allison, and she helped make the whole process go much more smoothly than I had expected. Allison was prompt, punctual, knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible in the face of my changing needs and circumstances. She was helpful through the entire process, right from our first meeting, and is still helping with post-purchase issues relating to home warranties and decorating. That sort of attention and consideration is rare and I appreciate knowing that she is there.

I highly recommend Allison to anyone looking for assistance with their real estate needs.

Jeff Davis

May 2014

Allison represented me as a 'Buyer'. She was excellent to work with and this particular transaction took her finesse and years of experience to weave us through the maze of working with a Seller, a sister, acting as the Seller's agent, and a tenant, the son of the Agent, add to it a secret dog just to spice it up! If you can keep that menagerie straight then you may understand the tangle it could and did manage to get itself into! But Allison was cool and calm and handled all of the details as the Master she is in the world of real estate transactions.  Her years of experience working with Realtors and clients, even paper minder Buyer's such as myself,  was quite valuable during the entire transaction. Allison is a rare gem that understands 'deals' and the value of respect for all parties involved in a transaction.

Linda Shirck

March 2014

Allison Allen was fun, professional, and helped guide me from start to finish through the process of selling my home. She took the time to research my questions and responded quickly to every request. I could not have done it without her. Thank you, Realty Austin!

Katherine Tanney

March 2014

Allison Allen was fantastic! This wasn't the easiest listing, with me being overseas the majority of the time, but Allison was really on top of things and made it happen. I enjoyed working with her and would definitely recommend her and Realty Austin to everyone I know.

Alisa Kennedy

January 2014

Allison Allen did an excellent job in finding us our home and negotiating a successful deal. She is the ultimate professional who was always available to us, and was on top of everything through every step of the purchase, and we feel she is a great asset to Realty Austin. We would definitely hire Allison again if we ever decide to sell either of our homes here in Georgetown, TX.

We cannot say enough great things about Allison and will definitely spread the word about her talents!

Barb & Bruce Walsh

December 2013

Allison Allen did a fantastic job getting it all together when we finally decided on the home in Sun City, Georgetown. We had been on your website for a couple of years checking on a specific type of home. She followed up with me along the way. Our dream house finally went on the market and jumped right on it. Allison had to deal with a Realtor/owner from Houston. It was a little difficult at times, but she persisted and we got the job done. Thank you Allison for your help and insight along the way. We closed in 30 days through State Farm Bank! Thanks!

John Ftacek, Facebook Review

July 2013

Over the years I have bought and sold 6 properties and Allison Allen is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with.

Ronald Wiltse, Facebook Review

Where do I start.. It's been a long road dealing with tenants and repairs and renovations but somehow we made it! A huge thank you goes out to Allison Allen for her hard work and patience with our Austin condo. I have to say I will miss the place, but it was time to sell and move on. Thank you, Allison, for dealing with tenants and finally selling our condo… I will send any business your way when I can.

Carol Pierce Byers, Facebook Review

Thank you for the opportunity to share a positive, thoughtful and enlightening experience during the selling of my home recently with Allison Allen at the helm. First off, let me begin by telling you that mine was 'no ordinary home.' I bought in Crestview in 1994 and again in 2004, and I bought the same floor plan both times. The '94 purchase was my grandmother's home from my father. The second, ten years later, was the home I thought would be my FRP (Final Resting Place). A diagnosis of Progressive MS in 2010 made staying in Texas impossible, but I had created a sanctuary of sacred and creative entity at 1210 Madison. I interviewed five Realtors, and Allison was the only one who 'got' the uniqueness of what had been created-- a duni, a Japanese-style T-house/ yoga palapa, three water features including a large red-eared slider turtle and her hatchlings... the list goes on.

Allison saw these as positives, not liabilities. All the other agents wanted us to down play the use of outdoor living space. Allison saw this as a plus, which it was, in spades. With 840 sq. ft. of indoor space, my small but impeccable home was still... small. With the outdoor living spaces, which accomodated up to 100 people easily, Allison saw all the potential and we priced aggressively. We likely set a square foot record for the Crestview area due to her prudent guidance and outstanding negotiating talents. I was firm about a number of things, this being the home I never intended to sell, etc. Allison worked with me and the buyer's agent, soothing many a ruffled feather and ensuring a closing ahead of schedule, despite a bunk first appraisal which almost derailed the whole deal. She worked tirelessly with the buyer's agent, providing the necessary backup for the second appraisal and using her "Queen of Calm" skills I dubbed after seeing the "negotiation expert" tagline of her business card.

I've done well over a dozen commercial and residential real estate deals, and none were handled with more conscientious and savvy knowledge than what Allison demonstrated. Allison was recommended by a friend, as most good Realtors are, and I was so thoroughly impressed, pleased, and grateful to her for making it all come together seamlessly, that I hope to remain in contact on a social basis. Of course, I will recommend her as an agent to both my commercial and other friends looking to sell or buy properties. I cannot say enough good things about all that Allison did to represent my property, stand for my values, and ensure my buyer was the best fit for the property. I had multiple above-asking-price offers. Allison worked with me to determine the best fit while mitigating risks and ensuring the best possible outcome. She achieved this and I'm certain the buyer and their agent would heartily agree that Allison worked tirelessly to make the sale and purchase work for ALL. This was very important to me and Allison 'got' it. She heard my intention at the outset and never lost sight of it.

Not only will I recommend her, but given any opportunity, I will endorse her. As a well-known figure in the Austin community of green/ecologically-minded and sustainable practice experts, I can attest to Allison's commitment to matching the right buyer with a property, not just making a sale. Although I moved out of state, I keep my Austin ties and have already been touting Allison's expertise and desirability to all in the sustainability sectors of Austin's residential and civic (city and otherwise) entities.

Please know what a true pleasure it was for me to have Allison represent me in my final sale of real estate. She is a credit to her profession and an example from which most all her colleagues can learn. Again, I cannot say enough positive and good things to fully convey the service and skill Allison brought to bear in the selling of my property. Please share my deep thanks and gratitude to her.

Kudos to Realty Austin for recognizing and retaining such a tremendous asset to their team!

Natalie Marquis

Where do I start...it's been a long road dealing with tenants and repairs and renovations but somehow we made it! A huge thank you goes out to Allison Allen for her hard work and patience with our Austin condo. I have to say I will miss the place but it was time to sell and move on. Thanks to Allison for dealing with tenants and finally selling our condo. I will send any business her way when I can.

Carol Pierce Byers, Facebook Review

I was delighted using Allison Allen and Realty Austin for my recent home purchase. Allison came highly recommended; first my sister and brother-in-law purchased a new home with Allison's help and then my parents followed suit.

I admit I am a kindergarten drop-out when it comes to real estate, market analysis and all the minuscule important details that are involved in shopping, contracting, and finally buying … Allison to the rescue! My sanity was saved for another day. Allison was thoroughly professional, knowledgable, wise, funny and kept the whole process simple and within my level of smarts. I had so much fun doing this one, heck maybe a vacation home will be next.

Realty Austin has a keen associate in Allison!

Rhonda McCormick

I have bought and sold house all over the us and abroad. Allison was by far the most helpful, friendly and patient agent I have worked with. I appreciated her professionalism and her wise advice. I have already recommended her to friends and intend to keep on doing that. I also appreciated that she respected my budget and time. Way to go Allison.

Salina Shrofel

Allison Allen did a great job helping us get our house!!! She was never slow to answer any questions we had, and always kept us in the loop...Every step of the way!

Jason Shepard, Facebook Review

Where do I start singing my praises of Allison Allen? She took such good care of us during our transition to Austin. From the beginning she really listened to our needs and helped us stay focused. When we found the perfect home, she handled the negotiations very professionally and made sure that all the paperwork was completed and submitted.

I could go on and on about the many things that she did right. In my line of business, I work with many realtors with mixed results. I can honestly say that Allison is one of the best agents that I have worked with and I would not hesitate to use her again.

David C. Hill

I have known Allison Allen for almost 10 years and worked with her extensively last year when buying my cottage in Dripping Springs. After working with a couple of other realtors to find a place I had seen online many months before and couldn't find again, Allison's custom search was the only one that found it - and on the first try! She worked tirelessly with me to uncover all the mysteries of buying ranch property and advocated strongly for my interests with the seller's agent, inspectors, and the county. I highly recommend Allison if you're looking for a realtor who will understand exactly what you want, find and negotiate it for you, adapt to your buying style, and be committed to giving you the highest level of personal service. She's fantastic!

Susan Franzen

Allison Allen found and managed the purchase of our new home, she has exactly the attention to detail and negotiation skills that we appreciate. Actually, this is our third transaction with Allison - she is wonderful.

Murray Freeman, Facebook Review

Allison Allen's Listings

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909 Post Oak St - MLS# 8483004
  • $1,449,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 8483004 
  • Bouldin J E Estate
  • 909 Post Oak St
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   2 BD 3 BA 2442 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
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Allison Allen's Sold Listings

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1205 Bickler Rd - MLS# 4396943
  • $1,155,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4396943 
  • Woodlawn Add
  • 1205 Bickler Rd
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   4 BD 4 BA 2593 Sq Ft 0.2 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4311 Bellvue Ave - MLS# 1892796
  • $800,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1892796 
  • Rosedale Area
  • 4311 Bellvue Ave
  • Austin, TX 78756
  •   4 BD 4 BA 2516 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1705 Yaupon Valley Rd - MLS# 9645293
  • $692,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9645293 
  • Yaupon Valley At Wild Basin
  • 1705 Yaupon Valley Rd
  • West Lake Hills, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2834 Sq Ft 1.15 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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54 Rainey St #302 - MLS# 3175194
  • $690,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3175194 
  • Milago Condominiums
  • 54 Rainey St #302
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1557 Sq Ft 0.01 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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5400 Mount Bonnell Rd - MLS# 3116151
  • $670,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3116151 
  • Mount Bonnell Shores
  • 5400 Mount Bonnell Rd
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2368 Sq Ft
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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9108 Simmons Rd - MLS# 9773691
  • $633,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9773691 
  • Fairway At Great Hills
  • 9108 Simmons Rd
  • Austin, TX 78759
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3091 Sq Ft 0.22 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2105 Farnswood Cir - MLS# 3922108
  • $599,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3922108 
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • 2105 Farnswood Cir
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   4 BD 2 BA 1990 Sq Ft 0.26 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2507 Great Oaks Pkwy - MLS# 5392089
  • $581,030
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5392089 
  • Great Oaks
  • 2507 Great Oaks Pkwy
  • Austin, TX 78756
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1450 Sq Ft 0.31 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1608 S 2nd St - MLS# 9370141
  • $540,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9370141 
  • Bouldin J E Estate
  • 1608 S 2nd St
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   1 BD 1 BA 779 Sq Ft 0.29 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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10304 Kirby Cv - MLS# 8736516
  • $485,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8736516 
  • Great Hills
  • 10304 Kirby Cv
  • Austin, TX 78759
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2875 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2809 50th St - MLS# 9450339
  • $480,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9450339 
  • Highland Village Pt
  • 2809 50th St
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1884 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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