Barrett Raven

Barrett Raven

REALTOR®

GRI

Barrett hails from Conroe, TX, a land of tall pines and warm hospitality. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with a minor in sociology. Barrett began his post-grad career as an educator specializing in teaching math to middle school students with dyslexia.

Barrett met his beautiful wife, Kristen, at a coffee shop where they both worked during college. If you keep an eye out, you will spot the active couple hauling their three kids all over town in their trusty bike trailer. As a long-time bike commuter and sixth-generation Austinite, Barrett has an extensive knowledge of the city and a passion for helping people enjoy it.

While teaching at a local private school, Barrett’s middle son suffered heart failure as a newborn and required major heart surgery (He’s OK now!). Saddled with crippling medical debt, the Ravens had to figure something out. So, Barrett acquired his real estate license intending to pursue home sales as a side job to help give some much-needed financial relief to his family. However, he had no idea that he would LOVE helping his clients so much. After a year and a half of working two jobs - teaching and real estate sales - Barrett decided to quit his teaching job and jump into the deep end of the real estate pool! Whether purchasing or selling a home, he pursues nothing but excellence while shepherding his clients through every transaction.

In addition to various fitness activities, Barrett has a huge passion for music. He played guitar and sang in a couple of rock/punk bands growing up and loves helping others feast on the musical catalogs of his favorite artists and bands. These days - apart from filling in on guitar or drums at his church - Barrett’s primary musical audience is his children.

Barrett’s background in customer service and education directly contributes to his ability to provide his clients with a five-star experience. He believes that knowledge and patience, as well as integrity, are a must in this industry. Therefore, Barrett is a valuable and trustworthy asset to have during your next real estate adventure!

October 2017

Barrett was amazing during this whole process. I was fortunate enough to start the process of looking online over the summer for a place, and Barrett was able to set me up on the "Realty Austin" app. The app allowed me to search using specifications I liked, and he set it up, so it sent me emails with the specifications we had spoken about. He also set me up with a mortgage company so I could fill out paperwork and get all documents together so that when I found a place, it would be easy. I think that already being approved played a role in the seller accepting my offer over someone else's. I already had the "golden ticket" and was approved for a certain amount. All I had to do was give him a list of properties and a day that worked so we could go out and tour. The first place was the winner! We still saw the other places for comparison, but every time we went to a new place, Barrett would ask me great questions about why I liked the other place more or what I liked about the current place in which we were looking. So, when I asked him to set up another meeting the next day to get a second opinion from my boyfriend, he was very accommodating, and that's when I decided to have Barrett draw up the paperwork. He had the paperwork to me by that afternoon, and I took a night to look over the offer and signed in the morning. Barrett also had the brilliant idea of offering right at the right price Freeing up the extra cash by putting in the offer has allowed me to fix up the place before moving in. When the offer was accepted, that's when Barrett's real work kicked in. From there, I relied on him to recommend an inspector who then recommended an electrician. Barrett worked with the mortgage company set up everything for closing. He worked with the complex regarding the HOA documents. Barrett also handled getting recommended insurance people to contact me, so I didn't have to search for policies. I thought this whole experience was rather simple and cohesive. There was not a time I was stressed about it. Barrett is of course very easy to work with and not overbearing. I was very impressed with his honesty and insight during the whole process. He is a man of integrity, and I would work with him any day.

Meredith Petry

September 2017

Some friends of ours recommended Barrett Raven to us, and we are so glad we got to work with him! We were first-time home buyers and were clueless on how to buy a home. Now that I've been through this life experience, I can solidly say there are three characteristics you want in a good Realtor: 1) Good communication 2) Knowledgeable and 3) Fun to work with. We totally lucked out because Barrett definitely has all three of these qualities! He is very approachable and patient in explaining the process of each stage of home buying. Barrett is knowledgeable about home values, renovations, the Austin-area market, and much much more. He has a super fun personality that makes him likable to the seller and other agents. He has a large network of trustworthy people to recommend for various homebuying needs, and we felt very comfortable with every recommendation he gave us. Overall, buying our first home was as smooth and stress-free as it possibly could have been because of Barrett and his team. I highly recommend Barrett and Realty Austin to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!

Suzanne Otwell

September 2017

Barrett is truly amazing! I'm so thankful for him as well as his assistant Leah, they made the home-buying process so easy and enjoyable! As a single female, I was a little (OK, a lot) nervous about buying a home but Barrett's guidance and knowledge washed away all those nerves. And Leah, I don't even know where, to begin with, her! Her organization skills are amazing! Thanks to her I knew when I needed to do what and when. I would've felt like a chicken with their head cut-off without her! I very much appreciate Barrett and Realty Austin.

Lauren Licarione

August 2017

My new place is everything I could want in a place to call home. It's seriously amazing and I am so glad I took Barrett's advice and took a chance with it! Everyone is so sweet and helpful and have made this transition so easy and stress-free. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Barrett's generosity of time and assistance. Thank you so much for all the help.

Taylor Griffin

August 2017

I got Barrett's name from a very close friend who owns his own home inspection company. We know people in our social and professional circles that are real estate agents, but my wife and I did not want to mix our friends with business. The highest compliments I can give Barrett is that I trust him and I don't want our relationship to end with the home stuff being complete now. We enjoyed hanging out, talking about our kids, shared interests, etc. I view him as a friend, and I trust his opinion. I was impressed with the thoughtfulness he applied to every part of the process and the team of people he has amassed who are equally as good at their jobs. There are so many different pieces of the puzzle in the home transactions (photographers, title company, mortgage company, etc.) and all of the people in Barrett's circle were equally competent and personable. I have already recommended to him to multiple people.

Daniel Hogberg

August 2017

We had an amazing experience with Barrett Raven. He was very knowledgeable and really helped us out as we were first time home buyers! I would recommend Barrett and his exceptional team to anyone looking for a house. We had #realtyawesome experience!!

Spencer Glaze

August 2017

Barrett Raven was an awesome realtor! He has such a good temperament and people skills for all the questions we had as first-time home buyers. I'd recommend him to anyone!

Christina Kahlig

August 2017

We would definitely recommend Barrett to any of our friends and family, his service. Barrett's honesty, patience, and dedication helped us find the right home (which is much appreciated). He made the process as stress-free as possible, answered every question and walked us through every step (with a smile) which always made me feel like everything was going to be ok. Barrett ROCKS!

Lisa and James Hoiby

June 2017

An outstanding experience is exactly what we had with Barrett Raven at Realty Austin. It was our first time buying a home, and he always made himself available for all of our questions or concerns; via phone call, email, or text message. He is incredibly down to earth and never pushy and never made us feel rushed. You can tell by working with him that he is just a genuinely good person and would never lead you into anything that wouldn't benefit and work out for you as a buyer (or seller). It's very reassuring feeling when you know you can trust your realtor. He was always honest with us about his opinions and if a home wasn't going to end up being worth our time or money. He was pretty much our therapist when we were having trouble making decisions. He also has a great sense of humor and made the whole process fun! (How often do you hear that during a home buying experience?) You can tell that everyone he works with likes working with him because of his personality and work ethic. I honestly think that helped us with our negotiations with the seller's realtor on our contract. If that's not reason enough to work with him, I don't know what is. Barrett couldn't have made this process easier for us: he stayed up late on the phone with us explaining and answering questions about our contract. We were able to sign via Docusign on our phones. A courier picked up our earnest money and option fee. I had coworkers buying a house at the same time, and they went through a different realty agency and had nowhere near the ease of transaction quality of service that we had with Barrett. Austin is such a stressful market for home buying. Everything goes so fast, and it can get a little nerve-wracking. Honestly, just do yourself a favor and work with Barrett. Barrett took a lot of stress out of the process for us.

Stephanie Sides

May 2017

I hired Barrett Raven of Realty Austin to sell a rental house that I owned in Austin. Barrett gave me excellent information about the market and saved me a lot of effort and money by recommending that I did not need to do anything really to get the house ready to put on the market. He was right! I got an offer over the asking price right away. His team offered great support at every step in the process.

Tim Pittman

May 2017

I really enjoyed my experience working with Barrett Raven! He was recommended to me by a friend of mine. He's such a cool guy and so very helpful. As a first time home buyer, I had no clue what I was doing, but he took the time to explain things to me and he gave great advice. I never felt pressured (which is important to me), and I ended up with a great home. He was there for me every step of the way, and I'm sure he'll still be there now that I have my home!

Shontaye Bowman

April 2017

I cannot say enough good about Barrett Raven of Realty Austin! We engaged him to represent us spur of the moment when we stumbled upon our dream home. Since then Barrett has gone above and beyond in helping us get to closing, and the team at Realty Austin made the experience as smooth and streamlined as possible. They were on top of everything, ensuring that nothing slipped through the cracks. Now Barrett is helping us get our first home ready to sell. His presentation for listing our first home was comprehensive and professional. The way he broke down how he determined our listing price gave us complete confidence in it and him. He takes the time to walk you through every step of buying and selling a home, he's accessible, personable, and he makes the whole experience as fun as possible. If you are buying and/or selling a home, you MUST go with Barrett Raven and Realty Austin.

Rachel Collier

February 2017

Barrett has been a long time friend of Sarah and me so deciding to use him was a no brainer. We knew he always looks out for others so we trusted he would do the same in the home buying process. He did not disappoint! From our first meeting just talking about the possibility of buying to viewing homes to signing, he was beyond helpful and made us feel incredibly comfortable.

My favorite thing that Barrett did was explain to us the next 1 or 2 steps we needed to take care of and then once we had finished those he would walk us through the next few. Buying a home requires a lot of work/anxiety, and this helped keep us calm and on top of each piece.

We would absolutely recommend him to any of our friends/family - no questions asked!

Joseph Triola

December 2016

Barrett Raven was the best realtor we have ever had. He is very knowledgable, responsive, and helpful. Most importantly, he really helped to make the process enjoyable at every step of the turn because he is a very engaging and fun person to be around.

Troy Schuknecht, Google Review

Barrett is the absolute best! Barrett helped us find our very first home. He made the process so easy & fun! He took the time to explain so many things we had questions about & was so patient. He truly cares about his clients which is why he is the best at what he does. Simply amazing! If you want a great experience in the search of your new home, I HIGHLY recommend him! You can't go wrong with Barrett!!  

Karina Rojero

Barrett was AMAZING!! We knew Barrett personally prior to hiring him as our realtor and knowing how ethical and thorough he is made our decision to hire him a no-brainer. He takes his job very seriously and does such a great job of staying up-to-date on everything realty-related. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone! He was so knowledgeable and able to answer our million questions about buying a home without ever once making us feel like we were asking too many questions or being too demanding. I hate having to ask questions, but Barrett made us feel so at ease that I felt comfortable telling him when I had no idea what different realty terms meant or when I needed more clarification. We felt very informed about the entire home buying process and have even been able to help some of our friends through the process with the knowledge we gained from Barrett.

Ruth Hash

Great service! I strongly recommend for your realty needs. They offer professional advice and have a proven process to get your home ready to sell that caters to the sellers current situation. Once the process gets rolling Barrett holds your hand throughout and is prompt in answering any questions or addressing concerns you may have. Strongly recommend!  

Art Gonzalez

We can't recommend Barrett Raven highly enough! 5 stars? Try 10! Barrett helped us find our rental property a year and a half ago and then just helped us buy our first home. He made the process of home buying fun and encouraging. Anytime we felt stressed or nervous Barrett and his team were there to answer questions or to simply reassure us. We would use them again in a heartbeat.

Julie Smith

Barrett really stayed on top of things for us during the sale of our Austin house! He was very good at communicating with us before each step of the process. We would recommend him to anyone buying or selling in the Austin area!

James Timmons

Barrett Raven went above and beyond in exhibiting outstanding, honest and helpful service. I would recommend him to anyone needing real estate services in Austin.

Autum Fossmo

We had a great experience buying our first home with Barrett Raven. He made sure we knew what to expect and did a great job making us feel comfortable throughout the whole process. He's a laid back guy, yet really went the extra mile for us so many times by calling the listing agents for homes and crunching serious numbers on market data. Even though we didn't know him beforehand, he felt like a long time friend by the time we closed on the house. I couldn't recommend him enough!

Katie Ensign

Barrett Raven's Listings

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7023 Donato Pl - MLS# 6554716
  • $245,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 6554716 
  • Siena
  • 7023 Donato Pl
  • Round Rock, TX 78665
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1721 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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Barrett Raven's Sold Listings

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1214 Ridgemont Dr - MLS# 8540839
  • $635,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8540839 
  • Delwood
  • 1214 Ridgemont Dr
  • Austin, TX 78723
  •   3 BD 2 BA 2767 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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8121 Cobblestone - MLS# 5668237
  • $475,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5668237 
  • Travis Country West
  • 8121 Cobblestone
  • Austin, TX 78735
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2640 Sq Ft 0.24 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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1800 Piedmont Ave #a&b - MLS# 2193746
  • $454,000
  • Sold
  •  
  • MLS® #: 2193746 
  • Crestview Add
  • 1800 Piedmont Ave #a&b
  • Austin, TX 78757
  •   5 BD 2 BA 2180 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1800 Piedmont Ave - MLS# 5381160
  • $454,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5381160 
  • Crestview Add
  • 1800 Piedmont Ave
  • Austin, TX 78757
  •   2180 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Multi-Family
  • Seller Represented
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2202 Kenbridge Dr - MLS# 3433148
  • $424,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3433148 
  • Allandale North
  • 2202 Kenbridge Dr
  • Austin, TX 78757
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1410 Sq Ft 0.21 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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6905 Geneva Dr - MLS# 1265648
  • $375,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1265648 
  • Riverbend At University Hills
  • 6905 Geneva Dr
  • Austin, TX 78723
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1824 Sq Ft 0.21 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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111 Meteor Dr - MLS# 5695378
  • $360,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5695378 
  • Buckingham Ridge
  • 111 Meteor Dr
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   1824 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Multi-Family
  • Seller Represented
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1904 Maize Bend Dr - MLS# 1539375
  • $317,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1539375 
  • Scofield Farms
  • 1904 Maize Bend Dr
  • Austin, TX 78727
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1734 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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7512 Colina Vista Loop #b - MLS# 6318190
  • $310,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6318190 
  • Colina Vista
  • 7512 Colina Vista Loop #b
  • Austin, TX 78750
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1896 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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