Bob and Michaela Hachtel

Bob and Michaela Hachtel

REALTORS®

Bob

Bob Hachtel has been helping people buy and sell homes in the Austin area since 2006 and can’t imagine doing anything else. As a native Texan, Bob moved from Odessa, TX, the home of the Friday Night Lights, to Austin for an exciting career in finance. But, the truth is that finance is not that exciting at all. He decided his personality is much better suited for working with people than working behind a desk all day, so he began a career in sales. Bob was instantly drawn to the Austin real estate market, so he began working as a mortgage loan officer. It was after a few years in the mortgage business that Bob decided to obtain his real estate license and become full service to his clients.

With experience as a loan officer, Bob knows the ins and outs of mortgages and investments. But the exciting part of his day is helping his clients market their homes for sale or to search for the best home for their family. From downtown condos to ranch style homes, Bob has experience with it all.

Bob enjoys discovering new restaurants and fun places to go in Austin with his wife Michaela, exercising, and playing 80’s rocks songs with his garage band. He is passionate about the Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Stars. He is usually never without his cell phone, iPod and Chap Stick.

Michaela

Michaela Brown Hachtel started her real estate career in 2006 under the helpful guidance of a top Austin Realtor. Jumping in with both feet, she was able to close 16 transactions that first year while most newbies were struggling to close a handful. Being immediately knowledgeable about the Austin real estate market, the buyers’ and sellers’ wants and needs, and the pace of the business, helped her become a multi-million dollar producer with friends, family, and past clients referring her to others.

You, the buyer or seller, are top priority. Each Realtor has a fiduciary duty to act on the sole behalf of his or her client. Michaela takes this duty to heart and diligently treats her clients with the utmost respect and professionalism. That does not mean that she can’t make you laugh at the same time! Clients embrace her light-hearted demeanor as she strives to make each transaction not only easy, but also memorable.

In addition to studying real estate statistics and market analyses, Michaela enjoys listening to her husband play guitar, walking Lady Bird Lake (she still calls it Town Lake), traveling to far-away places, and of course long walks on the beach.

February 2017

We worked with Bob Hachtel to sell as well as purchase our new home. His level of experience and professionalism was evident throughout the entire process. In the end, our house ended up selling in the EXACT amount of time and price that he said it would. Thanks to Bob we were able to utilize his experience to make a smooth transition for an otherwise stressful situation. Thanks to Bob Hachtel and the entire Realty Austin team for making our dream happen! Will recommend to friends!

Jason Carter, Google Review

February 2017

Bob was absolutely fantastic. I cannot recommend his services enough. He was on top of every detail, and we were extremely pleased. He made it very easy for us.

Jon Evans

June 2016

Bob and Michaela transferred my house to a friend of mine quick and easy, and had all the answers to my questions, if I know of anyone needing to sell or buy, I will refer them.

Tracy Dam

May 2016

We worked with Michaela mostly but were lucky to have Bob step in when Michaela's schedule wouldn't allow her to meet us. Michaela is very professional, knowledgeable, and super fun to work with though this process. Every time we met Michaela to look at houses it was more like meeting a friend, especially since I have known her for over 15 years. Michaela always showed us options to keep our minds open to the possibilities and let us dream a little with houses she knew were not going to be the one in the end. She provided sound advice and was very patient with our search that seemed to have many ups and downs. We appreciated her positive attitude throughout and even when we would get discouraged Michaela would never show her disappointment. We would gladly refer her to our friends and family and will use her in the future when we decide to purchase another home.

Angela Houdyshell

April 2016

Michaela was spectacular. She was extremely responsive, very friendly, and very professional. She managed the whole process very well and was exceptionally thoughtful with respect to my daughter's needs while showing the property. She also ensured my daughter's privacy until she vacates. I would strongly recommend Michaela to anyone seeking property in the Austin area. In addition, she spent some additional time with my wife and I discussing property options for our future move to the Austin area when we retire. She will certainly be our Realtor when that time comes.

Rick Brim

February 2016

Bob and Michaela were excellent, provided the highest quality service and acted as a true team to make sure my wife and I were taken care of and that the process went as smoothly as possible. Can't say enough good things about them; Realty Austin has two stars in those two.

Jay

November 2015

Bob and Michaela were fantastic. The first property Michaela showed me was perfect. I should've purchased it and not hesitated. She knew exactly what I was looking for. They persisted and found me another property right in line with my needs. They were timely, professional and understood my needs. I really appreciate their time and partnership.

Brad Copland

October 2015

Our experience with Michaela and Bob Hachtel was excellent from the time I first spoke with her on the phone, the visit to our home with their presentation and to the closing of the sale. We mainly worked with Michaela and I give her an A+ and will recommend them to anybody selling their home.

They advised us about every matter that came up and they staged our house for us so that it looked wonderful in their professional photos they had taken which generated a lot of sales interest in our property.

I was "amazed" actually. We had multiple offers and it moved very quickly and we were very satisfied with the offer we accepted.

We had a lot of difficult choices to make in this move we made and personal work to prepare for our move into our second home much smaller than the one we were selling and the timing was perfect and Michaela very helpful and encouraging all the way through it and recommended the right mover for us too which was perfect.

We had three nice men assisting us moving our possessions into storage and into our house, and the Hachtel Team got us through it happily! We are pleased. I congratulate Realty Austin also.

Mary and David Bowen

October 2015

Bob Hachtel is a friend of my husband’s (and now mine) and they grew up together. We worked with Bob for almost a year before the planets lined up correctly, leading us to our new home. Timing was a challenge as our house needed a pending contract before we could go to anyone’s bargaining table equipped with any kind of leverage. So we brought a lot of challenges, and Bob remained steadfast, encouraging and positive. He is a delight.

That was our search for the perfect home. I remember "falling in love" with a house and Bob warned us that there would be many more to come that I would feel the same way about. Today, I thank Bob, for his seasoned experience and expertise. I had no idea of all of the correspondence it took to sell/buy a house. I still probably don’t have comprehensive knowledge, because Bob shielded us. He took care of so many things that I didn’t even know about, and he did it with a smile on his face. I cannot say enough about Bob’s performance, from home searching to closing! I will fully recommend him to anyone that I know looking for a new home.

Jamie Kirkpatrick

October 2015

Bob Hachtel was awesome! I'd recommend him to anyone and everyone.

Jeff Sandefer, Google+ Review

September 2015

Michaela was very responsive and proactive during the entire process and we were happy with the results. A few times she went over and above to make sure we got something done in time. It was a pleasure working with her.

Christina DiPierro

September 2015

My husband and I were co-owners of a house purchased for our daughter, who worked directly with Michaela both when buying the property and then 8 years later, listing it for resale. Our contact with Michaela was all by email. From across the country, we found Michaela's services very thorough and professional. We were able to smoothly complete both the purchase and the sale of the property using DocUSign and mobile notaries. There were no problems from her end of either transaction. Equally praiseworthy, she was able to recommend an array of trustworthy and professional workers to lay ceramic tile, to make various needed repairs, to service the furnace and more. I believe this sort of added service is the mark of a truly professional Realtor and I would recommend her highly to a potential buyer or seller. Michaela is an expert in her field.

Christine Blouke

June 2015

Working with Michaela was a great experience. We currently live in Chicago and bought a house without ever seeing it in person. Michaela traveled the city for over a month taking videos, helping us with offers, and giving great advice until we found the perfect property. We were finally able to see the house a few days before our closing and it was exactly as we expected it to be thanks to Michaela's honesty and attention to detail. We are so happy with the way things turned out and can't wait to make Austin our home!

Carlie and Sarah

May 2015

I so appreciated the personable and professional service I received from Michaela Hachtel. First, Michaela contacted me when I first moved to Austin and followed up with me until I was ready to move forward. Next, she provided reliable guidance regarding everything from the Austin housing market to traffic considerations. Most of all, Michaela was knowledgeable about the home buying process so I felt comfortable throughout the entire process. I am happy to refer Bob and Michaela Hachtel and will contact Michaela again should my housing needs change. Thank you.

Tanya Browne

April 2015

I just closed on an amazing condo thanks to Michaela Hachtel! She is AMAZING!! Hands down the best realtor ever! I never once felt like she was in it to gain anything for herself. In fact she told me "no" on a few properties because she knew they were not right for me.

I would recommend Michaela or Bob Hachtel to anybody looking to buy or sell a property in the Austin area!!

Kimberly H., Yelp Review

February 2015

Bob Hachtel recently represented me and my wife in 2 separate real estate deals. He closed both deals with expediency and with the utmost professionalism. He is great at what he does! Bob gave us exemplary, personalized service that exceeded our expectations. I would gladly refer Bob to anyone I know. Thanks Bob!!

Rhett Hoestenbach, Google+ Review

December 2014

Bob and Michaela were a pleasure to work with. We are happy in our new home and we appreciate everything they did to help us find it. They were always very professional, honest and forthright, very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods we were interested in, and super nice and helpful.

We will be looking for additional property down the road and look forward to working with them again. I've recommended them to a few friends of ours who are going to be looking for new homes soon. I told them they would not be disappointed.

David and Leti Bocanegra

November 2014

I had the pleasure of working with Michaela Hachtel. She was wonderful; answered all of my questions, no matter how silly, gave expert advice, and was there to support me through the entire process. I don't think I would have enjoyed the house-buying experience nearly as much without her leading me through it. I would highly recommend her and the entire team of professionals that I had the pleasure of working with at Realty Austin.

Holly Doran

October 2014

We are so glad that Bob responded to our request to see the home that we ended up buying. He showed up on time, let us look throughout the house and yard, answered our questions and when we found out he did not represent the seller, we asked him to represent us. He graciously agreed - our good fortune.

He promptly sent us some information on similar properties in the same area. But we had already made up our minds that we wanted the first home he showed us. So he negotiated with the seller and got us a good price on the house and had some extra items included in the contract.

Bob stayed in touch with us and helped us get documents we needed throughout the financing process and the closing, and he was there when we closed. We are very grateful to him for treating us with such respect and courtesy and for helping us find such a great home. Bob made the whole process of buying our home a lot easier.

We will most definitely recommend Bob to anyone that is looking to purchase a home.

Olga and Cruz Lozano

October 2014

We truly enjoyed working with Bob over the past 3 months. This was our first buy and sell at the same time, and I gotta tell you, I would have lost it several times if it weren't for Bob's guidance along the way. He prepared us well to face the onslaught of decisions, uncertainty, last minute changes, contract amendments, crazy buyers/sellers, etc. I felt very secure with every decision I had to make along the way because a) I knew it was coming and b) I trusted what Bob was telling us. Everything he forecasted came to fruition in one way or another.

His responsiveness and accessibility was also a comfort to my wife and I. I appreciate the fact that we could call at any time, day or night, and bug him with random questions about different parts of the process, and he always had a straight and honest answer for us. There was no BS or skirting the facts. I respect that.

Bob and Michaela exceeded our expectations, and then some. I will continue to promote them and Realty Austin every chance I get in the future.

Colby & Kelly Malek

September 2014

Bob Hachtel made buying our first house a fun and memorable experience. He's the kind of person you just like being around, so having him drive us around and show us houses was actually a whole lot of fun. Bob's a genuinely friendly guy, made us laugh a lot, knows Austin like the back of his hand, and went out of his way to make sure we were happy. I highly recommend him if you want to enjoy the house buying process.

El J., Yelp Review

September 2014

To say that Bob exceeded my expectations might be somewhat of a cliché and an understatement because it was an absolutely delightful experience working with him.

I say that because Bob didn't for a moment make me experience the fact that I was literally thousands of miles away from Austin, Texas. On numerous occasions, he actually went to the various properties and videotaped the place and shared those MPEGs with me - just so I didn't have to go through having to buy an airline ticket to swing down to Austin. Most importantly, he was never over-bearing or "rushing" about any decisions. In fact, among the most comforting parts was Bob actually informing me of the nuances of a property and dissuading me from making a hasty decision when he clearly would've gained by me making the purchase. He helped me stay within my budget and would in fact often remind me when I was straying over the limit that I had set for myself. There were times when he accompanied me to various properties when I landed in Austin on extremely short notice but he was always gracious and generous with his time & hospitality - never rushing me and always giving me his complete and full attention.

He is extremely responsive in his follow-up as well as diligent and thorough in his work. I could always expect Bob to respond to my text message or my email within the hour and there were several instances where he even accommodated a lot of inconvenience because of my being in Europe!

What is remarkable is that unlike other experiences I've had with real-estate agents, Bob only promises what he knows he can deliver and then delivers on his promise - every single time. Consequently, this lends a certain degree of predictability and comfort that helps to avoid surprises or frustrations. As to whether I will recommend his services to my friends - I already have!

I am deeply grateful to Bob for what has clearly been an exceptionally pleasant experience and Realty Austin should be proud to have someone of his caliber on its team!!

Rahul

August 2014

Bob was fantastic. My fiancé and I are probably the type of clients that realtors don't really want: First time home buyers, lower budget, not sure what we want, and in no hurry to actually buy a house. We literally looked at houses from Cedar Park down to Manchaca (the town). I would have lost patience with us. We never felt that way for a second with Bob though. He's a lot of fun to work with, and he remembered tiny details which made it feel like we'd known him for months after only seeing him a couple times. Great sense of humor and he has a real gift in being able to read people and situations in order to tailor his style to our needs. Can't say enough nice things about him. Awesome guy, that Bob.

Jake Smith

July 2014

Bob was absolutely amazing! I am a first time homeowner, and thanks to Bob the process was as wonderful and smooth as buying a new home could possibly be. He was very helpful and knowledgeable, gave good advice and was friendly. Thanks Bob!

Brenna Duiker, Google Review

July 2014

Just wanted to say that we could not have asked for a better realtor team than Bob and Michaela. They were fantastic! Really accomodated all of our needs and represented our interests well in all of the negotiations. We will definitely be recommending them to our friends!

Benjamin

May 2014

We worked with Michaela and Bob Hachtel. It was our first time buying a home, and they walked us through the whole process, educating us as buyers about our rights, and making sure we got what we wanted! Michaela was very knowledgeable about homes in the area and price range we were looking for, she knew what to look for in a house, and was honest with us about it's pros and cons. It really helped to have her walk through each house with us to point out things to be concerned about, or encourage us when something fit our needs. They even talked to us about our concerns in the crazy Austin housing market, and calmed our nerves when we were stressed out. Even when she had her little baby girl, Michaela continued to take care of us to the best of her ability from home as her husband Bob showed us around available properties. She fought for us every step of the way once we got the contract on our home, and made sure that we were taken through the closing process as smoothly as possible! They are wonderful people and great at their jobs, they'll make you laugh and will make you feel like your successes are their own. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy a home in the Austin area!

Maggie Murphy, Google Review

August 2013

Bob and Michaela were AMAZING! All of our expectations were exceeded by their service and professionalism. I honestly cannot think of anything negative to say. Bob even made it a point to coordinate everything (inspections, survey, etc.) with us around our 9 month old baby's sleep schedule. We were so fortunate to have them and the Realty Austin Team. We will be recommending them to anyone and everyone in Austin that we know!

Brian & Lesley Glover

Bob was very professional and helpful. I would certainly recommend him as a Realtor.

David Sites

I wanted to thank Bob Hachtel on helping us find our home. He really took the time to answer all my questions and he was there in all the things that I had to do through the purchasing process. If I had any doubts I would call him and he always replied right away. If it wasn't for him, this process would have probably been a nightmare for me with many restless nights. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that is looking for a home.

Evelyn Macias, Facebook Review

Bob Hachtel represented us on both the purchase of our condo at the W and the sale of our home in Long Canyon. We really enjoyed working with him and found him to be very knowledgeable and helpful without being pushy at all. I felt like he was looking out for us at all times.

Bob gave good, actionable advice when it came to dealing with items in the inspection report. Since we had been in our house for over 20 years and were not familiar with the process, that was especially useful. Closing on both properties was a breeze.

I would definitely recommend Bob to anyone in need of an agent.

Emily Parrino

Bob did a fantastic job and catered to our needs. We will definitely refer him moving forward.

Jason Easterling

Bob Hatchtel provided a wealth of knowledge, advice and guidance to Julie and I, helping navigate us to our perfect home. Bob's the best!!

by Chet Phillips, Facebook Review

My girlfriend and I could not have been more pleased with Bob.  He was informative, honest and never tried to talk us into a house we weren’t sold on.

I’ll be recommending him to anyone I know that’s looking for a realtor.

David Kehr

I had a great experience with Bob. He was dedicated to making my search a successful one and I truly appreciate all the time and attention that was dedicated to my search and the process of finding a house.I definitely recommend Bob as an agent and as someone who will help you through each step of the process and find and assemble the right team to do the same.

Matthew Crawford, Buyer

Bob listens, is very intelligent, and conscientious. He has the best interest of his clients in mind. We chose him to represent us as the buyer, after we met him through a seller representation that he was working on. I think he does great work on both sides and does it with integrity.

Mike and Janna Banks, Buyer

My husband and I had a wonderful time buying our first home with Bob. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and gave us some great advice on how to approach home buying. He also never made us feel pressured and was always quick to respond whenever we had questions or concerns. We had a great experience with him and will definitely be recommending him to our friends.

Kelsey and Tim Edwards, Buyer

We can't recommend Bob enough. This was our third real estate transaction, so we know what a good realtor, and a bad realtor look and act like. He definitely falls in the first category. Thorough, responsive and on the ball. After hearing what we were looking for, didn't waste our time with properties that didn't match our criteria, and once we found the one we wanted, actually helped in bringing the price down, and pointed out some negotiating points.

Lenny Markus and Diana Chang, Buyer

Bob is awesome! He helped my family find the perfect house! He was very patient and thorough and very flexible! If I ever buy another house I will definitely call Bob first! Thanks Bob!

Tara Johnson, Buyer

Bob is Awesome. When we met with him 2yrs ago, we thought we were ready but let's just say we weren't. He checked in on us thru those years, which I thought was great and very unexpected. When we were finally ready, he took us around and showed us what is now our "Dream Home". Bob was always there to answer our questions, give us advice and gave us some really awesome Referrals. We thought this process was going to be stressful but it was so smooth and easy. If you are looking to have an Enjoyable Buying Experience.....just call Bob!

Janel and David Standard, Buyer

Stuck with me through thin, thinner, and all the way 'round to thick again. Understood my limits and needs. Talked me in off the ledge more than once...

Ellen Sullivan, Seller

Bob helped us not only find our house, but lease the one we were already in. We weren't sure we'd be able to do it, but his knowledge gave us the confidence to take advantage of the market and get into a great house. All the while keeping our other home as an investment. Well done Bob!

Heather and Paul Smith, Buyer / Lease

We LOVE Bob! He's solidly professional, yet incredibly personable. You do not want to go through the roller-coaster-like processes of home-buying and/or selling with someone you don't enjoy being around and Bob is someone you'll really like working with. We originally found Bob on Zillow and don't feel that we could have possibly found a better Realtor for us. He helped us find a house very quickly and, thanks to his work for us, our old house sold in two days on the market! We could not be happier about how everything went and especially about our decision to work with Bob.

Stacy and Stan Cross, Buyer / Seller

Bob was a fabulous agent and helped me every step of the way in buying my first home. He was incredibly knowledgable and made the experience smooth and enjoyable. He is truly great at what he does and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in Austin!

Chelsea Brown, Buyer

We had a great experience working with Bob! We wanted to sell our home and purchase another in the area, but weren't sure where to begin so we called Bob and he quickly proved to be a true partner during the sale. He met with us to understand our goals and explained the process each step of the way. His knowledge of the Austin market was spot on with helping us sell our home at a premium within 10 days, then again to help us find the perfect home!Bob is an excellent realtor who knows this market inside-out. If you need a true partner to help buy or sell a home, look no further than Bob Hachtel!

Ingrid and Rich Fletcher, Buyer / Seller

There are Realtors. And then there are people like Bob Hachtel. It was our first home and we were pretty picky on what we wanted. We didn't want the typical white walls and boxy layout. We wanted unique features and an open feel to the house, but without spending a fortune and in a safe neighborhood. Bob was so patient and listened to everything we wanted. And the home he found for us far exceeded what we thought possible. It's the home we'll raise our family in, and it could not be more perfect for us. Even after a year we still wake up every morning giddy, as we walk through our house. Thank you Bob, for making our first home buying experience so amazing. Really can't thank you enough.

Raimey and Jordan Jones, Buyer

We weren't sure if we could sell our house. Bob came over told us not to worry, he would have our house sold and in a new house in 60 days. At first we thought that was a bold statement in this economy. Well 45 days later house was sold and were getting ready to move into our new house. Bob made it happen! It was an easy and smooth transition thanks to Bob.

Elise and Joe Stebe, Buyer / Seller

Bob helped me and my husband sell our home and purchase a new one two years ago after the bottom fell out of the market. It was an extremely stressful time to try and sell a house, and I am very thankful we had Bob there to help us. I'm convinced we wouldn't have had the positive experience we had without him. When looking for our new home, he showed us properties in an area we hadn't considered looking at before, and because he did, we now live in an area that is the perfect fit for us. He will be our lifelong realtor.

Jamie and Todd Murrell, Buyer / Seller

Bob and Michaela Hachtel's Listings

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4902 Duval Rd #l2 - MLS# 6815715
  • $174,900
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 6815715 
  • Cottages On Duval Condo
  • 4902 Duval Rd #l2
  • Austin, TX 78727
  •   2 BD 1 BA 916 Sq Ft 0.12 AC
  • Residential
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Bob and Michaela Hachtel's Sold Listings

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1107 Reagan Ter - MLS# 6673188
  • $615,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6673188 
  • Travis Heights
  • 1107 Reagan Ter
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   2 BD 1 BA 1320 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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8800 Bell Mountain Dr - MLS# 3317676
  • $612,500
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3317676 
  • Long Canyon 02-a
  • 8800 Bell Mountain Dr
  • Austin, TX 78730
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2695 Sq Ft 0.99 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1518 W 9th St - MLS# 9431981
  • $465,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9431981 
  • Assman
  • 1518 W 9th St
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   2 BD 1 BA 958 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4001 Bradwood Rd - MLS# 5202612
  • $461,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5202612 
  • Wilshire Wood
  • 4001 Bradwood Rd
  • Austin, TX 78722
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2163 Sq Ft 0.29 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1305 Wilshire Blvd - MLS# 3614095
  • $440,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3614095 
  • Wilshire Wood
  • 1305 Wilshire Blvd
  • Austin, TX 78722
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1741 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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