Caren Upshaw

Caren Upshaw

REALTOR®

CLHMS, ABR

Caren Upshaw loves being a Realtor because her talent is to make hard work look and feel like fun!

Personal Mission Statement: “To treat each individual in my path with respect and honesty, no matter which side of the table they are on.”

Experience: Caren has personal experience with the psychology of transition -- she moved 12 times before getting to Austin in 1982. She has been a Realtor® since 1999, hitting the ground running as Rookie of the Year.

Caren’s strength as a Realtor®, according to her clients, is using her intellect, intuition and perseverance to partner with them in either Buying or Selling their homes. Because there is so much information available, her job is to help provide informed questions so that the clients can determine their preferred decisions at each fork in the road.

Designations: She has gained the designations of Accredited Buyers Representative, and International Luxury Homes Marketing.

Specialties: Westlake, Waterfront, and wherever you or your friends want to live. This year, her specialty has been in cash deals, as some buyers have rearranged their portfolios.

Community: Caren’s children graduated from Eanes ISD, but she is familiar with all of the school districts, neighborhoods, and price ranges in the extended Austin area. She sings in the choir at her church, and enjoys recycling good karma by contributing a % of her earnings to Austin and global charities, so please let her know if you have a favorite.

Personal: Caren loves to have fun, waterskiing or snow skiing with her Engineer husband, hiking, walking the dog, or anything involving family and friends. And the adrenalin rush of helping a client score their dream home is right up there at the top of her fun list!

Awards

March 2017

Caren's a former nextdoor neighbor and longtime family friend of mine, so I'm afraid I can't provide much in the way of an unbiased opinion, but she's certainly my favorite Realtor in town. This is actually the third time I've gotten her help with property, and she's been wonderful every time. Caren's the first person who comes to mind whenever someone I know tells me they're in the market for a home.

Robert Inks

August 2016

Caren Upshaw is an excellent combination of a project and people manager:

Caren knows how to keep the ball rolling with friendly and professional reminders to all parties involved, being sensitive to deadlines and jumping on opportunities, elevating the quality of the experience. If you want a high energy, experienced, and well-networked realtor to represent you then Caren Upshaw at Realty Austin is the confident choice. Caren went beyond the calling to help us achieve our goals - Thank you!!!

Erica S., Yelp Review

June 2016

I feel very fortunate to have had Caren Upshaw as my Realtor for my recent purchase. Caren's detailed knowledge of the ins and outs of Austin real estate was of particular importance to me as I'm relocating from NJ to TX and not at all familiar with how things work in TX. Her advice and reminders to mark my calendar have been invaluable to me. I would absolutely recommend Caren to any family or friends who might be looking to purchase homes in Austin in the future.

Susan Sentipal

June 2016

Caren Upshaw and her partner Terry White were beyond helpful with their assistance, as well as suggestions and recommendations. We ended up finding the perfect house for our family. I couldn’t be more satisfied with their help.

Brendyn Sweet

February 2016

I was very impressed with the job Caren did and will recommend her to friends, clients, associates, and anyone else I can think of. I have been in the building industry since ’99 and have had the opportunity to work with quite a few real estate professionals over the years, and I can tell you that I don’t think I’ve ever seen an agent work as hard for her clients as Caren did for us. She was well versed in the paperwork and legal side of things, proactive with making plans for marketing the property, persistent with potential buyers, with her follow up and friendly reminders to them about the benefits of buying my home, and tenacious with getting the deal to close. And she did all of this with a positive and upbeat attitude. In short, she is a star!

Ethan

January 2015

Caren Upshaw has been our agent for more than one transaction in Austin; once when we left Austin four years ago and most recently with our return home. The fact that there was no debate between my wife and I as to whom we would contact for our recent purchase is a testament to the wonderful and professional treatment that Caren provided us several years ago. Once again, Caren did not disappoint. She went above and beyond, even helping us schedule and meet with service providers since we were not in town to do so. We are extremely grateful to Caren and will not hesitate to use her again if the need arises but we hope we are here to stay!

Dennis Corkran

December 2014

After several failed deals with another agent, I was being told to just drop my price and hope for the best. I wasn't buying it so I switched to Caren (and Terry, who is also excellent) and a brand new marketing strategy. With the fresh direction and some good timing, the deal was underway within days of re-listing. The buyers specifically mentioned elements of the marketing, including supporting documentation in the listing, that made them feel comfortable with the deal. Cheers to Caren and Terry! My sincere appreciation will come in the form of referrals.

Corey Pennington

December 2014

I loved Caren and Terry to pieces. Caren's knowledge of the business and professionalism exceeded expectations. I would enthusiastically refer her and Terry to anyone looking for an awesome Realtor.

Billie

May 2014

Of course, I still refer Caren to our friends whenever possible. Caren is amazing, and we are honored to have her as our agent.  She is dedicated, honest, intelligent, and always focused on what is best for her client.  Realty Austin is fortunate to have Caren on the team.

Diane Dixon

May 2014

It should be me thanking Realty Austin for giving me the opportunity to work with Caren.   We¹ve worked with Caren for well over a year in our search for property in Austin, and the whole time it has been a pleasure. Being from out of town, we really appreciated Caren¹s depth of knowledge about the areas we were interested in, not just with respect to market values and neighborhoods, but being able to advise concerning ordinances and other peculiarities/restrictions unique to Austin and West Lake Hills. Our being from out of town also meant our opportunities for looking at properties were limited and sporadic. Caren was unfailingly gracious and patient in setting things up, and in being flexible when we wanted to shift the schedule. She was also very good about previewing properties, and she had developed such a good understanding of our preferences that we were completely confident in her judgment that we need not look at something.   Caren was tireless and diligent in advising and representing us on two different offers that were ultimately unsuccessful, as well as on the one that was successful.  When we did get a contract on the property we purchased, we couldn¹t have been more pleased with everything Caren did to get us to closing, which was a particular challenge since the seller was under guardianship. The inspector Caren recommended was outstanding, and Caren was very helpful in assisting us in evaluating our options with respect to renting the property in the interim before we move to Austin. She continues to provide us with assistance since closing, which is really above and beyond what we would ever expect.   We would not hesitate to recommend Caren to others.  In fact we recommended her to two family members, one of whom found and closed on a property before we did. The other was looking more for farm/ranch type acreage, and we all really appreciated that Caren was quick to let them know that that wasn't an area where she felt she could give them the assistance and service they needed, but did try to find others that could do so.­ I think that speaks volumes about her professional integrity.   In summary, working with Caren has far exceeded our expectations, and Realty Austin should consider her a real credit to their firm. We would be delighted to work with her again if the opportunity arises.

Gary & Jane Henderson

April 2014

We have worked with Caren Upshaw before, and highly recommend her to everyone! She is so generous with her time, prompt, and truly someone you can count on. She did a terrific job presenting our home, which sold prior to MLS listing! When we initially purchased our home, Caren was the person who found it, and it was perfect--the 2nd home we looked at. She takes the time to understand her clients' needs and comes through with flying colors.

Kristen Anderson

April 2014

I recently worked with Caren Upshaw to purchase a property in the "Greater" Austin metroplex. She was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a property in the Austin area. She is fun, professional and thinks of all steps needed to lead to a successful closing.

Linda L. Logan

April 2014

I recently worked with Caren Upshaw to purchase a property in the "Greater" Austin metroplex. She was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a property in the Austin area. She is fun, professional and thinks of all steps needed to lead to a successful closing.

Linda L Logan, Facebook Review

March 2014

We may be a little biased -- Caren's a longtime family friend -- but she was fantastic to work with both during our purchase in 2010 and during our recent sale. When we were first looking, she took us to several good locations and helped us come up with a reasonable bid. When selling, she put together the numbers to assist us in formulating a good asking price and even helped us with staging, all of which paid off when we got our first offer in just eight hours. She's been a friendly, courteous, professional advocate for us during the entire process, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the Austin area.

Robert Inks

November 2013

Caren is the best. Caren Upshaw was so great and worked with us every step of the way, she had our backs through the entire process of selling and closing. She is also one of the nicest people I have ever met, I would highly recommend her if you are in the market to buy or sell your property!

Jeri Cornelius

October 2013

I would recommend Caren to anyone. She was very helpful and we were very pleased with her service. She was always very professional and had a lot of patience with us through a long selection process. We will ask her to help us with our next project.

Greg Weaver

October 2013

You are fortunate to have Caren Upshaw as an agent for Realty Austin. We were able to receive an offer on our $1M+ house within four days of its listing. My wife and I thought that it would probably take three to six months to sell our house in this price range. Caren gave us good advice on preparing the house for sale and helped us price it appropriately. She was very attentive to all of the details surrounding the sale and all of the associated documents. Caren kept us informed and updated throughout the process and was able to answer all of our questions regarding the sale. She was very knowledgeable about the market and all of the new technology used in the realty business to market properties. She is a true professional and worked extremely hard to make sure we were able to realize what we wanted to receive from the sale of the property. We are very happy with the service we received and the quick sale of our house. We owe a debt of gratitude to Caren for making this happen.

Larry O. Anderson

October 2013

My husband and I had the extreme pleasure of working with Caren Upshaw to an unbelievably successful outcome. Caren's recommendations were well-researched, her advice was very professional and her projections were right on target. We took her advice on how to prepare the home and where to set our pricing goals. From listing to closing we were done in 18 days with no hitches whatsoever. And we got the price that we wanted in the end. We have bought and sold many homes over the years, but this was by far the easiest. In the luxury home real estate market, you will be well-served to have an experienced and knowledgeable partner like Caren on your team!

Susan Anderson, Google Review

Caren Upshaw is undoubtedly the best realtor I have been associated with. She knew what type of property and location I wanted and was knowledgeable about areas - Westlake, 78703 and 78731 which were the areas I focused on. She kept me informed of listings and visited them to screen out what I might want and sent me pictures of the properties giving aspects not seen in the listing photos. This saved me several trips from Houston to look at potential properties. She was very knowledgeable about values, providing me her opinion on whether the property was overly priced or a reasonable offering. I really valued her being patient with me, not pressuring me into any decision. I also valued her integrity. I am an attorney, but she effectively guided me through negotiation tactics. She referred me to an appraiser and expeditor who provided me valuation and permitting cost information to help me feel comfortable with what I ultimately offered for the property. She also referred me to the best inspector I have used. It was very pleasing experience, and I will recommend her to those I learn are interested in buying or selling property in Austin.

David Stevenson

Our experience with Caren was fantastic. She helped us sell the condo that our children lived in while going to college...and frankly, after 5 years, the place was mess. Caren met with us and helped us form a plan to make it market worthy. She found us a wonderful painter. Once the place was cleaned up, she made subtle changes with the furniture and lighting that really made the condo look great. Then she arranged for a photographer to shoot pictures and placed a virtual tour on the internet. Within a few days we started having people look at the property. Caren always gave us great feedback. She explained the financing and helped us negotiate the best price. I would highly recommend her to friends and family.

Betty Weldon

I adore Caren Upshaw and will recommend her to anyone I meet. She was AWESOME. I called for a home inspection and the lady answering phones questioned who my realtor was to assure some particular was done on time. As soon as I mentioned Caren's name, she said "Never Mind! Caren is always on top of things." I thought that was telling.

Lori Moore

Caren was a perfect realtor for us! We wanted to move fast as our apartment lease was ending, and all told our entire search lasted just over 3 days. Caren was up late at night watching for new houses to hit the market and found what would be our future house the moment it went on the market, and we were the first people to see it. Within a span of twelve hours, we put an offer on the house and had it accepted before anyone else even got to look at it... the seller couldn't believe how fast it all happened... and our search was over, just like that! Not only did Caren help us find our house, but she recommended great people along the way like our mortgage broker who was also amazing. I am really, really surprised at how painless the entire process was, which was night-and-day from a previous experience several years ago with a different realtor in Minnesota. I will be happy to recommend Caren to others.

Ryan Glanzer

This was an unusual lake view property, with some age on it. Caren did an outstanding job through some passages with cranky realtors, strange prospective buyers, a self promoting builder, and finally some unnerving, last minute A/C and grinder failures.

Caren handled her side of this successful sale with creative solutions that brought a very successful closing despite many challenges. She was always available and went way beyond the duties of a "hands on" realtor.

We enjoyed working with Caren very much! We don't think we could have had better representation. We have already recommended her and her "team" to friends as well as Realty Austin.

Jack & Jill Locy

This is not the first time we have worked with Caren. She is terrific in every way, hard working, professional, knowledgable, and really understands people. Our being in this current home is close to a miracle, given the difficulty of the circumstances at the time, and Caren is responsible for making it happen. Our recent purchase, again went very smoothly thanks to Caren. I sing her praises to anyone who will listen.

Shannon Kratzer

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Caren and her team. She was on top of things from beginning to end. She referred me to workmen who were reasonable, skilled, and conscientious about their work. With her guidance I was able to make good decisions about what and how to upgrade to fit the market. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.

Gordon Marsh

Recently hired Agent Caren Upshaw with Austin Realty to sell my house in Lake Pointe. Both her and Austin Realty are a first class operation and the whole process went as smoothly as it possibly could have gone. I would not hesitate one second to hire them again and would absolutely recommend both Caren Upshaw and Austin Realty to anyone who is either looking to buy or sell a home in Austin.

by Brett at Yahoo!

We were newbies to this whole process and a little overwhelmed. Caren made the whole experience great - explaining procedures, terms, and being ready to help in any way. She was someone we knew we could trust and who would be there for us long after the deal was done.

Lisa Robertson

Caren Upshaw provided superior service during a lengthy short sale!

Caren Upshaw located the perfect area for us to look in as well as the home we were looking for. This location would never have been found by us alone.

Sylvia Pace - Owens

Caren Upshaw's Listings

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4001 Hambletonian Ct - MLS# 4109514
  • $1,399,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 4109514 
  • Davenport Ranch
  • 4001 Hambletonian Ct
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   5 BD 5 BA 5709 Sq Ft 0.31 AC
  • Residential
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Caren Upshaw's Sold Listings

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3204 Rain Dance Cv - MLS# 6640704
  • $1,275,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6640704 
  • Westview On Lake Austin
  • 3204 Rain Dance Cv
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   5 BD 5 BA 5353 Sq Ft 0.68 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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3627 Stoneridge Rd #1 - MLS# 1361164
  • $1,221,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1361164 
  • Stoneridge Place
  • 3627 Stoneridge Rd #1
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   5 BD 5 BA 4756 Sq Ft 1.46 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4127 Lago Viento - MLS# 1236151
  • $1,018,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1236151 
  • Lakewind Estates
  • 4127 Lago Viento
  • Austin, TX 78734
  •   5 BD 6 BA 4560 Sq Ft 1.08 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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5320 Tortuga Trl - MLS# 3028917
  • $850,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3028917 
  • Mount Bonnell Shores
  • 5320 Tortuga Trl
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3634 Sq Ft 0.33 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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109 Lakeway Dr - MLS# 9790091
  • $832,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9790091 
  • Lakeway
  • 109 Lakeway Dr
  • Lakeway, TX 78734
  •   5 BD 6 BA 4000 Sq Ft 0.33 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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5322 Tortuga Trl - MLS# 3750168
  • $780,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3750168 
  • Mount Bonnell Shores
  • 5322 Tortuga Trl
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   3 BD 3 BA 3469 Sq Ft 0.34 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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9704 Talleyran Cv - MLS# 2342484
  • $770,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 2342484 
  • Spicewood At Balcones Villagesec
  • 9704 Talleyran Cv
  • Austin, TX 78750
  •   5 BD 4 BA 3974 Sq Ft 0.35 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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