Christina Balderas

Christina Balderas



For 20 years, Christina Balderas has successfully guided clients through Austin’s competitive real estate market. Leading residential sales & purchases across Central Austin and surrounding areas, including Hyde Park, San Marcos, Georgetown, and Lockhart, she supports client decision making from start to finish. As former clients will attest, Christina combines business acumen with a devoted consideration for people’s wants & needs to turn a complex, high-stress situation into a wonderful, momentous experience.

First, actively listening to clients’ ideas & concerns, Christina blends up-to-date technology use with her strong understanding of the Austin market to identify neighborhoods, architectural styles, and price points that speak to client desires. And as the selection process continues, Christina uses her talent and enjoyment for negotiation to her clients’ benefit. She is determined to get her clients the best dollar amount on a sale or the best deal on a purchase.
Relocating from the harsh Chicago winters in the early 1980s, Christina and her family found their new life in the welcoming arms of Austin. After graduating from Texas State University, Christina began her professional career as a Technical Recruiter and Resource Manager for software consulting firms in the Austin area. From the founding of Dell, Whole Foods, and ACL Music Festival, to the city’s constant population expansion & diversification, Christina feels she has truly grown up with Austin. She can often be found acting as a tourist in her own city or giving back to her community through organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.

Christina Balderas is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) and a Seller Representative Specialist (SRS). By meticulously taking care of the numerous moving pieces that make up buying & selling a home, she navigates her clients through this important decision-making process. Christina is dedicated to helping newcomers, long-time locals, first-time home buyers, and empty nesters find their perfect fit in the Austin area!

July 29 2019

We worked with Christina Balderas, and she was an absolute delight to have with us on our journey of first time home buying! It can be scary and overwhelming to think about all process of buying a house, but she put all of our worries at ease and was with us every step of the way. We could not have done it without her! Highly recommend Realty Austin and, Christina!

Savannah Quinn

June 5 2019

I recently bought my first house and used Christina Balderas from Realty Austin. She is excellent! In this brutal housing market, we looked for six months before settling, and she was always very prompt, accommodating, and extremely knowledgeable. I absolutely recommend Christina Balderas and Realty Austin for a home quest!

Ross Glaze

April 1 2019

I have known Christina for a couple of years now, and she did such an amazing job keeping in contact with my folks as they finalized their decision to move to Texas. Christina kept my dad updated on the market and what was currently available, so when they were ready to move she was able to help them narrow down their search and find them the best house in that area very quickly.

When I recently decided to move forward with my home purchase plan and reached out to Christina to get started. While I had a good idea of the perfect home I was looking for, my ideal price range and location, Christina impressed me with how fast she got the offer written done and how she managed to take care of all the follow-up work that comes with making that offer. Christina also helped me find a lender when my original lender fell through, and she was able to negotiate a fantastic deal with the seller and keep working on my deal through each step along the way.

I can honestly say that during this process as stressful as it was, Christina and her team working with my lender made this a real success. I value all the work and determination she put into making this purchase happen for me, and even the words of encouragement and understanding she provided when we ran into several obstacles with the VA loan process. Christina is a valuable asset to any real estate agency, and I will and have to recommend her to others looking to make their next home purchase.

Gage Taylor

November 1 2018

I knew nothing about selling a house or finding an agent when I contacted Christina Balderas. I just got her name off a yard sign and I am so glad that I did. Not only was she enjoyable to work with, but she also made the whole process so much easier than I would have ever anticipated. She was super pleasant and informative, was always available to answer questions, and immediately made me feel like a priority and that I was fortunate to have chosen Christina as my agent. The whole thing could not have gone smoother and I attribute that fact to both her personality and professionalism.

Aaron B. Doss

August 1 2018

Christina Balderas served as our Realtor for our recent sale of a Brandywine condo. I can’t praise her enough. She is hard working, focused, diligent, and always had OUR best interests at heart. Christina went out of her way several times to help get things done, especially after we moved out of the state. “Above & Beyond” is the tip of the iceberg for Christina! I would highly recommend Christina to anyone.

Carey Bertoldi

May 1 2018

Christina is a rock star! I was thrilled to have her lead us through the selling and purchasing of two homes simultaneously! No small feat indeed! Christina’s professionalism and in-depth knowledge of experience helped us to navigate through the difficult sale of our property! She always answered my questions promptly and supported me in dealing with my high emotions. Her reassurance that ‘all would be well” kept me strong and sturdy.

Other agents should shadow her and gain valuable insight into the way she works with her clients! Christina is by far the most outstanding Realtor that I’ve had the privilege of working with. As a matter of fact, without hesitation, I recommended Christina to a family that is looking to relocate from Boston to Austin. It was amazing to work with a professional that could pull everyone and everything together on such short notices. Christina is the real deal-professional, knowledgeable, kind and extremely supportive!

Susan Buchanan

May 1 2018

Christina did a wonderful job for us. She is articulate, confident, professional, and creative. Christina brought us three offers in 30 days on the property we were interested in. It was a real troublemaker for us, and Christina removed that Albatross from our shoulders!

Bo Anderson

April 1 2018

Christina was really helpful and worked around my schedule to help me see many new homes. I work a midnight shift, and so I had to see homes early in the morning (sometimes she even changed her normal routine to show me a few homes). I was early to a lot of showings as was Christina, so there was no sitting and waiting for her to any of the viewings. She made it really easy and enjoyable for a first-time homebuyer. I will recommend Realty Austin and Christina in the future to any of my family and friends. I will also use Christina in future real estate investments.

Manuel Granados

September 1 2017

I was really impressed with Christina Balderas and felt she went way above and beyond what I expected. Although I have moved out of the Austin area, I would surely recommend her to any of my Austin friends considering buying or selling in the future.

Rodney Prickett

July 1 2017

My husband and I think the world of Christina. She assisted us a little over 3 years ago when we bought our house in Lago Vista and we were so impressed by her service at that time that when it came to selling that same house we immediately thought of her. She guided us through the highs and lows of selling our house and has been that light clearing our paths when things have gone awry....and they have gone awry, believe me. We are now in the process of buying our next home and...well.....I wouldn't say that we're 'difficult' clients...we just know what we want and we give ourselves a very wide radius around Austin in order to find what we're looking for. 

Christina has been a real champ when it comes to traveling with us from Johnson City to Cedar Creek, to Giddings, to Lexington, Liberty Hill and Leander...just to name a few. She shares our enthusiasm when looking at houses and it has always been a pleasure speaking with her and sharing our thoughts and opinions with her as she truly listens to what we have to say.

We close on our new house on the 13th and we plan to stay put at least through retirement, but should we ever decide to make a move in the future we will definitely look her up again if she'll have us. Her service is beyond exemplary and I truly can not say enough good things about her.

Nellie Garcia

July 1 2017

We were very pleased with Christina. She went beyond the expectation you would expect from your real estate agent. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. Using her as our Realtor was the best thing we did while selling and buying our home.

Joe Garcia

May 1 2017

I was soooo happy to work with Christina Balderas. I first contacted her over a year ago, and I was honest about not being ready to buy and just looking. Once in a while, I would call with a question, and she would nicely answer. Never did she push me or made me feel like I was bothering her. When I was ready to buy, I didn't hesitate to call her, and she didn't disappoint. Always there every step of the way, it was a stressful time for me but she made it easier. I will be forever thankful to her for this great buying experience. Thanks Christina!

Ana D. Garza

May 1 2017

Christina is efficient, professional, detail-oriented and fun to be with. I just completed my third real estate transaction with Christina, and her guidance was helpful every step of the way. The two purchases I made had multiple offers, and the sale exceeded my expectations. I would certainly recommend her to lead the way through the jungle of today's Austin real estate market.

Nancy Cosby

April 1 2016

Love, love, love Christina Balderas. Christina was always available anytime we needed her! She was always professional and ready to lead us through this maze of house hunting. She provided us with information we were not aware of to make us a more informed buyer all the way to the end of the process. She exceeded our expectations and we will be happy to refer her to anyone we know. Realty Austin has a great associate working with your company. Keep her around.

Donna Wear, Google Review

August 1 2015

Christina was extremely helpful and responsive during the search and purchasing process. She always made herself available on our schedule, mostly after 5 pm. There isn't a single thing that would keep me from recommending Christina to anyone in the market. Also, Jennifer was a huge help. She was on top of every deadline and all of the coordination between the numerous entities involved. Her and Christina made for quite the efficient team.

Justin Liddell

August 1 2015

I wanted to convey my high regard and deep appreciation for the hard work and professionalism exhibited by Christina in our house sale and buying another house. She was very astute in the market valuation of our house. It sold in 2 days and we were very happy with the price. Our house buying journey was quite a long and varied one. Two houses we made offers on we rejected after the inspections showed numerous problems. Several other houses we offered on we missed out on because other buyers offered more money. Christina never lost faith. I vividly recall her telling me, "I know there's a house out there for you!" She kept our spirits up when we were skeptical. Today we closed on a lovely house in the Villages of Hidden Lake. It's within walking distance of Lake Pflugerville and we couldn't be happier.

Christina's a keeper. I will definitely recommend her on Yelp and to other people who need an excellent realtor.

Claudia Darling

June 1 2015

Christina was great. I had a tight budget and a narrow idea of what I wanted, and she was very patient with me and always helpful. With her help, I found the perfect place. I would recommend her to others.


May 1 2015

Christina was efficient, professional, and personable. I enjoyed her company and would definitely recommend her.

Nancy Cosby

October 1 2014

Being an out of state buyer already comes with challenges. Finding the right Real Estate Agent is a major challenge. I went to the Realty Austin website and looked through many different profiles and upon reading Christina Balderas's profile, I read she spent time in Chicago which is my home town. I figured I would send out an email not only to her but to other realtors that seemed to be a good fit for my wife and I. Christina was the first to reply. We spoke on the phone soon after. When the conversation was done I hung up the phone with confidence that we had just found our realtor. She was very knowledgeable and confident. I felt as though she was really listening to what I was saying. She is very genuine! She knew what we were looking for and had confidence that she would be able to help us find houses that matched not only our vision but our price range, all without physically meeting. I finally was able to fly out to Austin to physically look at houses and to meet Christina. We hit it the floor running. We saw many houses that matched our criteria in terms of location, amenities, and charm. Christina was also able to see first hand my specific list of things I was looking for, which she picked up and noticed.

One of the great things about Christina is that just from that first meeting she knew exactly what we were looking for and even had my specific list added to her original. She has the experience and the knowledge that helped us along this intense journey. She is extremely professional and communicated with us throughout the entire process which made us feel very taken care of.

After signing our closing papers at the Title company which Christina was there for, my wife and I told her that we will be calling her when it's time to buy house #2. We found our Real Estate Agent! And we would gladly recommend her to family and friends interested in moving to Austin. She really was a pleasure to work with!

We can't wait to have her over for a grill out once we are settled in properly. Thank you Realty Austin for hiring people that really care not only about their jobs but the people they help!

Alex and Alice Gonzalez

July 1 2014

Best real estate firm in Austin. Christina Balderas represented me as listing agent and from day one up to closing and was in constant contact with me. We staged my house together and had multiple offers in a matter of days of my house being listed on MLS! I highly recommend Christina and Reality Austin!

Roger U., Yelp Review

June 1 2014

Christina was amazing. I would not be a home owner without her expert a D patient guidance. Her assistant Jennifer kept me on track with all the details and encouragement.

Christina referred me to the best mortgage broker, Janet and her assistant, Joanna. I have been truly blessed. I can't wait to refer others and post excellent reviews.


January 1 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Christina Balderas. We started working with her over the phone and through email when we were still in Florida. First we looked at rental condos, then houses, then houses to purchase. Christina was very patient and understanding of our circumstances and needs and showed us numerous listings. When we signed the contract to purchase a property in Steiner Ranch, she couldn't have been more helpful. We believe she went beyond the call of duty to make this a good experience for us.

I would recommend Christina to anyone.

Charlotte Ford

February 2017 

Our first impression of Christina held true to the very end of this process, she was very professional but in a very personal and kind way.  We felt very comfortable with her from the start and if this was a "normal" real estate transaction I probably would have been grateful for just that.  However, this was not a normal transaction, at least not in my experience.  The process of selecting a condo to purchase in West Campus is difficult enough given the state most of them are in from both years of rental use and the general nature of undergraduate living standards, but this one took a bizarre twist near the very end which is why I am compelled to write you personally.

As we worked out the final price Christina worked with the other relator to help us all get to a final number.  The seller and other realtor were both, in my experience, hard to work with.  The seller was just difficult, hard to reach and not very realistic but their realtor made Christina's job much, much harder.  Of course I never really knew just how bad he was until closing day came, and went, and still no keys or even a promise to produce them that day.  All through this process I can see now that Christina had buffered us from what she must have been dealing with just to get the negotiations moving.   Finally, and not without considerable effort on Christina's part he produced keys two days later.  This was also a 1031 exchange and I had a delay from the buyer of the other investment property that delayed my ability to purchase this property.  That created yet another obstacle that Christina personally took care of and that was going WAY out of her duty to do.  Last, as if the rest wasn't enough, the lender I had selected realized at the last minute they could not write a loan for this type of property... which really put things in a tailspin.  Once again, Christina came up with just the right lender out of how ever many there must be in Austin who worked a complete funding package in less than 30 days...with a great rate on top of it.

We could not be more pleased with Christina's support through this entire effort and to say she went above and beyond is really, truly an understatement.  She has set the bar very, very high for other Realtors.  She has earned the right to represent us when we decide to questions, no hesitation.  We know we will be in great hands when that day comes.

Guy & Zoeanne Palumbo

Christina was great to work with, and was available to meet with me when it was convenient for me. If she did not know the answers to my questions she would find the person that could answer them and get the information I needed in a timely manner. 

I would certainly recommend her to any of my friends.

John Watson

It has been a great pleasure working with Christina Balderas. She not only exceeded our expectations, but went above and beyond. As Buyers on our end, Christina helped make the process of our purchase stress free and well worth the wait. Even when issues arose that caused delays and concerns; Christina offered her expertise and assistance in finding a solution. Thanks in great part to her, we now are the proud Owners of our condo. And YES, we look forward to a continued working relationship as well as a great friendship with Christina. Rest assure that we will call upon her if and when the need arises in the future.

Fernando & Cynthia Gomez

My association with Christina, in the field of Property Management, has always been a pleasure. She always brought me well qualified applicants for my rental properties and assisted me in the process of moving them in. She is knowledgeable and conveys that professionalism that ensures successful completion to the task at hand.

Marjorie Yancy, Property Manager

It was a pleasure to work with Christina as we searched for a property in the Austin area. Christina was professional, courteous, diligent and stopped at nothing until we found exactly what we were looking for. We greatly appreciated the hard work and effort that she put forth. I would highly recommend Christina to my friends and family.

Fleur Williams

I recently decided to place my home in Hyde Park on the rental market and had the opportunity to work with Christina Balderas. I am currently living in New York City and had to rely on Chris to handle everything for me. Chris was invaluable in getting the house ready to show, renting it within two days after it went on the market and successfully completing the walk-through with the new tenant. Chris used her experience and finesse to complete the transaction and all parties were completely satisfied. I will certainly use Chris again and highly recommend her to anyone who is in the market to rent, lease, buy or sell a property.

Pat Gunn

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11310 Spicewood Club Dr #7 - MLS# 2283963
  • $338,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 2283963 
  • Gardens At Spicewood
  • 11310 Spicewood Club Dr #7
  • Austin, TX 78750
  •   2 BD 3 BA 1531 Sq Ft 0.14 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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5610 Netleaf Rd - MLS# 5202126
  • $214,500
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 5202126 
  • Forest Bluff
  • 5610 Netleaf Rd
  • Austin, TX 78724
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1767 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
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5904 Florencia - listing ID# 104064
  • $479,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 104064 
  • Agave Meadows At Trinity Crossing
  • 5904 Florencia
  • Austin, TX 78724
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2462 Sq Ft 0.18 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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201 Oak Meadow Dr - MLS# 8952108
  • $443,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 8952108 
  • Gabriels Overlook
  • 201 Oak Meadow Dr
  • Georgetown, TX 78628
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3383 Sq Ft 1 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4904 TAHOE Trl - MLS# 7140207
  • $430,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 7140207 
  • Western Trails
  • 4904 TAHOE Trl
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1420 Sq Ft
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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603 Peacock Ln - MLS# 4511936
  • $420,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 4511936 
  • Galindo
  • 603 Peacock Ln
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 1 BA 1144 Sq Ft 0.27 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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5407 Salem Walk Dr - MLS# 7872025
  • $416,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 7872025 
  • Salem Walk
  • 5407 Salem Walk Dr
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1240 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1303 Sahara Ave - MLS# 7733671
  • $360,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 7733671 
  • Oasis Village
  • 1303 Sahara Ave
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1230 Sq Ft 0.21 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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15304 Whistling Straits Dr - MLS# 3541354
  • $358,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3541354 
  • Avery South
  • 15304 Whistling Straits Dr
  • Austin, TX 78717
  •   5 BD 3 BA 3287 Sq Ft 0.26 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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