David Ristine

David Ristine

Broker Associate

CLHMS, SRES

Residential real estate has been the center of David's career his entire adult life. Born and raised on a family farm in Central Nebraska, he credits his strong work ethic to his farming experiences during his formative years. David has been a resident of Austin for the past 23 years, and a Real Estate Broker for nearly three decades. In his free time he enjoys attending UT football and basketball games, an occasional game of golf, and spending time with his wife, Susan.

David has extensive experience in new home sales in the Austin market. His time spent as Vice President of Sales for a large residential homebuilder developed his widespread knowledge about communities throughout the Austin area. His clients find his knowledge of how building techniques, combined with the wide range of quality standards impact the value of each home, all of which are exceptionally helpful in the selection process for their most important investment.

Communication is the key to finding the perfect home for his clients. David's expertise, coupled with his genuine commitment to his clients provides a relaxing stress free relationship that makes buying or selling a home the satisfying experience you deserve.

David is a member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and holds the designation of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. His success in the million dollars and above market has qualified him as a member of the institutes Million Dollar Guild. In addition David's designation as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) demonstrates his knowledge and expertise to counsel his senior clients through the lifestyle transitions necessary in relocating to one of our excellent adult communities.

Community Involvement

David and his wife are involved in and support the community activities of CrossPointe Church. In addition they support the charitable activities of Special Olympics Texas; Texas Baptist Childrens Home (A Children at Heart Ministry) and The National Children's Cancer Society.

June 2017

We were very satisfied with David handling the sale of our house and would indeed recommend him to anyone selling their house or looking to purchase a house in Sun City.

Jim and Della Fossum

December 2016

David Ristine of Realty Austin was the best Broker Associate I have ever deal with in buying a house, he went out of his way for me and my wife.

Ron Piecz, Facebook Review

October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed working with David Ristine. He made our long-distance house shopping experience much easier than it could have been. He was responsive to our inquiries and kept us informed of what was happening in the market. When it came time for actually looking at homes, he kept us focused and on-schedule while still allowing us the freedom to spend the time that we needed with each house. He then navigated us through the long-distance purchase process and followed up to make sure all the details were handled so there were no delays or surprises when it came time to close. David's knowledge and experience gave us the confidence to rely on his advice and his low-key approach was a real asset in getting us through this stressful process. He is the consummate real estate professional!

Ginny and Pat Thomas

August 2016

David is professional and gave us great advice throughout the process. Anyone would benefit from his insights and advice. He led us to a great house and a great new life.

Ralph and JoAnne LaBrack

June 2016

Excellent service selling my home. David Ristine was recommended & I was extremely pleased. He was easy to communicate with & demonstrated great follow through throughout the process of selling & closing my home. I would highly recommend him & Realty Austin.

Martha H., Yelp Review

May 2016

David Ristine helped make a dream Jack and I had materialize. We love our new home! He answered all of our questions, calls, and worries with patience and knowledge. He worked with my sister and me for over two years to get us all to Sun City. We just had to get the timing right. He kept us in the loop through emails and Realty Austin website during that time. I would be proud to refer David.

Sylvia McGowan

May 2016

Prior to working with David, another Realtor overstated the value of the house we purchased saying I needed to jump on it as the house would sell in 4 or 5 days; a lie! He works for the same company that listed the home so obviously, he was representing that relationship and not mine. He never showed comps in the area as a result, trusting him as a friend, I overpaid by a large number. I later sold, with David's help for a 6 figure loss.

My wife and I began looking for another residence with David’s help. He proved to be trustworthy, patient, and knowledgeable of the area. After spending a great deal of time researching and showing us many homes over a number of months we purchased another residence through him.

Now we are trusting the sale of our million-dollar-plus home in Cimarron Hills with David — Even before obtaining the listing he has been most helpful in developing the necessary marketing materials and guidance — David is the best. My wife also has high regard for David; an outstanding representative for Realty Austin.

David and Elaine Lykes

March 2016

We had an excellent experience in working with David. He was knowledgeable, responsive, stayed connected with us throughout the entire process and I would recommend his services to others.

Steve & Terri Anderman

December 2015

He is simply outstanding! He exceeded our expectations in every way. We will definitely be recommending to anyone seeking a quality realtor in the Austin area. Thanks David for everything!

Rand

November 2015

David was very helpful in our search for a home in Sun City. My problem was deciding what we wanted, what we could afford and what was available. David was thrifty, kind brave and reverent. He spent the time we needed to look. Once we decided again he answered our questions. I would gladly recommend him to friends or family.

Bill & Jean Adams

October 2015

Best agent we have ever dealt with and we have bought and sold homes in three states. I wouldn't hesitate to call him again.

Sheila Morinville

September 2015

I want to express my praise for David Ristine. He went far beyond the services of most by working diligently to help me buy a house in Sun City. He was so professional and knowledgeable; such a pleasure to have him as my realtor. When I decide to list this place, I will use him again and recommend him to friends.

Sara

June 2015

The relationship with David started with online access to the Realty Austin website. The wife and I had talked for over a year of how we thought about relocating to Sun City. David was assigned to me for sending me homes on the market for Sun City. The firs email contact from David was to have the price we were looking for adjusted a little bit as he thought we may be missing out on some opportunities that we could make an offer for our price range. As time passed, the wife and I decided to really start looking at opportunities of homes that we liked and in our price range. I contacted David by email and his response was a very quick follow up. We met with David at the New Homes display so that David could give us an education of what we were looking at for homes that we felt were affordable. At that time we decided to list out current home with David. David was aware of I situation of needing to sale our current home before we could move forward buying another home. Things worked out vary well as we were able to find a home, have our current home in a pending status and be able to go to closing for both homes within two days. David was very good in keeping on top of the Title Companies as were as the other realtors. David went to both closings just as moral support and to be sure nothing was miss-understood on any documents we had to sign at closing. Over all, the wife and I was very pleased of the workmanship that David relayed. We will recommend David to our friends for their home selling and buying needs.

Randall Johnson, Google+ Review

January 2015

I recently purchased a house with the help of David Ristine. He was very professional and with great patience showed me property after property. He was informative and he educated me on the things to look for and avoid. Through the months we looked, he never neglected my case for a more lucrative client. Once the decision was made he helped me through the purchase process as well. Should the occasion arise, I would be delighted to recommend David.

Cynthia Cohen

October 2014

Four real estate transactions, two purchases, two sales in less than five years, all with David Ristine and Realty Austin. I really think that says it all.

Realty Austin has the best website on the net and David Ristine is a true real estate professional. David is involved in the process from beginning to end, whether you are just researching or ready to buy or sell.

Thanks to David and Realty Austin, I left Texas with more money than I came with.

Steve Abrahams

July 2014

Rex and I enjoyed working with David very much. David helped Rex to purchase two rental properties, and he helped me to purchase a house in Brushy Creek area. David gave us good advices on buying homes. He was very prompt in taking actions and closing deals for us which we really appreciated. And I really appreciate him for taking care of the inspections and checking the repair result for the house I purchased.

I think if we ever purchase or sell real estate in the future, we will work with him again.

Michelle

July 2014

We have purchased two homes in Sun City, Georgetown from David Ristine, and both experiences were extremely positive. David was efficient, professional, and very organized. He listened to what we were looking for, so did not waste our time or his time showing us property that he knew would not meet our needs.

He knew the area well and had the listings organized, once again saving time. He was always available to meet with us and answer any of our questions. He was always pleasant and timely when meeting with us. He paid attention to detail and followed through on issues.

David is a wonderful representative to your company. If the situation ever occurred, we would recommend him highly.

Tony and Dona Harkin

April 2014

David’s efforts and concern for our needs were very obvious. As we are older, we told him that this would probably be the last home we would buy and we were going to be very specific about what we wanted. David understood and never let it bother him. He just kept looking and taking us to homes that he thought might meet our needs.

We finally decided on a home and he did an excellent job of guiding us through all the in and outs of the paper work and his help in this area was so appreciated. David always took care of whatever came up, as things always do, and was always available and prompt with responses. It was a real pleasure working with David and we will not hesitate to refer anyone needing a Realtor to him.

Dan & Barbara Eastlake

February 2014

David Ristine was great to work with. He was very knowledgeable about the Sun City area. He was able to give us comparisons on the features available/offered between resales and new construction. He was able to work our schedule into his, even with very short notice. David was very helpful with inspection report. There were some items we were not sure whether it was significant enough for the owner to correct or if it was just something the inspector had to point out because the code had changed. David’s guidance kept us on track. The closing went smoothly. We would definitely recommend David to our friends.

Val & Ken Cofer

January 2014

We are buyers from Minnesota and David Ristine has been wonderful to work with. He introduced us to many of the Austin neighborhoods and was patient with us as we pondered this move to Texas and looked for the perfect house to buy. We chose a home in the Sun City development and are very pleased. David did a great job writing the purchase agreement and helped us with all aspects of our purchase. He assisted us with finding the professionals we needed, such as bankers, insurance agents, inspectors, etc. and was able to be on site for the inspections and repairs that were needed for closing. The closing was seamless and we are now happy to be a neighbor of his in Sun City.

I would highly recommend David Ristine to anyone with real estate needs!

Nancy Frey

December 2013

David Ristine has provided Angela and I with tremendous service. It all started about two years a go, when a friend of Angela¹s gave us David contact information. I contacted David and told him we were planning to move to Sun City when Angela retired from American Airlines.

Over the years with e-mails and phone calls David kept us informed on the Sun City market and would even venture out of Sun City when a when the right house showed.

Beginning in June the economy was getting shaky and the homes scarcer. Every time we found a home of interest it would disappear from the market before we could even drive down to view. We want to find a home and get moved in prior to May 2014. Finally we found a listing we liked, picked a second to look at just for fun and drove down. The original home we want to view left a few things to desire and the second really caught our eye,

With David's guidance, we put together an offer and bid on the house that day. He always replied promptly and to the point in communications, He was detailed and thorough in his research. He went out of his way to represent us when we could not be at the house for inspection and follow ups. Through the complete process through to the closing David held our hand making recommendations, offering suggestions, and providing more information than two people can read. As a recent convert to Sun City himself David could answer all of or questions about Sun City with all of its quirks.

I look forward to becoming a David Ristine neighbor and will happily recommend his services and Realty Austin to anyone we meeting looking to move to this area.

Craig & Angela Henley

September 2013

Just a note to say that David Ristine did exceed our expectations. He was efficient, patient, kind, considerate, and more. He is definitely an asset to Realty Austin. I will recommend him to my friends.

Jo Ann Jones

August 2013

I'd like to say thank you to Realty Austin, and primarily David Ristine, for assisting in my becoming a Texan! The Realty Austin website and daily notices were extremely helpful, and David's genuine demeanor allowed for a very pleasant and comfortable experience. Without a doubt, I will be referring David to my friends and family.

Cheryl Janssen, Facebook Review

July 2013

My experience with David Ristine was very positive, and I have nothing but good things to say about him. He was patient, thorough, and well-versed in the market that we were interested in. When he showed us a house, he stayed in the background and let us look, answering questions when we had them, but never pushing us for a decision. We were very indecisive buyers, taking well over a year to finally make our purchase.  We gave him ample reason to get tired of us, but if he did, he hid it well.   I would, and have, recommend him to others. I have come to think of him as a friend as much as my Realtor.

Jerry Funderburk

July 2013

David is very attentive and professional. Never did he oversell, but mostly presented the opportunity for us to sell ourselves, which we did. He was good at following up and giving good advice after the sale. We ended up using the mortgage bank and the insurance firm he recommended as they offered the best deal to us. His advice was really appreciated. We have been living in New Mexico and had no contacts in Georgetown. He was present at closing which I didn’t think was necessary, but as it turned out he was very helpful.   The following day, he was kind enough to assist me in getting some things into our new home. David and I have become good friends and we would certainly recommend him to others.

Lionel and Donna Dace

Thanks to David Ristine! He found us a wonderful home in Sun City. He did a great job of navigating us through the whole process. He has also been very helpful even after the move was finalized.

Carol Bange DeClue, Facebook Review

David Ristine is an awesome realtor with Realty Austin. He kept in contact with us for almost 2 years before we finally closed on our home in Friendswood to closing on our dream house here in Sun City. He even told us on how to get the earnest money back when our first deal failed because of cold feet by the person who was going to buy our home in Friendswood. In a way he almost did as much as our realtor in Friendswood. We highly recommend David!

Tony Rojas, Facebook Review

We live in Washington state so buying wasn't an easy task. The Realty Austin web site drew us to you and then we met David Ristine, who was a perfect match. We flew down to meet David and he took us on a two day tour. We knew we were interested in the Georgetown Del Webb location so he showed us both new construction and resales. The last house on the last day turned out to be the one we wanted.

I cannot say enough about the help David provided. He went way beyond doing a good job. He is our first friend in Georgetown and someone we can rely upon for advice and for representing our interests. Every closing seems to have twists before they are complete and David smoothly guided us through whatever came up. He is the agent I would recommend to my friends.

Thank you for a great experience.

Dennis & Sharon Patrick

Thank you David Ristine & Realty Austin for helping me find my home in Sun City. Thank you for your help.

June Sewell, Facebook Review

My wife and I want to acknowledge the extraordinary assistance we got from David Ristine while buying our home in Georgetown. Not only did he help us with the usual house-hunting chores but guided us through a maze of negotiations; reaching out to our seller, our title officer, many folks associated with the contingent selling of our house - keeping the lines of communication open when no one else would or could. We're happily relocated now and could not have done it without his assistance.

Mark Whittier, Facebook Review

David was always very available to us, even on weekends.  He has patience, concern for the type of property we were looking for, and very professional.  He always kept us informed on the progress of everything.  I would recommend David to anyone looking for a realtor. 

Shellie Rusho

David was a very positive experience on making this move to Georgetown.  He was easy-going, friendly, honest in answering questions, and professional. I would definitely recommend him as he helped make a stressful situation much more tolerable. He worked for us during the entire process, but did not become pushy as has been my experience with other real estate (non-professionals). If all of your agents are as good as David you have a very strong team.

John & Cherie White

We became interested in Sun City Texas last October and a friend recommended David Ristine of Realty Austin. What a pleasant experience. David quickly picked up on our like and dislikes and worked hard to find appropriate homes to show us. He even reached out to owners of a specific floorplan, knowing it was at the top of our list. When we finally did make a decision, David went above and beyond to make sure the sale went smoothly...even handling a couple of things long after the close of sale. We would highly recommend David to anyone looking for a home in the Austin/Georgetown area.

Vicki Fielder, Yahoo! Review

David Ristine is the BEST of the BEST!! Before we arrived in the area, he had me dozens of homes to preview. By the time we arrived, we had the selection narrowed down. We looked at houses on Tuesday and found the one perfect for us. Looked at again on Wednesday and made an offer. With David's experience and assistance, we closed quickly and easily. He answered every question, every phone call, every e-mail quickly. His experience certainly showed in the way he organized the search process. I cannot recommend him highly enough! AWESOME!

Jurhee Ivy, Facebook Review

We have lived in 9 homes in 6 states, and are writing this review because this has been the best experience that we have had to date. David Ristine of Realty Austin went above and beyond what we ever expected. He was there for us at all times and protected our interests in ways that we would never have thought of. When our son starts house hunting next year, he most assuredly will do so with David. His knowledge and experience were very impressive and appreciated. Thank you David!

Edward Hillert, Citysearch Review

David Ristine exceeded all my expectations. He is a true professional in this industry. I have already recommended him to a friend, which resulted in the purchase of a home, and I would gladly recommend David to anyone else I know. I have bought & sold at least 12 homes in my life and David is the best I have ever worked with.

Bill Elliott

David is the most knowledgable and responsive agent we have ever worked with. He was always readily available by phone, text or email to answer our questions and take care of our concerns. In addition, his calm and professional manner was a great asset when dealing with all the stresses involved in selling a home. He made the effort to contact us and keep us informed and went the extra mile in marketing our home in a somewhat difficult market. We consider David to be not just a real estate agent but a friend! We would recommend him without hesiation and feel Realty Austin is lucky to have him on board.

Thomas & Mary Jaster

He could not have been better. In buying our house, he made the procedure easy for me in handling every detail.

Margaret Page

David is very professional and knowledgeable.He quickly determined the type of home we were interested in. The time we spent with David was always productive.

Roger Marlow

David showed me and my sister a variety of homes in Sun City on two visits. He didn't waste any time on ones that were too expensive or didn't fit my specifically listed needs. He was attentive to my questions and very helpful to me. He was low-pressure, and in general I could not have asked for more attentiveness to my task of finding the right retirement home for me. I am indeed lucky that my sister-in-law made first contact with him on the internet and recommended him to me. Since I was far away from Austin the email contacts with him were particularly helpful to me.

Bill Nicholas

David was excellent. He showed us exactly the properties we needed to see to make an informed decision.

We worked with David for more than 2 years to locate what we needed. Since we were out-of-towners, he made extra effort to show us real possibilities.

Ruth & Joe Dahlstrom

Ummmm - It didn't take David too long to figure out what I was looking for. Which is a miracle because I didn't know what the heck I was looking for. I THOUGHT I did, until I saw several houses that just weren't what I was looking for. THEN he found the PERFECT house for me. I LOVE IT. I would have LOVED IT EVEN MORE for less $$$$ but since it is such an outstanding house, I'm just looking the other way as my money goes..... Plus, he handled the transaction in a first-rate manner, wasn't pushy, answered all of my idiotic questions, was truthful (as far as I can tell), available, and knowledgeable.

Pat Hecker

David Ristine is, without a doubt, one of the best real estate agents we have ever met. He was, at all times, patient and professional beyond what would be expected. David listened very carefully to what we wanted for a house to buy and when it was appropriate he brought in his expertise and made recommendations that always was a help. We would HIGHLY recommend David to anyone of all ages and moving from any part of the country. He has a great personality, always dressed neatly, extremely informative of the areas and a wonderful sense of humor. Most important, he knows the real estate business very well and really likes working for Realty Austin. We went from meeting a total stranger to trusting Mr. Ristine 100%!!! Thank You David and Thank You Realty Austin.

Dorothy Querido

We have worked with many Realtors through the years. When we evaluate total effectiveness, David stands out as a consummate professional. His meticulous process and knowledge of Austin real estate, combined with his dedication to service, made buying a great home the best possible experience.

Jack Slattery and Darlene Gerson

For over 10 years David has represented my company in the sale of speculative homes, in addition to working with multiple custom buyers that now live in our homes. Even though David represented our company, I asked him to be the customer's advocate at all times. Building a home is a complex process and the customer needs someone to look out for their interests and guide them through what can be a very stressful process. His utmost professionalism and calming influence was an extremely valuable contribution to over 100 very satisfied homeowners. Pat Heyl-Heyl Homes, Inc.

David Ristine has been of GREAT help to me! He has answered all of my questions and has listened to what it is I am looking for in a home. I greatly appreciated the time he has taken to assist me.

Energetic, yet with a low-key attitude, great listening skills, and a real feel for a client's needs... What more can you ask for in a Realtor? We were very pleased with David Ristine, and the how he made the process of finding our home so painless!

Wendy O'Brien

We were extremely happy with the service provided us by David. He was very prompt in answering emails and was always available to call if we had a question. As a young first-time homebuyer, I appreciated his patience and honest guidance through the entire process.

Conrad and Ashley Mercer

We were first time home buyers that came in with a lot of mixed expectations for our new home. David was flexible and able to work with both of us in finding the right house. He was always available for last minute appointments and really worked well with our schedules.

Ricky DeCamps and Danielle Tetrault

It didn't matter whether it was real estate, property tax or whatever question, David either knew the answer or took the time to find out. he made buying my home a pleasure and I never felt uneasy from the beginning to the end. I highly recommend him and would surely seek him out should I ever decide to sell/buy again.

Bill Hahn

David Ristine's Sold Listings

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9025 Camelback Dr - MLS# 1076298
  • $3,000,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1076298 
  • Seven Oaks
  • 9025 Camelback Dr
  • Austin, TX 78733
  •   5 BD 6 BA 8700 Sq Ft 1.06 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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209 Green Leaf Ln - MLS# 9481296
  • $960,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9481296 
  • Cimarron Hills
  • 209 Green Leaf Ln
  • Georgetown, TX 78628
  •   3 BD 4 BA 3802 Sq Ft 0.81 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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155 Great Frontier Dr - MLS# 2948613
  • $515,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 2948613 
  • Sun City Georgetown Neighborh
  • 155 Great Frontier Dr
  • Georgetown, TX 78633
  •   2 BD 3 BA 3266 Sq Ft 0.33 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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