Deanna Garza

Deanna Garza

REALTOR®

ABR, GRI, MCNE, SRS

Deanna Garza is an avid communicator who has an innate ability to listen to her clients’ individual needs and help them achieve their goals. That, coupled with her extensive knowledge of the real estate industry, her detailed research, and her network of contacts, have attributed to her success. She offers her clients a full range of services that compliment and enrich the overall experience.

Well traveled and culturally aware, Deanna has a keen understanding of diverse lifestyles and a genuine commitment to find each client’s ideal property. By providing accurate, current information on relevant listings and their distinguishing characteristics, she is able to educate buyers and sellers, and help build their confidence with regard to the decisions they make. In addition to being personable and professional, she is persistent and passionate in following through until everyone’s needs are successfully met. Buyers and Sellers who entrust their goals to this highly effective sales and marketing professional can expect exceptional service and follow up, yielding a seamless transaction.

As a Texas native, Deanna moved to Austin in 1998 and attended St. Edwards University on a soccer goalkeeping scholarship. She began her career in residential real estate in 2007, while working at Whole Foods Market Global Headquarters. In her time there, she excelled in retail and corporate on the Supply Chain Accounting team and commercial real estate lease auditing team. Staying focused and following a strict time management schedule allowed her to help consult hundreds of her colleagues and referrals close on both leasing and residential deals.

After leaving the corporate world, Deanna was able to pursue her true passion in real estate full time and helped local Austin developers and investors list, buy, and reserve new modern-contemporary construction town-homes and condos in south and east Austin. In addition to these town-homes, Deanna has closed transactions on a variety of properties, which include single-family homes and condos in West Austin, South Austin, UT Area, East Austin, North Austin, Buda, Kyle, Taylor, and Round Rock.

As a downtown Austin resident, Deanna loves what the city offers. In her free time, she enjoys jogging Lady Bird Lake, viewing art, exploring Austin’s fun restaurant scene, and traveling. She also enjoys volunteering with various local community organizations.

Deanna holds a degree in Advertising and minor in Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Designations:

  • ABR, (Accredited Buyer Representative)
  • GRI, (Graduate Realtor Institute)
  • MCNE (Master Certified Negotiation Expert)
  • SRS (Seller Representative Specialist)
  • BA in Advertising & Minor in Marketing – University of Arlington

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, Austin Board of REALTORS®
  • Member, Texas Association of REALTORS®
  • Member, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Member, Texas Real Estate Commission

May 2017

Working with Deanna is a pure pleasure. We value her honesty and desire to provide the best possible service. Her attention to detail allowed us to see a potential pitfall that could have seriously affected the transaction. Because of Deanna, we had a seamless sale that was very satisfying for both parties. We have and will continue to refer Deanna to anyone we meet looking at doing any real estate deals.

Charlie Collins

April 2017

What can I say. Deanna is amazing. She went and does go above and beyond to help. Amazing in every way...more than words can express. She made a stressful situation easy and I think she is amazing! Did I say I think she is amazing?

Freja Whenman

April 2017

We had a terrible homebuying process a few years back and we were scared of it happening again. Couldn't have been more opposite. Deanna was awesome (same with Selena). Both of them were very open and easy to work with. We had questions, they had answers or got answers very quickly for us. The whole process was super smooth and we couldn't have had a better pair to work with. Deanna and Selena were great and we felt things went so much better because of them. They didn't have to do anything other than help us find our house, but they made us comfortable. They even got our pooches a dog cake on closing day! Such a great experience.

Bill Adams

December 2016

Deanna is wonderful. She really exceeded my expectations. She was in contact with me constantly. I was truly amazed how many details she took care of. Even when the seller's agent was just being difficult as can be, she just kept trying to work it out with him. She is incredibly patient. I would have hung up on him and walked away from the deal. She really went over and beyond. She still is! Reminding me to call the HOA and helping me take care of all kinds of things. She is truly wonderful.

Tony W.

September 2016

Deanna put the "P" in personal, detail and exceeded our expectations! When these times come along, we were overwhelmed as me and my wife were going through a job transition and we almost backed out on the purchase. Deanna stepped in and turned it around with comfort and assurance, at the end we ended up with more than expected. We recommend her in a flash to anyone seeking to purchase property as we will when our daughter and family move here from the West Coast.

Juan Gean

July 2016

I have been working with Deanna Garza at Realty Austin. Deanna is a 10 Star Realtor. I was trying to buy a house in Austin, I was making full price offers and not getting a contract. Deanna was the listing agent of a house that we wanted but didn't get. When we lost that house, I picked up the phone and called her to see if I could gain any insight into where I was going wrong. While Deanna couldn't talk about specifics for that property, during that 30-minute conversation, I learned more about the Austin housing market than I did during 4 weeks of working with my Realtor. A week later, after recognizing that my Realtor was moving a little slow for the Austin market, I contacted Deanna and told her I would like to work with her. It was a great decision. Deanna was really on top of the market, she found houses for us that weren't listed yet and ultimately we were able to buy a property before it was ever on the MLS thanks to her relationships and negotiating skills. I was an out-of-town buyer which added to her workload. She never dropped the ball on keeping me on task and serving as the go-between on the numerous questions I had because I was not in Austin. We are closing on our house on Friday morning and am forever thankful to Deanna. Please consider yourself fortunate if you have the chance to work with Deanna, she is the absolute best and completely changed my experience as a buyer in Austin. I recommend her without hesitation.

Laura B., Yelp Review

June 2016

Deanna is one of the kindest people I know. She helped me both buy and sell the property on Grove. She is thorough and conscientious. As an agent I would say she is extremely respectful of all parties, and measured in her approach, rather than aggressive, which has its benefits. Whenever I would lose patience with the other party with whom we were engaged, her kindness and soft manner would invariably defuse the situation. For a client like me who tends to get stressed and emotional in negotiations, this can be a great help.

In my view, Deanna will grow exponentially in effectiveness as she gains experience in the tumultuous Austin market. Her kind manner and, indeed, “personalized service” will earn her repeat business clients for years to come.

Hope Malkan

May 2016

I recently purchased a home in Bouldin with the help of Deanna Garza. I am new to Austin, and, even though this purchase was fairly quick, Deanna made sure I had a really thorough idea of various locations and neighborhoods before I bought. She drove me around many times to see properties, was always available, and worked through some issues that came up with the sale. She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients feel comfortable and sure about what they are purchasing. She explained the process at every step, and I really feel we worked as a team. Deanna is also a very sweet person, and a friend now.

Elizabeth G., Yelp Review

December 2015

Deanna Garza is a very kind, pleasant person with whom to work. She is knowledgeable about the Austin area and really listens to her clients. We loved having her to navigate us through purchasing a home in Austin.

Julia Kovach, Google+ Review

October 2015

Deanna went above and beyond ensuring all of the needs of the house were well taken care of. Communication was also a top priority. There was never a time that I felt like I didn't know what was going on. It was a great experience, not only did I learn a lot but I never felt really stressed or pressured about anything. She also gave many options when offering opinions or insight in regards to the remodel and market.

The fact that she has the ability to work with all types of people and is an absolute perfectionist made the process that much easier and the sell of the house quick and painless.

Thank you so much for working with us. I wish Deanna and Realty Austin were out here to help me buy some property in west Texas.

Kelly

October 2015

When I decided to sell my home, I chose Realty Austin for one reason: Deanna Garza. While I hadn't kept in close contact with her over the years since we first met, her kindness had a lasting impression on me. Most recently, as my real estate agent, Deanna far surpassed my expectations. She's responsive, knowledgeable, and as genuinely kind as ever. She knew my home's worth, was able to successfully navigate a particularly challenging obstacle, and made the negotiation process worry free for me. Thanks for your hard work, Deanna! You made it easy for me.

David C., Yelp Review

October 2015

When the right property came available, Deanna viewed the property for me in advance, took detailed notes, and made sure it was the right property before I viewed it. We beat three other offers in the UT area and Deanna presented various strategies and numbers to help keep us aware and focused. This investment was very important for my entire family, and Deanna helped us meet our goals.

Tommy

August 2015

Deanna was and is awesome, our lender told us the same thing about her. After working with several realtors we decided Deanna was for us because not only is she quick to reply but she also shows up when we asked or needed her to. We felt very comfortable with her. She even helped us when she didn't have to. My kids were so excited to meet her and even decorated their own rooms so they could show her. It was a pleasure.

Maria

May 2015

Deanna is delightful. I had worked with Deanna many years ago at Whole Foods Market and have continued to stay in touch with her here and there over the years. Deanna helped me list my house to rent many years ago and I knew I wanted to stick with her for any further ventures regarding my property. Back then she was extremely time efficient, considerate and very professional.

When I contacted Deanna to sell she was with another company but very soon into discussion she told me her new position with Austin Reality. She told me that she would love to take me with her (she had talked to Steve and had their blessing) but would understand if I wanted to stay with the company who had managed my property for years. Of course I would follow her! I wouldn't choose any one else to list my property!

Once we started, there were many things that needed repairs and updates. I had planned on going there to get it all taken care of but Deanna was so on top of it I never had to worry. Deanna sent me multiple quotes for repairs, had an amazing list of referred professionals and was honest and upfront regarding timelines and costs. Once repairs began Deanna was giving me daily updates, sending photos and videos of before and after shots. If I had taken time away from work and family to do this myself, I would have never had the eyes and ears of someone in the business who knew people, their value, and making sure they did their job right. I would have never been able to accomplish or get people to accomplish half of what Deanna did. Deanna was everything in this process and went above and beyond her job as a listing agent.

Once the repairs were completed and ready to list, Deanna continued to be efficient, considerate, and very professional, even despite the personal loss she was going through at that time. With Deanna I never felt forgotten about, she always returned emails, text messages, and calls as soon as possible. She was extremely honest with our pricing.

I would recommend Deanna to any one especially someone who needs a little bit more care and attention or isn't sure what they are doing, like me! Deanna is so kind and easy going that it would be hard to feel uncomfortable or uneasy around her. You can tell she knows what she is doing and has so much passion for it. I may seem biased because I worked with her at Whole Foods so long ago but I have enjoyed watching her grow and exceed the expectations she had for her self back then. She is a true gem and I hope you all feel lucky to have her on your team.

Sarah Stoddard

April 2015

Deanna has helped me find multiple homes in central Austin since I’ve known her since 2005. She’s been in real estate in Austin for nearly a decade, and she really knows her stuff! What I really appreciate is that Deanna knows the new and upcoming neighborhoods in Austin. Plus, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get you your dream house. And she’s probably the sweetest person ever, so not only will you find a great place, you’ll enjoy the process.

Tess Bruns

March 2015

I had recently moved from Chicago to Austin in September of 2014, which was somewhat daunting due to the fact that I had never been to Texas before. When I first arrived, I was living in a neighborhood that I did not feel comfortable in, needless to say I was extremely anxious to move. I met Deanna Garza through a mutual acquaintance and it was clear from the start that working with Deanna was the right choice. Deanna was professional, patient and extremely knowledgeable. Based on the personal information I provided, she was able to quickly assess and narrow down the areas of Austin that would be best suitable for me. Deanna was spot on with her choices and within a week I was already in the process of moving. I have recommended Deanna to both friends and family without any hesitation and will continue to do so in the future!

Kathleen Gabel

January 2015

As first time home buyers, we were completely unaware of the challenges of the home buying process. Thankfully, we had a wonderful, intelligent, and resourceful realtor. Deanna guided us to find the ideal home in a great location. Every step of the way, Deanna accomplished to aid us and made us feel absolutely confident. We are incredibly grateful for her services and will definitely recommend her to our family and friends.

Rosalia and Richard

January 2015

Deanna was so supportive from start to completion when relocating from London, England to Austin. She helped make the transition seamless and her attention to detail was great. She took time in understanding our requirements, visiting a cross section of properties in different neighborhood’s to help provide us with a clear picture on what was available across Austin before we made our decision. Deanna went above and beyond in aftercare, supporting moving in day and regularly checking in to ensure we were settling in well into our new home and helping to troubleshoot any issues we had not foreseen with moving to a new country. I would highly recommend Deanna - she is an absolute delight and made our move "across the pond" ten times easier.

Neil Andrews

January 2015

We recently worked with Deanna on our first home purchase, and she was absolutely fantastic! Finding an agent to work with was a challenging step for us, but the moment we teamed up with her, she brought a sense of comfort and calm to what sometimes felt like a very stressful process. As first-time homebuyers, we were naive to the processes and challenges that are typical when negotiating home purchases, but Deanna guided us through it in a sincere and patient manner. She kept us informed and up to date on what was going on and always explained what the next steps were going to be. She was extremely available and accommodating whenever we had questions, and I could tell that she cared about us as clients.
Deanna helped us get into a home that we love, and we couldn't be more appreciative.

Nick & Monica

October 2014

Deanna was super helpful when I had my house on the market and was looking for a new home. She listened carefully when I described my needs (a key one of which was that it be located in specific boundaries so I could keep my kids in their current schools) and really did her homework. She presented me with a sales comparable for my home and put together a list of homes for us to tour. She was always patient and cheerful and gladly addressed the selling agents with any questions I had about the properties and offered valuable professional insights about the properties we viewed. I would use her services again in a heartbeat.

David Dietrich

October 2014

Deanna is the best. If you are looking for somewhere to live in or around Austin, Deanna is knowledgeable of the entire area, and will help you find a home that you want.

Matthew Foley

September 2014

Deanna was patient and persistent during our home search. We had our hearts set on a particular neighborhood, and she worked with us until we found just the right home for us in our top choice neighborhood. She was an advocate for us every step of the way.

Matt & Audrey Hooks

March 2014

We worked with Deanna to find a home for our new family and will continue to use her in all of our future real estate endeavors. As first-time home buyers, we were a bit scattered with our priorities and expectations of the market, but Deanna helped us to sort out what truly mattered, and tempered our expectations without it feeling like a compromise.

Having recently moved from the Pacific Northwest, it was a shock coming to Austin and trying to find a home in the right location, that would fit all our needs, and remain on budget. We gave Deanna a seemingly unattainable wish list before we were really ready to buy, but she immediately had us set up with constant updates on potential neighborhoods and homes. Deanna continued to work with us, refining our search and our wish list until we settled on the Windsor Park/University Hills neighborhood. Knowing that we were months away from even considering a purchase, Deanna still took the time and gave us her full support in the process. We were glad she did because after looking at only two homes, we fell in love with our soon-to-be first home.

As any homeowner knows, the buying process can be a painful/drawn out ordeal, but Deanna made it seamless for us. Her professionalism, knowledge, and calm demeanor kept our process short, streamlined, and most importantly, painless. We ended up in a minor bidding war with an all cash buyer, but Deanna managed to tailor our story and offer to ultimately close on the home (below asking price no less). She continued to provide support long after the purchase, facilitating requests from the previous owner and agent as issues arose, and continues to this day to make sure that we are settled and happy with our purchase. We would highly recommend Deanna to anyone looking for real estate representation in the Austin area and will certainly employ her again. Thanks Deanna!!

Luke Annala-Kinne & Alexandra Barker

November 2013

Deanna helped me find my first home when I moved to Austin over a year ago and she recently helped me find my second home. As I was new to the Austin area, Deanna made me feel comfortable and she listened carefully to help me figure out exactly what it was that I truly wanted and needed in a home. She is patient and extremely knowledgeable about every neighborhood in Austin and she is an excellent negotiator to boot. I was lucky to rent a fantastic little condo unit in Clarksville and I absolutely loved it! When it came time for me to move again, she was quick to respond to a request on a new and unique home in the Mueller district. Again - the perfect fit. Her quick action got me in the door and signing a contract before any other clients had a chance - and that made all the difference. Deanna really knows what she is doing. I would trust her instinct on any property and neighborhood in Austin. You couldn't find a kinder or more honest agent to help you through what can sometimes be a stressful experience. Deanna makes it a breeze. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is in need of finding a new home or apartment. She is the best! Thanks D!

Jennifer Gamez

November 2013

Thank you Deanna for our home in Hyde Park, we absolutely love it here! She got us the perfect location and exactly what we were looking for! Our little dog Flash is a big fan too! We couldn't be happier but if the need for change were to arise Deanna will be the first person we're calling. Thanks again!

Matthew, Jo, & Flash

March 2013

Exceptional agent…great follow up with personable service!

MaryAnn Clark-Peterson

April 2012

Deanna has found my last 2 rentals and our current home. Even when I wasn't motivated to move, she helped me search for the best location and negotiated a great deal. Deanna has the eye for properties!

Kasie Joseph

Deanna Garza's Sold Listings

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2216 Canterbury St - MLS# 4737101
  • $665,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4737101 
  • Driving Park Add
  • 2216 Canterbury St
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2222 Sq Ft 0.16 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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3805 Byron Dr - MLS# 1255034
  • $435,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1255034 
  • Metrohomes
  • 3805 Byron Dr
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1294 Sq Ft 0.1 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4609 Jinx Ave - MLS# 4987849
  • $350,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4987849 
  • Forest Oaks
  • 4609 Jinx Ave
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   2 BD 1 BA 976 Sq Ft 0.31 AC
  • Residential
  • Intermediary
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1503 Houston St - MLS# 4818869
  • $335,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4818869 
  • Huber John
  • 1503 Houston St
  • Austin, TX 78756
  •   2 BD 1 BA 924 Sq Ft 0.26 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2404 Sweet Clover Dr - MLS# 3845210
  • $330,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3845210 
  • Grand Oaks
  • 2404 Sweet Clover Dr
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2101 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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8552 Steamline Cir - MLS# 1485719
  • $312,605
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1485719 
  • Waterloo
  • 8552 Steamline Cir
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2233 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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13213 Broadmeade Ave - MLS# 4763965
  • $306,856
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4763965 
  • Forest North Estates
  • 13213 Broadmeade Ave
  • Austin, TX 78729
  •   3 BD 2 BA 2200 Sq Ft 0.25 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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3011 Cedarlawn Cir - MLS# 5016949
  • $299,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5016949 
  • Cherrylawn
  • 3011 Cedarlawn Cir
  • Austin, TX 78723
  •   4 BD 2 BA 1722 Sq Ft 0.25 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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1101 Grove Blvd 308 - listing ID# 101845
  • $275,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 101845 
  • Townhomes At Riverside Grove
  • 1101 Grove Blvd 308
  • Austin, TX 78741
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1415 Sq Ft
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1605 Springer Ln - MLS# 6489304
  • $238,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6489304 
  • Quail Creek West
  • 1605 Springer Ln
  • Austin, TX 78758
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1336 Sq Ft 0.22 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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1203 Speer Ln - MLS# 9875303
  • $233,400
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9875303 
  • Austin Highlands
  • 1203 Speer Ln
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1014 Sq Ft 0.16 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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6404 Woodhue Dr - MLS# 9723901
  • $233,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9723901 
  • Cooper Oaks
  • 6404 Woodhue Dr
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1350 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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