Debbie Novelli

Debbie Novelli

Broker Associate

CRS, GRI, CLHMS, ABR, CNE, e-PRO, Million Dollar Guild

I’ve lived in Austin (Westlake and Tarrytown) for over 20 years, and know Austin inside and out. I raised my two children here and have personally experienced the transformation from small college town to one of the most vibrant cities in the country. I am almost an empty nester with my son having recently graduated from The George Washington University, and my daughter entering her senior year at Chapman University.

I specialize in luxury real estate which may or may not have a high price point! My experience and designations speak for themselves and I believe honesty, integrity, and ethics are critical in business. What sets me apart? I was a corporate executive (IBM) for many years, with strong leadership, sales and negotiation skills. Experience has its rewards. My clients breathe easier knowing that I’m in their corner. I’m also a veteran at relocation, having moved countless times throughout my career. Believe me, I get it!

I’m deeply involved in the community and have been a volunteer leader for a variety of organizations with my focus being those that support the needs of women and children. I have served on the Boards of many of these organizations and am a firm believer in giving back to the community. Of all the honors I’ve received, I’m most proud to have won the Austin Board of Realtors Community Service Award—it’s given to just one realtor a year out of thousands in the Austin area.

In my spare time I love experiencing all that Austin has to offer from acclaimed new East side restaurants, to the special events and festivals that make Austin so unique. I absolutely love to travel, enjoy playing bridge, relish walking Lady Bird Lake, like to bury myself in a good book, savor the serenity of snow skiing now that I have retired from skiing “the bumps”, am learning Mahjong, still volunteering with various non-profits, and working on my bucket list!

I love what I do, I love this town and you’ll love working with me. I promise.

Specialties
Debbie’s expertise is the Westlake (Eanes) market and its alternative options (Lake Travis, Central Austin, Barton Creek, etc…)   She has represented luxury, ranch, and lake  clients.  She prides herself on thinking outside the box to market her client’s listings or find them a new dream home (even if not currently offered for sale)!   

Professional Designations
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
CLHMS – Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute
ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
e-PRO - Internet Technology Professional
Member Million Dollar Guild

Community Involvement

Debbie believes that giving back to the community is an integral part of life.  She is a past recipient of the Community Service Award given by the Austin Board of Realtors.   The majority of her volunteer efforts focus on organizations that support the needs of women and children.  Below is a sampling of her memberships and activities:

  • Reading is Fundamental Board Member (1996- 2002)
  • Helping Hand Society
  • Woman’s Symphony League (Gala Chair 2008)
  • Les Amis de Hospice
  • Eanes Education Foundation (2004 Gala Chair, Realty Partner)
  • Austin Country Club Woman’s Association (Two term President)
  • Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae
  • Susan G. Komen Luncheon Chair (2001)
  • St. David’s Foundation/Toast Committee (2007 – 2010)
  • Westlake High School PTO
  • Blanton Art Museum
  • St. John Neumann Church
  • National Charity League (2007 – 2011)
  • Women’s Fund of Central Texas

Milestones

June 2017

Debbie Novelli is the best! Debbie was referred to me by a former co-worker. She showed the property on Saturday, had an offer letter completed by Saturday night, revised the offer on Sunday and had an accepted offer by Monday afternoon. Debbie was great through the entire process. Highly Recommend.

John Hudson

June 2017

I could not have asked for a better experience in selling our property. Debbie was the best. She went above and beyond what an agent normally does. Because I was an absentee owner, she handled lots of problems for us that a lot of other agents would not have. I highly recommend her to anyone selling or buying property in the Austin area.

Jim Hammond

June 2017

Working with Debbie has been great. She had a great focus in helping us look at homes, and she was upfront about each of the steps that were ahead. Her advice was clear, direct and spot on. She took care of various loose ends and advocated for us as her client. We are fans, and we trust her. Enthusiastic two thumbs up.

Alan Mucatel

April 2017

Debbie Novelli was our buyer's agent last week. She is knowledgeable, prompt, and efficient. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family.

Daniela Radulovich Knight

March 2017

Debbie Novelli was wonderful. She handled two purchases for us in the last few months, one that was contingent on some additional complexities. She was wonderful through everything. She took care of any issues that came up and was able to anticipate and let us know about next steps. We were doing these long distance and she was our bridge for understanding the local nuances! Awesome!

Gina Farrar, Google Review

March 2017

I highly recommend Debbie (as would my husband) to anyone. She is bright, personable and knows Austin quite well. This was not an easy sale in that it sold in 24 hours and then fell through with an insane buyer (ask Debbie!). It then went back on the market and finally sold for full ask. Debbie was calm, professional throughout the whole ordeal and she is as happy as we are that it is OVER! 

Missy McLaughlin

October 2016

We were very happy with Debbie as our realtor in our search to buy a home in the west Austin area. She was so patient with our three children while we were looking at homes to buy. She even played with them and held the baby when we needed time to talk alone. She gave us excellent advice, and we are so thankful that she encouraged us to get a home warranty. If you need a realtor in the west Austin area, we recommend Debbie!

Kaleena McWhite, Facebook Review

October 2016

My husband and I spent time looking for condos with Debbie Novelli. She was instrumental in helping us secure a place downtown that suited our needs. There were a few obstacles regarding the unit that we faced but that we overcame. My husband mostly dealt with her and said she was a pleasure to deal with in lieu of said obstacles. We look forward to spending more time in Austin and kudos to Debbie for helping us get there!

Teresa W., Yelp Review

October 2016

Debbie did a great job for us on our recent sale and also on a purchase we made last year. We will definitely work with her again in the future. She is very professional and exceeded all of our expectations. We really enjoyed working with her.

John and Candice Roberts

July 2016

My experience with Debbie Novelli was excellent. She was persistent, professional, well informed and very helpful. She was honest, straight forward, and responded to every question and request promptly.

She went above and beyond the call of duty in supporting my search and representing my interests. I would recommend her without hesitation to anybody searching for a home or other real estate in Austin.

William B.

February 2016

Debbie did a fantastic job of taking care of all the problems that seem to arise when selling a piece of real estate. she kept me well informed of the process in a very timely and professional manner and made sure it was a good experience for me.

I will be very comfortable using her again and referring her to my business associates, friends and family!!

Gary Rule

January 2016

Debbie Novelli has always been very professional when we do business together. I have and will continue to recommend her as a realtor to my friends and family.

Gina L. Fann

January 2016

It was very easy working with Debbie. She got us the information we needed for the neighborhood we wanted to live in and helped us get through the offer/acceptance process.

I have already referred Debbie to a friend that is looking at homes in that same area.

Teresa Evans

November 2015

Debbie is a total professional, she took charge and got things done. I would definitely recommend her and use her again.

Lynnda Colby Carter

November 2015

Debbie was a valuable resource in finding our dream house. She was quickly able to understand what we were looking for and our requirements. She was very proactive and patient during the search process and she was an excellent help in closing the deal.

Camilla & Simon Hjorth

September 2015

This summer I worked with Debbie Novelli to sell a condo in north Austin. This was a rental property I owned, and when the tenant vacated I asked Debbie to give me some input as to how to ready it for sale. I followed her suggestions, and when it was ready to list, Debbie suggested a listing price much higher than what I would have dared to ask. But she was spot on - we got a FULL PRICE offer after only 2 days on the market. After the contract was signed I left town for several weeks, and Debbie continued to manage everything through a seamless close. I loved working with Debbie on this transaction. She has earned my loyalty and will be the one I call in the future whenever I need a realtor.

Jeannette V., Yelp Review

July 2015

Our agent, Debbie Novelli, didn't come to us through usual referrals. In fact, I went through hours of internet searches to look for a capable hand to assist our relocation from California. In Debbie, I was drawn to her impressive corporate career at IBM which indicates competence, her familiarity with West Lake and Eanes ISD. In my research, I came across "big producers" who operate with team of staff. I made a conscious decision not to sign on with an experienced realtor then gets handed off for the rest of process. I interviewed Debbie on the phone and decided on spot to work with her. How would I describe Debbie’s services in the past 4 months? One word, Professionalism. It shone through in everything she does: well organized arranging logistics of tight appointments; skillful in positioning herself in negotiation, and competent in closing the deal. From making offer to closing, there were many deadlines and actions required. She delivered on all accounts without ever needing reminder. Since we were moving from out of state, Debbie has gone above and beyond in assisting us settling down. I wholeheartedly recommend her, not because of she is nice, which she is, but most importantly, she is extremely competent. She epitomizes professionalism.

Xijue

August 2014

Debbie was awesome.

We have been looking for a house in a very specific area for about 2 years. I decided not to sign a buyers agreement for the property with any specific agent because we didn't want to limit our options. I was in contact with 3 agents, couple from elite 25.

Debbie had excellent expertise of West Rim Estates. She knew the owners, the homes and the market. We discussed several options and passed on a few houses because she urged me to be financially responsible and to not overpay. It conflicted with her self interest, which I greatly appreciated.

When a home became available she was the first to contact me, so we proceeded with a full price offer immediately. We were out of the country at the time and Debbie made the transaction very smooth. The only hiccup we had was my fault by choosing the wrong lender. She was able to assist us with our plan B by recommending someone who guided us on our financing.

My business is real estate, so frankly there are only a few cases in which a buyer's agent had much value for us. All other offers we made did not include an agent. Debbie's service completely justified her commission. We are ecstatic about our home and so appreciate Debbie's help. She even came to closing.

Tim Nikolaev

August 2014

We had a great experience working with Debbie. Since we were trying to purchase a house in Austin while living overseas in London, we came over for a short house hunting trip and had a very tight schedule. Debbie was able to arrange a large number of viewings that met our criteria and pack them into a just a few days. We were overseas for the closing but Debbie went above and beyond performing the final walkthrough, accepting the keys, and keeping an eye on things until we moved in. Would definitely recommend her.

Amanda Mylett

June 2014

Debbie did an exceptional job for me. I had a specific level of prep I wanted before the listing went live and the listing exceeded my expectations, as did Debbie. She was professional, prompt, and responsive. I would go to her again without hesitation.

Dari Tritt

May 2014

My husband and I worked with Debbie Novelli on our recent move, and we couldn't be more pleased with her service. She is extremely knowledgable of the Austin real estate market, and she has a fun and easy-going, yet professional, demeanor. She got our previous house in Pflugerville listed and under contract in less than a week. We had multiple offers and sold for over asking price! She utilized her vast knowledge of the aggressive market in Austin's Northwest Hills to negotiate a great purchase price for our current house. We encountered several major obstacles during the process, and Debbie went above and beyond to help us complete the purchase of our dream home! She is truly dedicated, and we highly recommend her for anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the Austin area!

Meghan H., Citysearch Review

November 2013

My husband and I moved here recently from the Northwest and were fortunate enough to find Debbie Novelli at Realty Austin! She began working with us long before we even sold our house and patiently and kindly kept in touch while we were coordinating our move. Once we were here she was so kind to our kids, and really helped make it fun for them. During the negotiating process with our new home she was amazing! Thank you Debbie for making this move much smoother than I had ever hoped for. 

If you are looking for an agent I highly recommend contacting Debbie Novelli.

Lisa Litchfield

October 2013

Debbie was the listing agent for our home. She provided recommendations on getting the house ready to sell and provided us with a thorough analysis of the market and pricing strategies. As a result of her expertise, our house was under contract in one day!  Debbie was extremely attentive to all of our request (such as being present at all showings). She familiarized herself with the mechanics and details of our home and was willing to meet the appraiser and any other service persons to cure inspection items. She kept us informed and managed the closing process to keep everything on track which was complicated by the fact that the buyer and seller closed remotely. She is extremely professional and we highly recommend her.   

Al & Patricia Hughes

I have used Debbie to sell and purchase property and highly recommend her. She is an invaluable asset to her clients. She is professional, knowledgeable, detail oriented, and hard working. No one negotiates better than her! Her experience, business acumen, and creativity were critical factors in getting my house sold (in an extremely difficult and complex transaction). I am convinced that no else could have achieved the same results! She finds ways to solve problems and can deal with all “personalities.“ It was to my advantage to have Debbie representing me and I very much appreciate all the things that she did which were above and beyond what would be considered normal

Gina F.

Anne and I sincerely express our gratitude to Realty Austin and Debbie Novelli for the highly professional and diligent attention we received throughout the sale of our home at Marina Club and the purchase of our new home at Davenport Rim. Debbie’s prompt attention to all that needed to get done to move each transaction to and through simultaneous closings worked like clockwork. Should the need for such professional help arise in the future, Debbie and Realty Austin will be the first to hear from us.

Gerry Koenig

I talk about Debbie with my husband all the time, and I feel guilty that I have never thanked her properly for all her help and really good advice that she provided me with on every step of our condo purchase venture from MLS selection to final inspection. I could not have done it without her. Unfortunately high professionalism is very rarely displayed these days, and when you meet a true professional like her, it makes all the difference in the world. I feel I was so lucky that Debbie answered the chat with me that late night in June.

I cannot thank Debbie enough for all of her hard work, but mostly for really CARING about us as her customers. When I come to Austin next time, I will make sure we can meet again. But in any case I know for sure who I will select as my agent when we ready to sell!

Thank you, Debbie! Best of all to you and your family.

Elena Balitsky

One evening my phone rang and it was Debbie on the other end. She was the only person to call me directly. We chatted about homes, locations and life. At that point she asked if she could send MLS listings for us to look at and we agreed. She was efficient, respectful, and responsible. If she said she was going to do something, she did it!

Long story short, we decided on 2 days for her to show my husband and me houses when we would be in town where our daughter lives. From the first time we met she was very personable and professional. We signed some documents and then we were off to view properties. It did not take her long to figure out just what we wanted although we were not as good at articulating it. Then on day two she showed us a neighborhood - Senna Hills and we loved it. She nailed exactly what we wanted and started the negotiation process.

The sellers were in a difficult position and that placed Debbie in some not so good discussions with the listing agent. Through it all Debbie was great. It was a hard process because of the circumstances but she was a brilliant star. We would use her again, recommend her to our friends and relatives. She has won many awards and the reasons are clear. She is exceptional at what she does!

Roxann Johnson

Debbie represented us on the sale of our home.  She is extremely professional, knows the market, and provides great customer service.  She even assisted with staging!

Our buyers were not represented by an agent, and everything went well due to Debbie’s involvement.  We continue to use her as we look for our next home and would strongly recommend her to others. 

Carol & Casey W.

Debbie Novelli's Listings

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712 Brandon Way - MLS# 3097820
  • $2,390,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 3097820 
  • Seven Oaks
  • 712 Brandon Way
  • Austin, TX 78733
  •   5 BD 6 BA 6871 Sq Ft 1.08 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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500 Paleface Ranch Rd - MLS# 1724581
  • $1,599,000
  • Active
  •  
  • MLS® #: 1724581 
  • M Hunt
  • 500 Paleface Ranch Rd
  • Spicewood, TX 78669
  •   3 BD 3 BA 4095 Sq Ft 25.63 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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500 Paleface Ranch Rd - MLS# 2385180
  • $1,599,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 2385180 
  • M Hunt
  • 500 Paleface Ranch Rd
  • Spicewood, TX 78669
  •   3 BD 3 BA 4095 Sq Ft 25.63 AC
  • Farms & Acreage
Office: Realty Austin
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2505 Enfield Rd #13 - MLS# 6663339
  • $610,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 6663339 
  • Westfield A
  • 2505 Enfield Rd #13
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   2 BD 3 BA 1937 Sq Ft 0.93 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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Debbie Novelli's Sold Listings

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24205 State Highway 71 - MLS# 4322385
  • $2,150,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4322385 
  • Paleface Homesteads
  • 24205 State Highway 71
  • Spicewood, TX 78669
  •   3 BD 3 BA 5813 Sq Ft 30 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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24205 State Highway 71 - MLS# 2918717
  • $2,150,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 2918717 
  • Paleface Homesteads
  • 24205 State Highway 71
  • Spicewood, TX 78669
  •   3 BD 3 BA 5813 Sq Ft 30 AC
  • Farms & Acreage
  • Seller Represented
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4311 Dunning Ln - MLS# 4201374
  • $1,800,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4201374 
  • West Rim
  • 4311 Dunning Ln
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   5 BD 7 BA 5382 Sq Ft 1.91 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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5304 Maryanna Dr - MLS# 7184138
  • $1,550,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 7184138 
  • Green Park
  • 5304 Maryanna Dr
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 6 BA 5182 Sq Ft 1.04 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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606 Westwood Ter - MLS# 6774915
  • $1,500,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6774915 
  • Westwood
  • 606 Westwood Ter
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3060 Sq Ft 0.35 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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907 Juanita St - MLS# 8735516
  • $1,235,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8735516 
  • La Perla
  • 907 Juanita St
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   5 BD 5 BA 3200 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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4501 Westlake Dr #26 - MLS# 5239801
  • $849,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5239801 
  • Villas/davenport Ranch Condos
  • 4501 Westlake Dr #26
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2959 Sq Ft 0.34 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4408 Long Champ Dr - MLS# 9416432
  • $840,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9416432 
  • Marina Club Condo
  • 4408 Long Champ Dr
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   3 BD 4 BA 2803 Sq Ft 0.24 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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360 Nueces #3411 - MLS# 7693402
  • $715,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 7693402 
  • Residential Condo
  • 360 Nueces #3411
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1280 Sq Ft
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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