Donna Ciccarelli

Donna Ciccarelli


Donna works on the Ciccarelli Team with Sydney Schuster and Richard Fowler.

Competitive by nature, Donna Ciccarelli takes her real estate business to a new level for Austin Buyers and Sellers. Her focus on client retention comes out of her genuine desire to serve those that put their trust in her. "For me, it’s a ministry of service to others, helping them to make the most informed decision and guiding them through the process."

Donna specializes in Residential real estate sales & marketing, green eco-friendly real estate & construction, historic preservation, new construction, and Farm & Ranch. She works with Buyers and Sellers providing value added service. "For the Seller I utilize tools to get up to 5-15% more for the property than traditional realtors. For the Buyer I successfully negotiate the best price for the best house in any given market considering the long term cost of home ownership."


  • 1986-1997 - Real Estate Development, Lake Travis areas; consultant for the Main Street Program, a Federal program for the revitalization and preservation of historic downtown commercial districts and historic properties; restored and owned Knittel Homestead B&B.
  • 1997 - Licensed Texas Real Estate Agent
  • 1997-2003 - Opened and Managed Real Estate Offices in Granbury/Glen Rose, TX southwest of Fort Worth for Brooks Real Estate: farm and ranch, residential development and sales, new home construction, commercial and multi-family.
  • 2003 - Present - Residential and land sales; farm & ranch; historic properties purchase & sales


  • Graduate of Real Estate Institute
  • Accredited Buyer Representative
  • Certified Residential Specialist
  • Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
  • Certified New Home Specialist
  • EcoBroker
  • Certified Negotiation Expert

Professional Associations:

  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Certified Residential Specialists
  • Professional Innkeepers of America
  • Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Alumnus of City of Cedar Park (2004)

Awards and Recognition:

  • Realty Austin Sapphire Circle Top Producer 2018
  • Platinum Top 50 - 2012, 2013, 2014
  • MVP - 2015
  • 7 Million Dollar Club - 2015
  • 13 Million Dollar Club - 2013-2014
  • Nominated as Austin Board of Realtors' Realtor of the Year - 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Nominated as Austin Board of Realtors' Salesperson of the Year - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

Personal Information:

  • Married to Four Points Middle School Principal Joe Ciccarelli.
  • We have one son, Sheldon who aspires to work as a mechanical engineer once he completes college.
  • Mentor for Real Estate Agents - 2010-Present
  • Texas Scholar Program Presenter for Leander ISD
  • Leander ISD Mentor Program and Cool Week Business Mentor - 2006-Present
  • Enjoy singing, history, reading historic novels, kayaking, camping, volunteerism, travel, boating on Lake Travis, hiking in mountains of Colorado, jeep trips in the mountains, college football, Netflix documentaries

November 2018

Donna is Fabulous. She went over and beyond our expectations. Donna is extremely knowledgeable and just a super fantastic nice person. Angela and I both feel extremely lucky to have found her and are extremely thankful for all she did for us in bringing the purchase of our first home to a close.

Kim Montroy

October 2018

I had run across Sydney Schuster one time before on a single listed piece of property, and I was so impressed way back then that I jotted her name down saying, "now here is someone I might use in the future." When it came time for my wife and me to finally return to Austin and build/buy our own home, I went back to that note and tracked Sydney down. She was no longer with her previous firm, but I found her with Realty Austin, and we took off from there. I am an architect and have met so many agents over my career. Sydney Schuster stands out. Sydney forms a comfortable and personal communication bond immediately. But then Sydney goes on to continually amaze me: her high energy, her tremendous organization skills, her professionalism and her attention to every detail. Her knowledge about the industry is solid, she knows the process, and has the savvy negotiating skills to make a contract work in a competitive market. We could not be more pleased. In the Austin real estate world, I think Sydney Schuster will be a Rock Star.

Phil Pokorny

August 2018

Donna changed my life. I didn’t know anything about the selling process, and the paperwork seemed overwhelming, but Donna was with me every step of the way. I needed a lot of help and was on a time crunch. She took over and made everything happen. The day she held my open house, we received several bids. Not only did I get my asking price, but I also got much more. Donna helped me get through one of my lowest points and turned it into a positive, empowering experience. For that, I am forever grateful. She genuinely cares and wants the best for everyone. She is hands-on and helps with everything from start to finish.

Heather Davis

August 2018

Donna was a pleasure to work with, and she really considered my families needs. She was professional and took what was a stressful situation and made it seem effortless. Donna was a hard worker and really knows her stuff. My kids grew very fond of Donna, and she even became a part of the family. Buying our home became a family affair. Donna will be the person we will go to our next house.

Annette and Dennis Smelser

July 2018

I am beyond pleased to recommend the Donna and Richard Team of Realty Austin. Richard Fowler is an outstanding Realtor whose sharp expertise and personal touch allowed us to sell our home in a very short time. He worked tirelessly to promote our house and advocated aggressively for us in all offers. In the end, my husband and I were very happy with our resulting offer. While he may say he became too invested in us, we appreciate his extraordinary level of care as our Realtor.

Donna Ciccarelli was absolutely fabulous. She toured our home once and with her sharp eye and background in design, Donna immediately knew the best way to stage our home. I couldn't believe the way she utilized some of our own possessions in combination with her own staging materials. All of our house photos stood out in vast contrast to the other house photos on the market. Every person viewing our home left positive comments about how it was staged. I do not doubt that part of the reason we sold it was because of her hand in amplifying our home's beauty. These two are wonderful. I would unconditionally recommend Donna and Richard to anyone.

Dw. M

July 2018

Richard Fowler was a joy to work with. I had served with him in the Cedar Park Chamber for a number of years, and we developed a good connection. He is someone I trust. He went above and beyond to get my home sold. This was my first home, and I spent fourteen years there. I loved my house, and Richard knew it would be hard to let go. He fielded so many tasks and took the burden off me so the transition would be easier. He was encouraging along the way and ensured me we would find a buyer who would love the home as I did. You can't erase memories when you walk away from a property you love, but you can feel good that the new owners will create their own there. A good Realtor is the key to making that happen. I would recommend Richard to anyone considering selling or buying a home.

Tammy Thorpe Waters

June 2018

Richard Fowler helped us buy our first house. We met him as the listing agent at an open house when we first started looking and were blown away by his professionalism, knowledge, and kindness. We decided to work with him right away as we knew we would be in good hands. He taught us how to choose the best house for our needs. Richard clearly cares a lot about his clients and wants to find the right home at the right price. You can tell by working with him that he is just a genuinely good person and would never lead you into anything that wouldn't be best for you. It's very reassuring feeling when you know you can trust your Realtor. Richard guided us through the entire process, from finding a neighborhood and house, making an offer, to doing inspections, negotiating the price, requesting repairs and closing. His attention to details made our entire buying experience easy and stress-free. Richard's guidance through the negotiating process was invaluable, and he put us in touch with many local experts. Richard was always there whenever we needed him. It was an amazing experience. We're so lucky we met him! Thank you, Richard! We feel like you're our good friend!

Maxim and Anastasia Yukina

May 2018

I worked with Richard Fowler. He was very professional throughout the process. His knowledge of the industry was great, and he provided sage counsel. Richard also has great connections with other reputable cleaning or construction companies that people need in the process.

Michael Adams

December 2017

This is the third property I've acquired or sold with Donna, and she is simply the best Realtor in Austin. Donna and her assistant, Anastasia, kept me organized and informed along the process with outstanding customer service and they tracked the status of all milestones and were always easy to find when I had questions. Donna knows her stuff. I bought a relatively new construction home a few years back with Donna, and this time we purchased one built in the 1930s. And Donna knew a lot more than the owners and the sellers about these homes (particularly the details surrounding homes in historic districts). Finally, because of Donna’s experience, we were able to win a multi-offer opportunity and overcome multiple challenges in the negotiations, conditions and escrow processes.

Bill Bojorquez

December 2017

We could not be more pleased with Donna. When my wife and I moved into our previous house several years ago, we had another real estate agent who we felt did a good job, but now that we’ve experienced working with Donna, we can’t imagine using anyone else! She’s spoiled us for other agents! I’m sure that there were times during the process that my wife and I could have been accurately described as “high-maintenance,” but Donna was never anything less than patient, pleasant, and helpful. She assisted us through some indecision without being pushy, and she even watched over our children when we needed a moment to look through a home. If scientists were to create the perfect real estate agent in a laboratory, gifting that person with the ideal personality and skills for the job, the result would be Donna Ciccarelli. We’re telling everyone we know how amazing she is!

Peter Butler

October 2017

We were referred to Donna by my cousin and his wife. Donna has been a delight to work with and very accommodating for us. This has been a difficult "interstate move, " but I don't know if they are ever easy. Once we were ready to make a move and get our house on the market, Donna has been there for us. She worked with us and our daughter to find a home in the area. Donna has been reassuring and patient, and we felt she had our best interests in mind. She was not out to merely sell us a house but was looking for a home according to our somewhat strict specifications. Once we finally found and agreed on a place she held our hands and made sure we understood and were comfortable with all that was going on. I have to say the selling agent and family were a little difficult to work with. But she stepped in and buffered us from a lot of that hassle, and we appreciate that. All the way up through the closing she was there to double check and make sure we were being well represented and got the best deal we could. We will refer Donna to our friends and family when the occasion arises. We hope that we remain friends and associates into the future.

Matt, Donna and Kasey Kilpatrick

July 2017

Donna and Richard team, I couldn't have been more blessed or fortunate to work with them! The communication was phenomenal, and the vast selection of homes made it possible for me to choose a home fit for my family. As an active duty military member, they worked with my hectic schedule and ensured my needs were met.

Maurica Rodgers

June 2017

Donna did an outstanding job of selling our property. Her attention to detail and her personal touch made the process of selling unbelievably smooth. She is a true professional, and I would recommend anyone to use Realty Austin and Donna as their agent.

Rodney Leer

Donna Ciccarelli is truly a different kind of real estate professional. She provides analysis' like an engineer, she combs through real estate contracts like a corporate lawyer, she delivers personal attention like you are her only client. My 23 years in residential financing gave me the opportunity to manage more than 21,000 home loan closings. Through all that, I have seen and dealt some outstanding real estate agents. Donna even tops the fine agents in this category. I moved my family to Austin from Houston nearly two years ago. During this time, houses were on and off the market at a frenetic pace, especially in the communities we targeted. Without Donna, I might still be living at the Embassy Suites and looking for a home. She patrolled the listings and her network hourly until she found a brief window of opportunity. Thanks to her, we were able to pounce on it faster than anybody else. Through skillful negotiations, she protected my family and our assets like it was all her own. I was equally pleased to get to know her as a kind, hard-working, and honest person.

Derek and Debbie Aramburu

Donna is the best realtor in the Austin area! My husband and I have used her as buyers and sellers and have been extremely pleased both times. She is a pleasure to work with, as is her team, and really cares about her clients. I would HIGHLY recommend Donna!

Brian and Erin Jarrett

I have known Donna both personally and professionally for over 10 years and recommend her highly to anyone looking to buy, sell or refinance. You would be hiring someone who is friendly, trustworthy, hard working who has the knowledge and experience to get the job done right.

Joanne Mayo

Donna is AWESOME! She is the most dedicated realtor that I know. Works tirelessly for her clients to get the best deal possible. I have used her for two home purchases and a sale, and can tell you that she definitely knows what she is doing.

Suzanne Jaster

Working with Donna was so easy and she truly cared about both us as the seller and her buyer. It was a pleasure working with her on our fast and smooth sale!

Dustin and Nicole Binnicker

Donna (and only one other) stood out among 20+ realtors with whom we spoke as we shopped for realtors by going to open houses. She made us feel like people she was genuinely trying to help. She easily demonstrated her expertise in the world of real estate. She sold two homes for us and helped us find our Forever Home in Killeen. Thank you, Donna.


I worked for a local newspaper for a dozen years, was active in the Cedar Park and Leander Chambers, was member of a large church, and also the Austin Yacht Club and ALL had me bumping shoulders with NICE Realtors, so when I needed to choose a Realtor…well, it was tough. I chose Donna Ciccarelli, first of all, because she’s a sweet…pit bull. Yep, put her in the fray and wait ‘til the dust settles. She’ll come home with the prize in hand, the contract. She’s a highly educated Realtor, she STUDIES the Austin market and has sold homes here for many years. In the past two years, she has helped us sell two homes at top dollar and buy one at the best price. She also helped us complete a 1031 Exchange. I loved to watch her work. Each move she made was calculated to make sure there were no surprises. Donna Ciccarelli. (CHICK-A-RELL-EEE!) Great name; awesome Realtor!

Bob and Deborah Mathison

Donna was the first realtor we ever used and at that time, we thought this type of pampering , expertise, and skills were standard. But after moving to Dallas and working with other realtors, we realized how wrong we were! It was pure luck that while in Austin, we had stumbled on one of the most amazing realtors, ever. Simply put, we use Donna as the benchmark for great service. She is awesome!

Ghazi Saleem and Xin Li

When I first came to Cedar Park to begin construction on the new Cedar Park Regional Hospital I received many requests from realtors to allow them to assist my family in our move. It was one of the Board Members of the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce who highly recommended Donna Ciccarelli. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable, professional, intuitive, honest in her approach to myself and my family. She anticipated our needs before we had even spoken them, and not only found us the perfect property, but I trusted Donna also to relocate my staff to Cedar Park from all areas of the United States. My family trusts her implicitly. Later she worked with our relocation company in selling our home as we transitioned to Baylor All Saints Medical Hospital in Fort Worth. What can I say? She's now family.

Dr. David Klein

I have had the privilege of working with Donna for several years as one of her Lenders. She is extremely savvy about the Real Estate market in Central, Texas and works super hard for her clients. She is absolutely Top Notch!!

Tom Brown

I met Donna over the internet when I inquired about a listing in Texas. My husband and I were looking to move from California to a rural area north of Austin to be near our children. I let Donna know what we would be looking for and she had many listings for me to preview in just a week span when I arrived in Texas. Donna had already been in communication with me on specifics and needless to say, Donna not only showed me the perfect house and neighborhood but she became a friend in the process. Donna’s knowledge, professionalism, and expertise of the area put my mind at ease in knowing I chose the right agent and a new friend was born in the process! What a bonus!!

Ron and Anna Allred

I highly recommend Donna Ciccarelli for all your real estate needs. She is highly skilled, professional, expedient, and trustworthy. My experience working with her on the sale of my real estate was 5 Star! Thank you, Donna!

Efren Bermudez Jr.

Donna worked with my husband and me to find our first home over the Summer and we are SO grateful that we had her on our team! Her knowledge got us started on the right foot even though we were both complete novices. Donna was incredibly patient and explained all the parts of the process to us until we understood. We visited many homes and made an offer on a few, and in this hot market Donna knew how to make our offers more appealing to Sellers. We went under contract with one house, but unfortunately, there were unexpected foundation issues that became apparent just before closing when there were none before. Donna was incredibly helpful and loyal to us as her clients and helped us through an unbelievably complicated situation. She quickly showed us other housing options, and we were able to close quickly on the house we now call Home. We owe her so much for seeing us through this process and will definitely be calling her the next time we’re looking to move houses!

Danny and Shaylyn Bravens

I found Donna to be tireless in her quest to get us the home we wanted. If not for her expertise in her field, we would not be currently living in this amazing house in Georgetown. She handled the seller and the seller’s realtor with amazing ease, never losing her cool, and always being very professional. We just can’t say enough to really do her justice. She did all the work, and took all the heat, and helped us keep our cool. She always had a backup plan, and never gave up, she was tireless. I admire her both as a person and a realtor. With Donna Ciccarelli on your team, you can’t go wrong. I also forgot to include that we were living in Missouri during this entire process, and she even gave us free advice on the pending sale of our home in Missouri.

Robert and "Butch" Wichern

We met Donna and later her partner Richard when we decided to sell our ranch and Home Away properties in Spicewood. They pulled out all stops to create the best marketing promotion to get us top dollar for our properties, first selling our Creekside property, and then the main Ranch – well over $2M with one cash sale. They researched history, had a movie type production done along with professional photos to effectively communicate the value of our long loved property. Although bittersweet, we are glad for the sale and are so appreciative of their hard work, tenacity, and strong negotiation skills to bring multiple offers to the table resulting in full price sale.

Dr. John McFarlane and Dr. Suzanne McFarlane

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1401 County Road 281 - MLS# 8369400
  • $1,125,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 8369400 
  • Na
  • 1401 County Road 281
  • Leander, TX 78641
  •   1 BD 900 Sq Ft 45 AC
  • Farms & Acreage
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2104 Quail Cv - MLS# 1894738
  • $438,500
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 1894738 
  • Quail Cove
  • 2104 Quail Cv
  • Taylor, TX 76574
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2925 Sq Ft 0.38 AC
  • Residential
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1240 Barton Hills Dr #123 - MLS# 4796602
  • $241,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 4796602 
  • Barton Terrace Condo
  • 1240 Barton Hills Dr #123
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   1 BD 1 BA 761 Sq Ft 0.04 AC
  • Residential
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3215 Barksdale Dr - MLS# 9092309
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  • Austins Colony
  • 3215 Barksdale Dr
  • Austin, TX 78725
  •   4 BD 2 BA 1522 Sq Ft 0.11 AC
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5002 Avenue H - MLS# 4832498
  • $900,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 4832498 
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  • 5002 Avenue H
  • Austin, TX 78751
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3020 Sq Ft 0.14 AC
  • Residential
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3507 Bachelor Gulch - MLS# 7996108
  • $867,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 7996108 
  • Grand Mesa At Crystal Falls Ii
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  • Leander, TX 78641
  •   6 BD 5 BA 5843 Sq Ft 1.7 AC
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316 Comanche Cir - MLS# 1946233
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  • Hutto, TX 78634
  •   5 BD 5 BA 5331 Sq Ft 1.01 AC
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10209 Fossmoor St - MLS# 6041603
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  • 10209 Fossmoor St
  • Austin, TX 78717
  •   4 BD 4 BA 4858 Sq Ft 0.28 AC
  • Residential
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21116 Jakeshill Rd - MLS# 2026325
  • $685,000
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  • MLS® #: 2026325 
  • Dahme
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  • Pflugerville, TX 78660
  •   6 BD 5 BA 4615 Sq Ft 5.04 AC
  • Residential
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9612 Indina Hills Dr - MLS# 3240111
  • $590,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3240111 
  • Avery Ranch Estates
  • 9612 Indina Hills Dr
  • Austin, TX 78717
  •   4 BD 4 BA 4041 Sq Ft 0.27 AC
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