Elena Royal Howard

Elena Royal Howard



Fluent in:
  • English
  • Spanish

As a lifelong Austinite, Elena has a wealth of knowledge about the city's neighborhoods, schools, attractions, and overall real estate market. This extensive knowledge of Austin and her commitment to unparalleled and responsive customer service has earned her numerous awards, recognition, and customer referrals. Her success can largely be attributed to her emphasis on providing each customer with timely and thorough support throughout the entire buying/selling process. This importance of timeliness cannot be overstated in Austin's fast-moving real estate scene, where quality homes are often snatched up on the same day that they are placed on the market. Real estate is Elena's passion, and she dedicates herself to helping her clients reach their real estate goals.

Elena attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a degree in Spanish Language Teaching and has experience as a middle school Spanish teacher in the Austin Independent School District (AISD). This experience has served her well as a real estate agent. Being bilingual allows her to easily communicate with Spanish speaking buyers/sellers. In addition, her knowledge of area schools and of AISD are a great resource for families prioritizing quality school choices in their home-buying decision.

In her free time she enjoys taking her absurdly cute toddler, Gus, to Milton Reimer's Ranch and rock climbing at the Green Belt. She also loves to garden and go two-stepping at the local dance halls!

Whatever your interests, passions or goals are, Elena is here to help you find what you're looking for!


  • GRI - Graduate, REALTOR® Institute

November 2017

I believe this was our family's sixth or seventh real estate transaction with Elena, so I think that says a lot right there. We joked that we're going for an even 10 (eventually). Elena was great as always.

Nancy Word

August 2017

Elena has represented our family as the seller on three properties and as the buyer on two. Each time she has gone above and beyond what we anticipated to close the deal. We have never been disappointed, and I cannot imagine someone else doing a better job. I have worked with other Realtors in the past, and none of them can hold a candle to the kind of attention and effort we got from Elena.

Emily Bush

August 2017

I've known Elena since she was 12 years old and I've always known there was something special about her. What I found, working with her as an adult is everything I had originally thought. Elena is special and is very patient. When I would throw up my hands and give up, she remained calm and didn't push. I think she just knew we would find the right place, and WE DID! During the purchase phase, she kept me up to date on a daily basis and quickly went out to find the answers to my questions. I truly felt like I had her undivided attention.

Terri Allphin

June 2017

My wife and I were new to the Austin area and met Elena Royal Howard through a mutual friend/real estate agent. Elena, who grew up in Austin, educated us on the areas where Austin was growing, and property values were increasing. After looking at a few homes, we fell in love with OUR home! Elena helped to write and negotiate a strong offer in a seller’s market, and we beat out the other 14 offers that were on the table. We think the world of Elena, and are proud to call her our agent and our friend!

Corey King

May 2017

Elena Howard is AMAZING!! As a first time buyer, I was pretty nervous about the process of purchasing my first home. Elena made it feel like a complete breeze! She's well connected and filled with recommendations that helped along the way. For starters, she was the one to reach out to us about a home that wasn't even listed yet, and so we were able to view and go under contract before anyone else had access to the space. In such a competitive market, this was HUGE and helped us get the best price and avoid a multiple offer situation. Elena made everything happen super quickly - literally 4 weeks from when she e-mailed us about the house until closing date. She's got lots of energy, is quick, sharp, and has a vast network! She also speaks Spanish, which wasn't necessary for us, but as a Spanish speaker, I appreciate the versatility. Thanks again, Elena! We love LOVE our house. It is truly the best and we have seen nothing else like it around!!

Rachel Romero

March 2017

Had a great experience buying my first home with Elena Howard as my realtor. Elena was able to answer all of our questions, was available when we needed her, and made sure we were able to find exactly what we were looking for by narrowing down our search results and giving us lots of options.

Jesse Bruni

January 2017

Elena Howard is Amazing. She is so on top of it and makes you feel like you are the most important thing on her long list of things to do. She is diligent and a spitfire! I felt relieved knowing that she is on my side, holding my hand through this process of buying a home. It can be scary, but she makes sure that you feel comfortable. I couldn't be more grateful for her. I would recommend everyone to use her as your realtor. It was like buying a home with a friend instead of an agent, which is priceless. Thank you, Elena, for all your help and energy. Words can not fully express my gratitude.

Erin N. 

October 2016

We had a great experience with Elena Howard when it came to purchasing our first home in 2015. The home buying experience in Austin can be pretty daunting but Elena was great at helping us navigate it and quickly learning what types of homes we were attracted to. She was incredibly proactive on our behalf as well, a valuable asset in a market that moves as quickly as Austin. I was really impressed in how after viewing a house that we liked but was farther out than we wanted, she did a lot of great work contacting the seller and getting us a direct line of contact with them, which allowed us to review several other properties they had on the market or where soon to be, in the neighborhoods we desired. That allowed us to to be a step ahead in reviewing the other houses and in the end we ended up in one from that list, a beautiful first home that we are extremely happy and proud of. We always make sure to recommend Elena to any friends thinking of buying.

Luis Ordonez, Google Review

October 2016

Elena Howard at Realty Austin did a fabulous job helping us navigate the purchase of a house in South Austin last year. It was our first real estate purchase and we live out of state, so we were very grateful for her willingness to guide us through every step of the process and explain all the details we didn't quite understand. She helped us win a bidding war, and found us excellent tenants to occupy the house until we're ready to move down. Can't recommend her highly enough!

Marina K., Yelp Review

October 2016

I cannot thank you enough for the work you did helping to find my boss a suitable place to live! It was just kismet that we met when I could not get another agent that was referred to me to even return my call! Our search was unique, delicate and most notably grueling due to the list of criteria required, as well as the required wait times to determine if options we looked at would work for us. Your discretion, good nature, and patience certainly made our unique situation pleasant and with a positive outcome in the end! I have worked with multiple agents personally and professionally in the past, I can say that you were the most dedicated and pleasant to work in my 25+ years here in Austin. Thank you, Elena, and I will be sure to reach out to you should I have any real estate needs in the future!


September 2016

We worked with Elena Royal Howard and she was incredible. Buying a house is emotional for some people, and I was SUPER emotional. Not once did I feel judged or pressured. Elena helped me to keep my head on straight and my eyes on the prize, and in the end we bought my dream home in my dream neighborhood, well within my budget. She's the best!!

Michelle Gardella, Facebook Review

October 2015

Elena Howard did an awesome job helping me find the perfect condo. Love everything about it from the aesthetic to the community. End-to-end an all around awesome experience. I was a bit nervous about buying my 1st home, but Elena helped me through the process and everything went flawlessly. Cannot recommend enough.

Kyle Sanders, Google+ Review

August 2015

Elena did a fine job for us on this sale. I was comfortable with the price and the time on market. She helped set reasonable expectations and took us through each stage of the process.

She can use me as a reference in the future.

Chuck Zeugner

July 2015

We cannot recommend Elena Howard with Realty Austin more highly. She brokered two home sales for us in the past year, and both times she was an essential part in making the deals happen. For the first home, she literally found a buyer, and both sides were very happy in the end. For the second home, which was by far the more difficult, she was so on the ball with communication and marketing that I know a big reason why we got a good offer was because of how on top of things she was. What's more, we were no longer living in Austin for a portion of the option period and closing, and she did an excellent job brokering the transaction and taking stress of our plates. Again, both parties walked away feeling very satisfied.

I have worked with other realtors in the past, and I never felt like I was their number one priority. Elena told us from the start that that's what we would be, and we definitely felt that way the whole time. From my experience, selling a house is far more stressful than buying one, so we really appreciated a realtor that took a great deal of that stress of our plates.

Five stars. Would use her again (and we did)!

Emily B., Yelp Review

June 2015

Earlier this month, I was scrambling to get info on my property in order to file a protest with the city over my appraisal value. I contacted my previous realtor and was waiting in limbo to hear from him. So, I contacted Elena and she went right to work! Despite her all-day conference she was attending, she made the time to respond and send me all the information I needed so quickly. Not only is she wonderfully helpful, but also thorough and a great resource. I would highly recommend her as a realtor in this busy Austin market!

Jenny S.

March 2015

The purchase of one's first home can be a daunting task. It is a process that should be completed with much deliberation about the lifestyle in which you and your family wishes to live. Unfortunately, the typical homebuyer's attempt to focus on the personal and intimate aspects that should spearhead such an important decision is overshadowed by the numerous legal and financial issues that must be addressed. Providing the solution to this disarray is what makes Elena the premier realtor. My wife and I purchased our first home recently, and Elena was our realtor. She conducted business in a manner that was prompt, professional, and courteous, with a little bit of edge- a trait that is simply essential in Austin’s aggressive real estate market. Elena comes with the highest of recommendations from me and my wife.

Aric D.

February 2015

Elena helped us find a home in Rosedale after working with her for only two weeks. I work a lot. She would preview homes and let me know which ones I should see which helped me make the most of my time. I love my new house. It's one mile from work and 1.5 miles from my daughter's school. I can also walk to restaurants and coffee shops. It's the perfect location. She made it all very easy including offering the right bid! I recommend her without reservation.

April W.

January 2015

Elena was my realtor when purchasing my new home this fall. I was looking for something VERY specific. There was no guarantee that we would ever find the place that I was looking for. However, whenever a possible winner came on the market, Elena dropped what she was doing and rushed to check out the place with me. With the real estate market the way it is in Austin, things move FAST and realtors have to be responsive and ready to move at a moments notice. Elena was all this and more. She eventually found me the perfect place and handled a somewhat difficult negotiation process like a champ. I'd recommend her to anyone without hesitation.

Blaine C.

December 2014

Elena was our realtor when we sold our house in Rosedale earlier this year, and I can confidently say that we would not have sold it as quickly nor for as good a price as we did with her. She also went above and beyond to help as far as open houses, showings and keeping the house looking great while it was on the market (especially considering we lived over thirty minutes away at the time). It was a great experience, and we will definitely be using her again.

Emily B.

October 2014

Elena at Austin homes did such a great job with the purchase of our new home. She always made herself available when we needed to look at possible homes or take action to acquire our new home. Such a pleasure to work with.

Jason C.

Elena Royal Howard's Sold Listings

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17924 Turkey Trot Trl - MLS# 3307924
  • $795,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3307924 
  • West Cave Estates
  • 17924 Turkey Trot Trl
  • Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  •   5 BD 6 BA 4871 Sq Ft 2.7 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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3110 Brightwood Dr - MLS# 3392899
  • $650,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3392899 
  • Beecave Woods
  • 3110 Brightwood Dr
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 3 BA 1903 Sq Ft 0.3 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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3505 Villa Ct #3 - MLS# 7593580
  • $543,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 7593580 
  • Villa Court
  • 3505 Villa Ct #3
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1761 Sq Ft
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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9109 San Diego Rd - MLS# 8370207
  • $405,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 8370207 
  • Granada Estates
  • 9109 San Diego Rd
  • Austin, TX 78737
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2533 Sq Ft 0.9 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2716 Dupree Ln - MLS# 5113186
  • $405,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 5113186 
  • Southland Oaks
  • 2716 Dupree Ln
  • Austin, TX 78748
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2767 Sq Ft 0.27 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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305 E 31st St #3 - MLS# 6638286
  • $395,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6638286 
  • Speedway Condo
  • 305 E 31st St #3
  • Austin, TX 78705
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1147 Sq Ft 0.03 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2804 Treble Ln #923 - MLS# 6292643
  • $387,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6292643 
  • The Denizen Condominiums
  • 2804 Treble Ln #923
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1344 Sq Ft
  • Residential
  • Intermediary
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2606 Wilson St #1602 - MLS# 5859047
  • $385,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 5859047 
  • Flats On Wilson
  • 2606 Wilson St #1602
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   2 BD 3 BA 1363 Sq Ft 0.06 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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6869 Auckland Dr - MLS# 4367511
  • $342,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 4367511 
  • Circle C Ranch
  • 6869 Auckland Dr
  • Austin, TX 78749
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1526 Sq Ft 0.14 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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