Joe and Cara Keenan

Joe and Cara Keenan

REALTORS®

GRI, ABR, CRS, CLHMS, CDRS, CNE

About Joe

Joe’s goal as an Austin real estate agent is to provide superior services that reflect the needs and expectations of customers and clients. He knows that buyers and sellers benefit when their desires, motivations, and limitations have been established. That’s why Joe really zones in on the needs of his clients and narrows down their criteria to find the right home while making it a fun experience.

As a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Joe’s accountability, integrity, and discipline contribute to his appreciation for managing the details of each transaction. He has also earned his Masters of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University, which enables Joe to pass along financial insight and effective marketing for his clients. He loves technology and implements the latest tools to bring efficiency and service to the home buying and selling process.

Joe’s commitment to customer service combined with his passion for technology enable Joe to take extraordinary care of clients in a web 2.0 world. Joe understands that being tech-savvy can facilitate a transaction, but interpersonal relationships will remain the focus of the real estate industry. Joe’s commitment to be respectful of clients needs and protect their best interests brings a rewarding experience for his clients.

Joe is obsessed with service and ensures that he represents his clients in the marketplace with integrity while putting their needs first at all times.

Milestones

  • Platinum Top 50 REALTORS® Winner 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Platinum Top 50 REALTORS® Finalist 2016
  • Realty Austin Diamond Club $10M+ Top Producer 2013, 2014, 2017
  • Austin Business Journal's Nominee for Top 50 Residential Realtors 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

About Cara

Cara’s roots have been firmly planted in Austin, Texas since 1977 when she said, “I love this city!” With so much history, diverse cultures, beautiful rolling landscape, lakes, live music, and sunshine, it's no wonder people move here; they fall in love and never leave. From 1 year of age, Cara was influenced by her mother's real estate practice. "My mom loves telling the story of how she used to take my sister and I along in her car to show homes to her clients." Experiences like these, combined with Cara's background in technology sales and study of design at University of Texas, compelled her to pursue a real estate career. Cara's ambition from the start was to "not be" a typical, ordinary, mediocre real estate agent. Collectively, she put her background and skills to work along with a passion for learning to produce an exceptional customer experience.

In November of 2001, Cara earned her Texas real estate license, joined the Austin Board of Realtors®, and started her career learning under a top performer and highly respected professional in the industry, Maggie Falvey, her mother and broker. Earlier that year, she fell in love with her future husband, Joe Keenan, who just so happened to be buying his first home from Maggie. They married in 2002 and went into business together.

During her pursuit to educate herself about real estate and business, she earned the Accredited Buyer Representative Designation in 2001 and the GRI designation in 2002. In 2006, she was awarded the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation and was invited into the Million Dollar Guild with the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. In 2007, Cara earned the coveted Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. In 2009, Cara recognized the demand for educated Realtors®, especially those with knowledge in helping homeowners in financial distress, and, as a result, earned the Certified Default Resolution Specialist Designation, so she could help reduce the rate of foreclosures.

Between 2006-2008, Cara participated and graduated from the business professionals course offered through the AJI network, a private educational institution responsible for helping powerful professionals earn top 1% incomes. As a member of the AJI network, Cara uses her certifications as a foundation for building competitive advantage, establishing and expanding her autonomy, creating more identity, increasing her value and accumulating the ability to fulfill her ambitions to live a good life and perform in the top 1% of the marketplace. Following BPC, Cara was invited to participate in the AJI network's LEIP program to study a discourse in leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and power.

Cara’s areas of expertise include residential buyer & seller representation, relocation, marketing and selling resale homes, new construction homes, waterfront property, luxury estates, gated or golf course community homes, high-rise loft spaces or condos, and investment properties in Austin and surrounding areas.

Family and integrity have always been the leading mobilizers for Cara's success in real estate and in life. people that know her can confirm that she has a passion for helping others and that she does it with integrity. In addition to the lifelong friendships Cara has built over the years in her real estate career, her husband and three boys are what keep her focused and grounded in reaching their ambitions.

Cara & Joe have three beautiful sons, Aiden (born August 2003), Maddox (born July 2005), and Rowan (born June 2007).

Licenses held:

Texas Real Estate Salesperson License - 2000 to present

Awards

  • Realty Austin Diamond Club $10M+ Top Producer 2017
  • Austin Business Journal's Nominee for Top 50 Residential Realtors 2012, 2013
  • Platinum Top 50 REALTORS® Winner 2011, 2013
  • Million Dollar Guild through the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing - 2006

Designations earned:

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) - 2001
Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI) - 2002
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist-Million Dollar Guild (CLHMS) - 2006
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) - 2007
Certified Default Resolution Specialist (CDRS "Elite" member) - 2009

August 2017

Kellie and I couldn't be more please of the service provided by Cara and Joe. There is no way we could have found and sell our houses without them.

Mario and Kellie Blanco

January 2017

True professionals. Joe Keenan and his team make sure every aspect of the process is as easy and consistent as possible. He understood what we were looking for and made sure we were best positioned to buy our new home. When he promised something would be taken care of, it was. When we called him, he answered. When we emailed him a question, he answered it. He is our realtor and will continue to be. Our experience with Realty Austin could not be more positive. Highly recommend.

Richard Yax, Google Review

September 2016

Suffice it to say, we have had a great experience with Joe. We all worked hard to get the house on the market. And he was patient with us with all our questions. With his experience and his network, we were able to get things ready and get things setup. He was able to guide us and gave us necessary space. And he was available when we needed to talk and were ready to move forward.

Folks each have different support needs and Gina and I's requirements are directness and communication. At the same time, we need some time to move forward on actions and review next steps. Joe is able to provide both space, time and communicate.

We would and will recommend Joe. Additionally, we are looking forward to continuing our relationship with him as we look to purchasing a new home in the coming few months. Our thanks to Joe for all his help and time.

Mauricio S.

August 2016

I had a GREAT experience with Joe. I know this particular transaction had its challenges, but he managed the process between me, and the buyer’s side like a Ninja! He kept me focused and kept his eye on the big picture. FIVE NINJA STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ :)

Alex Wong

December 2015

Can't recommend Joe Keenan highly enough. My situation was tricky due to being on the road, but Joe stepped up and did the legwork to make things happen. Go with Joe!

Blake Wickliffe, Google+ Review

September 2015

I had a fabulous experience with Joe (10 out of 10) and have already referred him to friends of mine which to my understanding has resulted in Joe selling yet another home! So, he is awesome and I already do refer him to others.

Cynthia Konieczny

June 2015

My experience with Joe was excellent and would be happy to recommend him.

Kevin Pooler

November 2014

Throughout the entire buying process, Joe has been incredibly diligent and helpful. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or Realty Austin to anyone, including our friends who are just arriving today to have a look around!

Craig Bachler

December 2013

Everything went well with the Keenan Team. Cara is a doll. They did a great job.

Connie Poirier

November 2013

My fiancé Matt and I purchased our first home less than two weeks ago with the help of The Keenan Team. Our friends warned us about the tricky and sometimes confusing process of buying a place, but luckily Matt found The Keenans and we couldn't be happier with the experience. The entire process was seamless. They anticipated our questions, concerns and anxieties; they were always available to meet and responded quickly to any inquiry (no matter how silly or small). They give 5 star treatment and we feel honored that we got to work with them. Now we just want to hang out with them because she’s fantastic!!

Becky Fabre, Facebook Review

September 2013

I enlisted Joe and Cara’s help after I had selected a house to be built by Highland Homes. They instantly engaged the builder, loan officer, and Highland Homes sales reps as I was located in San Diego, CA working at my military job. Although the closing process was painful due to underwriters ignorance of the law, Joe and Cara kept the process on track. I am very pleased with her efforts in the purchase of my home and will refer her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Austin area.

Scotty Canaan

August 2013

Let me start by saying that Joe and Cara Keenan did an awesome job. Not only were they polite and respectful, but they were informative and down right professional. This was my first time buying a house and I have to say they made it a very pleasant and almost easy experience. I would recommend these two to anyone who knows what kind of things they are looking for, and even those who don't, these Realtors know their stuff so they can help find anything that fits you. They don't try and sell you or give false information. I feel as if they wanted what was best for me even if I didn't decide to go with them. I can't express how much I appreciate all that was done for me. As a young adult stepping into a new environment of purchasing my own home, they made sure I understood and knew every detail that went into what I was going to buy. All in all, this was a great experience for me and I hope more people will request Joe and Cara because I know they will help to the best of their abilities and beyond. Thanks again guys!

Joel Johnson, Google Review

Cara and Joe are the most exceptional Realtors you can find—anywhere. Finding a trustworthy realtor in Austin from PA could've been a disaster, but we found the gem of all gems! Not only is their knowledge about the market and the process unmatched, but their impeccable service and reliability was what we appreciated the most during the purchase of our home. We told Cara and Joe over and over that we were sure that we weren't her only clients, but we always felt as if we were! Never a question went unanswered or a moment passed that we couldn't contact Cara or Joe; our needs were consistently fulfilled, and our expectations were surpassed. They would even tell you that we had unforeseen obstacles; but, even when we didn't know there were questions, Cara and Joe provided the answers. We also found the Realty Austin site far superior to others in its ability to provide detailed, current information. It allowed us to search and save homes, which also made the long-distance relocation extraordinarily easier. We are happy to say that Cara and Joe have become our friends—they are truly in a class of their own! We will definitely refer them to others and look forward to opportunities to work with them again.

Sean and Lori Rill, Google Review

Cara and Joe are tremendous agents. As an out of town buyer, they could not have been more helpful in dealing with all the little things I was unable to do. I am so lucky to have them working on my behalf.

Alan Miller

Cara and Joe Keenan are the absolute BEST there is. Extremely professional, helpful, and payed such attention to detail. Definitely looking out for YOUR best interest and not their own. 110% pleased with our buying experience with them as an agents.

Kimberly Tran, Facebook Review

Cara and Joe have been friends of ours for several years. My wife and I have referred several clients to them and they always do a very professional job with them. On this particular transaction in Travis Country they represented me as an investor and handled both the purchase and the sale and I couldn’t have been happier. We are currently going under contract on another investment property and hopefully this one will provide me with the return I am after. And I plan on doing many more with them as my agents.
 
I congratulate Realty Austin on developing a great real estate business model via the best online product in the marketplace. It brings real and proven leads/customers to your agents while providing buyers and sellers the best search engine available. The time and money Realty Austin devoted to it originally, and continue to refine, has got to have paid them back many times over. In the business world there is no substitute for expertise.
 
So yes, I am a very happy client and referral source.

Jerry Pritchard

If Cara and Joe Keenan weren’t our Realtors, we’d have to adopt them into the family.  They helped us sell our condo and buy another home at the same time.  They managed to keep everything organized and moving on course throughout the process.  We have complete confidence that they represented us well and professionally.  We could not imagine working with anyone else and would gladly refer them to anyone.

Dave and Kathy Helfert

Great experience. Cara and Joe Keenen at Realty Austin made my first home buying experience pleasant and efficient. I had a fairly good idea of what I wanted, but had no real idea how the market worked or what all the little details are. They probably saved me a small fortune and definitely saved me a lot of headaches. Very knowledgeable about the industry and the area.

I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a home in Austin.

Lou

The Keenan Team was a great agent team for us. They knew we had done a lot of work but Cara knew there were finishing touches that would really SELL our house. Cara gave us detailed lists of things we needed to work on and even came to the house with personal items to use for staging the house. We knew we had an easy to sell house but The Keenan Team provided the real estate know-how to make sure it sold fast and for top $$$.

Peggy Foreman

Cara and Joe were helpful and responsive every step of the way from locating suitable properties through final closing. They have considerable expertise in all areas of the homebuying process. They follow up was always exceptionally good. I recommend Cara and Joe without hesitation to anyone looking for a house in Austin.

Don Evans

Cara and Joe made the selling and closing of our house super-easy!

Gretchen Yax

There were NO areas that Cara could have been more helpful!

She was very prompt returning all phone calls and emails, and we always felt like she was available at anytime to answer our questions. She was very thorough while looking at houses, helping point out pros and cons of each property, and helped us make an informed decision that was best, not only for us as a new couple, but also as first time home buyers. She walked us through every step of the home buying process and kept us at ease during, what can be without someone like Cara, a very stressful experience. We are very lucky to have contacted Joe, who relayed us to her, as we feel there could be nobody else looking out for us as well as she did. I can not stress how amazing Cara was! We hope she will still be available when it is time for our next purchase.

Paul Sowada

Cara and Joe are the epitome of professionals in the real estate market, they knew our needs better than we did, knew the answers to our questions before we even asked them, asked us our expectations on day one and followed up on those expectations in closing. What suprized me most about working with this team was thier ability to communicate. If one showed us houses on a monday and the other on a tuesday, it was like we were looking with the same agent!

Joe Keenan was excellent. He did everything I asked for and more. I was very happy with my final purchase and feel we got a really good deal on a really good property. I intend to recommend Joe to  anyone who needs a realtor.

Tom Loftus

Joe Keenan made my first time home buying experience easy and comfortable. I contacted Joe, told him what I was looking for, and he set me up an Austin Realty online account complete with pictures, maps, and prices of available homes. I selected the ones I liked and we were physically viewing within days. Joe pointed out things that I didn't even think of (Example: the master bedroom being separate from the other bedrooms provides more privacy) and was very helpful in every aspect of the search. I could instantly tell if I liked a house or not and Joe would be right there with me - ready to leave at a moment's notice or ready to call the seller if I was very interested. Never trying to talk me into something I didn't want or making excuses for a lackluster home. A few of the houses I picked were near railroad tracks and he told me up front that not only will the train whistle wake me up at night, but reselling would be very difficult. I was just looking for a place to store my junk, but Joe came at it from all sides, informed me of the various aspects of home ownership, and guided me to make a wise thoughtful decision that I'm very proud of. I would recommend Joe to anyone that is seriously interested in buying a house. Weekends were the only time I could view homes and Joe understood completely. Every weekend Joe and I would go looking at available houses until I found the right one. His flexibility was impeccable. I also appreciated his willingness to help on all levels even though I wasn't buying a very expensive home. Joe answered every question I had, helped me get a fantastic deal, and made me feel more like family than just another customer. Joe Keenan rules and you should buy a house right now just to have Joe Keenan as your realtor.

onetimesignup, Citysearch Review

The Keenan Team was a great agent team for us. They knew we had done a lot of work but Cara knew there were finishing touches that would really SELL our house. Cara gave us detailed lists of things we needed to work on and even came to the house with personal items to use for staging the house. We knew we had an easy to sell house but The Keenan Team provided the real estate know-how to make sure it sold fast and for top $$$.

Peggy Foreman

I would consider my wife and I as a difficult client for a realtor. We came down over a year ago and joe took us around and continually sent us listings knowing ew were not looking to buy for at least 6 monthes. We call him back a year later syaing we were intersted in buying again and he happily took us around again. He worked with us as we lowballed some sellers advising us what a good price for the houses were and knowing they would accept our offers. finally we just closed on a house were we got a great deal where we got the house for over $22/SF less than asking.

He was quick in getting us comps as well as notifing us immediatly when house prices were reduced or houses hit the market. Would recommend him to anyone.

Buyer

Joe possesses all the qualities hoped for in a real estate agent. He is honest, hard working, attentive to needs, courteous, and respectful. He is also attentive to details and did his due diligence in making sure the properties we were interested in were what they purported to be. He quickly notified us when he found discrepancies. Joe was our advocate. He anticipated needs and obstacles and took the needed steps to make sure we could move into our home as planned. Joe often had to cue and remind our inexperienced lender to keep things moving forward in preparation for closing. We were fortunate to find Joe to assist us with this process. He is our agent for life and we highly recommend his services.

Nanette & Ronald Wilde

Cara and Joe are the epitome of professionals in the real estate market, they knew our needs better than we did, knew the answers to our questions before we even asked them, asked us our expectations on day one and followed up on those expectations in closing. What suprized me most about working with this team was thier ability to communicate. If one showed us houses on a monday and the other on a tuesday, it was like we were looking with the same agent!

Joe and Cara Keenan's Listings

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1301 David Cv - MLS# 1273437
  • $2,400
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 1273437 
  • Buttercup Creek
  • 1301 David Cv
  • Cedar Park, TX 78613
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3071 Sq Ft 0.26 AC
  • Rental
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Joe and Cara Keenan's Sold Listings

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106 Costa Bella Cv - MLS# 2251062
  • $2,700,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 2251062 
  • Costa Bella
  • 106 Costa Bella Cv
  • Austin, TX 78734
  •   5 BD 6 BA 7950 Sq Ft 1.04 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1505 Drake Ave - MLS# 9073321
  • $1,990,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9073321 
  • Fairview Park
  • 1505 Drake Ave
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   7 BD 6 BA 3352 Sq Ft 0.54 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1503 Drake Ave - MLS# 9537755
  • $1,990,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9537755 
  • Fairview Park
  • 1503 Drake Ave
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3352 Sq Ft 0.54 AC
  • Multi-Family
  • Seller Represented
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2700 Maravillas Cv - MLS# 663984
  • $1,080,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 663984 
  • Barton Creek
  • 2700 Maravillas Cv
  • Austin, TX 78735
  •   5 BD 5 BA 5150 Sq Ft
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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12713 Padua Dr - MLS# 8240335
  • $915,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8240335 
  • Avana
  • 12713 Padua Dr
  • Austin, TX 78739
  •   5 BD 5 BA 4550 Sq Ft 0.22 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1502 Wooldridge Dr - MLS# 7913975
  • $890,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 7913975 
  • Pemberton Heights
  • 1502 Wooldridge Dr
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   4 BD 5 BA 3468 Sq Ft 0.24 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4308 Rio Robles Dr - MLS# 3843154
  • $875,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3843154 
  • Westview On Lake Austin
  • 4308 Rio Robles Dr
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   5 BD 4 BA 3651 Sq Ft 0.4 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1036 Liberty Park Dr - MLS# 4181723
  • $865,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4181723 
  • Villas At Treemont
  • 1036 Liberty Park Dr
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3385 Sq Ft 0.48 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2200 Sharon Ln - MLS# 1096000
  • $825,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1096000 
  • Westfield A
  • 2200 Sharon Ln
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   3 BD 2 BA 2564 Sq Ft 0.21 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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100 Riley Rd - MLS# 3092514
  • $802,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3092514 
  • Rollingwood
  • 100 Riley Rd
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   3 BD 4 BA 2846 Sq Ft 0.84 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1036 Liberty Park Dr #52a - MLS# 7253435
  • $772,500
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 7253435 
  • Villas At Treemont
  • 1036 Liberty Park Dr #52a
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2655 Sq Ft 0.33 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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7203 Running Rope - MLS# 7023549
  • $765,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 7023549 
  • Northwest Hills
  • 7203 Running Rope
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2403 Sq Ft 0.25 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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8800 Golden Rain Cv - MLS# 8694638
  • $755,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8694638 
  • The Estates Of Barton Creek, The Estates Above Lost Creek
  • 8800 Golden Rain Cv
  • Austin, TX 78735
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3603 Sq Ft 1.26 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4501 Noble Hill - MLS# 7819392
  • $745,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 7819392 
  • Westminster Glen
  • 4501 Noble Hill
  • Austin, TX 78730
  •   4 BD 4 BA 4921 Sq Ft 1.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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