Kate Hamlin

Kate Hamlin

REALTOR®

GRI, AHWD, LEED AP

Kate Hamlin is an animal loving, attentive, tell-it-how-it-is, expert problem solver. A small town girl from Illinois, she graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Management and Mechanical Systems for Buildings.

She went on to work in Montana as a Mechanical Engineer designing schools and hospitals before losing her dad, who was only 55, to cancer. It was then she got the proverbial wake up call and decided life is too short to live it working a career you don’t love. Becoming a Real Estate Agent was on the top of the "Fun List" she made when determining what else she could do with her life. Kate found the love of her life as far as careers are concerned, and has never looked back. After over a decade of helping people with their real estate needs, Kate still strives to be of value to her clients.

Kate is not a stranger to change and is great at helping her clients walk through all the steps they need to consider, whether it’s a move to or from a different state, a first-time home buyer, an empty nester, someone looking for their next apartment, or commercial lease space. Kate has called Illinois, Kansas, Florida, Minnesota, Italy, Colorado, Montana and Texas home. She enjoys applying her knowledge and experience to benefit her clients.

Kate has volunteered for the Sustainable Food Center, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels and Austin Animal Center. She is currently serving on the Board for the Tanglewood Oaks Homeowners Association and has served in the past on the Economic Development Board, the Chamber of Commerce Board, Tumbleweed Board serving underprivileged children, the West Coast Swing Montana Board and the Austin Acro Advocates Board. She is a graduate of both Leadership Montana and Leadership Austin. Kate donates to Foundation Communities, Austin Children's Shelter, Community First, Sustainable Food Center, PBS | KLRU, NPR | KUT, Hill Country Conservancy, Austin Pets Alive, Big Bend Conservancy, National Park Conservation Association and the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

In her spare time, Kate spends time with her family, plays the piano and clarinet, cooks (and eats!), and enjoys traveling, music, camping, and hiking.

October 2018

My husband and I worked with Kate Hamlin during our move to Austin. She was extremely helpful every step of the way and truly took care of us during our time out of state. We would highly recommend working with Kate!

Jacqualyn Momont

August 2018

Kate was AMAZING to work with. She was patient with us while we navigated the home buying process for the first time. I swear the woman never sleeps, Kate would respond to any call or text very quickly even while we lived in different time zones. Kate is incredibly knowledgeable of the area and market, and she shared all of her knowledge with us. Our move and process were easily navigated because of Kate. We feel lucky to have worked with Kate. We are very happy with the service Kate provided us and would recommend her to anyone in the market for a new home. We will definitely use Kate again in the future.

Zara Martin

August 2018

Kate is a really helpful individual. She spends time listening to then provide her experience with various solutions to resolution. She is a welcome breath of fresh air!

Lorin F.

July 2018

We had a great experience using Kate as our Realtor! She was extremely professional, always responded to our silly questions at any time of day and night, was very personable, and most importantly, we trusted her with all aspects of our purchase (putting in the sweet spot offers, recommendations for inspection and repair companies, etc.). I plan on recommending Kate to anyone who may need a Realtor in Austin in the future. I want to also note that Wendy Jansky and Rita Little showed us multiple houses when Kate was out of town, and Wendy was with us at closing. Though they weren't our contact for our questions and needs, they were also very helpful, positive, and knowledgeable, and we greatly appreciate their assistance in our purchase!

Kendall Raisbeck

May 2018

We were referred to Kate Hamlin by a mutual friend and truly felt that we had won the Realtor lottery. Kate was amazing! Being new to Austin she first sat down with us to get to know us and talk about our wish lists. She then was incredibly helpful in recommending neighborhoods we should spend time in so we could narrow our search. As first-time homebuyers, we were completely naive to the process, and she was patient and wonderfully descriptive to help us understand every step of the way. We never felt like she was selling us a house, rather she was helping us find the home that fit us best and that we had a connection with. After finding our future home, we felt that Kate represented our interests and helped us get the most out of the purchase with the seller. When we moved in from out of town, we were without our furniture for nine days, but to make us feel more at home, Kate set us up with towels, chairs, and a blow-up mattress. She is thoughtful, to the point, a great listener, and certainly is there to represent your interests. We would highly recommend Kate to anyone searching for a Realtor.

Stacie M.

May 2018

Kate Hamlin was my Realtor! She did a great job and got everything done. I appreciate her help and her timely responses throughout the evenings and getting everything taken care of throughout the entire process.

Danny M.

April 2018

Both my husband and I are appreciative of all the hard work Kate did to assist in the purchase of our new home. Since we began the process last spring, she has been available and able to help with all our needs. Kate provided us with solid advice and also helped to deal with issues that arose with our builder. Those issues were resolved quickly and to our satisfaction thanks to Kate. We would wholeheartedly recommend Kate as a Realtor for anyone moving to Austin. Although we hope not to have to move any time again soon, we will definitely be in touch with Kate for help with any future moves!

Natasha Jackson

April 2018

Kate Hamlin is the definition of advocate. She always had our best interest at heart and used her experience to help us throughout the process. She was always available to address any concerns we had. If you’re looking for someone to make sure you have the best outcome for you, choose Kate. I’ll definitely be using her if we decide to purchase or sell in the future.

Nygel Jackson

February 2018

I have had the pleasure of working with Kate Hamlin on a professional level. She has not only shown her expertise in the real estate market, but her attention to detail leaves me at ease to know that she takes care of business. If you are in need of a great professional you can trust, you can trust Kate.

Mechelany Campos

November 2017

Kate Hamlin is absolutely fabulous! She genuinely cares about you as a person and works diligently to show that she is always there for you. Kate thinks of every little detail so that you don't have to. She anticipates questions before you even ask, showing her depth of experience in this field. She made the process of selling my house unbelievably easy. I would recommend Kate 110%!

April Brewer

July 2017

Kate did a fantastic job! I'm really happy with my purchase, and Kate advised me of each step along the way. We had some issues with the loan getting to closing but she told me what to expect, and we eventually got to closing even if it was a few days delayed.

Tim Pach

July 2017

Our Realtor was Kate Hamlin, she sold our home in Elgin and helped us find a new home in Bastrop. Kate is really something special. Our process was probably different from many; we relied on her expertise from the beginning stages of preparing our home for sale to almost a year later the actual listing and sale. She got us a great offer quickly after the property went active, and stood beside us the entire way. She is so personable, we have always felt a calming comfort using her as our Realtor. Through every challenge, question, and experience Kate was efficient, kind, professional, caring, helpful, and focused. One of the things we liked about her most was that she was always there for us when needed, but never pushed or pulled or convinced or smothered. She let the process happen naturally, and on terms, we felt good about. We are so happy with our experiences and her perseverance in finding and obtaining the perfect home for our family!

Mauro Rodriguez

June 2017

Carrie and I can’t say enough great things about Kate! She’s savvy in a fast paced market, read us really well and pinpointed exactly where we should focus our search. Kate happily handled our multiple questions/panic attacks, and genuinely cared that we found something we loved with no pressure whatsoever. I’ll recommend Kate and Realty Austin to anyone that will listen to me! And we look forward to continuing a friendship with Kate. We owe her AT LEAST a nice dinner and drinks at our new home :)

Chris and Carrie Blasko

June 2017

My experience with Kate Hamlin and Realty Austin was 5 stars. Kate Hamlin has helped me in both buying and selling several properties here in Austin. She was extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make my experience as stress-free as possible. I highly recommend her and the team at Realty Austin.

Taletha J.

March 2017

My wife and I LOVE Kate. She took such amazing care of us while we were in town, setting up appointments and slogging through many, many rental homes on two different days, just so we’d have a backup in case an application fell through. Not only that, Kate also talked me down off the ledge while I was going through the lease. (I was convinced it was written by a power-hungry management company and was red-lining left and right until Kate kindly pointed out that it was the standard Texas lease, lol!) She had her hands full with me, but was so amazing and patient, and wise! We cannot wait to work with her to buy our first home in Austin and hopefully hang out with her outside of work once we get down there.

Erin Koops

February 2017

Kate Hamlin was simply awesome. She was knowledgeable, fast, responsive and patient. She has all the qualities needed to be a great agent. We have already recommended her to friends and will continue to do so in the future. When we moved to Austin she helped us find a rental and a few months later helped us find the house of our dreams. Both deals had their challenges and we were glad to have Kate on our side. She was able to resolve any challenges very fast and in a fair manner. I can go on and on... Kate is just a great agent and we are lucky to have found her. Thank you, Kate!

Laura Beaux, Google Review

March 2016

I can't say enough good about Kate Hamlin! Kate was our agent a few months ago when we purchased our first home. As first-time home buyers, the process was intimidating and overwhelming. However, Kate led us through the entire process each step of the way. From mundane questions to big meetings, Kate was our advocate, our support, and ultimately, our trusted friend. My husband and I both work full time and Kate was very accommodating to our busy schedules. Kate has given us countless pieces of valuable advice, from home buying to home care. She is up-to-date with the Austin market and knows the city well. She says repeatedly that she loves her job and she's happiest when her clients are satisfied. I think this perfectly describes her. There were times when she could have pushed or rushed into a decision - it would have been advantageous for her and we didn't know better. But she didn't do that and in fact, did the opposite. She encouraged us and facilitated our search for the home we were really dreaming of. We are so happy in our new home and I think daily of all the gratitude I have for Kate.

Anne Daly-Lesch

February 2016

Kate was a dream to work with. We purchased our first home through Kate and could not have been happier. She made our search easy, and was readily available to answer any questions we had. In addition, she has so many contacts in the industry, that she was able to set up our inspection, and connect us with lenders. She guided us through the entire process, and even pushed our lender to get all of our paperwork through to close in less than 30 days from the day we made an offer. Her negotiation skills and recommendations helped us save money, and made us feel very secure in our purchase. Kate's professionalism and hard work are the reasons I recommend her, and will not hesitate to use her services in the future.

Chris G McCormick

October 2014

From our first phone conversation, Kate made my husband and I feel at ease. We were moving to Austin after a sudden job transfer and knew nothing about the city or where we might want to live. Kate listened to our priorities and lined up an entire day of showings. The pressure of seeing so many homes at once and needing to make a quick decision could have been overwhelming, but Kate's sense of humor and down-to-earth personality made the search pretty enjoyable! She also kept us focused by taking notes of our pros/cons at each stop and pointing out things that we might not have noticed.

Kate is hard-working and is great at coming up with creative solutions. When our closing was pushed back beyond our last day of temp housing, Kate suggested we rent the home from the owners for a day or two so that our move could continue as scheduled. That was the perfect solution and Kate did all the legwork to make it happen. I would definitely recommend Kate to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Austin area!

Ciara Hartsook

October 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Kate to find a home in Austin within a short period of time. Kate worked with us tirelessly to find the right place and made us feel as if we were her only client! She is incredibly professional and her understanding of the industry extensive. Additionally, she is very personable and fun to work with, which made our experience looking for a home much more relaxing and comfortable. We would recommend Kate to anyone!

Nathan Lesch

October 2014

My wife and I had to suddenly relocate to Austin as part of a job transfer. We were given 30 days in temporary housing but had to find a place to live FAST.

Kate provided us tools and suggestions to look at houses in the city before we even arrived, and when we showed up, she had everything planned out. She understood our urgency and met with us as often as possible to help us find a great home. She also made us feel very welcome in the new city, taking us to some of the sights in between all the hard work of looking for a place. Kate also never tried to sell us on anything; when a place wasn't right, she made sure we considered all its negatives so we didn't choose anything we'd regret. Kate also made herself available all the time as we worked through the offer, contract, and lending processes, so we always knew where everything stood.

One of Kate's greatest strengths is her ability to really decipher what it is that you want in a house, and as a result, we now have a home we are very happy in! I would recommend Kate to anyone seeking a home here.

Ken Hartsook

November 2012

We own property out of town and began looking at property for me to be closer to my work. I phoned Kate regarding a particular house that was on the market. Kate was very helpful, set up a personal page that was tailored to our "wants and must" list. She was always easy to get a hold of and happy to answer any questions, and fast to respond to messages. We worked with her for a few months until she helped us find and get into our perfect home. Kate is amazing and we are so thankful for all her help. I would highly recommend Kate for her professionalism, expertise advice and for her genuineness.

user6508198, Zillow Review

August 2012

We have known Kate for 8 years now. We have bought and sold 2 homes with her and had a great experience. Our two sons have also purchased properties from her and she was great at listening to what their unique needs for a home. As our market is starting to grow she was quick to let my son know about a property that had just come on the market in a highly sought after area and ultimately purchase the home.

user1524458, Zillow Review

August 2012

Kate was amazing she knows more than any Realtor. She takes an honest interest in what is the best house for each individual’s situation.  We told her what we were looking for and she quickly steered us towards the houses that would work best for us. This meant that we didn't waste any time looking at houses that weren't going to really interest us and saved us a lot of time. She was also there throughout the entire home buying process she made calls to the bank on our behalf as well as houses that were once for sale and were currently being rented, to see if they were still interested in selling. Plus she was a pleasure to work with I highly recommend Kate to anyone looking to buy a home.

user2999316, Zillow Review

August 2012

My son Cody, and I worked with Kate, on a home purchase in April and May. Everything we looked at was in our price range (she didn't try to get us to go to higher priced properties). Our problem was by the time we made up our minds to make an offer the property already had an offer and we lost out. Kate, did not get tired of working for us and way always available to show us another house. She actually ended up getting a hold of the owners of a house that she had listed two years ago. It was not even on the market. We ended up getting the house. Kate, did an excellent job with negotiations, and getting us through the entire process. I would recommend Kate, without any hesitation.

user5172990, Zillow Review

August 2012

Kate has gone above & beyond each time we have bought & sold with her. She has helped us through some very tough circumstances with her creative thinking, patience, and positive attitude. She is the best!!

user5008114, Zillow Review

August 2012

Kate is a world class Realtor, she answered multiple questions we had before we even asked her to start working with us to find our first home. My wife and I were new to town and when we met with Kate to explain are 'wants and needs' she was quick to show us neighborhoods that met our expectations and then we started the search for our home.  Kate was always available to answer any questions and is extremely technology-savvy...this quality led to quick action and it made the entire process seem smooth and effortless.  Kate also has a very fun-loving and easy-going personality which made my wife and I feel very comfortable throughout the whole process.  We have already referred friends to Kate and will work with her again for our next sale or purchase. She is awesome!!! You will not be disappointed!!

user3736662, Zillow Review

August 2012

My husband and I both work full time and Kate was so willing to meet us as often as we needed and on our terms, our time. She had a great knowledge of the area, with up-to-date stats to help us make financially sound decisions, which is so important when it comes to buying a home. I would highly recommend Kate for your real estate needs. Her positive attitude was also a great plus!

user1783215, Zillow Review

August 2012

Kate was amazing! I knew exactly what I was looking for and found my home so quickly she kept asking me if I was really sure I didn't want her to show me more, just in case. She wanted to be sure I was completely satisfied with my decision. She negotiated a great price for me, made suggestions of programs to make sure my lender checked out for me as a first time home buyer and was right on top of every question I asked her! Even after closing she followed up several times to make sure everything was ok, and had made note to check again before my new construction warranty was up as a reminder to me incase I had anything for the builder to repair before my warranty expired! Kate is top notch and extremely dedicated to her clients utmost satisfaction! I recommend her EVERY chance I get!

user589651, Zillow Review

Austin 2012

As first time home buyers, we were extremely grateful to have found Kate as she made our experience very rewarding, fun, and stress-free. She was very personable and knowledgeable, which gave us a sense of ease knowing that she had our best interest at hand. She was willing to work around our difficult schedules when it came to showing houses and she was always quick to set up appointments and return calls/ emails. We love our home and would highly recommend Kate to anyone who is looking to buy a home, especially first-time home buyers. Thanks Kate!

user619760, Zillow Review

August 2012

Kate patiently worked with us for almost a year before we purchased.  She is very knowledgeable and has excellent judgment. I have high expectations which she met or exceeded at every turn. My spouse and I recommend her without reservation - there aren't many service professionals that will answer every question and return every call and wait patiently while you find the perfect property!!

doubletre, Zillow Review

August 2012

Kate is incredibly knowledgeable regarding the real estate market.  She really listens to her client's needs and wants and strives to find the best match. I highly recommend Kate to anyone looking to buy or sell a home or commercial real estate.

user1878848, Zillow Review

August 2012

Kate is AMAZING! She is very impressive. We went through two Realtors before finding Kate. I called and asked to meet with her and it was Realtor love at first sight. She is so professional, but so down to earth. She had an answer for every question we asked. She made sure we understood every  step. When our adventure came to an end I was sad not to see or talk to her on the phone. I recommend Kate to everyone that is looking for a Realtor. She makes buying, selling homes a wonderful experience.

user7870266, Zillow Review

August 2012

Kate comes off as calm and relaxed while remaining very professional.  I chose Kate after interviewing 2 other Realtors. My main concern was selling fast and although she suggested the lowest selling price, she was the only agent that understood my urgency. Kate was not pushy but honest and the house sold in a few weeks and it was a huge weight off my shoulders. Her attention to me even during and after the sale was great, especially considering I had already relocated. If I was buying or selling a house, I can’t imagine using anyone else. I may even call her for advice in my current city in the Future!!!

user9838685, Zillow Review

August 2012

Kate is incredibly talented and I am so grateful I found her to represent us in our real estate needs! I highly, highly highly recommend Kate Hamlin!!

user6885846, Zillow Review

July 2012

Kate is a personable Realtor who provides expert advice with the highest integrity. I highly recommend home buyers seeking a professional Realtor to contact her. You won't find better help with your real estate needs.

Angela Ericson

June 2011

Kate knows her stuff. She also goes out of her way to bring as much value to her work as possible.  Not that knowing all the answers is everything, but I haven't seen many questions she at least wasn't familiar with. And she's not super-salesy, which I appreciate in anybody.

Ray Porrello

May 2011

My wife and I found Kate to be an excellent Real Estate Agent. Kate provided us with punctual service and was convenient to reach at all times. She was extremely patient while we dwindled down our options of choosing a home. We found her to be quite honest about each home and she highlighted negatives and positives to help us identify unique character and problems for each home. My wife has said she appreciated Kate's ability to listen and apply insight we gave her. Not only is Kate a very good Real Estate Agent, we consider her our friend.

Brett Sandusky

May 2011

Kate has a calming nature that anyone would appreciate in a Realtor. She listens, engages and educates everyone on our market, and asks us for feedback on ideas and concerns in our economy. I have enjoyed getting to know her in our Thursday Chamber group. She is energetic, passionate and a wonderful friend and colleague.

Sherlynn Stewart

February 2011

We have worked with Kate on three purchases and two sales. She is extremely knowledgeable, well connected, stays very aware and involved in the community and goes above and beyond in every aspect and detail of the purchase or sale. I recommend her frequently to others.

Gena Grinestaff

February 2011

I would recommend Kate as a Realtor to anyone. I started working with Kate professionally in 2005 referring her business and my clients have thanked me as a result. Very good with communication and letting the client know what is going on throughout the entire home buying process. My wife and I used Kate in 2008 to sell our home at the time and to purchase our existing home and we received first-hand experience of the professionalism that Kate brings.

Wesley Fangsrud

February 2011

Kate is a hard-working agent who is honest and direct. She really goes the extra mile to make sure her clients get results. She is very knowledgable about the housing market and the surrounding area and helps her clients to understand how they can get the best deal in buying a home or the maximum out of selling their home. She is great to work with, as well.

Chris Barndt

February 2011

I have been through the buying and selling process with Kate. She is efficient, fun to work with, involved in the community and knows the market very well. I highly recommend her as a real estate agent.

Janna Wittenberg

September 2009

When I hired Kate, I was looking to relocate one of my businesses to another area of our community. She went to work for me right away, in less than 24 hours she had over 20 listings that were within my criteria! I felt as though I was her only client... and I know that is certainly not the case. Kate sees solutions and not afraid to do whatever it takes to find the best solution possible for everyone.  

I also recommended Kate to my sister to help her find her first home. My sister had the same experience as I did... exceptional customer service, expert advice on the current market, and lots of options they had never even considered. They had worked with 3 other agents and none of them even came close to comparing to Kate's level of commitment. She really loves her job!

Emily Petroff

We have been fortunate to have Kate Hamlin as our Realtor throughout several months of a complicated sale of one house and purchase of another wherein timing was critical. She is thoroughly professional and her experience shines through sorting out the complicated document requirements and keeping us informed as to priorities. Her keen sense of what was needed and when it was needed kept us out of difficulties. Over riding all this was a fund of patience that gave direction to our worries and tempered our expectations. We highly recommend Kate in the entire process of selling and buying. 

Dan Lowell

Excellent. I could not have expected more. I can’t think of anything she could have improved upon. She was great.

Ken O.

She was excellent in all forms. We couldn’t have asked for any better service. Excellent personality!

Ashley M.

Kate is the epitome of professionalism; she is thorough and knowledgeable in all facets of her field. The purchase of my first home was exceptionally smooth and I would (and have) recommend Kate to anyone without reservation.

Eric B.

Kate was very personable and easy to work with.  Kate is an excellent Realtor, would refer her to anyone. When I buy/sell, she’s my lady!

Jackie H.

Kate was extremely professional, always available, and made sure everything was done right.

Terrie I.

She was great! Very impressed, great experience!

Kristen E.

Kate came to the first meeting very well prepared, far above and beyond her competitors. She is safe and conservative.

Bruce & Cheryl

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1205 Delsie Dr - MLS# 7284945
  • $785,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 7284945 
  • Cardinal Hills Unit
  • 1205 Delsie Dr
  • Lakeway, TX 78734
  •   4636 Sq Ft 0.29 AC
  • Multi-Family
  • Buyer Represented
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6405 Trissino Dr - MLS# 4125288
  • $775,830
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4125288 
  • Avana
  • 6405 Trissino Dr
  • Austin, TX 78739
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3731 Sq Ft 0.22 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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1200 Alguno Rd - MLS# 2855036
  • $532,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 2855036 
  • Violet Crown Heights
  • 1200 Alguno Rd
  • Austin, TX 78757
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1576 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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1115 Kinney Ave #17 - MLS# 5367491
  • $493,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5367491 
  • Ivy On Kinney Condo
  • 1115 Kinney Ave #17
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   2 BD 3 BA 1604 Sq Ft 0.05 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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7221 Via Correto Dr - MLS# 8484458
  • $450,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8484458 
  • Heights At Loma Vista
  • 7221 Via Correto Dr
  • Austin, TX 78749
  •   3 BD 2 BA 2883 Sq Ft 0.22 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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10713 Desert Willow Loop - MLS# 1165817
  • $365,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1165817 
  • Meadows At Double Creek
  • 10713 Desert Willow Loop
  • Austin, TX 78748
  •   4 BD 4 BA 2599 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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