Kathy Jacobs

Kathy Jacobs

REALTOR®

Kathy works on the Kathy and Winona Team with Winona Barron.

About Our Team

With decades of experience as a team in the Austin Real Estate market, Kathy and Winona’s business is based on a genuine care for their clients and a unique balancing of strengths in assisting those they serve.  Recognized as one of the first successful team models in the Austin Real Estate market, they credit their long-standing status as muiti-million dollar producers to loyal clients who refer them to family and friends.  Their client advocacy, negotiating skills, market knowledge, and excellence in customer service are the reasons their clients return again and again.  In addition, they have built strong relationships of trust and respect with their colleagues and within the Real Estate Community.

Originally focused in central Austin, Kathy and Winona expanded their services to include East Austin, Southwest Austin, Westlake, Northwest Austin and the surrounding areas.   As a team, they assist their buyer clients with evaluating location, neighborhood attributes, historic market data, property condition and resale potential.  Their team approach with sellers and their years of experience in the Austin Real Estate market provide their clients with a unique advantage.  Not only do their clients have two seasoned, professional agents working on their behalf, they also have a blending of skills and approaches that provide a distinct edge for their clients.  Above all else, they LISTEN to their clients so that they can help them find or do what is best for them.  Their goal has always been to exceed expectations in becoming their clients’ trusted lifetime advisors in Real Estate. 

About Kathy

Kathy has been a Texan for more than four decades. Attracted to the then small college town for its outdoor activities and beautiful scenery, she decided Austin was the place to set her roots. 

Kathy’s enthusiasm and energy are contagious! Her ability to negotiate with a smile, has earned her the respect and friendship of many professionals in the real estate, lending and title industries.

Kathy is an experienced cyclist, coach, gardener, yogini and animal lover. She loves to explore parks that are hidden gems and can tell you about the best cycling routes in town.  You may also find her kayaking on Ladybird Lake, hiking the Wild Basin, enjoying watercolor classes or practicing yoga.  There’s always something fun and exciting to do in Austin!

About Winona

Winona was born in Austin and is a 5th generation central Texan with strong ties to the area.   She enthusiastically shares stories and photos from early Austin, including photos of her grandfather as a teenage lifeguard at Barton Springs and as one the first policeman to patrol Lake Austin. 

Winona’s passion for design and natural ability in staging homes is an advantage to clients whether preparing their home to sell or assisting clients in envisioning the “possibilities” of their new home purchase. 

She has a love of animals and a deep connection to nature. She enjoys horseback trail riding, hiking and adventures with her little dog, Merlin, aka “The Merlinator.” Ask her about her favorite green spaces, day trips to quirky Texas towns and the best area restaurants (she’s also a closet chef and foodie).

Milestones

Community Involvement

Having been blessed with well over $100 million in career production, Kathy and Winona are committed to assisting organizations in their community.  They have an ongoing commitment to The Children's Miracle Network and Dell Children's Medical Center, The Hill Country Ride, The Rosedale Foundation and many other local organizations.

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March 2017

I had an extremely excellent experience with Kathy. I have no regrets. She was always there when I needed her!

Paul Jimenez

August 2016

I must say it has been a true pleasure working with and getting to know Kathy Jacobs. I say 'getting to know' because she really is my friend. I don't know if she has a lot of clients who she meets and becomes friends with, but I can honestly say that she is my friend, and I really appreciate that.

Kathy is very honest, up-front, caring and I can tell that she has my best interest at heart. Kathy took the time to get to know me and my interests, lifestyle, hobbies and family even. She really worked hard to make me happy in the buying and selling of my property. It took me 6 months to find my house in Austin, and that was because Kathy would not let me settle. She knew what I wanted and took the time to find it and was honest with me regarding price, location and other elements. I know sometimes during the buying and selling of homes you have to hear things that you don't want to hear, but I can see the reasoning behind it and can see that it is because Kathy truly cares.

I don't remain in contact with many friends in Austin, but I really hope to maintain contact with Kathy. We are on the same wavelength, and I really love her. I hope she continues to prosper in her real estate career.

Julia Hajewski

May 2016

Kathy Jacobs and Winona Barron are a fantastic team. I knew I was in good hands because of their in-depth knowledge of the Austin real estate market and their attention to detail throughout the sale process. In addition, their professionalism and friendliness made for a pleasant experience. I highly recommend Kathy and Winona to anyone looking to buy or sell in Austin.

Roger Frantz, Google Review

April 2016

Kathy is fabulous! This is my third deal with her and hope to do many more. We have a great rapport and all the deals have been smooth and easy.

Jo Dee Bowen

February 2016

Winona and Kathy came highly recommended, so when it was time to find our new home, we knew who to call. We were not disappointed. Winona was thorough and extremely knowledgeable. When we looked at a property, she let us take it all in first, then had good feedback that helped us make our decisions. I could always count on Winona to get back to me immediately and I still can call her for any questions or concerns. The agent on the other end was less than great and she hounded him regularly to make sure we were getting everything taken care of. I cannot say one negative thing about our experience with her. We found our forever home and it was easy with their help.

Jennifer Shock, Google+ Review

January 2016

We could not have been happier with the service Kathy and Winona provided with the sale of our house.

From the first meeting to the last, we trusted their abilities and felt our house was well considered in the market we had available. Their professionalism, skill and involvement in analyzing the market and finding appropriate buyers did not disappoint. Also, I have to thank them for looking after the house for us while it was being shown and for finding a perfect seller for this little jewel in a changing Austin. We will not hesitate to recommend Kathy and Winona both for their excellent service.

They don’t need to change a thing to the “Kathy and Winona Team." It’s perfect!

Again with all our thanks!

Caroline

October 2015

I can't say enough great things about Winona. She helped me sell my first house earlier this year after my divorce, a house she also helped me buy. She told me at that time that selling is not nearly as fun as buying, and she was 110% correct. But she walked me through the seemingly never ending stream of bumps, frustrations, and turmoil without batting an eye, and at the end of the day, it was done and we got an incredible deal. And so when it came time to buy a house for this new chapter of my life, I didn't think twice to reach out.

She supplied me with information I didn't even know I needed from the very beginning, and truly helped me see and understand where I stood and what my options were. She responded to calls, texts, and emails promptly, and I never once felt in over my head. I can't emphasize enough how much trust she instilled because of the way she conducts herself.

Beyond the nuts and bolts of buying a house, she did a phenomenal job finding suitable properties. She spent time working with me to articulate what I was looking for, and then showed considerable patience compiling lists and planning viewings. On the viewings themselves, her expertise and keen eye were beyond appreciated. She kept me informed about potential red flags, issues in certain neighborhoods, resale considerations, and countless other things I never even considered.

I put in an offer on a house, and she encouraged me to bring in both an inspector and an engineer due to some shifting. The foundation ended up being in awful shape, and I opted out of that deal, but I was so grateful for, and impressed by, the way she walked me through that. I believe her instinct saved me from purchasing a money pit. She gave me some time to "mourn", and then was right back at it with more options when I was ready, which is how I ended up with the house that I truly love.

I also want to take time to mention her partnership with Kathy. There were many times when their teamwork and excellent communication with each other helped us make decisions on neighborhoods, properties, etc. I was working with one agent, but had the benefit of her team. And when Winona took a few days of much deserved vacation, Kathy seamlessly stepped in to navigate the final days of the contract negotiation and amendment. I couldn't believe how well that worked considering I'd not even spoken with Kathy before that time. That's impressive communication and teamwork!

Their professionalism, experience, efficiency, communication, and humanity made buying a house less stressful. The process felt like the happy experience it should be, rather than one of doubt, worry, etc. I will recommend Kathy and Winona to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Sean

October 2015

Kathy and Winona helped us both buy and sell our homes and they were awesome! Kathy is extremely positive and always full of energy. Winona is very detailed and offers a strategic approach. We had a somewhat challenging agent on the selling side and they handled the situation with utmost professionalism. We will definitely be using Kathy and Winona again when the need arises.

Jeff Beaulieu and Rachel Fox

October 2015

Sue and I put our trust in Kathy and Winona completely when we listed our home and it was well founded. From the beginning we were impressed with how well they understood our goals and how well they represented our interests. Because of the uniqueness of the property it took an extra amount of patience on everybody's part, but they never showed signs of impatience or encouraged us to take a lower offer than they knew we would be happy with. Kathy and Winona worked like it was their own home and we really appreciate the job they both did. I was very impressed with their professional knowledge and guidance at every turn and was very comfortable through the whole process with them as our representatives. Based on this experience, I expect they are very successful and it is well deserved.

John & Sue

August 2015

I'm very pleased with Winona, who was my buyer's agent in 2001 when I bought my house, and my seller's agent 14 years later when I sold the house. Both then and now, I am happy to recommend Kathy and Winona to others, and have done so. The house sold for more than I was even originally thinking to list it for, so their market knowledge helped me pay the closing costs and then some! Even so, the house was under contract within 48 hours of listing.

Jonathan Davis

August 2015

I've worked with Kathy several times over the past years and have always found her to be extremely professional, personable, knowledgeable, and dependable. I wouldn't consider using any other realtor. What stands Kathy apart from everyone else (in addition to the qualities I just listed) is her concern for her clients. She looks out for their interests and makes sure they are completely satisfied. And this doesn't end with the closing - she follows up on any unresolved issues and is always available to answer questions. She has the ability to make a budget home buyer feel just as important as a buyer with unlimited funds. She is the best!

Michelle Staneff

July 2015

We have been buying and selling homes with the Kathy and Winona team for 17 years. I started working with Kathy when I was single and trying to find a safe, yet up and coming area to buy in and it turned out to be a great investment. We have recommended them to many friends over the years who had successful transactions. Their knowledge of Austin is amazing and they give solid advice. They are professional and work very hard. Our last home sold in 2 days for more than the asking price.

Jo Anne N, Google+ Review

March 2015

This is the 4th house I've bought with Kathy over the past 13 years. I am continuously impressed with her market knowledge, hard work, reliability, wonderful personality, and high standards. Kathy's enthusiasm for her work and concern for her clients' interests is evident, and this makes working with her such a pleasure. She inspires such confidence and is so diligent that the entire process is stress free. I wouldn't even consider purchasing from any other agent. She is the absolute best!

Michelle

December 2014

Kathy Jacobs has been our real estate agent through five transactions since 2002, and she has made every one them not only manageable but fun. We tend to get stressed out when dealing with moves but Kathy's got the energy, competence and professionalism we have relied on to get us through the process, every time. This has never been more important than when navigating those more troublesome challenges that come up occasionally when buying or selling a home. In those instances Kathy maintains a positive attitude while laying out facts and discussing options, and this has always helped us stay positive, too. She is real estate magic, if only we had an advocate like her in all areas of our lives!

Though we have not worked directly with Winona much, she has provided necessary support and input to assure successful transactions. Kathy and Winona are obviously a great team!

Jane Hardin and Jeffrey Feigenson

October 2014

We worked with Kathy and Winona to purchase our home in South Austin back in 2012 and it was a wonderful experience despite working with a negative seller. Then, when life changes brought us to selling our home just two years later we went back to Kathy and Winona and it was the best thing we could have done! They are a dynamic duo! Kathy is always so upbeat and positive and Winona has a keen eye for details. Our home sold for over $50k more than we purchased it for just two years before and it sold quickly. We listed on Friday and had an offer on Monday! Thanks so much Kathy and Winona and Realty Austin!! We'll be recommending you to all our friends and family still in Austin.

Pamela Troester, Google+ Review

July 2014

Kathy was a wonderful blessing throughout this process. From the time we met her in February and began to discuss what we wanted, through educating us on the crazy Austin real estate market, through researching neighborhoods, visiting homes, and listening to our likes and dislikes, through finding a home that we optioned without even seeing, all the way up to holding our hands and reassuring us through a long-distance closing, we felt confident Kathy had our best interests at heart and was pulling out all the stops to make sure we were going to be happy with our new home.

Her extensive knowledge of the Austin market as well as her keen observations on various neighborhoods were so helpful. As buyers, and this is only the third house we've owned in 37 years of marriage, we lacked the experience to really take a comprehensive, analytically look at the house, the neighborhood, the nearby amenities, the potential for additional development, even the presence of a lift station near one of the houses we visited. Kathy evaluated every aspect of each house and location and gave us the pros and cons in a kind, personal yet professional manner. As things worked out, our home in Tennessee sold to a cash buyer and we had three weeks to move. Kathy kicked into overdrive (and we thought she was already in overdrive, but her overdrive is impressive), found the perfect house, and made it all work. After the final decision was made to buy the house, Kathy sent us an email we had provided her early in the process with the long list of things we wanted in a house, and the house we bought had everything on the list except the one thing we'd changed our minds about anyway.

When we arrived at our new home, the first things we saw were baskets of treats, wine, and other goodies with a thoughtful card from Kathy. Kathy went above and beyond the call of duty throughout every step of this process, and we are so grateful to have had her energy, commitment, and knowledge working for us. We feel we've made a friend for life.

Steve and Cheryl Thompson

May 2014

I don't know where to start. I love the Kathy and Winona team. Kathy is a ray of sunshine, the type of person that just makes you feel better being around her. And they are great Realtors, too. Every bit of advice I got was 100% on target. This is the fifth house I've sold in my lifetime, and it was the best experience ever. Realty Austin is the best realty company EVER.

Shirley Fraser

March 2014

I could not possibly be happier with the experience that we had with Kathy and Winona. They were absolutely phenomenal in every aspect and I would not hesitate to recommend them or Realty Austin to any of my friends or family in central Texas looking to buy or sell a home. Thank you very much for the time and effort that your team put in towards selling our home. I know it can be a highly stressful process for sellers (as it was with the realtor we had prior to engaging Kathy and Winona), but they made the whole process easy and stress free.

Keith Lempa

August 2013

We wouldn't have a house exactly where we wanted to be in this crazy market without the Kathy and Winona Team's input, guidance, and experience - and that is a fact. Kathy and Winona have been wonderful throughout the entire process. From the beginning, with setting up just how insane Austin's housing market was to preparing us for looking at properties, we felt we were given the crash course that enabled us to move swiftly into our final purchase. By the time we made the offer, my wife, Adrienne, and I felt so informed and prepared - We were ready for anything. And that is all a testament to Kathy and Winona's devotion and loyalty to get us in a house. With them, not only did we find amazing Realtors, but we gained valuable friends that we will remain in contact with forever. The other amazing thing about Kathy and Winona, for me personally - is that they have found houses for four other friends of mine - that's incredible. I would be out socializing with them, and then we would all immediately shift into bragging about how amazing Kathy and Winona are! So, their influence with me and my circle of friends is apparent, even when they're not there! I wanted to make sure that Realty Austin knows that they are one of the best parts of us purchasing a house here in Austin. We gave them a very complicated task: Finding a cost-effective house in Travis Country, in one of the most aggressive markets ever, and they did exactly that. We got the house we wanted, for the price we wanted, and we all couldn't be happier. Kathy and Winona even helped with the insanity of the loan process and was completely thorough with post purchase needs, like rekeys, insurance, and HOA information. They are extremely hard workers, but even kinder and caring people - they would even hold our three month old, Lucas, while we got a chance to peek around in the properties. He loved them, too! I'm happy to have met Kathy and Winona, worked with Kathy and Winona, and now brag about Kathy and Winona! We truly valued the platform that Realty Austin gave us with this process and will definitely refer both the company and the Kathy and Winona Team to anyone looking to buy here in Austin. Everyone should be buying a house with you guys! There is no other way as far as we're concerned. 

Adrienne and Darius Shahmir (and Little Lucas too)

July 2013

I am a first time homeowner/lot-owner, and I want to say that I am extremely happy with results of my experience with the Kathy and Winona Team. They are amazing and did a great job of helping me through what is a very scary process. I would and will recommend them to friends and family, or anyone else in the Austin area looking to buy/sell a home/property. When I do need to make my next real estate purchase or sale, I will be knocking on their door without hesitation. Also, I plan to remain friends with both Kathy and Winona over the years regardless.

Anthony Marquez

Look no further! Winona & Kathy are unquestionably the finest Realtors we've ever worked with and deliver outstanding results. We relocated to Austin from Seattle, and they were with us every step of the way making us feel as if we were the only clients they had. Winona & Kathy conduct business with extremely high integrity and always in the best interest of the client. Working primarily with Winona, we very much appreciated her balanced approach to identify the best living situation for us regardless of whether we were going to buy a house or not. Her "above and beyond" approach to business included consulting with rental property managers on our behalf for interim housing, helping us integrate into the community, and continuing to service the relationship even after the deals were done. Winona later worked extremely hard on our behalf to find the perfect home in a very challenging sellers market. She is a savvy business person and excellent negotiator handling the biggest issues with seemingly relative ease. Even after closing, Winona & Kathy continue to provide our family support and guidance on local services with the aim of making our living situation the best it can be. The icing on the cake is her thoughtful engagement and consideration towards our two little girls. Thank you Winona & Kathy - we look forward to buying our next home with you!

Jim and Jaynie Degnan

Kathy Jacobs is one the finest agents in the business. That's really all that needs to be said. For those who want to understand why: She's not at all pushy or rushed, she's candidly down to earth. No sales pitches, just honest discourse, and in a crazy fast real estate market like Austin Texas, it's amazing how Kathy is able to take her time with you. We were never rushed; that's an impressive skill! In this city, you have to bid on houses within hours of them being listed. Even then, there's multiple bidders. So, with every house that I thought was interesting, I would contact her and she'd be there as soon as possible, usually within an hour or so. And, this is with no previous contact; she wasn't expecting me to request her time on those days. Kathy handles her scheduling almost seamlessly, and in turn makes every client feel like you're her only one. It's very, very professional. Did I mention she relentlessly followed up with all feet-draggers involved in a home sale? She made sure everyone did their job, got us our paperwork, etc. As a result, we closed on time! Kathy handles business well, and she has fun doing it. What more could you possibly ask for? That's why she's got another lifetime client here. As long as I'm in Austin, I'll hire her for all my real estate needs. And I'll quickly refer her to any one of my friends dealing with real estate because she's exceptionally cool AND gets things done. She's a pleasure to work with! Now go back and read the first sentence again.

Any Jive, Google Review

Kathy is absolutely my favorite agent of all time. No matter the trying situation or number of attempts for an accepted contract, Kathy is upbeat and helpful. This is my fourth purchase with Kathy, and I feel like I'm working with a best friend. Right now we are in the process of preparing the latest purchase for rent, and I miss our daily communication with Kathy. I do look forward to our next quest for another rental in a year or so. I couldn't imagine doing all this with some of the agents we dealt with during my last two purchases. It is so obvious that Kathy LOVES HER JOB! Even right now I MISS MY KATHY!

Debbie Ford

Winona and Kathy are the best in the business hands down. They are both extremely knowledgable, friendly, hard working, fabulous listeners (they actually remember everything we told them we wanted in a home!) and they absolutely know the ins and outs of Austin real estate. My family has bought two homes with them, both under very different circumstances.

The first home we purchased with Winona was in 2009, and we were pressed for time and needed to find a home in Austin within a few weeks. Winona did all the research before our trip to Austin (we were unfamiliar with Austin at the time) and narrowed our search to about 7 homes that met all our criteria and were more than adequate. One of these homes we absolutely loved, and bought of course and we have loved it ever since. But she didn't just find us the perfect home. Since we were out of town, Winona (and Kathy) handled the closing for us, and even came to our house twice a week to water a dying plant during the drought in over 100 degree weather! What other realtor would do that?? During the inspection, Winona's attention to detail is simply amazing. We have lived in the home for 3 years, and I'm convinced any small flaws in our home she picked out during the inspection and they were fixed by closing.

Our second home purchase with Winona was for our parents who are moving to Austin. They were in no hurry, and they also wanted to find "the perfect home" like we did and of course we recommended Winona and Kathy. Since inventory was down in Austin in 2012 and our parents were unwilling to compromise on any of their desires, it took many home showings and many emails back and forth about prospective homes (almost 6 months of searching) before we finally found our parents the perfect one! Winona emailed almost daily during this time about prospective homes, and she sacrificed many weekends looking over the small Austin inventory with us. She was so patient and kind! My parents are now closing on their dream home thanks to Winona and Kathy!

To sum it up, in my opinion Winona and Kathy give anyone moving to the greater Austin area the best chance of finding their dream home.

Nathan Pekar

Thank you for allowing me to tell you about how AMAZING Winona Barron and Kathy Jacobs were as our realtors. They are simply the BEST realtors we have ever had! In the last 12 years, my husband and I have bought and sold 6 houses. We have had some good realtors in the past, but Winona and Kathy were head and shoulders above the rest. Excellent customer service. Incredible job and market knowledge. They both kept us updated every step of the way, recommended quality contractors for repairs we needed in our new home, and dealt with us in an honest, forthright way. They were so flexible in meeting with us, even when we had our 3 young children in tow. They consistently demonstrated professionalism and class. Their integrity, thoughtfulness, and kindness are a rare combination. I will HIGHLY recommend Winona Barron and Kathy Jacobs of Realty Austin to anyone I can. My husband and I could not be happier. We believe we received the best real estate service in Austin. Please extend our thanks to Winona and Kathy, and thank you for demanding such excellence from your people. They were a blessing to me and my family. I'm thankful for Realty Austin and the excellent work you do.

Adam & Dusty Kinslow

Winona Barron and Kathy Jacobs are simply the BEST realtors we have ever had! In the last 12 years, my husband and I have bought and sold 6 houses. We have had some good realtors in the past, but Kathy and Winona were head and shoulders above the rest. Excellent customer service. Incredible job and market knowledge. They kept us updated every step of the way, recommended quality contractors for repairs we needed in our new home, and dealt with us in an honest, forthright way. They were both so flexible in meeting with us, even when we had our 3 young children in tow. They consistently demonstrated professionalism and class. Their integrity, thoughtfulness, and kindness are a rare combination. I HIGHLY recommend Winona Barron and Kathy Jacobs of Realty Austin. You will walk away from your real estate transaction knowing you have received the best real estate service in Austin.

Dusty Kinslow, Google Plus Review

I can not express how grateful I am for Kathy and Winona. We joked that they are part Realtor, part counselor. When I'm in a place to buy a house in Austin, I'll be coming back!

Jenna Opperman

This is the 4th property we purchased with Kathy and Winona. They have also sold two homes for us so far. I've recommended them to at least six others who have had successful sales and/or purchases. Kathy and Winona are knowledgeable about the Austin market, know a lot about construction and have always recommended great people to work with us. We will continue to use and recommend Kathy and Winona.

Jo Anne Norton

I'm happy to describe my experience in working with both Winona and Kathy. I initially talked with Winona but was tag-teamed over to Kathy who's experience with multi's is greater. Winona was personable, attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. I felt immediately that I had found the right realtor(s) for me and chose not to pursue additional recommendations I'd gotten. Winona hooked me.

My dealings with Kathy were the same plus her aggressiveness on my behalf in this hot Austin market gained my confidence. As I'm an out-of-state buyer, Kathy had to go above and beyond, requiring extra time and energy on her part. She did this without complaint and with full assurance to me that my interests were in good hands. I have no qualms that the property I purchased, sight unseen,  is suitable to my needs. If I had to buy something sight unseen, I can't imagine anyone better to represent me.

Kathy has assured me her assistance does not end at close; this is not a transaction but a new relationship. Instead, her services and expertise (and the staff's) are available at any point in the future. Not only is that a welcome offer being new to town but I also believe this not to be an idle offer. I may just take her up on it!

To summarize, both Winona and Kathy made me feel like a $2 million client when, in fact, my budget was closer to $200,000 for this initial purchase.  I am planning to buy another property after arriving in town.  Not only will I look forward to working again with Kathy, but will highly recommend both Kathy and Winona for for any one's real estate needs.

Linda "Libby" Valenti

Kathy Jacobs and Winona Barron have been an absolute pleasure to work with. I have dealt with all types of vendors and professionals through the years, and this was hands down the best all around experience I have had when it comes to doing "business." Kathy and Winona were total pros from start to finish without feeling cold or impersonal.  You can tell they have a genuine passion for not only their work, but for helping people in general.  We feel truly blessed to have worked with such a special team.

There was a week or so where we just worked with Winona while Kathy was on vacation.  Their teamwork was fantastic!  Two totally different styles, but equally as effective and approachable.  They make a great team.

In my opinion, both Kathy and Winona are huge assets to Realty Austin.

We will recommend Kathy, Winona and Realty Austin to anyone we know looking for a new home in the future.

Marc Bianchi

Kathy and Winona exceeded my expectations in every area.  The selling of my house was easy all because of their help.  I have already recommended them to many of my friends and will continue to do so as the opportunity comes up.

Dalene Beauregard

Winona Barron and Kathy Jacobs with Realty Austin did an awesome job handling my negotiation and closing in June 2012. They were able to successfully negotiate with the seller to get them to fix a few things like a couple of deficiencies and also got them to cover a couple of my line item closing costs for my new house. I would highly recommend Winona and Kathy to anyone because of their professionalism, honesty, forthrightness and practical nature. They are pros.

Kat, Yahoo! Review

Kathy Jacobs and Winona Barron are fantastic!!!! Our house was listed online on Friday and we had 2 offers by Monday and have since closed!!! It was amazing and we are so grateful. Thank you again for such a wonderful performance!

Natalie Crockett, Facebook Review

I met Kathy when she was the realtor for a friend of mine. I remembered how hard she worked to get the very best deal for my friend and what a genuinely caring person she was.

When I was looking for a realtor for this present project, I remembered Kathy and called her. She is the BEST. Not only does she know her stuff, she looks out for her clients in every possible way. She is straightforward, honest, and works incredibly hard. She makes sure I understand all the details about a transaction and she will stick with her client through until the end.  I am so lucky to have found her as a realtor and as I consider her now, a friend.

I referred her to a friend of mine who feels the same way and I know I will ALWAYS refer her!

Shannon Matley

We loved working with Kathy & Winona! They were very knowledgable about the Austin area real estate and lifestyle. They were patient with us as we looked at many houses and did not try to talk us in to buying just any old house. They listened and understood exactly what we were looking for. 

Bev & Galen Metz

We bought our house with Kathy and Winona when we moved to Austin in 2006 and we sold with them when we just recently moved away. One of the best realtor teams around!!!

Sean Love, Facebook Review

I've bought 3 houses from Kathy Jacobs over the past 10 yrs. She is the absolute best agent. When I tell her I'm looking for a house, she never tries to sell me on anything. Rather, she works with me to find the perfect property that suits my needs. She has actually told me 'you can do better than this house', so I know that when she tells me a property is a good buy, it really is. I trust her completely. In addition to this, she works with me through every step of the process - she recommends lenders, inspectors, handy men to do repairs, and makes suggestions on what she feels are necessary repairs to the property, etc...I never worry about a thing when I work with her because she takes care of every little detail and always makes me feel like her most important client. They say that buying a house is one of the biggest decisions you'll make, but when Kathy is my agent, I feel like it's the easiest thing in the world. She's honest, diligent, loyal, hardworking, and a joy to be around. I would never work with anyone else.

Michelle Staneff

In 2003 Kathy Jacobs from Realty Austin helped me to buy a house. She was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. She found me what I wanted. This year I decided to sell my house and contacted her again. She sold my house in no time. I was very impressed with the way everything went. I got what I wanted and everything went so smoothly. I will contact her again in a heart beat if I decide to buy another house. She is the best. Thank you Kathy for everything you did, you are awesome.

Marina, Citysearch Review

As a prior Kathy and Winona client, I had high expectations.  They met and exceeded them all.  They got my listing up quickly and I had a contract within 2 days.  Closing was delayed due to my HOA not getting FHA certification renewal in time, but there was nothing Kathy and Winona could have done about this.  Bottom line, we did get the renewal and got closed.  I was working primarily with Winona until she had surgery, but Kathy took over without a hitch.  Kathy was very helpful in getting a rush put on the paperwork so that I could sign Friday so that I didn't have to return (which would mean a 400 mile round trip from/to Austin) to sign Monday with the buyer.  I am relocating to west Texas but would work with Kathy and Winona again if I ever return to central Texas.

Tanna Jaquess

Kathy Jacobs and Winona Barron with Realty Austin rock! Thanks to their valuable feedback, research, and guidance we were able to list our condo and sell it within 7 days in an economy that does not lend toward selling condos fast! They are the best tag-team realtors who work tirelessly for their clients. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for a realtor they can trust. Thanks for all you do!

Anonymous, Yahoo! Review

This review regards a specific team of agents we had the pleasure to represent us in our purchase of our home. We moved to Austin from out of state and the following is our experience.

Dear Winona Barron, I sent a note to your boss earlier today and now I get to tell you and Kathy what a terriffic experience this has been. Winona, you and Kathy, are more than realtors with your expert handling of our transaction. You've been there promptly to consult with us on everything from showing, through purchase negotiations and closing. You've gone beyond our expectations with your extensive knowledge, customer care and quick responses. We will happily refer new business your way knowing how well you've handled our business. We like you. We like you a lot! It would be our pleasure to work with you and Kathy again in the future.

Elaine & Les

Kathy turned around a frightening situation with a previous agent into a pleasant experience. She sold my difficult floor plan house for an excellent price in a nearly impossible market. While showing me my next house to purchase, I've come to see how EXTREMELY knowledgeable she is in everything from foundations to decorations. Her experience is invaluable. I trust her. The unique benefit I've received is her wonderful friendship. I look forward to her continued presence in my life and my continuing efforts to refer her to anyone needing her services.

Eileen Haisler

We can't express how much we appreciate all the help Winona and Kathy have provided throughout our purchase and closing. We are well into our 50's and have never had such exemplary service from a previous agent. We will most definitely refer any future business to Realty Austin and the close associates who work with your dynamic team.

Elaine & Lester Lambert

Moving from Los Angeles to Austin posed all kinds of challenges for me, one of which was I could only make 2 trips here to decide on a new place prior to purchase. Kathy not only met all of the challenges head on, she actually made this rather daunting task a pleasure. She understood incredibly quickly what it was I was looking for and was able to narrow down the choices so I could maximize my time in the city. My choice of home also presented several unforeseen problems but during negotiations Kathy used her superb skills to make it smooth and painless. Kathy was there every step of the way, from inspections to walk-thru and beyond. Her assistance in getting myself settled in Austin with all the best local knowledge has been more than I could have hoped for in a Realtor. I really could not recommend anyone better than Kathy to handle all your property needs.

John Witherspoon

She could not have provided better service! Kathy was top notch all the way! My husband and I live and work in another city but wanted to purchase a second home in Austin because we really enjoy the weirdness of Austin and the current economy made it affordable. From the beginning, Kathy had a good handle on what we were looking for and went above and beyond the call of realtor. As we searched for a home, we found Kathy to be extremely well informed on all aspects of the housing market, home buying, financing, maintenance, contractors and unforeseen expenses. Once we decided on a home, she was a valuable advocate during the negotiations and kept us informed every step of the way. She also recommended an incredible loan officer that worked very hard to make our experience a good one. I have endured several closings and refinances over the last 25 years...this was by far the best overall home buying experience I've ever had from the first viewing to the final funding of our much anticipated Austin home. My thanks and gratitude to Kathy for all her efforts to make it happen. Champagne anyone?

Jana Reeves - Bowen

Working with Kathy to find my new home in Austin was wonderful. Kathy was extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of purchasing a home, so I felt confident that the decisions I was making were well-informed. She was supportive and helpful throughout the process. It was a real pleasure working with Kathy.

Roger Frantz

I give Kathy Jacobs my very highest recommendation. I really will never work with anyone else as long as she's still in the business. I was living about 4.5 hours out of Austin and had limited time to shop for homes. Kathy Jacobs first acquainted herself with my needs and preferences, and then previewed dozens (maybe hundreds) of homes for me so that we could concentrate our efforts during my brief visits. Throughout the transaction, Kathy provided tremendous support to me as a buyer, both practically and emotionally. I have bought and sold houses several times, and I have NEVER had a realtor provide so much helpful information, both written and verbal. Kathy even voluntarily went out in a rainstorm to photograph the home I eventually bought, so that I could feel certain from a distance that I understood the property's good and bad points before making an offer in absentia. Plus, Kathy is just a joy to be around. Her perky personality and endless energy and optimism helped make the stressful process of finding a home enjoyable and even fun!

Ms. Gaye Brewer

Positive, Knowledgeable, Professional and works for the client.

Holly Socha

Kathy has the most patience of anyone I've ever worked with. She stood beside me through all of the hard times and gave valuable feedback. I would not own my home today if it wasn't for the hard work of Kathy.

Steven Dillingham

I have worked with Kathy and Winona many time over the years. They are the very best. I have only good things to say about their efforts and hope to work with them again this year.

Bill Colburn

Winona and Kathy are wonderful realtors for our family. They are very professional and did their research to ensure we were paying a fair price for our new home. They encouraged us to ask for what was fair relative to repairs/price adjustments following inspections. They always followed up on questions and were readily available whenever needed.

Winona and Kathy have been our realtors for the purchase and sale of three homes over the past 15 years. Winona and Kathy have such an approachable personalities and are very knowledgeable and professional throughout the entire sale/purchase process. They genuinely care about meeting the needs/likes/dislikes of our family. Winona and Kathy are patient and always willing to meet/chat whenever we had questions or concerns. We truly appreciate Winona and Kathy's dedication to our family as their clients and feel well protected with them as our realtors.

Cavanaugh Family

I had received a recommendation from a friend to give Kathy Jacobs a call when I was interested in buying a home. Being a first time home buyer, I was pretty nervous about the whole process, but once I talked to Kathy she helped turn that nervousness into excitement. She is so honest and experienced that I trusted her to really help me find exactly what I wanted. I sent her an email describing my ideal purchase, and within days we were looking at homes, discussing likes and dislikes, and going over the logistics of financing. It's clear that she knows this business very well, and passes her knowledge along in an extremely helpful way. Just yesterday I closed on a house, and thinking back to that initial email I sent her describing my ideal home, it is exactly the home I wanted. I could not have been happier with Kathy as a realty agent and as a person, and I'll never call anyone else when I need help buying or selling a home.

Michael James

We are first-time home buyers. Kathy and Winona went above an beyond to help us understand the purchasing process. Kathy and Winona were there for any questions or concerns we had. We truly feel blessed to have such wonderful realtors like Kathy and Winona handling the purchase of our home. Kathy and Winona are now members of our family. We have never been so happy!! Thank You Kathy and Winona!!

Andrea and Jaime Ramos

Kathy and Winona were there for me when I bought my first house 12 years ago, walking me through the process, sharing in my excitement and always keeping my best interest in mind. Naturally, when it was time for me to sell my home the first thing I did was pick up the phone and call Winona. Whether you work directly with Winona or Kathy you always know that you have both of them on your team, working with you to get you what you want and deserve. Their professionalism, warmth, care, expertise and eye for detail make them unparalleled in their profession. Anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home will be hard pressed to find a better agent, team, or resource. Thank you for all that you have done!

K. Priputin

Kathy was on top of her game. Always kept me informed on all aspects of the transactions. Could not have asked for better service!!! Most impressed with the thought that went into her job. Have told many people, if you don't use Kathy's service, you're not dealing with the BEST.

David O'Bryan

Kathy did a wonderful job of sharing her vast knowledge of the market with us and assisting us as first time homebuyers. Her honesty and willingness to go above and beyond to find our perfect first home was exactly what we needed. We very much enjoyed our time working with her, and are so thankful she was on our side. At our closing it was so refreshing to see how well Kathy worked well with not only us but the entire team. Without her I am certain we would not have the wonderful home that we do now. We recommed her every time we hear that a friend or colleague is in the market for a new home.

Casey Arnold

Kathy was phenomenal! Her commitment to meeting her clients needs and ability to "read" likes and dislikes is unmatched. It took us awhile to find my house, I am very picky, and she made the experience enjoyable, easy and fun. I have recomended her to a couple of friends and put her in my phonebook, I haven't met anyone who has their real estate agent in their personal phonebook. I will definately call her when I want to buy/sell my next home.

David Garcia

I worked with Kathy and Winona and could not be more pleased with or more impressed by the efforts they made on my behalf. As a first time buyer I was entering confusing territory, but they were able to explain everything in an understandable way. During the whole process I felt great comfort that they were on my side. The honesty and integrity Kathy and Winona displayed were rare to come across these days and I will gladly work with them again in the future.

Greg

Kathy was AMAZING!! As first-time homebuyers with a modest budget, she could have easily spent very little time on us, but she was constantly available and helpful through what turned out to be a roller-coaster of a deal! She was there every step of the way with guidance, information and good advice! We could not have asked for anything more!

First-Time Homebuyer

When my husband and I bought our first home, we had no clue. Kathy and Winona took such good care of us, walking us through every aspect of buying a home. Two kids later, when we were busting out at the seams, we called on them again to help us sell our starter home and move up to a bigger home. They have kept in touch with us through the years, delivering goodies at Halloween, Christmas, etc. They've truly become more than just our Realtors..they are our friends! When our kiddos have grown up and it's time to downsize, we'll be calling on them again!

The Blackmon Family

Kathy and Winona are amazing! Not only are they on the ball professionally, they also have that wonderful personal touch. They were always available and no matter how confused or stressed we felt, one phone call to them made everything seem okay! They made selling our home a very positive experience. Thanks girls!

The Kirk Family

We always call on Kathy & Winona when we are thinking about selling a home. Not only do they provide the utmost in professional services and guidance, but they also help us deal with the emotional roller coaster that sometimes accompanies the selling process. Most importantly, Kathy and Winona know how to strike a balance between getting us as much money as they can get for our property while making sure that we can sell the home within the boundaries of our time frame.

The Heidel Family

I've worked with Kathy and Winona for over 15 years now, and they continue to impress me with every interaction. They are absolutely the best agents anyone could ever ask for.

I can always count on Winona to guide me in the right direction. She knows my tastes and really cares about assuring that I end up in a home that I will love, and that will be a good investment in the long run. Not only does she make the purchasing process seamless, but she's there for you after the fact if any other issues arise with property ownership.

Lorena Gomez

Stephen and I had a great experience working with Kathy and Winona. We had used their services to purchase our condo. They did an excellent job so we asked them to help us again when it was time to sell it. We know that their experience helped us find the perfect place in just one weekend of looking. And, when it came time to sell, the marketing was perfect. We ended up with a full price offer after just four days on the market! Because of their team approach to real estate, one of them was always available. Selling a home can be stressful at times and Kathy and Winona were always available to answer all of my questions and calm my worries. Their patience was greatly appreciated. They are genuinely thoughtful and kind people and we have and will continue to recommend their services in the future.

The Barnes Family

Our RE/MAX agent in Colorado gave us several Realtor's names in Austin and it just so happened that the first ones we called were Kathy and Winona. We flew to Austin and spent 3 short days viewing every home we could squeeze in! They paid very close attention to what we wanted, not wasting our time showing us homes that wouldn't match our needs. We ended up buying our dream home thanks to them! But, their services didn't stop there. They met with the builder, took zillions of photos and emailed them to us, and were were able to be worry free in Colorado as we prepared for the move. Kathy and Winona took care of the details for us! We will be forever grateful! We will use Kathy and Winona in the future if we need them and you can be sure we will recommend them to everyone we come in contact with in this beautiful State of Texas!

Richard and Karen Dolbeer

It was very stressful for us to go through the process of buying and selling homes simultaneously, but Kathy and Winona calmed our fears. The team approach was wonderful! In our case, Winona handled the details of the sale of our current home and did an incredible job! The virtual tour and other marketing materials were outstanding - our home sold for full asking price w/i 36 hours! Kathy guided us through the purchase of our new home, zeroing in on suitable homes as we were very picky buyers. She gave us honest feedback on all the houses we viewed. We found our dream home and they were even able to negotiate a lower price! Thanks Kathy and Winona! We couldn't have done it without you!

The Prestons

Together, Kathy, Winona, and I have successfully completed 7 real estate transactions over the last 9 years, both buying and selling. In each transaction they were always on top of everything! I have always had great respect for their decisions and knowledge about real estate and the Austin area and market. They truly care about their clients. I cannot express that enough. I would never think of using anyone else than Kathy and Winona! They are very hard workers and both demonstrate excellence in their work ethic!

Diane and Scout

Our house sold in one day. Winona and Kathy provided expert assistance in staging and marketing. They are very pleasant to work with and extremely professional. They gave us sound advise as well as excellent recommendations for plumbers, carpenters, electricians as we settled into our new house. Winona and Kathy were recommended to us and we would unhesitatingly recommend them to anyone wanting professional realtors. It was a pleasure working with them.

Stephen and Deborah Littrell

Kathy and Winona are almost like family after helping us to buy and then sell two different houses in the Austin area. We would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell and will be sure to use them again should we be in the market.

Micheal McKelvy and Kim Bishop

Kathy and Winona did a wonderful job marketing our home. They were courteous throughout the process and kept us informed about market changes. They really stayed on top of our account. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing an agent.

Todd Amthor

Winona and Kathy enhibit the rare combination of strong real estate expertise combined with the commitment and interest in the individual. They exemplify excellence in both the strategic and tactical aspects of their business. We give them our highest recommendation.

Rob and Susan Herb

Six years ago, Kathy and Winona sold me the house I listed this summer, and they really impressed me then. When it came time to sell, I contacted with the two of them. I live in Washington state, and Kathy and Winona offered the hand-holding that I needed because of the 2500 miles between me and the house. I was also significantly impressed with the the method and reasoning they used to come up with the listing price. And, before I signed with them, I did a lot of comparing of Realty Austin's and their Web sites to other realty firms' Web sites, and the quality of the Realty Austin photos compelled me to choose them ... and I'm soooo glad I did! I had only one contact with Winona ... when she and Kathy came to the house to talk to me about listing the house with them. They both gave excellent feedback about my plans for staging and advise on what cleanup and upgrades would and would not get me the best return on my investment, with Winona taking a bit of a lead here. They kept me from spending quite a bit of money unnecessarily. From that point on, I worked with Kathy ... and Kathy was awesome. Kathy kept me in the loop and comfortable throughout the whole absentee ordeal of selling the house. She checked on the house 2-3 times a week, even when she wasn't planning on being in the area, and kept me informed about what she did and how things looked. She helped me find great contractors and volunteered to check out the completed work. My primary goal when I listed the house was to get a quick sale ... yes, in this demoralizing market. Kathy and Winona helped me price the house RIGHT. We set a price that led the market; not one that chased it. And, I had the first offer before the sign was even in the yard. A second offer the second day, and a third offer the third day. And a signed contract the fourth day. Of course, Kathy and Winona believe that the pristine appearance of the house and its great staging contributed to the quick sale at a bit over the asking price. We had a contract in 4 days. Kathy's advice with pricing, listing, handling the inspection report, everything, was right on the money. Kathy was persistent with the escrow company during closing, ensuring that appropriate progress always continued. If anything slipped through the cracks, I don't know what it could have been. From listing to closing, Kathy anticipated my needs and the buyer's wants, and kept me ahead in the race. I can certainly recommend Kathy and Winona without qualification.

Kathy Jacobs' Listings

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1302 Salina St - MLS# 9591185
  • $349,900
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 9591185 
  • Division B
  • 1302 Salina St
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   3 BD 1 BA 1190 Sq Ft 0.07 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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1416 Cedar Stand Pass - MLS# 9248451
  • $309,900
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 9248451 
  • Hollow At Slaughter Creek
  • 1416 Cedar Stand Pass
  • Austin, TX 78748
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1883 Sq Ft 0.14 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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Kathy Jacobs' Sold Listings

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6509 Epping Forest Cv - MLS# 8027755
  • $931,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8027755 
  • Long Canyon Ii-a
  • 6509 Epping Forest Cv
  • Austin, TX 78730
  •   5 BD 6 BA 4696 Sq Ft 4.37 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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6812 Valburn Dr - MLS# 4940744
  • $900,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4940744 
  • Vista Ridge
  • 6812 Valburn Dr
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   4 BD 5 BA 4067 Sq Ft 0.25 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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3917 Rockledge Dr - MLS# 2678012
  • $650,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 2678012 
  • Northwest Hills
  • 3917 Rockledge Dr
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   4 BD 2 BA 3075 Sq Ft 0.47 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1817 Val Verde Dr - MLS# 4464262
  • $613,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4464262 
  • Steiner Ranch
  • 1817 Val Verde Dr
  • Austin, TX 78732
  •   5 BD 4 BA 4163 Sq Ft 0.33 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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3315 Azalea Blossom Dr - MLS# 1741590
  • $595,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1741590 
  • Brodie Spgs
  • 3315 Azalea Blossom Dr
  • Austin, TX 78748
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3893 Sq Ft 0.47 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4851 Twin Valley - MLS# 5247478
  • $589,900
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5247478 
  • Cat Mountain Villas A
  • 4851 Twin Valley
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   4 BD 4 BA 2970 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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305 Ridge View Dr - MLS# 4038212
  • $560,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4038212 
  • Gabriels Overlook
  • 305 Ridge View Dr
  • Georgetown, TX 78628
  •   4 BD 5 BA 4393 Sq Ft 2.14 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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9202 Collingwood Dr - MLS# 3689408
  • $550,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3689408 
  • Castlewood Forest
  • 9202 Collingwood Dr
  • Austin, TX 78748
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2279 Sq Ft 0.35 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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10605 Camillia Blossom Ln - MLS# 7452609
  • $540,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 7452609 
  • Brodie Springs
  • 10605 Camillia Blossom Ln
  • Austin, TX 78748
  •   4 BD 4 BA 4528 Sq Ft 0.32 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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7912 High Hollow Dr - MLS# 9807663
  • $527,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9807663 
  • Jester Canyon Ridge
  • 7912 High Hollow Dr
  • Austin, TX 78750
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3250 Sq Ft 0.29 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1504 Northwood Rd - MLS# 6641030
  • $523,800
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6641030 
  • Edgemont
  • 1504 Northwood Rd
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   2 BD 1 BA 1296 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2202 Schriber St - MLS# 5382597
  • $490,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5382597 
  • Live Oak Terrace
  • 2202 Schriber St
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   4 BD 4 BA 2311 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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