Kelly and David Thate

Kelly and David Thate



Kelly and David work together on the Thate Team.

Kelly and David's mission is to provide the best service to their clients with the highest level of integrity and to build a relationship for the future with each and every person they have the privilege to serve. From their keen understanding of real estate, to their local and global connectedness, Kelly and David can creatively unite each individual personality with an equally interesting property thus providing that perfect union sought after by home buyers and sellers alike.

All people wish to live extraordinary lives – however uniquely defined. With unique properties and a high level of service, experience, and integrity The Thate Team brings this and more to the table. This makes everyone feel special and extraordinary, confirming the high regards they hold for each and every client.  Currently, no other Real Estate Company comes close to being able to offer access to the people and properties that Realty Austin offers.

The Thate Team has over 50 collective years in the Texas Real Estate Market. Kelly has over 20 years of residential real estate experience and is consistently ranked among the top teams in Austin and in the nation. David and Kelly are both top producers in the Austin area, leaders in the Luxury Homes Sales Division, and have a long list of credentials behind their names. David was previously an Architect and Custom Home Builder before moving into the residential sales. He has worked in land development, commercial and residential for the last 13 years. The Thate Team is confident they can assist you with any of your Real Estate needs.

The Thate Team celebrates the unique qualities of each and every home regardless of price range, because they recognize the universal desire to have a home that is truly special to each buyers and sellers alike.


March 2018

Kelly is very experienced, transparent, pro-active and knows the market trends. She is a great advisor and helper, and Kelly went the extra mile to help us. We will definitely recommend Kelly to others.

Rais Sajid

March 2018

Kelly and David Thate were GREAT. The amount of attention that we received far surpassed my expectations. I look forward to working with Kelly and David in the future and am certain I have found my agents for life.

James and Colleen Ferrell

February 2018

For years I have been meaning to thank Kelly and David for guiding us to Lakeway when Cyndi and I were looking for a home back in 2000. So, Thank You!

Having been an agent for 12 years now, I have gained an appreciation for what a good job they did and how much they helped us.

I can't stand the area of town around Anderson Mill and 183 where we were first looking back then. And I am so thankful for the seventeen-plus years we have lived in Lakeway.

David & Cyndi Cummings

August 2017

Kelly and David provided excellent service and were very professional. We have already begun recommending them to several friends and neighbors that are planning on selling their home in the next 6-9 months. We began the process by interviewing three different high-performing agents. Kelly and David were a clear choice, and their great execution verified our choice. Thus we highly recommend them.

Tommy and Debby Fox

July 2017

Both Kelly and David always went the extra mile more than their scope of work, and we are so pleased with their strong knowledge of the market. We continue to be blessed by their exemplary services. I would recommend Kelly and David to everyone I know.

Sam Gide

July 2016

Kelly & David Thate are like the Batman & Robin of Realtors! Seriously they are the dynamic duo when it comes to home selling/buying. I couldn't imagine using anyone else in my home buying process. They made the process as simple as possible for me from start to finish. I was in constant communication with both of them & they made me feel like a family member at times.

From the start Kelly helped me with ideas on how to stage the house & even provided me with items to put in the house for staging. Whenever I had questions about the house buying/selling process Kelly & David were there to provide their expert opinions. Both of them knew my needs for my new home & were able to quickly weed out any home that wouldn't fit those needs.

Having David show me houses was like having a professional golf caddie tag along with you during a round of golf. For example when we would arrive at homes to view, David would quickly point out the types of trees the house had. When we would enter a home he would start pointing out various aspects of the interior that I would never even think to consider (lighting, repair work that would be needed, how something could be upgraded/changed, sizes of rooms, etc... just to name a few).

When I finally found the home that I wanted (and bought), they made the sale of my old home & purchase of my new home a seamless process. They explained the entire process & put me in touch with a fantastic team for buying/closing.

I can't imagine picking any other team for this process and can't thank them enough!

Chris G., Yelp Review

June 2016

Kelly is an excellent Realtor, her experience, contacts and knowledge of what is required in this job helped us to sell our house recently in Cedar Park, very professional and always available to respond our questions I would definitely recommend her as your Realtor.

Rosana Garza, Google Review

May 2016

David and Kelly Thate have been nothing short of amazing to work with! We found the house of our dreams on a whim, and they helped us execute the sale of our home with closing in less than 30 days, with an offer over asking price! We were able to take the equity out of our home and close on our dream house a few days later! All I can say is their execution is flawless! They are incredible at both negotiating your offer and marketing the sale of your home. I wish I could give them 10 stars!!!!!!

Lisa Kalberer, Google Review

May 2016

Kelly and David are great! I moved out of state for a new job and had to list to my house at the worst possible time - the holidays. My house was empty for some time and they went over frequently to make sure everything was ok. They arranged for services such as carpet and house cleaning, and then went to the house to let workers in. Kelly and David were always readily available through phone, email and texting, responding quickly to my questions and concerns. I trusted them to watch out for my home while it was empty and they did just that.

When the offer came in, Kelly made sure to negotiate a fair price. The offer came in low and we countered with a fair price. The buyers came back with a low price again and Kelly kindly told them that we were firm on our price. The buyers relented and agreed to the fair price she presented.

Throughout the escrow process, Kelly and David stood with me, walking me through the complicated process with ease. Their knowledge of the industry is extensive. I understood what was happening at all times even though I was in another state.

They are community minded and generous. When I mentioned that I would be hiring a company to haul off my large appliances, Kelly let me know of a family that was in need of a refrigerator and a washer and dryer. I was happy to donate the items and David picked up the items and delivered them to this family at his own expense.

Kelly and David are honest, trustworthy, responsible and kind. If you are looking for a realtor in Austin, there is no other choice.

Laura M., Yelp Review

February 2016

My wife and I planned to return to Texas after being away for 9 years. David and Kelly were the first agents to respond to our inquiries and the only ones we have, and will continue to work with in our search. Courteous, professional and extremely dedicated to serving our needs is what we have found. Having moved many times and having worked with many different real estate agents all around this country, I can say with confidence that you would be hard pressed to do better than the Thate Team!


February 2016

David and Kelly are longtime friends and colleagues in this business. I have had the pleasure of working with some of their client and have blown away out how organized and systemized their process was for all parties involved. Every client feels like family when working with David and Kelly. When it comes to purchasing a home it's critical to have a connection with your representation. Working with the Thates will quickly enhance your family and theirs.

Jim Jordan

February 2016

Kelly listed our home when the market had taken a turn for the worst. This did not discourage her, she worked diligently to market my home. Homes near by were taking 6 months to a year to sell, but Kelly was able to sell our home in just 6 weeks! She did an excellent job and was very personable.

Jayleen Hehman

February 2016

Kelly is energetic and always ready to help. David's construction knowledge and technical expertise just adds even more value to working with this team. Kelly is really great to have on a walk-through of a new home. She "sees" everything! David and Kelly also are in the process of selling our old home and I hope to have another review to write shortly.

David & Debie Wylie

February 2016

Kelly and David have helped me and my wife with selling and purchasing 3 houses in the Austin area. They are very knowledgeable with the neighborhoods and the realty process. They are honest and will hold your hand through the home selling and buying experience. Most importantly, they are amazing advocates for their clients. I would recommend them highly!

Steven & Denise Yu

June 2015

Great service. Very knowledgeable of the market. They helped me to sell a very large property on Lake Austin and I got top dollar for it. They helped me to find a short term rental and then to find just the right home back in Steiner Ranch in a super competitive market. That house had 3 offers on day one but we won out due to David and Kelly's expertise. I highly recommend David and Kelly Thate.

Barry Levinson

November 2014

It began one day in late September when I was walking my dog and my cell rang. Unbeknownst to me it was David making a cold call to me at the recommendation of a friend we have in common, Jay Chowning. Jay is from Austin and I know him from his business in the local boating industry there. Out of courtesy to Jay, I took the call and listened to David. I told him my wife, Kay, and I had made an offer on a home in Steiner Ranch in the neighborhood and were waiting to hear since we were competing against another offer. He called back the next day and we talked back and forth for about four days. He was very persistent but never annoying. About the fifth day he called and I informed him that we had been beaten regarding our bid in what would have been our dream home. He knew the exact home we had lost and asked me when I could return to Austin to look at some lots he had in mind. I replied "next week" and in the meantime my wife and I scoured the Lake Austin market and worked hard in spotting potential lots on Google Earth. I had been in touch with the realtor who showed us the last home and even continued in touring potential lots with her to no avail. I had spotted three lots that I liked but the other realtor and a builder told me they were "untouchable period."

I took David up on his offer and walked various lots with him and the last one he took me by one of the "untouchable period " lots and the moment I saw it I said to him, "David, this is it! " On the spot I wrote him a check in order to show good faith and hold the lot until we signed an Earnest Money Contract. Then I called my wife and told her I had bought a lot without her even seeing it. That didn't go over just perfectly until I showed her pictures of the lot that evening. She fell in love with it as I did and we closed on it November 12th.

What can I say about David? “Wow," comes to my mind initially. His timing in calling me was uncanny. His persistence and follow through was excellent. He always presented himself in a very professional, friendly, knowledgeable and courteous manner. His knowledge, friendships, and connections in the Steiner Ranch area were instrumental in beating the other realtor and he literally delivered a dream come true for Kay and I which we pray we spend the rest of our lives in.

Kelly was always very prompt in sending us documents to sign and others that needed amending. An explanation of what we were signing was always provided and we were introduced to Docusign. All corrections and amendments were promptly made and delivered.

David and Kelly make a very powerful and effective team together and we look forward to not only having a professional relationship with them but a truly long-lasting friendship with them as well.

Robby DeLeon

October 2014

David and Kelly helped us navigate a very overwhelming, exciting and scary time in our lives. We needed to sell our Austin home and relocate our family of 5 to Atlanta quickly. We interviewed a couple of agents and chose David and Kelly simply due to their motivation!!! David and Kelly are an amazing team and they are MOTIVATED!!! If we needed or requested ANYTHING...David and Kelly got it done. Even when we were in Atlanta for our house hunting trip they met contractors to ensure any and all repairs were done in a timely manner and to our satisfaction. Kelly especially did an great job of answering our questions, however big or small our concerns were, without any hesitations. Kelly gave us a reassuring feeling every time we spoke or met with her. Kelly and David definitely know each others strengths and weaknesses and they use that knowledge to better serve their clients as a TEAM. The sell of our home and move went very smoothly and we were happy to have a buyer and were able to close on our home in perfect timing with our relocation to Atlanta. The THATE TEAM ROCKS!

Diana Moore, Google+ Review

October 2013

Working with Kelly and David was a great experience, they were always willing to address our questions and always have a smile. Both Kelly and David answered our e-mails and texts early morning, late evenings, and made our experience of buying our home very smooth. Even after deciding to buy the first listing we saw, and then asking to see another 10 possibilities. Really, thank you.

The Matos, Facebook Review

Kelly and David Thate were the best. Both Kelly and David were there with all of meetings and transactions, and they kept us well informed on everything. Over the years and the many moves we have made (15 in all) I would say they ranked in the top 3. Kelly was at the house for the showings so there was never a worry for us. If we ever move again we would call on the Thate's . 

Ellen and Jim Cleven

We loved David and Kelly. They couldn't have provided a better experience for us. I would recommend them without a doubt to anyone needing a home in the area. I know others in my family will be using them in the future as more of us move to the Austin area.

Judy Carlson

The Thate Team is not only extremely fun to work with, they are also very professional. The team is sharp-minded and takes a genuine interest in the clients. Everyone on the team is passionate about what they do and their knowledge and expertise make for a “win-win” experience. I would highly recommend The Thate Team to anyone. Thanks for all your hard work with both our homes!

Eric and Jayleen Hehman

The Thate Team worked tirelessly behind the scenes to get our house sold for full price in just four weeks! We were impressed with their extensive network and how quickly they generated a lot of early traffic for the sale of our home. Everyone on the team was there for us every step of the way and was always available to answer questions. All of that with a smile and a sense of humor! Who could ask for anything more?

Dale and Anna Young

We had previously listed our home with two different agents. The Thate Team was recommended to us by a friend of ours. Within 5 days The Thate Team had brought us an offer we excepted. Our home closed three weeks from the listing date. We are pleased with their level of service, constant guidance and details that were handled. We and will recommend them to everyone we know. We were thrilled with our experience.

Russell and Julie Oliver

The Thate Team made my first home buying experience so easy. They immediately earned my respect by truly understanding what I was looking for in a home and showing me a new development in town that I hadn’t heard about and wouldn’t have considered without their professional insight. I was “sold” immediately and now I can’t imagine living anywhere else but in my dream home. Their genuine interest in finding me more than just a house is so unique that I’ve decided to rely on them as my lifelong realtors!

Lindsay Cantler

Kelly and David Thate's Listings

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1016 Barrie Dr 5 - listing ID# 103472
  • $1,500,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 103472 
  • Lakeway
  • 1016 Barrie Dr 5
  • Austin, TX 78734
  •   5 BD 4 BA 0.17 AC
  • Residential
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1536 University Club Dr - MLS# 5403652
  • $1,200,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 5403652 
  • Steiner Ranch Rs
  • 1536 University Club Dr
  • Austin, TX 78732
  •   5 BD 5 BA 4261 Sq Ft 0.32 AC
  • Residential
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14900 Flat Top Ranch Rd - MLS# 3293543
  • $4,700,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3293543 
  • Steiner Ranch
  • 14900 Flat Top Ranch Rd
  • Austin, TX 78732
  •   6 BD 9 BA 8500 Sq Ft 3.93 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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10105 Pickfair Dr - MLS# 1531959
  • $940,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 1531959 
  • Spicewood At Bullcreek P
  • 10105 Pickfair Dr
  • Austin, TX 78750
  •   6 BD 5 BA 5231 Sq Ft 0.74 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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106 Bisset Ct - MLS# 6545532
  • $902,110
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6545532 
  • Rough Hollow
  • 106 Bisset Ct
  • Austin, TX 78738
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3443 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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8002 Bernard St - MLS# 2344199
  • $675,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2344199 
  • Lake Travis
  • 8002 Bernard St
  • Volente, TX 78641
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2780 Sq Ft 3.4 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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2701 Giacomo Cv - MLS# 9001243
  • $675,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 9001243 
  • Bella Vista
  • 2701 Giacomo Cv
  • Cedar Park, TX 78613
  •   5 BD 5 BA 4589 Sq Ft 0.41 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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12212 Las Flores Dr - MLS# 1217545
  • $670,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 1217545 
  • Steiner Ranch
  • 12212 Las Flores Dr
  • Austin, TX 78732
  •   6 BD 4 BA 4398 Sq Ft 0.28 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4502 Oakmont Blvd - MLS# 3344506
  • $650,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3344506 
  • Shoal Village
  • 4502 Oakmont Blvd
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2298 Sq Ft 0.14 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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