Lara Pavanelli

Lara Pavanelli



Fluent in:
  • Italian
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Lara grew up in different parts of the world due to her parent's business, but when she landed in Austin, Texas she realized it would become her permanent home.

Lara has many interests, but real estate is her passion. Her insight, negotiation skills and diverse experience make her a valuable asset in any Real Estate transaction. She represents both buyers and sellers. She is ethical, professional, communicative and very prompt. Lara is very well connected in Austin, and she will look for unique opportunities and think outside of the box to the benefit of her clients.

From the art program at her son's school, to the International community in Austin, to Habitat for Humanity and more, Lara is dedicated to giving back to her community. She lives in Northwest Austin with her son.

September 2018

Lara Pavanelli was AMAZING! AMAZING! My husband and I didn't really know what to expect, and she was there for us every step of the way. Asking questions, negotiating, and informing us of everything the whole time. Often we were asked questions by the mortgage company and really didn't understand what it was they were asking, so Lara made things clearer for us and helped us understand. We are truly thankful but mostly blessed that she was there for us every step of the way. We have been bragging about her to our entire family and friends. Lara is definitely an asset.

Susan and Johnny Bernal

September 2018

Our experience with Lara was excellent. Lara was helpful and available throughout the entire process and overwhelming an advocate for us and our needs. We could not have asked for a better first time home buying experience.

Quentin Lucas

June 2018

We had a very positive experience working with Lara and will continue to use Lara and Realty Austin for all our real estate needs. Thanks so much, Lara!

Anupam Govil

September 2017

Lara was pivotal in us finding the right spot. We had connected right before she was going on vacation and she managed to keep us on the path even from a long distance. Once she got back, she never missed a beat. We started noticing that people were different in Texas than in Los Angeles where we live now. Once I saw what was happening, I realized that Lara was our first introduction to...(I don't know what to call it!)...southern hospitality? Anyway, she made us feel welcome, and we knew she was ready to go to bat for us which is what we needed most during that difficult time. I would absolutely recommend Lara to anyone, and she will certainly be the first person we call if we decide to make a change in the next while. Thumbs up!

Erik Freeman

March 2017

Lara did a greeeat job helping me finding the right house. She was so patient with us, especially since we were first time home buyers. She was also very responsive to all of our questions (and this was a lot). I will definitely recommend Lara for friends and family in the future.

Ahmed Omran

December 2016

I can't thank Lara enough for getting my house sold! Added to the stress of selling a house for me was being an out of town seller for the first time. When Lara told me "I'll do whatever it takes to get it sold" I didn't have a clue at the time that she would end up finding a landscaper to replace the dead grass and then her watering the freshly laid sod daily. Also, she coordinated inspections and the repairs with a plumber, roofer, and handyman. That was really above and beyond. The extra touches she added like enhancing the stager's work by adding the Thanksgiving plant and pumpkin on the front porch to make the house more welcoming was appreciated. I liked how she kept me informed with at least weekly updates regarding open houses and showings too. I give her the highest marks possible. The sale is the best Christmas present I could have asked for. If anyone asks me how to work with Lara, I would just say "Do whatever she recommends if you want to get your home sold quickly." She is so deserving of her reputation as one of the best in Austin!


It was a success working with Lara Pavanelli! Although we sold my home in the anticipated time that I had expected, I was not prepared for the number of offers that we would receive weekly. I believe it was a result of her marketing and I attribute this based on feedback from my fellow neighbors who went through this experience before me but without nearly the same activity or success of garnering their asking price. I chose to work with Lara after interviewing several other realtors and as a referral from a highly respected co-worker. I liked her confidence, relatability and marketing strategy. I knew early on that she would be a great communicator and would listen to and really hear me. She did not wear me down with the minutia from her many conversations with each realtor but we spoke at least weekly and she shared pertinent and valuable feedback, insight and direction. I would highly recommend Lara and would work with her again in the future if the opportunity ever arose.

Cody Griffith

I highly recommend Lara, she is truly someone who I would trust my real estate needs time after time. In this market, attention to detail and personalized service are a must, and Lara is second to none. I was in a time critical position to find a new home and Lara gave me her complete time to make sure I found a home. She definitely came through and I am happy to recommend her.

Pedro Mier

I met Lara by accident really, but the moon and stars must have been aligned for me that day because I could instantly tell she was a savvy go-getter - just what I needed as a buyer in this crazy Austin market. You got to be hungry and stay hungry to do what she does - who wants an agent who has you doing all the searching, or worse - farms you out to an assistant. I made that poor girl show me at LEAST 200 houses! We went from Buda to Cedar Park - and at all hours to stay on top of the new listings. When I finally found "the one", she swiftly negotiated and got my offer accepted over all others. She was hands on, the whole way, and smoothed out every kink until closing. 

So, being two hard working gals as well as moms, we had become fast friends. She speaks multiple languages, has lived all over the world, works hard every day - and I mean 7 days a week - and has a phenomenal sense of humor! Of course, when I suddenly had to sell my house less than 2 years later, call Lara and she immediately went to work - this time as my sellers agent. She did some intense networking, paid for a great photographer, and I was getting offers even before the pictures hit the MLS! Lara is very skilled at what she does, so she looks at every angle - financing, closing dates, addendums, conveyances. She wisely advised me not to take the first offer and ended up getting me 20K over asking price (which was already well over what I had paid)! 

I have bought and sold 7 houses over the course of my life before this one, and am not generally a fan of real estate agents. Lara Pavenelli has broken that mold for me. Too bad I won't have her beside me in California! ugh! Do yourself a favor - don't hire your friend, or your boss's sister-in-law, or someone you find on the internet - get someone who actually answers their phone, drives you around herself, will meet you anywhere/anytime, will sacrifice her own vacation to be at your closing, and will be the last real estate agent you will EVER need. Lara, I am going to miss you so much! Thank you for all your hard work, your friendship, and support.

Melinda G

With the help of Lara Pavanelli, I just recently closed on a house in north Austin. Moving from a different city, I had no idea the housing market in Austin was so competitive lately. I worked with Lara for about two months before we ended up closing on this house. Lara was VERY insightful and helpful throughout the entire process. She worked extremely hard to meet my needs and tailor searches and advice to my personal preferences. I talked with her nearly every day and would -- on more than one occasion -- speak with her late into the night about house findings or contract details. From knowing the back roads to up-to-date information about housing developments, Lara's local knowledge of Austin and the buying process has helped tremendously in my experience. I have not found a more personal and enlightening experience in real estate than with Lara Pavanelli. Her quickness in responding to my requests and expertise in the whole process allowed me to close in just 3 weeks, from start to finish. I am very happy with my new home, thanks to Lara.

Chris Tran

From long stints of house hunting to the final closing process, Lara was very dedicated and helpful. She helped me find the perfect house, in the neighborhood I wanted and in my price range. She was very attentive and available throughout the process and was able to negotiate on my behalf for a deal I was very happy with. All in all, I moved into a gorgeous house on my target day thanks to Lara’s help.

Alice Geaccone

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400 Pecan Acres Rd - MLS# 5164845
  • $2,400,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 5164845 
  • Knight, Jas & Wcwhite
  • 400 Pecan Acres Rd
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
  •   166.02 AC
  • Farms & Acreage
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17924 Narsitin Ln - MLS# 3937349
  • $240,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 3937349 
  • Springbrook
  • 17924 Narsitin Ln
  • Pflugerville, TX 78660
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2356 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
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13005 Angel Springs Dr - MLS# 5412768
  • $560,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 5412768 
  • Angel Spgs
  • 13005 Angel Springs Dr
  • Leander, TX 78641
  •   3 BD 2 BA 2663 Sq Ft 5.44 AC
  • Residential
  • Intermediary
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5905 Rubicon Run - MLS# 2280316
  • $338,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2280316 
  • Stassney Lane Condo
  • 5905 Rubicon Run
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1285 Sq Ft 0.18 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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12920 Appaloosa Chase Dr - MLS# 6717680
  • $317,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6717680 
  • Steiner Ranch
  • 12920 Appaloosa Chase Dr
  • Austin, TX 78732
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2140 Sq Ft 0.14 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1807 Conn Creek Rd - MLS# 8681485
  • $293,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 8681485 
  • Creekview
  • 1807 Conn Creek Rd
  • Cedar Park, TX 78613
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2134 Sq Ft 0.14 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2205 Tanglevine Dr - MLS# 8748896
  • $292,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 8748896 
  • Tanglewood Forest
  • 2205 Tanglevine Dr
  • Austin, TX 78748
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1703 Sq Ft 0.21 AC
  • Residential
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