Lawrence J Phillips

Lawrence J Phillips

REALTOR®

US Army Veteran

After five successful years of dedicated service to his country in the United States Army, Lawrence ventured to the city of Austin with his high-spirited family in tow. He instantly fell in love with the city’s culture and of course, the food. After his departure from the military, he wasn’t sure what career to pursue, but after careful consideration, he chose a career in real estate.

It was the right move for Lawrence as his career quickly excelled while maintaining a humble attitude. With an extensive professional background in the residential construction industry and his no quit attitude, he has proven to be a true asset to his clients. Lawrence views homes and clients needs from a different perspective and with extensive training in real estate, he is able to serve his clients on a superior level. Because of Lawrence's extensive market knowledge, he has been able to help his clients in all areas of Austin and the surrounding areas with the utmost level of expertise.

Lawrence pursues learning on a daily basis and focuses his efforts on assisting all types of clients who are looking to buy or sell. Lawrence has the strategies and systems in place to help his clients get to the finish line and does it with passion, integrity and devotion.

Lawrence does have a passion that stands above most in the industry. Lawrence is an extremely compassionate military friendly real estate agent in Austin and loves every aspect about helping our nation's heroes find their next dream home. As a veteran, Lawrence knows the perseverance and dedication it takes to get his clients through the front door so they can enjoy the pride of owning their own home.

Designations

Certified Military Residential Specialist, Veterans United Preferred Realtor

Education

Lawrence has a degree in Computer Information Systems and is currently striving to complete a degree in Business with a concentration in Real Estate Finance.

Charitable Interests

First Tee, Operation Homefront, Lone Survivor Foundation, Homes for Heroes, CHI Street Ministries.

Hobbies

Playing golf, working out and spending time with family while finding the next best restaurant and taking trips to the beach when he is not serving his clients' needs.

Personal

Lawrence lives in Leander and enjoys movie nights with his charming wife Charmagne. Lawrence also adores taking his three beautiful children Kiyora (the artist), Kiyomi (the singer), and Achilles (the actor) on adventures!

August 2017

We just purchased our home with the help from Lawrence J Phillips. Being new to the area I feel we were truly blessed to have met him and chose him to help us in our house hunting. Lawrence went above and beyond to not only help us find our home but helped us in getting to know different areas and was helpful with suggestions on getting to know our town, things to do and where to eat lol!!! Lawrence was so helpful, and we are so appreciative!

Kimberly M.

July 2017

Lawrence was absolutely amazing. He did everything possible to make things happen for us. He was patient, understanding and honest. Selling and purchasing a home is scary, but Lawrence walked us through from start to finish. I will be happy to refer him to family and friends. We will forever be grateful for having him on our side.

Victor and Mary Barron

April 2017

Working with Lawrence was a sheer pleasure! He was able to connect with us easily, which made it fun to spend time with him. He was knowledgeable, accessible, always returned calls and texts promptly with the answers we were looking for, and supported us through some anxious moments! I would heartily recommend Lawrence Phillips to friends and family.

Pat Hart

March 2017

I had the pleasure of working with Lawrence J Phillips on the home I closed on 24 February 2017. Lawrence was there every step of the way, stayed in contact with me. On the 1st walk thru he spotted discrepancies and made sure that they were corrected. I have recommended him to those I know who have expressed interest in home buying or selling. Lawrence is an excellent realtor and an even better person. I am a customer for life.

Gifford Brown, Google Review

December 2016

We were trying to sell our home in Castroville, Texas and after using two different realtors, we were unsuccessful. Both realtors suggested that we would have to take a loss on the sale of the home. Then we met Lawrence J at Realty Austin. Because of Lawrence, the home was sold quickly at it's appraised price in a difficult housing market in Castroville. We are now proud new homeowners in Leander, Texas. We consider Lawrence a friend and he will always have our business. Lawrence is the realtor that we will refer people to.

Gravics, Google Review

October 2016

Lawrence exceeded our expectations in every way. We have purchased three homes, and this entire experience was the best by far. He listened and communicated every step of the way, and we felt like he was genuinely helpful in finding a house that was a good fit for us rather than rushing to make a purchase. If any of our friends in Austin need a realtor, we will recommend Lawrence.

Ben and Amy Dongarra

September 2016

Lawrence was excellent. He helped us understand the market. He was friendly and professional. He and Danielle also helped us through escrow. I would recommend Lawrence as a realtor.

Will Turner

September 2016

Where do I even begin...I came across our realtor's name online one day while looking at what the Austin area market had to offer. From day one, Lawrence Phillips just seemed to really tune in to what we wanted and needed in a home. Lawrence helped us navigate buying a home in Texas from our original home of Chicago, and he helped make it a painless process. His referrals from lenders to lunch spots have also been amazing! We were very happy with Lawrence, and would highly recommend him to anyone in the market to buy or sell!

Diane B., Yelp Review

August 2016

We have had both good and bad experiences with real estate agents, and I am pleased to report that working with Lawrence was a pleasure. He is honest, knowledgeable, and hard working. He was patient and helpful as we worked to find a property that met all of our unique wishes. You are very lucky to have him as a member of your team. We will definitely recommend Lawrence to anyone we know who may be looking to buy or sell a home.

Becky and Dan Eckstrom

July 2016

Lawrence did an outstanding job. He helped to find a home we wanted. Personally, I liked the way he updated us all new listings in every day, and with his emails..it was the easiest way for me to make a choice. Anyway he was awesome and patient, I liked the way he answered all my stupid questions.

Mami B.

May 2016

We just closed on our beautiful retirement home in the Great Hills of Austin with the professional guidance of a top-notch Realtor at Realty Austin - Lawrence Phillips. Now this wasn't your normal transaction by any means. In fact, we have not yet seen the home with our own eyes. So this purchase was a leap of faith that required a Realtor who we trusted and could get the job done - even though we have never directly met Lawrence either! The whole transaction was completed with the help of our daughter and Lawrence using our iPhone FaceTime apps for the tour and transactions from our home in California. Can you believe that? Well it's true. So we had to put all our faith in Lawrence guiding us through the process and taking care of the important details all along the way. Everything from negotiating the deal (requiring Lawrence to sacrifice part of his sales commission), to setting up the lender, meeting with the inspector, and following up with the myriad of details to the very end. We can't thank Lawrence enough for his professionalism, dedication, focus, and most importantly, his honesty and integrity. Thank you so much, Lawrence, for making our retirement dreams come true!

Richard R., Yelp Review

April 2016

There were a lot of things we looked for in our Realtor - someone that would give great advice, walk with us through the process, respectful, good ethics, knows the business in and out, communicates effectively, knows ample amount of information for different areas we were looking into and the list goes on. Lawrence fulfilled the requirements we were looking for in a realtor. He's a very confident person and having someone that could be flexible with us put us at ease. Most importantly he was with us through the home buying process. 5/5 Rating is what I would give him.

Debbie F.

January 2016

Lawrence J Phillips is a Top Notch Realtor. He always went above and beyond our expectations. We say with confidence Reality Austin has a great asset in Lawrence.

We met Lawrence through a referral of a co-worker. Making the call to Lawrence was one of the best choices we could have made. He listened attentively to our desires and wants in a home. This was even more evident from the additional emails he would send with home listings, aside from the home search he set up for us, the way he communicated on our behalf with the home builder's sales professionals, and his conversation with my husband, son, and myself when we looked at homes.

He communicated efficiently and effectively, shared information; with no pressure, always leaving us feeling as we were in control. His patience is remarkable; he would always tell us, "Your home is out there; we will find it." His temperament remained the same; no matter how redundant our questions became. His answers were thorough and relayed in a manner we understood.

Through our home buying process; we not only had the pleasure of working with an individual very knowledgeable of each facet of purchasing a home; a friendship was formed. It has been 14 days since we closed on our beautiful home; Lawrence continues to email information and reminders.

Lawrence is professional and knowledgeable. We have and will definitely continue to recommend him to others.

Thank You Lawrence J Phillips for your genuine and diligently efforts in assisting us to purchase our home as well as your service to our country!

Donald, Londa, and D'Mariel Jones

December 2015

Lawrence far exceeded any expectations I had as a realtor. He was persistent but never pushy. I always felt as though he listened to our needs and respected our very specific needs and limitations. He was always responsive even now that we have closed on both homes.

In addition, Lawrence is both professional and personal. He has a big heart and I always felt that he truly cared about this process for us. I appreciate him so much and will gladly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Lawrence, thank you again! I cannot express enough gratitude for you and appreciate everything you did to keep my sanity! You are the best!!

Stephanie

December 2015

I would like to reflect back over the time period of April 2015 thru November 2015 and note that we were extremely fortunate to have Lawrence on our side during the generation of our initial contract, lot preparation, and construction of our new home. He provided honest and complete information on the process of applying for a VA loan and getting our loan approved and meeting the VA construction requirements and specifications presented by our builder.

His background in construction was greatly appreciated during the entire construction process and his guidance regarding framing, electrical and plumbing phases was paramount in our getting a high quality home for our money. During the above time period he made several trips to our construction site in Bastrop, TX (60+ miles one way) to monitor the construction progress and interface with our Builder on issues and changes needed during the construction.

While construction continued during the months noted, he maintained communications with our loan source and provided us with timely information on how to proceed through the many steps of a VA type home loan.

With his help and guidance, we acquired an extremely good loan with a market beating interest rate and closing costs tailored to our specific needs as a first time VA buyer.

I would strongly recommend Lawrence to our friends and any other individuals who need the services of a top rated Realtor.

I feel like we made a good friend during this process and will be calling on him for our and our family's future real estate needs.

Oakley Miley Akers Jr.

October 2015

Lawrence was extremely helpful and instrumental in helping me find my very first home. He even had to talk me down from the ledge the day before closing! Guess you could say I caught a case of first time home buyers cold feet! I was impressed that we found the home I purchased in less than 12 hours. I had given Lawrence a list of likes and dislikes - the dislikes were way more important! I remember specifically telling him that I really did not want a 'cookie cutter' house and although that was on my dislike list we went and looked at a newly constructed subdivision; it just so happened that I fell in love with one of the homes we looked at. Guess sometimes it happens that way! With that, every other item on my list was matched. Lawrence was very laid back and didn't ever once pressure me - he even told me to sleep on my decision for at least one night before signing any paperwork. But he knew that that was going to be my new home as we talked on the ride home and I started placing my furniture in its respective rooms. He knew he had done the right thing to take me to that subdivision and at the very least have me look!

Realty Austin has a great asset in Lawrence and I am certain I am not the only client that he has had that feels that way.

It was truly a pleasure to get to know him and have him assist me in finding my first home, I will be sure to get in touch with him should I ever need to sell and purchase a new home as well as refer friends in the area who may need his services.

Danielle Williams

July 2015

I had the best experience ever working with Lawrence! He listened to my needs and helped me through every step. This was my fourth time purchasing a home and he was truly the best agent I have ever had. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is extremely knowledgeable. On 1-5 scale, with 5 being highest rating I would give him a 5 plus! If I sell the house in the future I will definitely use him as my agent.

Brenda Sanfeliz

June 2015

I would recommend Lawrence J Phillips to anyone seeking a realtor. He is very proficient in his work. I always received quick and understandable answers to my questions. He knows the business well. He uses all forms of communication tools well - from cell phone/texting and email/docusigns. I was able to get in touch with him at anytime. Lawrence is very personable and easy to work with. I feel like I didn't just get introduced to a realtor, but I made a friend. On a scale of 1-10, Lawrence is a 10.

Ron White

May 2015

I had the pleasure to work a deal with Lawrence last year and had an amazing experience from day one communication to the closing table. He is a very professional and knowledgable realtor and Realty Austin should be honored to have him on their team! I look forward to the opportunity to work with Lawrence again in the future.

Jaclyn Lefkowitz

March 2015

Lawrence J Phillips was a very professional realtor. My husband Tommy and I where very pleased with his experience and hospitality, a true individual that has respect for his clients. We are very happy with our new home. And we most definitely will recommend Lawrence to our family and friends.

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Solorio

March 2015

Lawrence. Phillips has been with us every step of our home buying process. Top notch agent. Highly recommended.

John wright, Facebook Review

March 2015

My husband and I were referred to Lawrence J Phillips with Realty Austin, when we were in search of a new home in Georgetown. This is some of the best advice I have every taken. Our experience with Lawrence took the anxiety out of home buying. Lawrence made us feel as if we were his only clients and ensured that we were aware of any new listing. We feel like Lawrence took the time to get to know exactly what we were looking for and didn't waste a minute of our time looking at anything outside of our preference list. Needless to say, we found the perfect house and truly enjoyed the experience with Lawrence!

Vanessa A., Yelp Review

March 2015

It was a pleasure having Lawrence as our Realtor. He is very professional, knowledgeable and when we had questions he was very prompt in answering them. We were pleasantly surprised that our home sold in one day, which I know isn't the norm. I would recommend Lawrence to anyone who is interested in selling or purchasing a home; he made the selling of our home seamless.

Elaine S.

October 2014

Being new to Texas and the Austin area we needed to find an excellent real estate agency and agent. Realty Austin was the right choice and our realtor, Lawrence Phillips, listened carefully to our needs and found the right property to meet the needs of our family. We highly recommend Lawrence and the team at Realty Austin.

Paul Tennyson, Google+ Review

October 2014

I am a first time home owner. Lawrence was awesome! I worked with a realtor before him and was not impressed. As soon as Lawrence and I met up to discuss the ins and outs of purchasing a home I knew he was my guy. He's extremely knowledgable and was able to answer almost every question I had. The questions he couldn't answer right away, he was able to point me in the right direction. This was very nerve-wracking for me but he was there every step of the way. I highly recommend him as a realtor.

Nyruby Julien

July 2014

Lawrence is the most fantastic realtor we have ever had the pleasure to work with. He was extremely knowledgeable, flexible & most importantly he was personable. We felt like we really had someone on our side. Every step of our home buying experience was ultra smooth; from the houses we chose to see to the lender & title company we utilized. I could not believe we closed so quickly. We will definitely us Lawrence again as well as recommend him as our realtor of choice to anyone we know who is purchasing a home. 

Lawrence is, quite simply, a professional in all ways.

Tami Vogel

June 2014

With the help of Lawrence Phillips, I was able to sell my house in about two weeks for very close to the asking price. Lawrence was there for the entire process and answered all of my questions throughout. He was very knowledgable and helpful. I would use him again and/or recommend him to all of my friends.

Curtis O., Yelp Review

June 2014

Buying a house is definitely a roller coaster ride, but a good Realtor is the essential seat belt. I was a pleasure working with Lawrence Phillips. He is both knowledgeable and hardworking with a temperament to work with people who know little about buying a house and so I would definitely recommend him to other first time buyers.

Lawrence was with me every step of the process explaining to me everything and making my bid the winning offer. He knew about the Austin area well and did his research too to make sure it was a good buy. He worked diligently with the other people I hired for inspection, insurance, appraisal, yadayadayada, making sure everything was on track. Lawrence and his assistant Danielle worked diligently and kept me in the loop with constant updates. Still, I cant believe it took 20 days from when I said "Lawrence I like this house, get it for me" to have the keys in my hand.

Ashwin BS, Google Review

May 2014

We worked with Lawrence about a month ago and could not have been more pleased. He is so easy to work with and makes you feel confident about selling our home. We had known that we were in a good position to sell our home, and needed to do so quickly as we needed a contract by a certain date. Our house was under contract within two days of listing which gave us great relief. Lawrence is extremely accommodating and made this process so easy and as least stressful as possible. I can't say thank you enough for such a positive experience. 

Ricardo and Nicole Santos

May 2014

I would like to tell you personally how happy we are with our home purchase experience. Lawrence went above an beyond, he really made us feel like we were his number one clients. Lawrence's extensive knowledge of the business and the VA process was extremely helpful. We could not be more grateful. We not only consider Lawrence to be our Realtor, but also a friend.

Michael Leonhardy

May 2014

Lawrence J. Phillips is a great Realtor. Lawrence is professional, courtesy and responds in a timely manner. He assisted us on the selling of our home, he came prepared with everything I requested and even had an estimate ready of all the seller closing fees/cost. I will be recommending Lawrence to all my family and friends when they mention selling or buying a home. I am 100% sure anyone will be satisfied with using Lawrence as their Realtor.

Ricardo Santos, Google Review

April 2014

Lawrence Phillips did an amazing job helping us to determine if and when we should sell our home. Lawrence allowed us as much time as we needed while offering us professional up-to-date guidance. Ultimately, we opted to sell our home and build a new home in Forest Creek. Lawrence effectively marketed and priced our home, which sold almost immediately after listing with Realty Austin. We are now financially able to complete construction on our new home thanks to Lawrence's hard work and professionalism.

Susan & Robert Johnson, Google Review

We want to give a great big THANK YOU to Lawrence Phillips our Realtor. We met him at an open house one day. He asked us to just leave our e-mail and a little information of things we wanted in a home. I thought sure why not I probably will never hear from him. Boy was I wrong!! He was the only realtor we met that did exactly what he said he would do. In fact he went above and beyond in some instances. Lawrence really listens to his clients. He wanted to put us in a home that we loved and I have to say he did an awesome job. Being that we moved from Florida to Texas we weren’t familiar with the areas and Lawrence made sure we were looking in safe and family friendly areas. We are forever grateful to Lawrence for his hard work and dedication to his profession. We not only found our forever home we found a lifelong friend along the way. Thanks Lawrence you are AWESOME!!  

As first time home buyers, my husband and I were very excited to start the home buying process six months before we planned on making offers. In May of 2013, we decided to take a drive through neighborhoods in Kyle, Texas on a Sunday afternoon in anticipation of relocating in the fall. We saw a yard sign with a realtor’s phone number and decided to give a call. We had called several of these numbers before to request information about homes but this time was different. Lawrence J. Phillips listened attentively to our needs and desires. I explained that my husband and I were hoping to relocate to Kyle in the fall and were only interested in learning about pricing and neighborhoods at the time. Lawrence did not pressure us to move any faster than we were ready for.  Over the summer Lawrence kept in touch with us and was genuinely concerned about how events in our personal life were going. Lawrence provided us with reading materials about the housing industry and other areas we requested to learn more about. In August we decided it was time to start looking – the moment we had both been waiting on for many years. As we walked through the first home, Lawrence was very aware of our comfort levels and body language. As we talked with the builder’s representative, Lawrence asked many questions on our behalf without us even telling him. It was like he could read our minds! Lawrence asked us many questions to learn what we wanted and needed in a first home. Lawrence’s past history in the construction industry was frequently utilized when trying to price how much renovations, replacements, or upgrades would cost. He made us feel like he was working for us when he would point out structure flaws in homes we may have never noticed. Lawrence went above expectations during the process of selecting a home.  After only a few short weeks my husband and I decided to make an offer on a home in the ideal neighborhood we selected to live in. We were very excited and slightly on edge from all the horror stories shared by people we knew. “The paperwork is a nightmare”  and “after the offer is accepted is when the real work starts” is what most would tell us. But Lawrence proved them wrong. Most of the paperwork, if not all, was completed from the comfort of our own home. Lawrence would call us and walk us through the purpose of each document. We felt completely in control of the entire process. Six weeks later we were moving in to our new home without a hitch! Buying our first home was a fun and enjoyable experience due to Lawrence J. Phillips.  I would highly recommend Lawrence J. Phillips as a realtor to any of my friends and families. We have full expectations to call on him in the future when it is time to sell our current home for another.

Brandon & Bethany Bishop

Lawrence is someone who will listen to your concerns with an open mind and give you every available option that is best for you and your family. He is a very understandable and hard working professional that will go the extra five miles for you.

Will Buck

We first met Lawrence Phillips when we stopped at an Open House near our home to see what it had to offer. Little did we know that, although we did not ultimately purchase that house, we found something better – Lawrence J. Phillips! From that first day Lawrence treated us with respect, professionalism and care. His attention to detail, perseverance on our behalf and advocacy in our best interest have led us to form a deep trust in him. Purchasing a house, finding a home, is one of the most important decisions a person can make. Having a representative like Lawrence throughout this process has given us great confidence. His advice has proven invaluable. It’s a great pleasure and privilege to recommend him to prospective homeowners and to those who are interested in selling a home. It’s with great assurance that we can tell you he will explore every legal avenue available to ensure that the terms are in your favor. He will take exhaustive measures to find the home that is just right for you. You may also find, as we have, a true friend for life!

Diego and Lucy Cook

Lawrence was a great help with the entire process! He was always checking in and answering any questions we had. He was extremely helpful in getting us out of our apartment lease using a lease buyout and always helping us to get ready to move into our new home. I really do appreciate all of his help and would highly recommend him. If we decide to sell our home in the future and look for something else, he is the person we will be calling! 

Faz’s

I just wanted to say thank  you for your help in selling my home in Wells Branch!  I was really surprised how fast the house sold from the time it was listed and when the first offers came in. Lawrence is a true professional and I appreciate his knowledge and expertise when it came time to prepare the house for showings. Lawrence is extremely knowledgable about Wells Branch and helped me price my house well so I could receive the most out of the market. Lawrence was always there for me and keep me informed of each step of the process from listing to closing.  I would highly recommend Lawrence to anyone selling or buying a home in the Wells Branch or Austin area!

Noah Rosales

Lawrence J Phillips' Listings

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103 County Road 180 #60 - MLS# 6132025
  • $465,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 6132025 
  • Reserve At Caballo Ranch
  • 103 County Road 180 #60
  • Cedar Park, TX 78641
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3498 Sq Ft
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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Lawrence J Phillips' Sold Listings

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4211 Shire - MLS# 4874555
  • $596,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4874555 
  • Ranch At Brushy Creek
  • 4211 Shire
  • Cedar Park, TX 78613
  •   5 BD 4 BA 4579 Sq Ft 0.2 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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30613 Berry Creek Dr - MLS# 9362409
  • $545,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9362409 
  • Berry Creek
  • 30613 Berry Creek Dr
  • Georgetown, TX 78628
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3661 Sq Ft 0.96 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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7608 Clara Marie Cv - MLS# 8070754
  • $366,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8070754 
  • Shadowridge Crossing
  • 7608 Clara Marie Cv
  • Austin, TX 78749
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1718 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2848 Saint Paul Rivera Ln - MLS# 6467366
  • $362,356
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6467366 
  • Paloma Lake
  • 2848 Saint Paul Rivera Ln
  • Round Rock, TX 78665
  •   3 BD 4 BA 2960 Sq Ft
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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14008 Marathon - MLS# 3825845
  • $269,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3825845 
  • Avery Ranch Far West
  • 14008 Marathon
  • Austin, TX 78717
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1846 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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