Les Hanvey

Les Hanvey


Les was raised in Austin and is proud to be a fifth generation Austinite. He spent his early years in South Austin but his family moved to North Austin where he graduated from highly acclaimed Westwood High School and later went on to receive his Bachelor of Science from Texas State University in 2006. Prior to practicing Real Estate Les was a contractor which afforded him the opportunity to tap into every corner of Austin and the surrounding areas. Les knows the people, places and the energy of Austin. He and his wife Michelle have been married for ten years and are parents to their children, Cole, Braxton, and Evangeline. When he isn’t spending time with family he enjoys the areas outdoor activities, especially mountain biking and running the Central Texas Hill Country, as well as golfing at any one of the beautiful courses in and around the Austin area. He can steer you towards all of the best venues for live music and good swimming holes as well as where to get the best tacos and fresh Texas lime margaritas.

Les is an avid supporter of Texas Special Olympics and volunteers his time as a basketball, track and field and soccer coach. He is known as Coach Les to his athletes and is known to be a supportive friend and mentor to them all.

Les has a reputation for the highest ethics, down-to-­earth honest communication, and really enjoys his job which makes working with him an enjoyable experience. Les strives to take the guesswork out of the buying/selling process by staying in front of any deal he is working on and makes it as streamlined, efficient and stress free as possible. He specializes in helping his clients/investors buy and sell single family/multi family properties.

Because of Les’ disciplined hard work and desire to provide exemplary service coupled with his knowledge of the local real estate market, he was successful in closing several million dollars of production for 2015.

Being a native of Austin and an area expert , he's in strong demand and sought out for his insight and value that he adds to every deal. His loyal customer base appreciates his proven track record of promoting, negotiating and closing deals. The hot Austin market demands up­-to-­the-­minute communication skills and Les prides himself on his commitment to being quick on the draw with timely returned phone calls, emails and texts. His success is attributed to his acute understanding of the value of his clients time, and above all, he respects the unique needs and wants of each one of their personal Real Estate goals and objectives.

June 1 2018

We had a wonderful experience working with Les. He went above and beyond to help us through the process of not only buying a home but setting up the logistics of moving across states. He helped us figure out what neighborhoods fit our family, and found time to show us the house we were interested in a very short notice. We were thrilled with the price Les helped us negotiate on the home, as well as the repairs we also negotiated for. He found us an inspector, electrician, roofer, movers, and cleaning person. Not only did Les find them, but he scheduled them for us. This made the move so much easier for us. Les has treated us like good friends from day one, and we couldn’t be happier with our new home!

Michelle Ely

May 1 2018

Les is a phenomenal Realtor and works tirelessly to represent my interests and never hesitates to jump in and work a deal at all hours for me. He prides himself on ethical conduct which I love, and I would recommend Les without hesitation to any colleague or friend. Realty Austin is lucky to have such a great agent on their team. Les has excellent tenacity, ethics, personality, and bulldog negotiating skills. I’m looking forward to concluding more deals with Les as long as he’s never on the other side of the table from me (otherwise I know I’m going to lose to his negotiating skill!!!).

Shez Bhimji

July 1 2017

Purchasing my first home was an overwhelming experience. Les Hanvey was so great in helping me through the process! He was extremely flexible, offered great advice, eased my anxiety and stress, and helped me find the perfect home. I highly recommend his services and friendship.

Jill Marie Salinas

February 1 2017

Les Hanvey, best realtor we have ever worked with! Our neighbors highly recommended him to us and we will now be recommending him to all of our friends and family. Les works quickly, efficiently and with confidence. He is extremely personal and always had our best interest in mind. We can not say enough positive things about Les, his team and resources. If you are searching for a realtor to exceed your expectations...you have found your man, Les Hanvey!

Dakota-Brooke Whittlesey Smith, Facebook Review

February 1 2017

Les has been great to work with. He knows his stuff and was very helpful throughout the process. I would absolutely refer Les to anybody who is looking to buy or sell in the Austin area.

Jimmy Sedota

January 1 2017

I worked with Les Hanvey on buying my first home. Everyone from Realty Austin that I communicated with was prompt and respectful. It was an incredible experience working with Les and I'm lucky to have found him. If you're looking for a realtor or don't feel like your current one has your back, you must work with Les. He's someone you can lean on, be honest with and he will never lie to you. Maybe the home is a fixer upper, maybe it's brand new, no matter what the case, Les will make sure it's everything you want and help you secure a killer deal. Even through a very tough buying experience I can honestly say I never doubted Les and always felt confident with the decisions we made. Les went above and beyond and I highly recommend working with him. So much so, that I can't wait for the next one.

Andrea G., Yelp Review

January 1 2017

Alfonso and I were referred to Les by a friend and to be honest, before that referral I had met with one realtor previously. Once we met with Les, I was blown away. Literally, BLOWN AWAY. He's an incredible person; so thoughtful, caring and really helped ease us through our first home buying process. It took not even 2 minutes for me to realize that he was the one we were going to work with.

I cannot imagine working with anyone other than Les. He truly kept us confident throughout the buying process. Helped us understand every detail that some may overlook. Any questions we had, he had answers and would follow up with details if needed. It was incredible to go through this process, at a young age, with such confidence.

I encourage you and your team to praise him for his efforts. His patience and kindness are a rare find. Additionally, he's a great mentor and has an endless pool of knowledge. During the last few months of knowing and working with Les, Alfonso and I often referred to him as our guardian angel. He really had our back, and I'm so thankful to have been given the opportunity to work with him.

We will absolutely refer Realty Austin & Les Hanvey to our friends and family.

Andrea Gomez & Alfonso Vargas

January 1 2017

Les was a real pleasure to work with. He is one of few people in Austin actually from Austin, which means he knows the city and has seen its transformation. This comes in handy when navigating through the city to find a good property. Les understood what I was looking for and found a great property for me.

Below a few examples why he is great. 

January 1 2017

I am sitting on my couch in my new living room as I write this review. It's been a week since we moved in and about 2.5 months since we first met with Les Hanvey at the start of our first time home buying process. 

The home buying process is a roller coaster of challenges and I can't imagine making it through it all without Les by our side. Alfonso and I had multiple conversations throughout about how great Les is and how lucky we were to have him on our side. 

Les is the most honest, trustworthy and loyal realtor I've ever met. No b.s., no lies, just an amazing person who wants to help others find their dream homes. As a first time buyer, I thought 'I don't have a million dollars to spend, no one is going to really help us, we'll just be that small account on the side.' I was so so wrong. Les cares for every client he has, he's there for you every step of the way. Any fears or concerns you have, are his too. In person, over the phone, even over text, he becomes part of your family. 

We had a less than ideal buying process. We set out for a new home with a builder and it was one of the tougher things we've dealt with. They were pushy, they were rude and at one point we almost pulled out of the deal. The entire time, Les was there, picking up the pieces, making tough calls and keeping us confident. I know for a fact, without Les I wouldn't be sitting here today, the early part of 2017 in a brand new home. 

Alfonso and I moved to Austin with hopes of buying our first home, and Les made it happen. We couldn't be more thankful for everything he did. He truly feels like a family member, someone we care for and will continuously be in touch with. I highly recommend working with Les if you plan on finding a home in Austin, he'll be your source of information and you'll be more than thrilled with the results.

Andrea G.

December 1 2016

Les went a long way helping us, it was a very pleasant experience working with him, from the start of the process till the closing.

Ahmed Wafa

November 1 2016

Our realtor, Les Hanvey, is the best Realtor that I have ever worked with, period. He helped our family to get our first rental in the US (we're from Chile) and last week we closed on our first ever new home, thanks to him. He knows the Austin area market really well, and you can tell that he is really LISTENING to what you're asking for, and that is not only guiding you to what he thinks is best. I have recommended him to my friends and I will continue to do so, you will not regret having him as your realtor!

Ian Kendall, Facebook Review

October 1 2016

Les Hanvey was awesome in helping us sell our home and purchase our new home. He was available to answer questions during our process of selling and buying, we ran into some issues along the way but he stuck with us to accomplish just what he said he would.

Martin R.

October 1 2016

Les and I worked for the same real estate company at one time. I've been continually active in the central Texas real estate market since 1989 and what I found very quickly to be true is this; the qualities that allow us to succeed in business is honesty, integrity, hard work, genuine care for your clients and others and being an excellent listener.

In my years of working with Les, I know for a fact he breathes those qualities every moment. I consider Les a friend, a professional and one who raises the bar when it comes to what a client should expect from a real estate expert.

Kyle R.

October 1 2016

We worked with Les a new home purchase and was incredibly impressed from beginning to end with his knowledge and professionalism. He is enthusiastic, thorough, and thoughtful. He provided us with an in-depth overview of the Austin market and went above and beyond to find us the home we simply thought we could never find.  

We saw a wide variety of homes, and Les kept to our budget and was able to point out the pluses and minuses of every property. I highly recommend Les as someone you can trust to put your best interests first when working through the very stressful process of purchasing the right home. 

He is also quick to point out the pros and cons for each house and what it will take to remedy things that come up in a pest report. He has great relationships with inspectors and contractors that allow you to shorten your inspection contingency period. If you have the pleasure of working with him he will set you up with a great lender that will not just get you pre-approved but, fully underwritten approved allowing you to compete with the plethora of cash offers by shortening your close time and contingencies. 

I would highly recommend that you give Les a call the next time you need an amazing Realtor that goes above and beyond for his clients.

Christopher A.

October 1 2016

We worked with Les to purchase our future home in Austin, he impressed us with his knowledge, responsiveness and level of energy. Les started by making us identify our must-have list, and the nice to have list, and our budget. After our first scheduled home showing, he totally understood what we like, and what we don't, going forward, he knew exactly what to show us. 

A good home that is priced right, will sell fast, and Les totally understands about that, he was always responsive if any new listing pops up that is a potential match, he made sure we were first there. He knows what is doable within the budget and what's not.

Les gained our trust by consistently working our best interest, he keeps an eye on potential problems during the initial walkthrough and keeps consulting with his expert inspector as early as possible in the process, that proved to save stress, time and money. Les never pushed us to accept a house that is off from our matching requirements, he even encouraged us not to settle for a house that doesn't cover what we dreamed of. 

Les kept working hard till we found the matching property, he delivered an awesome house to my family.

Ahmed W.

October 1 2016

Les truly cares about his clients and making sure their best interests are always in his heart and mind. He listens to their concerns, their wants and wishes, and always works to stay within their requirements to get them the very best property for the money, and doesn't try to upsell them on properties. He is continuously working to increase his knowledge of the current market, available properties throughout Central Texas, and the direction the market is progressing to better assist his clients in both selling and purchasing. He is an outstanding realtor that can be trusted to go the extra miles - not just the extra mile. What Ever It Takes (WIT)! It is my pleasure to know him and be a part of his life.

Thomas D.

October 1 2016

Les is awesome! He helped our family to find our rental when we moved to Austin from Brazil and also helped us to buy our first home. Not just a realtor, but a friend who takes care of his customers like family. I totally recommend Les!

Rafael D.

September 1 2016

I just want to let you know that you have one of the best realtors, Les Hanvey. He is so professional and a man of morals. I'm glad we met Les and were able to get the home of our dreams. I have never ever met a person like Les, he cares about his customers and does whatever it takes to help you out. I don't look at Les as an agent anymore but as a family member, I trust him so much that I know everything he did was for our own good. Take care of him, he is the best agent I have ever met.

The Rivera Family

September 1 2016

From the very beginning, I was a “special need” customer (first with renting, now with buying). Les supported me thorough the entire process of house purchase with nothing less than respect and understanding of my individual needs. I’m Polish and believe me when I say that we’re like the pickiest and detailed-oriented people on the planet – well, Les that wasn’t anything out of ordinary. They addressed all my concerns and not make me feel silly about asking them. His exceptional knowledge of the market, timelines etc. helped me better prepare for the purchase and choose the investment type suiting my objectives. However, what’s most important is that Les is an exceptional human being. His truly unique communication and customer-pleasing skills are beyond my personal scale. He’s passionate about what he does, he’s genuine and always tries to put himself in customer shoes – in today’s reality it’s hard to find professionals having all these traits Realty Austin is a brand I will happily recommend to my family and my closest friends.

Pawel Pabich, Google Review

June 1 2016

I moved here a little over a year ago. A friend recommended Les Hanvey to me as a local real estate agent. Les instantly made me feel welcome and did not try to just sell me a house. He stated many times that his passion is to find people the house for them. He went above and beyond anything I have ever experienced in customer service. His knowledge about any question I had was spot on. I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to have Les as my agent. Anyone looking to purchase a home here in Austin, Texas or the surrounding area, need look no further. This is the agent you want and need to make your home buying experience top notch.

Bob Higgins, Google Review

June 1 2016

I was referred to Les by my Cousin, Farah Alam, who was really pleased with her experience and I have to say I am an extremely satisfied customer as well and really look forward to introducing Les to friends and family looking for real estate services in the near future.

My wife and myself were in Austin for less than 48 hours and were not sure of what to expect from the visit or if Austin was the right city for us. Les provided us with a truly personalized experience right from the beginning, he gave us a good understanding of the neighborhoods we visited and truly made us feel at home in Austin. Dannielle Cantrell and Les always kept us up to speed during the whole process and it was great to have Les and all his experience on our side.

Zimmim Ahmed

June 1 2016

Les has been absolutely amazing! We were so very happy with all the work he put into not only finding us our perfect home but insuring that the whole process until closing (and after!) went smoothly. Danielle was great as well. They're both great assets to your team, and we will be reaching out to Les for all our personal & family's future real estate needs.

Amena Rahman

June 1 2016

My husband & I are relocating to Austin and were referred to Les Hanvey by one of our family members. Boy, are we glad she did! Les has been nothing short of amazing throughout our whole process of owning a home. He found a perfect home for us and knew exactly what we were looking for. Being first time home buyers, Les made sure we understood each process and always gave us appropriate timeframe for everything. Les & his assistant Danielle are a true pleasure to work with! We will definitely be reaching out to Les for all our future real estate needs.

Amena A., Yelp Review

May 1 2016

Les Hanvey was my agent and highly recommends working with him. He went above and beyond my expectation and was always watching out for my best interest. Below are just a few examples.

May 1 2016

We moved to Austin from Los Angeles. We worked with Les Hanvey. We could not be happier. My husband and I were not familiar with the Austin area and because he grew up in Austin, he was extremely helpful. We had one day and he was willing to go to any and every neighborhood with us. I really loved the fact that he cared about what I wanted. If he sensed that I didn't like a home, he immediately got us out so we could make better use of our time. He wasn't there just to make a sale, he told me that I should get everything I want. I really did. He was one of the first people we met, and he made us feel at home in an unfamiliar city. We are first time home buyers and he was there for us every step of the way. He answered every question I had promptly and thoroughly. I can keep going on and on about how amazing our experience was. We referred him to my cousin, who also bought a home with him. He would say the same about Les. Ultimately, having someone who genuinely cares and has your best interest at heart is extremely important. Les is the best!!! Thanks so much!!!!

Farah Alam-Lopez, Google Review

October 1 2015

Les far exceeded all of my expectations in an agent. We moved to the Austin area from across the country and Les made the whole home buying process smooth and painless. His knowledge of the Austin area and suburbs and communities within the area is excellent which is extremely comforting since we were new residents with small children. Thank you again, Les! We will be referring anyone we know to you who is looking to buy a home!

Sarah Curran

February 1 2015

In the Austin area market, you need patience and the ability to move fast and Les is able to do this because of his responsiveness, knowledge, and determination. Les assisted me in purchasing my first home. He took the time to explain the pros and cons on all the properties to help me make an informed purchase on the right house. Les was extremely knowledgeable and responsive during all the steps in the process. He is a true asset during the negotiation process and I know I received the best possible deal. Les is a great agent and all around great person. I highly recommend him.

Bartrc, Trulia Review

November 1 2014

Les is more than just an agent. He is a friend. I've heard stories of agents who are impossible to get a hold of, but that is so far from the truth with Les. As a first time home buyer, I had LOTS of questions and Les answered them all promptly and honestly. I was stressed and nervous in the beginning but by the end of it all I was so happy and relaxed leading up to closing and that is because of Les's thorough approach and calming nature. I know I got the best deal I could because of Les's negotiations. I'm loving my new house and have already recommended Les to a couple co-workers. Good people like Les deserve success. Use him and be happy!

Dave Kirby

February 1 2014

Les is the best agent I have ever dealt with! He is prompt, courteous, and very professional. He takes the time to understand his client's needs and then follows through to make it happen. I highly recommend Les Hanvey!

Sharon G.

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1910 Hether St - MLS# 1001742
  • $579,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 1001742 
  • Shelton Margaret G
  • 1910 Hether St
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   2 BD 1 BA 904 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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555 E 5th St #713 - MLS# 1867001
  • $500,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 1867001 
  • Five Fifty 05 Condo
  • 555 E 5th St #713
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1226 Sq Ft
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1806 Justin Ln #B - MLS# 5505591
  • $461,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 5505591 
  • 1806 Justin Condominiums
  • 1806 Justin Ln #B
  • Austin, TX 78757
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1522 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
  • Intermediary
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76 Julius St - MLS# 5061186
  • $442,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 5061186 
  • Rileys
  • 76 Julius St
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1268 Sq Ft 0.12 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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9603 Woodvale Dr - MLS# 2419794
  • $350,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2419794 
  • Anderson Mill Village South
  • 9603 Woodvale Dr
  • Austin, TX 78729
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2468 Sq Ft 0.26 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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