Lori Kelly

Lori Kelly


Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Lori found her home in Texas in 1982 and made her way to Austin in 2005. Each move proved something: that Texas at large is a very diverse and hospitable place, and that Austin is probably the best city in it.

Lori received her real estate license in 2001, but before becoming a full-time REALTOR®, she worked for several years in lease management for renewable energy developments, and as an HR manager. In 2011, Lori moved into Real Estate full time.

Honest, communicative, and fair, Lori is an agent that will listen to your needs and go above and beyond to have them met. She wants you to know you're always being taken care of, and will be a dedicated advocate for you and your investment. Being a part of this city's vibrant community of welcoming spirit, getting to share with clients everything it has to offer, and helping people "make the move" is more than just an exciting job: it's a lifestyle and a passion.

January 1 2019

Lori Kelly was great and was exactly what I needed in a Realtor. I would use Lori and Realty Austin again here in Austin. I highly recommend Lori.

Dana Hagen

November 1 2018

My experience with Lori has been great. About two months ago my brother in law called me from Tampa Bay, and he had an acre lot for sale for almost four months with a different agent. The agent he was working with did not even answer his calls, and he asked me if I knew of someone, and I recommended Lori to take over. Lori sold my brother's land in a few weeks. I will always use Lori as my real state agent, and I will not change her for anyone else. Lori will answer the phone no matter what time you call her and replies back to all your emails (believe me I do send out emails). Lori knows exactly what to do, and I will recommend her any time to all my relatives and friends. Thanks, Lori for all your help you have brought to my family and I.

Ignacio Rodriguez

October 1 2018

Lori was truly amazing in helping my wife, and I find our home. She was always available to help us if we any kind of question during the home buying experience. Lori is always very nice and friendly, but stern when she needed to be when talking to some of the home salespeople, which is exactly what we needed out of a Realtor. Honestly, I can't think of a single negative thing to say about Lori with regards to how she helped us find our new home. Lori is a wonderful asset to Realty Austin.

Landon Wolf

July 1 2018

Lori has been helping us almost a year to find a perfect house we like. She has always been very patient and helpful. It has been a great pleasure to work with her. I won’t be hesitant to recommend Lori to everyone and will definitely seek for her help again when we purchase our next home.

Newman Wu

February 1 2018

We can’t say enough positive things about Lori. She helped us in our home search initially and then in our home sale most recently. We have loved working with her. She is kind, approachable, easy to get ahold of, and always quick to respond to messages. She went above and beyond to help us, and we have always felt Lori had our best interest in mind. Many thanks, Lori!

Elizabeth Miller

December 1 2017

My real estate agent, Lori, was superb. You should reach out to her. 

Tallant S.

October 1 2017

Lori helped us buy our new home and sell my condo here in Austin. Both times the entire process went very smoothly thanks to Lori. She made getting my condo ready to be sold a breeze, taking care of a lot of issues that needed to be addressed without a lot of work on my part. She was always friendly and very responsive to texts, emails, and phone calls. I highly recommend Lori if you are looking to buy or sell here in Austin.

Norman F.

October 1 2017

We love Lori! She was so patient with us as we were trying to decide what neighborhood we wanted to live in. We were out of towners, and she had great insight and was an invaluable resource to us. The home we bought was a fixer upper and Lori had contractor contacts she was able to pass on to us.

Susan O. 

September 1 2017

Lori has been our real estate agent here in Austin for the past several years where we have closed on 3 residential properties and have done 1 commercial property deal under her guidance. We really trust her - she is like family to us and cares about relationships. Even after the close, she has helped us find and rent one of our properties. She is not a lazy agent that puts her feet up and emails a bunch of listings to her clients. She gets a sense of what her clients are looking for, pares down lists to things that fit both budget and style, and then sends out the listings - takes the pain out of searching. Then she lines up viewings in an organized fashion without being pushy. Without a doubt, we would keep using Lori in the future!

Darshan S. 

September 1 2017

Lori is an amazing Realtor, always look forward to looking for what you want. Great communication and always ready to help, always available.

Emiliano L. 

September 1 2017

Lori sold us our current home in 2012 and we're very happy with her service as she was very patient with us as we were new in Austin at the time. Thank you, Lori.

Kim C. 

September 1 2017

The best of the best!!!! Lori Kelly made our first time home buying experience a great one...She was there when we were scared and nervous. With such patience, she walked us all the way through until we made it in the door of our new home!!!

Veronica V. 

June 1 2017

I worked with Lori and her assistant Sami to purchase our first home in Hutto, and we couldn't be happier with our experience. Both Lori and Sami clearly love what they do and love helping people get into their dream homes. They show it through their enthusiasm and excitement when they are working with you. They coached us through every step to make sure we did everything correctly, considered all of our options, and even tried to haggle a little on closing costs (didn't work because it was for a new home, but at least they tried). I was also impressed when they told us they would be following up over the next few months and year to make sure we don't forget something such as filing for homestead exemption or follow up for warranty claims with our builder. If I ever do buy another home, I'm definitely going to be calling Realty Austin again to help us through the process.

Matthew Shaw

June 1 2017

John and I have bought or sold 14 homes during our 40-year marriage in Missouri, Colorado, and Texas. We have interacted with numerous real estate agents, and without a doubt, Lori Kelly is the BEST agent by far. She is professional, warm & engaging, knowledgeable about the regional real estate market, prompt and timely, and always responsive to our e-mails and phone calls. She is superlative, and "goes the extra mile" for successful transactions. Lori is simply OUTSTANDING!

Ann and John Havey

August 1 2016

As a first time home buyer I was very concerned that the process of buying a home would be overwhelming.  I was fortunate to have an agent as wonderful as Lori. She was very understanding of my concerns and made the process as seamless as possible. It was a true pleasure working with Lori.  Her patience, dedication and hard work allowed my family and I to achieve this milestone. We are very thankful to Lori and her team and will gladly recommend her to family and friends!

Yuliana Jimenez and Edgar Chavez

May 1 2016

5 stars to Lori Kelly, one of Realty Austin's best and finest! My husband and I have worked with Lori Kelly in acquiring 2 properties In one year, (May 2015-May 2016) and we couldn't be happier. She seamlessly negotiated everything, and made it effortless on our part, considering the tightness of our time, availability, and proximity to where transactions are done. Her very efficient system worked well with us. She meticulously processed legal documentation, and educated us of what, when, how, where we needed to be in terms of buying properties. She dealt with us professionally. She literally looked after our welfare. She's very dependable, and proactive. She's TRUSTWORTHY, EXCELLENT, RELIABLE, and EFFICIENT. We will work undoubtedly with her again on our next property venture.

Cerina Menist, Google Review

May 1 2016

I must say Lori Kelly is the BEST. Energetic, professional, hardworking. She always made time for me and kept me informed on what was going on with my property. I'd use her again without hesitation and recommend her unreservedly.

Murdoch Darsey, Google Review

March 1 2016

In the past year, Lori Kelly has helped us find a rental house in Austin, Texas while we were living overseas. She was our realtor as we bought a house in central Austin this winter, and she listed and sold a vacant lot we had in central Austin directly after that. Each transaction went quickly and flawlessly due to her knowledge of Austin and real estate. We are happy to highly recommend Lori Kelly for any and all real estate dealings you may have in central Texas.

Susan Malcik, Google+ Review

December 1 2015

My husband and I had a great experience working with Lori Kelly and cannot recommend her highly enough.

We originally found her the summer of 2013, I think through a listing she had that we called about, and for a quick week she showed us every house in our price range and area of interest without luck. We were on a tight schedule, as we were home on a short vacation as we transferred from Paris, France to Chennai, India for my job. She had a very positive attitude and didn't make us feel guilty when we left town empty-handed.

Late last summer I contacted her about finding us rental property for our return to Austin this fall, and again she was there for us. She found many listings and visited the ones we liked the most. After one false start we rented a place sight unseen, based on her assessment. We were not dissapointed with what we moved into. It was conveniently located and large enough to store and sort through all our belongings in the year it would take to build our dream house. However, as we got closer to breaking ground on building a home, I thought it prudent to do a recap of available housing as a reality check on what we were getting into, and as a possible "plan B." Again Lori showed me everything in Austin in my now re-adjusted price range, and when we found one that rivaled what we had planned to build, at a substantially lower price, she stood by as we broke off our building plans with our architect and builder. She took us smoothly through the whole closing process. Now she has listed our vacant lot since we no longer have a need for it.

Susan Malcik

November 1 2015

Lori and Sami exceeded our expectations in every way.


October 1 2015

Lori Kelly was incredible! There were a multitude of factors that made our home buying experience quite a bit more stressful than anticipated, but Lori and her assistant Sami were right there to assist and advise at every moment. We GREATLY appreciated her expertise and experience to help us through the process, and her accessibility, no matter what time of day. Based upon our experience, we have recommended to her to everyone we have met that is looking to purchase a home. Thank you again, Lori!

Todd Hanson, Google+ Review

August 1 2015

We worked with Lori Kelly and she was the best realtor! She went above and beyond to find us the perfect home. We have found our realtor for life! :)

Chyna Rose, Google+ Review

March 1 2015

Lori was great to work with. We have been looking for a couple of years and she stayed patient and positive the entire time. I actually gave her the opportunity to "fire" us as prospects if she wanted to but she said the important thing was finding us what we wanted and she knew we had no time restraints. After our new house construction gets close to completion, I am sure she will get the opportunity to list our current home. My wife and I both really like and appreciate Lori.

David L. Hughes

February 1 2015

On our second weekend house-hunting, we made four appointments for different houses we liked and Lori was one of the agents who showed us a home. We actually asked her to help us in our search, even though we had decided to work without a specific agent before we met her.

She was prepared and punctual but the thing that really hooked us was her demeanor/attitude. She’s sweet and calm but can still be assertive when that’s appropriate, just a class act. She’s smart and really involved in/knowledgeable about her work which just makes everything so much easier.

It really does help to have someone who knows the market, knows the area, etc. She can take care of scheduling appointments easily - so you can see 3-4 houses at a time - but at your convenience.

The part that makes a knowledgeable real estate agent important doesn’t come until later in the home buying process. She wrote up the contracts, changed them, had everything online so that we could do electronic signing and finish almost everything from our own home. Plus, she has contacts in all areas of the home buying process and none of them were creepy/irritating/cheap/weird.

On just the business side:

She’s organized, she was always at the houses before us and we’re pretty punctual. She ran comps on houses we were interested in (since the only real way to find out if you’re getting a good deal or not is to see what the average price/sq foot that houses have actually sold for in that neighborhood.) She never just told us what to do or who to do business with but she always had good ideas and suggestions. We ended up liking the people we used from her contacts. I really felt comfortable knowing that she wasn’t trying to make money off of us or have her friends make money off us.

She came by after we closed with a care package of some very thoughtful items (things specific to us/ the needs of our new home) which was just so sweet.

On the personality side: Awesome, sweet, notices little details and remembers things you’ve said, great listener. She’s polite, knowledgeable, pays attention and engages in the conversation without being a know-it-all. She is smart, classy, kind, knows her stuff and if you have a question she can’t answer then she finds out and gets back to you before you have the chance to wonder about it!

She’s someone you’ll look forward to seeing and will miss when her job is done.

Alaa Haddad

January 1 2015

Lori did a great job in negotiating the numbers and was able to get below what I had expected. She may be my wife but I would hire her in a second. Her relationship with clients is remarkable.

Steve Tubbs

October 1 2014

Lori has done very well for me, this is the second house she has helped me purchase. I promise you, if she had not given me exemplary service on the first go-round, I would not have used her again. She did even better the second time.

Lori has been very responsive to my needs. When I was ready to look at houses, she was ready, willing, and able, with a list of properties that fit my criteria. Also, she was right there in person to answer any questions. The assistance did not stop once a purchase agreement was signed. Lori stayed with us all the way through closing, attending walk-throughs, helping with the myriad of paperwork, and generally being helpful in any thing we needed.

To recap, Lori has done such an excellent job that not only have I used her again, I have also recommended her to a friend.

Gordon Thomson

October 1 2014

I worked with Lori Kelly recently on selling my home. She was fantastic! Eager with suggestions, advertising and having open houses. I will recommend Lori to friends and colleagues in need of a realtor. Thanks Lori!

Debra Maquet, Google+ Review

October 1 2014

Lori has done very well for me, this is the second house she has helped me purchase. If she had not given me exemplary service on the first go-round, I would not have used her again. She did even better the second time.

Lori has been very responsive to my needs, when I was ready to look at houses, she was ready, willing, and able, with a list of properties that fit my criteria. Also, she was right there in person to answer any questions. The assistance did not stop once a purchase agreement was signed. Lori stayed with us all the way through closing, attending walk-throughs, helping with the myriad of paperwork, and generally being helpful in any thing we needed.

To recap, Lori has done such an excellent job that not only have I used her again, I have also recommended her to a friend.

Jolonda Armstrong

August 1 2014

Lori is the agent we hoped for! My husband and I were ready to make our house purchase and after having a very bad experience with another real estate agent we were just about to quit searching for a house. We finally decided to give it another try and we found Lori. She was the best thing that happened to us as we started our journey again to find the perfect house for us! She was amazing and beyond helpful (more than words can explain) through every single process. From orientating us on what price to offer seller, all the paperwork, helping us to communicate with lender (sometimes more than we did ourselves), her availability, her honesty, to getting us through any issues before and even AFTER the closing date. We were truly her priority and thanks to her we are now in the process of making this house our home. We would recommend her to any family member or friend without thinking about it twice. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication Lori!!

Adela Rodriguez, Facebook Review

June 1 2014

Lori did a great job selling our house. She was always very responsive and easy to communicate with. I felt confident that we had chosen the right person to work with. We will definitely be referring our Austin friends and family to her for any future real estate transactions.

Ryan Chism

June 1 2014

Two words: Lori Kelly. I have never met a more intuitive, empathetic, smart, professional, and thoughtful realtor than her. What a gift we were handed when a friend suggested her to us. Our home was a little unusual for the area but she helped us sell it within just a few days, and we got more than we asked for! I honestly wish I could sell or buy a home more often just so I could work with her again. :)

Raine Chism, Google Review

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4701 Timberline Dr - MLS# 3080840
  • $1,100,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3080840 
  • Rollingwood
  • 4701 Timberline Dr
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3283 Sq Ft 0.37 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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201 Piedmont Hills Pass - MLS# 6841238
  • $582,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6841238 
  • River Dance, Steiner Ranch
  • 201 Piedmont Hills Pass
  • Austin, TX 78732
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3442 Sq Ft 0.25 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1355 Graef Rd - MLS# 7399205
  • $520,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 7399205 
  • Elm Creek Ranch
  • 1355 Graef Rd
  • Kyle, TX 78640
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2782 Sq Ft 5.1 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4013 Vaughan St - MLS# 5680124
  • $496,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 5680124 
  • Mueller
  • 4013 Vaughan St
  • Austin, TX 78723
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1509 Sq Ft 0.05 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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670 Woodland Dr - MLS# 7874162
  • $454,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 7874162 
  • Woodland Estates
  • 670 Woodland Dr
  • Driftwood, TX 78619
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2870 Sq Ft 2.29 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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30505 Saint Andrews Dr - MLS# 5040112
  • $331,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 5040112 
  • Berry Creek
  • 30505 Saint Andrews Dr
  • Georgetown, TX 78628
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2733 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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9317 Notches Dr - MLS# 6634696
  • $310,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6634696 
  • Cherry Creek
  • 9317 Notches Dr
  • Austin, TX 78748
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1649 Sq Ft 0.11 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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