Polly Clarke

Polly Clarke

Broker Associate


Polly Clarke has always prided herself in being an honest, ethical Realtor® and lives by the motto ”Do what you say you are going to do”.

Polly specializes in properties west of Austin including (but not limited to) Westlake, Bee Caves, Lake Travis, Spicewood and Highland Lakes. She is a member of the Austin, Houston and Highland Lakes board of Realtors.

Polly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Systems, Economics and Management from Michigan State University in 1983. She is a Dale Carnegie graduate and a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity.

Polly became a licensed Realtor® in 2004 and has added the following designations and or certifications as part of her continuing education.

  • SRES® - Senior Real Estate Specialist
  • GREEN® - Green Realtor
  • CLHMS® - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • CNE® - Certified Negotiation Expert
  • MRPS® - Military Relocation Specialist
  • GRI® - Graduate Real Estate Institute

Polly and her family moved from Michigan to Austin in 1998. As a direct descendant of Davy Crockett Polly feels it was her destiny to be a Texan!


  • Platinum Top 500 REALTORS® 2019

March 1 2019

I worked directly with Polly Clarke, and she was GREAT to work with! She was so knowledgeable about real estate in the Austin area. She helped guide and direct me in the right direction. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase real estate.

Bob Gajeske

October 1 2018

I have just completed my second sales transaction with Polly Clarke, which was complicated by the fact that I live out of state and was acting on behalf of my elderly Aunt. I want you to know that in every instance I’ve ever witnessed, Polly has demonstrated courtesy, professionalism, competence, humility, and patience, regardless of the nature of the position of the person(s) she was dealing with. I believe Realty Austin is extremely fortunate to have Polly on their team!

Larry Pickel

September 1 2018

Polly was fantastic as our Realtor. She was always available by text, email, or phone, responded to us promptly, and if she was unsure of an answer, she researched it and got back to us quickly. Although I'm sure no home purchase is easy, we had several issues that arose during the process, and she helped get us through the painful parts to a successful conclusion. Her recommendations for home/pool/roof inspectors were excellent, with valuable recommendations and observations. Even though the sale has concluded, she has still followed up with us to make sure we are getting along in the move-in process. Although I hope we NEVER move again, I assure you that if we are in need of a Realtor, Polly Clarke will be our only choice.

Claudio and Judy Bartoli

July 1 2017

Polly is the greatest! I could not be more pleased with an agent. Much more than an agent. She makes you feel like her friend. I will use her anytime we buy or sell.

Guy Russell

November 1 2016

First, let me say what a pleasure it was to work with Realty Austin. When we first met with Polly she told us about Realty Austin's great marketing program, and we were quick to find out how effective it was. The house was listed and the postcard announcing the listing was distributed in the Spicewood area. Later that week I held a meeting at my house and all nine people at the meeting who live in Marble Falls, Spicewood, and Lakeway commented about receiving the flyer, how quickly it was delivered and how professional it looked - and two of the people in attendance are realtors. I truly believe the marketing program and Polly's ability to network were the key to our home selling so quickly.

As for Polly's work on our behalf, I can honestly say we have never had a realtor with such knowledge of the local market and who guided us through the sale and closing process in such a professional manner. She was always available to answer any of our questions and to make recommendations for outside vendors. She was thorough in her analysis of the offers we received on the property and was quick to respond to buyers' realtors. I'm happy to recommend her to anyone I know and would be more than willing to speak to any Realty Austin client that is contemplating engaging Polly as their realtor.

Pat Petrach

September 1 2016

We would like to take the opportunity to express our enjoyment and gratitude for everything that Polly did to sell our home. She gave helpful hints and held our trembling hands throughout the entire process. She went out of her way to help us by such things as driving to our home to bring our trash can up to the house and feeding our fish while we were out of state looking at other homes. She worked long hours to ensure we had everything needed for the process to go through quickly.

From the moment she first entered our home, we knew she was the right one. Great personality, expert knowledge, and highly professional. She had our home sold within 15 days. She even worked and checked in with us while on vacation. Who does that? She does because she's motivated and dedicated to making it as painless as possible.

If we ever have the opportunity to list property again, it will only be with her. She will be the only realtor we will recommend. We had three other realtors before her, all of which could benefit from her talents.

Tonie & Harvey Harrison

March 1 2016

Polly Clarke was my Realtor, and she went above and beyond my expectations. I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable Realtor. I had very specific needs regarding the sale of my lot. Polly was able to look at what was available in the market and did a great job marketing my lot. In the end, she found me the perfect neighbors. She is warm and friendly, and we highly recommend her!

Anne Aydam

September 1 2015

A friend recommended Polly Clarke when we were looking for a home almost two years ago. She worked her tail off to make us priority even though I'm sure she had many other clients she was working with. This summer we called on Polly again to help sell our condo. I was so impressed with how fast it sold and loved the website with all the professional pics for buyers to see. Polly is so personable and really knows her stuff!! She is definitely a top notch realtor who enjoys what she does and makes things happen for her clients. Thanks again Polly!! Sheri and Shan

Sheri Bates, Google+ Review

My wife and I were new to Austin, and Polly took the time to show us a variety of both areas and neighborhoods as we were unsure of where to buy a home. She took the time to really get to know me and my wife and our lifestyle/personality/family to ensure that the area's she showed not only met our home criteria, but also our personality/family style. Polly is also very responsive during the entire process and made the process as easy as possible. We could not have had a better realtor and definitely recommend Polly (we will also be using Polly again).

Will Jeter

My husband and I were 1st time homebuyers when we were working with Polly. With her help we found our home within a matter of days. She really listened to what we wanted, made sure to give us lots of choices that still fit in with out wants/needs list and respected our price range. A month later we were moving in. She made the entire process easy and very enjoyable (something I never thought possible). We love our home and are thrilled with Polly's work! Could not have been happier with our experience.

Lindsay Singleton

Polly is a consummate professional. I used Polly to buy and sell a home she knows Austin hands down and is excellent to provide advice and counsel. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone.

Dr. Maria Fitzpatrick

Polly was able to work thru a multitude of issues to market, obtain a qualified buyer and get a home sold for me. Her ability to communicate with other agents effectively generated a qualified contract that was professionally negotiated and met my needs.

I would highly recommend Polly as a knowledgeable and professional real estate agent with your best interest being her priority.

Thanks again Polly.

Greg Mangum

I have known Polly Clarke for 10 + years would (and have) highly recommended as a realtor. If you are an investor, she will keep you up to date with new ideas and opportunities to maximize your return. If you are looking for a home for your family, Polly will find the perfect house at the perfect price.

No one will work harder than Polly!

Shawn Chaudhry

Polly didn't know us personally but she knew what a woman/wife/mother would want and had a good idea of what Shan and I needed for our family. She always made us feel like we were the only clients she had and seemed to know her stuff. We love our house and appreciate all her help.

Sheri Bates

Polly is a pleasure to work with. Home selling is always stressful, but Polly was thorough in her work, and gave sound advice. I would recommend her.

Derek Underwood

I would like to compliment and express my extreme gratitude for having a wonderful Realtor as in Polly Clarke. She was extremely knowledgeable and patient with me in selling my home as well as helping me find my new home. It is always most comforting to know that you can trust someone to do their best for you and to really feel like they are honest and looking out for your best interest. This can be a very stressful time and Polly helped make things stress-free. I will definitely use her again in the future and will always recommend her to anyone that I hear is looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks so much Polly!

Minka Judson

I have worked with numerous different Real Estate Agents in my life through our rentals, purchases, and sales. I had always found them to be temporary but necessary. Then my wife and I found Polly Clarke. While her knowledge of her business and area was top notch, it was her genuine and dedicated interest in our family that blew us away. It was as if we were part of her own family. We continue to go to Polly for all of our Real Estate advice, and we recommend her without hesitation to everyone we care about. I don’t normally write testimonials about anything, but I would feel guilty if I kept this gem hidden!

Thank you Polly, for everything you have done, and continue to do for us!

Guy and Martyna Russell

Having been a real estate investor for nearly 30 years, I can tell you it’s not easy for me to find a real estate agent who I feel is capable of handling the minutia of the real estate transaction and who also “gets it” from an investment point of view.

When we decided to sell our waterfront property on Lake Travis, we knew we would need a special person to bring it to market. Because of its uniqueness and the underlying dynamics of the deal, we knew we needed someone that was not only a skilled real estate professional but one that could also think outside the box in regards to a property that was quite different than most.

I knew the lake market very well and had a pretty good idea of where the property needed to be priced but did not share my opinion with Polly. I simply asked her to do her homework and come up with her best estimate. Mine was $1,175,000, hers came in at $1,185,000. The home went on the market and within a month, we had a full priced offer and closed. The property was well within the flood plain and had several challenges to overcome that would have easily shaken a seasoned realtor. Polly handled them all with a cool professionalism that facilitated the deal and was instrumental in the successful closing of a complex transaction.

This degree of service and competence has instilled in my wife and I such a level of trust, satisfaction and high regard for Polly that we have already referred multiple friends to her, one of which is closing on a deal next week! Simply put, we cannot recommend Polly Clarke more highly.

Tom & Bettie Anne Buerk

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4361 S Congress Ave #610 - MLS# 9797914
  • $475,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 9797914 
  • Public Condos Bldg
  • 4361 S Congress Ave #610
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1370 Sq Ft 0.02 AC
  • Residential
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10709 Sorghum Hill Cv - MLS# 8667414
  • $1,700
  • Pending
  • MLS® #: 8667414 
  • Pioneer Crossing West
  • 10709 Sorghum Hill Cv
  • Austin, TX 78754
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2000 Sq Ft 0.09 AC
  • Rental
Office: Realty Austin
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712 Duck Lake Ct - MLS# 5107145
  • $849,265
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 5107145 
  • Lakeway
  • 712 Duck Lake Ct
  • Lakeway, TX 78734
  •   4 BD 5 BA 4179 Sq Ft 0.32 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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7803 Lenape Trl - MLS# 2356576
  • $839,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2356576 
  • Overlook Estates
  • 7803 Lenape Trl
  • Austin, TX 78736
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3626 Sq Ft 0.49 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1300 Ogden Dr - MLS# 2668399
  • $815,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2668399 
  • Austin Lake Hills
  • 1300 Ogden Dr
  • Austin, TX 78733
  •   4 BD 5 BA 3285 Sq Ft 0.42 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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6 Chardon Ct - MLS# 7468358
  • $724,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 7468358 
  • Hills Lakeway
  • 6 Chardon Ct
  • The Hills, TX 78738
  •   5 BD 5 BA 4122 Sq Ft 0.29 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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15901 Spillman Ranch Loop - MLS# 8794163
  • $650,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 8794163 
  • Spillman Ranch / Falconhead
  • 15901 Spillman Ranch Loop
  • Austin, TX 78738
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3381 Sq Ft 0.35 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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608 Lake Estates Dr - MLS# 6710508
  • $649,900
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6710508 
  • Lakeway
  • 608 Lake Estates Dr
  • Austin, TX 78734
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3828 Sq Ft 0.54 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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3004 Fall Creek Estates Dr - MLS# 2180164
  • $635,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2180164 
  • Paleface Homesteads
  • 3004 Fall Creek Estates Dr
  • Spicewood, TX 78669
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3781 Sq Ft 5.04 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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