Rene Brown

Rene Brown



Rene has personally experienced the beautiful and diverse city of Austin, witnessing firsthand the change from mid-size college town to a vibrant and world-renowned Metroplex. Having lived in Central Austin, Northwest Hills, Westlake, Downtown and South Austin, she is personally familiar with the factors (location, schools, traffic, growth trends and value trends) that are vital for Buyers and Sellers!

Rene has a unique appreciation and understanding of what Austin is about and how your home reflects your lifestyle. She professionally and promptly manages the needs of her Buyers and Sellers with dedication and integrity. Whether looking for an eclectic bungalow along a special bike route, a downtown condo near your favorite trattoria, or selling a modern space with expansive views, Rene takes pride in delivering personalized results for her clients. Her background in design and construction provides helpful guidance for buyers in their search for a home and for sellers in preparing and marketing their property.

Rene’s goal is to make the buying and selling of your home a smooth and enjoyable experience by providing you with service tailored to your specific needs. She uses her knowledge to provide a comprehensive property analysis and expert advice that will help you as a buyer or seller make the best decisions in your real estate transactions.

January 2019

Realty Austin states that you expect your agents to provide “exemplary, personalized service exceeding expectations.” I must say Rene Brown sure did that; she hit it out of the ballpark with superb service!

I first called Realty Austin a couple of years ago as I was looking to make Austin my future home. I got a call from Rene Brown right away. I flew from California to take a look at some Austin homes. Rene was informative, providing information about amenities of the various areas of Austin. I saw that she was knowledgeable and knew her stuff! She then set me up for house listings in the areas I was interested in. Over the two years, Rene kept in touch and provided updates on housing markets in Austin. When it came to buying this year, I was nervous about going through this process. But Rene guided me through the steps. I had the utmost confidence in Rene because she looked after my needs first. That put me at ease, and I felt I was in the best hands a buyer could be; how lucky was I!

In addition, I felt very comfortable with Rene; I never felt any “pressures” and she was easy to talk to and to work with. Any questions I had, she answered straight up. Her openness and professionalism were so refreshing! I would recommend Rene to anyone without any hesitation!

Sue Okamura

July 2018

Rene was an excellent Realtor for us. She went out of her way and took her time in finding us the perfect house. We would use Rene again and would definitely recommend her to our friends!

Tori Lewis

May 2018

As has always been the case doing anything with Rene Brown is exceedingly pleasant! I'm probably a little biased since we've been friends for over 30 years! She still, however, handles all business in an entirely professional manner and I refer Rene every chance I get! Rest assured Rene puts all of her energy into whatever she's responsible for and you'll always get the very best service!

Dorothy Anne Crummer

December 2017

I can't say enough good things about Rene. Rene is the ultimate professional. She is reliable, responsive, and diligent. Most of all, Rene is a great listener; a quality crucial for any successful business person. She also always seems to understand our wants and needs regarding a home. Initially, my wife and I pursued a house owned by an investment firm located in California. Needless to say, this made negotiations difficult, and the seller's agent was extremely unprofessional. Rene never flinched and handled every interaction tactfully and professionally. Her patience proved to be successful, and she helped us secure a home perfect for our family. I will always recommend Rene to friends and family (and have done so in the past).

Austin Holder

November 2017

I cannot thank Rene enough for all she did for us! I was looking for a very specific type of property, which I know was not a big money maker for her! She listened to me, and Rene kept on it for well over a year until she found me the perfect place at the perfect price. I had worked with a couple of Realtors who showed me things that were either way above my price point or not at all what I was looking for. Every time Rene saw something that was right for me, I'd get a personal email from her saying check it out! The day she sent me the Cahill Drive property, I knew it was right, and we moved on it that day! There were already multiple offers, so I knew to come in a little high. She guided me through all the closing process, paperwork, and regulations, and then helped me get the property rented! Not only that, but she helped find me a fantastic handyman to get all the repairs done before I rented it! Rene was gracious and kind throughout! She has been a GODSEND through this whole process (it's been 30 years since I bought a house, so this was a whole new experience for me!). I cannot recommend her highly enough! THANK YOU RENE!

Deborah Harding

October 2017

Rene is a phenomenal real estate agent! She knows exactly what she is doing and always made us aware of things we didn’t see or know. If Rene saw a crack on a wall or the floor, she’s immediately pointed it out to us. She didn’t want us to buy just any home. She wanted to get us a home in which we’d be happy and comfortable with. I highly recommend Rene to anyone looking for a home. She made a stressful and life-changing experience go as smooth as possible, and we truly appreciate Rene and her expertise!

Krystle Ortiz

July 2017

Rene was just terrific. She was a blind contact through Realty Austin's website, and she won us over. We worked with her for over a year as we were contemplating a move, but not sure we would come to Austin. Over that year, she was incredibly patient, took us on several scouting trips to help get the sense of various neighborhoods and was VERY honest about houses she did or didn’t like (which built an immense amount of trust). When we finally decided to make an offer on a house, she was on top of every detail and communicated clearly and consistently through the whole process. We were very lucky to find Rene and to have her share her immense knowledge of Austin with us, and even luckier to have her help steer us into a great house in a great neighborhood.

Peter Stuart

March 2017

We had the pleasure of working with Rene Brown. She walked us through the home buying process from beginning to end and always had a smile on her face. She is honest, caring, patient and I can honestly say the best in the business. Thanks for your help Rene, you are truly an amazing individual, we love our new house!!!!!

Kimberly HDe Souza, Facebook Review

March 2017

This review is for Rene Brown. My husband, Nathan and I started looking for a home in late January 2017. Rene Brown guided us through the entire real estate process. Both my husband and I we were first time home buyers. She made us feel she had our back from day one answering all of our questions and listening to our needs. She is very knowable about the different areas in Austin. My husband and I put down several offers on homes and felt frustrated and defeated at times but Rene assured us that our home is out there and we will not stop looking until we find one. I am happy to say we found our perfect home! Rene listens to her client's needs and she really pulls through delivering. We found a little oasis in South Austin and we cannot wait to move in and get settled. Rene was there every step of the way answering our questions and guiding us through a very challenging negotiation period. She was by our side during every step of the way and even checked on us after we closed. Excellent customer service!

Lauren Broderick, Google Review

January 2017

We purchased a home in Austin in December 2016 and used Rene Brown as our Realtor. Given the nature of the heated Austin market as well as some unforeseen personal circumstances, closing on the transaction was challenging.  

Rene was excellent to deal with. In spite of the difficulties Rene helped us to navigate through the issues with the highest level of professionalism and always, with our best interests first and foremost. We were impressed by her knowledge, instinct, and solution-oriented service. We would highly recommend Rene as a Realtor to anyone looking for a home in Austin.

Tracy Quon and Murray Sagal

July 2016

I would recommend Rene Brown to anyone buying or selling a home. She assisted us 3 years ago when we purchased a new home in Driftwood, then again 4 months ago when we needed to relocate to PA. She gave her time unstintingly, was very thorough, knowledgeable, helpful and was overall just wonderful to work with on both occasions. We would not have made it to closing without her perseverance and willingness to stay on top of things all the way through the process. She is awesome!!

Ann Schlotter, Google Review

June 2016

How can I fully express my feelings about Rene Brown? She is an absolute "dream come true" for anyone looking for real estate. Upon meeting her you will fall in love with her warm, intelligent, friendly, patient and understanding personality. I felt like we had been friends forever. She listens and really gets to know you and what you want.

She is up to date on everything! Knows the properties, knows her trade and handles all the details with a clear focus. She simplifies the entire process. She takes on all the work so things flow seamlessly!

She always has a smile and is just plain fun to spend time with. She has become a part of our family. We all love her dearly and appreciate every second she's given us! I will be so happy to refer clients to her and absolutely will go to her for any future purchases or sales!

Rene, you are the best! Thank you very very much!

Marie Vaziri

June 2016

Not only is Rene one of the most competent individuals that we have had the privilege and pleasure to work with but also she is truly a very special person with unique qualities. These qualities include:

  • The highest level of professionalism and ethics,
  • Attention to details,
  • Impeccable understanding of our needs through careful listening and appropriate considerations
  • Timely and useful information and advice as needed or requested
  • Incredible patience and flexibility to accommodate our range of evolving interest and helping us to focus
  • Impeccable trustworthiness and placing our interest ahead of anything else
  • Immediate responsiveness in all forms (e-mails, text, calls and requests for physical tours to meet our schedule)
  • Sheer patience and hard work.

I have rarely worked with any person in any professional capacity who has exhibited all the behaviors and values that Rene has possessed and brought into serving us as a client. I would mark her as truly exceptional and exceeding all expectations and beyond.

We will seek every opportunity to work with Rene in any future business that we may wish to consider as her talents and generosity in putting such to the best use and interest of her clients are invaluable. We shall recommend her to anyone whom we believe is deserving of her services.

Hans Vaziri

March 2016

I had the pleasure of working with Rene Brown and I had the most amazing experience! She made the whole process very easy and gave me honest and blunt feedback. I'm not the most experienced person when it comes to picking houses and what to look for, but Rene told it like it was and let me know when she didn't think something was a good deal. She provided excellent guidance and was an advisor every step of the way, and I couldn't have done this without her! Thanks, Rene!

Kevin Nguyen, Google+ Review

January 2016

We were privileged enough to be able to work with Rene Brown while buying our first home. We recently moved to Austin from Denver and reached Rene through a personal referral. I am so so glad we did! She provided so much knowledge and expertise, walked us through the process in a professional yet caring way, and helped us find our dream home! Rene is an amazing realtor who went above and beyond for us. Now I am pleased to think of her as part of our family. Thanks, Rene!!!

Jordan Locklear, Google+ Review

September 2015

Rene is always a pleasure to work with. This is our second purchase with Rene and each experience has exceeded our expectations. Rene is not only knowledgeable about the real estate market but also about numerous other aspects of the house buying process. She has many years of experience outside of the real estate market that lends clients top-notch service. Rene can make suggestions/provide input on everything from new development, remodel, and interior design. Her well-rounded set of skills is a dream for anyone to have in a realtor. Houses can transform into homes while Rene talks you through the possibilities each one holds. Don’t think she is just trying to sell you though! Rene is able to use reflective listening skills to truly understand what the client wants. She is proactive in searching out properties to reduce the burden on the client. She provides excellent, sound advice based on wants and needs clients have expressed to her. Most of all, she looks out for each client as if they were a part of her own family. That is something you cannot put a dollar amount on. Rene will always be our first choice for a realtor and will always receive a stellar recommendation from us.

Brandy Fontenot

My wife and I are so fortunate to know Rene and enjoyed working with her while she sold our condo and helped us find the beautiful Crestview home we are in today. Rene's best quality is she genuinely listens to her client in order truly understand their needs and wants in a home. She is then able to effectively use that knowledge to not only help her clients find the home they want but also make a sound investment. We used Rene's services to sell our niche property in downtown Austin. She exceeded our expectations by getting it sold after the first open house. Rene also patiently worked with us for well over a year as we searched for and purchased the perfect home to start our family. As any homeowner knows, home buying is a process and Rene's expertise and professionalism helped guide us through that process and get us in the home that we love so much today. We consider Rene not just our realtor but our friend. I have and will recommend Rene to anyone looking to buy or sell. Thanks Rene!"

Holden Family

I chose Rene Brown as my realtor because of her experience in the building business, as well as her knowledge of Austin real estate. As a long-time resident of Austin, Rene is familiar with all areas of Austin and the metropolitan area.

Rene has represented me in three transactions, and I hope she will be here when I am ready to sell my current home. She sold me the first home that I purchase as a single woman. When she knew that I was interested in downsizing, she brought the perfect buyer to me without listing the property. With the housing inventory in Austin at an all-time low, we patiently waited until the right property for purchase came available. She helped me secure the home in her negotiations, beating out three other offers that were as viable as my offer. She convinced the seller and his agent that was the right person for the house.

Rene has the best interest of her clients in mind. She is thoughtful in her research and communication, and efficient in her process of vetting potential houses for purchase and potential buyers for sales.

Whether buying or selling, Rene is the realtor you will want to represent you. I highly recommend her.


When my daughter and I were looking for a condo for her to live in while attending UT, Rene was the person for the job. Her knowledge of the Austin market coupled with her patience and willingness to search for exactly what we were looking for were invaluable. The speed with which properties sell in Austin could have made it a very stressful process. But with Rene, it was actually a fun experience! And my daughter is now in a beautiful condo that is also proving to be a wonderful investment for me. A win-win for both of us! In fact, I’m now utilizing Rene’s expertise once again in the search for an investment property. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for real estate services in the Austin area!

D. Towery

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4009 Burnet Rd - MLS# 3195339
  • $589,900
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3195339 
  • Knight Estates
  • 4009 Burnet Rd
  • Austin, TX 78756
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1789 Sq Ft 0.16 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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183 Blackstone Cv - MLS# 6186132
  • $585,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6186132 
  • Rim Rock
  • 183 Blackstone Cv
  • Driftwood, TX 78619
  •   4 BD 4 BA 2984 Sq Ft 1.37 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2803 E 22nd St - MLS# 4393331
  • $545,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 4393331 
  • Austin Heights
  • 2803 E 22nd St
  • Austin, TX 78722
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1356 Sq Ft 0.28 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1717 Richcreek Rd - MLS# 5754803
  • $494,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 5754803 
  • Crestview
  • 1717 Richcreek Rd
  • Austin, TX 78757
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1412 Sq Ft 0.18 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1367 Flint Rock Loop - MLS# 5375584
  • $492,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 5375584 
  • Rim Rock
  • 1367 Flint Rock Loop
  • Driftwood, TX 78619
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3179 Sq Ft 1.02 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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6305 Antigo Ln - MLS# 7120575
  • $475,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 7120575 
  • Circle C - Avana
  • 6305 Antigo Ln
  • Austin, TX 78739
  •   4 BD 4 BA 2642 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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