Rick Whittemore

Rick Whittemore



Rick’s unofficial real estate career began in the early 2000’s when he purchased his first investment property to “flip”. He quickly discovered he had a passion for architecture, design, and a knack for discovering and evaluating great properties and investments. This passion was reinforced a number of years later when he moved into and renovated a mid-century ranch style home and was a finalist on HGTV’s show Bang for Your Buck, Rick was hooked.

Soon after this move, Rick decided to turn his passion into a career and has never looked back. With his passion for the business, Rick has the experience, knowledge, and drive to deliver a world-class 5-star experience to each of his clients from first-time buyers to relocating corporate executives and everyone in between.

Why hire Rick to work for you? With his innate ability to understand his clients' needs, extensive knowledge of real estate, market knowledge, and his network of contacts come together to help Rick add value to each transaction with a full range of range of services that complement and enrich the buying and/or selling experience. Rick would love to put his extensive experience to work for you today!

Rick believes in the importance of technology and the value it can bring homebuyers and sellers. He is committed to staying on the cutting edge of technology and its applications to real estate.


  • Residential Real Estate Sales and Marketing
  • Property Specific Marketing
  • Negotiation Expert


  • Accredited Buyers Specialist (ABR)
  • Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SSFR)
  • Seller Resource Specialist (SRS)
  • Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • Relocation Certified
  • Member Austin Board of REALTORS
  • Member Texas Association of REALTORS
  • Member National Association of REALTORS

Rick has watched Austin grow from a mid-size city to the booming metropolis it is today. Rick has not only experienced Austin, he has lived it! Rick has called SoCo, Great Hills, South Austin, Allandale, Round Rock, and Buda home. In his free time, Rick loves exploring the city and spending time with his 4 Golden Retrievers. Rick would love to put his extensive experience to work for you today!

December 14 2019

We had an absolutely stellar experience with Realty Austin and Rick Whittemore. Once we were ready to explore homes in greater detail, Rick quickly set up a teleconference to provide more insights about specific neighborhoods. He even established a "minimizing critters" custom search so that this city gal could find her dream home!

From picking us up from our hotel to maximizing our time throughout our very quick buying window, Rick provided white-glove service the entire way through. He is a consummate professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. He knows Austin thoroughly and made the buying process easy.

Rick's ability to quickly establish a great rapport really helped put our minds at ease. We were simply blown away after closing when he dropped us off at our new home and provided a personalized gift basket for us that was curated with items based on our discussions during the buying process. There aren't enough superlatives for Rick. Realty Austin has a superstar on their team. Thank you!

Ann L.

September 15 2019

Being first time home buyers, we were a little intimidated at first. Luckily we found Rick who made the process much easier than we had been anticipating. He was hosting an open house which we weren’t interested in, but he did not pressure us in any way and actually helped us locate something more that fit our needs. Any questions we had were answered quickly and efficiently. We both are very happy with our first home and couldn't have been more pleased with the service. We thank Rick for the time and effort he spent with us, making our first experience as easy as it was! I definitely recommend Rick Whittemore to anyone and would not hesitate to use again for ourselves.

Jonathan Montaine

May 1 2019

Rick did a fantastic job for my husband and me in the home-buying process. We expected to take the entire summer looking for a house, but with Rick's help, we found the home we were looking for in under a week! His commitment and drive were noticeable from the very beginning. The first time we met, he sat down with us to find out what we were both looking for in a home, not just in hard data but considering our quality of life. Rick even asked questions that got us to consider preferences we hadn't. He also brought a handy guide with pages of helpful information about the home-buying process. Rick has always been quick to return emails and phone calls, and any time we had a question, Rick knew just who to contact, even providing us with names of vendors that will come in handy after we move in. He was a comfort and joy to work with, and we would do so again (though hopefully, we won't need to for years to come!).

Jo and Ari Whittemore

April 1 2019

Rick Whittemore is the one, period! I worked with him in Chicago, and he's an A + in all categories. I was glad to have worked with him here in Austin. So with no second thoughts, I asked Rick to help me even though I had few ideas and choices in mind. I just needed a little help to move back to Austin, and Rick helped me out.

Satyavani Vadrevu

March 1 2019

Rick was very helpful, friendly and patient with us. We appreciated his help and advice. We would highly recommend Rick and Realty Austin to others.

Fibian Berkeley

February 1 2019

I definitely recommend Rick Whittemore, and Rick was so helpful and patient. Always available to answer questions and to do last minute showings. He showed me many houses all over Austin and the surrounding areas. He did not give up until he found me the perfect house. Rick is professional and dependable. I thank Rick, for finding me the perfect home.

Maricela Delgado

February 1 2019

My husband and I recently had to sell our beloved forever home and move to Dallas. Words cannot describe the roller coaster of emotions when forced to sell your dream home. Enter Rick Whittemore; he is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with his time (including mornings evenings, and weekends throughout several months). Rick, where do you find the time? He answered every question and explained every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Selling our home was emotionally challenging, but working with Rick has made it as painless and straight forward as possible. We highly recommend Rick.

Daniel Oliver

February 1 2019

What a wonderful experience we had with Rick Whittemore! He was willing to find our dream home with us, and it's really outstanding the amount of time he dedicated to us and his knowledge about the Austin market was a huge help to find the right home. Rick is truly an asset to Realty Austin. Very remarkable!

Gabo Ornelas‎

January 1 2019

Rick is no doubt knowledgeable of the market trend and the transaction process as any good real estate agent. What sets him apart is his amicable persona and attention to details of individual client's needs. He made the dull and stressful transaction process fun and exciting. He was great at navigating the frustrating negotiation process between the seller's agent and me, making sure that I separate personal feelings from business to get the best deal. Rick was always prepared to answer any questions and requests I had, to include a highlighter during closing of which the title company office did not have. The highlighter may appear to be a trivial point, but I believe it shows that Rick is more prepared than others in all aspects of the business. Rick and I discussed some remodeling/new construction ideas with the new purchase, so he took me to see a similar project after escrow was closed. That's when I found out that he has great design ideas that I'll definitely "steal" in the future. There's no doubt that I'll come to Rick for my next purchase/sale!

Zoya Liu

December 1 2018

Rick Whittemore is GREAT, is a top professional and overall a cheerful Realtor. I highly recommend Rick and Realty Austin if you're looking to buy or sell a home.

Mel Lacquement

June 1 2018

Rick Whittemore is the best agent and was very professional throughout the process. He was also very thorough and on top of my situation at all times. We were under contract in one month and closed an assumption in approximately 45 days. I would recommend Rick without question or doubt.

Mel Lacquement

November 1 2017

Rick Whittemore helped me purchase property near UT Austin. He has earned my highest recommendation. Rick was professional, punctual, and willing to work around my busy schedule. He worked diligently on my behalf, hammering out details as needed, and he kept in constant communication. When lending became an issue for me, Rick provided me with resources and bent over backward to close the deal. He far exceeded expectations. When the time comes to buy or sell again, Rick Whittemore will be the first person I call.

Gary Leo Dunbar

Rick was exceptional to work with. My wife and I were living in a different state while trying to sell our condo and from the very beginning, Rick instilled a confidence and trust that our needs would be tended to, even from afar. He was quick to respond to questions and extremely empathetic in all our interactions. He was always willing to go the extra mile, for example, we had some electrical work that needed to be done and he coordinated the work since we were no longer living in town. I highly recommend working with Rick. He's down-to-earth and extremely sincere. Thanks Rick for all your help!

Diego G.

Rick did a wonderful job with the sale of my condo. He kept me informed and was straightforward and honest with me at all stages of the process. Handled like a true pro!

Joe P.

I would just like to thank Rick again for everything. We started the search 6 long months ago we saw countless listings with Rick. We got beat out but he always stayed positive and told us the right one would come along. We finally saw an MLS listing for our "perfect" home, Rick was able to accommodate and take us to the listing hours after it appeared on MLS. We had the offer submitted not long after and here we are 6 months later with keys to our home. Thanks, Rick - look forward to dealing with you again in the future. Five-star recommendation to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Alex V.

Rick is attentive, knowledgeable, and a wonderful advocate for his clients and their needs. Rick worked closely to help align my wish list with the available options and I am lucky to have worked with him.

Michael T.

As my second time working with Rick, I cannot emphasize how professional and easy to work with he is during what can be an arduous, stressful process. This time, I sold and bought at the same time. Rick kept me calm, was forthcoming with all elements of the process and kept a great sense of humor. It should be obvious to everyone why he's rated so high as an agent - the proof is in his work.

Todd K.

Best representation of our interests. Don't look any further if you want your deal done effectively and efficiently. Thanks!

Ingo F.

We have been working with Rick for a couple of years now and if you are looking for ultra fast response times and professional handling of your real estate transaction you are at the right place. We highly recommend choosing Rick Whittemore as your partner for all forms of real estate transactions.


Rick helped my husband and me for over a year find the right home for us to buy. He was extremely patient with us as we were first-time homebuyers. He is very knowledgeable about all aspects of realty and gave us sufficient insight that enabled us to make the best and safest decision and investment possible. He was easily reached via e-mail, telephone, and/or text message. He often met us on very short notice to visit properties that interested us without hesitation. We could not have asked for a better home buying experience, and we owe that all to Rick. We are now proud owners of a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom condo! Thank you, Rick!

Kaitilin V.

My broker Rick Whittemore is very in touch with the market. His pricing strategy worked and my listing sold within a few days. I would recommend his talents to anybody looking to sell their property! He's the best!

Steve B.

Rick is best in class! He was with us every step of the way, taking time to explain everything to us as first-time buyers. He went above and beyond to connect us with vendors, check in at the right times, and provide honest recommendations to meet our needs and "wish list". Rick made this process exciting - as it should be! No pressure, no rushing at all. As someone in the business of building brands and developing consumer loyalty and retention strategies, I can tell you that Rick represents his company very well and stands out among his peers. He's an expert and he is so thorough. Not one detail slips through the cracks. We would never even consider partnering with anyone else. We trust him completely. If there are any other questions or specific feedback I can provide, I would love to. Thank you, Rick, for being our leader and champion throughout this entire process. We have our dream home, thanks to you. You have to come to our stock the bar party and see it when it's all painted and furnished!

Joela K.

Rick is the BEST! He made the process of buying my first home easy and fun. Before even looking at properties, Rick walked me through the process and what to expect. He connected me with the appropriate people to help figure out what I could actually afford and made sure to provide help where it was needed. Rick then did a great job of lining up properties that matched my wants and needs, while also ensuring we stayed in my budget. Along with showing me what I thought I wanted, Rick also exposed me to neighborhoods and different building options that I hadn't thought of or even know existed. It was great to see all my options before making a decision. Once we found a place I loved, Rick was great about walking me through the process of making an offer and then worked hard through the negotiations to make sure I got the best deal possible. Again, Rick connected me with great people, including attorneys, house inspectors and mortgage lenders, to help ensure the deal was a success. After everything had gone through, Rick still made sure that I was set with moving and getting settled. His helpfulness didn't stop even after everything had wrapped up. Besides being awesome and creative through the whole process, Rick really took the time to get to know me. He felt more like a friend and I am happy that he still stays in touch. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone looking to buy, sell or rent, and I already have recommended him to various friends. I can't thank him enough for all his help. Thank you Rick!!

Bri B.

I can't imagine having worked with an agent other than Rick. His expertise, patience, and organization were such an asset as I purchased my first home. Before we started touring properties, he thoroughly explained each step of the buying process and answered any questions I had as a first-time buyer. I never felt pressured to look at properties that I wasn't interested in, and he made sure to make the best use of both of our times when we toured properties. He's an excellent communicator so I always knew the status of the purchase as we got closer to the closing date. I would certainly insist that my friends use Rick for their next purchase!

Laura F.

Rick is an amazing real estate professional. From the start of the process, he took the time to find out what I really wanted and showed me properties that fit those desires. Once we went into a contract on a place, he was with me every step of the way. I closed on Friday, December 12 and it was the smoothest home buying process I've ever had. I credit this in large part to Rick! I've already referred him to several friends!

Michael C.

Great customer oriented service, very fast response times, superior market knowledge. Goes the extra mile to complete transaction efficiently and effectively.


Rick Whittemore was outstanding. I had not anticipated the difficulties - emotionally and financially that would arise in selling my house. Rick was the consummate professional at every stage of a long drawn out process. He was a counselor, mediator, advisor, and calm supportive presence throughout. He worked with the buyers, attorneys, and handyman effectively. He truly went above and beyond the realtor 's duty. I am so grateful and absolutely could not have done this without him. I would recommend him without reservation.  

Mary T.

Rick was an incredible asset during our home purchase! He was always available for questions and turned things around very quickly. He also helped us find the best people to work with (legal team, home inspectors, home repairs) which has been extremely valuable. Rick truly went above the call of duty and helped us get our dream home!

Daniel S.

Rick uses a very honest approach while showing properties at the same time leaving the buyer with all information that is needed to make a good decision. In the buying process, I was most affected by his ability to keep me calm & his faith in my deal was what made it happen in the end. Rick went out of his way to communicate for all parties when no one else was talking. I appreciate all of his hard work & would most definitely refer anyone to him.

Mardi S.

I don't give 5 stars that easily, I am sure most have great intentions, but it's been my experience in business few deliver consistently. I am in front of hundreds of people. I actually first contacted Rick as a cold call, driving by a property that he had his phone number on, I also was talking with 2 other realtors trying to find the right person, I was really impressed with Rick, and continue to be. Here's why: Our first showing he brought, in order, a list of every showing we would be seeing, he also emailed where and what time to meet, he does this with each showing consistently and didn't insist that we drove with him. That's probably when he returns calls. He also informed us, creatively and instinctively, of different loans for our needs and how to acquire them, he listens, he doesn't pick up other calls when he's showing, he is respectful of that, another person we had answered 20 something calls within an hour, not Rick. He has come into my business and patronized our business. I dislike when someone wants your business but doesn't use yours. When you are with Rick, he doesn't have a million things on his mind, he is with you. He has never been late, he is competent and I know I'm in good hands. I haven't seen him in negotiations yet because we aren't at that stage, but I know he will get the job done. Lucky we found him.

Natasha Y.

Working with Rick was really a pleasure - he was responsive, organized, supportive at the emotionally difficult parts of buying a home, and able to come up with really good recommendations based on our tastes. He also worked with a great team of people - legal, mortgage, etc - to help us move at a very fast pace through close. Total time between first contacting him and closing on a home was less than three months. Thanks, Rick!

Seth M.

Rick is a GREAT agent with a capital G! He is very knowledgeable and personable. He was truly interested in finding the right property for me Highly recommended him! He was a pleasure working with Rick. He treated me and my small sale like it a was buying a multi-million dollar sale I hope am able to recommend him. He deserves the business!

Brenda E.

Rick has been an excellent help in buying our first home. I don't know what we would have done without him! He is incredibly knowledgeable about the housing market and very attentively guided us through a nearly year-long search for the right property. He was always available to us (day or night), and very patiently explained to us everything that we needed to know in order to make an informed decision. Not only is Rick an incredibly knowledgeable agent that tackled every issue that arose during our purchase, he was also a pleasure to work with and helped us have a few laughs. I highly recommend Rick's services and have done so already to several of my colleagues.

Marissa & Adam K.

First-time homebuyer here. I worked with Rick and my experience was great. Rick is a true professional; knowledgeable, unassuming, responsive, and courteous. During the searching and property viewing process, Rick provided unbiased and helpful advice when I asked for his input. I ended up buying a place in a neighborhood I liked but did not know much about. Rick really did his homework on what I was looking for and knows a lot about the areas many neighborhoods. He also advised me on what I should offer when I found a place I really liked--and I now live in that home! Rick is not pushy or anxious. He is a true pleasure to work with and will act in your best interest. I will recommend Rick to my friends and he will be my first call if I plan to buy or sell.

Martin C.

Rick was very helpful with the purchase of our new condo. He was very nice and was always willing to show us homes that met our criteria.

Esteban L.

Where do I even begin: I cannot say enough positive things about Rick. From the very beginning, he was professional, prompt, humorous, respectful and knowledgeable of my needs and wants. I opted to purchase a short sale property, which meant Rick and I were "in it for the long haul." I feel Rick is innately in tune with his clients, knowing this is likely one (if not the biggest) financial transactions of their life. He kept me calm over matters, which were trivial and was very honest with me over items, which might be "deal breakers. “I could not have been happier with him and truly mean this: I will recommend him above all Realtors I know.

Todd K.

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3600 Villa Ct - MLS# 6952847
  • $1,059,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 6952847 
  • Garden Villa Estates
  • 3600 Villa Ct
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   4 BD 4 BA 2326 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
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1225 Hillside Ave #3 - MLS# 3501175
  • $1,200,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3501175 
  • Fairview Park
  • 1225 Hillside Ave #3
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 4 BA 2464 Sq Ft 0.12 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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222 West Ave #1003 - MLS# 1488403
  • $540,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 1488403 
  • Seaholm Residences Residential
  • 222 West Ave #1003
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   1 BD 1 BA 685 Sq Ft 0.01 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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9204 Lantana Way - MLS# 9539521
  • $475,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 9539521 
  • Village At Western Oaks
  • 9204 Lantana Way
  • Austin, TX 78749
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2463 Sq Ft 0.26 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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10836 Redmond Rd - MLS# 7063914
  • $415,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 7063914 
  • Circle C Ranch
  • 10836 Redmond Rd
  • Austin, TX 78739
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2889 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4608 Gonzales St - MLS# 2630934
  • $380,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2630934 
  • Chunn
  • 4608 Gonzales St
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   2 BD 1 BA 780 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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1414 Corona Dr - MLS# 8942604
  • $350,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 8942604 
  • Delwood
  • 1414 Corona Dr
  • Austin, TX 78723
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1248 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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9525 N Capital Of Texas Hwy #212 - MLS# 9670726
  • $283,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 9670726 
  • Loop Condo
  • 9525 N Capital Of Texas Hwy #212
  • Austin, TX 78759
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1183 Sq Ft 0.1 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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13314 Rochester Ln - MLS# 2344054
  • $275,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2344054 
  • Harris Ridge
  • 13314 Rochester Ln
  • Austin, TX 78753
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2061 Sq Ft 0.2 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1708 Garden St #2 - MLS# 8434566
  • $270,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 8434566 
  • Riverside
  • 1708 Garden St #2
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   2 BD 2 BA 500 Sq Ft 0.16 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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