Rob Albertson

Rob Albertson

REALTOR®

ABR, GREEN, e-PRO

Rob has always been equal parts left brained and right brained - logical & passionate, with degrees in Finance and English. This serves him well as a Realtor® since a buying decision is both a practical & an emotional one. He is patient with his clients but proactive with the market - often a financial planner, more often a psychiatrist. While he is all about market statistics, he also loves the intangibles that really make a house a home.

Rob began his real estate career in Austin 13 years ago by investing and building mostly in South Austin's 78704 zip code and earned the distinction as an Austin Energy Green Builder after completing a number of highly rated green homes. In addition to his beloved South Austin, Rob also specializes in Central & East Austin properties. Today he is solely focused on helping his clients buy and sell their own slices of heaven in Austin but is always happy to hand out a remodeling tip or two along the way.

Though not an Austin native, he arrived in 1999 to join Austin's live music scene. But after sweating through a handful of bands, album recordings, and performing around Texas and select parts of the US, he now enjoys spending his time with his wife Catherine, two young angler sons Eliot and Wyatt, new baby girl Isla, and dog Murphy at home in South Austin. He still, however, remains an active (albeit, part-time) member of the live music scene and also enjoys playing golf at Lion's or running trails around Austin (and Big Bend).

On Rob's team, you'll find his wife Catherine who supports him as his Executive Assistant. She comes from a marketing background and covered some ground as the Event Manager at Livestrong Foundation, Traffic Manager at GSD&M, and as the Sports Marketing Manager at Road ID. Catherine loves to volunteer until she's up to her eyeballs in paint and event signage, decompress with yoga, and above all spend time with her family.

In these videos below, Rob tours neighborhoods and condos throughout South, Central, and East Austin and shares what it's like to live there as a local resident. To get more information about these areas or set up a time to meet with Rob, please fill out the contact form above.

October 2017

Rob is a great person to work with. We will highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a home in Austin.

Dr. Sefa Koseoglu

September 2017

Working with Rob was an absolute pleasure. Rob made it his mission to not only understand what sort of property we were looking for but why. He really spent time getting to know us and the expectations we had of location, neighborhood, and type of property. His patience driving us around and his knowledge of the city and all the different areas were exemplary and extremely helpful in determining where we ended up. He went above and beyond, and always with good humor, and found us our perfect home. My wife and I will be recommending Rob and Realty Austin to any of our friends or associates.

Chas and Mia Herington

July 2017

Rob Albertson provided the best representation of my property that I had hoped for. In fact, his ability to find buyers interested in the property exceeded all my expectations. Once a potential buyer was found, he worked diligently to secure a fair and reasonable offer. The actual final closing proved to be a difficult and complicated process. Rob's ability to rise to the challenge was remarkable and much appreciated. Because of Rob's expertise, the sale was completed. I can think of no way my experience with Rob could be improved. Realty Austin is very fortunate to have him as a representative of their company.

Larry Hawn

April 2017

Rob was great to work with. He understood what I was looking for and was very helpful throughout the process. My new home is actually in a different area than I had been considering, and I'm grateful that Rob got me a little out of my comfort zone and helped me find a place I love. As a first-time home buyer, I asked a ton of questions, and he was always super responsive and explained things to me in a way that was easy to understand.

Lindsey Kaye

March 2017

I am so glad I got introduced to Rob through my friend. He went above and beyond our expectations. He showed us so many houses matching our picky narrowed down criteria.

He never tried to sell us a house, instead would give us a whole picture such as pros and cons of buying the property. This made him stand apart from few other realtors we worked with before meeting Rob. By doing this he earned our trust, and we knew he was trying to meet our interests and not just sell something.

Ramya S.

March 2017

My experience with Rob has been wonderful. He's very patient, listens, very responsive. He's very knowledgeable about the areas in which I was interested and gave good suggestions. I really appreciate having Rob help me find a home.

Marilyn Ibanez

June 2016

Rob Albertson was a terrific, patient Realtor to work with. He's super knowledgeable about both the Austin area and real estate law/practices so he won't steer you in the wrong direction. A real pleasure from start to finish!

Sandra McNeill, Google Review

May 2016

We had a wonderful experience with Realty Austin, in particular Rob Albertson. He was involved with the purchase of our home when we were completely new to town and clueless about where to live. He also helped us rent our home for a short-term rental. Another Realtor told me it would be very difficult, but Rob was always positive and reassuring and it worked out in the end. Lastly, he recently helped with the sale of our home and I couldn't be happier with how he handled everything. He is very approachable and respectful, and I always felt that he had our back. He is a great person all around and I would recommend him as a Realtor wholeheartedly.

Julie Bess, Google Review

May 2016

Rob was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I would recommend him enthusiastically. My husband and I are both attorneys and do not typically use a Realtor when purchasing property, but we felt a bit green about this market and we reached out to Rob.

Rob was extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and candid but diplomatic when we asked his opinion. We often asked him to show us properties at what must have been inconvenient times. Despite all that, Rob was very relaxed and put no pressure on us at all. The result was that we felt relaxed and came to a relatively quick decision. We are confident about the choice we made and thank Rob for his low-key guidance to help us find exactly what we wanted.

Finally, Rob is one of the nicest guys on the planet.

Abby Yates

March 2016

If you care about buying or selling a house with a realtor who is insightful and experienced, has the utmost integrity, and is relentless, then choose Rob Albertson. The process was flawless.

Amanda Martindale, Google+ Review

January 2016

We worked with Rob Albertson in the purchase of our home, which just closed this month (late Dec 2015). It was sincerely such a pleasure to have him on our team. He never missed an appointment or was ever late. Further, he communicated with us if we were to expect him to be unavailable (i.e. if was on a vacation flight) but largely never wasn't available. He guided us through the process with great insight, awareness of what our needs were, and overall ability to understand how certain properties we were considering would/would not meet our needs. I feel like Rob's capabilities extend beyond that of a guide, and partner in the purchase, rather he also works to deeply understand what it is that you're looking for in your home, and seek those qualities out (even when you, yourself are not sure what you want!). Further, he has a technical knowledge that is deep (though understated). He climbed under so many houses to examine plumbing, foundation and other aspects of the home, provided linkages to knowledgeable experts when we needed them, and above all, truly had our best interests in mind throughout. My husband and I both highly recommend Rob above all other agents.

Ellu Nasser, Google+ Review

October 2015

My fiancé and I had the most wonderful house hunting and buying experience with Realty Austin and especially Rob Albertson!!!! Rob is very professional, friendly, listens and really understood exactly what we were looking for. He made this sometime stressful experience fun and virtually stress free. I would HIGHLY recommend Rob to anyone looking to buy in Austin! We not only bought our dream house but also gained a new friend in the process and we are pick with both of those! Ha Ha. Thanks again Austin Realty and special thanks to ROB ALBERTSON!!!!!

Layne Schuette, Google+ Review

July 2015

I had a great experience with Rob Albertson. As a first time home buyer, I wasn't the most knowledgeable of buyers, which was where Rob helped a ton. He always gave me complete and thoughtful responses to any question I threw at him. He also was very responsive through email, phone, text - you name it. Through the process of going under contract and getting inspections, I always felt everything was under control. He would go out of his way to make sure the seller made the proper repairs and did a number of other things that went well above the service I had expected from a realtor. I couldn't have been happier.

Jeffrey Nelson, Google+ Review

July 2015

Rob is hands down the best realtor I have ever worked with who helped us sell our house in Dripping Springs and also helped us find a new home up in Cedar Park. Neither of these were easy to do, we had issues with both selling and buying that Rob handled up front, his communication was exemplary through the whole process. We never once said or even thought "I wish we would hear back from our realtor". Rob listened very well, he knew what we wanted to do both in terms of selling and buying and took what I consider to be a very complicated and difficult process and got results for us on both ends of the deal that were perfect, proving yet again that he listened very well. He showed more tact in dealing with difficult situations than anyone else I have worked with. Rob was always professional in his communications with us, even when I wasn't. He handled the frustrations that I had with incredible skill and really made a big difference for my family during this whole process.

As long as I am in Austin, Rob will always be my realtor, I will and have referred everyone that I know that is in the market to Rob. To speak to Realty Austin in general, the size of the company and dedication to its customers made a huge difference for us. We couldn't be more satisfied.

Jacob

July 2015

I worked with Rob Albertson for my home purchase. He was extremely patient, friendly, and professional in his approach. His expertise and guidance helped me immensely in managing the deal smoothly and seamlessly.

I had heard about a lot of people going through a lot of hassle during their home purchase. Fortunately, I didn't had to go through all the kind of crazy experience my other friends did. It was great working with him. I have already recommended him to my friends who are planning to buy house in near future. I'd highly recommend Rob!

Chandan Jethani, Facebook Review

May 2015

We had the privilege of working with Rob Albertson a few weeks ago to buy the house we intend to live in until retirement. Rob was easy to get along with from the beginning. Our schedules didn't allow us time to sit down and talk, but he took the things I said in a phone conversation and set up the perfect search. He also recommended that we go and look at a house that we would have otherwise passed by; that turned out to be the house we purchased. I am so glad he listened well enough to know what we really wanted, or we would have missed an incredible deal. Rob made the whole process easy. He worked with our busy schedules to make everything happen in a timely way. He never made us feel like we were stressing him or being unreasonable with all our questions or even our last-minute desire to look at other options just to affirm our initial choice. This is our third purchase of a home and the most comfortable I have been both with our agent and the process. If you are looking for an easy-going person who handles all the details with precision, I heartily recommend letting Rob help you find the perfect house.

Hanna Klein, Google+ Review

November 2014

Rob was great! He showed us many houses and helped us steer clear of the ones that had hidden problems or were just bad deals. When we finally found one that we liked in the area that we wanted to buy, he helped come up with strategies to compete with the other offers. For example, he said that most people would have been approved for 250k so we put in the offer at 251K. He also advised that we put in a clause that showed I would cover a certain portion of the difference if the loan came short. These ideas got us that house ultimately. Then, he helped get quite a bit of money back from the seller for us. Rob was very professional while maintaining a more personal feel to our interactions. This made the entire process less stressful and gave me a lot of confidence in him as my agent. He handled all of the tedious work associated with closing and even drove across town multiple times just to pick documents/checks up from me so that I would not have to drive anywhere from work. At closing he gave me a small token of appreciation as well, a Home Depot gift card, and a very thoughtful note of congratulations. I will definitely recommend him in the future.

Darren Bentz

November 2014

I cannot say enough great things about Rob Albertson. He was the best part of the home-buying experience and I appreciate his hard work, his positive attitude, his constant encouragement and willingness to answer questions, and his admirable work ethic.

I was lost and searching for a home for years, and Rob was able to find exactly what I've been looking for! I still can't believe it! I now live in my dream home, and it is all thanks to Rob!

Realty Austin is lucky to have someone like Rob Albertson representing them. He is professional, diligent, conversational, personable, and an all-around great person. Thank you, Rob!

Autumn Bouakadakis

October 2014

Had a great experience with Rob Albertson during our purchase of a new home. Being new to Austin he was very helpful with all of our questions on location, price, trends, & overall strategies when it comes to buying a home within this competitive market. I appreciate his patience, candor, and overall professionalism during this process.

Benjamin Fuller, Google+ Review

May 2014

He helped me a few years ago before he was with Realty Austin, and I truly feel like he's even better now that he has the Realty Austin resources available to him. The web tools were fantastic and the initial estimate slide show that he sent to me was incredibly helpful. Rob himself though, is the perfect Realtor for me. Buying a house was stressful, but selling it was 10 times worse, and Rob knew exactly what kind of information was important to me, not just any seller. I'd like to think I made things pretty easy for him, but I can guarantee he made things easy for me. I never had to worry about where we were in the process because he kept me updated and set expectations appropriately. His management of the sale reminded me of some of the best project managers I've worked with in my job. And more importantly than anything I can say about what he's done for me in the past, I plan on getting some income properties in the next couple years and absolutely plan on using Rob again.

Trenton Mareth

April 2014

My wife and I worked with Rob Albertson and had an extremely positive experience. Rob's knowledge and expertise proved to be invaluable as we searched for our first home. We searched for almost eight months before we found the perfect home without any pressure from Rob to settle on a house that we weren't comfortable with. The real estate market in Austin is pretty crazy right now, so having someone like Rob in your corner can be a huge asset. We would happily recommend Rob and Realty Austin to anyone looking to purchase a home in Austin.

Dan Bennis, Google Review

January 2014

I can't say enough good things about Rob Albertson and the work he did for us. Given that we were selling our home in Austin remotely from Seattle, it was a huge relief to have someone so knowledgeable, trustworthy, and helpful handling the sale for us. Rob truly went above and beyond in coordinating pre-listing repairs (going so far as to install a new handle on the built-in microwave himself for us) and in making sure we understood all aspects of the sale. And as I'm sure you know, Rob is also a very, very nice guy and a pleasure to talk to and spend time with. My husband and I unreservedly recommend Rob to anyone in need of a Realtor in Austin.

Tania Culbertson

January 2014

Rob has been fantastic to work with! He is thorough, dedicated, and went above and beyond to help our experience. We are moving to Austin from out of state and therefore haven't been able to be on-site for some aspects of the sale. He was present for the inspection, arborist, he even gave us house measurements for rooms. Our closing was very frustrating due to the mortgage company and various time delays, and Rob was very patient and helpful in communicating fairly with the sellers and their agent. I would definitely recommend Rob to anyone! We very much appreciated him during this experience.

Maura Holland

October 2013

All I can say is Rob was an absolute pleasure to work with and we believe we had the best experience ever with a Realtor. He is so genuine and always wanted the best for us during the experience. We didn't actually feel the home buying experience was stressful at all and that was all thanks to Rob. Rob was always available, and continues to be. He is definitely an asset to Realty Austin and we will definitely be coming back to Rob the next time we need to buy a place as well as recommending him to other friends of ours.

Imran

I couldn't be more pleased with Rob Albertson. I have bought and sold 10 homes in my life and I have never had as pleasant an experience as with Rob. He is a consummate professional, but fun to work with. He has detailed knowledge of every neighborhood we visited. He was a calming influence during trying negotiations. Bravo to Realty Austin for having such a terrific agent on their staff. Thank you.

Robert J. Nissenbaum

I do not think there is another way to describe Rob's service, other than exemplary. His knowledge, friendliness & exceptional communication skills made the process of home buying, which many can find stressful, nothing more than a pure joy. To be honest, my wife Lauren and myself were a bit sad when we bought the house, because it meant we would not get to see Rob as often!

In terms of his market knowledge, Rob is unparalleled in comparison to the 15 other brokers or so I spoke to before Rob; whereas I easily choose Rob after our first conversation. As a business owner myself, I truly understand the value of having an agent like Rob. I do not think you could find a better ambassador for your brand or a harding working agent in town.

Because of Rob's service, I will be a client of Rob's and Realty Austin for the rest of my property purchases, both personal and business related, for the rest of my life. In addition to that, I will refer all of my friends and clients to Rob and Realty Austin for the quality service he provided.

Again, I truly cannot stress enough how much of an asset Rob is to your company. Not only in the real estate market, but in any purchasing situation I have ever been in, Rob has provided me the best all around service hands down.

William Liggett

Rob recently aided my fiance and I in purchasing our first home. We were skeptical of Realtors when we first began the whole process, but came out reborn! Rob is a consummate professional who will follow through on all his promises. He will give you honest, unbiased feedback and appreciates picky buyers. He understood all of our needs and was extremely patient, combing the market for 3 months until finding the perfect home for us. He understands the buying process inside and out and guided us masterfully through negotiations and financing. Most importantly, he is ultra-responsive via email and cell and nearly always accessible. Since buying our new place Rob has been instrumental in helping us find sub-contractors for all our needed fixes. His references have all been proven to be honest, top-notch craftsmen. Simply put, Rob's the man! We're still skeptical of all the other Realtors out there...

Dan Giarratano

I had a truly outstanding home selling experience with Rob as my agent. I presented him with a bit of a tricky situation, between difficult HOA regulations on my property and my imminent departure from the country, but he handled everything with efficiency and grace. I was really impressed with the quantity and quality of marketing he put into selling my property, and his knowledge of the real estate landscape and process was very helpful to me throughout the process. He informed me of my options each step of the way, but allowed me to make my own decisions without being overbearing. His responsiveness and attention also made me feel like I was his only client, although I know this was not the case. I would highly recommend Rob's services to others who are looking to buy or sell in the Austin area!

Lindsey von Weller

We had the best home buying experience one could wish for, all thanks to Rob Albertson. He was not only consistently dependable, thorough, honest, and timely, but went above and beyond the typical job duties of a Realtor. His background in contractor work offered an invaluable array of knowledge and resources. He listened to our wants and needs, took the time to explain and guide us through the entire process from start to finish, and was always on our side to ensure we were satisfied with our investment. Rob is not only a great Realtor, but a genuine person that truly cares about what he does.

Josey Silva

Rob helped us find the perfect house for us in 2010. He was patient and thorough and we found a house we dearly loved. Then I got a job out of state. So in 2011, he helped us sell the house. He gave us great recommendations on preparing it to be sold, brought in an excellent photographer, and marketed the house beautifully. He is great at communication so he understood how much info to give us about prospective buyers, and when the feedback wasn't of any use he didn't bother us with it. He made the process as little of a hassle as it could be, which was quite a feat. He helped through all the negotiations and was instrumental in making the final sale possible. Rob is great at his job, and he's also a guy who is fun to be around. Which matters, because you end up spending a fair bit of time with your agent.

Jenny Kokai

Rob Albertson is an excellent person who happens to be a Realtor! I was lucky to have worked with him on the sale of my home in Austin. We got an offer within 24 hours of listing it! Rob knows his business and is the kind of Realtor who doesn't call you to tell you the lawn needs mowing while the home is showing... He just quietly mows the lawn knowing you're 100 miles away. Now that's above and beyond!

Irma Tijerina

Rob walked me through the often stressful and emotional process of selling a house. He was patient while also providing excellent, expert guidance and insight when we had to make the tough decisions. From pricing to the closing table I knew we could rely on Rob. He certainly helped us accomplish our goals. I will continue to use Rob on other real estate transactions and I highly recommend him.

Sage B.

My experience with Rob as my real estate agent has been outstanding. I have worked with him on both sides of the real estate transaction - as seller and buyer. I trust Rob's guidance and have found his advice to be spot on. He has a great sense of the Austin market city wide and has a keen eye for detail both in the preparation for and marketing of property and the search for potential purchase. He also has a way of zeroing in on the style of home and buyer’s eye of interest. I have appreciated his patience and focus and have both used and been satisfied with his referrals for services and transactions related to real estate. Rob is great at his job and made selling my home fairly painless. My house sold before I was able to complete 'my perfect home' purchase, but he found a transitional rental condo for me relieving the stress and pressure of jumping into a purchase that would not be right for me. When it came to finding the right home at the right price in the right location, Rob was there to see the transaction all the way through to completion. There are many real estate agents, companies, and markets in Austin. My experience with Rob as my agent for both selling and buying homes - and changing residential locations in Austin Tx has far and away exceeded any other. I highly recommend him.

Susan B.

Rob Albertson's Listings

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2206 Berkett Dr - MLS# 9186705
  • $350,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 9186705 
  • K & K Add
  • 2206 Berkett Dr
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   2246 Sq Ft 0.22 AC
  • Multi-Family
Office: Realty Austin
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1100 Hunters Creek Dr - MLS# 9963102
  • $350,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 9963102 
  • Lakeline Oaks
  • 1100 Hunters Creek Dr
  • Cedar Park, TX 78613
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3182 Sq Ft 0.18 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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Rob Albertson's Sold Listings

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1107 Reagan Ter - MLS# 6673188
  • $615,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6673188 
  • Travis Heights
  • 1107 Reagan Ter
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   2 BD 1 BA 1320 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2520 Bluebonnet Ln #13 - MLS# 7072428
  • $590,000
  • Sold
  •  
  • MLS® #: 7072428 
  • Sola City Homes
  • 2520 Bluebonnet Ln #13
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 4 BA 2174 Sq Ft 0.01 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1308 W 9 1/2 St - MLS# 3792214
  • $565,000
  • Sold
  •  
  • MLS® #: 3792214 
  • Hancock
  • 1308 W 9 1/2 St
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1156 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1111 Fieldcrest Dr - MLS# 4488803
  • $499,000
  • Sold
  •  
  • MLS® #: 4488803 
  • Southwood
  • 1111 Fieldcrest Dr
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1506 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2520 Bluebonnet Ln #13 - MLS# 6263824
  • $489,900
  • Sold
  •  
  • MLS® #: 6263824 
  • Sola City Homes
  • 2520 Bluebonnet Ln #13
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 4 BA 2187 Sq Ft 0.09 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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1263 S Austin Ave - listing ID# 103304
  • $450,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 103304 
  • Morrow Addition
  • 1263 S Austin Ave
  • Georgetown, TX 78626
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2144 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1209 Fieldcrest Dr - MLS# 8701144
  • $442,500
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8701144 
  • Lewis Glen E Resub
  • 1209 Fieldcrest Dr
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1832 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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