Shawn Rooker

Shawn Rooker



Shawn is originally from Boston, but in 1999 he migrated to Austin in search of a sunny, active lifestyle. He grew up in Plymouth, MA, “America’s Hometown.” In Boston, he developed a healthy respect for Fenway Park and a love of all things traditional and urban.  Plymouth, Boston, and Austin; what a combination of Big city style and Small town living! Happily married since 2006, Shawn has a wonderfully supportive wife and an energetically inquisitive daughter. His wife, a citizen of both Mexico and the United States, is both his creative director and his trusted advisor. Every day he has new reasons to be proud of his daughter, just ask him! Don’t forget his two loyal dogs, who attend as many outdoor events as his family does!

What do they do for fun? His wife, Diana, is from Monterrey, Mexico, and Shawn has embraced her culture completely! They love to attend every outdoor and family event that Austin has to offer.  You might find them at the park with their daughter Sophia, who loves piggy-back rides, playing in the water, and hopping (her preferred mode of travel!) Austin is just a great mix of technological sophistication, live music, and family-friendly fun. Such variety inspires progress and entrepreneurial spirit.  Shawn is just as comfortable discussing philosophy as he is reading his daughter a book. Austin is definitely the place for them!

What does Shawn bring to the table? Integrity, hard work, and reliability; “Intestinal Fortitude” as it applies to the business world. These are habits that are grown through practice and application. Just ask him to tell you stories about the US Army’s Ranger School. He is no stranger to getting the job done. How does he feel about his career? Real estate agents are more than property salespeople, they are advocates. Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions in a person’s life. That transaction is a “tough in the trenches” yet “handle with care” operation. On a basic level he knows what it takes to make these transactions come to a worthwhile result: and that is the relationships behind them.  If you are looking for a hard working, high-integrity, no-nonsense consultant committed to taking care of your Austin Real Estate concerns, contact Shawn.

Shawn's favorite part of town is definitely the East Side of Austin. East Austin, from the Riverside Corridor and up through French Place and Delwood/Windsor Park, is a combination of historic charm and modern spirit; diverse and accented, eclectic and walkable.  Just walk down any street in East Austin to see craftsman and bungalow style homes right next to hip-modern architecture.  Colorful and ethnic businesses that have been in the neighborhood for generations exist right next to the brand new and younger entrepreneurial spirit that has taken root in recent years.

He holds the Seller Representative Specialist designation, and has considerable experience with preparing and marketing homes for sale.  Both buyers and sellers can benefit from his neighborhood-knowledge and his love of Central Austin's many events and activities.


July 1 2018

Anywho, as far as a review for Shawn goes A+++ 10stars in all categories! Shawn was easy to contact and quick to respond, he was patient with our indecision and crazy schedules throughout the process, he tolerated our children beautifully even during our craziest of times, he was honest when we asked for an opinion but also sat back and let us freely discuss and make decisions. We felt like Shawn listened to what we wanted and gave his best effort to meet our needs and desires. Not to mention, he drove all over the greater Austin area helping us land on the part of the region that is just right for us! If the need arose, we would absolutely work with Shawn again! It was a pleasure!

The Daniels Family

March 1 2018

Shawn Rooker did a fantastic job. He was a strong advocate for us throughout the entire buying process. We recommend him and Realty Austin most highly.

Josh Rudow

September 1 2017

Shawn Rooker is one of the best and if he was not then we would not be working with him after we bought our 1st property with him. This is our 5th business transaction with him.

Bhavesh Patel

August 1 2016

I highly recommend Shawn Rooker and Realty Austin for selling your home! Shawn and his team were extremely knowledgeable throughout the whole process, and made sure that all of the details were handled accordingly. Shawn managed both the buyers expectations, as well as mine, for an extremely smooth sale. I don't think the process could have gone any smoother. Working with an experienced professional like Shawn can save you a lot of headaches!

Steve D., Yelp Review

February 1 2016

I honestly cannot say enough good things about Shawn. He's professional, courteous, friendly, honest, and respectful. We have been through not only buying, but selling homes with Shawn and he has always had our best interests in mind. Our working relationship is very easy, we each know what the other is going to do in a situation. I have referred him to many of my friends. He is an asset to your group and I hope to continue doing business with him in the near future. Even my kids know him!

Mike Banks

January 1 2016

Shawn Rooker was refered to us from a customer of mine and he really lived up to the raving review they gave him. He is really easy to talk to and really good at giving you his honest opinion. He was always willing to answer questions and show us places! This was our first time buying a home and it can be pretty overwhelming at times but Shawn did so much to make it easier on us. I would refer him to anyone looking for an awesome realtor! I think we got really lucky finding him

Natalie Dean, Google+ Review

April 1 2015

I've met with dozens of realtors and only signed on with Shawn. If he weren't my realtor, I wouldn't have moved forward with buying a house, simple as that.

I wasn't ready to jump into the purchasing process, and this is my busy season at work. Shawn filled in for me during the entire process, and did an amazing job. I've shared his info with my friends, and I'll continue recommending him to others.


March 1 2015

We have worked with Shawn before to sell two houses and buy the one we are in now. He has always been great – one of the things we appreciate most, especially in this market, is his quick responsiveness. He is always available via text or email or phone for questions and issues. He is also very hands on, and a great negotiator.

Heather Banks

March 1 2015

I cannot say this enough: use this company and ask for Shawn Rooker. Awesome. You don't even know how much of a favor just trusting me on this is going to do for you.

That's all you need to know but my story is below anyway.

I started working with Shawn Rooker from realty Austin before I moved to Texas almost 3 years ago, when I was first looking for an apartment. Once I moved down he was one of the first people I met (not just the first realtor) and he stayed in touch with me for the next 2 years before I was even ready to look at a house - just politely checking in, not badgering, no pressure whatsoever. When it came time to find my first house, he was one of the first I called but not my only call - my bank had a few recommendations and offered us a cash rebate to use them instead.

We went on 3 viewings over a few different days with one of the agents (from a much bigger National firm) and called Shawn back the next week. No. Contest.

No one else even came close to his knowledge, attention, or personal involvement in our business. He knew everything about the part of town we liked, found us exactly what we were looking for, and even got the price down for my AND my brothers new houses (when that like never happens in the neighborhood we bought in). He was super helpful through every part of the process, I never felt like I had to manage everything on my own (not even the people who measured for our window treatments, he offered to meet them for us because I was so swamped at work!)

In Austin's real estate market you need someone who knows the area and the players. As a buyer, you want someone who cares about your business and gets involved. Shawn is both. Honestly I'm not sure I knew what customer service was until I met him.

For those of you who choose to call him after this review, I know you're going to love your new home! Congrats and enjoy!

Jeff B., Yelp Review

December 1 2014

It was very nice working with Shawn, he would always answer my calls and questions very quickly. I will recommend him to my family and friends if they ever need a realtor. I want to thank Shawn and Realty Austin for helping me find the house and the price -- fulfilling all my expectations.

Elena Sanchez

December 1 2014

Shawn was incredible! He's honest, to the point and will hold your hand through the whole process. I'll definitely recommend him to friends and family.

Brad Stovall

November 1 2014

I can't say enough good things about Shawn Rooker at Realty Austin. We completely trust his advice and were able to sell our home for more than we even imagined and very quickly as well. We were very picky when looking for our new home and Shawn was extremely understanding throughout the whole process. We also found Shawn very easy to work with ­and a good mix of personable and professional. His strategy was key in securing our new home - he went above and beyond in working with the seller's agent and making sure our offer was solid. The whole process went very smoothly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Shawn.


August 1 2014

Shawn is probably the best real-estate broker I have ever worked with,­ and there has been a few. Excellent and honest service.


July 1 2014

Shawn has been great to work with and we would certainly refer him to family/friends. He's been professional, yet personable and has made our home selling go smoothly. He also helped us think through creative ways to sell our house to make the buying of our next house less stressful. We were able to get more money for our house than we expected as well.

Laura Marks

June 1 2014

I think Shawn is an excellent agent. Below are the reasons why:

1. Very Professional

2. Very knowledgeable about numbers-from list price to negotiations

3. Not only provides constant communication, but also fights for his clients, overall provides a great service.

4. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.

Stephanie Pyle

March 1 2014

I moved to Austin last August from Plano. Some of the employees at my new company recommended Shawn Rooker as a great real estate agent. I decided to seek his assistance with a DW home I was looking to purchase in North Austin and he was wonderful! He took the lead with the negotiations as well as followed up on a lot of items and constantly kept me in the loop. It ended up being a quick process and I never felt like I was one of many clients he was handling. I would definitely recommend Shawn Rooker!

Terrince Thomas, Facebook Review

February 1 2014

East Austin Specialist Shawn Rooker was fantastic as a Realtor and he sold my mother's house in a flash. He was kind, considerate, efficient, and transparent throughout the process, always following up on showings and market updates. He helped us get a price right in our target range with no effort on our part. I would recommend him to anyone, especially those with homes on the East side.

Anton Gabrielson, Facebook Review

January 1 2014

Shawn Rooker spent over a year advocating for my interests, from the day my house was seized by the government under eminent domain. He immediately took up the burden and I am now in my fabulous new home and he hasn't dropped the ball yet. To say my transaction was complicated doesn't begin to describe it, but Shawn handled everything (and everyone) with alacrity and aplomb. I couldn't be more satisfied.

Alongside his outstanding professionalism and expertise I'd be remiss not to mention what a pleasure it is to work with Shawn on a human level. I found him to be upbeat, friendly, witty, urbane, responsive, flexible and a whip-smart conversationalist with a generous spirit well beyond the call of duty. He'll take you where you need to go and see to it you enjoy the journey.

Thanks Realty Austin! I salute you Shawn Rooker!

Robin P., Yahoo Review

August 1 2013

We're so glad we chose Shawn Rooker to be our agent. Our house was in a great location, but needed a lot of work. In just a few weeks, Shawn got his team to help us get it ready. It looked fantastic. We received a fantastic offer, faster than expected and are so happy. We miss the house, but there couldn't have been a better way to say goodbye. Shawn has a lot of experience and works hard, and it shows. I've worked with realtors before, and Shawn has been the best. Thanks!

Charlie Shin, Facebook Review

Working with Shawn Rooker was an absolute pleasure. Shawn went out of his way to make sure that we felt comfortable with the new and scary process of buying a new house. He went from recommending potential places that fit our budget and aesthetic ideal during our search to making sure that our offer was strong and likely to be accepted. Shawn was available by cell phone at all times and even contacted us while he was out of the country for the weekend! I would recommend him to any of my friends 100% for their real estate needs. If I ever need to sell or buy a new house, Shawn is my guy. I feel very lucky that we found him to work with. It is so refreshing to work with someone who seems to genuinely like his job and who cares about the people he works with and his city as a whole. 

Tanni Foreman

It was a real pleasure working with Shawn Rooker. He has very good integrity and is hard working. He is also very responsive and we were able to communicate with him instantly.

I worked with different realtors in the past but Shawn is different and really takes care of his clients. He always works for his clients best interest. We would refer him in a heartbeat.

Bhavesh Patel

I cannot say enough good things about Shawn Rooker. Our buyer was very demanding and skittish, but Shawn handled all of the issues, and we had an uneventful closing in September. Shawn is a huge asset to Realty Austin, and his professionalism and problem-solving ability was critical in making the sale of our house a success. He was also instrumental in the pre-sale process, coordinating everything with the contractors fixing up the house, and being our in-town contact (we live in Houston). 

A huge thank you to Shawn and to all of you Realty Austin. We will be recommending you to everyone we know in the Austin area!

Kate Lawrence

My continuing experience with Shawn Rooker is exceptional. Given this was my first home purchase, I had many questions. He was assuring and very patient. He led me smoothly through the process while always taking the time to answer my questions. Most importantly, even after closing and moving in, he continues to call, ensuring that I am happy and offering his help in any regard. That's great service. I have already made a few referrals without hesitation.

Kudos to Shawn for his professionalism, responsiveness, patience and understanding.

Kevin Cloutier

I highly recommend working with Shawn Rooker for your next real estate transaction. His service and approach to doing business is by far the best I have ever experienced in the real estate industry.

A brief overview of our story: In late July of 2011, we were looking for a real estate agent to assist us with selling our existing home in Steiner Ranch and purchasing another in the Anderson Mill area. After doing some research, I decided to contact Shawn Rooker based on many excellent reviews and the information I gathered from his web site. I contacted Shawn Rooker on a Friday afternoon and explained what we were needing. We set an appointment for the following Monday. Shawn came to our house on Monday afternoon and spent about two hours with us.

Once our house was officially listed, we had an offer and were under contract within five days! I know this was partly due to our home being in excellent condition and well updated, but a lot of it had to do with Shawn's assistance in pricing our house as well as his excellent approach to marketing.

If you need real estate assistance, I highly, highly recommend Shawn Rooker.

David Heise

Did my Research. Went with Shawn Rooker. Told him I was concerned about the weak market but needed to sell my condo because of a job transfer.

Shawn did his research and was confident a sale could be made in three or four months. Three months later an offer was made. A fair price was negotiated. Three weeks later the condo was sold.

He was fast, friendly, knowledgable and always answered the phone or returned my calls promptly.

Really exceeded my expectations!

Scott Ahaus

Yes, Shawn Rooker is as good as it gets. Shawn assisted us in finding our dream home. My husband and I wanted different things in a home and they helped us find everything on our wish list. We didn't want to have to compromise since we have spent years saving and planning for this purchase and we didn't have to.  It took us a while to find it, but Shawn was patient with us and offered us great advice. Even after closing, I still ask questions and get timely responses. I definitely recommend Shawn to everyone I know.

Sharon Lauritzen

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from January 28th, 2020 at 10:40am CST. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

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3125 Govalle Ave - MLS# 2043382
  • $630,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2043382 
  • Villa Govalle
  • 3125 Govalle Ave
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   3 BD 4 BA 1969 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1601 E 11th St - MLS# 6767582
  • $520,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6767582 
  • Original City
  • 1601 E 11th St
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1548 Sq Ft 0.14 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1109 Lawson Ln - MLS# 8847058
  • $475,150
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 8847058 
  • Rosewood Village
  • 1109 Lawson Ln
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1259 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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5709 Trelawney Ln - MLS# 2720507
  • $437,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2720507 
  • Circle C Ranch
  • 5709 Trelawney Ln
  • Austin, TX 78739
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2992 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4203 Shoal Creek BLVD - MLS# 4945012
  • $432,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 4945012 
  • Shoal Courts
  • 4203 Shoal Creek BLVD
  • Austin, TX 78756
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1691 Sq Ft 0.14 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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301 Navasota St - MLS# 1997081
  • $425,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 1997081 
  • Peck R H
  • 301 Navasota St
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   2 BD 1 BA 1120 Sq Ft 0.08 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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13305 Kinder Pass - MLS# 3299230
  • $373,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3299230 
  • Scofield Farms
  • 13305 Kinder Pass
  • Austin, TX 78727
  •   4 BD 3 BA 3426 Sq Ft 0.29 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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3202 Santa Monica DR - MLS# 6712789
  • $356,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6712789 
  • Santa Monica Park
  • 3202 Santa Monica DR
  • Austin, TX 78741
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2562 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from January 28th, 2020 at 10:40am CST. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

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