Shawn Saunders

Shawn Saunders


Originally from Virginia, Shawn moved to Austin Texas in 1995 to attend the University of Texas at Austin for his MBA and has never left! He fell in love with the hip vibe of the city well before its recent meteoric growth of population and industry. He loves the diverse people and activities that Austin has to offer.

Shawn is a veteran of the High Tech industry where he most recently negotiated multi-million dollar contracts for Dell computer. He brings a professional level of negotiation and analytics to the home buying and selling process that has made his current client base very loyal through multiple transactions. His motto is “you gotta get caught asking” in a negotiation to maximize customer value in real estate transactions.

Over the last 13 years, Shawn has specialized in North Austin residential sales for first-time homebuyers, empty nesters, and investors. As a former civil engineer and home constructor, Shawn has a keen sense to significant home ownership pitfalls to help protect his customers in the home purchasing process. Many of his clients say that he is primarily focused on getting them a solid home for a competitive price rather than commission incentives. He truly puts the customer first in all his interactions.

During his free time, Shawn and his 11-year-old son love riding bicycles at the famous Veloway as well as on some of the other great trails around Austin. They also enjoy skiing in Colorado each year over Spring break. Shawn also has been seen volunteering at Austin Pets Alive, Austin the Capital Area Food Bank, and The Magellan International School.

July 2017

Shawn Saunders was a true pro and always found a creative way forward with all the aspects of the home buying process. He is knowledgeable about the marketplace and will steer you well. This is my 6th home, and by far Shawn was one of the best Realtors in the business. You should consider him for buying or selling your home!

Pedro Paredes

July 2017

Shawn went above and beyond my expectation. The services that he provides exceed other Realtors I have used in the past by far. He is very knowledgeable in the housing market and worked hard to make sure that I got the best deal possible. It was a pleasure working with him, and I would definitely refer him to my friends and family.

Geno Petronio

January 2017

We truly enjoyed working with Shawn. My husband and I recently bought our first home with Shawn Saunders at Realty Austin. Shawn was great to work with through the entire process. Being first time home buyers we had lots of questions and he was always very helpful. Even since closing on the house we’ve had questions for him, and he is always willing to help. We would recommend Shawn to anyone!


I needed 3 things from my real estate agent. 1) Industry knowledge, 2) An opinion, 3) Patience.

I needed an agent who knew the area and was willing to do the research needed to give me the necessary data to help me put together a reasonable offer.

I needed an agent who would listen to me at every house, and when I would contradict myself or maybe start to settle for a property, Shawn would remind me of what I said in the beginning of the process and that I should hold to those needs.

I needed an agent who would look at the last house of the day the way he looked at the first house of the day, I never sensed any frustration from Shawn. Always willing to go back to re-visit homes.

Shawn has made the process as easy as possible. He takes on all the work that he can so that you can clear your mind and make a well-informed decision. The process with him convinced me that he is out to find you a home, not to close a deal.

Jonathan Guttell

For me, Shawn’s highly analytical approach to real estate is what I feel really sets him apart. Perhaps it’s the MBA or the many years working in high tech, but Shawn really ‘knows his numbers’. His grounding in finance and detailed knowledge of the transaction process sets my mind at ease and makes the big task of finding a home I will adore much more enjoyable. He tirelessly researches the market, trends and neighborhoods to really offer a comprehensive service. On top of all that, Shawn is a pleasure to work with! He has a great attitude and really goes above and beyond. He has helped me with all my real estate transactions over the past 10 years and I look forward to working with him on more in the years to come.

Chris Hegeman

Shawn's strength is the relationship he builds with his client. He is always looking out for their best interests for the long term and not just for their immediate needs. He uses a wealth of information to negotiate any transaction and his experience in the local market is exceptional.

Bob Feiner

Shawn was great to work with. He has in-depth knowledge of the Austin market and did research for comparisons on each neighborhood in which I considered a house. This information helped me pick the right house at the right price.

Krisha Streety

Shawn Saunders helped us buy our first home. He was active and flexible in arranging viewings and always brought personal insights to help us avoid subtle pitfalls. He went above and beyond our expectations, sleuthing out prior, undisclosed work done on houses we visited, including finding the contractors that performed the work. We would absolutely work with Shawn again.

Chris Mann

Shawn Saunders is an expert in real estate and takes his business seriously unlike many of the agents who are in it for a quick sale just for the commission. Shawn was very diligent in working on developing our listing, marketing, and negotiating the contract making sure all aspects were covered professionally. He researches and keeps up with the market and provided us with a lot of information that helped us both on the sale of one home and the purchase of another. I would certainly recommend Shawn to my family and friends.

Toph Eberhart

Shawn Saunders' Listings

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4711 Spicewood Springs Rd #172 - MLS# 3955993
  • $265,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 3955993 
  • Stillhouse Canyon Condominiums Amended
  • 4711 Spicewood Springs Rd #172
  • Austin, TX 78759
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1147 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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Shawn Saunders' Sold Listings

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3908 Edwards Mountain Dr - MLS# 3830123
  • $870,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 3830123 
  • Shinoak Valley
  • 3908 Edwards Mountain Dr
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2658 Sq Ft 0.29 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1801 Drake - MLS# 9908468
  • $390,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 9908468 
  • Fairview Park
  • 1801 Drake
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1775 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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