Susan Galyean

Susan Galyean

REALTOR®

Susan is part of The Home Solutions Team at Realty Austin with Natalia Roush.

Personal Philosophy

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." — Winston Churchill

Susan’s clients benefit directly from her commitment to lifetime learning and continual improvement in both her personal and professional lives. As a perpetual student, teacher, writer and mentor, Susan approaches real estate the way she approaches everything else in life . . . “figure out what you don’t know, find a way to learn it and then share it in order to help enrich other people’s lives”. She judges her personal success by how confidently her clients use the expertise she shares to make sound decisions about purchasing and selling residential and investment real estate.

Experience

Ever since starting her real estate career in Austin in 1986, Susan has been a full-time REALTOR®, helping clients with personal and investment real estate transactions throughout Central Texas. She is experienced with all types of single family properties including condos, garden homes and homes on acreages. Susan has guided clients through the custom home building process, working with some of Austin’s finest architects and custom builders. In addition, Susan has earned a “Green” designation from the National Association of REALTORS and has worked on several projects with clients building more energy efficient, sustainable homes.

Her expertise also includes many different types of transactions including homesite selection and financing, renovation projects (fix & flips), construction roll-overs for custom home clients, and 1031 exchange transactions for investors. Several investor clients routinely add to their stable of single family and duplex properties as a part of their retirement strategies.

Background & Education

  • Native Texan, raised in Pearsall, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts, Rice University 1974
  • Master of Arts, Rice University 1976
  • Taught at Cy-Fair High School 1976 to 1980
  • Technical writer & trainer for Fortune 500 companies 1979 to 1982
  • Married to husband, David 1982
  • Sold computers to Fortune 500 companies 1982 to 1985
  • Austin REALTOR since 1985
  • Member Riverbend Church since 1986, Riverbend Chorale member since 2005
  • Sponsored first International Adoption Kidsave program in Austin in 2000
  • Adopted daughters, Natasha Michelle and Nina Nicole, from Krasnador, Russia in December, 2000

Professional Recognition & Designations

  • GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute
  • E-Pro – National Association of REALTORS certification
  • Certified Relocation Specialist
  • Green Designation – National Association of REALTORS
  • CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert
  • Capital Area Home Builders’ Realtor of the Year finalist
  • Austin Business Journal Top 50 Residential REALTORS 2000
  • RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award
  • Co-owner of a local Avalar franchise 2012 & 2013
  • Five Star Professional Award 2013 (featured in Texas Monthly magazine)

December 2016

I have a family member who is very difficult to deal with because of an emotional disability. Susan Galyean and her team stepped in to help, and they never wavered in their desire to help us to find the perfect new home for us. I would expect that from any realtor, but Susan could see that I had my hands full, and she went above and beyond. The home we chose needed some work to be perfect, and she took care of arranging a pool company, and contractors, and others so that I could focus on getting the family moved. I think most realtors would have tried to interact with my difficult family member the least amount possible, but Susan contacted him regularly to find out what his needs are, and then she addressed them directly. She made the entire process better, and she even firmly negotiated the price with some of the contractors who served us.

Christopher Z., Yelp Review

October 2016

Susan sold my house and helped us find a new house in Marble Falls. She is very knowledgeable in the house selling and buying. She helped guide us in the right direction and listen to our needs in a home. She was very professional and kind. I will recommend her to any of my friends.

Jnel Salinas

June 2016

My experience with Susan and Natalia was exceptional. Did not see or hear from Natalia a lot but did hear from Susan. I could not ask for a more attentive person to handle my Real Estate business. She kept me informed on every step that was taken and helped with things that needed updating.

I would recommend them to anyone needing a Realtor.

Mary Chappell

August 2015

They have been great!

Sergey Yermolenko

March 2015

Susan Galyean is the true meaning of being an advocate for her clients. Her wealth of knowledge, social network, and varied areas of expertise have been a blessing. Our family has partnered with Susan during the different levels of our real estate needs. She made the normally daunting and stressful task of relocating a family bearable for us. Susan worked with our relocation company to make sure everything went smoothly. She took our extensive list of needs and concerns and was able to find us the perfect rental home in our desired location, while also going through a custom home build. Susan has been crucial in the first custom construction of our dream home in the community of Belvedere on Hamilton Pool Road. We were able to access her expansive network of architects, custom builders, and financial institutions, whom she all has incredible relationships with. Her dedication to extensive research helped us put together the best team from her network. Susan was always available to answer any questions, big or small, and was very thorough in the process. She continues to play a vital role during our home build, whether it is being a sounding board for design ideas, keeping us on budget, making informed decisions, or helping us resolve any bumps in the road. We will always recommend Susan Galyean for any real estate needs, because she is simply the best in Texas!

Joanna and Robert Hucik

July 2014

Susan is the most professional real estate agent I have ever worked with. I will not work with anyone else!

Scott Cain

July 2014

My husband and I have purchased and sold homes with Susan as our agent. She has always done an excellent job, very professional in every way. Whether she is working as our buyer's or seller's agent she has always gone the extra mile to make sure her clients are protected in every way. Her years of experience and her attention to detail as well as her ability to think outside the box when needed is a definite asset. She is the best.

Janine Ray

May 2014

I want to express my soul admiration and deep gratitude to Natalia and Susan for such dedicated and professional work that they showed towards my family. From the very beginning (home search) and until the end (closing), we felt totally under "reliable shoulder" from Susan and Natalia. I and my family wholeheartedly recommend them as the best consultants we have met in our life. Just perfect!!!

Vladimir

April 2014

I can not begin to tell you how satisfied I am with Susan and Natalia and their knowledge of the real estate market as a whole. Truth be told, using the term “satisfied” falls below my level of appreciation, gratitude, expectations and overall experience.

I’ve known Natalia for perhaps 6-7 years and anytime I think about who to call regarding rental, purchase or selling of any home, condo or apartment, she and Susan are always my first and only choice. Albeit I promised last time, I wont be selling again... I did... and contacted the only team I knew would offer the best service.

The fact that Austin has grown to the capacity that it has, that made the opportunities for someone of my financial status very limited. They worked tirelessly, well into 9:30 at night sometimes and I even recall some early morning texts at 6 am, even if it was to just tell me they would get back to me or had an immediate answer. Always, and I mean ALWAYS prompt, courteous, professional and not just friendly but nearly family with their unending concern for my well being.

Their honestly, work ethic and desire to have my best interest at heart were of the utmost importance to the both of us. Sometimes we didn’t see eye to eye on prospects, but together we sorted out the differences and ultimately made the best choice for us both.

If you are ever looking for the perfect agents to meet your real estate needs, look no further! You have come to the best and last place needed to look. Thank you to Natalia and Susan for all they do! Their motto should be, making everyone a happy homeowner, one house at a time!

Wendy L. Gray

Susan Galyean's Listings

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8324 Verde Mesa Cv - MLS# 6839102
  • $1,200,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 6839102 
  • Belvedere
  • 8324 Verde Mesa Cv
  • Austin, TX 78738
  •   5 BD 5 BA 4526 Sq Ft 1.21 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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17217 Flagler Dr - MLS# 4473269
  • $1,050,000
  • Active
  •  
  • MLS® #: 4473269 
  • Belvedere
  • 17217 Flagler Dr
  • Austin, TX 78738
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3832 Sq Ft 1.31 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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1604 Lipan Trl - MLS# 4254509
  • $750,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 4254509 
  • Austin Lake Hills
  • 1604 Lipan Trl
  • Austin, TX 78733
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2702 Sq Ft 0.31 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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1606 Lipan Trl - MLS# 4142432
  • $790,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 4142432 
  • Austin Lake Hills
  • 1606 Lipan Trl
  • Austin, TX 78733
  •   4 BD 4 BA 2873 Sq Ft 0.37 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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17700 Flagler Dr - MLS# 2767897
  • $1,767,500
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 2767897 
  • Belvedere
  • 17700 Flagler Dr
  • Austin, TX 78738
  •   5 BD 8 BA 6350 Sq Ft 1.74 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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8320 Verde Mesa Cv - MLS# 7339220
  • $1,140,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 7339220 
  • Belvedere
  • 8320 Verde Mesa Cv
  • Austin, TX 78738
  •   5 BD 5 BA 4423 Sq Ft 1.25 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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3609 Doe Trl - MLS# 9873740
  • $660,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9873740 
  • Westwood Park
  • 3609 Doe Trl
  • West Lake Hills, TX 78746
  •   2676 Sq Ft 0.42 AC
  • Multi-Family
  • Seller Represented
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1602 Lipan Trl - MLS# 8949704
  • $610,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8949704 
  • Austin Lake Hills
  • 1602 Lipan Trl
  • Austin, TX 78733
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2320 Sq Ft 0.28 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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11114 Crossland Dr - MLS# 4127637
  • $505,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4127637 
  • Canyon Creek
  • 11114 Crossland Dr
  • Austin, TX 78726
  •   5 BD 3 BA 3450 Sq Ft 0.28 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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11217 Woodland Hills Trl - MLS# 3132184
  • $500,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3132184 
  • Steiner Ranch
  • 11217 Woodland Hills Trl
  • Austin, TX 78732
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3855 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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