Yanis Kalnins

Yanis Kalnins


Yanis moved to Austin after living in Chicago for fifteen years, where he was originally licensed and sold in the downtown real estate market. With his last Chicago brokerage, Yanis and his five team members sold upwards of 500 units within two and a half years making his brokerage firm #1 three consecutive years. 

Since moving to Austin, Yanis’ main goal is to provide home buyers and sellers with expert advice, guidance, and knowledge they’ll need in making their home purchase or sale. Working with each individual with respect and consideration of their needs; Yanis listens to their specific criteria and presents them with all the options to make the right choices, resulting in positive outcomes and long-lasting relationships. Yanis is also backed by a superb support staff handling the administrative aspects to each purchase or sale. Always wanting to make the process enjoyable, Yanis likes to say “You can’t buy happiness but you can buy real estate and that’s kinda the same thing!” 

Personal enjoyments include motocross, cycling, piloting private aircraft, and acting. Yanis has appeared in episodes of Chicago Fire, Empire, and the major movie Transformers Age of Extinction. A native of Aspen, he is also an expert skier. 


  • Pricing Strategy Adviser (PSA) designation
  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation
  • Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) designation
  • 2009 Rookie of the Year awarded by Jameson Sotheby’s Chicago


  • Platinum Top 500 REALTORS® 2019

October 24 2019

Yanis Kalnins was our Realtor. We'd been working with him for several years as he first helped us locate a rental property, and eventually a home we purchased. Yanis was very effective in working with the builder to understand timelines and relaying expectations. He was able to track down answers to any questions we had and helped eased some of the anxiety related to home buying. What more could you ask for in a Realtor? I would definitely recommend Yanis and Realty Austin.

Jason Thomas

October 24 2019

We stopped by an open house and met Yanis. He was very engaging and well informed. We liked the property a lot, but we're just thinking about moving. We talked to him about the property and the process of buying a new home and selling our existing one. We decided to make an offer on the new home and put our current one on the market. We were downsizing and needed some time to deal with that. We did have issues, mostly with the seller's agent (also one of your agents), and Yanis helped tremendously with that.

The property was listed with 'builder incentives' with a discount off the listing price to be credited towards any changes we wanted to make on the property. We made an offer, and then we found out that the property was owned by two investors from California, not the builder. We still made an offer, and after debate on the changes, it was accepted. Closing was contingent on having the changes completed. Yanis ended up doing all of the interfacings with the contractors, and we greatly appreciate that he went above and beyond to help. He also connected us with a lender and provided a ton of helpful information, advice, and guidance. Realty Austin is lucky to have him on their team. Yanis and Heather have been great, and we really enjoy working with them. 

We had the property inspected, and there was a list of things that we were told would be addressed prior to closing. The seller's agent got the sellers/investors to sign off in agreement on the inspection items. We closed without any of them being fixed, as we are still waiting for the builder's warranty to be transferred to us. Yanis will be the agent for our existing home, and we are looking forward to working with him again. We would recommend him with no reservations.

Kathy and Jonathan Haggar

May 28 2019


Thank you for all of the hard work and attention to detail on the Tower sale. I couldn’t have sold it without you and I really appreciated it when you proactively contacted 30+ builders to see if they would be interested. We wouldn’t have sold it to the Nalle Brothers if you hadn’t gone knocking on so many doors and been so persistent.

James Greenway

May 23 2019

Yanis is very professional and tireless in his efforts to find you the right home or sell yours at the right price. I highly recommend him. He had a number of open house events and kept having them until the home sold. He instills confidence in the seller and honesty in the buyer.

Pat Younger

March 6 2019

Yanis helped us out for roughly seven months helping us try to find the house we want in the area we want. The only reason this took so long is that we were moving from Colorado to Texas. He not only helped us here in Texas with weekend showings after flights and long drives but phone calls, emails, videos, and advice. He helped us with a Realtor in Colorado to make the selling of our home there even easier. We had so much going on in our lives with five children, a new job, the move, selling our old house, and dealing with Veterans Affairs. Yanis adapted to us and our schedule. Even after everything was over, he still helped with tax exemption and checked up on us. This whole process was smoother then I thought it would ever be, and Yanis was the one that made that process smooth. I don't see us moving anytime soon, because he helped us find a home that we could stay in for a very long time. If I did though I would call Yanis right away.

Michael Brown, U.S. Army Retired

March 6 2019

Yanis helped us sell our home within 30 days at list price. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Austin market, and most importantly, Yanis made us feel comfortable about the process and had all our questions and concerns answered promptly. We then moved on to buy another home, completely confident we were in good hands. We're so pleased with the results of his hard work and would happily recommend Yanis to any of our friends and family. He's really a great guy!

George and Sara G.

I highly recommend Yanis Kalnins with Realty Austin. I've dealt with a lot of real estate agents, and Yanis was among the best. He is smart, knowledgeable, well connected in the Austin area and great person to work with. He kept unbelievable attention to my needs and was always available 24/7 every time I reached out to him.

Don Terrell

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311 Addie Roy Rd - MLS# 4174187
  • $3,375,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 4174187 
  • Koock Add
  • 311 Addie Roy Rd
  • Austin, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 5 BA 5696 Sq Ft 5.2 AC
  • Residential
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2502 Tower Dr - MLS# 6597667
  • $930,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6597667 
  • Tarrytown
  • 2502 Tower Dr
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2090 Sq Ft 0.25 AC
  • Residential
  • Intermediary
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12312 Sundara Dr - MLS# 1517986
  • $635,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 1517986 
  • Meridian
  • 12312 Sundara Dr
  • Austin, TX 78739
  •   4 BD 5 BA 3465 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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