Yusuf Johnson

Yusuf Johnson

Broker Associate

CIAS

Fluent in:
  • Spanish

Raised in Tucson, AZ, Yusuf is an entrepreneur that initially focused his efforts in real estate, investing in his first property while still in college. He has a unique perspective having lived abroad in Europe, Asia and Latin America, as well as in Alaska where he became a licensed private pilot.

Yusuf has been a principal in various investment projects ranging from single family to multi-unit properties. He has helped numerous residential buyers and sellers, has worked on several local development projects, and has assisted investors in acquiring multi-family and other commercial assets. Dedicated to innovation and sustainability, Yusuf helped bring to market Texas’ first net-zero capable community consisting of 40 single family homes incorporating many efficiencies including photovoltaic and passive solar design.

Yusuf continually seeks to improve his skillset and increase his real estate knowledge. He holds a residential Broker’s license and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) candidate, both held by less than 5% of real estate agents. Whether you are a buyer, seller, or seasoned investor, Yusuf and his team are well equipped to guide you through the process and optimize your results.

Outside of work, Yusuf has survived the unrelenting Tarrytown hills of the Austin Marathon a few times, swam across a choppy Decker Lake then rode his bike in a seemingly endless headwind to finally cross the finish line on foot in the Longhorn Half Ironman, and is an avid rock climber who often falls off cliffs downtown in the Greenbelt.

Yusuf considers himself a member of the global community, and feels fortunate to be a part of the local one as well. He loves all that Austin has to offer, from tasty eateries, to local swimming holes like Barton Springs, great weather, the live music, and an incredible array of good, friendly folks. Yusuf is here to stay.

Milestones

  • Realty Austin Diamond Club $10M+ Top Producer 2014, 2015, 2017

August 2017

This was our first home buying experience, and to have the experience of Realty Austin (specifically Yusuf Johnson) has allowed us to call our experience a successful one. Thoughtful, responsive and informative are the few ways I would describe our experience with Yusuf and Realty Austin.

Phillip Thompson

August 2017

I have worked with at least five Realtors in the Austin area, and Yusuf has been the best by far. His has a deep knowledge of the ever-changing Austin market and has valuable information about the different areas in and around the city. Yusuf also has very strong negotiation skills and understands the value you have on a property. More importantly, he cares about people and knows how to communicate well with anyone, which makes a purchase or a sale with 3rd parties very smooth and enjoyable. As a buyer, he is very good at helping structure a deal/offer that puts you in a position to be very competitive. The Austin market is unlike many others that I've seen; you have to be aggressive and move quickly which can be a stressful process if you haven't experienced that environment before. Yusuf helps navigate those waters, so you are comfortable and understand the process along the way. I also manage some investment properties, and Yusuf has been very open in sharing his experiences and contacts that have helped me become an efficient and knowledgable property manager. Whether you are a first time home buyer or trying to grow your real estate portfolio, I highly recommend working with Yusuf.

Ryan Fenton

August 2017

From the moment we met Yusuf on the phone, we knew we would enjoy working with him. He was lively, energetic, funny and at the same time very professional. He helped take the stressful idea of buying a house and made it as easy as could be. Despite hang-ups along the way (Never Yusuf's fault), he continued to be dedicated to finding a great home for our family. We were especially pleased with how quickly he would turn around on emails or documents we needed to sign. Using DocuSign for everything was super easy and convenient. Even the fact that we were long distance and on the house hunt was easier because he would send us tons of great videos from properties we liked. We especially enjoyed our time when we came out to Austin to look at our first few properties, again; he made the experience exciting and enjoyable as buying your first home should be! All the while, he kept us grounded in the investment side of things, helping us see and understand the bigger picture in home buying. Overall, five stars! 10/10!! We've already set him up with my in-laws who are looking to buy an investment property in the area. He's been great with helping them (as we expected he would). We will continue to refer and recommend him anytime we hear of someone looking for a new home.

Brandon Ward

August 2017

Yusuf Johnson was really great in helping us find and close a great property. He is extremely calm and courteous. Helps a lot when you are first-time property buyers and have a lot of queries continuously.

Santosh Subramanyam Gade

July 2017

All I can say are positive things about Yusuf. I would use no other person to handle my real estate needs. I refer him to all of my friends because he is truly the best. I have been in the business of investing in real estate for 28 years, and Yusuf is the best real estate agent that I've ever worked with!

Cynthia Harp

July 2017

Yusuf was great throughout this very long process. When I first called him, it was because of a sign in an area I was looking to buy land in. Even though I wasn't looking at the property with the sign, he was more than happy to talk to me over the phone and explain how things were in this area. Then we made an actual appointment to discuss my situation on the whole. Even though that discussion started pretty late on a weekday, he sat with me for a few hours, and I learned a lot from him that evening. Even though I had been talking to another agent before that, I wasn't happy with their knowledge, abilities or tenacity. After that evening with Yusuf, he proved he had all of those, so I basically decided to make him my agent. After finding some good deals on houses, to make a long story shorter, we were outbid a few times. I became jaded and quit looking for many months. I restarted my home search a few months ago, and it quickly came together. Except for an unforeseen snag 24 hours before my closing, it all went incredibly smooth. And in hindsight, it's better that this property line dispute happened BEFORE the closing and not after. I'm very satisfied with Yusuf's service and would recommend him to anyone.

Mike Synowiec

June 2017

Yusuf is an exceptional Realtor. Historically he has been our agent for the past three properties we have bought in Austin. Yusuf is very professional yet warming like a family member. I recommend Yusuf to anyone in the home or commercial market. On a scale from 1-10, I give Yusuf a 10!

Janet Hardy

April 2017

Yusuf Johnson helped me buy an incredible property at a fantastic price in superheated Central Austin. He had also helped me buy my first home in Austin, which turned out to be one of the best investments I've ever made. Yusuf has that very rare talent of sniffing out amazing investments while also exceeding every expectation I could have had from a real estate agent - negotiating a great price, paying great attention to detail, and being courteous, prompt and considerate through the whole process. Highly recommend.

Sujatha K.

April 2017

Looking for a home is dreary at best. But my agent, Yusuf Johnson, helped me find the perfect house. This guy is always energetic and upbeat. It was enjoyable working with him. He helped me checked out many homes in Austin. More than I thought possible in such a short time frame. He helped me find the home that fit my budget too. The guy knows his business.

David L.

April 2017

Yusuf ALWAYS exceeds all my expectations of him as my long time realtor. He is honest, always available, exceedingly knowledgeable and always positive. He has made every buying or selling experience smooth. He gets all the stars possible to earn and then another.

Cynthia Harp

October 2016

If awesomeness equaled a population, Yusuf would be India. He was a perfect fit. Outstanding understanding and vision. Neo-like sight to see through the numbers for the bigger picture. I could not have been more blessed and had more pleasure in selling my first home (several people cried last night hearing it's sold, but I smile). I not only recommend him to everyone I feel would be on the level to work with him, but I had already thought of talking about strategy for the new purchase(s).

In short, the best I've ever seen.

John Flynn

September 2016

It is hard to put into words how amazing Yusuf has been during the buying process and preparing our house to sell. We spent 4 years looking at houses and meeting realtors. We met Yusuf early on. As we became more serious about buying, we decided he was the realtor we wanted to take us through this challenging, life changing process. There was just something about him - his charisma, his knowledge, his no-pressure approach. He is genuine and authentic. He is trustworthy. He knows so much about houses and buying and selling. He is passionate. He is prompt and thorough. I feel he genuinely cares about our family and our happiness. He has spent a huge amount of time answering all of our questions. He has practically become part of our family.

We have already referred Yusuf to friends in the area and will continue to do so. You really have a special team member in Yusuf.

Kim Bandelier

September 2016

Yusuf is the best; engaging, knowledgeable, and just gets it.

Trey Hardee

August 2016

As far as I’m concerned, Yusuf is my agent in Austin for everything I need to do whether it is buying/selling from here on out.

He has been exemplary. I am referring him to my family and friends.

Aurash Kamalipour

July 2016

THANK YOU, YUSUF JOHNSON! My family and I worked with Yusuf for over 9 months looking for the perfect house--which everyone knows does not actually exist. But Yusuf helped us find the absolute closest thing to our perfect house in the neighborhood that we really wanted! Yusuf also helped us with the sale of our home. The process could not have been smoother. He sent a stager out to work with us to ensure our home looked its best, had a photographer come out who shot incredible photos of our house, and helped us negotiate multiple offers! When it came to looking at houses, Yusuf would drive out to meet us anytime of the day and was quick to respond when something new came up that we wanted to see. In this market that is incredibly important! He was totally flexible with working around our schedule and made sure he did whatever he could to get us into a house that we wanted to see. Often that meant hanging out with our 2 and 5-year-old in the car while my husband and I looked at the house! Through the entire process Yusuf was extremely knowledgeable and was able to help us with every little thing that popped up -- finding a lender, finding the right contractor for work we wanted done to our new home, coming up with creative strategies for making our move with our two small children as easy as possible. Even after closing and after we had moved in he continued to check in on us and help us find people who could help with little things that we wanted done (trees removed, roof repairs, etc). Everyone he recommended to us did an amazing job. We couldn't be happier! All real estate stuff aside, Yusuf is just a wonderful person to work with. He is one of the most friendly and upbeat people I've ever met and it is completely evident that he genuinely cares about his clients. This is someone who is actually trying to make the world a better place (don't get him started on the topic of Teslas :) ). His fun personality and constant optimism made the extremely difficult task of buying/selling a home and moving as enjoyable as it could possibly be!

Callie Seymour, Google Review

July 2016

Yusuf was great! My wife and I both work and we have an 18-month-old son. Free time is hard to come by, but Yusuf worked around our schedule. It was a great experience!

Jonathon Olshavsky

December 2015

We recently moved to the Austin area and were in search of a house. I got my real estate license in 2007, so I was familiar with the home buying process, and came across realtors of different caliber through the years. I found some listings I liked and decided to contact one of the listing agents from an online website; Yusuf Johnson. Yusuf called me back that evening, and we spoke for about an hour. I wanted to make sure he was knowledgeable and driven, as I am very particular of who I want representing me in the buying / selling process. I decided this was my guy, and for the next 2 months we searched, negotiated, and eventually found the right house. Yusuf was very patient and would go that extra mile to make sure everything went smooth. He always had our best interests in mind when dealing with the listing agents, and was always available if I had concerns 7 days a week. Even after we bought our house, he was extremely helpful in referring quality contractors to do various projects. Overall I would put him in the top 3 realtors I have ever worked with. Without a doubt I will use him again if / when we sell this house and buy another.

Richard C., Yelp Review

December 2015

We love our realtor, Yusuf Johnson! From beginning to end he made us feel at ease with the home-buying process. My boyfriend and I may be a huge headache for a joe-shmoe realtor, but not for Yusuf. The biggest obstacle for anyone working with us is that we both travel twice a week (every week) for work, and often times are on the road from Sunday to late Friday. Everything up until closing was done electronically because of our busy schedules, and we even closed on a Saturday with Yusuf and the notary. He also was prompt in helping to resolve any problems and picked up the seller's slack. Yusuf always took the initiative to get the ball rolling on things that needed to be done and kept us in the loop in all matters via texts, cell and email. As millennials, we can really appreciate someone who is flexible enough to use various platforms of communication. Yusuf is professional, polite, knowledgeable, and will brighten up any room. We highly recommend his services.

Isabel Cho, Google+ Review

November 2015

I've known Yusuf now for over three years and have had the pleasure of buying and selling houses with his help. Yusuf's always willing to do whatever it takes to help out.The last house Yusuf helped me with was a case where it needed all sorts of work and in an industry that is becoming more and more regulated it turned out to be nothing short of a nightmare. With Yusuf's expertise and his contacts we were able to get the house sold. I truly appreciate all that he has done, in fact I have recommended him to family and friends.

Eddie Fuentes

July 2015

Yusuf was a fantastic agent who went above and beyond to assure that our out of town move went as smoothly as possible. I have nothing but glowing things to say about him.

Phillip

June 2015

Two thumbs up.

Seth Harp

June 2015

Yusuf was an excellent person to work with. He came recommended to us, and we were very pleased with his service and caring manner. We will definitely recommend him to others. We thank him for his commitment to a job well done. Thank you Realty Austin and thank you Yusuf.

Elaine Reilly

May 2015

Yusuf was very helpful in this transaction. He went above and beyond the call of duty. He was knowledgeable of the submarket, the building code and even showed us building examples that would work on the home site. He helped us create a transaction strategy in the very competitive environment to secure the property. Without Yusuf, we would not have been able to purchase this property. Yusuf was upfront and honest in dealing w/ us and the seller. He quickly responded to requests from the buyer, title or bank. He helped us close the deal on time.

We look forward to working w/ him again.

Dino

April 2015

Yusuf is the most professional and trustworthy real estate agent I've ever worked with and I rely on him constantly for numerous deals and will continue to do so as our family real estate business expands.

Seth Harp

March 2015

Buying a house is probably one of the most important and stressful experiences people encounter during their lives. It is very important to engage the right person who provides personalized service to guide you through this purchase. Yusuf is the person for me. He is an experience realtor who puts the needs and wants of his clients first! In addition, Yusuf has strong business sense and negotiation skills, which make the whole process almost stress free.

The first time that I worked with Yusuf was 6 years ago when I bought my first property. I was so please with his service that when I recently decided to buy a new property, Yusuf was the first person I called.

Yusuf negotiation skills and good relationships with other realtors helped me get the house of my dreams!

I would highly recommend Yusuf to all potential buyers and sellers.

Patricia V., Yelp Review

March 2015

Five stars. The best.

Seth Harp

February 2015

Yusuf is a wonderful source for me. I am an investor and he has been helping me for awhile. He is knowledgeable, up to date on his information, always readily available and enthusiastic. I have tried other realtors but none hold a candle to him.

Cynthia Harp

December 2014

I have relied on Yusuf Johnson in the past to help me with renting my duplex. He not only had it rented within one week, but he understood I could be getting a higher rent and accomplished that as well.

I called on Yusuf when I began hunting for a new house and wanted to put my old house on the market. He understands the Austin market and he has made an effort to understand me and my taste so he was very able to locate the appropriate houses for me to examine. And he got a buyer for my old house right away!

Yusuf is a delight to work with. He's very diligent about details. He's endlessly patient (an important quality for an agent to have!) and he has amazed me with the follow-up since the sale. He has taken care of me and the buyers of my house, even though he wasn't their agent.

I can't praise Yusuf enough. And I'd be happy to recommend him to anyone looking for an agent in the Austin area.

Nancy Webber

November 2014

I had the pleasure to work with Yusuf Johnson. He was very knowledgable and I could always rely on his guidance and wealth of information. In addition to that he sold our house quickly and was one of the nicest and friendliest people I had the pleasure to meet!

Sherri L.

October 2014

My wife and I worked with Yusuf and he was extremely helpful and available. Yusuf facilitated most aspects of the homebuying process. Highly recommended.

Adam Garland, Google+ Review

October 2014

Our experience with Yusuf Johnson was great! We were first time home buyers and he was extremely helpful every step of the way. We never felt rushed at any point in the process and he always made time to be available for last minute showings and the endless amount of questions we had. He really took the time to get to know us and it showed in each one of our interactions. We would recommend Yusuf and Realty Austin to anyone who was looking to buy or sell. We really can't say enough great things about our positive experience!

Brett Blackwell, Google+ Review

July 2014

I can't say enough nice things about Yusuf. He is not only a great realtor but a great person. Every single piece of advice he gave me was spot on. He was professional and helpful throughout the entire process. Not only did he do what was required of him but he consistently went above and beyond. If anyone is ever looking for a realtor, I would recommend Yusuf in a heartbeat.

Taylor

July 2014

Yusuf Johnson goes above and beyond his normal duties as a realtor to make sure his client is happy. We just closed on our townhome and he made the process from beginning to end a pleasure. Any issue that occurred, he was on top of it and resolved it immediately. I highly recommend him. I have worked with many realtors over the years and this is the first time my home buying experience was enjoyable. If you are ever in need of a realtor, you will not be disappointed in working with Yusuf Johnson.

Rebecca G., Yelp Review

May 2014

To highly recommend Yusuf to anyone who is looking at buying or selling a property is an understatement. Yusuf is extremely professional and has the unique ability to personally connect with you and to quickly understand what our preferences were in a property while also pointing out factors and features that we had not thought of. This is our third property we have transacted with Yusuf who we refer to as our go to Real Estate guy!

Lincoln McCrabb

May 2014

I recently closed on a home with Yusuf Johnson as our agent. He was fantastic throughout the entire process. He worked with us to find a home and close on it in the exact timeframe we wished it to occur. Yusuf is personable and attentive to all details when it comes to purchasing a home. I can't thank him enough for his expertise and assistance in purchasing our first new home! I recommend him to all my friends interested in buying or even selling their home! All in all we had a great experience!

Joshua Sosa, Google Review

Yusuf Johnson's Listings

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203 E 46th St - listing ID# 103310
  • $450,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 103310 
  • Hyde Park
  • 203 E 46th St
  • Austin, TX 78751
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1091 Sq Ft
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin Exclusive
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4016 Valley View Rd - MLS# 9787825
  • $1,050,000
  • Active
  •  
  • MLS® #: 9787825 
  • Horne J D Add
  • 4016 Valley View Rd
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   1 BD 1 BA 1104 Sq Ft 0.62 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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2100 Alexander Ave - MLS# 9416299
  • $365,000
  • Active
  •  
  • MLS® #: 9416299 
  • Austin Heights A
  • 2100 Alexander Ave
  • Austin, TX 78722
  •   3 BD 1 BA 960 Sq Ft 0.14 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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1171 1/2 Hargrave St - MLS# 4851096
  • $269,000
  • Active
  •  
  • MLS® #: 4851096 
  • Wilson S I
  • 1171 1/2 Hargrave St
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1614 Sq Ft 0.09 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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2611 Hidalgo St - MLS# 4809803
  • $2,400
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 4809803 
  • Morsland Place
  • 2611 Hidalgo St
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1059 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Rental
Office: Realty Austin
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741 E Oltorf St #202 - MLS# 7386525
  • $225,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 7386525 
  • Council Ridge Condominia
  • 741 E Oltorf St #202
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   2 BD 1 BA 923 Sq Ft 0.05 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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907 Fall Creek Dr - MLS# 9840465
  • $1,995
  • Pending
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  • MLS® #: 9840465 
  • North Oaks Hillside
  • 907 Fall Creek Dr
  • Austin, TX 78753
  •   4 BD 2 BA 1893 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
  • Rental
Office: Realty Austin
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Yusuf Johnson's Sold Listings

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3312 Oak Springs Dr - MLS# 8896648
  • $1,200,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8896648 
  • Fisher Willie
  • 3312 Oak Springs Dr
  • Austin, TX 78721
  •   3126 Sq Ft 2.25 AC
  • Multi-Family
  • Seller Represented
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3312 Oak Springs Dr - MLS# 1536168
  • $1,200,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1536168 
  • Fisher Willie
  • 3312 Oak Springs Dr
  • Austin, TX 78721
  •   2.25 AC
  • Commercial Sale
  • Seller Represented
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806 W 31st St - MLS# 5545785
  • $775,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5545785 
  • Oakwood Add
  • 806 W 31st St
  • Austin, TX 78705
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2615 Sq Ft 0.2 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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806 W 31st St - MLS# 2262227
  • $775,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 2262227 
  • Oakwood Add
  • 806 W 31st St
  • Austin, TX 78705
  •   2615 Sq Ft 0.2 AC
  • Multi-Family
  • Seller Represented
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7600 W Rim Dr - MLS# 4114174
  • $760,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4114174 
  • Northwest Hills Mesa Oaks Ph
  • 7600 W Rim Dr
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   5 BD 3 BA 2954 Sq Ft 0.25 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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2609 S 5th St - MLS# 5034649
  • $599,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5034649 
  • Oak Ridge Heights
  • 2609 S 5th St
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   1836 Sq Ft 0.18 AC
  • Multi-Family
  • Seller Represented
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4517 Merle Dr - MLS# 6103980
  • $579,900
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6103980 
  • Ford Place
  • 4517 Merle Dr
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1990 Sq Ft 0.24 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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908 Freewater Ln - MLS# 1733299
  • $575,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1733299 
  • Sycamore Court
  • 908 Freewater Ln
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1850 Sq Ft 0.1 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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5611 Clay #b - MLS# 5127332
  • $536,295
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5127332 
  • 5611 Clay Ave Condo
  • 5611 Clay #b
  • Austin, TX 78756
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3141 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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5503 Clay Ave #a - MLS# 1018122
  • $535,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1018122 
  • Broadacres
  • 5503 Clay Ave #a
  • Austin, TX 78756
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2020 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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