Archive for August, 2017

Marathon Real Estate – Tausha Carlson Group

Marathon Real Estate | tasha Carlson Group

(512) 653-1966

Tausha Carlson embodies the best of Austin entrepreneurship. She strives to be an inspiration to others and is fueled not by a desire for great success, but by a desire to do good works. As she says, “I felt pretty fearless when I started Marathon Real Estate. It gave me the opportunity to harness my passion, have more freedom and tackle new challenges. I wanted to position myself so that my actions aligned with my philosophy for living. Most importantly, I wanted to be in the best possible position to make a positive and lasting impact on the world.” Tausha discovered her passion for real estate in 2003 when she purchased her first homestead, fixed it up, and sold it two short years later for a tidy, tax-free profit. Since then, she has “flipped” homes, served as a general contractor, and invested in several rental properties. Finding her passion for real estate drove Tausha to become a licensed real estate broker and to launch Marathon Real Estate. Additionally, she has earned multiple industry certifications, including recognition as a Certified Negotiation Expert and certification as a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. She has obtained the National Association of Realtors Green Designation and is a Certified Residential Specialist. Tausha’s breadth of experience and expert knowledge of the real estate field enables her to provide astute assessments of her clients’ real estate needs, creating a remarkable upside in the client experience. She talks her clients through each step of the process, asks them about their hopes and concerns, and develops a deep understanding of their needs. She’s even been known to crawl under a house simply to get that extra bit of information needed for a client. Not content to be a client’s one-time real estate agent, Tausha strives to be a life-long real estate advisor. She explains, “My services don’t end with the transaction. I stay in touch with my clients, and I am a resource for them. I’ve helped past real estate clients with everything from fighting property tax assessments to finding great contractors and navigating the City of Austin permitting process.” Endeavoring to build a strong relationship with each and every client positions Tausha to do the best possible job during the real estate transaction and makes her a go-to resource long after the transaction is complete. Tausha also helps people gain a better understanding of the real estate transaction process through formal education. She teaches several courses in the University of Texas Informal Class Program. A native Texan, Tausha graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned a Master of Science degree from Michigan State University. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and doting on their two children. Nelly, their black lab rescue mutt, also gets her fair share of attention. Tausha is a 16-time marathon runner (with a 3:09:29 PR), loves the outdoors and treasures a good book. She is very involved in supporting the community, and her many charitable activities include regular efforts to raise money for the battle against breast cancer and aiding Austin’s homeless. Tausha is a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), and has served on its Board for 5 years. She supports Impact Austin, is a member of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, the ATX Powergroup, and avidly attends two community book clubs. She has been recognized for both her professional accomplishments and her philanthropic work. She graduated from the Foundation for Women’s Resources Power Pipeline Program, an elite leadership development program for women of Texas, and was a Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas Blazing Star Award finalist in 2007. In 2009 she was named to the Leadership Development Council (LDC) by the RECA, and served on the Steering Committee for the 2010 LDC Class. Tausha was recognized by the Austin Business Journal as one of the top producing real estate agents in the Austin-metro area in 2008, 2009, 2013, & 2014, and she was a Platinum Top 50 Realtor in 2013 – 2016. The Young Women’s Alliance and the Young Men’s Business League honored her with a 2009 Austin Under 40 Award, acknowledging her professional contributions to the field of real estate, as well as her fundraising efforts for breast cancer research and awareness programs. Tausha is a member of Leadership Austin’s 2011 Essential Class. She is a Platinum Top 50 Realtor®, and distinguished Platinum Top 50 ‘Centurion’ Austin Award Winner.  To learn more about Tausha Carlson and Marathon Real Estate – Tausha Carlson Group  –  click here.

Bryan Greenleaf – Realty Austin

Bryan Greenleaf | Realty Austin

(512) 695-8739

Bryan Greenleaf is a life-long Austin resident. He is a father to his daughter Nicole, and husband to wife Rebecca. He enjoys working smart for his clients and helping them realize their goals. When he’s not working, he enjoys many outdoor activities like mountain and road biking, running, working out at his gym – but his true outdoor love is snow skiing! Bryan began his real estate career in 2001 while working and training with Top Producing Agents in his company. He gained valuable experience starting his career in a new home community, where he helped sell $70 million in new homes. Bryan holds an EcoBroker designation, which requires extensive training in green building practices and marketing. He is an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist and has a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation. Specializing in residential property sales and investment properties, Bryan has spent years developing a comprehensive listing system which helps his clients net top dollar for their homes, and an in-depth home buying process which helps his buyers get the right home at the right price. Bryan enjoys the Austin lifestyle, being outdoors on the greenbelt, and the many great bike trails around the city. He and his wife Rebecca, recently purchased a home in Circle C, where they are excited to live and set down roots for their daughter. Bryan’s active community involvement is welcomed and appreciated by those he continues to serve: Habitat for Humanity, Foundation Communities, Scout Leader, Foundation Communities School Supply Drive, Children’s International, Austin Pets Alive, Austin Children’s Shelter, Salvation Army, Goodwill, Humane Society, Austin Battered Woman’s Shelter –, Kiker Elementary Library Volunteer, Kiker Elementary Home Room Committee, Adopt -A- Family Christmas Drive, and Paralyzed Veterans of America. He is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and award winner. To learn more about Bryan Greenleaf with Realty Austin – click here.

William Steakley – DEN Property Group

William Steakley | DEN Property Group

(512) 799-3777

Native Austin venturer Will Steakley is the co-founder of DEN Property Group and Viceroy Realty Partners. Mr. Steakley consistently ranks as one of Austin’s top real estate producers, and has over $300M in closed transactions. With a strategic focus on downtown and timeless architecture, Mr. Steakley is the top grossing partner at DEN Property Group and a nine-time recipient of Austin Business Journal’s coveted Real Estate Top Producer Award. Experience : 9X Austin Business Journal Top 25 Producer Award (2006+), Elite 25 Member, Platinum Top 50 Award Winner, Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE) Designation, University of Texas – Austin BA 2000. Will’s active community involvement is evident by the organizations in which he serves: Ballet Austin Fete Gala Chairman, Ballet Austin Board Member, Dell Children’s Trust Member, Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA) Former Board Member, Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association, Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) Member, Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) Member, Preservation Austin Member, Austin Music People Member, Austin Young Chamber Member. Ventures: Viceroy Realty Advisors – Partner Austin Surf Company – Co-founder GL Facility Solutions – Co-founder Mohawk Austin – Co-founder Red Bluff Ventures – Partner Expertise: Real estate brokerage, development consulting, facility maintenance, controls, and energy conservation technology, live music, seed and series A1-A4 fundraising, and connecting clients for strategic business development. Everyday, Will feels blessed to come home to his loving bride Karen, two beautiful daughters Stella Rose and Leighton Locke, and son Miller Steakley. His passions are family, art, travel, architecture, live music, technology, wakesurfing, and living each day as if it were his last day on earth. Will is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and award winner. To learn more about Will Steakley with DEN Property Group in Austin, Texas – click here.

Carol B. Dochen – Carol Dochen, Realtors®

Carol Dochen | Carol Dochen, Realtors®


(512) 422-4787

Carol Dochen brings decades of experience to help her clients with their real estate needs. Over the years, Carol has served as a director of the Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR), President of the Austin Multiple Listing Service (ACTRIS) twice, and director of the Texas Association of Realtors. Carol was the 2016 winner of the “I Am Austin Woman” award at the Woman’s Way Awards! – Austin’s Women’s Magazine award for businesswoman of the year in Austin, Texas! She has also received numerous awards (including 5 Star Realtor), honors from the Austin Business Journal (Elite 25), and Texas Monthly magazine – as well as having earned recognition from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing with the CHLMS and GUILD award. The honors don’t stop with her professional life. Philanthropically, Habitat for Humanity recently honored Carol for years of service, which included the donation of a portion of every commission for the past 20 years. She is also a veteran volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Women’s Storybook Project. Her professional designations and certifications include: ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative, ALHS, Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, Broker, CRB, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager, CRS®, Certified Residential Specialist®, SRES®, Seniors Real Estate Specialist At Home with Diversity Certification, and e-PRO®. Knowing that at some point we all came from somewhere else, Carol has a soft spot for those relocating and adjusting to the area. She strives to put her professionalism and warmth to work helping make the move to or from Austin smooth and enjoyable. Carol is a Platinum Top 50 Realtor®, and distinguished Platinum Top 50 ‘Centurion’ Austin Award Winner.  To learn more about Carol Dochen with Carol Dochen, Realtors® in Austin, Texas – click here.

Debbie Pruitt – Coldwell Banker United, Realtors®

Debbie Pruitt | Coldwell Banker United, Realtors®

(512) 964-3124

Real estate is a rewarding career that enables Debbie Pruitt to make positive contributions, by utilizing her attention to detail. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in finance….”Hook-Em!”  Her passion has always been helping others through many central Texas organizations and charities. These organizations and charities include: past Board Member of the March of Dimes, Ambassador for the American Cancer Society, working with and supporting the South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center, Laguna Gloria, The Longhorn Foundation, Markarios International, Austin Younglife, Family Legacy, Bachelors of Austin, and Symphony Square to name a few. Debbie has called Austin, Texas home for the past 28 years. She feels blessed to have four children alongside her husband, and enjoys spending time at their school – Regents School of Austin, and their Church –  Austin Stone. Debbie’s accomplishments and memberships include: Awarded Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle (Top 5%), Awarded Top Agent Coldwell Banker United Realtors – Westlake, Awarded Coldwell Banker Rookie of the Year in North America, Member of Coldwell Banker Million Dollar of the Month Club, Member of Previews International Luxury Homes Specialist Million Dollar Guild, Member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Texas Ex Life, and Member Hold the CRS and GRI Designations. As a full service Austin real estate professional, Debbie works with buyers, sellers, and investors in real estate transactions – and spanning all price ranges and property types. She has an international network, so she can easily assist with her client’s property needs anywhere around the globe. Debbie is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and award winner. To learn more about Debbie Pruitt with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors in Austin, Texas – click here.

Brandy Finnessey

Brandy Finnessey  | Kuper Sotheby’s International Real Estate

(512) 698-3366

Brandy Finnessey is a Broker with Kuper Sotheby’s International Real Estate in Austin Texas. Prior to joining, she acquired extensive real estate experience working with the top teams in Austin Real Estate, and a well-known Central Texas builder – boosting her into a Director of Sales position, where she was guiding and training agents to grow and shape their skills and business’. Although very rewarding, Brandy decided to move back into the role of working with clients, as is her true passion. Brandy, a native Texan, has watched Austin grow and change dramatically in the past 30 years. Living in each of the four quadrants of Austin, Brandy has gained a unique perspective of the city’s rhythm. With long-term roots to Central Texas, third generation, Brandy grew up on the lower Colorado River from as far up stream as Inks Lake all the way to Lady Bird Lake. A graduate of Southwest Texas University (now known as Texas State University), Brandy got her start in Real Estate in 2003. While working for a builder, Brandy has armed herself with an intimate knowledge of building a home from the conceptual phase to completion. Familiarity and understanding of the ins and outs of building allows Brandy to see past the sheetrock. During her 5 plus years with the builder’s side of real estate, Brandy has helped her clients with design, financing, building, inspections, closings, and the warranty process. There is little in the build/buy process that she hasn’t encountered. As a top sales agent, Brandy has established many personal friendships with her clients – from her genuine personal interest in their lives. Brandy lives in West Austin with her husband, an Austin Firefighter, her 2 sons, and 2 boxers Ginger and Jake. She is involved in various community activities and charitable organizations, and prides herself on being involved in something larger than herself. Her commitment to ‘giving back’ is welcomed by the organizations for which she serves: School In the Hills Art & School equipment funds, Hill Country Christian School, Dell Children’s Medical Foundation-Annual Pumpkin Patch, Movies in the Park-Neighborhood Event, St. Jude, Goodwill, Safe Place, Austin Firefighter Benevolent Fund and Christmas Helping Families in Need. Her professional designations include: Broker Associate, GRI, Graduate REALTOR® Institute, and CHLMS-Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Brandy is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and award winner. To learn more about Brandy Finnessey with Kuper Sotheby’s International Real Estate in Austin, Texas – click here.