2014 Winners & Finalists


2014 Winners


Amani Wang

Amani Wang
Keller Williams
1801 S Mopac, 100
(512) 762-7253

Amani Wang, a residential real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty, loves helping people sell their homes quickly and for top dollar. Amani is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Amani also loves helping people, locating into Austin, find their dream home, while introducing them to our beautiful city and making their move a smooth one. Having lived in 8 countries, speaks four languages, and been relocated herself several times, she can serve those clients best!

Amber Hart

Amber Hart
Keller Williams Realty
1921 Lohman’s Crossing Suite 100

After graduating from Baylor University in 2000 with a BA in Communication, Amber Hart developed an interest in Real Estate and Real Estate Investment. She became a licensed Realtor in 2007 and joined Keller Williams in Lakeway. Amber immediately distinguished herself as an exceptional professional. In 2007, her first full year as a Realtor, she received a Silver Medal for being one of the most productive agents in the office, and the Rookie of the Year Award for her outstanding productivity as well as her contributions to the Lake Travis office. In 2008 Amber closed more transactions than any individual agent in the Lake Travis office, which by that time had reached well over 200 agents. She had the second highest earned commission for an individual agent and was awarded a Double Gold Medal for productivity. In 2009 she earned a Triple Gold Medal, placing her among the most productive individual agents in the country. That same year, the Austin Business Journal ranked Amber #8 among Top Individual Agents in the greater Austin area. She is a member of the Keller Williams Luxury Home Division, The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Guild. In addition to running her own successful business, Amber has taken a leading role at the Keller Williams Lake Travis Market Center, sharing her knowledge and experience to improve productivity for individual agents and for the Market Center as a whole. As a member of the Agent Leadership Council since 2008, she is part of a select group of agents who oversee the Market Center in much the same way a Board of Directors oversees a corporation, setting the vision and direction, and monitoring budget and profitability. During her tenure on the Council, the Lake Travis Market Center has grown to become the 3rd largest real estate office in Austin and has successfully profit shared with its agents, even in this difficult real estate environment. She has been a member of the Market Center’s Master Faculty and regularly teaches other agents. She has served on the Recruiting Committee, The Education Committee, The Social Committee, and was Co-Chair of Red Day in Lakeway, a full day of community service sponsored by Keller Williams Cares. Amber serves her community with the gifts of both time and treasure. For the past two years she has served on the Board of Directors of On Pegasus Wings an Austin based not-for-profit which supports children with autism and their families through horse therapy. . She is a large contributor to Circle of Friends for the Dell Children’s Hospital and, through her business, has created a special program so that a donation is made to the Dell Children’s Hospital each time she participates in a real estate closing. Among the organizations she contributes to are: Keller Williams Cares, Keller Williams Lake Travis Cares, Tex Arts, Dell Children’s Hospital, Circle of Friends, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Autism Research of Austin, On Pegasus Wings.

Arlene Maze

Arlene Maze
Carol Dochen Realtors, Inc.
4501 Spicewood Springs #1035

Arlene started her real estate career in 2006 with Carol Dochen Realtors and works diligently for her buyers and sellers in neighborhoods all over Austin. She is committed to continuing education and has received her Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Negotiation Expert, Senior Real Estate Specialist and GREEN dsignations. Arlene has been a Texas CPA for over 25 years. She uses her business expertise to guide clients thru the real estate process. Community involvement is a driving force for Arlene and she currently serves as Treasurer and Chair of Audit and Finance of Texas Hillel and is an active member of Congregation Agudas Achim where she currently serves as co-chair of its Caring Community. Arlene is a graduate of Texas A & M University and she and her husband, Lawrence, have two grown sons.

Brandi McDaniel

Brandi McDaniel
Realty Austin
4301 W. William Cannon Drive
(512) 417-9445

Mission Statement: To exceed her clients’ expectations of a REALTOR while creating lifelong relationships with her clients. Brandi provides top notch customer service to all of her clients. She always puts a client’s interest and needs as her top priority, and works closely with her clients to ensure their goals and needs in real estate are met. Brandi uses her years of experience as a REALTOR to make her clients’ real estate transaction smooth, exciting, and memorable. Brandi believes in treating clients how she likes to be treated herself. She is loyal, dedicated, honest, and ethical in her relationships with all of her clients. She believes all of these traits are absolutely necessary for her clients to think of her now and for all of their future real estate needs. Her style in assisting clients is relaxed, but her motivation and ambition in serving her clients is full force.

Brian J. Fahey

Brian J. Fahey
Coldwell Banker United Realtors
609 Castle Ridge Suite 440

Central Texas is known for its abundance of natural beauty and opportunity. Whether your choice is the incredible live music scene, boating on the crystal clear lakes or scenic drives while exploring the hill-country you’ll never be disappointed. Local businessman Brian Fahey couldn’t agree more. Every day Brian strives to make the most of the unique lifestyle the community’s residents know so well. Active in the local real estate market for over 20 years as both an investor and as a REALTOR, Brian is consistently recognized by the Austin Business Journal as one of the area’s top producing agents. Earning many designations including the Accredited Buyers Representative, Certified Home Marketing Specialist, Certified Arbitrator and the Certified Negotiation Expert his commitment to providing knowledgeable advice is unwavering. Having been involved with many local builders and consulting on large developments at the initial stages, Brian’s perspective is invaluable to buyers & sellers.

Brian Talley

Brian Talley
Regent Property Group LLC
7035 Bee Caves Rd #204
(512) 554-9714

Brian Talley is a 5th generation Texan who has been active in Austin real estate since 1998. During 2008-2013 an Brian was a top producer, closing multi-million dollars’ worth of residential Austin real estate purchase and sales transactions for homes located all over the greater Austin area, such as Lake Austin, Eanes ISD, Westlake, downtown, and more. Brian started his Austin real estate career working as a retail development, sales, and marketing executive with retail developer Weston Companies. In 2002 Brian joined the nation’s fastest growing corporate real estate services firm United Systems Integrators Corporation (USI). At USI Brian leased and sold 575,000 square feet and 37 acres of office, industrial, and residential properties producing millions in savings for his Fortune 100 customers. USI was acquired by Fortune 100 firm Johnson Controls (JCI) where Brian worked as Vice President of Business Development until leaving to start Regent Property Group in the summer of 2007.

Joe & Cara Keenan

Joe & Cara Keenan
Realty Austin
6806 Bee Caves Road, Suite 2B

Cara works on the Joe and Cara Keenan Team with Joe Keenan. Cara’s roots have been firmly planted in Austin, Texas since 1977 when she said, “I love this city!” With so much history, diverse cultures, beautiful rolling landscape, lakes, live music, and sunshine, it’s no wonder people move here; they fall in love and never leave. From 1 year of age, Cara was influenced by her mother’s real estate practice. “My mom loves telling the story of how she used to take my sister and I along in her car to show homes to her clients.” Experiences like these, combined with Cara’s background in technology sales and study of design at University of Texas, compelled her to pursue a real estate career. Cara’s ambition from the start was to “not be” a typical, ordinary, mediocre real estate agent. Collectively, she put her background and skills to work along with a passion for learning to produce an exceptional customer experience. In November of 2001, Cara earned her Texas real estate license, joined

Carol Dochen

Carol B. Dochen
Carol Dochen Realtors, Inc.
4501 Spicewood Springs Rd., St3. 1035

Carol brings decades of hands-on experience to assist with the real estate needs of buyers and sellers. She works timelessly and treats everyone, clients and employees alike, as family. Along with being named President of Austin Multiple Listing Service 2007 & 1994, Carol has also served as a director of the Austin Board of Realtors, TAR, and ABoR Foundation. She’s received numerous accolades from the ABJ & TX Monthly Magazine while earning recognition from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Philanthropically, Habitat for Humanity recently honored Carol for 20 years of service which includes donating a portion of all commissions earned. Carol is a dedicated, veteran volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Women’s Prison Storybook Project and currently serves as a director of the JCAA-Dell Jewish Community Association of Austin, the Northwest Austin Civic Association, the NJCW, and Mobile Loaves & Fishes. Proud UT graduate; Carol is married to Austinite Sandy Dochen and has two grown children, Katie and Andrew.

Carole Martin

Carole Martin
Keller Williams Realty
1801 S. MoPac Exp. Suite 100

Carole Martin’s personal slogan, “Selling Austin, TEXAS Style!” exemplifies her friendly, professional attitude towards clients, and her treatment of each person with honesty and integrity. Carole is one of those rare people that have actually lived in Austin all their life, giving her a unique perspective of the Austin real estate market. During Carole’s 28 years as a hardworking professional, Carole has been a top producer in the city. She has achieved the prestigious designation as a Hall of Fame winner and is a member of the Platinum Club, the highest honor at her firm. Carole is careful to balance her life amidst all her success, and says that family and church are her first priorities. She has been married to G. W. for 44 years. Together they have two children, Gigi and Russell, and two grandchildren, Carson and Hunter. Carole volunteers as a committee member of the Settlement Home, is a member of Barton Creek’s 8212 Club, and is a supporter of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum.

Cindy Goldrick

Cynthia Goldrick
Wilson & Goldrick Realtors
923 Westbank Dr. Ste 100

THIRTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND COUNTING. Born in Providence, RI and a graduate of Michigan State University, Cynthia Goldrick began selling real estate in 1978 in Lansing Michigan. She later moved to Austin in 1981, becoming a graduate of Real Estate Institute (GRI) and later starting Wilson and Goldrick Realtors in 1983. Cindy’s successful track record of market knowledge has awarded her a charter membership to Austin’s Elite 25, an exclusive business group for Austin’s top agents. With her husband Gordon Bowman, and her three children Robert, Emily and Katie, the family supports the cause of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, participating in their annual Walkathon as well as fundraising for Camp Bluebonnet and the Brackenridge Children’s Hospital. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys hiking and running on the trails around Town Lake, sailing on Lake Travis and swimming at Rollingwood Pool.

Colette Fitzgerald

Colette Fitzgerald
Realty Austin
13809 Research Blvd
(512) 294-1781

Colette is a dedicated Real Estate professional committed to improving the lives of others. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, then living abroad in both Belgium and Guatemala, Colette decided to put down roots in Austin. She found her true passion in Real Estate, and became a Realtor in 2005, then earned her Brokers License in 2008. Colette is an ambitious go-getter, and was recently honored with the Realty Austin 2012 “Rising Star” Award. She is also focused on education, and recently earned her CRS Designation and is a graduate of the Texas Realtor Leadership Program. When she is not helping a client or remodeling one of her investment houses, Colette enjoys cooking healthy meals, traveling, salsa dancing, and spending time with family & friends. She currently resides in northwest Austin with her husband, Edgar.

Cynthia Mattiza

Cynthia Mattiza
Realty Austin
1209 w 5th Suite 300
(512) 940-5293

Cynthia is your quintessential Austin transplant! Having lived all over South America, and earning a Marketing and International Business degree from Texas A&M, she and her husband finally call Austin home. Cynthia has a keen eye for design as she worked in interior design and in the custom home building business in Santa Barbara, California prior to becoming a REALTOR. When it comes to working with either buyers or sellers, she knows communication is key to a successful relationship. She tailors communication methods to each client’s specific requests. She’s been known to text back to clients late at night for immediate answers. Cynthia’s clients will commonly say, she’s always reachable and her phone is attached to her hand. She’s been a top producer in her company and was recently awarded by Texas Monthly as one of highest rated agents in customer service. Honesty, integrity, and compassion are key elements to Cynthia success in real estate.

Debbie Harmon

Debbie Harmon
Amelia Bullock Realtors
950 Westbank
(512) 422-1583

Debbie has been a licensed agent in Austin since February of 1977 and a broker since 1980. She began her career with Bill Milburn Homes and moved to Amelia Bullock Realtors in the fall of 1978. She has seen many changes in the Austin market. Debbie is married with two children. Her children were raised in the Austin schools. Debbie, her husband, Tommy, and her two children all graduated from the University of Texas. Debbie is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Austin and a member of the Helping Hand Home Society. She was also active in AISD during her children’s years in school and was Chairman of the Priority Schools Monitoring Committee. Debbie has worked many relocations for several companies in their move to Austin. Her honesty, experience and knowledge of Austin give her clients the advantage of a well-rounded agent. She is a charter member and ongoing member of the Elite 25, a group that represents the top 1% of Austin agents.

Desmond Milvenan

Desmond Milvenan
Turnquist Partners, REALTORS
3700 Bee Caves Road Suite 102

With over 15 years tenure in Austin real estate, Desmond has experienced the various market cycles Austin has endured. Her involvement in the banking industry during boom and bust gives her an edge when navigating various housing markets. Recently named Vice President at Turnquist Partners Realtors, she is consistently one of the Top 3 producers (out of all the Turnquist Partners offices) and has been awarded the crown jewel of awards at Turnquist Partners, the Top Gun Award, in both 2008 and 2012. She further distinguished herself by being selected an Elite 25 member for the current year,making a total of 4 years of membership.(Elite 25 represents Austin real estate agents that are top 1% in in the high end real estate market). Austin Business Journal named Desmond one of the top 25 Realtors in Austin for 2013. An expert in her field, she has earned multiple designations including CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist).

Diane Kennedy

Diane Kennedy
Coldwell Banker United, Realtor
9442 N. Capity of TX Hwy., Plaza 2, Ste. 150
(512) 750-2950

A lifetime Austin resident I graduated from UT in 1974. In 1977 I became a full time real estate agent and have been blessed to have a very rewarding career. In 1990 my giving back to the industry began in earnest with appointments to various committees and eventually working my way up to Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2000. From there I began volunteer efforts on the State level where I was a Director, Regional Vice-president, TREPAC Trustee and member of several committees for the next 10 years. I was honored in the past 20 years to be named Salesperson of the Year by ABOR twice and the Eagle Award winner for my office for 15 years. I have also received the Coldwell Banker Preserving the Trust Award and the NAR Omega Tau Rho Medallion of Service.

Don Sembera

Don Sembera
Moreland Properties
3825 Lake Austin Blvd #501
(512) 927-6881

Native Texan, Austinite since 1995. Live and work in West Lake Hills.

Eric Copper

Eric Copper
Austin Portfolio Real Estate
1611 W 5th

Eric Copper is well known in the Austin real estate arena. He has built a sterling reputation on personalized service and professionally handled transactions. Eric’s integrity and professionalism coupled with creative and innovative ideas consistently yields exceptional results. Eric applies a level of knowledge and sophistication necessary to bring transactions to the closing table. In 2013, Eric was recognized as the #1 top-selling agent in his company; ranked 7th by the Austin Business Journal, and welcomed into the prestigious Elite 25 and Platinum Top 50 organizations. Raised in Chicago, Eric relocated to Austin in 2000. He is actively involved in the community serving as a major contributor and volunteers his time and leadership to several non-profit organizations. In his free time, Eric enjoys traveling, riding his bike, boating, skiing and treasured time with family and friends.

Gary & Michelle Dolch

Gary & Michelle Dolch
Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty
901 S. Mopac Building 2, Suite 195
(512) 656-5627

Gary Dolch is among a handful of Real Estate professionals with a personal record of private, residential sales totaling over $195 million dollars. His approachable manner and relaxed style belie unrivaled negotiating skills and a quiet confidence that can only be earned by having produced outstanding results for his clients. Gary’s wife and business partner Michelle, shares his love of innovation in real estate and thankfully keeps Gary’s feet on the ground. In Oct 2012 Gary and Michelle were blessed with a daughter, Denver Riley and are now truly beginning to understand the meaning of balance! It is this ingrained sense of family, duty and well-placed loyalty which Gary’s clients can tell inspires his genuine concern for their success.

Gary Gentry

Gary Gentry
The Gentry Group/Keller Williams Realty
1801 S. MoPac Expressway
(512) 413-4136

Gary Gentry joined Keller Williams Realty when he relocated to Austin in 1983 – as the 1st agent in the newly formed company. Gary’s clients have found that every step of the process in buying or selling residential real estate, from negotiating the contract offer to negotiating repairs, reflects Gary’s strict attention to detail and his commitment to seeing his clients benefit financially. The fact that Gary has been a recipient of the Austin Business Journal’s Residential Top Producer Award – EVERY year (since the inception of the program) – is a testimony to his 30 year reputation as a skilled professional who conducts his business with integrity. Gary’s involvement in community affairs also serves clients by making him a great source of pertinent information regarding future highway plans, neighborhood development and zoning, environmental issues and other factors that could influence home purchase decisions and future appreciation of value.

Gay Puckett

Gay Puckett
JB Goodwin
3933 Steck Ave Ste. B-110

Gay Puckett has consistantly exceeded client expectations with her experience and advanced real estate knowledge. JBGoodwin has ranked her as the top producing agent countless years in a row. The Austin Business Journal awarded her a place on their Residential Real Estate Top 50 winners list. Gay believes service, marketing, property knowledge are all part of her success. As an Austin resident since 1979, Gay knows this town.

Georganna Zaba

Zaba Team
Zaba Team, Keller Williams Realty
6400 Highway 2147, Suite 208
(830) 385-3099

Georganna Zaba is your “go-to” source for Texas real estate in Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls and the Lake LBJ area. Georganna is passionate about building relationships with people and assisting them in meeting their goals and objectives. She enjoys finding the “right” properties for her clients and implementing marketing systems to attract qualified buyers to properties she has listed for sale. She has built a strong referral network with REALTORS across the globe. Georganna consistently ranks in the Top 10 for the Keller Williams Lake Travis Market Center and #1 for the Keller Williams Horseshoe Bay and Marble Falls Business Centers. She was named Platinum Top 50 in 2011 and the Top 13 Real Estate Team for 2011 by the Austin Business Journal.

Jacquelyn Foreman

Jacquelyn Foreman
Coldwell Banker United
907 RR 620 South Suite 202
(512) 554-8298

Jacquelyn Foreman is one of the best Coldwell Banker has to offer earning membership in the company’s International President’s Circle, a level achieved by only the TOP 4 percent of all sales associates worldwide in the CB system. Foreman has also achieved the Texas Monthly Five Star Realtor Award and Platinum Top 50 Realtor for 2011, 2012-2013. She has been with Coldwell Banker United since 2001, earning Rookie of the Year her first year with the company and since attaining multiple awards as a top producing agent. She is a Certified Previews International Property Specialist, a member of the Million Dollar Club and a Certified Luxury Homes Specialist, in addition to being a relocation agent since 2002. Other awards include Foreman being named the Texas Association of Builder’s “Realtor of the Year” 2012 and Austin’s Home Builder’s “Realtor of the Year” 2013. Jacquelyn attributes her success to providing her clients excellent service and her outstanding team of professionals.

Jason Heffron

Jason Heffron
Juice Homes, LLC
508 E 53rd #103
(512) 658-8822

Jason has a Bachelors of Science degree in international negotiations and diplomacy from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from UT-Austin with further training in sales negotiations. These degrees fit nicely into a real estate agent’s 2 primary roles – pricing and negotiation. Jason started Juice Homes in 2007 with the desire to create a brokerage where Austin’s top agents could incubate their very best ideas under a brand that reflected their level of service and success having never been diluted by new, part-time or unethical agents. We invite only the nicest of Austin’s best agents. Social justice and community development has always been a large part of Jason’s life. He grew up in the halls of his mother’s community foundation and later went on to serve as Development Director and Capital Campaign Consultant to a number of nonprofits. Working on our communities as well as within them is a fundamental principle shared

Jason Tarr & Associates

Jason Tarr & Associates
Keller Williams
190 S. FM 1626

A Central Texas resident since 1983, I have deeply invested my personal and professional life in the Buda/Kyle/San Marcos region. I am honored to have served as a leader in community organizations and I would welcome the privilege to represent you with all your real estate needs. Kyle area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Breau, Board of Directors, 2004 to 2013; Served as President, 2009 & 2010; V.P. 2008, Treasurer, 2007 & 2006 Hays County YMCA, Board of Directors, 2009 to Present Texas State University, Bobcat Club Leadership Board, 2010 to Present San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador Committee, 2004 to Present American Cancer Society, Cattle Barrons Ball, San Marcos Annunal Fundraiser, Event Committee 2008 Business Network International (BNI), San Marcos Chapter, Membership Committee, 2004 to Present, Served as President, Education Coordinator

Jeannette Spinelli

Jeannette Spinelli
Austin Portfolio Real Estate, KW International
1611 W 5th #100

My service obsessed passion for my clients affords a pleasurable experience throughout. The depth of my contacts, historical knowledge on luxury properties, & expertise in luxury clientele has proven a successful combination time & time again. Austin is a city far from ordinary. Come trade in your suits for something a bit more vibrant, & prepare for experiences you’ll find only here. If you are interested in our dynamic market or are inclined to consider Austin, Texas for a vacation home or a more permanent move, please keep me in mind. My award-winning service distinguishes me as one of a leading broker & one of the most respected agents in the Austin, Texas. The majority of my business stems from long lasting relationships resulting in multiple transactions with both buyer & seller clients. In my very rare spare time I devote myself to educational fund raising, procurement of micro loans, & humanitarian efforts in Third World countries.

Karen McGrath

Karen McGrath
JB Goodwin Realtors
3011 N IH 35

I am a native New Yorker who grew up on Long Island and relocated to Austin over 20 years ago. My husband is long time employee of Dell Computers and both my children have been raised here and went to college in Texas. It has been very enjoyable over the years to watch Austin grow into the beautiful city that it has become. I received my real estate license back in the 1990’s and over the years I have thoroughly enjoyed “Helping People”. I have worked at JB Goodwin Realtors for the past 6 years and have received several designations which has helped towards better educating me and my clients. I look forward to many more years of continuing to serve my industry and community services.

Kathleen Bucher

Kathleen Bucher
KW – Austin Portfolio Real Estate
1611 West 5th Street, Ste 100

Kathleen started selling real estate in 1991 and has played an important role in the Austin real estate market as one of its most established Realtors, particularly in luxury real estate. She has earned this standing by her knowledge of the market, professionalism, honesty and integrity. The key to Kathleen’s success is her personalized approach. She builds her business on trust, dedication and uncompromised service. This approach allows her the opportunity to network with her satisfied clients and colleagues which is essential to creating that perfect match between the most discerning buyers and sellers. She knows about opportunities before they hit the market. Kathleen holds a BA in Communications and Public Relations. Before becoming a successful Realtor, she built a successful career in the corporate and banking industry. Kathleen holds dear her family and community. Her husband, the CEO of a major Non-Profit Organization, and their children live in Westlake.

Kent Redding

Kent Redding
Berkshire Hathaway TX Realty
3636 Bee Cave

My mission is simple – to run a profitable business while maintaining a balance in all aspects of life. I believe this is accomplished through goal-setting, meticulous planning and good old-fashioned hard work. I always provides top quality service to his clients, as well as a total commitment to meeting their goals in buying and selling real estate. While maintaining a fun and enthusiastic attitude I have consistently exceeded my clients’ expectations. I realize my level of creative strategy and hustle may be advanced, and not necessarily the “industry norm”, but I convinced it takes that relentless extra effort to achieve client goals. My family strives to maintain a balanced life led through God’s grace and direction. We are thankful daily for all we have and the blessings provided. I have a strong belief in exceptional service and delivering outstanding results and I daily commit that to each and everyone who hires me.

Kinan Beck

Kinan Beck
MaxAvenue – One Source Team
2003 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 200-A

“Chicago born, but Texas raised! In 1995, I moved from Beaumont to Austin to complete my BA in Business Administration at St. Edward’s University. In that same year, I obtained my real estate license and began my successful career helping people sell their homes and move up into their next dream home as their lives evolve. Seeing the smile on a person’s face after they have the keys to their new home placed in their hands is such a wonderful feeling. Just knowing that you were part of making someone’s dreams come true is the greatest reward of this profession. When I am not working, I enjoy just about anything that gets me outside, which means I live in the perfect city! Outdoor living is what Austin is all about! You can find me training for marathons and triathlons, boating, fishing, paddleboarding, mountain biking all around the Austin/ Hill Country area. The best part is that in many of the marathons and triathlons that I participate in, I get to combine my love of the act

Kristee Leonard

Kristee Leonard
The Leaders Realty, LLC
1502 Lakeway Blvd.

Kristee Leonard graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. While studying at the University of Florida, she expanded her studies abroad taking Finance and Accounting courses in Sydney, Australia at Macquarie University. She is a leader among young real estate professionals in the Austin, Texas market. Bored with college and ready to start her career, she began real estate her senior year at UF. After being licensed for two years, she obtained her Broker’s license and started The Leaders Realty with her partner, Sheree Leonard. She continues to increase her sales volume at double digit rates annually and was a finalist for the ABJ Top Residential Real Estate Agents awards in 2012 & 2013.

Krystle Copulos McCarley
Platinum Realty
360 Nueces

Krystle Copulos McCarley has been a Real Estate Broker for the last 9 years, specializing in condo living in Central Austin. Krystle has been a part of a successful sales team, personally selling close to half of the homes at 360 Condominiums. Krystle helped acheive 100% contract execution of 430 Condominiums in a ten month period while 360 was under construction, 68% in the first two weeks. Krystle closed 99% of the building within a 9 month period, despite a declining market, resulting in full completion and sell out with a total sales volume of more than $160,000,000. Krystle is passionate about volunteering and organizing fundraisers benefiting local non-profits. She spends her free time fostering for CTDR, Central Texas Dachshund Rescue and sits on the rescuers Committee benefiting Austin Pets Alive.

Laurie Loew

Laurie Loew
Give Realty, Inc.
2700 W. Anderson Lane, Ste 205

Laurie Loew is the Broker and Founder of Give Realty, Inc. An award winning philanthropic real estate brokerage founded in 2008. Give Realty’s mission is to foster philanthropy by engaging their clients with the nonprofit community. This is done by donating 25% of the gross sales commission to the nonprofit of their client’s choice. Through this unique business model, Give Realty has helped over 100 clients donate over $250,000 to over 75 nonprofits as of July 2013. Give Realty was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is a 2013 GeneroCity Award recipient and is a finalist for the 2013 Greater Austin Business Awards. Ms. Loew was awarded the Individual Ethics in Business Award in 2009 and was a Finalist in the 2013 Women of Power and Influence awards given by the Austin Business Journal. She is passionate about creating change in the community and helping her clients do the same.

Leisa Ormsbee

Leisa Ormsbee
3011 N IH 35

I have lived the first half of my life in California, three years as an ex-pat in Norway where my youngest was born and in 2006 I settled in Round Rock, Texas. We quickly fell in love with our new home, neighborhood, friends and my new career in real estate. I have been married since 1987, just celebrating our 26th year together and are raising 2 daughters, high school and one just graduated college. I have a business & commercial art background, have volunteered with many non-profit organizations and now have a very active real estate business. I received recognition from Congress and The Senate for Volunteer of the Year in Moorpark, CA in 2005, was active on stage and behind the scene in our community theater, & love to entertain. I worked for the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce as their Event Coordinator planning the city parades, 4th of July event, & festivals. I currently attend and sing in the choir at First United Methodist Church in Round Rock. I look forward to the future.

Suan Doyle and Lisa Foster-Sexton

Susan Doyle and Lisa Sexton
Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty
2700 Barton Creek Blvd. Suite 200
Susan: (512)658-8229
Lisa: (512)751-7321

Susan Doyle
CRS, CNE, CLHM, Austin Business Journal #1 Team 2014, Platinum Top 50 2013 and 2014, MIllion Dollar Guild
With over 23 years of experience, Susan Doyle is regarded as one of the most respected top-performing REALTORS in Austin. As a trusted advisor and wise confidant, Susan is successful in the representation of both buyers and sellers in the luxury market. With her extensive experience in the design building process and residential land development, Susan’s distinguished talent upholds the utmost standards of excellence.

Lisa Sexton
CRS, CNE, CLHM, Austin Business Journal #1 Team 2014, Platinum Top 50 2013 and 2014, MIllion Dollar Guild
Consistently a top achiever delivering measurable results, Lisa Sexton celebrates 20 years of experience in the Austin real estate community. A licensed broker since 2002, Lisa embodies patience, enthusiasm and knowledge as she creates seamless transactions, guiding each step of the process to ensure a successful outcome.


Lisa Harrell

Lisa Harrell
Juice Homes, LLC
508 E. 53rd St. #103

Lisa’s background set the stage for her successful real estate career in Austin; her parents owned and operated a large brokerage in Colorado for most of her formative years. After moving to Austin 11 years ago, Lisa hit the ground running and has been a multi-million dollar producer since her first year in the business. Her propensity to build strong relationships with clients based on mutual trust is a mainstay of her real estate business.

Luisa Mauro

Luisa Mauro
Marathon Real Estate
4105 Medical Pwky, Ste 209

Luisa Mauro’s Italian family instilled in her the belief that owning property is the ultimate investment. Memories of her Sicilian grandparents growing produce on their own land, coupled with a keen eye for quality real estate, motivated Luisa to obtain her real estate license in 2002. Since becoming a broker in 2006, she and her family have brought that sense of investment pride to the real estate community, buying and selling rental properties, purchasing a commercial office building and providing property management for their real estate. The Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation is recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world; Luisa earned the CLHMS designation in 2010 and has also been awarded membership within the Million Dollar Guild® in recognition of her knowledge, experience and expertise in the luxury home arena. In 2011, the Austin Business Journal ranked Luisa in the Top 6 agents in Austin.

Lynda Conway

Lynda Conway
3933 Steck Avenue, Suite B-110

* Born in Longview TX, 1951 * Graduated from Longview High School, 1969 * Graduated from Stephen F Austin State University in 1973 — B.S. in Pre-Med * Graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1975 — M.A. in Educational Administration In the ministry for 17 years before retiring and entered into the real estate field. Began in real estate by being an assistant to Bettye Turner, who is my current business partner. Became licensed in real estate in 1996 as a salesperson. Have been affiliated with JBGoodwin, REALTORS since becoming licensed. AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS: 2002 Austin Board of REALTORS’ Salesperson of the Year 2005 Austin Board of REALTORS’ Chairman Award Winner 2006 Austin Board of REALTORS’ Chairman Award Winner 2008 Austin Board of REALTORS’ REALTOR of the Year 2000-2011 JBGoodwin REALTORS’ President’s Crescent Award Winner POSITIONS: Member and Chair of the Professional Development and Education Committee — Austin Board of REALTORS Member an

Mark and France Clausen

Mark and France Clausen
Realty Austin
4301 West William Cannon Drive

Mark and France have been working as a team both in and out of real estate for over 20 years. Whether it is coaching their two children, working out together at the gym, or entertaining friends; teamwork has been their framework for getting the most out of their lives together. But, if teamwork has been their framework, real estate has been their passion. Mark and France have been successful real estate investors for over 19 years. Since moving to the Austin area in 2006 they have been a successful real estate sales team in the west and southwest Austin, where they are consistently multi-million dollar producers. Mark brings unparalleled professionalism to every transaction. As a former Navy SEAL and police officer, he has learned perseverance and integrity; undoubtedly valuable assets he uses when representing clients. France brings finesse and strong interpersonal skills to the table. Through her masters in social work she is skilled negotiator, communicator, and advocate.

Martha Small

Martha Small
Keller Williams – Austin Portfolio Real Estate
1611 W 5th Street Suite 100

Being a 4th generation Austinite, there isn’t an area in town where Martha doesn’t feel right at home. A Realtor since 2003, Martha balances her time between navigating Buyers and Sellers through the luxury real estate market and raising two children, Charles born in 2008 and Kate born in 2011. Martha feels compelled to give back to the Austin community, a trait instilled in her by her parents and grandparents. She is heavily involved with Seton Hospitals of Austin, specifically as Chair of the Seton Forum in 2011 and as a member of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Board since 2007. She is also a founding member of YTAC of Austin (Young Texans Against Cancer). A graduate of Casis Elementary, Martin Junior High and S.F. Austin High School- Martha went on to graduate with a BA in Political Science from TCU. She was married in April 2007 to fellow 3rd generation Austinite, James Dyess, CEO of Horizon Bank.

Maru Davis

Maru Davis
Moreland Properties
3825 Lake Austin Blvd.

EXPERIENCE: Licensed and active Realtor Since 2002, Former Host of the Real Estate TV Show “Hot On! en Español” Member of Austin Board of Realtors, Member of the National Association of Realtors, Member of the Texas Association of Realtors, Member of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce- On the International Committee. SKILLS: Spanish & English Buyer & Seller Representative, Certified Luxury Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Certified GREEN real estate specialist, Excellent communication skills, Committed to her clients and their real estate needs Maru, a native of Veracruz, Mexico, had the privilege of living in both Canada and the south of France before settling in Austin in the year 2000. Shortly after, she started her career in Real Estate and is active in her neighborhood, as well as International and Latin American communities. She has a Bachelor Degree in Interior Design and practiced in that field for several years in Veracruz and Mexico City.

Mary Battaglia

Mary “B” Battaglia
Coldwell Banker United
13376 Research Blvd.

Mary was born in Houston of Italian and Czech parents. They gave her an old-world appreciation of home, family and a strong work ethic. Her husband is also in real estate and their son, Shawn is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. Mary is a supporter of her profession & community. At the Austin Board of Realtors, she has served on several committees, and is now serving on the Professional Standards Committee. Her community activities are many & varied. Mary is a member of the Austin Junior Forum, raises funds for the American Cancer Society and is a Board member for The Missy Project – an organization dedicated to raising awareness of brain aneurysm disease. Mary has focused on residential real estate in the Austin area since 1979. She has been fortunate to receive numerous awards for productivity; Mary was most recently named by ABOR as the 2012 Agent of the Year. She credits her success to a professional reputation, consistent communication and aggressive client representation.

Melanie Damron

Melanie Damron
Keller Williams, Lake Travis
1921 Lohmans Crossing

Born to Serve – My life’s calling is to serve by teaching and training others so that they make outstanding decisions. Seven years ago, I made the choice to serve as a real estate agent to help people buy and sell homes and invest in real estate. My greatest pleasure comes when a client makes a quality real estate decision because they really understand all of the parts affecting their decision. I find that quality and thorough education allows clients to make outstanding decisions with very little dissension. It is amazing. Prior to my career in real estate, I served Texas public schools as a teacher, Supervisor and Assistant Superintendent. As a Realtor, I hold a Broker’s license, both the Accredited Luxury Homes Specialist and the Certified Luxury Marketing Specialist designations; I am EPro® certified, and a Certified Negotiation Expert. I am most proud of the appreciation of clients who say, “We couldn’t have done it without you!”

Michael Harrell

Michael Harrell
Keller Williams Realty
1801 S. Mopac Suite 100

Since 2006 Michael has been a REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty in Austin, TX. Michael recently formed his own team “The Harrell Group” & is excited for the future of the team. Michael gives back to his community by donating his time & resources to several foundations & non-profits. Michael gets his greatest satisfaction out of being able to provide his skills to both buyers & seller. He continues to stretch his knowledge of the real estate market through education, having recently earned his GRI designation and scheduled to get his ABR designation in October. Michael’s integrity, honesty, persistence, understanding & laid back attitude means you get the service you deserve from someone who you trust. Michael loves working with people and enjoys the challenge that each day brings.

Nicole Kessler

Nicole Kessler
Gottesman Residential
1501 Enfield

Nicole Kessler has been in Austin real estate for over 20 years and has participated in more than 500 transactions. Through these years, she has done an increasingly complex volume, gaining a broad knowledge of the city and becoming a recognized leader of the Austin real estate community. She is respected for her experience, intelligence and attention to detail which make her a natural choice for those seeking help in the Austin market. An active philanthropic background drives Nicole and her family to stay involved in their community. Passion for Austin and its history led her to Old Enfield where she and her family live in an Historic home that they restored. Bill and Nicole are the proud parents of 3 beautiful children.

Rick Payton

Rick Payton
Turnquist Partners
3700 Bee Caves Road

Rick Payton is a Realtor with Turnquist Partners in Austin, Texas. With extensive knowledge from his 20 years of licensed real estate experience and commitment to professionalism, his endeavor is to educate buyers and sellers so that they can make informed and secure choices. Rick has become the personal real estate consultant for a lifetime of transactions with each of these valued clients. He is a Multi-Million Dollar Producer, Member of the Board of Regents, and 2012 Member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. 2011 winner Platinum Top 50 Award, 2012 & 2013 winner Five Star Professional award . Rick is a high-energy professional, who is focused on delivering quality service, integrity and trust. He prides himself on honesty, communication and accessibility. With a remarkable attention to detail and a drive for results, he is able to provide superior service in all aspects of any real estate transaction.

Cain and Company

Cain and Company
Cain and Company – Keller Williams Realty
1801 S. Mopac, Suite 100

Having lived in the Austin area for over 30 years, Ricky Cain can attest that Austin is a terrific place to buy, sell or invest in Central Texas real estate. His strong work ethic, negotiating skills and commitment to protecting his clients’ best interests is what has made Ricky one of the top agents at the world’s #1 real estate office for units sold. As a result of his commitment to service, over 60% of his business comes from referrals from satisfied past clients and Realtors from across the world. Ricky is also proud to serve on the Agent Leadership Council, at the Austin Keller Williams Southwest Market Center, along with the other top producing agents at his office.

Robert J Fischer Team

Rober J Fischer Team
Keller Williams
2300 Greenhill

The Robert J Fischer Team was founded by Robert Fischer and his family on four core values: A Servant’s Heart Mentality, Integrity, People and Passion. Our sole purpose is to be a servant leader to all those counting on us and grow a business where our core values shine through every day. We have been blessed to be in the top 1% of the real estate profession as REALTORS and we take that very seriously. We are one of the top agents in Williamson and Travis Counties, selling 150 homes in 2012 and even more in 2013, and would love the opportunity to talk with you about putting our top-end marketing solutions and services to work for you. Our successful track record speaks for itself. Our listings sell faster and for higher prices than the average. Our buyers get excellent attention and benefit from our expert negotiations to get amazing deals on homes. And our investors get true investor services that shine light on those hard-to-find great deals.

Russ Phillips

Russ Phillips
Keller Williams Realty
823 S. Austin Avenue

Known to many colleagues as “that guy in the hat,” Russ doesn’t mind the jokes and snickers. “I come by this hat honestly…and the fact is, those same folks also know that I’m serious about getting business done. I work hard to keep up those relationships up with my fellow agents. In this business, you compete and you negotiate the best you can for your side, but sometimes it’s the fruits of those relationships that are the difference between hitting a wall and getting things done on behalf of my client. My relationships are big part of my value proposition in this market.” It’s common-sense insights like these, targeted at client-focused results (rather than personal image), that have helped propel Russ to the high level performance he has achieved. Still, as the economics of real estate have gone up and down, Russ sees his role as more than just selling. “Sometimes, we all need to be reminded of little truths that are easy to forget, like that ‘Money is replaceable, but time is not’

Ryan Rodenbeck

Ryan Rodenbeck
Spyglass Realty and Investments
2708 S. Lamar, Ste 200E

Ryan’s team specializing in “transforming” properties before they go to market. His focus is on the presentation of the property and trying to achieve a value over and above what its current state. He does this by suggesting value added renovations that are cost affective and bring an increased value to the property. The goal is to always get two dollars for every dollar spent by the client. His team acts as contractors, design coordinators and stagers of the home. In the past three years they have completed over 75 renovations of properties. From the smallest touch up make ready to complete cosmetic overhaul, Ryan coordinates the entire process with his sellers. On the buy side, he offers the same service and his experience in renovation and design allow his buyer clients to purchase a home that is more affordable and then adds the design touches to perfect it.

Shannon Ensor

Shannon Ensor
Sky Realty Austin
4501 Spicewood Springs Road

Shannon is a Broker Associate and founder of Team Ensor. She began her Austin real estate career in 2005 and has earned her ABR, GRI and CNE designations. Leading by example, Shannon represents buyers and sellers all around Austin and Central Texas. Shannon graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University, earning her degree in Journalism/Public Relations from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in Business Advertising & Marketing. Shannon provides leadership, training, mentoring, and personal coaching to the team. She has recently been recognized as being a Platinum Top 50 Finalist and has earned her Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) professional designation.

Tausha Carlson

Tausha Carlson – Marathon Real Estate
Marathon Real Estate
4105 Medical Parkway, Ste 209

Tausha’s breadth of experience as a real estate broker, investor, and educator combine to provide a remarkable upside in her client’s experience. Tausha works to provide a foundation in communication with which to guide and support her clients through each step of the home buying and/or selling process, developing a deep understanding of her clients’ hopes, concerns, and needs along the way. Tausha’s 5-star reviews from almost 100 reviewers on-line and her consistent placement in the top tier of award-winning Austin residential real estate agents is a testament to her success on behalf of her clients.

Terese M. Peabody

Terese M. Peabody
Stanberry & Associates
400 Hwy 290 West

A leading real estate professional in The Hill Country since 1992, Terese Peabody has built a reputation for her uniquely driven nature and her ability to make things happen. It’s her dedication to constantly pushing herself to grow – for always performing at her personal best – that has catapulted Terese as a leading real estate consultant in The Hill Country. The passion for giving a peak performance everyday shows how Terese approaches all endeavors, both personally and professionally. Terese is certified by the Austin Board of Realtors as a Broker, she is a Certified Residential Specialist, a Graduate of the Realtor Institute, a Sr. Real Estate Specialist, an Accredited Buyer Representative, the NAR GREEN, CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) designation, and also CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist). Terese has been recognized by the Austin American Statesman for her awards and was also awarded as one of the “Top 50” agents by the Austin Business Journal

Terri Romere

Terri Romere
Romere Real Estate
8004 Borden Springs

Terri Romere was born in Austin but grew up in the Houston and College Station areas. She attended Texas A&M University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. Terri is married to fellow Aggie and Romere Team member, Bill Romere and they have two children. In her free time, Terri enjoys reading, exercise and spending time with family and friends. Before she was involved in the real estate industry, Terri was a professional speaker and trainer. Prior to that, Terri was very involved in the health care industry within the administrative division for one of the largest home healthcare companies in the U.S. Nationally awarded & recognized as one of Keller Williams Realty’s Top 100 Agents in the city, by the Austin Business Journal as a Real Estate Top Producer and as a Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent in 2011 and 2012 based on client feedback. She loves people and serving their needs. Helping clients achieve success in real estate is her number one goal.

Todd Smith

Todd Smith
Fine Austin Living, REALTORS
1517 W. Koenig Lane

The son of a real estate Broker, Todd recevied his B.S.B.A. with a degree in Rel Estate from the Univ. of Arizona. Working as a part-time Realtor while in school, and later while working in the motion picture industry in Los Angeles, Todd’s varied background lends itself well to the ever-changing demands of the real estate profession. In Austin since 1998, Todd has been involved in his sons’ school and youth-sports activities, scouting, his church, and a variety of community and civic endeavors, and currently is the President-elect of the largest Rotary Club in Austin.
Wendy Papasan

Wendy Papasan
Keller Williams Realty
1801 S. Mopac

With 20 years of marketing and consulting experience and many years as a real estate investor, Wendy brings a savvy mix of sales and shrewd negotiating skills to her role as leader of The Papasan Team at Keller Williams Realty.  She became a licensed Realtor in 2009 and has consistently doubled and tripled her production every year. Wendy is on the agent leadership council at the Keller Williams Southwest office, helping other agents improve their productivity and moving the Market Center forward. As a member, she is part of a hand-picked group of agents who monitor profitability and set the vision and direction of the country’s largest real estate office. She holds an Internet Marketing Specialist Designation. In addition to owning multiple income-producing properties (residential & commercial) in Austin, co-owner of two real estate offices, & a partner in a venture capital firm. Active in the community, Wendy is past president of her neighborhood association.

2014 Finalists

Adrian Grabe
Alicia W. Kelley
Allison Olson
Amy Mills
Andy Cook / Texas Heritage Team
Anna Lee
Anne McCormack Haikola
Ashley Pope
Bertina Schreiber
Betty Hood
J. Rene Ward
Brad C. Schaible
Bridget Shoemaker
Camille Ulmann
Cari Clark
Carl Shurr
Carla Umlauf
The Carstin Team
Carol Pease
Charlotte Brigham
Chuma Jerome
Cristina Valdes
Dara Allen
David Brodsky Properties
David Burton
The Raesz Team
David Schneider
Debbie Novelli
Debora Flores
Denise Bodman
Denny Holt
Diana M Proud
Diane Dillard
Donna Edgeman
Donna Harris
Dorie Dillard
Drew Griffin
Dru Brown
Dylan Everett
Edward Kittrell Farmer
Edward E. Lundry
Ellen Helweg
Francie Little
Grant Whittenberger
Greg Young
Gregg Klar
Guy Oberg III
Jack Stapleton
Jackie Good
Jackie Horton
Janette Friend-Harrington
Jennifer Mehis
Jeremy K. Frost
John Crowe
John Dunham
John Warren Purser
Joy Brillante
Julie Woche, JD
Kacy Dolce
Kat Brooks
Kathy Chappell
Katy Hall
Kay Andrews
Kendred Manceaux
Kevin Bown
Home Resource Group/ Keller Williams
Kevin McCord
Kiersty Lombar
Kristen Williams
Laurel Prats
Lauren Powell
Leslie Kasen
Linda Traylor
Linda Welsh
Linn Ann Guest
The Lisa and Jeff Hill Team
Lisa Munoz
Lori Anne Goto
Lori Galloway
Lou Cartwright
Maggie Falvey
Marley A. Bautista
Mary Ann Kuhlmann
Matt Menard
The Vargas Team
The Pat Vincent Team
Michael & Stacy Spickes
Michelle Jones
Michelle Robach
Mike Freeman
Nancy LaBarbiera
Nancy Taute
Patrick D Birdsong
Patricia Cabrera Webster
Paul Reddam
Paul Smith
Team Excellence –
The Power of 4!
Paula Greenfield ~ Greenfield Group
Peg’s Team
Peggy Little
Polly C. Clarke
Richard Hayden
Rise’ Johns
Rita Keenan
Robert D Kenney
Bob McKenna
Robin Hammond
Russell Tam
Austin Properties Group
Sandra Alvarez
Sandy Cary
Sarabeth Peterson
Shannon T Schmitz
Sherry Ellenbogen
Sonny and Erin Bara
Susan Avant
Susan Horton
Tammy Young
Tara Knight
Tarek Morshed
Todd Bailey
Tom Thornton