There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to buying or selling a home. Anyone can put up a “for sale” sign, add a home warranty to increase a home’s value or hold an open house for home tours, but these practices, though smart, don’t always equate to sold homes and new homeowners. The following 10 brokers and real estate agents have honed their craft and are found to be the best realtors in Austin, selected and ranked according to character, knowledge of the city, availability, and professionalism.
Roman Lopez, owner of The Roman Lopez Real Estate Team, has only been in the real estate business for several years, but is quickly becoming an expert in the field, as evidenced by his number of sales in the last 12 months. During his first year as a realtor, he was named Rookie of the Year for Austin, TX by real estate powerhouse Keller Williams. Lopez has since been named as a Top 25 Latino Real Estate Agent of Austin and a Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agent in the US. He has over 2,100 likes on Facebook and nearly 4,000 Twitter followers, tweeting 3-5 times a day.
Jeannette Spinelli has extensive experience in the field of real estate, and that acquired knowledge makes her a fierce competitor in the housing market industry. As owner and president of Spinelli Residential Group, Jeannette leads a team of realtors who specialize in luxury residential real estate in Austin. Jeannette and her team have been awarded and currently hold a number of significant awards: in 2013 they were named in Austin’s Elite 25 and awarded to the top 1% of luxury real estate agents in Austin. They are currently named the Keller Williams Top Producer, have been named a Platinum Top 50 Realtor since 2013, and an Austin Business Journal Top Producer since 2007.
Eric Bramlett, owner of Bramlett Residential Realty, has seen huge success in his 12 years in the real estate industry, success that doesn’t show signs of slowing. As a full-time Austin realtor since 2003 and broker since 2005, he consistently produces in the top 1% in Austin and was ranked in the top 20 (of 11,000 agents) in 2013 and 2014.
Kristee Leonard is the broker and owner of The Leaders Realty, LLC and is quickly making up for her relatively short amount of time in the industry. In 2014 she was named one of the National Association of Realtors Magazine “30 Under 30” Honorees, Austin Business Journal’s Top 25 Individual Agent in 2014 and Platinum Top 50 Realtors of Austin in 2014 and a finalist in 2013. Her practice is considered luxury real estate and the homes she works with reflect that.
Ashley Stucki-Edgar is the founder and owner of Ashley Austin Homes, whose team includes an award-winning HGTV stager, professional photography and marketing experts. In 2014 she was named the #2 Top Realtor at the Austin Business Journal Residential Real Estate Awards, Texas Monthly Five Star Professional Agent in 2013, and #28 agent in the State of Texas in 2013.
Jim Morelli, owner of the Jim Morelli Team at REMAX Capital City for over 11 years, Jim’s success and the reviews of his clients really speak for themselves. He is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and has been since 2008, was awarded the REMAX Platinum Award 5 years in a row and again in 2014, and is in the Elite 250 REMAX of Texas. Last month, real estate service Trulia named him a Top Agent on their site. Jim’s background in sales has contributed to his success in the real estate industry.
Nancy Velazquez has an extensive knowledge in the real estate field that is based on a good number of years of experience. She and her team, Velazquez Realty Firm, cover nearly 30 areas in Texas and are dedicated to finding the right home for each family they work with. Her Facebook page has over 2,500 likes and is continually updated with not only information on homes in the Austin area, but with tips, tricks, and facts that homeowners and prospective homeowners might find useful.
Dyron Taylor is the owner and lead agent of The Dyron Taylor Group of Keller Williams and makes dealing in luxury yet affordable homes his speciality. During his relatively short time in the industry, Dyron has earned several prestigious awards, including an award for the top closed units by an individual from Keller Williams in 2013. His Twitter feed and Facebook page are a mix of posts that have to do with finding a home in Austin as well as interesting tips and gorgeous photos for inspiration in making your home your safe haven.
Tom Rott of Select Austin Real Estate is prepared to help you no matter what stage of the home owning process you may be in, whether you are looking to buy, sell, rent, or lease. Tom teams up with his two great danes to offer you the best real estate experience you can find; and when it comes to Tom’s success as a broker and agent, his results and client review speak for themselves.
Alex Booth, a Germany native, is GRI, e-PRO and TRC certified, and she certainly knows her craft. She loves the Austin area and is prepared to work with people looking to buy or sell in all Austin communities. She is the spouse of an ex-military member and as such has experience representing many military clients. Her Facebook page and Twitter feed are full are reasons why you’ll want to move to Austin—immediately.