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Archive for February, 2018



Carla Umlauf

Carla Umlauf | Keller Williams Austin Portfolio Real Estate

carla@umlaufproperties.com
(512) 567-1478

Carla Umlauf is a second generation Austinite, and is highly involved in the culture, business, and development of the City. The strength of her connections, knowledge of residential construction & design, and experience in contract negotiations and marketing, has moved Carla up the list as one of Austin’s Top Producing Agents. Over her career, she has sold over $80 million in volume and has helped over 300 families in real estate transactions. She is a member of the Luxury Homes Division at Keller Williams, and continues to make the Million Dollar List each month. Carla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. As a Child Protective Services social worker, Carla worked first hand with families and various agencies to help children escape abuse and neglect. This taught her the importance of crisis management, negotiation, and navigating a complex network of professionals and organizations. Her experience in conducting Home Studies is what led her into a career in real estate. The foundation of Carla’s success is a relentless work ethic, her unique background, and an extensive network. She strives to give each client honest advice and personalized attention. She takes pride in her platinum level of customer service and attention to detail with each transaction. The majority of her business stems from repeat and referral clientele, as well as corporate relocation. Carla is proud of her family’s long tradition of giving back to the community. In 1985, her grandparents, Charles and Angie Umlauf, donated their home, artist studio, and acreage above Barton Springs to the City of Austin and founded the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. She continues to honor her grandparents’ legacy by serving on the non-profit’s Board of Trustees. Carla works with the City of Austin and the Parks and Recreation Department to promote the operation of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, which is a non-profit gift to the Austin Community. Carla has worked with other art projects, including a recent exhibition at Hotel Ella and a sculpture donation to the Austin Independent School District. Carla and her husband Cass have two daughters who share their interest in art, dance, good food, and friends. They love spending time outdoors, enjoying Austin events, hosting parties, and spending time with their lab Maggie and Springer Spaniel, Oliver. She is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin award winner. To learn more about Carla Umlauf with Keller Williams Austin Portfolio Real Estate click here.



Cynthia Mattiza

Cynthia Mattiza | Realty Austin

cynthia@realtyaustin.com

(512) 940-5293

Based in Austin, Texas, Cynthia Mattiza, REALTOR® works with Realty Austin to help families find homes in Central Texas. Cynthia is an active member of the Austin Board of Realtors and remains active in the Austin community. Her clients range from relocating families to a brand new city, to young families starting their next chapter, and young professionals looking for the right investment. Cynthia works hard to achieve the right results for each individual client. In 2014, she closed over $10 million in sales. She has been awarded as one of the Platinum Top 50 REALTORS®, nominated by the Austin Business Journal as one of the Top Producing Agents in 2014-2015, and for the past 5 years, Cynthia has received the Texas Monthly 5 Star Customer Service Award. It comes as no surprise, that she is a dedicated professional, and creates a unique experience for each and every client. Cynthia remains involved in numerous industry organizations to stay current with industry leadership and trends: NAR, National Association of Realtors, TAR, Texas Association of Realtors, ABoR, Austin Board of Realtors, and Austin Young Real Estate Professionals (AYREP). In addition to providing an exceptional experience for her clients, Cynthia generously gives of her time and resources by ‘giving back’ to her community and those she serves: Junior League of Austin, Dress for Success, Delta Zeta Austin Alumnae, Congenital Heart Defective Association, Girl Scouts, Delta Zeta Alumnae Chapter, DZ Alumnae Bunco Group, Foundations Community, and Back to School Drive – Foundation Communities. She is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin award winner. To learn more about Cynthia Mattiza with Realty Austin click here.

 

 



Joe & Cara Keenan

Joe & Cara Keenan | Realty Austin

joekeenan@realtyaustin.com
(512) 415-7653

Joe Keenan’s goal as an Austin real estate agent, is to provide superior services that reflect the needs and expectations of customers and clients. He knows that buyers and sellers benefit when their desires, motivations, and limitations have been established. That is why Joe really zones in on the needs of his clients and narrows down their criteria to find the right home, all while making it a fun experience. As a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Joe’s accountability, integrity, and discipline contribute to his appreciation for managing the details of each transaction. He has also earned his (MBA) Master’s of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University, which enables him to pass along financial insight and effective marketing for his clients. He loves technology and implements the latest tools to bring efficiency and service to the home buying and selling process. Joe’s commitment to customer service combined with his passion for technology, enables him to take extraordinary care of clients in a web 2.0 world. Joe understands that being tech-savvy can facilitate a transaction, but interpersonal relationships will remain the focus of the real estate industry. Joe’s commitment to be respectful of his clients’ needs and protect their best interests, brings a rewarding experience to each and every client he serves. Joe is obsessed with service, and ensures that he represents his clients in the marketplace with integrity, while putting their needs first at all times. He is an active member of numerous organizations to include: NAR, National Association of Realtors, TAR, Texas Association of Realtors, ABoR, Austin Board of Realtors, REBAC, Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, CRS, Council of Certified Residential Specialists, The Green Resource Council, GRI Society, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), WCR, Women’s Council of REALTORS®, Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC), Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and Graduate of Realtor Institute. In addition his dedication and commitment to his clients, Joe contributes of his time and resources by ‘giving back’, and is welcomed by the communities and organizations he generously serves: Goodwill, Partners In Education, Doss Elementary School PTA, Habitat for Humanity, Foundation Communities, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Legacy of Giving, Texas Land Conservancy, Austin Pets Alive!, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, The Trail Foundation, Colin’s Hope, Sustainable Food Center of Austin, Austin Children’s Shelter, and LifeWorks – Youth and Family Alliance Inc. Joe and Cara Keenan are a team, and have earned recognition as distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtors® and Austin Award Winners. To learn more about Joe and Cara Keenan with Realty Austin click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Wes & Prima Womack

Wes and Prima Womack | Womack Real Estate

wes@womackrealestate.com

(512) 626-0621

 

In a time when customer service seems to have taken a vacation it’s great to know someone that still believes in giving the best customer service experience possible. This is where Womack Real Estate sets itself apart from the pack. Owner Wes Womack started his career over 20 years ago working in the fast-paced world of Austin’s hospitality business, which means, he truly understands what “customer service” means. Being involved in creating, owning, and managing a successful hospitality business comprised of several concepts and roughly 70 employees, gave him a tremendous set of business skills, and became the cornerstone for him on the proper way to conduct business going forward. After many successful years in that field, Wes was ready for a change and chose the real estate industry. Wes’ passion for the city along with his networking skills led to tremendous growth, and in 2013 he asked his wife Prima to join his growing team. Before long, they were recognized city-wide as Top Producers with annual sales exceeding $30M and earning the JB Goodwin Top Sales & Listing Agent Award along with the JB Goodwin President’s Crescent Award. Wes believes that the key components in their success has been not only their entrepreneurial and networking skills, but also that they never lost sight of their basic beliefs; serving people, being authentic, and bringing their passion for a positive customer service experience to each and every interaction. Whether you’re in to buy, sell, or invest, real estate is what they do, and building relationships is how they do it. Womack Real Estate is a dynamic team with years of entrepreneurial experience, the ability to work under strong time constraints, and the desire to make the experience the best that it can be. They lead with a serving heart and are firm believers in building positive relationships with each and every client. After years of being recognized as a cornerstone of Austin’s social scene, their vast network allows for maximum exposure leading to more buyers, quicker sales and off market gems! Simply put, they bring hospitality to real estate. Among Wes & Pima’s numerous accolades: Broker/Owner GRI, ABR, ALHS (Accredited Luxury Home Specialist) 2017 JB Goodwin Top Listing & Sales, 2017 City Wide Platinum Top 50 Winner, 2016 City Wide Platinum Top 50 Winner, 2016 Austin Business Journal Top REALTOR® Nominee 2015, City Wide Platinum Top 50 Finalist 2015, Austin Business Journal Top REALTOR® Nominee 2015, JB Goodwin Top Listing & Sales Agent 2014, Platinum Top 50 Finalist 2014, Austin Business Journal Top REALTOR® Nominee 2014, JB Goodwin Top Listing & Sales Agent 2014, and JB Goodwin President’s Crescent Award. Although hard work plays an important role in the success of any career, Wes feels it has always boiled down to one thing, customer service. He truly believes that sincerity should be genuine and treats people as if they are friends in his own home. This concept mixed with a vast knowledge of the real estate market, as well an unmatched work ethic is the exact reason why Womack Real Estate / JB Goodwin stands out in the industry. Simply put, Wes and Prima bring hospitality to real estate! Not only professionals in real estate, they are also active members and contributors to numerous organizations for which they generously give of their time and resources: Gateway Church, Amigos for Christ, Gateway Church South Core Group, Kiker Elementary – Dad’s on Duty, Gateway Kid’s Quest, Living Water International, Luke Lives On, Saint Judes, Austin’s Angels, Livestrong, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National MS Society, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Start Good Things, and JB Goodwin Agents Counsel Committee. Continued ‘Congratulations’ to Wes and Prima as distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtors® and Austin Award Winners. To learn more about Wes & Prima Womack with Womack Real Estate – JB Goodwin Realtors – click here.



Tammy Young

 Tammy Young | SEED Property Group

tammy@seedpropertygroup.com
(512) 695-6940

 

 

After having lived in far away cities and traveled to far away places for most of her young adulthood, Tammy Young relocated with her husband to Austin, Texas in 2004 to “settle down”. Drawn by the city’s easy ebb and flow, cool and friendly people, and vibrant cultural scene, it was easy to make Austin her home. She has lived Austin’s transformation from a quirky college town to a thriving, innovative metropolitan city. She draws from her in-depth knowledge of Austin and Austin neighborhoods every day, when representing her clients. Prior to earning her real estate license in 2007, Tammy enjoyed a thriving career in fashion for more than 13 years. A graduate of Texas Christian University, Tammy made the decision to move into real estate so that she could travel less and spend more time with her young family at home in Austin. Applying her keen business savvy garnered from her years of experience in sales, marketing, and branding, her real estate career quickly took root, selling several million dollars of homes during her first year alone. Building on a solid foundation of hard work, honesty, and integrity, Tammy’s business has continued to grow almost exclusively by referral – year after year – happy client by happy client. To date, she has sold more than 170 homes and more than $60 million in real estate. Tammy enjoys living in central Austin’s Hyde Park neighborhood with her husband and three children. She and her husband also actively invest in Austin’s real estate market as owners of multiple rental properties. Outside of work, Tammy is involved in her community, giving back as a board member of both her children’s school PTA’s (Lee and Sun Valley) –  and the Pi Beta Phi Foundation of Austin. She is an active member and contributor to numerous other organizations for which she generously gives of her time and resources: Lee Elementary Fundraising Committee,  Art Alliance Austin, Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, Austin Pi Phi Alum Club, Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Saint Austin Catholic Church, Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church, Inherit Austin, Sun Valley Elementary PTA, St. Jude Foundation, American Heart Association and Breakthrough Austin. Tammy is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin Award Winner. To learn more about Tammy Young with Seed Property Group – click here.



Jacquelyn Foreman

Jacquelyn Foreman | Coldwell Banker United, Realtors

jforeman@cbunited.com
(512) 554-8298

Jacquelyn Foreman of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors strives to deliver exceptional results with her own personal approach to residential real estate. A native Texan, Jacquelyn specializes in lakefront communities and luxury homes within the Lake Austin and Lake Travis areas, where she believes the quality of life and waterfront lifestyle are what drive the appealing real estate market. Jacquelyn is a proud 5th generation Texan. In 2001, Jacqueline went to work for Coldwell Banker United. In the first year, she earned ‘Rookie of the Year’ and has not slowed down since. “It’s been an amazing ride” says Jacquelyn, who has found that what she loves the most is helping families to find their perfect home. “I’ve lived in Austin for 30 years. I know the whole city like the back of my hand, and my clients may come to town knowing little to nothing about Austin or Lake Travis. I often take them out on our boat and on a tour of the city. This is not just business for me, I develop true relationships and more often than not, my clients become my friends.” Doing what she loves, Jacquelyn has earned notoriety in the real estate community, having been named a Platinum Top 50 agent 2011-2013, 2015, and 2016-2018. She has also been named a Texas Monthly Five-Star agent for the last 5 years. Jacquelyn has been a Top Producing Realtor® for Coldwell Banker United, Realtors in Lakeway, and is a Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite Member. She is in the Top 1% of Agents Worldwide and has been awarded the Texas Home Builder’s “Realtor of the Year” in 2012 and Austin Home Builder’s “Realtor of the Year” for 2013 and 2014. In 2015, she was awarded #1 Sales Agent in the Austin Region for Coldwell Banker. “Those were amazing honors for me to receive. My accomplishments remind me that I’m serving my clients well, which makes me love this business even more.” Jacquelyn has garnered several certifications, including Certified Negotiations Expert, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Previews Luxury Marketing Specialist, Relocation Specialist, and is a USAA MoversAdvantage® Preferred Agent. As a result of her quality service, Jacquelyn can proudly claim that the majority of her business comes from referrals. “I have many clients who have both bought and sold multiple homes through me, and it is very gratifying when they refer me to their family and friends.” Due to the nature of the Texas real estate market, Jacquelyn finds that she is often working with clients looking for a second home. “I work a lot with the second home market and have access to homes in all styles and price ranges. Helping families find their dream getaway home or full-time residence is a great honor.” Outside of real estate, Jacquelyn loves spending time with her family. “We live in a yacht club marina community and are avid boaters, both of my kids were skiing by age four. I also love watching my son play baseball where I feel like I get a chance to relax and charge my batteries. My husband and I have a huge extended family in Austin that we love spending time with, and this is a great place to raise a family and enjoy life.” Jacquelyn is also actively involved in community service. She is a member of the Seton Hospital Association as well as a fundraising coordinator for the American Cancer Society. “I have raised money as a team member on the Relay for Life Lakeway Team, and work with Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Jacquelyn is also involved with the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce and the Austin Home Builder’s Association. She is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin Award Winner. To learn more about Jacquelyn Foreman with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors Austin – click here.