Archive for the ‘Winners’ Category

Jacquelyn Foreman

Jacquelyn Foreman | Coldwell Banker United, Realtors
(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.


Luisa Mauro

Luisa Mauro | Marathon Real Estate

(512) 633-8220

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. Since entering the world of real estate, Luisa has become deeply involved in the industry, earning her Certified Negotiation Expert designation, making her one of the few negotiation agents recognized by the National Association of Realtors. She has also earned NAR’s Green Designation and is committed to the future of the real estate industry and planet. The Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation is recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world; the CLHMS designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence and confidence they require. 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. The Austin Business Journal has ranked Luisa in the top 14 agents in Austin based on sales production in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The Platinum Top 50 Awards Program annually recognizes fifty residential REALTORS® for their outstanding achievements in sales, education, industry participation and civic leadership. Often referred to as the most successful and well-rounded REALTORS®, Platinum Top 50 Winners exemplify initiative, involvement, success, and philanthropy. Luisa was honored each year from 2012-2017 to be one of the recognized Platinum Top 50 agents. In addition, Texas Monthly magazine awarded Luisa each year from 2011-2016 the distinguished honor of the FIVE STAR Real Estate award. Texas Monthly surveyed over 100,000 people asking nine questions related to customer service and the experience they had with their agents. Luisa was featured in the June 2011-2016 Texas Monthly issues as one of the top five percent of central Texas realtors in client satisfaction. In addition to her career, Luisa has a strong commitment to community involvement and is an active member of numerous local professional organizations. She is currently on the board of the Center for Child Protection and chairs the Raffle Committee and serves on the Guardian Angel Committee. Luisa is also a dedicated member of EO, Entrepreneur’s Organization and is active on the board as the Marketing and Communications Chair. In her free time, you’ll find Luisa either training or traveling. An avid marathon competitor, Luisa has completed eighteen marathons all over the country and participated in running circuits through Machu Picchu and Patagonia in South America. When she’s not pounding the pavement, she travels to Italy to spend time with her family. Her travels always serve as a reminder that although there’s no place like home, there is always the potential to find beauty in a second home. Luisa is currently a Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and distinguished Platinum Top 50 ‘Centurion’ Austin Award Winner. To learn more about Luisa Mauro and The Luisa Mauro Group with Marathon Real Estate – click here.

Leisa Ormsbee

Leisa Ormsbee | Realty Texas

(512) 590-1833

Leisa Ormsbee is a REALTOR®/Owner and has been licensed in Texas since November 2007. She has sold over 497 homes, and helps buyers, sellers, and investors with their purchases, sales and leasing – as well as helps tenants to find temporary housing. Leisa has been married since 1987 and has two daughters, a Texas State Graduate and another at Sam Houston University. Her earned designations and certifications are GRI, ABR, MRP, PSA, SFR, SRES and graduate of TRLP representing WCAOR. Leisa has served on various committees at the Williamson County Association of REALTORS ® (WCAOR), as well as 6 years on the WCAOR BOD from 2010 to 2016. She was the 2010 recipient of WCAOR REALTOR of the YEAR, Austin REALTOR ® Platinum Top 50 recipient/finalist 2011-2016, and Top producing agent every year since 2008. She also served on Agent Council, as a training instructor and mentoring new agents. Her community service involvement includes: BOD member for the Round Rock Circle of Friends raising money for Dell Children’s Hospital, a student mentor in the RRISD, Williamson County Habitat for Humanity BOD, served as president on neighborhood HOA board, remains active in Round Rock Kiwanis, participates in various fundraising causes for ALS, Breast Cancer research, and MLS society. In January 2017 Leisa opened her own brokerage firm (Realty Texas) with a co-owner and has organically grown from 2 to 26 agents. They are members of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce and have actively participated in a Habitat for Humanity build as a company. Leisa is a full time REALTOR ®, always put her clients’ real estate needs first, and conducts business with the highest ethics, honesty, knowledge, and communication. She has a passion for her family, faith, career, and community. Leisa is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin award winner. To learn more about Leisa Ormsbee with Realty Texas click here.

Ashley Brinkman

Ashley Brinkman | Realty Austin

(512) 665-8787

Like most Austinites, Ashley fell in love with Austin in college – and though she left her home state, (TX gal, born and raised!) for a short time to the Midwest to work in advertising, she quickly returned to her favorite city to begin her career in Real Estate. Ashley’s strong work ethic, passion for people, marketing background, tech-savvyness and service industry experience meets the demands of the Austin real estate market.  She started her career in property management, leasing and investment sales in the UT area. Ashley then transitioned to Prudential Texas Realty (now Berkshire Hathaway) as one of the top producing teams not only in Texas, but the nation. She’s also taken on the responsibility of selling and marketing two, 4-Star Austin Energy Green condominium projects in the Central Austin area for a developer, and has now (since 2014) found herself at Realty Austin (voted one of Austin’s Best Places to work!) Ashley prides herself in her “hand holding” first time buyers and walking them through the (big) purchase process, and she has the testimonials to prove it as well. Some comments that have described Ashley from past clients have been “go getter,” “positive, and such a hard worker,” “experienced and communicative throughout the entire process” and “the girl doesn’t sleep!” – which proves her success in real estate! In Ashley’s free time, she enjoys being active and outside, trying out everything Austin has to offer – traveling, volunteering with BBBS, and photography (often incorporating her passion of photography with sessions for her clients). Her professional affiliations include: NAR, National Association of Realtors, TAR, Texas Association of Realtors, ABoR, Austin Board of Realtors, GRI Society, Austin Young Real Estate Professionals, and TREPAC. Her commitment to ‘giving back’ is welcomed by the communities and organizations for which she serves, and willingly gives of her time and resources: Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Texas, Habitat for Humanity, Central TX Food Bank, Young Texans Against Cancer, Save the Children, Hill Country Ride for AIDS, St. Austin Catholic Church, Foundation Communities, Ninja Selling, Bowl for Kids Sake (benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters), Kids in a New Groove, Foundation Communities-Supper Club, and Realty Austin Top Contributor. Ashley is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin award winner. To learn more about Ashley Brinkman with Realty Austin click here.

Jeannette Spinelli

Jeannette Spinelli | Austin Portfolio Real Estate

(512) 784-8022

Jeannette Spinelli raises the bar in the Austin real estate market. Much of her business stems from long lasting relationships, resulting in multiple transactions with both buyers and sellers. Her tenacious spirit, strong negotiation skills, and sincere attitude, all combine to create an exemplary approach to real estate. Jeannette has been honored year after year as a member of Elite 25, Platinum Top 50, the Austin Business Journal Book of Lists and most recently as a founding member of Luxury League, for her achievements as the top 1% of real estate brokers in Austin. Jeannette’s award-winning service distinguishes her as a leading broker and one of the most respected agents in Austin, Texas. This allows her the privilege of access to the most sought-after properties in the Austin market, often prior to them being listed. Jeannette’s service-obsessed passion for her clients affords a pleasurable experience that consistently exceeds client expectations. The depth of Jeannette’s professional contacts, her historical knowledge of the Austin market, and strategically executed while proactive marketing efforts – has proven to be her success for over 22 years. If you are interested in purchasing or selling in Austin’s vibrant market, you have found the right partner in Jeannette. It is often said by her clients, that “their real estate experience with the Spinelli Residential Group is the most successful and pleasant they have ever had.” Being grateful for all that God has given to her, Jeannette has a passion to share her blessings. She devotes herself to educational fund raising and humanitarian efforts in Third World countries, focusing on procurement of micro loans in such countries as Guatemala, Somalia, and Sri Lanka. Over the past 7 years, Jeannette has sponsored 162 children via school scholarships, clothing, and familial support. In addition to being very passionate about fulfilling her client’s needs, Jeannette is a lover of contemporary art, photography, her family, and traveling anywhere off the beaten path. She is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and award winner. To learn more about Jeannette Spinelli with The Spinelli Residential Group (Austin Portfolio Real Estate) click here.

Paul Reddam, Homesville Real Estate

Paul Reddam | Homesville Real Estate

(512) 789-0869

With 23+ years of Austin real estate expertise, Paul Reddam applies his market knowledge and negotiating skills to help people increase their wealth through real estate. Whether finding the perfect home in a great school zone, building an investment portfolio, or maximizing the profit from the sale of your home, Paul leverages his experience in the Austin market to provide individuals with an unparalleled level of personal attention and responsive service. After spending the early years of his career working for other real estate companies, in 2003 Paul launched his own firm, Homesville Real Estate, a company that is both unique in its laid-back style, and its focus on educating clients about the real estate process. “In my experience, other companies were all about cranking out the largest number of transactions possible. I created Homesville so that I could spend more time focusing on my clients’ goals and less time worrying about ‘the deal’,” said Paul. Not one to be motivated by stale business transactions, Paul fosters long-term relationships with his clients — relationships built on trust and candid guidance. Indeed, you’ll find Austin’s friendly, unique spirit reflected in Paul’s commitment to everyone he works with. “I want to empower my clients to make the best possible choice that is consistent with their personal goals. I put a premium on providing strategic and straight-forward advice at each and every step of the real estate transaction – even if that advice means counseling a client to hold onto their home or terminating a deal,” said Paul. But don’t be fooled by his casual style. A skillful negotiator, Paul believes his primary job is to find solutions that meet his clients’ needs without unnecessarily fanning the flames of conflict. As a certified negotiation expert, Paul combines pre-planned negotiation tactics with his nuanced understanding of various neighborhood conditions to get his clients the best deal possible. Paul’s people-centric approach earned him a place as one of the 100 Most Influential Realtors in Texas for 2016 and 2017. He was a Platinum Top 50 Austin residential Realtor in 2016, and voted one of Austin’s Top 5 Realtors by Choice Home Warranty in 2015. Paul is a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and finalist from 2012 – 2015, 2017. Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife, two young children, three cats, two fish, and a dog. Paul also dedicates his time mentoring local students through the Seedling Foundation. He serves on the board of Capacity for Justice, a non-profit that strives to improve the quality of forensic evaluations for criminal defendants with mental illness. To learn more about Paul Reddam with Homesville Real Estate click here.


Jayna Love

Jayna Love | Jayna Love Homes

(512) 217-1875

Jayna Love was born and raised in beautiful Austin, Texas, before moving to Hays County in 2005. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Texas State University, she worked for several top real estate agents managing marketing, copy writing, and social media needs. Jayna attended the Austin Institute of Real Estate in the summer of 2015, and obtained her license shortly thereafter. She joined Keller Williams Realty in October of 2015, and has enjoyed an exciting career in real estate ever since! Considered a local market expert, Jayna focuses on the communities of Buda, Kyle, and South Austin – although her clients come from all over Central Texas. Her goal is to provide a dazzling experience to all clients, while delivering unparalleled results supported by creative marketing and exceptional customer service. Jayna believes that the truest form of success is giving back to the community in which she lives and works. She is an avid volunteer, and gives abundantly with both her time and resources. She is honored to serve as an Executive Board member on multiple PTA’s, as a Community Enrichment Chairman, and works with the Hays CISD Education Foundation. Jayna has enjoyed sponsoring numerous community events in Buda, Kyle, and Austin – including: ‘Hays Drive A Senior’ program, Buda Area Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Fajita Fiesta,’, Elm Grove Elementary ‘Spring Jamboree’ & Austin Angel’s ‘Dare To Dream’ program. She also works closely with Austin Angels on a ‘Love Box’ team, giving foster children and families monthly support. Jayna hosts an annual community event called ‘Share The Love,’ which involves over 100 local Hays County businesses, bringing together the community and local business owners. In 2017, Jayna and her team hosted a city-wide food drive and fundraiser event called ‘Neon Love Extravaganza’, which yielded over $1,500 in donations and 453 pounds of food for those in need. In 2016, Jayna was awarded ‘Rookie of the Year’ from the Austin Board of Realtors, Keller Williams 2016 ‘Rookie of the Year’, and was a 2016 Platinum Top 50 finalist for ‘Newcomer of the Year’. Perhaps the most meaningful award was when the public voted Jayna Love as the City of Kyle’s ‘Favorite Area REALTOR’ for 2017! Additionally, Jayna is a proud member of the National Association of REALTORS, the Texas Association of REALTORS, the Austin Board of REALTORS, and the Women’s Council of REALTORS, Austin Chapter. Jayna lives in Buda, Texas, with her husband Jonathon, their two sons, Hunter and Caleb & their beloved rescue dog Trigger. Jayna enjoys boating at the lake with her family, design and decor, writing stories about her adventures with the little Loves, dancing, and of course- real estate. She is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and award winner. To learn more about Jayna Love with Jayna Love Homes – Keller Williams Realty click here.

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.