Archive for the ‘Winners’ Category

David Brodsky Properties

David Brodsky | David Brodsky Properties
(512) 657-6694

After helping companies succeed for over 20 years, David Brodsky left the tech industry, and created David Brodsky Properties to help individuals achieve financial success through real estate. His experience as a Chief Financial Officer for several businesses, his experience as a real estate investor, and his passion to affect positive change in the lives of those with whom he works – makes David a consummate real estate consultant. Not only is David the licensed broker/owner of David Brodsky Properties (DBP), but also an active agent and member of the Austin Board of Realtors, Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)® and a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)®. He generously ‘gives back’ of his time and resources to numerous community organizations, associations, and ministry abroad: Light of Messsiah Ministries, Financially Fit, Dripping Springs ISD- District Wide Educational Improvement Committee, Dripping Springs ISD- Facilities Planning Committee, Dripping Springs ISD- Booster Club, Dripping Springs Pony Club, Dripping Springs Educational Foundation, Dripping Springs Educational Foundation, Dripping Springs Project Graduation, Austin Stone, Baylor University Athletic Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and Emory University Alumni. David is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin award winner. To learn more about David Brodsky with David Brodsky Properties click here.

Jay Warren

Jay Warren| Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty
(512) 864-5657


Jay Warren’s goal is to assist his clients in realizing their goals and objectives in the most positive and rewarding way possible. Buyer, Seller, Investor, or Commercial Tenant, all have ideas and/or dreams of what they can accomplish, and he feels it is his task to help them reach those objectives. Jay’s experience in finance and real estate – both in commercial and residential, is helpful in providing a logical evaluation of property, finance options, acquisitions, and sales strategies. His specialties with property analysis, financial strategy, and negotiations are keys to his success – as well as the success of his clients and investors in the purchasing and selling of their homes and commercial properties. He believes in ‘giving back’ professionally and personally of his time and resources, and is welcomed by those he serves: Austin Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown Transportation Enhancement Corporation, Berry Creek Country Club Men’s Association, Salvation Army, 1st Baptist Church Georgetown, 1st Baptist Church Georgetown, Berkshire Hathaway Community Involvement Team Georgetown, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Georgetown Chamber Of Commerce-Leadership Georgetown, 1st Baptist Church Youth Mission Trips, 1st Baptist Church Sunday School, American Red Cross, Coffee and Connections, and Georgetown Planning and Zoning Commission. He is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin award winner. To learn more about Jay Warren with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty – click here.

Matt Menard

Matt Menard  | Austin Real Estate Experts
(512) 947-8787



Matt Menard is the broker/co-owner of The Austin Real Estate Experts team, previously Keller Williams Realty’s highest volume-producing real estate group in the country. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin in 1987, Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. He earned his real estate license as a college freshman in 1983, his broker’s license in 1985, and taught real estate classes professionally at age 23. A second-generation realtor, Matt literally grew up in the real estate industry in a household with two active Texas realtors. In his 30 plus years of real estate industry experience, he has helped thousands of satisfied homeowners. Matt has been recognized by Texas Monthly magazine five times as a Five Star agent based on production and customer satisfaction, designated a Platinum Top 50 agent in Austin, and is well inside the top one percent of the nation’s top producing residential agents based on production and customer satisfaction ratings. In addition to brokerage real estate, Matt’s industry experience includes mortgage lending and new homes and sales management. His extensive background provides a broad understanding of key financial concepts, allowing Matt to help buyers secure their best deal on a new or resale home, and helps navigate them through the mortgage process to find a program that best suits their financial objectives. His listings sell much faster, and for more money than the local board of realtors’ average. He is an active member of numerous industry organizations: NAR, National Association of Realtors, TAR, Texas Association of Realtors, SABOR, San Antonio Board of Realtors, ABoR, Austin Board of Realtors, Temple-Belton Association of Realtors, Highland Lakes Association of Realtors, Ft. Hood Association of Realtors, Corpus Christi Association of Realtors, Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, Houston Association of Realtor and San Antonio Board of Realtors. Matt has served as host/panelist for “The Austin Real Estate Experts” – the longest running local real estate TV show in Austin, bringing information and education to consumers and other industry professionals for the last 5 years. He is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin award winner. To learn more about Matt Menard with Austin Real Estate Experts click here.

Ross Speed

Ross Speed | Realty Austin
(512) 626-6694

Ross Speed has spent the majority of his life living in and enjoying the greater Austin area. Ross uses his home-grown knowledge of Austin to educate his buyers and sellers on the ever-evolving Austin market. Ross graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Real Estate and Finance. He is part of the less than 1% of Realtors with a degree specific to Real Estate. Ross uses his strong financial background to provide insight and strategies unique to the Real Estate market. While at Baylor University, Ross was a scholarship player on the Baylor baseball team. He channels the same competitive drive to “Win” for his clients. Ross also holds an Appraisal Trainee’s license. His appraisal background makes the valuation of properties one of his strong suits and allows him to educate his clients on one of the largest hurdles sellers face in Austin’s appreciating market. Ross has successfully doubled his business every year since obtaining his real estate license. He attributes his yearly growth to his amazing clients who continue to refer him to friends and family after successful and well-managed transactions. Ross prides himself on providing the highest level of customer service to all his clients. Buying or selling a home is a huge step that requires proper guidance, care, and the attention to detail that Ross works tirelessly to provide. Nothing is more important than his clients’ financial security and happiness from start to finish. He is an active member and contributor to numerous organizations who welcome his time and generosity: Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, Lake Hills Church, Letterman Association at Baylor University, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Goodwill, St. Edwards Athletic Booster, Beta Gamma Sigma, Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, Austin Young Real Estate Professionals, MD Anderson Cancer Center and BBA with a focus in Real Estate and Finance. Ross is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin award winner. To learn more about Ross Speed with Realty Austin  click here.

Matt Holm

Matt Holm  | The Agency Austin
(512) 769-1695

With 10 years in the Austin real estate market, Matt Holm brings a wealth of transactional experience and knowledge to the team at The Agency Austin. Named the number 10 Austin agent (out of 12,000 fellow Austin agents) in 2016 by Austin Business Journal and with momentum increasing sales, Matt is a powerhouse in the real estate community. His deep market knowledge, personable style, and unparalleled skills representing his clients make him a great addition to his brokerage. As a regular volunteer and contributor in his Westlake community schools, charities, and social functions, Matt names volunteerism and community service as primary roles for him and his family. In his spare time, he serves as the president of the Tesla Club for Central Texas and organizes track days and get-togethers on a regular basis. When not selling Real Estate, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Ana and two children, enjoying the Austin music scene, boating on Lake Austin, hiking in the Greenbelt, and attending his children’s soccer games and ballet performances. He is a member of NAR, National Association of Realtors, TAR, Texas Association of Realtors, ABoR, Austin Board of Realtors. Matt is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin award winner. To learn more about Matt Holm with Matt Sells Austin click here.

Debbie Pruitt

Debbie Pruitt | Coldwell Banker United, Realtors

(512) 964-3124

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

Chrissy Caputo

Chrissy Caputo | Austin Summit Group
(512) 748-4650

Exceptional Service – our clients are number one with us, regardless of whether buying or selling. That’s why Chrissy Caputo and her team offers personalized service that’s tailored to client needs. They are committed to satisfaction and dedication to providing expert service at every level, and handling all transactions with genuine care. They pride themselves on exceeding expectations and making clients feel special. Exceptional Marketing & Advertising with well over 40 years of real estate experience combined at Austin Summit Group in the Austin Area, the team is proud in providing superior and “proven” marketing strategies along with a team approach to best highlight the quality features of a home. Whether it’s direct mail, print, internet ads, professional photos and virtual tour, or the placement of a property with their syndicated website partner sites, they have developed a customized marketing plan that highlights the uniqueness of the property and connects it with prospective buyers. Exceptional Innovation – Technology is the name of the game in today’s real estate market. As agents, the Austin Summit Group embraces technology and integrates it into all aspects of their business. They maximize their marketing by investing in targeted, top professional and national websites, as well as their own personal websites. The internet demands immediate response, and with their online lead management tool, they respond instantly to any online leads they receive. Exceptional Resources – real estate takes teamwork. That’s why they only work with a select team of highly qualified professionals, which ensures that all transactions go smoothly from beginning to end. The Austin Summit Group has hand-selected & built a support team of individuals who have similar business standards and work ethics, to assure clients that their experience will be hassle-free and the closing will be smooth. Exceptional Results –  a result-driven approach to selling real estate allows the team to orchestrate the successful sale of a property from start to finish. As strong negotiators, they pride themselves on attaining the highest price possible for the sale of any property they list. These negotiating skills are also top notch for clients purchasing a home. The Austin Summit Group’s goal is to make sure that their clients are making a solid financial decision for their investment money, and their unique client management system ensures that the experience will be flawless from listing or buying and through the closing process. Chrissy is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin Award Winner. To learn more about Chrissy Caputo and her team with the Austin Summit Group click here.

Sijo Vadakkan

(512) 740-2262

Sijo Vadakkan – GRI Broker, Realtor, and Founder of Trinity Texas Realty, Inc. has built a strong reputation in the real estate business, and his extreme professionalism has driven him to consistently be one of Austin’s Top Real Estate Brokers. He recently won the Award – #1 Winner for Residential Real Estate by Austin Business Journal Award 2018 for racking up 102.3 million in sales in 2017 to top the Group One category. Vadakkan, who formed his firm in 2006, was No.2 in the Residential Real Estate Award rankings last year in the Group Two category, with $77.4 million in sales.  He owes a lot of his success to his clients, as most of his business is through quality client referrals. He has been demonstrating a steadfast dedication to providing outstanding client service; generating and sustaining a viable client base, and achieving recognition as a top producer for many builders. Without a doubt, client satisfaction is his top priority by ensuring that the client gets the ‘Best Value for the Dollar’. Sijo’s knowledge about investment homes in Austin has attracted a lot of investors from the East and West Coast, and his property management team takes care of all the properties for his valuable investors. He has been a finalist in Austin for the HBA MAX Best Realtor award several times and won the award in 2017.

His achievements include, Austin Business Journal Award 2018, Platinum Top 50 Realtor® – 2017,2018, Winner – Realtor Partner for the Century Communities-2017, Max Award Winner for the Best Realtor-2017, 2015, Realtor Partner of the Year – 2012-2017 Cal Atlantic Homes, Top Producer D R Horton 2016, 2017 and Top Producer for the New Land Community 2017-2018. He has won Million Club Platinum Award Winner Q1-Q4 -2017.

Sijo stays socially active and strongly believes in giving back to society. Trinity foundation is a non-profit organization and serves as the conduit for his philanthropic activities. He is directly involved in an ongoing project since long, to bring the tribal children of Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh State, India, to mainstream education. Sijo also supports many non-profit organizations in the US in their socially responsible activities. Trinity Foundation has been generously contributing to other nonprofit organizations – Greater Austin Malayalee Association, Austin Tamil Sangha, Austin Kannada Sangha, Nepali Association, and Telugu Cultural Association for a decade. He is directly associated with many charitable organizations such as Sankara Eye Foundation and Hindu Charities for America. Sijo is currently a distinguished Platinum Top 50 Realtor® and Austin Award Winner. To learn more about Sijo Vadakkan and Trinity Texas Realty, Inc. Austin click here.

Carla Umlauf

Carla Umlauf | Keller Williams Austin Portfolio Real Estate
(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

(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.