In 2008 when the country was going through a recession, I decided it would be a great time to begin a career in real estate. People would ask “But, wasn’t that a really tough time to sell houses?” Yes it was. So with rose colored glasses, I dove right in.
I was blessed with the good fortune of having various friends and family who at that time needed the services of a realtor. Amazingly, they took a leap of faith, letting me develop and hone my skills by using me as their realtor. I am forever grateful for their unwavering belief in me, and astounded with the ripple effect it has had from those meek beginnings to now.
I pride myself on being a referral based realtor, and the overwhelming majority of my business comes from referrals from clients, neighbors, friends, and family. I’m also very proud that more often than not, my clients and I end up as friends, and they shout from the hilltops of Central Texas and beyond to let everyone know that I am their realtor of choice. It has been rewarding to have such great relationships and resources with past and present clients, and I look forward to continuing to be the one they turn to for their real estate needs, along with anyone they pass along to me as a referral. I am humbled by the amount of repeat referrals past friends and clients have made.
I recently decided to challenge myself further, and to build on the success I’ve had so far. My twelve years in real estate has been with John Blackburn of Blackburn Properties, who truly is a giant among men. I know I am much more equipped and knowledgeable based on the years I spent learning and building my business with Blackburn Properties. Now, I look forward to a new chapter of growth with Coldwell Banker Realty. I have been approached several times over the past few years by multiple real estate firms to join their group. When I met with David Pruitt of Coldwell Banker Realty, it felt like the right time to make the move. Nothing like a recession at the beginning of my career to a current pandemic to help me make big changes in my life! Coldwell Banker Realty has been in the real estate industry for over 110 years and is well known, tried and true. What I appreciate about the switch, and discussions I have had with Mr. Pruitt, is that Coldwell Banker Realty is here to enhance the business I have been curating for all these years. They are not here to take away Molly Austin, Realtor, but to add to what I have to offer as a realtor and business person. I had thought seriously about beginning my own brokerage, but with the tools and resources Coldwell Banker Realty has to offer, I feel it is the right time and the right place for me to be in business, continuing to be the realtor you already know and trust in this ever changing business environment.
People are constantly asking if I “only” sell in Travis Country. Although I’ve lived here over 20 years, and I do a majority of my business in Travis Country, I help people with their real estate needs in and around all areas of Austin. Whether it is assisting with buying and selling a property in our great neighborhood or other areas of Austin, I pride myself on doing a great job, and being the resource you go to for your real estate needs. As I enter the next chapter in my real estate career with Coldwell Banker Realty, I look forward to helping you, a friend, or a neighbor find a house you can call home!
Thank you tremendously for allowing me to be Molly Austin, Realtor. AUSTIN SELLS AUSTIN!!
I have been a realtor for over a decade, and sold my first house in Travis Country.
We cannot control a lot of things that are going on around us these days.
Moving is one of the most stressful life events, but is living in a construction zone any easier?
The front door is usually the first thing people see when entering your home.
With the internet, the world is so completely inundated with “communication” and “community”.
I hear comparisons bantered about with our current pandemic to Groundhog Day.
Expanding on my earlier thought of small acts of kindness, within our neighborhood.
Not to make light of the pandemic we are and continue to be in for the unforeseeable future.
We put oil in our cars, check the air in the tires and maintain them with regular check-ups.