Reinae Kessler - Broker Real Estate Agent at Austin Home Girls Realty

Reinae Kessler - Broker

Real Estate Agent at
Austin Home Girls Realty

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Reinae gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Austin agent.
Reinae has great Condo experience - having sold 30 more condos than the average agent.
Reinae is a SFH expert - working with over 68% more single family homes than the average Austin agent.

More about Reinae Kessler - Broker

I’m a native Texan and moved to Austin in 1986 to attend University of Texas, where I graduated with honors. My natural aptitude for psychology, counseling, teaching, and law lead me to a career in real estate. I became an agent in 2006 and earned my broker's license in 2010. I have a unique collaborative relationship with my clients. I think the attributes that help me help others are: I am accessible, knowledgeable, and intuitive. I listen with my logical brain and my heart; buying and selling property is a financial and psychological adventure. What does a home or property mean to you or to your family? I am here to uncover your deepest needs, address your concerns, solve any problems, and reduce your stress level. I am resourceful, connected, knowledgeable, energetic, creative, and a powerful advocate and negotiator for my clients. I rank in the top 1% of agents in Austin(most recent available data). I’ve sold hundreds of properties.
Education

Bachelors Degree UT Austin 1990

Certifications

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS), Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), NAR's Green Designation (GREEN), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Awards

Texas Monthly Multi Year For Excellence in Real Estate, Platinum Top 50 Runner UP

License Number

0563167

Reinae Kessler - Broker's Reviews & Ratings

Tell us about your experience with Reinae Kessler - Broker

    • I have worked with many realtors in the past but none can match Reinae. Never in my life have I had a home sold before it was officially listed. Not only did Reinae obtain us a contract after we agreed to let three people look at the house when they saw a Coming Soon sign in our front yard but she brought us a contract for the full asking price that night. In fact, she made the entire selling and closing process completely stress free. I have no reservations about recommending Reinae to anyone that is selling their home or in the market to buy one. She is a jewel.

      - Buddy U. - Seller - Austin
    • Reinae is awesome! She was amazingly helpful in the selling of our Austin home in just one weekend at well above asking price. Super proactive, hard-working, and professional from the start, she came to our first meeting with tons of information to familiarize us with real estate in our neighborhood and the selling process. She's passionate about what she does, and puts so much energy into her job. On top of that, she is extremely cheerful, thoughtful, and kind, and was always considerate of us, our pets, our belongings, and our home throughout the process. She gave us regular updates and quickly answered our many questions as the process was moving along, and, with an enormous smile and gracious spirit, always listened carefully to our concerns and alleviated us of our anxieties. Everyone on Reinae's team is similarly friendly and hard-working, making you feel as if they work only for you. We feel super fortunate to have met and worked with Reinae, and we're sad that we're moving away and won't be seeing her more. If you've got a home to sell or buy, you have no reason to consider anyone but Austin Home Girls Realty!

      - Mary K. - Seller - Austin
    • I'm so grateful we found Reinae.When we decided to sell our home, we started asking around about agents, and talked to several. Some good friends had worked with Reinae when they bought their house, and they couldn't stop raving about her -- so we gave her a call. Best decision we made! When she came for her first visit to our house, she had clearly done her homework. She was already familiar with the history of the neighborhood, and she had pulled an extensive set of comparable sales for comparison. She had also begun to prepare a plan for how best to market the house, and she listened very closely to our priorities and needs. Within three days of listing, we accepted one of multiple offers; with Reinae's help, we found buyers who will be a good fit for the house. We're confident it was a win-win transaction for everyone.Reinae runs a small agency, but she's got extensive relationships with service providers who are crucial to a smooth transaction: contractors, a fantastic photographer, stagers, mortgage brokers, movers, etc. You really do get the best of both worlds: personal attention, but also a depth of experience and resources that usually only comes with a larger firm. There are so many steps in a real estate transaction where things can go sideways -- from working with lenders and title companies to dealing with inspections and appraisals. A good agent is one who can anticipate potential snags, and who knows just who to call to keep things on track. Reinae is that kind of agent.I wholeheartedly recommend her and Austin Home Girls Realty, and would be equally comfortable working with them as a buyer or seller. She's diligent, ethical, and loves her job. She will earn your respect, and keep you smiling while she does it.

      - Michael K. - Seller - Austin
    • Reinae is the best realtor in Austin, hands down. My husband and I have purchased two properties through her, and have sold one. That house sold in two days thanks to her excellent marketing and networking. As the other reviews testify, Reinae has incredible positive energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, and experience with complex deals. She is so supportive during the very personal and often stressful process of making the biggest purchase(s) of your life. Reinae is a problem solver and can explain every step in the process of buying or selling your home, from deciphering the legal jargon to finding a good home stager. She is so outgoing and friendly, yet very focused and savvy when it comes to negotiating your deal. Other realtors usually give off the vibe of "what's in it for me?" because of the hot market in Austin, but Reinae puts the customer first and works hard until the deal is done and you are happily in your home. I have several friends, from investors to young first-time homebuyers, who have been extremely pleased with her services and skills. She seems to have inside knowledge of every neighborhood in the Austin and Dripping Springs area and can match your needs accordingly. Once you use Reinae as your realtor, treat her well, because you will not want to work with anyone else!

      - Caroline K. - Buyer and Seller - Austin
    • If you are an "out-of-towner", Reinae is hands down the way to go in Austin. My wife and I were considering a move to Austin for work and actually found and chose Reinae based upon her Yelp reviews. To say that she did not disappoint would be a gross understatement. From the very day we contacted her she went out of her day to be responsive. She video recorded neighborhoods in her car going over the + and - of living in each as it related to home prices, traffic (a big issue in Austin) and distance to our job. She even sent vidoes of walk-throughs of homes we "liked" on her website which provides an easy way of communicating what you like and don't with her.I would not hesitate to 100% recommend Reinae if you want a professional, customer orientated, knowledgeable and FUN house hunting experience with someone that knows Austin (and the surrounding areas) like the back of her hand.

      - Will C. - Buyer - Austin
    • Reinae and Austin Home Girls realty is absolutely fantastic! I had zero problems of any kind from her or her staff and she did an excellent job of holding my hand the entire way through the buying process. Thanks to Reinae I got a great deal on a house I love and closed on time without any hiccups or problems. Something I definitely appreciate is that Reinae seems to "know everyone" by which I mean when I needed movers, she knew some great movers. When I needed a home inspector, she knew a great home inspector. When I had some questions about the history of the home, she already had a guy go back and check to see if there were ever any claims. She made buying my home a breeze and treated me with a level of respect that will be difficult for other realtors to match. Thank you Reinae and Austin Home Girls!

      - Todd C. - Buyer and Seller - Austin
    • Reinae is absolutely amazing! We were able to get our dream home with no issue. She is very knowledgeable about the city and takes time to get to know you. She also knows so many people, from home inspectors to movers to handymen. Every one of her suggestions has led to amazing service for us. Thank you so much for making buying our dream home so easy!

      - Princess L. - Buyer and Seller - Austin
    • Reinae is amazing.you need her in your corner when buying a home especially if your a first time home buyer. She was a huge help during this process and I would recommend her to anyone I know. I can honestly say if it wasn't for her we would have missed out in our home. Plain and simple if your looking for a house, GET REINAE!! She is the best!!

      - Eric G. - Buyer - Pflugerville
    • We were recommended Reinae by our previous roommates, who said that she was amazing, and even still we were not prepared for how great Reinae was in all aspects of the biz! She was extremely patient working with myself, a first-time home buyer, and my parents who weren't even in the state.Most importantly, Reinae is a straight shooter and did not let us lead ourselves astray, but also took the time to make sure we understood why and how her advice was helping us. She managed to find us a beautiful house in less than a month, and when we wavered on buying a house so soon, let us know that we had a great deal on our hands and not to miss out on it! Reinae then was a very savvy negotiator, and has a seemingly endless group of great people to call on for inspections and any home work that needs to be done. Reinae was always there when we called or texted any question, no matter how mundane, and truly had our best interests in mind. She is also a great person to talk to and very easy to work with. If you want a great agent, go with Reinae!

      - Gabe M. - Buyer - Austin
    • My husband found Reinae through Yelp and I'm so glad he did. She not only sold our home for us IN 3 DAYS, but helped us find a new one, last minute. She spent so much time with us showing us several homes until we found the one we wanted. Including showing us late into one evening. She helped us every step of the way from meeting us during the inspections to giving us honest feedback on what to do to our home in order to get it sold quickly.. Did I mention it sold in 3 days? She was so patient and so helpful during this process. She knows the Austin market and knew exactly what it would take to sell our home and get us our dream home. I would recommend Reinae to anyone that is wanting to buy or sell a home in Austin.

      - S.S. - Buyer and Seller - Austin
    • Reinae helped us find our first home 7 years ago. I'm writing this review now because she has continued to be a great resource and a wealth of knowledge for us as our family grows and we look to the purchase our next home.I would whole heartedly recommend Reinae to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home in Austin... and I have, many times! She not only helped us through the process of buying our home, but her honesty and ability to fully understand what we were looking for, (even when we didn't) was so refreshing. Having Reinae on our side gave us the little push and the confidence to make one of the biggest purchases in our lives. As we move forward I would look to no one else to help sell our home and find our next dream home!

      - Jason P. - Buyer - Austin
    • Hands down the best realtor around! She is unbelievably kind with a don't mess around attitude! Whatever it is she can handle it!

      - Evan T. - Buyer and Seller - Dripping Springs, Austin
    • I love working with Reinae and would certainly feel confident in recommending her to friends and family. She is very knowledgable about both the Austin real estate market and has a great network of contractors, inspectors, and general home repair persons. She was very helpful in helping me to hone in on finding my home and negotiating a great price. Thanks Reinae for all of your hard work and continued help even after the deal closed.

      - Kirsten S. - Buyer - Austin
    • Reinae Kessler is absolutely the best realtor in Austin. When we moved to Central Texas in 2011, she helped us find a great home in a school district that we wanted to send our two sons. It was a wonderful neighborhood off the beaten path complete with nice amenities and great people. She helped us make this choice by meeting us and getting to know us before helping us wade through the many challenges of the seemingly always red hot Austin real estate market. She proved to us that she was a great negotiator and genuine joy to work with as we had many questions. Patiently, she walked us through the entire process since we had not bought a home in many years. When we needed help with anything including finding a handyman, painter, whatever you can imagine you would need when you are new to an area, she was there for us. She made the entire process go very smoothly, making a hard transition much easier.We lived in Austin for three years and remained good friends with Reinae who continued to provide names for services related to our house and yard. When we had to move in 2014, we immediately contacted her to serve as our representative. She helped us so much. We wanted to sell and then rent back for a few months. She brought us a great buyer who agreed, and everything for that setup to the actual sale went as smoothly as it could. On moving day, she even showed up and helped us at the last minute pack some of the last things as we ran out of time (now, that is a full service provider). We so appreciated all that she did and will always remain a huge fan.That said, if we ever move back to Central Texas (and we hope to do so), the first person we will contact is Reinae. I cannot recommend her more highly as both a realtor and great person. She is the out-and-out the best of the best!

      - Maria L. - Buyer and Seller - Austin
    • Reinae Kessler was such a joy to work with when we bought a home in Austin and then sold it three years later. Throughout the process, she was a strong advocate for us, explaining the finest details as well as general aspects of the home-buying process (and later the sale of a home). She took time to get to know us so that she could place us in a neighborhood that fit our needs and personalities. We appreciated her honesty and integrity throughout the process. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a great realtor, whether you have been the process many times or this is your first time around. She is the absolute best, and if I ever return to Central Texas to buy a home, I can guarantee she will be the first person I call for help. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking for a hard working, honest and thorough, and just great all-around realtor (and even better person).

      - Kyle L. - Buyer and Seller - Austin
    • Reinae guided us through some of the sales issues of working with Builders not only that but also protected us from some of the issues in financing always watching our back every step of the way.

      - Stephen D. - Buyer - Buda
    • Before we hired Reinae and Austin Home Girls, we did our research and spent time reading reviews. The reviews about Reinae do not lie! We have loved our experience selling our house with her. As first time home sellers, we had many questions at all times of the day- Reinae always had time for us, and made sure we understood every aspect of the process. We would recommend Reinae to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!

      - Sarah S. - Buyer - Austin
    • My husband accepted a new position in Austin, so we decided we wanted to purchase a home. Not knowing much about the Austin area, we knew we needed a Realtor to help us find the right location for our family and guide us through the process. We found Reinae on Yelp and she has far exceeded our expectations from beginning to end! This was my first time buying a home (my husbands third) and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. She's super responsive (promptly answering all my annoying, relentless questions), personable (she has a great sense of humor), yet professional...and most importantly, she made the process of purchasing our DREAM home almost effortless! Renaie worked behind the scenes with all parties involved in the process and only involved us when it was decision making time (which is how we like it). She also has a ton of contacts (lender, home inspector, insurance agent etc..), which we used for most of our needs. They all too, have been wonderful! There isn't one thing I'd change about our experience and we will undoubtedly use Reinae for our future real estate needs. Thanks Reinae for giving us an amazing start to our new adventure in Austin!

      - Tracy C. - Buyer and Seller - Pflugerville
    • Austin Home Girls Realty is THE BEST. We met Reinae at a house she was showing and knew she was the realtor for us! She spent months looking for the perfect house for us. It was so nice having someone who knew Austin and all of its hot spots. We were able to look for houses and get a tour of the city at the same time. I would highly recommend Reinae for anyone looking for a house in Austin. She made a very stressful process fun and exciting! We are now living in our dream home, thanks to Reinae Kessler!

      - Julie S. - Buyer - Austin
    • Couldn't have made a better decision in choosing an agent. I was a first time home buyer admittedly in over my head and Reinae was as patient as humanly possible. She basically guided me through just about every stressful scenario that could, and did, arise while trying to purchase a home in an insanely competitive market and educated me along the way. If I were her, I would have jumped shipped dealing with someone as clueless as I was. She separates herself from the others with outstanding patience, empathy, and integrity. I could sincerely admit that if Reinae weren't in my corner during this process, I would have been pushed around all while thinking I was getting a good deal. She is extremely savvy when it comes to real estate game. She's exactly what I needed and she'll be the exact person I recommend to whomever inquires to me about purchasing a home.

      - Alejandro O. - Buyer - Austin
    • Working with Reinae Kessler was a pleasure. She was so helpful during the whole process. We were able to get a hold of her at anytime of the day or week. Whenever we had a concern she got to work right away to find a solution and answer. She's very informative in all aspects of realty. She's very professional but also feels like your working with a good friend. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her in the future and have already told my friends and family. Thank you Austin Home Girls!

      - Austin
    • Reinae was great to work with as we were looking at purchasing our first home! She narrowed down the type of house we were interested in right away, and showed us many possibilities while considering our price range first and foremost. When our current home hit the market, she was enthusiastic about getting us in to see it that same day as she was sure it would be what we were looking for. Reinae didn't stop working for us when the house was found as she walked us through the steps of the process and worked for us to have the seller agree to our specific terms and timing on purchasing the home. We definitely will not hesitate to work with Reinae and Austin Home Girls for our future real estate needs!

      - Hayden M. - Buyer - Austin
    • We were referred to Reinae by some friends of ours and she helped us with both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our previous home. She was instrumental in helping us work through some issues we had after our inspection, she had a list of very dependable and affordable vendors for us to use to help us ensure we were making the right decision. She made herself available to meet with the inspector, the builder and any other vendors that were visiting the home which was super helpful because my husband and I didn't have to take off work all the time to be there. She is very straight forward and ethical in her approach. She is a strong negotiator and I feel that she has a great pulse on the Austin market. She was also very responsive, anytime I needed to get in touch with her she would call or text me back immediately. I I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking to either purchase or sell a home.

      - M.K - Buyer and Seller - Austin
    • Reinae helped me and my husband buy our first home in central Austin a few years ago, and also helped my aging father sell his in Cedar Park last year. In both, very different real estate scenarios, we couldn't have asked for a more intrepid, knowledgeable, and truly caring agent. Reinae is incredibly gifted at what she does, and giving of all of her energy toward helping her clients get the best deals possible and making their dream homes a reality. I am always incredibly happy to be able to recommend Reinae to friends and coworkers. She's our secret weapon when it comes to the Austin housing market.

      - Mary B. - Buyer and Seller - Austin & Cedar Park
    • Reinae is more than awesome she is amazing at what she does! She has done both sell my first home and found my perfect second home! I have worked with Reinae for about 11 years and she definitely goes above and beyond my expectations. I am very particular with whom I do business with and Reinae will always be my realtor!

      - Tiffany M. - Seller & Buyer - Austin, Pflugerville, Texas
    • Wow is all I can say. It's surprising that we are coming up on our 1 year 'anniversary' of our East Austin home purchase that Reinae skillfully guided us through the process from finding the home, submitting offers, home inspection and warranty, and her recommended roofer we hired due to damage discovered in the inspection, which was paid for by sellers. She even gave us the number of her insurance broker and a solid mortgage company. (All of her contractor/professional services suggestions were awesome, honest, competent and I would highly recommend).The real eye opener for my wife and I was that the Austin market is unique and experience is key to buying a property here. We are experienced home buyers- we have bought and sold several homes before, including a New York City Co-op but would never have found our home in Austin without Reinae. We rented a master suite in our home to a couple for 6 months while they were getting to know Austin - when they were ready to buy we referred them to Reinae and she helped them find their home. I will refer anyone I like to Reinae and would 100% insist to work with her in Austin in the future.

      - Joshua K. - Seller & Buyer - Austin, Texas
    • You won't find a better person or realtor than Reinae Kessler! We have worked with her on multiple transactions (as both a buyer and seller) and she has far exceeded our expectations every time! Not only does she make what is easily one of the most stressful transactions in life fun, she also provides the knowledge and caring to allow you to feel comfortable every step of the way. She is your best advocate, savvy, educated and kind but also a strong negotiator who will work tirelessly to create your most profitable transaction possible. In an industry full of questionable agents Reinae sets the gold standard!

      - Wendy T. - Buyer and Seller - Austin, Texas
    • Reinae was wonderful at taking care of my condo in Austin while I was living in California! She did things beyond what she was supposed to do for me and I really appreciate that!! Thank you, Reinae!!

      - Rebecca G. - Seller - Austin, Texas
    • What Realtor tells you NOT to sell your place!!!?? We consulted with Reinae because we were thinking of selling our West Campus condo. She showed us the bright future of the area, and of Austin in general, and instead of selling, we decided to invest in an additional property. She worked hard for over a year to match us to the right house (while prices managed to skyrocket!), and in the end, she totally delivered. We just closed on a lovely 3/2 up in Anderson Mills area on a large lot. Anyone up for renting a totally tricked out house? :-) Thanks Reinae for working so diligently, and for "figuring out" what we really wanted as well!

      - Shana C. - Buyer- Austin, Texas
    • Reinae at Home Girls is the best!! She went above and beyond what was expected when helping me sell my condo and purchase a new house this year. A few things about Reinae that really stood out to me during this process were:-Her knowledge about the Austin market. This really helped because she had the ability to price my house perfectly so that it would sell quickly but not leave money on the table.-Her great contacts. Anytime I need help finding someone to help get my condo ready to sell Reinae was always ready with a GREAT recommendation. From contractors, painters, movers you name it, and everyone she recommended did a great job. She even has a decorator/stager that she has come in and help make sure your house is at its absolute best when it goes on the market.-Her responsiveness. No matter when I reached out to Reinae she always responded quickly and effectively.If you are looking for a realtor in Austin you can't do better than Reinae. I will definitely use her again when the time comes and will be recommending her to all my friends!

      - Karaline H.- Seller & Buyer - Austin, Texas
    • Reinae helped us sell our home in central Austin in April/May 2016. She has many years of experience and knows the Austin market very well, especially how to operate within its current crazy atmosphere. To focus on something not highlighted by other reviewers: her expertise was especially helpful during the final stages of the process. She priced the property just right and effectively marketed it to other agents, which resulted in multiple bids above asking price. She then provided us with a detailed analysis of the offers and really good advice about which offer to accept (it was not the highest bid, but the buyers were the most financially qualified and committed to the purchase). We were grateful for her savvy professionalism at this stressful time.

      - Susan D. - Seller - Austin, Texas
    • Great service, great team, prompt attention, very smart! She helped us buy a home and asked great questions so we could make the best decisions. And she's fun to drive around with!

      - Bill C. - Buyer - Austin, Texas