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Meet Starr Lyn Brazeal- President of Austin Real Estate Services!


This year, Starr Brazeal created and founded Texas Real Estate Services. Starr works with many of Austin’s top producing Realtors and she certainly lives up to her name! Starr is not only known for her huge heart and very personable demeanor but she is also known to be a consummate professional in the Austin Real Estate industry. When someone is describing Starr you will hear words and phrases like: very efficient, highly detailed organized, on the ball, really knows her stuff, and you can always count on Starr.

We asked a few questions to get to know her better and her answers were downright inspiring!

1. What is the best thing you have done this year?

At the age of 54 started my own business! I have worked in the Real Estate industry for 18 years. And many times I’ve helped other agents and have heard “I wish I had a Starr” so I created my company to help those agents and many more. I take pride in making it easier on the agents so they can devote much more time to listing and selling. Plus it gives me the opportunity to spend every minute of every day with my special needs daughter. It’s a win-win for everyone!

2. Who inspires you right now?

Cord and Anne Shiflet! They are amazing people with a beautiful amazing family. They have always been the hosting spot for many many charities. They open their hearts, and they get people to open their wallets and give. If the Shiflets are involved you know it’s going to be amazing! They gave my daughter an amazing gift a couple of years ago and Cord showed up in Reindeer pajama’s to present it to her. To this day she still keeps their Christmas card on her nightstand in a frame. On her dresser is the photo of their wedding with Anne on the back of Cords motorcycle in her wedding dress. Not only are they an inspiration to me, but Anne is my daughters role model and let me tell you I couldn’t have asked for a better roll model!

3. What do you like most about Real Estate?

Watching people achieve the american dream of their first home. I still get goosebumps when I’m working with an agent and their clients and knowing they are buying their first home. It’s not about putting a sign in the front yard, or working for that commission. It’s about giving that client the best possible service so that they will always remember who was there. It’s the bases of a long lasting relationship.

4. Who has influenced you most in your life?

My daughter Rachel. born with Pierre Robin Syndrome, Uterine Didelphys, Heart Abnormalities, Hole in her heart and facial deformities. She is the strongest and toughest little girl I know! She has no hair, no chin, no bridge on her nose she wasn’t to make it past 2 years of age and if she did she’d be a vegetable confined to a wheelchair. She’s 29 now and is enjoying the life she has! She has taught me to accept people for them, not judge books by the cover and no matter how bad I have it, someone has much worse. She makes me cry, she makes me laugh, she keeps me grounded and yet she lets me soar. She believes in me when I sometimes don’t believe in myself. She is a God fearing little bald girl with a heart as big as life! If you’ve not met her yet.. you’re missing out

5.If you were going to dinner tonight – where would you go?

Longhorn Steakhouse for some Parmesan Crusted Chicken.. I’m obsessed with it!!

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Thank you to the Austin REALTORS who attended the New Home Tour in Lakeway!

What a fun morning we had yesterday on the Austin Trolley in Rough Hollow…AND what an amazing group of Austin Real Estate Professionals! Not only did they all provide expert feedback, and ask great questions, but their genuine enthusiasm for learning about new homes and helping their clients was infectious.

Brian Talley, founder of Regent Property Group, even showed up with a hospital bracelet still around his wrist! His wife had just given birth to their third baby girl a couple days before! Congrats to the Talley family!! It was such an added joy to be around a dad still beaming ear to ear with a big proud smile.

We could certainly write a paragraph on each and every Austin Realtor who toured with us…and we actually plan to do just that! But for now, we just wanted to say THANK YOU. We enjoyed spending time with all of you and collecting all your rave reviews on Grand Haven Homes and Highland Homes in Rough Hollow.

Here are the homes available now by Highland Homes.

Here are the homes available now by Grand Haven Homes.

Pictures of this tour and detailed information on the homes is coming early next week….so stay tuned!

Thank you to:

Stephanie Necker from Keller Williams Lake Travis

Jogee Comegys from Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Peg Braxton from Keller Williams Lake Travis

George Ree from Keller Williams Southwest Market Center

Brian Talley from Regent Property Group

Jami O’Brien from Berkshire Hathaway

Laurel O’Chareon from Keller Williams Lake Travis

Connie Lundgren from Turnquist Partners

Anna Culina from Berkshire Hathaway

Rebecca Donaldson from Get Ideas

And a big thank you also to Angela Obolsky for taking photos of the New Home Tour.

If you are an Austin Realtor who would like to join us for our next new home tour in Lakeway- let us know. Spots are filling fast. We’d love to have you!

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Meet Gregg Klar- Austin’s Downtown Condo Expert and Austin Relocation Specialist!


Gregg Klar is the downtown Austin condo expert! He is also Austin’s relocation expert, having helped hundreds of people relocate to Austin over the years.

Gregg has certainly earned his place among Austin’s leading real estate professionals. 2014 marks his 15th year in the real estate business! Gregg’s innovative marketing techniques and in-depth knowledge of today’s complex market ensures that your home sale or purchase is a success from start to finish.

Gregg is widely known as a successful top producing agent in the Austin market- he is also know for his contributions to the community and his positive attitude and perspective!

1. Who inspires you right now?

My clients, I just love meeting and working with my clients from all over the world who are now calling Austin home.

2. Best thing you have done this year?

This summer I went to Spain and Greece, WOW what amazing culture and people. Loved every minute of it and would highly recommend anyone to go visit, it will change the way you see the world. Foods not bad either!

3. What do you like most about Real Estate?

Helping people achieve there often time life long dream of owning their own home and securing their financial future. Owning Real Estate is the best thing you can own for long term wealth when done correctly.

4. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Set backs in life are actually set ups for future successes.

5. If you had a family coming in from Austin to check it out, what would you advice them to see and do?

Being a native to Central TX, I would first recommend a tour of our capitol building, it’s big, its beautiful, it will get you to really understand TX pride! Second I’d say grab a margarita, some Tex-Mex and enjoy some live music, best in the world. Third tour our hill country. After all, it’s beauty is what draws so many to live here, take in a local watering hole or winery.

Contact Gregg Klar

Phone: 512-439-7597
Mobile: 512-653-0488
Office: 512-263-9090


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Meet Steve Merson- The Austin Texas Relocation Specialist!


1. Who inspires you right now?

Although not related to real estate I believe that Peyton Manning of The Denver Broncos is an inspiration to us all. To come back after surgery from potentially career ending injuries to his neck and play probably the best football of his life is quite remarkable. It just shows what you can achieve with talent, dedication and sheer hard work!

2. What is the best thing you’ve read this year?

The autobiography of Sir Alex Ferguson. He was the manager of Manchester United Football Club (soccer to my American friends) and has the best record of any manager….ever…in any sport.

3. What is your favorite quote?

Although not strictly speaking a quote, the Nike slogan “Just do it!” epitomizes my philosophy on life. As does the Elvis Presley catchphrase TCB…Takin’ Care of Business.

I just love this quote from Sir Winston Churchill.
Lady Astor: “Winston, if I were your wife I’d put poison in your coffee.”

Winston Churchill: “Nancy, if I were your husband I’d drink it.”

4. If you were going out to dinner tonight- where would you go and why?

Probably Carmelo’s on 5th street. Some of the best Italian food I’ve had outside of Italy and we were so well looked after when we celebrated my wife’s birthday there in August.

5.If you had a family coming in from Austin to check it out, what would you advice them to see and do?

I have actually had my own family visit from Scotland and one of the first places we saw was the Capitol Building. We took a guided tour and it was thoroughly fascinating. Everyone enjoyed it so much. The Blanton and Bob Bullock were also very interesting.

And Steve even posed a question of his own:

If at some point in the future you choose to buy, sell or invest in real estate, what would you look for in your real estate agent?

Steve’s answer:

How about someone who will Market your property with Energy, Drive, Integrity and with great Communication skills? These are the qualities I bring to the table. I believe it is vital that a good agent should be a go-getter, a man/woman of action, someone who will enter into a relationship with energy and drive and a true desire to succeed, not only for themselves but…..more importantly…..for you!!!!

So, if you ever require a MEDIC for your real estate needs, I would be delighted to offer my services. Perhaps you are thinking of selling and would like a comparative market analysis? This is a free service I could provide for you in order to find out what your home is really worth in today’s market.

Steve Merson
Keller Williams Realty
512 412 1621


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Meet Tammy Young-Broker/Owner of Leading Edge Realty!


Tammy Young is the Broker/Owner of Leading Edge Realty along with her partner David McCalab.

Tammy is a native Texan and has been in the Austin area for fourteen years now. She earned a degree in Special Education from the University of New Mexico and taught in public schools prior to her transition into home sales in 2002. Her real estate career began in new construction selling homes for the builders. She is excited about http://www.SearchNewHomesAustin.com because it takes her back to her roots in new construction and helps afford the opportunity to assist more people who are interested in purchasing a brand new home in Austin as well as continuing to work in the resale market. Her background and experience in both resale and new construction in Austin is an added benefit to her clients.

1. What is the best thing you have done this year?

The best thing I’ve done this year is go into business with my partner, David, and open up our own brokerage. It has been a great endeavor and we are super excited about the future.

2. What do you like most about Real Estate?

I like being able to help so many people meet their goals and make their dreams a reality.

3. What daily habit has changed your life?

My best habit is the way I begin every day. My God time, as I refer to it, is my time to read, study and align myself for a productive day. No appointment is as important!

4. Favorite quote?

“If you aim for Nothing, you will hit it with amazing accuracy!”

5. If someone was coming into Austin for the day/night what would you recommend they check out?

I’d say they must check out Steiner Ranch Steakhouse. It’s so Austintacious with great food, a beautiful view, and live music all in one!

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