Staying abreast of market trends is critical in the fast-paced world of Austin real estate, and it's something that Realtor Camille Abbott works at every day. Since 1984, she has been listening to her clients' real estate stories and translating that into the perfect property — the buildings that practically say "this is home" on the front door.
To do that, Abbott has earned numerous designations throughout her career, including Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Certified Residential Specialist. As an agent with Kuper Sotheby's International Realty, she has developed a huge presence in the Austin marketplace, as well as all over the world. From local expertise to global referrals, Abbott has the knowledge and connections buyers and sellers need.
As an avid supporter of all things Austin, Abbott has served as a past president of the board of directors of the historic Paramount Theatre and as a member of the President's Cabinet. She's sat on the board of ZACH Theatre and the advisory board of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas, and is the current chair of the Mirrors Committee for the Central Texas Girl Scouts. Additionally, she is a current member of the board of directors of the American Cutting Horse Association.
We chatted with Abbott to find out more about her work and what drives her.
CultureMap: What inspires you to do what you do?
Camille Abbott: I love knowing I have helped someone in some way on their real estate journey, whether it is a new home, a piece of investment property, or finding their dream.
CM: What's one piece of advice you'd give to people looking for their dream home?
CA: Work with a Realtor and tell them exactly what you want, and why.
CM: And advice to those who are selling?
CA: Price your home with the market. The most important time in marketing a property is the first 30 days, when it is fresh on the market.
CM: Sum up Austin in three words.
CA: The place to be.
CM: What do you consider your "special skill"?
CA: Listening to my clients and knowing what they're really trying to say.
CM: What's one thing people might not know about you?
CA: I ride and compete on cutting horses.
See Camille Abbott's latest listings here, or contact her at 512-529-1299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.