The Elite 25

Austin's top luxury real estate agents revealed at Elite 25 celebration

Austin's top luxury real estate agents revealed at Elite 25 event

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Austin's Elite 25 members represent the top 1 percent of local real estate agents.  Courtesy of Kuper Sotheby's International Realty

Each year, Austin's top-producing agents are granted membership to a prestigious local real estate organization. The 2015 Austin Elite 25 members were revealed on Wednesday, February 25, at an industry celebration hosted by Riverside Residential at Ranch 616.

This year's 38 agents were selected based on their successful 2014 luxury home sales in the Austin area. To qualify for membership, agents were required to have five sales of more than $1 million, and more than $9 million in total sales volume from those sales alone. The criteria reflects Austin's growing luxury home sales market, which increased 9 percent last year.

While top-tier agents definitely compete with each other from time to time, the group breeds a special camaraderie among its members. "It is not uncommon for our members to announce a buyer need that is immediately met by another member attending one of our monthly luncheons," said Tony Trungale, host of Austin Elite 25 and vice president of First Choice Loan Services. "I am constantly reminded that all of the networking and co-branding that the Elite 25 provides to its members is invaluable for listing meetings and the branding of our luxury realtors."

The members, who make up the top 1 percent of Austin real estate agents, represent a host of luxury real estate agencies, including Gottesman Residential Real Estate (nine agents), Moreland Properties (seven agents) and Austin Portfolio Real Estate - Keller Williams Realty (six agents). The 2015 Austin Elite 25 members are: 

  • Anna Lee, Moreland Properties
  • Anne Giles, Gottesman Residential Real Estate
  • Beth Carter, Moreland Properties
  • Carol Burdette, Gottesman Residential Real Estate
  • Carole Martin, Austin Portfolio Real Estate - Keller Williams Realty
  • Charlotte Lipscomb, Austin Portfolio Real Estate - Keller Williams Realty
  • Chris Long, Gottesman Residential
  • Cindy Goldrick, Wilson & Goldrick Realtors
  • Clay McLaughlin, Moreland Properties
  • Cord Shiflet, Moreland Properties
  • Dana Dean, Gottesman Residential
  • Debbie Harmon, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
  • Desmond Milvenan, Turnquist Partners Realtors
  • Eric Copper, Austin Portfolio Real Estate - Keller Williams Realty
  • Eric Moreland, Moreland Properties
  • Francie Little, Austin Portfolio Real Estate - Keller Williams Realty
  • Gary Dolch, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
  • Jeanette Spinelli, Austin Portfolio Real Estate - Keller Williams Realty
  • Jim Hardie, Moreland Properties
  • Joanie Capalupo, Moreland Properties
  • Joe Longton, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
  • John Lairsen, Travis Real Estate
  • John Teinert, Austin Fine Properties
  • Kathleen Bucher, Austin Portfolio Real Estate - Keller Williams Realty
  • Kathryn Scarborough Bechtol, Turnquist Partners Realtors
  • Kirk Lewis, Homecity Real Estate         
  • Kumara Wilcoxon, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
  • Laura Gottesman, Gottesman Residential Real Estate
  • Mark Clausen, Realty Austin
  • Michele Turnquist, Turnquist Partners Realtors
  • Nicole Kessler, Gottesman Residential Real Estate
  • Pat Tate, Tate Property
  • Robin Banister, Gottesman Residential Real Estate
  • Roxan Coffman, Roxan Coffman Properties
  • Shannon Windham, Gottesman Residential Real Estate
  • Stephanie Panozzo, Gottesman Residential Real Estate
  • Susan Griffith, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
  • William Steakley, DEN Property Group