More About Me

Experience matters in our DIY world!

First, let me just say, it's not at all about me! What is important to you is important to me, so good communication is the key. People just don't know, what they don't know--which is why YouTube is so popular!

So why should you, select me, to help you?

In this world of DIY and information abundance, just about all relevant data about homes can be seen by everyone.

Sellers want to make the most money in the least amount of time, and buyers perception is, they just want to call the listing agent directly, and not work with an agent. Good examples, of people willing to help, but not necessary to completing a task, are a grocery store bagger and the valet at the airport.

Everybody thinks they can negotiate for themselves, though Sellers don't always know what the best price that their home would sell for, or the legal documents that are required, or where to find their ideal buyer.

Buyers don't have access to all the homes available for sale, or the home they like is already sold, because the websites that Buyers are using, don't update the active listings with any regularity. I know about unlisted homes that are not available on the Open Market.

The process can be very frustrating and overwhelming! That is where my 15+ years experience, helping my clients buy, sell and lease homes in the Austin area, benefits YOU!

Whether you are buying, selling or leasing real estate, I am committed to making your real estate experience stress-less, (since stress-free is impossible when dealing with other imperfect humans!).

So keep my name at the top of your list when it comes to buying, selling or leasing Austin real estate.

Karen Choate: Committed to excellence, dedicated to providing s great real estate experience, and the “key” to your new Austin home!

Client Testimonials:

Karen gave me great advice regarding preparing my house for sale. Her recommendations were modest costing less than $7,000 for a $600,000 house. She has an awesome team to help her with make-ready. She recommended a contractor who did the work quickly and efficiently.

Once the fixing up was done she asked me to store some bulky furniture, and she brought in staging furniture that made the rooms look bigger. She used my paintings and nick-knacks to decorate the house beautifully. It never looked so good! During this time she also represented me in finding a new home in a nearby suburb.

When the house came on the market Karen talked to me every week about current pricing trends, and how many people had viewed or visited my home. She recommended modest reductions in price to move our property to the first page of the real estate websites when needed. She held several open houses, mailed over 1,000 notices to neighbors, and aggressively market the property.

~ D.B.


Karen always goes above and beyond. I've seen her work multiple times and am always blown away by the level of service she provides.


Karen Choate was GREAT!


Karen and Peggy were fantastic. They were wiling to invest the time and effort to stage my home before listing. And they asked the right questions and listened to answers when it came to understand what mattered most to me. They were also diligent in hosting a number of open houses, follow-up with buyers agents that toured my house and provided weekly updates on the status of my home sale. I could not have asked for anything more! Elite level service!!