Kevin Cottrell

Kevin Cottrell - Re Max Austin Skyline - Top Austin Realtor

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Re Max Austin Skyline

Kevin Cottrell - Top Austin Realtor

Kevin was born in the Lake Arrowhead area of Southern California. He grew up around real estate from a very young age - his father was Chief Financial Officer and project manager for Boise Cascade Land Development. Kevin graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Economics & Finance.  Following college, Kevin began his real estate career with Marcus & Millichap in Palo Alto, CA where he focused on the sale of commercial real estate and apartment / investment properties. Kevin has extensive Silicon Valley business and leadership experience - having been part of the leadership teams of more than 9 start ups.

More than 25 Years Real Estate Experience

Kevin Cottrell first obtained his real estate license in 1986.  Kevin began his career in residential real estate with Keller Williams in Austin TX in 2003.  He was previously associated with a highly successful real estate team with Keller Williams in Austin, TX which closed in excess of 500 transactions per year.

Kevin Recently Launched the Austin Real Estate Today Podcast

Kevin Cottrell has launched the Austin based podcast - Austin Real Estate Today.  This weekly online radio show and podcast focused on the Austin housing market and current events is co-hosted with Perry Henderson of Prudential Texas Realty.

                                              Austin Real Estate Radio Show & Podcast

Kevin Co-Owned the #1 Independent Brokerage 

Kevin founded and co-owned Kelsey Cottrell Realty in 2008.  Kelsey Cottrell Realty was eventually grown to be the #1 independent brokerage and ultimately combined with Keller Williams newest Market Center which opened in 2011.  

Kevin is a nationally sought after speaker and real estate news source

Kevin is regularly quoted by the Associated Press, Christian Science Monitor, CNBC and other media outlets regarding the real estate market and trends.  While in St Louis, Kevin was the most often quoted news source and expert in the St. Louis Real Estate Marketplace -including stories in media outlets such as the St. Louis Business Journal and St. Louis Post Dispatch. 

Kevin was the #3 Agent in St Louis before moving back to Austin

Kevin moved to St Louis MO in 2006 from Austin to join his wife Stephanie, a Team Leader with Keller Williams St Louis. Kevin launched a team, The Cottrell Realty Group, which rapidly grew in prominence in the St Louis marketplace. The St Louis Business Journal ranked Kevin #9 in 2008 on the list of the highest-selling residential real estate agents in St Louis.  Continuing on this success, Kevin's team was ranked #3 in St. Louis in 2009 based on closed transaction volume.  Kevin and his wife relocated to Austin in January 2011 from St Louis.

Kevin Hosted the #1 Real Estate Podcast in St Louis - St Louis Real Estate Today

Kevin was the host of a highly successful real estate podcast in St Louis - the St Louis Real Estate Today Radio Show ran for more than 100 episodes.

Kevin is also coached by the Mike Ferry Organization – considered the preeminent coaching program for the best agents in North America.

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Latest Listings from Prudential Texas Realty

108 Parkwood Ct, West Lake Hills TX 78746


108 Parkwood Ct, West Lake Hills

Custom built,well maintained home,high ceilings,large windows and skylights thru out.Private park like setting surrounded by trees and nature,Recently added convection ov...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 5.0
  • MLS 5551530

1709 Briar St, Austin TX 78704


1709 Briar St, Austin

Charming remodel in Bouldin Creek! Excellent location near schools, parks, bus stops, libraries, and walking distance to many eateries. Quiet street with similar charming...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 5191202

360 Nueces St Unit 916, Austin TX 78701


360 Nueces St Unit 916, Austin

Imagine stepping outside your condo at the 360 and onto a private 415 sqft patio, and steps away from the best pool/outdoor entertainment areas in downtown Austin. This f...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 1832793

2907 Allison Dr, Austin TX 78741


2907 Allison Dr, Austin

Purchase this Fannie Mae home for as little as 5% down!Approved for Homepath & Homepath Renovation financing only. Great home close to DT Austin & IH35.Good flowing flr.p...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 9219490

428 Atlanta Park Dr, Georgetown TX 78628


428 Atlanta Park Dr, Georgetown

Beautiful large Mayfield Stunner, with 2 master suites, primary Master has a to die for Bath with a walk in closet that has built ins and is large enough to have a sittin...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 4204491

4506 Velasco Pl, Austin TX 78749


4506 Velasco Pl, Austin

Home has been recently painted recent flooring.Large flat backyard,trees.Very open and bright.Large family room with fireplace.Per owner a/c unit is 16 seer rating.Close ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 9896499

2017 Talking Stick, Leander TX 78641


2017 Talking Stick, Leander

Beautiful 4 bedroom home on a cul de sac, with back yard large and level with room for a pool, greenspace behind the home. Lots of trees and shade with a very nice covere...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 6478423

7211 Albert Rd, Austin TX 78745


7211 Albert Rd, Austin

Fantastic family compound located on 2.02 beautifully wooded, fenced acres in the heart of Austin. This 14 bedroom/14 bath home is situated in the privacy of its own beau...

  • Beds 14
  • Baths 14.0
  • MLS 1111310

179 Trailmaster Cir, Driftwood TX 78619


179 Trailmaster Cir, Driftwood

Gracious Hill Country lifestyle in La Ventana. Light-infused living & dining rooms, Cook's kitchen offers ample counter/cabinet space & overlooks fireside breakfast. Huge...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 2339060

1117 Brookswood Ave, Austin TX 78721


1117 Brookswood Ave, Austin

Buyer to verify all info re use & zoning. Duplex size corner lot in developing area of east austin. Although gis shows partial floodplain, prelim atkins study on survey s...

  • Beds
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  • MLS 2151201

2208 Rio Mesa Dr, Austin TX 78732


2208 Rio Mesa Dr, Austin

RARE AND HIGH DEMAND 1-STORY IN STEINER RANCH! This home has gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, built-ins, tiled backsplash, Excellent extended Covered Patio, for...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 5209118

1807 Poquito St Unit 43, Austin TX 78702


1807 Poquito St Unit 43, Austin

Hip East Austin Loft with stained concrete floors, granite countertops and stainless appliances. Walk to UT, coffee shops and restaurants. Enjoy being minutes from Down...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 2301540

5403 Waterbrook Dr, Austin TX 78723


5403 Waterbrook Dr, Austin

Fabulous remodel in highly desirable Windsor Hills Neighborhood. Recent upgrades include all wood floors, granite countertops, recessed lighting, travertine bathrooms, ki...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 4579169

3607 Goodnight Trl, Leander TX 78641


3607 Goodnight Trl, Leander

Custom Built Beauty with all the good stuff! Covered Outdoor Living with outdoor Fireplace and BBQ, Over an Acre with Fabulous Hardwood Shade Trees, Fabulous Media Room w...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 5.0
  • MLS 7378240

4215 Lago Viento, Austin TX 78734


4215 Lago Viento, Austin

New special price for this gorgeous estate size home with pool, spa, media room & views from almost every room in the house! Great plan for entertaining with front livin...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 4171863

1005 Riverlawn Dr, Round Rock TX 78681


1005 Riverlawn Dr, Round Rock

Back on Market bec buyer didn't sell his home. Charming home with dramatic soaring ceilings, lush lawn, large trees, huge covered deck, nice neighbors & walking distance ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 4086135

613 Whistlers Walk Trl, Cedar Park TX 78613


613 Whistlers Walk Trl, Cedar Park

Purchase this property for as little as 5% down & no PMI! with HomePath Mortgage. Room for everyone in this home. Downstairs offers guest/inlaw suite with its own living ...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 3668792

3216 Henderson Path, Round Rock TX 78665


3216 Henderson Path, Round Rock

Great house in Settlers Crossing on corner lot. Just finished painting the interior and replacing the carpet. House is ready to go! Has office/study in the frt of the hou...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 9025163

5209 Robinsdale Ln, Austin TX 78723


5209 Robinsdale Ln, Austin

Located in the highly desirable Windsor Hills neighborhood only a short walk to the new Mueller HEB, Bartholomew Park, shops and places to eat at the Mueller Redevelopmen...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 7358830

1006 Fountainwood Dr, Georgetown TX 78633


1006 Fountainwood Dr, Georgetown

A veritable forest for your back yard, with this Jimmy Jacobs built custom home in the highly sought after Fountainwood. Over an Acre, close to excellent schools, empl...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 8172881

12135 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin TX 78736


12135 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin

Very nice Hill Country home that comes with 1.627 acres. The lot is pretty private with a serene feeling about it. Very quiet and peaceful setting. Coveted area in Austin...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 6855640

11409 Ridge Dr, Austin TX 78748


11409 Ridge Dr, Austin

Stunning home with flexible floor plan located in heart of the cozy community of San Leanna for under $90 per square foot! This spacious home has tons of storage and priv...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 9723876

7809 Dadiva Ct, Austin TX 78735


7809 Dadiva Ct, Austin


  • Beds 4
  • Baths 5.0
  • MLS 4365604

12131 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin TX 78736


12131 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin

290 HWY towards Dripping Springs, turn right on Fitzhugh road-about 2 to 3 miles on Fitzhugh Rd you will find 12131 on the left hand side. White fence and a for sale sign...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 5025313

2009 Spanish Oak Trl, Round Rock TX 78681


2009 Spanish Oak Trl, Round Rock

Well maintained brick home on 4.65 Acres in a lovely hidden paradise. Watch deer, turkeys & abundant wildlife from your front porch. Features kitchen w/ center island, op...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 8301727

1703 Stamford Ln, Austin TX 78703


1703 Stamford Ln, Austin

A magnificent renovation and expansion on one of Tarrytown's finest and most secluded streets. Architecturally designed with a comfortable lifestyle in mind. Surrounded b...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 6491271

1600 Barton Springs Rd Unit 2606, Austin TX 78704


1600 Barton Springs Rd Unit 2606, Austin

Fabulous Barton Place Penthouse with RARE breath-taking Downtown Austin View. Wood floors, granite countertops, $15K in upgrades in kitchen and bathroom. Includes storage...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 1320865

7809 Dadiva Ct, Austin TX 78735


7809 Dadiva Ct, Austin

One of the Last Premium Culdesac Panoramic View Estate Lots (and this one is Amazing), in the Premier Barton Creek Escala gated Community. Sold in 07 for $755k. Excellent...

  • Beds
  • Baths
  • MLS 1720057

105 Pitchstone Cv, Georgetown TX 78628


105 Pitchstone Cv, Georgetown

The One Story Home You've Been Waiting For! .84 Acre of Premium Culdesac Lot Backing to Greenbelt and Hike and Bike Trail. Private, Lushly and Intelligently Landscaped. ...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 5.0
  • MLS 6872551

101 Lakeview Ln, Georgetown TX 78633


101 Lakeview Ln, Georgetown

A MUST SEE*PRICE REDUCED*White Limestone Custom home on over an acre, covered and screened in back patio to enjoy those Texas skies without bugs!! 1 story with formals, l...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 1143972

2477 Waymaker Way, Austin TX 78746


2477 Waymaker Way, Austin

This beautiful custom Davenport home sits on a double lot w/ expansive hill country views. Soaring ceilings, open floor plan & attention to detail throughout. 4 Car Gara...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 5.0
  • MLS 4769453

2800 Joe Dimaggio Blvd Unit 4, Round Rock TX 78665


2800 Joe Dimaggio Blvd Unit 4, Round Rock

Beautiful new gated creekside community located off Highway 79. Spacious main floor living with gas fireplace, open dining & kitchen with granite countertops, tile backsp...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 2387497

7039 Comanche Trl, Austin TX 78732


7039 Comanche Trl, Austin

Give 2 Hour Notice! Why buy a townhome/condo when you can choose from two lake home residences w/ no HOA. This home, as well as ML 8240341, comes w/ panoramic lake & hil...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 8338070

7037 Comanche Trl, Austin TX 78732


7037 Comanche Trl, Austin

Why buy a townhome/condo when you can choose from two lovely lake home residences w/ no HOA. This home, as well as ML 8338070, comes w/ panoramic lake & hill area views ...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 8240341

604 Logans Ln, Austin TX 78746


604 Logans Ln, Austin

Private Hill Country Estate w/sophisticated modern Spanish Mediterranean design including drive through Porte Cochere, Hill Country views and 10 minute drive to downtown....

  • Beds 6
  • Baths 8.0
  • MLS 8929673

2408 Hunters Green Ct, Austin TX 78732


2408 Hunters Green Ct, Austin

Well maintained home with designer colors*Main level includes: Formal Dining,Family Room,Spacious kitchen w/ double Bosch ovens, Breakfast area, Large Utility Room w/SS s...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 9293943


When Every Agent we contacted had given up on the market and almost lost hope, we found you, what a blessing!

"The fact that you and your team sold our listing in less than 2 weeks - in what is currently being reported as the toughest real estate market ever - is just unbelievable.  Then, you assisted us in what could have been a very challenging proposition - purchasing a foreclosure with multiple offers and we won.  In both cases the process was simply smooth and as professional as anything we've every seen.  You are such as real estate expert, we can't believe we almost went with another agent who was so negative and down on the market.  Who knows what would have happened with that.  You are a true blessing to us.

Jennifer & Jeremy Schamber


As a Financial Planner I take referrals very seriously - You have exceeded my every expectation!

"As a long-time professional financial planner I'm often solicited for referrals of my clients and family by realtors.  I have had mixed results in the past.  I can tell you that the last two listing referrals have solidified my belief that you are the best agent in the market - bar none.  In fact this is exactly what I tell clients - I even keep a set of your cards on my table in the lobby of my office.  To sell each listing referral in two weeks or less - with extremely happy clients that I referred to you - it absolutely stunning, especially in this challenging market"

Joe High, 4th Quarter Financial


After interviewing other top agents as well…We definitely Made the Right Choice!

"Vern and I wanted to thank you for your awesome service in the sale of our home. As you know, we interviewed quite a few agents including every 'top agent' in the local market.

Although it was a very competitive and tough decision choosing between you and Anne from the Keller Williams office, we feel like we definitely made the right choice! Your team and marketing plan are right on target for us.

As active rehabbers and members of the local community, we have had the opportunity to work and interact with many agents over the years. We have never had the pleasure of dealing with a more professional, responsive and talented team. We can't thank you enough for your assistance in selling our home. While many agents doubted the value, your analysis and market expertise allowed us to sell the home much quicker than the market average and for a record value per square foot for our area.

Please free to have any potential customers who want to check references talk with us. We will definitely sing your praises – you guys are awesome and we couldn't recommend you highly enough."

Vern & Marie Koehlinger


Out of all the homes we've bought or sold…We've never met agents like you!

"WOW! How can we thank you enough for your awesome assistance with our recent transaction in relocating from Atlanta. We have never met a more consummate and professional real estate agent. Everyone on your team has been just as professional as you and absolutely a pleasure to deal with.

Thank you again for your fiduciary advice and counsel in handling our recent difficult negotiations. You never gave up and handled things like a true fiduciary. We couldn't ask for a better outcome.

We will definitely recommend you to any and all of our friends who need your services."

Ed & Carla Timm


We're so glad you guys are market experts!

"We are so excited to have been referred to you and your team. You accurately provided excellent data and assisted us in pricing our home for sale. The best part was receiving two offers in the first couple of weeks one of which we ended up negotiating with your assistance at the exact price you advised us that we'd receive. Many agents we interviewed provided little or no market expertise and further had very limited marketing plans. We choose you and your team to market our home based on your market expertise and our confidence (well deserved) in your abilities.

Well, your team adeptly assisted us in negotiating a complicated inspection which could have been a nightmare but was a breeze.

We're all closed now and packed for our move to North Carolina thanks to your awesome job!

We couldn't be happier. We'll definitely send you any business from our friends and family in the area.

Roger Meyer


You Guys Rock!

"What a difference! As a professional investor and rehabber who has completed many many projects and worked with numerous agents over the years. You have now sold my two most recent projects when agents (including the #1 agent/team at Coldwell Banker) had previously failed.

Your professionalism and market expertise are second to none. I couldn't be happier with my decision to change agents and go with your team. I'm sure we'll be working on lots of future projects. You rock!"

John Kroner


Your top notch service and marketing plan was simply amazing

"Thank you for your excellent service and professional handling of the sale of our home in The Legends and Claudia's condo. In this market, we realize that both of these listings were slam dunks to get marketed and sold. You and your team never gave up and handled all of our questions and concerns in a very responsive manner. We had a great feeling when we chose your team, but now that we've experienced your marketing and service plans in action, we wouldn't try anything else! Best of luck to you and your team!"

Virgil and Claudia Thomas


"As a small business owner and entrepreneur, I often see how poorly service is offered by many companies and people that work for them. When it comes to your team and the service that you offer to buyers or sellers, your team was second to none and unlike anything I've seen before from any realtor I've ever worked for. You took such great care in ensuring that I found exactly the home I wanted and assisted me with not only the tense negotiations but every step of the building inspection all the way to closing.

You and your team were simply phenomenal

What an experience! In addition, your handling of the sale of my home was such an awesome experience. Not only did you nail the pricing of my home in a challenging market but your handling of the offer negotiations and inspection resolution was so professional. You and your team made it a completely unstressful experience. I've already recommended you to several people."

Kimberly Anderson



Specific references - with phone contact #s are available upon request.  Please call 512-522-8470 or email me.