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

2400 Spanish Oak Trl, Round Rock TX 78681

$575,000

2400 Spanish Oak Trl, Round Rock

Elegant and classy comes to mind when viewing this New England type 2 story home/estate. Attention to detail w/ crown molding, real hard wood floors, & lots of woodtrim t...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 8413643

4903 York Hill Dr, Austin TX 78723

$259,000

4903 York Hill Dr, Austin

Much larger than Tax Record. This updated home is a short drive to downtown Austin, the new Mueller Development, Morris Williams Golf Course and everything hip in East Au...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 8874517

12166 Metric Blvd Unit 355, Austin TX 78758

$70,500

12166 Metric Blvd Unit 355, Austin

One of lowest $/SF NEW condos in Austin! Newly built 2010 from the ground up after 2009 fire. Only bldg w/new units in complex. New electricity, plumbing, appliances, HVA...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 5375072

2907 Allison Dr, Austin TX 78741

$259,900

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

$399,900

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

$242,000

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
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 9896499

2017 Talking Stick, Leander TX 78641

$275,000

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

1107 Lincoln St, Austin TX 78702

$215,000

1107 Lincoln St, Austin

c. 1932 classic East Austin cottage in great central location in need of a buyer with the ability to bring her back to glory. long term rental property from before EA ren...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 2826895

3501 Long Day Dr, Austin TX 78754

$179,900

3501 Long Day Dr, Austin

*Cute starter home*wood laminate flooring/no carpet*new interior paint*ceramic tile kitchen/baths*refrigerator conveys*separate tub/shower Master Bath*2 closets Master be...

  • Beds 3
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  • MLS 9729349

7211 Albert Rd, Austin TX 78745

$1,650,000

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

$485,000

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

1709 Briar St, Austin TX 78704

$569,000

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

1205 Darless Dr, Cedar Park TX 78613

$188,000

1205 Darless Dr, Cedar Park

Seller CAN lease back til 10/31,(investors). Super nice home, 1 bed/bath down, PLANTATION SHUTTERS, high efficiency HVAC Amana 16 Seer 2011, convenient country kitchen. ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 1970079

1117 Brookswood Ave, Austin TX 78721

$110,000

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
  • Baths
  • MLS 2151201

2208 Rio Mesa Dr, Austin TX 78732

$387,500

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

$198,900

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

$359,000

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

5043 Cleves St, Round Rock TX 78681

$239,900

5043 Cleves St, Round Rock

Very well maintained home,beautiful hardwood & tile flooring downstairs.Open floor plan,recently painted downstairs.Corner lot,three full baths plus half bath down.Large ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 3791391

3607 Goodnight Trl, Leander TX 78641

$739,900

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

$750,000

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

2108 River Hills Rd, Austin TX 78733

$541,000

2108 River Hills Rd, Austin

There are 3 buildings on the property; the main house, a studio, and storage dwelling.Main building is turned into a duplex-A&B. Two of the buildings are income-producing...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 9719544

1005 Riverlawn Dr, Round Rock TX 78681

$190,000

1005 Riverlawn Dr, Round Rock

Charming home with dramatic soaring ceilings, lush lawn, large trees, huge covered deck, nice neighbors & walking distance to all schools. Kitchen updated w/granite count...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 4086135

613 Whistlers Walk Trl, Cedar Park TX 78613

$369,990

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

1904 Garden St Unit A, Austin TX 78702

$349,000

1904 Garden St Unit A, Austin

Fiesta Gardens at competitive price, truly a rare find. Walk to both Cesar Chavez & Downtown in minutes. A great family home or would make short term rental unit. Home ha...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 3232440

3216 Henderson Path, Round Rock TX 78665

$199,900

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

12821 Briarcreek Loop, Manor TX 78653

$129,950

12821 Briarcreek Loop, Manor

Purchase this Fannie Mae home for as little as 5% down! Approved for Homepath & Homepath Renovation financing. Great Briarcreek home that backs to fields. Master is down ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 2097483

11814 Rim Rock Trl, Austin TX 78737

$485,000

11814 Rim Rock Trl, Austin

Two unrestricted secluded adjacent tracts totaling 10 acres sold together. There is a wet weather creek. Most of the cedar is cleared leaving the level property with many...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 9576423

5209 Robinsdale Ln, Austin TX 78723

$399,000

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

$324,900

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

$334,656

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

$349,000

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

$2,400,000

7809 Dadiva Ct, Austin

ONE OF THE LAST GREAT VIEW AND CULDESAC ACREAGE LOTS IN THE PREMIER GATED ESCALA COMMUNITY! This is your opportunity to BUILD A CUSTOM OR THE PRE-PLANNED CUSTOM DESIGNED ...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 5.0
  • MLS 4365604

12131 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin TX 78736

$399,999

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

$449,000

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

$985,000

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 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 6491271

1600 Barton Springs Rd Unit 2606, Austin TX 78704

$449,999

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

$675,000

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

118 Summers Grn, Georgetown TX 78633

$209,000

118 Summers Grn, Georgetown

Sweet-tea on the porch!! Charming David Weekley-built home. Sit on your expansive front porch overlooking the Summers Green Park. Must haves? Office wFrench drs, gracious...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 9518703

105 Pitchstone Cv, Georgetown TX 78628

$995,000

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

$349,900

101 Lakeview Ln, Georgetown

PRICE REDUCED Custom home on over an acre, covered and screened in back patio to enjoy those Texas skies without bugs!! 1 story with formals, large open family room, with...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 1143972

2206 51st St, Austin TX 78723

$374,900

2206 51st St, Austin

Motivated Seller Price $25,000 Price Drop. NEWLY REMODELED IN 2014! This home is near the Mueller Development just minutes from downtown. Designer touches throughout. Wo...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 6122429

1604 Ethridge Ave, Austin TX 78703

$1,294,876

1604 Ethridge Ave, Austin

THIS IS A PVRM VALUE RANGE LISTING. SELLERS WILL RESPOND TO OFFERS BETWEEN $1,095,000 and $1,294,876. PEMBERTON HEIGHTS! Craftsmanship like this is a thing of Beauty a...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 1173582

160 Orion Cv, Kyle TX 78640

$139,900

160 Orion Cv, Kyle

Excellent Investment Opportunity in fast growing Kyle. This three bedroom, two bath home has been leased to the same tenant for four years and the current lease of $1,12...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 6336193

11814 Rim Rock Trl, Austin TX 78737

$485,000

11814 Rim Rock Trl, Austin

Two unresristrcted secluded adjacent tracts totaling 10 acres sold together. There is a wet weather creek. Most of the cedar is cleared leaving the level property with ma...

  • Beds
  • Baths
  • MLS 1499984

11814 Rim Rock Trl, Austin TX 78737

$485,000

11814 Rim Rock Trl, Austin

Close in Country Living! These two swcluded Unrestricted tracts make for ten acres of hill country heaven that is an easy commute to downtown, Bee Caves or Dripping Sprin...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 7830596

646 Covent Dr, Kyle TX 78640

$139,900

646 Covent Dr, Kyle

* Short Sale potential * USDA Eligible * Cute starter home * backs to private property * HEB Plus 2.9 miles away * Seton Medical Center 2 miles away * 15 miles to San Mar...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 9406427

2477 Waymaker Way, Austin TX 78746

$1,925,000

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

$289,500

2800 Joe Dimaggio Blvd Unit 4, Round Rock

Just Reduced! Beautiful new gated community conveniently located off Highway 79. Spacious main floor living with gas fireplace, open dining & kitchen with granite counter...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 2387497

7039 Comanche Trl, Austin TX 78732

$325,000

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

$345,000

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

Testimonials

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

 

 

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