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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7349 Covered Bridge Dr, Austin

Large family home in Covered Bridge Subdivision. Community pool and playground close to the Y in Oak Hill. Many upgrades in this well maintained home. Granite countertop...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4.0
  • MLS2831893

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4621 Chestnut Meadows Bnd, Georgetown

Location, it is close to all the major attractions of the Austin Area. Your own personal oasis, with flowers and fruit trees in the back yard, to go with the covered porc...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS6568664

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1202 Newning St Unit 204, Austin

Location, downtown view and affordable living in the heart of Travis Heights. Imagine walking a few short blocks to SOCO or the town lake hike and bike trail from this wo...

  • Beds1
  • Baths1.0
  • MLS9748664

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2203 Sl Davis Ave Unit B, Austin

Fantastic, centrally located 2008 condo build with 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths. Features Granite counter tops, tankless water heater, concrete flooring, a wonderful outdoor li...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS4944962

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139 Joshua Dr, Georgetown

Luxury, comfort, and relaxation, as well as perfect for entertaining. Back covered porch with large screen tv, and an out door fireplace, imagine coming home and cooling ...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS8714128

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309 Main St, Georgetown

Nice little house on a great lot great location. Blank canvas, build out any way you would like. Location, Location, Location......

  • Beds2
  • Baths1.0
  • MLS7716398

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7107 Ryan Dr, Austin

Estate of original owner. Updated finishes throughout. Original hardwood floors have been refinished. Engineered hardwoods in den & master. No carpet. Hard tile in baths...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS1424444

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13606 F M Road 969, Austin

Multiple lots owned by the same family with approximately 9 acres of land that includes 3 separate parcels to be sold as one.This land is perfect for commercial or reside...

  • MLS5253856

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5401 Evans Ave, Austin

Large 5 bedroom home with 3.5 bathrooms 2 bedroom - 1 Bath guest house in hip and highly walkable Highland Neighborhood. 3 garage spaces... 2 garage spaces for the front ...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4.0
  • MLS9323098

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12400 Cedar St, Austin

Make this incredible 2.9 acre home site yours! Spectacular panoramic Lake Travis views. One of the last building sites in this very sought after canyon. Stellar community...

  • MLS4868540

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1202 Newning Ave Unit 202, Austin

Google Fiber Now Installed at the condo. I'm a super cute remodeled 2 bedroom condo -2 bath in the heart of Travis Heights with a Downtown Highrise & Pool View. This is o...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS6099108

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111 Creek Meadow Cv, Leander

5 Acres-Horses Welcome. Great Home for Entertaining. 3/2+study, formal living/dining. Large kitchen features granite countertops, 11' center island, appliance garage, dou...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS2101215

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1910 Knight St, Georgetown

Great investment property currently rented thru Jan. 2016, possible to buy out tenant. nice house with hardwood floors in a great location.

  • Beds2
  • Baths1.0
  • MLS6588387

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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...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS8301727

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5820 Berkman Dr Unit 107, Austin

Cute and Comfy 1-bedroom 1-Bath condo with a highly functional 631 sq/ft floor plan. Wood floors in living areas, stainless appliances, granite counter tops, carpet in th...

  • Beds1
  • Baths1.0
  • MLS4228301

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1135 Lott Ave, Austin

Great investment opportunity within 6 miles of downtown. Both units are currently occupied. Some repairs are needed.

  • MLS2732279

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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...

  • Beds5
  • Baths5.0
  • MLS7628425

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17502 Whippoorwill Trl, Lago Vista

Views "WOW" you from the moment you drive up! This waterfront estate is located on 5 Acres, deepest part of lake, oversized party deck w/ jumping station & 2 boat slips w...

  • Beds4
  • Baths5.0
  • MLS9726944

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4205 Canyonside Trl, Austin

Fully remodeled Northwest Hills culdesac home with four private decks up in the trees. New stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, abundant cabinets, hardwood fl...

  • Beds3
  • Baths4.0
  • MLS5458907

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201 Gabriel Vis, Georgetown

This is a To Be Built with the supplied plans, on this lot with beautiful finish, all inclusive. Upgrades can be included at additional cost. Fabulous home with a casita ...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS4526499

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275 Tranquility Mtn, Buda

This 3299 square foot single family home welcomes you with sky high ceilings as you enter. This house has 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms, with a large master bedroom on the m...

  • Beds4
  • Baths4.0
  • MLS4293124

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1202 Newning Ave Unit 309, Austin

Help Help! I'm a super cute, 1 bedroom condo with a highly functional floor plan, wife approved closet, & located in the best area of South Austin, Travis Heights. Highly...

  • Beds1
  • Baths1.0
  • MLS7327155

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3100 Val Dr, Austin

REDUCED PRICE! Two story home in NE Austin, minutes from downtown. Full bathroom downstairs, two living rooms, and a larger backyard. Recently updated to include newer ...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS2804857

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12936 Luna Montana Way, Austin

Unique, Fabulous, Villa Montana, a special gated subdiv w/ Panoramic Views, ez build lot, abutts a Park w/xtra guest parking off street. Alley access gives ability for re...

  • MLS4717334

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7039 Comanche Trl, Austin

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 & hill area views from th...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS8338070

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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 ...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS8240341

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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....

  • Beds6
  • Baths8.0
  • MLS8929673

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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...

  • Beds4
  • Baths4.0
  • MLS9293943


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.