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


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

2108 River Hills Rd, Austin TX 78733


2108 River Hills Rd, Austin

There are 3 buildings on the property; the main house, a studio, and bachelor dwelling.Main building is turned into a duplex-A&B. These buildings are currently income-pr...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 9719544

12166 Metric Blvd Unit 322, Austin TX 78758


12166 Metric Blvd Unit 322, Austin

One of lowest $/SF condos in Austin! The unit is currently leased at $700/mo until Mar 2015. Great for owner occupant, out-of-state UT residency, or investor. Quiet, gate...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 9009456

12166 Metric Blvd Unit 355, Austin TX 78758


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

8500 Leo St, Austin TX 78745


8500 Leo St, Austin

This could be your urban farm with a sweet home, wonderful back yard with huge trees, organic garden, chicken house, large workshop/studio with electricity and water, and...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 2305950

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

309 Deen Ave, Austin TX 78753


309 Deen Ave, Austin

Good investment property or do-it-yourself home owner. Good sized lot with possible room for a detached garage. Close to everything. Make it yours today and get started....

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 8266947

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 3.0
  • 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

Spacious home with flexible floor plan. This well maintained home has tons of storage and private guest suite with full bath behind garage. Main house boast 4 bedroom, ...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 9723876

2405 Mission Hill Dr, Austin TX 78741


2405 Mission Hill Dr, Austin

Great investment opportunity. Property needs some updating and repair work to optimize rental potential. Property is located within 5 miles of downtown with many amenit...

  • Beds
  • Baths
  • MLS 7759026

5401 Atascosa Dr, Austin TX 78744


5401 Atascosa Dr, Austin

Good investment property with both side renting for $750/each. Both units have fireplaces and are 2/1 layouts. Big backyard as well. Tenants are on leases and want to sta...

  • Beds
  • Baths
  • MLS 7534542

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 3
  • 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

118 Summers Grn, Georgetown TX 78633


118 Summers Grn, Georgetown

MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION!! 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

1107 Lincoln St, Austin TX 78702


1107 Lincoln St, Austin

OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. 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 pro...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 2826895

3504 Ashmere Loop, Round Rock TX 78681


3504 Ashmere Loop, Round Rock

Elegant 4/2 home in a beautiful neighborhood. Grand, open floorplan, tons of natural light, plenty of space, large yard, and the perfect location! This is the ideal home ...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 2520474

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


3338 Far View Dr, Austin

An amazing custom home on a beautiful wooded lot. Fence is inside the 2+ acres that go down the canyon. Master wing with study, exercise room, His & Hers baths & dressing...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 1935194

101 Lakeview Ln, Georgetown TX 78633


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

334 Avalanche Ave, Georgetown TX 78626


334 Avalanche Ave, Georgetown

Beautiful starter home with lots of extras. Just come home and relax. Enjoy this 3 bed 2 bath home, where all the extras have already been completed, now just sit back a...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 5868410

2206 51st St, Austin TX 78723


2206 51st St, Austin


  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 6122429

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

221 Mountain Laurel Way, Austin TX 78737


221 Mountain Laurel Way, Austin

Bright Cheery High Pointe Charmer. Located on a cul-de-sac in a gated community this 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home features a great Drippings Springs school track. The communi...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 4607008

1604 Ethridge Ave, Austin TX 78703


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

1100 Lions Lair, Leander TX 78641


1100 Lions Lair, Leander

Rare Find! Beautiful Heavily Treed 1.975 Acre Lot with Potential Panoramic Views and Great Building Site. Two sides lot access. Let Bellaheim Homes build these plans or y...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 5.0
  • MLS 1144316

1100 Lions Lair, Leander TX 78641


1100 Lions Lair, Leander

Rare Find! Beautiful MANY Treed 1.975 Acre Lot with Potential Panoramic Views and Great Building Site. Two sides access. Hardwoods Galore. Up to Million $ Homes in Gated ...

  • Beds
  • Baths
  • MLS 8644658

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.