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

7404 Brookhollow Dr, Austin TX 78752


7404 Brookhollow Dr, Austin

Fabulous remodel that's very close to Downtown Austin and Rackspace data center. This home has a very functional floor plan with large master suite w/wife approved closet...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 9006629

5043 Cleves St, Round Rock TX 78681


5043 Cleves St, Round Rock

Seller has remodeled lower bath.Carpet is being installed and the upstairs will be painted. Very well maintained home in Cat Hollow,corner lot,spacious patio,hardwood flo...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 3791391

1202 Newning St Unit 204, Austin TX 78704


1202 Newning St Unit 204, Austin

HELP, HELP! I'm a super cute 1 bedroom condo in the heart of Travis Heights but I'm stuck in the 90's! If you like glitter in the popcorn ceiling then you have hit the ja...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 1797657

6006 Avery Island Ave, Austin TX 78727


6006 Avery Island Ave, Austin

*total remodel except bath tubs*new windows/glass door*new kitchen cabinets*ceramic tile backsplash*new kitchen sink/bronze fixtures*new sink/cabinet in both baths*energy...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 3269707

12941 James Madison, Manor TX 78653


12941 James Madison, Manor

Nice family home in Presidential Meadows with a wonderful backyard. Three bedrooms upstairs and study/office downstairs could be additional bedroom.

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 4748517

2800 Joe Dimaggio Blvd Unit 36, Round Rock TX 78665


2800 Joe Dimaggio Blvd Unit 36, Round Rock

New gated creekside community. Open concept floor plan with built-in entertainment center. Beautiful island kitchen with custom cabinets, granite countertop, large pantry...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 3581038

360 Nueces St Unit 1018, Austin TX 78701


360 Nueces St Unit 1018, Austin

Great 10th floor North "END" unit. Good sized balcony looking North w/great panoramic views of downtown and the hills toward Westlake. Just installed upgraded carpet & ju...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 2322085

2304 Forest Ave, Austin TX 78704


2304 Forest Ave, Austin

Really cute home w/ lovely stone gas log fireplace, wood floors w/ open living area to kitchen & dining space. Two large bedrooms w/ ensuite baths. Master is large w/ d...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 9305226

2506 Little John Ln, Austin TX 78704


2506 Little John Ln, Austin

Elegant, modern, updated home is move-in ready, staged & shows beautifully. Quiet neighborhood near Travis Heights 78704, Blunn Preserve, & a block from St Edwards. Minut...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 3421584

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 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

1918 Mulligan Dr, Round Rock TX 78664


1918 Mulligan Dr, Round Rock

Stunning 5 Bedroom/ 3.5 Bath/ 3 Car Garage Scott Home build with numerous custom upgrades. Property includes hardwood flooring, granite counter tops, under mount cabinet...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 4973944

6510 Cypress Point N, Austin TX 78746


6510 Cypress Point N, Austin

Beautiful two level home,large family room with high ceilings and panoramic views.Family room opens into breakfast dining,custom fireplace and hand crafted ceiling beams....

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 2125152

6000 Shepherd Mountain Cv Unit 1917, Austin TX 78730


6000 Shepherd Mountain Cv Unit 1917, Austin

Stunning Hill country views abound from this 3rd story level Monte Vista condominium. Conveniently locate close to Capital of Texas Hwy and minutes from downtown and Lak...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 2553188

1405 Gorham St, Austin TX 78758


1405 Gorham St, Austin

Immaculate David Weekley better than new 2 story home. Featuring hand scraped wood floors, granite counters, tile hallways, kitchen & baths. 42" cabinets in gourmet kitch...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 8095200

1202 Newning St Unit 201, Austin TX 78704


1202 Newning St Unit 201, Austin

Help Help! I'm a super cute 2 bedroom condo in the heart of Travis Heights but I am stuck in the 90's! If you like glitter in the popcorn ceiling then you have hit the ja...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 1231717

207 Bobbys Cv, Georgetown TX 78633


207 Bobbys Cv, Georgetown

Imagine living within walking distance of Lake Georgetown in a luxurious custom built home. Hardwood floors, tons of natural light, high end architectural details, plenty...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 9688676

6200 Readvill Ct, Austin TX 78739


6200 Readvill Ct, Austin

A charming 1 story home tucked away on the corner of a cul-de-sac in the heart of Circle C but close to the pool, Kiker and MoPac for easy access to downtown. 3 bedrooms ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 2804824

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

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.Peacef...

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

7039 Comanche Trl, Austin TX 78732


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...

  • 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.