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Tia Sales

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The past 17 years of representing sellers and buyers in Austin real estate has brought me many good things, the most important of which is client relations, which I have so carefully nurtured and keenly enjoyed. I guide my clients through a process that is sometimes treacherous and emotional, one which involves a vast amount of detail as well as larger market elements, and my goal is to always provide guidance with clarity, professionalism, empathy, insight, tenacity, nuance and a timeless sense of responsibility and care. Most often a friendship is created or deepened, and that is always the best. It would be my pleasure to help you with any of your Austin real estate needs. You can be assured that I will give you my very best!

  • Licensed REALTOR® since 1994
  • 3rd generation Houstonian
  • Graduate of The Kinkaid School (Houston), Santa Catalina School (Monterey, CA) and The University of Texas
  • Longtime resident of West Austin
  • Member of the following: National Association of REALTORS®, Texas Association of REALTORS®, Austin Board of REALTORS®
  • Member of the Austin Luxury Network
  • Multi-term member of Elite 25 (top 1% of Austin agents)
  • 2016 AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL’s Residential Real Estate Award
  • Top Producer 2001-2010, AvenueOne Properties
  • 2011 TEXAS MONTHLY Five Star Award Recipient
  • Volunteer at Christopher House, Hospice Austin

Marla Woodford

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Marla Woodford is consistently ranked in the top 1% of real estate brokers in the United States.  An acknowledged expert, she provides first-class service ensuring that her clients receive clarity, guidance, and expertise throughout every step of a real estate transaction. A native of rural West Virginia, she grew up learning commercial real estate in her family’s third-generation business, Woodford Oil Company, where she now serves on the board.  She is a graduate of the prestigious boarding school, Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia’s real estate program, where she majored in Real Estate and minored in Finance.

Marla was a broker for 15 years in New York City where she closed over $100- million annually.  She participated in the sale of a $40-million dollar penthouse located at 730 Park Avenue.   Always fighting for her clients, she does not have a cavalier approach and strongly believes in a lifetime customer. Patience, honesty, correct pricing, the best marketing, and exposure available have been the benchmarks of her success.  Marla states, “I eat, breathe, and sleep real estate.  It is my passion, my obsession.  The first thing I do every morning before I have coffee is look at the new inventory to market.”

Whether a client is buying their first home or selling their last, this distinguished real estate professional is as patient with you in person as she is passionate for you in negotiations. Marla works with high profile individuals and families and stands behind her sterling reputation of using discretion and always being available.

Marla is a music enthusiast who has studied classical piano since the age of four. While residing in New York, she taught piano in an after school program at George Jackson Academy in the Lower East Side. She presently volunteers and fosters for Greater German Shepherd Rescue of Houston.  Travel is a high priority for Marla.  Having lived abroad in Spain, Austria, Australia, and Italy, every year she travels to a new country that she hasn’t seen.

She is married to Executive Chef and restaurateur, Daniel Berg.  They are parents to a young baby boy and two rescue dogs, June Carter and Rusty.  Marla resides on River Road in Tarrytown and is a member of the Tarrytown Boat Club and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

  • Licensed Broker since 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia
  • Member of the following: National Association of REALTORS®, Texas Association of REALTORS®, Austin Board of REALTORS®
  • Member of the Austin Luxury Network
  • Member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Jessica Stathos

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Jessica’s persistent work ethic coupled with her confident attitude and positive thinking make her a consistent success in real estate. Born and raised in Austin, her knowledge of Austin neighborhoods and surrounding areas is unbeaten. What sets her apart is her attention to detail, continued persistence, and striving to be the best at what she does.

With a background in advertising, marketing, and PR from Texas Christian University and over 10+ years in real estate, Jessica is a master communicator with a creative background and expertise in client relations. Jessica offers clients the utmost integrity, organization, and expert guidance whether they are buying, selling or relocating. Her detail-oriented and seamless process provides clients with the best service possible.

Her ability to cultivate and preserve relationships has gained her respect among her colleagues. Jessica endlessly works to find her clients what they are looking for through her private broker forums, as well as utilizing her relationships in the Austin real estate market.

Jessica currently lives in Central Austin with her husband who is also a native Austinite and 3 children. Jessica finds comfort in giving back to the community through numerous philanthropic organizations as well as spending time with family and friends.

  • Native Austinite
  • Austin High Graduate
  • Texas Christian University
  • Austin Luxury Network, Member
  • National Association of Realtors, Member
  • Texas Association of Realtor, Member
  • Austin Board of Realtors, Member
  • I Live Here I Give Here’s The Big Give, Previous Chair
  • Red White and Blue // Celebrate! Casner Christian Academy, Previous Committee Member
  • Dell Children’s Trust, Previous Member

Lauren Pearce Romano

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Lauren Romano’s detail-oriented mindset, creative property sourcing, and relationship driven personality are the keys to her success in the real estate industry. Her clients’ needs remain at the forefront while viewing properties and connecting with agents in the industry. She handles every transaction with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

As a third generation Austinite, Westlake graduate and University of Texas alumna, Lauren’s network of professional and personal relationships keep her one step a head of the competition. As a licensed REALTOR® at Gottesman Residential Real Estate since 2016, she has taken every opportunity to learn from and be mentored by some of the top agents in the industry. She has firsthand experience buying, selling, and leasing properties in the fast-paced Austin market. Creating a personal relationship with her clients is her focus. Whether it be finding them just the right home or walking them through the listing process, Lauren is there every step of the way. This relationship continues well after the deal is closed. Prior to her successful career in real estate, Lauren served as an elementary school teacher in the Lake Travis and Eanes school districts.

Lauren and her husband, John, are members of the Beyond Batten Development Board, are benefactors of the Family Legacy Missions, Camp Life organization in Zambia, Africa and supporters of the Austin Sunshine Camps. In her free time, Lauren enjoys running Lady Bird Lake, waterskiing in the summer, snow skiing in the winter, and spending time with family and friends. Lauren lives in Allandale with her husband and son.

  • The University of Texas, BS Education
  • Westlake High School Graduate
  • Native Austinite
  • Member of the Austin Board of REALTORS
  • Member of the Texas Association of REALTORS
  • Member of the National Association of REATLTORS
  • Member of Austin Luxury Network

Leah Petri

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Leah is a native Austinite and a graduate of Westlake High School and Texas Christian University. She has knowledge and connections both professional and personal within the Austin community. Family, tennis with friends, and personal remodeling projects keep her busy in off hours.

Leah specializes in Central Austin and West Lake Hills, especially introducing newcomers to the Austin community. Leah’s enthusiastic personality, extensive business experience, and resourcefulness have resulted in long-term relationships with her clients. In the words of one client, Joe Merrill, “Leah’s extensive local network will help you also find the best inspectors, appraisers, and other local service providers that reduce purchasing risk and make your home buying experience easier.” She commits so wholeheartedly to her clients and finding them the right house match that she frequently feels that her job is more pleasure than actual “work”. Three-time client, Jennie Pace, says of Leah ” She’s committed to detail and fun to work with, she is outstanding. We’ve had her help us with the past three real estate transactions, and I’ve always felt like we came out on top. Couldn’t recommend a realtor more.”

Leah enables buyers and sellers to realize a home’s full economic potential by re-envisioning it with a fresh, creative perspective. She is not afraid to offer advice on how to pull a house together whether that is through an expansive remodel or sprucing up a home when it is time to sell. She will gladly roll up her sleeves and re-arrange furniture, provide local contacts for construction or maintenance work, or provide her own personal staging assistance. This individualized approach has resulted in clients getting the most bang for their buck, time and again.

Leah is an enthusiastic Austinite and is actively involved in:

  • Five Star Professional
  • Dell Children’s Hospital
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton Board
  • Good Shepherd Church
  • Tri Delta Alumnae Group
  • Beyond Batten Disease
  • Victory School Uganda
  • ASK
  • Bryker Woods Elementary School and Neighborhood Association

Meredith Reynolds

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After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Communications, Meredith returned to her hometown of Austin, Texas to begin her career in Residential Real Estate. She has been a licensed REALTOR® at Gottesman Residential since 2011. During that time, she has taken every opportunity to learn from and be mentored by top agents in the industry. Meredith has gained first-hand experience in buying, selling and marketing properties in Austin’s dynamic real estate market. She radiates joy, passion and integrity in her work. Whether it is the delight on a client’s face when finding the perfect home, or a seller’s satisfaction at the end of a transaction, Meredith is there every step of the way. She values her relationship with her clients—a relationship that continues well after the transaction is completed. Meredith is committed to exceeding all of her clients’ expectations, while providing them with the highest level of professional service.

Meredith currently resides in Central Austin with her husband and daughter.  Out of the office you can find her running Lady Bird Lake or spending time with her family and friends.

  • Native Austinite
  • Austin High Graduate
  • The University of Georgia, BA Communications
  • Austin Luxury Network, Member
  • National Association of Realtors, Member
  • Texas Association of Realtors, Member
  • Austin Board of Realtors, Member
  • I Live Here, I Give Here, Committee Member
  • Casis Carnival, Silent Auction Co-Chair

Megan Cavazos

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Strong work ethic, reputation, and intuition are the driving forces in Megan’s real estate business. With an eye for design and quality and in-depth knowledge of the Austin luxury real estate market, she has earned a long list of loyal clients and industry accolades. Megan is a member of Luxury League, which represents the finest luxury real estate professionals in Austin. Being part of this exclusive community allows her access to the best properties, many of which are never listed in the highly competitive Austin luxury market.

Spending many years renovating homes as investment opportunities and for her personal use, Megan lives out her passion by helping others through real estate. She takes great pride in building and maintaining meaningful relationships with her clients. Whether buying, selling, relocating, or renovating, clients rely on Megan’s expert guidance in making wise decisions. Her detail-oriented, engaged, and calming demeanor creates a seamless process with precise execution.

Currently living in the home she renovated in Tarrytown, Megan has resided in Central Austin for more than 20 years. In her free time, you will find her with her husband and children at their ranch east of Austin or in beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado.

  • Native Texan, Austin resident since 1997
  • Member Austin Board of Realtors
  • Member Texas Association of Realtors
  • Member National Board of Realtors
  • Member Austin Luxury Network
  • Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University
  • Previous Elite 25 Member

Jennifer Welch

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After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Jennifer spent 5 years traveling the globe for a sports marketing company and was brought back to Austin working under the dome of the State Capitol as the prestigious Calendars Committee Clerk for the Texas House of Representatives. After her third legislative session, she decided to follow her dreams and pursue her real estate career.

Being blessed by the unique opportunity to be mentored by top producer and industry leader, Laura Gottesman, Broker/Owner of Gottesman Residential Real Estate, Jennifer learned the ins and outs of the Austin real estate market as well as the importance of relationships, hard work, and integrity within the industry. She gained first hand experience being involved in the buying and selling of luxury homes as well as marketing each property individually to fit each seller’s goals within the ever evolving Austin market. More importantly, she has surrounded herself with people whose work ethic, integrity, reputation and knowledge of the growing Austin landscape continue to set the industry bar.

Five years into her real estate career, Jennifer has been blessed to be one of the top producers in the ever evolving Austin real estate market. In 2019 and 2020, she was awarded the top honor of being included in Austin’s Elite 25 and Luxury League.

Jennifer is grateful for the opportunity to continue to work with incredible people and prides herself in bringing the highest level of professionalism and service to each of her client relationships. She receives the ultimate fulfillment knowing her buyer clients have found a home they love. She values these relationships and considers her clients lifelong friends. Jennifer is known for being loyal and her relationships continue beyond the closing table as she is always eager to help connect clients with friends, designers, remodel ideas, or simply sharing the hot new restaurant in town. Whether buying or selling real estate, Jennifer’s industry knowledge, passion, work ethic, loyal clientele and customer service help pave the way for continued success. Out of the office, she can be found skiing on Lake Austin, teaching barre/yoga, and running Lady Bird Lake.

  • Member of Elite 25 – Top 1% of Industry
  • Member of Luxury League Austin
  • Austin Luxury Network Member
  • Austin Haute Property Agent
  • Member of National Association of REALTORS®, Member of Texas Association of REALTORS®, Member of Austin Board of REALTORS®
  • BA from McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
  • Native Texan, 15 year Austin resident
  • Barre Instructor at MOD Fitness, Yoga Instructor at Wanderlust Yoga