Meta Lyons-Bates



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My father was in the Military, so I moved around a lot. Born in New Jersey (parents both native New Yorkers), moved to Germany, back to New Jersey, then to Indianapolis, then to Augusta, GA. then back to Germany, where I attended High School & started working professionally as an actress singing in the German Opera..then back to the states to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

I moved to Austin from Los Angeles in 1994 after losing my home in the Northridge Earthquake. I would drive from my parent's home in San Antonio every day (with my baby) to scout out Austin while my husband literally sifted through the rubble of what was our home in Sherman Oaks. The reasons we selected Austin to relocate to, are most of the same reasons that bring others here. Doing this by myself every day is what planted the "Realtor Seed"...there HAS to be a better, more enjoyable way to do this.

Before I obtained my Real Estate License in 2007, I performed locally at Esther's Follies (for years..even had my own show next door at the Velveeta Room) as well as many productions at Zach Scott Theater.

Being a character actress makes me a pretty quick study of my clients & enables me to understand them at a higher level in a faster amount of time.I enjoy helping folks relocate and love to give people the "Meta Tour" of Austin..which usually ends up with Margaritas at Guerros on South Congress. Relocating anywhere can be very reason to not make it a touch more colorful and fun.

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My Name:

Meta Lyons-Bates

I am:

a pretty fun person to be around!

Born In:

New Jersey

Languages Spoken:


Proudest Moment:

Far too many to name just 1.

Biggest Challenge:

Finding enough hours in the day

Alarm Clock:

10 am...perhaps if started earlier, I would fix my "biggest Challenge!"

Perfect Day:

One task flows seamlessly into the next without pause; everything is on time and works out as planned. Be it personal or business, THAT is the perfect day!

First Job:

Worked in the Ice Cream shop of the Officer's Club in Kaiserslautern, Germany

Super Hero Power:

Finding the humor in absolutely ANYthing.

Favorite Austin Area:

Just ONE....huuumm? The Spiderhouse it is!


My mother...tough as nails, Hungarian lady who was handicapped yet was the President of the European Women's Golf association. NOTHING could/would stop her!

Pure Realty is:

The perfect match to my Fresh Approach to Real Estate-Leveraging my business so I can maximize the level & quality of care I aspire to give all my clients.

What I love most about Austin:

I have lived here since 1994..picking ONE thing is pretty tricky...I guess I love all the things there are to do here; the variety! Sports, arts, theater, food and not to mention, music!

3 Favorite Hobbies:

Music, Baking, Reading

3 of Your Best Personality Traits:

I am not selfish, I am smart, I am funny.

What inspires you about Greater Austin?

The diversity, charming architecture, and views throughout the city.

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