Rachel analyzes real estate for fun in her spare time, so it was a natural transition for her to start making deals for clients. A real estate investor since 2006, she has owned properties across the U.S. and learned valuable lessons with each deal analysis, purchase, renovation, and sale. She views every property as an investment, whether an investment in lifestyle, family memories, or cash flow.
First and foremost, her objective is to add value and insight to your entire real estate experience. She has purchased homes locally and from out-of-state, following a methodical approach that considers “must haves” and other criteria. She understands firsthand how to bring value to your overall experience because she has been there many times herself! Her desire to understand client needs, attention to detail, and love of the hunt is what drives her.
Rachel grew up in Virginia near Washington DC, and has also lived in Seattle, Raleigh, Utah, Idaho, and Chile. She loves to travel with her family, play the cello, and read. She and her husband moved to Austin in 2014 with their four children and could not be happier with that choice!
A total overachiever!
Virginia - just outside of Washington DC
My proudest moment(s) seem to always include one of my 4 children doing something that was outside of their comfort zone.
I have a hard time saying "no" to requests for my time - I'm involved in so many things! I'm working hard at setting more clear limits and boundaries!
I think any day with good food, good company, and good scenery is the perfect day!
Newspaper route when I was 10. First grown-up job was working full-time for a VP of George Washington University, while also going to school full-time to get my graduate degree.
Super Hero Power:
I don't get overwhelmed by details - I love them!
Favorite Austin Area:
Probably Bass Concert Hall at UT! I adore Broadway and my family rarely misses a show that comes to Austin.
Both my father and my father-in-law passed away far younger than they should have. I believe we should never take time for granted and should live our dreams now and not wait for "later."
Pure Realty is:
completely in alignment with my core values. I love that the brokers emphasize giving back in humanitarian ways because I have an MPA with an emphasis in International Development.
What I love most about Austin:
Hands down the people. I feel like the kind of people who are drawn to Austin are an exceptionally kind and are a diverse crowd!
3 Favorite Hobbies:
I love traveling, playing the cello, and love reading - but lately that's meant Audible in the car!
3 of Your Best Personality Traits:
Great at facilitating Win-Win solutions, I'm detail-oriented in all areas of life, I don't just go through motions - I think through EVERYTHING (it's all in the details!)
What inspires you about Greater Austin?
The diversity, charming architecture, and views throughout the city.
How can I help you find your dream home?