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Kristi Richards, Austin Realtor

Kristi Richards

Broker Associate, GRI, CNE, SFR

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Cell Phone 512-897-4411


“I consider myself a consummate professional, educator and facilitator in the real estate transaction process. To every client, I offer my full attention, experience, negotiating skills, honesty and integrity to help them buy or sell their home.” A full-time Realtor since 2008, Kristi Richard’s diverse background has set an ideal stage for her career as a full-time real estate professional. Kristi spent much of her earlier adult life traveling the world as the business and marketing manager to a professional magician, simultaneously filling the role of magician’s assistant. Working a residency at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (that included a record breaking 9,000 performances) before transitioning to a cruise ship residency allowed Kristi to experience many different cultures and prepared her to interact and work with many kinds of people. Prior to her work in the entertainment industry, Kristi received her bachelors degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing from Stephen F. Austin University and thrived in several rolls involving sales and communication.

After concluding that chapter, life’s natural progression led Kristi to real estate.“I consider myself a consummate professional, educator and facilitator in the real estate transaction process. To every client, I offer my full attention, experience, negotiating skills, honesty and integrity to help them buy or sell their home.” A full-time Realtor since 2008, Kristi Richard’s diverse background has set an ideal stage for her career as a full-time real estate professional. Kristi spent much of her earlier adult life traveling the world as the business and marketing manager to a professional magician, simultaneously filling the role of magician’s assistant. Working a residency at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (that included a record breaking 9,000 performances) before transitioning to a cruise ship residency allowed Kristi to experience many different cultures and prepared her to interact and work with many kinds of people. Prior to her work in the entertainment industry, Kristi received her bachelors degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing from Stephen F. Austin University and thrived in several rolls involving sales and communication. After concluding that chapter, life’s natural progression led Kristi to real estate.

A self-proclaimed “professional socializer”, Kristi counts communication, openness, and availability among her best traits. Within 2 years Kristi was a top producer at Zip Realty in Las Vegas, earning a spot in the coveted Presidents Club alongside the cities best agents. A native Texan, Kristi decided it was time to move back to the state, choosing Austin as her new homestead in 2012. Kristi didn’t miss a beat and continued to earn multiple Top Producer and Circle of Excellence awards since moving to Austin. In 2019 Kristi acquired her broker’s license and is now a Broker Associate with Spyglass Realty. Kristi prides herself on providing constant and open communication to her clients and has assisted all variants of clients including first time homebuyers, sellers, re-locators, distressed homeowners in need of a short sale, as well as savvy investors. She enjoys educating her clients during their real estate transactions and making sure they understand each facet of the process.

Overcoming real estate hurdles and problem-solving are among some of the most exciting aspects of real estate for Kristi, topped only by the satisfaction of knowing she’s found a client the perfect home. Her negotiation skills, experience and competitive nature ensures her clients always get the best deal possible when crossing a transactions finish line. When Kristi isn’t practicing real estate, she enjoys a myriad of different activities. An avid tennis player, she has participated in several tennis leagues over the last 15 years. Kristi enjoys all kinds of social dancing, particularly country two-step, and also loves to be out on the lake on her boat she calls “My Happy Place.”

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★★★★★
"Kristi was excellent from start to finish. We met with a few realtors but decided to go with Kristi because of her local knowledge of not just the ATX area but our specific neighborhood as well. We are in the process of building a new home so the listing and sale of our house wasn't going to be for many many months during which time, Kristi regularly checked in with us and also set us up with an online portal to provide updates on value of our property and other details. When the time came to list our home, Kristi laid out the plan clearly in terms of listing price, when the house will go on the market, what can we expect day of, how long will we accept offers for and next steps. During the open house weekend, she kept us informed of any good offers that came in. We listed on a Thursday, had an insane open house as well as non-stop scheduled appointments on Saturday and by Sunday we had signed the contract to sell our home for 50% over ask! That is not a typo. I highly recommend Kristi. She's knowledgable, professional, responsive (text, email and phone) and most importantly, can sell your house for top dollar.
- mayankarora23"

★★★★★
"Kristi was wonderful to work with. She is very quick to respond on calls, texts, and emails. She communicates quickly and efficiently with other parties involved. She knew exactly how to handle this crazy competitive Austin housing market and gave me great advice on how to set my offer apart from others. With her expertise, my offer was chosen from among 9 other offers on the table. I could not have done it without her.
- bhook715"

★★★★★
"1000 Miles away and only had to make 1 trip from the great direction that Kristi gave. Once I had the location I wanted her negotiation skills and knowledge got me the place I wanted and the cost I wanted. She was able to recommend everything along with a mobile signing. Wonderful person, exquisite knowledge. I could not have found a place so quickly without her. Thank you so much Kristi!
- gabbertj22"

★★★★★
"Kristi was a delight to work with! She was very patient and resourceful in helping us find the right home. As first time home buyers, having a realtor with her knowledge of the process and willingness to advocate for her clients put our minds at ease and made this a relatively smooth experience. Should we ever sell our home, we will be sure to work with Kristi again!
- stephbrown177"

★★★★★
"Kristi Richards is an awesome realtor! She listens to her clients wants and needs. Her expertise is valuable in searching for the perfect property. She is responsive to all of our questions and negotiates the best deal for us. We are confident that by choosing her as your realtor, you'll be as satisfied as we have been!
- beckyterrell6"

★★★★★
"Kristi was very helpful during every step of the home buying process. I am first time home buyer so I had a lot of questions that she answered quickly! She was always available and helped me stay on track with everything I needed to get done for my first home. Thank you so much!!!
- zuser20200128115025023"

★★★★★
"Kristi was a blessing to have as our realtor. She was always available to answer our questions as first time buyers. We are very happy with our experience using Kristi for her realty services and will be recommending her to all our friends and family.
- hooksmusicpro"

★★★★★
"Working with Kristi was great! She was super knowledgeable about the neighborhood and most importantly she was extremely attentive. Amidst COVID and her other clients we always felt like we were priority number one.
- adamharriscostello"

★★★★★
"Kristi was such a pleasure to work with!! She was so quick and responsive to all of our requests. Without her, we would probably still be searching for a home. I look forward to working with Kristi again... she is definitely the best and very passionate in what she does.
- Ariane Sip"

★★★★★
"Kristi worked with us for months as we were trying to find a very specific type of home in a limited range of neighborhoods. As first time buyers in a new state we benefited greatly from her knowledge and her advice. From start to finish she was a pleasure to work with. Her understanding of the market really helped us make the best offer, and we are thrilled with the result. Absolutely recommend.
- zuser20160711051522733"

★★★★★
"Kristi was very help full in finding a home that fit all of my needs in pricing and in location. She returned any text, phone calls, and emails with in a extremely timely manor.
- txturfboy"

★★★★★
"Kristi sold my house within one week of listing at the price I was hoping for. She had great suggestions at minimal cost that improved the appearance of the home and the online listing. She also was able to resolve issues that arose with the inspection which saved me a large amount of money. The house closed within a few weeks of listing. She is responsive, creative and resourceful. I highly recommend Kristi.
- Janiewagner7"

★★★★★
"Kristi is very professional, responsive, and overall great to work with! She helped us buy and close on a home in less than a month! Thank you Kristi!
- scott terry4"

★★★★★
"Kristi has literally gone above and beyond for us. She has been our go to realtor for 3 years and have bought and sold multiple homes with her. She makes the process fun and easy! Kristi will be our realtor for years to come!!
- Nicole Buller"

★★★★★
"I would like to definitely recommend Kristi Richards as the “go to” realtor. We had previously gone with another realtor and had our home sit on the market for 40 days. This realtor hadn’t been very communicative and didn’t give much feedback. This realtor even recommended that we reduce our home by $15k from the original price. We decided a major change was needed and called Kristi! She came to my residence, had some recommendations that we did and re-listed our home with a 3D viewing added. BAM, full offer within 3 days! (Mic Drop).
- asegura72"

★★★★★
"Kristi is the best. She helped us plan, and execute very efficient yet complete home search process. She was responsive, flexible and very knowledgeable.
- Shilpa Khanal"

★★★★★
"She knows exactly what needs to be done to make the sell a fast and profitable experience! My home was under contract within the first week and Kristi got me an offer for ten thousand above asking price. Kristi Richards showed me nothing but professionalism from our first conversation and the entire experience proved her production was unparalleled, I could not have asked for a better experience.
- jorgea nunez38"

★★★★★
"Kristi was referred to me by a friend who had nothing but the greatest things to say about her and they were absolutely right! She has been amazing through this process. Selling a home is very bittersweet and Kristi has made this process such a smooth one. My experience has been seamless. I called her on a Sunday (she answered) photos taken on Monday, house went on the market on Tuesday and in less than 24 hours, she advised me that we were getting an offer. Just like that!
- zuser20170428084639121"

★★★★★
"Kristi is an experienced and versatile Realtor who helped me buy the place I was renting from the landlord. We had to get the deal done fast, and with all her relationships with contractors, we were able to pull it off. I felt like i was well represented throughout all the negotiations. Would highly recomend her !!
- user5282602"

★★★★★
"Kristi was the best Realtor we have seen and I have purchased a few houses in my time. If you are in the tech industry and need a house she is the one to talk to. Even if you are not in tech she is great of course. Kind, flexible and patient as we flew into Austin to check out houses for just two days and she picked us up from our hotel and drove us all over creation to look at houses in our price arrange and style. She did not know if we were going to buy yet she was still gave us Texas hospitality. In the end I got an amazing house that I will live inside for many years to come. :). Thanks Kristi keep up the great work.
- ChristopherCiabarra"

★★★★★
"Kristi has been a wonderful realtor and helped us find our dream house. She is extremely knowledgeable about the different areas of Austin which is a big help when you are new to town. Thanks so much!
- jstrickland1407"

★★★★★
"As a complete newbie to the home buying market, I couldn't have done it without Kristi. We had to move pretty quickly through the process, but she didn't hesitate to offer education and resources to help me stay informed. Once I'd pinned down a property, she was an amazing negotiator and helped drive forward things like the appraisal, contract revisions, the inspection, property improvements, all of it. She also has a huge network of people that were trustworthy, friendly, and responsive, including an amazing lender. Kristi was referred to me by a friend, and I will absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to purchase!
- zuser20150625052039195"

★★★★★
"Kristi is very responsive, knowledgeable and dependable. She was very helpful and replied quickly to all my questions. It was real pleasure working with her. I definitely will ask her help again when I Sell or buy properties. I highly recommend her without any reservations.
- heleneim"

★★★★★
"Kristi is very nice and she's working hard to get your house sell quickly. For example, She had suggested staging and Lower the price comparing to other houses in the neighborhood for sales. She also has tricks in her communication network. If someone wants to sell houses quickly she is right one to ask. We greatly appreciate her help us in this transaction.
- ptrang12"

★★★★★
"Kristi Richards was the best realtor that we've ever had! She knows the market, areas/neighborhoods, tax and finance information. She listened to what we were looking for in a house and neighborhood. Set up an internet search for us as we began looking. She was respectful of our time and made the entire purchasing process seamless. We highly recommend Kristi as a realtor, you won't be sorry, she will find you the perfect home!
- beckyterrell6"

★★★★★
"Kristi Richards was an excellent choice in finding my daughter's new home. She went over and beyond to find homes that fit our criteria, and had lots of extra work to do comparatives for us, and take us to see several properties to make our decision. She was very easy to work with, and a delightful person to be around. We found the whole experience a great one.
- esthersfollies"

★★★★★
"Kristi Richards was fantastic! I had thought selling a condo located 1700 miles from where I was living would be difficult. Instead, Kristi made the process run smoothly and quickly. She arranged everything that needed to be done -- even getting additional bids for repair work that needed to be completed, because she felt the first bids were too high.
- cmo1119"

★★★★★
"Kristi Richards is very knowledgeable, hard working, a great communicator, and a great negotiator. She was professional from the start, initially meeting with us to walk our home, and then again to discuss her suggestions on pricing the home and what she could offer as our Realtor. The listing process was very efficient – professional photos were taken that made the home look beautiful and she held an open house right away. We accepted an offer at 98% of the list price within a few days of being on the market. Kristi was readily available and responsive when we had questions about the contract and she gave great recommendations on reliable contractors to handle a few repairs. I highly recommend working with Kristi to sell your home!
- shanda deleon"

★★★★★
"Kristi was really great. She helped us through the whole process and explained everything completely through the selling of our house to buying a new one. Kristi was very professional but she also gave us that friend like comfortable feeling. We would definitely recommend her to anyone.
- susanprice50"

★★★★★
"Kristi assisted my wife and I in locating our first home; we simply described what we liked, and almost immediately she found what would be our journey into home ownership. Currently, Kristi is again hard at work to find a new place for my parents to call home in Texas. I have no doubt she will find them a place they will love. Thanks Kristi!!!
- f feliciano1"

★★★★★
"I can't recommend Kristi enough. She was responsive throughout the process and showed great communication. She demonstrated that she had our best interests at heart, and didn't push us to make decisions or move too quickly. We got the deal we wanted on our first home. I would absolutely work with her again and recommend her to friends and family.
- kimberlysheedy"

★★★★★
"Kristi was our realtor in finding a home for my sister-in-law in Buda, TX. We found a great house, and negotiated a good buy and had a seamless closing thanks to Kristi's skills. I highly recommend her to potential buyers and sellers as well.
- dayna salter"

★★★★★
"Kristi Richards' experience proved valuable I our short time frame to purchase. This was our seventh home purchase and also the easiest by far thanks to her diligence. I would send her last minute showing requests and she was unfailingly patient in setting them up. I recommend her highly.
- Gwynn Beeler"

★★★★★
"Kristi was wonderful! This was our first time buying a house and Kristi's help through the process made it so much easier. She helped us find exactly what we wanted and was always available for our questions and concerns. We would highly recommend her!!
- F.feliciano1"

★★★★★
"My wife and I were very pleased with Kristi's knowledge and confidence in the real estate market. We were able to sell our house before it actually hit the market and we were able to get what we wanted for it. Without Kristi's help I don't think that would have happened.
- Bigecustoms"

★★★★★
"Kristi assisted us as we began searching for homes online from CA. During a house hunting trip, Kristi was invaluable providing us with great feedback and insights on different areas. Once we found our home, Kristi advocated for us with the sellers flawlessly. She was constantly in communication with us and we felt we gained a trusted realtor and friend in the process. We recommend Kristi without reservation. She will get it done!
- Kimberly Brodsky Denney"

★★★★★
"Kristi was a HUGE help in buying my home. I was new to Las Vegas and had no idea where I wanted to live. She drove me to multiple locations, just for me to say, eh. She quickly learned what I was looking for, and found the perfect house. She would step in during the negotiations and not allow the price to exceed where I was comfortable spending. She even helped me pick out the right flooring with color detail. She really was a big help! I appreciated everything she had done for me to make buying my home, as stress free as possible. She has a huge amount of patience, and never showed any irritation on my multiple, "I like it, but..." Definitely would recommend her!!
- user5722784"

★★★★★
"I could not recommend Kristi highly enough to potential homebuyers. This was our first home, so we needed a lot of guidance through the process. Kristi was extremely knowledgable, helpful, and responsive. She replied quickly to our texts and emails, even when we had last-minute or off-hours questions or requests. It was obvious from the first home I walked in to with her that she really wanted us to find the best home for us, not pressure us into finding something quickly. Kristi is a true professional and an expert at her job. Thank you for helping us find and purchase a home that we love in an extremely competetive and difficult market.
- Kim Dowd"

★★★★★
"I am so pleased with Kristi's professionalism and quick response to my request ( either by phone, e-mail or needing to see a house that I am very interested to look at ). I'll admit, it took me several months to just at least look at some houses ( just via website, because I don't want to waste the agents time and mine ) but when I was ready to take the "plunge", I called the agent "assigned " to me and since it's around Thanksgiving, she told me of her busy schedule and the sellers would be busy to show their places too. Naturally, I was very disappointed. I was thinking then, I could have a house on Christmas. This agent told me to call her back after the holidays! I almost gave up, then here comes Kristi to my rescue! I read the reviews of ALL the agents in her former company and Kristi's POSITIVE reviews stands out! So, I called her and got a call back and boom, we're in business!!! Told her of certain details of what I'm looking for, the area etc. In a matter of days we're out in the field! After our second meeting, we found a newly built house that's good for me! She's a profiler, she negotiated for me, clarified things for me!!! I am very pleased with her professional service. Prompt! Always with a smile. NOT hurried. To me, these are the attributes I look for, especially when making one of the most important decision in your life time. Someone who is knowledgeable and caring. I will NOT hesitate to refer my family or friends to Kristi. She is a blessing!!! Loving my new house, thanks to Kristi Richards. More power to her!!! B.A. Buda, Texas
- atheybeah"

★★★★★
"When we moved from New Mexico to Texas Kristi was a tremendous help. She was very attentive to our needs and wishes in finding our new home. Once we found it, Kristi was very professional and patient with us. She answered all our questions and watched over us through it all. We really feel she went the extra mile for us. We happily recommend her and would certainly use her again if the need arose.
- user7170347"

★★★★★
"During the process of purchasing our home, Kristi was our real estate agent. She did a great job. She was helpful, and prompt. With each decision we had to make kristi was there to assist us. She is a woman of ha rafter and integrity. I would highly recommend her!
- user15350664"

★★★★★
"Kristi was an amazing real estate agent. My husband and I were first time home buyers. We originally started with an other agent but my husband didn't feel comfortable with his lack responsiveness. He decided to seek another agent and I am SOOO glad he did! Kristi was not only helpful and knowledgeable but she gave us the guidance we so desperately needed. We weren't the easiest either, choosing to jump all over the map due to our lack of experience in buying. Kristi was patient and knew our needs before we did!! She took her time setting up homes to view and also worked late because my husband job doesn't allow much time off. She was always available by email, phone and text. Answering our questions and keeping us up to date every step of the way. She was honest and realistic in our needs. She found us the perfect home!! We highly recommend Kristi!
- user6752600"

★★★★★
"I highly recommend Kristi to handle your real estate transactions. Kristi showed us some properties when we were thinking of buying. I contacted Kristi again when we decided to sell our home. Kristi was prompt in her reply, was always available when we needed her and handled our transaction in a professional and courteous manner.
- user7300316"

★★★★★
"Kristi knew all the time what needed to be done and when, She was extremely good about responding to emails and phone calls no matter the time or day. Her knowledge of the market was very helpful , specially for us coming from out of Texas. Kristi has our highest recommendation. B.Reyes
- user4550509"

★★★★★
"Kristi listened to what I wanted and she sent me a constant stream of houses that she thought would work for me. I always had possibilities to look at. When I wanted to see the properties, she was always available and very knowledgeable when I asked questions about them. As a first time home buyer, she answered all my questions. I got the house I wanted and it was because she listened and cared about me. She was outstanding!
- user0350063"

★★★★★
"I was a out of town client and Kristi went out of her way to preview homes and set appointments for me. She made the process so easy even working from another state
- DaleGould"

★★★★★
"Kristi did an amazing job with helping me to sell my home with none of the headaches that normally come with the process. She provided great customer service to me and her ability to get the job done efficiently surpassed any expectations I had. I wouldn't hesitate to refer her to anyone!!!
- Aimee Wade"

★★★★★
"Kristi handled 2 short sales for me last year. As a former real estate agent myself, I had high expectations. Kristi met them all with flying colors. She stayed on top of the bank and kept me updated along the way. My 2 short sales were completed in less than 6 months with minimal headaches.
- deanna_kope"

★★★★★
"Consummate professional, excellent communicator and thoroughly knowledgeable on the local area. Spent an incredible amount of time with us looking for a home and then was on the ball all through the negotiation and closing processes. Highly recommend!
- Rob Spence"

 

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