Meet Laurie Kriegel

Whether moving to a larger home, closer to family, job opportunities, putting down roots in Central Texas, down-sizing, buying a first home, or finding a great investment property, Laurie works closely throughout each transaction to give her clients peace of mind and a successful transaction. She truly is a concierge Realtor with her client’s best interests in mind!

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About Me

Born and raised in Central Texas, Laurie Kriegel has built her real estate career helping people move locally, as well as to new areas of the state, and to places beyond Texas. Her love of connecting people with their perfect home is a driving force in her passion for real estate.

Living in multiple cities in Texas has given Laurie a regional perspective and appreciation for the residential market from Austin to Waco. Born in Waco, growing up in Austin, college at Baylor University with family roots in both areas, Laurie has a love of these cities and cares about the communities, the growth, and the exciting future of home ownership.

Whether moving to a larger home, closer to family, job opportunities, putting down roots in Central Texas, down-sizing, buying a first home, or finding a great investment property, Laurie works closely throughout each transaction to give her clients peace of mind and a successful transaction. She truly is a concierge Realtor with her client’s best interests in mind!

Testimonials

Anonymous 12/03/2021

My wife and I recently purchased a house with Laurie’s help. We were moving to Austin from out of town and needed to move fast. We got Laurie’s number from a friend after the first realtor we contacted could not be available to fit our schedule. Laurie was quick to answer our call and provide us with tons of guidance about the Austin market, the buying process, and areas that she thought would fit our family. With Laurie’s insight, my wife and I narrowed our search. Laurie was then able to quickly arrange home visits for us. As we walked homes, Laurie pointed out pros and cons about each house that would have otherwise escaped our detection. Once we determined to make an offer on a house, Laurie walked us through the process including telling us about ways to stand out against other buyers. Because of the hot market, our offer needed to be in that day. Laurie coordinated with all parties to ensure that this was done and kept us in the loop at all points. The next day we found out that there had been several offers on the house, and that ours was not the top. Thanks to Laurie’s professional diligence, however, the sellers offered us the chance to match and buy the house. We jumped at the opportunity. Later that night, we found out that we had got the house––our one and only offer.

Once under contract, Laurie helped arrange inspections and contractors to consult on the house. Laurie gave us great advice on negotiating the sale based on these findings. The entire buying process went without a hiccup because of Laurie’s guidance. After closing remotely, Laurie met me at the house on closing day with a sweet gift. The next day, before our movers arrived, Laurie brought my wife and I breakfast to celebrate our move. I cannot recommend Laurie enough. She was professional, knowledgeable, and caring. She made my wife and I feel valued and cared for.

Dale Hefner 09/14/2021

We’ve known Laurie and her husband for years and when it came time to sell our house, we wanted to work with someone we could trust and someone we knew would do a great job representing us. Naturally, we turned to Laurie. We were in the process of building a new home through Scott Felder Homes and, as you can imagine, we experienced several delays in the build process due to the pandemic and related building material/labor shortages. As we prepared to put our house on the market in the Spring, we were notified of a construction delay, then another delay in early Summer. In the interim, we worked with Laurie and her team on staging, pictures, etc. When it finally came time to market our home in late Summer, we were ready. The photos had been done for a while, and it didn’t take long to have the marketing material completed. Laurie was very professional throughout the sales/negotiation process, and we had a contract within four days of going live in MLS. We just closed on Friday (9/10) so we can exhale for a few days and prepare for our move at the end of Sept. Laurie has been extremely patient as we’ve worked through this process, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends or family who is looking for a great realtor.

Alex Hlavka 07/29/2021

It was great working with her. She was always kind, helpful and is very experienced and knowledgeable with anything related to realty. Communication was great, too and everything went relatively easily considering my parents being overseas. Whenever anyone had questions, Laurie always replied as soon as possible, and whenever she wasn’t available, Bethany always stepped in to help too. Overall we are very pleased with everything and are happy that she was able to help us snag a condo so quickly in this difficult market!

Sophie Cavendish 04/12/2021

We were very pleased with Laurie! She is very knowledgeable and always brought good ideas and suggestions to the table while we were choosing the size of the home we wanted to purchase and what appliances/additions we added to our home. She was always available via text or phone call and helped us navigate the stressful but exciting steps of being first-time homeowners. We are so grateful for her and Realty Austin!

Alex Buono 12/03/2020

We worked with Laurie on purchasing our home in Round Rock, and we simply couldn’t be happier with her professionalism, dedication, passion, attention to detail, availability, and all-around pleasantness. She’s made our first home buying experience as painless as possible and has set the bar in real estate extremely high for us! She leads with a positive attitude and backs it up with a vast knowledge of the process’s inner workings. The number of times we were confused/concerned, and she was able to answer our questions and guide us immediately are just too many to count (it was like working together with a dear friend that actually cares about your happiness, success, and satisfaction)! We feel very blessed and lucky to have worked with her, and we will absolutely recommend her and Realty Austin to anyone looking to buy or sell!

Kay Leitch 10/28/2020

It was a pleasure working with Laurie Kriegel. She is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, professional, and easy to communicate with. I would not hesitate to recommend her to other buyers or sellers.

Carter Shotwell 09/29/2020

Laurie Kriegel provided great customer service in helping us purchase our home in Salado, TX. She was available to address any questions and to guide us through the process. Her confident and calm demeanor helped to put us at ease in an otherwise complicated process of buying a home. We will wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking a Realtor. She is a 10 out of 10! We were impressed with Realty Austin’s process and helpful procedures. Laurie and Realty Austin made the home purchasing process as pain-free as possible. Thanks for a job well done.

Miranda Godinez 07/07/2020

We recently closed on our home with the help of Laurie Kriegel, and I can’t thank her enough! We were nine months pregnant when closing and doing lots of the home viewings, during a pandemic, but she made the process so easy for us! She answered all of our questions as first time home buyers and was available at any time that we needed her. A few days after closing, we actually went into labor and had our healthy baby boy, so thank goodness she helped us move up the closing date! We learned so much from her about the home buying process but also more about Austin and its neighborhoods, which is a lot to say considering we were born and raised in Austin! Thank you so much, Laurie, for all of your help, support, and great advice throughout the process. We are so appreciative of everything she did for us!

Jonathan Webb 04/07/2020

We could not be happier with the level of service we received from Laurie and Realty Austin. From the initial buyer consultation to closing, Laurie was amazing. During the process, I had multiple concerns with the builder, and Laurie did an excellent job relating those concerns and working to a resolution. Laurie also did an excellent job, making us feel comfortable through the multiple buyer walks and was always prepared with Lysol wipes and even goody bags to help entertain my two young kids. Laurie’s personal touch was second to none! We will definitely use Laurie and Realty Austin for any of our future real estate needs.

Heather Haas 03/24/2020

Working with Laurie was a top-notch experience. She is professional, helpful, and knowledgeable about the Austin area real estate. We will recommend Laurie to all our friends and colleagues!

Amy E. Root 02/18/2020

Laurie was phenomenal from the get-go with selling our home and then helping us with the building process for our new home. She made us feel appreciated and heard the entire process. She went above and beyond, helping us to get our home ready to list, staging, hosting our open house, comparing offers, and accepting an offer. She put so much time into our home. She was extremely knowledgable and made our home competitive on the market. We were thrilled to have multiple offers by the end of the first open house (the day our house went on the market). She helped with the designing of our new home, putting hours into helping us every step of the way, and we could not be more satisfied with the final product. Laurie really knows what she is doing and will go above and beyond for you; She did for us, and we are so happy we decided to work with her! She is truly the best at what she does! We are so thankful for Laurie!

Zac Bauman 11/12/2019

Laurie Kriegel is great. She went above and beyond to make sure our house look the best it could to sell for the best value. She pushed us (in a good way) to move fast. She helped us with numerous things like connections for repairs, meeting with people doing the work, bringing expertise about the area, and driving the negotiation with the buyer to ultimately close the deal. Great experience.

Allison and Robert D’Alfonso 07/02/2019

Robert and I just had our final walk through on the first home that we will be purchasing together as a married couple for the closing tomorrow! Funny story about our new home… We had been looking together at homes with our amazing realtor for a few months trying to find the perfect house. We would spend our Saturday’s and Sunday’s touring home after home looking for a home that “checked all the boxes”. ✅ 📦 I had seen a house that came on the market the day before we left for our family Alaskan cruise and asked Laurie if I could go see it with her. Homes in our area don’t stay on the market long and I knew that this particular house probably wouldn’t be available if we waited to return from our vacation. 🚢 So, Laurie and I met at this house at 10 am on June 5th and had a contract on it before we flew out of Austin at 7:30 pm. ✈️ ROBERT HADN’T SEEN THE HOUSE IN PERSON YET! 🏡🚫👀 I told him, “honey, you’re just going to have to trust me!” 😊 So over the 9 days, we were out of the state (and even country – hello Canada🇨🇦 !), Laurie got the inspection done, filled the paperwork and moved the contract forward without a hitch! The day after we returned from our trip, Robert got to see the house (along with our kids, my parents, sister, niece and nephew and even my Papa!) on June 15th and they loved it, too! ♥️🏡😊 So here we are today, reminiscing about the house we have called home for the past 5 years and dreaming about the new memories we will be making in our new home! Can’t wait to have many friends and family over to the new house very soon! Thank you for your help, Laurie!

Lori Root 06/25/2019

I am beyond excited over the outcome of the sale of my home. Laurie Kriegel went above and beyond what I had expected and helped me tremendously throughout the entire process. I could not have done it without her, and I highly recommend her!

Caitlin Wesolek 04/01/2019

My husband and I are first-time home-buyers and new to Austin, and Laurie Kriegel made our home buying experience so easy. I could tell that she genuinely cared about us as a couple and wanted the best for us. Laurie gave us honest feedback on houses we were considering and didn’t try to push us into a house that wasn’t right for us just to get a sale. She was very accessible throughout the entire home search and closing process and was always just a phone call or text message away if we had any questions. She was able to help us find the perfect home for our growing family well within our budget!

Mat Russo 04/01/2019

Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with Laurie Kriegel on several real estate transactions. Laurie is the consummate professional and handles her business in a pro-active manner with a willingness to overcome all obstacles with a smile on her face. She has a God-given talent when it comes to real estate. The service she provides to not only her buyers or sellers but to everyone invested in the transaction is second to none. As a 30 year veteran to the industry, I would highly recommend Laurie as a trusted resource on your next real estate transaction.

Jorge and Rachel Tovar 03/01/2019

We can’t say enough about Laurie Kriegel. She walked us through every step of the selling process and was always available to take my calls. She went above and beyond to help us sell our house. She puts her heart into her work, and it shows. We appreciate all her help and couldn’t have done it without her. Thank you, Laurie, for sharing your talents with us. If you are looking for a Realtor, look no further. Laurie gets the job done.

Jared and Mary Kathryn Allen 11/01/2018

We can’t say enough amazing things about Laurie and all the help she gave us in selling our house! As new parents to a newborn, and having a 2-year-old, we were overwhelmed with the process and the idea of getting out to the house for multiple showings. Laurie walked us through each step and was there to help along the way. From bringing helpful things to stage our house, to spending hours organizing our pantry, to helping pack, and even loving on our kids, she was such a blessing and so sacrificial. The willingness to go above and beyond for her clients is one of Laurie’s outstanding qualities. Our house had multiple offers in just ONE weekend, and we couldn’t have done it without her help and guidance!

Debbie Tucker 07/01/2018

I could not have accomplished the sale and move out of my moms home without Laurie! She is professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, patient, honest and very wise and easy to talk with. I would highly recommend Laurie to anyone needing to sell their home. We are very grateful for her help.

Victoria and Kellen Wilson 03/01/2018

Laurie Kriegel was amazing. She helped me and my fiance find the perfect house for us in record timing. She and her team made everything so easy and smooth, I am still in awe. Whenever we had a question, concern or idea, she made herself readily available. She talked through our questions, proposed things we never thought about, and just made us feel at ease during this very daunting experience. We were so lucky to have Laurie by our side.

Adrian and Matt Gillum 11/01/2017

We are so pleased with the amazing job Laurie did for us on the sale of our home and the purchase of our new one. She personally staged our home and made it absolutely perfect for showings, then worked quickly to help us find a new home after we were under contract to sell our old house. She always had a quick answer to any questions we had and checked in with us consistently through the entire process from start to finish. We appreciate her personal touch that helped make us comfortable as we made some big decisions! We highly recommend her to any seller or buyer who wants a Realtor who can do it all!

Calvin Tran 11/01/2017

It was a pleasure working with Laurie. She was a professional and gave good advice to get the house staged and ready for showing buyers. Laurie also contacted the lender of the buyer to follow up on the closing process.

Stephanie Reece 09/01/2017

Having Laurie Kriegel as our Realtor was such a blessing! After living in our first home for 18 years, the idea of getting it ready for market seemed daunting and nearly impossible. Her care and guidance throughout the entire process were above and beyond anything we could have expected! Laurie served as a market expert, project manager, staging coordinator, encourager, and superb negotiator. She knew exactly when I needed a Starbucks, Sonic drink or Chick-fil-A to power through the rest of the day. I honestly can’t imagine anyone being able to do what she did any better: on the market within 2 1/2 weeks and sold in less than a weekend. If you need a home sold, use the best, Laurie Kriegel!!!

Wanda H.

Our work with Laurie was outstanding. Her continuing patience to work with us when we kept looking for more options helped us to finally find a house to buy that fits our needs. We were able to communicate with her by phone or email to share with her our concerns as we continued the process all the way to the day of signing. We loved the doc u sign method which allowed us to work together without going to someone’s office. Laurie also took the extra time after the signing to communicate with the previous owners who needed to stay on for an extra month before moving out. When there were questions, Laurie was there to help us through the negotiations. We deeply appreciate Laurie’s caring attitude to help us through the whole process of buying a home.

Jake and Emily

Yep, we’re homeowners! We’ve moved to Cedar Park not too far from where we were living previously. Special thanks to our Realtor Laurie Kriegel, and our lender for making this process as smooth as possible. Seriously guys hit these fine folks up for all your house-hunting needs! Couldn’t have asked for better service from these guys. God has blessed us with great family and friends, great jobs, a great city, and now a great home. We are so pumped for the next chapter in our lives!

Robert

Laurie Kriegel did a fantastic job selling our condominium. Every step of the process was conducted in a very professional manner. She provided statistics that helped us price our property correctly for the market. She tirelessly handled all the details for us, such as setting up the proper staging, handling paperwork, and meeting inspectors/appraisers, as well as holding numerous open houses for the property. The quality of the advertising, MLS online presentation, and the web presence that existed for our property helped find a qualified buyer. I have a real estate license, and I truly was impressed by Laurie Kriegel’s communication, friendly nature, and thoroughness. Even though I could have sold our place myself, a lack of available time prevented me from doing so, and I was really thankful and impressed with the entire experience. I highly recommend giving Laurie a call.

Adrian

We decided to work with Laurie not only because we know her, but also because she is motivated and excited to get the process started. Having the emails with listings and Laurie looking for properties really got the ball rolling, and obviously, she found our house before it had been on the market very long at all! We appreciate how Laurie kept us up to speed and how she communicated with us frequently about the status of the house, loan, and contract. I never felt like we had to wait on Laurie for anything! Thank you!

Heather and Jared Hardison

Laurie Kriegel is amazing! Laurie worked with us two years ago to find our rental property and then again this month to help us get our dream home. Her recommendations are from the heart. She treats you like family to make sure you are taken care of and whoops others into shape during the home buying process. She was on vacation when we found the home we wanted and immediately started making connections so we could get started with out purchase. Forever thankful for everything she did and continues to do. I recommend her to EVERYONE!

Sarah

We worked with Laurie Kriegel to both buy and sell our home within a 2-year period due to an unexpected job change. We originally met Laurie through church, and she exceeded our expectations in every way. We found Laurie to be professional, responsive, knowledgeable, tireless, and friendly. We recommend her highly. As a couple of examples, Laurie was very knowledgeable about the market to help ensure we were paying and asking for the right price given the house, area, and market conditions. When we bought the house, we were new to Austin, and Laurie drove us around town to help educate us on neighborhoods and showed us many homes to find the perfect location for our young family. She never once suggested we increase our budget. When we sold, she even helped us negotiate an offer on our house while she was on an international vacation. She did not let her vacation delay any of the process. She was also such a pleasure to work with and a sunny disposition that helps a long and sometimes difficult experience. If we ever move back to Austin, we will make Laurie our first call.

Kari

We decided to use Laurie because we knew she would be knowledgeable about Austin homes and neighborhoods and because we knew she would be proactive in helping us. We knew we wouldn’t have to wait around to hear back from Laurie on things, but that she’d be quick with replies and on top of it. I liked that she was willing to look and set up appointments at a moment’s notice and that she was patient with us as we made offers on a couple of places before finding the home that worked for us. I loved that we never had to wait on anyone to get something done for us, but Laurie was a step ahead the whole time; which I think also speaks to their professionalism.

Andy and Abby

Laurie is fantastic to work with and a lot of fun. We had a great time looking at houses with her, and she found the perfect home for us. We started the process new to the Austin area, so we weren’t sure where we wanted to live. Laurie was very patient and showed us options in many different neighborhoods. After we decided on a neighborhood, Laurie diligently worked to find us the perfect home. She was able to give us tours of multiple homes in the neighborhood pre-MLS (very important for a hot market like Austin). In the end, we got a great deal on a great home before it went on the market. Laurie is a pleasure to work with, is very knowledgeable, prompt, hard working and, most importantly, honest. I am certain she can find the perfect home for you too!

Our Office Listings

Stacy Clark was an absolute pleasure to work with during the recent process of selling our home and buying another. A native Wacoan, she was very knowledgeable about the local market, gaining us more money for the sale of our home than we imagined. She promptly got answers from other realtors concerning our new home search. She kept in daily contact with us, always going above and beyond in every way. Stacy is a skilled negotiator who advocated for our best interests throughout the home buying process. She is highly respected among her peers in the industry. She is very funny, charming, and her down-to-earth personality will instantly set your heart and mind at ease. We are proud to recommend Stacy Clark for all your real estate needs. - Joseph and Tiffany Evans