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Tim Thornton

Tim Thornton
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4.9 of 5 (124 reviews)
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My wife, our boys and I have been in Austin for almost 10 years and I have lived in Texas for almost 25 years. The twins were born here and we will raise them here where they can get the best possible education and up-bringing. Austin has something special to offer our family and we believe it has something unique to offer to you and your family.

Over the years, I have studied construction, design, product marketing, business, architecture, contract law and even the concepts of...
My wife, our boys and I have been in Austin for almost 10 years and I have lived in Texas for almost 25 years. The twins were born here and we will raise them here where they can get the best possible education and up-bringing. Austin has something special to offer our family and we believe it has something unique to offer to you and your family.

Over the years, I have studied construction, design, product marketing, business, architecture, contract law and even the concepts of selling. When I walk into a home--I get it. New construction, remodel or a house ready for your custom touches--I understand what works and why it works. More importantly, I am able to help my clients, buyers and sellers, understand what works for them and for their needs and help them prioritize their real estate decisions. Ask any experienced Realtor and they will tell you that buying a home is never about finding "a perfect house", but Real Estate is about "the perfect home for you" and the process of finding your perfect home involves trade-offs and decisions. What works for you is never what worked for the last 10 clients of mine. Your perfect home will require that we find the trade-offs that work for you and turn your new house in your perfect home.

I love this business and I will be the first to say that I am pretty good at what I do. I believe a Realtor is only as good as their work ethic and their last 6 months of transactions. On any given month I may work with from 2-5 buyers getting into their dream home or selling selling their home. My clients benefit from my experience--and that is not an empty promise of how long I have been in this business. Experience of doing deals. Experience of helping clients.

My wife and I have traveled the world and lived all over the USA and Asia. We seldom meet a stranger and always enjoy getting to know new friends. We would love to add you to our list of friends and I would love to help you buy or sell your next home in the Greater Austin area. If we have not spoken already, give me a call.

Buying, Selling or Building, you should know what I know.

(Your can learn more about what is happening in Austin by reading my blog: Austin Real Estate Secrets).


  • Century 200 Club Member, Top 3%
  • Lambuth University - BA, 1984
  • Director of Product Marketing, 15 years high-tech business background
  • ZipRealty President's Club: 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 -2015
  • Experienced Listing Agent - helping you stage and prepare your home to sell
  • 100% Club Member - Awarded for 100% Complete Customer Satisfaction in multiple quarters
  • New Home and Luxury Home Specialist
  • Most Opened & Most Closed Transactions - 2007 Q4; 2008 Q2, Q3
  • Austin Area Investor
  • Most Closed Transactions 2010
  • Top Revenue Producer 2009
  • Most Closed Transactions 2008
  • Austin District MVP 2009
  • Top Producers - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Team/District MVP - 2007 Q3, Q4; 2008 Q1; 2009 Q2, Q3; 2010 Q2
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Vinod K.
Home buyer in Austin
As first time home buyers we were novice to a lot of things like deciding on a community, a lender, or even understanding our own likes and dislikes in a house. A lot of these seemed very overwhelming until we met Tim Thornton. In our first meeting itself we walked out with a great deal of information, do and don'ts, and felt a lot confident in taking the first step in home buying process. Tim is very knowledgeable, personable, and invests a great deal of time and energy in helping his clients in choosing their right house. The best thing about Tim is that he is available round the clock to assist his clients answering their questions or concerns. At times we have called Tim at 7:30 in the morning or even at 11:00 in the night with a laundry list of questions and got answers for all of them. He has demonstrated a great deal of patience in listening to us, and we never felt rushed during a conversation either on phone or in person. His calm and pleasant demeanor put us in our comfort zone and we always felt like talking to a friend and not to a realtor. Tim has a great depth of knowledge about every community in Greater Austin area like schools, community growth, and most important of all - Bang for the Buck! Tim has a strong understanding of every component in a loan application. We were well equipped while negotiating rates / closing costs with multiple lenders. We feel extremely satisfied about the whole process of loan approval because of all the knowledge Tim had given to us. I suggest his future clients to carry a notebook and pen whenever they meet him, as there can be tons of invaluable information :) Tim displayed excellent negotiating skills before we entered the contract. His expertise in negotiating not only on the sale price, but also in drafting the contract in a way that the seller was bound to get certain things done before closing date is truly impressive. We are extremely happy and satisfied with how things were handled during this process. He was able to give a lot of inputs on the house inspection reports on things which were important and things which could be overlooked. This helped us to add an amendment to the contract, and Tim was able to convince the listing agent and seller as to why they need to fix something. We couldn't have asked for more smoother / stress free process of negotiating than this. I must say his years of experience dealing with multiple situations, people, and tracking changes in the way contracts are written has given him an edge as compared with many other realtors. Another great quality of Tim is in his ability to understand people's cultural backgrounds, their beliefs, and their ways of life. In our case, he was able to get our perspective of an "ideal home" and from the second day itself he was showing us houses which we liked. This helped us to find our current home within 8 days after meeting Tim for the first time. Tim is honest, caring, and down-to-earth person. He kept our interests in the forefront, and never hesitated to bring something of concern in a property even when we expressed our inclination towards one. This helped us avoid a tunnel vision or getting carried away and in making decisions logically before investing our emotions into a house. We are not sure how many realtors would do such a thing when they know that; earlier a client closes on a house, sooner they can get their commission. Tim has shown a lot of care and concern in our home buying process and we respect him for that. We recommend Tim to anybody who is looking for buying or selling a property. His years of experience, coupled with in-depth knowledge, helped us to find our first home without much stress. We are glad to have met Tim and would love to do business once again when the time comes :) Keep rocking Tim!! :)
Gregory K.
Home buyer in Pflugerville
We bought a second home new construction, already available inventory. Before that we spent a couple of weeks looking pre-owned homes, but eventually decided to go with a new. Tim recommended to us a few contractors to finish with some remodeling that we decided to go ahead before we move in. He recommended a good inspector, and explained to us what was important and reasonable to expect from builders.
Sandeep B.
Home buyer in Leander
I gave 5 starts for Tim. But trust me if there would have been more I would be happy to give 10 stars for his commitment, professionalism and dedication. Tim was AWESOME through out our journey of finding the right home for us in Austin. So now a bit of our story: we were in the process of relocating and thinking maybe we should look at the real estate market in Austin just to get an idea and then settle for a rental until we are sure what kind of house we want. Tim was referred to us by one of my colleague. And during our first visit to Austin when we met Tim, we discovered that Tim is full of knowledge and walking encyclopedia regarding anything and everything in Austin - whether the city itself or the housing market or even good restaurants! In two days while looking at houses Tim gave us so much info that it took us over a month to process it :). We came back a couple of months later and continued with Tim where we left last. To our surprise Tim knew so much about our choices in homes from what we saw last time. So during the second visit, although we had come to finalize a rental we ended up making an offer on our dream house and having it accepted! Tim guided us through the whole journey at every step. Not only that, Tim stood up for us when it came to closing the deal, was proactive during the buyer's inspection after sale and made sure seller took care of all those before moving in. All in all, our home buying experience in Austin area could not have been any better. If you are looking to buy your dream home here, look no further than Tim. Tim is your guy!
Response from Tim
Wow. So very gracious of you. Very kind words. Thank you both so much and welcome to Austin!

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  • National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, Austin Board of Realtors
  • Certified Listing Expert
  • Lexus Customer Advisory Board (Auto Industry) - 2014

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