John Harkey, Realtor®

John's helpful and outgoing personality, coupled with a work 24-7 attitude,
has undoubtedly assisted him in building lasting relationships with clients.

  • Active in Real Estate since 2000
  • Austin REALTOR® since 2009
  • Grew up in Dallas, TX
  • Member of ABOR and NAR
  • Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity
  • Married since 2011

Pennybacker Bridge over Lake AustinPennybacker Bridge over Lake Austin Born and raised in Texas, John is from a family of top-producing Austin REALTORS® as well as hard-working farmers and ranchers. Soon after college he took over his father's high-end residential and commercial construction company, Harkey Construction, and progressively began working with downtown Dallas developers, architects, designers and multi-family builders. After nine years of managing the business in Dallas, John decided to utilize his construction and development background to pursue real estate in Austin. Beginning with multi-family in downtown Austin, John acquired a solid foundation from being mentored by three of the Top 25 agents in Austin and was inspired by his godparents who own the Austin Institute of Real Estate. His helpful and outgoing personality, coupled with a work 24-7 attitude, has undoubtedly assisted in building lasting relationships with clients. John resides near Zilker Park and enjoys playing golf, traveling, live music, and spending time with his wife, Jessee, and their dog, Ryder.


Designations and Areas of Expertise

  • 5 Star Real Estate Agent TX Monthly
  • Cert. Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist
  • Circle C and Steiner Ranch Real Estate
  • Construction Expertise
  • Member of ABOR and NAR
  • Rough Hollow and Barton Creek Real Estate

Favorite Places in Austin

View of Lady Bird Lake Through Zilker ParkJohn loves spending time outdoors at local Austin hotspots like Zilker Park. He can also be spotted cooling off at area swimming holes such as Krause Springs and Barton Springs Pool. For a fun night out, John and his wife like to hit the town at Austin's legendary dance hall, The Broken Spoke. They also like to visit the Mean Eyed Cat, one of Austin's best-kept secrets. John is a regular to downtown Austin's restaurant scene, especially at Trulucks (for it's delicious King Crab legs) or Perry's.

John's Favorite Areas

The Austin area includes cities like Bee Cave, Cedar Park, Lakeway, and Round Rock - areas as diverse as they are separated by miles. John has served buyers and sellers all over the area, but he does have a few favorites. Click an image below to read more, or review all of our profiles in our Austin Neighborhood Guide.


For expert real estate advice, contact John.

John spends a lot of time making cetain his clients are comfortable with all aspects of the transaction and truly holds their hand from touring properties all the way to the closing. I highly recommend John Harkey

D. Stephen Steakley, Jr.

John Harkey, Realtor®

512.828.2808