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 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
John 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.
I cannot say enough great things about my agent John Harkey. When we first arrived in Austin, he helped us find a house to rent. Over two days, he drove us from South Austin to Georgetown and every place in between. We looked at more homes than I could ever imagine doing so again. We lived in our home for 4 years and when it was time to buy, we called him up. This time around we knew the general area we wanted to be in, but still having John on our team was the best decision we could make. How many Realtors out there place their clients needs before themselves? John did. I won't get into all of the details but he is the real deal. He is selfless and wants to do whatever he can to make a deal work for his clients. He is always available when we had questions, day or night. If we wanted to see a house in Round Rock in two hours, John would make the hour trek up from South Austin to show it for us. John's experience in negotiating got us in the house we wanted with everything we asked for. Additionally, on one of the home visits, I accidentally stepped in some dog poo and he cleaned it off my shoe. Seriously, the man cleaned crap off my shoe for me. That's love right there. Thank you John for all that you've helped us with, through all of our indecisiveness. You were patient and kind through it all.Ryan Hammond
I have worked on the mortgage side with John's clients for several years. 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.
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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.
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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 HarkeyD. Stephen Steakley, Jr.