Julie Lavender, Realtor®
Julie’s focus is to turn her client’s real estate dreams into reality and foster relationships that last beyond the closing.
- Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
- Austin resident since 2007
- Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist
- Over 18 years experience in Real Estate
- Active Volunteer
- Calls Lakeway Home
Julie with her familyJulie began her career in Park City, Utah, where she spent over eighteen years working as a real estate investor, developer, and interior designer. Julie and her family relocated to Lakeway in 2007, where she followed her passion for real estate by securing her Texas real estate license in 2008, and quickly developed clients in the Lakeway and surrounding areas. Her unique combination of design, development, and sales experience give her a comprehensive real estate background and the ability to add value from multiple perspectives. Julie’s focus is to turn her client’s real estate dreams into reality and foster relationships that last beyond the closing. Her clients appreciate her keen insight and strong negotiation skills. When she’s not busy working with clients, Julie is enjoying some of Austin's most treasured resources, the lakes and live music!
Designations and Areas of Expertise
- Certified Negotiation Expert
- Investment Properties
- Interior Design
- Cert. Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist
Favorite Places in Austin
Since making the move to Lakeway, Julie has developed a strong love for the Austin area. She and her family especially enjoy the long boating season on Lake Travis. Julie also loves Austin's live music culture, and regularly attends concerts at live music venues across Austin and the Texas hill country.
We started our search thinking we’d lease a condo, but ended up buying a beautiful home with the expert advice and direction of Julie. Our timeline was quick as Neil was returning to duty and Julie was able to coordinate and negotiate a favorable transaction for us. We were extremely pleased with the thorough and professional way Julie handled our transaction from start to finish!Choi & Neil Hicks
It was so refreshing to work with such an incredible real estate professional. In all of our dealings with REALTORS® nationwide, we have never experienced the organization, diligence, work ethic, and integrity that you provided, from any other REALTOR®. We would love to work with you for as long as you want us as your clients, and most importantly, it would be our pleasure and privilege to recommending you as a REALTOR®. Julie, you are truly the best ever, and we thank you for all your help!!!Isabel & Jose Contresas
Very lucky to have Julie help us buy our house in Lakeway. We were traveling from Houston with our kids to look at real estate in Austin and Julie was so kind and understanding of our position and constraints. We didn’t know which part of Austin/ Lake Travis to focus in on and Julie was patient at working with us, great at offering suggestions and even better at listening to our different opinions and requirements. She was wise about giving directions in terms of which areas would fit within our means and when we did find the right home she handled a difficult seller with such professionalism and skill. Julie’s negotiation skills were outstanding and in a different league to what we had experienced in the recent sale of our house in Houston. She guided us expertly through the crucial deadlines making herself available at a moments notice. She has a gentle and clearly very persuasive way of pushing for her clients requests. I have bought and sold houses three times both here and abroad and have never felt as well represented as I have by Julie. The sale went very smoothly with us, very happily getting the right house at the right price in the right place! Julie should have another title of Super Realtor - or Realtor Deluxe - she always goes the extra mile and is an absolute joy to work with. She came recommended by a friend and it felt like we were viewing houses with a friend - who knew a huge amount about the local market.Jess & David Simmons
We used Julie Lavender’s services on two separate occasions. The first when we were moving from Dallas to Austin and were looking for a rental house, and the second when we were ready to buy our home in Austin. Julie was wonderful to work with. She was responsive, professional, and very knowledgeable. Being from Dallas, we were somewhat unfamiliar with the various neighborhoods in Austin, but Julie was able to help narrow down our search area considerably after we described the type of neighborhood and home we were looking for. She absolutely nailed it! Julie really listened to our needs and when it came time to put in an offer on a home, she made the process as easy and convenient as possible. We are now using Julie to market our home for Sale too! We’ve had negative experiences with Realtors in the past, but working with Julie was refreshing. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in the Austin area.Dru & Emily Cambron
Julie was a dream to work with – friendly, efficient, insightful – and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everything gets done right. She was the most organized Realtor I have worked with. It was helpful when we had only a few days to look at homes and neighborhoods to have it all laid out for us when we showed up – complete with clipboards and red pens! Julie completed the process from start to close - including orchestrating some painting and cleaning for us prior to move-in day. Julie was everything we hoped for in a Realtor – that’s important when you are choosing your new home.Gary & Erin Peterson
Julie Lavender has helped us with MANY transactions in the Austin and surrounding areas over several years and has made our journey smooth sailing in every instance! We started out renting and with Julie’s connections and “team” of professionals, were able to buy a home in Round Rock. The transaction was ideal and Julie’s negotiation skills were superior not only in getting the right price to start, but an additional reduction in the sales price for items found during the option period. Her demeanor is so kind and caring during all aspects of the sale. We were in that home for less than a year when we found out we had to move back to Scotland. Julie listed the home, helped us stage it very beautifully (we left the country within 2 weeks of telling her!) and had our home under contract within a week! Julie was FULL service in every sense of the term and literally helped us with so many personal aspects of a very stressful situation. We would highly recommend Julie’s services in buying or selling a home. She is a true professional.Heather & Michael Toal
Thanks Julie for your professionalism and expertise with the Fosters! I’ve been in mortgage lending for over 28 years and you are truly a 5 Star Realtor. The process could have not gone any smoother. And my new 1% down program was a perfect fit for your clients. I look forward to working with you again soon!Lisa Dube
Tom and I have bought a few properties over the years, but never before has it been so stress-free; and we have Julie to thank! It’s obvious that Julie is passionate about real estate and doing what’s right for her client.Annette & Tom Tierney
- Julie Lavender
Julie'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. Julie has served buyers and sellers all over the area, but she 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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Julie was a dream to work with – friendly, efficient, insightful – and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everything gets done right.Gary and Erin Peterson