Kevin Haines, Realtor®
Kevin’s clients appreciate his down-to-earth attitude and in-depth knowledge of the Austin area.
- REALTOR® since 2002
- U.S. Army Veteran- VFW Member
- REILLY, REALTORS® Top Producer
- Calls Barton Hills Home
- Attended The University of Texas Business School
- Married with Two Daughters
Kevin with his familyKevin is a South Dakota native who has called the Austin area home for over twenty-five years. He grew up on a farm just outside of Rapid City that has been in his family for four generations. In 1989, Kevin joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. He moved to Austin in 1992 after leaving the military, where he studied business at Austin Community College and the University of Texas. Kevin spent ten years working as a retail manager for HEB Grocery. His interest in real estate was sparked after he purchased his first home at the age of 24. In 2002, he earned his real estate license and began working in the Austin area. Since starting his career in real estate, Kevin has become a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Austin Board of REALTORS® and the Texas Association of REALTORS®. He is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Kevin’s clients appreciate his down-to-earth attitude and in-depth knowledge of the Austin area. He’s never too busy to answer each and every question his clients have and works hard to make the buying and selling process as smooth as possible. Kevin has called the Barton Hills area home since 2008 with his wife and two daughters. When he’s not working hard for his clients, Kevin enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking the Barton Creek greenbelt and spending time with his family.
Designations and Areas of Expertise
- REILLY, REALTORS® Top Producer
- 78704 & South Austin Expert
- Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
- Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
- Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
Favorite Places in Austin
Kevin enjoys spending time with his family all around Austin. You'll most likely find them visiting Zilker Park or exploring the quirky shops on South Congress Avenue on weekends. Kevin also stays active by hiking with his dog through the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Several of Kevin's favorite spots are Austin originals located in South Austin, including ABGB, The Highball and the Alamo Drafthouse.
I recently purchased a home in Oak Hill with the help of Kevin Haines from Reilly Realtors. It was a tremendously pleased with the outcome, so I wanted to make sure to call out Kevin for an exemplary experience.I was fortunate to come in to the process knowing which particular home I wanted to purchase. It was the ideal home for my kids and me. But given that the home was in the 78735 zip code at a very desirable price point I had an inkling that I would have to compete for the house. So sure enough after registering my interest, Kevin informed me that there was already a competing bid. I knew we had to move fast, so Kevin swiftly assessed the situation and came back with what proved to be the winning bid. He had amazing knowledge of the Austin market and around the strategies that make for a win/win situation in this competitive environment.Throughout the process, from negotiation to inspections and walk-throughs, all the way to day of closing and even after closing I found the level of service I received from Kevin to be exemplary. He made the process incredibly smooth, and I felt fully apprised of the status at every step of the way. He is great at communicating, with quick texts, emails or detailed phone calls as necessary. During the process, Kevin was always available, and thoroughly explained the options I had at every decision point, and he ensured I understood all the options I had to make decisions. If I had trouble deciding, Kevin also had great advice and recommendations. This was my third home purchase here in Austin, and of the realtors I have worked with, Kevin stands out head and shoulders in terms of service. Highly recommend!Hector Lanza
After trying out 3 other realtors, my wife and I became frustrated with the same canned approach we were getting. We were fortunate to finally contact Kevin Haines from Reilly Realtors, and were so impressed. He was very knowledgeable about the market and put in so much effort, literally helping us work on our condo to get it in beautiful shape for the opening. We had multiple offers and accepted within days for over asking price. He was the obvious choice for us when we began looking for our house. He gave us great advice, always with direct honesty and our needs in mind. He drove all over town for the next 6 months, patiently helping us to find a house that we truly love!Daniel Summers
Kevin found us a condo in the development we wanted prior to the property hitting the market or the MLS. He knows how to find properties. He was proactively on top of it and kept us informed from offer to close. We walked in with equity in a sellers market. I have worked with several REALTORS® as a homeowner and an investor -- Kevin is my REALTOR® from now on.Troy Amyett
Kevin Haines is simply amazing! He helped us purchase our first home in South Austin, I cannot rave about him enough! Kevin simple cares about his clients; he is willing to go above and beyond every single time. Kevin was super responsive to any questions or concerns that we had and helped us make the right offer on our new home. Without Kevin's help there was no way we would have been able to navigate the crazy Austin market. We would recommend Kevin to anyone and he is our go to realtor if we need sell or purchase a home.Krystalyn Furgison
Wow! We were originally just searching for someone who might know our neighborhood to list our house. We lived in a quiet community where houses were rarely sold, so it would be hard to price our house. I had met Kevin at a separate open house and was pleased with his demeanor. I contacted three realtors to compare and Kevin was one of them. He showed up having done the most research and the best vision for preparing our house for sale. We were already pleased, but this turned out to be just the beginning. As we were trying to save money, we developed a 1 month fix-up plan, and I did most of the work or oversaw the contractors. During this period, Kevin stopped by almost every day to see the progress, offer more advice, help control the contrators, and even played with our kids! Kevin lent us tools that we did not have, invited us to open houses nearby so that we could see with other people had done, and also occasionally showed up in work clothes and helped around the house. You could tell that he was genuinely interested in helping us out. I knew he was going above and beyond his responsibilities and really appreciated it. We ended up having to move before the construction was complete. He took over managing the contractors, and even finished up some of the work himself. He even installed some stepping stones in the front yard from the street to the front door. He told us previously that he gives each of his clients a little gift, but it was still a nice surprise and made the property look better. He even covered some unexpected costs and let us settle it at closing. Even though we have moved far away, we keep in touch. I looked for a realtor and feel that I had found a friend. As for the house, it was listed on a Friday, got an offer on Saturday, contracted on Monday, and settled in two weeks with a cash purchase! It was listed for $10,000's more than I expected, and sold for more than the listing price. I know Austin is a seller's market right now, but I am sure that Kevin helped me get much more than I could have without him. I would definitely use Kevin again if given the chance. In fact, I wouldn't think of using anyone else. I know that this review sounds a bit over-enthusiastic. I really went into this without any expectations and was so happy with Kevin and his results. If you have a house to sell (or even to buy), I would recommend that you at least give him a call and see him for yourself.Hung Chang
Kevin Haines represented me in the purchase of my first home and he was amazing! I searched for months before finding the house I wanted to bid on---Kevin patiently and graciously accommodated many showings before I was finally ready to make my move. Kevin is very knowledgeable in the South Austin area and helped me score my home (beating 3 other bids within 24hrs) in a very competitive neighborhood! Throughout many negotiations Kevin remained a calm and supportive lifeline for me. Overall I had a great experience and would suggest you use Kevin to ensure the same.Kelly Samford
My wife and I hired Kevin Haines to help us sell our South Austin condo. Before hiring him, we were motivated to fully renovate our kitchen, which my father was immensely helpful with. Although we understand the concepts of construction and renovation, neither my dad nor my wife and I understand the nuances of the little things, in regards to where to spend to get the most return from our finishing touches. That's where Kevin came in. Kevin made it very clear to us what things were important to spend money on and which things really didn't matter, saving us hundreds of dollars or more as we polished up the last steps of the reno. Plus, after spring break ended (my wife and I are public school teachers), the extra time we had to prepare for staging was decimated, and it became apparent that the last couple of weeks before listing were going to be really rough. Kevin was great in that he: a) kept us motivated, and constantly checked in on our progress, and b) spent countless hours at our place, whether it was hosting contractors or physically doing work himself, installing light fixtures, door hardware or touching up in other ways. We couldn't have been happier with the end result, as we accepted an offer that was almost 4% above asking price, and had precisely ZERO seller concessions. Kevin found us a super motivated buyer who was ready to roll, and just like that, we had sold our place. In conclusion: We trusted Kevin to be our task master, our advisor and our seller, and the results speak volumes of his process. Thanks Kevin for all your help!Paul and Maggie Hanna
After only 4 days on the market, my condo sold for more $$$ than I could have hoped for. Kevin Haines' knowledge of the market and his vision (my place needed A LOT of it) made it possible. I cannot praise him enough for his knowledge, professionalism, honesty and availability (he'll grab a screw driver and change that ceiling fan for you). He patiently guided me through the complicated steps and looked out for me at every transaction. He's the real deal.Sara Guidetti
Kevin was great to work with- very punctual, quick to reply to emails and phone calls, and professional. He had an excellent knowledge of the area and helped us find a home in our target neighborhood. We would totally recommend Kevin to our friends and colleagues.John Dellomo
I don't even know if I can put into words just how awesome Kevin Haines was during my home buying process, but I am going to try. First of all, let me say that I was thrust into a pretty bad situation by my apartment complex; I had been thinking of buying a home for a while, but when I was told I couldn't renew my lease, I had 3 months to find a place. I called Kevin and he eased my fears of homelessness and we started the process right away. I was originally impressed with Kevin when he helped my friend find an apartment; he seriously knew the South Austin area like the back of his hand and he knew what a great investment property was. I am the type of person that always asks a LOT of questions, but he never once made me feel as though I was bothering him with something simple. That, more than anything, is what's important to me. He was down to earth and realistic. I told him what I wanted and he delivered. Everything went MORE than smoothly and I have now lived in my house for a month and I couldn't be happier. I recommend Kevin's name to everyone I know that is looking to purchase a home -- I wouldn't use anyone else.Suzanne Howard
We worked with Kevin Haines as our realtor to purchase a home in south Austin. He is very professional and responsive. He would answer all our questions and emails promptly. Kevin was great at finding solutions whenever there was a conflict. He even helped us renovate the house we bought by calling and meeting with the contractors that he normally works with for renovations. We intend on working with Kevin for all our real estate transactions in the future.Tea Jonsson
Kevin Haines is fantastic! I ended up choosing him to help me sell my South Austin condo because of his experience in the area and the amount of effort he put into his presentation. He did not disappoint. He did everything he said he would and more. He lent me his ladder and helped me paint areas that I could not reach even with the ladder (I'm rather short). He was great at reviewing paperwork and catching errors. He was extremely responsive and was patient enough to answer all of my questions. I also appreciate working with someone who is straightforward, honest, hardworking, and practical. Thanks Kevin!!Angela Schrift
Kevin knows Austin like the back of his hand and loves Austin above all things. He gave my husband and I a complete tour of everything we needed to see and know when we relocated to Austin in the fall of 2005. His guidance almost made us experts of the city and also helped us decide to stay in Austin and settle down in our current Brentwood neighborhood.Cristine Moline
Kevin knows how to TCB! My husband and I both think he's the absolute best. He's SO good that we have a running joke where if we need input on ANYTHING, we'll say "Maybe we should ask Kevin". He gives excellent guidance and advice on just about anything you are dealing involving the home buying/selling process. He has good taste too and "gets" it. He is focused on getting you what you want and not making a sale. He's also always on time and does what he says he will. He's a straight shooter and is committed to his clients 110%.Erica Johnstone
My husband and I were so fortunate to have Kevin Haines as our Realtor® for our home purchase here in Austin! This is the fourth house we have bought, but the first one in Texas and Kevin really delivered on support and information. He was on top of everything, and we knew he was always working hard on our behalf. Most importantly, Kevin is great with prompt and professional communication. He was easy to reach via phone or text and offered great guidance. We would certainly recommend Kevin to any of our friends.Heather Dell'omo
Over the years I had worked with two buyer's agents and one seller's agents from other agencies. None of these folks worked nearly as hard as Kevin Haines to find the right house for us and make sure our previous home got sold. Kevin handled many details that I wouldn't have expected, including landscaping, staging, and even hauling some junk. His negotiating skills are excellent and I felt like he was really looking after our interests. He was in constant contact with all parties to make sure the process went smoothly and we were as stress-free as possible.George Gonzales
We recently closed on a property near the Domain. My husband and I have been wanting to invest in the Austin market and asked for a referral from a co-worker who recently moved there. I wasn't sure what to expect, but we found a thoughtful and patient advocate and adviser in Kevin Haines. He answered all our questions and helped us through the process. The first transaction didn't work out due to info learned after we made an offer, but Kevin was with us all the way. When another property of interest came up Kevin was there again. We would not hesitate to work with Kevin and REILLY REALTORS® again.Jess C.
Kevin Haines sold my condo off South Congress for me. Kevin goes above and beyond in terms of service, market know-how, and attitude. He is realistic in his pricing, which reflects in how quick his homes get sold. Kevin will not only point out what needs improvement on your home so it can sell properly, but also helps you make the improvements. In an era where we are spammed by realtor cold-calls, mailings, and over-promises, my work with Kevin was what a selling-relationship should be like. This is his profession, he has decades of experience, and he is personally invested into the Austin market. He will sign and stage your place, and over-communicate with you if needed.Erwin Cuellar
Kevin Haines was the agent that sold my condo at Travis Oaks (78704). He did a FANTASTIC job! We were still in the condo while it was being sold, yet he accommodated our family schedule well; had his cleaning and staging teams take care of things without impacting us and the best part - he was able to get an offer for full asking price - after only 3 days on the market!Paul Betancourt
Kevin is the best! He knows the market and he knows how to sell!!! Thank you Kevin!
Kevin Haines helped me sell my home recently. He went above and beyond in working with me to get home ready, helped to connect me with good contractors to do needed repairs and then helped me personally with home staging, landscaping, etc. He was always courteous and professional and listened to my concerns all along the process. I would highly recommend him as an agent to either someone looking to sell or buy in the Austin area!Cara McCallum
Kevin got me $31,000 more than the original asking price! I was nervous about selling my house as it was a first time experience for me. The initial time I met Kevin Haines, I thought he was the one for me. He was assertive but not aggressive. He spent a lot of time going over what my house had to offer and what type of buyer he thought would be interested in my home. He also shared a few pointers about what I needed to do to get my house ready for the market and what it would mean concerning the asking price. I interviewed other agents, but he was by far the best fit. He took my needs and wants into consideration. Kevin made the process of selling my house stress-free. I went ahead and moved to California because I trusted Kevin and knew that he would take care of me. He kept me informed of all and any event or circumstance that pertained to the sale. He also offered complimentary staging, thorough house cleaning, and landscape updating. As a direct result of Kevin's remarkable marketing skills, I had multiple offers to consider. Kevin Haines is the best if you want to buy or sell a home.Carol Hudson
We worked with Kevin Haines to find a great fit for us in South Austin.As first time home buyers, this process was much smoother than we were prepared for. We'd done a bit of looking around and ran into Kevin Haines at an open house. After talking to Kevin we quickly realized the amount of experience and knowledge he had about the market and area. Kevin was very responsive and quick to assist in pushing things along. The guy really knows his stuff and continues to be available for house-related inquiries or advice. Definitely would do again, maybe round two down the road!Matthew Mullen
My fiancé and I just started a business and were in the market for our first house. I was dreading the house hunt but we had such a great experience with Kevin Haines of Reilly Realtors. Kevin was attentive and quick to respond in our communications and extremely accommodating in working around our often unpredictable schedule.We went in knowing very little about what to look for in buying a house and Kevin was always happy to share his knowledge - from foundation issues, wiring and plumbing to location and value. He was always very honest if he didn't like a house or thought it wasn't a good fit for us. He would point out good or bad aspects about properties that I would have never noticed and I always felt he was on our side. When we finally found our dream home in East Austin, Kevin was organized and efficient in closing the deal.I would highly recommend Kevin Haines to anyone looking to buy a house!Nick Hargaugh
Kevin Haines helped me to sell my condo after a long, frustrating period of time trying to work with another agent. Kevin had intimate knowledge of my condo complex and dealing with the HOA and Property Management company, which helped to expedite obtainment of key documents and deciding on a realistic listing price based on comps in the complex and the condition of my unit. Kevin was proactive from the very first meeting we had, suggesting simple & cost effective, yet valuable upgrades to my unit that would make it stand out from the moment a prospective buyer approached the building and throughout their walkthrough of the interior. Since he already knew the color codes from the HOA, he met me on day 2 to help me restain our front and back porch as well as touch up the paint chipped railings that were an obvious eyesore overlooked by my previous agent. He also repainted my front and back doors and helped me hang a few cabinets in the bathrooms! Kevin helped to expedite an interior paint job, a new carpet install, and staging the unit, which all resulted in an extremely quick turnaround from when I parted ways with my previous agent to when he relisted the unit and made it ready for showings again. He maintained the utmost honesty and integrity throughout the process, and kept me informed of progress via text, email, and phone calls depending on the topic and its urgency. I was comfortable and trusting of the information and advice he provided every step of the way. Ultimately, Kevin brought me two competing offers, which were both at or above our asking price at the time, and he was able to help me close very quickly with a qualified buyer. I greatly appreciate all of Kevin's efforts from start to finish, and would recommend his services to anyone looking to sell (or buy) in the Austin area. I will certainly be reaching out to Kevin when we look to buy or sell in the future. Thank you!Patrick Miller
Kevin Haines was a great Realtor for us. I have to travel quite a bit for work so I could not do a lot of the things that needed to be done to get our condo ready to sell. Kevin not only arranged for and met contractors at the condo, he also did some of the work himself! He was very easy to get in touch with and flexible based on my families needs. There is no way we could have gotten on condo sold without his willingness to go through all this extra effort.Aaron Smith
I met Kevin Haines at an open house and right from the beginning he seemed honest and straight forward. I had already interviewed a few other agents, but Kevin wasn't overly pushy and seemed to understand exactly what I was looking for in a house. Throughout the whole experience of looking at houses, the purchasing process and even after closing, Kevin was more than helpful. As a first time home buyer, he was willing to answer any and all of my questions. Kevin is a great realtor and I would recommend him to anyone, especially if you are looking in 78704. With his help, I was fortunate enough to find my house and close pre-MLS! Which, in the current housing market in central Austin, was a huge blessing. The limited inventory and high demand in the Barton Hills/Zilker area would have meant that my house probably would have had multiple offers, making the buying process more tedious...good thing that didn't happen! I highly recommend Kevin Haines. Overall I had a great experience purchasing my first home!Katie Morgan
Simply put, we would HIGHLY recommend working with Kevin Haines! We couldn't have been happier or more satisfied working with Kevin who is super smart, extremely hard working, and most importantly very trustworthy.We were interested in purchasing an investment property in Austin and my wife's colleague referred us to Kevin. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and actually never made it out to Austin before Kevin helped us purchase a duplex in North Austin and so this should say a lot about the tremendous relationship Kevin built with us. When I first spoke to Kevin over the phone, we talked for almost and hour and I immediately got the sense that Kevin knew what he was doing and was someone we could trust and rely on. All of this was evident throughout the buying process and Kevin also kept our best interests at heart as if he was buying the property himself by helping to negotiate the absolute best price and repairs to be paid by the seller. I frankly can go on and on about Kevin and again, we couldn't be happier with all the work and assistance Kevin provided. Even after buying the duplex, Kevin has continued to help us manage the property by reaching out to contractors for bids on repairs to be done and he has offered to provide other help as we transition as new owners. Thanks Kevin!!Herman
We worked with Kevin Haines and he did an outstanding job in both selling and helping us purchase a new home. A true professional in every respect, highly recommend him.Donald Shoultys
My wife and I had the pleasure of having Kevin Haines represent us in the sale of our house in Austin. Kevin provided us with valuable information on the local real estate market and great advice on how to prepare and stage our house for sale. Kevin even went out of his way to come over and power wash the exterior of the house and spread mulch in the landscape beds. You couldn't ask for more service and knowledge than Kevin provided. I would recommend anyone in the south Austin area wanting to sell their house to contact Kevin.Terrin Gotte
I just moved into my new home last weekend and I'm finally getting around to yelp about how awesome my realtor, Kevin Haines has been! I cannot say enough how much I appreciated his knowledge, availability, energy and weekend flexibility during the home search process. When you're as picky as I am in a very competitive market, it can be a very stressful situation, but Kevin made it as painless as possible! He referred me to an amazing lender who I am very happy with and even gave me a contact for home repairs, what a huge asset he has been and his efforts are much appreciated! I highly recommend Kevin, thanks again for making my first home purchase a breeze!Dora Garza
Kevin Haines at Reilly Realtors was an amazing find. We bumped into each other at my daughter's swim class and instantly I could tell he had experience and knowledge of the area (we had just moved to Austin). We never felt any pressure and he worked with our timeline. The website Reilly Realtors uses is user friendly and really educational. I would find properties that day to look at and Kevin was flexible with his schedule to meet us ASAP. He pointed out things at different properties that we would have never thought about. We looked at a lot of homes and found the perfect house for us. The closing process was organized and thorough with Kevin helping us along the way! Thank you so much for your services and helping us get into our new home on our tight timeline!!Avani Dixit
Having bought and sold five homes, we have never had an agent as impressive as Kevin. He worked harder, more efficiently, and was more committed to accomplishing our goals in getting our home sold than any agent in the past. I'm telling you, let Kevin sell your property or find your next home. He's amazing to watch in action. Slick, professional marketing photos, his own deep cleaning crew, staging advice and assistance, and his well run open house got us an offer over asking price after just two days on the market. He never stopped providing responsive support, knowledge, and focus to get us closed quickly. Plus, he gives military vets a break on his commission, wow! Finally, he has good taste in beer as his favorite ale was part of an amazing gift bag he personally put together for us!Mathew Mccue
We had the pleasure of working with Kevin Haines on both the sale and purchase of our former and current homes. He is absolutely the real deal. After working with three different realtors on our previous home transactions, and dealing with all the challenges that you typically face with realtors (fakeness, high-pressure tactics, lack of follow-up, broken promises, etc), we can absolutely recommend Kevin with 100% confidence to anyone. From the beginning, his approach was very consultative and direct. We met him at an open house and he engaged us more so than many of the other open house realtors we had previously met. This was key for us, as we wanted the same tenacity for our own open house when we put it on the market. Throughout this initial interaction, he was professional, courteous, and seemed to legitimately want to help us with our move. He didn't come off as your typical realtor, but rather a genuinely interested and helpful person. His follow up after our brief discussion was concise, detailed, and quite helpful. He included some comparables and offered to reconnect at our place for further discussions so we took him up on it. After meeting, we proceeded with his improvement recommendations and signed a listing agreement with him. Nothing changed once this was done (something that I feel other realtors failed in the previous transactions) From there it was all pretty easy. It took a few open houses and showings, but he was able to get an attractive offer on the place. He helped us with some complicated negotiations with the buyer and we were able to proceed. The whole process was smooth across the board. When we worked with him on the purchase of our next place, he was extremely responsive and helpful with the process. We had to have some advanced inspections on this new home and his business contacts were more than helpful in getting those done. From beginning to end in two separate real estate transactions, we cannot recommend Kevin highly enough.Kimberly Caulfield
Kevin Haines is awesome. Smart, savvy and honest--exactly what you need when making an important decision. Kevin didn't offer opinions unless asked and even then, his comments were evenly weighted and objective. I had a short timeline and he jumped on it--did exactly what I asked and I'm moving soon!Cyndi Goodwin
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The Austin area includes cities like Bee Cave, Cedar Park, Lakeway, and Round Rock - areas as diverse as they are separated by miles. Kevin 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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Over the years I have worked with two buyer's agents and one seller's agent from other agencies. None of these folks worked nearly as hard as Kevin Haines to find the right house for us and make sure our previous home got sold.George Gonzales