Laura Austin is a licensed Realtor® and the founding Broker of REALTY TEXAS LCA, INC., in Conroe, TX. Specializing in residential properties for buyers, sellers, and investors in local markets of The Woodlands / Conroe / Lake Conroe / Willis / Montgomery areas. Her other areas of expertise include Buyers Representation, Senior Real Estate Specialist, and Short Sale transactions. She has over three decades of experience in the Real Estate industry.
Laura is an active member of the Houston Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, and the Conroe Chamber of Commerce.
When she was 18, she moved from San Diego to Los Angeles to attend college at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Eventually, had jobs where she was able to travel these beautiful United States in her Motor-home and had a blast! Laura started her Real Estate Career in New Home Sales in January of 1985. She earned her Real Estate license in 1987, and holds numerous Real Estate Designations and Certifications, and she is the recipient of multiple awards for outstanding performance.
Laura is committed to the principles of honesty and integrity. To give her clients the best service, she believes in educating and informing, so the client is well prepared for the transactions. She continually exceeds the minimum “Mandatory Continuing Education” requirements set by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Laura has recently been approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission as a TREC Instructor to offer Continuing Education for Credit Hours to other Texas Real Estate Licensees.
When she is not providing outstanding service to her clients, Laura spends time traveling with her husband CW Austin, of 25 years, who has also been in Real Estate business for over 45 years, enjoys Sewing, Quilting, Tatting and making another attempt to learn the flute.
Designations & Certifications
ABR – Accredited Buyers Representative
GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute –Financing, Marketing, Brokerage
SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist
SFR – Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
CDRS – Gold Level – Certified Default Resolution Specialist
CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert
CSSBR – Certified Short Sale Buyers Representative
CHMS – Certified Home Marketing Specialist
MCNE – Master Certified Negotiation Expert
CSP – Certified New Home Sales Professional
CPRES – Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist
TAHS – Texas Affordable Housing Specialist
Certified New Home Buyers Representative
VA Approved Realtor
TREC Instructor License #3569
TRLS Texas Residential Leasing Specialist
Awards and Honors
“Sales Counselor of the Year” Plantation Homes
“Top Producer Award” The Woodlands Corporation
Laura was born and raised in Lemon Grove, California
She began her career in sales at an early age working as a model and then as a promotional specialist. Traveled the United States with a Photographic Company out of St. Louis where she broke all the companies’ sales records, broke her own sales records then the company promoted her to train the experienced portion of the sales team. Eventually, January of 1985 she became a New Home Sales Counselor worked for numerous new developments in the Houston and surrounding areas.
Laura earned her real estate license in 1987. She started her Real Estate career in Houston working with P.R.O.S. Real Estate, specializing in Residential Real Estate sales. She has been affiliated with RE/Max, Century 21, Realty Associates and most recently with Keller Williams in Conroe, Texas. On January 1, 2015 opened her own Brokerage, REALTY TEXAS LCA, INC.