Vikki Goodwin REALTOR® / Broker

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Vikki Goodwin, REALTOR® / Broker, CRS
I have been a REALTOR® since 2004, and have worked in real estate since 2001. In 2011, I became a Broker allowing me to run my own company. In 2012, I established the brokerage, Goodwin & Goodwin Real Estate. As a broker, I work with buyers, sellers and investors on a daily basis. I have strong negotiating skills, a large network of clients and agents, and years of experience and market knowledge.

I spend a lot of time viewing homes for buyers as well as homes that are competition for my listings so I can stay in tune with the market. By checking comparable sales on a regular basis, I maintain in-depth market knowledge. When I have spare time, I attend classes and REALTOR® Round Tables to stay on top of new trends and new ways of doing business. When you hire me, you work with me, not an assistant. I strive to always put my clients’ needs first. I stay accessible, I work to be a good listener and a good communicator, and I respond quickly to clients’ needs.

I have sold homes all over Austin, as well as Lakeway, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Dripping Springs, Driftwood, Buda, Bastrop and Pflugerville (you can see my recent sales here).

In 2013, I earned the CRS designation (Certified Residential Specialist) which requires coursework in addition to a higher level of sales production. Only about 4% of all agents earn this designation.

Other designations I’ve earned include: EcoBroker®, GRI – Graduate, Realtor Institute, and SRS – Seller Representative Specialist.

I was born in Arlington Heights (suburb of Chicago), but at the age of three, was moved to Dallas, Texas. I came to Austin in 1985, to attend the University of Texas (go Longhorns!). I earned a Bachelor’s degree in business with a major in marketing and a minor in government. I continued on at UT and earned a Master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs in 1991. From there I started a career in system’s analysis and computer system training, working for Andersen Consulting and then the Office of the Attorney General. That led, down the road a bit, to my real estate career.

Many of my clients come from out-of-town. I’ve met people from all over, including New Hampshire, Florida, Georgia, California, Washington, Oklahoma, Ohio and even Saudi Arabia and China! I really enjoy telling clients about Austin – and I feel like a full-fledged tour guide many times – but I enjoy hearing stories about other places, too!

I am married to a mortgage broker, Bob Goodwin. He has been in the lending business for many years (you can read more about him on the Mortgage Info page).

I really like meeting new people and helping people negotiate the home buying and selling process! Before choosing a REALTOR®, I hope you’ll take some time to check credentials. You can do so on the TREC website. It will show you the education we’ve taken and whether or not our license is current.

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