Welcome to Austin and it’s surrounding areas, the heart of Central Texas!
After being away for a few years, I’ve come back to the one place I call home, Austin!
Throughout the years, I’ve relocated to various cities in different states of our beautiful country. To name a few: Jersey City, New Jersey; Orlando, Florida; Ketchikan, Alaska; San Antonio, Dallas - Fort Worth, Georgetown, and Austin, Texas.
My heart is here in central Texas. It’s where my children became adults, it’s where my seven grandsons now come to explore and where I’m rediscovering its beauty through them.
I know about moving forward in life… to new beginnings. I’m originally from the east coast, one of six siblings and a rich Puerto Rican culture. I enjoyed big city life but wanted to raise my family differently. So, I took a leap of faith. I packed up my five children and drove them across the country in search of a new place to call home, the journey brought us to Texas!
Helping people is my passion. When my kids were very young I worked in private schools as a Principal’s Assistant, After School Coordinator, and Daycare Director. When they were a little older I worked in the semiconductor industry as a manufacturing specialist and trainer here in Austin. I then earned my degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and helped people as an Ultrasound Technologist before finding myself as an assistant to residential appraisers.
Now I’m moving forward to my next life adventure as a REALTOR®... Your REALTOR®.
Whether you're buying resale or new build, leasing, selling, or investing, I welcome the opportunity to assist you in this fascinating journey towards finding your place to call home.
Real Estate is my business, it's my only business; and as your REALTOR®, I will listen to what's important to you to achieve what matters to you and your family.
I enjoy nature, road trips, hiking, disc golf, travel, movies, wine, music, visual and performing arts, family, and friends.
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Professional Associations: Licensed Texas Real Estate Agent National Association of REALTORS® Texas Association of REALTORS® Austin Board of REALTORS® Austin Multiple Listing Service Leasing Specialist
Professional Designations: Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS) Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS) Texas Affordable Housing Specialist (TAHS) Veterans Land Board (VLB) participating REALTOR®
"Working with Iris was a wonderful experience and exceeded any of my expectations. Iris was incredibly friendly and took time to sit down with my partner and I to determine what would be a good fit for us. Because of our jobs, we don’t keep regular business hours and Iris was willing to meet with us later in the evening to answer our questions and put our concerns to rest. My wife and I were relocating from Colorado to Texas and were afraid it was going to be a difficult and stressful experience. With Iris’ help and knowledge the whole process was a breeze. Thank you, Iris! You made your dream home a reality!!" – Kim Boyd
"I have known Iris for many years now. She is one of the most driven people I have known. She raised 5 children on her own and all of them are living successful lives today.
Iris has a never-say-die attitude and a thirst for knowledge that has served her well. She is a loyal, dependable friend and will do everything in her power to make sure that her clients (whether they be sellers or buyers) get everything they are looking for. Iris will truly provide the type of customer-based service that used to be the norm but has unfortunately become very scarce these days. Let Iris serve you and you won't be sorry!!
" – Jeff Culver
"Iris is amazing! She is dependable, punctual, highly organized, intelligent and someone I can count on to do her best when assisting me in my business! She pays great attention to detail! I would love to be able to find more people that possess her work ethic!" – Steven T. Carle, Hill Country Appraisal
"Iris is exceptionally knowledgeable in her real estate profession AND she has a firm grasp of the meaning of customer service. Her attention to detail will benefit her clients in their home search or listing of their home with her!" – Patricia Walkovak
"I met Iris Mercado when she was my neighbor in San Antonio. We had moved to Texas from Illinois and I didn't know a lot of people. Iris quickly became a very good and trusted friend. She is one of the kindest, most positive people I know and I truly enjoy being around her. She has great integrity. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a home or property in the Austin area!" – Dr. Kathleen Novak
"As a first time home buyer, there was a lot that I didn't know. From the very beginning Iris was flexible, patient and quick to respond to my many questions. Iris really took the time to walk me through the process step by step. She even was willing to work around my busy schedule to meet me late in the evening to view properties. Once even putting together an offer letter that very same night! Iris is incredibly friendly, gives her honest opinion and isn't pushy. She enables buyers to make independent decisions which is really important to me. I would highly recommend Iris!" – Shavonne Felix
"I couldn't have asked for a better agent! Iris was incredible at keeping up with the demands of me and my crazy family. She had showings lined up that met all of our needs and when I completely changed my mind about something she got us into an entirely different set of houses at the last minute. She handled our indecisiveness effortlessly and with grace. I am so excited to have Iris by my side while taking this huge step for my family." – Michael Garcia