I possess something unique that sets me apart from all other REALTORS® in Austin. While some might say my fire engine red hair is the cause of my spunky personality, I believe it’s my ability to listen to your needs and take the extra level of care to find you the perfect home.
I stay in constant communication with my clients throughout the entire real estate transaction. You will never feel confused, as I will walk you through the process, explain every step, and prepare you for the next course of action.
My southern charm and Atlanta upbringing are what molded my values of integrity, honesty and in doing what is right. If you are looking for someone you can trust with your home and your needs, then you have found me.
I’m in the business of selling a product that truly sells itself. Austin is a town whose energy resonates throughout the city and good vibes and good times can be found anywhere. The thing I love most about Austin are the people. This city has friendly, southern charmed men who hold open doors for women and laidback girls who enjoy walking around in sandals, not high heels.
My most passionate hobby is FOOD. My friends call me a “foodie,” and I love to cook every meal as if I am entertaining for a party of 25. Nothing is more relaxing for me than opening a nice bottle of Pinot Noir and cranking on all 4 stove burners to whip up a master piece of a meal. After which, I of course encourage my husband to do the dishes.
Since I moved here, I recently developed an extreme love for this food item Texans like to call “queso.” In Georgia we had “cheese dip” but it wasn’t the same. It’s such a staple food item here that there is even a whole festival in the summer dedicated to this delicious delectable treat. That’s another reason I love Austin. There are so many festivals! There’s no lack of creativity here when it comes to planning festivals. They range from food to arts to camping to music festivals… with camping!
Speaking of music, LIVE MUSIC ROCKS. If you haven’t explored Austin’s music scene then you are missing out on a part of what makes this city so vibrant. On the weekends when I am not working, you will be able to find me at a live music event around town enjoying the smooth sounds of the saxophone or bass guitar.
Another passionate hobby of mine is watching football. When autumn blows through and there is a slight chill in the air, the smell of BBQ on tailgates resonates, and crowds are found gathering at local watering holes, I know it’s football season in Texas. I enjoy watching SEC and Big 12 division games, as my hometown bonds my allegiance with the Georgia Bulldogs and my alma mater is The Texas Longhorns.
When you utilize a REALTOR®, you will undoubtedly spend a lot of time with that person. If you are looking for a REALTOR® who you can trust, who you can enjoy being around, and who can make this process pain-free, then contact me and I’ll be happy to sit down with you and discuss your needs.
"Rachel was amazing and made this process completely painless - especially for a first time home buyer. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house!" – Jillian Bierman
"Rachel recently rented our Austin home and we were so pleased with her personal attention to our needs. We highly recommend Rachel as a realtor. She is thorough and exudes a high level of professionalism, honesty and integrity. Rachel will have our future business as it arises." – Bret Drake
"My company relocated my wife and I to Austin, TX on a wimb and it was a very stressful move. We basically left everything we had in Kentucky because the relo was urgent. We knew we wanted to buy in Austin because we owned a lot of furniture and planned on staying in Austin for 3-5 years. Rachel was referred to us by a couple of people we knew and to say that she "alleviated our stress" would be an understatement. We had a ton of factors play into the purchase of our new home and it took roughly 3 months for the dust to settle. Rachel was extremely patient with us as we were working on selling our old home in order to finance the new one. Since we moved to Austin on short notice, we had no idea where to buy or what we were looking for. She did an excellent job helping us narrow our search and answer every question we had. Her communication during the entire process is top notch. She answered every question we had very quickly with full details. We knew she had other clients but she made us feel like we were priority which was awesome. We also appreciated that she went to battle for us. This house is the second home we have purchased so we are still ignorant when it comes to real estate, but she made us feel very comfortable by asking a lot of questions we would have never thought about. Overall, I would highly recommend Rachel to anyone who is looking to buy or sell. She is phenomenal at what she does and genuinely cares about her clients. Rachel 4 President!" – Justin Maines
"I wish there were a way to give more than 5 stars for extraordinary experiences.
When I decided to sell my Austin home back in August, Rachel was recommended to me through a friend. She came to my house and gave me a formal customized presentation as to how she planned specifically to sell my particular home. A lot of realtors will give you the same general sales pitch about their experience in a city or their knowledge of the market. Rachel however, communicated exactly how we would go to market with my specific home and why she believed that this was the best strategy based on information she had collected prior to our meeting. As you may know selling a home is extremely stressful. My NUMBER ONE request from Rachel was excellent communication. If I had a question, I wanted my question answered as soon as possible. If something was to come up in the sales process that I would need to be made aware of, I wanted to know the second she got that information. Rachel exceeded my expectations every single time. She made herself available on her birthday while she was hiking with no cell service. She even went so far as to drive to the nearest area with cell service to ensure that an amendment was signed by the client and to communicate that to me.
I did not know Rachel before I called her to help sell my home, but after she represented me for the last 2.5 months, I feel as though she is my friend. My house ended up getting offered full asking price just 7 days after listing. I attribute that 110% to her preparation, knowledge and expertise in the field.
Rachel will give you the advice you need to sell your home. She is extremely detail oriented and will think of things you never would have imagined mattered. I can honestly say I don't write too many reviews but feel that I owe Rachel a HUGE THANK YOU. If you want someone that will be honest, extremely knowledgeable, available, professional, and genuinely caring-- give Rachel a shot and you won't be disappointed.
" – Jaculine Spry and Anthony Boutros
"Working with Rachel made my first time home buying experience seem too easy to be real. From the very first meeting we had, she was open and honest about setting my expectations, and she made a point to answer every question that came to mind (a trend that continued through the entire process). Aside from just getting me set up to access the MLS, Rachel would regularly send me specific houses that she thought I might be interested in, and even created a map of different Austin neighborhoods that she thought I should check out.
When THE house was first listed (the house that I immediately fell in love with and eventually purchased), she responded immediately and set to work navigating an unusual qualification, offer, and purchase process. She asked all of the questions I didn't think (or know) to ask, she followed-up with other agents constantly, and had an offer ready to go the minute my eligibility for the property was confirmed.
Rachel navigated the few hiccups we hit along the way with expertise, and fought hard to ensure that I received the best possible deal. She had excellent recommendations for lenders, home inspection contractors, insurance companies- you name the need, and she had a name to provide. She was available any time I needed her, always there to provide answers, information, or encouragement.
I can saw with 100% certainty that no other agent would have provided the service and support that Rachel offered, and I can't recommend her highly enough for any of your real estate needs; I know I'll absolutely be working with her again in the future for any of my own.
" – Shelly Johnson
"Rachel was so helpful in finding a rental house on short notice and in a short period of time. With the Austin housing market, rental properties change their status hourly, so it was great to have such a responsive and flexible realtor. I felt that she got us the best deal possible, and really understood my needs in finding a dog friendly house in the right area. I will definitely use her again if I decide to find a house. Awesome job!" – Lauren Yew
"I loved working with Rachel. She is a great listener ... very responsive and supportive, and she cares deeply about taking care of YOU. She was shoulder-to-shoulder with me throughout the process of buying my home; and when things got a little tricky (and scary) as they do, her confidence, expertise, and support were priceless!" – Annelle Harrison
"Rachel has been the best Realtor that I have worked with. She is a bulldog and does everything she can to take care of her clients - whether it's being a tough negotiator or communicating well or calming them down during the process! Highly recommend!!!" – Erin Gentry
"We used Rachel to help us buy our first house and she was so amazing to work with! She was always available, reliable and knowledgable to all of our needs. Her efforts went beyond our expectations and she was right by our side from the first showing to closing day. Thank you Rachel we love our house!!!" – Jeremy McKissick
"Rachel is AWESOME! She was recommend by a friend and I am so grateful she helped me find my new home. Finding somewhere to live is such a stressful processes, and Rachel helped me tremendously and took that stress off my shoulders. Rachel was quick to respond to my e-mails, text messages and phone calls. She was there to help me through every step of the process. Thank you Rachel for your knowledge, patience and hard work. I am so lucky to have worked with you, and I would 100% recommend you to anybody who is looking for their next home." – Wendy Hill
"Working with Rachel to sell our home was great. She came to us, which was helpful with two little kiddos, and made everything easy. Thank you for all you did for us!" – Kim Goodwin
"As first time home buyers, my wife and I were in amazing hands with Rachel! She was extremely informative and helped us through every step of the process that we were unfamiliar with. Rachel was available at any hour, always answering our questions promptly and in detail! She took the time to get to know us, get to know exactly what we were looking for and was updating us daily. After our offer was accepted, Rachel kept us up to date on the daily negotiations and always had our back! Having someone we could trust and that had our best interests at heart was extremely valuable in finding our first home! I 100% recommend Rachel as your Realtor - She has truly become a great friend and we can't thank her enough!" – Charlie Gore
"Rachel is amazing! Finding somewhere to live is probably one of the more stressful processes in life, and I am so happy we found Rachel. Rachel was quick to respond to our e-mails, sent us possible homes daily, and was very thorough and organized throughout the whole process. She made sure everything was taken care of, and worked so hard for us until we found our new home! Thank you Rachel for your knowledge, patience, persistence, and positive attitude. We are so lucky to have worked with you, and I would 100% recommend you to anybody who is needing assistance!" – Amy Akiyama
"Rachel was such a pleasure to work with! She was extremely efficient, took all of the criteria we gave her into consideration and only showed us apartments that fit those criteria. The criteria we were looking for, in our price range, was not an easy task but Rachel went above and beyond finding us great options. We found our place after only a few hours of looking with Rachel, she prepped us properly to have a check book ready and because of that we got our top choice. Rachel asked my roommate and I all the right questions to help us find the right fit for us! I have recommended Rachel to a number of friends and hope they take my suggestion. I hate moving but if I do again, I will definitely call Rachel to assist." – Sam Levine
"If you want someone who is going to work as hard as possible to find you the house you want, you want to work with Rachel. She's diligent, thorough, and passionate about what she does. In a competitive market where hustle really matters, she's an invaluable resource. I've known Rachel for years, but it was great to get to know her on a professional level as well. She'll take the time to understand exactly what you want." – Grant McClendon
"To say I hate moving or looking for a new apartment is an understatement. I tried going through Craigslist and like most, was met with flakes and bait and switch tactics. When my friend Jess recommended Rachel, I was placed in the hands of the very best. Rachel Goodman is AMAZING! She's professional, friendly and treated me like a friend she cared about as opposed to merely a client. Like a laser beam she honed in on the perfect place and made the whole process simple and go smoothly. Thank you, Rachel! I'll definitely be working with you again when it's time to buy a place." – Mike Kramer
"Wooo! Thank you so much Rachel for doing your research, taking the time and getting exactly what I needed and wanted! Thanks for keeping me up to date on prices and know exactly when to strike when the iron was hot to get me the best deal! Again Thank you so much I look forward to having you find me my next place!" – Steven Cantu
"Rachel is a wonderful realtor. I had very little knowledge of the home buying process and she very patiently walked me through each and every step. She found me a great first home and I could not recommend her services any more! Rachel is very professional and knowledgeable and really does go the extra mile to get her clients what they are looking for." – Mike Lusto
"After living in townhouses and apartments for years, we decided it was time to move to a house. Having no idea where to start, Rachel saved the day. She was so helpful, dealt with all my type A personality pleasantries in stride, and found us an amazing house in a great neighborhood and in less than a day we were approved! I highly highly recommend her- in fact, I did to all my friends! She was easy to work with and took time to really search for what we wanted. Thank you, Rachel!" – Amanda Frederick
"Rachel was such a great realtor! She was very knowledgable about the area and really knew her stuff. Very professional and kept us up to date and informed on everything! You can tell she loves her job. Even after she found us a great home was very thorough with the lease; had things changed that were for our best interest that we probably would have missed. We highly recommended using Rachel as your realtor! We will definitely use her again and have already recommended her to several of our friends and family." – Monica Rivera
"Awesome realtor! Very knowledgable and overly helpful. Was available to us whenever we needed her and strove to find us the perfect place. When we found our new place she helped us with the application process and even looked over our lease agreement to make sure everything was in order before we signed." – Jeremy McKissick
"Rachel made our property search incredibly simple! She supplied us with all the information and forms we needed, and laid everything out step-by-step. We told her what we were looking for, and she continually came back with great options. I'd highly recommend Rachel to anyone looking for a property in the Austin area." – Michael McKissick
"Helpful and friendly. She was familiar with the areas I was looking to live in. We were able to easily secure a place that I was quite happy with in under a week's time. She's like the heroine in Disney's Brave character, only real." – Tyler Fain
"Rachel was punctual, professional, kind and thoughtful. She was able to find us the perfect place on the first day and had our applications ready so that we could apply on the spot. Even after we were approved, she continued to check with us and the property manager to make sure everything was taken care of. Highly recommended!" – Wade Messa
"Rachel is the best. You'll understand when once you contact her. She's completely on the ball and careful to listen to your needs. I had the good (bad) fortune of working with someone else first so I have a context with which to say these things. A hardworking professional who is good at what she does." – Gareth
"Rachel was extremely helpful and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend anyone looking for housing in the Austin area to work with Rachel to achieve success in locating the right property." – Cecilia Camarillo
"Rachel was extraordinary in providing a new apartment for my husband and I. We moved fairly quickly and she provided us with many different options in a short amount of time. She made all of the appointments for us and was very organized with all of the paperwork. She expressed any concerns for certain apartments, but gave us freedom in deciding which place to choose. I would recommend her to anyone moving to Austin or purchasing a home. She goes above and beyond and truly cares for her clients!" – Kady Williams
Rachel was awesome! Finding a new place isn't always the most fun but Rachel makes it incredibly easy. I talked to Rachel on a Friday and she just had me answer a few questions about what I was looking for in a place and where and by Monday she sent me a long list of places that fit my description. I had been looking on my own before hand and wasn't finding anything near as good as what Rachel was able to dig up for me.
I was able to sign at a great place in a great location for a price I didn't think I would get in that area. I will definitely continue to use Rachel in the future and recommend her to everyone who is looking for a place.
" – KyleTrzaskalski
"We were incredably lucky to have met Rachel! Looking for a home in Austin is incredably challenging, but Rachel went out of her way to make our experience a smooth and pleasant one. She responded to all our queries and concerns right away. She is very assertive and knowledgeable, gave us great advice and was with us every step of the process. Beyond doubt one of the best realtors I have ever worked with. You will be happy you called her!" – Geraldina Casuso
While I absolutely love the idea of apartment hunting, I actually find the process rather stressful and generally unenjoyable. In my time in Austin, I've used several various realtors to help me with my apartment search, but none have proved as helpful as Rachel Goodman at JB Goodwin. She really listened to exactly what I wanted in an apartment (price, location, and amenities) and my non-negotiables (I have a dog), and quickly provided me with a solid list of options to meet those criteria. After going through Rachel's list, I found a handful that met my fairly picky visual aesthetic AND hit everything on my wish list.
When we went to visit our first apartment, I KNEW that Rachel had found the apartment for me - what was especially exciting was that I had never heard of that complex before, and couldn't imagine I'd have found it without her help. We visited one other, which was also great, but in the end, I went back to Rachel's first choice. I was amazed at how easy it was for her to understand exactly what I was looking for, and deliver on such specific needs so quickly.
But it was more than that - when we went to look at the apartments, Rachel asked all the right questions. She was ready with a list of things that I would have never thought to ask (incredibly helpful), and provided suggestions to me on ways I could figure out how to tell if the apartment was right for me. - she never influenced my opinion, while still being honest about any questions/concerns I had. Plus, she kept in constant communication with me throughout the entire process, which is a HUGE plus for me.
Overall, the experience I had with Rachel was unlike any other I've ever had with a realtor, and I wouldn't hesitate recommending her to friends, family, or coworkers, or using her again in the future. If you are looking to find your dream apartment at your dream price quickly, she is 100% your girl.
" – Rachael Genson
"Rachel Goodman has a natural talent to be interested and engaged from the moment you meet her. She is very service oriented and takes it personally as to whether or not you are having a good experience when she’s involved. She’s such a pleasure to work with." – Suzin M. Sciabarasi
"To be honest, You are beyond doubt the best realtor we have met in Austin. Most of our experience has been: "Hi, I'm calling regarding such and such property"... Do you mind if I call you right back?" No call. So lucky to have met you! You truly stand out from the norm around here. I am sure you get great feedback all the time." – Geraldina Casuso