Welcome to JB Goodwin! My name is Risa and I'm originally from the Bay Area, born in San Jose, California, however, I've lived in this great city of Austin for over 25 years. I've breathed every part of this town, lived through its changes, and I'm knowledgeable about every backroad and corner.
I'm a proud graduate of the University of Texas, where I earned a Bachelors degree in Education. Before pursuing real estate, I had a valuable career as a dedicated and thorough legal assistant with a prestigious law firm. My interest and passion for real estate grew as I witnessed my aunt build her real estate empire, and retire at an early age. After investing in my first property, and truly experiencing the process, I knew it was the right career path for me. With my creative, caring and enthusiastic nature I make it easy to match my client's desires, as well as skillfully featuring a home's unique presence and character.
I love sports and am a huge San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors fan! As an admitted foodie, I make it my business to locate the best restaurants and hideaways in and around the city.
Aside from hanging out with a fantastic family, amazing friends, my Chihuahua, Mr. Mac, I enjoy diverse interests, including traveling, taking in the music scene wherever I go, and riding motorcycles.
I love Austin and KNOW Austin, and would love to be the person that HELPS YOU with any of your real estate needs!
Our Realtor, Risa Kim, was a huge asset to buying our first home! She was very helpful throughout the entire process and flexible with our schedule. After seeing the homes online, she was able to help us see the homes in person and even organized them in the order she expected us to like them (which was accurate). Throughout the process, she explained to us what was happening and helped us through the back-and-forth with the seller. Risa informed of us about the market, selling process, and helped us find a mortgage lender. I expect her to be one of Austin's best selling realtors in the near future.
" – Kevin D.
As a first time home buyer, the process was very overwhelming and stressful, so having a great realtor was a big plus. That realtor was Risa Kim. She worked very hard daily and behind the scenes to make sure that I got the best home available and she delivered. Words cannot describe how thankful I am for you and your professionalism during this whole process. From dealing with a wide array of situations such as relocation contracts, estate sales, bad agents, backup contracts, you name it and it happened. She remained calm and collected throught it all. I would highly recommend Risa to anyone in need of buying, selling or even renting a home and she will take care of you like she did for me. Thank you for everything Risa. Job very well done!
" – Emmanuel Prempeh
Ris Kim is the ABSOLUTE BEST! I had about a month to find a new place and she really helped me find the perfect place I now call home. It's absolutely perfect! It's been two weeks since we've officially settled down in the new place and I couldn't be happier. It was everything I was looking for and it's within my budget!!! Reach out to her, she knows her stuff and she knows the best deals.
" – Briana Aiken
You've found your Realtor!! RISA KIM is by FAR the most qualified agent to work with if your looking in Texas. She has grown up in Austin and knows central Texas very well! She will work hard for you and won't stop looking until you are 100% satisfied. She is genuine and the best part is that she loves what she does! Your experience will be a memorable one, I promise! Take a chance and call her, you will be happy you did!
" – Kara Ozen
The dust has finally settled from the moving and I wanted to take the time to thank our realtor/apartment locator Risa Kim. She was very diligent about finding us a place that matched all our very particular needs as well as making sure we stayed within our budget in this ever growing and increasing-in-price city. Risa has even made a lasting impression on the apartment building's management team who love her professionalism and positive personality. We are so happy in our perfectly matched downtown apartment! Thanks Risa!
" – Annie Choi
We started out looking at new construction, but Risa Kim was able to find us a fairly new ready-to-move-in home within the first couple of weeks of our search. The entire process took about 5 weeks to close. We were really happy with her responsiveness and effort. Will definitely be recommending her to friends and family. Thanks so much Risa!
" – Jacqueline Yoo
"Risa is an absolute pleasure to work with! She has a style that is easy to work with and is highly dependable and rarely lets a task fall through the cracks. I appreciated her follow through and it was nice to be able to trust Risa." – J. Holden
"I had the pleasure of working with Risa. She is punctual, very well-organized, efficient and effective in all assigned tasks. Risa is very resourceful. There is no task too minor to escape her attention or focus. Above all else, she does everything with a positive attitude, patience, and a commendable attention to detail." – Julie Whistman
"Risa has demonstrated to be an asset to our church and community, as she shows her full commitment towards everything she partakes in. I admire her integrity, dependability, and pride that she has for her work and for others." – A. Quinton