Austin Texas Real Estate Company
About Rebecca Shahan and Elaine Garner
REALTORS MERGE TALENT
In the current, tight real estate market with anxious sellers and demanding buyers, two Keller Williams Realtors are taking a creative approach to meet the challenges.
The two Realtors forming a new servicing team are Elaine Garner and Rebecca Shahan. “In today’s volatile real estate market,” Elaine said, “Realtors must get with it and hone their professional skills to meet the critical needs of their clientele. Rebecca brings fresh dimensions and ideas to the market place and I am excited about the prospects of the heightened level of services we will offer to both buyers and sellers.”
Rebecca holds a Business Administration Degree and was employed in Human Resources Management for Cooper Industries for 15 years. Her last position, before moving to Lakeway in 1999, was Personnel Manager at The School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia.
“Having married a Texan and UT grad, it was always our goal to move back to Texas,” Rebecca said. “We moved from Philadelphia in the midst of a snow storm and arrived in Texas on a sunny 73 degree day. We knew instantly we had made the right decision and have loved every minute.”
Elaine, a Lakeway resident and practicing real estate agent since 1984, brings to the team a vast depth of experience and knowledge of area real estate activities. “I’ve seen good times and not so good times,” Elaine said, “and the successful Realtors are those Realtors who raise the level of professional services to meet more demanding standards. That’s the goal Rebecca and I have set in our merger. Together we can do more for our clients than we could individually.”
Active in community affairs, Rebecca has served on the Board of Governors of The Hills Country Club and as President of the Hills Ladies Golf Association. She is also a member of the Lakeway Women’s Club and Emmaus Catholic Church. Her professional credentials include membership in NAR, TAR, The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and Keller Williams Luxury Home Division. She has been awarded the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Expert (CLHME) rating and Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) certifications.
“This is a new and exciting element in my professional growth,” Rebecca said, “and I am excited to be invited to join forces with a Realtor of the status and professional reputation of Elaine Garner.”
Elaine Garner1921 Lohmans Crossing, #100AustinTX 78734 US
In 1983 our family moved to Lakeway from Dallas and started building a house. By April of ’84 I wanted more to do so I leaped into real estate just as the Texas real estate market was nose-diving and got a “hard knocks” education fast.
By 1990 things were improving and my business was growing. I was able to attend educational seminars across the U.S. and eventually Australia, New Zealand, and Italy. I was privileged to be asked to be a “Super Star” with the Howard Brinton Seminars and to teach. As an individual agent I was number 2 and number 5 in Austin.
My production kept me at the top of my company and best of all, I expanded my knowledge to better serve my buyers and sellers.
CRS, SRES, E-pro., CDPE
Rebecca Shahan1921 Lohmans Crossing, #100AustinTX 78734 US
I fell in love with Lake Travis and the surrounding area the first time I came here and have been fortunate enough to have lived here full-time since 1999. I had promised my husband, a native Texan and a UT grad, that if the opportunity ever came for us to move back to the Texas Hill Country that was what we would do. That opportunity came and on January 1, 1999 we loaded ourselves, my mother, daughter, our dog and two cats on a plane and left Philadelphia in the midst of a snow storm and arrived in Austin to a sunny 73 degree day! We knew right away we had made the right decision and we haven’t regretted it for a minute.
This is my home now and I love sharing my knowledge of the area with others. I joined Keller Williams in 2008 and have enjoyed helping others make this their home too. Whether they are looking for that first home, a great place to raise a family or their dream home on the lake or golf course, this is the place to be and I love helping them find just what they’re looking for.
In my spare time you’ll likely find me on the golf course at The Hills or Flintrock Falls, or cruising around Lake Travis in my red and white ’66 Mustang convertible with my daughter, Alicia, and our little dog, Abby. Or you may find me touring with my husband, Norman, in one of his classic cars—either his 1930 Model A Ford, or his 1949 DeSoto!
I am originally a native of Ohio and have three other children, Christian who lives in Pennsylvania, Michael in Ohio, and Stephen and his wife Bridget and their three children are in Virginia—hence my frequent trips to that state!