Don Harvey - founder


Stanberry REALTOR®  |  CRS  |  CNE  |  EcoBroker®  |  NAR GREEN Certified  |  VLB Approved 

15 Reasons to Work With Me

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“I am passionate about making the experience of finding, buying or selling a home positive and rewarding.”

Austin Music Realty Group founder Don Harvey loves assisting home sellers and buyers exceed their goals—and he’s been doing it since 2003. Austin Chronicle readers voted him Austin’s "Best Real Estate Agent” in multiple annual reader’s polls. He’s also been voted a Texas Monthly Five Star Real Estate Agent by his peers from 2011 through 2019, placing him in the top 4% of Austin-area agents 9 years in a row. Don believes in continuing education and has earned several accreditations: Certified Negotiation Expert, EcoBroker®National Association of REALTORS GREEN certification, and Veterans Land Board approval. He is a member of The Residential Real Estate Council, National Association of REALTORS and the Texas Association of Realtors. Have a look at what Don’s clients have to say about their experiences in their testimonials below.

Don’s grateful to have co-founded Austin's SIMS Foundation. SIMS provides access to mental health & addiction recovery services that have helped thousands of musicians and their families thrive since 1995. He is a drummer and composer with two critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt. His ensemble, A is Red, won the Austin Music Awards "Best Avant Gardeband of 2015 and Don won the AMA’s "Best Drummer" honor in 2007. Don’s played with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Ronnie LaneIan McLagan, Joe Ely, Charlie Sexton, Storyville, Billy Bragg, Alejandro Escovedo, Martha Davis and many others. He’s performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Austin City Limits, and opened for The Rolling Stones.


"Our readers choose Don Harvey, the Creative Realtor for Creative People.” -Austin Chronicle

"Don was tireless, encouraging, patient, trustworthy, and most important: knowledgeable. Best agent we've ever worked with. Can't recommend him highly enough." -Susan Piver Browne

"Don and Kate have helped me with multiple purchases of land for myself, a condo for my in-laws, and a custom build for a client. His decades of knowledge in negotiating on behalf of his clients is invaluable." -Winn Wittman

“Don is knowledgeable, genial, diligent, insightful, experienced, patient, and detail oriented. We got a great price for both our sale and our purchase. We have recommended Don to friends and would not hesitate to do so again.” -Merrick Leler

"5 STARS !! Don Harvey truly got to know our desires and he found our dream home!  A true "top shelf" Realtor! 'Nuff Said!" -Mark Bowman

"My family and I have done multiple transactions with Don Harvey. His work ethic & attention to detail are second to none. I give Don my highest recommendation for handling your residential real estate needs." -Dirk Meyer

"You were great at communicating with all parties, you were responsive and you performed above & beyond any realtor I've ever had dealings with. You turned our lives around! You are the BEST." -Jerry and Rita Hudson

“Don will not only help you buy or sell your home, you will also have the experience of spending time with a good soul.” -Nina Parales

“Don was great through the entire journey to buying our home! He was extremely patient while we took our time searching for the perfect one, and absolutely outstanding through the offer, contract, and closing process. He still takes the time to check in on us too! We can’t say enough great things." - Paige Kamel

"If you’re looking for a truly ethical, professional, seasoned agent in the current real estate market, Don Harvey should be your first and only choice. - Kelly J. Paschal

"We give Don Harvey the highest recommendation. After almost two years of a fruitless search with other realtors, Don took over and in a very short time helped us find and successfully purchase an Austin home we love. He listened to us and got the job done like the pro he is. Working with Don was sincerely a pleasure, a truly rewarding experience." - Jim Schubert

Don was recommended by a close friend and once my wife and I found the perfect home he made sure the process went as seamlessly as it possibly could. He nailed the correct bid amount and even helped me write the perfect letter to the sellers explaining why we were the right people to move into their old neighborhood. Don rocks!!! -Eric Gose

“Please don’t ever retire from real estate. It is amazing how easily things go when we work with you!” - Doug & Judi Baron


Kate Harvey and I have been married since 1992. Kate is the love of my life. We have two sons; Master at Arms Petty Officer Adam Harvey, 25, serves in the U.S. Navy and Ian Harvey, 22, attends Savannah College of Art and Design while pursuing a career in visual effects. My three fave things to do in my leisure time—play music, swim at Barton Springs and hike in nature.