don harvey - founder

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 Austin Music Realty founder Don Harvey has enjoyed assisting home sellers and buyers achieve & exceed their goals since 2003. Don's been a Texas Monthly Five Star Professional award-winning agent for the past 7 years--from 2011 through 2017. Austin Chronicle readers voted Don "Best Real Estate Agent” two years in a row. He's a Certified Negotiation Expert, member Council of Residential SpecialistsEcoBroker®, NAR GREEN certified & Veterans Land Board approved. Don is married to Kate Longacre Harvey, an artist and 'behind the scenes' assistant to our Austin Music Realty agents. Don & Kate have two sons; Adam Harvey, 23, serves in the U.S. Navy as Master at Arms Petty Officer and Ian Harvey, 20, attends Savannah College of Art and Design and is pursuing a career in visual effects.

Don co-founded Austin's SIMS Foundation in 1995. For more than 21 years SIMS has provided access to mental health & addiction recovery services to Austin-area musicians and their families. Don's ensemble, 'A is Red', was voted Austin's  "Best Avant Garde" band at the 2014-2015 Austin Music Awards and he received "Best Drummer" honors at the 2007 Austin Music Awards. Don's released two critically-acclaimed solo records, "Light Shines Through" and "A Dance in Red." He has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman and Austin City Limits and opened for the Rolling Stones. Don's recorded and toured with artists such as Faces' Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ronnie Lane and Ian McLagan, Joe Ely, Billy Bragg, Charlie Sexton, Storyville and Martha Davis. 

testimonials

"What makes Austin a Live Music Capital? Its clubs and bands? What about its Realtors?" Our readers choose Don Harvey, the “Creative Realtor for Creative People.” Harvey’s an accomplished drummer who’s played with local legends as well as national names ... He'll hunt down the right abode for you, whether that means a 2-2 pier-and-beam or a swanky million-dollar baby. Rock on." - Austin Chronicle

"We could not have asked for a nicer, more honest, sincere and kind-hearted Realtor than you. You were great at communicating with all parties, responsive and performed above and beyond any Realtor I’ve ever had dealings with. Jerry and I sincerely appreciated all that you did for us in such a short period of time. Words can’t express how truly grateful we are. You turned our lives around!" - Rita & Jerry Hudson MD

"I am so pleased with all your help through this process!  ... you love your job and you do it well!  You listened carefully, found what we wanted and most importantly you kept us within our budget which some Realtors could care less about. You reduced our stress level tremendously and I know we can always count on you. I thank you!” - Keith Milkiewicz

“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

"Thank you for all of your help getting my home. Without your guidance I don’t think it would have happened. Thank you for sticking with me when the going got tough and for helping to keep me focused on the biggest priorities. I am recommending you to all my friends!" - Dominic Gonzales

"Thank you Don for all of your above and beyond help finding my house and then selling it many years later for a great price!" - Michael Lillie

“You have done a fantastic job… the level of service has been “top shelf!” We can see why you get the kudos that you do!” - Mark & Charlene Bowman

"Don Harvey, an expert Realtor with Stanberry & Associates is highly recommended indeed! He sold my 10-year old home in the teeth of 600 new builds in the same school district. He knows the markets, the prices, what matters for a sale. Excellent!” - Alasdhair Campbell

“Don Harvey is an awesome Realtor. I listed my house for sale with Don and he not only got it under contract within 8 days, he got me the highest price per square foot in all of Barton Creek West. Give Don a call and see what he can do for you & your friends!” - Kelley Ollendorf

“... the entire process and experience has just been so great - mainly due to working with you!” - Kris & Amber Kern

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

“THANK YOU SO MUCH for your advice & recommendations… we were saved a ton of time, trouble & money and owe it to your foresight.” - Nina Miller

“ ... You sold our Barton Creek West home in just a few days—and for a great price and helped us buy our dream home in Rob Roy at a bargain price! MANY THANKS!” - Ilene & Dan Noonan