Don Harvey - founder
Stanberry REALTOR® | CRS | CNE | EcoBroker® | NAR GREEN Certified | VLB Approved
Austin Music Realty Group founder Don Harvey has enjoyed assisting home sellers and buyers achieve & exceed their goals since 2003. Texas Monthly magazine ranked Don in the top 4% of Austin-Area REALTORS, awarding him the coveted Five Star Real Estate Agent rating in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. And Austin Chronicle readers voted Don Austin’s "Best Real Estate Agent” with multiple wins in the Chronicle's annual "Best of Austin" Poll. Don is passionate about making the process of home-buying and home-selling a positive and rewarding experience for all involved. A key element of his success is being a good listener. Don believes strongly in continuing education and has earned the following accreditations: Certified Negotiation Expert, member of The Residential Real Estate Council, EcoBroker®, National Association of REALTORS GREEN certification and Veterans Land Board approval.
Don co-founded Austin's SIMS Foundation in 1995. For well over two decades SIMS has provided access to mental health & addiction recovery services to Austin-area musicians and their families. These services have been expanded to include managers, stage crew, recording engineers and others vital to Austin's music industry. Don has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman & Austin City Limits (PBS), opened for The Rolling Stones in Zilker Park and recorded or toured with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ronnie Lane & Ian McLagan (Faces), Joe Ely, Billy Bragg, Charlie Sexton, Storyville, Martha Davis, Tonio K, Alejandro Escovedo and Iain Matthews. 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. He has released two critically-acclaimed solo records, "Light Shines Through" and "A Dance in Red."
Don is married to Kate Longacre Harvey, an artist and REALTOR® assistant at Austin Music Realty Group. Don & Kate have two sons; Adam Harvey, 24, serves in the U.S. Navy as Master at Arms Petty Officer and Ian Harvey, 21, attends Savannah College of Art and Design and is pursuing a career in VFX.
"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.” -Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll, BEST Real Estate Agent: Don Harvey (multiple wins)
"Just call Don, the rock & roll Realtor. Everybody does. He co-founded the SIMS Foundation, to which he donates a share of his proceeds and has played with so many top-notchers, it'll make your head spin." -Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll, BEST Real Estate Agent: Don Harvey
"We could not have asked for a nicer, honest or more sincere and kind-hearted realtor than you. 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." - Rita and Jerry Hudson
"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
"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
"How could we give Don Harvey any rating other than 5 STARS...? He spent 2 weekends with us, and truly got to know our desires and the exact home we were looking for.... AND HE FOUND OUR DREAM HOME . . . Nuff Said . . . ! A true "top shelf" realtor . . ." -Mark Bowman
“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 Stockton
"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
"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
"Don Harvey, an expert Realtor, 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
“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