Don Harvey - founder
STANBERRY REALTOR® | CRS | CNE | EcoBroker® | NAR GREEN Certified | VLB Approved
Austin Music Realty Group founder Don Harvey loves assisting home sellers and buyers achieve & exceed their goals—and he’s been doing it since 2003. Don is passionate about helping make the experience of selling or purchasing a home positive and rewarding. A key element of his success is being a good listener. Have a look at what his clients say in their testimonials below. Austin Chronicle readers voted Don Austin’s "Best Real Estate Agent” in multiple annual reader’s polls. He’s also received Texas Monthly’s Five Star Real Estate Agent rating from his peers from 2011 through 2019, placing him in the top 4% of Austin-area agents nine years in a row. Don believes in continuing education and has earned the following 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.
Music & Community
Don is a drummer and composer who has released two critically-acclaimed instrumental records, "Light Shines Through" and "A Dance in Red." His ensemble, 'A is Red', won "Best Avant Garde" band at the 2015 Austin Music Awards and was among 2019’s top five avant garde ensembles. In 2007 Don received "Best Drummer" honors at the Austin Music Awards. Don is grateful to have co-founded Austin's SIMS Foundation 24 years ago. SIMS provides access to mental health & addiction recovery services that have helped thousands of Austin musicians and their families thrive since 1995. He’s currently Executive Producing “We Care Here,” a documentary film about musicians, community and mental health. He has toured or recorded with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ronnie Lane & Ian McLagan (Faces), Joe Ely, Billy Bragg, Charlie Sexton, Storyville, Alejandro Escovedo, Martha Davis, Tonio K and Iain Matthews. Don’s performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Austin City Limits, and opened for The Rolling Stones.
Don and Kate Longacre Harvey have been married since 1992. Kate is the love of his life. They have two sons; Adam Harvey, 24, is a Master at Arms Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy who is stationed in Japan and Ian Harvey, 22, attends the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ian is pursuing a career in visual effects for film. Kate is an artist and she manages Austin Realty Group at Stanberry Realtors.
"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
"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 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
“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
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