Austin Luxury Network
Council of Residential Specialists
Certified Negotiation Expert
Accredited Buyer's Representative
"Starting the search for a new home in Austin was a daunting prospect, I wasn't sure at that point if we definitely wanted to move. After speaking with Carolyn Skyles, a realtor referred to me by a good friend, my mind was set at ease, and I was super excited to start our next adventure. Carolyn, right from the very first conversation, has been nothing short of amazing. She's calm, level headed, knows the market like the back of her hand and guided us through the process with an honesty that is often lacking in this market. Carolyn took the time to really understand what we were looking for, and guided us to houses she knew we would really love. She has impeccable taste, she's super smart, and she helped us so much during the negotiation process. We thought she was so amazing, we have already recommended her to our family, and they've loved working with her too - they found their dream home! I can safely say that I would recommend her to anyone, she's fantastic!" - Jordan and Sam
"Carolyn patiently worked with me as I look for a reasonably sized home at a price that was right for me. She was always readily available, incredibly patient with tours and questions, and eventually helped close on my condo without a hitch. I couldn't have asked for a smoother process." - Richard D
"I recently sold my property in Austin, TX with Carolyn Skyles as my listing agent. I would like to share with you the experience I had and provide feedback on the impressive results and capabilities delivered by Carolyn. I actually met Carolyn 3 years ago before my international assignment move with my company, IBM, to China. At that time I had decided not to sell (due to financial reasons) but was still very impressed with the preparedness and thoroughness of my introductory meeting with Carolyn - compared to the other realtors that I interviewed. So when I decided to sell 3 years later, Carolyn was the first person I called. Since I was still in China, Carolyn supported me in selling my home remotely - quickly responding and clearly communicating with email, helping to qualify painters & carpenters and inspecting their work afterwards, providing advice and recommendations from very far away (with 12 hour time difference), ensuring the buyers who did not have an agent delivered as needed- and meeting all deadlines and milestones on time and with quality. Carolyn went above and beyond what I expected and could have even imagined. I was incredibly impressed with Carolyn Skyles. Thank you. An extremely satisfied client." - Sara E
"We could not have asked for a better agent! We were not living anywhere near Texas when we started our house hunt, but that proved to be no issue at all. Carolyn took the initiative to visit properties we were interested in, and she would send thorough videos to us, allowing us to get a good feel for the layout & flow of the house. If we wanted to see more detail, she’d promptly head back to the property to record more footage or get us on FaceTime for a live walk-through. Carolyn was proactive every step of the way, and she was always looking out for our best interests. She would email the lender or the seller updates and important questions before we had the chance to think of them. She helped us navigate some precarious situations and was always our steady advocate. Furthermore, she was readily available whenever we felt the need to discuss something - whether we had questions or needed to talk through various scenarios. We felt that she treated our needs as a top priority, and she believed that every question or concern we had was valid. She was a fantastic partner to help us search for our Austin home! " - Stephen and Amy
"Carolyn thanks for being our “Realtor Extraordinaire!” I don’t think I would have survived this last purchase without your help. We are so glad we’ve partnered with you on the last two purchases- here’s to more! ." - Beth
"Janie and I want to thank you again for helping us sell our townhouse on Steck Ave. I have never known a multi-faceted transaction to proceed more smoothly and in such a remarkably short period of time. You can be assured that we will call upon you in the future when the assistance of a Realtor is needed. ." - George
"Carolyn Skyles is a small package wrapped with a complete and trustworthy professional appearance inside and out. Her professional approach in all aspects of the selling process from presentation and negotiation resulted in a speedy and smooth close. We have bought and sold numerous homes while relocating to different parts of the US. She stands out as a diamond in the rough among the other realtors who we have worked with . Thank you again, Carolyn! ." - Lorraine
"Not only did Carolyn sell my previous home (in six days), she also helped me through the process of buying a new home. Decision-making is not my forte, and it took me 18 months to find the home of my dreams; Carolyn never wavered. On the contrary, she was patient and determined. She is an incredibly hard worker, meticulous, and professional. She guided me through the processes of buying and selling, making potentially arduous situations almost palatable... I highly recommend Carolyn. " - Beverly
She is passionately committed to delivering luxury level service to all of her buyers and sellers with the ultimate goal of exceeding their expectations. Her collaborative yet competitive approach to negotiating enables her to garner the most favorable terms for her clients, while still achieving a “win-win” for both parties in a transaction. She has an extensive social network and utilizes creative out-of-the-box thinking and cutting-edge technology to effectively and strategically market properties. Whether buying or selling, her clients appreciate her enthusiastic hard-working nature, patient dedication, and genuine desire to place their goals above all else. Although Carolyn specializes in selling luxury properties in West and Central Austin, her broad curated knowledge of numerous neighborhoods qualifies her to represent clients throughout the entire city.
Being actively involved in her community is very important to Carolyn as she has previously co-lead her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, is a member of various organizations such as the Ballet Austin Guild and the Women’s Symphony League and helps support the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin. Carolyn lives in West Lake Hills and enjoys traveling, biking, lake activities, and spending time with her daughter and their new puppy, Winston.