As a Realtor helping buyers navigate Austin's dynamic housing market, Justin Gonzalez draws from his background. Growing up in a military and civilian defense contractor family where moving was constant, Justin developed a chameleon's ability to connect with a wide variety of people from a young age. With British and Hispanic heritage, Justin describes his culturally diverse background as 'tea and tacos.' He believes that buyers are seeking much more than a house. They are investing in a hub for their life, a place for their life moments to happen. Justin loves helping people navigate this critical investment as a mediator and advisor.
After finding success in sales and marketing, Justin began his real estate career in 2001 as a partial owner of a brokerage. He obtained his license in 2005. Most recently, he spent a decade at his previous brokerage, where he met his wife and real estate partner, Carly. The team recently moved to the Compass platform, a decision they made specifically for their clients. Compass' future-focused technology and marketing tools enable them to give clients a tailored and seamless experience. Clients appreciate the broad spectrum of strengths and expertise the team offers, getting, in effect, two agents in one.
Justin is a REALTOR, a CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert), and has earned the ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative). NAHREP recently recognized him as the #6 Latino agent in Austin. As a team, Carly and Justin have been Platinum Top 50 Austin Awards winners or finalists every year since 2013. They were also finalists in the Austin Business Journal Residential Real Estate Awards in 2014 and 2017.
Despite having lived over the United States and the world, Justin has always considered the Austin area home. He moved to Austin in 1993 to be near extended family and has never looked back. Justin and Carly live in Pflugerville. Together, they have a blended family that includes five children between the ages of twelve and twenty-one and two dogs rescued from APA. Justin and Carly enjoy seeing live music, trying new restaurants, and spending time with their family experiencing all that Austin has to offer. They also love traveling, but they always appreciate coming home to the city they love.
Justin's specialty is working with buyers as they hone in on what they want, and he loves the thrill of helping them find a home that exceeds their expectations.