Lara’s background in hospitality working for The Ritz Carlton and other 5 star hotels gave her the opportunity to learn to love the customer service role and is committed to providing an exceptional experience for her clients.
Her clients, fellow colleagues and public can vouch for Lara’s professional deportment and it’s easy to understand why she is so successful at providing top notch service to her client base. Lara grew up in different parts of the world as her family’s business moved to London, UK, Paris, France & San Francisco just to name a few. Fluent in Italian and French, conversational in Spanish and brazilian Portuguese Lara has the ability to understand the international client as well as U.S. executive and relocation industry which creates an instant rapport that you will find when you work with Lara.
Real estate is her passion. Her insight, negotiation skills, and diverse experience make her a valuable asset in any realestate transaction. She is ethical, professional, communicative and very prompt (everyone will tell you this).
After living in Austin, TX for 10+ years, Lara is very well connected in Austin, she will look for unique opportunities and think outside of the box to the benefit of her clients. She believes in giving back to the community, supports and is open to learning what is new in Austin and what is needed that she can be a part of to enhance the beautiful City that she has learned to love and call her permanent home.
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Awards and Specialties
Languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish
Accredited Buyer's Representative - ABR
At Home With Diversity - AHWD
Certified Negotiation Expert - CNE
Graduate REALTOR® Institute - GRI
Certified International Property Specialist - CIPS
Certified Real Estate Team Specialist - CRETS
Certified Real Estate Broker Manager - CRB
TX Realtors Leadership Program Graduate - TRLP
Resource-Efficient Homes - GREEN
ABOR GLOBAL Ambassador to Italy
ESMOD - L'ecole Superieure des Arts et Techniques de la University - Art Design
Lycee International Paris France - French Baccalaureat - General
Habitat for Humanity
Ronald Mc Donald House
Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN)
Austin Animal Shelter
Brown Santa Austin
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"My spouse and I recently purchased a home in the Balcones Area with the invaluable help of Lara Pavanelli, and we can not recommend her highly enough. She knows everything real-estate like the back of her hand, she is detail oriented, punctual, transparent, thoughtful, proactive -- we never would have closed on our dream home without her, and can’t imagine ever working with a different realtor. We were completely confident that Lara always had everything 100% under control. She was always willing to patiently answer all of our questions as first time home-buyers (and my goodness we had a lot of questions for her!). And of course, she did a wonderful job really listening to what we wanted in our home and representing our interests to other parties. Lara always made herself available for us, and we are beyond grateful to have worked with her. I know from talking with my peers that buying a home can be a stressful transaction, but with Lara it was smooth sailing all the way." -Rebecca and George
"I recently worked with Lara Pavanelli to sell my home and could not have been more pleased. She walked me through the process and made the experience as stress-free as possible. Before we listed the property, Lara brought in a fabulous photographer to showcase our home online. My home was priced just right for the market, and I received multiple offers on the first day it was listed. Lara was wonderful in keeping the transaction moving along and getting to closing in a timely manner. She was always available to assist or answer any questions. I had a great experience!!" - Debora and TJ
"Lara Pavanelli was an EXEMPLARY realtor. She was prompt and thorough throughout the entire process from consulting me on how to sell my home, coordinating the photographers for staging, outlining the steps to getting things done in a timely manner, reminding me of what I needed to do or not do and finally listing my home and negotiating the sale. It happened VERY FAST and we had multiple offers on the sale of my home within hours of listing. At the same time, she helped me find a new home in the area that I wanted, negotiated AT THE SAME TIME for my new home and we sold and bought in ONE MONTH. I couldn't have done this so fast with any other realtor. She hustled from day 1 to the end. She is honest, direct in letting you know about the real estate market. Lara alleviated the anxiety I felt in the process by proving her knowledge and expertise every step of the way. She will advocate for YOUR BEST interest. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
★★★★★""To put it simply, you want Lara in your corner. I'm a first-time home buyer and just under two months ago, completely new to real estate. The home-buying process can be daunting at times. If you are someone like me who wants to understand every detail down to the minutiae of the process, you are going to need someone like Lara. Lara has the skill to communicate effectively as well as educate you every step of the way. (and let me tell you, that IS A SKILL). There were times while visiting homes with Lara, I thought I was in a real estate Master Class. Her willingness to sit down with me and understand where I'm coming from, why I want to buy a home, what I'm looking for, and my long term goals was priceless. I think she knew the house I ended up purchasing was meant for me before I did. Without her tenacity and ability to navigate an extremely competitive market, I probably wouldn't be in the house I am today while typing this. Beyond her deep knowledge, and extensive experience, Lara has cultivated a dependable network of folks she has worked with through the years that made the process as seamless as possible. I learned it takes a village to close on a house and Lara is the mayor."" - Adrian R
★★★★★"Lara was a great resource for us as we were looking for a home in the Austin area. She provided excellent information about neighborhoods, schools and all other relevant topics. She was always accessible and responsive. She coordinated with multiple people to ensure all issues were addressed and resolved to ensure a timely close and that our new house was 100% ready for us at the time of our move. We highly recommend anyone in need of a realtor to contact Lara. She is a true professional. If and when we need a real estate agent in the future we will absolutely work with Lara." - David
★★★★★"Lara is a seasoned professional who will truly listen and care. I’ve worked with her 3 times by now and each time she surpassed my expectations. Years of experience and devotion to clients are not easily found but with Lara you can relax knowing that you’re in good hands. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to all seeking advice and excellence in increasingly competitive Austin real estate market." - Alexandra
★★★★★"I had the process of working with Lara, from a referral that she got from my father who happens to be a roofing adjuster. I was immediately impressed with Lara from the very first encounter that we had. Lara was very personal, and was not pushy like a lot of realtors and people in sales can be. I really felt like she had my best interest at heart throughout the whole process of my first home purchase! We viewed many homes and I never felt like she was trying to pressure me into buying one over another, or to make a decision right then and there. Lara was able to see what my likes and dislikes were right off the bat, and was able to find exactly what I was looking for in a house. Lara was very prompt and professional and was consistently in contact with me by phone, or text, or e-mail never ceasing to keep me up to date with the whole process. As anyone knows, buying your first home can be very overwhelming and nerve wrecking, especially when you do not know the real estate lingo. Lara was awesome in the fact that she broke everything down into layman's terms for me, and I appreciated that! I highly recommend Lara to anyone looking to buy their first home, looking to rent, or sell a home, as she is more than top notch! She truly put all my worries at ease, as she is an expert in what she does. If I ever need to sell or buy in the future, she will definitely be the first person I go to!" - Allison
★★★★★"I worked with Lara for several months to find a house that would be perfect for me and my family even though I had many constraints and was limited to a certain part of town. Lara worked tirelessly each day until she found exactly what we were looking for and the house turned out to be better than I had ever imagined! Lara was consistently in contact with me whether it was by text, email, or a phone call to keep me up to date of the newest available listings. Lara had our best interests at heart and would not allow us to settle for less. I whole heartedly recommend Lara to help anyone find the perfect house for them, just as she did for us." - Valerie
★★★★★"Lara has been responsive since we first met her at an open house. We interviewed three agents, and she was the only one who came to the interview with the data necessary to determine the price, as well as a professional presentation that included her background and her track record. We felt comfortable listing with Lara, and we definitely made the right choice. She knows how to price and sell a home, and she knows the market inside out. As we started looking for a new home, she reached out to her vast network and brought pocket listing to us before they were available on MLS. She was quick to show us any place that we were interested in, which is so helpful in this fast-moving market. We recommended her to friends, and she sold their house in record time. We’ll be sure to recommend her again and again." - Valerie
★★★★★"As first time homebuyers, the home buying process seemed scary and daunting, but with Lara’s help it was super easy and painless! I had a sudden job offer in a new area and was 7 months pregnant so our time line was short but Lara made it happen and walked us through every step of the way. We found the perfect home, in the perfect neighborhood, perfect for our growing family. Any and all questions (and we had A LOT) were answered and FAST! Lara is kind, listens, and will go to bat for you!" - Ana
★★★★★"We really enjoyed working with Lara on our house purchase. The deal was particularly difficult due to the property being a complicated estate. Lara guided us through the negotiations and finally the sale with patience and tenacity. She helped greatly in coordinating inspections and estimates for repairs. She has great connections in the trades. Lara responded to our questions or comments very quickly at all times. Besides all of that, she is a great person to know." - Vicky
★★★★★"Lara is the best real estate agent I have worked with in Canada and USA. Her professional ethic and great communication skills make Lara very demanded in Austin area. I have already purchased several properties with Lara, and I would definitely suggest her to any buyer/seller/rental in Austin, TX area."