About The Speed Team
The Speed Team prides itself on a technology-oriented culture and competitive spirit. Founded by Ross Speed, former college athlete, the desire to excel is rooted in every transaction. The team leverages an old school mentality of follow through, grit and tenacity, along with the proprietary technology that Compass offers as the number one technology-based Real Estate brokerage in the world. Taking advantage of Compass's wide array of high-tech tools, The Speed Team is able to deliver more listing exposure, better buyer and seller data, custom marketing strategies, and a highly streamlined real estate process. Although technology has taken a bigger role in real estate in recent years, nothing will ever replace the persistence, drive, and personal connection required to deliver on a successful transaction. Real estate is a 24/7 job and The Speed Team prides itself on being able to deliver at all times for their clients.
The greater Austin area has seen a major all-around surge in the last decade. That’s where Ross Speed comes in. Speed, a native Austinite and Baylor alum who’s been submerged in the real estate industry for the last 12 years, has witnessed first-hand the many booms in Austin’s economy. As the tech sector has changed the economy and atmosphere of Austin, Ross has been there to develop partnerships and true relationships with clients and families looking to find their place in Austin.
After studying real estate and finance at Baylor, Speed obtained his Appraisal Trainee’s license and began honing his skills in the valuation of properties. Though not currently an appraiser, Ross still has the knowledge and expertise to educate his clients on one of the largest obstacles in the market. He has the experience needed to work with seasoned real estate investors, as well as the empathy to guide first-time home buyers through the hurdle-driven process of buying their first house.
Ross has a number of individual agent achievements, including landing at number 15 on Austin Business Journal’s top real estate agents in the area, but believes it’s all about teamwork and personal development that he instills through mentorship and management. With a highly trained staff of real estate professionals behind him supporting his vision, Ross is able to strengthen his personable and hands-on relationship with his clients.
From detailed staging recommendations to savvy negotiating, Ross and his team can handle the myriad of needs that arise during the home buying or selling process. Connect with Ross and his team today to get started on your own personal journey and get the guidance you need.
A 5th generation Texan, Harrison grew up in the Austin area, graduating from Lake Travis High School. He received his BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University in College Station with a concentration in Real Estate. He comes from a big family of real estate investors and homebuilders and has had a front row seat to all phases of property management, wholesaling, renovating, and new home construction in the Austin area. His insider know-how, negotiation skills and passion for Austin real estate give him a unique perspective to finding both a client’s dream home or a potential income-producing property. Whether working with first-time home buyers and sellers or seasoned investors, Harrison relishes providing excellent client service. With this in mind, Harrison joined forces with the Ross Speed Team, which sold over $60 million in residential real estate in the past 2 years alone.
He volunteers locally for Mobile Loaves and Fishes and the Rexanna Foundation for Cancer Research. In his spare time, he loves fishing, skiing and boating on Lake Travis.
Mike is native Texan who spent a majority of his life in Austin, TX. After graduating from Angelo State University Mike spent his first ten years of his professional career as a coach and teacher. Mike left the education industry and moved into high tech equipment and software sales. Mike is a results driven accomplished sales professional with over the 35 years of experience is relationship building.
Mike become a Realtor in 2017 and has focused a majority of his efforts in helping tenants, landlords, buyers and sellers in the great North Austin area. He prides himself on his knowledge of the Austin area and tireless work effort he provides all his clients.
Mike has been married to his wife Lisa for over 34 years. They have 3 children. Ross, Taylor and Allison. All of which graduated from Westwood High School and now have careers of their own after graduating college.
Tom has been a full-time licensed realtor and top producing agent for over 15 years in Austin. He has accounted for over 75 million dollars in personal real estate sales locally. He helped to create one of the most successful and productive real estate teams in the nation during his tenure as an agent with another Austin brokerage. He has managed the listing department, represented hundreds of sellers and trained agents in the same responsibilities. Tom has successfully closed over $11 million in real estate sales in 2014.
While enjoying most roles in real estate, he has taken a fond interest in being a listing specialist for clients needing to sell their homes. With his broad background in identifying market trends, renovation processes, timing, and costs, Tom has succeeded where many have failed. He also owns investment/income properties throughout the city and consistently acquires, renovates and flips one or two homes per year. Tom also has experience working with clients with similar investment needs.
Tom grew up outside of Boise, Idaho and enjoyed wrestling, snow and water skiing, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities. After high school, he moved to sunny San Diego and spent four years in the US Navy as a Corpsman (medic). Tom then moved to Corpus Christi where he spent five years in the Gulf of Mexico as an oil field hard hat commercial diver. In 1998 he moved to Austin and made his final career change to become a realtor in 1999.
Tom has a beautiful wife and four great children who all keep him busy and on his toes. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring classic cars and training for marathons and triathlons.
While the process of buying and selling may generally be the same each time, the path to successfully meeting a client’s needs and expectations are usually quite different. Tom has built strong friendships from many client relationships throughout the years. He prides himself on his knowledge, work ethic, honesty and vast experience in his field.
After eight years of playing professional baseball for the Chicago Whitesox (2008-14) & the Philadelphia Phillies (2015), Jordan returned to Austin where he was born and raised, and where his permanent residence has always been. While attending Round Rock High School, he was awarded a scholarship to play baseball at The University of Texas. As much as he truly enjoyed playing the game he grew up on and was fortunate enough to turn into an occupation, there was an excitement for the next chapter in his life. Now a Realtor® joining Compass Real Estate and the highly-successful Speed Team, he is among remarkable agents with the same goals as he in both life and business. Purchasing the family’s first home was one of the most exciting things he had ever experienced. In fact, it is the main reason his decision was made to get into real estate and share the joy over and over while aiding others in the real estate process. People pleasing definitely shines big in Jordan. He will use every ounce of his passionate drive to ensure that if you are listing a home, you leave with as much money in your pocket as possible. If you are purchasing a home, you will be provided all the homes on the market meeting your unique criteria, then he will negotiate the best price for you and handle every detail from contract to closing. For every client engagement he has, it is with the purpose of being fortunate enough to not just be a client but a lifelong friend.
“I am blessed beyond belief because of the people in my life who have shaped me into who I am, answered countless questions, and pointed me in the right direction. Now I get to return that favor while doing what I love while supporting my family.’
Reach out to Jordan today to begin your real estate endeavor - it will surely be exciting!
Marie Carson provides an enormous benefit to her clients with knowledge and skills acquired through 20 years as a licensed real estate agent and her involvement in more than 1500 real estate transactions in her career. Through these experiences, she provides valuable guidance and support to help clients evaluate the economic attributes of buying or selling taking into consideration their lifestyle, stage of life and financial goals. Whether it is a moderately priced home for a first-time buyer, evaluating an investment property, or the sale of a luxury estate, Marie understands her clients are entering into an extremely important and exciting decision. For her investors, she provides an expertise in finding and guiding them into properties to fit their portfolio objectives. Her unique background allows her to thrive in high-pressure situations and communicate with a wide range of clientele guided by her own astonishing life experiences.
Speaking of astonishing life experiences, and before we dive into her accolades, we have to take a moment and praise Marie’s braveness when she received a bone marrow transplant during her fight with Acute Leukemia. She credits her recovery to years of an active and healthy lifestyle through good nutrition, yoga, running, cross fit and more. She was able to fight the “good” fight and come out on top. Like we said, she’s pretty astonishing and nothing stands in her way.
Prior to giving cancer a mean right hook, she received her MBA from the University of the Pacific, Summa Cum Laude. During her educational endeavors, she acquired her California Real Estate license and began working with top producers in the Sacramento/El Dorado Hills markets. She acquired her Texas Real Estate license when she transitioned to Austin in 2005 acquiring a Team Leader/Business Management role for a nationally recognized, top-producing real estate team and was involved in the training and development of new sales agents as well as strategic business development.
She is a proud mother to two grown children – her son is a 17-year veteran in the US Army and her daughter has recently become a licensed real estate agent. In the blink of an eye, she is blessed with 6 beautiful grandchildren. She is passionate about gardening and has a love for arranging flowers, baking specialty cakes, and appreciates the local country music history and culture. You can find her and her husband out and about at local eateries as they meet up with friends and family.
Marie truly believes her blessings in life allow her to better serve those around her.