Elaine Byrne, has lived, worked and invested in the greater Austin area for more than 30 years. 

After a first career in public service, Elaine undertook a second career in real estate earning her Sales Agent License in 1990 and her Broker's License in 2001. In 2003, she became the Responsible Broker for Carolyn Hamm, Realtors® Inc. and in 2005 started her own company, Elaine Byrne Realty.  

Elaine built her real estate business from the ground up the hard way - walking neighborhoods and meeting people face to face - earning the faith and trust of one client at a time with her uncompromising honesty, ethics and service.  Elaine still provides her clients with direct personal care and attention - even in this Internet Age. 

Elaine is an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), an Affordable Housing Specialist (AHS) and ePRO certified. 

Active in the local real estate community, Elaine has been a member of the Williamson County Association of REALTORS (WCAoR) Board of Directors on two occasions. In 2008, as Secretary - Treasurer, she assisted in the planning and financing of association's new $1.2M headquarters. Elaine also served as WCAoR Vice President in 2009.  Elaine is a member of the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) Professional Standards Committee. 

Elaine is a truly dedicated and active supporter of animal welfare, rescue and rehabilitation - with her time, her heart and her money. She is a former Board Member, current Business Partner with Austin Pets Alive! (APA), as well as a member of the Cat Behavior Team.  Additionally, she is a regular contributor to many local animal organizations. She has served for several years as the Spay USA Cat Captain for Central Texas and has published a Pet Friendly Housing Directory and worked to develop and sponsor Low-Cost Spay & Neuter programs. 

Elaine believes that being a REALTOR is a rewarding profession - one which makes a difference in the quality of life and financial security of her clients.  


2019 Distinguished Service Award  (WCAoR)

2011 Realtor® of the Year (WCAoR)

5 Star Real Estate Professional Award

(2011 - 2020)

Elaine Byrne, Realtor®



  • TREC Sales Agent License, 1990
  • TREC Broker's License, 2001

Certifications and Designations

  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
  • Affordable Housing Specialist (AHS)
  • ePRO
  • Military Relocation Professional (MRP)
  • NAR Ethics Instructor for the Williamson County Association of REALTORS(R)

Professional Service

    Texas Association of Realtors®

  • Mediator, 2010-2012
  • Professional Standards Committee, 2008–Present
  • Professional Standards Coordinating Committee, 2015
  • Professional Standards Instructor, 2013-2017
  • Public Policy Committee, Taxation Subcommittee,  2011-2015

    Williamson Co. Association of Realtors® (WCAoR)

    Board of Directors, 2007-2009, 2011-2012
  • Scholarship Foundation, Board of Directors, 2011-2015
  • Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee Chairperson, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee Member, 2010-2019
  • Professional Development Committee, 2014
  • Vice-President of Association, 2009
  • Secretary-Treasurer of  Association, 2008
  • Education Committee, 2006-2007
  • Membership Committee, 2004-2005
  • Awards Committee Chair, 2015


  • 2011-2020 Texas Monthly - 5 Star Professional
  • 2919 Distinguished Service Award, Williamson County Assoc. of REALTORS(R)
  • 2011 WCAoR Realtor® of the Year
  • 2010 Nominee for Realtor® of the Year
  • 2008 Nominee for Realtor® of the Year


    MLS, University of Texas at Austin

Animal Friendly - A Compassionate Advocate

  • Active advocate of Animal Welfare, Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • Central Texas Cat Captain for Spay-USA
  • Served on Board of Directors for Austin Pets Alive!
  • Cat Behavior Team Member, Austin Pets Alive!
  • Member, Best Friends Network, Kanab, UT
  • Member, USS Lexington Museum Assocition
  • Member, US Naval Institute
  • Member, F-14 Association
  • Member, Tailhook Association
  • Member, Texas Humane Legislation Network
  • Contributor to Central Texas SPCA
  • Contributor to Greater Good Network/The Animal Rescue Site
  • Contributor to Alley Cat Allies
  • Contributor to Austin Pets Alive!
  • Contributor to Cedar Forest Cat Ranch
  • Contributor to Pflugerville Pfurry Friends
  • Contributor to Best Friends, Kanab, UT and Alley Cat Allies
  • Contributor to Guardians of Rescue
  • Contributor to Mustang Heritage Foundation
  • Contributor to Defenders of Wildlife
  • Contributor to Train A Dog - Save A Warrior (TADSAW, Inc.)
  • Contributor to Operation Gratitude
  • Contributor to USO
  • Contributor to American Veterans Center
  • Contributor to American Cancer Society
  • Contributor to Earthjustice
  • Contributor to Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Contributor to Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation
  • Contributor to Mission K9 Rescue
  • Contributor to and Member of Military Working Dog Team Support Association (MWDTSA)
  • Contributor to Pflugerville Pfurry Pfriends
  • Contributor to Soldiers' Angels 
  • Member Soldiers' Angels Baking Team, Cards+ Team, Letter Writing Team
  • Member Honor Flight Austin



Elaine Byrne Realty

17021 Ennis Trail
Austin, TX 78717