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)
- Military Relocation Professional (MRP)
- NAR Ethics Instructor for the Williamson County Association of REALTORS(R)
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