John Pickens

         (512) 750-3668

John Pickens

     
(512) 750-3668

Avid Outdoorsman, Husband and Realtor, John Pickens has over 30 years of experience in buying, selling, investing and leasing Real Estate in Central Texas. From starter homes to ranches, john has helped clients finds just what they needed again and again!

Patience and care for those around him along with a keen eye for sound real estate investments has kept him stable in an our economy .

Testimonials

My business is real estate investing. I have used John Pickens to buy and sell for over 10 years and he has always been a great agent. In any kind of transaction, whether purchasing a home or an investment, he brings a lot to the table. Advice on financing, negotiations, 1031 exchanges, he does it all. I will use him until I retire.

-Henry C.


If you want to list your home, or buy a home, or any real estate property, any licensed agent can and really wants to do that, because that’s how they make money! I almost got my license so I could pickup some extra income by listing friends property. However, if you want to sell that property in a timely manner by using a real estate broker that has the resources to reach potential buyers from places you can’t even imagine, then John Pickens coupled with Sky Reality is who I would recommend using. John is a caring man with strong Christian values, constantly brain storming for ways to sell your property. Even though I have moved far away from the Austin area, I would depend on John to help me sell my property, if and when I need a real estate broker. My wife and I highly recommend John and his brokerage company!

-Kenneth C.


“John was attentive to our company’s needs. His ability to move in and out of our corporate world and the world of the local land owners made a complex transaction much easier and led to a transaction where all parties were happy.”

-Kristopher M.


John, my wife and I hit the ground running and looked at a few properties, then found the perfect one and put in an offer slightly over the asking price.

First day found the house of our dreams. Beat that!

-Owen C.


It is without hesitation that i would recommend John Pickens for anyone’s real estate needs. it is not just the experience that makes John sought after when buying or selling a property. It is how much he cares for the people he serves. Buying or selling real estate is not just a transaction. It becomes a deeply personal experience. If it is your personal home you need someone who will educate you and help you through the process. Preparing you for what is to come. John Pickens has the knowledge and ability to help his clients be successful.

-Martin O.
Sr Loan Officer


John Pickens is a kind, attentive, and extremely knowledgeable realtor. He stood right alongside my wife and I to help us sell our home. We trust John with our lives!

-David J. II


If you want to list your home, or buy a home, or any real estate property, any licensed agent can and really wants to do that, because that’s how they make money! I almost got my license so I could pickup some extra income by listing friends property. However, if you want to sell that property in a timely manner by using a real estate broker that has the resources to reach potential buyers from places you can’t even imagine, then John Pickens coupled with Sky Reality is who I would recommend using. John is a caring man with strong Christian values, constantly brain storming for ways to sell your property. Even though I have moved far away from the Austin area, I would depend on John to help me sell my property, if and when I need a real estate broker. My wife and I highly recommend John and his brokerage company!

-Diane C.


I have known John Pickens for years and have found him to be a trustworthy, hard working man of integrity. I recommend him to help you in your real estate needs.

-Joe M.


John Pickens has been a great help for me personally and for our ministry. When we have been looking for a property he found unique parcels that in some cases were not found on our searches on the internet. He is an honest and hard-working Realtor and we will use him again.

Kind Regards,
TJ G.
Founder, Kids Outdoor Zone Youth Adventure Ministry (KOZ)
Host, The Outdoor Zone Radio Show
Owner, Country Line Magazine
Past President, Texas Outdoor Writers Association


We are first time home buyers and John was the perfect realtor for us. He understood our needs and gave us excellent advise. John answered every question promptly, was always available and walked us through every step with ease. His expertise and experience were obvious and a huge help to us. We would recommend John to anyone looking for a professional, compassionate, and honest realtor who will look out for you every step of the way.

-Paula C.

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Designations & Education
GRI, CNI, CHMS, CRE
Course Date Course Number Course Name Provider Name Hours
07/11/18 33555 Insider’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Champions School of Real Estate, LTD 10
03/15/18 33842 Transaction Desk Summary Austin Board of Realtors 2
02/21/18 33233 Advanced Realtor Property Resource Texas Association of Realtors 2
02/16/18 33842 Transaction Desk Summary Austin Board of Realtors 2
12/01/17 31351 Subdueavision – A Deep Dive Into the HOA Addendum Newman & Lawler, PLLC 1
11/07/17 32872 Agent Investor 102 Austin Board of Realtors 4
11/07/17 32871 Agent Investor 101 Austin Board of Realtors 4
10/20/17 30190 Next Level CMA: Working through Adjustments Texas Association of Realtors 3
10/06/17 32551 Intro to FEMA Flood Maps & Elevation Certificates Texas Association of Realtors 1
09/22/17 30678 Seller Beware: 32 Buyer Outs in the Real Estate Contract Texas Association of Realtors 8
09/15/17 31667 Survey 6C1 Texas Association of Realtors 1
08/03/17 29623 Legal Update II Williamson County Association of Realtors 4
07/28/17 29622 Legal Update I Alliant National Title Insurance Co. 4
07/21/17 30867 S.T.A.R. TREC – The Final Frontier Newman & Lawler, PLLC 1
07/12/17 30200 Promoting Your Listing Online Power Training 1
06/23/17 29024 How Appraisals Affect Your Transactions Texas Association of Realtors 2
06/16/17 29146 Advanced REALTORS Property Resource Texas Association of Realtors 2
01/24/17 30109 Why Buy Greater Austin Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company 1
12/06/16 31531 Site & Subdivision Plan Process Texas Association of Realtors 2
11/04/15 27693 THE POWER OF EXCHANGE Asset Preservation, Inc. 3
10/12/15 26393 TREC Ethics MCE Chicago Title Insurance Company 3
10/07/15 26392 TREC Legal Update MCE Austin Title Company 3
09/18/15 27938 COMMERCIAL RE-TOOLED CRE Training, LLC 12
09/09/15 27660 GOOGLE U FOR REALTORS Chicago Title Insurance Company 2
04/15/15 27418 Certified Home Marketing Specialist Champions School of Real Estate, LTD 9
02/19/14 24701 REAL ESTATE INVESTING FOR TOMORROW Premiere Team Real Estate, Inc. 2
02/19/14 26261 CASH FLOW ANALYSIS Premiere Team Real Estate, Inc. 2
12/05/13 23556 TREC Ethics MCE Austin Title Company 3
12/05/13 23555 TREC Legal Update MCE Austin Title Company 3
08/06/13 25416 CERTIFIED NEGOTIATION EXPERT(CNE) DESIGNATION COURSE Negotiation Expertise, LLC 12
06/19/13 25059 MATRIX QUICK START Austin Board of Realtors 2
07/18/12 22350 Advanced DocuSign Chicago Title Insurance Company 2
10/12/11 23070 Farm and Ranch Real Estate Champions School of Real Estate, LTD 9
06/17/11 19225 CMA/ADJUSTMENTS AND THEORY Real Property Counselors, Inc 3
06/13/11 19489 INTRODUCTION TO DOCUSIGN Chicago Title Insurance Company 1
05/06/11 18649 TREC LEGAL UPDATE MCE (L) Chicago Title Insurance Company 3
03/21/11 18650 TREC ETHICS MCE (E) Austin Institute of Real Estate 3
04/28/10 18816 INCOME PROPERTY ANALYSIS-UPDATED Meyers School of Real Estate 9
09/16/09 17051 STAGING TO SELL: STRATEGIC MARKETING THROUGH HOME STAGING INTERIORITY COMPLEX 3
07/15/09 16496 TREC LEGAL UPDATE MCE (L) Champions School of Real Estate, LTD 3
07/15/09 16497 TREC ETHICS MCE (E) Champions School of Real Estate, LTD 3
07/14/09 15976 FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT ANALYSIS FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Champions School of Real Estate, LTD 9
07/14/09 18297 FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT ANALYSIS FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Champions School of Real Estate, LTD 9
03/18/08 16615 LEVEL II POWER HOUSE MARKETING BARRY POWELL 3
03/18/08 16614 LEVEL I CREATIVE FINANCE BARRY POWELL 3
09/04/07 16028 MLXCHANGE INTRO Austin Board of Realtors 2
06/21/07 15044 BUYING REAL ESTATE IN AN IRA AND SELLING WITH A PRIVATE ANNUITY ASSET EXCHANGE STRATEGIES, LLC 5
04/23/07 15437 BRANDIN’ BANDITS: HOW TO SPOT MORTGAGE FRAUD IN PURCHASE OFFERS Kaplan Professional Schools 1
08/30/06 15226 MASTERING SHORT SALES: HOW TO SAVE THE SELLER Austin Institute of Real Estate 9
08/29/06 13837 TREC LEGAL UPDATE MCE (L) Austin Institute of Real Estate 3
08/29/06 13836 TREC ETHICS MCE (E) Austin Institute of Real Estate 3
08/29/06 13836 TREC ETHICS MCE (E) Austin Institute of Real Estate 3
05/04/06 13484 1031 LIKE-KIND EXCHANGE BASICS SUMMIT 1031 EXCHANGE, INC 2
04/18/06 14202 TEXAS LEGAL UPDATE (EL) (INCUDLES TREC LEGAL & ETHICS) Texas Tech University 3
04/18/06 14202 TEXAS LEGAL UPDATE (EL) (INCUDLES TREC LEGAL & ETHICS) Texas Tech University 3
04/04/06 13518 BUSINESS PLANNING AND MARKETING FOR THE RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST/C Austin Board of Realtors 15
10/04/05 14326 BUILDING AN EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE REFERRAL BUSINESS – CRS LONE STAR CRS CHAPTER 15
05/24/04 12939 THE CODE OF ETHICS: YOUR PROMISE OF PROFESSIONALISM Austin Board of Realtors 3
12/10/03 13203 ABOR TEMPO: AN MLS DESIGNED FOR AUSTIN/CENTRAL TEXAS REALTORS Austin Board of Realtors 2
04/04/03 444 GRI I(FINANCE) Texas Association of Realtors 30
02/19/03 12105 INTERNET TRAINING Austin Board of Realtors 4
10/20/00 11634 CONTRACTS, ADDENDUMS, DISCLOSURES MY REAL ESTATE SCHOOL 8
10/20/00 11634 CONTRACTS, ADDENDUMS, DISCLOSURES MY REAL ESTATE SCHOOL 7
04/07/00 11481 RISK MANAGEMENT Texas Tech University 6
04/07/00 11481 RISK MANAGEMENT Texas Tech University 9
08/27/98 10948 MCE FINANCE UPDATE Austin Institute of Real Estate 3
08/27/98 10947 CONTRACTS AND DTPA Austin Institute of Real Estate 4
08/26/98 10945 DISTINCTION’S OF AGENCY RELATIONSHIP’S Austin Institute of Real Estate 1
08/26/98 10945 DISTINCTION’S OF AGENCY RELATIONSHIP’S Austin Institute of Real Estate 3
08/26/98 10946 THE LAW, ENVIRONMENT AND YOU Austin Institute of Real Estate 4
05/31/95 111 PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE I THE REAL ESTATE SCHOOL, INC. 30
04/30/95 1111 LAW OF AGENCY THE REAL ESTATE SCHOOL, INC. 30
04/30/95 115 PRINCIPLES V THE REAL ESTATE SCHOOL, INC. 30
09/30/87 811 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT I ALICIA SMITH SCHOL OF REAL ESTATE 30
09/30/87 411 REAL ESTATE FINANCE I ALICIA SMITH SCHOL OF REAL ESTATE 30
09/30/87 911 REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS I ALICIA SMITH SCHOL OF REAL ESTATE 30
05/31/87 111 PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE I ALICIA SMITH SCHOL OF REAL ESTATE 30