Kay Bowen

         (512) 963-6844

Kay Bowen

     
(512) 963-6844

When I moved to Austin in 1978 I hadn’t planned to make Austin my home for a lifetime, but I now can’t imagine it any other way. Austin held all the opportunities I sought then & still does today. From housing to employment, education to recreation & entertainment… it’s all here! I worked in a few different business sectors after settling into life in Austin but it wasn’t until early 2007 that I found my career & passion for helping others line up in Real Estate. I love getting to know my clients and working to understand their wants & needs. Since most of us agree that a home is one of the greatest aspects of our lives & our families, it is my goal to help each client find the home that fits them best. Whether buying or selling, working with a first time buyer or one who has bought & sold homes many times, I am committed to walking each client carefully through the process to achieve their individual goals. This happens thanks to experience and a fantastic support team I’ve come to depend on. Now, how may I help you?

Testimonials

“If you find yourself in the position of having to sell your home quickly, there is no one better than Kay Bowen.  We were faced with the necessity of having to quickly sell our home.  Having been through the selling process before, we were dreading the whole thing. We saw Kay’s sign at several homes in our neighborhood and decided to meet with her. We were so impressed with Kay’s explanation of the process and what participation would be required by us.  After completion of the minor requirements that we had to implement, we were surprised  at the arrival of a professional photographer to our home. The photographs taken and included in the listing were so detailed in showing the attributes of our home that we were ready to buy instead of sell!  We received a offer within 7 days of the listing.  We accepted the offer and Kay was in constant contact with us  during the whole process of the sale. If you are listing your home, you cannot go wrong with Kay.  We would recommend her to anyone.”

– Robert of Austin, Tx


“We enjoyed working with you to rent a house on Great Britain and buy a home in Travis Country.  Your attention to our needs was exemplary, and your knowledge of the housing market here extensive.  And you like cats and old cars. Tough to beat that in a realtor!”

– Catherine


“Kay gave me exceptional service when I was selling & buying a home. She was able to answer any questions I had & made me feel at ease on everything on selling my house to buying my new one. If I ever move again she will be the first to be called.”

– Janet


‘Rightsizing’ our home was a difficult decision and process for my husband and me.  Although the entire process lasted more than a year, Kay Bowen was successful in selling our empty-nest home of over 3,000 sq. ft. and helping us to locate and buy a home that fits our current needs.  She worked tirelessly on our behalf.  I recommend Kay Bowen without reservation to anyone in need of a skilled, knowledgeable, dedicated and detail-oriented realtor with a great smile and caring attitude.”

– Mike & Brenda of Buda, TX


“I just wanted to thank you very sincerely for your assistance, invaluable professionalism and, most importantly, your kindness and understanding during the recent sale of my parent’s home in South Austin.  My parents had lived in that home for over thirty five years…You understood my attachment to the home but you still were able to help me understand the business side of the listing, contract details and the sale…I appreciate your great pictures that were published…A picture is worth a thousand words, they say – so, this must have been at least tens of thousands!!  Once again, thank you very much for walking us through this process.  You are definitely in the right business and I will certainly recommend you as a Realtor always!”

– Judy of Austin, TX


“We recently had the pleasure to work with Kay Bowen of Sky Realty, Inc.  Kay was both professional and friendly anytime we had an occasion to talk or meet with her.  She was prompt to respond to our calls and our needs, and to have the answers, or research them for us, whenever we had inquiries. Within one day of signing our contract with Kay to place our home in Leisure Woods on the market, it was on multiple listing and had pictures available.  Within two days we had clients coming to our home, and a day later a signed contract!  In today’s economy, we had no idea what to expect in the length of time our home might sell.  Kay helped us to price it right, advertise well and truthfully, and sell it in record time. We would recommend Kay as a realtor for anyone seeking someone to represent them in the sale of their property!”

– Phil & Nancy of  Buda, TX


“When I first contacted Kay I gave her a price range and said that I was looking for a condo.  We looked at several.  I told her that I was moving to Austin in the winter to be near my son and his family.  She then showed me a unit about ten minutes from where he lived.  That unit was under contract but I got to see the complex and a unit in it.  I liked that complex better than the others that I had seen.  For the next five months she contacted me (I was living in Indiana) and sent me e-mails of pictures of the places in that complex when they went on the market.  She even took pictures in addition to the ones that were on the internet.  I bought the third one that she showed me.  Having spent part of one winter and one whole one I can say that I think it was the best one in Austin for my circumstances.  Kay in my opinion the best real estate agent in Austin.”

– Dorothy G.


“Kay was a great help when I first moved to town.  She showed me rental properties all around town and really welcomed me to Austin.  She will be the first call I make when I get back in the market to buy.”

– Marc


“Kay Bowen has been my realtor for several years,  She has helped me sell a house  I inherited, buy a house for investment purposes, get the house leased  and get another house leased.  I have been very pleased with the results.  I could not ask for a better realtor.”

John F. – Austin, TX


“My husband Paul and I had some basic criteria for a house: no HOA!, no neighbors on top of us, room for a pool table.  We had houses all around the outskirts of Austin that we were interested in.  Kay was a trooper, and took us to all of them.  It was a great adventure and the best time I have ever had house hunting.  She has such great patience and a great sense of humor.  She guided us through the process with the least amount of stress possible. This was the fourth house I’ve bought, and definitely the best experience.”

Pat & Paul R. – Georgetown, TX


“Kay was terrific!  I appreciated how well she listened to our list of criteria for a new home and then showed us only those places that met our requirements.  She was very helpful in navigating all the home-buying paperwork, which was especially important since we were closing our deal long-distance.  Kay was also a wonderful guide to Austin for us newcomers, giving us loads of helpful tips on locating essential services, finding good restaurants, and understanding the local culture.  During our tours around town, she was unfailingly good-humored, friendly, yet professional.  I recommend Kay wholeheartedly!”

Katherine & Walter P. – Austin, TX


“Kay Bowen did an outstanding job selling my home.  She was always very responsive and available when I needed her.  She put forth an extra level effort to market my home that is not seen with other real estate agents.  Her exceptional organization skills while handling multiple buyers and backup opportunities helped maximize the sales price of my home.  She is a wonderful person and very easy to work with.  I recommend choosing Kay Bowen as your realtor.”

Greg F. – Austin, TX


“When we began thinking about the sale of our home, we did some research and found tools to help us with the process. As we thought about it, a friend recommended using a Realtor. We still felt we could make more money if we sold the house, but with all the knowledge and insight that Kay Bowen brought to the table, it was clearly the best decision to hire her as our Realtor. Had we tried to sell the house ourselves, we would have lost a significant amount of money. Working with her proved to us that those Do-It-Yourself-Guides won’t always help you like the experience and insight of a Realtor like Kay to solve complex issues that no one can even imagine will come up.

As we worked with Kay we realized that she is committed, and very hard working. She worked numerous long hours researching everything all the while helping us stay within our budget. When she advised us, she was thorough because of her research. Going through the process, we knew we could depend on Kay if we had any questions or concerns. We really appreciated her willingness to go to the next level as she jumped over hurdles when closing time came. We believe that Kay worked for our best interest and not hers. We are more than satisfied with Kay and with her excellent quality of character and great work ethic.

If you are considering using Kay Bowen as your Realtor, please know you are making a GREAT decision. We can’t thank Kay enough for all of her hard work. We really appreciate everything she did to help us sell our previous home and purchase our current home. If we are ever in need of a Realtor we will definitely hire Kay again without hesitation.”

Richard & Gracie R. – Kyle, TX


“Kay made our purchase of a home in Austin absolutely as smooth as possible. We were first-time home buyers, so initially we were very anxious about the process. At the beginning of our search, she chauffeured us all over south Austin to look at properties. When we decided to make an offer, Kay wrote up all of the paperwork promptly and got the offer in very quickly. She even advised us that our initial offer was a bit higher than necessary – good luck finding another realtor who would do that!

Kay directed us to reputable home inspectors and helped us get all of the information that we needed. When the inspector found a few minor maintenance items that we wanted the seller to cover, she handled all of the negotiations and got us a compromise that we were happy with. Closing the transaction was very quick and painless for us.

Once our purchase was officially complete, Kay connected us with excellent contractors who did all of the work that we required before moving in. If we ever buy another Austin property, we’ll be sure to contract with Kay.”

Sam & Claire M. – Austin, TX


“I’ve known and worked with Kay for many years and she’s always the professional that we call on for all of our family’s real estate needs. She’s been in the real estate profession for a long time and is someone that can be trusted to know the details of buying and selling all types of properties. We recently worked with Kay to sell property in Austin, Texas and she worked closely with us from deciding what types of repairs should be done, recommending reasonable contractors, setting up showings for prospective buyers, settling on a good asking price, counter-offers, accepting a reasonable offer, dealing with buyer considerations, scheduling inspections & energy audits and finally going through the closing process. Trust me, there’s a lot more to real estate transactions than one might realize. Moreover, I would highly recommend Kay to anyone either buying or selling real estate in the Central Texas region.”

Zachary G. – Dripping Springs, TX


“Kay is one of the best! When it came time to sell my brother’s house, she walked through it and made suggestions on how we can improve the appeal to potential buyers. She was so easy to work with, never pushy and always friendly. I will be calling her when it’s time to sell my house and buy another.”

Warren K. – Austin, TX

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Designations & Education
GRI, CNE
Course Date Course Number Course Name Provider Name Hours
07/20/18 34023 Disclosure: What You Can & Can’t Say Texas Association of Realtors 2
05/11/18 34025 Next Level CMA: Working through Adjustments Texas Association of Realtors 3
04/24/18 31668 Achievement Now! Success Characteristics Texas Association of Realtors 4
04/23/18 32756 Memory Power Texas Association of Realtors 2
03/29/18 32315 Fight Your Texas Tax Appraisal and Win Austin Board of Realtors 4
03/21/18 33233 Advanced Realtor Property Resource Texas Association of Realtors 2
03/15/18 33842 Transaction Desk Summary Austin Board of Realtors 2
02/23/18 32916 Oh No! The Property is in a Trust! First National Title Insurance Company 1
02/23/18 32918 How and When to Use Affidavits of Heirship & Power of Attorney First National Title Insurance Company 1
02/16/18 33842 Transaction Desk Summary Austin Board of Realtors 2
01/05/18 32100 The One to Four Contract Texas Association of Realtors 2
12/01/17 31351 Subdueavision – A Deep Dive Into the HOA Addendum Newman & Lawler, PLLC 1
11/03/17 31217 The W.A.L.K.I.N.G. Deed Newman & Lawler, PLLC 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
07/21/17 30867 S.T.A.R. TREC – The Final Frontier Newman & Lawler, PLLC 1
07/14/17 29885 A Guide to Home Inspections Texas Association of Realtors 1
06/23/17 29024 How Appraisals Affect Your Transactions Texas Association of Realtors 2
01/25/17 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
12/19/16 28212 Professional Standards for REALTORS Austin Board of Realtors 3
11/14/16 30873 Handling Multiple Offers and Multiple Buyers Texas Association of Realtors 2
06/08/16 29623 Legal Update II Austin Title Company 4
05/11/16 29622 Legal Update I Austin Title Company 4
05/03/16 30401 The Essentials of the 1031 Exchange First American Exchange Company, LLC 3
02/23/16 30109 Why Buy Greater Austin Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company 1
11/19/14 26393 TREC Ethics MCE Austin Title Company 3
11/19/14 26392 TREC Legal Update MCE Austin Title Company 3
06/06/14 24282 HOW TO USE FINANCING TO ATTRACT BUYERS & CREATE MORE SALES San Antonio Board of Realtors 4
11/14/13 25895 HOW TO WIN THE LISTING BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT Performance School of Real Estate Finance 3
09/25/13 25399 REVERSE MORTGAGE FOR HOME PURCHASE Sente Mortgage, Inc. 1
09/23/13 25916 MORE ON MATRIX Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company 1
03/06/13 19459 VA HOME LOANS Texas Association of Realtors 1
03/06/13 25058 TEXAS VET HOUSING AND LAND LOAN PROGRAMS (WEBCAST) Texas Veterans Land Board 1
02/20/13 25059 MATRIX QUICK START Austin Board of Realtors 2
01/24/13 23561 TREC Legal Update MCE McKissock, LLC 3
09/17/12 23556 TREC Ethics MCE Champions School of Real Estate, LTD 3
05/29/12 17968 FIGHT THE TEXAS TAX APPRAISAL AND WIN Austin Board of Realtors 4
03/08/12 23286 Using the DISC to Improve Relationships Sente Mortgage, Inc. 1
11/02/11 17154 1031 TAX DEFERRED EXCHANGE – AN OVERVIEW 2 HOUR 1031 Exchange Corporation 2
05/09/11 19533 MORTGAGES 201 UNIPRO TRAINING 3
04/13/11 19287 SHORT SALES 101 Austin Board of Realtors 3
02/02/11 18650 TREC ETHICS MCE (E) Austin Board of Realtors 3
12/02/10 17976 CERTIFIED NEGOTIATION EXPERT (CNE) DESIGNATION COURSE Negotiation Expertise, LLC 9
11/22/10 18649 TREC LEGAL UPDATE MCE (L) Austin Institute of Real Estate 3
10/20/10 17417 $0 DOWN…Around “A” TOWN! Mortgage IQ 3
04/13/10 18283 VA HOME LOANS Stewart Title of Austin, LLC 1
02/25/10 18872 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Stewart Title of Austin, LLC 1
01/07/10 17465 INTRODUCTION TO LEAD GENERATION THRU YOUR WEBSITE AUSTIN TITLE COMPANY 3
08/10/09 17437 UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS Stewart Title of Austin, LLC 1
02/13/09 17492 SUCCESSFULLY SELLING HUD HOMES Kaplan Professional Schools 4
02/03/09 16497 TREC ETHICS MCE (E) Stewart Title of Austin, LLC 3
12/11/08 777 GRI:REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE Texas Association of Realtors 30
12/04/08 16496 TREC LEGAL UPDATE MCE (L) Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company 3
11/13/08 555 GRI II(MARKETING) Texas Association of Realtors 30
03/27/08 15082 1031 LIKE-KIND EXCHANGE BASICS SUMMIT 1031 EXCHANGE, INC 2
02/20/08 16581 THE BENEFITS OF HOME STAGING AUSTIN TITLE COMPANY 2
02/14/08 15059 HOW TO USE FINANCING TO ATTRACT BUYERS & CREATE SALES San Antonio Board of Realtors 4
01/29/08 411 REAL ESTATE FINANCE I Absolute CE 30
01/17/08 444 GRI I(FINANCE) Texas Association of Realtors 30
01/04/08 15827 CODE OF ETHICS – YOUR PROMISE OF PROFESSIONALISM Austin Board of Realtors 3
12/13/07 13837 TREC LEGAL UPDATE MCE (L) Stewart Title of Austin, LLC 3
12/11/07 14950 HOW TO READ A SURVEY Dewey H Burris & Associates, Inc, 2
07/11/07 16028 MLXCHANGE INTRO Austin Board of Realtors 2
06/19/07 15626 REAL ESTATE ISSUES: PART I BUSINESS ENTITIES, CONTRACT ISSUES, C Stewart Title of Austin, LLC 1
01/22/07 512 REAL ESTATE MARKETING II AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 30
01/14/07 1111 LAW OF AGENCY Austin Institute of Real Estate 30
01/04/07 1200 LAW OF CONTRACTS Austin Institute of Real Estate 30
12/21/06 112 PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE II Austin Institute of Real Estate 30
12/14/06 111 PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE I Austin Institute of Real Estate 30
11/28/06 6100 ALL RELATED (EXCEPT R.E.) SCHOOLS FROM WHICH RELATED CREDIT IS ACCEPTED 60