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 DateCourse NumberCourse NameProvider NameHours
07/20/1834023Disclosure: What You Can & Can’t SayTexas Association of Realtors2
05/11/1834025Next Level CMA: Working through AdjustmentsTexas Association of Realtors3
04/24/1831668Achievement Now! Success CharacteristicsTexas Association of Realtors4
04/23/1832756Memory PowerTexas Association of Realtors2
03/29/1832315Fight Your Texas Tax Appraisal and WinAustin Board of Realtors4
03/21/1833233Advanced Realtor Property ResourceTexas Association of Realtors2
03/15/1833842Transaction Desk SummaryAustin Board of Realtors2
02/23/1832916Oh No! The Property is in a Trust!First National Title Insurance Company1
02/23/1832918How and When to Use Affidavits of Heirship & Power of AttorneyFirst National Title Insurance Company1
02/16/1833842Transaction Desk SummaryAustin Board of Realtors2
01/05/1832100The One to Four ContractTexas Association of Realtors2
12/01/1731351Subdueavision – A Deep Dive Into the HOA AddendumNewman & Lawler, PLLC1
11/03/1731217The W.A.L.K.I.N.G. DeedNewman & Lawler, PLLC1
09/22/1730678Seller Beware: 32 Buyer Outs in the Real Estate ContractTexas Association of Realtors8
09/15/1731667Survey 6C1Texas Association of Realtors1
07/21/1730867S.T.A.R. TREC – The Final FrontierNewman & Lawler, PLLC1
07/14/1729885A Guide to Home InspectionsTexas Association of Realtors1
06/23/1729024How Appraisals Affect Your TransactionsTexas Association of Realtors2
01/25/1729146Advanced REALTORS Property ResourceTexas Association of Realtors2
01/24/1730109Why Buy Greater AustinTexas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company1
12/19/1628212Professional Standards for REALTORSAustin Board of Realtors3
11/14/1630873Handling Multiple Offers and Multiple BuyersTexas Association of Realtors2
06/08/1629623Legal Update IIAustin Title Company4
05/11/1629622Legal Update IAustin Title Company4
05/03/1630401The Essentials of the 1031 ExchangeFirst American Exchange Company, LLC3
02/23/1630109Why Buy Greater AustinTexas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company1
11/19/1426393TREC Ethics MCEAustin Title Company3
11/19/1426392TREC Legal Update MCEAustin Title Company3
06/06/1424282HOW TO USE FINANCING TO ATTRACT BUYERS & CREATE MORE SALESSan Antonio Board of Realtors4
11/14/1325895HOW TO WIN THE LISTING BEFORE THE APPOINTMENTPerformance School of Real Estate Finance3
09/25/1325399REVERSE MORTGAGE FOR HOME PURCHASESente Mortgage, Inc.1
09/23/1325916MORE ON MATRIXTexas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company1
03/06/1319459VA HOME LOANSTexas Association of Realtors1
03/06/1325058TEXAS VET HOUSING AND LAND LOAN PROGRAMS (WEBCAST)Texas Veterans Land Board1
02/20/1325059MATRIX QUICK STARTAustin Board of Realtors2
01/24/1323561TREC Legal Update MCEMcKissock, LLC3
09/17/1223556TREC Ethics MCEChampions School of Real Estate, LTD3
05/29/1217968FIGHT THE TEXAS TAX APPRAISAL AND WINAustin Board of Realtors4
03/08/1223286Using the DISC to Improve RelationshipsSente Mortgage, Inc.1
11/02/11171541031 TAX DEFERRED EXCHANGE – AN OVERVIEW 2 HOUR1031 Exchange Corporation2
05/09/1119533MORTGAGES 201UNIPRO TRAINING3
04/13/1119287SHORT SALES 101Austin Board of Realtors3
02/02/1118650TREC ETHICS MCE (E)Austin Board of Realtors3
12/02/1017976CERTIFIED NEGOTIATION EXPERT (CNE) DESIGNATION COURSENegotiation Expertise, LLC9
11/22/1018649TREC LEGAL UPDATE MCE (L)Austin Institute of Real Estate3
10/20/1017417$0 DOWN…Around “A” TOWN!Mortgage IQ3
04/13/1018283VA HOME LOANSStewart Title of Austin, LLC1
02/25/1018872ECONOMIC OVERVIEWStewart Title of Austin, LLC1
01/07/1017465INTRODUCTION TO LEAD GENERATION THRU YOUR WEBSITEAUSTIN TITLE COMPANY3
08/10/0917437UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTSStewart Title of Austin, LLC1
02/13/0917492SUCCESSFULLY SELLING HUD HOMESKaplan Professional Schools4
02/03/0916497TREC ETHICS MCE (E)Stewart Title of Austin, LLC3
12/11/08777GRI:REAL ESTATE BROKERAGETexas Association of Realtors30
12/04/0816496TREC LEGAL UPDATE MCE (L)Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company3
11/13/08555GRI II(MARKETING)Texas Association of Realtors30
03/27/08150821031 LIKE-KIND EXCHANGE BASICSSUMMIT 1031 EXCHANGE, INC2
02/20/0816581THE BENEFITS OF HOME STAGINGAUSTIN TITLE COMPANY2
02/14/0815059HOW TO USE FINANCING TO ATTRACT BUYERS & CREATE SALESSan Antonio Board of Realtors4
01/29/08411REAL ESTATE FINANCE IAbsolute CE30
01/17/08444GRI I(FINANCE)Texas Association of Realtors30
01/04/0815827CODE OF ETHICS – YOUR PROMISE OF PROFESSIONALISMAustin Board of Realtors3
12/13/0713837TREC LEGAL UPDATE MCE (L)Stewart Title of Austin, LLC3
12/11/0714950HOW TO READ A SURVEYDewey H Burris & Associates, Inc,2
07/11/0716028MLXCHANGE INTROAustin Board of Realtors2
06/19/0715626REAL ESTATE ISSUES: PART I BUSINESS ENTITIES, CONTRACT ISSUES, CStewart Title of Austin, LLC1
01/22/07512REAL ESTATE MARKETING IIAUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE30
01/14/071111LAW OF AGENCYAustin Institute of Real Estate30
01/04/071200LAW OF CONTRACTSAustin Institute of Real Estate30
12/21/06112PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE IIAustin Institute of Real Estate30
12/14/06111PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE IAustin Institute of Real Estate30
11/28/066100ALL RELATED (EXCEPT R.E.)SCHOOLS FROM WHICH RELATED CREDIT IS ACCEPTED60