Kathryn Scarborough Bechtol is a fifth-generation Austinite and a graduate of St. Edward’s University with a B.A. in Corporate Communications and Marketing and a minor in Psychology. After returning to school for her M.B.A. and a spin in the technology world, in 2000 she decided to join her mother, Michele Turnquist of Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. for an exciting new career in Real Estate.
Kathryn is one of Austin’s top Luxury Realtors® and was recently recognized as the #1 Real Estate Agent city-wide by the Austin Business Journal for 2009. She has achieved a reputation for providing quality real estate service based on integrity, knowledge and professionalism. Under the mentorship of her mother, Michele, Kathryn was taught every aspect of the real estate industry. Kathryn’s philosophy, as is her mother’s, is “knowledge is power”.
Kathryn is a recipient of the 2008 DuPont Registry Top Luxury Real Estate Professional Award. She is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and The Board of Regents; she is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, having earned the CLHMS designation. Kathryn is also a distinguished member of the Million Dollar Guild and Austin’s Elite 25. In addition to her #1 ranking by the Austin Business Journal for 2009, she has been nominated for the publication’s “Top 50 Residential Real Estate Producers” for 2003 through 2008 and in 2007 she was recognized as #5 citywide.
Kathryn has exceeded her own expectations with over $150,000,000 in sales, as well as being Turnquist’s Westlake Top Producer from 2004 to 2009, and the company-wide Top Producer in 2006,2008, and 2009. Although she is recognized as being in the top 1% of Austin-area agents, Kathryn realizes that being at the top in your field is not always about awards and achievements; it has more to do with knowing the business and keeping up with market trends and statistics. It is about knowing what is on the market even before it is actively marketed. It is about understanding her clients’ needs and expectations and being able to deliver and exceed those expectations. It is truly about caring!
Along with a busy career in real estate and raising her two young boys, Kathryn also finds time for philanthropy. She serves on several non-profit boards and has been the Co-Chair for the Austin Children’s Shelter Gala for the past two years. She is an active member of the Junior League of Austin, Impact Austin, Hospice Austin, The Gold Council of Realtors, The Texas Realtor Advisory Board, and she serves on the Austin Board of Realtors Grievance Committee.
Kathryn knows Austin and specializes in sales and marketing of the finest waterfront and luxury estate homes, premiere golf course communities, central Austin, downtown loft living, and Lake Austin and Lake Travis retreats. No job is too small and no task is unattainable! When only the best will do, call Kathryn!