The Platinum Group
Krystle Copulos, Principal of the Platinum Group, has been a real estate broker for over a decade specializing in condo living in Central Austin. As a top producing agent in the downtown real estate market, Krystle utilizes her extensive knowledge of the existing condo inventory, future developments, and real estate trends to identify the ideal community for her clients. By establishing great relationships with developers and other real estate professionals in her industry it has allowed her to carry over exceptional service and expertise in the Austin luxury real estate market. The Platinum Group storefront is conveniently located in the heart of downtown off of West Third and Nueces, allowing them to gain maximum exposure for their listings. When she’s not selling real estate, she’s busy with family, planning fundraisers benefiting local nonprofits, and exploring the city she loves.
360 Nueces St., #40
Austin, TX 78701
Gottesman Residential Real Estate
Alaina Martin is known for her relentless work ethic, enthusiasm, and ability to create a positive buying and selling experience for her clients who often become friends. Alaina moved to Austin from New York City where she represented a sports video network start-up. After a long stint in media and marketing, Alaina pursued her dream of working in residential real estate and never looked back. She’s been mentored by some of the most successful agents in the business, including one of Austin’s top luxury agents, Laura Gottesman, Broker/Owner of Gottesman Residential Real Estate—one of the most prestigious brands in real estate.
Alaina’s hustle and networking abilities have helped her advance quickly in a hyper competitive market. Having relocated herself, Alaina enjoys helping Austin newcomers navigate a challenging market with high demand and low inventory. She finds satisfaction in giving her clients a leg up on the competition by getting them into homes before they hit the market.
In 2019 Alaina was chosen to host a weekly real estate segment as part of “Newcomers News” on Spectrum News Austin, educating the community on the real estate market. Alaina currently resides in the Westlake area and her experience as a former NYC resident gives her a deep appreciation for city living as well. Alaina is one of five Gottesman Residential Real Estate agents chosen to sell the remaining downtown luxury condominiums at 70 Rainey, a new development with unmatched views and amenities in the heart of the Rainey Street District.
When she’s not helping clients, Alaina enjoys exercise, travel, and boating on Lake Austin with her husband Matt and 3-year-old son, Tucker. Together they enjoy supporting the BLESS Foundation, Foster Angels, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Austin, and LifeFamily Church, where Alaina often sings on the worship team.
1501 Enfield Road
Austin, TX 78703
Scott Michaels, Broker Associate
Spanish Oaks Realty Group | COMPASS
The friendly, laidback vibe, the diverse Hill Country landscape, and one close encounter with a longhorn brought Scott Michaels to Austin and real estate. Despite career success in athletics at Arizona State University, a 2004 visit to Austin presented Scott with a sales director opportunity at a new development in Southwest Austin. Scott and his wife, Suzanne, fell in love with Austin immediately. Sitting on the tarmac at ABIA, they decided to leap.
Thus began Scott’s real estate career. His family has lived in West Austin for 17 years and has watched it evolve. Buyers and sellers appreciate Scott’s depth of knowledge and experience in West Austin. Clients value his candid advice, dependability, and dedication to working on their behalf throughout the process. His work ethic, charisma, and passion for the business have earned him recognition in Austin’s Elite 25.
Spanish Oaks Realty Group serves all of West Austin, including Lake Travis and Bee Cave. The team recently joined Compass, where the vast agent network and advanced marketing tools help them deliver an even higher level of service.
Scott and Suzanne have two sons. Having been a longtime youth sports coach, he still smiles when he’s called “Coach Michaels.” Austin will always be home base for the family, never tiring of the beauty and the sense of community.
Serendipity. That’s what brought Meredith to Austin and real estate. She adores her adopted city because of its unique intersection of quality of life, cost of living, and an extraordinary blend of arts, culture, food, and outdoor living. Meredith appreciates a career that enables her to share this enthusiasm with her clients, whether you’re relocating, buying your first home, moving within Austin, or investing.
Meredith’s 18-year career in professional services, sales, and technology sharpened her talent for forging relationships. But her lifelong love for architecture and design had beckoned since she graduated with a fine arts degree from Indiana University. Meredith got her real estate license, blending her passions—people and design—within the city of Austin. Out of the gate, she was a major contributor to the #1 Real Estate Team, as awarded by the Austin Business Journal. Meredith now runs her own team at Compass.
Meredith’s commitment to client experience weaves through her career, so it’s no surprise that she has been recognized as one of the ABJ’s top realtors. Meredith’s winning combination of business acumen, tenacity, approachability, and focus on her clients have enabled her to build a strong referral network from past clients.
Meredith and her husband made their way to Austin after time in Louisville, Kentucky, and the San Francisco Bay Area. You might run into Meredith on the trail, on the sidelines watching her kids play sports, enjoying local food and music, volunteering at local organizations, or catching up over coffee with a past client.
Legacy Real Estate Group
Nicole Marburger, a Georgetown native, is the founder and owner of Legacy Real Estate Group and works alongside her team as a full time Broker Associate. Raised in Georgetown, Nicole has seen the city transform firsthand and uses this lifelong knowledge to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to finding the best properties for her clients. She knows that her success is not just due to this knowledge, but rather to the importance she places on building lifelong relationships with her clients. Nicole prioritizes open, honest communication to establish a level of trust with all clients.
Nicole graduated from Texas State with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing with a concentration in sales, giving her a competitive edge in the real estate industry. In addition to her many accolades, Nicole’s proven integrity, passion and hard work have led her to be a top influencer in the booming Georgetown and Austin, Texas, real estate markets.
She has consistently ranked in the top 5% of agents in Austin and has received many recognitions, including winning the Texas Monthly Rising Star award in 2016 during her first year in the business. Nicole’s expertise in the industry then led to being elected as a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin’s Leadership Development Council in 2017. Since, she has been nominated yearly as one of Austin Business Journal’s Top Realtors.
Nicole lives in Southwest Austin where she and her husband are raising their two children and two Labradors. When Nicole isn’t working, you can often find her spending quality time at a local park, out on the lake, or dining with her family and friends.
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Lara grew up in different parts of the world due to her parents’ business, but when she landed in Austin, Texas she realized it would become her permanent home.
Lara has many interests, but real estate is her passion. Her insight, negotiation skills, and diverse experience make her a valuable asset in any real estate transaction. She represents both buyers and sellers. She is ethical, professional, communicative, and very prompt. Lara is very well connected in Austin, and she will look for unique opportunities and think outside of the box to the benefit of her clients.
From the art program at her son’s school to the International community in Austin to Habitat for Humanity and more, Lara is dedicated to giving back to her community. She lives in Northwest Austin with her son.
2500 Bee Cave Road
Austin, TX 78746
Heather Witbeck approaches every real estate transaction as if it is her own personal deal. Her detailed knowledge of the Austin real estate market, combined with 15 years of experience in public relations and event planning gives her an edge over the competition. She understands the importance of effective marketing, communication, and organization when listing a property. When working with buyers she does her research and is a strong negotiator.
Few decisions you make will affect your life or rival the importance of the decision to purchase or sell your home. Applying a tenacious spirit, executing advanced marketing strategies, strong negotiation skills, and a service-obsessed attitude, Heather demonstrates an exemplary approach to real estate in the Austin, Texas, area. No one will work harder to make your purchase or sale a success.
Previously immersed in the fast-paced business world of New York City and then the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, Heather expanded her knowledge of marketing and PR and grew her contact base, eventually becoming vice president of aLine Media. Early on she earned degrees in communications and sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, serving as a foundation for her career and businesses. She has continued her education in real estate by taking classes in negotiation, contract law, and earning the GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) designation.
She lives in the Travis Heights neighborhood in Austin with her boyfriend and two spoiled, long-haired mini dachshunds. You will find her walking in Big Stacy Park with her pups twice a day. She works with the Austin Animal Center donating her time and funds to help support local animals in finding forever homes. Taking full advantage of the outdoor lifestyle Austin offers, Heather is an avid tennis player and runner. She is passionate about food, both cooking and eating out, and catching music shows at the Moody Theatre whenever possible. Heather is loving and living the Austin lifestyle—enjoying the growing food scene and shops on South Congress by her home.
Wade is an enthusiastic, self-described “people person” who takes an active interest in his clients’ lives, getting to know their families and maintaining friendships with them long after closing the sale. Whether he’s bringing in a sommelier from out of state to conduct a wine tasting or planning a mystery bus tour, Wade prides himself on curating unique client experiences that add fun to the home-buying and -selling equation.
Wade returned to his native Texas and put down roots in Austin in 2013. Determined to make his mark on one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets, Wade decided to pursue his true calling and landed a position at Moreland Properties, where his boundless optimism and indefatigable work ethic continue to fuel this rising star. His commitment to his clients, love for his profession, and personal approach to real estate have given Wade an edge in a highly competitive industry—and allowed him to transact over $100M in residential real estate sales in just his first five years as an agent.
In recognition of his success, for three consecutive years he has qualified for membership in Elite 25 Austin, a prestigious group made up of the top 0.2 percent of Austin’s real estate agents. Wade also earned a spot among the ranks of Luxury League, a premier membership organization that recognizes high-performing real estate agents in South and Central Texas who specialize in luxury residential sales. Furthermore, Wade was a finalist in the 2018 Austin Under 40 Awards, which honor and celebrate the city’s emerging professionals for their leadership and dedication to serving the community. In 2019, Wade claimed a spot in the top 10 for Austin Business Journal’s Residential Real Estate Awards and was ranked by PropertySpark as Austin’s #1 real estate agent on social media.
When he’s not helping clients find their dream homes, Wade volunteers his time on the board of directors for Ballet Austin and is a tireless advocate for placing dogs with their forever homes. In his downtime, Wade enjoys traveling, hosting pool and dinner parties, competing with his show horse, Sherlock (Reserve World Champion 2019), and hiking with his rescue dogs, Sport and Bill.
3825 Lake Austin Blvd., #501
Austin, TX 78703
As both a professional Realtor and licensed architect, Ed Hughey has a comprehensive knowledge of residential real estate which places him in a distinct category of professionals. His extensive understanding of Central Austin neighborhoods and market data, paired with an architecturally trained eye, make him well-positioned to offer invaluable guidance for buyers and sellers alike. Ed’s ability to provide real-time property consultations, on-site design discussions, or insight into project costs and city regulations are useful tools in a fast-paced Austin market.
Ed’s passion for the “importance of home” solidifies his belief that the buying and selling process is an important, intimate and emotional process that requires thorough, honest and steady advice every step of the way. He takes the time to build solid client relationships and listens carefully to understand their goals and earn their trust. Communicating clearly and consistently, discussing and supporting goals, and negotiating expertly on his client’s behalf are the cornerstones of his professional service.
Originally from the Northeast, Ed moved to Austin in 2003 to pursue his masters in architecture at the University of Texas. Ed remained in Austin to practice as a residential architect, which has helped him develop a rich understanding of the city and all the unique aspects that make it a special place. As a longtime resident of the vibrant East Side, Ed was drawn to the energy and distinctiveness of the East Caesar Chavez community, where he and his wife found and renovated a charming 1930s bungalow.
Candy Spitzer, Broker Associate
Candy knows the Texas Hill Country intimately, having lived, worked and played in Wimberley for more than 30 years. With an abundance of natural beauty and cultural activities, it’s the perfect place to call home. Whether it’s catching a movie under the stars at The Corral Theatre, shopping at Market Days on the first Saturday of the month, or swimming at Jacob’s Well on a hot summer day, Candy knows just what makes the Hill Country home. Candy brings this personal knowledge to help those who dream of wide, open skies and a sustainable lifestyle, including property in the Wimberley Valley, an International Dark Sky Community.
Candy has 3 decades of experience managing every aspect of the real estate profession and has owned her own accounting firm. With a masters degree in psychology, Candy has the ability to listen deeply, hear her clients’ true motivations, and help them make their real estate goals a reality. She works tirelessly to help people work together so everyone’s needs are met. Gifted with a critical eye for details and nuances, Candy specializes in contract negotiations. As a certified mediator, Candy has successfully assisted both clients in multi-party transactions.
Candy has invested her education and dedication to help bring a calm presence to the often complex real estate process. She is committed to helping people find their dream property in the beautiful Hill Country!
302 Cypress Creek Lane
Wimberley, TX 78676
Kristi is a lifelong Austinite, who knows and loves all things ATX. A proud mom, wife, and full-time real estate advisor, Kristi feels grateful to call this dynamic city home and to be a recognized professional in her field. Kristi graduated from Baylor University and is also a graduate of the National Center for Paralegal Training. After working in the legal field, Kristi received her real estate license in 2008 and has been active and successful in the real estate industry for the past 12 years. Kristi offers services to individuals, families, and investors and works with both residential and luxury residential properties. Kristi has experience and enjoys partnering with buyers and sellers alike. Her client services include representation of existing properties, as well as properties under construction. As a reputable leader in the real estate industry, Kristi demonstrates consistency in leadership to both her practice and her community. Kristi’s highest priority in her business relationships and real estate practice is integrity.
She works diligently for her clients to make sure that they feel heard and happy; this is why clients report they enjoy working with her so much. Also, having lived in Austin her whole life, she’s a well-informed resident who knows the city and market very well, having observed firsthand the many changes over the years. For honest, expert service, Kristi is your go-to Austin agent.
Kristi’s current accomplishments and associations include: Platinum Top 50 Winner; Luxury League Austin; Member, Austin Board of REALTORS®; Member, National Association of REALTORS®; Member, Texas Association of REALTORS®; Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist; Member, Christian Life Austin Church
Erika Levack has had success in various careers, but she has found no greater career satisfaction than through her work as a Realtor in Austin. With a natural flair for connecting with people, Erika nurtures relationships that blossom beyond the transaction. This key ingredient has helped her create a thriving business built largely on referrals. Clients have often commented that Erika creates a seamless environment during a transaction, swapping out stress for fun. She is known for being enthusiastic, knowledgeable, patient, and hard-nosed in negotiations; all of which have been integral to her becoming one of the top 4% of agents in the city.
While consistently fine-tuning her knowledge base about the market, she is a reliable resource, empowering her clients to make informed decisions. She is a Certified Residential Specialist, a designation obtained by very few Realtors nationwide, and she has earned several other industry certifications and awards. However, her education goes beyond the classroom. She has personally purchased and managed several construction and remodeling projects. This brings a deep perspective for buyers when helping them find the right home, and for sellers when helping them get top-dollar in a sale.
Erika loves Austin and is a champion for several local organizations. She is active in the community, including membership in Leadership Austin, serving as chair elect for the Sustainable Food Center, volunteering with Meals on Wheels, and supporting various nonprofits.
2500 Bee Caves Road
Austin, TX 78746
Combining his love for the industry with his dedication for customer service, Alex has built a reputation for his refreshingly friendly approach, energy and commitment to his clients. His proven ability to guide buyers to obtain the best value for their dream home and to assist sellers to a smooth, stress-free sale of their home has earned him rave reviews.
Known for his extensive local market knowledge and unmatched devotion to his clients, Alex’s success is based almost exclusively on referrals and repeat business. He earns the respect of his clients and fellow colleagues by working tirelessly on their behalf and by always offering them candid advice.
Originating from London, England, Alex is a former professional soccer player. He represented his country at the youth level then rose through the ranks of Wimbledon F.C. before playing for MK Dons. Here in Austin, Alex played for the local professional soccer team, the Austin Aztex. He credits his dedication, work ethic and competitiveness to his former career. Representing buyers and sellers on a day-to-day basis, Alex considers trust, communication, local market knowledge, and understanding his clients’ needs to be the backbone of his business.
2500 Bee Caves Road, Bldg. 3, Ste. 200
Austin, TX 78746