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700 East 49th ST STE 100 , Austin - TX 78751

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About Chris Hightower

Chris is a +20 year real estate professional and third generation Austinite. He began his career in real estate while attending the University of Texas. He would go on to earn his MBA from Baylor University and co-founded The Hightower Company in 1999. Since earning his license, Chris has closed over 43 million dollars in residential and commercial real estate in Austin and the surrounding areas.

As a third generation Austin real estate professional, no one knows the Austin real estate market better. Chris is dedicated to providing his clients the best service, knowledge and results by leveraging his experience with the latest technologies and media outreach programs available. Chris prides himself on his integrity, honesty and accountability with clients.

In addition to decades of experience as a Realtor, Chris has earned his Texas Broker’s License, demonstrating he has a superior level of knowledge, expertise and real estate education, which afford him the ability to provide his clients top-level success.

As a licensed real estate broker, Chris has over 900 hours of formal real estate education, whereas a “normal real estate agent” is only required to attend 180 hours. Chris works with traditional buyers and sellers as well as investors. He has personally flipped over a dozen homes and understands the unique challenges of flipping in a top-heavy market like Austin.

Chris Hightower is not only a Broker, he is also an active investor in the Austin market. As an MBA Chris utilizes a high level approach to identifying and evaluating investment property for his clients. Chris has the education and the background to take the time, to do what no other Realtor is willing or able to do when it comes to financial analysis.

To facilitate greatest probability of maximum return, Chris builds customized financial models from scratch for all of his investment client’s transactions. These unique models identify which neighborhoods and which property profiles within those neighborhood are generating the greatest rate of return for investment buyers, while also taking into account variables unique to each of our investors and their goals. In a fast moving market it is crucial to have the right investment acquisition strategy as neighborhood demand, values and rates can fluctuate rapidly.
In addition to Texas, Chris has also worked internationally in Vietnam, Thailand, Russia, France, Mexico and Indonesia. He also has proprietary experience in the restaurant and bar industry in Austin and Houston.

His Texas roots run deep as a direct descendent of Sam Houston, 1st and 3rd President of the Republic of Texas who would later serve as the first United States Senator from Texas and 7th Governor of Texas.

In his off time Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He can often be found enjoying live music, eating Bar-B-Que or near a Central Texas swimming hole.



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