About Carl Shurr

Carl has been a resident of Travis Heights and the 78704 zip code since 2010. He moved to Travis Heights after living in a Downtown Austin for several years. He was drawn to the character and local vibe of the Travis Heights people and neighborhood, the great walkability and the Central Austin location. “Prior to Austin I lived in Downtown Chicago for almost 10 years. The 78704 area reminded me of the urban neighborhoods of Downtown Chicago I loved so much while living there…the locally owned restaurants and businesses, great walking neighborhoods and beautiful parks. Some of Carl’s favorite places in the 78704 area include Stacy Park, South Congress Ave., Lady Bird Lake and the Hike & Bike Trail.

Carl has been a top ranked Realtor in the 78704 area since 2010. He has ranked #1 in total sales, or within the top 3, each year since moving to the area. Carl and his team show and preview new listings in the 78704 area weekly to stay on top of the market. “There are so many great neighborhoods and homes in the 78704 zip code…Travis Heights, Bouldin Creek, Zilker, Barton Hills, Dawson, Galindo, St. Ed’s, etc.,” says Carl. “It’s easy for me to be a top salesperson in the 78704 area because I truly love it. The new homes and old homes, the people, character and lifestyle of the area. Some residents have been here since they bought their homes in the 50’s and 60’s, others are completely new to not just Austin, but Texas. It creates an interesting blend of personalities and perspectives that keep me on my toes.”

Carl personally works with both buyers and sellers. He believes this keeps him acutely aware of the ever-changing supply and demand of the market. “Knowing the market from both perspectives is a key component of my success. I know what buyers want in this area from one month to the next (and it can change that fast). It makes all the difference in the world when preparing and pricing a home for sale.”

Prior to real estate Carl spent 10 years in the corporate world, working in the investment management business. He dabbled in real estate on the side with a few flips and rental properties until focusing on it full-time in 2006. Since starting in real estate full-time Carl has over $100 million in sales and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of sales for all individual realtors in Austin. Additionally, he has earned the 5-Star Realtor Award six years in a row, an award given to agents rated the highest in customer satisfaction by their clients in independently audited surveys.

Outside of the 78704 area, Carl has extensive real estate sales experience in the Downtown Austin condo market and the Central Austin home market including areas such as Tarrytown, Clarksville, Pemberton Heights, Rollingwood, Bee Cave Woods, Westlake, Rosedale, Brykerwoods and East Austin.


#1 in sales for Area 6 of 78704.

Six-year consecutive award winner of the 5-Star Realtor Award.

Recognition from Forbes magazine as one of the top Realtors nationwide in sales & customer satisfaction (coming out in March 2018 Forbes issue).

Former ABJ Award Winner

Former Realty Austin Diamond Club and Hall of Fame member.

Team Leader of CARL SHURR Real Estate, a full-service team that includes 4 licensed agents and a full-time Coordinator.


Carl was referred to me by another colleague of mine and he was great. From the initial negotiations to the never ending close, Carl was always there and supportive of me through the process. I can easily see why he is one of the best agents Realty Austin has. I have purchased many homes, in Austin and elsewhere and I have to say that Carl has been the best agent we have used. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him in the future.

Emily & Robbie Reed

Carl was great! He helped me buy my house back in 2007 also. I will definitely hire him again in the future if I’m buying property in Austin.


Our experience in working with Carl was impressive to say the least. Right from the beginning, Carl impressed us with his knowledge of the market and his advice on establishing our sales price. Next, Carl quickly put together marketing material that made us not want to sell-he made our house look so amazing. He almost always picked up our calls and replied to voice messages/emails quickly, we never had to wait more then a few hours. Carl took the time to listen to us when we had questions and sat down with us often to walk us through the changing real estate market in Austin. We wanted a high price per sq. ft for our house in our neighborhood, that would take a special buyer and Carl delivered that buyer to us and kept the deal alive when it looked like it might fall apart.


Carl Shurr has been wonderful. We met several months ago on short notice when other agents wouldn’t. Has great insight into the market and always protected my interests. He also offered recommendations to help with remodeling to begin after I move in later this month. He’s been a great asset before, during, and after the sale.

David S.