Julie Gualandri

Julie Gualandri

REALTOR®, Broker Associate

Mobile: (512) 568-1222

Email: julie@julieghomes.com

Web: julieghomes.com

Like many adopted Texans say … I wasn’t born here, but I got here as soon as I could. But the journey I took prior to coming to Austin just helps me appreciate this wonderful city all the more.

I spent my childhood and young adulthood relocating about every 8-12 years. I’m a proud and friendly Midwesterner by birth – both my parents worked for the University of Missouri at Columbia. An opportunity for my father took us to Seattle in 1980, just months after Mount St. Helens erupted. I attended high school in Everett, WA and then went to Washington State University, where I earned a degree in print journalism and a degree in business. After 6 years working in newspapers as a reporter I realized I was in the wrong lane – I had become a business journalist and after years of interviewing and writing about top-notch business people in the Boise area, I decided I wanted to become one myself!

So I took a job at Micron Technology, first as a writer, and then transitioned to sales. I was in heaven. Micron subsidized my MBA through Boise State University, and in 2000 I was promoted and sent to San Jose, CA. There I met my husband Steve, a dashing engineer, and we married in 2004. Our son Ryan came along at the end of 2006, and of course, our priorities and way we thought about our life and family started to change.

By 2008 we had decided it was time to seek opportunity outside the Silicon Valley. My husband landed a great job at freescale and we were on the way to Austin. As it happened, the Great Recession was just gathering steam, and it had hit California first. We had hired a Realtor and the market was dropping like a rock. There were entire neighborhoods being auctioned, and we had to price our house just right so we could find our buyer and be on our way to Austin.

I was not a Realtor at that time, but I was schooled in cyclical markets and pricing from my job at Micron selling semiconductors. At my urging, we lowered our price just right and found our buyer. We moved into our new home in Austin in July 2008 and a seed was planted. While I was home with Ryan I got my real estate license and began my practice in 2010. The work suits me perfectly – it’s challenging and ever-changing; and I get an opportunity every day to make a direct, positive impact on someone’s life.

My husband and I currently reside in Southwest Austin with Ryan, who is 10, and our 2 King Charles Spaniels, Ruby and Willow.

If you are from out of Austin thinking about a move, or already here and looking for a change or to make an investment, I am here for you. I can’t wait to meet you!

 

Designations

  • BA, Communications, Washington State University
  • BA, English/business, Washington State University
  • Masters of Business Administration, Boise State University
  • Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)

 

 Memberships

  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Salesperson
  • Member Austin Board of REALTORS®
  • Member National Association of REALTORS®
  • Member Austin Multiple Listing Service
  • Member Texas Association of REALTORS®
  • Member Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
  • Member Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Member Real Estate Council of Austin
  • Member Austin Luxury Network

 

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REALTOR®
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512) 897-3963
libby@julieghomes.com

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12312 Pratolina DR

12312 Pratolina, Austin, Travis, Texas, United States

4Bedrooms
3Bathrooms
3Parkings
41Pictures
4,186Sqft
Luxury Executive residence, Impeccably Maintained, available now in Meridian. If you are looking for a lovely executive home with high-end finishes, you need to see this property. This like-new 2013 David Weekley home is 4186 Sqft, 4 bed 3.5 bath. Gorgeous backyard with covered pavilion leads to a Mediterranean-inspired pool and spa area.
$775,000

12404 Altamira ST

12404 Altamira, Austin, Travis, Texas, United States

4Bedrooms
2Bathrooms
2Parkings
41Pictures
2,224Sqft
STILL OPEN SAT 4/8 AND BACKUP OFFERS ARE WELCOME. Welcome home to 12404 Altamira! Located in the gorgeous gated community of the Enclave of Estancia, this south Austin urban oasis has it all ? 4 beds, 3 baths, PLUS relax in your private backyard retreat with pool AND spa. Secluded master retreat with double vanity, separate shower and walk-in closet.
$399,900
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