Welcome to My World . . .


Dephanie CatesExperience Excellence in Real Estate with Dephanie!


  • Market knowledge and latest market indicators
  • Marketing skills and knowing what buyers want
  • Negotiation skills with your goals as my mission!

Representing buyers and sellers is my business.  Helping you achieve your real estate goals is my passion.  With two degrees from The University of Texas and Mediation Certification from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, combined with Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyers Representative, and Seniors Real Estate Specialist designations, I focus solely on my goals in real estate:  providing you, the client with an exceptional real estate experience.

I work with all ages and all budgets.  I carefully walk first-time home buyers  through the seemingly daunting process of choosing and closing on the biggest single purchase of their lives.  I delight in helping families as sellers and buyers make their move-up to meet the needs of growing children. Because Austin is one of the top over-50 destinations in the US, I have helped countless empty nesters sell and buy, redefining their lifestyles for the 21st Century.  Check out what my past clients are saying. . . .

Personal referrals are the mainstay of my real estate life.  My Austin, regional, and national relocation connections are key to creatively answering any real estate needs you and your family and friends may have whether they live in Ausin or LA or Bejing!

I have lived in Austin for over 30 years and been in real estate since 1999.  My four children live here, have careers here, and would not live anywhere else.  They work in such diverse fields as a locally owned service business, a worldwide hotel conglomerate, and in a U.S. mechanical/electrical engineering corporation.

PLEASE READ: Texas law requires all real estate licensees provide the following Information About Brokerage Services (IABS) to prospective buyers, tenants, sellers and landlords. To review document click on this link: Texas Real Estate Commission Information About Brokerage Services and Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice

So when you decide that you’d like to buy or sell a home in the Austin, Round Rock, or Central Texas areas, please contact me or call 512-970-2627. 

 You Can Trust My Expertise In:

  • Knowledge of and assessing the local market
  • Representing buyers and sellers
  • Hearing your goals
  • Negotiating for you
  • Successfully concluding the sale

Services and Specialties

  • Buyers, Sellers, Investors, Leasing
  • New Construction, Residential Resale
  • First-time Home Buyers, Relocation, Retirement
  • Single family, Multi-family
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Interior Design and Staging
  • Green Living

Living Green

I enjoy wildflower photography, ballroom dancing, interior design, and traveling.  My husband and I built a Green Home and have become very familiar with the process of green building and living.  I believe your home is where your heart is, and that is why I am dedicated to helping people find a place they are happy to call home!