REALTOR®, GRI, SRS, CNE, MCNE, GREEN
Creating a buying or selling experience that is positive and professional is my specialty. I focus on your best interest to help you achieve your desired real estate objectives—and always with your timeline and financial goals in mind.
A native Texan who has lived in the Austin area for the last twenty years, I am a Texas A&M graduate with a BBA in Management.
I have earned the REALTOR Institute GRI designation awarded to only the top 19 percent of real estate professionals nationwide who have made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation including 90 hours of classroom training.
Designated a Master Certified Negotiation Expert, I am among the top 1 percent of agents who have successfully completed formal negotiation training offered by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute.
I am also a Seller Representative Specialist, the premier seller agency designation conferred by the SRS Council, recognizing real estate professionals who have completed special education in seller representation.
And I have completed the National Association of Realtors GREEN program, including 24 hours of classroom training in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and helping consumers see a property’s green potential.
I look forward to serving you and helping you achieve your real estate goals and dreams with honesty, integrity and luxury service!
CASA Advocate Volunteer of Travis County since 2005
Imagine the experience of children who are removed from their homes because the people responsible for protecting them have not. These children find themselves in a world filled with social workers, lawyers, judges and courtrooms where life-altering decisions are made on their behalf.
A CASA volunteer is a court appointed, trained and committed adult who ensures that each child’s individual needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system. They get to know the child while also gathering information from the child’s family, teachers, doctors, care-givers and anyone else involved in the child’s life in order to make independent and informed recommendations to help the judge decide what’s best for the child. CASA volunteers come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives, a willingness to learn, and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own.
For children who’ve been abused or neglected, CASA means having a home instead of feeling lost, and being a priority instead of feeling invisible. For volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes our community a better place.
You do not need any special kind of education, experience or background to serve as a CASA volunteer. CASA will provide you with all the training and support you will need to serve as an effective advocate. CASA training consists of 10 3-hour classes plus 3 hours of courtroom observation. After completing the first class, “CASA 101: What it means to be a CASA volunteer,” you may take the remaining 9 classes in any order according to your schedule.
You must complete all training before you will be assigned to a child. Classes are offered at a variety of times and days to suit anyone’s schedule. If you are looking for a meaningful and enriching volunteer opportunity in the Austin area and want to do something about child abuse, CASA is right for you.
Consider becoming a CASA Volunteer! http://www.casatravis.org/
Janet Dietrich, Senior Managing Director Cheryl was just fantastic to work with and we highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy/sell in the Austin area, including properties on Lake Travis/Lake Austin. She was very professional, proactive, thoughtful, organized, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with too! She establishes great relationships with her clients! We were in a different city through most of our process and she made it so incredibly easy for us, October 27, 2015, Janet was Cheryl's Client
Charles Durham, Counter Sales at Hill Country Electric Supply Cheryl is a very helpful and caring person to help anyone find a beautiful home. I have done business with her for two years now and very satisfied with the results. Couldn't ask for more from an experienced realtor!. I highly recomnend Cheryl. July 15, 2015, Charles was Cheryl's client.
Dave Laird Visual Effects Artist at charlieuniformtango Cheryl Albanese helped me to find my dream home! And it wasn't easy as I had some rather specific attributes I was looking for in a home. Yeah, we all say things like that but my house needed to be located next to a runway! Cheryl was always professional, thoughtful, and worked diligently to help me find and negotiate the purchase of the home. I will not hesitate to use her again in any real estate transaction in the future. March 14, 2015, Dave was Cheryl's client
Louis Taylor Evolution Fresh Retail Solutions Representative II at Starbucks Cheryl is one those people you look forward to working with again! She exceeded all expectations I had of a realtor. I found the home I loved on my second visit but to help me she showed me other houses to help me decide if it was the one. During the option period she worked nights and weekends to help coordinate inspectors and repair estimates. I will recommend Cheryl to all of my friends and colleagues. December 2, 2014, Louis was Cheryl's client
Wes Marshall Independent Wine and Spirits Professional Until I met Cheryl, I was always under the assumption that real estate agents made some of the easiest money on earth. I was completely wrong. From the moment we first met her, she worked tenaciously, first to get our listing, then to sell it. She listened to our needs and helped us price our home accordingly. Given the price range for our home, we thought we'd be looking at a 6 month+ sales process. Instead, she put so much effort into the opening salvo that she had it sold within a couple of weeks of us signing the listing agreement. Given the complex marketing plan, which included films, brochures, advertisements and much else, she actually had the house sold before it was really fully on the market. Every time someone needed to see the house, be it for a showing, an inspector, appraiser, or surveyor, she was there to manage the process. She held our hand though the worrisome process between accepting the offer and closing. then, like a true professional, she took us out to lunch afterwards just to see if she could have done anything better. She couldn't have improved on a thing. I would recommend a family member to use Cheryl. I would send my best friend to her. And I recommend her to you. November 3, 2014, Wes was Cheryl's client
Jake Thomas Powell Digital Marketing Analyst at CORT We used Cheryl as our realtor in our first home purchase. She was fantastic all the way from the first viewing to the closing. She was always available and checked in often to make sure we didn't miss anything. She was good with the negotiation and made sure we got a fair price. Overall, as a client, I was very impressed with her communication and level of service and will recommend her services to others. October 9, 2014, Jake Thomas was Cheryl's client
Shawn Burton Receptionist/Administrative Assistant at Hill Country Property Management/Commercial Realty Services Ms. Albanese is very professional and always kept us informed and was very quick to respond to our questions, voicemails, etc. We would not hesitate to use her again if we ever need to buy or sell real estate in the future! June 11, 2014, Shawn was Cheryl's client
Hala Ballouz Expert in Energy, Renewable Generation and Utility Engineering. President & Owner Electric Power Engineers, Inc. Cheryl was really great as our real estate agent for a residential lakefront lot. She was very flexible andworked with us on out of the box ideas to find the lot we needed and make the deal we exactly wanted. She isefficient, and very easy to work with. I will definitely hire her again. June 7, 2014, Hala was Cheryl's client
Denise Adams, MBA, CISSP, PMP Director, Information Security - Account Transitions at Xerox Cheryl is nothing short of terrific! We entered the Austin real estate market completely uninformed and unprepared for what we were getting ourselves into, and it was an eye opener. Cheryl guided us through the search and purchase processes and was exceptionally responsive at all times of the night and day to all of our questions no matter how small or silly. The Austin market is brutal right now, but despite the competition she landed us a great home on the first try! I would highly recommend Cheryl to anyone and if we ever buy another home we will use her again! April 16, 2014, Denise was Cheryl's client
John Kalogirou Information Management Architect at AT&T Cheryl was highly professional and responsive in our search for a new house which resulted in the ability to close on our new property in under 30 days! In addition, Cheryl was instrumental is providing trusted alternatives for the myriad or 3rd party contractors required through the process of buying a house. Highly recommended. February 27, 2014, John was Cheryl's client
Marco M. Trevino Founder / Echo Earth Media Cheryl was an amazing realtor to work with because she really listened to what I wanted and truly helped me find just that. Cheryl really cared about helping me and not just about making a sale. Cheryl impressed me with her knowledge and use of tools to find all the relevant information I needed to make an informed purchase. She also helped me during my negotiations that resulted in $ savings. I highly recommend using her and plan to do so on my next purchase. January 13, 2014, Marco was Cheryl's client
Karen Kilgore Project Manager at Sense Corp Cheryl did an incredible job selling our home. We looked to her expertise to help us navigate the complexities of contract negotiations as well as simply managing the process. Cheryl's attention to detail, skill and approach allowed us the freedom of knowing our home sale was handled by a true professional. July 28, 2013, Karen was Cheryl's client
Oskar Nisimblat Managing Attorney at Oskar Nisimblat, P.C. Cheryl Albanese is an ethical, professional, caring, and committed agent. She is an excellent listener and communicator. I highly recommend Cheryl Albanese for your real estate needs. November 8, 2012, Oskar was Cheryl's client