TESTIMONIALS: 

June 2017

Lori Goto is a very good Realtor! Lori is very knowledgeable in her craft, always greets us with the biggest smile, always on the ball, very professional, and very honest. She goes out of her way to find the answers we're looking for. We want to thank her for all her hard work for helping us find our new home.

Robert Resen

June 2017

I am a second time client of Lori Goto. She is professional as well as personable, caring and considerate. She wasn't just my Realtor; she became my friend.

Lesly Warmack

June 2017

I enjoyed working with Lori. I am very thankful for her help and exceptional service provided to me as well as my daughter. I will definitely refer her to friends and family.

Lori L. Takasaki

May 2017

Lori went above and beyond our expectations. I love how she fought for us and knew exactly what we were looking for. Anytime we called with any concerns or questions she always answered her phone and took the time to explain the process so that we would understand (being that this was our very first time buying a home). I would definitely recommend Lori to all my family and friends. We will be using Lori from here on out with any homes purchases we do in the future since she made this process to easy for us. I can not thank her enough for making this an amazing experience.

Zaleida Mendoza

December 2016

Lori Goto was our realtor and she was amazing! It was our first house buying experience and she honestly walked us through everything and worked with us until we chose the perfect house. We were a little nervous that she wouldn't want to work with us after we lowered our price range, but she was completely understanding and had more houses ready to show us within a day. Jessica and I couldn't thank her enough for how well she treated us and actually cared about our home buying experience. She worked directly with the loan officers, title companies, and everyone else and made sure that everything we signed was legit. Overall great experience!!

Bryan Swindler, Google Review

June 2016

Lori was fantastic. She went above and beyond and made the home search an easy process. We currently live in Chicago, so we presented some extra work for Lori. She was always responsive and helpful. For example, I reached out to her to solicit help at 10:00 pm the night before I was scheduled for a flight to look at some homes. She called me and was able to show me around in less than 12-hour notice.

We didn't find anything in person, but a few weeks later, we found some houses online in Buda. We asked Lori if she would look at them for us and "FaceTime" with us for a virtual tour. Again, she answered our request on a moments notice, driving all the way to Buda in bad weather to show us houses before they were bought up. No matter how big the request, or last second scheduled flights - Lori was there and made it work.

She helped us navigate the highly competitive market, and made sure things got done when they needed. We will refer her to all our friends! Prompt, efficient, professional, courteous, friendly.

Mike Devlin

June 2016

She was the best!! I will use her again and refer her to anyone that I know looking in this market.

Jake Miller

June 2016

Lori Goto was highly recommended by a coworker, and she didn't disappoint! We were immediately contacted by Lori, and she got our budget, what kind of home we were searching for, and we were emailed a good list of homes to go through. We picked some out, and that weekend went to go look. She was completely honest about what she thought, what she didn't like (if it was overpriced, not good quality, etc.) and helped us decide. She picked one out that wasn't on our list, and as soon as we walked in, we knew it was the one. We made an offer, and Lori recommended we write a letter. We just closed on June 20, and Lori had a super sweet gift for us. She seriously knows what she's doing, she's amazing. If we decide to buy again, we know who we're going to!

Jillian C., Yelp Review

May 2016

We had a wonderful experience with Lori Goto, who was our agent on both the selling and buying side. Lori's many years of experience showed in her ability to answer all of our questions fully (important to us, because this is the first house we've sold in the state of Texas, and real estate transactions are a bit different in Minnesota, where we're from). She has exceptional attention to detail and knowledge of things that we have had no experience with, like the septic system that came with our new house. She told us what to ask about it, and other things that I'm sure we wouldn't have thought of ourselves. On top of all of her experience and knowledge, she is a caring person. I had to remind myself that we weren't her only clients, because she gave us so much of her time and attention. We have already recommended her to friends who are getting ready to sell, and would definitely recommend her to anyone selling or buying a house here in Austin.

Lenna Krause, Google Review

January 2016

We have been working with Lori Goto of Realty Austin for years and cannot recommend her more highly. She helped sell my condo several years ago and was successful in selling ours before any of the other ones that were listed at the time in that community. More recently she helped us find our first investment property, which we just closed on this week. In both cases Lori was professional, promptly answered questions by phone and email, and was a pleasure to work with. I will be using Lori in all future real estate transactions!.

Cayge Clements, Google+ Review

December 2015

Lori Goto was wonderful! Friendly, helpful, everything we'd want in an agent and more. We felt like she was on our side solidly through the whole thing, taking care of stuff we needed that was unusual because of our overseas move. She kept us informed and was really there for us. We'd absolutely recommend her to anyone in the area.

Kimberly Chapman, Google+ Review

September 2015

Lori was wonderful to work with. She was extremely patient and helpful throughout the entire process. She was able to get our first house sold quickly and helped us get to closing on our next house. I will definitely recommend her and would like to work with Lori again in the future. Many thanks to Lori and the staff at Realty Austin!

Laura Winsheimer

August 2015

If I were going to make a recommendation to anyone for an experienced, no nonsense realtor, it would be Lori Goto. She helped make my buying process simpler and was always there for me when I needed her to step in on anything. To me, she was knowledgeable, friendly, and showed the true "Aloha" spirit. I could not have done this without her.

Christian Ching

August 2015

I just sold my house with Lori Goto as my realtor and she was amazing. I live in another state and my house was a rental before that was damaged. Lori handled much of getting the house ready and dealing with contractors since I was out of state. She helped me decide what was worth the cost of repair and what wasn't. She really was my eyes and I trusted her opinion. When I purchased my house years ago, I used a different company and never had the same safe feeling like I was in the right hands, as I did working with Lori. I hope everyone is lucky enough to have the support of a realtor like I did especially when it comes to these big decisions. Thanks Lori and Realty Austin.

Jaime F., Yelp Review

August 2015

We recently used Lori Goto from Realty Austin to sell and purchase houses. Lori rocks! She is very knowledgeable about the Austin market, and is great at making the process go as smooth as possible. She is very patient with her clients, and is always reachable when you need something or have a question. We would definitely use her again.

Brian B., Yelp Review

June 2015

We were moving our family from CA to TX. My sister-in-law recommended Lori and I’m so thankful she did! My husband was house hunting in Austin, while I was house selling in CA. Very hard to let go and trust that he and Lori would find something I could be happy with. Lori was very patient, knowledgeable, and responsive. I can’t say enough about how easy she made this whole process. She was on top of everything – from the offer all the way through the closing. Anytime I had issues or needed to discuss, she was right there making sure I was comfortable with it all despite being a thousand miles away. Closing was a rush due to our situation and she pushed everything through to make sure we could meet our deadlines and get the house when needed. We really appreciate her taking the stress out of this side of the move. I will definitely refer her to anyone in the market.

Susan Yoder

June 2015

As expected, our experience working with Lori was terrific. This was the second time she has helped us, the first being a purchase in 2013, and this most recent one being both a sale and another purchase. It is quite an understatement to say that my husband and I were again so pleased and fortunate to have worked with Lori this time around. She is simply the best!

Denise Doolan and Dana Rusinak

April 2015

Not only is Lori Goto extremely knowledgeable, resourceful, honest, and level headed, but she also has one of the greatest all time laughs which is important when making such an important decision! Her attention to detail and customer service is second to none. She is extremely patient and despite being highly sought after, she always stays in the present when she is working with you. Many thanks to her and her staff for their professionalism and on point timeliness with my home purchase!

Jeff L., Yelp Review

 We have bought and sold many homes in our time and I have to say that Lori Goto's management of the people and processes involved in this transaction were nothing short of remarkable. Always kind and considerate, she was also hard-nosed in her negotiations with our buyers and their realtor. We would certainly recommend her to anyone in the market for a home, buying or selling. 

Blair & Cherry Williamson

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I finally decided to buy a house again 5 years after moving to Austin, and chose to use Lori Goto as my realtor based on a friend's recommendation.  Let me just say that I'm very thankful for my friend.  Lori was great in working through the process with me, patiently looking through houses with me as I was making up my mind and then keeping in touch through the long process of building and closing on a new house.  If I ever decide to move again, Lori will be the first agent I try to contact! 

by Tim R at Yelp

May 2014 

Lori did a great job keeping me on task and was wonderful to work with. I will definitely recommend Lori to anyone I know who is looking for an agent. Thanks for all your help Lori!  

James Lindsey

May 2014 

I closed on my new home two weeks ago after a whirlwind three-week contract-to-close.  I continue to be impressed by and grateful to my Realtor, Lori Goto, for all she does for me as a client.  This is the fifth transaction on which I have worked with Lori so the repeat business alone should speak volumes.    Lori helped me through a house sale in South Austin during boom times, a short sale in Round Rock during lean times and now another purchase in Round Rock when the real estate market is ultra-competitive.  She consistently guides me through bids, offers, home staging, Option Period inspections and re-negotiations, and ultimately to successful and efficient Closings.    When a home goes on the market and I want to be there within hours to get a jump on the bidding process, Lori meets me there or makes herself available to the Realtor at the Open House.  When I want to put in a competitive bid, Lori submits a viable offer on my behalf by the required deadline. When I want to push on a repair item after having an home inspection, Lori gets to the selling Realtor quickly and effectively.  She also gives fabulous closing gifts for which my son and I are very appreciative.  :-)    I feel like I am in very good hands when I have my "Go-to" Lori by my side.  I recommend her highly and am available for further glowing reviews.  

Maria Hanke

April 2014 

I can not speak highly enough of Lori Goto. We first used her when we moved to Austin 3 years ago and it was a no brainer to use her again when it came time to relocate to Florida! She kept us informed and handled every little detail, we literally trusted her so much we signed where she said sign and didn't have to think about anything other than how much money we wanted to make from our home!!! She is amazing and we LOVE her!!! 

Lauren Harris

March 2014 

Lori Goto was fantastic to work with. In a market like this, you need a good Realtor on your side. She has been flexible, professional, knowledgeable and communicative. I would not have ended up in such a wonderful home without Lori's help. 

She truly cares about her clients and I would/will recommend her to anyone looking to buy in Austin. Thank you Lori and Realty Austin! 

Ryan Turner, Citysearch

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We would definitely recommend Lori Goto! She was excellent! After a lot of searching, we bought a beautiful home and are very happy in our first home purchase. She had quick and great communication with us throughout the process. She was always very friendly and professional. She was even really good with our kids. When we have any future dealings with realty, we will be giving Lori a call! 

by Wolfgang at Google

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Lori is a doll and very very sweet and thoughtful! With that said, there were several times where I felt she was possibly being to lacksed in negogiations with sellers various agents. I feel as though Lori would be a super top notched agent if she were to be more aggressive. Overall, my Girlfriend and I found Lori Goto to be a extremely delightful professional that you guys should hold on to at all costs. I will definitely refer Lori to others in the future!! 

Randy and Laurie Stiewert

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Lori did an excellent job. Very stressful time since selling and buying a homencondo as a single person. 

Lori was great. She walked me through the selling of my house and buying a condo. Very stressful time for me but Lori answered all my questions and assisted me. I love my condo and would refer Lori as a real estate agent. 

Trudy Jaloway

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We cannot say enough about Lori Goto, one of the agents at Realty Austin. Lori was incredibly professional, efficient and, most importantly, helped us get the most money for our house. She is very knowledgeable and even when unusual situations came up, she found answers and solutions quickly. 

We highly recommend working with Lori. 

Elizabeth

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Whenever we needed Lori, she was a call or email away. Lori was always in contact with us, builder, and lender. I am going to refer to her if I have any friends or family are looking for a home. 
Armando Martinez and Danielle Salas

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We were very satisfied with Lori. Sold the house quickly. Covered cost of stager, we think. Always prompt and did what she promised. Good listener. 

Fran and Ted Miller

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 Lori Goto was exceptional!  We were and are very pleased with the outcome of Lori's efforts in selling our home. She is very professional and caring. Given our situation as remote sellers, Lori was very generous, gave us good advice and much needed support in getting our house ready for selling.  My husband and I highly recommend Lori.  Thanks Lori!

Harpreet and Yadvender Kang

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 We could not be happier with Lori Goto in helping us sell our home. From the very beginning she was very friendly, out-going and professional. She was always very prompt in returning all our calls and continually kept us updated with every aspect of the selling process.  The quality she applied to the listing and advertising of our home far surpassed those of our selling competition.  Lori knows the current trends of what buyer's are looking for and what it takes to sell a house quickly. After giving us great advice on staging our home she went above and beyond and helped us move our furniture. This was our first-time selling a home and Lori's hard work and calm demeanor really helped take the stress out of the whole process. We would highly recommend Lori as a selling agent!

 Alex and Michelle

Seller in Western Oaks neighborhood

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Since this was our first home buying experience, Lori made every part or the process very smooth and easy. She was always available to help and answer questions (we had a lot to ask). Lori was not pushy at all, which I feel is one of her best qualities. She helped to point out things that we would have missed on our own. She is very easy to talk to, and I really feel that she was there to help us find the right house for us, not just sell us one.

Steven Fiero and Monica Turner

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Lori not only helped us find our dream home and put up with all our pickiness, but she also helped us get into a short term house lease for when we first moved here on VERY short notice. She has really been outstanding.

Ross and Deb Gardner-Relocated from Canada

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Dear Lori,

Karen and I want to extend our thanks all that you did to get our house sold.  After interviewing three different realtors, we were convinced that you had what it was going to take to make this happen.
As it turned out, that was an undertstatement.

From market analysis to pricing to staging, you were right on the money.
The listing, followed by an immediate open house, generated the kind of interest that brought our eventual buyer to the property in that first week.

We would definately recommend you, and your company, to any of our friends.
And we will gladly take a call from any prospect you have that may want to talk to us first-hand.

Again, thank you very much for all you did to sell our home and successfully close the deal.


Sincerely yours,
Richard & Karen Gintz

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We want to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the successful sale of our house - 8807 Honeysuckle Trail. However, the sell would not have become definite were it not for the hard work and dedication of your Listing Manager Ms. Lori Goto. She went above and beyond the call of her duties as a Realtor, and has made the transaction so easy and smooth. Lori's dedicated service and professionalism is truly an asset to your team.

We would definitely recommend Lori and your team to anyone we know who's interested in buying or selling of their property. Thank you again, and we wish you continued success!

Warmly,

Todd and Lili Larson
Interlochen, MI

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This letter is my personal recommendation for Lori Goto. I have been Lori's client; she is an excellent realtor and good friend. I found her to be always dependable; she has excellent follow up skills, and is always reliable.

Lori is always organized, extremely efficient, and has an excellent rapport with her clients.  Over the last two years, Lori has helped me through the purchase and sale of my property.  Lori consistently demonstrates professionalism and has helped my husband and I find a realtor out of state and has helped us find a good property management company to lease his home.

In summary, I highly recommend Lori as your realtor. She is a team player and an asset to any company.
Sincerely,

Lucila Rios, Client

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New home is great!  I am almost finished w/ my improvements, and it's even nicer than I imagined.

Lori was a super partner in the sale of my home.  I was impressed from the start--she was very prepared when we first met to set the listing price of my home--and she lived up to my first impression.  When we received offers, she helped me evaluate and respond.  She returned all calls very quickly, answered all of my questions, and assisted me throughout the process.  We had a signed contract within 7 days, and closed quickly thereafter with absolutely no hassles!  I recommend Lori to anyone wishing to have first-class service in the sale of their home.

P. Brand
Home Seller

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I would like to thank you for the  excellent effort they made in assisting me with the sale of my home. It was a trying and diffcult time, due to the fact that I was in the middle of a divorce. It was my pleasure to work with a group of people that showed a true commitment in advertising, open houses, listing, and over all service.

Lori (my realtor/agent) was very patient. Lori's professionalism and commitment to making the sale happen went far beyond what any reasonable person could expect. I would like to thank you again Lori, you are definitely an asset to the company.
 
Thanks,
 
J. Ivery
Home Seller

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BIO

Lori is born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii! She has lived in Texas since 1989. She still embodies the Aloha spirit from Hawaii, which enables her to have a special relationship with her clients. Living in Austin has been the best decision she has made for her family. She maintains her continuing education and stays on economic developments in real estate on a regular basis to keep up with the challenging market. She is very persistent and will find a solution to every obstacle to help you get the home of your dreams!

Lori is a full time agent and has closed production over $100,000,000.00 in sales volume. She has been awarded by her past clients in the Texas Monthly in 2012, 2013, 2104, 2015, 2016, 2017  as a Five Star Professional for customer service. She is also Finalist for the Platinum Top 50 Realtor in Austin in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. She also has been on a nationwide Television network show on HGTV- "My First Place." She will keep in contact with you and make sure you have all the tools to make the home buying/selling process as smooth as possible! She believes that most clients' largest investment is their home and they should treat it like a business. She will help you make the best choices and control the variables in the sale of your home to get you the most money!

For Lori to provide excellent care to her clients she requires a ton of support from her family! They come first in her life and she does not want to miss out on her son Jared's soccer games! She has been happily married since 1997 to David Letourneau. She owes a lot of her success to him for his support and willingness to help on rainy days to pick up all those open house signs!

She donates her time at her son’s school’s events. She is an member of the PTA Gorzycki and Bowie. She is a member of an all women group that creates scholarships for women to continue their education: (PEO) Philanthropy Education Organization. Locally Raises Money for local Elementary Schools with Movies in the Park. Partners in Education for multiple elementary, Middle schools. Built/worked with Habitat for Humanity since 2012-2017. She is a long time member of the Hawaiian Aikane Group in Texas. Member of the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers time at Austin Children's Shelter- Touch a Truck, Rebuilding Together, Asian Quality of Life -City of Austin, and Foundation Communities.

 Designations:

  • Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR)
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
  • Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
  • Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • e-Pro
  • GREEN
  • Residential Construction Certified (RCC)