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About Carolyn Skyles

Meet Carolyn

Broker Associate

Carolyn is a native Texan who grew up in the Park Cities area of Dallas and then graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 where she obtained a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Sociology. She is now an established broker associate at Compass Real Estate with the Skyles Smith Luxury Group combining over 21 years of experience with her local market expertise to always serve the best interests of her clients. The key to Carolyn’s success lies in her philosophy: real estate will always be more about people than property. Listening to her client's wants, needs and concerns come first, and the right property will follow.

She is passionately committed to delivering luxury-level service to all of her buyers and sellers with the ultimate goal of exceeding their expectations. Her collaborative yet competitive approach to negotiating enables her to garner the most favorable terms for her clients, while still achieving a “win-win” for both parties in a transaction. She has an extensive social network and utilizes creative out-of-the-box thinking and cutting-edge technology to effectively and strategically market properties. Whether buying or selling, her clients appreciate her enthusiastic hard-working nature, patient dedication, and genuine desire to place their dreams and goals above all else. Although Carolyn specializes in selling luxury properties in West and Central Austin, her broad curated knowledge of numerous neighborhoods qualifies her to represent clients throughout the entire city.

Being actively involved in her community is very important to Carolyn as she has previously co-led her daughter’s Girl Scout troop and has been a member of numerous organizations such as the Ballet Austin Guild and the Women’s Symphony League, and helps support the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin. Carolyn lives in downtown Austin and enjoys traveling, biking, lake activities, and spending time with her daughter, friends and her dog, Winston.

Meet Katya

Realtor Associate

Raised in Texas, Katya considers Austin her hometown having spent most of her life here. She attended elementary, middle school, and high school in the Capital City as well as many professional career years in Austin after college. Her immediate family including her parents, brother, and family call Austin home as well. She has also lived and worked in Dallas and Houston, as well as attending Texas Christian University (TCU) in Ft. Worth where she earned her degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a Minor in Spanish.

Since graduating college, Katya has led several management teams specializing in client and customer service with large companies including IBM, Morneau Shepell, Arthur Andersen, and Mercer, as well as smaller startups like ClearBlade and Employer Direct Healthcare. During her corporate years, Katya focused on Client Management and Satisfaction, always striving to find the best solutions for her clients, making sure they were satisfied, successful, and referenceable. She advised, counseled, and negotiated for her clients in various areas of business. Katya understands the client’s big picture but prides herself in maintaining her attention to detail. She is well suited to deal with all styles and backgrounds of clients, as well as all aspects of the real estate process, having had significant experience in contract negotiation, sales, and contract management experience. Katya is excited and challenged to continue her history of client success with Compass, a company with global outreach and a team of experts to whom she can contribute.

Up early each morning and on the move all day, Katya is not only the mother of three but an active and involved part of the Austin community. Her love for this city is clear and infectious. Katya values the culture and history of Austin with its wealth of diversified communities. Working with people, making connections, and finding just the right fit for each individual or family is her motivation. Katya loves the unique aspects of home architecture and interior design, always looking for possibilities for improvement. Completely fluent in English and Spanish having lived in Mexico for a time, Katya is a proficient, bilingual communicator who brings the added benefit and ability to cross language and cultural bridges with real estate clients from outside the United States.

Designations and Affiliations

  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • Austin Luxury Network
  • Council of Residential Specialists
  • Certified Negotiation Expert
  • Accredited Buyer's Representative
  • Million Dollar Guild
  • Austin Board of Realtors
  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors

Serving Austin,Texas with the Skyles Smith Luxury Group at Compass.

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