Chris Smith

Owner The Chris Smith Group
Co-Owner Primrose Title and Rooferees Roofing
Owner The Chris Smith Group
Co-Owner Primrose Title and
Rooferees Roofing REALTOR®

The Chris Smith Group in Austin is a top 1% producing, full service real estate team with Keller Williams Realty (NW) in Austin, TX. Their key to success is outstanding customer service coupled with proprietary, custom software that was designed by the owner, Christopher Smith. A real estate transaction is complicated and has a lot of moving parts.

The Smith Team Austin is your hub to everything real estate; in a market that is speeding out of control. Real estate transactions are by far one of the most expensive investments in a buyer, seller or investor’s life. You need a trusted partner / advisor who is only interested in your best interests and has successfully driven more transactions than 99% of the competition? That’s what it means to hire a top 1% producing team like the Chris Smith Group. Contact us today to discuss your real estate needs!

Jodi Brown

Transaction Coordinator

After working for the State for over 5 years, I decided to make a career change and took the offer to work with Chris and his team of excellent agents. Real estate was new to me, but Chris took the time to explain what my role would be as a Transaction Coordinator. Since working with the Chris Smith Group, I have learned a lot and still learning every day. I enjoy making sure the client’s transaction is going smoothly from start to close and connecting with everyone that is involved as well as provide assistance to our team of agents to help relieve some extra duties they don’t need to worry about.

Being a transaction Coordinator can be a very busy, fast paced position but with organization and the knowledge that I have gained thus far it has become routine. It helps that I work with the top 1% real estate team in Austin who will go above and beyond to help their clients, so I will do the same in every transaction that comes across my desk.

Ariel Branzell


I first got into real estate when I decided to flip my first house and I haven’t looked back since. At the time, I was working in the medical field helping patients in their own homes, meeting different people and seeing different places people called home. I loved it but it wasn’t my full passion. After finishing my first house flip and the success it had, I had some friends and family who were interested in my experience which led me to helping them with their real estate needs. I loved every aspect of helping them and I knew working in the real estate market to help people find their future homes or investments was going to be my job and my passion.

 There’s something to when you walk into a house and I can begin to see all the amazing possibilities the house can bring a family. I truly enjoy finding my client the best possible home so noticing any potential negatives or concerns and voicing that will always be a top priority of mine. Through my experience I’ve learned from many different people and personal exposures to the area and have cultivated a great knowledge of the housing market in central Texas and what buyers and sellers are looking for to achieve the best possible price. I’ve found my personal dream home and helped many others find theirs, I’d love to show you the possibilities and find that perfect home.

Ryan Smith

Development Project Manager
Co-Owner Ridgeline Realty

Ryan Smith moved to Austin from Kauai, Hawaii in 2009. He is a chiropractor by trade but recently sold his practice to spend more time in the real estate field. His family on Kauai still has the second oldest office on the island so he grew up with an in-depth knowledge of the business and was licensed in Hawaii as well. He lives on Lake Travis and enjoys making connections and spending time with his two children in that area.

Maryam Milligan


A longtime Austin resident with a passion for the city’s distinctive character and quality of life, Maryam  Milligan brings more than 20 years of sales and customer service experience and a reputation for  honesty, trustworthiness, and superior negotiating skills to The Chris Smith Grop at Keller Williams  Realty. 

Maryam believes that the best work comes out of a passion for what one does – and Maryam loves  what she does. An Austin native for over 12 years, her knowledge of the city’s geography can assist you with all of your Residential Real Estate endeavors on both sides of the transaction. Her business is built  on: Dedication, Communication & Trust while embodying the ability to cater and adapt to all her client’s  Real Estate needs. She is dedicated to customer service and firmly believes that one must listen well to  effectively meet the needs of the seller or buyer. As the Austin Real Estate industry evolves to become  more innovative and efficient, Maryam always stays one step ahead.  

A proud mom of two young boys, when Maryam is not attending an open house or searching for the  perfect property for her client, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling.  Maryam holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree, and has completed additional post-graduation coursework. 

Arshi Yousuf


Arshi Yousuf brings marketing, sales, and real estate investing experience to this competitive housing marketplace. My expertise with contracts and disclosures, alongside my negotiation skills and pricing strategy, always exceeds my client’s expectations. I find it most important to provide incomparable customer service. I advocate for my clients and always follow through to their complete satisfaction. Without hesitation, I try to go above and beyond for my clients and am known for my unparalleled customer care. If you are thinking about making a move in real estate, give me a call and I would be happy to chat with you about your options!

Zach Cohen


Zach is extremely dedicated to serving his clients and enjoys nothing more than a great challenge. Serving clients is his primary focus and he has little interest in work life balance. Over the last decade he’s built a strong skill set in marketing, sales, business development, and investment management. Prior to focusing his energy in the Austin real estate market he worked to manage and grow many aspects of a $100M real estate portfolio in California. Cohen sets himself apart by working closely with his clients at their pace to truly understand their goals. Once aligned, he leverages his knowledge, technical skills, and unwavering work ethic to produce results. In order to provide as much value as possible to clients, he always eats his own cooking. By purchasing, renovating, renting, and selling his own properties he works to share invaluable knowledge and experience along the way. Typically finding that diamond in the rough or selling a unique property for top dollar takes a little extra skill, effort, and persistence to get the job done. Nothing makes him happier than partnering with clients to help achieve their goals and earning their trust over a lifetime.

Mary Forma


A Texas transplant of nearly a decade, Mary took the plunge and was determined to stake her claim in Austin. A class act, expert data analyst, and trusted human; Mary will help homebuyers and sellers to navigate the market fluctuations balanced with finding your ideal home here in Austin, Texas! #Longhorns.

Janiece Dickson


After moving to Austin in 2003, I quickly fell in love with the people, swimming holes, hiking trails, and everything else this city and the GREAT STATE OF TEXAS had to offer! My entire family quickly followed from our home state of Colorado, settling in Lago Vista, Georgetown, and Pflugerville. I originally started in the banking industry helping clients with loans and credit repair, where I met my husband and moved to be closer to his job in Houston, The Woodlands, to be exact. After banking, I spent 15 years working for an HOA as their contract manager and record specialist. I progressed into the Insurance industry for a number of years, which led me to my dream career as a realtor.


Real estate has always been in my blood, I grew up helping my family buy and fix up old homes. I’m a hands-on problem solver that loves complex situations. I believe honesty and integrity are the key to any successful relationship and with the support of my amazing husband, John, and our two boys, John IV and Preston, I was able to find Keller Williams and the amazing Chris Smith Group, which encompasses those same beliefs, and let me tell you this team is like no other! Together with over 20 years of real estate experience, we will provide the level of knowledge and technology that will move any real estate transaction forward. While delivering a family-like experience where you never feel alone, you can trust that your best interest will always be at the core of our business.

Dustin Stroud


Dustin Stroud has been a proud resident of the vibrant Austin and Central Texas market area for over 27 years.  For 17 of those years, he has been focused on the nuances specific to the area.  With a strong work ethic and an unwavering dedication to achieving clients’ desired outcome, Dustin has built a reputation for successfully navigating residential single-family, multi-family, and investment property trade.


With multiple Platinum Club and Diamond Club awards for real estate sales volume, Dustin’s track record demonstrates his expertise and commitment to meeting client goals.  His passion for guiding clients towards their dreams through real estate ensures first-time and seasoned homebuyers, sellers, and investors toward their dreams through real estate. 


When he’s not hard at work for his clients, Dustin enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and exploring the great outdoors. As an animal lover, he’s always keen to connect with other like-minded individuals who share his appreciation for furry friends.  With a creative side that extends beyond the realm of real estate, Dustin is also an avid guitar player, singer, and musician, often finding inspiration from the thriving live music scene in Austin.


In Dustin Stroud, you will find a real estate agent, friend, and confidant to coordinate your real estate journey using his vast experience and knowledge, and you will discover the difference that a truly personalized experience can make.


Haixia Yuan


Haixia Yuan is a versatile and experienced real estate agent specializing in buying, selling, and investment properties. Her expertise lies in assisting clients with their diverse real estate needs.


Whether its finding the perfect home, selling a property quickly and at the best price, or identifying lucrative investment opportunities, she provides personalized guidance and tailored solutions to meet your objectives. She is also an avid real estate investor herself.  With a focus on building strong relationships, Haixia prioritizes open and transparent communication. She actively listens to your goals, concerns, and preferences, ensuring that your needs are understood and met throughout the buying, selling, or investment process. She works with a top 1% producing, full service real estate team to deliver the result that you are looking for.


Proficiency in English and Mandarin Chinese

Veronica Jaramillo Adams


A longtime Austenite with a passion for the city’s distinctive culture and diversity, Veronica Jaramillo Adams brings 20+ years of sales experience and an outstanding reputation for honesty, loyalty, and integrity. If you are looking to Sell or Buy a home in Austin, Tx or its surrounding areas, Veronica will ensure you receive the very best offer and will be with you through the entire process. She believes in treating her clients like family and making sure you are beyond satisfied with your overall experience.

“I utilize a team of professional service providers to assist me with my client’s buying and selling needs, including staging, painters, designers, handymen and inspectors. I’m thorough, detail oriented and will be with you every step of the way”.


Proficiency in Spanish

Elham Tarkashvand


We understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why our team of highly-seasoned real estate professionals is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of our clients. We take great pride in the relationships we build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals. Our team of experts represents the best and brightest in the industry, and we’re always striving to lead the field in research, innovation, and consumer education.

Kathryn Nutt


As a dedicated Realtor and lifelong Austinite, my connection to both this city and the real estate industry runs deep; it’s not just a professional commitment but a heartfelt passion. My unwavering dedication transforms homeownership dreams into reality. 


I am renowned for consistently achieving targets, maintaining a meticulous attention to detail, and wholeheartedly prioritizing my clients’ well-being. By combining my passion with exceptional service and my expertise in the Austin market, I become an unstoppable force, tirelessly working to ensure you secure the best possible deal for your dream home. 


Being a Realtor is about more than just transactions; it’s about being a trusted advisor during life-altering decisions. I’m here to guide you through every step of the home buying process, ensuring you feel confident at every turn. 

I’m eager to be the agent you can trust.

Faith Belen


Hailing from El Paso, Faith was captivated by Austin’s vibrant energy and quickly embraced it as her new home. With a background in finance from Charles Schwab and management experience at a property management company, Faith brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.

Driven by her passion for helping others achieve their real estate goals, Faith prioritizes trust, honesty, and transparency in every transaction. She understands the gravity of buying or selling a home and is committed to guiding her clients with integrity and professionalism.

Fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a real estate agent, Faith finds genuine joy in her role. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, seasoned investor, or looking to sell your property, Faith is poised to provide personalized service and unwavering support throughout your real estate journey. With her dedication and attention to detail, she strives to exceed expectations, ensuring exceptional results in Austin’s dynamic real estate market.

Lauren Snow


At the core of my approach lies a commitment to open communication, ensuring that you are kept informed and empowered every step of the way. By prioritizing transparency and accessibility, I foster a collaborative environment where your input is valued and your concerns are addressed promptly.


I leverage not only my robust negotiation skills but also innovative marketing techniques to effectively advocate for your best interests. Whether it’s crafting compelling listing presentations or strategically positioning your property in the market, I work tirelessly to maximize exposure and drive results.


From our very first consultation to the final closing and beyond, my goal is to facilitate seamless and successful transactions that cater to the diverse needs of clients, including first-time homebuyers, seasoned investors, and everyone in between. With a personalized approach tailored to your specific goals and preferences, I am committed to delivering exceptional service that transforms your real estate aspirations into reality.

Elena Sanchez


Embracing new beginnings and the adventures that come along with relocating to a new city, I specialize in supporting people relocating to Austin as well as Austinites ready to make the move from renting to homeownership.  Having relocated to Texas from Boston in 2021, I understand the various factors to consider and those you have to navigate as you establish your life and community in a new city and state.  By keeping you well informed, I will make every effort to help minimize the challenges a move across states may present.   As a local REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty, I am your reliable partner throughout the relocation process, whether you are looking to buy or sell residential properties.  With the support of my team, we ensure your journey to homeownership and real estate investing is a seamless experience.


Originally from Guatemala, I moved to the US at the age of five.  Being raised in Boston, I have been blessed with being exposed and surrounded by people from all nationalities.  The diversity of a large city like Boston, as well as my travels, have enabled me to embrace people from all backgrounds and varying perspectives.  This exposure has influenced me to approach my work with an empathetic heart and mindset.  With a passion for helping improve the lives of others, my goal is to understand what’s most important to you, what you value, and how that impacts the lifestyle you envision for you and your family through homeownership.


*Hablo español

Laurie Thorsen


As your real estate advisor, I will be there with you every step of the way. From LISTENING and determining what area/home/neighborhood is perfect for you and your family. I will NOT just show you every home available in your price range. I will take the time to personally screen each and every home available on the market to ensure that it falls well into your criteria. I will assist you with mortgage, title, insurance, schools; even tell you the best restaurants (in my opinion, of course) and shopping areas in relation to your prospective new home.


I will continue to be there for you AFTER THE SALE as well. And, of course, your privacy is of utmost importance and will be maintained at all times. If you ever have any question at all, call me and I will promptly answer it for you. I believe your agent should be your agent for life and it is my desire to be just that person! So what does that mean to you? I pride myself on my success and work VERY hard for my clients. I consider it my job to help you relieve some of this stress and give you 110% at all times. My schooling background gives me knowledge of financing, construction, and contract negotiations to help afford a successful process from contract to close.


If I sound like an agent that you would like to work with, please give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Bhushan Karle


Bhushan Karle, a licensed REALTOR based in Austin, combines analytical acumen with a passion for sports and fitness. Originally from India, Bhushan earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His pursuit of knowledge led him to the University of New Mexico, where he completed his master’s degree.


Driven by a love for data and a desire to help others, Bhushan transitioned into the real estate industry. His background in analytics equips him with a keen eye for market trends and property valuation. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, an investor, or selling your property, Bhushan’s commitment to personalized service ensures a smooth and informed experience.


Beyond the office, Bhushan thrives on physical challenges. He’s an avid runner and cyclist, always seeking new trails and routes. Additionally, he’s a passionate pickleball and cricket player, embodying the competitive spirit that translates seamlessly into his real estate practice.


When working with Bhushan, you gain a dedicated advocate who navigates the complexities of buying or selling a home with precision and care.  Reach out to him today to embark on your real estate journey!