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Elizabeth Buchanan Shands began her real estate career with a condominium project in Austin where she developed an intimate knowledge of real estate development and sales management. Following that project, she transitioned to Gottesman Residential Real Estate where she has been involved in marketing homes throughout Austin – from luxury estates in Barton Creek to hip urban homes in East Austin, which has given her a keen understanding and unique knowledge of property values in Austin. She also enjoys working with buyers and assisting them through the home buying process from property search to contract negotiation to closing.  

Elizabeth prides herself on providing her clients the highest level of professionalism and service.  She is a firm believer in the importance of technology and the value that it can bring to home buyers and sellers. 

Native Austinite  

National Association of Realtors, Member  

Texas Association of Realtors, Member  

Ausitn Board of Realtors, Member  

Elizabeth Ann Seton, Board Member 

Dell Children's Trust, Member

The Rise School, Advisory Board Member

Saint Louise House

The Junior League of Austin, previous member

Texas Christian University, BA Finance  

Licensed Realtor in Texas, 2006  


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Thank you very much for your work on selling our home. You helped us set the right price (to sell quickly at a slow time of year for sales), marketed it well, and got a deal closed. We would definitely work with you again.


Thank you for all you have done with us and for us this past year! It was an emotional experience, but you always put me at ease and made everything look simple. We love the house and are so happy to be here. You are wonderful at what you do and have a great future ahead of you. Thank you!!"

The Moscoes

Elizabeth is very knowledgeable about the real estate market on all sides, from sales, to rentals, to the latest in lending. She has her bases covered. Elizabeth will be my Realtor for life. There isn't anyone else I could trust more when it comes to my real estate endeavors in Austin. She is one of the few people I enjoy referring business to because I am confident she will make them happy.

R. Bohn

Elizabeth was vital in our home buying process, providing the information and resources we needed every step of the way.  She was accessible, supportive, and beyond helpful which is exactly what helped us secure our home in a competitive situation.  It was an absolute pleasure to work with her and her team and we look forward to the next home buying adventure!!

The Terrells

Elizabeth Buchanan Shands, along with her assistant Meredith Reynolds, were invaluable in our recent property sale and purchase in the Austin area.  Simultaneously we were selling a condo in Austin and purchasing a second home on the north shore of Lake Travis, which itself is a challenge.  Added to that, our primary residence is in the Houston area, so we were working both of these issues long distance.  Elizabeth and her team were always very responsive, being available at odd hours and working around our work and travel schedules.  They met us on weekends when we could make it to town and were willing to communicate in whichever way(s) that were best for us – sometimes phone, sometimes texting, sometimes emailing – so that these two transactions could go smoothly.  Elizabeth helped us price our condo at the appropriate but aggressive market price and optimize the timing so we were able to sell quickly.  She also advised us in the home we bought, helping us negotiate a fair purchase price.   Both Elizabeth and Meredith made sure to meet repairmen and inspectors when we couldn’t be there in person.  They coordinated difficult issues with the condo sale related to last-minute closing questions by the lender and push-back on dates, negotiating a lease-back option for the buyer so that all of us were satisfied.  They assisted in working with title companies on both the purchase of the lake house and the sale of the condo when one or both of us couldn’t make it to Austin to sign closing papers in person.  They were friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and great to work with.  We definitely would recommend Elizabeth and her team to others looking to purchase or sell property in the greater Austin area

The Jones

Elizabeth was professional, responsive, patient and courteous at all times, which couldn't have been easy.  No question, you absolutely added value to the deal, and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone.

J. Davis


Elizabeth Shands , Broker Associate

Gottesman Residential Real Estate

512.695.4289 | 512.451.2422