Kathryn Scarborough is a fifth-generation Austinite and a graduate from St. Edwards University with a B.A. in Corporate Communications and Marketing, and a minor in Psychology. After returning to school for her MBA, and a spin in the Technology world, in 2000 she decided to join her mother, Michele Turnquist, of Turnquist Partners Realtors®, for an exciting new career in Real Estate. Kathryn was appointed President of Turnquist Partners in 2013.
Kathryn is one of Austin's top Luxury Agents and has been recognized as the #1 Real Estate Agent city-wide by the Austin Business Journal in years past and consistently ranks in the top tier. She has achieved a reputation in Austin for providing quality Real Estate service based on integrity, knowledge, and professionalism. Under the mentorship of her mother, Michele Turnquist, Kathryn was taught every aspect of the real estate industry. Kathryn's philosophy, as is her mother's, is "knowledge is power." She has exceeded her own expectations with over half a billion in sales, as well as being company Top Producer from 2004 to 2017.
Kathryn was recently appointed President of Engel & Völkers Austin in 2015 when her family firm merged with the global brand and is recognized as being in the Top 1% of Texas Realtors®. Kathryn is a recipient of the DuPont Registry Top Luxury Real Estate Professional Award. She is a member of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate and The Board of Regents; she is also a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, having earned the CLHMS designation. Kathryn is also a distinguished member of the Million Dollar Guild, Luxury League and Austin's "Elite 25" for the last decade. She was recently inducted into the top tier of the world's Realtors through Private Office, which is an exclusive hand-selected group of 31 advisors in all of North America, that represent over one billion dollars in sales annually in the most sought after and desirable markets in the country.
Kathryn realizes that being at the top in your field is not always about awards and achievements; it has more to do with knowing the business and keeping up with market trends and statistics. It is about knowing what is on the market even before it is actively marketed. It is about understanding her client's needs and expectations and being able to deliver and surpass those expectations. It is about truly caring!
Along with a busy career in real estate and raising her three young children, Kathryn also finds time for philanthropy. She serves on several non-profit boards and has chaired on committees for the Austin Children's Shelter for the last decade. She is also a board member of The Capital Campaign for Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Dell Women's Trust, Women of Hope, The Texas Realty Advisory Board, and has served on the Austin Board of Realtors Grievance Committee. Kathryn knows Austin and specializes in the exceptional marketing of the finest waterfront and luxury estate homes, premiere golf course communities, central Austin, and downtown high-rise living. No job is too small and no task is unattainable. Bringing a higher level of service and sophistication to Austin Real Estate with a truly global reach.