Kathryn Scarborough is a fifth generation Austinite and a graduate from St. Edwards University with a BA 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 is one of Austin's top Luxury Real Estate Agents and was recognized as the #1 Real Estate Agent city-wide by the Austin Business Journal for 2009. She has achieved a reputation in Austin for providing quality Real Estate service based on integrity, knowledge, and professionalism. Kathryn is a recipient of the 2008 DuPont Registry Top Luxury Real Estate Professional Award. Kathryn is also a distinguished member of the Million Dollar Guild and Austin's, “Elite 25.” Kathryn was selected as the 2014 Woman of The Year by The National Association of Professional Women and was named in the 2014 Austin Business Journal's Book of Lists as the # 2 real estate agent city wide.
Kathryn has exceeded her own expectations with over $325,000,000 in sales. Kathryn 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 $1 billion in sales 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.
Along with a busy career in real estate and raising her two young boys, 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 a board member of The Capital Campaign for Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, The Texas Realty Advisory Board, and has served on the Austin Board of Realtors Grievance Committee.
Kathryn knows Austin and specializes in sales and 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.
Engel & Völkers was founded in 1977. We began as a specialty boutique agency providing high-end real estate services to wealthy European investors in search of assistance from experts who were highly professional and discreet. We proved our competence and passion early on and quickly earned a reputation for our unparalleled level of service, highly valued network and strong leadership in the market.
Our successes lead to greater demand for what we offered. With a brand gaining in recognition and reputation, we established a system that allowed us to expand without sacrificing our higher standards of quality.
In 1988, we launched our own lifestyle, design and architecture magazine, GG. Through this publication we define our brand and showcase the premier properties we represent. In the same year, we also established the Engel & Völkers Academy to maintain our standard of quality among the growing numbers of expert real estate advisors choosing to represent our brand.
In 1990, we opened our first international shop in Mallorca, Spain. It marked the beginning of our worldwide expansion throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and America. We now have offices in the major international real estate markets including Dubai, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, London and New York City. The morewe grew the better we defined and perfect our white glove style of service.
Not only did we invest in maintaining the same look and feel of our original, successful shops in Germany, we also developed systems, tools and technology to ensure the same level of high-end quality and expertise in our service throughout the world. We’ve successfully built an international network that originated in Europe and expanded throughout Africa and Asia and which we now have extended to North America.
Engel & Völkers entered the North America market beginning in the United States, in 2006. The Hamburg-based company decided it was important to have a U.S. based team lead the effort in expanding the footprint of the brand in new North American markets and to ensure a consistent quality in the premium level service that was experienced worldwide.
Shortly after joining Engel & Völkers, Kathryn was awarded with the title of Private Office Advisor. This was an incredible honor, because there are only 31 Private Office Advisors in all of North America. These Advisors represent over $1 billion in sales in America alone.
"Private Office serves private clients in all continents with the utmost standards of discretion, professionalism and personal support. According to our customers’ wishes and needs, we specialize in finding or selling distinctive residential estates, commercial real estate, yachts and private aircraft by discretely leveraging our worldwide Private Office network within the Engel & Völkers group.
We are aware of off-market opportunities in the world’s most exclusive locations, where the very best properties are often not publicly available. When it comes to finding a buyer for a special property, we carefully craft a sales strategy, customize proprietary marketing tools and access our unparalleled global network of contacts."
We are excited to bring the Private Office Network to not only Austin, but to the great state of Texas as well.
Global Guide Magazine (“GG”), is published by Engel & Völkers four times a year. GG is an independent magazine with top quality entertainment value.
Architecture, lifestyle, fashion, design, yachting, luxury, travel… We scour the globe for the most exciting topics and most fascinating personalities, and invite you to come along for the ride. GG is a premium magazine featuring entertaining, well-researched stories. Meet the prominent architects, illustrious designers and distinguished artists everyone is talking about, and gain an entirely new perspective on their life and work.
GG is a stylish, independent, international magazine bursting with exuberance, sensuousness and vitality. This premium publication will keep you up to date on everyone and everything worth knowing from London to New York and from Berlin to Hong Kong. Plus: GG’s biggest advertiser is the luxury real estate and yachting company Engel & Völkers, which always showcases some of the world’s most gorgeous properties.
GG is an exceptional marketing tool that is exclusive to E&V. We get to market your properties in a magazine that is placed in front hundreds of thousands residences and businesses around the world.
Read the GG Magazine Here
We may not get the wintery weather that our friends up north do, but that doesn't stop us from going all out when it comes to festivities here in Austin for the holidays. Whether you are visting or simply an Austinite looking for some festive fun, get your calendars ready! Here is a list of my favorite things to do in Austin right now.
Sunday November 29th, 6pm
Zilker Park Tree Lighting Ceremony
Featuring local entertainment, food, novelties, & live music
December 1 - January 11, open daily from 11am-9pm
Ice Skating on the Plaza
Whole Foods Market, Downtown
Friday December 4th, 7:30pm
2nd Annual Preview Party, Austin Trail of Lights - Benefiting the Trail of Lights Foundation - Zilker Park
Saturday December 5th, 12-4pm
Snow Day! at the Hill Country Galleria
It snows every weekend in December before Christmas at the Hill Country Galleria
Saturday December 5th, 7:30pm
Trail of Lights 5k Fun Run, presented by Humana
December 6th, 12th and 20th
Gingerbread House Workshop
Hill Country Galleria at The Candy Shop
Tuesday December 8th, 7-10pm
Austin Trail of Lights 2015 Grand Opening - This is a free event and trail is open through December 22nd
Wednesday December 9th, 7pm
Trail of Lights: Heroes Night
Special evening dedicated to honoring military, veterans, police, fire and EMS personnel
Wednesday December 9th, 7pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra "The Ghost of Christmas Eve"
Frank Erwin Center
Thursday December 10th, 5-9pm
December Wine Walk
The Hill Country Galleria
Thursday December 17th, 7:30pm
Lake Austin's Boat Trail of Lights