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Kristen Fojtik  Realtor®

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Licensed in 2002, Kristen Fojtik has 18 years of experience as both a Realtor and a Broker, not only selling in Austin, Texas since 2010 but also in Virginia, where her career began in both real estate sales and management. 

Prior to entering real estate, Kristen worked in both design and advertising, which has proven to be a valuable strength when marketing homes for sale. Kristen is passionate about her work and cultivating long-lasting relationships with her clients. She is known for her professionalism, industry knowledge, credibility, and high standards. You will see why Kristen has been so successful at building a referral-based business. Her outgoing personality, combined with great attention to detail, proven negotiation skills, quick follow-up, and strong work ethic, make Kristen a standout in her field.

In her downtime, Kristen loves exploring Austin with her husband (Gene) and children (Olivia and Miles) or escaping to their Fredericksburg home in the Texas Wine Country. 

She and her family have also lived abroad in both Germany and South Korea, which provided invaluable growth opportunities. Kristen is passionate about staying fit, living a healthy lifestyle, traveling the world, and cheering on her Virginia Tech football team. She currently lives in the Lost Creek neighborhood of Westlake with her family and their two Airedale Terriers.
 

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Jeff Burke  Realtor®

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Living in Central Austin neighborhood of Bryker Woods, Jeff has called Austin his home since 2013. With over 18 years of experience in multiple disciplines of Residential Real Estate. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989, Jeff began his career as a Financial Advisor with Lehman Brothers. In November of 1992, Jeff co-founded Block Trading Inc and was, in part, credited with nationally commercializing a means of direct-access computerized trading known as SOES (Small Order Execution System) Trading. 

Following the success of Block Trading in 1999, Jeff pursued his second passion of architecture, homebuilding, and real estate by establishing PAK Interests, a luxury home building company focused primarily on the highest quality construction in Central and West Houston. With his partner, Stonehenge Classic Homes, he received numerous

awards for the design and construction of Houston's most unique properties. In 2010, after the economic meltdown and subsequent housing crisis, Jeff's reflection on his prior experience in creating new levels of transparency in the equities markets led to the question of "Why isn't more data made available to consumers in the residential real estate market?" In 2012 this question, combined with his love for technology, inspired Jeff to create NuHabitat, a real estate listing search platform for Consumers, in an effort to bring improved clarity, speed, and accuracy of property listing information to home Buyers and Sellers. Jeff also became a licensed REALTOR® and sold real estate in Houston and assisted with Digital Strategic Planning. 

After moving to Austin to further pursue his technology startup, Jeff joined Realty Austin in 2015 as Director of Online Development to assist in the strategic direction and development of their technology suite of tools serving more than 425 Realtors. In 2017, Jeff shifted his focus to become a full-time REALTOR® electing to leverage his building knowledge and technical expertise to exclusively help home Buyers and Sellers.

 

Jeff is not only passionate about helping his clients buy and sell homes but also enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing, exotic cars, and wake surfing.

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Natalie Cortes  Realtor®

A graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Natalie excels at communication both with her clients and all those involved in the real estate transaction process. She comes from a family of entrepreneurs with a deep Cuban heritage and is bilingual in both English and Spanish. Seeing firsthand the success her father experienced building a company of his own has given Natalie the drive and inspiration to pursue a career in a business requiring self-motivation.

Natalie started her career at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, and in 2022, she accepted an invitation to join the #1 Luxury Real Estate Team in the country, The Eklund|Gomes Team. She focuses on Central and South Austin, while Natalie and her Team also serve the entire Central Texas Region.

With a background in social media marketing and management, Natalie prioritizes the importance of networking and exposure. Her deep understanding of the digital world

and how to leverage her past experience provide immeasurable value in residential real estate. Her love of fashion and knowing what it takes to always be on point translates into the same expert eye for interior design and architecture.

Natalie has a passion for helping others. She has volunteered with the Heart to Heart Hospice Team, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital. She also enjoys sports and exercise, exotic cars, fine cuisine as a self-proclaimed “foodie”, and time spent practicing makeup artistry.

Honesty and transparency are at the core of Natalie's values. She has a true desire to help others while demonstrating a level of trustworthiness and patience that only a few people possess. Her clients appreciate her focus and attentiveness, and it is her goal to place a priority on making her clients feel heard and educated. It’s important that her clients’ journey is not only successful but enjoyable as well.

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The Eklund | Gomes Team of Texas

Serving Austin, Dallas and Houston