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NULL Darin Walker

Darin is a preeminent real estate professional in Austin’s luxury real estate market. He’s Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty top producer, a member of Austin’s Elite 25, and he specializes in West Lake Hills & the Central Austin market where he consistently ranks in the top 1% of agents in the area.

Darin Walker couples his lifelong love of Austin with his vast knowledge of the Austin luxury market and his 20 years of experience in investment banking to deliver superb results for his real estate clients. Simply put, Darin is the ultimate Austin insider.

Specializing in Central & West Austin, Darin excels at scouting off-market properties that are not available to the general public and at maintaining a robust inventory of exclusive listings.

Between 2018 to 2021, off-market transactions represented over $124 Million of Darin's more than $224 Million in sales. Darin’s knack for sourcing some of Austin’s most exclusive off-market properties for his clients contributed to him being recognized as Austin’s #5 luxury Realtor in the Austin Business Journal’s 2019 Residential Real Estate Awards.

Other attributes that make Darin the ultimate Austin insider includes:

  • #1 West Austin & Westlake agent at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
  • #2 Companywide Producer at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty since 2018
  • Membership in the Austin Elite 25
  • Service on the West Lake Hills City Council since 2014.
  • West Lake Hills resident since 1973 with a lifetime of strong connections throughout Austin
  • Deep familiarity with West & Central Austin with record-breaking sales in West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, Tarrytown, and Barton Creek.
  • Market leader Westlake Lot Sales with expertise in land use, building codes market valuations, and new construction

Darin Walker’s potent combination of Austin market familiarity, expert knowledge of land use, record-setting sales, and sourcing of some of Austin’s finest residential properties is unmatched. Aside from Darin’s hard-driving work ethic, his charismatic and fun-loving personality is contagious to all those he works with. In his leisure time, he enjoys the best Austin has to offer–UT sports, F1 Racing, concerts, fly fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors with clients, family, and his friends.

Areas of Expertise

  • Executive and Corporate Relocation
  • Central and West Austin Luxury Residences
  • New Construction, Development, and Financing
  • Central and Downtown Austin, West Lake Hills,
    West Austin, and Lake Travis

Development Experience

  • CINNAMON SHORE – Port Aransas, Texas
  • Cinnamon Shore Town Center – Partner, Finance
    Consultant, & Buyer Agent
  • A Traditional Seaside Village – Award Winner of the
    Southern Living Idea House for 2009

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Economics, 1991
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, Series 7, 63, & 24
  • Registered Investment Advisor

Associations

  • Associations
  • Elite 25 Austin
  • Kuper Sotheby’s President’s Club
  • Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR)
  • Texas Board of Realtors (TAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • University of Texas Exes Alumni Association
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni, University of Texas
  • Coast Conservation Foundation, Board Member
  • Colorado River Foundation, River Society Member

Westlake Hills Community Involvement

  • Resident since 1974
  • West Lake Hills City Council, Place 4 – Elected May 2014
  • West Lake Hills Build Design Committee, Chairman
  • Westlake High School Alumni, Class of ’86
  • West Lake High School Cheer – All-Star Supporter
  • Eanes Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, Member & Volunteer
  • Devoted Dads of Eanes Elementary, Founder
  • Eanes Education Foundation, Gala Committee Member
Unique

Perspective

Working with Darin Walker gives you the advantage of walking in as an insider. Stepping in as if you are a local with a lifetime of connections and knowledge.

If you are looking to live in West Austin or West Lake Hills then you need an expert to give you the edge, insight, and connections that only a 42 year resident can offer. You need insight and connections that only a city councilman will have. As a native, Darin has a unique perspective of what it can mean to live in the hills of Austin. It is not often that one has the opportunity to have such a guide to help in the logistics and the enjoyment of such an adventure.

On the

Council

In 2014, Darin was elected to serve on the West Lake Hills City Council. He also serves as the Chairman of the West Lake Hills Build Design Committee and he serves on several city council subcommittees. Homeowners and businessmen rely on Darin to guide them throughout the variance process and help solve issues with their land use.

Darin Walker council
Darin Walker council
Growing up in

West Lake Hills

Growing up in West Lake Hills

When my family moved to West Lake Hills in 1974 it was a much different place. We had just three schools, one grocery store, a cool toy store and a handful of restaurants. Austin and West Lake Hills were both much smaller communities. Kari, my wife, and I graduated from West Lake High School with a class size of less than 375 students. I look back at these early days of growing up here in 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, and I’m so appreciative of the charmed life I enjoyed in these natural surroundings. It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic backdrop for a kid to grow up.

Growing up in West Lake Hills

Life on Nob Hill

When my family moved to West Lake Hills in 1974 it was a much different place. We had just three schools, one grocery store, a cool toy store and a handful of restaurants. Austin and West Lake Hills were both much smaller communities. Kari, my wife, and I graduated from West Lake High School with a class size of less than 375 students. I look back at these early days of growing up here in 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, and I’m so appreciative of the charmed life I enjoyed in these natural surroundings. It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic backdrop for a kid to grow up.

Growing up in West Lake Hills

The Cow Path to the Bus Stop

To our delight, my sister and I were allowed to ride the bus as we entered the 1st and 2nd grade at Eanes Elementary. The bus would pick us up everyday at the end of this long rocky road where Skyline Drive and Redbud Trail intersected. Back then, we called it the “cow path”. It was a fifteen-minute walk down Nob Hill to get there, but we didn’t mind. Most of the time, we would scare up deer and other animals along the way.

Growing up in West Lake Hills
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