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With intimate knowledge of all neighborhoods and an impressive roster of repeat and referral customers, Chris has a finger on the pulse of the Austin real estate scene. His proven skills and uniquely personal approach make him the best choice for listing or buying your dream home.   

A 25-year resident of Austin, Chris received an engineering degree from The University of Texas and excelled in high-tech sales and business development before launching his real estate career. He has developed an unparalleled understanding of the city during more than two decades here and specializes in Central/West Austin, Downtown, Westlake, Lakefront and surrounding Austin neighborhoods.   

An avid supporter of local community organizations, Chris participates in a variety of fundraisers and teaches English through the El Buen Samaritano adult ESL program. He is also an active triathlete/marathoner, fan of the outdoors and can be seen hiking, biking, or running near Town Lake, or swimming at Barton Springs with his 12 year old son, Jack.  



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In a sea of mediocre real estate agents, Chris Long shines like a star. Highly intelligent, Chris knows the Austin real estate market inside and out. He knows where to buy and why and can show you the numbers to prove it. Our move to Austin and the purchase of our home was much more complicated and emotional than we anticipated. However, Chris made everything as simple and painless as he could. He truly cared about us finding the right home, and jumped over MANY hurdles to make sure we happy. Chris "gets it" on both a personal and professional level for his clients. He is much more than a real estate agent, he is now our friend.

Michael Gonzales

Chris was a fantastic Realtor.  He guided us through the process of buying our first home from a distance.  We felt comfortable and confident with Chris as our Realtor and would refer him to our friends.

Clay Basser-Wall and Johanna Burwel

My husband and I moved from California to Austin, TX in Spring 2004. As first-time homebuyers and "out-of-towners" we needed all the help we could get from our realtor, and Chris was the perfect match for us.  Chris worked with us for several months via telephone, email, and the internet to help us clarify what we were looking for. He educated us about Austin's neighborhoods, sent us home listings on a regular basis and visited open houses on our behalf.  During the entire process, we felt completely at ease with him and knew that he would rather not sell us a house at all than sell us a house that wasn't right for us.  We felt well taken care of throughout the closing process as well through Chris' professionalism, reliability, and integrity.  We love our new home in Austin and are currently working with Chris on our next project.  We heartily recommend Chris!

Pete and Julia Feighner

We love our home ALMOST as much as we LOVE our realtor, Chris Long. No one will work harder to make your dream home a Reality!  Chris made the process seamless and fun -  when we were discouraged, he renewed our hope, time and time again. You won't find anyone who will work harder to make your dreams come true!  Thanks Chris!

Susan Campion and Candis Guidry

I want to say Thanks for the wonderful job you did selling my home.  I was surprised by the strong feelings I experienced and I´m grateful for the way you guided the process along so smoothly!

Russ Gregory

Being new to Austin and having no knowledge of who to choose for a realtor, Chris Long was a godsend.  My previous experiences with buying or selling a home had been less than pleasant. Chris made the process seamless.  He was communicative every step of the way, letting me know exactly what was going on.  He worked diligently to make sure I got the house I wanted while staying within my budget.  He has renewed my faith in the home buying process.

Casey Cummins

Chris did a great job of keeping us informed/updated and taking us on house tours.  He was incredibly professional and proactive in finding potential properties of interest.

Adam Toguchi

Chris helped us find a replacement home within a tight three week deadline. He respected our expressed housing needs and worked hard to come up with a large number of quality homes to show us.  When negotiations for the new house got tense, he relieved the pressure and took over dealing fairly and assertively with the builder's salesman. Chris is a model agent. He handles everyone involved with a superb 'I count and you count too,' attitude. Chris and his clients will realize great rewards.

Richard Brown

Chris and his team went above and beyond to sell my house, including managing last-minute snags during the final process while I was out of town.  He kept me informed at regular intervals, and was well-informed about changes in the local market.  I would recommend Chris to anyone considering buying or selling home anywhere in the Austin metro area.

Jim Zalles

Our sale - a 2 bedroom condo for our children who are college students and new college grads living in Austin - was small in comparison to the more typical real estate Chris deals in. However, he didn't make us feel "small" - his and Jacque's personalized service, quick response, and extra effort during and after the sale - all made us feel as if we were their most important clients. Thanks for an outstanding job!

Sharon Jones

Chris helped me buy a home from 1751 miles away. He was able to negotiate a great deal and provided boots on the ground when I needed someone to check out the house before I could be here. I would highly recommend him.

Kevin Kelley


Chris Long , Broker Associate, Elite 25

Gottesman Residential Real Estate

512.289.6300 | 512.575.3644