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Jessica Yates


Jessica brings creativity, passion, and tenacity to everything she does, and her work is no exception. She has built an extensive 15-year background in residential sales, serving both buyers and sellers in multiple markets. Along the way, Jessica has fostered valuable relationships with developers, granting her tremendous insight into all aspects of the real estate journey, from construction and design to financing and the final closing process.

In 2007, Jessica focused her real estate interests on working with condo developers in downtown Austin. Since then, she's contributed her talents to a variety of projects. Between 2009 and 2011, her co-direction of the sales team at the W Austin Residences led to $160 million in sales during an otherwise uncertain time for residential real estate. As a result, she's particularly well-versed in the complicated process of condominium appraisals and financing. In 2015, she took this knowledge to 70 Rainey, where she served as Director of Sales before joining the team at Fifth and West in 2016. There, she and her partner Kelly Martin worked in tandem to ultimately sell out the 154-residence building. In 2019 alone, they've collectively closed over $200 million.

Jessica doesn't just sell downtown, she's lived and continues to invest there, too. Her history of success with buyers, sellers, and developers have garnered her repeat business and consistent client referrals throughout her storied career. Possessing a savvy 360-degree understanding of the real estate process enables Jessica to provide an unmatched level of service and expertise for her clients. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and having all kinds of adventures with her husband and two children.

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Quick Facts

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    Elite 25 Austin, Member Since 2023

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    Luxury League Austin, Member Since 2023

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    ABOR, TREC Member since 2009

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    Sales Manager for W Residences, 2009 - 2012

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    Sales Manager for Fifth & West Residences, 2016 - 2019

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    Sales Manager for 70 Rainey, 2015-2016

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    Sales Manager for Brazos Place, 2007-2009


What Jessica's Clients
are Saying

Jessica and Kelly are professional, knowledgeable and truly passionate about what they do. Jessica helped us for many years until she found a dream house for us! They are very thorough and explain contracts very well. They made themselves available at all times which was so nice if we needed something last minute. We just sold our house with them, and will use them to purchase our next home! Five stars for Martin-Yates group!

Kelti L.

"The Martin-Yates team was truly exceptional! They made our sale process seamless and were able to sell our home in less time, for more money than we had expected. They are truly first-rate!"

Leslie & Troy M.

"Jessica listed our 5th & West condo and in 2 days we had multiple buyers and offers! Once we started closing it was hands off, she and the staff at Moreland properties took care of everything. This was the easiest buying, selling, and closing process we have experienced. Professional market savvy service end to end (we bought pre-construction). We would be happy to do business again with Jessica and Moreland properties. Great job!"

Rick and Kim P.

"We purchased our condominium through Kelly and listed it through her. Both times she did an A+ job of communication, attention to detail, and customer service. Will use her and her partner, Jessica Yates, for any transaction we do in the Austin area. Thank you!"

Amy H.

"I had the best experience with Kelly and Jessica. They were so patient with me and really worked hard to find the perfect home for me and my family. In the end, they found us a beautiful home off-market that's even better than what we imagined. I am so thankful for all their expertise, hard work and patience!"

Katie N.

Kelly and Jessica completely exceeded our expectations as home buyers and helped us find our dream home. They were patient, professional, knowledgeable and even somehow made the process pleasurable! More than once I called, nerves on fire about whether we'd get the house (we were one of four offers), and they calmly and confidently reassured me that we'd made a very strong offer. Once we were under contract, they walked us through each step with poise and purpose. They were willing to ask for what we desired, but also smart enough to be strategic. We felt like they were really on our side and we're thrilled with the outcome. We are settling into our new home now, and sometimes I still pinch myself that it all worked out the way it did. I give most of the credit to Kelly and Jessica and their finesse.

Ellie & Michael

Kelly and Jessica are true professionals. Their judgment related to the transaction - from pricing to listing to staging to negotiating to closing was spot on. It was a pleasure to work with them both and I firmly believe that they enhanced the value that we received for our home.

Dan & Meredith

Melody and I have known and worked with Kelly and Jessica for many years both on the sell and buy side of the Austin residential market- we have thoroughly enjoyed our relationship with them and greatly appreciate their knowledge, professionalism, and insight given throughout each transaction- and better yet, they are realtors who bring real buyers. We highly recommend their services!

Curt & Melody

We had the good fortune of having Kelly and Jessica lead the sales effort for Fifth & West Residences. They represented our property with the utmost professionalism and played an instrumental role in the timely and successful sellout of the project. Kelly and Jessica both have tremendous condominium sales acumen, well-rounded transactional capability and a keen eye for detail. They are a bona fide two-two punch!

Barrett L.

Kelly and Jessica are an excellent partner in real estate transactions. They are smart and fun to work with. My family has leaned on them for both sale and purchase of properties and they are always helpful and pay close attention to even the most minute details - everything from contracts to staging to thoughtful scheduling. We highly recommend them.

Steve & Amy

Jessica and Kelly have been exceptional with all of our real estate needs. We first worked with them when purchasing our condo in downtown Austin, and their guidance during the process ensured everything went smoothly. When an unexpected job transfer caused us to move across the country just a few months later, we instantly turned to Jessica and Kelly to list our condo and they found someone almost immediately. They are professional, dedicated, and helpful with every detail along the way. We highly recommend them!

Reena & Rahul

As Realtors ourselves in California, we can wholeheartedly say that Kelly and Jessica are top notch. We truly expect the best and they continually exceed our expectations. They are so responsive, helpful, knowledgeable, caring and have been great advisors for us as out of state owners. We would not work with any other team to buy, sell or manage our property. They are truly a class act!

Natalie G.

Jessica and Kelly have gone the extra mile to make everything the very best it could be. I can't say enough positive things about them. They did a super wonderful job for me for buying and selling. Jessica and Kelly are not only gracious realtors but also wonderful ladies.

Yong and Joanne