Kelly MartinBroker Associate
Born and raised in central Texas, Kelly’s real estate career began in 2007 when she joined one of Austin’s premier luxury brokerages as the listing manager. Since then, she’s used her native knowledge of the city and surrounding areas to help buyers find the perfect home or investment property from which to experience the quintessential Austin lifestyle. For sellers, she’s worked diligently to ensure they secure the most prosperous deal possible. As an integral part of the sales team at Fifth and West Residences, Kelly and her partner Jessica helped to successfully sell out the 39-story building before joining the Compass team in 2019.
Specializing in downtown luxury, Kelly is uniquely qualified to help clients on all sides of the market. She lived in downtown Austin for more than a decade and continues to invest there, too. Whether clients are looking to purchase, sell, lease, or invest in an Austin residence, Kelly represents their interests with a consistently personalized, professional approach. Her vivacity and determination to excel in everything she does grants her the ability to bring a holistic, personal approach to the entire real estate journey, no matter which side of the process her clients are on.
Having lived downtown, Kelly is well-versed in the incredible amenities that come with being in the heart of the city. She now lives in Tarrytown with her husband and two children, where she is passionate about being engaged in the community and leading an active life. Kelly is a certified yoga instructor and spends as much of her free time as possible exploring the city she loves, going for runs along Lady Bird Lake, and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Central Texas Native
Sales, The Austonian (2013-2016)
Sales, Fifth & West Residences (2014-2019)
Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA) Member
National Association of Realtors® (NAR)
Graduate Realtor Institute® (GRI) accreditation
Accredited Luxury Home Specialist designation
Certified Yoga Instructor
What Kelly's Clients
"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.
"We have worked with Kelly Martin twice and have received exceptional customer service. She is a skilled negotiator and trusted advisor on all matters real estate related. Her knowledge of the Austin market is impressive and has served us well as new buyers into the community. We highly recommend Kelly."John & Amy H.
"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.
"Jackie and I had the pleasure to enjoy Kelly's expertise twice. One when we bought the apartment, and again when we sold it. We enjoyed her attentiveness to each detail of the transaction. Her communications skills are effective and to the point. We would have her take care of our real estate needs anytime!"Henk & Jackie M.
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