Top-producing real estate broker, entrepreneur and innovator, R. Michael Brown brings over 30 years of real estate industry and executive experience to his ventures. Michael began his real estate career in 1984 when he earned a Texas Real Estate License and partnered with a one-man brokerage based in Westlake, an affluent area of Austin, where he spent four formative years learning the business.


Michael obtained his broker’s license in 1986 just on the cusp of the market downturn. After cutting his teeth in this extremely difficult business environment, he emerged as a solo broker. From 1986 to 2006, Michael worked primarily in land brokerage and development. He honed his expertise in farm and ranch brokerage, subdivision development, and consulting in the new home construction industry.

In 1994, he was named one of the original Austin Elite 25SM, Austin’s top one percent of luxury realtors, maintaining his place on the list for a number of years by representing buyers and sellers in multi-million dollar transactions. Michael’s strategy has always been relationship rather than transaction driven, focusing on repeat business with a handful of valued clients.

Avalar Austin Real Estate:
The relationship-based business model is a cornerstone of Avalar Austin Real Estate, the full-service, real estate agency where Michael serves as one of three brokers/owners and director of business development. Michael was one of the original founders of the agency in 2006, when Avalar opened three offices in the Austin area.

Today, Avalar operates two offices in Dripping Springs & Steiner Ranch, plus two additional offices in Burnet and Lampasas as part of his farm & ranch arm, Carpenter Real Estate. Through fluctuating markets, a growing roster of agents and changing broker/agent trends, Avalar & Carpenter Real Estate have maintained their high-touch customer service culture. While agent mentorship, training, coaching and relationship-based business are foundational values, Michael knows from experience the challenge of maintaining a high level of quality service in an ever-changing industry. Brokers must simultaneously keep up with legislation, technology, marketing and business operations, all while furthering their local-market expertise.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in park administration and landscape architecture from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Calgary. He holds an active Texas Real Estate Broker License and is a member of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, the Texas Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®. In his personal time, he enjoys fishing, flying planes and spending time with his eight grandchildren.

R. Michael Brown’s Listings

Custom built and owned by the builder, this home is turnkey with all the upgrades imaginable. Located within the prestigious 18-hole championship golf course community-Delaware Springs. Walk up the floating iron steps through custom designed steel double doors to the dramatic foyer and open concept living area. An exquisite kitchen boasts top of the line appliances along with a beautiful leathered, waterfall cut kitchen island. Pamper yourself in the resort style primary suite with large electric fireplace and luxurious bath featuring a modern free standing tub and grand walkthrough shower. Huge black framed windows throughout the home maximizing views and sunlight. Additional features include, automatic shades installed in living area, Sonos surround sound throughout living area and back porch accessible by a mounted iPAD, mechanical ready for future outdoor pool equipment, wood burning fireplace in the backyard patio, lift master MiQ garage door openers, standing seam steel roof, commercial grade water softener and filtration system, attached garage with additional finished living area, perfect for a gym or mancave. Need more space? Come see the newly added two story guest house with 500 sqft spray foamed,living space downstairs, plumbed for a full bath and garage and another 1000sqft unfinished on the 2nd story. Just minutes away from downtown entertainment, restaurants and shopping, and just a short drive to some of the best lakes in Texas offering boating, fishing, and kayaking. Experience the pinnacle of hill country living on your private and wooded 3.32 acres lot, where every detail has been meticulously curated to exceed your expectations! $1,199,000 Active

150 Wandering Oak CIR Burnet, Texas

6 Beds 4 Baths 3,284 SqFt 3.320 Acres

SELLER PAID 3/2/1/ INTEREST BUY DOWN NOTE - Days on the market reflect the construction time - Located in beautiful gated community of Miller Creek about an hour north of  Austin between Lampasas and Briggs.  70 acreage tracts ranging from 12-95 acres. Inspiring views of the storied Hill Country are framed by gently rolling hills crowned with venerable hardwood groves.  Premier lots with Agricultural exemption - This beautiful single story home by Grand Endeavor now complete. Call the listing agent for details of the plans and showing instructions. $1,190,000 Active

103 Buck Rabbit Burnet, Texas

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,000 SqFt 12.190 Acres

SELLER PAID 3/2/1/ INTEREST BUY DOWN  Call the listing agent for the plans, construction status and showing instructions for this top quality new single story spec home by Jay Garrett Signature Homes.Burnet Oaks Estates is beautiful new gated community of just 51 tracts located 3 miles east of Burnet on Burnet Oaks Drive (CR 200). The 51 5+ acre sites have agricultural exemptions and are clustered around a natural pond and community park. Inspiring vistas of oak-studded, gently rolling Hill Country ranch land create beutiful homesites. $1,190,000 Active

195 Burnet Oaks Burnet, Texas

4 Beds 5 Baths 3,176 SqFt 6.200 Acres

Colleen Eckerman