Ronda Prothro has spent her career working in marketing, sales, and public relations. Early on she was a public relations intern for two professional sports teams, the San Francisco 49ers and the Sacramento Kings, and went on to become the media spokesperson for the Santa Clara County, California jail system. After that she served in senior management positions for large multi-national corporations and founded three companies.
Prior to her real estate career, Ronda was the managing partner for a boutique marketing and graphic design agency. In addition to developing creative strategies for clients, she was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the company, including negotiating contracts, directing project timelines, and managing client relationships. Her client base was diverse, encompassing large corporations and start-up companies and representing technology and services ranging from medical devices and high-tech to real estate companies and builders.
For as long as she can remember, though, Ronda’s true passion has been in real estate. Before becoming a REALTOR®, she had first-hand experience as both a buyer and seller of starter homes to multi-million dollar properties. She also planned and managed small and large remodeling projects, from kitchen facelifts to major additions, acting as the General Contractor. Her proudest accomplishment was remodeling a large bathroom down to the studs, reconfiguring the layout, and having the toilet operable in just one week!
Having relocated to Austin in 2011, Ronda is able to leverage her personal experience of searching for a home in a new city and state to help out-of-town buyers do the same. Wearing her buyer’s hat, she can objectively look at a property and advise sellers on how to prepare, stage, and market their homes to sell and sell quickly. This skill, combined with her extensive marketing, design, and negotiating experience, provides Ronda with a winning combination that ultimately helps her clients.
Ronda has worked with clients to buy and sell a variety of real estate, ranging from starter homes, to condos, to multimillion dollar properties. She is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, a member of the Million Dollar Guild, and a member of Keller Williams Luxury Homes International.
Ronda and her husband, Bruce, are winemakers and recently launched their label, Prothro Family Wines. Their limited production wines are made from renowned vineyards in Napa Valley and are available exclusively through their website (prothrofamilywines.com), wine club, and special events. Ronda and Bruce have been married for over 27 years. They have a son at Southern Methodist University and a daughter entering Savannah College of Art and Design. Ronda is an avid athlete who loves to run and lift weights, but her favorite workout is putting on her hot pink boxing gloves and sparring with her trainer.