With over 15 years tenure in Austin real estate, Desmond has experienced many of the various market cycles our fair city has endured. Her involvement in the banking industry during boom and bust gives her an edge in navigating housing markets.
She was inducted into the Platinum Top 50 Realtors and is a member of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Board of Regents. She further distinguished herself by earning a membership in Elite 25® (Elite 25® represents Austin real estate agents that are top 1% in in the high end real estate market).
Desmond was rated by the Austin Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Austin Realtors for 2015. An expert in her field, she has earned multiple designations including CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist - an honor bestowed upon only 4% of agents), and GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and her newest is RSPS (Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist).
In addition to her passion for real estate she is involved with the American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign in spreading the word about women's health. Desmond lives in the Westlake area. Although she specializes in marketing and selling luxury real estate, no job is too large or too small. Desmond devotes personal attention to each client and individual situation and consistently finds the best possible outcomes for her clients.
Desmond is an excellent, professional Realtor with vast knowledge of Austin and the surrounding area! She always responded to texts or phone calls and would make herself available for showings whenever we would ask. We would definitely work with her again!
Happy Clients! — Jun 05, 2014
Turnquist Realtors has been the single best agency we have ever worked with. We knew a Turnquist agent and had seen their listings on some very nice homes. Desmond Milvenan and Sonya Manson walked us through all the issues associated with listing and selling our home. We were cautious at first, given that we had wanted to sell our home, but felt that the effort and impact would be too great. From when we first listed our home, to when we had our first offer was less than 2 weeks. The highly professional manner in which our broker and agent supported us, presented our home and managed the process were second to none. Our eventual listing to actual close was two months. We then purchased our new home using Desmond and Sonya, and they worked like champions to help us make great decisions and get our new home for a great price. Desmond Milvenan and Sonya Manson, through Turnquist Realtors, have been a blessing to our family. They made the process the least impactful, and were with us every step of the way. They took the time to understand our family and needs. Selling and buying homes can be extraordinarily stressful. However, Desmond, Sonya and Turnquist exceeded our hopes and expectations in every sense. There are a team that we would recommend to our closest friends!
Listing Client — Jan 16, 2014