Kirsten “offered suggestions for changes/upgrades to the house at several price point levels.” She was “able to select and manage vendors and workers who she trusted and who did great work.” She was “able to find a replacement front door (great first impression!) at a great price.” Kirsten was “able to stage the house to look absolutely beautiful and large and appealing!” She placed “notifications prior to the house actually going on the market, which generated interest early and resulted in a fast sale.” And, she “provided professional advice all through the process while still leaving decisions to me. I felt very supported all through the entire process yet felt like decisions were still my own. I never felt pressure, only support.”

S. Rago

Julie is one of the best agents I have ever worked with. I have 20+ years in the homebuilding industry and have had the opportunity to work with many agents over the years. In dealing with most agents, 90% of the time the best recommendation they could come up with to sell a home was to “reduce your price”. That was not the case with Julie. She was a true advocate for me, the client. She was able to hold firm with our price when it came to offers from other agents by explaining to them that our home was something special and different from the other homes….she actually understands the concept of create value for the home she is selling. She did a way better job of holding our price than the “local expert realtor” in our neighborhood did for several of our neighbors who had listed with them. This was the first time I had used Julie but won’t be the last in both personal and business properties. She gets it!

Steve H.

Julie Stephens-Waidelich represented me in the sell of my home in Steiner Ranch (which sold in one day at my asking price), and finding and closing my new home lease in Highland Park West. Julie is an awesome agent, very knowledgable, smart, extremely responsive, on-top of details constantly, and cares for her clients way beyond the buy-sell process. I will undoubtably go with Julie for all my future real-estate needs in Austin. I highly recommend Julie and Nest Properties!

Todd W.

Julie, your talents and passions as a realtor, customer service provider, caretaker, professional in our community and genuine care and concern for our family’ well being are all such the ultimate package and gift. Thank you for all you have done for us. I wish I could rate you for more than a 10… For you have given us 110% during this entire process. We can not thank you enough! You are a gem!

Cathy R.

Kirsten’s professional expertise and guidance were invaluable in our recent home sales experience. Kirsten’s wide experience in home staging and real estate marketing led us calmly and confidently through a most stressful time and allowed our home to be placed competitively and maximize our buyer exposure. We were extremely pleased with her services and responsiveness would definitely recommend her to all home sellers and buyers. Thanks for all your help Kirsten. We couldn’t have done it without you!

D. LeBleu

Julie is friendly and knowledgeable, not to mention super easy to work with. She helped us to get a great tenant into a rental property and has gone above and beyond in that process. Highly recommend Julie and Nest Properties!!

Tracy W.

Julie was exquisite! She was extremely professional, took the time to understood our personal needs and went above and beyond to create a great working relationship. Julie was able to identify problems before they occurred and provide immediate solutions. We will absolutely utilize her services for future transactions and will gladly refer her to friends & family!

Craig B.

Susan went above and beyond to show us all the areas and houses that were on our list, while also helping us to pare it down. She helped us with every step in buying our new home and remained our advocate. We can't thank her enough for all she did and continues to do!

K. Green

Not only were you the best Realtor we’ve ever worked with, but we enjoyed becoming friends with you! You were amazing throughout the process and we are so grateful for your help in finding our wonderful new home! You are the best Julie!

Brian K.

Julie was a beacon of sanity in our ever-changing sale! We were so grateful for her dedication, patience and problem solving skills! We’ll definitely utilize her services in the future and look forward to referring her to friends and family.

Michael and Nancy D.

Julie was excellent to work with and exceeded my expectations. She’s honest, knowledgeable, easy to work with and eager to provide unlimited guidance throughout the process. I am still telling my friends about her and what a great job she’s done for me!

Yilma W.

I can’t recommend Nest and Julie Stephens highly enough! Julie truly cares about her clients and their best interests. She’s professional, organized, a good listener and a pleasure to work with. She is solution-oriented, an excellent negotiator and goes above and beyond the call of duty in every way. I just closed on my home and have been happy with Julie every step of the way!

Lisa G.

All expectations met and exceeded!!!! I had the pleasure of working with Julie and it was truly a terrific experience. It’s difficult to “put perfection into words” however this would describe my experience completely! Julie is professional, detail oriented, possesses excellent marketing skills, always mindful of timelines, she is always quick to respond to calls/ emails/ texts. I would recommend Julie to anyone interested in selling or purchasing a home, she will most definitely have your best interest in mind. I moved out of state and in the process of purchasing a new home often wished how very much I would have liked to had an agent that could have even begun to compare with the talent Julie has, she is truly a gem!!!!

Laurie M.

Julie was fantastic and very professional, eager to help and always willing to go the extra mile! She provided constant feedback, was always available, easy to communicate with and very supportive throughout the process. I will definitely utilize her services in the future!


We chose Julie Stephens because she is smart about the real estate market, a savvy negotiator and always fair. She met and exceeded our expectations. She listened carefully to what we wanted in a new home and was unbelievably patient in helping us search. She also did a great job helping us get all of the value possible out of the home we were selling – even in a tough market. Easy to work with, conscientious, responsive and effective – all the things you want in someone responsible for helping you navigate real estate.

Melanie E.

Julie is a good listener, enthusiastic, positive and followed through on every little detail she promised. We will absolutely use her services again in the future!

Deb and Jay I.

Kirsten’s attention to detail and thoughtfulness of design have made our home both functional and beautiful. Where others would have cut corners, she goes the extra mile to produce a finished product that surpasses expectations. We can not say enough about how pleased we have been with the workmanship of our home.

E. Van Beveren

Julie was terrific! She’s very communicative, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Julie went above and beyond many times and we look forward to working with her again in the future!

Megan S.

To say that my husband and I were pleased with our experience with Julie Stephens and Nest Properties is a vast understatement. Julie handled everything on the sale of our former home and purchase of our new home with professionalism and integrity throughout. We had a few hiccups (on the seller’s side during the purchase of the new home) and she maintained her professional and pleasant demeanor while making certain issues were taken care of correctly before closing. The fact that she was texting and emailing us regarding these issues on the day of her wedding shows just how committed she is to her clients! We so appreciated her advice and constant concern regarding our experience. We felt as if we were her only clients throughout the entire process. We have purchased and sold several homes since we’ve been married and I can say without a doubt that this was the most pleasant home selling/buying experience thus far because of Julie. We will most definitely utilize her services again in the future.

Kristi J.

Julie is positive, knowledgeable and worked very hard for us! She was completely dedicated to helping us sell our home! We will call Julie again at every opportunity we have to buy or sell a home. Our neighbors even asked why we were keeping her a secret!” I will refer her to anyone I know looking for real estate services.

Charles and Sherry R.

Kirsten was extremely proactive while selling my home, utilizing multiple marketing strategies to target as many potential buyers as possible. She was also indispensable during the negotiation and inspection process, handling all of the buyer’s issues in a professional and timely manner. I can’t say enough good things about the service that Kirsten provided and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great real estate agent.


I can’t recommend Nest Properties Austin and Julie Stephens highly enough! Julie truly cares about her clients and their best interests. She’s professional, organized, a good listener and a pleasure to work with. She is solution-oriented, an excellent negotiator and goes above and beyond the call of duty in every way. I just closed on my home and have been happy with Julie every step of the way!

Lisa G.

We loved everything about working with Julie! We had a great experience selling our home and could not have asked for a better agent!

Bryan W.

Kirsten Hanna was a great asset to me during a recent search for a residential investment property. Her knowledge of remodeling costs and ability to evaluate resale potential in a variety of areas made me feel confident that I was making the right decision to enter into a purchase agreement for a particular property. I would definitely use Kirsten again as my real estate agent!

Tiffany S.

The most important things to me when selling a house are availability, responsiveness, communication, and the approach to problem solving. I can’t remember any time recently when I have worked with any business, vendor, client, or otherwise who excelled in these areas as much as Julie did for us. When you know your agent has a number of other clients, yet you consistently feel as though you are her only client, you have a great agent. Julie is very responsive, and moves right into solutions-mode when faced with any issues or problems. I could go on and on, but the point is you will not regret partnering with Julie as an agent, I can promise you that.

Andy P.

Julie is a true professional – we only wish our selling agent could have been so good! She has great follow-up and is very organized. We’ve already referred friends and family her way.

Susan K.

We loved everything about working with Julie! She is genuine, honest, energetic, eager to assist, personable, knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to be around! We are delighted to be settled in our new home and will absolutely refer her to our friends!

Brian A.