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Laura Gottesman grew up in Dallas, Texas and moved to Austin in 1982 to attend the University of Texas. Laura fell in love with Austin and made it her home, becoming an enthusiastic and dedicated citizen of the Austin community. In 1997, after all three children had entered school, Laura decided to follow her interests and talents to pursue a career in residential real estate. Immediately, Laura earned the respect and loyalty of her friends and clients. Through a strong and unique referral base, she was identified as a leader in the field of high-end residential home sales.  

With a background in advertising and marketing along with a keen business sense, Laura started her own boutique company in 2000.  Under Laura’s leadership, Gottesman Residential Real Estate has earned a significant share of the high-end, residential market in Austin. 

Laura Gottesman is widely known throughout the Austin area for her energy, professionalism, and knowledge of the Austin real estate market.  She has consistently been among the top agents in Austin.  Working with Buyers and Sellers, Laura has a knack for thinking creatively and offering “out of the box” solutions.  Her positive disposition and “win-win” mentality has established a solid reputation among her colleagues, clients and other professionals in the real estate industry.

Laura was named as a finalist in Austin’s Business Journal Profiles in Powers and serves on the Seton Development Board and the Community Advisory Board of Caritas. Laura has also been a member of Entrepreneurs Organization and currently serves on the board of the Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation, The Contemporary, Texas Women for the Arts, University of Texas Chairman's Council and The Advisory Board of Elite 25. 

Throughout the years, Laura and her husband Morris, have been actively involved in many philanthropic efforts in the community. 

Laura is assisted by Amanda Harding.


Amanda Harding, Broker Associate

A licensed Broker, Amanda Harding joined Laura Gottesman’s team in 2004 and they have worked side by side ever since. Her responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of each listing and contract. Amanda is known for her attention to detail, broad knowledge and in-depth experience in the Austin real estate market. She works directly with Laura and her clients to ensure they receive the highest level of service.

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We have enjoyed almost a 20 year relationship with Laura, with her representation on more than 10 transactions both buying and selling. She possesses a unique skill set that makes her an outstanding agent. Laura knows the market intimately even properties that are not listed. She possesses incredible resources whether you need an architect, builder, painter, etc. Her experience and creativity allow her to figure out how to get the deal done whether you are a buyer or seller. But above all is her integrity and her ability to provide honest, unbiased advice, and her word is her bond.

Cheryl and John Sauder

Laura Gottesman is not only one of the best luxury realtors I’ve ever met but she is also one of the most generous people that I know. Laura is a critical member of our Elite 25’s Advisor Board and has always been there for us whether we needed her expertise, her experience or just her advice to make things better for all of Elite 25’s membership. Knowing Laura is just a phone call away for questions is just so comforting and when you meet her, it quickly becomes very obvious why Laura remains one Austin’s most sought after luxury realtors at the very top of their game.

Tony Trungale, Managing Director, Elite 25 Austin

For 20+ years, it is has been my honor to successfully close many real estate transactions with Laura Gottesman. Her professionalism, attention to detail, problem-solving and positive outlook are just a few of the attributes she embodies. I look forward to many more opportunities to assist Laura and her clients with their purchases or sales.

Carolyn Thornton, Sr. Vice President, Heritage Title Company

It goes without saying, Laura is one of the best. I love how she speaks so highly of so many people in her business. Her calmness and confidence instills such trust which makes buying and selling not just an easy experience, but so enjoyable.

Missy and John Lawson

Laura Gottesman offers a tailored and comprehensive service that far out-performs any we have had in the past. After listening to our needs, she provided an efficient and successful home search. She is a strong negotiator and managed a complicated transaction with intelligence. Beyond this, Laura helped us find the right schools for our children and service providers for our house. She is a true Austinite and loves helping people find a home here.

Maryann Bell

We have worked with Laura on a number of buy-side and sell-side transactions over the years. She knows the Austin market better than anyone, and has given us really good advice. Laura has her finger on the pulse of the market. She’s also a deal closer, which is especially valued in complicated transactions.

Carrie and Robert Hicks


Laura Gottesman , Broker/Owner, Elite 25

Gottesman Residential Real Estate

512.657.4966 | 512.451.2422 vm 103