Compass Real Estate set to provide virtual tour of Austin real estate market

Home tours will include a listing at 1005 Sweet Grass Lane in the Serene Hills neighborhood of Lake Travis. (Courtesy Compass)
Home tours will include a listing at 1005 Sweet Grass Lane in the Serene Hills neighborhood of Lake Travis. (Courtesy Compass)

Home tours will include a listing at 1005 Sweet Grass Lane in the Serene Hills neighborhood of Lake Travis. (Courtesy Compass)

Real estate technology company Compass Real Estate is gearing up to launch Austin Homes Live, a virtual tour event for prospective home buyers.

Austin Homes Live will take place May 19 and will feature interactive home tours throughout Austin’s real estate markets, including Central Austin, East Austin, West Austin, Lakeway and South Austin.

The inaugural event, which, according to a press release, is designed to simulate a music festival atmosphere, will take place live through the company’s newly formed website.

Those who tune in will be privy to advice from 35 Compass agents leading sessions on buying historic homes, pricing strategies for sellers, waterfront properties and more.

“Our Compass agents are experts on the intricacies of Austin, and during times like these, the importance of being guided by an agent with deep market knowledge and expertise ... has been more essential than ever,” Compass Sales Manager Dara Allen Austin said in the release.



According to Allen, the COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed down Austin’s real estate market, and the city remains a popular relocation destination.

“We anticipate a very busy summer,” Allen said.

The event will allow the company to prioritize the community’s safety while showcasing a number of listings. The nature of the virtual event will also allow prospective buyers outside of Austin to tour homes.

“While this version of a spring home tour might be different than those we have held in the past, Austin Homes Live will offer those interested in Austin real estate virtual access to our city’s hottest neighborhoods and properties,” Compass Agent Charlotte Lipscomb said.

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.