Charles Runnels – Platinum Top 50 Austin
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Charles Runnels

Broker: Realty Austin Compass (512)914-0183
Charles started his Austin real estate career in 2009, specializing in Central Austin and Downtown. Prior to launching his career in residential real estate, Charles received his Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and spent thirteen years in the banking industry, which shaped and molded his drive for excellent service and attention to detail. With his extensive background in finance, and as a property owner and investor himself, Charles extends this knowledge to his clients representing buyers, sellers, and investors throughout the transaction process, holding the distinction of Austin’s Top 3% of Realtors. Most importantly, Charles knows that buying and selling a home is not just a transaction, but a relationship. His goal is to make you a client for life. As a Downtown resident himself, Charles is a huge advocate of walkable neighborhoods and well-planned spaces with soul and character. He is active and well-versed in future and current developments throughout the Austin area. When Charles isn’t helping people find their dream homes, you can find him enjoying many of the excellent restaurants and coffee shops, exploring Austin’s fabulous green spaces, or rummaging through vintage stores trying to find the most stylish objects from the past.


Years of Experience


Geographic Areas Served

Austin - Central, Austin - Downtown, Austin - East, Austin - North Central, Austin - Travis Heights


ALHS, Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, CLHMS, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, GRI, Graduate REALTOR® Institute

Community Involvement

Foundation Communities, Foundation Communities, Habitat for Humanity, Ninja Group, OutYouth, Equality Texas Foundation, Human Rights Campaign

Industry Involvement

ABoR, Austin Board of REALTORS®, GRI Society, Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, NAR, National Association of REALTORS®, National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals, TREC, Texas Real Estate Commission, TREPAC

Specializations and Expertise

Buyer Representation, Downtown/High-rise Living, First-Time Homebuyers

Average Sale Price

$600,000 - $1,000,000