Serving Austinites for over 30 years!
A 5th generation Texan Machelle Ralls, nickname “Missy”, has the espirit de corp, or sense of camaraderie, so many Texans share. With a strong work ethic and the gifts of southern grit and charm, Machelle’s determination has been rewarded with a proven record of success. For the last 30 years she has dedicated herself to residential, commercial and investment real estate. In 2014 she joined 512 Realty with a long history as a top producer, and a focus in the investment/student housing/single family homes.
Born in Fort Worth, Machelle moved to Austin in 1975 to attend college at the University of Texas studying business, design, marketing. She loves animals, spending time outdoors, traveling in her RV-Motorhome, and volunteering in her spare time. Her proudest achievement, however, is her son Jonathan—an engineering-construction science student. He also has a penchant for hunting, computers, rock climbing and flying helicopters. For Machelle, motherhood has been the greatest gift of her life.
Before her career in real estate, Machelle’s fervor for sales resulted in a position with Burlington Industries where she travelled as a National Sales Representative. Soon thereafter, with a solid foundation in retail marketing, Machelle opened her own clothing boutique in Austin. She was even nominated as one of Austin’s Top New Business Woman of the Year.
After closing the doors to her store in the wake of a recession in Texas, Machelle moved to Houston and began working in New Home Sales. She then moved on to asset management REO sales with the largest S & L at the time—a historic period in Texas. It was during this time Machelle began to meet and foster relationships with many seasoned agents and real estate companies Little did she realize this experience would launch what would become a 25-year career owning her own company.
In 1989 Machelle started her business, MJM Investments, purchasing her first Austin property in Tarrytown. With a focus in the UT/ Central Austin area, she began what would be a long career in real estate ownership, acquisition and management. These were some of her favorite times, fixing and flipping properties, working with contractors on-site and learning all the intricacies of the industry. With many stories and years of success in 2009, after MJM sold its last large property. Machelle went on to work for several student-housing companies and later renewed her real estate license in 2014. She sold over $8 million in small investment properties while also leasing in the UT area, as Top Producer for 2 years. She also sold a large profile commercial legacy property In East Austin for her son’s former football coach and their family. They were so happy they are listing additional properties with her.
Machelle ascribes her entrepreneurial spirit to a long line of strong mentors in her life. Starting as a young girl selling homemade pillows door-to-door, Machelle’s tenacity has always proven its purpose. Machelle was an avid runner and disciplined athlete for years which ultimately helped her run a successful business. Although life has thrown its curve balls in her direction, she continues to get back up to the plate with a more empathetic and caring heart. Machelle is an agent that truly cares about her clients’ goals and aspirations—her own success measured in response to meeting their best interests.
Joining BHG- Home City Real Estate with her own unique style, charisma and branding has afforded Machelle the resources of one of the best companies in Texas! The knowledge and life lessons learned over the course of a 40-year career in marketing and real estate is the foundation of Machelle’s ability to act as an informed agent; her spirit and passion for the industry is what makes her a trusted confidant. She won the coveted #1 producing agent and rising star agent for the fourth quarter of 2017 and #1 Circle of Excellence winner.
Machelle can assist you with all your residential-commercial-investment buying or selling needs because she “knows a thing or two!” Machelle has no plans to retire and will continue her ”legacy” career at BHG- Homecity Real Estate for many years to come!
Meet Machelle Ralls
Machelle Ralls is by far the best realtor in Austin!
She has the realtor experience necessary to represent her client in even the most complicated real estate situation. Her multitasking skills are truly impressive and she has the ability to work magic knowing exactly what steps it will take to achieve the greatest results for her client. Machelle works diligently and provides open communication throughout the selling process, she never leaves questions unanswered. No matter how many times a day you contact her, she is always available, pleasant and can provide answers to any real estate question one might have. It is her wealth of knowledge through years of experience that put her at the top of Austin’s realtor list.
If you are ready to buy or sell and want a professional who can get results quickly and efficiently, call Machelle! Promise you’ll be feeling positive and accomplished at the end of it all, and guarantee she’ll leave you smiling.
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