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About Austin Horse Properties

Austin Horse Properties represents your highest and best interests every step of the way. From foundation to roof, septic to well, barns, turnouts and everything in-between; we listen and understand what makes you, your horse and your property needs special.

With Austin Horse Properties, Bettina Babbitt combines 30 years of life in Austin and surrounding rural areas, 20 years of real estate knowledge and her life long love of horses to bring together equestrian property buyers and sellers.




Calling Austin home for over 30 years and working as a full-time real estate agent for 20 years, Bettina knows her way around town and around a real estate deal. A smart, detail-oriented agent with "integrity in spades." Bettina brings sharp listening and negotiating skills to all of her transactions. She prides herself on offering outstanding customer service and expert advice. 
She's helped countless clients, including first-time home buyers, real estate investors, and land owners achieve their real estate dreams. She’s a great advocate for her clients and represents their highest and best interests every step of the way.
Growing up on the family farm in Iowa, Bettina's strong mid-western work ethic is evident in everything she does. In addition to being a working student at a horse farm through college, she also earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, and as an English major, participated in the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.
Bettina earned her Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation in 2010. Pursuing her interest in sustainable building practices she was one of the first real estate agents in Austin to earn NAR’s Sustainable Property (GREEN) designation. Bettina has also earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation (CLHMS) and is also a real estate broker.
Bettina is a lifelong animal lover and lives in the country with 2 dogs; Butters, and Francis. In her spare time, if not previewing or showing properties, she can be found working with her Haflinger horse Tessa. 
Bettina loves Austin and its beautiful surrounding rural areas, and homes. Bettina is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, The Texas Association of REALTORS®, and The Austin Board of REALTORS®.
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Bettina was recommended to me by another trusted agent in Austin for her expertise in horse properties and her general expertise as a REALTOR® in the Austin area for many many years. I was flying in to find a horse property that would suit my horse's needs and my family's. Bettina started with a long phone call where she asked a lot of questions about what I wanted. She then gave me an overview of the di...

— Carrie F.


I just sold a duplex with Bettina as my REALTOR®. She gave me spot-on advice on what I needed to do to get the best price. The was really well done, beautifully photographed, perfectly priced, and carefully timed. It sold quickly. Bettina paid real attention to detail. The other REALTOR® was frankly sloppy, but Bettina was super careful with the numbers, the terms, making sure the right boxes were checke...

— David D.


Bettina is the best real estate agent we have ever worked with. She was a terrific partner in our search for a home in Austin. We came to Austin from a very different market. She was knowledgeable, creative, and endlessly patient as she helped us navigate Austin's fast-moving and competitive housing market. Bettina was forthright and relaxed as we toured homes and neighborhoods. She quickly became famili...

— Gina G.


Bettina is amazing! Really. It's that simple. She's an ace REALTOR® that knows her city, the market, and her industry well. On top of that, she's ridiculously thorough and prompt. Not to mention the patient. The housing market in Austin is enough to make anyone a bit loopy and Bettina did a great job of encouraging us to stick with it and not lose hope. She advocates hard for her clients and did a great ...

— Sarah R.


I bought my home through Bettina and I can not say enough good things about her. She is not only an incredible REALTOR® but an even better person. I must have viewed dozens of homes and she never let me down. She was proactive, constantly in touch, and always took my calls. I can not say enough about how much of an incredible businesswoman she was. I liked her so much I bought a house down the street fro...

— Daniel O.


Just sold my house with Bettina as my REALTOR®. Would work with her again in a heartbeat on a project. As issues occurred she was on top of things so that that putting the house on the market moved forward in a timely manner. She pays attention to detail and keeps you in the loop so that you never wonder how the is progressing. She was super nice about the meeting when I was unable to. Props to Bettina f...

— Jay B.


Bettina is endlessly patient when asked to show multiple houses and always tries her hardest to get appointments set up on very little notice from me. She is quick to respond to emails and texts and will bend over backward to get information from the sellers if I have a question. She works hard and sets realistic expectations. She knows her stuff and is personable to boot! I am pleased to call her both m...

— Joanne D.


Bettina Babbitt is an awesome REALTOR®! I had to sell my house quickly and she was a neighbor of mine. She listed my house and it was on MLS for one day when we received an extremely decent offer that was very close to our asking price. Bettina even helped me out cleaning out the house something very rare in this day and age. High-five, Bettina!

— Drew W.


I highly recommend Bettina for your real estate needs. She worked above and beyond to help us find the house of our dreams and made sure we were able to close quickly and efficiently. If you are looking for a reliable REALTOR® who actually cares and works for you I couldn't recommend her more!

— Chloe T.


Bettina is patient, hard-working, honest, and trustworthy. By far the best agent I have ever met. I would use her again in a heartbeat.

— Jacob M.

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