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Welcome to Firsthand Properties, an Austin-based real estate boutique where everyone is family — for a lifetime! We build genuine, long-lasting relationships with the clients we proudly serve throughout the wildly competitive Central Texas and Houston markets.


Meet Firsthand Properties

Our founder, Christine Chau, sets the tone for our service and your experience. With her exhaustive market presence, active membership in industry organizations, and support of local charities, Christine’s standing throughout the community underscores our love for Austin and serving its people, and our determination to be your Realtors®️ — always.

Sai & Donna L.
Joe H.
Sungsup L.

We found Christine to be friendly, warm, knowledgeable, professional and very capable and efficient to help us buy 3 Austin properties within 45 days of our 1031 exchange. Furthermore, half of our units from the purchases were vacant. Christine then took charge to renovate these units and rented them out within a month of availability. We are out-of-state investors, and we are lucky to have a truly profe...

— Sai & Donna L.


I really enjoyed working with Christine as she made the first-time home buying process simple and stress-free. I was looking for a property in North Austin and she was responsive and available at all hours to any questions I had. She was very informative and helped walk me through each step of the process. I appreciated her guidance and experience, and with her help I was able to quickly close on a house.

— Joe H.


Christine Chau has been a great help in getting my first home! She has been patient and very responsive in communication with me as well as other 3rd parties, such as my lender, seller, etc. She had my best interest in mind whenever I asked of her opinion on the state of the house, as well as neighborhood assessment. She isn’t the type of Realtor® that just wants to finish the transaction as quickly as p...

— Sungsup L.

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