Meta Bates

If you could compile all the positive and/or flattering adjectives people use to compliment someone into one giant coffee table book, it STILL wouldn't be enough to adequately describe how my wife & I feel about Meta...Hyperbole isn't even hyperbole when it comes to Meta, it's simply: True...she's wonderful in every way you could want someone to be wonderful and did things for us I can't imagine any other realtor taking the time (or having the heart) to do...she answered all calls, soothed all concerns, checked every box, and made us feel like what we were doing was as important to her as it was to us...we went looking for a realtor and came away with a friend...It's possible you could find and buy a house with another agent, but I promise it wouldn't be anywhere near as much fun as doing so with Meta

​-B. 2012

Meta has been my realtor for the selling of two of my homes; in simple words, she's the best! The first thing we liked about her is her pro-activeness - she had amazing suggestions and clever marketing techniques to get the word of our home out in the market. At times throughout the process, we had a lot of doubts/questions at every weird hour of the day; she would respond to our questions/emails within 15 mins ; be it morning or night. We asked her a ton of questions every day (some meaningful and a few silly questions) and she patiently answered each of those - in most cases she went one step further to provide additional context for us to understand things better. This made both our transactions very smooth! Meta went out of her way to help us, she made us feel like family. On our first open house, there was a situation with our pet while we were gone and she swooped in to save the day! I don't know many realtors that would go out of our way to help in a situation like that! All in all, Meta is so very thoughtful, considerate, transparent and extremely easy to work with! For any Real Estate consulting/needs, I strongly recommend working with Meta! -N.Clark 2018

Meta is a consummate professional. She sees ALL and knows your house better than you know yourself, from the moment she walks in the door. She is well traveled. She intimately understands all kinds of home construction. She is precise. She'll get the job done and do it right.

-M. Galaxy 2020

If I were to describe Meta in one word it would be SUPERB! She provides not only excellent top notch knowledge, but a fine balance of guiding gently and listening to what the customer wants even if they themselves do not know what they want. She makes every visit to a home full of information and observation that can only come from years of experience and a keen eye for detail. I had never heard some of the advice given to me and my parents before! She even helped us pick a realtor in another state for my parents. I feel so lucky to have met Meta and now she feels like family!
-K. Mohler 2019

I recently retired from the military and Meta guided me through the home selling process. Within 24 hours of listing we had an offer above asking price. Meta is very detail oriented, attentive to the needs of her clients and responsive. She will make recommendations based on what you tell her you want. Military or not--I highly recommend her.

R. Ayres 2020


Best experience I've ever had with a realtor. I cannot say enough good things about Mrs. Bates. She's incredibly professional, values transparent communication, honest, dedicated, understanding, patient and works extremely hard. My family and I relocated from CA to TX and couldn't have done it without Mrs. Bates. Mrs. Bates took the time to understand our "needs" vs. "wants" along with our taste and selected properties that were fitting. I highly recommend using Mrs. Bates for all your real estate needs, she's a seasoned professional who can take care of business! -C. 2018

I am 100% confident Meta Lyons-Bates is the best Realtor in Austin. She is friendly, warm, kind and down to earth, and feels more like a trusted friend than a new business associate, which, as a first-time homebuyer, put me immediately at ease. Throughout the process, she demonstrated herself to be absolutely on point with her knowledge of the area, the market and the homebuying process, and very mindful of my specific needs and preferences. Her communication is quick, highly professional and diplomatic, and she's very responsive to both myself and other parties involved in my transaction. I would absolutely recommend Meta for first time homebuyers; her expertise and professionalism minimize the stress and her good humor and kindness make her an absolute joy to work with! Think of her as the fairy god-mother of real estate.

-A. Fiddler 2014

The most awesome realtor in all the land. Always took time to deal with our BS, no matter how trivial. Knew every question that was thrown at her. Has a great general and working knowledge of "all things home"

-D. 2012

My wife and I have bought and sold a lot of houses over the years (too many) and dealt with many real estate agents, but Meta is the best! We have worked with Meta since about 2009 on 4 houses. She has the knack for evaluating houses, whether for buying or selling, whether in the country or in town. For sellers she knows what needs fixing and what to leave alone. For buyers her evaluation of the property is more reliable than that of most home inspectors. Once under contract, oh my, she knows all the angles and navigates the sea of forms promptly and efficiently. Meta is an excellent negotiator and treats both parties fairly and with respect, so everyone feels good at closing. And on top of all that, she is a damn good person to boot.

-S. Hamlin 2018