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Scott Harvey

Realtor®

BIOGRAPHY

Scott is a rare find among Austin real estate agents. With expertise in both real estate and

design, he works hard to “pair places with their people,” believing that people and their living

spaces are intertwined; that a house becomes a home because its “personality” matches its

owners.

Originally from Chicago, Scott has lived on three continents and is a self-proclaimed “nerd.” He

earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Architecture and Liberal Arts from the University of Miami, FL,

studied Sanskrit, Bengali, and modern Indian art history in India, and then went on to take a

Master’s degree in Sanskrit and Indology (the ethnohistory of India) from the University of

London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. Around the turn of the century, he moved to

Austin to further his studies at the University of Texas, where he worked as an assistant

instructor and graduate research associate and, while still a graduate student, obtained his

Texas real estate license in 2006.

During his time in real estate, Scott has been actively engaged in the Austin community. His

passion for architecture led him to co-create the Architecture @ the Umlauf lecture series with

Carla Umlauf, which ran from 2007 to 2011, and in 2017, he reinvented that series as Articulture

ArchiTalks in the event garden at Articulture Designs. As an Allied Member of Austin’s chapter

of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) since 2014, he serves on the Urban Design

Committee as an advocate for sustainability and context-sensitive, design-driven densification in

central Austin’s housing market and as the Chair Elect of the 2021 Homes Tour Committee. He

also works on the Preservation Austin Homes Tour and is Director of the Friends of Nightwing

Plaza, as well as a public advisor on the Southshore Redevelopment Project. In his free time,

he enjoys P90X and yoga, hiking Austin’s many trails, learning to cook on an electric stove

without ruining his pans, slowly building a collection of contemporary non-Western painting, and

continuing his studies of dead and unusual languages. He’s also a huge fan of The Voice, The

Expanse, stand-up comedy, and novels by Salman Rushdie.

Scott is detail-oriented, deeply knowledgeable, patient, conscientious, and kind. His background

as a teacher makes him well suited for anyone seeking clear guidance in the real estate

negotiation process. He sincerely believes the right home exists for everyone, and clients

describe him as hardworking and tireless, finding buyers just what they need and helping sellers

put their home’s best face forward.

“I have an intuition for matching clients with just the right place and an innate ability to guide

them in making good decisions in the buying or selling process.”

Scott’s success as a Realtor includes buying and selling homes in central Austin, as well as

Lakeway, Cat Mountain and Allandale. Scott loves Austin because, “As one of the fastest

growing and developing cities in the United States, it sizzles with creativity and enterprise, from

innovative housing and design to restaurants to tech. I love the energy and personalities that

make the city go.”