Meet Scott Harvey


  • Realtor

Scott Harvey is a rare find among Austin real estate agents. With expertise in both real estate and architecture, he works hard to “pair places with their people,” believing that people and their living spaces are intertwined; that a house becomes a home by virtue of a “personality” that is an expression of its owners.

Scott has been a REALTOR for over twelve years, during which time he’s made it his mission to study and teach about his passions for architecture and design, home buying and selling, and art and cultural history. He feels all these interests combine in the process of finding his clients homes best suited to their lifestyles and pursuing top value for each transaction.

Originally from Chicago, Scott is a student of life and a self-proclaimed “nerd.” He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Liberal Arts from the University of Miami, FL, studied Sanskrit, Bengali, and Indian art history in Calcutta, 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 sits on both the Homes Tour and Urban Design Committees and is dedicated to issues of sustainability and context-sensitive, design-driven densification in central Austin’s housing market. He spends his free time doing 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, anything on TV written by Joss Whedon and the novels of 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 for every person exists, 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 has included selling and finding homes all around Central Austin, as well as in 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.”

As an experienced Realtor, Scott joined Maxavenue because he feels his existing approach to real estate is in alignment with their principles and proven formula for success. “I’m excited to master the persona-targeted marketing model based on price elasticity, both out of intellectual interest and for what it can offer my clients. Persona targeted marketing suggests, to me, an algorithm for what I do naturally.”