Luisa Mauro’s Italian family instilled in her the belief that owning property is the ultimate investment. Memories of her Sicilian grandparents growing produce on their own land, coupled with a keen eye for quality real estate, motivated Luisa to obtain her real estate license in 2002. Since becoming a broker in 2006, she and her family have brought that sense of investment pride to the real estate community, buying and selling rental properties, purchasing a commercial office building and providing property management for their real estate.
Since entering the world of real estate, Luisa has become deeply involved in the industry, earning her Certified Negotiation Expert designation, making her one of the few negotiation agents recognized by the National Association of Realtors. She has also earned NAR’s Green Designation and is committed to the future of the real estate industry and planet. Luisa receives ongoing education about green materials, energy efficient technology, green ratings, green design, green incentives and green living.
The Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation is recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world; the CLHMS designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence and confidence they require. Luisa has earned the CLHMS designation each year since 2010 and has also been awarded membership within the Million Dollar Guild® in recognition of her knowledge, experience and expertise in the luxury home arena. Members of the GUILD® are specialists whom have proven success in the million dollar and above market. Also, the Austin Business Journal ranked Luisa as one of the Top 14 Agents in Austin based on sales production in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The Platinum Top 50 Awards Program annually recognizes fifty residential REALTORS® for their outstanding achievements in sales, education, industry participation and civic leadership. Often referred to as the most successful and well-rounded REALTORS®, Platinum Top 50 Winners exemplify initiative, involvement, success, and philanthropy. Luisa has been honored six years in a row (2012-2017) to be one of the recognized Platinum Top 50 agents. In addition, Texas Monthly magazine has awarded Luisa the distinguished honor each year from 2011-2016 of the FIVE STAR Real Estate award. Texas Monthly surveyed over 100,000 people asking nine questions related to customer service and the experience they had with their agents. Luisa was featured in the June 2011-2016 Texas Monthly issues as one of the top five percent of central Texas realtors in client satisfaction.
In addition to her career, Luisa has a strong commitment to community involvement and is an active member of numerous local professional organizations. She is currently on the board of the Center for Child Protection and serves on the Guardian Angel and Raffle Committees. Luisa is also a dedicated member of EO, Entrepreneur’s Organization, and will serve on the board as the Marketing and Communications Chair.
In her free time, you’ll find Luisa either training or traveling. An avid marathon competitor, Luisa has completed eighteen marathons all over the country and participated in running circuits through Machu Picchu and Patagonia in South America. When she’s not pounding the pavement, she travels to Italy to spend time with her family. Her travels always serve as a reminder that although there’s no place like home, there is always the potential to find beauty in a second home.
Why did you join EO Austin?
I was originally in the Accelerator program and joined EO because I wanted to continue growing personally and professionally. It has been the best organization I’ve ever been part of.
How and why do you stay active?
I stay active as I want to give back to the organization that has propelled me forward in ways I never could have on my own. Over the past year I was a coach for an Accelerator Accountability group, and this year I’ll serve on the board as the Marketing and Communications Chair, am in charge of the after hour events for our regional event, XCentric, and I’m Moderator for our Forum.
How do you participate in your local community? How do you give back? How does EO empower you to do so?
I’ve been on the board for the Center for Child Protection for the past five years. I volunteer most of my time on two committees for the Center for Child Protection, and through EO my leadership skills have grown, which has given me the tools to raise more money for these committees than ever before.