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James Garcia


An Austinite for 30 years, James has been successfully negotiating win-win deals for clients for over 25 years. After selling his business, James decided to capitalize on his negotiation strengths and became an Austin REALTOR® where he can focus on his true passion; serving others. James has earned the Texas State Affordable Housing Designation, Certified Negotiation Expert Designation, is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Texas Association of REALTORS®, Austin Board of REALTORS®, and the Multiple Listing Service. Hiring James as your REALTOR® means having the confidence that you have someone on your side who will be truly honest with you and will always put your needs first. James is part of an experienced and unique team that works to educate, inform and guide buyers and sellers to help them make the best decision possible.

  • Accredited Buyer Representative and Seller Representative Specialist
  • 2012 graduate of the Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program
  • Graduate of the Leader’s Choice REALTOR® Program
  • Member of the Austin Board of REALTORS®
  • Texas Association of REALTORS®
  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • Served on the Austin Board of REALTORS® Ambassador Task Force, Grievance Committee, and Professional Standards Committee
  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • Texas Association of REALTORS®
  • Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council
  • Seller Representative Specialist Council
  • Austin Board of REALTORS®
  • Member of both the Austin and San Antonio area MLS


Ross Iversen
“"I have worked with James Garcia on 2 home purchases and he also assisted me with renting out my house and he has been fantastic every step of the way! He goes above and beyond in attending to all of the details and ensuring that we are satisfied with..."
Jessica Moreno
“"We loved working with James at Groove Realty. James was so responsive, supportive, and sent lots of great reminders even beyond the close of our home. Working with him felt like working with a Tio or family member. Thank you for all of your help getting us settled, James!!!"”
The Groove Realty Client
“James was extremely kind and helpful! He always made time for us and even as I was a bit of a pest, he remained understanding! ”
The Groove Realty Client
“James was a great agent to work with! He helped us to purchase our first home and answered all our questions, made some great suggestions and even checked in with us after closing to make sure we are still happy in our home! He is very smart, knows the area and market very well and we highly recommend him! Thanks, James!”
Katherine B., Broker
“As a Broker for 25 years and owner of my own management company, I have had the pleasure of working with some of Austin's best agents. James is certainly in that class. I have no problems referring clients, who want services that we do not provide, to him, knowing they will get the same kind of representation that we would give them!”
The Groove Realty Client
“James was very friendly and patient. Helped me find great properties and negotiated a good deal.”
The Groove Realty Client
“Thank you for all the attention you provided in our search for a property. Hands down you are the best agent I've ever worked with and will send any referrals your way!”