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Habitat Hunters Austin TX Real Estate Company

Habitat Hunters, Inc., is one of Austin’s oldest, award winning, boutique, independently owned, full service real estate firms. Formed in 1972, we are pioneers and a staple in the local industry. Jody Lockshin, President, CRS, CNE, GRI has owned the company since 1983, and partnered with Jeff Plotkin, one of Austin’s only REALTORS®, who is also an attorney and CPA, in 1992.

Our experienced team at Habitat Hunters is ready to assist with your buying, selling or leasing needs, whether residential or commercial, including: New Builds, High Rises, Condos, Residential Single-Family Homes, Investment Properties, all types of Commercial properties, etc.

Professional, knowledgeable, honest, responsive, proactive agents, top-notch technology, our excellent reputation and vast resources set us apart from others. Real estate is not only our business, it’s our passion. Habitat Hunters’ agents have a firm grasp of the industry, communities and market conditions, providing our clients the most up-to-date market data and solutions to help facilitate a smooth transaction.


Rated among the top Austin real estate agencies, our customers love us because we find them what they are looking for – whether that is the right Austin homebuyer, or the perfect Austin home for sale. We have over 40 years of experience listing and selling property in Austin.

The reason for our longevity and success comes down to our ethical practices and our hard work. We are an Austin realty company that works tirelessly for our clients, whether that involves home sales, homebuying, commercial real estate or leasing/renting in Austin. It takes a savvy agent to negotiate in a fast-moving market, and that is just what are team offers. You can count on us to work for you to help you reach your real estate goals.

Not only are our agents experts in the Austin real estate market, but the numerous relationships we have cultivated over the years grants us a wide network for selling, marketing and getting you top dollar for your Austin TX property.

Our experienced Austin REALTORS® have orchestrated sales and purchases of numerous homes and commercial properties of all sizes, locations, types and prices, including Austin luxury homes. Our efficient and knowledgeable agents and staff can guide you on everything real estate related. Get ready for a team of responsive, savvy and well-connected negotiators who can help you find what you need.

The moment you meet us, you will experience the difference. At Habitat Hunters, we do not just promise, we deliver. Find out why we are Austin’s favorite realty company since 1972. Contact us today!

Meet Our Team of Austin Realtors®

Headshot photo of Habitat Hunters Realtor Jody Lockshin

Jody Lockshin

President, CRS, GRI, CNE, SRES

Jody Lockshin is one of Austin’s longest practicing Realtors® (since 1982) and her company, Habitat Hunters, Inc., is one of Austin’s original real estate companies (formed in 1972). Read Jody’s full bio

A headshot picture of Realtor Jeff Plotkin

Jeff Plotkin

Vice President, JD, CPA

Jeff offers his unique expertise to the Austin real estate community as a CPA, attorney and Realtor®. Jeff holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas with high honors. After working for Price Waterhouse and Western Atlas International, Jeff enrolled in the University of Texas School of Law. Read Jeff’s full bio

A headshot picture of Realtor Bryan Ritter of Habitat Hunters in Austin, TX

Bryan Ritter


Bryan was born and raised in El Paso in west Texas, and moved to Austin in 1995. After 20+ years in Technology sales and leadership roles, Bryan recently took on the challenge of a career change into Residential real estate. Read Bryan’s full bio

A headshot picture of Realtor Chantel Floyd of Habitat Hunters in Austin, TX

Chantel Floyd


With the experience of twenty years of living and entrepreneurship in the Austin area, Chantel has established herself as a trusted professional in the industry. She is committed to helping her clients find their dream homes and making the process as seamless as possible. Read Chantel’s full bio

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Cheryl Cordell


Cheryl was born and reared in a small town in Tennessee. After graduating from college, she taught school for three years in Nashville. After living in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, again, and then Michigan, she settled in Austin. Read Cheryl’s full bio

A headshot picture of Realtor Gary Cross of Habitat Hunters in Austin, TX

Gary Cross


Born and raised in the flatland of West Texas, after earning a graphic design degree, Gary lived in Dallas and Waco and in 1995 moved permanently to the city he fell in love with, Austin. Read Gary’s full bio

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Jason Ronnel

REALTOR®, Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)

Jason Ronnel joins Habitat Hunters with a diverse professional background. While earning a finance degree at The University of Texas, Jason began his real estate career as a residential leasing agent. Read Jason’s full bio

A headshot picture of Realtor Lucindia Osbourn of Habitat Hunters in Austin, TX

Lucindia Osbourn


With a background in construction, business, and customer service, Lucindia brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. But it’s her commitment to helping others and her positive mindset that truly sets her apart. Read Lucindia’s full bio

A headshot picture of Realtor Michelle Weaver of Habitat Hunters in Austin, TX

Michelle Weaver


Michelle was born in Lufkin, TX and lived there until age 14 when she and her family moved to Jarrell, TX. She remained in the Austin area until 2014 when she moved to DFW for 8 years. She’s recently returned to Austin and is excited to be back to the city that feels like home. Read Michelle’s full bio

A headshot picture of Realtor Savannah Olson of Habitat Hunters in Austin, TX

Savannah Olson

REALTOR®, GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute)

Habitat Hunters’ agent Savannah Olson serves residential and commercial buyers, investors and renters in the Austin area with a level of real estate expertise that is unmatched. Read Savannah’s full bio