30 Under 30 Honorees of 2013

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Ryanne Vaughan
Team Leader
Keller Williams Realty Austin Properties Group
Keller Williams Realty,
1801 S. MoPac Exp. #100
Austin, TX
United States
Team volume: 
$35.3 million
Team sides: 

Turning Ugly Ducklings Into Swans

Ryanne Vaughan, 29, always believed in staging houses, but when she started in the business five years ago, she had no money for it. “So I used my own furniture,” she says. “Every time my husband came home, there was something else missing!” These days, she has three warehouse spaces full of furniture and knickknacks. Vaughan says nearly three-fourths of the homes she sells were originally listed by other agents, sometimes for years. “Most of the time, we even raise the prices on them,” says Vaughan. Her success stems from  knowing her audience. “I don’t stage to my specific taste,” she says. “For a downtown condo, I go ultra-modern. For a single-family home, it’s all about staying neutral and good flow.”