Donna Blair, President & Broker

Mobile: 512-968-9080
Office: 512-912-1910
Email: blairfieldrealty@gmail.com


Donna Blair is passionate about real estate. At age 19, she began working for a home building company in Dallas, quickly moving her way up the ranks from sales assistant to senior and finally top-selling sales associate. After eight years with the company, Donna decided to branch off on her own. In 2005, she moved to Austin and earned her real estate license; in 2009, she became a licensed broker and founded Blairfield Realty. As the company grew, so did the demand for more extensive remodeling and design services among a segment of her clients. In response, Donna and co-owner Tamara Carlisle founded Blair & Carlisle Homes, an offshoot of Blairfield Realty, in 2013.

Donna’s “whatever it takes” attitude has earned the trust of 100s of buyers and sellers in the Austin real estate market. She is committed to helping people buy their dream home, get top dollar for the sale of their home and find great real estate investments. Whether it’s helping a client stage a home or design a new home, she and her team deliver.

Donna is a member of the National Association of Realtors®, the Texas Association of Realtors® and the Austin Board of Realtors®. When she is not immersed in all things real estate, Donna mentors students at Barton Hills Elementary School. She also enjoys Austin’s wonderful restaurants, beautiful biking and jogging trails and eclectic night spots.


Areas of Expertise

• Listing Specialist
• Complete Staging Services
• 78704 Expert
• Barton Hills Resident


Testimonials

We wanted to downsize from our wonderful home in Barton Hills to lead a new life in downtown ATX. My wife and I feel deeply blessed to have had the privilege to work with Donna, Tamara, and the Blairfield team! They provided us with the highest level of service and professionalism during the entire process, from getting the house ready for the market to the final closing. They have a crew for every need; landscaping, drywall repair, roofer, trash hauler, etc. Tamara even helped with our downsizing efforts by posting furniture items for sale on CL. Truly amazing! If you desire the very best, Blairfield is it.

Terry Q.

Donna and her OUTSTANDING team recently helped my mom with the sale of her 1950s ranch-style house in 78704. They were “with” her every step of the way, making what could have been a colossal project for us a piece of cake! They listed furniture for her on Craigslist, arranged and packed a POD, hauled away mountains of outdoor debris, cleaned and staged the house after it was emptied and had two offers way above asking price immediately!!

Not surprisingly, an older home like this one turned up some issues during inspection. Donna’s construction expertise and connections came to the rescue!! She arranged for and oversaw all necessary repairs, negotiating a deal that pleased both buyer and seller. From A to Z, working with Blairfield Realty was a fabulous experience. These are super professionals with unparalleled commitment to their clients. Oh, and they’re darn nice folks, too, even driving my mom to closing and hand-delivering her final check! I wish I could give them more stars – they deserve them!!

Trish B.

I have nothing but good to say about Blairfield Realty. Donna sold my house before it even “officially” went on the market and within 5k of the original asking price. I contacted her after she informed me that she had some prospective buyers lined up who wanted to see the house to apologize for not having had time to do more in the way of cleaning up the yard. She informed me that she had a crew coming to take care of everything so not to worry. I got home from work the next day to find the grass mowed, leaves cleaned up and a fresh layer of mulch in all the beds. Wow! They really made the place look good. I found the advice I was given to be dependably accurate from start to finish, and the whole process from listing to agreement to closing took less than two months. Who could ask for more?

Mike B.

I bought a house (without an agent) and Donna represented the seller. I don’t use a buyers agent when purchasing, for a lot of reasons, but that’s not for everyone. Donna was ethical, a straight shooter and generally awesome to work with. Very knowledgeable about the Barton Hills real estate market, which is where this house was located. If I ever sell this house I will use Donna, and if I decide to buy again in Barton Hills I will use her as well, mainly because like I said she’s awesome, and also she’s super resourceful.

Matt M.

I highly, highly, highly recommend Blairfield Realty. We live in Barton Hills – where Blairfield Realty has a spectacular reputation. We worked with Donna and Tamara to sell our house. We could not be happier that we made this decision. Donna and Tamara held our hand every step of the way: from deciding on list price, to staging the house, to all the details with negotiations and closing. But the staging – wow. They led us through the process of decluttering: removing all personal and unnecessary items. Then, they brought in great furniture, etc. to make the house shine. Highly recommend.

Anne B.

Donna and her team at Blairfield were outstanding in helping me list, stage and sell my home. I worked closely with Donna and Tamara and they suggested a great price, helped me clear out clutter and staged my home, made it look beautiful after following their suggestions about paint and flooring, and we decided not to do any further upgrades….which was a good choice because we got top dollar. I am very happy with my experience, very pleased with their expertise, responsiveness and support to make it all happen. The only thing is…..I miss my home ;-). I hope the new owner loves it and enjoys living there as much as I did.

Joy S.

We first learned about Blairfield as we drove through our old neighborhood. We would notice their signs in the yard of almost every house that went up for sale. Within days, these signs were topped off with a “contract pending” or “sold” sign. When it came time for us to sell our house, it was clear that one real estate team dominated our Barton Hills neighborhood. We contacted Donna about eight months prior to the time we wanted to sell asking her to keep us in the back of her mind. She and Tamara set up appointments with us immediately, and they outlined a clear plan for us to prepare the house to go on the market. They provided us with access to their team of contractors, stagers, and extremely helpful office support staff. When it was time to sell, the house didn’t even go on the market. Donna had found the perfect buyer who was ready to pay full asking price without the house ever going on the market. This real estate transaction with Blairfield was our fifth real estate deal. By far, working with Blairfield was the most seamless, enjoyable, and professional experience buying or selling that we have ever had. We moved to Washington, DC, and a year later we decided to buy another rental house in Austin. Being that we were on the other side of the country, we were unable to see any of the potential properties. Donna and Tamara went to personally see each one. They called us on the phone as they walked through and sent us detailed pictures, comments, and advice about the houses. In less than 30 days, we had closed on the perfect rental house in Barton Hills, without ever seeing it. Once again, this was another seamless, enjoyable, and professional real estate transaction. On top of that, we currently use the Blairfield Property Managent Group to manage and maintain our rental property in Barton Hills. We couldn’t be more satisfied.

Anson H. & Patrick B.

Donna Blair and Tamara Carlisle and their team went above and beyond in handling our home sale. They helped with selling things on Craigslist as we were downsizing. They hooked us up with contractors and movers when we needed things done. They sold the house house quickly and represented us well. Blairfield has our highest recommendation and respect.

Eleanour Q.

Donna Blair and Tamara Carlisle are truly an amazing team. They are both so thoughtful in their work and really want their clients to sell for a good price and also, find a house that really fits their needs. They are hardworking, reliable and take care of their clients! We worked with them for one year to both buy and sell and have never looked back! I recommend her often and want to sell again just to work with them 🙂

Amelia C.

I can’t say enough about Donna and her team. They were absolutely professional and efficient selling my home in Barton Hills. They know the area better than the rest and truly earned every dime of their commission.

Joe Y.

Donna and Tamara and their team are amazing! We were pretty particular about what we wanted to accomplish in the sale of our home, and had a very tight timeframe. Blairfield exceeded our expectations on every count, from listening to us, being incredibly responsive and professional and making our home look amazing! And of course getting our house sold quickly and for more than we asked. They took so much of the stress out of an otherwise very stressful time and delivered on every count.

Jessica B.

Donna was wonderful! As first time home buyers, she helped my partner and I find the perfect house in Austin. We sent her a list of houses we were interested in, and she went and previewed them all beforehand to let us know how to prioritize our time. Once we decided to make an offer on one, she walked us through the process, patiently answering all our questions (and there were a lot of them). She ended up getting us a great deal and we couldn’t be happier. She did such a good job that we had her over to our housewarming party shortly after we moved in!

Dan P.

Wow, I really found a winner! Donna’s experience and knowledge of the market made me feel confident that I was paying the right price. She worked around my hectic schedule and was always available when houses fitting my criteria came on the market. Such an awesome experience. I would highly recommend her to my friends.

Marissa F.

In 2015 we had the pleasure of selling our Barton Hills home with Blairfield. From the first phone call to signing our closing documents we were blown away with Donna’s professionalism, resourcefulness and attention to detail. Initially we listed with another realtor but were underwhelmed with the level of service delivered. At the recommendation of neighbors who had worked with Blairfield we reached out to Donna, who was already familiar with our listing and eager to discuss her approach. The Blairfield team wasted no time in preparing our house for re-introduction to the market, upgrading our landscaping, staging, published photos and minor repairs. Donna and Tamara personally selected and installed a gorgeous combination of furniture and decor for our home, and when the first open house was scheduled we were amazed with the transformation!

A Blairfield team member visited the property multiple times each week, if not every day, which gave us great peace of mind. When asked for agent feedback on the home or market guidance, Donna shared a deeper level of detail and honesty than we had ever received from a realtor (we’ve bought and sold 5 times prior). She was proactive about suggesting price adjustments when needed and responding to agent inquiries.

Blairfield sets a very high bar, I know exactly who to call if we need realtor services in the future. You will not be disappointed!

Andrea B.

Every once in a while you come across a firm that is exceptional, one that surprises you with a level of service and expertise you’d not experienced in that field. When it comes to real estate Blairfield Realty is that firm for me. Through two home purchases and current rental real estate management, my experience with Donna and her team has been outstanding. Donna listens – I was surprised at how quickly she was able to find what I was looking for and the spot on advice. Having had such a great experience, I mentioned to Donna that I was not satisfied with my property management company. Donna introduced me to Lisa Holden who is head and shoulders above the previous firm I was using. Lisa cares for the properties as if they were her own, is efficient and highly responsive to the renters. It’s wonderful working with happy people who love what they do and know what they are doing.

Laurie R.

When I was ready to move I persuaded my husband to meet with a realtor. Donna Blair had several homes for sale in our neighborhood and I had a good feeling about her. After the first showing my husband was convinced. Not only did she find the perfect home for us but she sold our former home.

We have a rental property and Blairfield introduced us to their agent, Lisa Holden, who manages our rental property. After my mother’s passing our family decided to turn her home into a vacation rental. Once again the Blairfield team and Lisa came through for us.

As far as residential real estate is concerned I honestly can’t imagine a better company to work with. They are consummate professionals, trustworthy and very nice people.

Cathy K.

Donna Blair is the best in the business! She helped us find a home in the Barton Hills neighborhood before it hit this very competitive market. Donna really understood what home our family of 5 needed in terms of size, lot, location, etc. Tamara was a tremendous help in completing our long list of renovations. We can not say enough wonderful things about the entire Blairfield Realty team! They made the home buying process very smooth and enjoyable. Thank you for helping us purchase our home!

Samantha B.

In short, Donna knows what’s up. She IS what’s up. I’ve known her for years and have proudly watched her grow a mini empire out of thin air. She believes in herself, her abilities, her hunches, and she surrounds herself with those whose energy and authenticity matches her own. I recently moved out of state. When I first nailed down the specific window of time available to sell my house within, I knew I needed to call Donna. You couldn’t pay me to have put my life in anyone else’s hands. True to form, Donna, with the help of her talented crew, whipped my house into shape and produced multiple offers when listed on the MLS. Austin is obviously a magical, mystical land where opportunities arise that are hard to find anywhere else in the country (maybe even the universe). If you are in need of some real estate magic, contact Donna’s shop TODAY.

Coleen M.

The Blairfield team exceeded all my expectations of the role of a real estate agent when we sold our south Austin home last year. From the very first correspondence, through closing, Donna and Tamara and everyone involved with our sale were professional, courteous, and just simply exceptional. I was working full time, several months pregnant and taking care of my 2 year old son. The Blairfield team made the process as simple and stress-free as it possibly could have been. We were thrilled to get significantly more for our home than we anticipated when we first decided to sell. I would recommend them to anyone!

Erin W.

Donna Blair was outstanding with selling our house in Barton Hills. All through the process she kept us informed, responded promptly to our suggestions and was ALWAYS excited about her work! We would recommend her services without hesitation and consider her absolutely trustworthy and a valuable friend.

Cynthia L.

I have worked with on several occasions, both purchasing and selling properties. Her professionalism was evident the first time we worked together. She has a particular knack for pricing properties properly, staging houses, and walking through all stages of the closing process. Not only is she respected by her own clients, but she also has a wonderful reputation amongst her peers, and is lovely to work with. I highly recommend working with Donna and with her associates at Blairfield Realty.

Nancy S.

Donna at Blairfield Realty was wonderful to work with throughout the home buying process. I met Donna while scoping out houses on my own, and she quickly won my business with her superior knowledge of the Austin real estate market and her design/renovation skills.

Donna understood exactly what I wanted in my dream home and was quick to get me listing information on the most sought after homes the day they hit the market. Extremely patient, she walked me through many homes and was able to offer great insight on renovation ideas and help me visualize the potential of each space.

With’s Donna help, I was able to snatch a gem off the market the day it was listed and strategically handle a bidding war and win. Her experience in contract negotiation helped me win my dream home, and I was able to close quickly using her knowledgeable contacts for financing and inspection.

I highly recommend Donna if your buying or selling a home in Austin. I’ve worked with other Realtors in the past, but none made the home buying process as easy or fun. Donna is very tapped into the Austin real estate market and is a great asset to have in your corner when buying/selling a home.

Jennifer S.

Donna helped me buy my first home, and she was awesome to work with. She was efficient, professional, experienced, and she was there when I needed her. She worked directly with my mortgage company and then explained things in a way that made sense to me. Donna went above and beyond my expectations.

Jay R.

After we put our house on the market with one realtor and it sitting unsold for several months I had the distinct pleasure of meeting and
speaking with Donna at Blairfield in Austin, Texas. Donna is the most professional Realtor I have ever dealt with. She knew everything about our area, a few suggestions to get our house sold quicker, and once we listed with her, our house was sold in 2 weeks. She answered my questions fully and without hesitation. Once we sold our home she was able to find us a new house that met all our requirements This was a first in all my home buying years! Once I decided on the house that I desired to purchase, Donna worked with me to arrange the financing at the rate and the payment I wanted. This was absolutely the most pain free and enjoyable home buying experience I have had in all my home buying years. Based on Donnas professionalism, her “can do, will do” attitude, she has done she has gained a permanent customer and I would recommend her to anyone.

Marri P.

I truly cannot say enough good- no, excellent- things about Donna. Not only is she fantastic at what she does, but she enjoys it and that shows through to her clients. She got my husband and I in our first house and we couldn’t be happier. She was so patient explaining the process to us (probably a million times). She’s also got great referrals for finance and renovation people. I HIGHLY recommend Donna.

Kate M.

My experience with Donna from Blairfield Realty was exceptional! You can really tell she puts her heart into what she does. She made the selling process easy! I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a house!

Elizabeth G.