Meet Our Agents
Pat Tate, Broker Owner
Pat has successfully represented buyers and sellers in the residential market in Austin since 1988.
In 2008, and after 20 years in real estate Pat opened Tate Property specializing in exceptional knowledge and service, showcasing exceptional homes. Pat is well known within the industry for not only giving her best to her clients, but working well with other real estate professionals. It is not unusual for Pat’s buyers and sellers to begin as clients, and continue as life-long friends, as well as repeat clients.
Pat has been involved in many Austin community organizations, including the Junior League of Austin, The Austin Science Guild, Women’s Symphony League, Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, Seton Development Board, Recording for the Blind Board, Hyde Park Baptist Church, The Settlement Club and The Helping Hand Home. She served in a leadership role in many of these organizations and when she launched her real estate career, these relationships served as the core group of her clients and referrals.
She is a graduate of Baylor University with a BBA, majoring in accounting. She is a charter member of the Elite 25sm , a member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and is a consistent top producer in residential home sales.
Drew Tate, Broker Associate
Drew is a native Austinite who graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in entrepreneurship and real estate and began his real estate career as a commercial appraiser.
Drew's philosophy on business success centers around providing outstanding customer service. Whether a first-time home buyer or an investor seeking income property, his clients can expect the personalized attention that results in a successful and valuable relationship. In addition to residential property sales, Drew enjoys helping his clients locate acreage properties for both recreational and investment purposes.
Drew and his wife, Misty, have two sons, Drew and Jax and a daughter, Libby. The Tates are actively involved in their childrens' schools, their church and the Austin community. You may reach Drew online at email@example.com.
Diane Little, REALTOR
Diane is a long time Central Austin resident (since 1978), a native Texan, fluent in Spanish, and a graduate of The University of Texas. She and her husband enjoy raising their two boys in the Bryker Woods/Tarrytown neighborhood and are woven into the community in many ways.
Member of Women’s Symphony League, Casis Elementary PTA, O’Henry Middle School PTA, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and Family Community Outreach, Boy Scout’s Troop 5, two fabulous book clubs and a fun Mahjongg group. ABOR, TAR, NAR and Austin Luxury Network Member.
From marketing fine estates to guiding first-time home buyers, Diane delivers million-dollar service to each client every time.
Long-term relationships are foundational to Diane’s business philosophy. It’s about asking questions, listening, and truly understanding the needs and priorities of each client. She’s high tech but also high touch, appreciating that buying or selling a home is a deeply personal journey. Here is what clients say about her:
“We were thrilled with Diane’s work! She was very professional, responsive and proactive: she returned calls promptly, scheduled meetings and showings without delay, and performed research right away. With her help, we sold our house very quickly and above our asking price!” - Kendall and Richard L. (Sellers and Buyers)
"I want to thank Diane Little for the incredible job she did to help us find the right home. She has everything it takes-- She’s smart, kind, patient, very professional, knows the market and all areas very well, and has a lot of experience as a realtor.
The fact that Diane speaks Spanish was an added plus! Being an international buyer and new to the buying/closing process in this Country, Diane was able to help translate, problem solve and guide us through the buying and closing process so that everything went smoothly.
After looking at homes and condos in several areas, Diane helped us find a Downtown condo that is perfect for us and our lifestyle!
It was a pleasure to work with her. I highly recommend her!" --Diana Laura G.
Janell Foster, ABR, NAR, SRES
Janell has been writing contracts, negotiating and selling Austin property since l986. Her extensive involvement in real estate and in the community gives her a good understanding and feel for Austin's personality and for the neighborhoods. She has watched her city grow from a quiet town of 150,000 to a booming metropolis of well over a million. Some of her community experience includes board membership in the Junior League of Austin, the Paramount Theatre, St. David’s Community Foundation, Westlake Community Advisory Board and Westlake High School Guidance Committee. She has been involved in fund raising for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Junior League of Austin and the Paramount Theatre among other organizations.
Janell and her husband, Tom, are life-long Austin residents, attending S.F. Austin High School and the University of Texas. In addition to her family and friends, her passions include cooking, reading, attending classes at UT, handwork and Mahjongg.
Margaret Borth, REALTOR
As a fourth-generation Austinite, Margaret has wide, firsthand knowledge of Austin and the surrounding communities. The real estate market in Austin is one of the best in the country, and Margaret is diligent about keeping herself and her clients informed on market trends, pricing and neighborhood information. She loves looking at houses, trying to find the "perfect match" for her buyers. She pays close attention to her clients' wants and needs because she truly wants them to make a confident and successful decision. The greatest compliment a Realtor can ever receive is a call from a client referring a friend or family member. Margaret is a member of The Austin Board of Realtors, The National Association of Realtors and the Texas Association of Realtors.
Margaret lives in Tarrytown with her husband, Dan and their two small boys. Her favorite pasttime is spending time with her family. She also supports a number of local charities including the national charity, Stand Up to Cancer.
Mary Kocurek-McCarron, ABR, CRS, GRI, RMM
• Native Texan, Born in Longview
• Austin Resident for over 36 years
• 3 Children; 8 Grandchildren
• Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin
• Enjoys: Travel, Bridge, Tennis
• Westminster Presbyterian Church
• Supporter of KLRU Channel 18 PBS
• Austin Symphony League
• Past President, Jr. Austin Women’s Club
• Jr. Helping Hand Society
• Active Supporter of Austin Museum of Art
• Elite 25
• Austin Business Journal List of Top Producers 1999-2004
• Capital Properties Top Producer 1995-2004
• Austin Business Journal’s Top Realtor Book of Lists 1999-2004
• Licensed Real Estate Agent since 1973
• ABR- Accredited Buyer Representative
• CRS- Certified Residential Specialist
• GRI - Graduate, Realtor Institute
• RMM- Residential Marketing Master
• Member, National Association of Realtors, Austin Board of Realtors, Austin MLS, Employee Relocation Council
• Successful Corporate Relocation for the following companies: GSD&M, Bank One, Dell, Motorola, IBM, AMD, U.R.S., Austin Ventures, SBC, St. David’s Healthcare Partnership, University of Texas at Austin, and Sematech among others
Maryann Pyle, ABR, GRI, SRS, EB, CLHMS
As a licensed Realtor and a native Austinite, Maryann understands the lay of her land and the needs of her clients. She has followed Austin’s expansive growth, keeping an active watch on new developments as well as being well-versed in the central area’s older neighborhoods. By carefully analyzing her clients’ preferences, Maryann is able to present them with the most suitable property options, allowing them to make informed real-estate choices.
Maryann grew up in central Austin and graduated from Casis Elementary, O. Henry Middle School and Austin High School before getting her BA from Texas Christian University. She has owned two successful businesses as well as a practicing speech pathologist and teacher of the hearing impaired.
Maryann maintains a strong commitment to Austin through her years of involvement in numerous community organizations including Meals on Wheels, Faith in Action, Hospice, Rotary International, Junior League of Austin, Austin Lyric Opera Guild and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church community outreach programs.
Maryann’s priorities are simple; they are based on experience, knowledge of her business and personable, successful interaction with her clients. She is a member of the Austin Board of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She has earned the designations of Seller Representative Specialist, Accredited Buyers Representative, EcoBroker, as well as completion of training in Luxury Home Marketing, Marketing and Selling Historic Properties and the Graduate Realtor Institute I, II, III.
Nikki Tate, REALTOR
Nikki is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from Avila College with a BS in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources. Nikki began her real estate career after spending 7 years in the Human Resource field. Nikki enjoys helping her clients locate properties in the Southwest Austin area.
Nikki is currently President of Legend Oaks II HOA. Nikki and her husband, Herbert, have two daughters, Emily and Anna. She enjoys golfing and spending time outdoors with her family.
Paula Quinn, REALTOR
Paula loves the real estate business, helping people find just the right house and helping market homes for sale. She has been in this business for well over ten years and has watched the trends in houses, financing, and the explosive growth of Austin.
Paula graduated from UT and later received her M.A. in counseling psychology, and then her law degree. She is still a licensed attorney. These other pursuits have enhanced her knowledge and expertise in her practice of real estate.
Paula and her family moved to Austin in 1995. Her sons attended Casis, O’Henry and Austin High, her daughter St. Michael’s Academy. She is a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal church, the Helping Hands Home and the great “Sunday Night Book Club”.