About David

I was born and raised in Eagle Pass, TX, a small town on the Southwest Texas border, and I speak fluent Spanish.  After graduating high school in 1992, I attended Texas A & M University in College Station and was in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets.  Then, in 1998, I had an opportunity to relocate to Austin and I moved here as fast as I could!  After relocating on New Year’s Eve of 1998, I managed a popular local restaurant–Freebirds World Burrito–for the next 10 years.  There, I met the love of my life, Danielle, who attended the University of Texas in Austin.  On Halloween of 2002, we eloped and tied the knot in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Two years later, we bought our first home in SW Austin.

In my spare time, I am an ordained minister and have officiated 14 weddings to date.  My fee is quite reasonable–a bottle of whiskey and my wife gets to come to the wedding!

I am a Master Mason in the Masonic Lodge in Austin at Onion Creek Lodge #220.  My oldest brother, father, grandfather, and uncle were/are all Masons.

I enjoy the outdoors–hunting, hiking, camping, swimming. 

The wife and I love to travel–Been to Jamaica, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Sicily, Bahamas, Belize, but I especially LOVE NEW ORLEANS!!! 

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE golf despite having only picked it up three years ago and being terrible.  My best score has been a 111, but I only remember the good swings, and I always have fun!

I am an audiophile and love music.  Both my vehicles and my home have over-the-top sound systems I am quite proud of. 

I truly enjoy helping people in need.  It pains me to see someone in distress that I can help out.  Whether it be a ride to the bus station or some advice with a problem, I rise to the occasion.

I REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY love my wife.  We have been together 20 years and she is truly my best friend.  Together, there’s nothing we can’t do. 

I am a type-1 diabetic and have lived with diabetes since I turned 24 years old with no known history in my family.  I keep it in control with insulin and try to volunteer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation when I can.

Sales awards I have won:

–Rising Star Award 2009

–Rising Star Award 2010

–Rising Star Award 2011

–Rising Star Award 2012

–Executive’s Club Award 2013

–Executive’s Club Award 2014

–Executive’s Club Award 2015

–Executive’s Club Award 2016

–Ambassador’s Club Award 2017

–Ambassador’s Club Award 2018

I became a Realtor because I truly love helping people.  I listen and am responsive to their needs.  My goal is to ensure that their experience is comprehensive, informative, and enjoyable—whether buying, selling, or leasing.  YOUR satisfaction is my TOP PRIORITY!


“When my wife and I decided to sell our South Austin investment house, I Googled realtors in the area and made what turned out to be a fortunate cold call to David.  He was immediately on board.  The home we were selling came with a complication: Its aging occupant had been filling it with stuff for 13 years, and she now lacked the financial and physical wherewithal to move out in a timely fashion.  Since we lived halfway across the country, it was difficult for us to help.  David saw the property’s value through the clutter, and the mix of patience and enthusiasm he brought to our slow exit process was just what was needed.  He gave us great advice on what to concentrate on regarding repairs, upgrades, etc., and steered us to the right service people.  When we were finally ready to list, he wasted no time, and we were delighted to close just five weeks later.”

Charlie Southwell, Arlington, VA

“David Hardt is truly fortunate. While working with him it became abundantly clear that he is among the lucky few that has found his calling. David’s talent for Real Estate is eclipsed only by his passion. As a first-time home buyer, I had a great deal of fear and confusion about the home ownership process. To say that David was a blessing is an understatement. He was in constant communication, not only reactively, but proactively. Always willing to go the extra mile, he didn’t flinch from looking at houses during a hurricane. Not only did David help us find the right home, but he stuck with us through the intimidating mortgage phase as well. Knowing that he’s a fiduciary, I was sure that David was in our corner. I cannot recommend him more strongly to anyone looking for a competent and compassionate Realtor. Thank you, David.”

Elon Weiss, Austin TX