Monte Davis Realty Group
Monte Davis Realty Group is a small team of exceptional and well-versed agents, who have earned a stellar reputation in the industry for their integrity, diligence and attention to detail. We have extensive experience with both residential and residential investment, including short sales, bank foreclosures, and 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, and incorporating a real estate portfolio into a self-directed IRA fund, among other investment strategies, and can provide the guidance and insights needed to succeed in the real estate market.
Monte Davis, Principal and Broker
Monte Davis has been in the real estate business for more than 35 years and is the driving force behind a small team of exceptional and well-versed agents, who specialize in buying, selling and leasing residential homes and investment properties in the greater Austin area.
Monte studied real estate investment and finance at the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned his real estate license in California in 1976. He received his broker’s license the following year, and his first job was with Mariani-Buss Associates, one of the largest real estate investment firms in Los Angeles. Monte was blessed to learn the ins and outs of the industry directly from CEO Dr. Jerry Buss, an accomplished leader in the real estate industry and sports tycoon.
During this time, Monte also gained first-hand experience in real estate investing. He traveled throughout northern and southern California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas to buy single-family homes that were used as rental properties and part of a 1031 exchange for several apartment buildings that were being sold in Los Angeles.
In 2005, Monte launched his own venture, Reliance Acquisition and Management, Inc. (dba Davis Company Real Estate Investment and Property Management), and implemented an educational approach for creating wealth for his clients. He offered minimized risk while building clients’ investment property portfolios. After a successful 10-year track record, he established Monte Davis Realty Group, Corp. in 2015. The new firm provides a variety of real estate services for residential buyers, sellers and investors, including all facets of remodeling and flipping, as well as property management. Monte and his hand-picked team of experienced agents also have a depth of knowledge with short sales, bank foreclosures, and 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, among other real estate investment strategies.
Monte and the specialized agents and property managers at Monte Davis Realty Group truly love the real estate industry. They share an unwavering commitment to demonstrating integrity, diligence, and attention to detail in their work with every buyer, seller and contractor. Wealth components in real estate are about location and appreciation, and the team at Monte Davis Realty understands that a property’s ability to generate cash flow and positive returns ultimately has greater significance than its location.
Monte’s professional associations and designations include ABR Accredited Buyers Representation, CNE Certified Negotiating Expert, and Top Producer ranking by Austin Business Journal. Outside of work, he enjoys time spent with his family and friends, and completing creative endeavors, such as landscaping and remodeling projects.
Sonja Jenkins, REALTOR® and Real Estate Asset Specialist
After completing a degree in education at the University of Texas at Arlington, Sonja discovered her passion in construction, real estate and property management. Known by clients and colleagues for her fairness, perseverance, confidence and experience, Sonja strives to provide skilled negotiations with her clients’ best interests at heart. Whether her client is a first-time buyer, an experienced investor, a homeowner ready to sell or a person seeking a home or apartment to lease, she ensures that all parties involved with a transaction have a positive experience.
Sonja is a native Texan who is proud to introduce Austin to newcomers. She and her husband raised their two sons who each served in the military and graduated from the University of Texas. The couple currently lives in Round Rock with their three rescue dogs.
Professional Associations and Designations:
- Licensed Texas Real Estate Agent Texas
- Residential Asset Specialist
- National Association of REALTORS®
- Texas Association of REALTORS®
- Austin Board of REALTORS®
- Austin Multiple Listing Service
- Leasing Specialist
- Relocation Specialist
Gary Evans, REALTOR® and Real Estate Asset Specialist
Gary Evans purchased his first investment property in 1976 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. That property paid for three college educations and sparked his interest in real estate. The University of Texas graduate with a master’s degree from George Washington University has more than 25 years of experience serving buyers, sellers and investment clients. Gary and his wife, Angela, who is a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, moved to Austin in 2009. He believes that an experienced REALTOR® must know all facets of the real estate transaction in order to solve problems that may arise between contract and settlement. Gary takes the time to identify to what truly matters to a client, which often has little to do with buying or selling a home or investment property. He also considers a referral from a past client the ultimate compliment.
At one point in Gary’s life, he considered a career as a diplomat because he loved travelling. He still enjoys visiting new cities, as well as hunting and fishing and sharing special time with his first grandchild.
Professional Associations and Designations:
- Graduate of the Realtors Institute
- Certified Location Specialist
- Lifetime Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club
- Member of the National Association of Realtors
- Member of the Texas Association of Realtors
- Member of the Austin Association of Realtors