A History of Success

There are at any given time between 10,000 and 15,000 registered Realtors in the Austin market. But if  you search for Realtors who have successfully stayed in the business for each of the last 30 years, that number drops dramatically. When your further search for realtors who have successfully sold in the luxury home market for the last 30 years that number gets very small. Jerry Winnett has been selling luxury real estate since 1978. You don’t last that long in this business unless you have developed a reputation as an exceptional realtor, and a track record to prove it. When it comes to experience and expertise in marketing and selling luxury custom homes, no one else has the history of success that Jerry Winnett and the team at The Winnett Group enjoys.

The Right Tools. The Right Solution.

Being a successful realtor in the luxury home market of Lakeway and West Austin requires both experience and expertise. For more than 30 continous years, Jerry has been a leader in this market.

West Austin Specialists

Jerry has been integrally involved in the growth of Lakeway and the West Austin area over the last three decades.

A Wealth of Expertise

With more than 30 years of real estate experience in these markets, Jerry Winnett brings a wealth of expertise to bear in marketing your luxury custom home or land.

An Extensive Network

Jerry understands better than most the complexities of luxury custom home transactions

Partner Relationships Matter

Jerry has put together a network of title companies, appraisal companies, mortgage brokers, and more to provide turnkey service to his luxury home clients.


After spending a few minutes with Jerry Winnett you can see first-hand the energy and excitement that went into building one of the most successful communities in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Just as Lakeway, Texas has grown from a small, vacation lake community to a bustling town with world-class golf and a galleria mall so has Jerry Winnett’s real estate career. Jerry’s began his real estate career in 1978 selling the original Lakeway lots for The Lakeway Company. After successfully achieving many sales goals and contributing to a rapidly growing community Jerry was promoted to Vice President of Real Estate for Lakeway Company operations.

In 1980 Jerry worked with representatives from Lakeway Company to develop the home sites that surround the Jack Nicklaus Signature designed Hills of Lakeway Golf Course. Over the next 10 years Jerry was a top producer for Lakeway Company. After a successful leadership role in both Lakeway and The Hills of Lakeway Jerry started his own company with a group of respected co-workers and friends from Lakeway Company. Soon after, he was asked to oversee the development of sales and marketing for Lakeway’s premier golf course resort community Flintrock Falls. The Flintrock Falls Golf Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Jack Jr. The Hills and Flintrock Falls Golf Course remain the only side-by-side Nicklaus designed courses in Texas.

Having walked on the undeveloped land in Lakeway, The Hills of Lakeway and Flintrock Falls, Jerry has a true connection with each property in all of these communities. He has sold many of the home sites and homes multiple times and has worked with many of the residents on purchasing property numerous times. Jerry has contributed countless hours to improving the community he has served for more than 30 years. He has sat on numerous architectural committees and has been a participating member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin Better Business Bureau, Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and Austin Board of Realtors for many years.

30+ year real estate careers are very rare. Jerry’s commitment to his clients has helped him thrive through times that have proved challenging for others.


Jim Weems has served the Lakeway, Texas real estate community for over 30 years. After graduating from The University of Mississippi in 1970, Jim joined the Lakeway Company as manager of the Houston office and was instrumental in selling the original Lakeway lots. Jim was promoted and moved to the Lakeway location in early 1977. Shortly after he was invited to join a private development team in the early 1980’s to help plan the development and marketing of the first gated, luxury, waterfront community on Lake Travis, Vineyard Bay. In 1982 Jim earned his Texas Real Estate Broker’s license.

After completion of the Vineyard Bay project Jim joined long time friend and co-worker Jerry Winnett at The Winnett Group. Jim’s expertise covers a wide array of Lakeway real estate related knowledge. He works well with buyers and sellers with a genuine consideration for his client’s needs. He has contributed to The Winnett Group’s successful sales record in Flintrock Falls since the community’s early stages of development in 2001. Jim is well respected in the community as a luxury real estate specialist and will gladly share his knowledge and insight about the area with anyone who asks. Jim has a wonderful way of connecting long-time residents with people new to the community.

Let Jerry Answer Your Questions About Luxury Real Estate in West Austin and Lakeway

Call Jerry Now at (512) 263-3500