About Us


Betty received her Bachelor of Arts in Math and Biology (Honors) from the University of Kansas in 1976.   Betty received her Masters Degree in Computer Science from Duke University in 1978.  She worked actively in the computer field until the birth of her second child in 1986, and spent the next 12 years as an active volunteer, holding many offices in her children’s schools and activities plus her church.  She began her real estate career with Coldwell Banker in 1998 where she stayed 10 years, receiving numerous awards including the designation of “Coldwell Banker Presidents Circle” (top 3% of agents) several years.  In 2008, she began her own brokerage.

Betty passionately wants to give her clients an advantage.  One key element is continuing education: one must be on the cutting edge of marketing, and one must study data and trends to best look ahead in the market (although this of course cannot be predicted).  Betty is a Certified Residential Specialist [CRS] (top 4% of all agents nationwide), a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist [CLHMS] with membership in the Million Dollar Guild, a Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), and an ePRO Internet Professional.

About Betty Hood:
  • Specializes in Eanes School District [Westlake], Central Austin [Tarrytown], West Austin [Barton Creek, Lake Pointe, Lake Travis], & close-in Southwest & Northwest [Travis Country, Travis Country West, Regents Hills, Covenant Estates, & Great Hills].
  • Known for outstanding service, integrity, loyalty and honesty; respected for professional advice and opinions. Friendly and pleasant, yet a confidential, passionate and strong advocate for clients, both buyers and sellers.
  • Has a very loyal and devoted client base: over 90% of business is repeat business and referral. They know and trust Betty as their trusted friend and real estate advisor.
  • Serious interest in schools & education, with knowledge and perspective about Schools, both Public and Private. Betty’s children [Two National Merit finalists, so far] have attended both Eanes schools and private schools.
  • Strong Academic Background: Master’s Degree in Computer Science (Duke University); B.A. Math and Biology [Honors] (Kansas University).
  • Realtor since 1998, Designations earned:
    CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
    GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute),
    ePRO (Certified Internet Professional)
  • Additional training includes:
    Coldwell Banker Previews Luxury Home Certification,
    Coldwell Banker Certified Residential Relocation Specialist (CRRS),
    Cendant Certified Relocation Specialist,
    SIRVA Certified Relocation Specialist
  • Contributor to the Community: long-time supporter of Eanes Education Foundation (member of the original board), Eanes schools and activities, Regents School of Austin, St. Michael’s Academy and numerous charitable and non-profit organizations.
  • Consistent “Top 25” Coldwell Banker Realtor in Central Texas. Consistent Multi-Million Dollar producer (over $9,000,000 of real estate sold in 2004), plus licensed Realtor & Executive Assistant, Pitty Lewallen, is available to assist clients as well.
  • Known and respected also in the Medical Community: Husband is Jerry L. Hood, M.D., Internist of the Austin Diagnostic Clinic. Betty understands the challenges and difficulties of the doctor’s family.
Current Position:
  • Realtor and Broker, Betty Hood Real Estate, LLC
Awards, Honors and Designations:
  • 2005, 2006 & 2007 Member Austin’s Elite 25
  • Top 25 Realtor: Coldwell Banker United (Central Texas) 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • President’s Circle or Diamond Society Award, Coldwell Banker Corp. (National):  2000 - 2007
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
  • Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS)
  • Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • ePRO Internet Professional
  • Certified Coldwell Banker Previews Luxury Home Specialist
  • Certified Coldwell Banker Residential Relocation Specialist
  • Member National Association of Realtors 1998-present
  • Member Austin Board of Realtors 1998-present  

  • 1976        B.A., Math and Biology (Honors) University of Kansas
  • 1978        M.A., Computer Science, Duke University
  • 1998        Licensed Realtor 
  • 2007        Licensed Broker
Work Experience:
  • 1978-81 Operating Systems Development, Data General Corp., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
  • 1981-83 Systems Engineering, Data General Corporation, Austin, TX
  • 1983-85 Systems Engineering, Data General Corporation, Austin, TX
  • 1985-86 Computer Sales, Data General Corporation, Austin, TX
  • 1986-98 Stay-at-Home Mom and Volunteer Activities as below
  • 1998-2008 Coldwell Banker United, Realtors:  Realtor
Volunteer Activities:
Eanes Community:
  • Eanes Education Foundation Platinum Sponsor
  • Numerous School-related sponsorships from Music to Sports to Project Graduation and More
Schools/Children Activities:
  • 1997-98 President, Cedar Creek Booster Club (CCBC)
  • 1996-97 President-elect CCBC; Eanes Education Foundation Representative
  • 1995-96 Chairman, Cedar Creek Book Fair
  • 1989-97 Numerous volunteer activities for fund-raisers; Coached volleyball at Regents School
  • Rollingwood Swim Team: 1995-96 Chairman; 1991-1997: Incentives Chairman
Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church:
  • 1996-98 Chairman, Visitor's Committee; Evangelism Committee Representative
  • 1994-97 Women's Christian Book Club; Chair: 1997-98
  • 1992-94 Moderator (President), Presbyterian Women
  • 1991 Chairman, Holiday Collectibles
  • 1990 Chairman, Fashion Show
  • 1987-98 Westbank Women's Bible Study
  • 1985-88 Deacon; Chairman, Caring Committee
Travis County Medical Alliance:
  • 1990-91 Yearbook Chairman
  • 1992-93 Newsletter Co-Chairman won Gold Award, Best in the State
  • 1993-94 Vice President, Medical Affairs
  • 1994-95 Vice President, Communications
Rollingwood Swim Team:
  • 1995-96 Chairman
  • 1991-1997 Incentives Chairman
References: Available on request;
Please call 512-328-4068 or email Betty@BettyHood.com for list

Information About Pitty Lewallen

Pitty works exclusively with Betty and her clients as Betty's Executive Assistant. She is licensed and a member of the Austin Board of Realtors. Pitty has lived in the Westlake area since 1988 when she relocated from Louisiana. Pitty has been very involved in the Westlake community serving on various church, school, and non-profit boards. She has also been a part of the athletic scene both as a participant and as a parent in sports including swimming, tennis, and basketball.

Pitty understands the issues associated with relocating from another city or state and is prepared to help make that transition easier for others. Pitty and her family used Betty Hood last year to find their new home in Austin's Rob Roy on the Lake subdivision. She was extremely impressed with the excellent customer service that Betty provided and decided she wanted to join her team!