Associate Broker/Team Leader
Clients continually praise award-winning broker Austin Black, calling him “an Absolute All-Star” with an “ability to get things done that is second to none!” They also “couldn’t be happier with his quality service,” and “could not imagine going through the process without his support and expertise.” What you get with him is a true professional who clearly loves his work and gives 110% to his buyers and sellers.
Highly accomplished in his field and invaluable to his loyal clients, Austin has been selling and excelling in residential real estate sales in and around Detroit since 2005. His career spiraled to success, earning him a long list of coveted local and national awards; and in 2010 after obtaining his Real Estate Broker License, he opened his own thriving brokerage, City Living Detroit, known for the same unparalleled results and reputation.
From starter homes and apartments to multimillion-dollar gems, Austin represents clients and properties at every price level, in a diverse array of neighborhoods. His specialty areas include: Detroit: Historic homes in Palmer Woods, Sherwood Forest, University District, Boston-Edison, Indian Village, Detroit Golf Club, Bagley, Green Acres, Rosedale Park, North Rosedale Park. Condos: Midtown, Downtown, New Center, Lafayette Park, Riverfront. Woodward Corridor Suburban Communities: Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills. Grosse Pointe Communities: Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Shores
His seasoned knowledge of these markets allow him to skillfully navigate clients and intimately explain the amenities and trends in their areas of interest. This is complemented by his extensive involvement on boards and committees on both the professional and community levels, strengthening his insider perspective and vast network. Many of his clients are repeat and referral buyers and sellers.
Austin has always had a passion for urban development and major metropolitan cities. A graduate of Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning in Ithaca, NY, he studied redevelopment projects abroad and received a B.S. in Urban & Regional Studies. After extensive travels, Austin returned home committed to making Detroit a better place to live, work and raise a family. He was born in the city, spent his youth in Okemos and Troy, and attended Birmingham Seaholm H.S. Austin bought his first condo in Midtown in 2006 before it was chic, later moved to Lafayette Park, and now calls Sherwood Forest home.
Frequently quoted on industry trends and topics in top publications, Austin is as sought after by his peers as he is by his clients, and is very active in and outside his industry. He continually seeks new educational opportunities and designations to advance his knowledge and better serve his clients.
Detroit Downtown Development Authority, Michigan Humane, Sherwood Forest Association
Detroit Athletic Club Community Outreach Committee, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Classical Roots Committee, Urban Land Institute Housing and Community Development Local Product Council, Belle Isle Conservancy Community Engagement Committee
Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors, Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors, Michigan Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Urban Land Institute, Cornell University Alumni Association
Luxurious 3 bed 2 bath 2,142 sf loft condominium in prime Midtown w/2 large balconies & 2 heated parking spots! Charge your electric vehicle at your personal car charging station between the 2 parking spaces–a rare bonus. Soaring ceilings, concrete floors, chic industrial elements, exposed brick ...
Built in 1934 and beautifully renovated in 2016, this stunning residence in the Sherwood Forest historic district is an ideal blend of modern luxury and old-world charm! From the rich wood-paneled library with one of the home's 3 fireplaces to the fusion of marble and hardwood floors across the o...
Enjoy condo living in an iconic building. This two-bedroom condo at the Westin Book Cadillac Residences features hardwood floors in the living areas, an open kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, a large pantry, a spacious owners' bathroom with marble floors and a larg...
Welcome home to this spacious colonial. Features include hardwood floors through, a family room with a fireplace, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors throughout most of the house, an attached two-car garage, a partially finished basement, and a spacious yard. This home is centrally locate...
Enjoy this updated and well-maintained home in the North Rosedale Park neighborhood just in time for the new year. This home features refinished hardwood floors, an updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, updated bathrooms, and neutral décor. Other updates include...
Welcome home to this freshly painted New Center condo in the Seville Row development. Features include an attached 2-car garage with direct access to your condo, a family room with a fireplace, a spacious primary suite with an attached bathroom, and a large walk-in closet, and lots of natural lig...
We had a fantastic experience with City Living Detroit. We relocated to Detroit from the east coast and didn’t know much about the city. Austin quickly understood our housing desires and narrowed our search to a few areas. Because he is so well connected, he was able to show us 2 homes that weren’t on the market. Both were a perfect fit. We ended up purchasing one and couldn’t be happier. Austin was a delight to work with through the entir...
Mr. Black was the agent we used for the purchase of our second home. He was always responsive and thorough in his explanation of the process, documents etc. He frequently had great advice on questions we should ask and things to check. I would without a doubt recommend him to friends and family.
Austin helped us find a great home in an awesome neighborhood! Moving back to Michigan from out of state, we didn't have a full understanding of Detroit neighborhoods, but Austin was able to give insight into the nuances of specific areas, far beyond what was in the MLS listing. Austin was able to arrange a well-coordinated weekend where we came in from out of town, visited a dozen or so listings, all of which he had detailed insight on. Furt...