Broker/Owner, City Living Detroit
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, Hatch Detroit
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
Step back in time in the amazing 1922-built 10325 sf Gothic Revival Van Dusen Mansion with 7BRs, 5.2 baths + 1100 sf 2BR/1BA carriage house above a 4-car garage, on a rarely found acre in prime Palmer Woods. Owners have spent substantial time & expense updating the infrastructure & lovingly resto...
Well-maintained Sherwood Forest Tudor updated with exterior façade restoration work, asbestos abatement, all new exterior landscaping, new gutters, new flat roof, new support systems to stabilize the garage, central cooling, and restoration of the front screen door. Sherwood Forest is a desi...
Welcome home to Boston-Edison; one of Detroit’s premier historic neighborhoods. This renovated home features an updated kitchen, hardwood floors on the first and second floors, one-half bathroom on the first floor, two full bathrooms on the second floor, updated bathrooms, central heating/...
Renovated home near West Village, Indian Village, and one block north of the Kercheval commercial corridor. Updates include new kitchen, new bathrooms, refinished hardwood floors on the first floor, and a second floor loft that is perfect for a home office or home gym. The concrete pad in the bac...
Well maintained and updated home in the popular Green Acres neighborhood. This home features refinished hardwood floors in most areas, stainless steel appliances, an updated kitchen, and updated mechanical systems. The gathering space on the first floor features vaulted ceilings and dir...
Spacious townhome centrally located to Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, and Ferndale. Easy access to 696 and 75. The unit features an open floor plan, two spacious bedrooms, an attached garage, and a finished basement. Live within close proximity to the Rackham Golf Course and the Detroit Zoo. All appl...
My partner and I worked with Austin to find a new home in Detroit and could not be happier with the experience. We had ALL of the potential complications: out of state buyers, first time buyers, tight time line (we had 5 months from first contact to our move date. We closed in 3.), buying during covid, and (admittedly) discerning tastes. Austin handled it all in stride. We sent Austin a list of key features we knew we wanted and properties w...
Austin is a true professional. He delivered on all aspects and successfully closed my transaction at a value significantly above expectations. His reputation and name recognition generated considerable interest for my property. His responsiveness and availability were key factors to the success of this transaction. Austin is astute and insightful; presenting facts and data to support his position. I highly recommend Austin to anyone inte...
Austin was recommended to me for purchasing my first home and he exceeded all expectations. When it came time for me to look for my growing family to move beyond my bachelor's escape, Austin was my first and only choice. Not only did he sell my home for over twice what I had bought it for just 5 years prior, but his extensive knowledge, care, and expertise secured our dream home in the exact area we needed. He was attentive, respectful, ope...
Austin's worldly perspective on urban redevelopment, drive to stay on top of the latest industry trends, and passion for his hometown has earned him the respect and adoration of a city and its leadership.Contact