Agent's Bio

Sheila Paynter, Realtor®

Sheila Paynter – West Austin Real Estate Agent

Sheila was born in Georgia and graduated with a BS degree from the University of Georgia. She and her husband Ron have lived in Austin for the past thirty years, developing roots for both themselves and their two children. She has been a very active community volunteer in Zachary Scott Guild and Laguna Art Guild. She served on the Brackenridge Foundation Board, chairing the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, as well as various other committees regarding fundraising for the Children’s Hospital. She has served on the Ronald McDonald House board as well as many committees for the Bandana Ball. She also served several years on the board for the Helping Hand Society, chairing the Gala for Helping Hand Home for Children. Most recently she chaired the Foundation Board and Investment Committee for the Helping Hand Society.

Because of her enjoyment and success of working with people, and her passion for decorating and remodeling homes, she chose real estate as her career. She loves the challenge of finding the perfect home for all her clients, as well as helping them with listing and selling their current home.

When not selling real estate, Sheila loves to power walk around Lady Bird Lake, water ski on Lake Austin and Lake Travis, as well as snow ski in Colorado. She enjoys gardening, cooking, decorating, playing bridge and taking advantage of all the wonderful things that Austin has to offer.




“Thank you so very much for your successful efforts to sell my high-end property. You went above and beyond the call of duty to prepare, maintain and market my condo and thankfully, due to my busy travel and work schedule, made the process almost effortless on my part. For that, and your unwavering attention to detail, you will be my first call if I need a realtor in the future and I certainly will strongly recommend you to friends and business acquaintances.”
– David

“My wife Susan and I recently purchased a beautiful four bedroom home in Lost Creek. We would have never found it without the help of Sheila Paynter and the group at Wilson Goldrick Realtors. We met Sheila over the July 4th holiday weekend, after three months of unsuccessfully searching for a home. Sheila listened carefully to our goals, and thoughtfully developed a search criteria based on our budget and our “best case scenario” wish list. Consistently, she would present opportunities in our target region, some of which we would learn about before they hit the market. I continue to compliment Sheila’s willingness to make herself available by phone, email and text, as many issues were time sensitive.

We had no better advocate during our real estate search than Sheila. She raised various questions to sellers and agents that we would not have thought to ask. Once we selected the perfect house and were under contract, Sheila’s value really shined through. She guided us well through the inspection and repair processes, increasing the value of our purchase dramatically. Every recommended service provider delivered what was expected reliably. Sheila’s warmth, dependability and character have continued to be an asset through to closing and as we have gotten familiar with our new neighborhood. Susan and I couldn’t recommend someone any higher than we do Sheila Paynter and Wilson Goldrick. Together, we finished our difficult search in a hotly contested real estate market with a home that provided everything on our wish list. Our two young daughters often ask about Sheila and think of her as a close family friend. Hopefully we will be in this property for many years. However, should we find ourselves beginning the search process again, my first call will be to Sheila.”
– Scott and Susan

“My husband and I recently relocated to Austin from Dallas. Our time was limited and most everything had to be handled long distance. Sheila Paynter could not have been more accommodating and helpful. She was more than willing to do whatever was necessary to find us the perfect house and took care of many of the details for us; going above and beyond what was expected, even after the move. We would definitely recommend Sheila to anyone needing to buy or sell a home.”
– Sharon and Robert Greenwood

“We were very pleased with her professionalism during the selling of our home located in the Austin Mueller Subdivision. She was very knowledgeable of the local market and was willing to make the calls to cultivate and close the sale. She has been one of the best realtors we have used in our 15+ transactions. We always knew where we stood with Sheila. We have and will continue to recommend her to our friends. We will use her again if we elect to enter the Austin market in the future.”
– Chris and Deb

“Sheila Paynter doesn’t just show you three houses and calls it a day. When you go out with Sheila to look at available properties, you had better have on your comfortable shoes and be prepared for a thorough and tireless house-hunting experience. Sheila won’t stop until you do. We appreciated that when we came from out of town to house hunt in Austin. Better still, Sheila gave us objective feedback about the homes we looked at which helped us make an informed decisions – and we felt that helped us make a better investment. We’d recommend Sheila to anyone who is unhappy with their current realtor and the choices they’re seeing. She helped us make the most of our time and our money, so we could find just the right fit in Austin.”
– Tim Shull and Katie Weber

“Sheila took the time to get to know our needs, held our hand throughout the selling and buying process, and represented our interests succinctly when meeting with buyers and sellers. She proved to be a wealth of information during our relationship and gave valuable advice when needed. Not only does Sheila know Austin and it’s neighborhoods, she is a great resource for architects, builders, designers, etc. She truly made our home selling and property buying experience smooth and enjoyable!”
– Patrick and Heather Nichols

708 Split Rail Trail
This incredible 1.9-acre hilltop estate is located in a close-in Westlake neighborhood on a lush, private lot. This property offers the best location, just minutes from downtown Austin while still in the Eanes school district. The home has been remodeled with an updated kitchen and bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, and walls of windows to allow natural light to flow within. The private home has room to expand if needed and also offers 232 square feet in the over-sized three car garage that can serve as an office.
Austonian Condominium
200 Congress Avenue #33FF
Stunning custom designed, open floor plan on the 33rd floor of the coveted southeast corner of the Austonian. This lavish condo features expansive panoramic views of downtown and Lady Bird Lake, a gourmet kitchen with Scavolini cabinetry, Carrara marble countertops, breakfast nook, oversized island open to the living, dining area with alcove. Wood and stone flooring throughout and electronic shades on all windows. The master bedroom has one of the few fireplaces in the building with large master bath with Calacatta Gold marble and large walk-in closet. Waterworks sinks and plumbing features in all bathrooms. The second bedroom can be used as an office or accommodate guests as there is a beautiful built-in cabinet with Murphy bed. Enjoy the 40,000 sq.ft. of wonderful amenities in one of the most luxurious buildings downtown. Live the downtown lifestyle with restaurants, nightclubs, shopping and parks only a few steps from your door.
Austonian Condominium
200 Congress Avenue #33CC
Experience beautiful sunsets along with expansive views of Lady Bird Lake, downtown, and the Hill Country in this fantastic, one-of-a-kind, custom floorplan on the 33rd floor of the coveted southwest corner of The Austonian. This gorgeous condo features transitional finishes throughout by Greer Interior Design including Scavolini cabinetry, wood and stone floors, Waterworks fixtures & sinks, gourmet kitchen with Viking, Sub-Zero and Thermador appliances, granite counters in kitchen, oversized island with an eating area, and marble counters and floors in baths. The Butler’s pantry includes desk area, wine refrigerator, and great storage. The unit offers 2 reserved parking spaces and a climate controlled storage unit. Enjoy 40,000 Sq.Ft. of wonderful amenities in one of the most luxurious buildings downtown. Live the downtown lifestyle with restaurants, nightclubs, shopping and parks only a few steps from your door.
Pemberton Heights
1304 Gaston Avenue
Beautiful French architecture in the heart of Pemberton Heights. Beveled, leaded glass doors welcome you into a spectacular foyer and home. Gourmet kitchen opens to family, breakfast, and sunroom, which overlooks pool and outdoor living area - complete with fireplace, TV garage, built-in grill and pizza oven. House renovated down to the studs in 1995, new electrical & plumbing installed. Surround sound throughout inside and outside.
200 Congress Avenue - Luxury condo for sale in downtown Austin at the Austonian. Custom designed 2 bedroom plus study with unbelievable views.
The Austonian
200 Congress Avenue
Custom designed popular floorplan with 2 bedrooms plus study and unbelievable views through walls of windows on the popular South East corner. Beautiful finishes of wood floors, marble, Scavolini cabinetry, wolf/sub zero appliances. The Austonian features 40,000 square feet of amenities with 24 hour concierge and valet service.
3107 Pleasant Run Place
Gracious traditional home with amenities of a lock and go lifestyle. Beautiful large entry and formal areas. Family room is anchored by a fireplace and built-ins, open to the kitchen and perfect garden terrace. Separate study with a fireplace and views of the garden. 3 Large bedrooms with ensuite baths are upstairs and accessible by the gracious staircase or by elevator.
Sold - Buyer Represented
Rainbows End Estates
700 Bulian Lane
Beautiful family home on level one acre lot with easy access to schools, shopping & downtown. Gourmet kitchen open to living and dining areas. Large private master suite on main level, 3 bedrooms and 2 living areas upstairs. Mesquite hardwood and stone floors downstairs with carpet upstairs. Gorgeous pool with spa and waterfall in backyard. Perfect for relaxing, living and entertaining.
Barton Creek
2312 Swirling Wind Cove
British manor with beauty of classic Hill Country estate. Designed by renowned architect Charles Travis, this home features 100 year old wood floors, antique light fixtures, and a full gourmet kitchen. Oversized outdoor area has full size fireplace for entertaining.
Sold - Buyer Represented
Travis Heights
903 Mariposa Drive
Beautifully renovated in 2014, this charming home sits on a corner double lot with mature oak trees only blocks away from Stacy Park, Pool and all the amenities of SoCo. Updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances open to breakfast room and large deck creating the perfect spot for entertaining and relaxing. Master bedroom has a great sitting area and there are two master closets. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main level and new windows throughout the house. Enjoy living on your oasis but have the conveniences of SoCo, downtown and the hot spots in East Austin only minutes away.
Barclay Woods
1402 Barclay Drive #B
This classic home features an expansive floor plan built to suit a wide range of needs. It lives like a one story with 5 bedrooms, 2 living areas, formal dining, gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances with large breakfast room open to the kitchen on the main level. Second living would also work great as an office or music room. There is a game room and utility room downstairs. Great location and conveniently located in exemplary Eanes ISD, with close proximity to schools, Barton Creek Mall, Barton Creek Greenbelt, Hill of Life, Sculpture and Twin Falls, all while being just minutes from downtown Austin.
Vista Ridge
7320 Vista Mountain Drive
Beautiful custom presentation of Santa Fe architecture with canyon and hill country views surrounded by lovely new homes. Wonderful open floorplan. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and beautiful windows; abundance of light and amazing views. Gorgeous hardwood/slate floors. Spectacular resort style pool and spa with multiple waterfalls. Master and second bedroom on main level. Perfect family home and entertainers delight.
Davenport Ranch
5903 Saratoga Cove
Wonderful traditional home with a casual yet sophisticated elegance located on a cul-de-sac in Davenport Ranch. Recently updated with beautiful wood floors, paint, carpet, gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances. Master bath with marble floors, counter and shower. Roof replaced in 2010. Walk to Davenport Village, Austin Country Club and neighborhood park.
1606 Westover Road
Charming 1940's home with a great location on a quiet street in Pemberton Heights. Ready for move-in or renovate to your specific taste and needs. All bedrooms are generously sizes with one on main level and two on second level. Wood and stone floors throughout. Kitchen has butcher block countertops and extends into the dining area for easy entertaining. Private, spacious backyard with towering trees, 2 car detached garage, and electric gate.
901 West 9th Street #301
Fabulous view of UT tower, Capitol and downtown from one of Austin's most prestigious downtown condo buildings. Gorgeous hardwoods, granite counters, stainless appliances, two living areas including office/study, and living room overlooking Duncan Park. Amenities include 24 hour concierge, fitness center, pool, hot tub and steam room. Walk to Whole Foods, restaurants and shopping. Lockbox in east lobby with concierge.
106 Adventurer
Custom home in Lakeway with large living room, gourmet kitchen, master and second bedroom on main level. Handscraped wood, stone, and carpet floors throughout. Gorgeous patio with fireplace and built-in grill off the living and kitchen which overlooks the back yard with a spa and space for a pool. The second level has three bedrooms, an office, plus game room with a wet bar opening to a covered balcony with views of the Hill Country and Lake Travis. Close to the lake, golf courses, jogging and biking paths, parks and community pool. Highly acclaimed Lake Travis School District.
106 Adventurer
Watch the setting sun over Lake Travis from your covered balcony adjoining huge gameroom with bar. This home has all the bells and whistles. Outdoor living with fireplace and built-in grill, high end finish, room for pool.
Sold - Buyer Represented
3104 Honey Tree Lane
Fabulous recently renovated with beautiful wood and seagrass floors, granite counters, stainless appliances, large windows filling rooms with natural light. Upstairs is currently a large art studio, but could easily be transformed into 1 bedroom with extra living area or 2 bedrooms, as there is a full bath and closet in this space. Stone patio at back of property looks out onto a lush, flat backyard with wonderful large trees.
Villas of Lost Canyon Condo
1529 Barton Springs Road #4
Beautiful Tuscan-style home set in the hillside of Barton Springs Road with an open floorplan and many upgrades. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, large window and atrium door lead to a wonderful private covered balcony. Lots of built-ins with Pecan hardwood floors, sisal and tile. The master suite is on the top level with the second bedroom, bath and utility room. Space exists for a 3rd bedroom and bath or a media room on the first level. Amenities include exercise room, spa and gorgeous fountain. A tranquil, serene location within minutes to Ladybird Lake Hike & Bike Trail, entertainment, dining and shopping.
2002 Meadowbrook Drive
Fabulous, stylish one story contemporary with great architectural lines and clerestory windows on tree lined street. Updated gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, mesquite wood floors, screened porch & Ipe deck looking out at wonderful backyard. Great for living and entertaining.
Fowlers Heights
1717 Valeria Street
Great 2 living, 2 bedroom, 2 bath with open living, dining and kitchen areas situated on a corner lot in Zilker. Viking gas range, refrigerator, and microwave. Beautiful wood floors with marble floors in baths, and concrete floor in den area. Lush mature landscaping with porch and multiple outdoor areas perfect for entertaining. Walk to Zilker and South Lamar.