Chan Simms

Chan Simms

Managing Broker | REALTOR®

License #593274

A little about me...

  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Luxury Home Specialist
  • Texas Affordable Housing Specialist
  • Veterans Land Board

A native Texan, Chandra was born in Fort Worth and grew up in Denton.  As an undergraduate she earned a BA in History and International Studies, and studied British History and Politics in England, and Mandarin Chinese at Tung Hai University in Taiwan.  Chan later attended graduate school in Michigan, studying International Development and Diplomacy.  After college Chan returned to Texas, spending several years working in NPO and NGO administration and consulting.  

In 2006, Chan purchased her first home, a midcentury ranch style built in 1952.  What began as minor updates soon led to a full renovation project lasting 3 years.  Supervising the restoration of her home provided a crash course in all things electrical, environmental, plumbing, and structural.  The knowledge she obtained sparked a passion for residential architecture and a desire to help others navigate the home buying, building, and owning processes; leading Chan to obtain her Real Estate License in 2009.  

In addition to her personal experiences, Chan’s education and professional background in finance, communications, negotiation, and diplomacy, helps her deliver a positive homebuying experience for each of her clients. Chan works tirelessly to ensure her clients thoroughly understand the buying and selling process, get the answers they need, and find a home they love.  This “white glove” service has helped Chan build a business based largely on referrals and repeat clients. 

In additional to helping her clients, Chan is also passionate about using her time and resources to benefit the community. She serves as an Election Judge for Travis County and previously served as a Policy Ambassador for the Austin Board of Realtors.  She is also an avid supporter of local organizations including:  ProjectArt Wimberley, Austin Pets Alive, the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin Wildlife Rescue, and holds season tickets to the Austin Opera. 

Chan lives in South Austin with her partner of 14 years and their four cats; Sally Ride, Madeleine Albright, Clementine Churchill, Luna Lovegood and their cockatiel, Howard Hughes.

When not working, she and Ben enjoy collecting art, sampling Austin’s renowned local restaurants, listening to live music, and planning their next trip to new parts of the world.

Client Success


"Kenzi really went above and beyond for me. She quickly helped me find a great home for me and my dogs. No matter your situation she fights to help you get the best deals and the best place possible. Even after loosing hope of working with multiple other realtors I reached out to her and she was instantly building a portfolio of rentals for me to choose from. If you need a help finding a home/rentaRead MoreRead Less
"Josh Foley is great at what he does! He was adamant about being patient with the process and making sure I found EXACTLY what I wanted in a home. I decided to go with new construction and he was with me at every step of this 9 month process. I've been in my dream home now for a little over a week and he is still checking in to make sure I'm happy with it. Hire this guy if you're looking for an ageRead MoreRead Less
"Josh was always insanely helpful. This was the first house I’ve bought and Josh helped walk me through every part to make it as simple as possible. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a house, first time home buyer or not."
"Josh at Baemayr did an an amazing job getting me into a great house. As a first time home buyer he helped walk me through every step and he made the process fast and easy. Thank you for all for your help!"
"A friend recommended Isaiah Manning to me. Being a first time home buyer and not having any agents in my personal Rolodex (look that one up, millennials), I took my friend's suggestion. Knowing very little about Austin's real estate market, aside from it's nonstop rise in value, I was overwhelmed to say the least! I blasted Isaiah with loads of questions both over the phone, text/email and in his Read MoreRead Less
"I worked with Isaiah Manning to purchase my first home and I couldn’t have been happier with the process. He was very responsive, attentive and knowledgeable. It seemed like everyone on the realty team really made an effort to get to know me and what I was looking for and WHY. Isaiah was able to find a house that checked the boxes and actually negotiated a price that was under market value (which Read MoreRead Less
"I cannot say enough about Eric as our relator! I actually came across Eric just based off of being a listing agent on the property that we were interested in online. I instantly liked Eric because I could tell her was a very hard worker and always got me the answers I needed. We went through one heck of a sales process with Eric and Eric remained patient and helpful the entire time. He is not onlyRead MoreRead Less
"I was really impressed working with Eric and his team when I was buying my home. Not only was his website super intuitive, the casual professionalism I got from him made me feel very comfortable through the process. The home search feature on the website is 10,000 times better than Zillow. I admit, I found myself surfing all the homes when I couldn't sleep at night! Ha! When it came to finding theRead MoreRead Less
"I rarely write reviews, but I will go out of my way to do so when I get incredible service. Eric has been helping me on my home-buying journey for a while, and has gone well above and beyond to take care of me. Although the perfect home hasn't come along yet, he's made every effort to show me great options that fit my needs. Every interaction is pleasant and I can tell I'm in great hands. If you wRead MoreRead Less
"Eric was a fantastic agent for finding and closing on my condo downtown. Even though we kept hitting unexpected bumps during closing, Eric stayed on top of all of the issues as they arose and ensured we could find a closing schedule that met my needs."
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