Mike Butson Operating Partner & Realtor, Certified Negotiation Expert


Office: 512-686-3348
Mobile: 512-993-8586
Fax: 512-887-3886

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When Mike Butson began his real estate career in 2003,  he saw an under-serviced industry that needed much more attention to educating the client and providing 5-star service. His prior life of owning award winning restaurants begged entry to this field of high pressure sales people, where so much of the focus was, ”getting more deals,” rather than take care of the customer. Mike’s goal was to create clients for life and establish a long term customer base that would benefit from his expert market knowledge and negotiation skills, and in return offer referrals for friends and family.

It worked. In his first six months as a new Realtor, Mike helped 32 families sell or purchase a house. That caught the attention of one of the top producers in North America, who invited him to his team. Seeking an opportunity to be mentored by a legend was attractive enough to jump on, so Mike joined as a selling agent. Within four months, Mike was offered the position of managing the entire team. Together, these two entrepreneurs produced more than 250 closed transactions that next year.

Since that blazing start, Mike has been the managing broker/owner of one of the top producing Coldwell Banker offices in the country and then in 2014 partnered up with Dena Davis and they formed one of the top producing teams in Austin.

The Dena Davis ~ Mike Butson Team continue their shared business philosophy and would be honored to help you with your real estate needs. That not only includes selling or buying a home, but also free services such as remodeling advice, home value portfolios, property tax protests and so on. They have built their business on word of mouth and that comes from genuine love for our amazing and diverse community—and the people who live here.

Mike and Dena are involved in local school programs, sports teams, various non-profits and of course future development and how it will affect homeowners. We publish the Southwest Austin Real Estate Report and deliver direct to thousands of Southwest Austin doorsteps.

When Mike is not in the field or on the phone, he enjoys riding his Harley Fat Boy or pedaling around the Veloway toward evening. He also has four wonderful children who make him very proud.

Mike Butson loves to help people and he loves real estate. He hopes to meet you soon!






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Dena Davis and Mike Butson were AWESOME to work with!

Dena Davis and Mike Butson were AWESOME to work with! The staging and photography of our house were incredible. I've literally never before seen such a beautiful brochure as the one Dena & Mike prepared for our house. I saved several of the brochures as souvenirs. They photographed the house on  the perfect day, when it looked perfect. We had offers on the house from the very first open-house! Then, during the contract negotiations, Dena & Mike were always available, knowledgeable and there for us. This is not the first time I've sold a house. I've sold properties in Chicago, San Antonio TX, and now in Austin. This was my best experience, by far! I could not recommend Dena Davis and Mike Butson more highly. They really are the best!

Our go to agent in the Austin area

Couldn't be happier to have met Mike! He is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is he knowledgeable at his craft, he is a first class individual as well. He has been and will continue to be our go to agent in the Austin area.

Mike Is The Best Realtor With Whom We Have Worked

Mike is the best realtor with whom we have worked. We wanted a home that met many special criteria in South Austin. He listened carefully to our needs and showed us many homes that met some of the needs, helping us realize what was available in our price range. He knew the area, and developed a  rapport with us, eventually finding us a perfect match. He knew pricing, negotiating, etc.; ultimately helping us pay a fair price and negotiating a very difficult purchase contract. Then, he helped us sell our home in Southwest Austin. He did a market study that helped price our home appropriately; used excellent people to "stage " and photograph the house, and again helped us through the actual sale.

Beyond Wonderful!


Our experience with Mike Butson and The Davis Company real estate team was beyond wonderful! We met Mike when we unexpectedly found a new home that we fell in love with. He was friendly, professional and encouraging as we quickly dove headfirst into the crazy Austin housing market (and just before  the holidays, to boot!). Mike was promptly responsive with all of our questions throughout the entire process. He provided us with recommendations for a mortgage broker and inspector for the home we were buying, as well as exterior cleaners for the home we were selling. The Davis Company provided tasteful home staging and gorgeous professional photography for the home we were selling. They did a fantastic job getting the word out with a pre-market push a few days before our home officially went on the market. In less than a week, we had 28 private showings, 30 groups attend an open house, 12 offers and a contract signed. Unbelievable. The Davis Company excels in every detail of buying and selling a home. We highly recommend Mike and The Davis Company to everyone looking to buy and/or sell a home (and even if you're not looking!).  

Mike and Dena are far and away the best

In the year or so I spent looking for the perfect home for my mother, who was moving from another state, I met a lot of realtors. Mike and Dena are far and away the best. Although they are obviously very busy, they never made us feel rushed and they answered what seemed like thousands of questions with patience and honesty. They made a stressful process seem relatively easy. They did what I thought was impossible, helped my mom buy a house that she is 100% happy with. She loves her house and brags about how Dena saved her from a bidding war and Mike saved her thousands of dollars. I am beyond thankful for the wonderful way this entire team treated my mother throughout the process. I will forever recommend them to anyone I know who is looking for a realtor.

I will not hesitate to recommend him to any one

We had a very difficult case and honestly were very tough buyers to work with. At different points in the home-buying process, we put offers on two different houses and subsequently backed out due to our indecisiveness regarding the type of house we wanted and our price point. Despite our issues, throughout the process Mike was patient and understanding with us, trusting that he could find us the right house at some point. We viewed at least a couple dozen houses and talked to Mike about many more that we didn't view. Finally, we found the perfect house in June, 2017. Mike displayed the patience, knowledge, responsiveness, and negotiation skills we needed. I will not hesitate to recommend him to any one that is looking for a top-notch realtor!

They are truly pros…

Mike and Dena exemplify competence in the real estate field in all aspects of what they provide. My husband and I agree that both were down-to-earth approachable and maintained excellent communication with us. We appreciated their honesty, intuition, and perspective in all levels of our selling process. They are truly pros at what they do which gives their employers (us) a welcomed feeling of confidence. We feel fortunate to have had their services at our disposal, and we wouldn't have changed a thing.

Mike and his team were wonderful to work with

Mike and his team were wonderful to work with. We've worked with numerous realtors over the years, and my wife and I agree- Mike is the best! He's a great listener and clearly knows his market very well. I would not hesitate to work with him and his excellent team again. Also, Mike's a really nice guy! He truly went SEVERAL extra miles to make our process run smoothly and efficiently

…team was more than awesome

Highly recommended if you are looking for someone who does the job, It's Dena Davis! Her team was more than awesome and it was a pleasure working with all of them. They were very patient for someone like me who almost always have questions and need frequent reassurance during the process. They also  really appreciate Shady Hollow neighborhood as much as I do which made me to feel we were on the same page. Mike was more than awesome... he is the best!

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