Pauly Presley Realty

Clay was born in Houston and couldn’t get to Austin fast enough. After graduating from UT he lived abroad for a few years, but just had to come back. Having worked in real estate since 2006, he’s successfully completed hundreds of transactions. “There’s not another agent more responsive than me, I’ll pull over to provide a reply if it means being even a minute faster. Nothing is more important than for my clients to feel important.”

Clay Holsey
(512) 595-4979

Pauly Presley Realty

License No: 611923
License Type: Agent

National Association of Realtors
National Association of Apartment Locators
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Orlando Asman

Clay is really the best. Methodical, fully available and dedicated. We're really glad we've picked him.

Alex LeClerc

It's our second time working with Clay Holsey and it's was again a pleasure. He was extremely responsive and friendly and very friendly. Everything was easy: setting up a search with our criteria, scheduling visits, and filling out all paperwork. We'll certainly go back for a third time!

Lindsay DiGianvittorio

Many thanks to Clay for helping us find a perfect apartment for our cross-country move. We handled everything over the phone and via email, and he was always quick to get back to us...professional and friendly!

Itzel Garcia

And again, Clay Holsey has helped me find the perfect place. Clay should definitely be your go-to for your apartment/home/duplex finding needs. He's fast and so very helpful! Thanks for all your help, once again!

Sophia Lambert

Clay Holsey was fantastic! His sense of humor and diligence made house hunting a breeze. He was quick to respond via phone, text, email, carrier pigeon, and smoke signal. Thanks Clay for helping us and for house hunting in the rain!

Kelsey Torres

Clay Holsey helped me find an apartment after I relocated from New Orleans to Austin. He was incredibly responsive, helpful, provided a ton of great options within my price range, and even chauffeured me around to view the options. I would highly recommend Clay for anyone needing real estate services and plan to use him again in the future!

Caitlin Alexander

Clay lived up to all of the great reviews online that persuaded me to contact him in the first place! He was efficient, understanding, and very accommodating of our small budget/weird timeline/big wish list. He even helped negotiate a lower rent with our new landlord! My roommate and I are both freelancers, so proving our income is tricky, and Clay navigated us through the whole mess (with a particularly picky new landlord, even!) and reassured me during a long wait-time that seemed worrisome. Thank you so much, Clay!! I will be sending folks your way, for sure.

Shawn Seguin

Great experience with Clay. Highly Recommend!

Rachel Snyder

Clay did it again!! When our lease was ending this year, we decided it was time to move on and search for a house. We called Clay Holsey right away, since he was so wonderful helping us find our last home. He helped us search far and wide throughout Austin, taking us to each and every house that sparked our curiosity. We looked, and looked….and looked…until finally, we found our perfect fit. After we put in applications for this house that seemed like it was made just for us, we were disheartened to learn that several other applications had been turned in the same weekend. We had competition! Clay told us not to worry, and assured us he would do what he could to work his magic behind the scenes. Days passed, and the landlord wasn’t responding, and we were sure we were doomed. But Clay didn’t give up. He called. And emailed. And called. And emailed. And finally he made contact. And that’s when he worked his magic and negotiated. This is the part where you really need to have an agent as skilled and attentive as Clay. While many people might have just given up and moved on, Clay was persistent, and used his expertise and negotiating prowess to help us get the house we really wanted. Clay Holsey at Pauly Presley Realty is patient, persistent, and experienced. When it comes to your real estate needs, he’s your guy!

Paul English

Clay Holsey has been a great agent. He kept me in mind for a while, pointing out different possible workshops to rent. He's a laid-back guy but takes care of business.

Elizabeth Rivera

Clay was amazing! Really great with us and showed us multiple houses until we found the one that was perfect for us. He was patient and walked us through all the steps including calling the leasing agencies to help push is through. Would recommend to anyone!

John Weber

Clay from Pauly Presley Realty is the best. He has helped me buy 2 houses in Austin and sell one as well. I wouldn't work with anybody else! Thanks Clay!

Tanner Gill

I had the best experience with these guys. I randomly reached out about a house I saw in a neighborhood and Clay offered to help me out once I called. He sent me tons of listings that were exactly what I was looking for in the area I wanted. He took me out and showed me all the places I wanted to see, gave me extra information and tips about the neighborhoods, and amenities of the houses, plus he is a super cool guy and it was a pleasure being with him. It feels nice to know that the person who is helping you cares about the certain things with which you're interested in, and can accommodate your schedule. Talk about service! I would highly recommend him for all of your realty needs. I know when we start looking to buy we will call Clay first thing.

Marita Gerken

As a recent transplant to ATX, I found Clay Holsey when I signed up on the Pauly Presley website to view apartments. I shared my goal with Clay to view as many apartments as I could in one day and sign a lease the next. Clay scheduled an intense afternoon of 7 buildings and we saw almost 15 apartments. He created a map, had a schedule and was professional while the apartment managers showed us around each building. Clay has incredible patience and was just an awesome guy to help us get the job done. We signed an apartment he showed us the following day, as planned. Yay Clay - thanks!

Jake Boshernitzan

Working with Clay Holsey at Pauly Presley Realty has been a real pleasure! He was friendly, super responsive, and made every step of the property search and leasing process easy! It's not everyday that I experience this sort of service - couldn't recommend these guys more!

Albert Tien

Clay Holsey made getting a place in Austin easy and quick. Immediately after I turned in my rental application form, he verified the info on the phone and gave a few pointers on expediting the process. In the next few days, we were able to secure the house over other applicants effortlessly. Thanks for the great straightforward process, Clay!

Nathan Church

Clay Holsey worked with me to find a great deal meeting all my requirements. He's patient, highly responsive (at all hours and weekends) and a pleasure to do business with. Highly recommended!

Kane Gutierrez

Clay was a big help for us with finding our new home. Will more than definitely use him again.

Gabriel Garde

Working with Clay Holsey was a wavvyy experience. His communication - is 100% His effort - 100% The PAYOFF! My god, this man literally found me, my dream home. A home I didn't even think I could even apply for but he worked his magic and we scored a palace. My recommendation of Clay Holsey and Pauly Presley Realty? Do it. They won't steer you from anything but the best

Chris Weil

Clay Holsey was exceptionally helpful. Very responsive and a very valuable resource to someone like myself who was not familiar with the Austin housing market. I would recommend Clay and his company without any reservations at all.

Corina Gomez

Clay Holsey is professional enough to get the job done yet laid-back enough to not overwhelm you. He helped me and my two pals find a place we can call home for the next 12 months. I would definitely recommend him if you're looking for a place to rent in Austin.

Randi Adams

Clay found my roommates and I a GREAT place (and it wasn't easy, we had a lot of demands, haha)! It's the best place I've lived in since I moved back to the Austin area! He was very patient and helpful. We couldn't have done it without him!

Margaret Burke

Clay Holsey was amazing - helped me find a perfect little spot and was super patient with all of my requests!

Lauren Coble

We worked with Clay Holsey. He has absolutely fantastic communication and was always available for showings. It was incredibly impressive!! He's great at what he does. Made the process painless. So appreciative of all his time and effort, thanks a million Clay!

Ashley Jiles

Clay Holsey was a lifesaver when work decided to quickly relocate me back to Austin. I gave him a very narrow search area, and he worked tirelessly to show me apartments and meet my needs. I had very little time to do the necessary searching for myself, so Clay did the legwork and I just showed up to view apartments and eventually sign a lease. I could not recommend his services enough, I hope I'll get the opportunity to recommend him to someone else!

Nathan Dorr

Clay Holsey was the best. Made my experience easy and stress free. Turned a most hated chore into something bearable! Thanks Clay!!

Steffany Bankenbusch

Clay is awesome! Definitely recommend!

Ikechi Nwabuisi

Clay did a fantastic job helping us to find our new house on short notice.

Jenna Martinez

Clay Holsey was a tremendous help during our search for a property on such short notice! He was able to find exactly what we were looking for in a great location at an affordable price! It was a pleasure working with Clay!

Justin Demerath

Clay did a great job as our agent. Dynamic sales techniques, great communication and a overall job well done. Highly recommended.

Peter Legasey

My friends and I needed to find a new place to live on pretty short notice and even shorter money. I contacted Clay Holsey, who got back to me immediately with several options that fit our criteria. He showed us around some of the places exactly when we asked to and within days we had been approved for a really great new home. Highly recommended!

Greg Omelchuck

Clay Holsey was professional and great to work with...

Katy Stevenson

I live in Austin and stumbled across a beautiful listing. Clay from Paul Presley Realty was incredibly responsive and got me into a lease with the owner of the listing in less than a week! He was the perfect go-between and I'm so excited to move into my new rental home. I hope to be here for years and it's all thanks to Clay!

Anna Watson

Moving to Austin on short notice has been a tiresome journey, scrolling thru countless websites looking for properties to rent was a nightmare. We stumbled upon Clay when inquiring about a home for rent but realized it was out of our price range. We gave him our information not really expecting much but we were shocked that within hours he presented us with several options despite our tight budget. From the very beginning Clay was accommodating, quick to respond and professional. He made this experience an absolute BREEZE and he was truly a pleasure to work with. Thank you so much Clay for all that you did! You are the best!!

Holly Danko

Best experience finding a rental! Clay is the best! Our family moved to the Austin area, which we have never visited before. He was absolutely wonderful! He found us so many rentals fitting our needs that it was hard to narrow it down. We received frequent emails with MLS listings whenever something new popped up in the area. He met with us when we came to the city, drove us around to each of our rentals that we wanted to see, and gave us so much advice about the area! We found the perfect home that day. He was also in contact with us every day to make sure that the lease was sound, that we understood anything that we had questions about, and sent us communications that he had with the property manager. Everything went smoothly! If we ever had to buy in the area, Clay would be our agent for sure. Wonderful, and non-stressful, experience! Thank you Clay Holsey!

Alex Chabot-LeClerc

We worked with Clay to find our last apartment (which is great and are loving it). Things went super smoothly, he was effective, helpful, honest, and funny. We had submitted an application within a few hours of visiting the apartments. We'd definitely work with Clay again.

Kourtnee Key

Clay was very helpful in my search for a home. He made everything so much simpler for me. Thank you!!

Ana Colomo

Excellent service. With very limited time and budget we were afraid we'd have few to no results finding a place in the perfect location for the perfect price but we got exactly what we wanted and even more. Clay Holsey was our agent and his communication was top-notch, answering all questions we had, no matter how seemingly silly or redundant and made sure that we had answers to questions we didn't even know we should have been asking. We were met with the utmost patience and I couldn't have asked for a more personable, professional, or comfortable home-hunting experience and we couldn't be happier with the result. If/when we decide to look for a place in the area again we will definitely be contacting the agency and Mr.Holsey. Thanks again!

Chukwuchebem Orakwu

WOW! As a first time home-buyer & new to Texas, I reached out to Clay & team before relocating to Austin. I was blown away by his persistent dedication to ensure that I got what I wanted and guidance throughout the process was unbelievable - from search to closing. He was beyond helpful & always reachable, beyond friendly and all around awesome! Highly recommend!!!

Jose Lozano

Working with Clay and his team was a breeze! He was super helpful, friendly, and quick to respond with any questions we had during our home search process. We reached out to him when we found a home we were interested in and were done with the process, signed-sealed-delivered, with in days. We highly recommend using him as your real estate agent!!

Andrea Elliott

Clay at Pauly Presley Realty is an excellent realtor. He acted as a guide to the city all while maintaining focus on the aspects of finding a new place that were most important to me, with no compromises. I'm very happy with Clay and Pauly Presley Realty!

Luisa Venegoni

Clay was extremely responsive and totally helpful throughout our house hunt and we are very happy with the house we'll be renting!

Ethan Lane

Clay Holsey helped me find a great apartment right next to work in a matter of days. He made the process painless and worry free. He had no problem dealing with my numerous requirements and picky nature, and his constant refrain was "I'm here to serve you." Thanks, Clay!

Stephen Johnson

Clay Holsey was recommended to my wife and I by a somewhat random stranger we met while on vacation in Spain. We found his services to be very helpful. He is responsive, thorough and professional. We were searching for a small, "starter" apartment in Austin, and yet he still treated us like a top client. Thanks again for all your help!

Michelle Ritchie

Clay Holsey was a huge help and found perfect rentals for both me and my sister. Quick to reply to emails and very helpful.

Rebecca Adelson

I was recommended to Clay Holsey by word of mouth and I honestly don't know what I would have done with out his help. I've always lived in cities where you can easily find apartments via Craigslist, so working with a realtor was brand new for me and it was a great experience. As east coast transplants, my boyfriend and I arrived on a Sunday night, and Clay and I began the apartment hunt Monday morning. Being brand new to Austin, Clay understood that I was totally clueless about everything. He explained the neighborhoods, the major roads and how to get around, and even pointed out great restaurants and must-dos in the city. We spent a solid 3 days looking at all different kinds of apartments all over the city. Clay was always able to find multiple options within our price range and was very flexible and adaptive when we were indecisive about what we were looking for. Clay was no doubt indispensable in our apartment hunt, plus he was truly a pleasure to work with. He is a super cool and fun guy, and really made a grueling process enjoyable. I highly recommend. Thanks Clay!!!

Alexander Andrews

Had a great time looking for rental properties with Clay. Found a great property very quickly, that was a great deal, and allowed us to bring our three big dogs. We will be looking to buy a place in Austin in a year or two, and Clay will be the first, and only agent I go to.

Alyssa Vougas

I had a great experience working with Clay Hosley, he was very professional, extremely helpful, and took the time to go out of his way to help me with apartment locating. I highly recommend him for all of your real estate needs, whether for apartment hunting or buying/selling!

Grace Cochran

Clay Holsey helped my roommates and I find the perfect apartment and in record time. Very prompt, professional and kind. Thanks again Clay!

Meg Tompkins

Clay has been great helping me find a home two years in a row! I absolutely would recommend him to everyone!

Lucy White

Clay Holsey has now helped me secure 3 residential leases in Austin. Every time I am leasing a new home, I look to Clay. Clay sends new listings daily, always ensuring that I have the latest choices and the best opportunity to secure a property. He is flexible, friendly, professional, and goes above and beyond throughout every step of the process. For this latest lease, Clay had been sending me listings for months. When a property finally came on the market that remarkably fit all of our needs, Clay sent it the moment it was posted. Then, he found time to show us the property the very next day. When we decided to submit an application, he personally drove with us to the property management company to help us submit. For previous applications, Clay has done everything from sit in an office with my roommates and me (all of us were first-time applicants then) and go through our paperwork line-by-line for over 2 hours. On another occasion, Clay and I drove together to my bank so that I could get a cashier's check for my application and then we drove to the property management company together to submit. Clay wants you to find your perfect home and he will impress you with his ability to answer any question, respond quickly and be available to you, and do everything in his power to help you be the first and most qualified applicant. I love my new home, but I know that if I'm ever searching to rent or buy again in Austin, Clay is my agent!

Mike Dituri

I don't give many 5 star ratings for anything when writing a review. That being said after working with Clay to find a rental home I felt compelled to tell anyone interested in buying or leasing in the Austin area to do yourself and your family a favor and GO SEE CLAY before you stress yourself. We searched high and low looking for a place that met our needs and Clay had our back throughout the entire process. He was open and honest and unbelievably attentive! Also very articulate in dealing with more difficult leasing agents (even with a brutal language barrier).

Ridge Lawrence

Clay Holsey at Pauly Presley Realty went above and beyond what I expected (and actually experienced) when it came to house/condo/apartment hunting in the hectic real estate environment of Austin. When I first moved to Austin about 2 years ago, he helped me find a great house with many options - we looked at many places and he spent probably more than a full days work on finding me a place when I was in a pickle (when I first moved, it was very sudden, had to even live out of hotel for a week while acquiring a home). Being a college grad from out of Austin, he helped tremendously then. Fast forward to about 8 months ago when my first lease was complete, he did another excellent round of research finding places - however, I ended up subleasing an apartment on my own. Due to circumstances I can't speak about due to an ongoing court matter, I had to move again and he was again very very prompt. He had almost 20 potential places within my budget and requirements (I have an electric vehicle, so access to an outlet is a must). Comparably, he had told me in the past (or maybe I may have assumed) that he didn't really 'apartment hunt' so I tried some other service... the lady that was trying to find the same exact apartment specs could only find 2 and only 1 I barely considered... and when I arrived, no garage... waste of time. Also she was very pushy about getting her 'cut' from the apartment, as if I didn't understand how it worked. (NOTE: craigslist simply does not work in Austin unless you get very lucky or are trying to find a small sublease room - I tried). Clay came through within a DAY and after he picked me up and drove around for ~3 hours... I had a place locked down with a garage, home office and more - even a company discount (through my employer) that I didn't even know about. I've been recommending him since the initial housing debacle I went through when moving here, and I am very glad I have kept in contact because there was no way I could have found such a great deal with all my needs within my (very short) time frame. Overall, Clay has kept in touch, gone the extra mile (due to circumstances I wish I could talk about) and generally been better than any other person I've attempted to deal with in the hunt for a house to the latest 1 bedroom apartment (could be called condo since attached garage, home office, etc). I highly recommend him and his services to anyone that needs to find a place.

Thorne Smith

Months ago, I looked around different neighborhoods and other Realty companies. The reviews speak for themselves at Pauly Presley. 2 months ago, I called the office and informed them on what we wanted in a house, we were specific to what the house needed to have, but open to location, amenities, etc.. Being a salesmen, I was reluctant to giving my business to another "salesman". Clay Holsey went above and beyond my expectations. From our first conversation, he was concise, honest, straight forward and very efficient. He always took my phone call, always responded, and was sincere through the whole process. Being a renter is stressful enough with a very short time frame, and he made it all happen. I would HIGHLY suggest letting him help you through this process. Thank you Clay, you are the man!

Brit Varick

Thought we'd be able to find a place on our own...WHOOPS! Spent a few weeks trying to get people to show us properties, even turned in an application and paid the fees only to have them say they chose someone else. Luckily we called Pauly Presley and even more lucky that Clay Holsey answered our call. In less than 10 minutes Clay had sent us a list of properties we hadn't yet seen online. We picked a few and he was able to meet us right away because we only had a few days before we had to move. Clay even drove our applications and checks across town during rush hour to meet the other agent and explained we needed an answer right away. About the same time the next day he called to let us know we had gotten it and we could move in as quickly as we liked! Wish we had Clay's help to begin with, but he was worth the wait. Looking forward to calling him again next year when it comes time to buy!!!

Sonya Kaleel

We found Pauly Presley Realty from the Yelp reviews and glad we did. Located our dream rental home with minimal time and effort thanks to Clay Holsey. He was all about understanding our needs and setting expectations. He sent us a list of rentals to get an idea of what we liked and helped us narrow it down. Then 2 weeks later, we visited Austin to look at 8 potential houses and found the one we wanted that same day. Clay coordinated everything with the property management firm and made the lease signing process a breeze. He was wonderful to work with. He is professional, knowledgeable, reliable and responsive. Highly recommend this agency and Clay!

Renee Walker

I had 2 days to find an apartment in Austin before heading back to pressure. Clay went above and beyond for two days in a row to help find the right place for my fiance and I. I never once felt rushed or pressured to hurry up and pick a place or like I should have to lower my expectations for an apartment in my budget. He's also fun to talk to, which is kind of important when you're going to be spending multiple hours driving around with someone. I'd highly recommend Clay to anyone looking to find the perfect place in Austin!

Paul Myers

Clay is a solid professional, very down to earth and easy to work with - would recommend him to anyone that needs to buy/rent a new place. I had a massively hectic work schedule and a very limited amount of time to do anything. He knows Austin cold, really listened to what I needed, and did all the work to get me into a place. Hooked me up with some interior designers to help furnish my new place and even dropped off my deposit for me (I didn't even have time to do that). We looked at places to buy and to rent, I ended up renting but will use him when I do decide to buy.

Joy Uyeno

I flew into Austin on a Wednesday needing to find an apartment by the end of Friday. The real estate agent I was originally working with went MIA and luckily Clay was available to help me out. Clay easily rolled with the budget and parameters I laid out for him. If I'd been shopping for my own apartment, the search would have been a little easier; however, I was searching for a place for my friend/employer who needed specific things because he's a quadriplegic and uses a power wheelchair. Clay gathered a handful of places for me to look at, and after seeing all of them we ended up deciding on the first one. Clay isn't a salesman -- you never feel like you're being sold to. He's genuine, honest, and interested in helping rather than pushing. Since Austin's rental scene can be perilous at best, having someone to guide you through the process is incredibly helpful. Save yourself the headache of working with flaky agents and having to schedule appointments with landlords who don't show up, and call Clay.

Blair A

I was on a time crunch of 2 weeks, with a measly budget...yes, I was going to be "that" person of the day for Clay. Bless him, he figured out how to make it work. We drove around in the sweltering heat all afternoon, and Clay was cool, calm, chill and really fun to talk to. He was witty when need be, critical when the time called for it, and completely patient through all my "thinking" moments. Sure, sometimes you need to play these leasing agents off each other a bit, but if you're tired of that game and looking for an apartment or house and don't know where to start, Clay is as nice as they come.