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about shin oak and our family

My name is Bradley O’Dell, most people know me as BJ.  In the early 1980’s, my parents, although born and raised in Austin, were looking to escape the city life and find a place to spread out!  They found the small town of Liberty Hill, deep in the Texas Hill Country.  Soon after, my father Randy got into the Real Estate business and started Shin Oak Realty.  Shin Oak continues today to be a family owned company that values honesty and integrity more than anything else.  After watching my dad support our community while enjoying his job so much, I decided to follow in his footsteps and carry out what he started.  I was born and raised in Liberty Hill and after 12 years in the Real Estate industry, I’m now raising my family here.  With more than 600 hours of real estate courses, we have the education combined with the local knowledge to seek out the exact house or acreage you’re looking for.  Our business allows us to help others by welcoming them into our community; whether it’s land / acreage, residential housing, or commercial property that has you searching the Hill County, we can make sure to find the right property for your needs. Time may seem to slow down when you get out of the city, but we’re quick to make you feel right at home.

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I have worked with Shin Oak for several years and through many transactions for both my parents and myself.  I find them to be professional, responsive and always honest and helpful.

They are always available to answer questions or work through any of the usual hiccups that can come from the inspection or closing process. 

I would wholeheartedly recommend Bradley "BJ" Odell and Randy Odell specifically.  You can't go wrong with either.

                                                         - Barbara C.

Jeff H.

5 star rating 


Great Experience

A huge thank you to Bradley for all his help on our first home purchase!  We went in knowing basically nothing except we wanted a single story house.  He guided us through everything.  Had some people he was able to recommend to help us with every aspect from getting approved for a loan all the way to our move in.   Overall great experience and he really knows the area well.  I highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell.


Jason F.

5 star rating 


I use BJ for all my real estate needs. He knows his stuff, is very professional yet laid back. He just takes care of business. I trust him and he makes my deals go smoothly. I will continue to use and recommend him to others. I'm currently leaving another successful closing with BJ and Shin Oak Realty as I type this review


Donna S.

5 star rating 


We have been in our beautiful home for 3 years now, thanks to Shin Oak Realty. Shin Oak Realty helped us with the sale of our very first  home and the purchase of our dream home. I want to say Bradley "B.J" O'Dell went above and beyond to make the transition of selling and buying a smooth process. I would recommend using Shin Oak Realty to anyone! They know the area very well, and is an amazing family run business. 

Alyssa B.

5 star rating 


the two negative comments below are TOTALLY wrong!! My family and I have all done business with Catrina and she is the most down to earth, sweet, helpful and educated person I've ever dealt with! There is no way that either of those reviews are accurate. It is a horrible way to try and trash someone amazing's reputation. DO NOT BELIEVE IT AT ALL!


Mandi J.

5 star rating 


I find it extremely odd that a person would target someone's employment over a minor issue that has NO relevance to their position in their chosen industry. to whomever made these childish immature comments, go back to the playground.


Natalie N.

5 star rating 


My husband and I are getting ready to sell our house and buy a new one.  I have been working with Catrina and BJ and they have been nothing but helpful in the process.  From giving us tips to sell our house quicker to feeling confident that they know what we are looking for in a new home, they have made the process less overwhelming.  I would highly recommend them and Shin Oak Realty.

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