About Us

Who We Are

Breakaway Real Estate was founded in 2015 with one goal in mind: To provide extraordinary Home-buying and Home-selling results for our clients through the innovative use of online technology, tools and proven systems. Our website makes it easy to research neighborhoods, narrow and save your search criteria, view all the Central Texas-area MLS listings and save your Favorite properties.

Matt Prewett, the Broker/Owner, is a native Austinite and has been in the Real Estate business in Central Texas for over a decade. Matt has built his business and database of clientele with a referral-based business philosophy that emphasizes his core philosophies of continuous personal growth; setting, meeting, and exceeding expectations; and the desire to establish long-term relationships with his clients in order to be their resource for life, not just one transaction. With an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Accounting, both from prestigious Rhodes College, Matt’s educational background, and specifically his financial analysis skills, allows him to excel with investors in addition to owner-occupants. Matt's professional accomplishments include the attainment of a Texas Real Estate Broker's license, a license held by less than 1% of Realtors because of the education, training and experience required. Since 2013, Prewett’s team has continuously achieved over $10 million in annual sales, both at his previous brokerage Realty Austin and now with Breakaway.

After spending the first eight years of his career with Hindsite 20/20 Real Estate Investments in Austin, where he learned the referral-based business philosophy, Matt was recruited to Realty Austin at the beginning of 2012. He started the Prewett Team in February 2012 by hiring his first full-time team member, Melissa Osborne, to assist with Client Relations and Contract to Closing. A licensed Realtor, Melissa still practices as an agent as well, doing business primarily in her home territory of deep South Austin, Kyle, Buda, San Marcos, and Wimberley. She has worked in the Real Estate business since 2001, including positions as a Transaction Coordinator at a brokerage, an Escrow Assistant at Independence Title Company, and as a licensed agent with Hindsite and Realty Austin. Matt and Melissa share a combined 30+ years of experience in the Real Estate industry in the Austin and Central Texas areas.

Many people likely know of Matt’s deep roots in the Austin soccer community, but the name "Breakaway" goes beyond the connotations associated with soccer. A "Breakaway" in sports is a reference to "moving ahead" of the main pack or "breaking out ahead" of the defensive back line and creating a scoring or winning opportunity...hence our tagline, "Move Ahead." That's our goal and mission at Breakaway: to help our clients get ahead of the competition in this hyper-competitive market environment in Central Texas.