“Brian Townley was recommended to us by a mutual friend, and we are so glad that he was for our move into Texas. Brian worked with us step by step in our home selection and purchasing process with expert knowledge and timely, diligent, and thoughtful words of guidance and encouragement. His wisdom gained from experience both in real estate and banking was evident as he led successful negotiations. He was a steady anchor, acting with integrity, humility, competence, and kindness, as he truly practices what he teaches in his excellent book, ‘RIPPLeFFECT: Leading by the Core’. We look forward to continuing our relationship with him now as a friend.”

-Scott and Laura Semrau

“Mary and I have nothing but exceptional things to say about Brian Townley as our Realtor. He sold our house in an amazing short period of time. It was under contract three days after it listed. He made the whole process easy and took any confusion away. He took care of our house in our absence. We always knew where we were in the process and what to expect next. We’ve dealt with many realtors in our history, in that we have bought and sold many homes. Most have been good and even very good. Brian however is in a class all by himself. We would strongly urge anyone looking to buy or sell a home to consider Brian Townley and Paramount Realty as their Realtor.”
-Robert and Mary Henderson

“Any time we’ve sold a house, we interview multiple realtors in order to find the right “fit”.  We’ve never come across a realtor who is adept, has an extensive professional and trades contact list, devotes the right amount of attention to the correct details, is professional without being stodgy and willing to lend a hand as a friend…..that is, until we met Brian.  He is unmatched yet humble and will be the standard all future realtors will be compared against”. 

– Jason & Jennifer Wiehrdt

 “We recently moved to Waco from Keizer, Oregon. At the beginning of our relocation process we were referred, by a friend, to Brian Townley with Paramount Realty. From the very first day we wanted to view a home online, Brian was on it. He made an appointment and gave a great video tour of the home. From that day forward Brian went completely above and beyond his responsibilities as our agent. Since we were not familiar with Texas, Brian became our “go to” answer man. He was so instrumental in our transition to Texas; he helped with financing recommendations, getting the home ready for our arrival, suggestions for local tradesmen and everything in-between. Brian is the best and we would recommend him to all that are interested in buying a home in the Waco, Texas area.” 

Steve and Maridel Armstrong

“I contacted Brian Townley to sell my home in Hidden Valley and could not have been more pleased with that choice. While selling can be a very stressful process, I felt 110% confident with Brian. He was candid, provided great feedback, helped clearly explain all details and managed the actual sale negotiation brilliantly. In addition, he was extremely responsive to every one of my questions, no matter how small. After selling and moving forward to BUY my next home, I was certain Brian would be the right agent to help me navigate this process, as well. He was just as aggressive and excited about finding my new property as he was with selling my other. It was truly a pleasure to work with Brian – I’ve found that he keeps his client’s best interests in sharp focus, and you can always trust that he is on top of every detail, big and small, which brought great peace of mind. Without doubt, I would seek him out immediately for any upcoming real estate transaction in the future.”   

– Connie Nichols

“We met Brian Townley when we were looking for a home in the Villages at Twin Rivers. We eventually bought a new home in Twin Rivers and love it. We now consider Brian as one of our good friends and a wonderful neighbor. My wife and I have purchased over 12 homes in the 28 years we have been married. We feel that Brian is the best Real Estate Agent we have used and highly recommend that you hire him.”           

Charles and Becky Thompson

“During a nearly 30-year career as a local television sportscaster, I lived and dealt with realtors in six different cities around the country. I’ve bought and sold probably a dozen homes over the years and have dealt with dozens of realtors. Of all the realtors I’ve EVER dealt with, Brian Townley gets the gold medal. It’s not even close. His combination of intelligence, compassion, unfailing optimism, work ethic & local knowledge and contacts, are simply unmatched in my experience. I am a demanding person and Brian went above and beyond in surpassing all my expectations. He truly CARES and he ALWAYS returned my calls and texts, ASAP. I have tremendous respect for him both as a person and a professional. I am not easily impressed, and I don’t make a practice of recommending people to others. But I’m making an exception in this case. Brian is simply the “GOLD standard,” when it comes to realtors in Central Texas.”  

Ed Sorensen

“We were very fortunate to have met Brian when we moved to Waco. As our realtor, he helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. The best part about working with Brian was no matter what time of day or night it was, if we had a question, he would respond. We would recommend him and his team at Paramount Realty & Management for anyone who is looking to buy or sell a new home.”

Chris & Camille Wilder

“I have a unique family, so it stands to reason that I had to find a unique Realtor, who would listen and more importantly, care. Brian Townley is very knowledgeable, friendly, and he truly cared about my family and our needs. He continued to search – even when I was ready to give up. He found my house and knew even before I saw it that it was the one. He was right. I am thankful every day that I made the right choice in a home, a realtor and more notably, a new lifelong friend”.   

Julie Stultz

“My wife and I have moved 5 times in the last 25 years. Obviously, we’ve dealt with many realtors both on the buying and selling side. I have to say that Brian Townley is by far the BEST realtor we’ve ever worked with. His professionalism, personality, attention to detail, and responsiveness is Outstanding!!! Finally, Brian is very well respected in the real estate community, and I think that goes a long way when it comes to negotiations.”          

– E. Brown

“Brian Townley has always been such a helpful resource to the Villages at Twin Rivers community. Therefore, when we decided to sell our home, we contacted him to be our agent. We had a great experience working with Brian. He was always available and very professional. He treats everybody with respect and has an attention for the details. We would highly recommend him.” 

Mohammad & Tarabishi

“When looking for a real estate agent we wanted someone who would aggressively pursue every possibility, who had an extensive network of other agents, and who understood the value of the Villages of Twin Rivers. Therefore, we chose Brian Townley. Beyond finding the right buyer for our home, Brian also helped us navigate through all the necessities of completing the sale. His experience, persistence, and homeowner know-how are why we enthusiastically recommend Brian for anyone wanting to buy or sell in Waco.”

David and Julie Bolin

“When we began to think about selling our home and purchasing a larger home for our growing family in Waco, we were pleased to hire Brian Townley due to his excellent reputation in the community and the industry. With Brian’s help, we sold and bought within the very unusual market conditions of the summer of 2021, and we were very happy with his work in all aspects of the process. Brian is thorough, extremely hard working, a very prompt and courteous communicator, and he knows the market well. He is also ethical and a truly kind person. Brian is respected by real estate professionals throughout the city, and we found this to be a great benefit as his clients. He made us feel like we were his top priority, and we’ll certainly work with him again.” 

Jose and Jamie Beceiro

“Brian’s passion for real estate is evident! He guided us through every step of the way as first- time sellers. Brian went above and beyond in all aspects of the process. We are forever grateful for his guidance and would recommend him to all!”

Kelsey and Cody Gougler

“Last year we found ourselves needing to sell my mother’s home so she could relocate to an assistant living facility. Although we already had a buyer, I asked Brian for advice, and he took us on as clients. Our situation was far from normal, but Brian made the process much smoother than we thought it would be. My elderly mother was very uneasy and had many questions. However, Brian was very patient, willing to answer any question and put her at ease. Although our situation was different than most, he treated us as though our situation was just as important as any others and assisted in maintaining my mother’s dignity. I couldn’t have asked for a better Realtor.” 

Sue Lynn Adams

“I have worked with many realtors in the past, but I have never seen such dedication as with Brian Townley. From our very first phone call all through closing, Brian was always going the extra mile for us. His expertise in real estate in the greater Waco area really shined through. He was always available to answer questions and help guide us by giving us the most up to date information we needed to find the perfect property. If you are looking for a realtor who is kind, a great communicator, diligent and very knowledgeable, then Brian is your man!”

-Adam Spjute   



Brian Townley, Realtor®


Paramount Realty & Management

Cell Phone: 254.717.8436


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Brian Townley has been a licensed Realtor® with Paramount Realty & Management since 2015, where he is the top-performing sales agent. Brian has earned multiple real estate certifications and designations, including, GRI, SRS, PSA, ABR®, and is a member of the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council (REBAC).

Brian began a successful career in the banking industry in 1987 with a community bank, where he served as Senior Vice President until 2015. His leadership experience opened the door to an international speaking stage in 2004, as well as the publishing of two professional development books. In addition to continuing his keynote presentations at corporate and association events, Brian has a passion for Waco real estate, and helping clients achieve their goals in his hometown of Waco, Texas, where he was born and raised. 

Aside from his pioneering work, he is also known for supporting a wide range of philanthropic causes and community building initiatives. Brian has received numerous local accolades, such as the 2011 Divine Servant Award from Mission Waco, the 2016 Midway ISD Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year Award from Mission Waco. He has also served on a variety of local and national boards and committees, including as a board member of the Midway Education Foundation, as an Ambassador for the Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest Medical Center, and as a board member of the American Bankers Association Advisory Board.