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Realty Austin’s Best Moments of 2018


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Realty Austin Dedicated its 7th Austin Habitat for Humanity Home

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Realty Austin dedicated their 7th Austin Habitat for Humanity home to the Bendri family on Thursday, December 20, 2018. As part of the company’s mission to support affordable housing in Austin, Realty Austin and its team of agents, clients and industry partners donated over $100,000 to sponsor and build the home. 250 Realty Austin agents and staff volunteered over 2,080 hours building, raising funds, or donating a portion of their commissions. See our team in action, ‘drippin’ in finesse’ over the course of the home build and follow our story!

Realty Austin Realtors Honored at Platinum Top 50 Awards

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Realty Austin congratulated 45 agents who were honored at the Platinum Top 50 Awards ceremony on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol. The Platinum Top 50 Awards Program annually recognizes 50 residential real estate professionals for their outstanding achievements in sales, education, industry participation, and civic leadership. PT50 Winners exemplify initiative, involvement, success, and philanthropy.

Realty Austin Upgrades its Look

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Realty Austin upgraded its look with the release of a modern logo, polished signs, upscale brochures, a refresh on the #1 home search website, realtyaustin.com and a new iOS and Android mobile home search app. The company unveiled its new designs at a private celebration exclusively for their agents at the Austin Board of Realtors on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

Realty Austin Awarded 2nd Place for Top Workplaces in Greater Austin Area by Austin-American Statesman

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For the seventh consecutive year, Realty Austin was voted by its staff among the metro area’s best places to work by the Austin American-Statesman. The company’s staff support and equal treatment to all, coupled with cutting-edge real estate technology and mission of giving back to the community were noted as top reasons Realty Austin received high marks on the annual list.

Realty Austin Continued Commitment to Foundation Communities

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Realty Austin is committed to supporting Foundation Communities. As the organization’s match fund sponsor, donors could double their impact by taking advantage of Realty Austin’s Match Fund gift at the annual luncheon held on October 23, 2018. Realty Austin encouraged its friends to become ‘Home Builders’, multi-year donors who enable the organization to grow in planned, strategic ways over time. Since our partnership with Foundation Communities began in 2012, Realty Austin has given over $425,000 specific for the match fund. In addition to our agents giving generously and becoming Homebuilders (multi-year donors), we sponsor quarterly Supper Clubs, Back to School Drive and the Holiday Assistance program.

Realty Austin Celebrates Agents with “Lip Sync Battle” Party

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On September 21st, Realty Austin sang their hearts out with their team of agents at this year’s Lip Sync Battle Agent Appreciation Party. Inspired by Miami, this year’s Lip Sync Battle themed party was set with a tropical South Beach vibe. Guests enjoyed glow in the dark cotton candy, live entertainment by our talented agents and employees and photobooth moments captured by Annie Ray and McLendon Photography. Special thanks to the Leaman Team and Patten Law Firm for making it an evening we’ll never forget! We hope you had a great time. Take a look at our recap video to reminisce about all the fun we had.

Realty Austin Hosted Four Supper Clubs with Foundation Communities

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Realty Austin is proud to support Foundation Communities a local, homegrown nonprofit who provides affordable homes with free on-site support services for thousands of families with kids, as well as veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities within 23 communities in Austin. This year we hosted 4 Supper Clubs at various communities where Realty Austin agents and staff volunteered to serve supper from Rudy’s BBQ for the residents.

Realty Austin’s Jonathan Boatwright Recognized as Inman Innovator

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Realty Austin’s co-founder, Jonathan Boatwright, was recognized as a finalist at the annual Inman Innovator Awards 2018 in San Francisco. Boatwright was among 18 national finalists in the Most Innovative Broker category by Inman News for building a custom system on top of the popular Salesforce platform, creating one of the most sophisticated CRM and lead-to-sales machines in real estate.

Realty Austin Supported Foundation Communities’ Back to School Supply Drive

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Realty Austin’s gift of 257 backpacks and many bins full of school supplies will ensure that each of the 1,000+ children in the after-school program gets a jump start on the 2018-2019 school year with the tools they need to succeed.

Realty Austin Agents Named America’s Best Real Estate Agents by REAL Trends

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10 of Realty Austin’s individual agents and 1 team were named among America’s most productive sales associates as part of the REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends. REAL Trends ranks top sales associates and teams in each state and metropolitan statistical area (MSA) by transaction sides and sales volume.

Realty Austin Ranks #1 Best Place to Work by Austin Business Journal

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Realty Austin placed at the top of the list for Austin’s Best Places to Work in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal for the second year in a row. Advanced technology, a culture of philanthropy, and our rock star team of agents ranked as the top reasons why Realty Austin was named as 2018’s #1 Best Places to Work in Austin! Watch this video to learn more about our team.

Realty Austin Celebrates Staff with “Rock the Boat” Party Cruise

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On June 22, Realty Austin celebrated winning #1 Best Place to Work with an employee appreciation party boat cruise! We are so grateful for our hard-working employees and enjoyed an evening of dancing, cruising and toasting in style on the Colorado River!

Realty Austin Sponsored Touch-A-Truck 2018

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Realty Austin was the Presenting Sponsor with H-E-B Tournament of Champions of the 8th Annual Touch-a-Truck event benefiting SAFE’s Children’s Shelter, on May 12, 2018 at Camp Mabry. With more than 6,500 attendees, 70+ trucks, and 300+ volunteers, our team helped raise over $127,000 and counting for programs at SAFE’s Children’s Shelter. Check out our event photos here.

Realty Austin Among Top 100 on REAL Trends 500 Annual Report

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Realty Austin solidified its place as one of the nation’s Top 100 most powerful residential real estate brokerages on the REAL Trends 500. We powered up to no. 68 on the 2018 REAL Trends 500 report as a result of its $2.6 billion closed sales volume from 6,926 closed transaction sides in 2017.

Realty Austin Agents Honored At Austin Business Journal’s Residential Real Estate Awards

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Each year Austin Business Journal ranks the Top 50 Residential Realtors in Austin by gross closed residential sales. This year, Realty Austin celebrated 5 Realtors who won awards at the annual ceremony on March 1st, at the J.W. Marriott.

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