‘Work Hard, Play Hard, Give Back’ Sums Up the #1 Best Place to Work in Austin
AUSTIN, TX — Realty Austin, #1 independent residential real estate firm in Austin, has placed first for the third time in Austin’s Best Places to Work in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal. Realty Austin’s innovation in the real estate industry distinguishes the company as the brokerage of the future.
Advanced technology and marketing tools, superior customer service, and a culture of philanthropy topped the list as reasons why Realty Austin was named as 2017’s #1 Best Places to Work in Austin, Texas. Watch the video below to meet Realty Austin’s behind-the-scenes, dedicated support team.
Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, “We are grateful for our team who brings their ‘A Game’ every day. We are driven to find solutions for a better work-life balance for our team of agents and support staff. We believe a happy workplace = happy clients, and we thrive on finding new ways to provide best-in-class service and support to our agents and their clients.”
The company’s ability to attract and retain the best team in the industry derives from the firm’s belief in the servant leadership model. Agents are hand-selected for their experience, market knowledge and career accomplishments, and the support staff are hired for their professional strengths and unique abilities.
Yvette Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, “Our mantra is work hard, play hard, and give back, and our company, truly does embody that spirit. In the last 5 years, the Realty Austin agents have contributed over $600,000 of their commissions, and volunteered over 8,000 hours to build 5 Habitat for Humanity homes in support of our company’s mission to give back.”
The residential real estate brokerage was honored with the top award at the groovy 70’s themed luncheon on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the JW Marriott Austin. ABJ’s Best Places to Work list identifies the top workplaces in Central Texas. Qualifying companies are measured in four categories based on key performance areas such as leadership and management; workplace environment; compensation and benefits; and growth and development.
Through well-positioned locations in Downtown, Westlake, Lake Travis, Southwest, Northwest, East Austin, Round Rock, and now open Dripping Springs, the company has grown to a team of 400 agents and 30 support staff since its inception in 2004. A proud member of Luxury Portfolio International® and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Realty Austin agents average 10 years experience and speak over 20 different languages including Arabic, Cantonese, Chinese, Dutch, English, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Hindi, Ilocano, Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Shanghainese, American Sign Language, Spanish, Tagalog, and Taiwanese.
This year marks the sixth year Realty Austin ranked in the Top 3 of ABJ’s Best Places to Work list. In 2014 and 2015, the company ranked first in the large category; and in 2012, 2013, 2016 it ranked third.
Meet Realty Austin’s Support Team
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