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Realty Austin Celebrates 15 Years Rooted in Austin

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In honor of our 15th anniversary, we take a look back to the beginning in 2004, and where we are today in 2019. We’ve grown up with you, Austin. We’re here for you. Happy 15th anniversary to us!


Image of Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright15 years ago, the concept of Realty Austin was born on the back of a cocktail napkin by co-founders, Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright. Once a dream, soon became a reality in September of 2004 as the husband and wife duo, also known as the brains and heart, founded Austin’s #1 independent and fastest-growing real estate brokerage with over $2.85 billion in sales, Realty Austin.

Leading the industry with cutting edge technology, world-class marketing and unrivaled support, Realty Austin’s singular focus on empowering agents to become the best they can be has propelled the company to the number #1 spot in market share, 7 years on Austin’s “Best Places to Work” lists and garnered the most productive agents by sales across all of Austin.

“When you have something special to share, you want to share it with a lot of people,” said Yvette Boatwright.

Also known as the brokerage’s Culture Queen, Yvette has fostered a unique and special dynamic at the company. Coining their mantra as ‘Work hard, play hard and give back,’ Realty Austin agents, staff and leadership live up to this pledge by committing to innovate, collaborate, volunteer and of course, live life to its fullest.

“Our agents and staff love their communities and want to uplift our neighbors in need. We give back to affordable housing pioneers who roll up their sleeves and dig in to solve problems within our communities,” said Yvette Boatwright.

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Realty Austin agents and staff celebrate the grand opening of their Central office at 4615 N. Lamar Blvd. on September 19, 2019.

Realty Austin Pledges to Build 8th Home for Austin Habitat
Realty Austin agents, staff and sponsors raise the first wall at the company’s 8th Habitat for Humanity home build on September 18, 2019.

The brokerage and its agents donate, volunteer, sponsor and give percentages of every transaction towards the following various charitable organizations each year:

2019 has been a pivotal year for the brokerage as they’ve opened up two, soon to be three, collaborative and modern offices in North, Central and opening in October, Southwest Austin. Additionally, the brokerage has nearly doubled in size to over 550 homegrown agents.

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Realty Austin unveiled its new North Office located on the northwest corner of Lakeline Mall Drive and Highway 183 on April 10, 2019.

Image of North Office Grand Opening
Creative, collaborative and modern, Realty Austin opens three new Agent Success centers in North, Central and Southwest Austin in 2019.

Jonathan Boatwright, co-founder of Realty Austin, stated, “We don’t want to be the biggest, we want to be the best.” As the brokerage continues to innovate on its successful technology platforms and Austins’ #1 and #2 home search websites, and

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We didn’t just build a company. We created a place for people to work together, inspire others, find support and realize their dreams. Are you getting everything you need to reach your full potential? If you’re serious about your business and want to become the best agent you can be, contact us today!

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