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REALTY AUSTIN’S BEST MOMENTS OF 2020


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Austin, TX – In 2020, home and community were everything. The Realty Austin community came together to help thousands of Austinites find homes and continued to give back year-round to support safe, affordable housing throughout the pandemic. Check Realty Austin’s favorite highlights from 2020, and cheers to a happier and healthier new year in 2021!

Realty Austin, the #1 independent real estate brokerage in Austin, is proud to announce Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright were named in Swanepoel Power 200’s list of The Most Powerful People in The Residential Real Estate Brokerage Industry in 2020. The annual Rankings, the Power 200, ranks the most powerful leaders in the industry based on their decision-making power and influence in the industry in The Real Estate Almanac produced by T3 Sixty and CEO Stefan Swanepoel.

Realty Austin, the #1 independent real estate brokerage in Austin, is proud to announce Yvette Boatwright ranked #32 in Swanepoel Power 200’s Top Women Leaders in Real Estate for 2020. The annual SP200 rankings released a list of the top 46 women leaders who have reached the highest level of national leadership positions in the highly competitive residential real estate brokerage industry, based on their decision-making power and influence.

Realty Austin, the #1 independent real estate brokerage in Austin, is proud to announce Yvette Boatwright, Jéan Bruns, and Debbie Barrera were honored at the Austin Board of REALTORS® Industry Awards celebration on January 25th at Hotel Van Zandt. These prestigious awards honor ABoR members who have made outstanding contributions to the Central Texas real estate industry and their community.

Realty Austin honored its top real estate agents at the annual RA|CON awards ceremony to celebrate their 2019 achievements with top producers, rising stars, Diamond Club, Sapphire Circle, and special superlative awards. They also had a panel discussion on coaching, leads, and ninja selling, in addition to guest speaker Mike Staver, author of the best selling book Leadership Isn’t For Cowards. Co-owners Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright shared the company’s 2020 goals with their team.

On February 24th-27th, 2020, Realty Austin hosted its 9th installation of Ninja Selling training for its rock star agents. In February, 85 agents graduated from this hands-on training with collaborative workshops and innovative techniques to continue to deliver premium service to their clients.

Realty Austin celebrated their rockstar agents at the Austin Business Journal’s 2020 Residential Real Estate Awards. Realty Austin proudly congratulated 6 winners at the annual ceremony on Thursday, March 12th at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Overall, the brokerage had 22 individual agents and 4 teams nominated.

Realty Austin was recognized for its global achievements at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2020 Annual Conference at the Wynn Las Vegas. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (Leading RE) is a global community of more than 565 independent real estate firms in over 70 countries.

Realty Austin was awarded the Most Innovative Office Design at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2020 Annual Conference on March 12 at the Wynn Las Vegas. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (Leading RE) is a global community of more than 565 independent real estate firms in over 70 countries.

Realty Austin climbs the ranks in the latest release of the 2020 REAL Trends 500 report of the nation’s leading residential real estate brokerages. Realty Austin moved up to no. 51 in the report as a result of its $3.4 billion sales volume from 8,025 closed transaction sides in 2019.

Realty Austin co-owners Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright were honored with the prestigious Leadership Award by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at the 2020 Annual Conference on March 12 at the Wynn Las Vegas. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (Leading RE) is a global community of more than 565 independent real estate firms in over 70 countries.

Realty Austin is excited to announce the launch of their completely redesigned and most advanced home search website, realtyaustin.com. For the last 2 years, the brokerage has reimagined the home search experience into a new modern, mobile-friendly, and map-centric website designed to help clients, their co-buyer(s) and agents collaborate on favorite listings to find their dream home faster than ever before.

Realty Austin rises to the No. 46 power brokerage according to RISMedia’s 32nd Annual Power Broker Report. Realty Austin reported a total sales volume of $3,418,667,249 in 2019 representing 8,025 closed residential transactions.

In partnership with its agents and staff, Realty Austin surpassed its fundraising goal of $25k in support of the Central Texas Food Bank. But it doesn’t stop there! In addition, the brokerage pledged to match the fund, donating an additional $25k to the Central Texas Food Bank on Thursday, April 23, making all campaign donations twice as meaningful.

Realty Austin is proud to announce their agents Lisa Muñoz, Cristina Valdés, and The Ramirez Team all earned a spot on the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) annual report of the nation’s top-producing Latino agents and teams in the U.S.

Realty Austin congratulated 202 agents who were recognized on Platinum Top 50’s 2020 Top 500 list. The PT50 Top 500 is a mid-year recognition for top producing agents based on closed transactions from September 2019 to February 2020.

Realty Austin was recognized on Swanepoel’s T3 Sixty Mega 1000 | 2020 as one of the nation’s Top 100 brokerages. The annual report is the real estate industry’s most comprehensive, accurate brokerage and franchise annual rankings report. Realty Austin was honored with a ranking of #1 residential real estate brokerage in Austin, # 3 in Texas, and #53 in the country for its $3.4 billion in sales volume and 8,025 transaction sides.

Realty Austin was placed at the top of the list for Austin’s Best Places to Work in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal for the fourth year in a row. Innovative and collaborative workspaces, advanced technology, a culture of philanthropy, and fun were the top reasons why Realty Austin was named 2020’s #1 Best Places to Work in Austin!

Realty Austin’s Top 9 individuals and 1 team were honored on REAL Trends + Tom Ferry’s 2020 America’s Best Real Estate Professionals List eighth annual real estate ranking. REAL Trends, the Trusted Source in residential brokerage, and Tom Ferry International, a top coaching and training company, honor America’s finest real estate agents from all across the country based on sales volume and transaction sides.

Realty Austin’s agents, staff, and community members came together to donate over $12,000 to the 2020 Foundation Communities Back to School Drive, surpassing their original donation goal of $10,000. These generous offerings accounted for 12% of the funds raised for the Foundation Communities Back-to-School drive, ensuring a successful 2020-2021 school year for the 1000+ children they serve in their after-school program.

Realty Austin has pledged to work hand in hand with Austin Habitat for Humanity for their 9th Annual Habitat for Humanity Home Build. In a partnership with its staff and agents, the company pledged to volunteer over 1,000 hours and donate $100,000 to build and sponsor a home for the Herrera family.

Realty Austin was honored as a recipient of the 100 Acts of Kindness Award at the Texas REALTORS® Centennial Celebration. Cyndi Cummings of Realty Austin was also recognized for the work she does to provide resources for seniors in her community. Realty Austin’s Broker in Charge and Austin Board of Realtors President, Romeo Manzanilla was honored for pledging $1M to Community First! Village, gifting 400+ scholarships to students, supporting disaster relief, and advocating for the community.

Realty Austin is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 10th Annual Touch-a-Truck benefiting SAFE | Austin’s Children’s Shelter. This year’s Touch-a-Truck fundraiser went virtual with the all-new Touch-A-Truck Virtual Ride Along series! Since the beginning of the pandemic, SAFE has seen an increased need for safe housing and is looking to the community to help uplift their programs. Due to COVID, donations were much needed, and Realty Austin helped them buy necessary shelter supplies, cleaning products, and baby care products.

Realty Austin and Foundation Communities have come together to raise over $656,000 in total funds at this year’s Virtual Welcome Home Luncheon. 100% of the dollars raised will support Foundation Communities programs for education, financial stability, and healthy living. With the help of Realty Austin’s $75,000 match fund, more than 30,000 Austinites will have a safe place to lean on and call home.

Filling multiple lists of industry awards this year, Realty Austin congratulated 37 agents who were recognized on the 2021 Platinum Top 50 Semifinalist list on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Realty Austin Agents live by the motto “work hard, play hard, give back.” They sell 5x more than the average Realtor, give back year-round through charitable contributions and volunteering, and have fun while doing it.

Realty Austin ranked No. 3 among large employers in the Austin American-Statesman‘s 2020 Top Workplaces of Greater Austin. The company’s powerhouse team of dedicated agents and support staff earned the company a top spot once again on the annual list. Realty Austin’s ability to overcome the difficulties of the pandemic, tech-savvy innovation, and its “family environment” were the top reasons cited for the rank.

On December 11, Realty Austin congratulated 24 finalists and 13 winners who were honored at the Platinum Top 50 (PT50) Austin Awards virtual ceremony. PT50 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 helped make the holidays brighter for thousands of kids and families at Foundation Communities, many of which have been impacted by unexpected wage loss. Now, more than ever, the residents at Foundation Communities need a helping hand to uplift them through the holidays. Realty Austin raised over $15,000 to Co-Sponsor an entire community, providing gift cards so families can purchase the items they need most.

Realty Austin community members banded together to donate 6.5 gallons of blood during the two-day Realty Austin We Are Blood drive. The donated blood directly benefits local patients in 40 medical facilities in a 10-county region, including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee, and Burleson. With the needs of the community increasing every day due to the pandemic, Realty Austin stepped up to join the We Are Blood Mission to ensure Central Texans have a protected and steady blood supply.

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