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Realty Austin’s Best Moments of 2015


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Realty Austin was livin’ the dream in 2015. Our website won 2nd best real estate website in the nation by REAL Trends. Our very own Northwest Market Manager, Romeo Manzanilla, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) for a three year term. Realty Austin was featured in The Faces of Austin by Austin Monthly and Jonathan Boatwright was interviewed by KXAN about providing closing price data online. Realty Austin had a great 2015 and we look forward to what the new year brings to our amazing team of top-producing agents and support staff!

Realty Austin’s Best Moments of 2015

Realty Austin Wins Austin Business Journal’s #1 Best Places to Work
June 26, 2015

For the second consecutive year, Realty Austin won no. 1 Best Place to Work in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal. The company’s fun culture, tireless innovation, and its mission of giving back to the community were noted as why Realty Austin was named as the no. 1 Best Places to Work 2015.

Austin Chamber of Commerce Honors Realty Austin with Community Relations Award
August 27, 2015

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Realty Austin received the Community Relations award of excellence from the Austin Chamber of Commerce at the 15th Annual Greater Austin Business Awards. This award recognizes business leaders that support and develop their local community through philanthropy and outreach by demonstrating a successful approach to corporate social responsibility.

Realty Austin Wins #1 Local Living Company at AYC FAVE Awards
November 14, 2015

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Realty Austin wins no. 1 at the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce’s annual business awards. The 6th Annual FAVE Awards honored Realty Austin as the top winner under the Austin ‘Local Living’ category at the black-tie gala held on November 14.

Realty Austin Makes RisMedia Top 100 Power Broker Report

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Local game-changer Realty Austin wins no. 99 on sales volume with $1.65 billion and no. 119 on transaction volume with 4,795 closed deals for 2014. The 27th Annual Power Broker Report is an annual ranking of the nation’s top residential real estate brokerage firms by RISMedia.

Realty Austin Wins #3 Top Work Place By Statesman

 

Realty Austin Celebrates Our Agents’ Accomplishments at the Winter Party Awards Ceremony
December 4, 2015

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On December 4, Realty Austin celebrated our team’s achievements with an awards ceremony and dance party at the JW Marriott. Congrats to Realty Austin’s success in 2015 and cheers to livin’ the dream in 2016! Relive the moments in our winter party video and Facebook photo album.

Realty Austin Celebrates Our Agents at Summer Parties

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From a private party at Deep Eddy’s Distillery and Tasting Room to dressing up as superheroes and skating the night away at Playland Skate Center, Realty Austin celebrated our hard working agents this summer in style. Check out the photos from the Summer Agent Appreciation Parties in our Facebook album.

Realty Austin Celebrates our Top-Notch Support Staff on Lake Austin
April 29, 2015

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On April 29, the Realty Austin support team set sail with The Boatwright’s on their Love Boat. Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright celebrated their staff with a dinner cruise around Lake Austin. Visit our Facebook album and see just how much we love our staff!

Realty Austin Opens East Austin Office
October 1, 2015

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On October 1, Realty Austin agents, staff and leaders were joined by industry partners and Austin Chamber of Commerce members to celebrate grand opening of our East Austin office. The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony and lunch catered by East Side King. Read more about the grand opening of our new East Austin office here and our Grand Opening photos here.

Realty Austin Donates $85,000 & Builds 4th Habitat Home
November 14, 2015

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Realty Austin kicked off construction on our fourth Austin Habitat for Humanity Home Build on September 9 and dedicated the home to the Ku family on November 14. Visit our Facebook page to view photos of our progress and the 250 volunteers from Realty Austin who helped complete it.

Realty Austin Helps Raise $1,000,000 for Foundation Communities

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Realty Austin and Foundation Communities celebrated a milestone of nearly $1,000,000 in total funds pledged at the Welcome Home Luncheon fundraiser with the help of Realty Austin’s $50,000 match fund. Since 2012, Realty Austin has provided $210,000 in match funds for the annual fundraiser.

Realty Austin Hosts Two Supper Clubs with Foundation Communities

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Realty Austin agents and staff joined Foundation Communities to host a fifth and sixth installation of Supper Club! Both times, the volunteers from Realty Austin served a finger lickin’ good BBQ dinner from Rudy’s to over 100 parents and children involved in the program.

Realty Austin Hosts Back to School Supply Drive

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Our 2015 School Supply Drive, with the help of our staff and agents, donated over 50 backpacks, and hundreds of dollars worth of school supplies for many families in need! Thank you to all who participated and helped children get a jump start on the 2015-2016 school year. We are so grateful for your support!

Platinum Top 50 Recognizes 31 Finalists & 7 Winners from Realty Austin
December 17, 2014

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Realty Austin, an award-winning Austin-based real estate brokerage and no.1 Best Places to Work, congratulated 23 agents on its roster who were finalists and 7 winners for Platinum Top 50 Award in Austin. The program is designed to recognize and honor individual’s professional and leadership accomplishments.

Austin Business Journal Nominates 15 Agents & 11 Teams from Realty Austin for Residential Real Estate Awards
February 27, 2014

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Realty Austin congratulated 15 individual agents and 11 teams from our roster who were nominated for the Austin Business Journal’s 2015 Residential Real Estate Awards. Todd Grossman, Lisa Muñoz, Burt Dement, and Carlos Ojeda were awarded top honors at the annual ceremony held on February 27 at the Hyatt Regency Austin.

Realty Austin Agent Lisa Munoz Wins Top 25 Elite Latino by NAHREP

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Realty Austin was proud to announce that agent Lisa Muñoz earned the top spot in Austin on the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) fourth annual report of the nation’s Top 250 Latino real estate agents. Muñoz was noted as number 56 of top agents in the country for achieving 93 transactions in 2014.

Realty Austin Joins Luxury Portfolio

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Realty Austin announced it joined Luxury Portfolio International®, the fastest growing luxury property network, with more than 200 affiliate companies around the world and more listings over $1 million than any other luxury real estate organization.

Austin’s Best Moments of 2015

Along with our favorite moments at Realty Austin, we also wanted to highlight our favorite moments in Austin.

Austin is #1 Best Place to Live in U.S.

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Austinites can list plenty of reasons why our city is great but if you ask them to make a list of 31 reasons it might take little longer. WalletHub, a site dedicated to consumers making better financial decisions, made that list for all of us. After crunching the data, the results proved Austin reigns supreme as the number one choice from over 60 cities across America.

Austin is Best City to Invest in Housing in 2015

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Forbes rolled out list of top cities to invest in housing for 2015 with Austin listed as the heavyweight champion. Of the 105 largest metropolitan areas scanned by LMM, Austin came in first place with its population growth of 8.9% and jobs growth of 3.6%, surpassing national rates of a mere 2% for both.

Austin Housing Market Ranks 2nd Most Stable in America

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Among the top 100 metros, Austin ranks 2nd for the month of September, unchanged from last month and increasing 1 spot from a year ago, on Freddie Mac’s “Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®). Austin’s MiMi value is in range and improving increasing 2.4% over last 3 months and 10.18% over last year.

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