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Realty Austin’s Best Moments of 2019


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Work Hard. Play Hard. Give Back.

It was another exciting year for Realty Austin! Check out our favorite highlights from this year with Realty Austin’s best moments of 2019. Cheers to 2020!

 

Realty Austin Honored its Team for Their 2018 Achievements at Annual RA|Con Awards Ceremony

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On February 1st, Realty Austin honored its team at their annual RA | CON awards ceremony to celebrate their 2018 achievements. They recognized the accomplishments of their top producers, rising stars, Diamond Club, Sapphire Circle, and special superlative awards. The brokerage also set its vision for 2019 and hosted keynote speaker, Jared James.

 

Realty Austin Awarded 2nd Fittest Company in Austin

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Realty Austin’s team of active, rock star agents helped the company achieve the title of 2nd Fittest Company in Austin at the Austin Business Journal 2019 BizFit Challenge Awards on February 13th!

 

Realty Austin Welcomed REILLY, REALTORS® #BetterTogether

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On Friday, February 15th, Realty Austin was thrilled to welcome REILLY, REALTORS® to the Realty Austin family. The successful merger created a powerful force in the Austin market with 10% market share, signaling to the residential real estate industry that independent, agent-centric brokerages with forward-thinking technology will continue to lead from a position of strength by prioritizing their agents and focusing on the customer experience.

 

Realty Austin Shined on the Global Stage at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Summit

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Realty Austin was the proud recipient of the Pinnacle Award in recognition of being one of the top companies in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network in 2018 for the highest outgoing broker-to-broker closed referrals throughout the network. Realty Austin also joined the Million Dollar Club with the Most Outgoing Closings Award, which is presented to the affiliate with the most outgoing closed referrals with an actual sales price of $1 million or greater.

 

Realty Austin Wins at the Austin Business Journal’s 2019 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 recognized 2 Realtors who won awards and 13 nominees at the Austin Business Journal’s 2019 Residential Real Estate Awards at the Fairmont Austin on Friday, March 1st.

 

Realty Austin Held Strong on Real Trends 500 Annual Report as No. 68 in the U.S.

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Realty Austin maintained its place as one of the nation’s Top 100 most powerful residential real estate brokerages on the REAL Trends 500 report. The company held strong as no. 68 out of 500 brokerages in the U.S. by sales volume as a result of its $2.8 billion closed sales volume from 7,041 closed transactions in 2018.

 

Realty Austin Recognized in Top 100 on Swanepoel’s Mega 1000

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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 Celebrated its New North Office at Lakeline

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On April 10th, Realty Austin officially unveiled its new North Office located on the corner of Lakeline Mall Drive and Highway 183! To mark the grand opening, the company celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and luncheon.

 

Realty Austin Celebrated over 220 Agents Named to Platinum Top 500 List

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Realty Austin congratulated 227 agents who were recognized on the Platinum Top 500 list on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Top 500 is a mid-year recognition for top-earning agents based on closed sales from September 1, 2018, to February 28, 2019. These six months represent the first half of the Platinum Top 50 award year; thus, the Top 500 recognizes agents who are on track to qualify for Platinum Top 50 end of the year recognition.

 

Realty Austin Powered up to No. 63 on RISMedia Power Broker Report

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Realty Austin ranked as one of the nation’s top-producing real estate firms in RISMedia’s 2019 Power Broker Report. The company powered up to No. 63 reporting a total sales volume of $2.8B in 2018, representing 7,041 closed residential transactions.

 

Realty Austin Ranked #1 Best Place to Work in 2019

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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 third year in a row. Innovative and collaborative workspaces, advanced technology, a culture of philanthropy, and a rock star team of agents were the top reasons why Realty Austin was named as 2019’s #1 Best Places to Work!

 

Realty Austin Agents Named to the 2019 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals

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On July 11th, Realty Austin was proud to announce 4 agents and 1 team were named among America’s most productive sales associates as part of the Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals! REAL Trends honor America’s finest real estate agents from all across the country based on sales volume and transaction sides. The list ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan area based on closed transaction sides and closed volume.

 

Realty Austin Agents and Staff Donated to Our 2019 Back to School Supply Drive

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As a result of everyone’s participation in Foundation Communities Back to School Drive, Realty Austin was able to gift 183 backpacks and many bins FULL of school supplies! This ensured that each of the 1,000+ children in the after-school program got a jump start on the 2019-2020 school year with the tools they needed to succeed. Thank you to everyone who helped us give back and for being such an important part of that effort with us!

 

Realty Austin Raised $100,000 for Austin Habitat for Humanity 2019

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On July 30th, Realty Austin launched its campaign with Austin Habitat for Humanity for the construction of their 8th home build on September 18th. As part of the company’s commitment to giving back locally, Realty Austin, its team of agents, clients and industry partners raised over $100,000 to sponsor and build a new home for Paula Tovar and her family. Since 2012, Realty Austin and its team of Agents have been a Habitat sponsor contributing more than $700,000 and over 14,000 volunteer hours to change lives.

 

Realty Austin Dedicated Tiny Hemp Home at Community First! Village

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Realty Austin continued its mission in support of affordable housing by dedicating a tiny hemp home at the Community First! Village on Saturday, August 3rd. Realty Austin backs local organizations who roll up their sleeves and develop meaningful solutions in our community to combat homelessness and Austin’s affordable housing crisis. Join us to be a part of the SOLUTION!

 

Realty Austin Supported 2019 Pride Parade

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Realty Austin’s Pride network and allies boogied the night away in support of the 29th Annual Austin Pride Parade 2019 on Saturday, August 10, 2019 in support of Austin’s LGBTQ community. Over 400,000 supporters filled the downtown streets, and it proved to be a colorful and vibrant event!

 

Realty Austin Raised the Walls on Their 8th Austin Habitat for Humanity Home Build

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Homegrown in Austin, Realty Austin raised the walls on their 8th annual home build for Austin Habitat for Humanity. In a partnership with its agents, the company pledged to volunteer 2,400 hours and donate over $100,000 to sponsor a home for the Tovar Family.

 

Realty Austin Opened its New Central Office at The Triangle

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On September 19th, Realty Austin unveiled its new Central Agent Success Center located in the heart of The Triangle off N. Lamar. To mark the grand opening, the company celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

 

Realty Austin Sponsored Touch-a-Truck

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Realty Austin was a proud sponsor of Touch-a-Truck at Camp Mabry. This event had a total attendance of over 6,000 attendees, 70+ trucks, 300+ volunteers, and our team helped raise over $164,000 and counting for programs at SAFE’s Children’s Shelter. This was their biggest year yet!

 

Realty Austin Celebrated Opening its New Southwest Office at Lantana Place

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Realty Austin has three new modern offices now open for business in North, Central and Southwest Austin. On October 10th, Realty Austin unveiled their new Southwest Office located at 7415 Southwest Parkway, Suite 2-200! To mark the grand opening, the company celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

 

Realty Austin Paid it Forward to Support Foundation Communities

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Realty Austin is committed to supporting affordable housing in Austin through Foundation Communities. Together, they raised over $1.15 million in total funds pledged with the commitment of Realty Austin’s $75,000 match fund at the 2019 Welcome Home luncheon held on October 22nd. The annual event inspired 163 new Home Builders, and many others who renewed, increased, or extended their pledges! 100% of the dollars pledged will support Foundation Communities programs for education, financial stability, and healthy living programs that serve more than 20,000+ people, residents, and neighbors.

 

Realty Austin Celebrated Platinum Top 50 Semi-Finalists

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On October 23rd, Realty Austin congratulated 43 agents who were recognized on the Platinum Top 50 list for their accomplishments in real estate sales, philanthropy, education, and industry involvement.

 

Realty Austin Awarded No. 1 Top Workplace by Austin American-Statesman

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On November 4th, Realty Austin was voted the No. 1 Top Workplace in Austin American-Statesman’s 2019 Top Workplaces of Greater Austin. Realty Austin is known for its commitment to branding, online marketing, training, and giving back to the community through its involvement in non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Foundation Communities

 

Realty Austin Graduated More Ninja Certified Agents

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On November 18th-22nd, 2019, Realty Austin hosted its 8th installation of Ninja Selling training for its rock star agents. In November, 101 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 2019 Platinum Top 50 Finalist and Winners

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On Friday, December 13, 2019, Realty Austin congratulated 33 finalists and 10 winners who were honored at the Platinum Top 50 (PT50) Austin Awards ceremony. They also congratulated the company’s founders, Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright, for winning the Executive of the Year Award. PT50 annually recognizes 50 residential real estate professionals for their outstanding achievements in sales, education, industry participation, and civic leadership. PT 50 Winners exemplify initiative, involvement, success, and philanthropy.

 

Realty Austin Co-Owners Honored with Executive Leadership Award at Platinum Top 50

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Realty Austin Realty Austin co-owners, Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright, were honored with the Platinum Top 50 Executive Leadership Award for their visionary contributions within the real estate industry! Executive of the Year is an award designed to recognize executive leaders at the brokerage level who excel in areas of leadership, motivation, and innovation

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