JBGoodwin Realtors Selected as an Austin Top Workplace 2011
September 27, 2012 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) Survey by Austin's Leading Newspaper Names JBGoodwin the Best Austin Realtor to Work For.
JBGoodwin Realtors has been selected by the Austin American-Statesman as a Top Workplace for 2011. JBGoodwin ranked in the top ten among midsize companies and is the only realty firm on the list. The award is based on surveys of over 15,000 employers at over 140 large, midsize and small businesses in the Greater Austin area, by the Austin American-Statesman and the respected Pennsylvania business survey company, WorkplaceDynamics, LLP.
The performance of these companies in their respective markets reflects the upturn in Austin as a vibrant and growing city on the American business, civic and cultural scene. J.B. Goodwin, founder of the firm and nationally recognized as a leading innovator in the modern realty market, has seen both his company and-not coincidentally-the Austin area become a model of civic-minded, people-oriented business. In the words of JBGoodwin's President, Byron "Buddy" Schilling, "Our mission statement is simple-just two words: Help People."
For over 40 years, JBGoodwin has followed the simple philosophy of helping people in every area of business and life. That philosophy begins with the training and professional support that everyone at JBGoodwin Realtors receives. Personnel at JBGoodwin receive the most extensive and up-to-the-minute training in all aspects of real estate, including training in the state-of-the-art computer techniques and social media support that help their agents and personnel help clients of every kind. It's no wonder, then, that JBGoodwin's website has been the winner of the Best Real Estate Internet Site and receives over a thousand hits every day-that's nearly half-million a year.
Agents receive support from above and below: JBGoodwin maintains a low manager-to-agent ratio, so that agents can benefit from personal guidance and attention. Agents are supported by cash incentives and awards; they can sell or lease; and they benefit from the support of the largest world-wide relocation referral network.
Agents can also count on the support of all the nuts-and-bolts items that make for a smooth functioning realty office: a robust advertising policy, making JBGoodwin the largest real estate advertiser in the American-Statesman; free signs, lock-boxes, brochures, post cards and mailers, office facilities and equipment; and an in-house closing company.
JBGoodwin is an approved broker for major employers like Dell, IBM, Samsung, Apple, Google and Freescale, and is the most recognized name in Austin's real estate market. JBGoodwin staff were quoted as praising management for "giving them regular feedback and encouragement, and always willing to lend a hand." With all this support, it is no wonder that JBGoodwin was voted one of the best places to work-the very best realty office in which to work-in Greater Austin.
About JB Goodwin Realtors
J.B Goodwin opened a real estate office the day he graduated from the University of Texas in 1972, convinced that Austin needed a professional-quality full-service real estate firm to be a central part of the area's growth, He instituted a training program second to none and created the support companies that a full-service realty firm needs, to meet the requirements of its clients: property management; home building; residential and commercial development; residential leasing; corporate relocation services; and insurance and mortgage companies.
He also established strategically located branch offices and led by example, as he became a vital supporter of the essential institutions of his community: hospitals and charitable organizations; economic development councils; educational and cultural institutions. Today, over 40 years later, the JBGoodwin Company has over 300 agents and employees operating out of three branch offices, and has handled an astounding $30 billion plus, in real estate sales and leases, and is closing in on 50,000 individual transactions JB Goodwin Company received the top workplace award for 2012 in Austin and the top workplace award for 2012 in San Antonio..
What J.B. Goodwin is proudest of is that he and his well-trained agents and staff have made the name JBGoodwin synonymous with business professionalism, personal integrity, and service to the community.