HomeCity Named Among Austin Business Journal's Best Places to Work 2017

June 23, 2017

HomeCity Wins Austin Business Journals Best Places to Work 2017

We are so proud to announce that we have taken home the #10 spot in the Medium size category at the Austin Business Journal's Best Places to Work Awards Luncheon. We are honored to be recognized amongst such notable companies, and so thankful to the Austin Business Journal and our amazing team. This is HomeCity's fourth year winning the award due to our tight-knit community and progressive atmosphere!

Nominees are awarded based on a confidential survey given by a third party. The six key dimensions that are measured through the survey are Communication and Resources, Individual Needs, Manager Effectiveness, Personal Engagement, Team Dynamics, and Trust in Leadership. They use these parameters to discover which companies have the best climate, atmosphere, and engaged employees. The list is a prime source for job seekers who might be wondering which companies go the extra mile for their employees.

This year's winners — broken up into four categories based on employee headcount — were honored during a groovy-themed June 23 awards luncheon at the JW Marriott Austin Downtown.

HomeCity's commitment to providing employees with a collaborative atmosphere and work-life balance, as well as ongoing training and advancement opportunities ensures everyone is happy and productive. Agents have the opportunity to attend quarterly team building events as well as weekly training meetings, monthly all hands meetings, accountability groups, and agent happy hours. Recognition is also valued at HomeCity, with agents receiving quarterly recognition awards, Circle of Excellence (top 10% in production) awards, and awards dinners.

 

 

HomeCity Wins Entrepreneur Magazine's Best Corporate Cultures In America Recognition for 2017

February 21, 2017

Best Corporate Cultures Award

We are pleased to announce that HomeCity Real Estate has been recognized as one of Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures for 2017 in the Large Companies category for the second year in a row. We received this award for creating a high-performance workplace culture, and we are honored to have earned a place on the esteemed list.

From achieving goals to positive employee well-being, company culture can make or break a business. No matter the size of a business, high-performing company culture translates into happy employees, a productive and engaging work environment, and fluid communication.

For their large-sized company category (companies with more than 100 employees), the industries spanned across the board -- from construction to technology and everything in between.  All 50 companies were scored in 10 core categories -- collaboration, innovation, agility, communication, support, wellness, mission and value alignment, work environment, responsibility and performance focus -- on a scale of zero to 100.

HomeCity picked up #32 out of hundreds of companies that applied, and we’re in great company. Other winners included Sparefoot in Austin, Boomtown in Charleston SC, and Tuft & Needle in Phoenix. Thanks so much to everyone who helps make this team great!

 

 

HomeCity Wins Dallas Business Journal Best Places to Work for 2016

July 21, 2016

The Dallas Business Journal recently released its annual Best Places to Work list. HomeCity was nominated medium size category, due in part to its progressive attitude and tight-knit environment. All companies’ rankings will be announced on September 15 at The Fairmont Dallas hotel.

Independent research firm Quantum Workplace surveyed employees from several hundred companies before compiling the data to determine the results. The six key dimensions that are measured through the survey are Communication and Resources, Individual Needs, Manager Effectiveness, Personal Engagement, Team Dynamics, and Trust in Leadership. They use these parameters to discover which companies have the best climate, atmosphere, and engaged employees. The list is a prime source for jobseekers who might be wondering which companies go the extra mile for their employees.

Employees at HomeCity Real Estate Dallas are so happy because of a supportive management staff, opportunities for work-life balance, and room for advancement. Agents are supported with the choice to attend quarterly team building events as well as weekly training meetings, monthly all hands meetings, and agent happy hours. Recognition is also highly valued at HomeCity, with agents receiving quarterly recognition awards, Circle of Excellence (top 10% in production) awards, and awards dinners.

 

HomeCity Named Austin Business Journal Best Place to Work for 2016

July 19, 2016

The Austin Business Journal recently released their final ranking of the 75 winners of their annual Best Places to Work list. HomeCity ranked as one of the top 10 companies in the medium category, due in part to its progressive attitude and tight-knit environment. This will be HomeCity Real Estate’s third year to be named among this group of forward-thinking businesses. All companies’ rankings were announced at the June 24th lunch at the Hyatt Regency Austin, which had a superhero’s theme.

The six key dimensions that are measured through the survey are Communication and Resources, Individual Needs, Manager Effectiveness, Personal Engagement, Team Dynamics, and Trust in Leadership. They use these parameters to discover which companies have the best climate, atmosphere, and engaged employees. The list is a prime source for job seekers who might be wondering which companies go the extra mile for their employees.

One point that HomeCity Austin employees commented on was the fact that management genuinely wants their employees to succeed. They commented on the availability of work-life balance, as well as abundant advancement opportunities. Agents have the opportunity to attend quarterly team building events as well as weekly training meetings, monthly all hands meetings, and agent happy hours. Recognition is also valued at HomeCity, with agents receiving quarterly recognition awards, Circle of Excellence (top 10% in production) awards, and awards dinners.

 

National Association for Business Resources Names HomeCity Real Estate as One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Dallas/Fort Worth for 2016

February 4, 2016

HomeCity Real Estate received a top work place award from the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) as One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Dallas for 2016. With over 20 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) have identified numerous best Human Resource practices and have provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards. “Dallas/Fort Worth award recipients keep innovative human resource initiatives at the forefront of their company culture and make it a priority to consider their workforce an essential aspect in their company's success. Our Association is proud to recognize and honor HomeCity Real Estate for this impressive achievement,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president.

The NABR, established in 1996, fosters a collaborative environment in which companies and leaders learn best practices, trends, and vital information benefiting the company and its employees well beyond the finances.

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives, and Strategic Company Performance.

HomeCity Real Estate CEO Keith Dunham says, “We are honored to win this award and believe the HomeCity culture of high ethics, personal integrity and a high regard for others is why our employees embrace our culture and find satisfaction in our workplace. We are a growing company and we invite others to come and join our award winning team.”

HomeCity’s corporate culture strives to provide agents with a technological edge on the competition as well as cultivating an environment of communication and support, believing that successful agents are happy agents and the goals of the company are directly in line with the goals of our agents.

The award is one in a series of awards received by the company. HomeCity has also been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Dallas Business Journal and the Austin Business Journal, one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies for the second year in a row and received a top national award from Entrepreneur Magazine for having one of the best cultures in the nation for a company. The companies that have been selected to be recognized in Dallas/Fort Worth as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® will be featured in the online edition of Corp! Magazine.

 

CEO Keith Dunham Discusses the Impact of Falling Oil Prices on Texas Housing Market

Keith Dunham, HomeCity Real Estate CEO and one of the top real estate experts in Texas was featured on TSN a statewide radio network with more than 3-million listeners each week talking about how the falling price of oil is affecting the housing markets in Texas.

Under Keith’s leadership HomeCity based in Dallas and Austin has been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Dallas Business Journal and the Austin Business Journal, one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies for the second year in a row and received a top national award from Entrepreneur Magazine for having one of the best cultures in the nation for a company.

 

HomeCity Real Estate Top Agent Janet Mitchell Talks Dallas Real Estate on the Jeff Crilley Show!

 

Janet Mitchell, one of HomeCity's top realtors in the DFW market was recently interviewed on the Jeff Crilley Radio Show, where she discussed how consumers can close a deal in one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. She also shared insight on how HomeCity uses state of the art technology to help home buyers make more informed decisions.

 

HomeCity Real Estate Named as One of the Top Work Places in 2015 by the Austin American Statesman- It’s the Second Year in a Row for the Award

Austin, Texas—November 17, 2015— HomeCity Real Estate received a top work place award from the Austin American Statesman for the second year in a row. HomeCity ranked as one of the top five best companies in the small business category.


100 Companies and Organizations were named by the Austin American Statesman in Austin as Top Workplaces 2015. These companies have been recognized as Top Workplaces based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees. Top Workplaces are not only better places to work but are more likely to be successful than peer organizations.

In the survey, HomeCity employees praised the company in the survey saying,“Freedom and individuality is encouraged and employees are treated fairly and with value and the company has a culture that wants to be the best, not necessarily the biggest.” The surveyed companies employ 41,748 people in the Austin area. Of those workers, 39,296 received surveys and 24,580 responded. The top 100 workplaces included 15 large companies with more than 500 local employees, 30 midsize companies with between 150 and 499 employees and 55 small companies with less than 150 workers. The surveys and selection process was done by WorkplaceDynamics LLP, an Exton, Pa.-based company with expertise in employee engagement surveys.

Homecity CEO Keith Dunham C.E.O. says, “There is no greater honor for a CEO than for the employees of an organization to say Homecity Real Estate is a great place to work. It’s a challenge worthy of attention to create a workplace where employees enjoy coming to work. We are honored our employees find satisfaction in our workplace and believe in our mission, ethics, leadership and values.”

HomeCity’s corporate culture strives to provide agents with a technological edge on the competition as well as cultivating an environment of communication and support, believing that successful agents are happy agents and the goals of the company are directly in line with the goals of our agents.

The award is one in a series of awards received by the company. HomeCity has also been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Dallas Business Journal and the Austin Business Journal, one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies for the second year in a row and received a top national award from Entrepreneur Magazine for having one of the best cultures in the nation for a company.

Link to story:http://www.topworkplaces.com/frontend.php/regional-list/list/statesman

Entrepreneur Magazine and CultureIQ Name HomeCity Real Estate One of the Best Company Cultures!

HomeCity Real Estate Honored to Receive National Award as One of The 25 Best Large-Company Cultures in 2015 by Entrepreneur Magazine and Culture IQ

November 12, 2015— HomeCity Real Estate received a top national award from Entrepreneur Magazine and Culture IQ for having one of the best cultures in the nation for a large company.

Entrepreneur, in partnership with CultureIQ®, a culture management software and service provider, released its premier Top Company Cultures list. The list recognizes businesses that have successfully instilled a high-performance culture in their workplace.

HomeCity won a top spot in the large-company category (companies with more than 100 >employees), the industries spanned across the board -- from construction to publishing and everything in between.

“HomeCity is honored to receive this award and we are dedicated to establishing and maintaining an environment of collaboration and innovation while empowering our agents to meet and surpass professional goals,” said Keith Dunham, C.E.O. of HomeCity. “We constantly seek out ways to push the limits and to reinvent the wheel in our industry. Bold decisions and a progressive attitude are at the heart of the HomeCity company culture,” said Dunham.

HomeCity’s corporate culture strives to provide agents with a technological edge on the competition as well as cultivating an environment of communication and support, believing that successful agents are happy agents and the goals of the company are directly in line with the goals of our agents.

The rankings for all companies were determined using CultureIQ's methodology for measuring high-performance cultures. Employees at each company received a survey of multiple-choice questions. The answers were used to assess a company's strength across 10 core qualities of culture. These quality strength scores, along with the employee Net Promoter Score were combined to create a cumulative CultureIQ Score. The companies with the highest CultureIQ Scores became the Top Company Culture list in ranking order. To be considered for the ranking, a company must have at least 25 employees, have been founded before Jan. 1, 2014, and be headquartered in the U.S.

The award is one in a series of awards received by the company. HomeCity has also been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Dallas Business Journal and the Austin Business Journal and was also named as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies for the second year in a row.

Link to story:http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/252327

 

HomeCity Real Estate Named One of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Texas Two Years in A Row

October 22, 2015

HomeCity Real Estate received a top ranking from the Austin Business Journal as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in one of America’s strongest economy.

The Austin Business Journal ranked the 50 fastest growing companies in Central Texas (the Fast 50), and HomeCity Real Estate ranked again on a list of Austin’s top performers. Each year, the ABJ calculates financial data submitted from participating companies and ranks the top 50 according to compounded revenue growth. To qualify companies must have experienced dramatic revenue growth within the last three years.

The brokerage was honored, along with the other recipients, at an awards cocktail reception held Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin.

“HomeCity experienced phenomenal growth year-over-year, and this is fueled by the amazing talent we have in our organization,” said Keith Dunham, C.E.O. of HomeCity. “2015 is shaping up to be a big year as well.

As a company we are on pace to close over $350 million in home sales with over 1200 closed transactions,” said Dunham.

This is HomeCity’s second year to be nominated and recognized, which Dunham attributes to his hard working team. “We are honored to be among those named in the Fast 50. Every single person at HomeCity does their part to grow the company, and we all genuinely enjoy taking part in it’s evolution.

 

HomeCity Introduces Its Search App - Available in Austin and DFW

October 7th, 2015

HomeCity is proud to announce the arrival of its home search application. The app is available for clients in both Austin and Dallas, and is compatible with both iPhone and Android. Featuring GPS enabled searching, full listing details, full-screen photos, and new listing notifications, as well as the ability to save quick searches and save favorite homes, the app is a powerful home search tool. Check it out today!

 

HomeCity CEO, Keith Dunham Discusses the Housing Market on KTBC!

September 30th, 2015

 

 

HomeCity's Sterling Mack on WFAA's Good Morning Texas

August 24th, 2015

 

 

How HomeCity is Changing the World of Real Estate

July 9th, 2015

“I really don’t think most real estate companies are bold enough to go out and make this kind of decision. To arm the public with information that currently only realtors [have access to]. That’s actually what happened 15 years ago with the internet, with putting the active listings on the internet for everyone to see. We armed them with that information. Before that, you had to know a real estate agent you had to look at the book and find other ways to get it done. So this is just another phase in the evolution of real estate.” - Keith Dunham, CEO

 

 

HomeCity Real Estate, One of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Texas, Ranks as One of the Best Places to Work in Austin

June 26th, 2015

Austin, Texas— HomeCity Real Estate received a top ranking from the Austin Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in Central Texas.

Independent research firm Quantum Workplace surveyed employees from several hundred companies before compiling the data, crunching numbers and tallying results. The results show HomeCity ranked as one of the best businesses in Austin in the Micro Business category. HomeCity has also been named one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Central Texas.

The Austin Business Journal says the HomeCity has the best climate, team atmosphere, benefits and most importantly, engaged employees. HomeCity will be honored at a special awards luncheon June 26 at the Hyatt Regency Austin, as well as featured in the June 26 issue of the ABJ.

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/at-the-watercooler/2015/05/sneak-peek-austins-best-places-to-work-in-2015.html

HomeCity CEO Keith Dunham says, “Our employees are our greatest asset. Our greatest desire is to give them the technology and tools to make their jobs easier and to help them succeed. There is no greater honor than for our employees to find satisfaction in our workplace and believe in our mission, ethics, leadership and values.”

 

 

HomeCity Featured on WFAA Dallas!

June 1st, 2015

HomeCity announces recently sold data feature on WFAA Dallas. CEO Keith Dunham made an appearance on the Dallas news station on May 26th, 2015 to discuss the future of real estate by unveiling a new cutting edge technology that allows homebuyers to gain access to information that has been used exclusively by realtors in the past.

"We want consumers to have more information in this competitive market to make better informed decisions and that's why we are making this information available," said Dunham, HomeCity Real Estate CEO.

 

 

Press Release: May 26, 2015

For Immediate Release- Angela Hale 512-289-2995 angela@redmediagroup.com

One of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in Austin - HomeCity Real Estate is Launching a New Feature on our Website That Gives Away Information that was Exclusive to Only Realtors Before

HomeCity Helping Homeowners with Critical Consumer Information in the Red-Hot Central Texas Real Estate Market

Austin, Texas—May 26, 2015— HomeCity Real Estate is offering new cutting edge technology to homebuyers in Austin. A first of its kind website feature is unveiling new information that has been used exclusively by realtors in the past, but is now be available to consumers in central Texas. The new feature on the website https://www.homecity.com/austin will give homeowners more information online than they have ever had before, including closing price data or sales price history.

HomeCity is taking home real estate sales to a new level in Austin by offering information on line that has been a closely guarded secret for years, only available to realtors. The information will help consumers navigate the red-hot housing market in central Texas by having all the market data at consumer’s fingertips. The sales price history is a key piece of data to know how much the home actually sold for in the past.

The Austin market is rated as one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. Market conditions are ripe for another competitive summer selling season in 2015. It is harder and harder for a consumer to buy the home they are looking for because the demand is more than the supply available.

“We want consumers to have more information in this competitive market to make better informed decisions and that’s why we are making this information available,“ said Keith Dunham, HomeCity Real Estate CEO. “Just as Uber is transforming transportation and Tesla is changing the car industry, we want to transform the real estate industry to a new business model that will help consumers by using cutting edge technology and bringing transparency to the consumer.”

Dunham says that even though HomeCity is giving away data that was previously unlisted to the public, he still encourages buyers and sellers to use a professional realtor to help them navigate complex real estate decisions and transactions.

“We believe by combining the best real estate agents with state of the art technology we can make a difference by helping consumers buy or sell their homes, “ said Dunham, Homecity Real Estate CEO. You have to register as a user on the website, but the information is free. To check out the Homecity website go to https://www.homecity.com/austin