I grew up in the Chicago area. We used to watch the planes come and go from O'Hare Field. I dreamed of being a pilot since childhood. After graduating from Purdue University I was a Navy Pilot. I had dreamed about flying. My dream came true. I was blessed to be able to make it come true. Just like you can make your dreams come true.
There's no greater feeling of exhilaration, no greater feeling of power under your control than when you're strapped in the cockpit. You think about the task at hand instinctively using your training.
The idea is to get it up in the air. Keep it up there and do your job. Then bring it back home safely to see tomorrow.
You can make your dream come true too. I have found a new vocation Helping other People. After flying for six years in the Navy I left the service, moved to Austin and joined JB Goodwin REALTORS® in 1981. Come fly with me and see where we go together in the exciting world of real estate!
If your dream is self-employment in real estate ---- I can Help You!!!
Real Estate Salesman License 1981 Real Estate Broker License since 1983
I very much enjoyed meeting you and discussing JB Goodwin. It was my pleasure discussing opportunities, training and the caring philosophy toward clients and the community. The core value of helping people appeals to me very much.
Honestly, before I came in I had an idea of where I thought I wanted to be. However, I had read the information you sent and was intrigued. I am especially impressed with your ranking as the number one real estate office to work in Austin. That designation speaks very highly of your organization, not to mention the number of repetitive years you have achieved such status. That alone speaks volumes about your core philosophy of helping people. A company that cares about the people that encompass its operation is bound to be successful and have a group of happy people working together, a family!
After meeting the ladies who support and keep the office running like clockwork, Miriam and Stephanie, and speaking at length with you regarding training and the onboarding process, I had already changed my mind. Just meeting some of the folks in the office briefly was very warm and welcoming. The answer was clear to me before I’d even left your office that JB Goodwin is where I want to be!
I feel very fortunate to receive such a warm welcome. It is an honor to be invited to be a part of such a well-known and reputable real estate brokerage. I can assure you I will work very meticulously and diligently to uphold your outstanding reputation.
– Melissa Dunlap, Northwest Office Agent
Joining JBG was truly the best decision for me. Buddy and Xuan have done everything in their power to make sure that I am taken care of in my new career choice. Every day that I walk into the office they make me feel welcome. They really do care about new agent success from providing on the spot training based on feedback, resources like free prints, and signs. I am so glad to be apart of the JBG Family and know that because of the support I receive here that I will be a success in the business. – Crystal Sigsbey, Northwest Office Agent
Who's your "Buddy"? The leadership, mentors, support staff, useful free tools to get you started and affordable tools to maintain and grow your business. The list is endless, but really its about the good people. JBGoodwin has been my family, so it was a no-brainer that when I decided to get a real estate license, that I'd choose the best to sponsor me.
– Marcie Lowery, Northwest Office Agent
Staff member Ralynn was a mole in my real estate school. Buddy, Mallory, and Kristina were so warm and friendly to me when I interviewed that I saw myself here.
– Patricia Williams, Northwest Office Agent
I joined JBG because Buddy was so great to meet with and invited me to join a sales meeting while I explored my brokerage options. But, after meeting with him, the decision was made!
– Michele Scott, Northwest Office Agent
I joined in 1999 when Byron was teaching pre-licensing classes. I think it was a Principals class I was in at USA training. Hands down he was the best instructor throughout the entire process. He was knowledgeable, energetic, confident, engaging, did I say knowledgeable....he knew his stuff and knew how to deliver it. The reason why I stay is, he is still that leader!! I love the NW office! I love our leadership! I'm a sucker for smart people and I love consistency!!
– Jacqui Washington. Northwest Office Agent
You are the embodiment of "Servant Leader" for me.
You have incredible kindness and patience.
Your discipline and diligence are inspiring.
– Xuan Redding, Northwest Office Agent & Manager
I really appreciate how welcoming you are to me, as well as the team. Your training program is much better than another Broker's! I did not feel prepared after the three months of training there - most of the subjects they covered were repetitive!! I had 3 rental properties for 3 years, but I was still not prepared, and I managed all of them! I feel better now going forward. So thank you, your program is just perfect, two weeks time frame is just awesome too! – Leang Violand, REALTOR
Out of all the offices I visit, Buddy’s team is probably my favorite. I’m not just saying that. Your office always stands out in my mind as a terrific example of grace and professionalism. – Ursula Whitworth, Sales Consultant at M/I Homes
I've known Buddy Schilling for a long time but it wasn't until I became a trainer for Floyd Wickman that I got a chance to work with him and the rest of his team at JBGoodwin, REALTORS.
What impressed me the most as we worked together was his masterful leadership skills combined with the true "family" atmosphere and culture in the company. At every turn, Buddy's focus was "how can we make this better for the associates?". As a result, we were able to have a fantastic program for his company.
In the end, I felt that rather than having developed a client, I had discovered a group of professional friends. My only regret is that every time I'm invited to the company picnic, I'm scheduled to speak out of town!
You cannot go wrong connecting with Buddy and JBGoodwin.
– Jason Edwards, Former Floyd Wickman Sales Trainer
Everyone is so warm and friendly in your office. My colleagues and I were just talking about how much we love to come to your office to speak. You’re always very welcoming and your agents seem to really enjoy working together, which is hard to find these days. – Jamie Zachary, Ashton Woods Homes
Buddy's knowledge and passion for the industry and specifically JBGGoodwin REALTORS is contagious. Loved the clear and enthusiastic training presentation of critical material. Made it fun to learn. Examples were most helpful. – Tom Murphy, NW Agent
I want to thank you and the entire crew for welcoming me to this great team. This is the first real job I’ve ever had outside the military, and throughout my entire navy career everyone claimed I would *never* find another organization in the civilian world that could match the camaraderie and teamwork I enjoy in the military. But here I am on day #1 of my first “next” job, and everyone at JBGoodwin has proved those claims false.
I am sincerely grateful for the warm reception and extraordinary kindness from absolutely everyone, and I look forward to working with all of you.
– Brad Miller, Commander US Navy Retired
I've been with JB Goodwin all of my real estate career and can't think of a better place to work. The management team is here to help you be successful. This is a fantastic time in real estate to be in this state, city and marketplace. – Leonard Guerrero, ABR, TRLP
I have known "Buddy" for over 20 years and his organization over 25. They are both top notch. As a builder with strong community ties, it is refreshing to see players like "Buddy" that are dependable, know the market and can be counted on. I want to thank JB Goodwin and "Buddy" for all the support given David Weekley Homes over the years. Let's have 25 more! – Jim Rado - Area President David Weekly Homes
It has been great getting to work with "Buddy" Schilling. I have known and worked with him for over 25 years in Austin Real Estate. I know him as a Realtor and a teacher. I highly respect his ability and friendship. "Buddy" is the kind of person that helps the world around. I would recommend "Buddy" and JB Goodwin Realtors to anyone. – Nash Phillips - Wilshire Homes
I wish that the agents at JBG knew better what kind of support they could get if they were more open to asking more questions and turned advice into actions. There is no lack on advice...it is up to the agent what to do with it. I still feed my business from your advice. – Ute Westphal
Buddy is without a doubt one of the best company real estate trainers I've had the pleasure to come across in my 21 years in the real estate industry. Humor in my opinion is the best way to teach! – Steve Fohl, agent Westlake Office
Love Buddy's enthusiasm and "Just Do It" attitude! He shared very practical knowledge and I feel much more equipped not to be confident going into a Listing Presentation than before. I learn by doing, so the role play was awesome! – Shannon Tait, agent Northwest Office
Byron "Buddy" Schilling is quick-witted, sharp-minded, and takes a personal, genuine interest in each agent, beginner and seasoned pro alike. He is passionate about helping people succeed in this business. People gravitate to someone that shows that kind of interest in them! Buddy loves God, Country and his Fellowman. He makes this office profitable, ethical, AND FUN! That's a winning combination. – Gay Puckett, ABR,GRI, CRS, CLHMS, agent Northwest Office
I have been a Realtor since 1995 and have been with JB Goodwin Residential Corporation from the beginning. Quite frankly, Byron Schilling is the reason I came to JB Goodwin, and he is the reason I stay. His professionalism and knowledge of the industry is unsurpassed. "Buddy" is a responsive and supportive manager whom I enjoy working with immensely - a real asset to the real estate business! – Dannielle Cantrell Gapin, agent Northwest Office
Byron "Buddy" Schilling embodies the motivation, knowledge, experience and interpersonal skills that enable me to continue my real estate success. I greatly appreciate his unfailing commitment to my success and well-being. As a former real estate company owner with nearly 31 years in our business, I can say without any hesitation that Byron's the best! – Larry Geller - Broker Consultant, agent Northwest Office
This morning on the drive into the office I felt a mix of excitement and nervousness ... fingers and toes crossed that I had made the right decision. After being greeted by Buddy's smiling face, I knew I had made the right decision. Once J.B. began speaking to the class I felt a huge sigh of relief and then a huge jolt of excitement. – Sharon Mays, Agent Northwest Office
In reference to legal training there is not a better individual in the world that could do a better job of this class with any company. – Matt Smith, agent Westlake Office