When maneuvering through the intricacies of a real estate transaction, a trusted guide can make all the difference. A knowledgeable and experienced real estate agent is not only a facilitator but a vital partner in your homebuying process. 

Here's a look at some of the many ways an agent can transform your homebuying journey into a smooth and successful endeavor:

Market Knowledge

Real estate agents possess an intimate understanding of local market trends, including pricing dynamics, housing inventory levels, and neighborhood specifics. By leveraging this expertise, an agent can help you identify properties that align with you and your family’s preferences and budget.

Access to Listings

Agents have access to a vast array of…

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 "Courtesy of The Austin American-Statesman Newspaper" - (Moreno-Paz, Bianca. “JBGoodwin Repeats as Top Workplace.” Austin American-Statesman, 12 Nov. 2023, p. 2.)

JBGoodwin repeats as top workplace

Bianca Moreno-Paz, Austin American-Statesman

November 12, 2023

JB Goodwin founded his eponymous real estate agency on the day of his graduation from the University of Texas at Austin in June 1972. Over 50 years later, the company has grown to encompass nearly 900 employees in Austin and San Antonio, with eight office locations, and has managed over $40 billion in real estate sales. For a second consecutive year, JBGoodwin Realtors claimed the Top Workplaces mid-sized business award, recognized by their employees for the company’s supportive…

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Top Midsize Workplace: JBGoodwin Realtors lands top spot 5th time in 7 years ‘by doing a good job’

J.B. Goodwin began his real estate career as a junior in college.

He’d been interested in the industry from a young age — “I could never really tell you why, but I was” — and was working part time as a bank teller while attending the University of Texas at Austin.

“I told a guy at the bank that someday I was going to get into real estate. He said, ‘What’s wrong with today?’” Goodwin recalled his colleague saying. “I said, ‘How do you do that?’”

His colleague was a broker and he…

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U.S. SENATOR CYNTHIA LUMMIS URGES REAL ESTATE ‘ACTIVISM’ AT RISMEDIA CEO & LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE

J.B. Goodwin, left, CEO of JBGoodwin REALTORS® and Wyoming Junior Senator Cynthia Lummis at RISMedia’s CEO & Leadership Exchange on Wednesday, Sept. 6. (Photo by AJ Canaria)
Above, J.B. Goodwin, left, CEO of JBGoodwin REALTORS® and Wyoming Junior Senator Cynthia Lummis at RISMedia’s CEO & Leadership Exchange on Wednesday, Sept. 6. (Photo by AJ Canaria)

“You’re not just hearing from a politician, you’re hearing from someone who knows our business, understands it and plays in that game every day.”

That was how J.B. Goodwin, himself a titan of the real estate industry, brought Wyoming’s Junior Senator Cynthia Lummis on stage at RISMedia’s CEO & Leadership Exchange last week. The presence…

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JBGoodwin Top Workplaces USA 2023

Austin, Texas February 1, 2023 - JBGoodwin REALTORS® is proud to announce that it has been named a Top Workplaces USA award winner for the second consecutive year, and for 2023 was ranked first in the nation in the 500-999 employees category.

This award follows the organization’s recent first-place finishes for regional Top Workplaces awards in both the Austin and San Antonio markets (the company’s 12th and 11th consecutive awards respectively). The organization was also honored in 2022 to receive 12 Top Workplaces Culture Badges and 7 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Awards. 

Conducted and administered by Energage, the Top Workplaces program has a 16-year history of surveying more than 20 million employees and recognizing the top organizations…

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"Courtesy of Austin American-Statesman" - (Carlson, At JBGoodwin Realtors, employees say training and mentorship are unmatched 2022)

At JBGoodwin Realtors, employees say training and mentorship are unmatched

Kara Carlson, Austin American-Statesman

Andrew Medina had never worked in real estate until he became a real estate agent about 18 months ago.

He previously worked in retail, but he said he'd always had a desire to be an entrepreneur, and real estate caught his eye.

But with a fast-paced industry like real estate in a booming city like Austin, that meant he had a lot to learn. Medina said with a lot of real estate brokerages, agents might get minimal training and then be “thrown to the wolves."

But when he joined JBGoodwin…

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"Courtesy of The San Antonio Express-News" - (Iszler, Top Midsize Workplace: ‘Help people’ motto drives JBGoodwin Realtors to top spot for fourth time 2022)

Top Midsize Workplace: ‘Help people’ motto drives JBGoodwin Realtors to top spot for fourth time

SAN ANTONIO — Erin Cestero, president of JBGoodwin Realtors’ San Antonio office, describes the firm’s culture as family-oriented, supportive and helpful.

In the real estate industry, where agents are independent contractors competing for business, she said that’s unique.

“Our culture really comes from a place of believing in abundance, so we feel confident that with the right tools, all of our agents can be successful,” Cestero said.

Jen and Grant Bowman, sales managers for the Hill…

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RISMEDIA Real Estate Newsmakers - Hall Of Fame - The Industry Icons

Inspiration. Leadership. Success. These are the qualities of RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Famers. Selected by our readers and editorial team, these amazing individuals deserve this great industry honor.

For the sixth year in a row, we are searching for Newsmakers from across the U.S. who are making headlines for their commitment and contributions to the residential and/or commercial real estate sectors, as well as going the extra mile to positively impact their peers, colleagues, clients and the communities they serve.


Each year, we induct and celebrate a select group of “industry icons” for their long-standing…

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"Courtesy of RISMedia Real Estate Magazine" - (Patterson, "Winning With Culture JBGoodwin REALTORS®’ Quantifiable Culture Fuels 50-Year Success" 2022)


Here, San Antonio agents come together for a Habitat for Humanity build.


JBGoodwin REALTORS® may be celebrating its 50th anniversary in business this year, but the company’s culture is more relevant than ever. With a simple but mighty mission statement to "help people," the Austin and San Antonio, Texas-based firm has fostered an environment that supports and motivates agents. JBGoodwin REALTORS® was honored with its first Top Workplaces USA national award in 2022. 



JBGoodwin REALTORS® has been named a Top Workplaces award winner in Austin for 11 consecutive years, and in San Antonio for 10 consecutive years. In 2021, both markets took first place in regional…

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June 1, 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of real estate brokerage, JBGoodwin REALTORS®, and to honor that milestone, the Texas Historical Commission has presented the organization with a Texas Treasure Business Award. 

Founder and CEO, J.B. Goodwin

Founded in Austin in 1972 by J.B. Goodwin, JBGoodwin REALTORS® has grown with the region to be one of the state’s largest independent real estate brokerages. Today, the company serves residents of Central-South Texas from seven offices in Round Rock, Austin, Lakeway, New Braunfels, Schertz, Boerne and San Antonio. The company works with more than 850 agent partners who expertly assist clients with a wide variety of buying, selling and leasing needs. 

"I’m honored and humbled that our…

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