"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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"Courtesy of RISMedia" - (Brown, RISMedia's Newsmakers: Honoring Our Exemplary Hall of Fame Inductees. 2022)


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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JBGoodwin 50th Anniversary Blog Image/Header


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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JBG Top Workplaces USA

Austin, Texas February 1, 2022 - Today JBGoodwin REALTORS® has announced it has earned a 2022 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage, a purpose-driven organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces program has a 15-year history of surveying more than 20 million employees and recognizing the top organizations across 60 markets for regional Top Workplaces awards.

This award follows JBGoodwin’s recent first-place finishes for Top Workplaces regional awards in both Austin and San Antonio (Their 11th and 10th consecutive awards respectively). The organization was also honored in 2021 with 12 Top Workplaces Culture Badges, the only brokerage in the nation to have been awarded all 12! 

“We are…

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"Courtesy of RISMedia" - (Dominguez, RISMedia celebrates innovation, perseverance and achievements at Power Broker & Newsmakers event 2021)


RISMedia Celebrates Innovation, Perseverance and Achievements at Power Broker & Newsmakers Event

 From L to R: John Featherston, JB Goodwin, Dermot Buffini; Photo by AJ Canaria of MoxiWorks

Nearly 400 of the industry’s most influential real estate brokers and agents gathered last week, on Fri., Nov. 12, for a night of networking, celebration and education at RISMedia’s 25th annual, invitation-only Power Broker & Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, which honors the Top 500 brokers in RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report & Survey as well as the firm’s 2020 and 2021 Newsmakers.

While the annual recognition of real estate’s “who’s who” carries a longstanding tradition of being a gathering place for the…

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"Courtesy of The Austin American-Statesman" - (Dinges, At Jbgoodwin Realtors, 'you're always getting help' 2021)


At JBGoodwin Realtors, 'you’re always getting help'

Chris Kirk, Crystal Hirst and Wesley Steck are all part of the team at JBGoodwin Realtors, which ranks No. 1 among midsize employers in the American-Statesman’s 2021 Top Workplaces of Greater Austin project. - Credit: Mark Matson For American-Statesman

The coronavirus pandemic made the process of buying and selling a home more complicated.

But the nearly 500 agents and support staff at JBGoodwin Realtors say never-ending support from senior management helped them continue to do their jobs even in uncertain times. That support largely came in the form of incredible flexibility to get work done. “Whatever it takes” was the motto.

JBGoodwin Realtors ranks No. 1 among midsize employers in the American-Statesman’s 2021 Top Workplaces of Greater Austin project. Employers in the midsize category have between 150 and 499 employees. Workers…

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"Courtesy of The San Antonio Express-News" - (Danner, S.A.'s JBGOODWIN back in top spot for third time in 5 Years 2021)


San Antonio real estate firm JBGoodwin in top spot for midsize employers for third time in 5 years

JBGoodwin San Antonio Group Photo - Credit: Kin Man Hui / MYSA - Staff photographer

Winning the Top Workplace for midsize employers is starting to become old hat for real estate brokerage JBGoodwin Realtors’ San Antonio office.

JBGoodwin snared this year’s honor, the third time in five years that it has landed atop the rankings.

It’s also the 10th consecutive year the firm has appeared as a Top Workplace. Since debuting at No. 6 in the ranking for small employers in 2012, JBGoodwin has finished no lower than third in each subsequent Top Workplace. It graduated from a small to midsize employer in 2016.

“We’re super…

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Unaware of all the possible paths available today to sell their home, sellers now more than ever need professional guidance around which direction to take, according to JBGoodwin REALTORS®. With low inventory continuing to drive up home prices, local homeowners want to determine the best way to maximize their investment when it’s time to sell.

Offering sellers more help, JBGoodwin REALTORS®, one of the most established and well-respected real estate brokerages in Central-South Texas, is introducing “EasyMove by JBGoodwin” and powered by Zavvie. Sellers can instantly see the differences between an instant cash offer from an iBuyer, a buy-before-you-sell option from a Power Buyer, or take the traditional route by listing their home on the open market…

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