AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty Austin was awarded the Young Business of the Year honor by the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce at the 22nd Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards luncheon on February 19, 2014 at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. Police Chief Todd Radford emceed the event sponsored by the Lakeway Police Foundation.
Austin's reigning top workplace, Realty Austin, received the award on the merit of their proven commitment and strong leadership to the Lake Travis community. Since opening its doors in June 2012, Jolene Weinstein has led the Realty Austin Lake Travis market center and delivered a 252% increase in sales by growing the office from 6 agents to 29 agents by the end of 2013. The highly productive team achieved over $150M in real estate sales in 2013.
Weinstein, who was recently named Manager of the Year by Platinum Top 50 of Austin, said, "It is an honor to lead a business in an exceptional community like Lake Travis. This award recognizes the hard work of our talented team of agents and their commitment to world class customer service. We celebrate them, as they are the ones who truly earned this award."
Realty Austin placed first among companies in business under five years in the Lake Travis community to win the Young Business of the Year Award. The company's growing reputation as a leading luxury brokerage has attracted top-producing local talent. The company is powered by some of the industry's most high caliber Lakeway agents: Todd Grossman, Sherry Ellenbogen, Charla Housson and Michelle Jones.
Yvette Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, "We are grateful how the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce and the community has embraced Realty Austin. We are especially proud of Jolene and her team for always stepping up and giving their best for this community in which in they live and serve."
Additional awards presented by the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce include: Business of the Year, Vintage Villas; Citizen of the Year, Jean Hennigan; Ambassador of the Year, David Sheehan; Volunteer of the Year, Annmarie Hatfield; Unsung Hero, Dr. Richard Reinap; Shining Star, ACTS Church; Chairman's Award, Jose Garcia; and Rising Star, Lake Travis Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Realty Austin Lake Travis is located at 2418 RR 620 South, Suite 200, Lakeway, Texas 78738 at the intersection of Lohman's Crossing and RR 620.
Boatwright concluded, "Realty Austin is more than just a place to work -- it's where rock star agents can soar."
This year marks the first award for Realty Austin from the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce.
About Realty Austin
Realty Austin is the fastest growing real estate company in Austin with over $1.3 billion in sales in 2013, ranking as Austin's second highest producing agency in just nine short years. Realty Austin is headquartered in Westlake with satellite offices in Central Austin, Northwest Austin, Southwest Austin and Lake Travis with 240 full-time, high-producing agents who were hand-selected for their experience, market knowledge and career accomplishments. Realty Austin is the most innovative and progressive real estate company in Austin, uniquely suited for its high tech, homegrown culture. For more information, visit realtyaustin.com or call 512.241.1300. Become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/realtyaustin.
SOURCE Realty Austin