Century 21 Judge Fite Company, Inc.
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What they do: Residential real estate sales, No. 4 Century 21 company in the United States
Employees: Two, Fort Worth; 72 independent contract agents
What agents and employees love: Family agency owners and supportive, mentoring environment with annual “exotic trips” for highest performers. Fall family picnic with face painting, bounce houses, cake walks and costumes. Lobbies of branch offices can look like coworking spaces, with long tables and stools where Realtors collaborate. “Support is very important,” Donny Teis, the Fort Worth regional manager, says. “We’re all trying to help each other out. There’s extensive training and mentoring. We know the owners, and the owners know us.”
Cool benefits: Agents, as independent contractors, have flexible hours. Annual Passport to Paradise trip sends agents, employees, and guests to locations like Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico each year, based on listings; closings; staff promotions; referrals to Century 21 insurance, connections vendor network, property management and commercial department; charitable contributions and volunteerism to Easter Seals of North Texas; career development courses; 98 percent quality-service rating from the agents’ customers, and more.
Sarah Lyons, Realtor
Century 21 Judge Fite Co.
“The fun and inclusive atmosphere! From the first time I walked into the office for career night, I instantly felt comfortable and welcome. It has been almost four years since I joined this family-owned company, and I have only grown more thankful for their support with each passing year. We have the backing of a global brand but the feeling of a family-owned business. The whole leadership team, including Jim Fite, our broker, is just a call away. On more than one occasion, I have had management mail personal notes to my husband, thanking him for his support in my career. They truly care about us both personally and professionally. I have even been given the opportunity to experience new countries through our Passport to Paradise trips. Being able to kick back on the beach with other agents from across the company is a real bonding experience and a great way to network with other agents from across DFW. I feel extremely thankful for my Judge Fite Family.”