DALLAS, TX, Nov. 18, 2017
Fathom Realty is pleased to announce that the company has been ranked number 3 amongst large companies in the Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work for 2017. Over 1,900 companies were nominated.
According the The Dallas Morning News article, the “defining difference” of the companies listed was that they used “small acts of kindness — inside and outside company walls — to build a sense of family and give them a competitive edge.” In the same report, the top three winners, which includes Fathom, were said to have “excelled at this.”
The news source also highlighted Fathom’s investing in their agents through their agent equity program announced last year during their Awards banquet. Also noted was Fathom’s Family Fund which is a fund set aside to help those within Fathom during a time of need.
In addition to winning the number 3 spot for the Top 100 Places to Work, Fathom Realty also won an award from the Belo Group, Dallas Morning New’s parent company, for the company with the “Best Managers” per their agents. This announcement follows Fathom’s ranking on the Inc. 500’s fastest growing U.S. Company list for the 4th year in a row.
A Message from Josh Harley, CEO of Fathom Realty
As many of you know, Fathom was nominated for Dallas Morning New’s 2017 Top One Hundred Places to Work. Apparently, over 19 hundred companies were nominated so to find out we were in the top 100 was pretty cool. On Friday, the Dallas morning news held their big awards event and up to this point, no one knew who won. Our state broker, JR, forced me to attend and trust me, I tried everything in my power to flake out of attending. I’m glad I went though. I didn’t expect anything but what I got was the surprise of a lifetime.
In fact, the second award to be announced was for the company with the best managers per their employee feedback, and when they announced Fathom Realty, I was shocked, although I was not surprised. When we hire a leader, we hire them for their heart, not their polish. We don’t want to simply talk about servant leadership, we expect our leaders to live it and they do. It’s edifying receiving this award because it tells us that our efforts to live that mantra are not in vain.
The awards for the top company to work for are broken down into three categories. Small, mid-sized, and large companies. Fathom fell into the group of large companies. Companies like USAA, TXU, La Quinta, Capital One, Shriners Hospital, the Container Store and many more, so when they announced the top three large companies to work for, I didn’t think we had a chance. Turns out, Fathom was ranked as the number 3 top company to work for in Dallas Fort Worth. Wow. That is awesome. Thank you for that honor.
As the CEO, it can be easy to think, “I did that”, but this company is bigger than just one person. It all starts with hiring the right people. You see, anyone can copy a great company but not everyone can recreate great culture. If you hire the right leaders who share your vision and your passion then you’re off to a great start, but more importantly is hiring the right agents. There are plenty of agents who have the drive to be successful but if they do not share our culture and values then they will poison the water. Hire enough of them and now they are choosing the culture for you. Fathom is an amazing company to work for because we have amazing people at every level.
I’ll leave you with this. Fathom is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but we are striving to improve with every new day. Our agents have spoken. Fathom stands among the top companies to work for. Not just in Dallas Fort Worth but across the country, and that’s because of you. I can plant the seeds of culture all day long but our agents are ultimately the ones who decide what that culture will be, so I thank you. Each and every one of you for making Fathom the amazing company it is today.