Austin #1 City for Growing Businesses Also Among Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate

Austin Luxury Realtors Shannon T. Schmitz and Morgan Smith of the Shannon Schmitz Group at Austin Portfolio Real Estate now part of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, continuing to support MarketWatch's latest report of Austin being the #1 City for Growing Businesses.

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Austin isn’t your typical Texas town. 'It is the San Francisco of Texas,'

Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 21, 2013

Austin, Texas, recently named as Austin #1 City for Growing Businesses by Market Watch, gains more notoriety with the invitation for the prestigious Austin Portfolio Real Estate, Shannon Schmitz and Morgan Smith joins Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate and its network of fine high-end estate brokers and firms. Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate and their luxury real estate website - LuxuryRealEstate.com - represent a compendium of the finest residential real estate firms from around the world.

“Shannon Schmitz and Morgan Smith with Austin Portfolio Real Estate provide the highest level of personal service and commitment to their clientele, and I am pleased to welcome them into the Luxury Real Estate network,” said John Brian Losh, Chairman and Publisher of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and LuxuryRealEstate.com. “Luxury real estate agents like Shannon T. Schmitz have stellar reputations, with local expertise and developing international recognition.”

Morgan Smith with the Shannon Schmitz Group, and other agents with Austin Portfolio Real Estate, Keller Williams Luxury Homes International's boutique office, have joined the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate network, and Shannon T. Schmitz (former member and Board of Regents with Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate while with Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc.) led the effort to gain this notable luxury network connection. The international exposure on http://www.luxuryrealestate.com will provide greater marketing for client's homes through the Who's Who network of partners such as Unique Homes, The Robb Report Collection, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Variety, DuPont Registry and Luxury Real Estate Magazine.

“I realized the impact of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate when I changed brokerages and saw the web traffic on my Luxury home listings decline. I attributed that to me no longer being a member of Who’s Who and fully see the value in being a member of this organization," commented Shannon T. Schmitz. "I am excited to introduce Austin Portfolio Real Estate to the big impact that Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate will make for all of our Luxury clients.”

“Our goal is to always be moving forward and, once again, our agents and offices are leading us to the top of the industry," Mark Willis, Keller Williams' CEO stated. "Austin Portfolio Real Estate's membership into Who's Who of Luxury Real Estate indicates the success of Keller Williams Luxury Homes International's newest boutique office concept. Congratulations to Austin Portfolio Real Estate, Shannon T. Schmitz and Morgan Smith for achieving this great honor.”

Luxury real estate agents, like Shannon T. Schmitz and Morgan Smith, employ a range of upscale marketing strategies and techniques that reflect the high value of these properties and high expectations of their buyers and sellers.

"Among its qualities, Austin is home to the state’s main public university and is considered one of Texas’ more diverse cities, which urban economists say helps foster growth.” the MarketWatch article stated, “Consider one movement in town playfully known as “Keep Austin Weird.” It doesn’t want big business to overrun the town, reasoning that innovation comes from more small and diverse businesses to keep springing up. Austin isn’t your typical Texas town. "It is the San Francisco of Texas," said Kevin Stolarick, an urban economist and research director at the University of Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute, part of the college’s Rotman School of Management."

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About Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate:

Established in 1986, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate is a network of luxury real estate brokers. Known in the industry for the last quarter-century as the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, this group of more than 68,000 professionals in more than 29 countries collectively sells in excess of $104 billion of real estate annually, with an average sale price of $2,269,000. Members sell homes for record prices and handle transactions of incredible complexity and magnitude with complete discretion. Every member is carefully selected by Chairman/Publisher John Brian Losh, one of REALTOR Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate.