HomeSmart International welcomes 1st Georgia franchise

HomeSmart International announced HomeSmart Realty Partners is the newest franchise to align with the fast-growing real estate brand. This is the first HomeSmart franchise to open in Georgia, and marks the continuation of HomeSmart’s rapid expansion into new markets, bringing the total new market openings to over twenty in the last fourteen months.

Led by broker/owner Rick Musto, the new brokerage will serve agents and consumers in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, East Cobb, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Marietta, Sandy Springs and Woodstock. Musto joined HomeSmart with 13 years of experience in the real estate industry, including owning Buckhead Home Realty since 2007.

“I am happy to have the opportunity to take my existing firm to the next level with HomeSmart,” said Musto. “I now have the ability to offer agents full commission and full support along with more services than they can get anywhere else. This is what sets us apart and will attract new agents, while helping our current agents grow their businesses.”

HomeSmart is known for its technology focus and business system excellence.The next generation platform allows agents to earn 100 percent of their commission and franchise owners to maximize profits through transaction fees and technology systems that keep service levels high and operational expenses efficient.

Bank of America among Best Companies to Work For

Bank of America today was recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune magazine and the global research and consulting firm, Great Place to Work.

Bank of America also was recognized as the only financial services company on Fortune’s inaugural “Best Big Companies to Work For” list, which recognizes seven companies with more than 100,000 U.S.-based employees that passed the Great Place to Work® Certification bar.

“Being a great place to work is core to our commitment to deliver responsible growth and serve clients and communities,” said Sheri Bronstein, chief human resources officer. ”We are proud that Fortune recognized the investments we are making in our 200,000 teammates around the world.”

As part of the selection process, Bank of America was evaluated anonymously by thousands of its employees on more than 60 elements of workplace culture, including trust in managers, compensation, fairness, manifestation of company values, ability to contribute new ideas, and overall fulfillment. According to the survey, 82 percent of employees agreed Bank of America was a great place to work, and Fortune cited the company’s “sense of camaraderie.”

Republic Services advances on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies List

Republic Services, Inc. announced that the Company was recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies list for the second consecutive year, advancing to No. 80 on the 2019 list. Republic remains the sole recycling and solid waste services provider on the list.

“We are honored to once again be recognized as one of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies,” said Don Slager, president and CEO. “Every day, our employees demonstrate their commitment to doing the right thing for our customers, our team and our Blue Planet®, and this recognition validates their efforts.”