Maybe it’s our Austin roots. Maybe being remote first attracts people with a strong sense of self. Maybe birds of a feather really do flock together. Whatever it is, we’ve assembled quite the collection of “Homeweirdos.” Our team includes two former opera singers, a llama mama, and an upcycled garment designer. We take pride in our uniqueness because it’s what makes our team so much fun. And our remote workforce and independent culture give you plenty of freedom to be yourself while you get to know your teammates (and their kids and pets).
Our company was just getting started when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Like a lot of businesses, we shifted to remote work, thinking it would be temporary. But as we grew from 20 to 200 employees remotely, we realized that a remote workforce offered a few advantages. Hiring people to work from home regardless of where their home is gave us a bigger, more diverse pool of talent to choose from and gave us the space and focus we need to get deep work done.
We’ve got an underwriter in Portugal, a customer advisor in Puerto Rico, and a marketing manager in Portland, Oregon. But we recognize that in-person collaboration fosters strong relationships and sometimes makes problem solving easier. So when it makes sense to be together at our headquarters in Austin, we encourage teammates to do that, too.
Our team is growing and changing, but our core values aren't.
Whether we’re dealing with colleagues or customers, we follow The Golden Rule, treating others the way we want to be treated. It’s a simple rule, but it’s also significant: we don’t prioritize money or growth over people, and we practice empathy at every opportunity.
We work in tech and build solutions for real estate. Both are fast-paced and stressful industries. So it’s important that we focus on the larger objective rather than rushing from one task to the next. If something is out of scope, we say “No.” If something feels rushed, we pump the brakes. This calm focus helps us create solutions our customers love.
Big problems require big solutions. We look at our customers’ experience holistically, and recognize that solving them requires collaboration across teams. This approach extends to cooperation among our three affiliate companies — Homeward, Homeward Mortgage and Homeward Title — and produces a more integrated homebuying experience.
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"As a minority, I am grateful to be working for a company that acknowledges the social injustices going on in this world. I feel supported and safe to express my opinions at work."
I lost the first house I put an offer on because of a cash offer.
"Being on this team allows me to continually grow into a better, more confident version of myself. I value the endless opportunities to collaborate and the women representated in leadership. This representation and collaboration makes me feel valued and I genuinely know I’m making a difference with my work here."
One day my home will have an office with a big window so I can stare at my Honda all day!
"We spend so much time with our coworkers, even virtually, and we wanted to equip team members with the resources to truly care for one another quickly without needing approval every time. When we brought this grassroots idea to the leadership team they were totally onboard with us starting a Care team. It’s really rewarding to be empowered to support each other."
My wife and I have bought six homes in the last 10 years.
"At Homeward we provide agents with solutions that clear hurdles for their clients. We get to make people’s home ownership dreams come true. How cool is that?"
I bought my first home just a few months after my 21st birthday.
"Our leadership team is focused on the customer experience — for both the agent and the buyer. When things don’t go as planned, they let my team propose solutions that will create a win-win-win for everybody. It feels great to fix people’s problems."
As a kid, I never lived in a home for more than a year and a half. So as an adult, I get bored after a few years and start looking for my next home.
"I love how diverse the Homeward is and the commitment to cultivating that diversity. Homeward is a place where I can grow in my career and make an impact. I am excited to see what my team builds and how we can help change the industry!"
I used to live in a house with a secret staircase. It fueled my imagination and took me on grand adventures — from ghost hunting to mystery solving.
"Our team is so supportive. There is also such a high level of trust in this organization. We’ve got each other’s backs, but we’re also encouraged to take ownership of our role and results."
I grew up in a home on the Buffalo Bayou in Houston and spent the majority of my time exploring and pretending I was Davy Crockett.
"Everyone I work with at Homeward is smart, kind, responsive, and helpful and wants to do things the right way. I love having a lot of autonomy and that Homeward welcomes new ideas and outside-the-box thinking."
I moved every few years as a kid, so I'm not used to staying in one place for too long. But I just bought my first home and am loving it!
"I love the fact that our leadership team defines and shares clear expectations for what success looks like. I am definitely Team Homeward for life."
When I bought my first home, my dad gave me a riding mower as a housewarming gift. The first time I used it, I couldn’t figure out how to turn it off, so I rode around my new neighborhood until the gas ran out!
Every full-time member of our team gets an equity grant. We all own a piece of our success.
In addition to 10 company holidays, our team members enjoy 20 days of vacation and can rest easy with five sick days.
Homeward employees have medical, dental, vision, and counseling coverage.
New human in the house? You’ll get 14 weeks of paid leave as a primary parent and seven weeks as a secondary parent.
We can’t see the future, but we can help you be smart about it with life and accident insurance as well as a 401K match.
But don't just take our word for it.