Anthony Patnode – General Manager
Originally from middle Tennessee, Anthony has called Austin home for the last six years. After joining as a Smart City agent in 2020, Anthony helped find almost 200 Austinites a place to be themselves. He was then promoted to Sales Development Leader where he mentored and coached agents to hit their full potential. Almost another year later, Anthony now leads as General Manager in our Austin and San Antonio markets. When he’s not working, you can find him attending concerts, working out, or trying new coffee shops & restaurants around the city!
Smart City started in 2013 as a small apartment locating service in Dallas, Texas. In the early days, our founder and CEO Cassie Brown just wanted to help her friends find great places to live, but her innate drive to offer an amazing client experience quickly set Smart City apart from the competition. Since then, Smart City has taken big strides to disrupt the real estate industry by choosing what’s right over what’s profitable. We are growing rapidly, with services available in major metro areas across three states. And, as always, our goal is to always put you—our customer—first.
When Smart City was first founded, our goal was “to become the most trusted, most referred, and most utilized resource among renters in Texas.” We’ve broadened our scope considerably as our business has grown, but those basic ideals still remain. In short, Smart City is here to find you a space where you can be yourself.
At Smart City, we’re an eclectic (and growing) team of thinkers, creators, and doers who are passionate about hooking people up with the apartments of their dreams. That’s why, for us, it isn’t enough to simply provide our clients with a list of available rentals. We want to build a connection with each and every customer. We want to take the chore out of apartment hunting so you can actually enjoy the search. And we want to work with you all along the way—from search to application to move-in—to make sure you end up in a space that you truly love.
Finding You a Space in Austin Where You Can Be Yourself
Finding a new apartment in Austin shouldn’t be a chore. We want you to be excited about the process and thrilled about your prospects. We can handle the pesky details of apartment hunting—searching listings, contacting property managers, organizing tour schedules—so you can focus on the fun stuff. And we’ll make sure, when it’s all said and done, that you’re *in love* with the apartment you’ve chosen.
We’re Smart City – Austin, and we’re here to find you a space where you can be yourself.
Diverse & Inclusive Employer
- The Startup Weekly
Best Places to Work
- Dallas Business Journal
2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019
- Houston Business Journal
Dallas 100 Entrepreneur Award
- Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship (SMU)
2019 (#670), 2020 (#1086),
- Regionals: Texas
35 Under 35
- LGBTQ Leader, Business Category
Women in Business Award
- Dallas Business Journal
Best of Austin
- Austin Chronicle
2019, 2021, 2022
There’s a ton of locators in the Dallas area, but if we ever move again Smart City is the only one I’d consider. They make the process so easy, especially because you can communicate via text with your agent. Best of all the process is so quick.
From finding the apartments that fit what I was looking for to scheduling the tours, [my agent] made everything stress-free for me. I highly recommend Smart City!
I worked with Smart City again and they did not fail. Amazing service, loving and caring agents…I have a really, really busy lifestyle and Smart City really helped me not to be worried and stressed about finding a nice home with my needs. I love Smart City and I promise that no one will regret using them.
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