Joshua Harley, CEO, Tech Geek, Innovator, Disruptor, US Marine (Fathom Realty) Real Estate Broker/Owner



Joshua Harley
CEO, Tech Geek, Innovator, Disruptor, US Marine
location_on Plano, TX — Fathom Realty
Fathom Realty
Get to Know Joshua Harley

Josh Harley is the Founder and CEO of Fathom Realty, a national real estate brokerage in 19 states and over 65 markets. Fathom is a cloud-based, technology-driven, full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to providing our agents with the industry's best technology, training, and the highest level of support, while offering flat-fee based commission splits, equity ownership, and access to truly affordable healthcare. Our agents get more and sacrifice nothing. Have more questions about Fathom Realty and their incredible systems? Visit!


2014 Inc. 500, 2015 Inc. 500, 2016 Inc. 500


Josh Harley has extensive background in Internet lead generation and lead conversion. His background also includes business modeling, marketing, design creation, and information technology.

On a side note, his expertise also includes advanced infantry tactics and hand-to-hand combat instructor in the US Marine Corps.

Jeffrey Hoover
Josh's vision for Fathom Realty is one that continues to take our industry by storm. His commitment to providing a better future for every individual at Fathom is unprecedented. Josh continues to lay a foundation so that all of the real estate professionals at Fathom can grow and evolve into not only industry leaders but also leaders in their personal lives. Josh has an amazing knack to anticipate where our industry is headed and lead Fathom in the direction of the changes rather than taking 2 steps back. I'm fortunate to have the honor of taking this journey with Josh.
Linda Russell
Joshua is an amazingly talented individual in many ways. In character, he stands behind his beliefs and principles, witnessed by his actions. The foundation he has built Fathom Realty on, is strong and supportive. He truly cares about people, he cares about keeping the company true to its principles. His success to take Fathom from concept to 600+ is reflective of the business person he is. Innovative, smart, humble. I respect Joshua, feel fortunate to know him and to be working with such an awesome company.
Mary Lou Jaimes
My decision to change brokerages to Fathom is a direct result of the leadership of Joshua Harley. His genuine heart, philosophy and actions are always with the intention of serving others. Joshua Harley ensured that Fathom had the technology to exceed the needs of real estate agents and continues to make the necessary changes to stay abreast of rapid technology changes. Josh Harley is man of character and heart and it is my absolute pleasure to know him.
Krista Abshure
I have been an agent at Fathom Realty for over 3 years and have seen many changes implemented to keep us at the leading edge of Real Estate. I have never seen a single change made without the leadership team giving great thought as to how it would affect us positively as agents. Josh is truly a servant leader who cares deeply about his agents and their success. I know he always has our best interest at heart and I am so proud to call Fathom Realty home!
JT Shifflette
Josh is able to encourage those to think and live big, He can challenge them to go after big dreams and magnify their unique talents. When others say"I'll try", Josh say's "I'll do", and he commits to finishing no matter what. Average leaders lead followers; while Josh lead leaders.
Gail Ailor
Josh exudes an aura of competence and a humble persona of leadership. His mind is teaming with business strategies and his heart is filled with kindness and a great desire to share. Josh seems to derive his most treasured victories from enabling the success of his associates. It's a great pleasure to be affiliated with the company, Fathom Realty, that Josh founded. It's amazing that Josh always has answers to the most challenging technology questions and he is freely willing to share what he knows. To have the opportunity to work regularly with Josh is a sincere pleasure!
Gretchen Keyser
From my first day with Fathom Realty, I have been impressed with the creative vision of Joshua Harley. This man saw the future of real estate and recreated it in Fathom as the most attentive and agent-centric company in the nation. Guided by his determination and his faith, Josh focuses on the delivery of service to agents, clients and the general public. He does not see helping anyone as stooping too low, makes himself accessible and responsive and exhibits and models effective leadership and service at every step. When Fathom covers the nation as the top realty firm, it will be due to the determination and diligence of Josh Harley!
Rebecca Straley
After decades of experience in real estate, development, appraisals, and auctioneers... I am not easily impressed. However, Josh Harley got my attention before I even knew he was a competitor and a leader and now a partner! His cartoons caught my attention, then his technology, then his vision for our industry hooked me - as the truth! Once I realized he understood the future of our industry I could not walk away. I am an experienced broker unusually embracing our changing industry. Josh and all the Fathom Realty team have the desire to lead our industry because it is a labor of love. When you understand your business is your mission - when you understand you serve a higher power for a greater good - when you see with your own eyes that leadership is focused on the need of the public - then it is easy to join - easy to be accepted and provides the appreciation we seek as professionals! Professionals in the real estate industry like Joshua Harley
Wayne Carter
Joshua is a visionary with a purpose. He recognizes the opportunity to positively impact both company personnel and clients by providing exceptional service through placing other's needs above his own. I haven't known Joshua long but his vision of servanthood permeates the fiber of this company. It's a thrill to be apart of such a vibrant movement which will leave a legacy that will last throughout eternity!
JR Russell
Josh has the vision, passion and servant's heart that has propelled Fathom Realty from idea of his to a vibrant, profitable multi-state enterprise. With his clients, agents and management staff in mind on every decision: he looks at the big picture and long term growth - instead of quarterly financials. I am flattered to have been selected to be on his team very early in the development of Fathom, and proudly call Josh a trusted friend and business partner.
James Hurt
Josh Harley is most inspirational person I have ever worked for. He never managed me, instead he helped me discover the correct path. He was always ready with positive reinforcement and support. Josh made sure that I accomplished my personal goals and gave me a nudge when I needed it. In addition Josh is an excellent teacher, he never made me feel inferior. His knowledge of marketing and technology is second to none. However the most important compliment I can pay Josh is he has the highest integrity of anyone I have ever known.
Michael Creighton
I first met Josh in 2011 when Fathom was just getting rolling in the DFW market and I'm proud to say I'm one of the original Fathom agents. Josh is so much more than our CEO...and wears so many hats. His vision of creating a real estate brand that is indeed about serving the agent and not about the broker is reason for our explosive growth. I'm truly blessed to call Josh a friend and serve beside him with this amazing company. Thank you.
Chris Spear
Josh is a servant leader that is constantly looking to the future with innovation based on the premise, "will it simplify current processes and/or improve the opportunities for those that work with or for him." I want to build my business as he has with the core beliefs of honesty, integrity and sincerity.
Joe Worth
I have enjoyed working with many great people over the years, but I scarcely recall anyone with the ability to inspire, creativity, steadfastness and wisdom Josh has displayed consistently since we've been partners. Starting a business stretches people personally, financially, and emotionally. Most people cannot handle the pressure and uncertainty of that type of environment. I can honestly say Josh was made for it. He has been the steady hand I have often needed when reaching out as a partner. He has inspired our agents and leaders. He has been a constant creative force in our business. He has also provided much needed insight and perspective when we've needed it most. In short, I have been very blessed to have Josh as a partner these past 3 years and hope to have him as a partner and friend for many more to come.
Eleanor Thorne
I enjoy working with people who are constant learners. For those who are helping consumers learn more about buying and selling Real Estate, this is a truly important trait. Josh Harley is one of those people who constantly adjusts to the ever changing technology landscape, dedicating hours each week to research. Because of this, Josh generates more leads than anyone I know of in the Real Estate Industry - hands down. Josh is also passionate about building a company with like minded professionals who put customer service and "being the good guy" at the top of their values list. If you have the chance to talk to Josh, or discover more about his company, Fathom Realty - I encourage you to do so!
Mary Tucker
Josh has always shown the utmost integrity and fairness to all the agents as well as employees of Fathom. Josh has shown both creativity as well as technical abilities in leading Fathom as a company to the next level. Josh supports a team effort and invites coworkers to make suggestions and vital input to further the company's growth and sustainability, because he is keenly aware that the agents are the heart of the business. He provides the tools and resources to us that helps us succeed. Josh truly demonstrates that our success is the company's success. I whole heatedly recommend Josh not only as CEO but also as team builder and mentor. He exhibits strong character with humility and it is a pleasure to belong to such an organization and to work with Josh.
Shelley Baggett Jones
Joshua Harley is the most amazing individual I have ever met or worked for. He is not only intelligent, wise, a brilliant and creative visionary Leader, he has a genuine concern and caring heart to help and serve others, especially his Realtors. Josh is not only our CEO & Founder of Fathom, he is also a Mentor and Teacher to all of his agents. His technology background and expertise in real estate has enabled him to design, build and implement the most sophisticated systems for his Realtors, to enable them to take their profession to the next level and succeed. It's about the Realtors to Josh, not about Josh. Besides being a true Servant to his agents, I call him Superman. And I feel blessed and honored to have the privilege to be amongst his management staff. Josh has created and implemented "the future of real estate" with Fathom Realty. What a blessing he is!
Ken Oenbrink
It would be hard not to like Josh if love of life, family, work and play are important to you. Just sit and talk to him for a few minutes and you will figure out he is an amazing person. His company, Fathom Realty, is growing rapidly because Josh believes in being on the cutting edge of technology, providing industry leading tools and letting agents keep what they earn. His blog posts, emails and tweets are always thoughtful and encouraging. His business acumen has grown tremendously in the two short years I have known him. If you are in the real estate world, you probably need to get to know Josh Harley NOW!
Stacy Zotter
It is indeed unique to find a skilled leader, manager, communicator, businessman, and technology superstar all rolled into one. What's even more unusual is when that someone cares deeply about the people in their organization to the extent that that genuine concern for others becomes a filter through which all leadership decisions are made at the corporate level. At Fathom Realty we talk about our culture that is predicated on servant leadership. It's not just a slogan. It is being practiced every day at all levels of the organization because Josh Harley is leading by example and fostering an environment where nice guys do finish first.
Sean Varin
Josh Harley is a person with great integrity. In the business world he is very forward thinking and looks out for the best interest of his employees and clients. Personally he is a person you can count on to always be there.
Ryan Ford
Josh is very giving of advice, knowledge, and support. It is wonderful to work for a company where you can contact the CEO directly and receive an actual response with valuable information.
Tracee McRight
Josh's knowledge of technology and how to implement the tools into the Real Estate arena is amazing! Josh continues to develop and create ways to put money in each Fathom Agent's pocket. The growth of the company is due to his ability to expand his vision.
Ron Beard
In the time I have worked with Joshua Harley, I am continually amazed at the vast knowledge he has on many subjects; technology, marketing, SEO optimization, et al. But possibly his major asset is the way he treats his "customer", i.e., his Fathom agents. Fathom Realty, at Josh's direction, offers so many benefits to their agents; technology, training, mentorship and coaching, all in addition to a 100% commission program. There is a reason Fathom is growing at such a phenomenal rate: the leadership of Joshua Harley and the staff he has put together.
Ron Barber
I met and talked with Josh at length one afternoon and he shared his vision to build a real estate organization that would be filled with technology in order for every agent joining the group would have all the greatest resources to enable them to build their individual businesses. I had those same visions. After working with all the best real estate companies around plus owning my own brokerages and managing offices for the purpose of finding the best business model for my team, I have truly found just what I've been looking for. And, beside finding my visions at Fathom, Josh has even enhanced the resources beyond my imagination. It's been an awesome experience watching Fathom grow into a company that really cares about it's agents and leadership. I highly recommend Joshua Harley and his company Fathom Realty. It's been an answer to my prayers and a blessing to my family. Keep up the great work, Josh!

Josh is a serial entrepreneur, real estate CEO, tech geek, innovator, marketer, teacher, U.S. Marine, and an Alaska raised sweet tea fiend.