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For Elizabeth Callaway, a new homes specialist for Advantage Pro Realty, being a REALTOR® in her small hometown of El Dorado, Ark., over the past five years has been a blessing and a wonderful challenge. Callaway has known most of the folks she sees and helps every day since her childhood. Then there are transplants from larger cities who depend on Callaway to help...

In January, RISMedia named some 300 real estate professionals as 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers. Each of these individuals—separated into eight categories—was either nominated by you, the RISMedia reader, or chosen by our editors. These folks made newsworthy contributions within their own communities or the industry as a whole. They have dedicated their lives to...

As VP of Strategy and Innovation for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Glenn Shimkus identifies and evaluates emerging technologies that may impact the global real estate markets in order to educate the association's members and leaders about them. Since Shimkus took on the new role in early 2019, NAR has held its second iOi Summit, began publishing content...

In January, RISMedia named some 300 real estate professionals as 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers. Each of these individuals—separated into eight categories—was either nominated by you, the RISMedia reader, or chosen by our editors. These folks made newsworthy contributions within their own communities or the industry as a whole. They have dedicated their lives to...

How would you react if you learned that you needed a double-lung transplant? It's a question that's nearly impossible to answer and one that you will hopefully never have to. However, for Mike Germain, broker/owner of RE/MAX Team 1 Realty in Somerset, Wis., he responded with grace and calm. Similarly to how many agents and brokers have had to react in the midst of...

As broker/owner of KASI Homes, Keisha Hosea has worked to fight what she calls the "insidious plight of homelessness" in the region. Last year alone, she negotiated over 40 leases with landlords and property managers to house homeless individuals. With a background in social work and a heart still set on fighting social issues, she found a way to use her skills to...

As co-founder of Giveback Homes, Caroline Pinal empowers real estate agents to help others. Since 2013, Pinal, co-founder Blake Andrews and the Giveback Homes team have worked with several leading real estate companies, including Concierge Auctions, Zillow, realtor.com, The Agency, The Boutique and Docusign, to fund and build over 200 homes in Central America and...

In January, RISMedia named some 300 real estate professionals as 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers. Each of these individuals—separated into eight categories—was either nominated by you, the RISMedia reader, or chosen by our editors. These people made great contributions within their own communities and the industry as a whole. They've dedicated their lives to a better...

Rikki Rogers currently serves as VP of marketing for Curbio, a tech-enabled startup that renovates homes before they are listed and waits until settlement to be paid. Last year, she helped Curbio triple the number of markets in which the company operates in less than nine months, as well as led Curbio to beat the competition at the National Association of REALTORS®...

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while much of the country succeeds in flattening the curve, many states are now looking at how they can successfully, and safely, reopen their economies. A handful of states, including Georgia, have even begun allowing some nonessential workers to return to work.  As Georgia's Governor, Brian Kemp, allows employees of tattoo...