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This past year, each individual honored as one of RISMedia's 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers made headlines in his or her own way. Whether it was through charitable work or notable growth, each honoree made a positive impact in the real estate industry. Here, we highlight a few who were chosen as Newsmakers in the Trendsetters category: Dana Green, CEO/Owner at Dana...

In the following interview, Kevin Markarian, founder/CEO of Marker Real Estate in San Francisco, Calif., discusses the benefits of masterminding and networking, and how he’s built a business designed for growth. Region Served: San Francisco, Orange County, Los Angeles and Southern California
Years in Real Estate: 17
Number of Offices: 4
Number...

In December, RISMedia honored more than 230 Real Estate Newsmakers, each of whom made headlines in his or her own way. Whether it be through charitable work or notable growth at their company, every individual made a positive impact in the real estate industry. Here, we highlight a few who were chosen as RISMedia Newsmakers in the Luminaries category: Mary Frances...

In the following interview, Lynne Gewant, broker associate at Coldwell Banker Beach and Resort in Boca Raton, Fla., discusses handling leads, from how to convert to her most profitable sources.  Region Served: South Florida/Palm Beach County to Miami
Years in Real Estate: 18
Number of Offices: 2, as well as the use of other NRT offices throughout the...

Credit: Zillow What would your team do with $1 million? That’s the question three lucky team members from three different countries—Canada, Morocco and the United States—got to ask themselves as the winners of Zillow Prize last month. Zillow Prize, a global competition that brought together some of the best and brightest in the field of data science, was announced...

In December, RISMedia honored more than 230 individuals as 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers. Each person made headlines over the past year; whether it was through charitable work or notable growth, they all made a positive impact on the industry in their own way. Here, we highlight a few who were chosen as RISMedia Newsmakers in the Trailblazers category: Tracey Anderson,...

By John Voket In the following interview, Randy Rector, CEO of HomeSmart Evergreen Realty in Irvine, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand and the brokerage’s growth strategy.  Region Served: Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties
Years in Real Estate: 13
Number of Offices: 12
Number of Agents: 1,400 Why is the HomeSmart model...

In December, RISMedia honored more than 230 individuals as Real Estate Newsmakers. Each person made headlines in his or her own way; whether it was through charitable work or notable growth, they all made a positive impact on the housing industry. Here, we highlight a few who were chosen as RISMedia Newsmakers in the Achievers category: Manny Gutierrez, Broker/Owner...

Last month, RISMedia honored more than 230 real estate professionals as RISMedia's 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers. Each of these individuals—separated into eight categories—was either nominated by you, the RISMedia reader, or chosen by the publication’s editors. These folks made newsworthy contributions within their own communities and/or the housing industry...

In the following interview, Greg Garrett, CEO of Greg Garrett Realty in Newport News, Va., discusses the firm’s lead program, and how it contributes to growth in more ways than one. Region Served: Eastern Virginia
Years in Real Estate: 41
Number of Offices: 2
Number of Agents: 80 Overall, how has your lead program helped you grow your business?