|By Marketwired .||
|May 14, 2014 02:57 PM EDT||
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/14 -- A group of rising young Realtors® is taking advantage of renewed optimism in housing and commercial real estate markets to champion their clients' buying, selling and investing goals and advance their real estate careers. This year's Realtor® Magazine "30 Under 30" honorees are hardworking young professionals who understand the importance of building strong customer and community relationships.
"I am consistently amazed by the skills, accomplishments and ingenuity of the '30 Under 30' honorees," said National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown, co-owner of Irongate, Inc. Realtors® in Dayton, Ohio. "What impresses me most about this year's class is their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. They demonstrate a passion for helping people achieve homeownership and a dedication to NAR's core values of honesty, professionalism and integrity. I am excited to see what new and innovative ideas they will bring to the industry."
The 2014 "30 Under 30" honorees, who are featured in the May/June issue of Realtor® Magazine, are a mix of broker-owners/managers and salespeople, representing all sectors of the market from commercial real estate to rental property management. They work in a variety of specialties and niches across the U.S., and for the first time also in Canada. Several honorees come from real estate families and always knew they would become Realtors®, while others were advancing on a different career path when they were called to real estate. No matter their background or experience level, all of this year's honorees are passionate about helping their clients and the industry.
Honoree Ivan Estrada, a salesperson with Keller Williams Realty-Sunset in Los Angeles, began working in real estate after realizing he was unfulfilled in his career as an accountant. "I never felt like I was making a difference in my community," said Estrada. "My skills were not being focused toward something meaningful."
He began his real estate career in 2010 and one month later, after he closed his first deal, Estrada knew he had found his dream job. "When I handed those keys to my first-time buyer, the first thing I noticed were the tears that filled her eyes. At that instant, I was so overcome with emotion and completely humbled by the whole experience, and I knew that this was my calling," said Estrada.
A common trait among this year's "30 Under 30" class is pride in volunteering in their community. Brett Henry, with Simple Choice Real Estate in Orem, Utah, is a volunteer with Utah County Search and Rescue and has completed more than 100 missions helping fire and police departments to help find missing persons or rescue those in distress.
"Helping people is a big deal to me, whether I'm saving them from a short sale or helping them down a mountain," said Henry. He has also been known to save his clients from buying more house than they can afford. "The best piece of advice from my dad, who has sold real estate for over 40 years, was to put your clients first and your commission second."
Realtor Magazine readers had the opportunity to vote for their favorite "30 Under 30" honoree in the Web Choice competition in late March. This year's winner, Ginger Vereen, a salesperson at Keller Williams Realty in Raleigh, N.C., received 3,014 votes. Vereen secured her win using some savvy marketing efforts; she planned and implemented a weeklong e-mail, social media and video campaign to clients and friends to ask for their votes.
"The videos and e-mails created were both humorous and sincere, meant to inform everyone just how much I appreciate them and also to thank my clients, friends, contacts, and coworkers for their recognition of my work." Vereen said. "The fact that people took time out of their busy schedules to vote for me is humbling and extremely overwhelming. I am graced, fortunate, and privileged to have received this amount of support."
This year marks the 14th anniversary of Realtor® Magazine's "30 Under 30" program. Over the years, 450 rising young stars have been recognized for their commitment and dedication to the real estate industry. In addition to the excerpts in the May/June issue of Realtor® Magazine, full profiles on each of the "30 Under 30" honorees can be found at www.realtormag.realtor.org/30-under-30.
The 2014 "30 Under 30" honorees are:
Palo Alto, Calif.
Keller Williams Realty
Laguna Hills, Calif.
Jack White Real Estate, Eagle River
Eagle River, Alaska
RE/MAX Citywide Realty Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Century 21 Signature
Constance "CJ" Davis
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.
Daan De Raedt
Keller Williams Realty (Now with SVG Real Estate)
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Stefan Patrick Doerrfeld
Coldwell Banker Hedges Corridor
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Robert "Bo" Draughon
Keller Williams Realty Trussville
Coco, Early & Associates
Mossy Oak Properties
Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Keller Williams Realty-Sunset
ERA Team Feinstein LLC
Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty
Juan Carlos German
Carlos German & Team Inc.
Simple Choice Real Estate
Johnston & Associates Real Estate
The Leaders Realty LLC
Ron Mangas Jr.
TTR Sotheby's International Realty
John L. Scott Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Hearthside
Atlanta Fine Homes, Sotheby's International Realty
Century 21 Affiliated
Counselor Realty of Rochester
Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty (now with @properties)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
Zimbro Realty Inc.
The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Information about NAR is available at www.realtor.org. This and other news releases are posted in the "News, Blogs and Videos" tab on the website. Statistical data in this release, as well as other tables and surveys, are posted in the "Research and Statistics" tab.
For further information contact:
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his Day 2 Keynote at @ThingsExpo, Henrik Kenani Dahlgren, Portfolio Marketing Manager at Ericsson, discussed how to plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the...
Feb. 21, 2017 07:30 AM EST Reads: 4,117
"I think that everyone recognizes that for IoT to really realize its full potential and value that it is about creating ecosystems and marketplaces and that no single vendor is able to support what is required," explained Esmeralda Swartz, VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud at Ericsson, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 21, 2017 07:15 AM EST
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it’s important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. “Fly two mistakes high” is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee A...
Feb. 21, 2017 07:00 AM EST Reads: 5,199
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
Feb. 21, 2017 05:15 AM EST Reads: 243
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 21, 2017 04:30 AM EST Reads: 1,419
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
Feb. 21, 2017 03:45 AM EST Reads: 870
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Feb. 21, 2017 03:30 AM EST Reads: 3,585
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet and...
Feb. 21, 2017 03:30 AM EST Reads: 7,562
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
Feb. 21, 2017 03:00 AM EST Reads: 1,607
910Telecom exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and exchanges.
Feb. 21, 2017 02:45 AM EST Reads: 1,341
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale. In his session at DevOps Summit, Frank Bunger, VP of Customer Success at ScriptRock, discussed how this cathartic moment will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a practic...
Feb. 21, 2017 02:00 AM EST Reads: 4,575
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and micro services. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your contain...
Feb. 21, 2017 01:15 AM EST Reads: 3,278
The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cycles and quicker feedback from customers and users. Still, with all of these tools and methods, how can teams stay on top of what is taking place across their infrastructure and codebase? Hopping between services a...
Feb. 21, 2017 01:00 AM EST Reads: 6,277
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Feb. 21, 2017 12:30 AM EST Reads: 727
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...
Feb. 21, 2017 12:30 AM EST Reads: 1,057