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Meet the Influencers — RISMedia

In February, RISMedia named greater than 300 actual property professionals as 2023 Actual Property Newsmakers. Every of those people—separated into six classes—was both nominated by you, the RISMedia reader or chosen by our editors.

RISMedia Newsmakers additionally made newsworthy contributions inside their very own communities or the business as an entire and have devoted their lives to bettering the true property course of. Right here, we spotlight eight of the numerous honorees who had been chosen as Newsmakers within the Influencers class:

Burton Alicando, Media Relations Director and Product Specialist, PropStream

As a data-focused thought chief in the true property business, Burton Aliciando strives to grasp the varied use-cases of actual property professionals and demonstrates how huge knowledge might be utilized to their enterprise mannequin to excel. By way of his dedication to serving to clients perceive PropStreamhe’s an indispensable a part of the group, bringing colour and information to the coaching and onboarding course of.

“I discover nice pleasure in connecting with folks, serving to and seeing them reach the true property business, and particularly, seeing how our clients use PropStream and the way it advantages them,” says Alicando.

In 2022, Alicando was the face of PropStream, generally known as the go-to man for serving to actual property brokers, traders and different business professionals attain their targets. All the time searching for methods to attach with clients, he developed a whole bunch of movies, podcasts and social posts to maintain the corporate on the forefront of their clients’ minds. He’s at all times seeking to apply the most recent business modifications into greatest practices permitting our clients to excel in actual property.

Sherri Johnson, CEO, Sherri Johnson Teaching & Consulting

2022 was fairly the 12 months for Sherri Johnson and her teaching & consulting firm. From increasing sure areas of her enterprise to launching unique instructional companies, she continues to supply added worth to the business.

“My ardour is to assist folks attain their fullest potential and make an enormous distinction of their lives financially and personally,” says Johnson. “I’m extraordinarily rewarded by the success of my purchasers whether or not they’re particular person brokers, crew leaders, managers, executives or dealer homeowners.”

Johnson launched her podcast, YouROCK!, which gained fast traction to turn out to be one of many high podcasts throughout the business. She additionally created an unique on-line Studying Administration Answer (LMS), Sherry Johnson Academy. The 24/7 accessible platform contains quite a few programs, tutorial movies and crew teaching session playbacks, and serves as a turnkey resolution for brokerages as an onboarding, coaching and training resolution. Johnson’s revolutionary expertise in teaching delivers content material to catapult any agent, crew or brokerage to their actual property enterprise targets.

Connie Mahan, Dealer/Proprietor, Connie Mahan Actual Property Group

Final 12 months, Connie Mahandealer/proprietor of Connie Mahan Actual Property Grouporganized a number of packages and occasions to assist her neighborhood. She acquired the United Manner’s 2022 Hometown Hero award for Sumter County.

Mahan was elected a board member of the native affiliation and was appointed space director for the Residential Actual Property Council and a member of the Nationwide Affiliation of REALTORS®’ Main Edge Advisory Board. She prioritizes educating herself and her brokers and preserving her finger on the heartbeat of the local people. Mahan believes a top quality chief can breed a top quality crew that may change a neighborhood.

Mahan says she is happy with “having the ability to make an influence in my neighborhood via monetary means, training, management, assist, making connections… all of the methods. And being of service to my brokers to assist them be the very best they are often.”

Rei Mesa, President and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

king desk led Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty to development all through 2022. Throughout the 12 months, the agency not solely acquired three new firms, two of which had been within the untapped markets of Ocala and Sanibel, but in addition a title firm based mostly out of Crystal River, one more new marketplace for the agency.

Awards for the corporate’s efforts included the Aires Relocation “Circle of Excellence” Award, and the 2022 BEST Outbound Referral Proportion firm in HomeServices of America.

“Essentially the most rewarding a part of my profession is having the chance to work with such an unbelievable, excellent and various group of individuals,” says Mesa. “Now we have a number of the greatest and most dedicated professionals within the business inside each degree of our group—gross sales professionals, assist, core companies, management and govt crew members. It stems from our 4 core pillars inside Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices: belief, integrity, power and longevity.”

Michael Miedler, President and CEO, Century 21 Actual Property LLC

With a flurry of recent associates in scorching markets, akin to New York Metropolis, Montana, Utah, Louisiana, California and Denver, 2022 was a extremely productive 12 months for Century 21 Actual Property LLC President & CEO Mike Miedler. It’s no shock given Miedler’s dedication to zeroing in on the wants of brokers. In July of 2022, Miedler invited RISMedia President & CEO John Featherston to average a filmed roundtable dialogue with 4 dynamic CENTURY 21 brokers from key areas of the nation.

The filming additionally included a one-on-one between Miedler and Featherston the place Miedler outlined what it takes to achieve right this moment’s shifting surroundings. “I feel an evolving market is an efficient factor and it’ll place our model and our CENTURY 21 professionals for extra success due to that hands-on teaching, coaching and training we deliver to the desk,” he stated in the course of the interview. See each segments on the CENTURY 21 YouTube channel.

Nydia Pino, Dealer/Proprietor, Realty ONE Group Innovation

In 2022, Nydia Pinodealer/proprietor of Realty ONE Group Innovationopened her third workplace, which focuses on industrial and luxurious gross sales. She has expanded her agency to a complete of 125 brokers and is engaged on establishing an area Nationwide Affiliation of Hispanic Actual Property Professionals chapter.

Pino serves each English- and Spanish-speaking purchasers in South Florida. She makes use of state-of-the-art teaching, coaching, and expertise instruments to share her experiences in varied facets of the true property business and assist different brokers succeed.

“Essentially the most rewarding a part of my profession is contributing worth to the general success of my brokers,” Pino says. “I take pleasure in mentoring, teaching, and sharing my expertise and information with others to assist them develop, each personally and professionally.”

Robert Rahmanian, Co-Founder/Principal, REAL New York

Robert Rahmanian brings a contemporary perspective to REAL New York’s technique, serving to landlords optimize their actual property and offering the instruments his brokers want find their purchasers the right house. He ensures that his firm offers authenticity, transparency and a client-centered strategy to enterprise.

“I take pleasure in serving to my purchasers maximize their biggest property, whether or not that be our brokers that want to be the very best salespeople within the enterprise, or our landlords which are navigating the wild wild world of NYC Actual Property,” says Rahmanian. “I take nice pleasure and have immense ardour for matching our landlords with distinctive actual property advisors to construct a rewarding eco-system for all events concerned.”

Along with bringing on a brand new COO in 2022, Rahmanian led his firm’s gross sales to extend over 20% and efficiently bought out of a record-breaking new growth, even amid a shifting market.

REAL New York has additionally launched a number of new growth rental buildings and is at present engaged on the pre-development of 400-plus items throughout Manhattan.

Kathleen Wilks, Chief Advertising and marketing Officer, The Lengthy & Foster Firms

As CMO of The Lengthy & Foster Firms, Kathleen Wilks heads advertising and marketing, branding, communications and promoting throughout the enterprise, together with its actual property and different companies. She has guided Lengthy & Foster’s place as a preeminent East Coast actual property model.

In 2022, Lengthy & Foster joined the ranks of Forbes World Properties, and Wilks publicized this growth to the agency’s 9,000-plus brokers, explaining the worth of the connection and easy methods to leverage it in constructing their companies. She additionally labored to boost communications throughout the group by way of new channels and platforms, tapping into firm management and business specialists to supply precious content material. Wilks additionally helped advance the agency’s award-winning journal, Luxurious Houses, and grew social media engagement considerably. She additionally developed a brand new video partnership for brokers to advertise themselves to purchasers.

“Being the model chief of every of our seven firms, it’s rewarding to deliver all of them collectively, offering one-stop-shopping for purchasers and comfort for the agent,” says Wilks.


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