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2011 People’s Choice: Real Estate’s Most Influential

Deadline extended until Dec. 22 to cast your vote for a real estate leader

Editor’s note: Please note that voting for the People’s Choice Most Influential Real Estate Leader, an individual recognition that is separate from the Inman 100 list, has been extended until Dec. 23, 2011. The Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders report will be published Dec. 16, 2011..

It’s time to vote for a leader who you believe has had the most substantial impact on the real estate industry in the past year. Please scroll through the alphabetical list of reader nominees below, and you may choose to select an individual from this list of nominees or cast a vote for another individual who was not named in the nominations process.

One individual will be recognized as the "People’s Choice" Most Influential Real Estate Leader based on a popular vote of Inman News readers. This Reader’s Choice recognition is distinct from the Inman 100 list of Most Influential Real Estate Leaders, which is selected based on reader nominations and an internal review and selection process by Inman News. (The nominations process closed Nov. 1 for the Inman 100 list.)

The Inman 100 list recognizes those whose voices and actions have the power to change the industry. Among them are individuals who embody strength, common sense, innovation, ingenuity, perseverance and progress. They include the industry’s brain trust and dealmakers, and those outside the industry who impact the business of buying and selling homes.

Please do not cast multiple votes for the same individual. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Duplicate Reader’s Choice votes cast by the same individual will not be considered. The People’s Choice winner will be announced during the Real Estate Connect conference in New York City, which runs from Jan. 11-13, 2012.

Last year the People’s Choice winner was Chris Smith, formerly of the Tech Savvy Agent blog. Smith now serves as the chief evangelist for Inman News and is a leading contributor to the InmanNext blog. Inman News contributors and columnists are not eligible for the People’s Choice recognition and cannot appear on the Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders list.

Please make your People’s Choice selections by Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.

View a complete list of readers’ nominations for the Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders list below. Voting for the People’s Choice Most Influential Real Estate Leader is not limited to this list of nominees — you may cast your vote for an individual who does not appear on this list.

Important note: The following are reader nominees for this year’s Inman 100 list, and the information below is based on reader-supplied names, titles, and companies and is subject to corrections and updates. Inman News review and selection teams will consider these reader nominees and other individuals in selecting the final Inman 100 list.

Reader nominees: 2011 Inman 100 list

Aaron SperlingCEO, presidentvFlyer Inc
Alan LangstonPresidentAmerican Rental Property Owners & Landlords Association – ARPOLA
Alex ChangCEORoost
Alex CharfenCEOThe Charfen Institute
Andrew BenezeFounder, CEO, Next Edge VideoNext Edge Video/
Andy WoolleyVice president, Homes Media SolutionsHomes Media Solutions
Anita RichCEO of The Rich GroupKeller Williams
Ankit DuggalFounder, investment directorRER, LLC
Anthony LolliCEORapid Realty
Audie ChamberlainSocial Media Manager, Community Manager for and Move,
Austin AllisonCEODotLoop
Barbara KlebanMarketing and Transition Coordinator Coldwell BankerColdwell Banker
Ben GraboskeCEO CoreLogic MarketLinxCoreLogic
Ben KinneyRealtorKeller Williams
Betty A. KincaidREALTORKeller Williams Realty Las Vegas
Betty KayReal Estate Manager, DirectorBetty Kay Realty
Beverly ThorneCMOCentury 21 Real Estate LLC
Bill LublinCEOSocial Media Marketing Institute
Bill WatsonPresident Watson Realty CorpWatson Realty
Bob HalePresident and CEOHouston Association of REALTORS
Bob WatsonVice president, Regional Manager Orange County and San Diego CountyAtlantic & Pacific Real Estate
Brendon DeSimoneRealtor and Real Estate ExpertSan Francisco: Paragon Real Estate Group New York: CORE
Brian BuffiniChairman and founder of Buffini and CompanyBuffini and Company
Brock MacLeanEVP, Dominion Homes MediaDominion Enterprises
Budge HuskeyPresident and Chief operating officerColdwell Banker Real Estate LLC
Candace EvansReal Estate BloggerCandy’s Dirt
Carmen MercadoPresidentNational Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
Carole, Genelle and George GeronsinPartnersThe Geronsins at Prudential California Realty
Charlie KrackelerContinuing Education SpeakerCharlie Krackeler Presents…, Inc.
Charlie YoungCEO, ERA Franchise SystemsERA Franchise Systems
Chase ThompsonHostThe Ticker
Chris AndersonBrokerPlaces LLC
Chris MeyersChief operating officerHoulihan Lawrence
Christine HamiltonNew Home Sales Trainer, Master Salesperson, Coach and Author$ales POWER Solutions for Home Builders
Chuck GoroManaging brokerColdwell Banker
Cliff PeskinCo-president and co-founderBuzzBuzzHome Corp.
Coady ClineReal Estate AgentRe/Max Signature Properties
Colleen KulikowskiRealtorKeller Williams
Craig SewingFounder of Real Estate Radio NetworkReal Estate Radio Network
D. Scott SmithCCIM, Instructor, SpeakerNAR 2011 Signature Speaker Series
Dale StintonCEONational Association of Realtors
Daniel R. LevitanPresidentLevitan & Associates
Daniel RothamelRealtorStrong Team Realtors
Dave LinigerChairman and co-founderRE/MAX LLC
Dave WildPresidentNextage Realty International, LLC
David DeReesCEOMiRealsource
David MaireGeneral Manager Business Development and innovationrpdata
David MarineSenior Director of Consumer EngagementColdwell Banker Real Estate LLC
David PylypSales RepresentativeRE/MAX Realty Specialists
Debra TrappenDirector, Training and Community EngagementColdwell Banker Bain
Denise LonesOwnerThe Lones Group
Dennis WalshCEO of RebuildUSAREbuildUSA
Dennis WilsonVice presidentInvestors Title Company
Dianna KokoszkaPresident MAPS CoachingMAPS
Dick AnagnostPresident, BrokerAnagnost Investments, Inc.
Doug BrighamPresidentNITA Solutions
Douglas DuncanChief EconomistFannie Mae
Doug PerlsonCo-Founder and CEORealDirect
Elizabeth Chesen HendrixFounder and Chief operating
Eric M. GordonManaging DirectorRealPlus
Erica LawrenceVice presidentRealSupport, Inc.
Fred SchmidtPresident and COOColdwell Banker Commercial Affiliates
Fred WeaverRealtorKeller Williams
Gabrielle JeansCEO at Webtech
Gary AcostaCo-Founder, NAHREP, New Vista CEONew Vista Asset Managment
Gary KellerChairmankeller williams
Ginger wilcoxHead of Industry TrainingTrulia
Glenn SanfordCEOeXp Realty LLC
Glenn ShimkusCo-founder and CEOCartavi
Glyn MorganCEOProfessionals Realty Group USA
Graham BadunManaging Partner, CEOBrookfield Residential Property Services
Greg HerderCEO Hobbs Herder AdvertisingHobbs Herder Advertising
Harold CryePresidentCrye-Leike, Inc.
Harout KeuroghlianCEO, BrokerJohnHart Corp.
Henry ShaoCEO, FounderMovoto Real Estate
Hugh SilerPresidentSiler & Company Marketing Communications
J. Lennox ScottCEO and ChairmanJohn L. Scott Real Estate
Jack BerubeFounder and PresidentSTAGES Realty Services, USA
James Harrison, RCE, CAEPresident and CEOMLSListings
Janie CoffeyRealtorOne Sotheby’s International Realty
Jared JamesCEOJared James Enterprises
Jason DoyleVice president
Jay PapasanVP of PublishingKeller Williams Realty
Jay R LucasPresidentCCIM Technologies
Jeff LobbVice president, Technology and InnovationEXIT Realty Corp. International
Jeffrey S. DetwilerPresident and Chief operating officerLong & Foster Companies
Jeremy BlantonOwner210 Consulting- Social Media Advisors
Jeremy ConawayPresidentRECON Intelligence Services
Jim AllenPresident, The Jim Allen Group Coldwell Banker, HPWThe Jim Allen Group, Coldwell Banker HPW
Jim GillespieCEOColdwell Banker Real Estate LLC
Jim MarksPresidentVirtual Results
Jim WeichertFounder and PresidentWeichert, Realtors
John CollopyBroker, OwnerRe/Max Results
John HuebnerBrokerCentury 21 Real Estate Professionals
John KobsCEO and co-founderApartment List (
John L. HeithausChief Marketing OfficerMRIS
John LimPresident, CEOMobile Real Estate
John Paul HorningExecutive Vice presidentShorewest Realtors
Jon GollingerFounder and CEOAccelerated Marketing Partners, LLC
Jorge Guerra Jr.BrokerReal Estate Sales Force
Joseph ScarpOwnerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Phoenician Properties
June BakerRealtorRE/MAX Space Center
Karen ArensonManaging Broker of Winnetka and Wilmette Coldwell BankerColdwell Banker
Kevin AhearnPresidentOtis & Ahearn Real Estate
Kevin CoatesPresidentThe Advantage Group
Kevin J. AhearnPresident Otis and AhearnOtis & Ahearn
Kevin L. KauffmanReal Estate AgentKeller Williams Realty
Kevin TomlinsonVice presidentONE Sotheby’s International Realty
Kimberly Allard MocciaRealtorCENTURY 21 Professionals in Braintree, MA
Kuba JewgieniewFounder and CEORealty ONE Group
Lee DworshakRealtor associateKeller Williams LA Harbor Realty
Lon WelshPresident Your Castle Real
Lorne C. WallaceCEOLone Wolf Real Estate Technologies
Louis CammarosanoGeneral managerHomeGain
Margaret KellyCEORE/MAX, LLC
Mark FlemingChief economistCoreLogic
Marshall SaundersBroker, ownerRe/Max Results
Martha TurnerCEO and presidentMartha Turner Properties
Mary Pope-HandyRealtor, CRS, ABR, E-Pro, SRESSereno Group
Mary WallaceRealtorColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Matt Beall, R(B)Principal broker, founder, ownerHawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
Matt CohenChief technology officerClareity Consulting
Matt LernerFounder and Chief Technology OfficerWalk Score
Matthew DollingerDirector of Strategic Development@properties
Matthew FerraraCEOMatthew Ferrara Learning Network
Matthew SlutskyPresident and FounderBuzzBuzzHome Corp.
Melissa ZavalaPresidentShort Sale Expeditor
Merle L. WhiteheadCEO, president
Merri Jo CowenCEO of My Florida MLS and President of Council of MLSMy Florida MLS and Council of MLS
Michael BrennanReal Estate Instructor-Kaplan Professional SchoolsKaplan Professional Schools
Michael FrascatorePresident, CEOColdwell Banker Frascatore Realty
Michael MaherRealtor, AuthorRealty Executives of Kansas City
Michael MontskoPresident Weichert Lead NetworkWeichert Realtors
Michael SaundersFounder and CEOMichael Saunders & Company
Mike FischerChief Marketing OfficerColdwell Banker Real Estate LLC
Milton ShockleyOwnerRE/MAX Realty Professionals
Ori StaubChief technology officer, founderActive website
P. Wesley FosterChairman and CEOLong & Foster
Pace DavisPresidentBridge Interactive Group
Pam O’ConnorPresident and CEOLeading Real Estate Companies of the World
Pat RileyPresident and Chief operating officerAllen Tate Realtors
Patricia BoydCEO, PresidentReal Finance Solutions
Patrick WoodsCEOKeller Williams Realty – Roseville
Paul BoomsmaPresident and COOLuxury Portfolio / Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Paul PfiefferSales RepresentativeKeller Williams Realty
Pete FlintCo-Founder, CEOTrulia
PeterĀ Prudentialt CT Realty
Peter HelieChairman, CEOPrudential Connecticut Realty
Raj QsarPrincipal, OwnerPremier Orange County Real Estate
Regina NottinghamBroker OwnerNottingham Realty
Renwick CongdonCEOImprev, Inc.
Richard RectorPresident, CEORealty Executives International
Richard SmithCEORealogy
Richard W DavidsonCEO and PresidentCentury 21 Real Estate LLC
Rob SibcyPresidentSibcy Cline Realtors
Robert A. KnakalChairman, Founding PartnerMassey Knakal Realty Services
Rogers HealyBrokerRogers Healy & Associates
Ron PhippsPresident, National Association of REALTORS
Ron R. RoePresident and CEORussell & Jeffcoat Real Estate
Ronald J. PeltierChairman and CEOHomeServices of America, Inc.
Russ BergeronCEO, Midwest Real Estate DataMidwest Real Estate Data
Ryan BurkCEOIn The Now Investments
Sami InkinenCo-Founder, PresidentTrulia
Saul KleinSenior Vice president, Point2Point2; A dvision of Yardi Systems
Sha HwangDesign TechnologistTrulia
Shannon KingReal Estate Road WarriorSchoolhouse Realty
Shannon W KingBroker, REALTOR, SpeakerSchool House Realty, Tribella Realty
Sharon TuckerBroker, Owner, InstructorERA Tucker
Sheila MooreResidential Loan OfficerIdaho First Bank
Sherry ChrisPresident and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLCBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Spencer RascoffCEOZillow, Inc.
Stacey AlcornBroker, OwnerRE/MAX Prestige
Stan HumphriesChief EconomistZillow, Inc.
Stephen BairdPresident and CEOBaird & Warner Real Estate
Steve HarneyNational SpeakerKeeping Current Matters
Steve HundleyCEO, Real Estate Strategy Pioneer and Chief Innovator1parkplace
Steve MorrisFounder and CEOEXIT Realty Corp. International
Sunny GrahamOwnerSunny Graham Realty
Tami BonnellPresident – US OrganizationEXIT Realty Corp. International
Terry HaasHGTV Real Estate Expert, Real Estate agent, Speaker AuthorRiver Landing Realty Group
Thesa ChambersRealtorPrudential
Todd CarpenterDirector of Digital EngagementNational Association of REALTORSĀ®
Todd MoenFounding Partner – The Moen GroupThe Moen Group
Tom FerryCEOTom Ferry-yourcoach
Trisha Ocona FrancisReal Estate ProfessionalrealestateOCONA, LLC
U. Gary CharlwoodFounder and ChairmanCENTURY 21 Canada Limited Partnership
Valerie TorelliPresidentTorelli Realty
Walter S. SanfordOwnerSanford Systems
Wendy ForsytheSenior Vice president Network ServicesBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
William "Bill" Watson, Jr.founder and chairman of the boardWatson Realty Corp.
William RaveisPresident and CEOWilliam Raveis Real Estate

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