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Speakers

Katie Maxwell
Katie Maxwell
Managing Broker, Intero Real Estate Services, Houston, Texas
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Katie is the Vice President of Intero Real Estate Services in Houston, Texas. Katie oversees the business and production of all three Houston offices including a fourth set to open in early 2014. She, along with her team, have built a brokerage described as a “Swanky, techie, innovative, boutique real estate company where the experience sells you before the agents do”. By understanding the importance of hyper local content, social connectivity and agent collaboration, Intero Houston has become one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the area.

James Dwiggins
James Dwiggins
CEO, Nexthome, Inc.

A key member of the Realty World Northern California & Nevada executive team, James brings to the table a sharp, innovative and forward-focused vision. He is responsible for the wealth of new technologies and marketing products that are giving the 200-plus Northern California and Nevada Realty World franchise offices their competitive edge in the marketplace.

James joined Realty World as Director of Technology and Strategy in 2006, rising to the position of Chief Strategy Officer two years later. In October 2011, his stellar performance in that capacity led to his promotion to Vice President. Prior to joining the company he co-founded VREO, Inc., the developer of groundbreaking enterprise-level Internet applications for agents and brokers. VREO pioneered biometric signature software for paperless transactions and garnered numerous industry awards including the coveted Inman Innovator Award for its breakthrough technologies. Previously, Mr. Dwiggins co-founded USA Virtual Tours, helping to grow the company nationally until its acquisition in 2001.

Mr. Dwiggins regularly speaks to audiences at the California Association of Realtors Annual Conventions, the Asian Real Estate Association of America, the Inman Agent Reboot and Real Estate Connect conferences, and numerous Women’s Council of Realtors and local Realtor’s association meetings and events. In 2010, he started and chaired the Young Professionals Network for the California Association of Realtors and served on the 2010 National Association of Realtors Events and Conventions Committee. He has also been a member of Trulia’s industry advisory board since 2011.

Brian Copeland
Brian Copeland
REALTOR, Village Real Estate, Nashville, TN
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Brian Copeland is a top producing REALTOR® in Nashville. He is the Chief Engagement Officer for Inman’s 2012 Most Innovative Brokerage/Franchise, Village Real Estate Services. He’s served as the Vice President of the Tennessee Association of REALTORS® as well as for the Greater Nashville Association. In 2010, Brian won the NAR Technology Spotlight Award for his technology advocacy. Brian has spoken at countless national, state and local association and franchise conferences. He is the emcee for CRS’s national conference, Sellabration. In 2014, Brian is the the Membership Services Liaison for 2014 NAR President Steve Brown. He has appeared on countless HGTV and TLC TV shows and considers himself a reformed TV addict. Brian makes his home on a farm outside of Nashville with his two year old son, Micah, and spouse.

Laura Monroe
Laura Monroe
Director of Industry Engagement & Social Media, Inman News
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Laura Monroe oversees the social media strategy and implementation of Inman News, and its events; Real Estate Connect and Agent Reboot. She also oversees editorial content strategy for InmanNext, one of the leading real estate technology and business blogs in the industry.In addition, she is the content strategist for Inman News’ educational industry webinar program, and is the Director of the Inman Ambassador program, one of the industry’s fastest growing networks of influential real estate professionals and thought leaders.

Laura brings 10 years as the CEO of her successful real estate support firm that specialized in marketing, technology, and social media for agents and brokers. Connect with Laura on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LauraMonroe.

Laurie Weston Davis
Laurie Weston Davis
Broker/Team Owner, Scott Lincicome Properties
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Realtor, Internet Marketing and Social Media / Tech Trainer/Speaker, and Geeky!

Laurie is a licensed NC Realtor and co-owner of Live Love Realty of Keller Williams Realty. She is President in 2014 for the Pinehurst/Southern Pines Area Association Of Realtors (PSPAAR). She has presented at Inman Agent Reboot, RETechSouth, Inman Connect San Francisco and New York and participated as an Inman Connect Social Media Ambassador at ICSF and ICNY 2011-2013. Laurie serves on the Keller Williams Realty International (KWRI) Agent Technology Council and is an official KWRI Social Media Ambassador. She was a Finalist for the Inman Most Innovative Real Estate Agent 2013 and named the Inman News People’s Choice Innovator 2013, Inman News 100 Most Influential Leaders 2014,  PSPAAR Realtor of the Year 2013, Swanepoel Power 200 – Top 20 Most Influential in Real Estate Social Media 2013.  And of course she is one of The Geeky Girls!

Jeff Lobb
Jeff Lobb
Founder and CEO, SparkTank Media
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Jeff Lobb is the Founder & CEO of SparkTank Media – a Consulting Firm specializing in Real Estate Technology, Productivity & Mobile Strategies. A renowned Speaker, Trainer & Coach, and the former Vice President of Technology & Innovation for EXIT Realty Corp. International, Jeff has been a Realtor® for more than two decades. With his diverse background being a Top Producer, a Brokerage Owner, and having had extensive experience with Mobile, Tech, & Internet with both startups & Fortune 500 companies, Jeff knows Real Estate and tech inside and out, from the ground up.

Approaching Technology for Real Estate with the mindset of a Real Estate Professional – from Mobile devices to Listing Presentations to Social Media – Jeff knows how to talk the talk, because he’s spent many years walking the walk. Technology is changing the way we communicate and the way we do business. Jeff firmly believes that with the right use, the Tools & Technology available to agents today are key to creating better client experiences & closing more transactions. Being fluent in the three lanuguages of English, Real Estate & Technology, Jeff prides himself with being able to break it down for even the most non technical of audiences. Jeff Lobb finally makes Technology for Real Estate simple. Connect with Jeff at www.jlobb.com.

Travis Robertson
Travis Robertson
CEO and Founder, R2 (R-Squared)
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Travis Robertson is the CEO of Robertson Coaching International – a real estate coaching and training company for a new era of business. His understanding of the Millennial generation along with his vast experience in online marketing, business development, sales, and technology give him an entirely unique and fresh perspective on the real estate business. As an international speaker and coach he has worked with thousands of agents across the globe and has a passion for helping agents create thriving businesses.

Greg Rand
Greg Rand
CEO, OwnAmerica
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Greg Rand is CEO of OwnAmerica, a national network of real estate brokerage companies that represent housing as an asset class. OwnAmerica provides the technology, training and marketing systems to real estate brokerages that pursue the single family investment sector.

Greg advises publicly traded REITs, private equity firms and foreign investment funds in the intelligent aggregation and disposition of single family investment properties. OwnAmerica’s fusion of data, mobile technology, cloud collaboration and human intelligence is the secret to the company’s success.

Tony Giordano
Tony Giordano
President and Chief Executive Officer, Giordano International Inc.
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Author, national speaker, and celebrity real estate agent, Tony Giordano currently is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Giordano International Inc. The company is based out of Los Angeles Calif. which is an international real estate referral and re-location company and provides his speaking and training products and services.

Tony began his career in real estate in 1998 developing a vast knowledge in all aspects of the industry, from being a top lending agent and executive in real estate finance, to the sales side of the business as a top real estate agent in residential, commercial, investments, development, etc…

In recent years fueled primarily by online presence, he has built an international global re-location and referral network as a real estate professional and has risen as one of the top social media savvy agents in the industry. With a unique back-round in both real estate finance and real estate sales, he has had a passion to lead thousands and has had executive positions from VP of Operations, to Managing Principal in the Greater Los Angeles area.

National speaker, now author, he has written his first book titled, ‘the social agent’ the new era of social networking which teaches sales professionals the correct ways to integrate social media and grow their business while revealing secrets and dispelling the myths of social networking and online presence. His key goal is to grow your business by executing proven strategies he has developed as a business professional within the new world of social media.

He is currently writing his second book which is the second edition to ‘the social agent’ subtitled, ‘the birth of your digital identity’

Kim Colaprete
Kim Colaprete
Broker, Team Diva Real Estate
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I started my career community organizing door-to-door for Citizen Action consumer advocacy group, never realizing how knocking on every door, in every neighborhood in King County might prepare me for my future career as a successful rea estate broker.. I moved from that to working on initiative and political campaigns for a few years before landing at Northwest AIDS Foundation (now Lifelong AIDS Alliance). There I spent six years traveling all over the state to places like Wenatchee, Walla Walla, Spokane and Tacoma teaching folks how to lobby and be active within their communities on HIV/AIDS issues.

In 1999, I said goodbye to my non-profit career and became a REALTOR at Coldwell Banker Bain. What I brought with me was a strong sense of community commitment and my excellent communication and negotiation skills. Working as a Realtor this past decade has shown me every aspect the Seattle market has to offer; from the dot.com busts, to the highs of the real estate boom and now to the tenacity of thriving in a slowing market. Throughout each market change the Diva Fan Club has grown and I count myself lucky to live in such a great city. I am proud to be able to say that I’ve had a great career thus far, am in the top of tier of my profession and am having the time of my life!

Tamara Suminski
Tamara Suminski
President, South Bay Association of REALTORS
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Tamara is a third generation realtor and prior to joining real estate, she was a successful hotelier, where she perfected the art of delivering exceptional customer service. Licensed in 2005, Tamara has been dedicated to improving the real estate experience through continuous innovation and the highest standard of service. Tamara earned Realtor of the Year in 2010 from the South Bay Association of Realtors for her professionalism, education and service in the industry.  Just two years prior, she earned Rookie of the Year which launched her volunteerism at the local, state and national levels. Tamara also attended Harcourts’ national conference in May 2012 in Auckland and on the Gold Coast as a panel speaker where she shared her secrets on building a high volume business. As Director of the Academy for Harcourts USA Tamara’s is responsible for the training and development programs offered throughout the country. As Harcourts continues its expansion across the US, Tamara will oversee the launch of additional curriculum, including comprehensive sales programs, management programs, and cadet programs to name a few.

Marci James
Marci James
Director of Marketing, Obeo, Inc.
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Marci James is the Director of Marketing for Obeo. For over 15 years, her passion has been learning new technologies and sharing them with agents that sincerely want to improve their business. She is an expert in all areas of Social Media, SEO, and Marketing. She speaks and blogs on topics that range from Facebook and Pinterest to Apps and SEO.

Stacie Staub
Stacie Staub
Director of Marketing, Live Urban Real Estate
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Stacie is a homegrown expert, having lived across Colorado from Aspen to Boulder to Congress Park.you get where this is headed. Denver is constantly changing and evolving in such an interesting and innovative way, and Stacie hopes that she is, too!

With a Master’s Degree in Marketing as well as an MBA, Stacie spent several years working her way through various industries – but it always came back to entrepreneurs. From a stint writing business plans to some time developing advertising strategies, a natural attraction to start-ups kept drawing her into new adventures (and to her husband, Ori, who owns a website development firm).

Buying her first home made her realize that every Real Estate transaction is like a little start-up: you buy it with the hopes of making it your own, and in the end making it attractive enough to sell for a profit. Buy low, sell high, stick with the strategy, and take a chance. It’s what makes a house a home, and what makes a start-up a success!

Three kids (Rylie, Hudson and Elliot), several homes, and lots of closings later, Stacie still enjoys the thrill of it all! Whether helping someone find the first step on their property ladder, scouting a great deal for an investor’s growing portfolio, or staging a house so it sells at the Open House (it still happens every once in a while!), you will feel Stacie’s enthusiasm every step of the way.

Cory Jo Vasquez
Cory Jo Vasquez
Sr. Social Media Marketing Manager, RE/MAX
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Through her mastery of traditional and new media (social, digital and mobile), Cory Vasquez exemplifies today’s communications professional.

She’s won several awards for integrated social and digital campaigns, and is a published writer and frequent national speaker. Cory joined RE/MAX, LLC in June 2007 and currently serves as Senior Manager of Social Media and Digital Marketing at the global headquarters in Denver. The Denver Business Journal recently named RE/MAX one of Colorado’s Top 10 Businesses for Social Influence, alongside innovators such as Chipotle, Quiznos and the Denver Broncos.

Cory is a graduate of the University of Colorado and holds a Master of Technology degree from Colorado State University. Homegrown in rural Colorado, the self-professed DIY warrior now lives in the suburbs and fosters dogs with her husband and two young children.

Zach Schabot
Zach Schabot
Founder, Go Realty

Zach Schabot is the founder of Go Realty – a culture based real estate firm in Cary, NC and GoConnect – a checklist app for real estate agents.

In 2013, Zach was named a finalist for “Most Innovative Real Estate agent” by Inman News for his creative approach to marketing, recruitment and training.

He has served in many roles within the housing industry – the 2009 Chairperson for the award-winning Triangle Sales and Marketing Council, and served on the board of directors for the National Association of Homebuilders, HBA of Raleigh-Wake County, and Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS.  He also served on the City of Raleigh Fair Housing Hearing Board to find balanced solutions to affordable housing.

Zach has published an interactive children’s books about the new home process, called “My Brand New Home.” 

His combination of innovative technology use, creativity and industry service makes Zach an impact player in today’s real estate world.

Mariana Wagner
Mariana Wagner
Certified National Trainer, Keller Williams Realty

Mariana has been a full time Realtor® in Colorado since 2001. With her husband, Derek, they run a successful team – the Wagner iTeam, which is in the top 1% of productive teams in the region, across all brands. She attributes their continued success to focusing primarily on generating listing business, which then drives their buyer business for their team of 8. In addition to running the team, Mariana is also a professional photographer and a Certified National Trainer for Keller Williams Realty and an active member of the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors® YPN and RPAC.

Lon Welsh
Lon Welsh
Founder, Your Castle Real Estate

Lon Welsh is Founder of Your Castle Real Estate (YCRE).  YCRE’s 220 Realtors did $875 million of sales in 2013, including 950 investor deals.  He just finished his sixth book, The 2013 Guide to Colorado Real Estate Investing.  He has been a landlord for over a decade and owns 55 rentals.  He is currently developing 18 townhomes in the Highlands.  Before founding YCRE in 2006, he spent eight years as a strategy consultant with Deloitte, then Accenture.  He has an MBA from Vanderbilt.

Charles Roberts
Charles Roberts
Co-Owner and Managing Broker, Your Castle Real Estate, Inc.

Charles Roberts is co-owner and Managing Broker of Your Castle Real Estate, Inc. He is a registered appraiser, licensed Realtor, and a former loan officer. He has invested in Denver real estate for the past 15 years, completing dozens of fix up projects along the way, and currently manages his own portfolio of properties in Denver Metro. His specialty is helping investors buy cash flow properties.

He is a frequent lecturer on the Denver real estate market and is quoted regularly by the Denver Post, 5280 Magazine, Money Magazine, CASA Magazine, Inman News, and the Denver Business Journal. He co-hosted a local real estate radio show and appears regularly on NBC’s 9 News, ABC’s News7, Colorado Public Radio, American Real Estate Media Radio, 760 AM KKZN, and Nightline to help make sense of the state of Denver real estate. He co-authored the book “The 2013 Guide to Colorado Real Estate Investing.”

He is also a Director at the 5,000-person Denver Metro Association of Realtors and is the Chair of their Professional Development & Education Committee.

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Bob Stewart
Bob Stewart
Community Evangelist, ActiveRain
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Bob has been involved in the real estate industry since 2002.  He co-founded and was responsible for managing operations for a 150 agent real estate company, and also co-created one of the very first online referral networks.

Since 2006, and the beginning of ActiveRain, Bob has been educating, motivating and training real estate agents and brokers around the country.  Through live appearances and webinars, Bob has taught thousands of agents the intricacies of online marketing and how to engage online leads and turn them into clients and closed transactions.  Bob has successfully instructed agents on a wide range of topics, from the fundamentals of successful agent websites to using social media to enhance an agent’s online profile.  He is also well known for his engaging interviews of real estate industry thought leaders.

Bob brings his wealth of knowledge and contagious enthusiasm to every seminar, and delivers to his participants the necessary performance skills, the latest, most effective online marketing strategies, and practical lead generation and engagement methods.

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Sam DeBord
Sam DeBord
Managing Broker, The Seattle Homes Group
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Sam DeBord is a writer, real estate broker, and former technology consultant based in Seattle.  He is managing broker with Seattle Homes Group and Coldwell Banker Danforth, one of the area’s most tech-focused real estate teams.

Sam sits on the board of directors for Seattle King County REALTORS® and WA REALTORS® as well as serving on government affairs, legislative steering, strategy, and communications committees.  In his spare time, Sam writes for a wide range of news and industry outlets including:

  • Inman NEXT
  • REALTOR Magazine
  • WA REALTOR RE Magazine
  • Coldwell Banker Blue Matter
  • Geek Estate
  • Realtor.com Pro/Consumer Advice
  • NAR YPN Blog
  • The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Sam’s focus is on SEO, technology, and regulation, and their effects on the REALTOR® organization and real estate industry as a whole.

Ben Kinney
Ben Kinney
Operating Principal, Keller Williams
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After only 8 years in the real estate business Ben Kinney now owns and operates one of the top producing real estate teams in the nation. In addition to his real estate team Ben owns and operates multiple Keller Williams Realty Franchises that includes 700+ agents across seven locations servicing over 6 counties.

Mr. Kinney is also ranked by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top 100 real estate agents for both total units sold and total sales volume in the nation by selling over 500 homes and 100,000,000 in volume in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Darin Persinger
Darin Persinger
Founder, Productivity Junkies

ProducivityJunkies.com was founded in 2009 by Darin Persinger. Darin is an expert in productivity and business development. Darin was licensed in real estate in 1997.  Was top producing agent, developed a team and then become a sales manager.

In 2001, Darin became Divisional Sales Manager operating 4 offices.  In 2006, he became team Leader of Keller Williams Madison Crossroads.  He operated as the Business Coach/Trainer for 250+ agents in the greater Seattle area and has delivered 1000+ trainings, conducted 3500+ hours of 1 to 1 coaching.

 Dan Duffy
Dan Duffy
Chief Executive Officer, United Real Estate

Mr. Duffy joined United Real Estate as part of a successful effort in February 2006 to secure growth capital to support the rapid growth of the United Country system. He serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In his role as CEO, Mr. Duffy is principally responsible for the establishment and execution of a long-term strategy for United designed to deliver competitive advantage to agents as they operate in their local markets and serve their clients.

Prior to joining United Real Estate, Mr. Duffy spent nearly 20 years focused on serving clients in a number of senior executive positions. Most recently Mr. Duffy served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft’s “2005 Global Partner of the Year” and largest North American Microsoft Business Solutions partner with over 20 offices serving 12,000 clients across the United States and the U.K.

Prior to his tenure in the technology services market space, Mr. Duffy served as the Chief Development and Financial Officer of an on-line business-to-business exchange serving the auction and brokerage market for industrial equipment and was a founding member of the Chicago practice of The Center for Strategic Transactions, a division of Ernst & Young L.L.P., providing strategic and corporate finance advisory services to Fortune 100 companies as well as high growth technology, product and services organizations across multiple industries.

Debra Trappen
Debra Trappen
Chief Experience Creator, d11 Consutling
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Debra Trappen is the Chief Experience Creator of d11 consulting.  The core purpose of d11 is serving clients who are ready to FIRE UP their brand to an 11 and leverage their story on social media.  Debra inspires, motivates, and partners with clients to put together an intentional digital “connection” strategy to build relationships, strengthen brand loyalty, engage customers, and generate revenue growth.  She infuses mobile and technology into the process to help clients become more efficient and uncover more time for their personal passions, so they are free to live lives they LOVE!

 

Learn more about her purpose, experience her sharing style, and connect with her on social channels: www.d11consulting.com.

 

Nicole Mangina
Nicole Mangina
Real Estate Agent, Windermere Real Estate
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Growing up with my father in the Air Force I have relocated many times throughout the United States and Europe. It was wonderful to experience so many places and cultures growing up, but I must admit, that after moving to the Seattle area in 1989, I am happy to call the Pacific Northwest home. I still love to travel, but honestly can’t imagine living anywhere else.

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Arizona in Tucson. The logical choice for a Realtor.  All jokes aside, it turned out to be the perfect foundation for my Real Estate career. I am a math and science geek at heart and Real Estate is one giant story problem as I work with my clients to accomplish their unique goals given the market parameters.

When not selling Real Estate, I love to spend time with my husband Gary and our two boys Alex and Ryan. We love living downtown Kirkland and can often be seen out and about on a walk, at the park, and spending time with friends.

My Real Estate practice began in 1996 with Windermere Real Estate, and is dedicated to providing my clients the very best service possible. I understand that my clients invest in me each time they hire me to help them with a real estate transaction and I am committed to continually investing in my education to ensure that I have the latest and greatest skills relative to the current real estate market. I am also a licensed Real Estate continuing education instructor in the state of Washington.

My goal is to make what can be a potentially stressful situation as pleasant as possible, by providing clients adequate information to make educated decisions and whenever possible to make it fun and enjoyable!

Chavi Hohm
Chavi Hohm
Broker, Team Diva Real Estate
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I am a true blue West Coast gal – born in cabin in Marin County, California, raised by hippies in Southern Oregon and moved to Seattle in 1994. I cannot imagine living anywhere but on the West Coast with its mountains, wild Pacific, laid-back people and most importantly my extended network of friends and family.

I recently joined Kim on the Diva Team in one of the most challenging markets the industry has ever seen. Many asked why? And I answered – “I love a deal and with a last name like HOHM – it seems to be my destiny”. Before joining Team Diva I worked in construction and design for Washington Mutual Bank and Starbucks Coffee Company. My main focus was leading large renovation project teams. My time spent working at Starbucks and WaMu taught me that anything can be accomplished if you have the right team behind you.

I bring the Diva Team a tenacious perspective on how to find sweat equity in older homes, marketing savvy and a true enjoyment of working with my long time partner – Kim.

I think she is the best and the testament of her skill is seen by the multitude of happy clients who have supported her throughout the years and have even become some of our dear friends. Together we bring the experience, smarts and dynamism that makes us the most fabulous Diva Team in Seattle.

Michael Ackerman
Michael Ackerman
REALTOR, Coldwell Banker Bain
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I am a full time Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain in Seattle. I began my career in 1993, and am celebrating my 21st year in this incredible industry! I believe that real estate is all about connection: your connection to the home, your connection to each other and your connection with me. When it’s right, you will feel it and we will both know it. My business thrives on balance, positive energy and fulfilled promises.

It has been amazing to witness the changes that have occurred in this business over the years, and I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to adapt my business practices to reflect those changes. The use of technology gives agents so many fun and effective tools to successfully elevate our businesses to new levels.

I have been fortunate enough to be asked to be a participant in the following events:  2011 ReBar Camp “Rookie Sessions-Video Blogging”; Coldwell Banker University 2011 National Podcast “Video Marketing”; Coldwell Banker King Thompson and West Shell “Top Agent Retreat” speaker;   2012 Generation Blue (Coldwell Banker International Business Conference) “Video All-Star Panel”. I am also a licensed instructor for continuing real estate education in Washington State.

I look forward to sharing and learning at this year’s Agent Reboot!

Valerie Garcia
Valerie Garcia
Consultant, Valerie Garcia Consulting
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Valerie is committed to encouraging Real Estate Professionals to embrace change and deliver outstanding service. She has a passion for helping Realtors succeed and grow their businesses by adding new tools to their marketing strategies. Having worked previously for major Real Estate brands in the USA, Canada and Australia, Valerie has over 17 years of senior management experience in the Real Estate industry. She currently oversees training and curriculum for over 17,000 Realtors in North America.

Brad Sage
Brad Sage
Vice President of Operations, Sage Real Estate
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Brad Sage’s passion for Toronto Real Estate stretches back to his childhood as he grew up surrounded by the Toronto Real Estate industry. With a Broker/Owner as a Father and an Agent for a Brother it seems that Toronto real estate is in the Sage blood. Most kids babysit to earn spending money: Brad delivered Agent’s door hangers.

Brad is a Digital Marketer by trade having spent five plus years working on digital campaigns for a variety of different industries. The internet is changing the way homes are bought and sold in Toronto. Brad has created and executed industry leading digital marketing campaigns for both agents’ personal branding and their listings. He is committed to helping salespeople develop a comprehensive understanding of digital marketing and social media so that they themselves can better meet the changing wants and needs of their clients. But that only scratches the surface of Brad’s function at Sage Real Estate.

Brad is also a productivity junkie and he is responsible for developing and implementing the infrastructure and systems that run Sage Real Estate and help to make Sage Agents more productive. If there is a faster, better, more efficient way to do something Brad will find it.

Virginia Munden
Virginia Munden
CEO, www.virginiamunden.com
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Virginia Munden is fuelled by passion. Raised in an entrepreneurial family, Virginia has always lived and worked using the philosophy, ‘always do your best and do it with passion.’ Achieving the results you desire depends on more than what or whom you know; most importantly, it is how you will deliver the results and why you will make a difference.

Fear is a common key factor that can control your passions. You have the tools, the knowledge, the connections; you must eliminate the fear of the unknown and proceed with confidence. Allow your passions to evolve and create the life you were meant to live. Your value as a business professional will determine your success within the Real Estate Landscape.

Virginia Munden has achieved success selling Real Estate for over 20 years while working for some of the largest Real Estate brands. She continues to be the back end of a powerhouse Real Estate Team to keep herself involved in what is important to consumers and to understand the needs and wants of Real Estate Professionals. Delivering value is part of her vision to ensure your success.

Virginia’s unique brand has positioned her to create unique and bulletproof training, coaching and speaking modules at virginiamunden.com to serve Real Estate Professionals, Teams and the Industry in Canada, USA and International destinations. These programs have been tested, measured and have produced unimaginable results in a very short time; their immense value includes saving you time and money.

We designed this unparalleled program to enhance your leadership and agent values within the industry; use it to develop professional client relationships and to deliver the ultimate Real Estate Experience. Just one reward is loyalty to your personal brand.

Building a business based on systems and strategies is a huge component of being successful, but so is having a vision to succeed. When you have a business built on these two fundamentals, you will then be able to grow it to an entirely new level.

You are more than a Sales Person. You are an Entrepreneur. Think like a BUSINESS.

Richard Silver
Richard Silver
Sales Representative, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
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With over 33 years of experience, Richard has won numerous real estate awards. A consistent top producer, he is within the top 1% of the Toronto Real Estate Board’s 36,000 members.

Richard is currently Past-President of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Real Estate Board and sits as a member of the MLS and Technology Council at the Canadian Real Estate Association. He is designated as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative ABR, has his ePRO Designation and sits on the Advisory Council of REBAC at the National Association REALTORS® in the United States. He also sits as a Canadian representative on the Global Alliances Committee at NAR. He is often a guest speaker in Canada and the United States about the use of “Social Media in Real Estate” as well as “Engaging the International Buyer”.

An early adopter of technology and social media he has a successful Blog, www.Torontoism.com, and is always happy to hear from you on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and SlideShare.

Inman News named him one of the “Top 100 Most Influential people in Real Estate for 2013”.

Melanie Piche
Melanie Piche
Sales Representative, the BREL team @ Sage Real Estate
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I’m Melanie (a.k.a Mel) and I’m the “EL” in BREL. I think our tag line kinda says it all: No BS, no fridge magnets, no broken promises.I pride myself on being straight with my clients (even if what I have to say isn’t what they want to hear).

In my life before real estate, I was the Director of Human Resources at one of Canada’s biggest advertising agencies, where negotiation, strategy and integrity were critical to my success. I use those skills everyday in real estate andthere’s nothing I love more than a good negotiation.

I’m the voice of this website and blog, and am obsessed with finding new ways of connecting Buyers and Sellers. I’m a marketing conference junkie and am proud of my geek cred.

While I’ve called Toronto home for nearly 20 years, I’m really just a small town girl (living in a lonely world?), discovering the best of Toronto every day. When I’m not working in real estate, I’m sleeping, I can be found having a pint on a patio, cooking a gourmet meal, curled up with my Kindle (and my dogs) or packing my bags for a quick beach getaway.

When it comes to working with Buyers and Sellers, I work hard to be the agent my clients deserve. 

Sunny Daljit
Sunny Daljit
Broker/CEO, Keller Williams Realty Solutions
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Sunny Daljit is a consultant, real estate broker and spiritualist.   At the age of 18 he entered the real estate brokerage industry and become one of the top realtors in the country, completing 100 transactions at the age of 21.

At the height of his success in the early 90’s, he decided to take a 3-year break and became a student and teacher under the guidance of several spiritual leaders.  Since then he has been a leadership coach to several organizations and has held senior positions in the real estate industry.

As a former recipient of the Top Forty Under Forty Award, he built Keller Williams Ottawa Realty to over 310 agents and 30 staff with revenues growing at 40% per annum.  Under his leadership this brokerage has been on the Best Workplaces List since 2006, ranking as the 2nd Best Place to Work for Women in Canada.

Sunny earned an MBA from Queen’s University and this is his 29th year in the real estate industry.  Currently, Sunny is the CEO/ Broker of Record of the newly opened Keller Williams office in South Mississauga with already 70 associates.  He leads an active life with his wife Lisa and their two children Deven and Sahara.

 

Ara Mamourian
Ara Mamourian
Broker of Record, Spring Realty
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I was once asked to describe myself in 12 words or less. After giving it some thought here is what I came up with: An expert Real Estate Broker and Passionate Entrepreneur. That sums it up with two words to spare!

An entrepreneur with a big heart and an open mind. Real Estate Broker, Community supporter, and dog lover. Living, loving, rocking Toronto’s Leslieville/Riverside community a fantastic enclave of South Riverdale. I sell real estate but more importantly, I manage a great group of Realtors at Spring Realty who are on their way to becoming some of the most fantastic registrants in Toronto!
As a passionate entrepreneur I love to see others thrive. In 2010 I helped start the Owners of East movement which has grown to a membership of 200 energetic entrepreneurs all bursting to get their own piece of the pie.

Ingrid Menninga
Ingrid Menninga
Director of Marketing, JOLT Marketing
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If you love working in Real Estate, but hate the “marketing part”, Real Estate lead generation expert Ingrid Menninga, Director of JOLT Marketing, will show you simple, quick and easy ways to generate leads without spending a cent…and without being salesy.

Wendy Forsythe
Wendy Forsythe
Executive Vice President/Head of Global Operations, Carrington Real Estate Services
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Wendy Forsythe is Executive Vice President and Head of Global Operations for Carrington Real Estate Services. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the fast-growing real estate brand, and developing and refining business processes, recruiting, training, and overseeing web strategy, as well as consumer relationships in order to expand the company’s presence into new markets. Wendy possesses a unique combination of knowing what works and anticipating what real estate professionals will require in order to succeed in this evolving market. She is an accomplished real estate executive with more than 15 years of industry experience. Wendy’s talents for building and developing products and services are deeply rooted in her own experiences as an agent, manager, broker, owner and brand executive.

Prior to joining Carrington Real Estate Services, Wendy was instrumental in guiding the operational discipline and growth of hundreds of residential real estate offices and thousands of associates and brokers at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Royal LePage Real Estate and Realty World.

Within the real estate industry, Wendy has taken a lead role in talent attraction and is often called upon for speaking opportunities and bylines. In April 2009, she was appointed to the advisory board for Recruiting Trends and is a regular contributor for the website. In October 2009, she was a featured speaker at Kennedy Information’s Recruiting 2009 Conference on best practices of talent attraction. She also spoke on the topic at the 2009 National Association of Realtors Conference.

Kendyl Young
Kendyl Young
CEO, DIGGS
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I’ve been a Realtor for over 20 years. I know. I’m older than I look. I have 2 kids and a great husband. Native to Mt. Washington, I’ve been active in the Northwest Glendale area for 14 years and I love supporting all of my friends in their various endeavors around town. When I’m not helping my clients I am knitting, playing Taiko (Japanese Drums), cooking or reading.

Imran Poladi
Imran Poladi
Vice President, Nexthome, Inc.
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An accomplished REALTOR® , Imran has participated in the sale of nearly 800 homes in his ten-year real estate career. Before moving into leadership, his incredible sales career included selling 242 homes in 2008 and again sold 261 homes in 2009 with his sales team known as The Nines Team. He has held the designations as an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) and he is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). His service to the Real Estate community has kept pace with his rise in the industry. Imran is currently a member of the Standard Forms Advisory Committee for the California Association of Realtors (CAR) and 2013 Vice Chair for CAR’s Young Professionals Network. In 2011, he was the Board President of the 1,800-member Central Valley Association of Realtors (CVAR). In 2010, Imran was chairman of the Stockton Council (a division of the CVAR) and was also honored as Realtor of the Year.

Sherry Chris
Sherry Chris
President & CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
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Sherry Chris was appointed president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC in October of 2007.  Her appointment followed Realogy’s announcement that it had entered into a 50-year agreement with Meredith Corporation, with a renewal option for another 50 years, to license the Better Homes and Gardens® name to launch a new and dynamic global residential real estate brand.

Sherry has more than 30 years of real estate experience, including, significant senior management positions in the areas of sales, marketing, new technologies, and franchise management.  A native of Canada, she began her real estate career in Ontario and held increasingly senior positions with Royal LePage for 16 years before taking on executive roles within notable US brokerages.  She joined Realogy in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

Well-known for her innovative thinking, next generation consumer insights and idea sharing in an effort to move the industry forward, Sherry is a frequently sought after speaker at international real estate and technology conferences. She is also recurrently featured by national media outlets such as FOX Business and CNBC for her insights into industry reports and trends.

Sherry serves on the advisory boards for Realtor.com and Zillow and has been part of a number of industry and technology-related advisory boards, including Trulia and Google Real Estate.  In addition, she is the vice chair of the national board of directors at the non-profit organization, Rebuilding Together and vice chair of the real estate services advisory board at NAR.

In 2013 Sherry was named to the Swanepoel Power 200 list, recognized for the fourth consecutive year as Inman’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders and honored among the elite group of Women Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Sherry was named Inman Innovator of the Year in 2010, a prestigious and coveted award that honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional vision and foresight in using innovation to enhance the real estate experience for consumers, real estate brokers and agents.  She also received the 2010 Stevie Award for Best Executive in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Sherry recognizes the power of engaging with businesses and consumers through emerging media channels – making her the most followed CEO of a national real estate brand on Twitter.

Sherry is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario and earned an MBA from the Ivey School of Business.

Stephen Schweickart
Stephen Schweickart
Founder and CEO, VScreen
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Stephen Schweickart is the founder and CEO of VScreen, the nation’s leading video services company within the Real Estate industry. A self-employed entrepreneur since 21, Stephen launched VScreen in 2006 and has since established himself as a leading expert and pioneer within the world of video marketing. VScreen’s client list includes the real estate industry’s largest dot com’s, franchises and brokers and their sphere of influence continues to grow rapidly. VScreen’s facilities are located in Orlando, where they produce custom video, branded video technology (MarketVideos.com) and turnkey video solutions to integrate video into your website, online marketing strategy and social media pages.

Kelly A. Mitchell
Kelly A. Mitchell
CEO, CaffeinatorTV
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Ms. Mitchell is a sought-after speaker presenting across the US and Canada. She recently Co-Authored Stefan Swanepoel’s 2013 Technology Report. She was named Inman News 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders: 2013 and is the Founder/Producer/Talent Agent Caffeine a live weekly real estate internet broadcast focused on marketing, technology, and best practices. Kelly is the Founder/Producer of BreveTV.com, a weekly video broadcast on start-ups, entrepreneurs and strategy shining a light on Women. Both shows enjoy a large North American following featuring business leaders and rule breakers/makers from all walks. Agent Caffeine & BreveTV air weekly and can also be found on iTunes YouTube and Stitcher. In her spare time she is a Partner in mobile real estate application dev firm, REcake providing agents with empowered search solutions for their clients. She has recently been featured speaking at events in the US and Canada including, Banff Western Connection on Reinventing Your Marketing, Banff. REbar Camp on Podcasting, Panel Moderating and Keynoting. Featured Speaker, LEXI Leadership Conference 2013 in Seattle, WA on The Art of Reinvention. Judge, Honolulu’s Start Up Weekend April, 2013. Featured Moderator, AREAA Global Conference in Honolulu.

The inaugural President of the Social Media Club of Hawaii, Kelly Mitchell founded Next Level Hawaii, a business centric social media event bringing world-class social media

Ms. Mitchell draws from 25+ years of strategic marketing, business development and digital marketing expertise. Her background includes successfully launching multiple startup companies each in a unique industry including technology and real estate. She has resided in East Honolulu for over 35 years.

Ms. Mitchell was responsible for acquiring a commercialization technology agreement with NASA and the development of products using NASA’s DC-Tune, a digital compression algorithm.

She is happily married, with 2 grown sons and a beautiful granddaughter and daughter-in-law. Dogs are a passion as are sports. She resides with two Yorkies, a Jack Russell, a Calico and a Whippet. Her favorite pastimes are running, kayaking, travel, boating, reading and creating.

Katie Lance
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Laurie Davis Lisa Archer
Laurie Davis Lisa Archer
Realtor, The Geeky Girls
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Realtor, Internet Marketing and Social Media / Tech Trainer/Speaker, and Geeky!

Laurie is a licensed NC Realtor co-owner of Live Love Realty with Keller Williams Realty, President in 2014 for the Pinehurst/Southern Pines Area Association Of Realtors (PSPAAR), Presented at Inman Agent Reboot, RETechSouth, Inman Connect SF 2013 and participated as an Inman Connect Social Media Ambassador at ICSF  and ICNY 2011-2013. Laurie serves on the KWRI Agent Technology Council and is an official KWRI Social Media Ambassador. She was a Finalist for the Inman Most Innovative Real Estate Agent 2013 and named the Inman News People’s Choice Innovator 2013, Inman News 100 Most Influential Leaders 2014,  PSPAAR Realtor of the Year 2013, Swanepoel Power 200 – Top 20 Most Influential in Real Estate Social Media 2013. And of course she is a Geeky Girl!

Realtor, Internet Marketing and Social Media/Tech Trainer/Speaker, and Geeky!

Lisa is a licensed NC Realtor and co-owner of Live Love Realty of Keller Williams Realty. She has spoken at Agent Reboot, ReTechSouth, Inman Connect, & Keller Williams Mega Camp and Keller Williams Family Reunion among numerous other real estate events. Named as one of Inman News 100 Most Influential in Real Estate 2013 and 2014.

 

Nicole Nicolay
Nicole Nicolay
Momprenuer, Speaker, IRONMAN, AgentEvolution.com
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Nicole Nicolay “@nik_nik” is Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Agent Evolution, a WordPress web design and themes company. Her passion is educating real estate professionals on how to generate business by integrating both new and traditional channels of marketing. Nicole has delivered keynotes and training programs to more than 100,000 agents nationwide, and recently wrapped up a 36 city conference tour. Nicole has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate for 2010 and one of the Top 10 Most Fearless Women Online & in Social Media for 2011, and one of the Top 30 Women in Social Media Worldwide in 2012.