21 interesting people in real estate: Inman’s 2016 list

Real estate has some real characters — whether they’re people who use their own clout in the industry to do interesting things, or people who came to home sales from other industries and walks of life.

The Inman editorial team has collected our picks of the most interesting people in real estate.

The criteria: We had to know who the person was — everyone on this list is already a presence in real estate — and we also found some area of the person’s business or personal life very, very interesting.

Jay Thompson
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Jay Thompson
Zillow Group
Michael McClure
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Michael McClure
Verified Professionals
Brett Hagler
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Brett Hagler
New Story
Bill Wendel
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Bill Wendel
Real Estate Cafe
Dylan Hale
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Dylan Hale
Better Homes and Gardens Go Realty
Billy Ekofo
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Billy Ekofo
Century 21 Redwood Realty
Laurel Starks
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Laurel Starks
Divorcing 101
Rob Hahn
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Rob Hahn
7DS Associates
Tristan Ahumada
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Tristan Ahumada
Tristan And Associates
Jonathan Smoke
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Jonathan Smoke
Realtor.com
Andrea Romero
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Andrea Romero
The Romero Homes Team
Greg Robertson
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Greg Robertson
W&R Studios
Leigh Brown
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Leigh Brown
Leigh Brown Associates
Katharine “Kat” Carroll
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Katharine “Kat” Carroll
Pacific Union
Ravi Singh
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Ravi Singh
The Ravi Singh Team
Steve Volkers
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Steve Volkers
Steve Volkers Group
Jim Walberg
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Jim Walberg
Pacific Union
J. Philip Faranda
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J. Philip Faranda
J Philip Real Estate
Tessa Hultz
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Tessa Hultz
Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors
Alex Perriello
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Alex Perriello
Realogy Franchise Group
Blair Myers
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Blair Myers
EXIT Success Realty
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