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Two big leadership lists were just released: one from Inman News and the other one from Swanepoel T3 Group. It was striking to see how many leaders on these lists run firms that are RESO members and leaders of our board.

These are highly prestigious lists, and tremendous amount of effort went into preparing them. The coveted Inman Influencer List, which names the real estate industry’s most influential leaders for 2017, salutes industry professionals “who shape, change and influence the industry,” Inman writes, bringing “a mix of credentials, viewpoints and backgrounds from all walks of the real estate business. Some are creative, intuitive and gifted. Some have power, reach and charisma. And some are controversial, rabble-rousers and disrupters,” yet all contribute to change.

The 2017 Swanepoel Power 200 list also is designed to recognize the most powerful and influential in our business. According to Swanepoel T3 Group, the list is “culled from over 3 million real estate professionals, with less than 0.01% selected to be included.” What’s amazing is that they spend over 400 hours in researching and analyzing their rankings, looking at leaders from “all residential real estate brands, brokerages, technology companies, MLSs, associations, economists, authors, consultants, coaches and media members.”

That’s why it’s so exciting to see so many RESO members and board members being recognized. A stunning 35 RESO members are on BOTH the Inman Influencers and the SP 200 lists. A total of 73 RESO members are on the 2017 Inman Influencers List, and 116 appear on the SP 200 list. As someone who made the Inman Influencer List for the first time, it is both exciting and humbling to see one’s name included among so many great leaders of our industry.

Our congratulations, admiration and appreciation goes out to every RESO member being recognized and whose names appear below:

2017 Inman Innovators List – RESO Members:

(listed alphabetically)

  • John Aaroe, John Aaroe Group
  • Grier Allen, BoomTown
  • Austin Allison , dotloop
  • Cindy Ariosa Long and Foster
  • Maria Babaev, Douglas Elliman
  • Rich Barton, Zillow Group
  • York Baur, Moxi Works
  • Chris Bennett, CoreLogic
  • Edward Berenbaum, Century 21 Redwood Realty
  • Gino Blefari, HSF Affiliates LLC
  • Amy Bohutinsky, Zillow Group
  • Paul Boomsma, Luxury Portfolio International
  • Bill Brown, National Association of Realtors
  • Art Carter, California Regional Multiple Listing Service
  • Herman Chan, Bay Sotheby’s International Realty
  • David Charron, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems
  • Sherry Chris, Better Homes and Gardens
  • Jeremy Crawford, Real Estate Standards Organization
  • Chad Curry, National Association of Realtors
  • Rick Davidson, Century 21
  • Pace Davis, Bridge Interactive
  • Nina Dosanjh, Coldwell Banker
  • Sarita Dua, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
  • Billy Ekofo, Century 21 Redwood Realty
  • Bridget Fey, Redfin
  • Tom Flanagan, Alain Pinel
  • Marty Frame, Realtors Property Resource
  • Brandi Friedland, Move
  • David Friedman, Boston Logic
  • Marguerite Giguere, Windermere Real Estate
  • Luke Glass, Move
  • Bob Goldberg, National Association of Realtors
  • Coral Gundlach, Century 21 Redwood Realty
  • Bob Hale, Houston Association of Realtors
  • Alissa Harper, Zillow Group
  • Jim Harrison, MLSListings
  • Kevin Hawkins, WAV Group
  • Chris Heller, Keller Williams
  • Dottie Herman, Douglas Elliman
  • John Jacobi, Windermere Real Estate
  • Marci James, Move
  • Rebecca Jensen, Midwest Real Estate Data
  • Anne Jones, Windermere Real Estate
  • Gary Keller, Keller Williams
  • Glenn Kelman , Redfin
  • Ben Kinney, Keller Williams Realty
  • Tiffany Kjellander, Better Homes and Gardens Porchlight Properties
  • Keith Krach, DocuSign
  • Paul Levine, Trulia
  • Pamela Liebman, The Corcoran Group
  • Howard Lorber, Douglas Elliman
  • Mark Lowham, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Victor Lund, WAV Group
  • Mark McLaughlin, Pacific Union
  • Pamela O’Connor, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
  • Ryan O’Hara, Move
  • Alex Periello, Realogy Franchise Group
  • Stephanie Pfeffer, Anton Luxury Portfolio International
  • Joseph Rand, Rand Realty
  • Spencer Rascoff, Zillow Group
  • Greg Robertson, W&R Studios
  • Errol Samuelson, Zillow Group
  • Greg Schwartz, Zillow Group
  • Glenn Shimkus, DocuSign
  • Richard Smith, Realogy Holdings
  • Laurel Starks. Starks Realty Group with Keller Williams
  • Dale Stinton, National Association of Realtors
  • Josh Team, Keller Williams
  • Jay Thompson, Zillow Group
  • Laurie Weston-Davis , Better Homes and Gardens Lifestyle Property Partners
  • Guy Wolcott, Homesnap
  • Susan Yannaccone, ERA Real Estate
  • Charlie Young, Coldwell Banker

2017 Swanepoel Power 200 list – RESO Members

(listed alphabetically)

  • Candace Adams, BHHS New England Properties
  • Grier Allen, Boom Town
  • Austin Allison, dotloop
  • Cindy Ariosa, Long and Foster
  • Stephen Baird, Baird and Warner
  • Kim Bakey, HomeServices of Iowa
  • York Baur, Moxi Works
  • Chris Bennett, CoreLogic
  • Mary Blaylock, BHHS California Properties
  • Amy Bohutinsky, Zillow
  • Paul Boomsma, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
  • Janet Branton, NAR
  • Frances Broude, Coldwell Banker Chicago
  • William Brown, NAR
  • Art Carter, CRMLS
  • Martin Charlwood, Century 21 Canada
  • David Charron, MRIS
  • Craig Cheatham, Realty Alliance
  • Sherry Chris, BHG Real Estate
  • Kathy Condon, MLS Propoerty Information Network
  • Matthew Consalvo, ARMLS
  • Harold Crye, Crye-Leike
  • Rick Davidson, Century 21
  • Jeff Detwiler, Long and Foster
  • Deems Dickinson, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s
  • Joan Docktor, BHHS Fox and Roach
  • James Dwiggins, NextHome, Inc
  • Marilyn Eiland, BHGRE Gary Greene
  • Dan Elsea, Real Estate One
  • Denee Evans, CMLS
  • Bryan Fair, Keller Williams Pinnacle
  • Dan Forsman, BHHS Georgia Properties
  • Wesley Foster, Long and Foster
  • Marty Frame, Realtors Property Resource
  • Georg Gerstenfeld, DocuSign
  • Gerald Giovaniello, NAR
  • Bob Goldberg, NAR
  • Judith Green, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Robert Hale, Houston Association of Realtors
  • Kent Hanley, Coldwell Banker Howard Perrt Walston
  • Jim Harrison, MLSListings
  • Dorothy Herman, Douglas Eliman
  • Todd Hetherington, Century 21 New Millenium
  • Paul Hulme, Alain Pinel Realtors
  • Stan Humphries, Zillow
  • Peter Hunt, Hunt Real Estate ERA
  • OB Jacobi, Windermere
  • Barb Jandric, Edina Realty
  • Rebecca Jensen, Midwest Real Estate Data
  • Merri Jo Cowen, My Florida Regional MLS
  • Katherine Johnson, NAR
  • Nate Johnson, Move
  • Gary Keller, Keller Williams
  • Glenn Kelman, Redfin
  • Travis Kessler, Texas Association of Realtors
  • Bill Kessler, Century 21 Affiliated
  • Teresa Kinney, Miami Association of Realtors
  • Kathryn Korte, NRT
  • Alex Lange, UpstreamRE
  • Gregg Larson, Clareity Security
  • Mark Lesswing, NAR
  • Kevin Levent, BHGRE Metro Brokers
  • Paul Levine, Trulia
  • Pamela Liebman. The Corcoran Group
  • Victor Lund, WAV Group
  • Joel Macintosh, Wolfnet Technologies
  • Greg Macres, NRT Western and Southwest
  • Greg Mason, Edina Realty
  • Mark McLaughlin, Pacific Union
  • David Mele, Homes.com
  • Rei Mesa, BHHS Florida
  • Robert Moline, Home Services of America
  • Paul Morris, Keller Williams Realty
  • John Mosey, Northstar MLS
  • Nancy Nagy, BHHS Koenig
  • Pam O’Connor, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
  • Ryan O’Hara, Move
  • David Osborn, Keller Williams North Texas
  • Mauren Passerini, NRT Northeast and Eastern
  • Ron Peltier, Home Services of America
  • Alex Perriello, Realogy
  • John Peyton, Realogy
  • Thomas Phillips, TREND MLS
  • Ed Prodehl, Coldwell Banker Honig Bell
  • Robert Rabon, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
  • Spencer Rascoff, Zillow
  • Douglas Rebert, BHHS Homesale Realty
  • Marty Reed, Black Knight Financial Services
  • Joe Reis, NRT Central Region
  • William Riss, Coldwell Banker Bain and Seal
  • Greg Robertson, W&R Studios
  • Dale Ross, Realtors Property Resource
  • Kate Rossi. NRT Southeast
  • Errol Samuelson, Zillow
  • Glenn Sanford, eXp Realty
  • Michael Saunders, Michael Saunders
  • Greg Schwartz, Zillow
  • Pat Shea, Lyon Real Estate
  • Gary Simonsen, Canada Real Estate Association
  • Mitchell Skinner, Laron/Skinner
  • Richard Smith, Realogy
  • Mark Stark, BHHS Nevada Properties
  • Dale Stinton, NAR
  • Clark Toole, Coldwell Banker Florida
  • Jeremy Wacksman, Zillow
  • Jim Weichert, Weichert Realtors
  • Philip White, Sotheby’s
  • Kevin Wiles, BHHS PenFed Realty
  • Jamie Wilson, ZapLabs
  • Marilyn Wilson, WAV Group
  • Walt Witek, NAR
  • Guy Wolcott, Homesnap
  • Michael Wurzer, FBS
  • Sue Yannaccone, ERA Franchise Systems
  • Charlie Young , Coldwell Banker
  • Lawrence Yun, NAR
  • Bruce Zipf, NRT

After years of feeling like RESO has been flying under the radar, it is clear the breadth of our influence has grown and RESO is deeply grateful to have the support and commitment of so many of the real estate industry’s most influential and powerful leaders. Surely 2017 will be another year of growth for the expansion, adoption and implementation of industry standards because of this. Next year, we hope to see the leaders and their firms who are on these lists, but are not RESO members, join RESO.

DLU January 23rd, 2017