I get it.
Trying to be a better realtor, investor, and business woman is tough. To keep on top of your game, you know the value of learning from the best.
So, I did some heavy lifting for you to find some of the most influential real estate agents and influencers to learn from online. Then, I curated some of the best resources they created, as a one-stop shop.
Rather than list these experts in random order (or choosing our favorites), we took the time to rank each person based on their influence across social media, using scores from FollowerWonk, Klout, and our own judgment.
While not a perfect science, by ranking each influencer by their social impact, you will have a better sense of who you want to learn from as you master your craft.
Without further ado, here are 100 real estate agents and influencers to follow:
#100 – Chris Clothier (@chrisdclothier)
Chris has built up a personal portfolio of $4.5 million in Memphis residential real estate. Then, over the last couple years, Chris invested his knowledge to building Memphis Invest into a premier providers of turn-key investments for investors around the country.
#99 – Marty Boardman (@martyboardman)
Marty is the owner of REIMidwest, a full service, turnkey real estate investment firm. With his team, they strive to provide clients with high-quality, single-family and multi-family assets that are fully renovated and leased to qualified tenants.
Resource: Become a Million Dollar Question Asker
#98 – Tyler Zey (@tylerzey)
Tyler crafts killer content over at Easy Agent Pro, where he shares insights about real estate marketing and business building. As a digital marketer, Tyler has helped numerous real estate sites rank on page 1 of Google.
#97 – Jimmy Moncrief (@jimmymoncrief)
Jimmy is a multifamily real estate investor and bank credit officer at Community National Bank. He has written a complimentary bank negotiating guide on how to get around the 80% LTV rule.
Spending more than 14 years as an analyst and lender, Jimmy understands his clients’ needs and is able to seamlessly integrate his hard-won, battle-tested, industry knowledge and strategic plans to ensure his clients achieve their goals.
#96 – Mat Piche (@fruitfulinvestr)
Specializing in Single-Family rental properties, Mat is a real estate investor at Zen House Investments and RE/MAX realtor.
Mat is also a professional carpenter, author of three real estate books that will help take your life to the next level.
#95 – Steven H. Berkowitz (@stevehberkowitz)
Steven H. Berkowitz, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Lumos Labs, Inc since November 10, 2015. Steven previously served as the Chief Executive Officer at Move, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of IAC Search & Media Inc.
#94 – Amy Gorce (@amygorce)
Technology Executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate technology industry. Amy has experience in organizational management, managing the software development processes and building strong customer service and support processes.
Amy is experienced in building revenue and driving sales using collaborative and innovative techniques to identify customer needs. She enjoys building new products and helping companies grow.
#93 – Matthew Shadbolt (@matthewshadbolt)
Creative interactive product and marketing professional with over 15 years experience. Matthew is currently the Director of Real Estate Products at The New York Times, where he is focused on the strategic and tactical value build of the real estate vertical across desktop, mobile, social, video and emergent product platforms.
Matthew acts as the general manager for all real estate initiatives at The Times, working closely with the newsroom, sales, design, engineering, project, marketing and product groups.
#92 – John Wake (@johnwake)
John is an economist who stumbled into becoming a real estate agent when people were visiting his Zillow website and started asking to see homes for sale. His second website analyzed the Phoenix real estate market and it’s had over 1.5 million visitors.
John is a recognised expert on real estate and has been interviewed by local public radio, NPR, and quoted in newspapers such as The Washington Post and The International Herald Tribune.
At Real Estate Decoded, John explores the whole geeky truth about real estate, including beloved industry myths like, “For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) homes sell for less.”
Resource: Great Housing Bubble Explained
#91 – Brian Persaud (@brianpersaud)
Brian Persaud is a Toronto based Real Estate Agent, TV Host, Producer and Author of Profitable Investing in Condominiums: Strategies, Tips and Expert Advice for the Canadian Real Estate Investor.
Today, Brian is a sales representative for RE/Max Realtron, specializing in marketing properties and is currently the realtor appraiser for HGTV’s Income Property.
Resource: Sound Proofing Walls in Condos
#90 – Larry Goins (@larrygoins)
Larry H. Goins has been investing in Real Estate for over 20 years. Larry is an active real estate investor and travels the US speaking and training audiences at conventions, expos and Real Estate Investment Associations on his strategies for buying 10-15 properties per month without ever leaving his office.
Between speaking engagements and mentoring other Investors, he oversees the daily operations of Investors Rehab, Inc. Investors Rehab, Inc. is a real estate investment company that buys and wholesales 10-15 properties per month to other investors.
Resource: Real Estate Training – Lease Options
#89 – Terry Paranych (@terryparanych)
Terry Paranych is one of North America’s premier REALTORS®. Terry is also one of a few select agents worldwide to achieve the RE/MAX International Luminary of Distinction Award the highest professional honor bestowed on any sales associate in the RE/MAX international system.
Terry is also the Founder and CEO of the Paranych Group Companies, which include Paranych Rental Communities (A large multi-family property owner), Plex Developments (A residential home building company specializing in building new homes in old neighborhoods) and SuperStarAgent.com, the world’s leading real estate training and coaching company. Terry was also the founder of The Re/Max Elite Group of real estate offices in Edmonton. Terry and his team are your Number One resource for any of your Edmonton and area real estate needs.
#88 – Michael Thorne (@immichaelthorne)
Michael is an agent at Re/Max Little Oak Realty in British Columbia, Canada, and he is the co-host of the agent-targeted, weekly online video show Mobile Agent TV. Michael works on a team with two other dynamic Realtors: Jorda Maisey and Trisha Bongers in the Vancouver suburb of Langley, B.C..
The team has always been on the cutting edge of real estate technology. They have been paperless for more than 5 years. Michael, Jorda and Trisha joined RE/MAX in the fall of 2011 and helped open a paperless, boutique RE/MAX office last summer. Michael speaks regularly on technology and social media.
Resource: iPad for Realtors with Michael Thorne
#87 – Brian Boero (@1000wattbrian)
Brian is a partner at 1000watt, a brand and marketing agency he started with Marc Davison. They focus on real estate and work with brands, large brokerage companies and real estate software and media companies.
Prior to 1000watt he was CEO of VREO, a real estate technology company that created e-signature and document management solutions for the Tablet PC platform.
Before that, Brian was President of Inman News, the leading trade media company in real estate.
Resource: Building a World Class Operation
#86 – Rick Sharga (@ricksharga)
Executive Vice President at Ten-X (formerly Auction.com), the largest online real estate marketplace. The company has sold over $35 billion in residential and commercial assets since being founded in 2007.
Since 2003, Rick has been covering the US Housing Market, Mortgage Industry, and Commercial Real Estate trends, and the foreclosure crisis. He has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events, and frequently quoted by the media.
Prior to that, he was a growth strategist who helped companies create and leverage unique value propositions that increased their topline sales, improved shareholder value and streamlined organizational efficiencies.
#85 – Andy Woolley (@andywoolley)
Andy Woolley is the vice president and general manager of Homes.com. Woolley heads up the web services group formed to unify the development efforts of Homes.com’s real estate technology brands.
Under his leadership, Homes Media Solutions successfully launched Homes Connect (now Homes.com Connect) in 2011, creating the real estate industry’s first truly integrated marketing platform. He is vital to the growth and success of the brand.
#84 – Marc Davison (@1000wattmarc)
Marc is a partner at 1000watt. Brad Inman brought him into real estate in 1998. Without knowing that it couldn’t be done, Marc built and branded a real estate content syndicate as a hobby after selling his agency in NYC and moving to California in 1997. He signed on to help build the Inman brand and business.
1000watt helps brokerages, mortgage and title companies, and other forward-thinking people who care about real estate improve their marketing, branding, design, and advertising strategy.
#83 – Lucas Hall (@landlordology)
Lucas is the Chief Landlordologist at Cozy, the company that makes renting easy for everyone. He is a successful landlord with dozens of happy tenants and a profitable income property portfolio. A landlord for almost ten years, Lucas founded Landlordology in 2013, and became part of Cozy in January 2014.
#82 – Michael Borger (@michaelborger)
Michael Borger, the owner of Big Rock Investments, LLC. One this led to another and before he knew it, Michael was learning how to run a professional real estate investment company. He ultimately landed with his super mentors, the FortuneBuilders group in San Diego.
He formed Big Rock Investments, LLC, to run the exact same systems-based business model as his FortuneBuilders mentors and the rest is history. Michael’s background in marketing and technology helps keep him at the forefront in today’s digital age while his knowledge of coastal issues is certainly useful when working with beachfront homes.
Resource: Flipping Houses In A High Priced Market
#81 – Earl Lee (@reallyearllee)
Before joining Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, he served as Senior Vice President, Principal Broker and Partner of Prudential Locations LLC located in Hawaii. He has more than 30 years of real estate experience. Earl was instrumental in enhancing brand awareness, as well as initiating programs and tools to help the businesses exceed their customers’ expectations.
#80 – Nathan Brooks (@follownathanb)
Nathan is an experienced real estate investor with more than a decade of rehabbing, flipping, buying, selling, and renting real estate. He is a principal and partner at Bridge Management LLC, managing single family and small multi-family properties in the Kansas City Metro Area.
Bridge Management helps both internal and exterior property acquisition, with a focus on buying properties with 10%+ returns and solid equity captures, gaining both cash flow and equity in their investment properties.
#79 – Josh Cantwell (@joshcantwell)
Josh is the top residential real estate investor in his community and has been a full-time investor since 2003. He bought his first real estate investment in 2001 at age 24 and still owns that two-family rental property today. He has bought and sold over 700+ properties since 2003.
Josh is laser-focused on the distressed property niche including his 6 revenue pillars. Those 6 revenue pillars are Bank Foreclosures (REO’s), Short Sales, Lease Options, Buyers, Magnetic Marketing for sellers, buyers and private lenders and most of all, Raising Private Capital.
#78 – Matt Lerner (@mrlerner)
Prior to Walk Score, Matt was Lead Program Manager for the Windows User Experience Team at Microsoft.
Resource: Introducing Walk Score with Matt Lerner
#77 – Glenn Shimkus (@glennshimkus)
Glenn currently serves as the VP of Product at DocuSign. He is a tech enthusiast, gadget aficionado, and serial entrepreneur. He has a passion for applying technology to solve challenges, especially those involving data flow, managing documents and a supporting a mobile constituency.
Glenn is a frequent speaker and recognized as one of the 200 Most Powerful People in Real Estate by New York Times best-selling author Stefan Swanepoel and 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate by Inman News.
#76 – Paul Jackson (@pjackson)
Paul Jackson is publisher and CEO at HousingWire, the nation’s most influential industry news source covering the U.S. housing economy — spanning residential mortgage lending, servicing, investments and real estate operations. The company’s news, commentary, magazine content, industry directories, and events give more than one million industry professionals each year the insight they need to make better, more informed business decisions.
#75 – Randy Ramadhin (@randyramadhin)
Randy Ramadhin, Honours BA, is a graduate of the Rotman School of Business and possesses both of the real estate broker’s and mortgage broker’s licenses in Ontario. Randy is an author of “Investing in Condominiums: Strategies, Tips and Expert Advice for the Canadian Real Estate Investor” published by Wiley 2011.
As a professional real estate investor, consultant, and instructor, Randy strives to learn as much as possible to advise his clients on their real estate portfolio. Randy is a former member of REIN and former Chair of the Condominium Committee of the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association.
#74 – Matt Theriault (@thedooverguy)
Matt is the guy behind EpicRealEstate.com. It allows him to inform the public of what multiple streams of income, cash flow and real estate investing can do for them.
He has worked as a full-time real estate professional since 2003. After building a small real estate empire, Matt discovered that he had a knack for simplifying the complicated, implementing systems and producing desirable results for himself and others.
#73 – Matt Beall (@mattbeall)
Matt formed Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers with two partners in June of 2008. As both Principal Broker and CEO, Matt manages over 200 brokers, agents, and employees across 13 offices across the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii Life serves the entire state of Hawaii, conducting over 1400 transactions each year.
Hawaii Life is the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate for the neighbor islands of Hawaii (Kauai, Maui, Hawaii Island, Molokai, and Lanai).
#72 – Leslie Ebersole (@leslieebersole)
Leslie is responsible for the BRIXGroup, a “brand within a brand”, at Baird&Warner Real Estate in the western suburbs of Chicago. She leads sales management, marketing communications, lead generation, internet marketing, and social media. The team was recognized as a member of the Baird&Warner Chairman’s Club for sales achievement and innovation.
#71 – Scott Schang (@scottschang)
Scott is the creator of FindMyWayHome.com and one of the founders of BuyWise Mortgage. He has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years, with his most recent adventure in the mortgage and real estate for the past 17 years.
He specializes in creative financing solutions supported by his deep knowledge and understanding of the underwriting guidelines for many programs, not just what the “big banks” offer.
With access to hundreds of investors, Scott has more options, more solutions, and more experience than most loan officers out there that can only offer loan programs that their bank will allow.
Resource: When, How & What Guide to Home Buying
#70 – Rich Cederberg (@richcederberg)
Rich has been selling Albuquerque Real Estate since 2004. He has sold homes throughout the Albuquerque Metro Area including Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Corrales, Placitas and the East Mountains.
Rich started his real estate career at Vaughan Company in 2004. He won top selling agent November 2005 for the Rio Rancho office and left shortly thereafter for REMAX, where he spent the next 6 years. Venture Realty Group was Rich’s next career move before holding his current position as an Associate Broker at eXp Realty.
#69 – Cody Sperber (@codysperber)
Cody started a real estate investment firm called Klever Investor, LLC. The business grew and over the last few years he has personally purchased and sold over 1000 properties worth over 75 million dollars which include fix-n-flips, foreclosures / REO’s, multi-family (1-8 units), and short sales.
In 2003 Cody began building websites. He owns foreclousrecounseling.com, www.SellQuickForCash.com, codysperber.com, and around 50 other squeeze pages that produce “cash for houses”, “stop foreclosure”, and “short sale” leads. This led to his passion for online marketing and the leads he produces power his investing business.
In 2010 Cody launched CleverInvestor.com where he and his team teach others how to build a successful real estate investing business. They focus on teaching business and marketing systems. They believe that if you have the right education, and systems in your business, that anyone can become wealthy through investing in real estate.
#68 – Victor Lund (@victorlund)
Victor Lund brings a wealth of business experience and is a founding partner of WAV Group. His MLS consulting focuses on operational effectiveness and strategic planning.
In addition to his consulting role with WAV Group, Lund is a founder and CEO of RE Technology, the leading real estate technology and media portal in the United States with more 1 million visits a month.
Victor Lund founded WAV Group with his partners in May 2004. Previously, Lund and partner Marilyn Wilson operated Wilson Victor Associates. This business-consulting firm served their clients in the areas of new business development and new product development before being joined by Michael Audet.
Victor was also an associate with the venture capital firm Resource Capitalist, LLC from 2000 to 2004. Lund led the business plan review team, working closely with entrepreneurs and technology start-ups in developing and funding their businesses.
Resource: A Broker with 357 Listings Got No Leads from Trulia Last Week
#67 – Russ Bergeron (@bergeronruss)
Russ is Vice President, Data Licensing and Compliance with Real Estate Digital LLC (RED), a Nationstar/Xome company. Russ oversees the data licensing component at RED, with the goal of ensuring that acquisition and access to data (primarily MLS Content) is handled in the most legal, above board manner possible.
Russ was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), a real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to nearly 40,000 brokers and appraisers and 8,000 offices.
#66 – David Drake (@daviddrakevc)
David Drake is the founder and Chairman of LDJ Capital in NYC and has been involved in technology media and telecom (TMT), realty, mineral & energy, cleantech and impact investments for over 20 years.
Mr. Drake is also the founder of The Soho Loft Media Group – The Voice of Capital Formation. It consists of divisions reaching millions in Publishing, Events and Investor Relations.
#65 – Bev Thorne (@bevthorne)
Beverly Thorne, also known as Bev, has been the Chief Marketing Officer at ProSight Specialty Insurance Group, Inc. since March 11, 2016.
Bev is an award-winning senior marketing executive with a track record of delivering first-class marketing programs that revitalize brands, accelerate revenue growth, and increase share. She served as an Advisor of NabeWise Media, Inc. She served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Century 21 Real Estate LLC since February 2007, overseeing all elements of marketing for the world-renowned brand. Bev has worked extensively in the areas of consumer marketing, strategic branding, and event marketing management.
#64 – Suzanne Roy (@suzroy)
Suzanne currently works for Move, Inc., as the Director of Social Media Marketing overseeing a team of B2B and B2C social media professionals along with a community manager, to build brand awareness, substantially increase net new UVs to realtor.com, growing and gaining new long-term relationships, and having tons of fun in between.
As the founder of two social media companies, she has managed literally hundreds of social media accounts for high profile companies and individuals nationwide. A nationally recognized speaker, Suzanne is an innovator of specialized lead generation strategies on various social media platforms.
#63 – Mike Otranto (@michaelotranto)
Michael is an industrious sales professional, expert in profitable business growth, effective Internet marketing, and successful real-estate management, constantly adapting to evolving technologies, industries and markets. He has been doing real estate since 2005 and has done everything from major rehabs, rentals, property management, general brokerage, leases, owner financing, multifamily & single family investment properties. Mike also does consulting.
#62 – Greg Robertson (@gregrobertson)
Greg Robertson is the Co-Founder of W&R Studios, a privately-held software company focusing on creating simple and focused web applications for the real estate industry.
Greg also brings his 20 years of industry experience to Vendor Alley, a real estate technology/industry blog. He is an active member on the board of Council of MLS, and industry organization focused on promoting best practices in the MLS industry.
#61 – Coy Davidson (@coydavidsoncre)
Coy has 25 years of experience in commercial real estate specializing in corporate real estate services, occupier services and transaction management. He also publishes a nationally recognized CRE Blog: The Tenant Advisor.
Coy’s background includes assisting a wide variety of corporate office, healthcare and light industrial space users with a focus on the Houston market. He has also served clients in additional U.S markets including, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Seattle, Phoenix, St. Louis, Cleveland, Denver and Miami.
As an active member of Colliers Healthcare Services Group, Coy has extensive experience in healthcare related real estate assisting major hospital systems, private physician groups, and medical office building owners with leasing and the acquisition and disposition of healthcare related properties.
#60 – Chris Alston (@chris_alston)
Chris Alston has been in the real estate industry for close to 20 years. Achieving this by helping others has allowed him to continue enjoying what it is he does on a daily basis.
As a current Team Leader with Keller Williams Realty, Chris helps agents choose a better option in advancing their life and business goals. He is also the CEO of Chris Alston Real Estate Training, Chris is a national trainer and motivational speaker. Empowering others to understand what it will take to get to the next level in their career. From their first transaction to their 500th.
#59 – Amy Bohutinsky (@amybo)
Amy Bohutinsky is the chief operating officer of Zillow Group. Amy is responsible for the company’s people organization (HR, recruiting and learning & development), as well as marketing, communications and consumer care.
Moving to Seattle from San Francisco in 2005, Amy was part of the pre-launch team at Zillow. Since joining Zillow, Amy has held many leadership positions, including Vice President of Marketing and Communications from September 2010 to March 2011, Vice President of Communications between August 2008 and September 2010, and Director of Communications between August 2005 and August 2008.
#58 – Austin Allison (@gaustinallison)
Austin Allison is CEO at dotloop, the fastest growing technology movement in Real Estate.
He is nationally distinguished for his entrepreneurial success, having just been featured on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine, Inman News Innovator of the Year for 2012, a Forbes 30 under 30, and was named as the small business Executive of the Year by Best in Biz.
Austin bought his first home when he was 17, became a licensed real estate agent at 18; and after selling real estate all through undergrad, he started dotloop in his first year of Law School at the Cincinnati College of Law. Due to his first-hand industry experience, Austin and dotloop are passionate about delivering life-changing value to real estate agents and the buyers and sellers they serve.
Resource: Austin Allison on Paperless Real Estate
#57 – Dave Eisenberg (@eisenberg)
In 2012, Dave founded Floored while an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. He has a BA from Harvard, which he uses to handle business stuff and fetch things for Floored engineers.
#56 – Jay Thompson (@thejayt)
Jay Thompson is the Director of Industry Outreach at Zillow.
Obtaining his real estate sales license in 2004 and broker’s license in 2008, Jay and his wife started an independent boutique real estate brokerage serving in the Phoenix, AZ metro, Thompson’s Realty. They had no physical office space, choosing instead to operate a “virtual” brokerage.
#55 – Joe Fairless (@joefairless)
Joe Fairless, founder of Fairless Investing, controls over $54,000,000 in real estate.
Joe started investing in single family homes in 2009 while working full-time as the youngest VP at a NYC advertising agency. He left his desk job to invest in real estate full time. He made the switch to apartments when he realized he could achieve his financial goals much faster by buying lots of “homes” at once.
Joe is also the host of the world’s longest running daily real estate podcast, Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show.
#54 – Todd Carpenter (@tcar)
Todd Carpenter is a twenty year veteran of the real estate and mortgage industry, with a focus on using technology to foster relationships between professionals.
With six years of experience working for both the National Association of REALTORS® and Trulia.com, Todd is a subject matter expert in member data, listing data, online consumer trends, agent ratings, real estate portals, enterprise social media strategy, and REALTOR® family politics.
Todd is widely regarded as an industry pioneer in leveraging the social web. Specializing in industry relations since 1992, he began using online tools to acquire and maintain these relationships in 2002, and created the mortgage industry’s first broker-focused blog in 2005.
#53 – Pete Flint (@peteflint)
After spending approximately 10 years as co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Trulia, Pete is now on the Board of Zillow Group after Trulia was acquired by Zillow.
Pete is a frequent speaker at Internet, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Real Estate conferences and regular appearances on CNBC, FOX, Bloomberg, WSJ, NYTimes, and a guest lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and Oxford’s Said Business School.
#52 – Nobu Hata (@nobuhata)
Nobu Hata is the National Association of REALTORS’ Director of Digital Engagement.
An industry veteran since 1996, Nobu is a student of marketing, communications trends, social media, and technology in the Real Estate industry, having implemented and adapted various new-school techniques to his successful brick and mortar business in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Edina Realty until July 2012.
An accidental speaker, instructor, and volunteer member leader since 2009 (NAR YPN, Communications, Equal Opportunity/Diversity, Strategic Planning Committees), Nobu brings his skillset to NAR bringing insight and context of agent, brokerage and association issues up the pipeline, and deliver value-added information down, both in-person and through the digital domain.
#51 – Brian Copeland (@nashvillebrian)
Brian may be most familiar as the featured agent on The Learning Channel’s Flip That House and HGTV’s House Hunters. In 2009, he appeared on the new HGTV show called Goodbuy/Badbuy, as well as a special home buying tip oriented HGTV show, currently airing nationally, called “The Top 25 House Hunting Tips.”
Brian is the Chief Engagement Officer for Inman News‘ 2012 Most Innovative Brokerage, Village Real Estate and is a nationally recognized real estate speaker/trainer and was chosen as the National Association of REALTORS® 2010 Technology Advocate of the Year.
Resource: Brian Copeland’s Buyer Process
#50 – Jeff Turner (@jeffturner)
Jeff has over 25 years experience as both a successful entrepreneur and a senior executive in a large corporation. He is currently the President of RealSatisfied and holds the position of VP of Strategic Partnerships at Placester, Inc.
As company founder and CEO he led J.J. Grace, Inc. to the Inc. Magazine list of the 500 fastest growing companies in America.
As a senior executive and Group President of Vertis, Mr. Turner brought the needed vision and leadership to a highly diversified corporate Group and integrated the operations, the focus and the spirit of that Group back into the organizational mainstream.
#49 – Zach Schabot (@zachschabot)
Zach Schabot is currently the Executive Vice President of Bamboo Realty, where he was brought on lead a group of agents in Houston, Dallas, Denver and Raleigh.
Alongside Jim Garman, the duo founded GoConnect, an app for real estate agents to manage transactions and leads.
Zach has been in the real estate industry since the Monday after he graduated college in 2001. He was a sales rep for Beazer Homes, and a broker with The Wood Team/Re/Max partners before founding the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area brokerage Go Realty.
#48 – Allen Buchanan (@allencbuchanan)
With over 30 years in the real estate industry with Lee and Associates, Allen Buchanan provides business location advice to owners and occupants of warehouse and manufacturing buildings.
Allen is also the host of Location Advice for California Businesses, a blog dedicated to providing practical commercial real estate advice to owners and occupants of manufacturing, warehousing, and flex buildings in Southern California.
#47 – Laura Brady (@laurahbrady)
As the Founder and President of international luxury real estate auction firm Concierge Auctions, Laura Brady is responsible for leading the company and its aggressive growth.
Laura’s knowledge of high-net-worth clientele and her insight into the luxury real estate market have led her to be profiled by Fox News, CNBC, Bloomberg, the Today Show, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, among others.
#46 – Amy Chorew (@amychorew)
Amy is a Technology Trend Expert, Author, Speaker, Social Media Maven, and REALTOR. She is an expert on leveraging online marketing tools to dramatically increase your bottom line. Now developing the training and talent attraction platform for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.
Her knowledge of the latest technologies available along with her unique ability to translate it all into easy to understand language make her a consistently top-rated trainer throughout the country.
In 2009, her expertise in the area of Social Networking and the tremendous impact it is having on the industry has given agents and brokers the tools to move from traditional marketing to Web 2.0 marketing.
Resource: Top 5 Mistakes Made During an Open House
#45 – Jeremy Lehman (@jeremylehman)
Jeremy Lehman specializes in real estate sales, technology, and marketing throughout Orange County. His personal production places him among the top 10% of all real estate agents in the U.S.
Jeremy began his career in real estate as a technology and sales trainer in 1998 at Orange Coast Title. His position was to train agents and brokers and help develop new real estate programs and applications.
#44 – Nirav Tolia (@niravtolia)
Nirav Tolia is the CEO and co-founder of NextDoor.com, a private social network for neighborhoods where neighbors get to know one another, exchange advice, and communicate about local issues. He is a technology entrepreneur and executive with over 14 years of experience founding and leading early-stage, pioneering consumer Internet companies. Areas of specialty include online community, user-generated content, social networking, and e-commerce.
Nirav plays an important role to early stage internet companies as an advisor and investor. Companies in which he’s served as an advisor or investor include Zillow, SurveyMonkey, Quip, Minted, Stack Exchange, Polyvore, Simply Hired, RealSelf, WiFast, SAY Media, InstaEDU, IfOnly, Web of Trust, OrderAhead, Bottlenotes, aSmallWorld, StepUp Commerce (acquired by Intuit) and Trigo (acquired by IBM).
#43 – Sam DeBord (@seattlehomeocom)
Sam DeBord is managing broker for Seattle Homes Group and Coldwell Banker Danforth. Seattle Homes Group is the top-producing team for the top-producing full-service real estate office in Seattle. He is 2016 President-Elect of Seattle King County REALTORS®, and a writer for numerous real estate news outlets.
Sam started his career in technology and management consulting for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and has used that background to create a prolific internet lead generation and conversion system.
As a speaker and writer, Sam is known in the real estate industry for being on the cutting edge of issues ranging from technology to legislative policy. He has served as a director and spokesperson for local, state, and national REALTOR® organizations on the topics of industry technology, communications, and government affairs.
#42 – Armando Mantelongo (@montelongo)
Facing foreclosure and relying on food stamps to provide for his family, Armando was dedicated to providing a better life for his family and to secure their financial future. Relying on a gut feeling and one last tank of gas, Armando and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas seeking a better life. It was there that Armando learned about flipping real estate and all the profits that could be made.
After successfully completing his first flip, Armando began to create his own system that allowed him to maximize his profits in the least amount of time. This system was the beginning of what would soon become a multi-million dollar company.
With his success growing, Armando made it his mission to not only continue flipping homes but, to share his success and teach others how they can transform their lives. He formed his own company, Armando Montelongo Companies, in order to provide real estate education all across the nation. More than a decade later, Armando has transformed the lives of countless students, acting as a mentor to guide them to success.
#41 – Christina Kroner (@christinakroner)
Christina Kroner is an experienced Realtor who brings a flare for interpersonal relations, technology, and lifestyle branding to her real estate business.
Her purpose in her current role with RE/MAX is to serve clients with a new standard of customer service using the most relevant tools and strategies. A purveyor of connecting people – whether professional or personal – Christina takes great pride in building meaningful relationships.
Christina is also an experienced Investor, Landlord, and Property Manager with Multi-Residential and Commercial tenants.
Resource: Is Being Good Bad for Your Investment?
#40 – Robert Reffkin (@robreffkin)
Robert Reffkins is Founder & CEO of Compass, a technology-driven real estate platform.
Prior to Compass, Robert was Chief of Staff to the President & COO at Goldman Sachs following five years of work in the firm’s private equity arm. He previously worked at both Lazard and McKinsey & Company. He was appointed a White House Fellow in 2005 to serve as special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury.
#39 – Seth Williams (@retipsterseth)
Seth Williams is the Founder of ReTipster, a real estate investing blog.
In his blog, Seth provides real-world guidance for part-time real estate investors and publishes interviews and insights with the world’s foremost real estate experts. He is also a guest contributor to various other real estate blogs and publications.
#38 – Leighton Dees (@leightondees)
Founding several companies on and offline, Leighton Dees is an Internet & real estate entrepreneur. Co-Founder of ORACLE Real Estate in 2008, he strives to keep his companies at the forefront of where technology and real estate come together. Because of this passion, he joined the forces of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand with his own firm in 2011, forming Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Generations.
Understanding that excellence is obtained by design, not by default: he has built the foundation of his endeavors on the true understanding of the immeasurable value of a relationship.
#37 – Jeff Lobb (@jefflobb)
Jeff Lobb is a Technology & Marketing Specialist coming from the perspective of a REALTOR. Over 23 years of Real Estate, he has been a top producing agent, has run Real Estate brokerages and has developed training and coaching products to serve the Real Estate Industry. His knowledge base is very diverse, but Jeff specializes in Mobile, Social Media, Video and Digital Marketing.
Jeff initially joined the EXIT Realty Corp. team as the company’s Technology Specialist and was Promoted to VP of Technology and Innovation responsible for all of North America. Today he takes a leadership role as CEO with his own brand SparkTank Media, a Speaking, Training, Coaching and Consulting Company
He has a very accurate pulse on the industry and the brokerage models. His diverse business, marketing and technology background gives Jeff the vision, the passion, and experience he refers to as “the perfect storm” – for the REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY.
#36 – Joshua Dorkin (@jdorkin)
Joshua Dorkin is an internet entrepreneur and product specialist focused on content, social media, blogging, podcasting, marketing, publishing and online communities, with a focus on the real estate investing space.
Joshua built the leading real estate investing social networking community and resource portal, BiggerPockets.com, the leading community for real estate professionals and investors with a focus on Networking, Deal Making, and Education. With one of the top real estate online blogs and the most active forum community in real estate, BiggerPockets has emerged to become a leader in the online world of real estate investing.
#35 – Lynn Pineda (@lynnpineda)
Lynn has 11 years of experience and knowledge of her local Real Estate markets with Keller Williams Realty Coral Springs.
In addition to her years of experience in real estate, Lynn has powerful marketing skills that include Search Engine Optimization, which has gained her attention in the real estate industry.
Lynn attended Ferris State University where she obtained her BS in Business Marketing.
#34 – Raj Qsar (@rajqsar)
As the Principal/Owner of The Boutique Real Estate Group, Raj has invested heavily in bringing all aspects of the real estate experience completely in-house. From custom design, professional staging, architectural photography, cinematography and social media to technology, internet optimization, cloud based transaction management and global listing syndication. This design & tech-forward approach has earned The Boutique Real Estate Group accolades & awards worldwide.
In 2016 Raj was named to the prestigious SP200 Honoring The Most Powerful 200 People in Residential Real Estate. Raj was selected as Most Innovative Real Estate Agent in 2014. Raj was also selected as 33 People Changing The Real Estate Industry by Inman News and was also named Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders For 2013.
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#33 – Laura Monroe (@lauramonroe)
Laura got an early start in real estate marketing and technology and is passionate about empowering the real estate industry of agents, brokers, B2B & B2C companies and vendors to be brand focused, consumer driven, with data-driven business intelligence to make decisions that make the biggest impact.
Currently as the VP of Industry and Strategic Development for RealSatisfied, a division of Placester, Inc., Laura has assisted in growing the brand to reach new market share and strategic positioning. Laura’s role allows her to oversee the marketing, communications, cultural alignment, and growth integration.
#32 – Cory Boatright (@coryboatright)
Cory Boatright is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of Real Estate Investing Profits and Phenomenal Results Coaching. Between himself, his teams, and his students all over the world, he’s bought and sold over 75 million dollars in real estate by completing over 1000 real estate transactions.
Cory Boatright coaches high achieving entrepreneurs and their teams to getting phenomenal results in their real estate businesses. Fast Company Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Harvard University are among a few leading organizations that view him as a thought leader and visionary.
#31 – Cory Kessenich (@mtgrealtor)
Cory Kessenich is a mortgage consultant at Inlanta Mortgage, a Wisconson-based mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations, and strong customer service.
In September 2006, Cory began his real estate career as a mortgage consultant with First Wisconsin Mortgage. With the many challenges in the real estate industry in recent years, it has allowed for him to gain the experience to become a better loan officer for his clients.
#30 – David Leonard (@mtgprofessor)
David Leonard is a mortgage consultant with Inlanta Mortgage in Madison, WI.
David’s real estate career began at First Wisconsin Mortgage as a loan officer and won Loan Officer of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007.
Before getting into the real estate industry, David served as an Account Executive in advertising sales at SBC Advertising.
#29 – Jim Ingersoll (@investforever)
Jim is a real estate author, coach and entrepreneur. He works with tons of investors from all over the world and helps them succeed investing in real estate.
Several years ago Jim decided to explore opportunities to work for himself and build cash producing assets. As an Entrepreneur Jim focus’ on multiple streams of income from various real estate and internet businesses including Investing Now Network, Big Money Investor and Investor Training Summit.
#28 – Jonathan Miller (@jonathanmiller)
Jonathan Miller is President/CEO of Miller Samuel, a leading New York real estate appraisal and consulting firm he co-founded in 1986. In 2002 Jonathan co-founded Miller Cicero, LLC, a commercial real estate advisory service firm where he still acts as the managing principal.
Jonathan is the author of a series of market reports for Douglas Elliman that are relied on by the media, financial institutions as well as government agencies. He also writes a weekly “Three Cents Worth” blog column for Curbed New York and periodic columns for Curbed Hamptons, Curbed DC, Curbed Ski, Curbed LA and Curbed Miami.
#27 – Tony Wilbert (@twilbert)
Tony Wilbert is the owner of Wilbert Public Relations Company, a full-service Public Relations and communications firm specializing in real estate, travel and hospitality.
Tony’s first introduction to the real estate industry was his position at the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a commercial real estate reporter. After holding several reporting positions, Tony took his first public relations position at Home Depot.
#26 – Valerie Garcia (@valeriegarcia1)
Valerie is a corporate trainer and international speaker, specializing in the Real Estate industry. She is committed to assisting Broker Owners and Realtors in embracing change in order to deliver outstanding service.
As the Director of Training at RE/MAX Integra, Valerie is passionate about improving the industry and helping Realtors succeed and grow their businesses.
Valerie is known for providing keynotes and coaching on topics including social media, technology, systems and best practices, business planning, recruiting and customer service.
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#25 – Andrew Fortune (@greatcolohomes)
Andrew Fortune started Great Colorado Homes, a modern real estate brokerage to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s consumers. The website, GreatColoradoHomes.com, is the center hub of the business and serves Colorado Springs as the premier website for local residents to find properties for sale.
Andrew collaborates with real estate professionals nationwide and is constantly trying to push the envelope of how modern technology can be improved upon.
#24 – Brandon Turner (@brandonatbp)
Brandon is the VP of Marketing and Communications at BiggerPockets, the world’s largest real estate investing community. In his position, Brandon is either writing blog posts about Real Estate Investing, hanging out in the BiggerPockets real estate forums or guest posting on a variety of different sites – his position is to engage, teach, learn, and grow.
After obtaining his BS at Northwestern College, Brandon became a real estate investor and started his company Open Door Properties, a Washington State based property management company.
He is also the owner of RealEstateInYourTwenties.com, an online blog dedicated to teaching young people how to invest in real estate at a young age.
#23 – Mark Brian (@markbrian)
Mark Brian is a licensed sales agent for Silver Star Real Estate LLC, a small aggressive real estate company specializing in both residential and commercial.
Mark is a member of National Association of Realtors, South Carolina Association of Realtors, Upstate Carolina Real Estate Investors Association, and Western Upstate Association of Realtors.
#22 – Sherry Chris (@sherrychris)
Sherry is the president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. A native of Canada, Sherry 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.
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 regularly featured by national media outlets such as the FOX Business Channel, CNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, sharing her insights into industry reports and trends.
#21 – Lockhart Steele (@lock)
Lockhart founded Curbed Network in 2004, an integral part of the online housing industry. In 2014 Lockhart joined Vox Media, Inc. as the Editorial Director after selling Curbed Network to the multi-branded company. Vox is best known for its SB Nation sports network and The Verge, the tech site built using the DNA from AOL’s Engadget staff.
#20 – Bret Calltharp (@jedirealestate)
Bret Calltharp works as the Director of Talent Attraction for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, where he drives and supports individual franchisees growth through developing programs designed to attract and retain both newly licensed and experienced/producing agents.
Brett enjoys sharing his experience with others through speaking engagements/seminars, social media outlets and as a Contributor to Inman News. He was honored by Inman News by being selected as an Inman Ambassador for “Real Estate Connect New York” 2015 & 2016 as well as “Real Estate Connect San Francisco” 2015 & 2016 . He was also one of ten real estate professionals named a “Social Influencer” for the inaugural Realtor.com Results Summit.
#19 – Nicole Beauchamp (@nikkibeauchamp)
Nicole is a residential real estate professional associated with Engel & Völkers in New York City as one of the firm’s first advisors in May 2014 shortly after they opened.
Over a decade of experience as a real estate broker, Nicole specializes in representation of buyers and sellers in the sale and leasing of residential properties (condominiums, cooperatives, and townhouses) in Manhattan and Brooklyn. She has a varied clientele from first time home buyers to international investors.
#18 – Leigh Brown (@leighbrown)
Leigh is CEO and Dream Maker at RE/MAX Executive Realty who grew up in and around residential real estate. She joined her father, Darrell Thomas, in the business in 2000.
Leigh believes strongly in building lasting client relationships, and as a result, over 70% of her business is referrals from current and past clients or from other top Realtors nationwide.
Leigh is also a strong believer in continuing education. She is a member of several real estate networks, including Council of Residential Specialists, CyberStars (top 240 agents nationally) and StarPower. Leigh is also a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
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#17 – Joe Manausa (@housingreporter)
With a nationally recognized name for internet marketing in real estate, Joe Manausa utilizes his MBA and 26 years of Tallahassee Real Estate experience in order to help clients with large investment opportunities as well as providing guidance and support for the employees and associates of Joe Manausa Real Estate.
Joe’s companies have always performed at the top of the market and have won franchise awards with both RE/MAX and Century 21, making a name for the office as one of the best home selling companies in the state of Florida.
Joe can be found all over the internet, using progressive internet marketing strategies to sell homes. His twitter account is one of the most-followed real estate broker accounts, and his writing can be found on hundreds of different blogs and real estate forums all over the internet.
#16 – Leo Kingston (@leokingston)
Leo Kingston bought his first couple of houses after graduating from high school while working as a supervisor at a tire plant. That is when he learned about his passion in real estate investing.
Leo founded a real estate investment company, WePayFast.com, and built the company to what it is today from the bottom up. It has become the largest real estate/home buyer in Oklahoma. Leo is also the CEO at RAK Properties, Inc., a leading professional Real Estate Investment Company for rental properties in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas.
#15 – Dottie Herman (@dottieherman)
Dorothy Herman, Dottie, is the quintessential New York success story. In only two decades, she climbed to the pinnacle of the housing industry – CEO of Douglas Elliman, the #4 ranked real estate company in the United States.
Today, under her leadership, Douglas Elliman is New York’s largest residential brokerage, with over 6,000 real estate professionals and 675 employees working in more than 80 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, the Hamptons and the North Fork, Westchester/Putnam, South Florida, Aspen and Los Angeles.
She is also host of popular radio show, Eye on Real Estate, focused on the latest real estate market trends and news.
#14 – Sean Carpenter (@seancarp)
Sean Carpenter recently retired as the Director of Agent Development for the Ohio NRT Companies. Licensed since 1998, Sean led a successful career in real estate before becoming manager of the CB King Thompson Hilliard office in 2003 and then taking on his last role in November ’05
Sean hopes to educate, motivate and inspire new agents to achieve the levels of success they desire as they enter the real estate business and continue to encourage and challenge experienced agents to reach their goals & exceed their wildest expectations in the real estate business and life.
#13 – Ilyce Glink (@glink)
Ilyce Glink is Founder/CEO of Best Money Moves LLC. Best Money Moves is about solving the problem of financial stress in the workplace, which is done with an innovative HR technology platform combined with live debt, budget, credit, housing and bankruptcy counseling.
Ilyce is also an award-winning columnist, blogger, radio talk show host and former on-air television reporter/producer who frequently appears on CNN, CNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as NPR, to talk about the economy, money and real estate issues.
#12 – Seth Price (@sethprice)
Seth spends the majority of his time delving into what creates online success for real estate professionals and translating that discovery into tools and insight that helps to automate the process of marketing, renting and selling real estate.
#11 – Spencer Rascoff (@spencerrascoff)
As chief executive officer of Zillow Group, Spencer oversees the company’s portfolio of real estate and home-related brands, including consumer brands Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads and Naked Apartments.
Since becoming CEO, Spencer has led Zillow through its 2011 IPO and 12 acquisitions. In 2015, Spencer co-wrote and published his first book, the New York Times’ Best Seller “Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate.” Spencer is also the host of “Office Hours,” a monthly podcast featuring candid conversations between prominent executives on leadership and management topics.
#10 – Debbie Drummond (@vegashomepro)
Debbie Drummond is a realtor at Simply Vegas, specializing in homeowners and buyers with luxury homes and high rise properties throughout Las Vegas.
A well, trained professional, Debbie’s clients appreciate her candor and knowledge. She holds numerous designations and is skilled with internet and social media marketing/communications.
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#9 – Anita Clark (@anita_clark)
Anita is a 22-year U.S. Air Force spouse (retired), married with 2 grown daughters, an active member of her local church, and an Honor Graduate of Williams Academy of Real Estate.
#8 – Kyle Hiscock (@kylehiscockre)
Passing his NYS real estate license exam in February of 2011, Kyle spent 2 years of working as a part-time real estate agent. In March 2013, he decided that he was ready to sell real estate full-time to better serve his clients.
Kyle is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, e-PRO®, & REALTOR® at
Nothnagle Realtors. He is proficient in utilizing the latest technologies and uses a unique mix of social media, SEO, website development, & traditional marketing to better serve the buyers & sellers he works with.
#7 – Stefan Swanepoel (@swanepoel)
Stefan Swanepoel is an international best-selling author of 20 books and a motivational speaker. He is the Chairman & CEO of Swanepoel T3 Group, the Editor-in-chief at Swanepoel Trends Report, a contributor at Entrepreneur Magazine and Huffington Post, and Host of the T3 Summit.
No one researches more about change and trends impacting the residential real estate industry and Stefan is widely recognized as the leading visionary in this field. His most popular real estate book is the 1998 Amazon bestseller Real Estate confronts Reality.
#6 – Katie Lance (@katielance)
Katie is the CEO/Owner and Keynote Speaker of Katie Lance Consulting. She specializes in social media and content strategy, working with mid to large sized brands in the technology, real estate and wine industries with clients like RE/MAX LLC, DocuSign, RPM Mortgage, Hearsay Social, Homekeepr, SmartZip, PNC Mortgage, and Crushed Wine app. She is also the founder of the GetSocialSmart Academy, the on-demand social media learning platform for real estate and mortgage professionals.
Prior, Katie was the social media director for Inman News, and built Inman’s social footprint from 5,000 followers and fans to over 300,000.
#5 – Albert Berriz (@albertmberriz)
Albert M. Berriz is Chief Executive Officer, Co-Owner and Managing Member of McKinley, a real estate investment company that owns and operates a $4.2 billion dollar real estate portfolio.
Having extensive experience in the acquisition, financing, management redevelopment, and development of real estate assets, Albert has been responsible for acquiring and managing assets in excess of $2.5 billion.
#4 – J. Massey (@cashflowdiary)
A full-time real estate investor, entrepreneur, popular podcast host, author, speaker, coach and all-around problem solver, J. Massey is well known for providing best-in-class advice and strategies to help new and experienced investors the world over.
J. Massey is a master of creating cash flow and passive income through smart real estate and business transactions. J.’s talents don’t stop there. He’s also a successful business owner of Cash Flow Diary, energetic author of “Cashflow Diary: 10 Steps to Creating Wealth in ANY Economy!”, popular podcast host, insightful instructor, and cash flow creation coach.
#3 – Bill Gassett (@massrealty)
Bill Gassett, the owner of Maximum Real Estate Exposure is a twenty-nine year veteran to the Real Estate industry having started in 1986. Over the last decade, he has been one of the industry leaders in social media, along with a highly visible website found in local online searches.
For the year 2012 Bill finished as the #1 RE/MAX agent in all of New England. Nationally he was ranked #26 in the entire United States for RE/MAX agents and #76 worldwide. In 2013 he was the #1 RE/MAX agent in Massachusetts for transactions. In 2015 Bill finished the year as the #5 RE/MAX agent in New England.
Bill takes pride in providing outstanding marketing, photography and general real estate communication skills.
#2 – Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan)
Dan Gilbert is Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s second largest mortgage lender. He is also Founder and Chairman of Rock Ventures LLC, the umbrella entity for his portfolio of business and real estate investments, and majority owner of the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
Dan co-founded Bedrock Detroit, a full-service real estate firm specializing in purchasing, leasing, financing, developing and managing commercial space based in downtown Detroit.
#1 – Scott McGillivray (@smcgillivray)
One part savvy real estate investor, one part skilled contractor, and one part accomplished entrepreneur, Scott McGillivray is a triple threat.
Best known as the host and executive producer of the award-winning HGTV series, Income Property, Scott has taken home renovation television to the next level, helping cash-strapped homeowners choose their perfect investment property and renovate it to generate maximum rental income.
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