Each year, REALTOR® Magazine honors rising stars in the real estate industry with new inductions into that year’s “30 Under 30 Class.” With over 20,000 eligible agents across the country, this prestigious honor is reserved for young professionals who exemplify the “ingenuity, dedication, and prowess that’s raising the bar in real estate today.”
Many REALTORS® apply for 30 Under 30, and yet few are selected. To say that the 30 Under 30 selection process is competitive is an understatement. This year, nearly 400 agents submitted applications, but only 30 will make the final cut. When an agent is selected for the esteemed 30 Under 30 Class, it is an honor not only for the agent and their broker, but also for the agent’s REALTOR Association at large. For this reason, the 2016 30 Under 30 contest creates a special opportunity for all of us in GCAAR, particularly GCAAR YPN.
GCAAR Represents. After the first round of elimination, judges have narrowed down the applicant pool to 50 finalists who are now vying for a spot in the 30 Under 30 Class of 2016. What’s amazing is that, 4 of these 50 finalists are GCAAR Members. What’s more, all 4 of the finalists are also current or alumni members of GCAAR YPN.
The significance of this accomplishment is best understood after looking at the bigger picture.This year, the 50 finalists are comprised of agents from 29 different states. As many states go unrepresented, it is an honor to be able to claim even a single finalist. It’s even more of an honor to be able to say that the only state with more finalists than GCAAR has is Texas!
While contributing to our community and successfully building a business, these YPN members have helped raise the bar in our industry and have represented GCAAR across the country. Now that they have reached this final selection stage, it’s our turn to help one of them secure a spot among this year’s 30 Under 30.
Vote. Vote. And, Vote. REALTOR Magazine Judges will select the 30 Under 30 Class, but you can help your favorite finalist win the Web Choice Award. From now until noon (Central Time) on Friday March 25, you can vote online for a finalist from each of your devices, every single day. The finalist with the most votes will automatically be a member of the 30 Under 30 Class, and the judges will select the other 29 honorees. With the deadline right around the corner, now is the time to step up and support your favorite finalist.
Remember, the rules allow you to cast a single vote per device, per day. Don’t miss a day, and don’t miss a device!
Click here to see the full list of finalists. (link: http://realtormag.realtor.org/30-under-30/finalist/2016/03/2016-30-under-30-finalists)
GCAAR YPN is proud of the accomplishments of our current and alumni members. We strongly encourage you to vote for one of these real estate all stars.
CAST YOUR VOTE HERE! Click an image below to vote for a finalist.
My specialty is assisting first time home buyers, and more specifically, single women of the millennial generation. These buyers want to purchase condominiums close to downtown D.C., and they have the finances and determination to do it. My typical client is a well educated, market-savvy professional whose career success has given her the means to find the perfect starter home to enrich her life and shorten her commute, while taking advantage of an urban lifestyle
Salesperson | Real Living at Home | Chevy Chase, Md. |LoveLiveDC.com
| Age: 29 | 2015 Individual Sales Volume: $19.3 million | 2015 Individual Sides: 34
I have been selling since age 10, when I created a landscaping business complete with business cards and a marketing plan. By age 12, I was creating and selling CDs to classmates. And at age 19 I started my first LLC—a company that accepted parents’ credit card payments for water delivery to Georgetown University dorms (yes, I sold water). Real estate, to me, required the perfect combination of my entrepreneurial skills that I had been building since age 10 and the relationships I had amassed as a lifelong Washingtonian.
Salesperson | Keller Williams Capital Proper | Washington, D.C. |CapitalDMVhomes.com
| Age: 29 | 2015 Individual Sales Volume: $17 million | 2015 Individual Sides: 37.5
I quickly learned that providing the best possible service to a current client would lead to a new referred client. Maintaining a high level of integrity and devotion to the industry and to my clients became my priority. Now, three-and-a-half years later, 90 percent of my business is from previous client referrals. I am passionate about being the REALTOR® that people want to do business with. With my continued enthusiasm for real estate, I hope to change lives for the better and give back to my community.
Salesperson | RE/MAX Realty Services | Washington, D.C. | REMAX.com
|Age: 28 | 2015 Individual Sales Volume: $15.8 million | 2015 Individual Sides: 30
Brittany Barsky Allison (Alumni Member)
My goal is to be my client’s “REALTOR® for life” and always provide them with the best possible advice. The suggestions I give my clients are no different than what I would say to my mom, dad, or best friend. My social calendar is filled with client appreciation events such as happy hours and cocktail parties. I also enjoy having clients over for dinner so we can get to know each other better. Social media has also been a big driver of my success. I post all my sales, listings, and client photos to my business and personal Facebook pages so people in my sphere can share in my successes. It also helps build trust for when it is their turn to buy or sell.
Team member | Wydler Brothers | Bethesda, Md. | CasadayAllison.com
|Age: 29 | 2015 Team Sales Volume: $248 million | 2015 Team Sides:281 | 2015 Individual Sales Volume: $14.1 million | 2015 Individual Sides: 24