This is not just any old list.
It is a supergroup.
It is a handpicked collection of extraordinary talent.
Each member has been singled out and selected - they have been chosen.
Because of their talents.
We've identified six pillars of the real estate industry.
And within each pillar, we found the individual who upholds it more than anyone else.
So without further ado...
We'd like to introduce you to the 2015 Real Estate Rockstars!
Emerging Tech Rockstar: Notion
Notion aims to revolutionize the home monitoring industry, making it cheaper and more effective than ever before. Notion sensors have a range of 175 - 300 feet, depending on clear lines of sight, providing complete monitoring of an entire home. No matter your location, the Notion app connects to your home, offering instant notification from the kitchen, bathroom, garage, storage room and more.
Branding Rockstar: Climb Real Estate
Climb Real Estate is a boutique real estate agency in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their tagline, "We believe it's more than a home. It's your life.", is reflected by the simple (yet stunning) branding on their website and social media profiles. For example, Climb features a neighbourhood guide that encourages potential clients to explore neighbourhoods based on their lifestyle (hipster, prestigious, lively, etc.).
No wonder agents like Justin Fichelson from Million Dollar Listing San Francisco have chosen Climb as their real estate agency!
Social Media Rockstar: The Broke Agent
We couldn't have a list of social media successes in real estate and not mention The Broke Agent. If you're in real estate and you're not following any of their social media accounts, then you’re missing out. The Broke Agent grew their following around their humorous real estate blog. Their content strategy is simple: keep it funny and keep it real estate.
Website Rockstar: Compass
Compass caters to upper-class clientele seeking homes in larger metropolitan cities like NYC, Miami, and LA. As such, their sleek brand exudes an air of class, luxury and exclusivity. This begins with their website, a near-perfect blend of both art and technology. Contrasting font with large, high-resolution photos provides the foundation for the pleasant aesthetic appeal of their inspiring site. It’s beautifully branded with a slick and clean user interface that translates well to smaller screen sizes (read: responsive design). The clever use of whitespace and evenly spaced layout makes for improved readability and an excellent user experience. You can’t help but fall in love with the site: it helps establish trust, evokes luxury, and is just so easy to use!
Coaching Rockstar: Tom Ferry
Tom Ferry is the best-selling author of Life! By Design, and ranks as one of the top real estate educators in by Swanepoel Power 200. He has over 26 years of experience in the industry, and has helped 500,000 real estate agents find success. His advice is delivered through webinars, seminars, cds, YouTube, emails, and more. No matter their preference, Tom Ferry offers a learning experience to suit all agents.
Blog Rockstar: Bill Gassett
Let it be known that Bill Gassett is the king of real estate blogs. 75% of his leads originate from his online content strategy. And it’s no wonder! Not only does he use his plethora of industry experience to lend quality advice to buyers, sellers and fellow agents, but he also knows how to market his efforts and capture leads like a seasoned vet. Featured on blogs like Placester, Point2 and our very own RESAAS Blog, Bill shares his 27 years of real estate and marketing experience with agents, sellers and buyers across all platforms. He keeps it consistent, collaborative and innovative, while investing a lot of time to do so. The best in the biz, right here.
RESAAS Choice Award Rockstar: Kenny Truong
Talk about a home run! Kenny Truong takes this prize due to his innovative and unforgettable email newsletters. They are well thought out, beautifully designed, and are downright hilarious. But perhaps most importantly, they’re not all about self-promotion. His pop-culture themed newsletters are full of informative articles and educational resources for his subscribers. Those who’ve signed up are never disappointed.