The job of helping clients sell or buy a home during a pandemic is tough enough. Imagine what it was like to do this on the way out of a pandemic when summer 2021 sales peaked and homes were going faster than legendary Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.
These 25 real estate professionals have taken on both challenges over the past year and have done so with distinction. They represent many levels of the real estate model – and include associates, agents, brokers, and owners / CEOs of their own businesses.
It’s a group that also includes the future first minority president of the Akron-Cleveland Realtors Association. They are involved in a variety of profits, charities, and causes, including animal shelters, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, at-risk children, and cancer research.
They work for independent agencies and for some of the largest real estate companies in the country, but their messages about their work and their business are clear: Dealing with real estate is about helping people achieve their dreams.
METHODOLOGY: The winners did not pay to be included. Their profiles were taken from the submitted application documents. This list is not understandable. It only includes those for whom applications have been submitted and accepted after review by the editors. To qualify for the list, applicants must be based in Northeast Ohio and have a valid Ohio license to practice. They must work for a real estate organization and present professional achievements. They should be active in community and / or philanthropic activities, mentoring programs and / or diversity and inclusion initiatives.