RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

DEC 2018

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40 December 2018 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE MAT ISHBIA is president and CEO of United Whole - sale Mortgage, and has spearheaded technological advances and partnerships to strengthen the mortgage broker channel. The compa - ny offers instant funding on loans to speed up the home- buying process, as well as no-cost appraisals. In 2018, TRACEY ANDER- SON launched the CENTU- RY 21 Canada Concierge program to increase en - gagement, productivity and retention in the industry. The program is designed to help CENTURY 21 fran - chisees in Canada learn to use the many tools and technologies the company offers. CLELIA PETERS is presi- dent of Warburg Realty, and co-founder of MetaProp, a New York City venture capital fund that invests exclusively in real estate. MetaProp has invested in brokerage disruptor Reside, co-working alternative Spacious, Airbnb alternative WhyHotel, title company Spruce and home equity startup Irene. DEBBIE YOST , chair of the board of directors of Arizona Regional MLS and co-founder of Yost Re - alty Group, RE/MAX Casa Grande, has been recog - nized in the Top 250 U.S. Teams nine times. In 2018, Yost championed the first major MLS joint venture in noncontiguous markets-— Arizona and Wisconsin. As co-president of Brown Harris Stevens, BESS FREEDMAN played an in- tegral role in the company's first global rebranding and is heavily involved in the evolution of digital tools for agents. She serves as a spokesperson for the bro - kerage community, and fre- quently speaks on industry panels. JED CARLSON is CEO of digital advertising pro- vider, Adwerx, named to both the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies and the Entrepreneur 360. Carlson and his team created the Automated Listing Program, which generates instant list- ing ads when a property is made public. JOHN MURRAY is broker/ owner of Key Realty and also the president and co-owner of Realty Pilot, a technology automation company focused on en - terprise solutions for the real estate industry. Mur - ray brings a future-focused approach to his business, utilizing big data and predic - tive analytics. VINCENT HODDER and Gabriel Damant-Sirois co- founded Local Logic, a platform that aggregates approximately 500 data sources to study approxi- mately 20 indicators rel- evant to people interested in living in urban areas. By understanding consumers' needs, Local Logic believes it can help them make bet- ter decisions. TRAILBLAZERS | The agents of change CEO, Rocket Homes Doug Seabolt is CEO of Rocket Homes, as well as ForSa- leByOwner.com and IHR Canada ULC, its two subsidiaries. Rocket Homes' core offering is referrals, with over 25,000 agents in-network. The brokerage is owned by Rock Holdings, Inc. In September 2018, under Seabolt's leadership, In-House Realty was rebranded to Rocket Homes, aligning the broker- age with Quicken Loans—and, by extension, Rocket Mort- gage—and RocketLoans, also owned by Rock Holdings. "In an effort to eliminate the complexities and stress that can sometimes accompany buying or selling a home, Rocket Homes is focused on combining online home search, obtain- ing a mortgage and connecting with an agent into a more seamless experience for consumers," he says. u DOUG SEABOLT " "Don't focus on technology —focus on the relationships you and your agents already have with consumers, and use technology to help you make those relationships even better." – YORK BAUR, CEO, MoxiWorks

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