RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

APR 2019

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE April 2019 97 Craig Cheatham CEO & President The Realty Alliance C raig Cheatham is the CEO and presi- dent of The Realty Alliance, an elite network of more than 65 brokerages and firms across North America. As leader of The Realty Alliance, Cheatham coordi- nates the group's influence on policy within the real estate sphere, among other important ini- tiatives. With Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Ho- meServices of America, Howard Hanna Real Es- tate Services and other notable firms among the ranks, the network is a prevailing and powerful voice with industry-wide reach. As an advocate for improvements to the Multiple Listing Service, Cheatham has been an influential player, contributing to countless discussions and roundtables. He was active in the formative stages of UpstreamRE, as interim leader on the project, and is currently on the executive committee of the initiative, serving as vice chairman. Upstream launched officially in the spring of 2018. Additionally, Cheatham is on the 2018 - 2019 board of managers of the Broker Public Portal, the broker-owned entity behind Homesnap, an app for consumer home search, and on the board of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), whose data standards have been adopted by hundreds of thousands of MLSs and practitioners of real estate. In business, Cheatham's philosophy is simple. "Add value," he says. "In a world of smoke and mirrors and vaporware, actually adding value is the key to standing out, succeeding and feeling good about your work." RE For more information, please visit www.TheRealtyAlliance.com. To see all of RISMedia's 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers, visit rismedia.com/2019-newsmakers. INFLUENCERS: CRAIG CHEATHAM {Meet the Newsmakers} "Add value. In a world of smoke and mirrors and vaporware, actually adding value is the key to standing out, succeeding and feeling good about your work." 2 019 To nominate a 2020 Real Estate Newsmaker, visit rismedia.com/newsmaker-nomination.

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