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MLS Execs and vendors featured on Swanepoel 200 list of ” Most Powerful People in The Residential Real Estate Brokerage Industry in 2019″

Ron Peltier took the top spot from Gary Keller (#2) this year. The report cited that as CEO Peltier was only the second brokerage to surpass 100 billion in sales.

Bob Hale, CEO of the Houston Association of REALTORS was the highest MLS exec, moving up 5 spots to #27. HAR’s Chairwomen, Kenya Burrell-VanWormer, was recently named Inman News’ 2018 “Person of the Year” for taking a public stand against NAR raising dues.

I count about 15 MLS Execs listed including Art Carter, CEO of CRMLS at #36, up 4 spots from last year. Tom Phillips #52 and David Charron #84 of Bright MLS, Teresa King Kinney, CEO of the Miami Association of REALTORS #120, Rebecca Jensen, CEO of MRED, LLC, #128, Matt Consalvo, CEO of ARMLS #133, Merri Jo Cowen, CEO of MFRMLS #134, Morgan Carey, CEO Real Estate Webmasters #136, Kathy Condon, CEO of MLSPIN #138, Dionna Hall #159 CEO of Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale, Jim Harrison, CEO of MLSListings #165, John Mosey CEO of Northstar MLS #179, Jim Speer CEO of New York MLS #183, Tim Dain (first timer?) #194 CEO of MARIS and Anne Marie DeCatsye CEO of Charlotte Regional Realtor Association and CarolinaMLS at #195. Denee Evans, CEO of CMLS was listed at #175.

Notable vendors include Errol Samuelson of Zillow Group at #42, Chris Bennett of CoreLogic at #45. Mike Wurzer pushed in to the double digits at #91. Joel Macintosh CEO of WolfNet #146, Marilyn Wilson and Victor Lund of the WAV Group at #149, Brian Boero and Marc Davidson of 1000watt #151, and Me (Greg Robertson) was listed at #154 (up 26 spots, woot!) Zvi Band CEO of Contactually is listed at #169, Leo Pareja CEO of Remine #177, Mitch Skinner of LarsonSkinner #180, Charles Williams of Buyside #181, Andrew Flachner of RealScout #182, Suzanne Mueller of Realtor.com #193 and Alex Lange, CEO of UpstreamRE at #200 (whew!)

I apologize in advance if I missed anyone. Congrats to everyone!

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