SP2018 Social Influencers

In addition to the 2018 SP200 Main List, we also identify leaders in a few unique groups. For this group, Social Influencers, we acknowledge those who have established a strong voice on social media, influencing tens of thousands.

Vanessa Bergmark
General Manager
Red Oak Realty

Bergmark leads Red Oak Realty, one of the largest independent real estate brokers in the San Francisco East Bay. Red Oak has over 100 agents with more than $750 million in sales volume.

Leigh Brown
Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive Realty

With outspoken wit and Southern charm, Brown has built a following in the industry - and a robust presence on YouTube - as a speaker and trainer.

Sean Carpenter
National Speaker
Sean Carpenter Toolbox Talks

A frequent speaker at Coldwell Banker's annual Gen Blue conference, Carpenter is a fixture on the real estate scene. His "CarpArt" drawings, which depict industry happenings, are familiar to many.

Brian Copeland
Chief Engagement Officer
Village Real Estate

Copeland is known for having an outsized voice in the industry. In addition to his chief engagement role at Nashville, Tennessee-based Village Real Estate, he is the emcee of Certified Residential Specialists' national conference, Sellabration, and the president of the Tennessee Association of Realtors.

Sam DeBord
Managing Broker
Coldwell Banker Danforth

DeBord runs the Seattle Homes Group and is the managing broker of Coldwell Banker Danforth. He is a frequent contributor to industry publications on intricate and complex issues and was the 2017 president of Seattle King County Realtors.

Heather Elias
Chief Marketing Officer
Trust Stamp

Trust Stamp, an Atlanta, Georgia-based artificial intelligence startup focused on identity verification, appointed Elias in September 2017 to head up marketing. She previously served as vice president of marketing for Century 21 Redwood Realty.

Ron Feir
Century 21 Gavish Real Estate

Feir has been ranked as the No. 1 real estate professional in the world based on social media activity, ac- cording to, an international real estate portal with nearly 33,000 monthly views. Feir has more than 68,200 followers on Twitter and has nearly 2.3 mil- lion tweets.

Valerie A. Garcia
Speaker and Consultant
Valerie Garcia Consulting

Valerie Garcia is a popular speaker and real estate trainer. She started her own independent consulting and training company in 2017. She is a frequent face at industry events, and prior to going out on her own, she directed training for mega sub-franchiser Re/Max Integra.

Nobu Hata
Director Digital Engagement
National Association of Realtors

As the director of digital engagement at NAR, Hata maintains a robust social media presence. A frequent commenter in industry Facebook Groups and Twitter, Hata helps NAR keep its finger on the pulse of member sentiment and technology adoption.

Marci James
Social Outreach Director
Move, Inc.

An industry leader in digital marketing and social media, James a marketing executive with over 19 years of experience in the real estate industry. She oversees marketing for all Move Inc. subsidiaries including, Top Producer, ListHub, Doorsteps, FiveStreet, Results Series and Reesio.

Katie Lance
Owner and CEO
Katie Lance Consulting

Lance helps real estate firms get a handle on social media and use it to build their businesses. She has developed an influential voice in the industry on social media, as a speaker at industry events and with the many clients with whom she works.

Lindsay Listanski
Director of Media Engagement
Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Listanski runs Coldwell Banker's media engagement efforts. She participates in many industry discussions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and has developed a significant online presence.

Laura Monroe
VP of Growth & Partner Collective

In August 2017, Monroe transitioned to partner and vice president of growth at the Sequel Collective, a real estate software startup. She previously served as a vice president at RealSatisfied. As a former director of engagement at Inman, her Rolodex is one of the most comprehensive in the industry.

Steve Pacinelli
Chief Marketing Officer

The former vice president of industry events at and a frequent industry speaker, Pacinelli runs marketing at the video email marketing platform BombBomb. He is a familiar face at many industry events and maintains a strong online presence.

Seth Price
Vice President of Real Estate Marketing

Price runs marketing for Placester, has a smooth, soft- sale style and maintains a prominent presence as a speaker at industry events. He is also a Twitter machine, generating multiple quality posts per day. Price hosts the "The Craft of Marketing" and "Marketing Genius" podcasts under Placester.

Chris Smith & Jimmy Mackin

These young, forward-thinking leaders co-founded the tech and marketing platform Curaytor. Smith hosts the weekly podcast "Calls with Chris Smith," is a frequent speaker at industry events and is the author of two books.

Jay Thompson
Director of Industry Outreach
Zillow Group

Thompson serves as Zillow Group's eyes and ears in all places digital. He responds to questions, clarifying the company's policies and product details on social media, news stories and blog posts.

Debra Trappen
D11 Consulting

Trappen is a passionate personality, motivational speaker, trainer, owner of D11 Consulting and author of "Fire Up! Taking Your Life and Business to 11." She has a Twitter following of more than 17,500.

Jeff Turner
Chief Executive Officer

In September Turner was appointed to CEO of immoviewer, a Europerean market leader in 3D virtual tour technology. Previously he held the role of president of RealSatisfied.

Kendyl Young

Young is the owner of Diggs, an independent brokerage in Glendale, California. She is a passionate and consistent presence at industry events.

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