Previously the Director of Digital Engagement for The National Association of REALTORS®, overseeing the association’s communication strategy on its social media channels. He’s also been a real estate and mortgage professional since 1992 and created the first broker-focused mortgage blog in 2005. Todd is an industry pioneer in leveraging the social web.
Shannon W. King educates agents on how to make their offices mobile by embracing technology and how to reinvent themselves by utilizing marketing tools in unique ways. King is an active voice for the real estate industry, serving on NAR’s 2011 Extended Leadership Team as Liaison to Information, Communication & Professional Development; Strategic Planning Committee, Executive Committee, and REALTOR® University Development Team. A founding member and past chair of NAR’s Young Professionals Network, King was in REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 Under 30” class of 2005. King has appeared on HGTV and authored the book, Real Estate Road Warrior: 101 Technology Tools for Business on the Go.
Ronald Phipps, a REALTOR® from Warwick, R.I., is the 2012 immediate past president of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. A REALTOR® for 32 years, he is principal broker of Phipps Realty Inc. in Warwick, R.I., specializing in residential brokerage. He holds the professional designations of Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), GREEN and e-PRO certification. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., in 1979.
An industry veteran since 1996, Nobu Hata (REALTOR®, ePro) has been a student of marketing, communications trends, social media, and technology—and its place in the Real Estate industry—during his time as a marketing professional, REALTOR®, instructor and consultant. He speaks from experience researching, implementing and adapting various new school techniques to his brick and mortar business, and loves to share his stories; demystifying new media, and empowering his peers. Nobu—a 2010 MN and Minneapolis REALTOR®of the Year nominee—is a REALTOR®in the state of Minnesota, a member of NAR’s Equal Opportunity and Communications Committee, and the 2012 Chairperson of NAR’s Young Professionals Network.
Monika McGillicuddy, GRI, is a real estate broker and trainer with Prudential Verani Realty in southern New Hampshire. She was the 2010 president of the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® and currently serves on the National Association of REALTORS® Professional Standards committee. Monika has been a REALTOR® for 27 years and specializes in residential real estate. She has a passion for education and travels throughout New England presenting professional standards, mediation, agency, blogging, YouTube and social media workshops.
Maura Neill (ABR, CRS) is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Around Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. Specializing in relocation and working with first-time homebuyers, Maura has built a business that relies mainly on referrals, with 92% of her business coming from referrals from past clients, her sphere of influence, and other REALTORS® in her network. The founder/editor of 365Atlanta.com, she has transformed her business through connecting with her community, getting to know her city, and her hyper-local social media efforts. She is a writer for Inman Next, NAR’s YPN Lounge, and RETSO and a frequent speaker on social media. Maura is also a foodie, a musical theatre geek, a karaoke queen, a dark chocolate aficionado, a lover of dark beer and bacon, and a shoe addict. She lives in Johns Creek, Georgia with her husband, Ben, Charlie the Wonder Beagle, and three cats who wish to remain anonymous.
Lou Nimkoff is a Principal at the Brio Companies, a Winter Park, Florida-based real estate investment group. He has been active in commercial real estate since 1983, and a real estate broker in Florida for over fifteen years. He participates on the national and local levels of the CCIM Institute, RPAC, the National Association of Realtors, and IREM, where he also is an Instructor. Lou has been published or quoted in National Real Estate Investor, Commercial Investment Real Estate, Journal of Property Management and Florida Realtor. He has been involved in Acquisitions, Dispositions, and Management of Retail, multi-family, and office properties.
Linda Davis has sold real estate in Ledyard, CT for over 35 years. She is active in her local Board of Realtors® and in her community, where she serves as an elected member of the Ledyard Town Council. Linda has been blogging since September 2005 and helps keep her community connected with social media.
Linda holds the CRS, GRI and e-PRO designations . Linda is VP and “The Seasoned Geek” at the Tech Byte and speaks on social media and technology solutions to real estate professionals around the country.
Leigh Brown, a.k.a. “The No BS Realtor,” is a native of Concord, NC and serves the greater Charlotte NC area. She grew up on a farm, has sold liquor, stocks and chainsaws, but found her calling in residential real estate. Leigh has become a leader in real estate through constant learning and continually upgrading technology to better serve buyer, seller and agent clients. She is a wife, mama, daughter, sister, cousin, friend, pianist, singer, REALTOR® and possible politician. (Watch for her grassroots bid for North Carolina Governor in 2012!)
Katie is the managing broker of Intero Real Estate Services in the heart of Houston, Texas. She has built an office described as a “Swanky, techie, innovative, boutique real estate company where the experience sells you before the agents do”. By understanding the importance of hyper local content, social connectivity and agent collaboration, Intero Houston has become one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages in Houston.