Congratulations to 2013's Class of 30 Under 30

Every spring, a new crop of promising pros is uncovered by REALTOR® Magazine staff. This year’s honorees are ready to put recession behind them and embark on a whole new era of real estate.

April 2, 2013

To bring you this selection of up-and-comers in the real estate industry, REALTOR® Magazine staff combed through nearly 400 applications, narrowing it down to 50 finalists. Readers got a chance to vote for their favorite in our Web Choice competition in late March. In the end, 30 shining stars will ultimately join the ever-growing galaxy of forward-thinking practitioners.


Our Web Choice winner—Kristi Tanner Mock, ABR, CRS, SFR, a team leader at Keller Williams Realty in Wasilla, Alaska—received 2,844 votes. Mock attributed the win to support from a diverse sphere of influence, along with a bit of hometown pride.


“A lot of it had to do with Alaska, and wanting to put us on the map. Everybody kind of rallied together to not just support me but the state of Alaska,” Mock says, noting that her state has only claimed one other 30 Under 30 honoree (Wayne Salmans, of the 2009 class) in the 13 years of the competition’s existence.

A former client and family friend with an outsized influence also helped Mock rise in the vote tally: fellow Wasilla native, one-time vice-presidential candidate, and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Read more about their connection and this year’s Web choice competition here.

You’ll learn more about the 30 honorees in the May/June 2013 issue of REALTOR® Magazine. But since it’s still a couple of weeks away, we wanted to give our readers a sneak peek with the slide show of our honorees below. Be sure to check back with the 30 Under 30 program page on May 15 for the full scoop on our 2013 class, along with some online exclusive content you won’t see anywhere else.

Meg White

Meg White is the former managing editor of REALTOR® Magazine.