30 Under 30 Honorees of 2013

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Cy Phillips
Salesperson
RE/MAX Innovations
RE/MAX Innovations,
9325 Bishop Drive Suite 110
West Des Moines, IA
United States
50266
US
Age: 
29
Individual volume: 
$22.3 million
Individual sides: 
102

From Farm to Family Man

Growing up in an Arkansas farm community (pop: 63) gave Cy Phillips, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES, his small-town roots while planting the seed for big-time success. “Farming isn’t a 40-hour-per-week job and neither is real estate,” he says. Fast forward and Phillips, 29, is a residential specialist handling 102 transaction sides, with a largely referral-based business. His secret is “top-of-mind awareness,” getting customers to think of him before other agents. “He’s always there, always really helpful, and eager to do things right,” says Cindy Pelz, executive officer of his local association. As for the future, Phillips stresses the need to balance career and family. “I don’t want my business to run my schedule,” he explains. “I want to run my business.”