30 Under 30 Honorees of 2017

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Raymond Lord
Team Leader
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Douglas Elliman Real Estate,
83 Main Street
East Hampton, NY
United States
11937
US
Age: 
27
Team volume: 
$25 million
Team sides: 
56

Winding Path to Luxury

Ray Lord, 27, grew up in a trailer near Binghamton, N.Y., a far cry from the tony beachfront communities of the Hamptons on Long Island where he works today. He’d never even considered real estate until participating in a college externship program involving alumni from various industries. His chance interview led to a promising professional path, and he’s never looked back. Having built a successful team, Lord’s excited to be influencing the next generation of real estate pros as a mentor for interns. He’s also established a $25,000 endowment at his alma mater, the State University of New York at Geneseo, to fund the externships. “I want to teach people how to be successful,” he says, especially as “a trailblazer for other young agents from disadvantaged backgrounds.” Learn how he nabbed the Web Choice Award—with 3,144 votes—at realtorm.ag/30web17.