30 Under 30 Honorees of 2004

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Yanni Georgas
Broker
Raben Real Estate Inc.
RE/MAX of Rapid City,
1240 Jackson Blvd
Rapid City, SD
United States
57702
US
Age: 
24

“Treat people with respect now for a good future return.”

Georgas had an auspicious start in real estate, representing the buyer and seller in a strip shopping mall, which sold for $2.35 million. The buyer, an investor, had supported Georgas in his high-school wrestling career. Once Georgas got involved in real estate, this mentor supported his professional career as well, he says. Besides earning his broker’s license, Georgas is a partner in two development companies, both of which build single-family townhouses.

No rush: Because he doesn’t like to be pressured when he makes decisions, Georgas uses a low-pressure approach with buyers and sellers. He also encourages first-time buyers to live within their means and not max out their finances when they buy a home. “They need to save some of their money for other purposes,” says Georgas.