Welcome, 30 Under 30 Class of 2017

March 27, 2017

True success, no matter your age, is based on your merits. In the same vein, each and every one of this year’s 30 Under 30 finalists has given their all to this career path. That’s why choosing who’s named to the 30 Under 30 program is so incredibly difficult.

The task began in January, when more than 300 young professionals applied for this year’s honor. After much deliberation, a panel of judges narrowed the field to 50, who were announced nearly four weeks ago. Today, REALTOR® Magazine is proud to announce the 30 Under 30 class of 2017.

From Boston to Beverly Hills, Stanwood, Wash. to Plantation, Fla., the group represents the diverse landscape of the real estate industry in business specialty and market location. It includes individual salespeople, team members, team leaders, a broker-manager, and a broker-owner. More than half have served as volunteers and homeownership advocates in their local or state REALTOR® organization.

REALTOR® Magazine is also pleased to announce the winner of this year’s 30 Under 30 Web Choice Award. From March 17 to  24, readers cast a grand total of 39,934 votes in the online contest. Topping the list of 50 finalists with a total of 3,144 votes is Ray Lord with Douglas Elliman Real Estate in East Hampton, N.Y. You can read more about Lord and how he rallied his voters in a REALTOR® Magazine online article next week. Additionally, readers will be able to learn more about all 30 young professionals when their full profiles are published in the May/June issue of REALTOR® Magazine.

Congratulations to the 2017 30 Under 30 honorees:

Kara Chen
Keller Williams of Central PA East
Hummelstown, Pa.

Henry Edelstein
Coldwell Banker Burnet

St. Paul, Minn.

Karen Elmir
Cervera Real Estate Inc.

Ashton Ernst
Keller Williams Realty Peachtree

Corinne Fales
Redefined Realty Advisors
Delafield, Wis.

Lucy Feicht
Lou Realty Group

St. Louis

Saria Finkelstein
Keller Williams Partners
Plantation, Fla.

Ryan Gillen
Irongate Inc., REALTORS®
Dayton, Ohio

Ryan Glass
Gibson Sotheby’s International

Grant Lopez
RE/MAX Associates
San Antonio

Raymond Lord
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
East Hampton, N.Y.

Sarah Lyons
CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Co.
Springtown, Texas

Shyla Magee
Windermere Prestige Properties
Henderson, Nev.

Anthony Manzon
Keller Williams Realty
Chula Vista, Calif.

Liz Campbell Moore
RE/MAX Alliance Evergreen
Evergreen, Colo.

Davis Pemstein
Climb Real Estate Group
San Francisco

Dominic Pettruzzelli
Keller Williams Western Realty
Stanwood, Wash.

Jessica Randolph
Village Real Estate Services
Nashville, Tenn.

Louis Savinetti IV
RE/MAX Dynamic
Tampa, Fla.

Margaret Scarborough
Burns & Ellis, REALTORS®
Dover, Del.

Melissa Shipley
Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

Elizabeth Stone
RE/MAX Allegiance
Falls Church, Va.

Melanie Stone
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Farris Tarazi
Century 21 Yarrow & Associates
Lancaster, Calif.

Jessica Thompson
Loxwood Realty
Oklahoma City

Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
Beverly Hills, Calif.

La Toya Tolbert-Watson
CLJ Realty
Long Beach, Calif.

Maci Umbertis
Merrill & Associates Real Estate
Paso Robles, Calif.

Will Wiard
Weichert, REALTORS®
Alexandria, Va.

Mary Harmon Young
Pritchett Moore Real Estate
Tuscaloosa, Ala.

—Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine