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Introducing the 2021 30 Under 30 Finalists

The field has narrowed to 50 finalists. Online voting for the Web Choice Award has now closed. The 30 Under 30 honorees were announced Monday, March 22.

March 3, 2021

The candidates in the running for REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 class of 2021 didn’t lose momentum with their business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, they gained ground.

Among the finalists are those who—aside from earning recognition as young real estate leaders—support rural communities, help veterans become homeowners, and educate underserved groups about building wealth through homeownership. Despite their age, some have worked in the business for a decade, own and operate their own brokerage, or have established themselves as well-known community organizers. Several can be described as “go-givers” with strong charitable commitments.

Whether they’re helping clients their age or three times older, these real estate professionals come from a place of service. They’ve adapted to working in a global pandemic, not just in the communication tools they use but also by setting out to fully understand their clients’ needs and deescalate the pressures of a low-inventory market. They put one foot in front of the other each day to make their way through industry obstacles and provide incomparable service to customers.

Voting is now closed: Online voting in the Web Choice Award contest started Friday, March 12, at noon Central time and closed Friday, March 19, at noon Central time. Members of the public were able to cast a vote for their favorite finalists by giving them a “like.” Participants were able to vote once each day per candidate.

The finalist who receives the most votes is guaranteed a spot in this year’s 30 Under 30, will be named the Web Choice Award winner, and will receive special recognition in an online article. Judges will select the other 29 honorees from the field of finalists. (Edit: This year’s 30 Under 30 honorees, along with the Web Choice winner, were announced on Monday, March 22, and will be featured in the May-June print issue of REALTOR® Magazine.)

Now we are delighted to announce the following 50 finalists vying for a place in the 30 Under 30 class of 2021.

Julian Addy

Julian Addy
Boston Trust Realty Group
Boston, Mass.

Carlos Josh Benitez

Carlos Joshua Benitez
Keller Williams Realty Elite
Massapequa, N.Y.

Molly Branson

Molly Branson
Real Living at Home Real Estate
Washington, D.C.

Kate Carlton

Kate Carlton
Keller Williams Legacy
Apex, N.C.

Kaciana Champlin

Kaciana Champlin
RE/MAX Perrett Associates
Battle Creek, Mich.

Glen Clemmons

Glen Clemmons
Costello Real Estate & Investments
Raleigh, N.C.

Kale Corey

Kale Corey
Compass
Bellevue, Wash.

Brian Czapor

Brian Czapor
Piatt Sotheby's International Realty
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Blake Davenport

Blake Davenport
Real Living at Home Real Estate
Arlington, Va.

Hazel Emlen

Hazel Emlen
Rapisarda Real Estate
Vacaville, Calif.

Zach Ferrell

Zachary Ferrell
Keller Williams Community Partners
Middletown, Ohio

Collin Fett

Collin Fett
RE/MAX Real Estate Center
Ames, Iowa

Jona Flores

Jona Flores
RE/MAX Results
Minneapolis, Minn.

Shelby Foster

Shelby Foster
ERA New Age Real Estate
Denver, Colo.

Kadee French

Kadee French
Keller Williams Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Okla.

Irving Gomez

Irving Gomez
Novella
Denver, Colo.

Danny Gould

Danny Gould
Intero Real Estate Services
San Jose, Calif.

Adam Gurske

Adam Gurske
Matchmaker Realty, Inc.
Gainesville, Fla.

William Hardin

William Hardin
Habitat Land Company
Searchy, Ark.

Anna-Marie Hyatt

Anna-Marie Hyatt
Lois Ann Disponett Real Estate
Lawrenceburg, Ky.

Dennis Jones

Dennis Jones
Keller Williams Realty
Lafayette, La.

Bailey Jordan

Bailey Jordan
Navy to Navy Homes
Jacksonville, Fla.

Chadwick Jurgens

Chadwick Jurgens
Apex Realty
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Stephen King

Stephen King
Realty Connect USA
Patchogue, N.Y.

Jason Lee

Jason Lee
South Coast Commercial, Inc.
San Diego, Calif.

Amanda Lewis

Amanda Lewis
Coldwell Banker American Home
Topeka, Kan.

Madeline Lussier

Madeline Lussier
Real Living at Home Real Estate
Arlington, Va.

Samantha Marker

Samantha Marker
Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group
Cape Coral, Fla.

Kassandra Maurer

Kassandra Maurer
First Weber REALTORS®
Delafield, Wis.

Brittney McAllister

Brittney McAllister
Keller Williams Greater Omaha
Omaha, Neb.

Courtney McManus

Courtney McManus
Yellowbrick Real Estate
Milford, Conn.

Katlyn Morrow

Katlyn Morrow
Latter & Blum
Merryville, La.

Joel Nath

Joel Nath
Keller Williams Freedom
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Michelle Nishide

Michelle Nishide
Movoto Real Estate
Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Bethany Noland

Bethany Nolan
Nolan Properties, Inc.
Longview, Texas

Shane Pezick

Shane Pezick
RE/MAX Associates
Wilmington, Del.

Amanda Rammer

Amanda Rammer
RE/MAX Integrity
Portland, Ore.

Jared Ritter

Jared Ritter
Ritter Real Estate
Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Pedro Rivera

Pedro Rivera
reThought Real Estate
Milwaukee, Wis.

Desi Rodriguez

Desi Rodriguez
Strike Realty
Miami, Fla.

Kyle Sant

Kyle Sant
Compass
Menlo Park, Calif.

Navjot Singh

Navjot Singh
HomesUSA.com
Arlington, Texas

Megan Steinmetz

Megan Steinmetz
Keller Williams Classic Realty
Coon Rapids, Minn.

Marco Taaffe

Marco Taaffe
Premier Realty Group
McKenzie, Tenn.

Katrina Thomas

Katrina Thomas
RE/MAX Specialists
Upper Marlboro, Md.

Corrin Timmer

Corrin Timmer
Hello Homes GR
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Brian Tran

Brian Tran
Compass
San Francisco, Calif.

Javier Vidana

Javier Vidana
My Home Group
Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Daniel Walcott

Daniel Walcott
MG Residential
Washington, D.C.

Alex Wolking

Alex Wolking
Keller Williams OneChicago
Chicago, Ill.