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December 8, 2016

Announcing the 30 Under 30 Class of 2016

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Announcing the 30 Under 30 Class of 2016

Choosing young professionals to be part of REALTOR® Magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 program is a monumental task – largely because the field of applicants is stunningly strong. Each candidate brings impressive qualifications to the table. It is a testament to the professionalism of the real estate industry as a whole.  

Find out more information about REALTOR® Magazine's 30 Under 30 award here.

Nearly 400 applicants threw their hat in the ring this year, and the field was further narrowed to 50 finalists thanks to a panel of judges. Now, REALTOR® Magazine is proud to announce the 30 Under 30 class of 2016. 

They represent all corners of the profession, from solo salespeople and buyer reps, to team leaders and broker-owners. Many members of this year’s class of 30 Under 30 tell stories of working tirelessly as staunch advocates for their clients. Their idealist nature has propelled them far in their young lives, while embracing the future with open arms. We are excited to see where they’ll go from here.   

From March 18 to 25, members of the public cast a total of 42,674 votes in the Web Choice Award contest – nearly 9,000 more votes than last year, making it the largest voter turnout in 30 Under 30 history. With 2,473 votes, REALTOR® Magazine is please to announce that Kyle Kovats with Keller Williams Suburban Realty in Roseland, N.J., is this year’s winner. Read more about Kovats and how he rallied his voters in a REALTOR® Magazine online exclusive article next week. 

Readers will learn more about all 30 young professionals when they read their profiles in the May/June issue of REALTOR® Magazine. Congratulations to the 30 Under 30 honorees:

Shari Anhorn
Brokers 12 Inc.
Minot, N.D.

Zac Bales-Henry
RE/MAX Precision
Clive, Iowa

Brittany Barsky Allison
Wydler Brothers
Bethesda, Md.

Harrison Beacher
Keller Williams Capital Proper
Washington, D.C.

Jessica Bean
Century 21 Price Right
Lewiston, Idaho

Connie Chung
Vanguard Properties
San Francisco

Wade Corbett
Keller Williams Realty
Raleigh, N.C.

Sarah Davis
Davis Estates and Homes
San Diego

Rebekah Eaton
RealtySouth, Mountain Brook-Crestline
Birmingham, Ala.

Diego Espinoza-Martinez
Keller Williams Realty-Tulare
Visalia, Calif.

Jessica Evans
Real Living at Home
Chevy Chase, Md.

Lauren Freedman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Branford, Conn.

Mandy Friend Gigliotti
Keller Williams Realty Greater Rochester
Rochester, N.Y.

Judith Gabler
RealtyUSA
Delmar, N.Y.

John Grafft
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group
Chicago

Rio Ingram
John L Scott - Mill Creek
Snohomish, Wash.

Alissa Jenkins
C.J. Brown, REALTORS®
Prairieville, La.

Kelly King Baldwin
Michael Saunders & Co.
Sarasota, Fla.

Kyle Kovats
Keller Williams Suburban Realty
Roseland, N.J.

Bonni Luckett
Keller Williams Realty West
Saint Charles, Mo.

Roman Novian
Coldwell Banker Jim Stewart, REALTORS®
Waco, Texas

Alexander Parker
Lord & Stanley Realty Inc.
Tallahassee, Fla.

Sam Sawyer
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
Dallas

Kimberly Shin-Ling Sethavanish
Century 21 Alliance
Santa Rosa, Calif.

David Sirzyk
Beacham & Co.
Atlanta

Kristin Smith
Dave Perry Miller Real Estate
Dallas

Scottie Smith
Scottie Smith II & Associates
Dallas

Scott Steadman
Windermere Real Estate
Draper, Utah

Rusty Underwood
Milestone Realty Consultants
Lexington, Ky.

Benn Vogelsang
South Coast Commercial Inc.
San Diego