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October 25, 2014

2009 YPN Advisory Board

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2009 YPN Advisory Board

Meet the advisory board for this year's Young Professionals Network.

Shannon Williams King 
Tribella Realty 
Austin, Texas

King founded TriBella Realty in Austin, Texas, and is co-founder of Schoolhouse Realty in San Diego, Calif. Since becoming licensed in 2000, she has been able to lead numerous agents in multiple offices to successfully close over 600 transactions, while consistently being a top producer herself. King has personally closed more than 400 transactions in the eight years she’s been licensed. She was a member of REALTOR® magazine’s 30 under 30 Class of 2005. Since 2006, King has spoken around the country and at NAR conferences on various topics. On a monthly basis, she speaks to local boards and associations about the benefits NAR provides its members. King was an inaugural member of the YPN board, and is currently serving her third term on the NAR Strategic Planning Committee.

Advisory Board Members

Amanda DiVito, ABR®, CRS
RE/MAX Alliance
Arvada, Colo.

DiVito is a second generation REALTOR® who believes that serving the community is as important as serving her clients. She is currently serving her second three year term as a Director for the Jefferson County Association of REALTORS® in Colorado where she runs her successful real estate business, The DiVito Dream Makers. She was the 2006-2007 President for the Builder-Realty Council of Metropolitan Denver (BRC) and is a member of REALTOR® Magazine's 30 Under 30 class of 2008. Combining these efforts has allowed her to become a familiar face with her industry peers and a knowledgeable community leader as a real estate professional.

Koki Adasi-Efuya, GRI®
Long & Foster Real Estate
Rockville, Md.

Adasi-Efuya is a member of REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2008. Koki devotes a large portion of his time to helping the community. He is entering his third term serving on the Community Service Committee for the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® and his second term as a board member for the YMCA’s Youth & Family Services. As a full time REALTOR® for only 2.5 years, Koki has sold more than $10 million worth of real estate, mentors agents across the United States, and has become licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Darrin Friedman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Washington, D.C.

Friedman is the branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Chevy Chase office in Washington, D.C., the youngest manager in the NRT owned Coldwell Banker Residential Mid-Atlantic company. He has been recognized for creating a business-focused, innovation-first culture — one which helped dramatically turn a long time suffering office into a highly touted regional and national success. Friedman also is a regular blogger for the YPN Lounge (www.realtor.org/ypnlounge).

Wade Hanson, ABR®, GRI®, e-PRO
Weichert REALTORS®
Woodbury, Minn.

Hanson is an award-winning real estate broker, luxury property specialist and currently the Regional Development Director for Weichert REALTORS® in the upper Midwest. With 10 years of experience in Minnesota real estate and also licensed in Wisconsin, Hanson has been recognized as one of the top producing real estate brokers in Minnesota. As a former owner/broker of a $55 million-plus producing real estate firm, Hanson understands the complexities involved in managing a successful real estate company. His expertise in luxury waterfront property sales, skill and sales production led him to be recognized by REALTOR® Magazine as one of 2004’s elite "30 Under 30." In 2006, Hanson represented REBAC by speaking at the National Association of REALTORS® conference and being a guest on their 2007 CD Buyer's Issues. Most recently, Hanson has been recognized for his efforts in starting the GenY-Kert program at Weichert REALTORS®, which is designed to attract young professionals into the Weichert organization.

Courtney Johnson Rose, GRI®
George E. Johnson Development Inc.
Houston, Texas

Johnson Rose is a broker-manager at George E. Johnson Development Inc. With a master's degree in community development, Johnson Rose sets out to create master-planned communities. She also has a goal to boost homeownership among minorities. She co-chaired the HOME Show, a citywide multicultural home show cosponsored by the Houston Association of REALTORS® and several other real estate groups in 2006. She has trained nearly 300 minority home buyers in 2007 through the National Association of Real Estate Brokers’ “ABCs of Homebuying” program. Johnson Rose is an officer in the Houston chapter of NAREB. She was recognized as a REALTOR® Magazine "30 Under 30" in 2007.

Kenny Parcell, ABR®
RE/MAX Results
Spanish Fork, Utah

Parcell received his real estate license while he was in college. In one of his college classes, Parcell wrote a paper about purchasing his first home and why he decided to get his real estate license. The paper caught the attention of his professor, who asked him to list her home. By the time the property closed, she already had referred him to two other professors who then referred him to two more professors. By the time he had graduated, he had a solid career in real estate. Fast forward 12 years and more than 1,000 homes later, Parcell has been inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and received a RE/MAX Lifetime achievement award. He also finished No. 1 in Utah for RE/MAX for closed transactions in 2007. He's the 2009 first vice president of the Utah Association of REALTORS® and a member of the 2009 NAR Leadership Academy. Parcell also serves on the executive committee at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Parcell, who was a 30 under 30 in the 2001 class, was an inaugural member of the 2008 YPN board.

Ian Phipps
Phipps Realty
Warwick, R.I.

Phipps is a fourth generation REALTOR® from a new generation of REALTORS®. As a spendthrift proponent of efficiency and do-it-yourself, Phipps independently markets his listings and services. Phipps believes there can be simple yet modern living. By virtue of practice what you preach, he multitasks with a vegetable garden at home, computer by his side and cell on his person. Phipps feels called to work in housing, a basic human need, because the industry values care distinctly from other sales positions. He hopes that for the future we will work toward wider distribution of wealth, greater concern for the environment and a more communal struggle toward happiness. Verdant, with a mere four years of experience, Phipps strives to service the real estate needs of home buyers, sellers, lessors and tenants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Find Phipps at www.phippsrealty.com or through Facebook.

Jonathan Washburn
Brio Realty and ActiveRain Corp.
Bellevue, Wash.

Washburn is a pioneer in online real estate as CEO of ActiveRain Corp., a social network for real estate professionals that he co-founded in 2006 with a high school buddy. ActiveRain.com was named Most Innovative Media Site by Inman News in 2007. Before ActiveRain, Washburn founded one of the first Internet brokerages, WhyNotOwn Real Estate. Soon after selling the business in 2004, Washburn founded Brio Realty Inc., an online and bricks-and-mortar brokerage with sales of $90 million in 2007. REALTOR® Magazine recognized Washburn as part of its 2008 30 Under 30 class.

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