Realtor(R) Magazine Profiles Stars of Generation Next

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Association of Realtors

    WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- This year's
 rising stars in the real estate profession are not the types to sit on their
 hands and wait for the action to come to them, according to the cover article
 in the May issue of Realtor(R) Magazine, the official publication of the
 National Association of Realtors(R).
     In this month's issue, authors Leslie Cummings, Jane Burek, Robert
 Freedman, Sara Pullan Geimer, Stacey Moncrieff, and Lucien Salvant, profile 30
 of the rising stars in today's real estate profession under the age of 30. In
 "30 Under 30, Stars of Generation Next," the article's authors point to
 several traits this group has in common in their quest to success including
 that older colleagues have shown burn out is a common plight in the
 profession, and that well-though-out plans for success must include a balanced
 life that allows time for family and vacations. Although many of the under 30s
 profiled in the piece come from families with real estate backgrounds, many
 others learned the ropes by shadowing and assisting top producers. But the
 similarities end there as the profiles of each professional sheds light on the
 individual and unique qualities they bring to their businesses.
     For example, among the rising stars profiled is Ryan Adams, sales
 associate with Adams, Cameron & Co., Ormond Beach, Fla. The 26-year-old
 parlayed a successful boat sale business into real estate sales by calling on
 some 1,000-boat owners he knew personally to offer his assistance in finding
 the right coastal property for them.
     In a quest to be different, Albert Hairapetian, sales associate with
 RE/MAX of Glendale, Glendale, Calif., hosts barbecues for visitors to
 properties in lieu of the traditional open house. "I don't ask prospective
 buyers whether they want to buy the house; instead I ask them whether they
 want cheese on their burger," says the 27-year-old.
     Also profiled in the article are siblings Jennifer and John Medak. While
 both credit their family's business for teaching them the ropes, the two have
 also tried their hand at commercial real estate. In 2000, the two successfully
 closed nearly $30 million in sales and lease consideration between.
     At 23, Karina Veliz is not just a sales associate with Century 21
 Opportunity, Bell Gardens, Calif., she also serves as an educator for first-
 time homebuyers. She uses her expertise to bring together lenders, escrow
 officers, title representatives and homeowners insurance representatives to
 take renters through the process of buying a home. "Many people don't realize
 how easy it is to become a homeowner," says Veliz, who also relies on her
 ability to speak Spanish to tap into the local Hispanic community in her
 market.
     The May issue of Realtors(R) Magazine also features "Beating a Retreat,"
 by Robert Freedman, which looks at today's new vacation-home markets and how
 their locations are revealing boomers' desires to be different. While the
 article notes the traditional locations for second-homes such as Aspen, Colo.,
 Naples, Fla., and the Hamptons on Long Island, N.Y., it also cites several of
 the up and coming hot spots including: Pahrump, Nev., and the islands of
 Sanibel and Captiva off Florida's Gulf Coast.
     The May issue of Realtor(R) Magazine also features "Catching Young Lions,"
 an article for managers that provides an insight into how today's brokers are
 attracting and retaining tomorrow's stars. Also this month, "Preparing for a
 Slowdown," provides a Q & A format with Ralph R. Roberts, a nationally
 recognized expert in real estate sales and marketing. In the column, Roberts
 offers up his best tips for real estate professionals preparing for tough
 times in the marketplace.
 
     The National Association of Realtors(R), "The Voice for Real Estate," is
 America's largest professional association, representing more than 760,000
 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate
 industries.
     Information about NAR is available at http://nar.realtor.com. This and
 other news releases are posted in the site's "News for You" section, at
 http://nar.realtor.com/news.
 
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SOURCE National Association of Realtors
    WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- This year's
 rising stars in the real estate profession are not the types to sit on their
 hands and wait for the action to come to them, according to the cover article
 in the May issue of Realtor(R) Magazine, the official publication of the
 National Association of Realtors(R).
     In this month's issue, authors Leslie Cummings, Jane Burek, Robert
 Freedman, Sara Pullan Geimer, Stacey Moncrieff, and Lucien Salvant, profile 30
 of the rising stars in today's real estate profession under the age of 30. In
 "30 Under 30, Stars of Generation Next," the article's authors point to
 several traits this group has in common in their quest to success including
 that older colleagues have shown burn out is a common plight in the
 profession, and that well-though-out plans for success must include a balanced
 life that allows time for family and vacations. Although many of the under 30s
 profiled in the piece come from families with real estate backgrounds, many
 others learned the ropes by shadowing and assisting top producers. But the
 similarities end there as the profiles of each professional sheds light on the
 individual and unique qualities they bring to their businesses.
     For example, among the rising stars profiled is Ryan Adams, sales
 associate with Adams, Cameron & Co., Ormond Beach, Fla. The 26-year-old
 parlayed a successful boat sale business into real estate sales by calling on
 some 1,000-boat owners he knew personally to offer his assistance in finding
 the right coastal property for them.
     In a quest to be different, Albert Hairapetian, sales associate with
 RE/MAX of Glendale, Glendale, Calif., hosts barbecues for visitors to
 properties in lieu of the traditional open house. "I don't ask prospective
 buyers whether they want to buy the house; instead I ask them whether they
 want cheese on their burger," says the 27-year-old.
     Also profiled in the article are siblings Jennifer and John Medak. While
 both credit their family's business for teaching them the ropes, the two have
 also tried their hand at commercial real estate. In 2000, the two successfully
 closed nearly $30 million in sales and lease consideration between.
     At 23, Karina Veliz is not just a sales associate with Century 21
 Opportunity, Bell Gardens, Calif., she also serves as an educator for first-
 time homebuyers. She uses her expertise to bring together lenders, escrow
 officers, title representatives and homeowners insurance representatives to
 take renters through the process of buying a home. "Many people don't realize
 how easy it is to become a homeowner," says Veliz, who also relies on her
 ability to speak Spanish to tap into the local Hispanic community in her
 market.
     The May issue of Realtors(R) Magazine also features "Beating a Retreat,"
 by Robert Freedman, which looks at today's new vacation-home markets and how
 their locations are revealing boomers' desires to be different. While the
 article notes the traditional locations for second-homes such as Aspen, Colo.,
 Naples, Fla., and the Hamptons on Long Island, N.Y., it also cites several of
 the up and coming hot spots including: Pahrump, Nev., and the islands of
 Sanibel and Captiva off Florida's Gulf Coast.
     The May issue of Realtor(R) Magazine also features "Catching Young Lions,"
 an article for managers that provides an insight into how today's brokers are
 attracting and retaining tomorrow's stars. Also this month, "Preparing for a
 Slowdown," provides a Q & A format with Ralph R. Roberts, a nationally
 recognized expert in real estate sales and marketing. In the column, Roberts
 offers up his best tips for real estate professionals preparing for tough
 times in the marketplace.
 
     The National Association of Realtors(R), "The Voice for Real Estate," is
 America's largest professional association, representing more than 760,000
 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate
 industries.
     Information about NAR is available at http://nar.realtor.com. This and
 other news releases are posted in the site's "News for You" section, at
 http://nar.realtor.com/news.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X65858218
 
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