Featured Speaker

  • Scott ShapiroSenior Client Partner, Facebook

    Multi-disciplinary, advertising account manager with 20+ years of experience in advertising and marketing account management. Responsibilities include designing and implementing Multi Media Platform campaigns for our roster of clients.

    As a Client Partner at Facebook, I work with Fortune 500 level clients in our Real Estate industry vertical. I engage with clients, their ad agencies and Facebook marketing partners to develop and sell multiple platform solutions at Facebook. Our platform offerings include both customized Desktop / Internet Advertising as well as Mobile platform solutions.

    I’m always seeking a way to help our clients meet their marketing goals, via the innovative platforms that we have at our fingertips here at Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Audience Network.

    Specialties: Integrated marketing solutions; TV Advertising, Social Media Advertising and Marketing, Mobile Advertising and Marketing, Internet Advertising and Marketing, Radio and Out Of Home platforms.

  • Travis ThomFounder, Elevated REM

    I started my Real Estate career at the young age of 19 after attending the Academy of Art Institute in San Francisco where I studied marketing and motion picture films. I soon realized my interest lied elsewhere I increasingly became more interested in jumping into business for myself. I left the Art Institute, became a Licensed Realtor and, at the age of 21, became the youngest Qualifying Broker and Brokerage Owner in the State of New Mexico, my current home and place of business.

    After several years on my own, I started a small team that focused on new construction developments which provided me the opportunity to nurture my first love – marketing. Like a snow ball gradually picking up speed, the marketing I created for our condo and town-home developments created a demand for my brokerage to handle the sales and marketing for over $100 million in inventory in a very short period of time. That same year, I made it as a Top 30 Under 30 Finalist for Realtor Magazinein large part because of my innovative marketing strategies, and my small break out team had grown to a brokerage of 30+ Agents, specializing in many different niches.

    From building psychographic campaigns, buyer personas, and building a deeper understanding of online consumer psychology, I helped our small company design larger-than-life marketing campaigns that generated demand and sparked desire. A few years later, I decided to take my skill set to a international level and, with my wife Toni, I made a decision to use our marketing skills in a new way by creating something that every agent could enjoy and profit from – Elevated Real Estate Marketing. One year later and two weeks before our daughter was born, we launch Leads2Listing.com (now known as Elevated REM ) a home valuation landing page and single property website company that helps Agents all across the world generate more leads.

    It was during this time that clients and fellow industry members across the country would ask for my marketing input. I began creating online strategies, specifically for Facebook, for Real Estate Agents, Brokerages, and Teams to deploy in order to market their listings, create brand awareness, recruit Agents to their offices, and generate leads. Organically, I began to coach many of my existing clients and saw their successes soar. This process of coaching Agents, and seeing their resulting success, lead me to create Elevated REM Facebook Coaching as well as Elevated REM Advertising Agency for Real Estate.

  • Barry JenkinsAgent, Top 1% in the US

    Barry’s Friend in Realty brand came about by one main thought…The Golden Rule!  His intention and driving principle is to treat you, the client, the way he would want to be treated if he was the client and you were the real estate agent.

    It is the above approach that has helped him rise to the top 1% in his field over the last 14 years in the business.  In 2012, Barry was awarded the agent of the year for his company. Barry was ranked 3rd in the country by Better Homes and Gardens in 2013 as a result of selling 125 homes that year.  Further, he was just awarded 5th place in the 2014 Real Trends Top Real Estate Agent award for the entire state of Virginia.

    Barry consistently sells several houses a week and this experience in real estate gives him a competitive edge over most other agents in the area.  Combine this experience with an extensive array of training designations and his clients always win.  Some of the training designations he has been awarded are as follows: Certified Distressed Property Expert, E(Marketing)-Pro, Broker Pricing Opinion Resource, Accredited Buyer Representative, and the HAFA designation.

    Even with the sales, training, and awards, Barry simply wants you to enjoy the real estate process and have you win in the end.  He consistently tells his clients that he wants them to be empowered by his educating them so that THEY become the market expert. This approach never fails as the client drives the ship and he guides them along the way. Barry’s laid back approach of educating his clients regularly results in them sending their friends and family to him because his previous clients know he will put them first.

  • Nick BaldwinCo-Founder, Lab Coat Agents
  • John MoscilloFounder, More GCI

    Johnny Mo started in the dot com as a network engineer during the big boom. Always wanting to try real estate he entered the industry 2002. Seeing many voids and using his tech skills he quickly went up the ranks and became a top producer for the state and region. Reaching multiple award levels year after year and finally the Hall of Fame from ReMax in just a few years he became a leader in the area. From there he went to the local KW market center and quickly fell in love with training and mentoring agents. Always looking for deficiencies he saw a revolving door of agents so he started some out of the box trainings.

    These trainings focused on the micro level of your business and focused on the understanding that when the minut is accomplished over time, the macro is accomplished by default. During this time he developed the More GCI Agent Management Portal. This SaaS helped agents to business plan, goal track and grow their business.

    After helping that market center rank with in the top 5 he went on a journey to grow More GCI. That journey has led him across the country to speak and train at large, medium and small venues. His purpose in this journey is too reduce the attrition rate of agents and help them be the best they can in all verticals of life.

  • Long DoanAgent, Top 1% in the US

    I have been in the real estate industry for over 25 years. As the top 1% Agent in Minnesota and in the country, I have a proven track record. I am also the Founder and Broker of Realty Group, a full-service real estate brokerage.

  • Regina BrownBroker & National Speaker

    Regina P. Brown is the broker/owner of California Coast & Country Homes, as well as a speaker, trainer, and technical writer for RealtyPro Advisor.  Her first published book and ebook “Buy Your First Home” received rave reviews from both real estate agents and home buyers.  Regina’s new books for the real estate industry this year include: “Learn the Lingo of Houses”, “2017 Goal Achiever”, and “The PlayBook Game Plan”.

    Regina recently completed her Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate from Forbes School of Business at Ashford University, building upon her dual A.A. degrees in Real Estate and Small Business Administration.  She is currently finishing her MBA degree with a concentration in Entrepreneurship at Azusa Pacific University, highlighting her passion for both housing and entrepreneurship.  Regina earned a Technical Writing Certificate so she could reach more people, more effectively, through written communication.

    Ms. Brown hails from San Luis Obispo’s central coast and currently is headquartered in Carlsbad.  She holds memberships in several professional Realtor® associations.  She is an e-Pro Realtor®, GREEN Certified, and nearing completion of her GRI designation.  You’re just as likely to find her sitting in a classroom being a student, as well as teaching in front of her peers.  She has served in professional organizations including Realtor® Associations, Women’s Council of Realtors®, ToastMasters, and the San Diego Speakers Guild.

    As an admin for the popular Lab Coat Agents group on Facebook, Regina regularly interacts with over 47,000 real estate agent members.  She has developed a large social media following with her many sites on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, ActiveRain, and other blogs.  She has been quoted in professional journals, interviewed on radio shows, and is respected as a thought leader in the real estate industry.

    Regina’s passion is helping entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed with her maxim “A rising tide lifts all boats.”  That driving force motivates her to contribute, share, and help her real estate colleagues elevate the standard of professionalism in our industry.

  • Mike BjorkmanTop Producer, Home Smart

    Being raised in Santa Clarita Valley has allowed Mike Bjorkman to become increasingly familiar not only with Santa Clarita but with all of the surrounding areas. Mike has served his community’s real estate needs since 1991. Along with being a broker associate, Mike is also a broker at one of Santa Clarita’s top performing real estate management companies, SCV Leasing. He has completed over 4,500 real estate transactions and currently managing over 350 residential properties. Not only is Mike Bjorkman a real estate agent and property manager but he is also a well known author, national speaker and trainer for some of the top agents across the country. He has been awarded a seat on the Top 5 Advisory Board and has made his biggest priority protecting, serving and educating his clients.

  • Sam KhorramianCEO/Co-Founder, Big Block Realty

    Sam Khorramian is a high energy, serial entrepreneur, international speaker and internet marketer that has helped countless people grow and start their businesses.  Sam has been in the Real estate industry for over 12 years and has been involved in all sides of the business.  Sam keeps Big Block Realty and it’s agents at the forefront of marketing technology and specializes in brand development, web site traffic growth, automated systems, social medial management, web design, SEO, PPC and creative advertising.

  • Jesse ZgorksyBroker/Owner, Z Team Real Estate

    ZTeam Real Estate is co-owned by Jesse Zagorsky, a licensed California Real Estate Broker.

    He has been active in San Diego Real Estate for 10+ years, and has sold over 500 homes.

    Jesse’s passion for Real Estate includes helping his clients find the perfect home, helping investors analyze possible returns, and Sellers maximize their sales price through tested techniques.

    With a background in Marketing, Jesse loves creating a total marketing experience for each of ZTeam’s listings.