The Real Brokerage Reveals Winners of its Annual Individual and Team Awards

November 14, 2023

Culture carriers, top-performing real estate professionals recognized during RISE 2023; company launches One Real Impact charitable fund

TORONTO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2023-- The Real Brokerage Inc. (NASDAQ: REAX), the fastest-growing, publicly traded real estate brokerage, used its second annual signature conference RISE 2023 to recognize the company’s culture carriers and top-performing professionals at the company’s agent recognition award ceremony.

“This year’s array of winners is a reminder of our success and how much Real has grown over the past year,” Chairman and CEO Tamir Poleg said. “As we’ve expanded to all 50 states within the U.S. and four Canadian provinces, we’ve continued to differentiate Real by attracting top producers who are dedicated to serving their clients as well as nurturing our unique culture as an agent-centric technology company that offers the most collaborative environment in real estate.”

In addition to honoring professionals for their contributions from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, Real used the company’s annual event to recognize four individuals who embody Real’s values and honor Sheila Dunagan, Executive Vice President of Brokerage Operations, with the company’s Lifetime Achievement Award. A 12-year real estate industry veteran with more than 30 years in Compliance, Dunagan retired at the end of October after three years with Real. During her tenure, Sheila oversaw Real’s entry into 32 states as well as the company’s expansion into Canada and helped grow the company from 100 Realtor boards/MLS’s to over 1,000 across North America.

The conference also served as a launchpad for One Real Impact, an assistance fund to support Real agents in times of need.

One Real Impact

One Real Impact is designed to be available when agents are impacted by any crisis that could impact their ability to do business, including major health concerns, the death of an immediate family member as well as natural disasters. During the three-day conference, the fund received more than $60,000 in corporate and agent contributions and is expected to be sustained through agent donations over time.

The fund is administered by E4E Relief, the leader in employee assistance, as a way to ensure security, confidentiality and global regulatory compliance while offering a streamlined application experience, 24/7 multilingual support and rapid payments.

2023 Award Winners

In addition to recognizing the top producers among Real’s more than 12,000 agents throughout the U.S. and Canada, the company also presented four culture awards to individuals who embrace Real’s values on a daily basis.

Make a Difference: The individual who demonstrates a commitment to giving back to their community. Shannon Gillette of the Gillette Group, Phoenix.

Work Hard. Be Kind: The individual who is committed to growing production while also championing Real’s values. Franklin Torres, San Antonio.

OneReal: The individual who gives back to the Real agent community by contributing to the growth of the company and agents. Jason Cassity, The Cassity Team, San Diego.

Broker of the Year: Awarded to the top state/provincial broker for going above and beyond on behalf of Real’s agents. Dave Kolakowski, Principal Broker, Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia.

Top Large Team by Closed Volume
U.S.The Perry Group, Salt Lake City
CanadaRedline Real Estate Group, Calgary, Alberta

Top Small Team by Closed Volume
U.S.JR Realty, Anchorage
Canada – Real Estate Collective, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Top Large Team by Transaction Sides
U.S.The Perry Group, Salt Lake City
CanadaRedline Real Estate Group, Calgary, Alberta

Top Small Team by Transaction Sides
U.S. – InReal, Sunset, South Carolina
Canada – Real Estate Collective, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Top Large Team by Gross Commission
U.S.The Perry Group, Salt Lake City
CanadaRedline Real Estate Group, Calgary, Alberta

Top Small Team by Gross Commission
U.S.JR Realty, Anchorage
Canada – Real Estate Collective, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Top Individual Agent by Closed Volume
U.S.Desirae Williams, Burley, Idaho
CanadaDarren Leblanc, Sudbury, Ontario

Top Individual Agent by Transaction Sides
U.S.Angelica Cuellar, San Antonio
CanadaPatrick Fields, Edmonton, Alberta

Top Individual Agent by Gross Commission Income
U.S.Desirae Williams, Burley, Idaho
CanadaDarren Leblanc, Sudbury, Ontario

About Real

Real (NASDAQ: REAX) is a real estate experience company working to make life’s most complex transaction simple. The fast-growing company combines essential real estate, lending, and closing services with powerful technology to deliver a single seamless end-to-end consumer experience, guided by trusted agents. With a presence throughout the U.S. and Canada, Real supports more than 12,000 agents who use its digital brokerage platform and tight-knit professional community to power their own forward-thinking businesses.

Forward-Looking Information

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Source: The Real Brokerage Inc.