SP2017 Social Influencers

In addition to the 2017 SP200 Main List, we also identify leaders in a few unique groups. For this group, Social Influencers, we acknowledge those who have established a strong voice on social media, influencing tens of thousands.

Nicole "Nikki" Beauchamp
Global Real Estate Advisor
Engel & Völkers North America

Born, bred and now working as an agent in Manhattan, New York, Beauchamp is a fixture at many industry events throughout the year. She has been an ambassador for the high-profile Inman Connect events for years running.

Leigh Brown
Broker; Leigh Brown & Associates
RE/MAX Executive Realty

With outspoken wit and Southern charm, Brown has built a considerable following in the industry with her YouTube videos, speaking and training work.

Sean Carpenter
Coldwell Banker King Thompson

A frequent speaker at Coldwell Banker Real Estate’s annual Gen Blue conference, Carpenter is a fixture on the real estate scene. His drawings depicting industry happenings, which he dubs “CarpArt,” are familiar to many.

Audie Chamberlain
Lion & Orb Public Relations

An industry event staple and one of real estate’s “cool kids,” Chamberlain’s Lion & Orb provides PR services to luxury brands, tech companies and brokerages.

Brian Copeland
Chief Engagement Officer
Village Real Estate Services

Affable, smart and influential, Copeland has carried an outsized voice in the industry for many years. In addition to his chief engagement role at Nashville, Tennessee-based Village Real Estate Services, he is the emcee for Certified Residential Specialists’ national conference, Sellabration, and the president of the Tennessee Association of Realtors.

Sam DeBord
Managing Broker
Seattle Homes Group

In addition to running Seattle Homes Group and Coldwell Banker Danforth as managing broker, DeBord is a frequent contributor to industry publications on often intricate and complex issues. He is also the 2017 president of Seattle King County Realtors.

Leslie Ebersole
Team Leader, The Brix Group
Baird & Warner

One of the most outspoken minds in real estate, Ebersole is a frequent presence at industry events and an active participant in many groups online. She also runs a real estate team in St. Charles, Illinois.

Valerie A. Garcia
Director of Training
RE/MAX Integra

Garcia runs training for the largest RE/MAX sub-franchisor in the world, RE/MAX Integra. She is a frequent face at industry events and has served as an ambassador at Inman Connect events for many years.

Nobu Hata
Director Member Engagement

As the director of digital engagement at NAR, Hata maintains a robust social media presence. A frequent commenter in industry Facebook Groups and Twitter, Hata helps NAR keeps its fingers on the pulse of what its members care about and the technologies they use.

Alyssa Hellman
Head Coach
Bamboo Realty

Hellman has built a steady industry presence on social media and at industry events. A Realtor Magazine 30 un-der 30 alumna, she became head coach at the innovative brokerage Bamboo Realty in 2016.

Katie Lance
Owner and CEO
Katie Lance Consulting

Lance helps real estate firms get a handle on social media and use it to help build their businesses. As an expert her-self, she has developed an influential voice in the industry on social media, as a speaker at industry events and with the many clients she works with.

Lindsay Listanski
Senior Manager Media Engagement
Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Listanski runs Coldwell Banker Real Estate’s media engagement efforts. As such, she maintains a constant presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where she participates in many industry discussions and has developed a big presence.

Laura Monroe
VP, Industry & Strategic Development

Monroe is one of the most well-liked people in real estate and as a former director of industry engagement at Inman, her Rolodex is also one of the most comprehensive.

Steve Pacinelli

Former vice president of industry events and a frequent industry speaker, Pacinelli runs marketing at the video email marketing platform BombBomb. He is a familiar face at many industry events and online.

Seth Price
VP, Real Estate Marketing

Price runs marketing for Placester, and his smooth soft-sale style and constant presence as a speaker at industry events. He is also a twitter machine with multiple quality posts per day. Price hosts the “The Craft of Marketing” and “Marketing Genius” podcasts under Placester.

Suzanne Roy
Director of Social Media and Industry Outreach
Move, Inc.

As head of’s social media department, Roy maintains a constant presence in industry social media groups and other digital locations to amplify her firm’s message, track its reputation and facilitate engagement.

Eric Simon

An experienced comedian, Simon runs The Broke Agent, a media site built around bringing levity to the real estate agent condition. He is also an agent in Santa Monica, California.

Chris Smith & Jimmy Mackin

These young, forward-thinking leaders co-founded the tech and marketing platform Curaytor where they host a weekly Watercooler video show. Smith is a frequent speaker at industry events and the author of two books.

Sara Sutachan
Vice President of Industry Relations & Strategic Initiatives
California Association of Reatlors

As the head of outreach for the nation’s largest regional Realtor association in California Association of Realtors, Sutachan maintains a robust industry presence. She also serves as an ambassador for the popular Inman Connect conference.

Jay Thompson
Director of Industry Outreach
Zillow Group

Thompson serves as industry giant Zillow Group’s eyes and ears in all places digital. He responds to questions and clarifies Zillow Group company policies and product details on social media, in comments on news stories and in blog posts. Before joining Zillow, he published a popular real estate blog in Phoenix, where he worked as a broker.

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