Updated: Jul 20, 2020
Every year, REALTOR® Magazine selects young and successful real estate professionals who have demonstrated skill, passion, creativity, and leadership in their careers to be celebrated as 30 Under 30 recipients. This year, seven Keller Williams rising stars have been recognized for their incredible work ethic and talent and inducted into the 20th anniversary class of “30 Under 30.”
“The seven agents honored in this year’s 30 Under 30 embody our core values at the heart of our culture,” said Darryl Frost, spokesperson, Keller Williams. “They remind us through their stories of how business can continue to be a powerful force of positive change in our communities; that’s so important right now. It’s an honor and a privilege to be in business with them. And the future will always be bright for individuals of this caliber.”
Upper Marlboro, Md.
2019 Individual Sales Volume: $14.1 million
2019 Individual Transaction Sides: 43
Adedoyin immigrated to the United States from Nigeria as an 8-year-old boy, living with a relative before his family decided to move into a two-bedroom apartment. In 2006, his parents built their first home during the housing bubble, and, like many others, lost it a few years later. Fast-forward to 2016: Adedoyin’s peers began inquiring about the homebuying process, but kept hitting walls due to a lack of knowledge. That’s when he took it upon himself to be an agent of change in his community. Alongside his wife, Amanda, he created a business that puts people before commissions. As a team, their niche is working with teachers and first responders such as veterans, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and nurses.
“My successes are not my own merit,” Adedoyin says. “They are due to people like my wife Amanda, who are incredibly smart and work tirelessly to improve the services we provide to our clients, great mentors who have taken the time to assist me in my journey, and a phenomenal organization such as Keller Williams. I plan to use this recognition to inspire and encourage other agents to collaborate, communicate, and be the very best agent they can be for our industry and clients.”
2019 Individual Sales Volume: $9.4 million
2019 Individual Transaction Sides: 35
After Aubrey graduated college and moved to Chattanooga, the job prospects were looking slim. But she fell in love with the city and knew she wanted to be there. Then, she was connected with a tiny real estate development firm that was in need of a marketing director. And the rest is history. She eventually moved to the property management side and started taking real estate classes at night. Down the line, she decided to jump into real estate with both feet. Her genuine love for Chattanooga and its people keeps her tethered to the business. Aubrey has discovered that doing the things she naturally enjoys, like networking, have ensured that real estate opportunities intersect with her day-to-day life. That, she says, is a true part of who she is.
“I truly never thought I would be a part of this group. I’m still a bit shell-shocked, but feel extremely humbled and excited,” says Aubrey. “This honor has motivated me to elevate my business even further! Thank you to my entire support system, clients, and especially my community of Chattanooga!”
Ann Arbor, Mich.
2019 Individual Sales Volume: $12.8 million
2019 Individual Transaction Sides: 37
In determining the type of client she wanted to attract, Sarah conducted a closed business analysis. The result was a specialization in “moving coordination” – when someone needs to buy and sell at the same time. This niche is perfect for her because it provides an avenue for two transactions, and most agents market themselves as a listing specialist or a catchall. Sarah also created the Maiga Moves Concierge Program; a group of partner contractors who provide discounted and stress-free coordination on moving, carpeting, and painting, among other services. This allows her to appeal to a clientele that includes business executives and overwhelmed retirees. “Being chosen serves as validation that the very difficult choice I made to go into real estate instead of human rights law was the right decision to make,” Sarah says. “It also confirms that being true to myself, honoring my value system, and living my life in service to others is something that can be recognized and appreciated in the industry while still building a big life for my family.”
2019 Individual Sales Volume: $10.8 million
2019 Individual Transaction Sides: 25
After realizing how much she enjoyed the process of buying her first house, Kimberlee decided to get her real estate license. Only then did she realize how much information her own agent had failed to share. With that in mind, Kimberlee has made it her mission to educate as many renters as possible by hosting Boston’s largest first-time home buyer workshop. If people are in overwhelming debt or have bad credit that prevents them from qualifying for a mortgage, she helps them connect with the right resources. Her long-term goal is to help as many of these buyers as possible build wealth and financial freedom through real estate. “After having relocated my business to a new market where I didn’t know anyone, and having my best year in business in 2019 (my first full year in Boston), it feels really great to be recognized for all my hard work,” Kimberlee says. “Having the support of my KW family behind me means the world to me, and I appreciate all the coaches, referral partners, and friends who have supported me this far.”
2019 Individual Sales Volume: $9.3 million
2019 Individual Transaction Sides: 25
Jordan loves real estate. In what other profession can any single human on this planet be a potential client, friend, and referral partner? When you look at it like that, you can only see vast abundance and the ability to handcraft the life and business of your dreams. Jordan sees it as a way to get involved and not only build personal wealth, but also lead by example to empower others to seek their own limitless life. Helping someone achieve their real estate goals is a huge responsibility, and Jordan loves the challenge of helping them get from where they are to where they are going. “I see this win as a platform for me to have a larger voice for this industry, our businesses, our clients’ lives, and all of our personal and professional well-being,” Jordan says. “In a time so volatile and just recently entering a shift, it’s important for leaders to lead and empower. I want to be on the front line of this battle, and being included with these other 29 game-changers and fellow disruptors gives me confidence that we can go further together.”
Huntington Beach, Calif.
2019 Individual Sales Volume: $29.2 million
2019 Individual Transaction Sides: 38
Victoria’s mantra is “Your property, my priority.” Her clients come first; always. Buying or selling a home can be stressful, and her job is to do whatever is necessary to minimize that stress. She focuses on providing a concierge style of customer service, in which she takes as much as she can off her clients’ plate, minimizing their worry and allowing them to enjoy the process. Victoria promises to make them feel like they are her only client – and they do.
“From my very start in real estate to where I am now, I couldn’t have imagined the incredible opportunities I’ve had to use my drive and passion to help people nestle into the next chapter of their lives,” Victoria says. “I am fortunate that these opportunities have enabled me to take a finalist position in REALTOR® Mag’s “30 Under 30,” but when it comes down to it, it’s about being part of my clients’ stories, creating friendships, and supporting my community.”
2019 Team Sales Volume: $12.9 million
2019 Team Transaction Sides: 73
After Joshua and his brother started a real estate investment company to flip houses, he got his real estate license. At 29 years old, he has bought and sold more properties in his personal portfolio than many of his real estate peers will in their lifetime. He believes that a big part of his success is the fact that he owns and invests in property himself. Therefore, he can represent clients as a fiduciary. Joshua is a big proponent of buying and selling more as agents in a personal portfolio, not only to build wealth and stability in their own lives, but also to better represent clients.
“I certainly would not be where I am without my amazing clients, friends, and family who have supported me every step of the way and referred us business with the utmost confidence,” Joshua says. “I would be remiss if I didn’t give the credit to my incredible team, Brittany Martinez and Jon Shingledecker, for their grit, hard work, and dedication to our business. Likewise, my amazing wife, Emilee, for supporting me and our family every step of the way and holding down the homefront. My market center, including Karen Mock and Keith Carlins, as well as my former KW MAPS Coach, Chris Guldi, have also played a vital role in my career growth.”