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Recognized as a pioneer in creating innovative and effective marketing systems for real estate professionals and companies, Dalton co-created Century 21's Customized Marketing System and Career Development System as well as ERA's Value Added Marketing System and Value Added Career Development Book. He also developed the NRT Full Service Marketing System and created three major marketing systems for Better Homes and Gardens. He also created the Real Estate Move-Up System and the Real Estate Financial Planning System.

·       Former President and Co-Founder of TownAdvisor.com

·       Former chief marketing officer of RISMedia

·       Co-founder and former president of RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network

·       Former president and CEO of Realtor.com

·       Leading keynote speaker, one of NAR’s 25 most influential thought leaders, and a former Boston Celtics draft choice.

Sr VP of Research & Development, HSF Affiliates

Allan Dalton

John E. Featherston

John Featherston founded RISMedia in 1980 as the residential real estate industry's premier, independent source for news and information. Under Featherston's leadership, the company has become the leading media organization for breaking news, analysis and real estate business-development strategies, as well as educational and networking events, and marketing and branding solutions for the leading real estate and home services companies throughout the U.S.

RISMedia services nearly 400,000 of the residential real estate industry’s most productive and successful agents, brokers and related service professionals through its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine; its leading website, RISMedia.com; its award winning blog, Housecall; and its renowned networking and educational events. Through RISMedia’s content marketing solutions, real estate professionals share thousands of articles and infographics written by RISMedia editors and contributors, helping them influence hundreds of thousands of consumers as they consider buying and/or selling a home.

 

In 2015, Featherston was awarded the ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award, recognizing his longtime support of the real estate industry. A recognized thought leader, Featherston is a frequent guest speaker at industry events.

RISMedia Founder, CEO & Publisher

John E. Featherston

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Chris Stuart was appointed CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC and CEO and President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in January 2019.  Previously, he was COO for HSF Affiliates LLC overseeing Franchise Sales, Marketing and Technology among other work groups and responsibilities. 

Stuart joined HSF Affiliates in 2015 and assumed leadership of Franchise Sales a year later.  In 2017, he was names senior vice president of Business Development and Operations and by 2018 he oversaw the daily operations of most departments. 

Prior to his arrival at HSF Affiliates, Stuart was part of the executive leadership team at Intero Real Estate Services in Silicon Valley.  At Intero, he was charted with growing and managing Intero's franchise company and was involved in various corporate initiatives including technology strategy, leadership development and training, agent recruitment and more.  

CEO, HSF Affiliates LLC

CEO/President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Chris Stuart

Vince leads an organization that is on the cutting edge of a shifting real estate industry.  He encourages a culture that attracts all generations and has pioneered a mega office that people actually want to spend time in.  In 2018, Vince’s company was recognized as Entrepreneur Magazines 2nd Best Top Company Culture & was the only Residential Real Estate Company on the list.

·       Largest residential brick & mortar office in North America for closed units (2018--9,096 units and $2.2 Billion in Sales Volume) 

·       Founder of the The REThink Council - a BHHS Millennial think tank 

·       RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmaker

·       RISMedia Magazine’s featured author on culture.  ​

·       Youngest person to ever win the prestigious Prudential Real Estate Broker of the Year award.

·       June 2018: Awarded “The World’s Greatest Company Culture” & featured on the National TV Show​ “The World’s Greatest”

·       August 2016, Real Trends, recognized as one of the 10 fastest growing real estate companies over the last 10 years in the United States

CEO/Leader, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate. 

Vince Leisey 

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Mr. Gino Blefari serves as Chairman of HSF Affiliates.  Mr. Blefari has been Chief Executive Officer of HomeServices of America, Inc. since January 16, 2019.  He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Inc and was its President. He is President of HSF Affiliates LLC. Mr. Blefari was the Chief Ehe had the top 5 offices and 7 of the top 11 offices within Century 21’s 6,300 worldwide offices.

CEO of HomeServices of America

Gino Blefari

Debbie DeGrote is the Owner and Founder of Excelleum Coaching and Consulting, which has been ranked by Inc. 5,000 for two consecutive years as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. She is also an author, keynote speaker, and a preferred Coach to many large companies and brands.


Over the last 20 years Debbie has been considered one of the top Coaches in the Real Estate industry, coaching some of the most elite salespeople and brokers in North America, as well as mortgage, title, escrow, and insurance professionals. She has conducted over 80,000 private coaching calls, hundreds of webinars and live events, and is a sought after speaker at many national conventions.

Founder/CEO of Excelleum Coaching & Consulting 

Debbie DeGrote

Chris Kelly is the President and CEO of Ebby Halliday Companies, the No.1 Real Estate Brokerage in the State of Texas. With more than 20 years experience as a real estate broker, attorney, and trainer; he is a long time veteran of the industry. He is the host of "Market Shapers" a video series and podcast and a featured leader in Inman News and RISMedia. Kelly was named one of 32 Newcomers "you need to know" by D CEO Business Magazine. He is driven to help leaders and agents reach new heights through a culture of systems, encouragement and accountability.

President and CEO of Ebby Halliday Companies 

Chris Kelly 

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RISMedia Executive Vice President 

Darryl MacPherson

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