President Ranks Among the Most Influential in Real Estate President David MeleAccording to Swanpoel “the SP200 is the most comprehensive analysis ever published of the most powerful key decision makers, trailblazers, influencers, company chieftains, thought leaders and innovators.”

The second annual “Power 200: The Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2014” was recently released and is excited to announce that one of our very own executives made the cut! David Mele, President of, earned the well deserved 61st position overall and ranked 8th out of 27 in the real estate technology category. Here’s a little background information on Mele from the report: Continue reading® Lead Quality Survey Sweepstakes Rules/Terms & Conditions

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7 Tips for Holiday Party Networking – Debra Trappen on Secrets Unplugged

As the holiday season swings into full effect, you’ll likely be attending plenty of cocktail parties and luncheons. Sure, this is a great time to catch up with old friends, but it’s also a perfect time for growing your business in 2015. Debra has 7 great tips and tricks to make meaningful (and hopefully profitable) connections at the next party you attend.

Debra Trappen is founder of d11 Consulting. Debra uses her 20+ years of experience in sales, marketing, and recruiting to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs and executives to define their personal brand and vision.

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Industry Technology Veteran Joins National Sales Group!

Industry Technology Veteran Joins National Sales Group welcomes Brett Barlows, industry veteran, to build and strengthen’s relationships with brokerages. As the Strategic Accounts representative for, Brett works across the country promoting marketing solutions to larger brokerages. He assists brokerages that want to increase online and mobile exposure, high-quality consumer inquiry generation, improved social media performance, and more.

Brett Barlows has been involved in many aspects of the marketing and technology side of the real estate industry, having formerly worked for Heartland Multiple Listing Service, CoStar, and Through this experience, Brett has learned best practices from some of the more tech-proficient brokerages and agents in the nation. Since the mid-1990s, he has strived to make marketing technology easier to implement for agents and brokerages, with the end result being a more productive real estate practitioner.

As 2014 comes to a close, reach out to Brett for expert marketing advice when creating your 2015 business plan. Connect with Brett Barlows at either 913-915-7769 or to schedule a consultation.

If you will be attending the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo and would like to meet with Brett, click here to schedule a consultation!