Please join us in congratulating our Keller Williams Realty, International executives, Gary Keller, co-founder and chairman and Cary Sylvester, executive director of technology, as well as Sue Adler of Sue Adler Team- Short Hills, Summit, Maplewood, Livingston, Chatham NJ and Lisa Archer of The Geeky Girls for being honored among Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in 2013!
Inman News®, the leader in independent real estate and technology news, announced the winners Thursday, January 17, 2013. The annual list recognizes those who embody leadership, ingenuity, strength, conviction, power, persistence, perseverance and progress.
About the winners
Gary Keller co-founded Keller Williams Realty in Austin, Texas, in 1983. As chairman of the board, Keller helps provide strategic direction for our "agent-centric" company. Keller and his writing team have written four best-selling books: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times, and FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit. His new business book, The ONE Thing, will hit bookstores on April (it’s available for pre-order at The1Thing.com now).
Cary Sylvester is the executive director of technology for Keller Williams Realty International and directs the strategic vision for the franchise company's software platform, eEdge, which after launching early in 2011 saw great agent adoption and results in 2012. Sylvester has been an advocate for the paperless movement. Prior to joining Keller Williams in 2002, she worked as a consultant for Oracle and for Database Consultants Inc., as an implementation manager for Copera Inc., and as a database architect at Dell Computer Corp.
The prolific Sue Adler, who heads a Keller Williams team in Short Hills, N.J., has more than 25 years of real estate-selling experience. In 2012, her co-founded conference, Hear it Direct, a full-day event designed for real estate professionals to hear consumers' needs, complaints and desires directly, had two successful gatherings. Adler has been the No. 1 Keller Williams agent in New Jersey for six years running, and in 2011 her team reached nearly $75 million in sales, averaging a sold house once every three days. She's also a partner in the Keller Williams Short Hills, Summit, Chatham and Livingston offices.
Lisa Archer is a Charlotte, N.C.-based Keller Williams Realty team leader, broker and agent, and the peppy half of the real estate tech duo the Geeky Girls. She's become a fixture in the national real estate community and a frequent speaker at national real estate conferences. Archer's Keller Williams team, Live Love Charlotte, launched a new website in 2012. Before entering real estate with Keller Williams in 2004, she worked as a bank manager.