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Proxio Announces the Top 25 Most Visible Professionals™ (MVPs) in Real Estate


Search identifies the most connected real estate professionals

Palo Alto, Calif. - July 30, 2009- Proxio, the first international MLS and global referral network, announces today the results of its search for the Most Visible Professionals (MVPs) in Real Estate™. The search, held with support from Inman News, set out to identify the most connected real estate professionals via a survey reporting use of social media. The MVPs were determined based on the number of friends, followers and social media connections and links for each participant, and then ranked by Proxio’s weighting algorithm. Employees of the social media sites were not eligible.

The top 25 Most Visible Professionals (MVP) in Real Estate™ will be featured on Proxio’s international website and in its global referral network, with exposure to agents in 65 countries. Those real estate MVPs also will be recognized at Proxio’s exclusive MVP Mixer, with support from Inman News, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on August 4, 2009, the eve of Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2009.

Commenting on the MVP results, Janet Case, co-founder and CEO of Proxio said: “Social networking in the real estate industry is still in the early stages, but it is going to be an industry-changing phenomenon. As the first global network for real estate professionals, Proxio is 100% committed to empowering real estate professionals to get online, make connections and extend their market reach. We salute the 2009 Proxio MVPs for embracing online media so widely and are proud to showcase this year’s social media movers and shakers.”

Proxio’s 2009 Top 25 Most Visible Professionals in Real Estate:(In alphabetical order within categories)

Real Estate Agent or Broker:

Brynn H. Allen, Prudential Locations Kailua, HI
Susie Blackmon, Susie Blackmon LLC Maggie Valley, NC
Jack Bogun, Keller Williams Success Barrington, IL
Mike Bowler Sr., Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood Lansing, MI
Ken Brand, Prudential Gary Greene The Woodlands, TX
Greg Cooper, Century 21 Realty Group Indianapolis, IN
Kevin Cottrell, Kelsey Cottrell Realty Group Ballwin, MO
Guy Johnson, Chase International Reno, NV
Andy Kaufman, Keller Williams Berkeley Berkeley, CA
Michael McClure, Professional One Real Estate Plymouth, MI
Tim McDonald, Zoom Real Estate Vernon Hills, IL
Erica Muller, Cozy Homes Real Estate Davenport, FL
Brad Nix, Maxsell Real Estate Woodstock, GA
Whitney Pannell, Prudential A.S. de Movellan Lexington, KY
Randy Randolph, Keller Williams Realty Kirkland, WA
Jay Thompson, Thompson’s Realty Gilbert, AZ
Kristina Wise, The Goodlife Team Austin, TX

Real Estate Coach/trainer/consultant:

Tom Ferry, Tom Ferry- Your coach Newport Beach, CA
Pat Kitano, Domus Consulting Group San Francisco, CA
Wendy Patton, Clarkston, MI
Frances Flynn Thorsen, Socialebb Strategies and Solutions Tucson, AZ

Real Estate Developer/Investor:

Steve Dalton, Green Pointe Development Valparaiso, IN

Real Estate Media professional: writer/blogger/speaker:

Brad Hanks, Brad Hanks Seminars Castle Rock, CO
Kelly Mitchell Honolulu, HI
Stefan Swanepoel, Laguna Niguel, CA

About Proxio
Proxio extends the reach of real estate professionals by providing a business social network and international MLS that enables agents to bridge borders and cultures. Proxio gives real estate agents worldwide better access to information, more exposure for themselves and their listings, and a greater value proposition for clients. Located in Silicon Valley, Proxio’s team of experienced real estate technology professionals is dedicated to creating borderless real estate markets. For more information please visit and follow us on or join our community on Facebook.

About Inman News:
An award-winning independent real estate news organization, Inman News offers real estate news coverage, research-based case studies, informative webinars, and a full assortment of syndicated real estate advice and opinion columnists, who write on topics including: homebuyer and seller advice, the mortgage market, home improvement, rentals, real estate investment, financial markets, and personal finance. Visit


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