Member Spotlights Articles

Meet J.D. Songstad | Santa Monica, CA

Meet J.D. Songstad | Santa Monica, CA

“Populus felix in urbe felici.” Some people say Santa Monica’s motto is “Happy people in a happy city,” while others claim the original Latin phrase translates to, “Fortunate people in a prosperous land.” However one wishes to translate it, Santa Monica seems like a...

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Agent Spotlight: Devin Someck

Agent Spotlight: Devin Someck

In another life, Devin Someck may have become a lawyer. He was all set to do so until a turn-of-events sent him toward real estate and deferring from law school indefinitely. Eleven years later, Devin is co-founder and Principal of Living New York, a Real Estate firm...

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REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Claire Ackerman

REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Claire Ackerman

Charles Darwin once wrote about the “survival of the fittest.” In his famous “On the Origin of Species,” Darwin argued that only those that can best adapt to the changes around them will survive. I don’t think that Charles Dawin could have conceptualized how his...

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REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Keren Gonen

REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Keren Gonen

When I ask Keren Gonen about how she became an agent, she told me it was a funny story. (Funny- ironic, not funny- humorous.) Her boyfriend was flipping houses while she was contacting agents to list them. Agents were not being responsive and were uncommunicative;...

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REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Raylene Lewis

REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Raylene Lewis

I think if I were to sum Raylene Lewis into one image, it would be a train… the ever-present, the ever-evolving, powerful, punctual, purposeful, locked-on-its-course mode of transportation. It’s the first impression I get of her when she promptly answers the phone for...

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REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Laura Marie

REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Laura Marie

“Goooooood Morning, Lindsey!” the light, effusive energy from Laura Marie’s voice confidently rings through the phone when she promptly answers our scheduled call. I can tell immediately that she’s amazing. I don’t want to be so affected early on in our interview;...

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REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Jacqueline Kraszewski

REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Jacqueline Kraszewski

Warwick, New York is one of those beautiful, small, hometown-type places that don’t seem to exist anymore. You know, the kind that has a homecoming parade through the center of town and where you’re just one degree of separation from the person standing next to you in...

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REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Rafael Rosario

REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Rafael Rosario

Allapattah. Alla-What? Allapattah. How do you spell that?… There is a humor and bated enthusiasm in Rafael Rosario’s voice; his natural demeanor is of a person who is always ready, always paying attention. Admittedly, I had never heard of Allapattah before getting on...

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REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Adam Saget

REALLY™ Agent Spotlight: Adam Saget

It’s 8:45 AM on the West Coast when I call Adam Saget. He promptly answers the phone and we say our hellos. “Have you started your day yet?” I ask him. “Oh, I started my day hours ago” he tells me with a bit of a laugh. Adam’s personality is casual and friendly. He...

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