Tuesday May 18, 2021
Tuesday May 18, 2021
Ryan Serhant, "I'd rather regret the things I did than the things I never tried", Founder & CEO at SERHANT, Million Dollar Listing New York Star & Author, shares his incredible story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #172
Ryan Serhant, start of "Million Dollar Listing New York" has literally become a global brand in just over a decade. Last year, he launched his own real estate brokerage firm, Serhant in the middle of the pandemic but has already become a standout brand in the industry. A great leader, father and husband, Ryan was a pleasure to speak to.
More About Ryan Serhant:
Ryan Serhant is one of the most successful and well-known real estate brokers in the world. After spending a decade leading one of New York City’s top-ranked real estate teams, he founded SERHANT., a brokerage firm that drives success through innovative content and amplification.
The Serhant Team consisted of more than 60 experienced agents and marketing support staff. Ranked the #1 Sales Team in New York by the WSJ for three straight years and among the top teams in the nation for the better part of a decade, The Serhant Team closed over $4B in sales across New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. The team was coined "The Closers" by many in the industry, as they were able to sell the "unsellable" and achieve price-per-square-foot records across the city.
In 2020, Ryan founded SERHANT., the first real estate company launched and designed for the marketplace of tomorrow. With in-house film production and branding capabilities, combined with a tech-powered innovation platform, SERHANT. has revolutionized the traditional brokerage model.
In addition to his work in real estate, Ryan is an entrepreneur, producer, public speaker, bestselling author, and star of multiple BRAVO TV shows. He is a frequent guest on the real estate segments of CNBC, CNN, 20/20, The Today Show, The Insider, Bloomberg TV, and is often quoted in The New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. He is also an official contributor to Forbes, regularly writing columns on real estate, sales, and branding.
Ryan was born in Houston, Texas, grew up outside Boston, and graduated from Hamilton College in 2006. He currently lives in SoHo, New York with his wife, Emilia, and their daughter, Zena.
Ryan is an active supporter of nonprofit organizations including DKMS, Operation Smile, Save the Children, Make-A-Wish, The Human Rights Campaign, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Pink Agenda and UNICEF, among others.
About Michael Valdes:
Michael Valdes is the newly named President of eXp Global at eXp Realty. Previously Michael was the senior vice president of global servicing for Realogy Corporation, one of the world's largest real estate companies and parent to Coldwell Banker, C21 and Sotheby’s.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for just under a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent. Mr. Valdes is the Chair of the AREAA Global Advisory Board and co-host of the 2020 AREAA Global Luxury Summit. He is also a current member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors and a member of Forbes' Real Estate Council. Additionally, he is the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG for the firm and a member of Forbes Real Estate Council. He is a former Board Member of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach as well as the Shanti Organization in San Francisco. Michael was also a Board Member of Pink & Blue for 2, an organization started by Olivia Newton-John to promote breast and prostate cancer awareness.