Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast
Aaron Kirman, ”The truth sells”, CNBC’s star of “Listing Impossible” & President of the Estates Division at Compass in LA,  on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #205

Aaron Kirman, ”The truth sells”, CNBC’s star of “Listing Impossible” & President of the Estates Division at Compass in LA, on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #205

January 4, 2022

By popular demand, Aaron Kirman's episode, rebroadcast!

Aaron Kirman, "The truth sells", CNBC’s star of “Listing Impossible” & President of the Estates Division at Compass in Los Angeles,  joins us to share his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #205

Aaron Kirman is probably one of the most successful real estate professionals in the country having sold over $7 billion to date. He is the star of "Listing Impossible" and says he became successful when he got very comfortable with the truth. He trains his eyes to look at the flaws of a property to have an honest discussion with a seller and allow them to transition to the next phase of their lives.

More About Aaron Kirman: 

Aaron’s repertoire as the nation’s top agent is solidified by his investment in technology deployed in every aspect of his business process.

He has an extensive client base featuring those who seek the luxury lifestyle including titans of industry, celebrities, the royal families, major lending institutions and foreign investors. As a prominent figure in the luxury real estate market, Aaron has received International acclaim for record setting sales across Los Angeles and Southern California.

His success in luxury real estate for the last 20 years has elevated Aaron’s persona beyond salesman to serial entrepreneur with the launch of Kirman Capital – a branch of the Kirman Group – focused on investing in early-stage technology startups in real-estate.

Over a notable real estate career, Aaron has sold the infamous Danny Thomas Estate, which reportedly sold for $50,000,000; the Eddie Goetz Estate and Lion Gate which sold for $46,250,000, as well as countless others. Aaron's vast knowledge and expertise in selling exclusive properties has helped him to produce some of the highest prices in Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica, and Malibu. Aaron also holds the record for highest price per square foot in Hollywood set at $4,722 where he represented the buyer and seller on Case Study 21.

Aaron currently represents the largest market share of luxury listings in the country with over $2.2 Billion in active luxury inventory, and with over $700 Million in sales for 2020. In addition to having one of the highest producing years of any agent in the country, Aaron has also founded Aaron Kirman Group, a luxury real estate team of over 80 agents and a staff of 15.

About Michael Valdes:

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

 

Ryan Serhant, “I’d rather regret the things I did than the things I never tried”, CEO at SERHANT & Million Dollar Listing Star on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #204

Ryan Serhant, “I’d rather regret the things I did than the things I never tried”, CEO at SERHANT & Million Dollar Listing Star on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #204

December 29, 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 #204

Ryan Serhant, star 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 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 President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 100 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Renee Funk,”Work/Life Integration”, Co-Founder & Team Leader of The Funk Collection powered by eXp Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #203

Renee Funk,”Work/Life Integration”, Co-Founder & Team Leader of The Funk Collection powered by eXp Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #203

December 21, 2021

Renee Funk,"Work/Life Integration", Co-Founder & Team Leader of The Funk Collection powered by eXp Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #203

Renee Funk along with her husband, Jeffrey, runs the Funk Collection powered by eXp in Orlando, which is one of the most successful teams in the entire state of Florida. She is a great mentor, leader, and friend. She was very candid about building her business in our interview.

More About Renee Funk:

Renee Funk Co-Founder of The Funk Collection, INMAN Ambassador, & NBA Sponsor of The Orlando Magic. Serving the Central Florida real estate market, The Funk Collection received back to back 2019 & 2020 Real Trends America's Best Award. Ranking among the top one percent of real estate professionals throughout the United States. Renee’s professional passion is customer service focused, with a love for coaching and the business development of Real Estate Agents, with authentic collaboration at the core.

As Leader of The Funk Collection, Renee delivers impressive growth including, expansion from an $8 million producing Team, to $50 million+ producing Team within 3 years. Fall 2019, Renee and Jeffrey Funk announced their multi-year Partnership with NBA Team: The Orlando Magic. Together Renee & Jeffrey were awarded the 2020 Top Couple in Orlando Real Estate by the Orlando Real Producer Publication.

Renee is a 20 year resident of the Orlando area, currently living in Windermere, Florida with her 2 sons, and husband of twenty years; Jeffrey Funk. In addition to Renee's family and real estate career, Renee's philanthropic passion remains focused on serving the Edgewood Children's Ranch, supporting at-risk youth, in Orlando, Florida.

Proudly specializing within the Southwest Orlando Real Estate Market; including Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Horizon West, and Winter Garden, and the vacation home communities near Walt Disney World, and Orlando's leading Theme Parks.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 100 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Melissa Wu, ”Be a Self-Learner”, Co-Founder, Principal, Licensed Realtor at Maxcel West Coast Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #202

Melissa Wu, ”Be a Self-Learner”, Co-Founder, Principal, Licensed Realtor at Maxcel West Coast Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #202

December 14, 2021

Melissa Wu, "Be a Self-Learner", Co-Founder, Principal, Licensed Realtor at Maxcel West Coast Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #202

Melissa Wu is one of the top agents in Vancouver, and she shared how she built her business and the drive she inherited from her father, who left Asia to Canada to provide a better life for his family. 

More About Melissa Wu: 

Melissa Wu is one of the top agents in Vancouver, and she shared how she built her business and the drive she inherited from her father, who left Asia to Canada to provide a better life for his family. 

Melissa has been living in Vancouver since 1984.  She graduated from UBC with a double major in Economics and Asian Studies.  She has travelled to many places and feels very fortunate to call beautiful Vancouver “my HOME”.

Since 1996, she has been involved in marketing townhouses, condominium and pre-sale projects.  From 2003, her focus has been primarily on selling residential detached homes in Greater Vancouver.  She has experience with over 1,000 real estate transactions and received numerous real estate sales awards. 

She has a strong sales record, and is a Member of the GVRB President's Club ~ Top 1% of all Vancouver Realtors on the GVRB (Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board).  That meant she sells more houses than 99% of (approx.) 12,000 real estate agents on the Real Estate Board. 

Her active personality and negotiating skill can get top dollar for your property. She and her Professional Sales Team are fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and other languages, they can help you sell your home faster and for more money. 

She has a large number of qualified buyers, developers, new overseas immigrants for a wide variety of properties such as houses over 40 years old, mostly land-value properties, or brand new houses, in Vancouver west-side, Vancouver east-side, Richmond and Burnaby.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 100 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Veronica Figueroa, ”Leadership is my Love language”, CEO Of Figueroa Team Brokered By eXp Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #201

Veronica Figueroa, ”Leadership is my Love language”, CEO Of Figueroa Team Brokered By eXp Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #201

December 7, 2021

Veronica Figueroa, "Leadership is my Love language", CEO Of Figueroa Team Brokered By eXp Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #201

Veronica Figueroa was just named the #1 team leader in the world for eXp Realty and was in the top 5 Hispanic agents in the nation by NAHREP. She is an extraordinary leader and a good friend, and I was incredibly proud to speak with her and share her wisdom with all of you.

More About Veronica Figueroa: 

Veronica Figueroa is one of only 20 Agents in the Nation who is a Zillow Agent Advisory Board Member. This is due to her expert real estate knowledge & service.  Veronica is also a National speaker for Zillow, NARHEP, and INMAN Connect.  Veronica is also a Real Estate Coach for many businesses. 

She will motivate you to find the success mindset and empower you with directional wisdom to grow your business. Veronica is a vivacious sought-after speaker & coach -- focused on inspiring real estate agents to write their own story of success.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

 

 

Alexander Zakharin, ”Success can catch you off guard”, Managing Director at Avenues Real Estate & TikTok Influencer on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #200

Alexander Zakharin, ”Success can catch you off guard”, Managing Director at Avenues Real Estate & TikTok Influencer on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #200

November 30, 2021

Alexander Zakharin, "Success can catch you off guard", Managing Director at Avenues Real Estate & TikTok Influencer shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #200

Alexander Zakharin came to this country from Russia just four years ago and has built a successful real estate career primarily through the use of social media. He has over 400,000 followers on TikTok and is a true inspiration.

More About Alexander Zakharin: 

Alexander Zakharin came to this country from Russia just four years ago and has built a successful real estate career primarily through the use of social media. He has almost 400,000 followers on Tik Tok and is a true inspiration.

He started his career in the summer of 2018 at GZB Realty (now Avenues Real Estate) after coming to New York from Russia as a rental agent, just like most other brokers.

The business was going ok but the deals were so challenging to get because of running multiple ads, answering calls without having time to catch his breath, arranging access to the properties, showing properties every day to the clients, and competing with hundreds of brokers.

Before the pandemic, a high-paying buyer declined a deal because of the forthcoming uncertainty, and then Alexander paused the business after the lockdown week in March 2020 to see what can be improved. 

That's when Alexander decided to create a profile on the famous platform TikTok, to start showcasing properties he was in charge of renting out/selling.

All of the sudden after posting beautiful apartments on TikTok, his popularity there exploded and he started getting tonnes of followers, new leads and clients.

Fast forward to now, he has:

- 400К+ followers on TikTok.

- Closed over 150+ deals, including a $4M apartment he sold to a TikTok client and other high-priced properties.

-Amazing team and the company that just opened 5 new offices in New York.

https://www.tiktok.com/@alexander_zakhari?lang=en

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Valerie Fitzgerald, ”No is the opening of a conversation”, the star of Selling LA who runs one of the top teams in the country on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #199

Valerie Fitzgerald, ”No is the opening of a conversation”, the star of Selling LA who runs one of the top teams in the country on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #199

November 23, 2021

By popular demand, our most downloaded episode, rebroadcast!

Valerie Fitzgerald, "No is the opening of a conversation", says the star of Selling LA who runs one of the top teams in the country on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #199

Valerie Fitzgerald is a celebrated author, public speaker, philanthropist and top agent. Her tenacity and single vision for success is a great story of success. She explains how she built her team organically, created her brand and built her culture. Her philanthropic efforts are also exemplary with being the co-founder of "Children Uniting Nations" which helps foster children get adopted. She also sits on the Board of the Women's Guild of Cedars Sinai Hospital.  A wonderful leader in our industry and community. It was a great pleasure to speak to this wonderful human being.

More About Valerie Fitzgerald: 

Valerie is the President of The Valerie Fitzgerald Group, located in Beverly Hills, and part of the Coldwell Banker family. She has been ranked among Coldwell Banker’s Top 10 agents nationwide,and earned the attention of the Los Angeles Business Journal for highest sales volume in Los Angeles County for residential real estate. Valerie’s team is consistently the number 1 team in the number 1 Coldwell Banker office in the United States. Valerie is also the published author of Heart and Sold: How to Survive and Thrive in Real Estate, and has been the keynote speaker at events around the U.S.

Valerie currently serves on the Board of the Women’s Guild of Cedars Sinai Hospital, and was just elected to the Forbes Real Estate Council.

Valerie additionally appeared on the HGTV hit Selling LA for 3 seasons where she and her team are featured tackling the challenges of selling luxury properties in the competitive Los Angeles real estate market. Valerie is an avid philanthropist, caring mother, and driven business woman who assists individuals and families by helping them fulfill their dreams.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

 

Andre Kikoski, ”Row Twice As Hard”, Principal at Andre Kikoski Architect shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #198

Andre Kikoski, ”Row Twice As Hard”, Principal at Andre Kikoski Architect shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #198

November 16, 2021

Andre Kikoski, "Row Twice As Hard", Principal at Andre Kikoski Architect shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #198

Andre Kikoski is one of the most respected and accomplished global architects. He has won over 40 international design awards and has been featured in over 1,000 articles in over 30 countries. His design aesthetic is singular and epic.

More About Andre Kikoski: 

Andre Kikoski, AIA, LEED AP, is the founding principal of Andre Kikoski Architect -- an internationally renowned firm that consistently creates compelling design in a variety of social and cultural contexts. The firm’s diverse portfolio includes iconic cultural, residential, hospitality and retail projects for accomplished entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and taste-makers including The Guggenheim Museum, The Related Companies at Hudson Yards, The Howard Hughes Corporation, The Kohler Companies, Ligne Roset, Saks Fifth Avenue, Swarovski Crystal, and most recently DHA Capital at 75 Kenmare Street.  Grounded by enduring architectural principles and driven by innovation, the firm is currently engaged in projects are located throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

 Andre Kikoski Architect’s fastidious approach produces architecture that unifies people by engaging their memory, activating their senses and creating emotional connection points.  The Wright at the Guggenheim is a unique place to converge in and around art, literally weaving artistry into the very fabric of design. One Hudson Yards features amenities and residences that provide comfort and conviviality, condensing the social landscape of an entire neighborhood inside a single new building.  75 Kenmare’s handcrafted cast concrete exterior elevates a common building material to create inspired architecture for the benefit of residents and the community alike. Whether designing a building, an interior, or anything in between, the firm’s mission is to provide places for people to come together and create community.  

 A recipient of the American Institute of Architect’s Institute Honor Award, Andre Kikoski Architect has garnered over 44 international design awards and is featured in over 1,000 publications across 30 countries.  A frequent lecturer in Asia, Europe and North and South America, Andre received his Master’s degree in Architecture at Harvard University, where he earned Distinctions for Innovation in Design and Technology, and is a Trustee of the Van Alen Institute and Alumni Council Emeritus at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Prior to founding the firm, Andre trained in the offices of I. M. Pei, Richard Meier, and Peter Eisenman.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Mindy Stearns, ”Don‘t Confuse Kindness with being Nice”, Chief Kindness Officer for Kind Lending, shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #197

Mindy Stearns, ”Don‘t Confuse Kindness with being Nice”, Chief Kindness Officer for Kind Lending, shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #197

November 9, 2021

Mindy Stearns, "Don't Confuse Kindness with being Nice", Chief Kindness Officer for Kind Lending, shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #197

Mindy Stearns is the Chief Kindness Officer for Kind Lending. It is a title that she holds very dearly, as she creates the culture for one of the largest lending companies in the country, which she runs with her husband, Glenn Stearns, who has also been on this show. This two-time Emmy winner went from a successful career in entertainment to the lending business. Mindy has inspired others with every step. It was an honor to have her on my show.

More About Mindy Stearns: 

If there’s one thing you need to know about Mindy Stearns, it’s that there’s no single way to describe who she is – from being a wife and mother to an on-screen entertainer and national parks proponent, Mindy has lived a fascinating life. Now, she’s inviting you into her inner sanctum as she and two of her long-time best friends launch their podcast called, “Friendsome and Then Some!”

The cock-a-doodle-doo that started it all. Discovered when making animal noises as an audience member of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Mindy began her foray into media. Nicknamed “The Rooster Lady” by Oprah, it wasn’t long until Mindy (Burbano) was hired to co-host what became the #1 morning drive radio program in Saginaw, Michigan.

After leaving her long-time career as a dental hygienist, Mindy’s on-screen appearances began to snowball as she seized opportunities to serve as a red-carpet reporter for Entertainment Tonight,acting roles in film (The Princess Diaries) and television (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), and as a reality TV star (The Real Gilligan’s Island).

Mindy has been widely honored for her talent and work as a philanthropist and activist. Her many awards include:

Being named Woman of the Year by California State’s 70th district Assemblyman Don Wagner in recognition ofher tireless efforts to bring awareness to various charity organizations throughout Southern California

Recognition as a Soroptomist International Woman of Distinction Appointed by the Secretary of Interior to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Park Foundation appointed by the Secretary of Interior

Appointed by the Secretary of Interior to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Park Foundation appointed by the Secretary of Interior

Received a Golden Mike Award from the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California

Earned two Emmy nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

A cause near and dear to Mindy are the national parks, where she serves on the Board of Directors for the National Parks Foundation, the official charitable foundation for the National Parks Service. The nonpartisan philanthropic fund works to raise private funds to support America’s national parks.

But out of all the awards and recognition she’s received, Mindy is most proud to serve as CFO for the Stearns family. In her role as Chief Family Officer, she manages a blended family that includes two young daughters, four stepchildren and two granddaughters.

About Michael Valdes:

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Tim & Julie Harris, ”Don‘t Build Your Castle on Someone Else‘s Land”, Co-Founders at Tim & Julie Harris® Real Estate Coaching on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #196

Tim & Julie Harris, ”Don‘t Build Your Castle on Someone Else‘s Land”, Co-Founders at Tim & Julie Harris® Real Estate Coaching on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #196

November 2, 2021

Tim & Julie Harris, "Don't Build Your Castle on Someone Else's Land", Co-Founders at Tim & Julie Harris® Real Estate Coaching shares their story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #196

Tim & Julie Harris are one of the top real estate coaches in the country. They also have the #1 real estate podcast with over 20 million downloads. They generously share advice from their decades-long career on making agents successful.

More About Tim & Julie Harris: 

For over two decades, Tim & Julie Harris have been leaders in the real estate industry, first as top producing agents and now as the nation’s most sought after real estate coaches.

In their twenties, during their very first full year as Realtors®, Tim & Julie earned real estate industry acclaim by selling more than one hundred homes. There after, Tim and Julie Harris have participated in thousands of home sales. In 1999 They authored their first book ‘0 To 10 million in One Year’ that sold out in the first 27 days. More recently, Tim and Julie have become the #1 Best Selling Authors of HARRIS RULES, Your No-BS Practical Step by Step Guide to Finally Becoming Free.

The National Association of Realtors® has featured Tim & Julie in articles about their real estate sales success, and in 1998 they were recruited to become Howard Brinton Stars, introducing them to real estate coaching and training. Tim and Julie started coaching agents in 1998. From 2002 to 2007, they worked with other coaching organizations as coaches and executives. Tim and Julie Harris are honored to have coached many of the nation’s top producing agents. Watch coaching member video testimonials here.

From 2007 to the present Tim & Julie have become two of the industry’s leading coaches. Inman News named Tim and Julie Harris as the “Best Coaches in the industry.” They have written several books including, Think and Grow Rich for Real Estate, The Real Estate Treasure Map, and Part Time Agent to Full-Time Superstar.Their newest book, HARRIS RULES, Your No-BS Practical Step by Step Guide to Finally Becoming Free became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon.com within 48 hours of release.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Nathan Abbott, ”Remove the Fear of Growth”, CEO of the Abbott Team by eXp in the Emerald Coast of Florida, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #195

Nathan Abbott, ”Remove the Fear of Growth”, CEO of the Abbott Team by eXp in the Emerald Coast of Florida, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #195

October 26, 2021

Nathan Abbott, "Remove the Fear of Growth", CEO of the Abbott Team by eXp in the Emerald Coast of Florida, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #195

Nathan Abbott, CEO of the Abbott Team by eXp in the Emerald Coast of Florida sits down with me to discuss being a third-generation real estate family and selling this undiscovered place to a global audience. Nathan's humility makes his success so much more deserved.

More About Nathan Abbott: 

Nathan Abbott has real estate in his blood and carries on the Abbott Family Tradition. His family’s company, Abbott Realty Services, was the top employer in Northwest Florida between the 1980’s through the 90’s

“I was born into a real estate family that is three generations deep. It’s all I have ever known. I love meeting new people and being able to make a positive impact in their lives. I also love sales – which started at my Papa’s garage sales at a young age!”

Nathan graduated college with a BA from Florida State University in business management. He was awarded “Rookie of the Year” after his first year in real estate – for excellence in sales and customer service.

Nathan and his wife, Erin, have worked smart for nearly two decades; they’ve continued to increase their sales production and are now included in the top 1% of brokers nationwide!

“I have personally been involved in over $550 Million in closed real estate sales throughout my career. I’m a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Investment Agent Specialist, Distressed Property Expert as well as a member of the Million Dollar Guild Club. I was also recently featured on the Cover of Top Agent as well as many other national publications.”

Nathan strives to provide the best service, great relationships, integrity, vision, and excellence!

He is a native to the area and has a passion for introducing people to the Emerald Coast from a true local’s perspective. “I believe that good customer skills are the key aspects to being successful. Using our contacts, our knowledge of the area, and our diligent work ethic, our customers enjoy a smooth and successful real estate experience.”

About Michael Valdes:

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Julie Leonhardt, ”Find Your Voice”, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Vuse App returns to Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #194

Julie Leonhardt, ”Find Your Voice”, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Vuse App returns to Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #194

October 19, 2021

Julie Leonhardt, "Find Your Voice", Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Vuse App returns to Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #194

Julie Leonhardt and I worked together for years at another firm, and we both continued our career paths in greater horizons. She founded an incredible app called "Vuse", which gives realtors the tools to create amazing property videos at a fraction of the cost.

More About Julie Leonhardt: 

Julie Leonhardt is Co-Founder and CEO of Vuse, a real estate social content creation and marketing app that empowers real estate professionals to create social-ready content, in minutes, on their smartphone. She is passionate about questioning the status quo, unleashing creativity and human potential, and leading teams to push the limits to exceed expectations and grow exciting, dynamic businesses. She has deep relationships across the real estate and real estate technology space. Julie has a track record of strategically leading teams and organizations to create new ways of doing business to increase success. She has been a leader at the world’s two most renowned luxury real estate brands, and worked as a commercial real estate finance attorney at two leading Wall Street firms.

She was named to Housingwire’s 2019 Woman of Influence list and has been covered by or published pieces in Entrepreneur, Real Trends, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine and Mansion Global.

Julie is a graduate of Westmont College and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University Law School. She is fluent in Spanish and lives on a small NJ farm near New York City.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Beau Blankenship, ”If you don‘t succeed, you don‘t eat”, Former Running Back for Jacksonville Jaguars & Real Estate Advisor on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #193

Beau Blankenship, ”If you don‘t succeed, you don‘t eat”, Former Running Back for Jacksonville Jaguars & Real Estate Advisor on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #193

October 12, 2021

Beau Blankenship, "If you don't succeed, you don't eat", Former Running Back for Jacksonville Jaguars & Real Estate Advisor shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #193

Beau Blankenship was a professional football player who used the discipline he learned on the field and transferred it to building a successful real estate business on the Florida coastline. He tells how he went from being a player on a team to being the "coach" for his team now and the lessons he learned along the way.

More About Beau Blankenship: 

“My name is Beau Blankenship and I’ve had the wonderful privilege of enjoying the unique, eclectic lifestyle of the 30A scenic highway for over 16 years as my family vacationed here year after year. Knowing the potential of this surrounding area, I have always had a passion for increasing awareness to the significance of investing smart, and placing your hard earned money where it counts and where it will thrive. My zeal for Real Estate has multiplied over the years and I now own ENGEL & VOLKERS in Santa Rosa Beach FL upon completing my professional football career.

 

As a former Running Back and Track and Field member, the discipline I acquired as an athlete translates in how I perform for my clients. By delivering originality, enthusiasm, leadership, and die-hard dedication, any of my clients are certain to be in good hands. Raised in the charming town of Norman, Oklahoma I’ve learned the value in building and maintaining solid relationships. I actively listen to my client’s needs and wishes including the ones they don’t verbally acknowledge and do my utmost best to meet those needs. I practice an open-door policy to make you feel comfortable and ensure you have a responsive, transparent, personalized experience and will work diligently to deliver the best selling or buying opportunities in the scenic 30A area. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to earn your trust with this significant investment.”

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Natalie Hamrick, ”The Nuances of Message”, Vice President of Brand Growth for @properties shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #192

Natalie Hamrick, ”The Nuances of Message”, Vice President of Brand Growth for @properties shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #192

October 5, 2021

Natalie Hamrick, "The Nuances of Message", Vice President of Brand Growth for @properties shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #192

Natalie Hamrick, VP of Brand Growth for @properties, sits down with me to discuss global growth, marketing and branding. Her enthusiasm is infectious and global knowledge is exemplary.

More About Natalie Hamrick: 

Accomplished and goal-driven executive with extensive experience in all aspects of marketing and communication, new business development, brand management, and client engagement within luxury real estate and goods industries. Armed with proven success in capturing business opportunities; overseeing promotional operations; and conceptualizing strategic initiatives to strengthen market position and increase revenue. Effective at establishing long term relationships and strategic alliances with external and internal stakeholders and partners to expand client base and gain repeat business.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

 

Dr Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi, ”Learning is earning”, Tedx speaker & Senior Executive Director at Experion Developers on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #191

Dr Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi, ”Learning is earning”, Tedx speaker & Senior Executive Director at Experion Developers on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #191

September 28, 2021

Dr Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi, "Learning is earning", Tedx speaker & Senior Executive Director at Experion Developers shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #191

Dr. Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi is one of the most prolific speakers and experts in the global real estate industry. She has held senior leadership positions at some of the most prestigious development companies in the world. Her vision and lens are truly global, and it was a pleasure to have her on the show.

More About Dr. Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi: 

Dr Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi is a Tedx speaker and PhD in Real estate marketing . She is a women leader who has dedicated 31 years to the Indian Real Estate industry . Her coveted assignments have been Executive Director DLF, Chief Executive EmaarMGF, Country Head - India Damac . She is currently the Senior Executive Director for Experion Developers. She is devoted to helping women entrepreneurs achieve their dreams , as the Founder President Elect for Naredco MAHI under the aegis of Ministry of Housing & Urban affairs, Govt of India.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

 

Mike Sherrard, ”Celebrate the mini wins”, Global eXp Realty Leader & Founder of High Converting Content, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #190

Mike Sherrard, ”Celebrate the mini wins”, Global eXp Realty Leader & Founder of High Converting Content, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #190

September 21, 2021

Mike Sherrard, "Celebrate the mini wins", Global eXp Realty Leader & Founder of High Converting Content, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #190

Mike Sherrard is one of the most successful agents in Canada that has built a strong organization through his social media expertise. This is a young man who is inspiring so many people in our industry and someone who will be doing amazing things for many decades to come.

More About Mike Sherrard:

Mike Sherrard is a recognized leader, top producer, personal brand and social media strategist in the Real Estate industry.

Just in the last year, he has helped over 3,000 Real Estate Agents learn how to scale their business using Social Media by leveraging each platform to generate leads on autopilot and establish a top-of-mind personal brand. He also has broken records with one of the fastest growing real estate teams at eXp Realty, Agent Wolf Pack, consisting of agents from around the world doing real estate the modern way.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Michael LaFido,”Don‘t Be Afraid of Failure”, Founder & CEO at Luxury Listing Specialist Designation (LUXE), shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #189

Michael LaFido,”Don‘t Be Afraid of Failure”, Founder & CEO at Luxury Listing Specialist Designation (LUXE), shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #189

September 14, 2021

Michael LaFido,"Don't Be Afraid of Failure", Founder & CEO at Luxury Listing Specialist Designation (LUXE), shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #189

Michael LaFido has focused his career on the luxury real estate market for the last couple of decades. He has created unique marketing strategies to excel in this niche market which he speaks about during our conversation.

More About Michael LaFido: 

Michael LaFido is a real estate consultant and top-producing Realtor with over twenty years of experience in the real estate industry. Michael’s marketing has been the featured cover story in Crain’s Chicago Business and highlighted in Forbes and FOX News Chicago Business Hour. He is also the author of the books “Luxury Listing Specialist”, “Outside The Box”, and “Marketing Luxury”.

Throughout his career, Michael learned the importance of high-caliber marketing versus “traditional marketing”, which has become pivotal to his success. Over the past twenty years, LaFido and his team have developed a method that takes a more comprehensive, and proactive approach when positioning and marketing a home.

Michael, the founder of the Marketing Luxury Group, assisting other real estate agents, brokers, and affluent home-owners by providing top-tier services including consulting, lifestyle marketing, public relations and coaching to help agents and owners sell their luxury homes; utilizing proven and innovative strategies. The Marketing Luxury Group has been recognized as the ‘Best Property Consulting/Marketing’ by the International Property Awards.

Michael has created the nationally recognized luxury designation for real estate agents which is known as Luxury Listing Specialist (LUXE). This designation establishes an in-depth and detailed set of standards for agents that represent luxury homes and is currently offered for Continuing Education (CE) for real estate agents in Texas and Georgia. The trainings are based on the same principles Michael outlines in his book, “Luxury Listing Specialist” that he teaches to agents across the world.

Michael was awarded the 2019 MVP (Most Valued Partner) by “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate” (www.LuxuryRealEstate.com) Many agents within the industry are calling Michael’s methods “The New Standard” for marketing luxury homes today.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Wendy Purvey, ”Don‘t Follow”, COO of Pacific Sotheby‘s International Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #188

Wendy Purvey, ”Don‘t Follow”, COO of Pacific Sotheby‘s International Realty shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #188

September 7, 2021

Wendy Purvey, "Don't Follow", Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Sotheby's International Realty and former CMO of Sotheby's Realty Worldwide shares her story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #188

Wendy Purvey, COO of Pacific Sotheby's International Realty and former CMO of Sotheby's Realty Worldwide sits down with me to discuss branding and strategy.

More About Wendy Purvey: 

Purvey has been with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty for the past year in the role of Chief Strategy Officer, where she worked alongside CEO Brian Arrington to restructure the company's internal operations and reposition it for continued growth in the industry. In her new role, Purvey is responsible for curating strategic plans to support the company's growth initiatives, including qualitative organic market share growth in existing markets. Purvey will also focus on agent retention, competitive analysis, lead generation, networking, marketing, and technology, with her primary goal helping agents increase their sales productivity.

A strategic and performance-focused executive, Purvey has years of expertise as an innovative, energetic leader in real estate marketing and business development across many brands, including franchise and company-owned firms. She has earned a reputation for delivering marketing strategies that have helped drive new business growth. As Chief Marketing Officer for the Sotheby's International Realty brand for 12 years, Purvey directed the creation, development, and implementation for all marketing, digital and print advertising, social media content, and public relations for its network of international franchisees. During her tenure, she was integral in the brand's positioning as the global leader in residential real estate and the network's rapid growth into 70 countries with now nearly 1,000 offices generating over $100 billion in annual sales volume.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Terrence Murphy, “Build it one brick at a time and with the right foundation”, Former NFL player & Real Estate Entrepreneur on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #187

Terrence Murphy, “Build it one brick at a time and with the right foundation”, Former NFL player & Real Estate Entrepreneur on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #187

August 31, 2021

Terrence Murphy, "Build it one brick at a time and with the right foundation",Former NFL player & Real Estate Entrepreneur shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #187

Terrence Murphy was a college football star with Texas A&M University and went on to play professional football with the Green Bay Packers as a wide receiver. A serious injury ended his professional athletic career, but he found great success in real estate. He is now the owner of 20 different companies and never forgets his humble beginnings and lives every day by empowering others. He is truly a unique soul and it is my honor to call him my friend.

More About Terrence Murphy: 

Terrence Murphy grew up outside of Tyler, TX in Chapel Hill. After an extremely successful football career at Texas A&M, he graduated Class of 2005 and was drafted in the 2nd round (58th overall pick) by the Green Bay Packers that same year in the NFL Draft.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

 

Carlos Justo, “Speak the truth”, Celebrity Real Estate Agent & Mentor, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #186

Carlos Justo, “Speak the truth”, Celebrity Real Estate Agent & Mentor, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #186

August 24, 2021

Carlos Justo, "Speak the truth", Celebrity Real Estate Agent & Mentor, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #186

Carlos Justo has sold practically every major celebrity their home in Miami. From Stallone, Madonna, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira ...they all entrusted their major investments with him. He was also my first boss in real estate, and I owe a lot of my growth in the industry to the lessons he taught me.

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for 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. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. 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.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

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