The YPN Lounge blog is written by a team of young real estate professionals from across the country. Are you interested in joining our blogging team? Contact the blog’s editor, Nicole Slaughter Graham, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MATT CLEMENTS, CEO of The Clements Group at KW Luxury International in Laguna Niguel, Calif, is a fourth-generation real estate professional—leading a legacy started by his great-grandmother. He’s the author of the YPN Playbook and was chair of the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) YPN in 2016 when the group won the YPN State Network of the Year. Matt is currently on the Board of Directors for C.A.R. and is vice chair of the Business Technology Committee. He is also on the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, and sits on NAR’s YPN Advisory Board. In addition, he’s the California-Hawaii-Guam representative for NAR Region 13, and is the 2018 president of the Orange County Association of REALTORS® (he is the board’s youngest president to-date). Matt, who graduated from the University of California—Irvine, was a professional surfer from 1994 through 2001. Connect with Matt at mattclements.com.
KHALID N. BRYAN is a seasoned real estate broker and trainer based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As the proud owner and manager of The Investment Property Gurus LLC, a reputable real estate brokerage, he has been helping clients navigate the dynamic real estate market since 2014. With a wealth of experience and a passion for empowering others, he specializes in training aspiring real estate professionals to succeed in their careers. He currently serves as a Governor on the 2023 YPN (Young Professionals Network) Board with the Miami Realtors Association. Keep up with Khalid on Instgram, YouTube, and make sure you check out The Investment Property Gurus’ website.
LEE DAVENPORT, Ph.D., is an experienced real estate broker based in Atlanta who trains real estate agents and brokerages on how to use today’s technology to work smarter. Lee offers a RE Tech Insider’s Club at no fee for real estate pros to keep up with the latest tech tools to help your sales business thrive. Learn more by visiting LearnWithLee.REALTOR. Also, follow Lee on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Google+. And if you are looking to transform your real estate sales game plan, check out Lee’s interactive workbook, Plan to Win!, available on Amazon.com. For more personalized insights, Lee trains in person, by phone, and by video (live and recorded). For more information, or to request Lee as a speaker or guest blogger, contact her at info@LearnWithLee.REALTOR.
JENNIFER WEINBERG is a licensed real estate agent, REALTOR® and partner in Living True Home Group at MW Real Estate Co in Nashville, TN. Living True Home Group empowers homeowners by offering real estate information and services in an approachable, compassionate and fun way. Their motto: No egos here. This women-led partnership makes sure all their clients feel listened to and cared for, in addition to well-informed.
Jennifer is an advocate for children’s literacy and for homeownership. She served on the Board of East Nashville Hope Exchange for six years, and currently sits on the Board of her local YMCA. At Greater Nashville Realtors, she was Chair of YPN Council in 2021, and Chair of Public Education Committee in 2022. She loves exploring all of Nashville’s neighborhoods and will happily compare notes on the best coffee shops around town. Connect with Jennifer on Instagram or LinkedIn.
MONIKA BHONDY was born Brit who moved to North America and now resides in the Chicagoland area. Monika comes equipped with vast life experiences with over 20 years of experience in the service industry under her belt. Her attention to detail, a keen eye for esthetics and uncanny ability to connect with others has seen her passion for styling evolve into a lucrative real estate business. A licensed real estate agent since 2016, Monika accomplished $2 million in sales in her first four months in the industry, earning her Million Dollar Guild™ status, which she has held since 2017. She’s a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® and a member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing™. Want to know if your home is priced right? As a Pricing Strategy Advisor, she’ll get you there. One of the few real estate professionals who is also a Certified Staging Consultant (held by less than 1500 brokers in Illinois as of 2020), she proves her passion for exquisite styling and knowing what works is always on point.
I am proud to have leveraged my expertise and passions to build a successful real estate career. If you want to learn more about my leadership experience and dedication to you, find me on social media @kaylawiththekeys.
NEIL GORADIA (as written by associate Shaun Martin) is both a gentleman and a scholar. With an engineering background, a constant desire to learn, and a heart of gold, Neil is a fabulous human. He is thoughtful and kind. I am proud to call him a friend. Regarding real estate, he is the founder of Go Indy Real Estate in Indianapolis. His expertise is vast and includes experience in the following areas.
- Licensed real estate agent
- Home renovation and reselling consultant (a fancy way of saying fix ‘n flips)
- Land developer (he loves this side of the industry—he probably played SIMS City as a kid—now that’s a throwback showing our age a little)
- Private lender
- Buy and hold investor
- 1031 investor
- IRA and roth investor
Neil’s ability to learn and provide practical guidelines is incredible. To throw in a quote…have you heard the one? “Jack of all trades, master of none?” Well, when I’m talking about Neil this is what I say: “Neil of all trades, master of all trades.” Thanks, Neil. You the man!
ALEX CAPOZZOLO is the co-founder of Brotherly Love Real Estate. He has been real estate investing for +7 years and currently owns a small portfolio of 14 units. Alex spends his full-time hours working as a real estate agent in Southern California and enjoys writing on home improvement, marketing strategies, and other real estate topics.