National REthink Council Alumni



Laurie Duepner

Laurie Duepner Real Estate Group with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties

2018-2019 National REthink Council 

Laurie Duepner with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties in O Fallon, MO obtained her real estate license in 2012. While running a business built mostly on referrals, Laurie focused on sticking to the basics and providing an extremely high level of customer service to her clients. In 2017, Laurie expanded her business and began the Laurie Duepner Real Estate Group. Over the past four years, Laurie has devoted her time to not only leading of one of the top teams in the St. Charles County area, but also to the growth and nurturing of the agents on her team. Laurie’s investments paid off during both 2018 and 2019 when her team achieved the Chairman’s Circle Gold award for Total GCI, ranking them in the top 2% of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network worldwide. Laurie’s unique perspective on business has generated consistent growth year after year as well as made her a successful leader and a philanthropist for her community.  

lduepner@bhhsselectstl.com
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Dallas Eichers

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties

2018-2019 National REthink Council 

Dallas Eichers began his real estate career during 2005 and quickly became a rising star within the industry in Salt Lake City, UT while at the same time earning his Finance degree from University of Utah as well as an MBA from Westminster College. In 2010 he joined forces with Craig Voegeli to create a small team that has managed to grow its business nearly every year over the last 10 years. Mixing fun, hard work, design, creative solutions, and some quirkiness together, Dallas and Craig look forward to continuing their efforts of helping families with life transitions that include real estate.

Some of Dallas' accomplishments include: Salt Lake Board of Realtors Top 500 Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Chairman's Circle Gold award as a network agent for Total GCI in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Chairman's Circle Platinum award as a network agent in 2018 for Total GCI, and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 5 Year Legend's Award in 2017. Additionally, Dallas was a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National REthink Council from 2018-2019. 

deichers@gmail.com
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Kat Hitchcock

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

2018-2019 National REthink Council 

Kat Hitchcock is a Texas native who graduated from the University of Texas in Austin, TX with a degree in Corporate Communications & Business Foundations. Upon graduating college, Kat spent seven years working in the advertising and marketing industry, which she credits to her ability to negotiate, creatively problem-solve and her ability to market her listings well. Over the past several years, Kat has achieved a reputation in Santa Barbara, CA for providing quality real estate service based on integrity, knowledge and professionalism. She believes no job is too small and no task unachievable. She is the leader of her team Hitchcock and Associates who placed in the top 1% of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network in 2019 for Total GCI! Kat’s team is also currently ranked #13 in their regional MLS for units sold. 

kat@hitchcockre.com
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Vanessa Patterson

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Penfed Realty

2018-2019 National REthink Council 

Vanessa Patterson is one of the D.C. area’s foremost real estate agents with the expertise to make her clients’ dream homes become a reality. Licensed in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, Vanessa knows the real estate market inside and out, and has provided intelligent property solutions to suit any need and budget.  As a REALTOR®, she works laterally with her clients to provide them with levels of service and support that are unheard of in this industry.

Vanessa attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where she earned her master’s degree in Mathematics & Statistics. After obtaining her real estate license in 2011, Vanessa began her career in property sales with the NetWorth Properties Real Estate Group and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Penfed Realty.

Vanessa has been featured on HGTV’s “House Hunters” and has shown her ability to assist both homeowners and sellers in the transitional process. As an experienced real estate professional and published author of the book, Staying Real - A Millennial's Guide to Home Buying, Vanessa has focused on helping new home buyers navigate the home buying process.  Vanessa also holds an Associate Broker's license and is a Luxury Collection Specialist, Certified International Property Specialist, and holds a GRI and MRP designation.

vanessampatterson@gmail.com
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Rachel Skradski

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate

2018-2019 National REthink Council 

Born and raised in Omaha, NE, Rachel Skradski was destined to become a Realtor. Her grandparents owned a real estate brokerage and many of her family members made a career in the industry. When she was 18 years old, Rachel met and started working with her mentor. Together, they built a team that has become a powerful force in Omaha. The Forehead-Skradski team has received numerous awards for their work in helping an average of 130 families per year navigate the real estate market.  These awards include the Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for Total GCI within the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network in 2019. Additionally, Rachel’s team has achieved the following awards within Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate: the Oracle Award for Top Producer Partners in 2017, 2018 and 2019, the Pinnacle Award for Number of Transactions-Top Partners in 2017, 2018 and 2019, as well as the Summit Award for the Highest Per Agent Productivity for Teams in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

On her own, Rachel has achieved the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Chairman’s Circle Platinum Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018, the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate Young Gun Award in 2018 and 2019 and Distinguished Service award in 2019. Rachel was also elected to be a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Rethink Council and served a two-year term from 2018-2019. 

Rachel is dedicated to her work at the highest level. She’ll win you over with her positive mindset, enthusiasm for the business, outgoing personality, and passion for marketing. Her professional awards and achievements are impressive, but even more impressive is her approach to customer service and area knowledge. Rachel’s approach helps ensure her clients make the right choice for their needs. 

rachel@omahahomesales.com
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Joshua Stephens

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential

2018-2019 National REthink Council 

Joshua Stephens is a vice president at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential in Boston, MA serving the Greater Boston area. He joined the company in 2013 and quickly distinguished himself as a motivated innovator by working with buyers, sellers, investors, and developers. After only a few years in the business, Joshua formed the Moving Greater Boston Team which expanded his network and helped him achieve the huge milestone of over 100 Million dollars in career sales! This achievement came after only seven years in the business! Joshua's team has also been recognized at local and national levels, resulting in awards for sales over the past few years. In 2019, Joshua was awarded the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for Total GCI. This award recognizes agents that rank in the top 1% for the year across the network. 

Outside of the office, Joshua is involved in a number of local organizations and charities. In 2016, he was instrumental in conceptualizing and developing Business Networking International (BNI) Prospect Hill, an organization that connects local business professionals and entrepreneurs. As a resident of Massachusetts, Joshua believes that connecting his clients with ideal communities is both a priority and a privilege. Joshua sees his role as a Realtor as more than simply facilitating the buying and selling of property, but also as a relationship between himself and his clients as their lifelong advisor. This perspective allows Joshua to be able to alleviate the typical burdens of moving and assure the experience is one that lets the sensation of being in the perfect place at the perfect time truly resonate. 

jstephens@warrenre.com
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Tiffany Curry

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tiffany Curry & Co., REALTORS®

2016-2017 National REthink Council 

One of the industry's talented and visionary leaders, Tiffany Curry is the Broker/Owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tiffany Curry & Co., REALTORS® in Houston, Texas where she rose from a Top Producing agent on the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National REthink Council specializing in Global and Luxury real estate to becoming the first solely owned African American owner of a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in the world. Curry is also the first woman-owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise owner in Houston, Texas, the 4th largest city in the United States. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tiffany Curry & Co., REALTORS® is built on innovation, a supportive environment and a family feel that builds on relationships, collaboration, and expert service.

Curry has received many top honors including Houston REALTOR® of the Year (youngest in history, Global Power Tour Houston Woman of the Year and Houston Business Journal Top 40 Under 40. Curry received her highest honor to date having been inducted into The National Civil Rights Halls of Fame in 2018. She is an avid supporter of The Sunshine Kids, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and founder of #FURever MyHome (helping animals find their furever homes).

tiffany@tiffanycurry.com
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Megan Owens

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate

2016-2017 National REthink Council 

Megan Owens, principal and founder of Owens Real Estate Group, is a veteran real estate agent serving Omaha and the surrounding communities of Nebraska for over a decade. Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Nebraska in Omaha and applied her knack for building awareness and relationships to her growing portfolio of real estate success stories. Recently named one of Newsweek’s Best Realtors in America, Megan is also a rock star agent within her company, consistently named as a Young Gun Award recipient. She has achieved the status of a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Platinum Circle top producer and landed the ranking of #5 in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network as an individual agent for residential units sold in 2019. While not showcasing homes, negotiating contracts or researching the market, Megan enjoys time with her family, friends, and finding ways to connect and give back to her community.

meganowensre@gmail.com
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Tim Vierkandt

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Showcase Properties

2016-2017 National REthink Council 

Tim Vierkandt is an Owner/Associate Broker with a bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Alabama and possesses over 22 years of experience in Marketing as well as Customer Service. Tim co-leads a Chairman's Circle Gold level team while providing training and support to their full team of sales professionals in the Dothan, AL office. Most recently, Tim earned the Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) endorsement from the National Association of REALTORS® as well as the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation. He's a Buffini Mentor and a student of Forward Coaching. A highlight of Tim's career was serving on the National REthink Council from 2016 to 2018. 

asktimv@yahoo.com
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Jake Breen

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties

2015-2016 National REthink Council 

Over the past 18 years Jake has sold over a half billion dollars in real estate, ranking him in the top 1% of Realtors nationally as reported by REAL Trends Inc. Jake has managed two luxury real estate brands, Sotheby’s and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and has been in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Top 100 network agents nationally in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He has also served as a member and a Broker liaison on the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National REthink Council. Jake has spent the last 5 years continuing to sell with his team in Salt Lake City, UT while training, instructing and teaching around the USA. 

When he's not engaged in all things real estate, Jake has been a Crossfit games athlete, has his NPC body building card, was a top 100 spartan athlete and at 40 years old can still run a 5 minute mile! Other than that, Jake spends his time with his family of six in Salt Lake City, UT.   

jakebreen@gmail.com
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Amanda Marcum

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Foster, REALTORS®

2015-2016 National REthink Council 

Amanda Marcum’s youthful energy and burning desire to excel has not only kept her in the real estate industry since 2007 but has also allowed her to establish a "new standard" in real estate. These character traits were first displayed at Madison County Real Estate in 2007 when Amanda was hired on as an individual agent. She would eventually go on to expand and build a team founded on these same principles. Since then, Amanda has transitioned to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Foster, REALTORS® in Richmond, KY and was ranked the number three individual agent throughout the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network in 2016 for residential units sold. Her team has also been in the top 100 teams for residential units sold.

Amanda is passionate about giving back to the community that provides her with so much. She serves on many local nonprofit boards and the Board of Directors at her local MLS. Amanda is also a huge advocate for business coaching and has been in the Tom Ferry coaching ecosystem since 2016. Amanda provides her real estate services throughout all of Central Kentucky and has over 300 five-star reviews on Zillow! 

amanda@marcumsold.com
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Victor Quiroz

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

2015-2016 National REthink Council 

Victor Quiroz started in the real estate business when he was 19 years old. He had just moved from the Los Angeles area to the San Francisco Bay area, ready to attend college and sign a lease on his first rental apartment. Then, his father told him about the benefits of homeownership. After some extensive research, he decided to buy a condo, upgrade the flooring and give it a good, deep clean. He surveyed the results and realized he had a solid investment on his hands.  In 2005, he joined The Mulhearn Group now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties serving as a top producing REALTOR® and Broker Associate, Office Sales Manager, and is currently the Managing Partner at the DTLA Regional Office. In addition to an impressive sales career, Victor is recognized as a California Association of REALTORS® Certified Forms Trainer as well as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National REthink Council Alumni and Local Chapter Director.  He possesses the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation and is a Certified Relocation Agent within Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. 

Victor has been asked to share his market knowledge with agents and consumers, multiple local Realtor associations, non-profit community events, the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Sales Convention, and the California Association of REALTORS® Expo amongst others. His insights on technology, social media, and real estate marketing have been featured in both local and national publications including U.S. News and World Report, California Real Estate Magazine, and Realty Today among others.

vic@buyselllovela.com
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Maggie Toler

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS®

2015-2016 National REthink Council 

Maggie Toler was ranked the #2 Agent for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS® in Greenville, SC in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as well as the #3 Agent in 2014 and 2015, selling hundreds of houses during the past eight years. In 2014, Maggie was named “Best & Brightest Under 35” by Greenville Business Magazine and was also chosen to be on the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National REthink Council, a select group of young, motivated real estate agents from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerages across the country. She was named the Best REALTOR® of the Upstate six years in a row (2015-2020) by The Greenville News Readers. 

In 2017, Maggie was a part of the top 1% of real estate agents in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network, winning her the Chairman's Circle Platinum Award. Additionally, Maggie was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of the 2017 REAL Trends Inc.’s America’s Best Real Estate Agents competition. Maggie also achieved the Chairman’s Circle Gold award when she placed in the top 2% of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

mtoler@cdanjoyner.com
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Mark Brace

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate

2014-2015 National REthink Council 

Born and raised in Forest Hills, MI, Mark’s passion for Grand Rapids started long before he began his career in Real Estate. Mark is deeply involved in his local community and loves meeting new people on a daily basis!  He is extremely tech savvy and consistently changes his marketing strategy to stay ahead of the ever-changing real estate market and competition. Mark obtained two business degrees from Western Michigan University (Go Broncos!), one in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate and the other in Computer Information Systems. As with any successful REALTOR®, Mark possesses current market knowledge and excellent negotiating skills. He’s a full-service Realtor with a goal to exceed expectations as well as serve all of his clients to the level that they want to refer him to all of their friends and family. 

Mark’s team is ranked the #1 Real Estate Team in Grand Rapids according to REAL Trends Inc. 2020. Additionally, Mark is currently the only Realtor in West Michigan who has been asked to serve on the Forbes Real Estate Council, an invite only nationwide organization for Real Estate professionals. He is also the only Realtor who belongs to Entrepreneur's Organization West Michigan, a network of highly successful small business owners.

mark@bracehomes.com
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Kim Gellatly

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate

2014-2015 National REthink Council 

Kim Gellatly is a REALTOR® at Portland-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate who is committed to helping her clients find success in all of their real estate transactions. Hard work, honesty, exceptional customer service, and highly ethical practices have earned Kim several personal achievements over the years. 

Kim was named one of the 30 rising young stars in the real estate industry in 2010 by National Association of REALTORS®, earned the highest platinum award for measurably superior client satisfaction by Quality Service Certification (QSC), and obtained the following awards as an agent within the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network: Chairman’s Circle Gold award in both 2011 and 2012 for Residential GCI, Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for Total GCI in 2015 and Chairman’s Circle Diamond award for Total GCI in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

kim@gellatlyproperties.com
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Marsha Kotlyar

Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

2014-2015 National REthink Council 

Marsha Kotlyar is a top selling real estate agent with a reputation for possessing discretion and negotiating skills, making her one of the most respected names in luxury real estate. With more than 17 years of experience, Marsha’s knowledge and intuitiveness coupled with her impeccable service and meticulous attention to detail has resulted in a long list of happy clients. Combining passion and an unrivaled knowledge of the Santa Barbara real estate market, Marsha is committed to providing her clients with the most honest and informed real estate advice possible. When it comes to navigating the building process, her background in City Planning & Real Estate Development gives her clientele an additional advantage as well.

Originally born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Marsha moved to Santa Barbara at age six and instantly fell in love with the area’s beauty and splendor. Being a Russian Jewish immigrant has influenced Marsha’s tenacity and true 24-7 work ethic. Marsha balances her career by spending quality time with her husband and two children, and maintains an ardent love for architecture, design, skiing, music, and community involvement. Fluent in Russian, Marsha is able to assist as well as understand the needs of international clientele. Possessing a generous charitable side, she fervently believes in giving back to the community she has called home for over 30 years. Marsha brings integrity, humor and commitment to everything she embraces.

 “I am most inspired when I connect my client with the ideal property – seeing their happiness reminds me why I do what I do.”

Marsha’s drive to perform her work with excellence has earned her a consistent achievement of the Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award since 2014, placing Marsha in the top half of the top 1% of agents within the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Marsh also ranked 4th out of the entire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network of agents in 2017 for Total GCI. Her team was ranked within the Top 5 Teams in Santa Barbara’s MLS during 2017, 2018 and 2019. Additionally, Marsha has consecutively ranked in the Top 100 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network agents nationwide from 2014 to 2019.

marsha@mkgroupmontecito.com
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