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Team Members Sales volume and sides are 2013 figures.

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Helping Buyers Win

Believing in the City

‘Downtown Queen’

A Real Estate All in the Advocate Family

Jennifer Anderson, 27, will sit in the lobby of other agents’ brokerag-

When CJ Davis moved from her small town in Wisconsin to attend

When Ashley Dietch, ahwd, started her real estate career in 2009,

Jenn Mueller walks into a room and lights it up, says Mona Spen-

Chris Orth is vigilant about keeping in touch with his clients. “Over

es, waiting for answers on offers or counter-

American University in Washington, D.C.,

she saw a perfect opportunity to get in

cer, managing broker at John L. Scott Real

the years,” he says, “I’ve always been picking

offers on behalf of her clients. That energetic

she initially felt like she was living “in a bubble.”

where she fit in. Few practitioners focused

Estate. “She just makes people have a better

up the phone.” He calls those in his sphere at

persistence pays off in the ultra-low-inventory market of California’s

Some cautioned against venturing past Dupont Circle. But Davis broke

on downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., “so I took complete advantage

day,” Spencer says. That’s because Mueller, 28, is big on collabora-

least four times a year and uses everything from social media to old-

Silicon Valley. She’ll farm a specific neighborhood,

free and is now an advocate for home ownership

of that,” she says. “I immersed myself in

tion and cohesiveness. She’s an advocate for

school postcards, which he regularly mails to

sending letters to home owners that introduce

in the nation’s capital. Her passion is rubbing

every event, building, restaurant, and show.

her team members, her clients, and the industry;

clients and community members. Orth, 28, has

her buyers, asking if anyone would be willing to sell to them. Ander-

off on clients. “They see how excited I am about the city,” she says. “I can

I wanted to know everything.” Dietch, 28, started blogging about

one of her goals as a board member of Seattle’s Young Professionals

to overcome the daily challenges of living with cystic fibrosis, which he

son’s team has also put together a “seller’s ma-

pass along the energy I feel.” As a buyer’s rep,

her experiences and shooting video, becom-

Network is to increase member participation in

calls “another full-time job,” but still finds time

trix”—a tool for buyers to see recent homes sold,

Davis helps others invest in real estate. Meanwhile

ing known as the “Downtown Queen.” Through

the REALTORS® Political Action Committee.

to coach youth basketball and raise money for

the original listing price, a lineup of all offers, and the accepted offer.

she’s pursuing a plan to add five more properties to her own investment

this, she learned to love her city even more. “The city’s ambiance is truly

Intrigued by the real estate profession since high school, Mueller was

cystic fibrosis research. Orth learned about selling homes from his

This helps buyers come up with a competitive

portfolio. “It goes along with believing in the

electric,” Dietch says. “People are always smil-

fortunate to find quality mentors. She hasn’t

stepfather, his team leader, who continues

offer. “The more data points they have, the

city,” she says. “It’s important when you’re

ing and greeting each other. Helping others

forgotten the help that came her way; now she

to mentor and inspire him. “I came from a

more powerful they feel through the process,” she says.

in real estate to be passionate about where you are.”

find their passions within Grand Rapids is my favorite part of my job.”

mentors others—perhaps some future 30 Under 30 honorees.

great background,” Orth says. “It’s truly a family business.”

Jennifer Anderson

Constance “CJ” Davis

Ashley Dietch

Jenn Mueller

Christopher Orth

Alex Wang Team, Sereno Group, Palo Alto, Calif.

Buyer specialist, Koki & Associates Inc., Long & Foster

Steve Volkers Group, Keller Williams Realty Grand Rapids

Buyer specialist, Northwest Dream Team, John L. Scott Real

Curt Gasper Team, Coldwell Banker Hearthside, Philadelphia

[JennAndersonHomes.com]

Real Estate Inc., Washington, D.C. [ KokiIsTheKey.com ]

East, Grand Rapids, Mich. [ SteveVolkersGroup.com ]

Estate, Redmond, Wash. [ NWDreamTeam.com ]

[ OrthSellsHomes.com ]

$9.7 million individual volume on 26 individual sides

$10.2 million individual volume on 61 individual sides

Participated in $47.4 million in sales on 87 individual sides

on 26 individual sides

Participated in $27.5 million in sales on 28 team sides

$4.3 million individual volume

(Now works for SVG Real Estate Firm)

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