REAL ESTATE PEOPLE: Five local ‘Class of 2021 Realtors to Watch Under 40’

a group of people posing for the camera: "Realtors to Watch Under 40": Derek Patti, left, Madison Wells, David Crawford, Victoria Dominguez and Stephen Smith. © PHOTO PROVIDED BY REALTOR ASSOCIATION “Realtors to Watch Under 40”: Derek Patti, left, Madison Wells, David Crawford, Victoria Dominguez and Stephen Smith.

The Young Professionals Network from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee has recognized five rising stars in the local real estate industry.

From community service involvement to leadership pursuits, these five agents represent a young group of go-getters who share the common bonds of professionalism, dedication and perseverance.

Earlier this year, real estate agents under the age of 40 were eligible to apply to the program. After careful review of each application by members of the YPN Committee, these five agents were selected as the “Class of 2021 Realtors to Watch Under 40.”

• David Crawford, broker/owner, Catalist Realty.

• Victoria Dominguez, Realtor, Preferred Shore.

• Derek Patti, Realtor, NextHome Excellence.

• Stephen Smith, broker-associate, Elite Realty Brokerage.

• Madison Wells, Realtor, Leslie Wells Realty.

Despite the unexpected challenges faced over the last year and a half, these “Realtors to Watch” proved their worth as professionals and show potential for continued success and dedication to the profession. Their stories and achievements are highlighted in the October issue of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee magazine, ELEVATE, at

Ray Collins wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera © PHOTO PROVIDED Collins

The Florida Realtors Association honored Ray Collins, of Sarasota, at its recent convention in Orlando.

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An article about Collins, “Producing Professional Videos,” won the award for editorial excellence from Florida Realtor Magazine. 

Collins, who spent 30 years as a TV news anchor, including locally at Fox 13 News Tampa Bay and ABC 7, uses his video production background to highlight the properties he sells. That marketing niche has helped him buy or sell 27 homes already this year – his first full year in real estate – worth nearly $20 million. 

Collins was recently ranked in the top 10 of Coldwell Banker agents from Bradenton to Naples.  

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Keller Williams on the Water, Sarasota, welcomed two new agents, Jesse Bauer and Melissa Killion.

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Grewal © PROVIDED Grewal

Jag Grewal, of Ian Black Real Estate, recently achieved the SIOR dual designation in both the industrial and office specialties, awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.

Grewal is one of only 10 practicing commercial real estate brokers in Florida to hold the dual designation, and one of two in the Southwest Florida market.

Most professionals who earn the SIOR credential hold either the office or the industrial designation.

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Rosalie Phillips has joined the Sarasota Central office of Coldwell Banker. 

Phillips has been recognized as a real estate top producer for over 15 years, receiving awards for both sales volume and outstanding customer service.

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She specializes in properties in Palmer Ranch, Casey Key, Venice and beyond. Her past experience in classroom teaching provided a natural transition into residential sales.

Phillips is a graduate of the University of South Florida.

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Louis Wery, of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s downtown Sarasota office, recently earned the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar GUILD recognition for experience, knowledge and expertise in million-dollar and above residential properties.

Wery is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, an exclusive group of real estate professionals who have completed the Institute’s training and have a proven performance in the upper-tier market.

The specialized training and ongoing membership with the Institute provide Louis Wery with the knowledge and tools to better serve affluent clients.

Wery has worked in real estate since 1979 and specializes in waterfront residences and condominiums.

He holds the following specialty designations: Certified International Property Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Transnational Referral Certification. He speaks five languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

This article originally appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: REAL ESTATE PEOPLE: Five local ‘Class of 2021 Realtors to Watch Under 40’

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