EXIT Stars Honored as RISMedia 2024 Newsmakers

The veteran real estate news organization, RISMedia, announced its 2024 Newsmakers including several honorees from EXIT Realty in various categories:

Tami Bonnell, Co-Chair, EXIT Realty Corp. International was inducted into the Newsmaker Hall of Fame.  “In 2023, Bonnell was honored by Buffini & Company with RISMedia’s Real Estate Leadership Award in recognition of her decades-long commitment to innovation and resilience in order to blaze new paths to success for real estate professionals and consumers. Accepting the award during RISMedia’s 27th Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, held this past November in Anaheim, California, Bonnell said, ‘You have to be a leader personally and professionally. You have to put your heart into it, and you have to put your people first. You need to be on the right side regardless of what anyone else is saying,’” according to the announcement.

Influencers

Craig Witt, CEO-USA, EXIT Realty Corp. International. “We are relentless in our pursuit of maintaining our position as a leading real estate brand with the finest financial model available to brokers and agents today,” says Witt. “There is a reason so many are joining our privately-held brand, and it’s because we put our people before profits.”

Marki Lemons-Ryhal  “A REALTOR® with EXIT Strategy Realty in Chicago, Lemons-Ryhal is a well-known real estate influencer who has taught more than 500,000 students over the past 15 years and has written more than 100 real estate classes for continuing education credit.”

Achievers

Erika Gileo, COO, EXIT Realty Corp. International. “The most rewarding part of my career with EXIT Realty is getting to know our regional and franchise leaders and our associates personally, and seeing the impact that our unique formula has made towards bettering their lives,” says Gileo. “Working with like-minded colleagues who embody our corporate culture also ranks as a career high.”

Troy and Kathy Dooley, Regional Owners, EXIT Realty South Central. “We take pride in establishing an internal leadership program called ‘Leaders Developing Leaders’ enabling agents to be nurtured within the brokerage with the goal of eventually launching their own brokerage ventures,” says Kathy Dooley. “The ultimate compliment for a leader is nurturing others into leadership roles.”

Bill Pankonin, Regional Owner, EXIT Realty Upper Midwest. “I love seeing the smiling faces of our broker owners and their agents at grand openings as a new business in the communities they live in and serve. I am passionate about helping them achieve their goals and desires and watching them grow as leaders and having a successful business they can call their own,” says Pankonin. “EXIT Realty International’s leadership has always had my back, and that is a sign of true leadership.”

Crusader

Anthony Domathoti, Broker/Owner, EXIT Realty Premium, NY. “Being a catalyst for positive change in the communities I serve is a deeply fulfilling aspect of my work,” says Domathoti. “Engaging in RPAC and legislative advocacy work has allowed me to shape real estate policy and protect property rights, not only for my clients, but for the broader community as well. It’s empowering to know that my efforts have a tangible impact on the industry’s future and the well-being of homeowners.”

See the full list of honorees here.

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