Today’s Special Edition High Velocity Radio Show focused on the Atlanta Real Estate Scene, and was brought to you by Real Estate Connections ATL Â . . .
Dan Forsman / Prudential Georgia Realty
Daniel T. Forsman is a visionary with a passion for success. His commitment to excellence, strong work ethic, tech savvy and innovative agent programs such as TeamBuilder and DreamBuilder combine to leadÂ and grow Prudential Georgia Realty into the strongest, most agent-centric real estate company in Atlanta.Â Forsman previously held positions as executive vice president, CFO and COO before his installation asÂ president in 1986. Since then, he has grown the company to 22 offices with over 1,200 agents, makingÂ Prudential Georgia Realty one of the largest and fastest growing real estate firms in the nation.
Forsman is widely recognized by his peers in the real estate and business Â community. His many awardsÂ include being named one of the â€œTop 40 Businessmen Under the Age of 40â€, the Gordon BrownÂ Excellence Award for referrals and relocation, the coveted Presidentâ€™s Award and Five Star Circle ofÂ Service Award from the Atlanta Board of REALTORS and the Prudential Gibraltar Circle Award every yearÂ since 1992. In 2003, Forsman served as President of the Atlanta Board of REALTORSÂ®, one of the largest boards in the Southeast. Forsman was recently named 2006 Broker of the Year for the entire PrudentialÂ Affiliates Network (1,600 offices).
Dan is committed to the companyâ€™s core values – To deliver service that exceeds expectations betweenÂ each other and our customers, with an exemplary â€œWe Careâ€ spirit. That commitment earned PrudentialÂ Georgia Realty a Consumersâ€™ Choice Award for Business Excellence five straight years. (2004-2008)Â Forsman and Prudential Georgia Realty associates believe in giving back to the communities they serve, supporting many worthwhile initiatives such as Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes and The SunshineÂ Kids, an organization that helps children with cancer.
Dan Forsman lives what he believes… â€œClimb the ladder of success, take your family with you and enjoyÂ the ride!â€ He is married with 4 children, and enjoys his active home life in the northern suburbs ofÂ Atlanta.
Steve Palm / Smartnumbers
Steve Palm is the President of Smartnumbers, which is anÂ Atlanta based Company that provides information and reporting for the residential real estateÂ market on 12 MSAâ€™s (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) in the Southeast.Â His clientele include many Fortune 500 Companies. Some of these being: Pulte Homes, Wells Fargo, RE/MAX, and CB Richard Ellis. Smartnumbers also provides consulting Â and data/information on a regular basis to the Federal Reserve, Wall Street Journal, and to Georgia State Economic Forecasting.
Steve has been a part of some major projects. These being Mall of Georgia Growth Analysis, Atlantic Station Marketing Analysis, and Keller Williams Franchise Territory Analysis. He has also been quoted on real estate in most major US publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Mitch Kaminer / Atlanta Board of REALTORSÂ® and RE/MAX Paramount Properties
New York transplant, Mitch Kaminer has been living in the Atlanta area since 1991 and has been in the real estateÂ business since 1994. Â Prior to that he was in the United States Air Force serving in Germany, then went throughÂ flight engineering school and flew on C-141â€™s in Desert Storm. Afterward he retired to seek a new career in civilianÂ life.
Mitchâ€™s first year in real estate was amazing. Â He sold 28 homes and was hooked, and the numbers have only gottenÂ better! Â Mitch is the recipient of numerous real estate awards: Â Atlanta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club, 1994-2010; Atlanta Board of Realtors Platinum Club, 1998-2010; Re/Max Hall of Fame, 2002; and Re/Max of Georgia TopÂ 25 Individuals, 2002-2010. He is also the owner of Kaminer Property Management, a full service propertyÂ management business.
Mitch got involved with the Atlanta Board of REALTORSÂ® in 2002 and went through their Leadership DevelopmentÂ program. Â Soon after, he became Vice President of the Board. Â He enjoys giving back to the real estate communityÂ with his knowledge and experience.
Mitch, his wife, and three children live in Roswell. Â When not keeping up with the latest trends and technologies inÂ real estate, you can find him riding his bike around town or up in the sky flying an airplane.
Rick Darlington / Brand Mortgage
The Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia is a trade association composed of mortgage lenders, brokers and affiliated industry associates. This Association is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the mortgage banking correspondent system. The Board of Governors of this association encourages its members to use sound and ethical business practices in the making, marketing and servicing of mortgage loans.