The 28-year-old PSAR member from Chula Vista is one of the remaining 50 finalists for this year’s award. REALTORS® across the country are currently participating in the selection of finalists by casting online votes from March 17 to 24. You can vote once per day every day until 10 a.m. PST on Friday, March 24. NAR is expected to announce the 30 winners next week.
“It would mean the world to me if I win,” said Anthony. “It would be a tremendous privilege to be chosen for this award as a PSAR member. I would cherish this honor and be grateful for my Association’s support for my entire career. So, please, tell your friends, your family, your coworkers because every vote counts.”
Anthony is a strong supporter of PSAR. He attends many events and has been involved in PSAR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) group. He also is involved in the community with several charities and nonprofits.
Anthony earned his real estate license in September 2013. In his first year, he won the 2014 Rookie of the Year award, finished with 13 transactions representing $5.5 million in volume. Production in 2015 totaled 34 transactions, representing $16 million; in 2016, it was 51 transactions representing with $22 million.
According to Anthony: “I never had a full-time job before selling real estate as I was a professional break dancer. I owe a lot of my real estate success to my breakin’ career. In breakin,’ I learned discipline and hard work. Success was never going to be given to me. I use this same approach in real estate. The most important thing breakin’ has taught me is to always be myself and I will attract the people and clients that I enjoy working with. In San Diego, I am known as `The Break Dancing Agent.’ At open houses, I bring my boombox, play old school music, and dance. Clients love that I am professional and that I am being myself. When I learned to incorporate my natural personality with professionalism, my business exploded.”
Criteria for the “30 Under 30” award includes sales production, business management, leadership involvement in the community and support for their local Association. Candidates are successful in their real estate business and have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers. Among NAR’s 1.1 million membership, an estimated 30,000 members are under age 30 and eligible to be nominated for the award.