Issue #11 · July 2024

Highlights in this issue...

How Nancy Surak Built a Land Brokerage Business that Stays True to Her “Blue Jeans” Style

Swipe Files: SWOT Analysis: How to Find Your Fit in the Real Estate Market

Atiba de Souza expert Tips for Viral Content

Shift Your Mindset and Raise Your Standards with David Crabtree and More!!

Meet Our Featured Agents in this issue

We showcase top-notch agents who have made a significant mark in the real estate industry. Explore their stories, gather useful tips, and learn the strategies behind their achievements.

Nancy Surak

Nancy Surak, Senior Land Advisor and Managing Broker, has over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, specializing in commercial development and master-planned community land sales in Tampa Bay. She has been honored with numerous awards, including Tampa Bay’s Overall Commercial Real Estate Deal of the Year in 2018 and 2014, the Overall Land Deal of the Year Award five times, and the 2016 Sales Transaction Excellence Award from CREW Tampa Bay. Nancy has also been recognized as the “Top Woman in Florida Commercial Real Estate” by the Florida Real Estate Journal and was featured in Gulf Coast Business Review “40 Under 40.”

Nancy is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) by the REALTORS® Land Institute. She serves as an advisor for Tampa Bay’s ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative and treasurer of Tampa’s Real Estate Investment Council. Nancy's leadership extends to past roles on several industry boards, and she frequently shares her expertise at major industry events, including Tampa Bay’s ULI Trends Conference and the National Association of REALTORS® Conference.

David Crabtree

David Crabtree has been a prominent figure in real estate on the Central Coast since 1990, with over two decades of expertise in land development, residential home building, subdividing, and commercial development. As the Broker/Owner of Home & Ranch Sotheby’s International Realty for nearly 30 years, David’s dedication and work ethic have made him a leader in the industry.

David’s achievements include being named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents from 2015-2017 and being listed among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents from 2018-2024. He was featured in Top Agent Magazine’s California Edition in 2020 and ranked #176 in REAL Trends America’s Best for top agents by volume in California in 2024.

Atiba de Souza

Atiba de Souza, known as the Video Content Superman, has been a pioneer in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for over 15 years, using his unique blend of storytelling and search keywords to rank regional and national brands on page 1 of Google. His innovative approach has made him a sought-after expert in the field.

Atiba is an award-winning marketer who has been featured on prominent platforms such as Traffic & Conversion Summit, Affiliate Meet Markt, Founders Board, Digital Marketer Blog, Fox, and USA Today. He has also appeared on top-tier podcasts like Marketing Ink by Allie Bloyd, Digital Marketer Podcast, and Chasing Insights by Vince Warnock.

Michael Manrique

Michael Manrique is an expert in identifying human behaviors and facilitating significant breakthroughs in both professional and personal domains. His innovative approach enhances individuals' learning capabilities, adaptability, and goal attainment, encouraging deliberate choices and fostering self-leadership.

Focused on real estate professionals, Michael has developed pioneering methods over the past decade to simplify complex concepts and help agents and brokers thrive in their careers. In an industry with a high failure rate, his effective coaching has enabled many real estate clients to achieve transformative success, establishing him as a seasoned real estate coach.

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