Make Real Estate Better.
For Everyone.

We’re proud of being the “fastest team in real estate” and we treat our agents like the lifeblood of the real estate industry that they truly are.

#151 RealTrends' Private Independent Brokerages 2023
800+ agents
6 states
100+ marketplace partnerships

How Did Pinnacle Realty Advisors Begin?

We hated all of the current brokerage options so we decided to build something better for the industry.

“If my 15-year career in residential real estate has taught me anything, it’s that the current brokerage model is broken and needs to be completely rebuilt. I started this company out of my own problems and complaints with the industry. Instead of focusing on their agents’ happiness, the market-dominating brokerages are too focused on protecting their outdated business models and one-upping their competitors.

They choose inertia over innovation. They are the true dinosaurs in my eyes, and it is only a matter of time before the mighty fall and the companies with an agent-first & customer-first mentality take over.

We are building our company with unique perspectives while constantly pushing ourselves to challenge the status quo in everything we do by asking why things are the way they are and how can we do them differently.

Simplicity, transparency, honesty, and innovation are the cornerstones of what we’re building and we look forward to continuing our journey to be the best agent-obsessed real estate brokerage in the world.”

SAM SAWYER, CEO of Pinnacle Realty Advisors

2020 Summer
Archetape launches in Texas

2020 Fall
Archetape expands into Louisiana

2021 Summer
Archetape announces the acquisition of Pinnacle Realty Advisors and Broker Breakup

2022 Winter
Company rebrands to Pinnacle Realty Advisors

2022 Summer
Pinnacle Realty Advisors raises over $5M to date to introduce Brokerage-as-a-Service (BaaS)

2022 Fall
Pinnacle Realty Advisors acquires & launches PinnacleHQ proprietary technology

2023 Winter
Pinnacle Realty Advisors expands into Arkansas

2023 Spring
Pinnacle Realty Advisors expands into Florida & North Carolina

2023 Summer
Pinnacle Realty Advisors expands into California
Full control

Category-Defining Business Model

We’re building the best BaaS (brokerage as a service) platform, empowering real estate agents to have full control of their brand, run their businesses their way, and keep 100% of their hard-earned dollars.

All while having full access to services they and their clients need directly on the platform.

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Our Leadership

With expertise in real estate, entrepreneurship, technology, and more, our leaders have the tools to clear a path toward success.


Sam Sawyer

Sam Sawyer has been licensed to sell real estate since he was 19 years old. Sawyer began his career while attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, where he helped friends find apartments and condos.

Sawyer’s marketing instincts lead him to be known around campus as “the guy who sells houses”.

Following graduation, Sawyer worked his way up to Senior VP at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Sawyer later left Sotheby’s to help launch a brokerage called The Collective with two other high-performing agents, which was eventually acquired by Compass.

Sawyer has been included in the National Association of Realtors “30 under 30” and featured yearly in D Magazine’s “Best Realtors In Dallas”.

Prior to launching Pinnacle (formerly Archetape), Sam worked for the Y Combinator graduate and venture-backed start-up ZeroDown in Silicon Valley as their VP of Real Estate Operations.

Sam now lives in Austin, TX, and looks forward to expanding the Pinnacle Realty Advisors brand nationwide.

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Brent Porter
Chief Broker Officer

Brent Porter brings over 20 years of extensive knowledge of the real estate industry to the Pinnacle Realty Advisors team.

He began his career with C-III Asset Management, where he managed distressed CMBS debt and spearheaded loan workout strategies. While at C-III, he participated in the largest B-piece CMBS buy-out in the nation.

He later transitioned to Hudson Americas Real Estate LLC, a global affiliate of Private Equity firm Lone Star Funds. There, he served as North America-Asset Manager where he was responsible for operational value-add and monetization of +100MM in distressed CRE assets including multi-family, office, and retail properties across the country and was promoted to Director.

Most recently, he held the position of Director of Asset Management at Invitation Homes, an affiliate of Blackstone. He developed the platform necessary to purchase, rehab, and operate $10B in single-family real estate assets.

Our Mission

Our mission is to crush the commission split business model & bring transparent pricing to brokerage services to all agents in America.

Pinnacle Realty Advisors is a firm built by agents for agents.
Thus, we put agent service & support first and go out of our way to help you succeed. We give you, real estate agents, total brand control and empower you to earn more.

Our Team

Sam Sawyer CEO
Brent Porter Chief Broker Officer
Randolph Smith President
Mason Morin Vice President of Growth
Matt Henning Vice President of Operations
Mike Sadick Director of Growth - Florida
Cole Thornton Strategic Growth Associate
Kyle Southard Strategic Growth Associate
Hugh Larson Growth Associate
Ally Broadnax Agent Success Associate

Pinnacle Realty Advisors
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Pinnacle Realty Advisors Empowers Agents by Offering Brand Autonomy via Revolutionary BaaS Model

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Proptech Startup Pinnacle Realty Advisors Offers More Than Just 100 Percent Commission

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