Make Real Estate Better.
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.
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 Instead of focusing on their agents’ happiness, the market-dominating brokerages are too focused on protecting their outdated business models and one-upping their competitors.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.”
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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With expertise in real estate, entrepreneurship, technology, and more, our leaders have the tools to clear a path toward success.
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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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 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.