4 min read · April 5, 2023

ResiRE2023: Learn How to Capitalize on Tomorrow’s Real Estate Opportunities

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Imagine a world where real estate agents could predict the future. They’d know exactly which areas were about to boom, which trends were about to take off, and which strategies were about to become obsolete. 

Now, as the market is undeniably changing across the country, it’s imperative to put your best foot forward. At Pinnacle Realty Advisors, we believe in empowering our agents and partners to stay ahead of the curve. That’s why it’s beyond exciting to announce our upcoming virtual event, “ResiRE: Are you Ready for the Changing Real Estate Industry?” It will bring together some of the brightest minds in the industry, including Tim Herman (CEO at UpEquity), Eric Eckardt (Founder at Veracrest), and Mindy Wardlaw (Realtor at Pinnacle Realty Advisors), to share their insights on current trends and emerging business models.


When & Where?

ResiRE will take place on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 10 AM to 11:30 Central Time. And the best part? It’s completely virtual! That’s right – you can join from the comfort of your own home or office, without having to worry about travel or accommodations. Moreover, a video recording of the event will be accessible, and ticket holders will receive the link, giving them access to rewatch it anytime they want!


The Speakers

Sam Sawyer, the host & the CEO at Pinnacle Realty Advisors. A licensed real estate agent since the age of 19 (15+ years in the industry!), Sam’s career took off while studying at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he helped friends find apartments and condos, earning a reputation as “the guy who sells houses.” After graduating, Sam climbed the ranks to Senior VP at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, later co-founding The Collective brokerage, eventually acquired by Compass. Recognized as one of the National Association of Realtors “30 under 30” and featured yearly in D Magazine’s “Best Realtors in Dallas,” Sam went on to serve as VP of Real Estate Operations at the Y Combinator-backed startup ZeroDown. Now based in Austin, Sam is excited to lead Pinnacle Realty Advisors as we expand our brand nationwide.

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Tim Herman, the co-founder & CEO of UpEquity. Before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey, Tim spent a decade as a fighter pilot in the US Navy, flying F/A-18 C/E and F-35 C jets. During his service, he led teams of over 160 sailors, managing more than $1 billion in assets, and making critical decisions under high-pressure situations. Tim’s passion for real estate investing grew alongside his military career. After leaving the Navy, he attended Harvard Business School for a year before dropping out to start UpEquity, where he has served as CEO ever since.

EricEckardt, a Founder at Veracrest. A seasoned real estate executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience, recognized by SP200 as a Powerful Leader and REAL Trends as a Game Changer. With a history of successful exits and founding multiple real estate companies, Eric has held leadership positions in prop-tech, including Chief Consumer Officer at Real (NASDAQ: REAX) and CEO at Purplebricks (LSE: PURP). A frequent industry expert in media, he’s also the author of The Digital Home Seller.

Mindy Wardlaw, realtor at Pinnacle Realty Advisors. A highly accomplished real estate agent with over 20 years of experience and multiple certifications, including Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyers Representative, and Military Relocation Specialist, Mindy is truly a dominant force in the industry. Not only has she been in the top 0,5% of the National Association of Realtors & Northwest Louisiana Board of Realtors for Homes Sold from 1993-2013, but she also served as NWLAR President. Mindy is more than just a real estate agent who opens doors; she offers valuable counseling and advice, leveraging her background as a series 7 licensed Stockbroker and financial planner, as well as Dave Ramsey ELP, and a degree in Psychology & Marketing.


Register today and secure your spot at “ResiRE: Are you Ready for the Changing Real Estate Industry?”

ResiRE will be aiming to serve as an excellent resource and platform to help real estate agents and realtors keep up with the ever-changing real estate landscape. Whether you work for Pinnacle Realty Advisors or any other brokerage firm, whether you’re a seasoned agent or just starting out, this event will be a unique opportunity to learn from some of the best in the game!

With expert speakers and engaging discussions, you will have the opportunity to learn about some of the most pressing topics in the real estate industry today: the current state of the US housing market and its impacts on mortgage lending, a business executive’s visionary insights on the future of the real estate, and practical strategies for closing deals in this ever-evolving market.

Join us on May 10th for ResiRE, the virtual real estate event of the year. Gear up to learn from the brightest in the field, explore new business models, and connect with a community of professionals who share your passion and vision.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your horizons and learn how to predict the future of real estate!


The First 100 Tickets Are Free!

We’re eager to share our industry vision with the community and help everyone unlock their true potential and possibilities. That’s why we’re offering tickets at an incredibly affordable price of just $29 each. However, as a gesture of our gratitude for your interest and support, we’re giving away the first 100 tickets absolutely free! Act fast, though, and don’t miss your chance to secure your spot, as these complimentary tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis!