Press Releases

Swanepoel Announces Inaugural T3 Summit

Friday, February 15th, 2013

RealSure, Inc. CEO Stefan Swanepoel, author of the annual Swanepoel Trends Report and New York Times Bestseller Surviving your Serengeti, announced the creation of a new real estate event called the “T3 Summit.” The event will be held from April 17 – 19, 2013 at the exclusive resort Ravella located … Read More »

Seven VPA™ Leaders Make Inman’s 100 Most Influential List

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 is proud to announce that seven real estate industry leaders connected to Verified Professionals, LLC were named to Inman News’ “100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders” list for 2013. Specifically,  VPA™ Board of Advisors Members Chris Nichols (who was also the world’s first VPA™), Sean Carpenter and Jim Duncan … Read More »

Verified Agent Launches in Canada

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Verified Professionals, LLC today announced the Verification of the first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™) in Canada (details to follow). Michael McClure, CEO of Verified Professionals, LLC, had the following comments: “We are delighted to make available in Canada, and to announce the Verification of our first Canadian agent. We … Read More » Adds VPA™ Functionality

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 and are pleased to announce that will begin to add functionality to their site to openly denote those agents on who are Verified Professional Agents™ (VPA™s). Becker: VPA™ = Competitive Advantage Michael Becker, Founder and CEO of, had the following to say: “We’re adding this … Read More »

Carpenter Named to Board of Advisors

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Sean Carpenter, the Agent Development Director for the Ohio NRT companies in Columbus and Cincinnati, was today named to the Verified Professionals, LLC Board of Advisors. Originally licensed in 1998, Sean led a successful career in real estate averaging 35 transactions a year prior to assuming new duties and landing … Read More »

VPA™ Nichols Named REALTOR® of the Year

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Verified Professional Agent™ Chris Nichols of Orem, Utah has been officially recognized as the 2011 “REALTOR of the Year” by the Utah County Association of REALTORS®. The award recognizes outstanding achievements, contributions, expressions of professionalism and the REALTOR® spirit. Nichols was recognized for many reasons, including the following: At the … Read More »

Verified Agent Signs Exclusive Deal with EXIT Realty

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 today announced an exclusive agreement with EXIT Realty to allow all real estate professionals of EXIT Realty exclusive pricing on the Verification, effective immediately. Amy Youngren (right), EXIT’s Manager of Ancillary Services, had the following to say (emphasis added throughout): “When we found out about, we reached … Read More »

Verified Agent Named in 2012 Real Estate Trends Report

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 has been named as a “Watchlist Trend” in the 2012 edition of the industry’s most widely read annual publication, Stefan Swanepoel‘s “Trends Report.” a Watchlist Trend… Here are some key excerpts from the Trends Report (emphasis added): “It’s no secret that consumers have long questioned educational levels, trustworthiness, … Read More » Named a “Genius Brand”

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Yesterday, named one of its “60 Genius Brands to watch in 2012.” Here is a key excerpt from their article: “2011 was the year of growth, perseverance and blowback in which hundreds of companies launched and saw huge rounds of funding despite a defunct economy. For 2012, we … Read More »

Jeffers Named to Board of Advisors

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Mark Jeffers of Plymouth, MI was today named to the Verified Professionals, LLC Board of Advisors. Jeffers has been involved in the residential real estate business for over 20 years with experience ranging from salesperson to brokerage general manager to the executive team of a national top 20 brokerage. He … Read More »

A Message from Stefan Swanepoel

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The residential real estate brokerage industry has been in dire need of an image upgrade for long time. Year after year agents are rated one of the least trusted professionals. There are just simply too many agents, too many poorly qualified and too many unskilled agents. Unfortunately that is too … Read More »

Trappen Named to Board of Advisors

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Debra Trappen of Seattle, WA was today named to the Verified Professionals, LLC Board of Advisors. Debra’s personal mission is to “Inspire, Ignite & Infuse: Passion, Progress & Purpose.” Raising the level of excellence in every aspect of her world defines her core essence. Her real estate journey began in … Read More »

Brand Named to Board of Advisors

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Ken Brand of The Woodlands, TX was today named to the Board of Advisors of Verified Professionals, LLC. As a leader, mentor, author, speaker, husband, parent, amateur athlete, real estate sociologist, and Transmedia anthropologist, Ken’s been involved in more that 16,700 real estate transactions since 1978 in San Diego, Austin, … Read More »

Duncan Appointed to Board of Advisors

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Jim Duncan of Charlottesville, VA was today appointed to the Board of Advisors of Verified Professionals, LLC. Duncan, a 25-year native of Charlottesville, has been a real estate agent since 2001. He been involved with local, state and national REALTOR® Associations, from the local Board of Directors to state and … Read More »

Nichols Named to Board of Advisors

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Verified Professionals, LLC is proud to announce the appointment of Chris Nichols of Orem, Utah to the Board of Advisors of Nichols is an Associate Broker with Prudential Utah Elite Real Estate in Orem, Utah. A graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy, he also developed the … Read More »

New Benchmark of Professionalism in Real Estate

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Service Creates Competitive Advantage for “Verified Professional Agents™.” PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Verified Professionals, LLC today announced the release of a new service which creates an objective baseline of professionalism within the real estate industry. This service creates competitive advantage … Read More »