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Jasmin Merdan

Florida Home to NAR 30-Under-30 Finalists

Two Realtors from Florida are among the finalists for NAR’s 2024 30-Under-30 class. Voting for the Web Choice Winner opens April 3.

ORLANDO – Two Florida young professionals – from Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale – are among 50 real estate industry rising stars who embody innovation, determination and selflessness, vying for Realtor® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 class of 2024.

Antonio Eckert (Royal Palm Estates Realty) from Boca Raton and Jorge Perez (RE/MAX Experience) from Fort Lauderdale are among the large pool of candidates who made the cut as finalists, the National Association of Realtors® said.  All are trailblazers, NAR said.

“Whether starting their own brokerages, bridging homeownership gaps through community outreach or developing creative video marketing campaigns, these pros have proactive, problem-solving mindsets that have framed their careers and helped them overcome challenges in new ways,” NAR said of the candidates. “They’ve shown poise in a difficult market, helping pave the way for the next generation of homeowners.”

headshot of Antonio Eckert (Royal Palm Estates Realty) from Boca Raton
Antonio Eckert

Eckert earned his real estate license while studying at Western Illinois University. After graduating, he joined his family in launching Royal Palm Estates Realty in Boca Raton and has since orchestrated more than $70 million in transactions.

Head shot of Jorge Perez (RE/MAX Experience) from Fort Lauderdale
Jorge Perez

Perez earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and real estate from the University of Florida. After graduating, he relocated to South Florida to pursue a career in real estate.  Since 2018, he’s helped more than 130 families, he said.

Web Choice Award

The Web Choice Award focuses on the 50 finalists but is a separate honor from the 30-Under-30 class. The Web Choice Award winner secures a spot in 2024’s 30-Under-30 class and earns a special recognition in an online Realtor Magazine article. Judges then select the other 29 honorees from the field of finalists.

Voting for the Web Choice Award opens on April 3 at noon CST and closes April 10 at noon CST.

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