Glenn Phillips is the CEO of Lake Homes Realty, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the country, ranked on both the 2017 and 2018 Inc. 5000. The company is a licensed real estate brokerage in 23 states and rapidly growing.
Often incorrectly labeled ‘an online brokerage,’ the company operates using a unique, highly-virtual yet full-service brokerage model. The trend Phillips’ is following in real estate today, is Silicon Valley’s continued struggle to reinvent the sales process agents use daily.
His technology interest is fitting as Phillips’ serves as the lead real estate market analyst for Lake Homes Realty. Phillips’ enjoys leveraging his experience with data during his hundreds of face-to-face meetings with real estate professionals across the country.
Prior to Lake Homes Realty, Phillips’ founded and led Forte’ Incorporated, a custom software and data systems firm.
The firm was recognized as Microsoft International Partner of the Year in Data Management Systems. Harvard University, Auburn University, Birmingham Business Journal, Dell, Microsoft, and a host of others have recognized Phillips’ teams for excellence in technical innovation and marketing success.
Phillips’ favorite mantra is, “Success is not a gift, it is an earned outcome.”
Amongst data and technology, one of Phillips’ passions is delivering his message on stage, which he believes is appropriate since his wife Doris who he lives with in Hoover, Alabama, says, “He has lots of words.”
His national speaking engagements include:
- Inman Connect
- Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Conference
- National Association of Realtors (NAR) Annual Conference
- National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) Spring Conference
While Phillips’ is thrilled to dine on the cuisine only New Orleans can offer with his wife, when asked what he’s most excited to experience during the Momentum University Conference, he said, “The opportunity to learn from others, both speakers and attendees.”
In fact, Phillips says his speaking audiences lately have inspired him as “They genuinely know they, and our industry, can do better.”
Phillips’ favorite thing he’s heard after one of his speaking engagements is:
“Can I buy you a drink after this? I really need to talk with you!”
When he isn’t speaking, learning or honing in his data skills, Phillips writes. He is the author of “Nerd to English: Your Everyday Guide to Translating Your Business, Your Messages, and Your Life.”
In fact, various media outlets quote Glenn from time-to-time. This includes The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Inman.com, Realtor.com, Mashable.com, ABC News Now, Psychology Today, , Trulia, MSN, and Fortune Small Business.
Phillips’ believes Lake Homes Realty has built something that is meaningful to people and it has changed lives. He can’t wait to share that on stage during his Ted Style Talk at Momentum 2019.