Sam Medvene, of CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty, is a native of the Washington, D.C. area. With an entrepreneurial upbringing and a passion to help others, he’s already accomplished some remarkable things in his career.
He’s in the top 1% of agents in the Washington DC area and he was named 2019 Rookie of the Year by the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors. Sam has also been recognized as a Top 500 Realtor by the Real Producers publication.
This year, Sam has been nominated for the Top 30 Under 30, by Realtor Magazine. He received this nomination for his outreach endeavors overseas, his service in educating his clients, serving on REALTOR® committees, and how he continues to #AlwaysElevate in his business and his community.
We recently had an opportunity to speak with Sam to learn a bit more about his business and the Top 30 Under 30 nomination.
How long have you been in real estate?
Since august of 2017, so about 2 ½ years.
How has being the son of an entrepreneur impacted your career?
It’s given me the opportunity to see what’s possible. It’s been the backbone. My older brother, father and mother were entrepreneurs so, I always knew I was going to do something as my own boss.
You’ve traveled to Haiti for non-profit work. Can you talk about your role there and how volunteering in Haiti may have shaped the way you think?
The opportunity came through my youth pastor. I’ve been over 10 times. I’ve worked with a team to create a water purification system, we’ve done solar panel grid work with orphanages and schools, and we also went down with an elite medical team to facilitate surgery after surgery.
Going has helped me keep everything in perspective for things that are worth-while. It’s been a constant motivator to do bigger things. It’s kind of given me a “take it a one step at a time” mentality, to look back after one or three, or five years to see the path you’ve traveled. I try to be 1% better every day.
I am also passionate about helping people and that’s why I do it. I keep my head down and I keep grinding while just trying to be a decent person. It’s my bigger why and I hope to leave a lasting impression.
With such an amazing start to your career (for the top 30 under 30 nomination), how do you continue elevating your goals, for the year ahead?
The biggest thing, I think, is intention. Doing everything with intent. I’m super competitive. Once I accomplish one thing, I don’t ever want to have a year where I don’t accomplish more than the year before. I’m constantly improving on the year before. It’s a constant push of everything. It’s a snowball effect that keeps things rolling and is the direct result of things you did years before.
I ask myself: How many people did I help this year? How many people do I need to help to accomplish this consistent road? How do I leave a lasting impact on those I have already helped? That is how I measure my goals. I don’t focus on the money.
What are some things you implement that help you give your clients 121%?
I tell my clients, upfront, that I will become friends and family with them. What can you do to help your clients? See things through their lens. That’s a powerful thing. I do this to help them accomplish their goals.
Your bio mentions that you implement cutting edge technologies and advertising techniques. Can you share a little about what some of those technologies are and why they are important?
Social media is a huge aspect of it and helps me provide education and information. I use Facebook and Google Ads, and advertisements on all the social platforms. I add check-ins with my posts, and I like being present with the people to line those things up. Finding core systems that fully integrate with themselves to make sure things run as fluidly for you as possible, really helps.
What are the top 3 things you love about Washington DC?
It’s the melting pot of the population, between age and culture, so you get the social life and the culture. It’s a big city but has a small-town feel. There’s opportunity here for investors, people, and people wanting to buy. It’s my hometown, so it’s familiar to me. My family is here, and I get to help my clients with my knowledge of living here my entire life.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Where’s the Love by The Black-Eyed Peas. It’s about social talks, love, and about just being human.
What would winning the 30 under 30 do for you/your career?
Honestly, it would be an accolade for people I work with. A lot of my business is referral-based. Winning would show the impact I’ve had and the impact, those I’ve worked with, have had on me. I feel lucky to be that vehicle to help people on the path to homeownership.
Voting for Realtor Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 begins Friday, March 13th at noon CST, and ends Friday, March 20th, at noon CST. Be sure to cast your vote for Sam Medvene! You can vote once per day throughout the voting time period.