Connecting both personally and professionally is key as we continue to work and live in these challenging and uncharted times. REALM™ takes high-powered global networking to a new level by marrying patented technology and personal connections to luxury real estate brokers through its proprietary platform.
REALM was founded in 2019 by Julie Faupel, owner of Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates, a past winner of Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate of the Year award. REALM is a fully vetted membership-based global luxury platform-based community. “Top brokers are always looking to how they can add value for their clients, especially today,” Faupel, REALM’S CEO explains. Today there are over 200 REALM members representing almost 15,000 clients.
Working with a team of global real estate and technology leaders, investors, and visionary futurists, Faupel asked Silicon Valley engineers to create, unique curated luxury lifestyle software. The result—a platform that uses Artificial Intelligence which aggregates and secures data allowing members to share and match listings to client lifestyles. with the highest degree of security and privacy. “Customizable content is a key aspect of the value of membership in REALM. Each story will be sharable,” says Faupel.
REALM is the first-ever collaborative, lifestyle-matching venture in real estate thanks to the power of data. Personal connections through REALM’s technology are powerful. REALM founding partner, Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland, recently sold Chartwell, California’s most expensive home, listed at $198 million in Bel-Air. “To be able to manage all the opportunities we have is the biggest challenge of any real estate agent who is successful,” says Gold. “Besides my own sphere of influence, I get more business from agents than any other source. REALM has given me a new tool to meet the people I don’t know. When you take REALM’s Artificial Intelligence and then apply human intelligence to that, there is money to be made.”
Ruth Kennedy Sudduth a REALM founding partner with LandVest in Boston was approached by a client, the head of a major money management firm there who had been looking at a property in Wyoming. The feeling was the advice they were getting from the local broker might not be benefiting them. Kennedy Sudduth connected her client with Realm CEO, Faupel, and her husband, Matt, to help them navigate the complexities of a potential conservation purchase.
In turn, Sudduth, reached out to Brennan Buckley, a fellow REALM founding partner in Iowa, for a recommendation for a good Kansas City real estate company for her friend’s son, who was looking to buy. Brennan connected Sudduth with the CEO of Reese Nichols, the market leader in Kansas City, who matched the perfect agent to the buyer. “The essence of REALM is creating real relationships between people with the help of AI and big data,” Sudduth notes.
Early adopters and collaborators with REALM include real estate professionals and industry leaders from across the U.S. led by agents from Brown Harris Stevens, Strand Hill Properties, Richardson Properties, Hilton & Hyland, Slifer Smith, and Frampton, Landvest and Compass.