Alain Pinel Realtors VP Named Vice Chair of National Association of Realtors Advisory Group

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Jeff Barnett joins select group tasked with leading N.A.R.’s ‘Realtor Revolution’

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His activities ... to advance the real estate profession date back to almost the beginning of his nearly 30-year real estate career.

Jeff Barnett, vice president and regional manager for Alain Pinel Realtors, has been named vice chair of the National Association of Realtors (N.A.R.) Large Residential Firms Real Estate Advisory Group.

The Large Residential Firms Real Estate Advisory Group, along with several other N.A.R. groups, is part the organization’s Realtor Leadership 2017 program. Led by 213 others like Barnett, the program, referred to by N.A.R. as its “Realtor Revolution,” is designed to help N.A.R.’s 1.2 million members successfully navigate a changing landscape of economic, demographic and technological innovations reshaping the nation’s $3.3 trillion residential and commercial real estate industry.

“I’ve been part of this large-broker group for more than 10 years, working with policy makers in Washington D.C. that deal with issues affecting our industry,” said Barnett. “I’m deeply honored to have the opportunity to play a leadership role as we continue to study and address challenges and opportunities that will lead to improving our professional practice and, most importantly, client satisfaction.”

Barnett joined Alain Pinel Realtors in 1991 after beginning his career in real estate in the late 1980s at Fox & Carskadon. As one of Alain Pinel Realtors’ original sales agents, Barnett rose quickly in the organization, eventually becoming vice president, regional manager and leading the firm’s Los Gatos office. Under Barnett’s leadership, the Los Gatos office has grown to more than 200 agents and well over one billion dollars in closed sales annually.

“Jeff is a doer and a great mentor to countless Realtors who have had the good fortune to work with him,” noted Rainy Hake, COO of Alain Pinel Realtors. “His activities at the local, state and national level to advance the real estate profession date back to almost the beginning of his nearly 30-year real estate career. We’re proud to see him in this new leadership role with N.A.R. and honored to have him as part of our team.”

About Alain Pinel Realtors®
Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the sixth largest residential real estate firm in the United States and the largest privately-owned residential real estate company in Northern California based on its closed-sales volume. The firm has 1,400 agents in more than 30 offices throughout Northern California. APR was founded in 1990 by CEO and President Paul L. Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, Calif. Visit us at,,, and @AlainPinel.

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