Four Inside Real Estate Executives Named RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers

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Ned Stringham, Joe Skousen, Nick Macey and Alissa Harper join exclusive group of industry leaders who have made newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry

RIS Media Newsmakers

Our team has rallied around a shared mission of helping our customers succeed, above all else.

Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest-growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to over 250,000 top agents, teams, and brokerages, is proud to announce that Ned Stringham, CEO, Joe Skousen, CEO of CORE Division, Nick Macey, President of CORE Division, and Alissa Harper, EVP of Marketing & Enterprise Sales have been chosen as RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers. Each year RISMedia, the leader in U.S. real estate news and information services, recognizes a dynamic group of key influencers making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.

"Every year, we're amazed by the incredible ingenuity and success of members in the real estate community, ranging from the glass ceilings being shattered by industry leaders, to the creativity and innovation being implemented at a record pace, and all the way to the wonderful charitable work being accomplished across the nation," said John Featherston, CEO, president and publisher of RISMedia. "This year, more than ever, we are proud to recognize the hard work, dedication and determination of real estate's finest professionals—the 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers—who went above and beyond in 2020 even amid a turbulent time for the industry, and the world, facing the challenges head-on and without fear. Help us in celebrating their hard-earned recognition."

“Inside Real Estate started as an innovator and will continue to build upon that reputation as we expand to serve our growing network of agents, teams, and brokerages. The needs of our customers are our top priority,” said Ned Stringham, who was recognized in the Trailblazer category.

Joe Skousen, CEO of CORE Division at Inside Real Estate who was recognized as an Influencer in 2021, says, “We are here to make a tangible difference in the daily lives and realities of real estate brokerages, their teams, their agents, and importantly, their valued clients.”

"Our team has rallied around a shared mission of helping our customers succeed, above all else," says Nick Macey, President of CORE Division at Inside Real Estate who was recognized as a Futurist. "That dedication and passion drives us each day and allows us to continue delivering innovation and value to our growing customer base. I'm excited to experience another chapter of growth with this powerhouse team."

Industry veteran, Alissa Harper, was recognized as a Trailblazer in the 2021 Newsmaker Awards and has also been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential real estate leaders. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Inside Real Estate invested heavily in the real estate community via their Customer Empowerment Program offering financial assistance and a Virtual Training Summit offering 2 months of live training and productivity tools for brokers and agents at no cost. The Inside Real Estate marketing team also created an inspiring video featuring iconic industry leaders that highlighted how the real estate community worked to serve customers and showcased the importance of "HOME."

RISMedia selects its Newsmakers based on accomplishments including, but not limited to:

  • Advancing the real estate industry
  • Impacting change
  • Technology achievements
  • Thought leadership and influence
  • Creativity and innovation

About Inside Real Estate

Inside Real Estate is a fast-growing, independently-owned real estate software firm that serves as a trusted technology partner to over 250,000 top brokerages, agents, and teams. It was ranked the No. 1 Real Estate Tech Company in G2's Top 100 Software Awards, based solely on verified user reviews, and their flagship product, kvCORE Platform, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built on a modern, scalable, and flexible architecture, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create their unique technology ecosystem through custom branding, robust integrations, and high-quality add-on solutions. With an accomplished leadership team and over 225 employees, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale, and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success to their growing customer base. Learn more at

About RISMedia

For more than 40 years, RISMedia has provided the residential real estate industry with news, trends, and business development strategies through its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine; its leading website,; its award-winning Housecall blog; and its iconic networking and educational events, including RISMedia's CEO Exchange; RISMedia's Power Broker Forum, Reception & Dinner; and RISMedia’s Newsmakers Reception & Dinner. Through RISMedia's content programs—including ACE, a turn-key social media content system—real estate professionals share thousands of articles, infographics, and videos each day created by RISMedia editors and contributors, helping them influence hundreds of thousands of consumers as they consider buying and/or selling a home.

About RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers

RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers is designed to recognize those individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the residential real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect real estate professionals and the consumers and communities they serve. RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers were chosen based on nominations received through an online nomination process on, and by nominations from RISMedia’s in-house editorial team and other industry sources. Nominations for RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers are collected on an ongoing basis throughout the course of the year. There is no fee to nominate a Newsmaker or be recognized/featured as a Newsmaker.

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