SARASOTA, Fla. (September 2, 2021) – The Young Professionals Network (YPN) from the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) has recognized five rising stars in the local real estate industry. From community service involvement to leadership pursuits, these five REALTORS® represent a young group of ‘go-getters’ who share the common bonds of professionalism, dedication, and perseverance.

Earlier this year, REALTORS® under the age of 40 (as of June 1, 2021), were eligible to apply to the program. After careful review of each application by members of the YPN Committee, these five agents were selected as the “Class of 2021 Realtors® to Watch Under 40.”

David Crawford, Broker/Owner, Catalist Realty
Victoria Dominguez, Realtor®, Preferred Shore
Derek Patti, Realtor®, NextHome Excellence
Stephen Smith, Broker Associate, Elite Realty Brokerage
Madison Wells, Realtor®, Leslie Wells Realty

Despite the unexpected challenges faced over the last year and a half, these “Realtors® to Watch” have proved their worth as professionals and show potential for continued success and dedication to the profession. Their stories and achievements were highlighted in the October issue of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee magazine, ELEVATE.

YPN’s REALTORS® to Watch is an annual program designed to showcase the rising stars in real estate from Sarasota and Manatee counties. For more information about the program, visit or contact