CEO of Real Living Real Estate Named to RISMedia’s 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame | Real Living Real Estate

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CEO of Real Living Real Estate Named to RISMedia’s 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame

Allan Dalton joins exclusive group of industry icons who have gone above and beyond toward the betterment of the real estate industry

IRVINE, Calif., (March 1, 2021)  Real Living Real Estate, one of the nation's leading real estate brokerage franchisors, has been named to RISMedia’s 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers “Hall of Fame”—a select group within RISMedia’s annual Newsmaker honorees, which celebrates icons in the industry for their long-standing and/or exemplary service. RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers recognize those who are 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.

RISMedia, the leader in U.S. real estate news and information services, announced its nearly 300, 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers on Feb. 1, in both an online directory on and in the February issue of its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine. At that time, the 2021 Newsmakers Hall of Fame was also announced. You can read more about Allan Dalton and all of the Hall of Fame inductees here.

“I am humbled and honored to be joining such an esteemed roster of real estate professionals,” said Allan Dalton, CEO of Real Living Real Estate. “After a year like 2020 where real estate professionals were faced with great adversity, it was also a year of remarkable accomplishment. Our network agents persevered demonstrating their resiliency, selflessness, ingenuity and initiative. And without them, this honor would not be possible.”

Allan Dalton is the Chief Executive Officer of Real Living Real Estate and has a wealth of real estate experience to his position. He is the former CEO of and past president and co-owner of a 32-office Regional Brokerage – Murphy Realty Better Homes and Gardens. He was also named by the National Association of REALTORS as one of the real estate industry’s 25 most influential thought leaders.

"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."

RISMedia is hoping to honor this year's Real Estate Newsmakers, including the 2021 Hall of Fame, at a live event later in the year. The company is monitoring the appropriateness of this related to the status of the health crisis. In past years, RISMedia has honored the group at the company's Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

To see RISMedia’s 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers and read about their achievements, visit the Newsmakers Gallery.

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. Due to deadline and production criteria, RISMedia’s 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers Online Directory may not currently be in its final format. Please check back for ongoing updates.  

About Real Living Real Estate

Real Living Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage franchise system and network with a comprehensive and integrated suite of resources for franchisees and their sales professionals, as well as for consumers who work with them. In 2016 and 2017, Real Living Real Estate was named "Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year" in the ongoing Harris Poll EquiTrend® study; and was named "Most Loved" and "Most Trusted" real estate brand in the study in consecutive years. Additionally, the Real Living Brand and its innovative concepts were recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as well as Inman News, receiving several Inman Innovator Awards. Real Living was also named "the Most Promising New National Brand" by the Swanepoel TRENDS Report. 

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