Social Influencers You Need to Follow | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


Mari Smith

A prominent social media thought leader, Mari specializes as a Facebook marketing expert and was listed as Forbes’ #4 “Top Social Media Power Influencer.”

Gary Vaynerchuk

Best known for growing his family’s wine business 20 times its size in just five years, he runs one of the hottest digital agencies in the world and is a shrewd social media venture capitalist.

Neil Patel

Named a top ten online marketer by Forbes and recognized among the top 100 entrepreneurs under 35 by the United Nations, he specializes in growing business revenue through internet marketing.


Juntae DeLane | @JuntaeDeLane

A high-profile campaign strategist and consultant, he is a public speaker and blogger who founded Digital DeLane, a digital marketing consultancy.

Kim Garst | @kimgarst

Kim is a leading authority on digital marketing and social selling strategies and has been named one of Forbes’ Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers.


No Your City | @noyourcity

A slyly-named account that features crisp, breathtaking photography of cities around the world, and sets a strong example REALTORS® on how knowing your city is marketable on a visual level.

Headspace | @headpsace

A mindfulness app’s social account that is all meditation and self-motivation. They make meditation simple and appealing, and their graphics are pretty on point.


Kym Perfetto | @kymnonstop

She is a soulcycle instructor who markets her fitness and healthy lifestyle through positivity and personal video.

Steven Paananen | @stevenballoons

A balloon artist and photographer whose balloon creations are great fun to watch on snapchat.

Taylor Nikolai | @taylor.nikolai

A snapchat and social media influencer recognized by WIRED, Forbes, Tech Insider and more for his daily stories.


Susan Cain

A professional coach and self-proclaimed introvert who works to empower and help professionals understand introverts.

Adam Grant

An author and the youngest highest rated professor at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, he is a well-liked, youthful influencer who posts anything from creative tips to career readiness.

James Altucher

James is an entrepreneur, author and podcaster who has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies. He is a go-to source for anything entrepreneurship.