MetroTex Association of REALTORS® is proud to announce that Bart Stockton and three of his colleagues across the state have been honored with the REALTORS® to Watch award by the Texas REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) at the Shaping Texas Virtual Education Series on Sept. 13. The REALTORS® to Watch award recognizes Texas REALTORS® under the age of 40 for their excellence in leadership, community involvement and professionalism.
“It is great to see young real estate professionals have such an impact in our industry,” said 2021 MetroTex President Bill Jordan. “We look forward to Bart being a positive influence on our association in the future.”
Stockton’s passion for real estate is rooted in his family. Early in his life he would accompany his grandmother on property showings and open houses and even started his career in real estate working alongside his uncle at a family brokerage and real estate school, while taking courses to become a secondary teacher. He knew early on he wanted to be a part of the real estate industry.
After earning his real estate license in 2003, Stockton joined his local association, noting that the ‘REALTOR®’ brand, mark, and mission’ was a strong value that his uncle and grandmother had placed on him. Now Stockton manages nearly 100 agents over three offices and has extensive experience in leadership positions among industry associations, his local church, and civic organizations.
Citing his love and appreciation for education in his real estate career, education is still a priority for Stockton, and it continues to define his work. In 2008, he received the Texas Real Estate Commission certification to teach qualifying and continuing education courses, as well as writes and teaches his own courses. Stockton was also the contributing editor for a real estate textbook from a national publisher.
The Young Professionals Network
The Young Professionals Network is a dynamic entry point for real estate professionals striving to become more successful in their careers and gain leadership experience. YPN’s growth has been driven by REALTORS®. YPN has evolved from a magazine offshoot to a determined, passionate, savvy group of members who use social media effectively and transparently and who are committed to strengthening the REALTOR® brand.