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Jeff Sposito, President and Founder of J. Rockcliff Realtors Named an RISMedia 2019 Real Estate Newsmaker

Jeff Sposito joins exclusive group of industry luminaries and innovators who have made newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry.

February 20, 2019 - J. Rockcliff Realtors is pleased to announce that Jeff Sposito, President, founder and broker, has been selected as an RISMedia 2019 Real Estate Newsmaker—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.


RISMedia, the leader in U.S. real estate news and information services, announced the 2019 Class of more than 230 Real Estate Newsmakers on Dec. 3 in both an online directory on and in its December issue of its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine.


The incoming-class of RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers were nominated earlier this year by RISMedia readers and editors and are showcased in the following categories: Influencers, Trailblazers, Futurists, Achievers, Crusaders, Inspirations, Luminaries and Trendsetters.

“In RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers, you’ll find an inspirational overview of more than 230 industry leaders who are making a difference in the real estate and homeownership sectors, and whose actions have a far-reaching and profound impact on the real estate industry, from nationwide to their own local communities,” said John Featherston, CEO and Publisher of RISMedia. “You’ll meet the thought leaders and the icons. The heroes and the champions of a better way. The ones who are breaking the mold and the ones who are leading the industry forward.”

RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers, including a select group of “Hall of Fame” members to be announced early 2019, also will be honored at RISMedia's 2019 Real Estate Newsmaker Awards Reception & Dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in May 2019.

“I am honored to be among the 2019 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers Recipients and Luminaries!” says Sposito. He further states, “I always believe that we have to continue to market ourselves and our company even as financial indicators suggest that we should slow down or cut back.”


Over the span of his career, Sposito has won numerous awards, including REALTOR® of the Year, Outstanding Leadership Award and was recognized by the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) as having the best real estate exchange in the state of California. He is currently a director for C.A.R. and also serves as a director of the National Association of REALTORS®. Most recently, he has been named as an honorary director for Life by C.A.R. Sposito has spoken in front of the Federal Reserve Board regarding key issues within the real estate industry and has been the key note speaker at myriad industry seminars and conventions.   

RISMedia launched the first annual Newsmakers Awards in 2018 with an inaugural Hall of Fame: National Association of REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer Bob Goldberg; HomeServices of America Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier; Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Chief Executive Officer Helen Hanna Casey; HSF Affiliates Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion Teresa Palacios Smith; RE/MAX Boone Realty CEO and National Association of REALTORS® 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall; Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty General Manager and Chief Creative Officer Joseph Rand; and HomeSmart International Founder and Chief Executive Officer Matt Widdows. The group of real estate luminaries were honored at an awards reception and dinner the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

To see RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers and read about their achievements, visit the Newsmakers Gallery.

About RISMedia
For more than 38 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 popular Housecall blog; and its legendary networking and educational events, including: RISMedia's CEO Exchange; RISMedia's Power Broker Forum, Reception & Dinner; and RISMedia’s Newsmaker Awards 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 Newsmaker Awards
RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmaker Awards are 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 Newsmaker Award recipients 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 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers Online Directory may not currently be in its final format. Please check back for ongoing updates.


About J. Rockcliff Realtors 

J. Rockcliff Realtors was founded in 2007 in response to the need for greater expertise, enhanced customer service and expanded resources for residential real estate consumers and the seasoned real estate sales associates who serve them.  The company has seven locations situated in Blackhawk, Brentwood, Danville, Lafayette, Livermore, Pleasanton, and Walnut Creek, and more than 400 sales associates.  For more information regarding J. Rockcliff Realtors, visit

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