In 2020, three Illinois REALTORS— Emily Ackerman, Jordan Pyle and Rachel Scheid—were chosen for the NAR REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 Under 30” awards. The annual award honors young rising stars in the real estate industry, but in a year that had its share of obstacles, these REALTORS® found new ways to stand out from the crowd.

Read more about Ackerman, a broker for Compass in Chicago; Pyle, with Keller Williams Realty in Chicago; and Scheid, with Coldwell Banker Residential in Chicago.

In a new video, Jordan Pyle talks about the challenges of 2020, why it was important to keep things in perspective and his goals for a positive and strong 2021.

Watch for more stories of “REALTORS® who made a difference in 2020” running between now and the rest of the year, but here a few more achievements worth noting: