40 Under 40: Recognizing Young Achievers

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Keller Williams Realty Cherry Hill 
Age: 31 | Years in RE: 3 | 2022 Sales: $6,000,000

Jessica Verfaillie has already made a name for herself in just three years. Before becoming a real estate agent, Jessica completed her bachelor's degree in science and worked in the pharmaceutical sales industry. She then transitioned to B2B sales, selling services to attorneys and law firms for trials and depositions.

Jessica's biggest challenge in the real estate industry has been starting her career in January 2020, just before the pandemic hit. Real estate was deemed "non-essential" only two months into her licensure, forcing her to learn how to do business without being able to meet clients in person. However, she quickly adapted to the changing landscape. Jessica's aspirations include offering design and renovation services to her past, present, and future clients. She also aims to have multiple renovation projects completed, buy and hold properties, and own her dream shore home in Margate in the next five years.

As a real estate agent, Jessica enjoys the diversity in her daily work routine. She could be touring lovely homes with buyers one day and then be prepping a listing to go live the next. Jessica differentiates herself from other agents by acting as a real estate advisor and being a resource to her clients during and after working together. She also prides herself on being a neighborhood and industry expert. Jessica's definition of success is waking up every day doing what she loves and helping people. She attributes her success to her mother's guidance and support, who has been a real estate agent for over 28 years.

Jessica's personal and professional goals for the next year are to continue to grow her sphere and nurture her connections, making real estate a forever career. She aims to get a large majority of her clients from personal referrals and spend more time with family, friends, and her dog Stella. Outside of work, Jessica donates her time to multiple animal rescues and hosts events to raise money. She also fosters dogs when she can.


Compass New Jersey
Age: 37 | Years in RE: 8 | 2022 Sales: $14,210,250

Paul Viereck has been in the real estate industry for eight years and says he became a real estate agent because he wanted a career that best utilizes his skills but also offered higher earning potential, having previously worked on his family’s farm in Woolwich Township and owner-operated a small landscaping business.

Paul has a unique set of life experiences and perspectives, which undeniably sets him apart from other agents. He dreams of everyone calming down and taking a step towards the center but acknowledges that’s becoming harder for everyone to do. His favorite part of being a real estate agent is helping first-time home buyers get a seat at the table of home ownership.

Success, to Paul, means sanity. He believes that joining Compass was the best business decision he's ever made, as it has led to his most significant personal and business growth in the two-plus years he's been there. His goals for the rest of this year into next year are to compassionately help the people he knows are participating in the most complicated real estate market ever experienced. Paul also believes that production is important, but making sure the clients he serves are taken care of is the only key to his business’s future success.

Paul's favorite bits of technology are everything on the Compass platform. He believes that it is the biggest game changer for him in his business as it allows him to maximize his efficiency. With his unique life experiences and perspectives, Paul is sure to continue to make a name for himself in the real estate industry.