Sam DeBord



Sam DeBord is CEO of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO). He has served in a wide range of industry leadership positions, including as President’s Liaison for MLS and Data Management with the National Association of REALTORS®. He has 20 years of experience in real estate brokerage, lending, and technology consulting.

Sam has been a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS, Second Century Ventures, and California Regional MLS. He served as President of Seattle King County REALTORS, VP of Government Affairs for Washington REALTORS, and Vice-Chair of the Multiple Listing Services Policy and Issues Committee for NAR. He has been a real estate agent, team leader, managing broker, and VP of Strategic Growth for Coldwell Banker Danforth.

Sam began his career as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a recognized real estate industry writer for REALTOR® Magazine, Inman News, and the Axiom Business Books Award-Winning Swanepoel Trends Report.