2012 AREAA National Convention

Broker / CEO

Dan T. Shanyfelt is the Broker / Owner of Miramar International Inc., the largest certified minority-owned brokerage in Bakersfield and Kern County (sales and agents) and the largest independent regional brokerage in the Southern San Joaquin Valley (units and volume) with five (5) office locations throughout Kern County. Miramar International focuses on providing sustainable homeownership opportunities to the multi-cultural community through the sale of distressed assets, both REO and traditional sales. Over the last four years, Shanyfelt has successfully closed 1,214 units. Shanyfelt has a full-time staff of 10 and 135 company/buyer agents speaking six different languages. Shanyfelt has managed assets for a multitude of clients and has extensive experience in FANNIE MAE, FREDDIE MAC, CHASE, WELLS FARGO, BANK OF AMERICA, and HUD properties as a premier broker of outsourcing firms as well as supplier direct. In addition to being one of the top–3 sales agents in all of Bakersfield for volume over the last three years (2009, 2010, 2011), Shanyfelt is the founding President for the Bakersfield Chapter of NAHREP (National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals) and serves on the AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America) National Board of Directors as well as being the Editor-in-Chief of AREAA’s International Trade Journal – Asian Real Estate (ARE). Often a featured speaker on real estate operations, systems, and Broker Metrics in conferences and seminars throughout the country, Shanyfelt has been named as a top regional Broker in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. In 2010 and 2012, Shanyfelt was honored with the prestigious AREAA “A” List Award - recognized nationally as a top performing Asian-American broker.