Secret Lives of Real Estate Professionals 2017 Contest Winner Announced

2017 Winner Paul May

Paul May, a real estate broker with Keller Williams Southwest in Las Vegas, won this year’s sweepstakes with a story of how, while working as an REO (bank-owned) listing agent, a man he thought was a tenant at his listing tried to scam the system. May alerted the police and helped them set up a sting to catch the fraudster. “I emailed the tenant that I had a family emergency but my assistant would meet him, give him the check and collect the key and a signed form. Of course, my assistant was an undercover police officer. The tenant showed up and was promptly put under arrest for fraud,” said May.

May started his Las Vegas journey as a singer on the Las Vegas Strip at shows such as Folies Bergère at the Tropicana and EFX at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. “I started selling homes to performers and friends back in 1995 and grew to love selling real estate,” said May, a 14-year real estate veteran.