Jon Coile is the President and CEO of Champion Realty, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate. Champion is a large regional broker in Maryland with 250 agents and seven offices.
He is also the Chairman of the Board of MRIS, the Multiple Listing Service for the Mid-Atlantic region.
A member of The Realty Alliance, he served on their Board of Directors as the Secretary/Treasurer until recently.
Jon is a member of the Move, Inc. Broker Advisory Board, providing industry advice to the operators of the Realtor.com website.
Jon works in the Administrative Offices of Champion in Severna Park. If you are coming to visit, you can find both directions and a map here.
To see Jon as the host of the longest running Video Corporate Newsletter in the real estate industry go check out the Champion 411. The 411 is updated every Wednesday, so check back weekly to find out the latest Champion Information.
Jon is very active in the real estate industry in both the state of Maryland and Nationally. He holds a Maryland Brokers license and the CRB designation from the Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council, and has served on numerous boards and committees for the National Association of Realtors. He is currently serving on the NAR MLS Policy Committee, the Broker Involvement Council and is a member of the RPAC President's Circle as a Golden R Major Investor.
In partnership with Ann Bailey, Jon created the FairDisplay.org group to develop acceptable standards for the MLS industry to apply when displaying real estate listings on Public Facing Websites. After a small committee of eleven created the list, Clearity Consulting volunteered to police the industry to confirm compliance with the Fair Display Guidelines.
Jon has a regular column in The Washington Post on real estate topics. His most recent article on writing a strong offer to buy a home is here. He is also a regular Contributor to Inman News and his Inman articles and videos can be seen here:
Jon was listed in the inaugural Swanepoel Power 200: The 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2013 and on every annual SP200 list since. He was also listed in the fall 2014 Real Estate Executive Magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Executives, and again in their latest issue in the winter of 2016.
A popular speaker on real estate and mortgage topics, recently Jon was the Keynote Speaker at the following National and Regional meetings:
- Opening Keynote, NAR Broker Summit in Atlanta, Georgia
- Speaker, Realty Alliance General Membership Meeting, Park City, Utah
- RealtySouth Annual Awards Meeting, Birmingham, Alabama
- Guarantee Realty Annual Awards Lunch, Fresno, California
- CBShome Annual Awards Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska
- Hunt Real Estate ERA Agent Meetings. Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, New York
Additionally, Jon has been on industry panels before his peers at the following meeting recently:
- Inman Connect in both New York and San Francisco
- RIS Media
- The Realty Alliance
- HomeServices of America
When not selling real estate, Jon's hobbies include boating on the Chesapeake Bay, flying and writing. He has a U.S. Coast Guard Master's License for sail and power vessels up to 100 Gross Tons; a private pilots license with single-engine, multi-engine and instrument ratings; and his books are available for purchase at Amazon.com . Jon's latest book, Adventures in the Ditch, was recognized as a "notable memoir" and received an Eric Hoffer Award for Best New Writing.
He lives in Annapolis, Maryland.