Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty honors top associates

GREENVILLE, S.C.— Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty has honored its top associates for September.

In the Greenville office, the top agents for transactions closed for buyer clients were Kim Crain and Jeff Inman, and the top agents for listings sold were Morgan Coleman and Matt Crider. In the Clemson office, the top agents for listings sold were Lisa Vogel and David Vandeputte.

Inman joined Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby's International Realty in the Spring of 2021, bringing with him vast knowledge in the residential and commercial construction industry. He grew up in Central Florida where his family ran a cabinet installation business, and he spent many high school and college weekends working on job sites. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Construction Management, Inman spent most of the next decade in the corporate sector.

Crain is a real estate veteran licensed in both South Carolina and North Carolina with experience from within the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, most recently serving as an agent of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty in Charleston, South Carolina, with a specialty in both historic homes and coastal properties. Her entire professional career has been focused on customer service in a variety of roles, from flight attendant, to retail entrepreneur, on into her current career in real estate sales.

Coleman is a Clemson University graduate and played on the school’s women’s soccer team. She joined Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty in 2020 and was named Rookie of the Year. In 2021, she earned a Skyrocket Award for increasing her sales by 237.5% and became a member of the Chairman’s Circle for doing over $10 million in sales.

Crider earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington before moving back to his native Upstate to pursue a career in real estate appraising with his family’s business. In 2020, Crider was the company’s Top Producer and was part of the Chairman’s Circle for selling more than $10 million in total volume in both 2020 and 2021.

Starting with Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty in 2021, Vandeputte earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, and then earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Detroit. Before moving into real estate, he worked in IT for Compuware and for ten years, owned and managed his own retail golf shop, Motor City Golf.

Vogel specializes in Lake Keowee’s luxury market/private gated communities. She and her husband Bob have lived in The Reserve at Lake Keowee for years after moving there from Asheville, North Carolina. Before joining Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty, Lisa had been in the top 5% of

agents at Coldwell Banker and a member of that firm’s International President’s Circle Society. Before that, she had been the Broker-in-Charge for one of North Carolina’s largest real estate companies. In 2021, she was named to Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty’s President’s Circle for doing more than $5 million in sales.

“These agents continue to excel and help make us one of the leading real estate firms in the Upstate,” said Joan Herlong, Owner and CEO of Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty.

Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the leading and most trusted names in real estate in the Upstate of South Carolina. First founded by Owner/CEO Joan Herlong as Realty in 2011, the firm has since handled thousands of properties in the Greenville and Upstate area. In 2017, the company affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, becoming Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty. The company has more than tripled in agent count and production volume since that time. Learn more at

Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.

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